Old Man Kensey (R.E.M.)

Old man Kensey wants to be a sign painter First he's got to learn to read He's gonna be a clown on TV Flexes his elbow taut and free (That's my folly) I believe Drink up the lake, Kensey's awake (If that's my folly) that's my mistake Old man Kensey wants to be a goalie First he's got to learn to count He's gonna be a clown on a circus mount Letters to be signed and dropped off (That's my folly) Kensey's going far John, Bill and Ed, stand on your head (If that's my folly) I'm ready to go Old man Kensey wants to be a dog catcher First he's got to learn to stand He's gonna be a clown in a marching band Letters to be signed, ransom, greed (If that's my folly) I believe Drink up the lake, John, Bill and Ed (If that's my folly) that's my mistake Kensey's awake, stand on your head (If that's my folly) I'm ready to go Drink up the lake, stand on your head (If that's my folly) I'm ready to go