Who Sang O Superman (For Massenet)? Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson Big Science cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Juliet Richardson, Marc Alexandre Collin
release date: 1982-4-19
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Leftfield/Illbient/Modern Classical/Avantgarde/Post Rock/Ethereal/Electro/Minimal
length: 8:25
producer: Roma Baran and Laurie Anderson
vocal: Laurie Anderson
engineer: Leanne Ungar
flute: Perry Hoberman
vocoder: Laurie Anderson
assistant producer: Perry Hoberman
farfisa: Roma Baran
saxophone: Perry Hoberman
electronic instruments: Laurie Anderson
synthesizer: Roma Baran
O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad.
O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad.
Hi. I'm not home right now. But if you want to leave a
message, just start talking at the sound of the tone.
Hello? This is your Mother. Are you there? Are you
coming home?
Hello? Is anybody home? Well, you don't know me,
but I know you.
And I've got a message to give to you.
Here come the planes.
So you better get ready. Ready to go. You can come
as you are, but pay as you go. Pay as you go.

And I said: OK. Who is this really? And the voice said:
This is the hand, the hand that takes. This is the
hand, the hand that takes.
This is the hand, the hand that takes.
Here come the planes.
They're American planes. Made in America.
Smoking or non-smoking?
And the voice said: Neither snow nor rain nor gloom
of night shall stay these couriers from the swift
completion of their appointed rounds.

'Cause when love is gone, there's always justice.
And when justive is gone, there's always force.
And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi Mom!

So hold me, Mom, in your long arms. So hold me,
Mom, in your long arms.
In your automatic arms. Your electronic arms.
In your arms.
So hold me, Mom, in your long arms.
Your petrochemical arms. Your military arms.
In your electronic arms.




Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 From the Air
  • 2 Big Science
  • 3 Sweaters
  • 4 Walking & Falling
  • 5 Born, Never Asked
  • 6 O Superman (for Massenet)
  • 7 Example #22
  • 8 Let X=X / It Tango

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075992367417
    script: Latin