Track from White Whale WWS 7114 (LP)
Bacon Fried, Squinty eyed, moments of the dawn
Misty street calling me, get dressed and walk around
In the square, standing there girl so sad, what’s the matter?
Oh, oh dear sir the world has got me down
And folks preach happiness when there’s none to be found
I type and answer phones to earn my meager pay
To keep me alive so I can waste another day
I sadly turned and walked away. For there was nothing I could say
Walking on, noonday sun Dusty road to town
Saddened by the girl that I had chanced to come upon
Then I’d seen a limousine, a rich old guy, mean of eye
"Oh bah hum bug you can’t understand
The world is one big bank you must steal what you can
Because it’s fools like you who waste their precious time by
Walking in the sun instead of trying to make a dime."
The words he spoke turned my world grey
Could everybody feel this way?
As if in answer down the road a lovely girl picked flowers of gold
She smiled sweetly and gave one to me
Please kind sir don’t look so down
For in this hard world love still abounds
And hand in hand friends of beauty can lie
On clover beds neath a blanket of sky