"Man Obsessed" as written by and Daniel Johnston....
He's a man obsessed
He couldn't be a lover
So now he's a pest
He played the game
But he failed the test
He's a man obsessed
He's a pest

He's a man obsessed
She's strictly restricted
She's strictly business
And her business is death
He's a man obsessed
He's a pest

The only way you could get her to look at you is to die
Why don't you die?

He's a man obsessed
He couldn't be a lover
So now he's a pest
He played the game
But he failed the test
He's a man obsessed
He's a pest


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    General CommentI read somewhere that Dan wrote this after going to an Elvis Costello concert. I can definitely hear Elvis pronunciations, when Dan sings "He couldn't be a..." and "strictly biz-NESS!"

    I love that bit in the Speeding Motorcycle play where the girls sing, "The only way you could get her to look at you..."

    Anyway, another great song about Laurie. The standout track from The What of Whom.
    thirsty_thursdayon April 01, 2010   Link

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