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Book 19 Page 34
I have a thousand inventions
a-floating around in my head,
and as I go to sleep I count them
while others count Ďsheepí instead.
Iíve invented an ingenious mouse trap
thatís got computerized controls,
Iíve invented a special device
that stops you growing old.
Some say Iíve got my head screwed on backwards
when I tell them of what Iíve devised.
Itís hard to explain my inventive brain,
and the marvel of my inventive eyes.
Iíve invented a new type of motor
that runs on common tap water.
I would tell you of my greatest invention
but itís a secret, and I donít think that I aught a.
I am a new age inventor,
my devises will totally astound you.
Iíve invented a new system for vacuum cleaning
that really will confound you.
Iíve got my wild contraptions
out the back in the garage shed,
where I make them from wood and tin and plastic
and I bring them to life from my head.
Sometimes I work until midnight,
cutting and grinding and shaping metal.
Some say "I simply have rocks in my head
and that Iím Ďeccentrically mental.í"
But they donít understand me,
they donít understand the Ďpure genius I am,í
for a genius is never understood in their own times
and I am full of ingenuity, I am the Ďinventor man.í
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