You Can Call Me Al

Chord loop [ D – A – G – A ]

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 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 along along, there were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations

[chorus]

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!

[chorus]