mister whisper
from ON MY WAY TO WHERE
by Dory Previn
when i am going
'round the bend
i got a wild
imaginary friend
when i am driven
up the wall
my old friend
he comes to call

mister whisper's
here again
mister whisper's
here again
he's back
in his apartment
in my head
he's back
in his apartment
like i said

just when life
can't get much worse
he tells me
reassuring things
says i'm the
center of the universe
says i'm as good as
presidents and kings

mister whisper's
here again
mister whisper's
here again
i think
i can control him
but instead
mister whisper
takes control
guides my heart
and rides my soul
the minute that
he steps
inside my head

just when i am
sure he'll stay
they shoot me
with a bolt or two
they try to drive
my mister friend
away
and damn it all
they nearly always do

mister whisper
don't go 'way
mister whisper
won't you stay
it get so lonely
wish
that i were dead
listen whisper
please don't go
listen whisper
don't you know
i'd rather
madness
than this sadness
in my head

the thought
he'll leave
bitterly burns
and my despondence
grows
as soon as lonely
lonely sanity
returns
and old mister
old mister whisper
goes.

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