Well some people try to pick up girls
And get called assholes
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare and
So Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole

Well the girls would turn the color of the avacado
when he would drive
Down their street in his El Dorado
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
Not like you

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

Oh well
be not schmuck, be not abnoxious,
Be not bellbottom bummer or asshole
Remember the story of Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare
Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole

Alright this is it
Some people try to pick up girls
And they get called an asshole
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare and so
Pablo Picasso was never called...


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    General CommentPablo Picasso got called an asshole all the time, just never to his face. In fact, I think he's more famous today for being an asshole than for his art. Short man's disease, etc.
    artsluton July 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! Not only does it only have one chord, also it's about the greatest artist of the 20th century and entirely fails to mention painting even once. Jonathan Richman is a genius. Respect!
    losttangoon May 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't think he literally refers to Picasso. To me it's about an artist making himself feel better/venting about his failures by believing that some succesful artist in hisory(in this case Picasso) had it easy in getting his way. Overall, I think this song is poking fun at that notion.
    JanDukeson January 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHis delivery in this song is so great.
    zsson July 24, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about a womanizer. A guy who gets the ladies, despite not being all that attractive.
    HeyPrettyBoyon November 24, 2011   Link

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