Don’t Plug Me In


Don’t Plug Me In

(The Living Will Song)

[apologies to Bob Fletcher and Cole Porter]
Parody © copyright 1991—2011,
Douglas D. Germann, Sr.
All rights reserved.
Original version © copyright, 1944, 1959 Harms, Inc.

Oh, give me love, lots of love under starry skies above,
Don’t plug me in.

Let me fly through the wide open spaces that I love,
Don’t plug me in.

Let me be by myself in the evening breeze,
Listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees,
Send me off forever, but I ask you, please,
Don’t plug me in.

Just turn me loose,
Ever ’round the clock against the tubes and plastic walls I strain.
Make no excuse:
Let me wander over yonder where I’m free from all my pain.

I want to run to the edge where heaven commences,
Free from my body and all “good” senses,
No machine’s holdin’ me in my past tenses:
Don’t plug me in.

Questions? Call, write or email South Bend attorney & poet Douglas D. Germann, Sr. Doug’s offices are just off the By-Pass at 21136 Kern Road. He can be reached at 574/291-0022; email doug AT FootprintsintheWind DOT com; or write him at P.O. Box 2796, South Bend, IN 46680-2796.

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