Phil Ochs - Pretty Smart On My Part Lyrics




I can see him coming
He's walking down the highway
With his big boots on
And his big thumb out
He wants to get me
He wants to hurt me
He wants bring me down
But Sometime later when I'm feel a little straighter
I will come across a stranger
Who'll remind me of the danger
And then I'll run him over
Pretty smart on my part
Find my way home in the dark

I can see her coming
Sure looks pretty
Her breasts are bold
And her mouth is large
She wants to get me
She wants to hurt me
She wants to bring me down
But sometime later when I feel a little naked
I'll lead her to altar
Then I'll tie her all in leather
Then I'm gonna whip her
Pretty smart on my part
Find my way home in the dark

I can see him coming
He's walking through bedroom
With a switchblade knife
He's looking at my wife
He wants to get me
He wants to hurt me
He wants to bring me down
But sometime later when I feel a little braver
I'll go hunting with my rifle
Where the wild geese are flying
Then I'm gonna bag one
Pretty smart on my part
Find my way home in the dark

I can see them coming
They're training in the mountains
And they talk Chinese
And they spread disease
They want to get me
They want to hurt me
They want bring me down
But sometime later when I feel a little safer
We'll assassinate the president
And take over the government
And then we're going to fry them
Pretty smart on my part
Find my way home in the dark





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Phil Ochs Pretty Smart On My Part Comments
  1. Robert Hill

    It’s 2019 and the right wing’s irrational beliefs and violent fantasies still come down to fear of someone somewhere having a bigger dick.

  2. mortensen egbert

    "Not Fade Away" and "Wake Up Little Susie" come to mind. But who cares, he makes the readymade chords work for his voice and lyrics. Pretty funny for such a serious and politically committed artist.

  3. James Hannon

    brilliant