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The Happy Family -
"The Luckiest Citizen"

[ from the album "The Man On Your Street" (1982) ]

Lyrics

Come to the veranda
We can drink to the view
Take off that apron let me
Look at you
Raise a glass for me
I love your steady hand
Those slender fingers are
The measure of a man

My love is total
What's more I'm all love
And like the greatest states
I'll stand or fall by love
Every dictator
Requires his golden mean
He roots his hard extremities
In the softness in between
And if you deserve my love
Until the empire falls
You'll be the luckiest citizen of all

Forget the salesman and
Forget the boy you bore him
Since you met me it dawned
You never did adore him
Before they dragged you down
I plucked you out
And in my bed you'll learn
What life's about

My love is total
What's more I'm all love
And like my government
I'll stand or fall by love
I'll think of your head
When I give statesmanship
I'll ply the great orator's art
When you part those seductive lips
Keep rising in my estimation
'Til the empire falls and stay
The luckiest citizen of all

Your lack of insubordination's
Grating on my patience dear
A little malice wouldn't go amiss
The father of the nation gets his
Kicks and inspiration from
A revolution not domestic bliss

From a revolution not domestic bliss

Don't think of leaving me
You've left it rather late
You know too much now to
Escape the state
While away my evening with
Your tempting empty dance
Flaunt your single asset while
You've still the chance

My love is total
What's more I'm all love
Like all forgers of alliances
I'll stand or fall by love
Some sexual democrat
Has got you tangled but
Lie down flat in front of me
And I'll show you all three angles
Stay eager and spread-eagled
Until the empire falls
You'll be the luckiest citizen of all

Sometimes they make me melancholy
Waiting on my beck and call
Pragmatic pretty women all for me
It's only commonsensical
Magnetic magic menstrual
My Mata Hari meritocracy

My Mata Hari meritocracy
My Mata Hari meritocracy
My Mata Hari meritocracy