"Average Person" as written by and Paul Mccartney....
[Chorus:]
Look at the average person
Speak to the man in the street
Can you imagine the first one you'd meet?

Well, I'm talking to a former engine driver
Trying to find out what he used to do
Tells me that he always kept his engine
Spit and polished up as good as new
But he said his only great ambition
Was to work with lions in a zoo
Oh to work with lions in a zoo
Yes dear, you heard right
Told me his ambition was to work with lions every night

[Chorus]

Well, I met a woman working as a waitress
I asked exactly what it was she did
Said she worked the summer crowd at seasides
Winter time she ran away and hid
Once she had a Hollywood audition
But the part was given to a kid
Yes,the part was given to a kid
Yes sir, you heard it right
Hollywood ambition made a starlet grown up overnight

Well I bumped into a man who'd been a boxer
Asked him what had been his greatest night
He looked into the corners of his memory
Searching for a picture of the fight
But he said he always had a feeling
That he lacked a little extra height
(Could have used a little extra height)
Yes mate, you heard right
He always had a feeling that he might have lacked a little height

Look at the average person
Speak to the man in the queue
Can you imagine the first one is you?

Look at the average person.


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"Average Person" as written by Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentOne of the better tracks off of "Pipes Of Peace"
    Tempus Fugiton September 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpaul said this song is linked to take it away, in an early 80's interview
    utfinalon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAt the end of the song, he sings the end of the Tug of War tune (da da da, dada daaaa da) that leads into Take it Away on the Tug of War album.
    TheBeckleson January 29, 2010   Link

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