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Re: "Call me Al"

Posted by R. Berg on January 29, 2007

In Reply to: Re: "Call me Al" posted by Bob on January 29, 2007

: : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "Call me Al"

: Popular song, written by Paul Simon

: 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 do I always have to poop
: Got a short little span of attention
: And wo 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 alone alone
: 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

: 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
: The 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
: Call me Al

Didn't "Call me Al" occur earlier in "Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime"? ~rb