member of the tribe lyrics – adrian belew

ever since i was a kid i never did fit in
while all the other fish were learning how to swim
i was dying
to be a member of the tribe

and when i went to school my head was in a cloud
the teacher said, “you will never be allowed,
so don’t try
to be a member of the tribe”

now what can a square man do
to fit in a big round world?
if i am a hand and life is a glove
i stick right out like a big sore thumb

why don’t you come over to see me sometime
i do impersonations from sat*rday night live
i’m dying
to be a member of the tribe

now what can a square man do
to fit in a big round world?
life might be a parade for some,
but i stick out like a big b*ss drum

i eat big macs and i watch mtv
i’ve been a k mart shopper since 1983
cause i’m trying
to be a member of the tribe

/ adrian belew lyrics