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

Simon & Garfunkel

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album: Track 9 in album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
release date: 1966-10-10
popularity : 20 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

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

Lyrics

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I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored
I been John O'Hara'd, McNamara'd
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I'm blind
I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded
Communist, 'cause I'm left-handed
That's the hand I use, well, never mind

I been Phil Spectored, resurrected
I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered
Well, I paid all the dues I want to pay
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce
And all of my wealth won't buy me health
So I smoke a pint of tea a day

I knew a man, his brain so small

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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