A Simple Desultory Philippic
(or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission)

I been Norman Mailered Maxwell Taylored
I been John O'Hara'd McNamara'd
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled 'til 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 my wealth won't buy me health
So I smoke a pint of tea a day

I knew a man his brain so small
He couldn't think of nothin' at all
He's not the same as you and me
He doesn't dig poetry He's so unhip that
When you say Dylan he thinks you're talkin' about Dylan Thomas
Whoever he was
But it's alright ma
Everybody must get stoned

I been Mick Jaggered silver daggered
Andy Warhol won't you please come home
I been mother fathered aunt and uncled
Roy Halleed and Art Garfunkled
I just discovered somebody's tapped my phone

Folk rock
I've lost my harmonica

Пол Саймон
"Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme", 1966