Some people was an angry thin skinned man
Couldn't get along with his one man band
Quarter stick rocket and nails in his pocket
And a crying shame, some people is his name

Poor Old Pierrot Somepeople
What an unfortunate name
Some people have the low down notion
That he is the one to blame

He used to take the train from old Montparnasse to Madrid,
Hustles up a little under fifty quid
Underneath the shell is an angry fire
But who's the first to jump on the pyre?

Poor Old Pierrot Somepeople
What an unfortunate name
Some people have the low down notion
He is the one to blame.

Some people like to bake a honey coiled ham
Some people like to roast a leg of lamb
Some people have a complicated coat to mend
We'll all be milking goats in the end


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    General Commentthis song! it's one of my favourites by andrew bird. the strings really get me haha, and this line "quarter stick rocket and nails in his pocket" ahh.
    to me i imagine an unhappy, bitter fella who struggles to make a living, driven mad by anger, plants a bomb, and afterwards everyone blames him for being a bad person or a madman, but it's not his fault because he was dragged into this torturous life he leads. all rather melodramatic, which fits with the style of this song i think.
    luey_babyon August 22, 2008   Link

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