Maybe it's because I'm only starting That I think it won't take too long Maybe it's because I can see you laughing That I think you've got it wrong Maybe I could be like Robin Hood Like and outlaw dressed all in green Someone said what's he gonna turn out like And someone else said never mind Well I was big and bold and more than twice as old As all the cats I'd ever seen I grew my hair and bought a suit Of shiny white or was it cream I shook and shivered danced and quivered And stood on a mountain top
No one came from miles around and said Man your music is really hot
Well I knew what they meant because I was a freak My throat was tired and worn My pretty face just looked out of place As they poured on the scorn I wrote on yellow paper from a man who was the king He said my boy we'll have some crazy scenes There weren't any scenes at all like he was talkin' about He must've been the king of queens Well I could write a million songs about the things I've done But I could never sing them so they'd never get sung There's a law for the rich and one for the poor And there's another one for sing It's die young and live much longer Spend your money and sit and wonder
No one came for miles around And said man your music is really funky
I believe that I must tell the truth And say things as they really are But if I told the truth and nothing but the truth Could I ever be a star Nobody knows who's real and who's fakin' Everyone's shouting out loud It's only the glitter and shine that gets through Where's my Robin Hood outfit Well I've come and I've gone before you wink an eye No one ever cared enough to say goodbye The money's good and the time you have Fun and games galore But you spend your money and lie in bed forgotten And you wonder what you did it for
No one came from miles around And said man who's he?