Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Man Is Smart

Notes: by Malvina Reynolds; previously unpublished.

Man's got a brain like no other animal.
Man is smart.
Man's so smart
He breaks the heart
Of the world.
He builds buildings tall as mountains
Out of brick and steel and stone,
And they're packed so full of sorrow
That the very stairways moan.
Man is smart.

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