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

"Prognostication " 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'll have this drink, wait an hour,
Then start to regret I ever did.
I'll gradually get wearier and ask to go home.
I will feel slow and stupid.

When that happens to me,
I'll go on a long journey,
And you'll hear this song till you show me home:
Then, finally, you'll be free.