Jackson BrowneIf I Only Had A Brain

(from the soundtrack album the wizard of oz in concert: dreams do come true; performed by jackson browne backed by ry cooder & david sanborn) See, I can't scare anybody. They come from miles around To laugh in my face and eat in my field. Said a scarecrow swinging on a pole, To some blackbirds sittin' on a fence, "oh, the lord gave me a soul, But, forgot to give me common sense. " Said the blackbirds, "well, well, well. What the thunder would you do with common sense? " Said the scarecrow, "would be pleasin' Just to reason out the reason Of the wishes and the whyness and the whence" If I had an once of common sense... (if he had an ounce of common sense) (well, what would you do scarecrow? ") I would while away the hours Conferin' with the flowers Consultin' with the rain And my head I'd be scratchin' While my thoughts were busy hatchin' If I only had a brain. I'd unravel every riddle, For every individle, In trouble or in pain. With the thoughts I'd be thinkin', I could be another lincoln, If I only had a brain. Oh i-- could tell you why, The ocean's near the shore. I could think of things I never thought before, Then I'd sit-- and think some more. I would not be just a nothin', My head all full of stuffin', My heart all full of pain. I would dance and by merry, Life would be a dingle derry, If I only had a brain. If I only had a brain-- (if he only had a brain.) I could tell you why The ocean's near the shore. I could think of things I never thought before And then I'd sit-- and think some more. Ya, it would be kind of pleasin' To reason out the reason, For the things I can't explain. Then perhaps I'd deserve you, And be even worthy of you, If I only had a brain. I could dance and by merry, Life would be a dingle derry, If I only had a brain. If I only had a brain. (if he only had a brain.)
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