Supertramp - The Logical Song - Live In Paris 1979





"The Logical Song" is a 1979 song performed by the English rock group Supertramp. The song was released as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Breakfast in America (1979), in March 1979 by A&M Records. "The Logical Song" is Supertramp's biggest chart hit in both the United States and their native United Kingdom.


"The Logical Song" rose to No. 7 in the UK and No. 6 in the US Billboard chart. Paul McCartney named ‘The Logical Song’ as his favorite song of the year in 1979. "The Logical Song" also appeared on Supertramp co-founder Roger Hodgson's album, Classics Live, a collection of his live performances from acoustic, band and orchestra shows recorded on his Breakfast in America World Tour.


On the album's release, Supertramp embarked on a 10-month world tour which arrived in Paris at the end of November. These 4 shows from the Pavillon de Paris were all recorded and the last two were filmed. The audio went on to form the basis of the 1980 live album "Paris" but the film was never released.







Lyrics


When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful

A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical

And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily

Oh joyfully, playfully watching me

But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible

Logical, oh responsible, practical

And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable

Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical


There are times when all the world's asleep

The questions run too deep

For such a simple man

Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned

I know it sounds absurd

Please tell me who I am


I said, watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical

Liberal, oh fanatical, criminal

Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're Acceptable

Respectable, oh presentable, a vegetable!

Oh, take it take it yeah


But at night, when all the world's asleep

The questions run so deep

For such a simple man

Won't you please tell me what we've learned

I know it sounds absurd

Please tell me who I am, who I am, who I am, who I am

'Cause I was feeling so logical

D-d-digital

One, two, three, five

Oh, oh, oh, oh

It's getting unbelievable




Songwriters: Richard Davies / Roger Hodgson

The Logical Song lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group



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