"When I Go Out With Artists" as written by and Brad Roberts....
When I go out with artists
They talk about language and the Cubists and the Dadaists
And I try to catch their meanings
And keep up with all the martinis
I don't know which should be my favorite paintings

If I could see, if I could see, if I could
See all the symbols, unlock what they mean
Maybe I could, maybe I could, maybe I
Could meet the artists, and get to know them personally

If I were David Byrne
I'd go to galleries and not be too concerned
Well I would have a cup of coffee
And I'd find my surroundings quite amusing and
People would ask me which were my favorite paintings

What if the artists ran the TV?
All the ads would be for fine scotch whiskey:
Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, the whole single malt family

The artists of the future
Will make up new things and different nomenclatures
And they'll stand amongst their pictures
And they'll sing and laugh and quote from scriptures and
When they go home they'll dream of brilliant paintings

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"When I Go Out With Artists" as written by Brad Roberts

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    General CommentThis is one of the best songs on the album. i love the way he pronounces the words, in the song.
    1000_bongson May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBasically paying homage to artistic creativity. He throws some humor in about their proclivity to drink.
    Guitarearlon November 03, 2011   Link

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