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Thread #63322   Message #1027225
Posted By: Greg F.
01-Oct-03 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I Believe I Do (Tom Paxton)
Subject: Lyr Add: I BELIEVE I DO (Tom Paxton)
-Tom Paxton

I believe, I do, I believe its true
I believe exactly what they tell me to!
I believe I do, I believe its true
I'm a simple guy, I believe.

The building inspector came around
And he poked his head inside my door just as the plaster
Missed his head then he smiled and said
"Well, the building looks quite safe to me."

The politician told me just the other day
That he really didn't want the job at all
But he would make this sacrifice for me
If I would only place my trust in him.

And the labor leader told his membership
That his limousine was no extravagance at all
His cocktail parties at Miami Beach
Merely helped him roll the union on.

The commissioner of public safety called
On the people to support their local cops
Who never ever use any extra force
When a kindly word would do as well.

Recorded on the album Outward Bound, 1966