"I Love You, You Big Dummy" as written by and Don Van Vliet....
You think I'm a lame duck
I don't give a blue luck
I'm living like crazy
Driven to be lazy

I blush like a tomato
Pale as a chipped potato
You're a real peach
Just out of reach

We're all cooking the same goose
A recipe of fiction
I stew in my own juice
In another kitchen

You think I'm a lame duck
I don't give a blue luck
I don't give two hoots
You're too big for your bossy boots

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"I Love You You Big Dummy" as written by Don Van Vliet

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    General CommentThis is a cover of a Captain Beefheard song, but with different lyrics (apart from the title and the chorus "I love you, you big dummy..." which are the same), which Devoto performed first with the Buzzcocks. He seems to have had a lot of fun with this one, unlike in his other, more serious lyrics. He even makes a direct reference to his girfriend at the time (1976-77), Linder Sterling - "I stew in my own juice in another kitchen" (one of Linder's collages was called "Housewives stewing their juices in a different kitchen", which was proposed as the title of the Buzzcocks first album, but they shortened in to "Another Music In Different Kitchen").

    BTW there's something interesting I noticed: Linder might have answered this a few years later - on Ludus song "Wrapped In Silence" from their (in)famous 1982 Hacienda gig, she sings, listing a series of stereotypical female roles: "the bride crying in the night, the girl next door, the little girl, the big girl... the bossy too big for her boots girl". Probably not a coincidence.
    nightanddayon September 19, 2006   Link

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