"The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy" as written by and John Davies Cale....
Pity the poor man, pity the sad man
Pity the green man, who couldn't afford to orgy

Pity the policeman, pity the snowman
Pity the woman, who couldn't afford to orgy

"Say, Johnny, you're a little lonesome?
Oh, come on big boy, let me show you
Mmm, don't you wanna good time?"

Good for the postman, good for the con man
Good for the milkman, they can afford to orgy

Good for the butcher, good for the astronaut
Good for the curate, they can afford to orgy

"Come on, honey, keep breaking my heart
Ooh, you're breaking my heart. Aah, aah"

If it's a problem, getting together
Leave it alone, it's the easiest way
Great while it lasts, but it don't last forever
Nothing like living real dangerously

"Ooh, come on, give yourself a break.
Oh, don't worry, baby, you'll get over it.
Mmm, you'll get over it."

Sorry to hear it, sorry to see it
Sorry to mention I couldn't afford to orgy
Seems such a bother, one thing, another
Tempting and teasing, just for an orgy

"Oh no, you have to take a chance.
Ah, you've gotta give me one chance anyway, ha heh heh heh.
Mmm, you can sure do it. Ah, mmm. C'mon. Mmm. Ooh. Ah, ooh, mmm.


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    My OpinionHello All,
    Can we get any help here! NO COMMENTS! come on, it's an amazing song from an amazing album "Fear 1974"
    For me, it's all about the poor people versus the rich. When you're poor, pity you, you can afford the ORGY. wow! it's also about going for new experiences, stuff you don't really like. Things you have "fear" from! As per the lyrics "you have to take a chance"
    One more thing though, i'm not so sure when he's pronouncing "Orgy" in a different way - any idea?
    Cheers
    Habib_Lennonon June 21, 2016   Link

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