"Telegram Sam" as written by Peter Heppner and Markus Reinhardt....
Telegram Sam Telegram Sam
You're my main man

Golden Nose Slim Golden Nose Slim
I know's where you've been
Purple Pie Pete Purple Pie Pete
Your lips are like lightning
Girls melt in the heat

Telegram Sam
You're my main man
Telegram Sam
You're my main man

Bobby's alright Bobby's alright
He's a natural born poet
He's just outta sight
Jungle faced Jake
Jungle faced Jake
I say make no mistake
About Jungle faced Jake

Automatic shoes
Automatic shoes
Give me three D vision
And the California blues
Me I funk but I don't care
I ain't no square with my corkscrew hair

Telegram Sam, Telegram Sam

I'm a howlin' wolf

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"Telegram Sam" as written by Marc Bolan

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentThis Marc's view of other people. Golden Nose Slim goes around doing cocaine, Purple Pie Pete spends his time with the ladies, Bobby (Dylan) is someone he loves but is just too far out of reach. Jungle Faced Jake is someone easily angered I guess? Telegram Sam, I believe was an actual telegram guy, someone he met at a hotel but that he thought was cool, and apparently he prefered that stranger he met once over all the other people he would hang with. As for Marc himself, he just rocks.
    TrebleStarduston October 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMarc rocks, still rocks, will always rock. Marc Bolan wrote beautiful songs and T-Rex was a great band in their time. Their songs actually transcend time and sound great today (2008) -- listen to Bang A Gong (Get It On) and tell me they don't. Sweet Marc died too damn young -- R.I.P. Sweetness. You haven't been forgotten and gave the world something to smile about.
    coolin_babyon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm a Howlin' Wolf is referance to Howlin' Wolf and how Marc ripped off part of his song You'll Be Mine in Jeepster.
    livinginstereoon March 25, 2008   Link

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