Mr. Popular

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I got it straight from the source
Went and bet on the wrong horse
Called me up for a couple of bucks
Last time he loaned money he went and bought a Mexican divorce

He wears a white linen suit and I've got holes in my shoes
He's reluctant as hell to split up the loot
Eating caviar in Belarus
Mail order brides on back order
Credit agencies in hot pursuit

I was a boy in the girl's bathroom when I met you
You pushed me to the mirror and you pulled me through...
It was pitch dark in the bedroom except for the glowing lights of a dozen cigarette cherries
Well it looks like I'm Mr. Popular tonight!
Mr. Popular... Mr. Popular...
My name's Mr. Popular. Who the fuck are you?
When Mr. Popular makes the scene he always makes a scene
He's dressed in a grin but it's wearing thin
Mr. Popular, if anyone asks.
Mr. Popular, read the lips on his mask.
I know it's hard to believe

So high on horse glue...
He's getting high on his horse
Head on the bar and an empty glass...
Strolled into the bar like a horse's ass
Framed for an impersonation of a priest!
On trial for a felony
Don't believe in Manogamy
I got my own little philosophy!!
He'll be popular in the leper colony
Just can't hold a good man back
Twelve thousand roses and daffodil hips
Just striking poses to compliment malvolent quips
Says the headstone, "Get off my fool of ships."

He wears a white linen suit
And I've got holes in my shoes
He sent someone I've never seen
He says it's running keeps him lean
He walks the wide avenues like it's the allies of Beruit
Says he writes for a magazine
Doesn't care what it is you believe
He looks behind him on the streets
Avoids the manholes with his feet
He stays in public when we meet
Says he'll soon be off for Crete
Remember me? It's your old friend?
He says I can't quite remember when
Was it in Laos, or was it in, perhaps, Tuileries, yes Les Jardins

He wears a white linen suit
And I've got holes in my shoes
He sent someone I've never seen
He says it's running keeps him lean


from Portmanteau, released August 31, 2010


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