The Miniature Philosopher Lyrics

of Montreal


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 10 in album The Gay Parade
release date: 1999-2-16
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length: 1:55

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He's a miniature philosopher
He stands five foot three
So no one takes him seriously
He's in love with Gertrude Lullaby
But she doesn't care for him
He's like a house boy
To Miss Lullaby
And their future looks very dim

He's a miniature philosopher
He takes notes on all he reads
But that doesn't satisfy his needs
He's a desk clerk at the bank and trust
There's so many contracts and paperwork to do
He gets so busy at the bank and trust
There is no time for Nietzsche or Camus

He's a miniature philosopher
He writes essays on Voltaire
But if he died no one would care

He doesn't know why his life turned out this way
No one ever reads his dissertations or allegoric plays
So he comforts himself while searching a rhyme
That the public rarely recognize a genius in their time
(poor little guy)
He's a miniature philosopher
Though he hasn't got a friend
He's sure he'll be famous in the end

Track Listing

  • 1 Old Familiar Way
  • 2 Fun Loving Nun
  • 3 Tulip Baroo
  • 4 Jacques Lamure
  • 5 March of the Gay Parade
  • 6 Neat Little Domestic Life
  • 7 A Collection of Poems About Water
  • 8 I'd Be a Yellow Feathered Loon
  • 9 The Autobiographical Grandpa
  • 10 The Miniature Philosopher
  • 11 My Friend Will Be Me
  • 12 My Favorite Boxer
  • 13 Advice From a Divorced Gentleman to His Bachelor Friend Considering Marriage
  • 14 A Man's Life Flashing Before His Eyes While He and His Wife Drive Off a Cliff Into the Ocean
  • 15 Nickee Coco and the Invisible Tree
  • 16 The Gay Parade Outro