A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert Mcnamara'd Into Submission)

Simon & Garfunkel


album: Track 9 in album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
release date: 1966-10-10
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
length: 2:13
composer: Paul Simon
lyricist: Paul Simon

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Simon & Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme cover art


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I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I'm blind
Communist, 'cause I'm left-handed

I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce
So I smoke a pint of tea a day
I knew a man, his brain so small
He's not the same as you and me
When you say Dylan, he thinks you're talking about Dylan Thomas
The man ain't got no culture
Everybody must get stoned
I been Mick Jaggered, silver daggered
I been mothered, fathered, aunt and uncled
I just discovered somebody's tapped my phone


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Scarborough Fair / Canticle
  • 2 Patterns
  • 3 Cloudy
  • 4 Homeward Bound
  • 5 The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
  • 6 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
  • 7 The Dangling Conversation
  • 8 Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall
  • 9 A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission)
  • 10 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
  • 11 A Poem on the Underground Wall
  • 12 7 O’Clock News / Silent Night