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When I was a kid I made a plan
I didn't hear God chuckling
I'd turn myself into a beautiful swan
From a butt-ugly duckling
All my friends would be amazed
And my family astounded
The image that they had of me
It would be unfounded

When I was a kid I made a plan
To grab me some attention
Multitudes would turn their heads
As I defied convention
I would write my name across the sky
I'd live out on a yacht
So here I am, deal with it,
Like it or not, like it or not

When I was a kid I made a plan
To grab me all the headlines
I'd splash my name on billboards
While peasants stood in breadlines
My people would bow down
And ask me for forgiveness
And those who did not play along
I'd put them out of business

When I was a kid I made a plan
To live the way that commoners covet
And every laws of this old land
Well I would be above it
I would smite down all my enemies
Without shooting a single shot
So here I am, deal with it
Like it or not, like it or not

When I was a kid I made a plan
That I would rule the earth
I'd be bigger than Jesus Christ
And his dumb ol' virgin birth
Love me and I'd love you back
Hate me and you'd rot
So here I am, deal with it
Like it or not, like it or not

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from Barbaric Poems, released March 11, 2017

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