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

"Philosophic" 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.

Is my home real or ideal;
And can you deduce that from my dreams?
If man's a social construct, a man in a bar
Must be superman, it seems.

We intuit pure space
To distinguish place from place,
Yet from where I stand I cannot reach home
(Zeno can prove that's the case.)