From the album DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR

Why do people climb Mt. Everest , swim the English Channel or run in the N.Y. marathon?
Just because they can and , of course , the challenge. Then again, maybe we're just nuts. Your call.

Lyrics

Jimmy lost his mind on Monday
Tuesday's got a broken heart.
Now he spends his time just sitting
Feeding pigeons in the park.
That's right! that's right!
Lily's got a one room apartment
with a door that's got a thousand locks.
You know that she has lost her religion.
You can tell it by the way she walks.
That's right ! That's right !
Nothing much really exciting.
Nothing makes the evening news.
Just another soul survivor
of the church of nothing left to lose.
the church of nothing left to lose.
Oh yeah !
Johnny's got the world in his pocket,
cruising throughthe hit parade.
Chapman's waiting at the Dakota.
Wants his share of fortune and fame.
That's right! That's right !
Georgie's rocking out in Nirvana,
twelve string Rickenbacker in hand.
Pauly's somewhere counting his money
and Richie's in L.A. getting tanned.
That's right! That's right ! Oh yeah !
Then it gets really exciting.
Then it makes the evening news.
Just another soul survivor
of the church of nothing left to lose.
The church of nothing left to lose.
That's right ! Oh yeah , yeah , yeah.

I walked the cobblestones today and saw a broken man begin to pray.
When out popped Mr. Roosevelt and said let's find a place for him to stay.
He doesn't seem to have friends or family but I know ther's a church round the way.
And Father John says that in the rectory we'll find a place for him to stay.
Good morning, Mr. President , come share this sunny porch and talk to me.
Tell me 'bout your grandfather , his history in Washington , D.C.
[and your family tree.]
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Money , power and influence.
Atrillion dollars on defense.
Money , power and influence.
Politicians on the fence.

Here comes the big parade.
Join right in ! Don't be afraid !
Soon enough we'll fade away.
Here comes the big parade !

Everybody's got to have a number.
Everybody's got to have a name.
Everybody's got to have a heartbeat.
Everybody's got play the game. We all expect it but tit always comes too soon.
There's nothing else that we can do.

Here comes the big .........

Everybody's got to have a secret.
Everybody's got to have a dream.
Everybody wants to have a party.
Everybody feels like they could scream.
Suddenly the future has turned into the past.
It's come and gone in just a flash.

Here comes the big..........

So enjoy the show.
and before you go.
Take all the love you've made
and dream of the big parade.
and when you're old and gray.
Remember the big parade.
Dream of the big parade.