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Lyr Add: I Believe I Do (Tom Paxton)

01 Oct 03 - 10:21 AM (#1027225)
Subject: Lyr Add: I BELIEVE I DO (Tom Paxton)
From: Greg F.

I BELIEVE, I DO
-Tom Paxton
^^

CH:
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."
CH

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.
CH

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.
CH

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.
CH

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Recorded on the album Outward Bound, 1966


01 Oct 03 - 05:48 PM (#1027550)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Believe I Do- Paxton
From: Susan of DT

Thank you Greg. We had a mere 52 Paxton songs in the database and had left out this one. I went thru quite a Paxton phase in the 1960s.


01 Oct 03 - 05:59 PM (#1027557)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Believe I Do- Paxton
From: Greg F.

Looks like you & me both, Susan... ;>)


07 May 04 - 01:36 PM (#1180509)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Believe I Do- Paxton
From: GUEST,2 Feathers

Thanks, guys and gals.
Except for the subjects in the verses (which I could not remember) I felt it applied to the Bush coterie and what they said about why we had to invade Iraq. Maybe Tom should write a new set of lyrics. I'm sure they would be better than mine.


07 May 04 - 07:50 PM (#1180738)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Believe I Do- Paxton
From: Tattie Bogle

I've got it in a tattered notebook from the 60's; got the words down in the time-honoured way of wrecking your vinyl disc by stop/starting it repeatedly/ putting the needle back on it. Still got 4 vinyl TP LPs, and having not seen him in years, have now seen him 3 times in the last 2 years!