"Mr. Pleasant" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
Oh Mr Pleasant, how is Mrs Pleasant?
I hope the world is treating you right,
And your head's in the air,
And you're feeling so proud,
'Cause you're such a success,
And the whole wide world is on your side, hey hey.
How are you today?

People say Mr Pleasant is good,
Mr Pleasant is kind,
Mr Pleasant's okay,
Mr Pleasant don't mind.
As long as Mr Pleasant's all right, hey hey.
How are you today?

How's your father, how's your mother?
How's your sister, how's your brother?
How's your brand, new limousine,
Twenty-four inch TV screen?
Did you like prosperity
More than you liked poverty?
Life is easier, so much easier,
Life is easier now.

Oh Mr Pleasant, how is Mrs Pleasant?
Did you know she was flirting around
With another young man,
And he's taking her out
When you have to work late?
And it's not so pleasant after all, hey hey.
How are you today?

People say Mr Pleasant is good,
Mr Pleasant is kind,
Mr Pleasant's okay,
Mr Pleasant don't mind.
As long as Mr Pleasant's all right, hey hey.
How are you today?

Mr Pleasant is good,
Mr Pleasant is kind,
Mr Pleasant's okay.


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"Mr. Pleasant" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General CommentI think this song's about a nice, friendly man who enjoys working at his job more than spending time with his family. Everybody seems to be happy with him working hard and making the extra money at the beginning, but they soon realize that there are some negatives to the situation. In short, it just asks the question that what's money worth when your life consists of all work and no play?
    richieon March 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree too. Hehe my next door neighbour's daughter was listening to this on my ipod 2day. She loved it lol!
    musicismythangon December 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you're right richie. This is great song!
    Drdestructoon August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes great song with similar theme to Well Respected Man
    Sunnyhillon April 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think he is "pleasant" at all. I think the character is rather arrogant that's why the singer mocks him when his woman begins stepping out. Great great song!
    Phadedjadedon August 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe black girl in the advertisement for Could I Have Lupus? is horrible. She's looking at me and frightens me.
    LonerLondoneron August 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat use of instumentation here, layering, vocal harmonies etc all brought together with an infectious melody. Pure genius yet again Mr Davies. Thankyou.
    Tricky1979on October 24, 2012   Link
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    My Opinionray's comment on dave's solo succes ?
    eduard53on December 18, 2012   Link

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