If I were Napoleon, you could be my Josephine.
We could go to drive-in films in my red convertible.
If I were Napoleon, I might be in magazines.
I'd write some science fiction--science fiction about you.
You could be my Josephine: just you and your chaperone.
Let you be my Josephine, Josephine.
If I were Napoleon, you could be my lady love.
Look into my soft blue eyes.
Run your fingers through my hair.
If I were Napoleon, you could be my turtle-dove,
Living out in Corsica in our summer cottages.
And you could be my Josephine and we could be Siamese twins
Let you be my Josephine, Josephine

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    General CommentIt would be easy for this song to go unoticed on a such an amazing album as the wayward bus/distant plastic trees, but for me it really stands out. This gem is so quiet and subdued, and still it beautifully conveys a feeling of controlled hope and longing. Perfection...
    Paisleyon March 08, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI'm really surprised this hasn't gotten more comments. I love this song so much. I see it as wanting to be something different so the person you love will be with you (I'd even suggest that this 'character' just wants to be male or renown). It's about making up an imaginary world ('science fiction') where their love could be possible. It's sung so beautifully.
    MayRoeon September 16, 2012   Link

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