O Superman
O judge
O mom and dad
Mom and dad
O Superman
O judge
O mom and dad
Mom and dad
Hi, I'm not home right now
But if you want to leave a message
Just start talking at the sound of the tone
Hello? This is your mother
Are you there? Are you coming home?
Hello? Is anybody home?
Well, you don't know me, but I know you
And I've got a message to give to you
Here come the planes
So you better get ready
Ready to go
You can come as you are
But pay as you go
Pay as you go

And I said:
OK, who is this really?
And the voice said:
This is the hand, the hand that takes
This is the hand, the hand that takes
This is the hand, the hand that takes
Here come the planes
They're American planes
Made in America
Smoking or non-smoking?
And the voice said:
Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night
Shall stay these couriers
From the swift completion
Of their appointed rounds

Because when love is gone, there's always justice
And when justice is gone, there's always force
And when force is gone, there's always mom
Hi, mom!

So hold me, mom, in your long arms
So hold me, mom, in your long arms
In your automatic arms
Your electronic arms
In your arms
So hold me, mom, in your long arms
Your petrochemical arms
Your military arms
In your electronic arms


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

O Superman (Laurie Anderson cover) song meanings
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