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

"Negatives" 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.

Don't show me how to get lost
Or stuffed; rather, how to get me home.
I want neither a little drink, nor to be drunk;
Rather, time in bed, alone.

I walk neither on strand
Nor on sea; rather, on land.
And you'll neither rate nor critique my song;
Rather, you'll just understand.