"Poor, Poor Pitiful Me" as written by and Warren Zevon....
Well, I lay my head on the railroad track
Waitin' on the "double e"
But the train don't run through here no more
Poor, poor pitiful me!

Poor, poor pitiful me!
Poor, poor pitiful me!
Oh, these boys won't let me be
Lord have mercy on me!
Woe, woe is me!

Well, I met a man out in Hollywood
And I ain't namin' names
But he really worked me over good
Just like Jesse James

Yes, he really worked me over good
He was a credit to his gender
He put me through some changes
Lord, sorta like a waring blender

Poor, poor pitiful me!
Poor, poor pitiful me!
Oh, these boys won't let me be
Lord have mercy on me!
Woe, woe is me!

Well, I met a boy in the Vieux-Carres
Down in Yokahoma
He picked me up and he threw me down
Sayin', "please don't hurt me, mama"

Poor, poor pitiful me!
Poor, poor pitiful me!
Oh, these boys won't let me be
Lord have mercy on me!
Woe, woe is me!

Poor, poor pitiful me!
Poor, poor pitiful me!


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"Poor, Poor Pitiful Me" as written by Warren Zevon

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    My OpinionThis song is a serious butchering of the Warren Zevon song. I have to listen to this version every day at work and it's painful how much of the meaning is lost by making it "family friendly". It's not supposed to be a clean song, it's about fighting his immoral/illegal urges.
    When Terri Clark changes the lyric from "these young girls won't let me be" to "oh, these boys won't let me be" it barely even makes sense.
    Warren Zevon was a great songwriter and his music deserves better than prudish covers and being sampled by Kid Rock.
    Sweetwater123on April 19, 2009   Link

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