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"You Can Call Me Al" Lyrics

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Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Pop, Rock
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A man walks down the street,
He says, Why am I soft in the middle now?
Why am I soft in the middle?
The rest of my life is so hard!
I need a photo-opportunity,
I want a shot at redemption!
Don't want to end up a cartoon,
In a cartoon graveyard .....

Bonedigger, Bonedigger,
Dogs in the moonlight.
Far away, my well-lit door.
Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly,
Get these mutts away from me!
You know, I don't find this stuff amusing anymore ....

If you'll be my bodyguard,
I can be your long lost pal!
I can call you Betty,
And Betty, when you call me,
You can call me Al!

A man walks down the street,
He says, Why am I short of attention?
Got a short little span of attention,
And whoa, my nights are so long!
Where's my wife and family?
What if I die here?
Who'll be my role-model?
Now that my role-model is ....
Gone ...... gone,
He ducked back down the alley,
With some roly-poly, little bat-faced girl.
All along .... along ....
There were incidents and accidents,
There were hints and allegations .....

If you'll be my bodyguard,
I can be your long lost pal!
I can call you Betty,
And Betty, when you call me,
You can call me Al!
Call me Al ......

Instrumental

A man walks down the street,
It's a street in a strange world.
Maybe it's the Third World.
Maybe it's his first time around.
He doesn't speak the language,
He holds no currency.
He is a foreign man,
He is surrounded by the sound, sound ....
Cattle in the marketplace.
Scatterlings and orphanages.
He looks around, around .....
He sees angels in the architecture,
Spinning in infinity,
He says, Amen! and Hallelujah!

If you'll be my bodyguard,
I can be your long lost pal!
I can call you Betty,
And Betty, when you call me,
You can call me Al!
You can call me Al ......

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  • submitted by M.van Hout
  • corrected on April 4th, 2007
  • written by Simon, Paul
  • copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Like 009-05-2011 15:34
     
     kiss123 says:
    Like 022-05-2010 15:54
     
    one of the best songs ever'
    Like 030-05-2009 14:44
     
    this is the best song in like the whole planet
     Innelv says:
    Like 010-10-2006 14:01
     
    This song almost makes me cry, IT'S SO DAMN GOOD!!!!
    Like 009-03-2006 23:51
     
    Great Song - very catchy
     lovessami says:
    Like 006-03-2006 18:41
     
    this is my favourite song of ALL times EVER. i get such an incredibly happy and light feeling whenever i hear it. 333 It's somehow so nostalgic, as my parents used to listen to it when i was younger and we used to spend time in southern Africa. I love this song with all my heart and it's so great to see that others do too! i've always felt very alone in my adoration
    Like 029-12-2005 01:26
     
    LOVE IT. NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE MY ADORATION FOR THIS SONG. IT ALWAYS PUTS ME IN A GOOD MOOD.
     xoparisxo617 says:
    Like 031-07-2005 22:12
     
    Words can't describe how much I hate this song.
     shattenjager says:
    Like 022-06-2005 00:45
     
    A bit of fun for the greatest of the over-intellectual cynics of the music world that sort of calls to mind his earlier "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" with Art Garfunkel.
     shleebee says:
    Like 021-04-2005 03:47
     
    yay i thought i was the only person who liked this song it rox ... in a poppy sorta way anywho
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