Swinging on the back porch
Jumping off a big wall
Pablo's feeling better now
Hanging by his fingernails (x2)

Well, some people try to pick up girls
and they get called assholes
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
The girls would turn the colour of a juicy avocado
When he would drive down their street in his El Dorado
He could walk down your street,
girls could not resist his stare
So Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole
Not like you

Wow!

Swinging on the back porch
Jumping off a big wall
Pablo's feeling better now
Hanging by his fingernails (x2)

He could walk down your street
and girls could not resist his stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
Well, the girls would turn the colour of a juicy avocado
When he would drive down their street in his El Dorado

Well, he was only 5'3" but girls could not resist his stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
Not in New York

Wow!

Swinging on the back porch
Jumping off a big wall
Pablo's feeling better now
Hanging by his fingernails (x2)


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    General CommentCorrect lyrics:

    Swinging on the back poarch
    Jumping off a big wall
    Pablo's feeling better now
    Hanging by his fingernails

    Swinging on the back poarch
    Jumping off a big line
    Pablo's feeling better now
    Hanging by his fingernails

    Well, some people try to pick up girls
    and they get called assholes
    This never happened to Pablo Picasso
    The girls would turn the color of a juicy avacado
    When he would drive down their street in his El Dorado
    He could walk down your street,
    girls could not resist his stare
    So Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole
    Not like you

    Wow!

    Swinging on the back poarch
    Jumping off a big wall
    Pablo's feeling better now
    Hanging by his fingernails

    Swinging on the back poarch
    Jumping off a big wall
    Pablo's feeling better now
    Hanging by his fingernails

    He could walk down your street
    and girls could not resist his stare
    Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
    Well, the girls would turn the color of a juicy avacado
    When he would drive down their street in his El Dorado

    Well, he was only 5'3" but girls could not resist his stare
    Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
    Not in New York

    Wow!

    Swinging on the back poarch
    Jumping off a big wall
    Pablo's feeling better now
    Hanging by his fingernails

    Swinging on the back poarch
    Jumping off a big wall
    Pablo's feeling better now
    Hanging by his fingernails
    Eatcarpeton July 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favourite song on Reality album.
    Very funny and great song.
    Dostion May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a cover song of the Jonathan Richman's song.
    Eatcarpeton July 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe intro... I had to check my CD a few times to make sure it wasn't scratched.
    ggaaooon July 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard the lyrics was "jumping off a big log." guess it doesn't matter. Great Bowie performance. The Burning Sensations did an interesting version as well. Different delivery. Anyone who takes a song and makes it their own, should get respect.
    Bluejay Fusionon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cover of Jonathan Richman's song, a very, very underrated artist. I like the original better.
    velvetsisteron April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPorch.
    DarkenRahlon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI liked it ok by Jonathan R and by the Burning Sensations, but I love, love, LOVE it by Bowie
    CuteSparkinaon May 12, 2009   Link

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