"Talent Is An Asset" as written by and Ronald D Mael....
Albert is smart, he's a genius
Watch Albert putter, an obvious genius
Someday he will reassess the world
And he'll still have time for lots of girls

when he grows up he'll remember us
When he grows up we are sure that he'll remember us
We made sure that Albert wore his mac,
We kept all the strangers off his back

(Go away)
Everythings relative
(Go away Albert mother said to me)
We're Albert's relatives, and he don't need any non-relatives

Talent is an asset, you've got to understand that
Talent is an asset and little Albert has it
Talent is an asset and Albert surely has it.

One day he'll sever his apron strings
All of the while he'll be scribbling his genius things
Look at Albert isn't he a sight
Growing, growing at the speed of light.

(Go away)
Everythings relative
(Go away Albert mother said to me)
We're Albert's relatives, and he don't need any non-relatives

Talent is an asset and little albert has it

(go away)
Talent is relative (go away)
That's hypothetical (go away)
We are his relatives (go away)
That's parenthetical (go away)
Spare your superlatives (go away)
There's the receptacle (go away)
There's the receptacle (go away)

leave Alberts study room (go away)
Leave alberts happy home (go away)
Leave alberts neighrbourhood (go away)
Leave alberts city too (go away)
Leave alberts comfy seat (go away)
Leave alberts country (go away)
Leave alberts continent (go away)
Leave alberts hemisphere (go away)
Leave alberts planet too (go away)
Leave alberts universe (go away)

No one must see him now (go away)
Only the medical (go away)
No one must come near him (go away)
Don't be too cynical (go away)
Don't be too critical (go away)
Cancel the magazines (go away)
They're much too political (go away)
Don't buy him any jeans (go away)
They're much too casual (go away)
Talent is relative (go away)
That's hypothetical...


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"Talent Is an Asset" as written by Ronald D Mael

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    General CommentIts about smart children and how overbearing their parents can be. ta daa!
    fiddlefaddleon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's about smart children...but one in particular named Albert Einstein. Note the scientific references---hypothetical, parenthetical, relatives, non-relatives, speed of light.
    Thor the Almightyon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAgreed.
    agmlegoon July 30, 2009   Link

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