Homunculus Words and Music by Bill Pere

He comes shufflin' down the street
The local kids stand on the corner, waiting for their treat
He's big and he's strong, He could break them in two If he only had the brains;
But they know that he's too stupid, and they sing out their refrain....
As they say...

Hey there, Hey, Homunculus! You're just a piece of junk to us!
Every muscle in your body is twice as big as it should be...
Hey there, Hey, Homunculus! You thought your joke was funny?
We thought it stunk! To us, you're just a jerk; Your brain don't work;
We don't want you around...

Yeah, God made him big and strong.
But in his simple mind, hew often asked if God had done him wrong...
Everyone just laughed at him, cause he wasn't very bright.
they told him he was worthless; Sometimes he thought that they were right...

He was just a brainless halfwit; Maybe even less than half.
He wondered if God gave him anything that was worth more than a laugh...
As they'd say...

Hey there, Hey, Homunculus! You're just a piece of junk to us!
Every muscle in your body is twice as big as it should be...
Hey there, Hey, Homunculus! You thought your joke was funny?
We thought it stunk! To us, you're just a jerk; Your brain don't work;
We don't want you around...

He was movin' kind of slow as he was walkin' ‘cross the street.
Someone said it took a long time for his brain to move his feet...
A little girl was on a bike nearby as the car came ‘round the turn
It had to swerve to miss him, they said “God, why won't he learn?”

Well, no one can ever guess the ways that God will choose to teach...”
The little girl went flying, as they heard the car brake screech...
She landed safely in his arms; The car just had a dent;
The only reason that she cried was cause her bicycle was bent...

He took it in his iron grasp; The little girl gave out a gasp
As it straightened with a mighty tug; The little girl gave him a hug.
Then as gentle as can be, he placed her there upon his knee

She looked into his eyes This giant man, this gentle soul, she wondered why he cried
Standing on the corner, the local kids had come around
Their sticks and stones were sharply honed as he heard that same old sound

As they's say...
Hey there, Hey, Homunculus! You're just a piece of junk to us!
Every muscle in your body is twice as big as it should be...
Oh, it hurt, she could tell, but then the silence fell
As the little girl said “Stop that, all of you!
Don't you people know that the heart is a muscle too?”

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