This is part of the complete Exercises in Song cycle being released on this site.

"Dream" is a bonus exercise, not to be found in Raymond Queneau's original Exercices de Style nor in the translations.

To be sung to the tune of "Show Me The Way To Go Home". More information here.

I seemed to be on a trip,
But couldn't remember where to go.
I poured a drink of water and it came out as grit,
Then a friend said: "What d'you know?"

Whatever word I spoke
People treated as a joke.
Then I realised I was naked at school!
Shocked, suddenly I awoke.