Supertramp Soapbox Opera Lyrics

“I want to tell you something

Listen to me

I’m trying to say, I’m better than you

I am only what I am”

“We must not stand still

For the night is coming

Every man, every woman and child

Everybody help me”

I hear, only what I want to hear

But, I have to believe in something

Have to believe in just one thing

I said Father Washington, you’re all mixed up

Collecting sinners in an old tin cup

Well, spare a listen for a restless fool

There’s something missing when I need your rule

Well, hey there

You tell me you’re a holy man, but, although I am just a beginner

I don’t see you as a winner

I said, Sister Robinson, you’re all washed up

Collecting teardrops in a paper cup

If I could tell you what you need to know

If I could help you to get on with the show

I’d rather never leave her

There’s a storm in my head

Makes me hear what you say

Just was it true?

So, what have I to do?

-Well, what has he to do?-

+Oh, what is there to-oo do+

What oh-oh-ohoh

“All creatures great and small

All things wise and wonderful, the lord god made them all”

Mary, oh tell me what I’m living for

‘Cause I feel like I’m tossed in the river

Oh’ have you a son to deliver

I said, Father Washington, you’re all mixed up

Collecting sinners in an old tin cup

You tell the children what you need to know

But, will they listen when it’s time to go

Oh, Sister Robinson, you’re all washed up

Collecting teardrops in a paper cup

Can someone tell me what I need to know

Can someone help me to get on with the show