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OFFICIALLY SPEAKING

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


         I.  officially speaking,
             this cannot be disclosed,
             but we all have bodies
             under our clothes.
               officially speaking,
               genitals don't exist.
               their names and forms
               can't be broadcast.

  CHORUS A:  censorship is the law,
             officially speaking.
             but like the Berlin Wall,
             now it is leaking,
                officially speaking.

        II.  from the honeymoon suite
             to the maternity ward,
             the source of life
             must be obscured.
               officially speaking,
               there is no birth or death.
               have you ever seen
               a first or last breath?

  CHORUS B:  officially speaking,               
             everyone is pretending
             that human life
             has no beginning or ending.
                censorship is the law,
                officially speaking.
                but like the Berlin Wall,
                now it is leaking,
                   officially speaking.

       III.  now the canines in the kennel
             are wearing clothes.
             they're buying Playdog magazine
             for the pictures, not the prose.
               Lassie turns and says
               to Rin-Tin-Tin:
               "to be that civilized
               should be a sin."

             (repeat chorus B)

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