Been out in Northport, hung on her short shorts
Livin' with a bottle of wine
The music, ladies, and burned-out babies
I was trying to write a couple of lines

Sheriff Gribbs and his grim ad-lib
Spoutin' about the crime in the street
And women was screamin', and some was dreamin'
'Bout the crimes between the sheets

You know that music died, hurt my pride
But somehow I pulled through
Back in '72

Somehow we made it to Baton Rouge
We stayed inside for a week
We weren't in town for no Mardi Gras
So we decided to sleep

Houston, yes, was a good old guest
Lord knows how bad we wanted to play
But we got homesick for Lincoln Park, imagine
And man we just couldn't stay

Tricky Dick, he played it slick
Something I was afraid he'd do
Back in '72
Oh, '72

Then all our new born philosophers
Our windows for the word
Pessimistic, pseudo-intellectual
Avant-gardish pearls

Taking notes on the Holocaust
Then copyin' it down on your sleeve
It was so hip to be negative
So square to try and believe

When the warden's cleared, it was what we feared
We learned nothing new
Back in '72
Oh, '72

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    General CommentA song about traveling, and frustration with the politics of the time.

    John Lennon was the first to coin the nickname "Tricky Dicky" for Richard Nixon, in the song "Gimme Some Truth."
    Katenesson July 06, 2008   Link

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