In an upstairs room, under lock and key
It's my brother, Former Lee
All the mops and brooms keep him company
Misconceived of the family

Former Lee Warmer pulls up the covers to hide in his wrinkled bed
No dreams go in, no dreams go out of the hole in his wrinkled head

Former Lee Warmer
When I hear him play in his twisted key
That's the way he calls to me
On a silver tray, I keep the master key
In every way, he depends on me

Former Lee Warmer; an old smoking jacket, holes in his satin sleeves
Candle-lit puddles, arthritic fingers, yellow stained ivory keys

In an upstairs room, under lock and key
It's my brother, Former Lee
And after all these years, I've never heard him speak
I wonder what he thinks of me

Former Lee Warmer peeks out the window
When he feels really brave
Former Lee Warmer waves at his father
Out in the family grave

He's flesh and blood to me
I love him brotherly
But, I don't want to be Former Lee

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"Former Lee Warmer" as written by Ezrin Cooper

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group

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    General Commentvery creepy sound.
    Karma_Goodvibeson March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a freak baby that killed his mother when he was born. He is now grown up and hidden in the attic. He could possibly be a zombie.
    He looks out at his father in the family grave where I assume his mother is buried.
    This is probably my favourite Alice Cooper song.
    DarkenRahlon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually this song is from the album Da Da which in fact is about a cannibal and he is hidden away in the attic by lock and key
    helvis1101on August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's not about zombies or killer babies or cannibals. It's simply about a guy who keeps his mentally unbalanced brother in the attic locked away so they don't have to deal with him. They don't put him in an asylum because of the embarrassment it would mean for the family. The song doesn't say if Formerly has dementia or is just crazy or what. Formerly's brother suffers from split personality disorder or something of that ilk, hence Enough's Enough and No Man's Land on the same LP. The Lyrics tell the story, not necessarily in chronological order.
    willymccabeon August 04, 2016   Link

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