How sweet to be an Idiot,
As harmless as a cloud,
Too small to hide the sun,
Almost poking fun
At the warm but insecure, untidy crowd.
How sweet to be an idiot,
And dip my brain in joy,
Children laughing at my back,
With no fear of attack,
As much retaliation as a toy.

How sweet to be an idiot. How sweet.

I tiptoed down the street,
Smiled at everyone I meet,
But suddently a scream
Smashes through my dream.
Fee fie foe fum.
I smell the blood of an asylum.
(Blood of an asylum. But mother, I play so beautifully. Listen. Ha ha.)
Fie fye foe fum.
I smell the blood of the asylum.
Hey you. You're such a pennant.
You got as much brain as a dead ant,
As much imagination as a carvan sign,

But I still love you. Still love you.
Oooh, how sweet to be an idiot.
How sweet. How sweet. How sweet.

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    General CommentThis song is strange... extremly strange especially as on live at the hollywood bowl he suddenly blows up, but insanly funny
    syko_braton October 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. Neil Innes is brilliant. I love how it's so silly but so serious at the same time.
    majestikmoose9on June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentParody of John Lennon's "Imagine". Later stolen by Oasis who used the melody for "Whatever". Neil Innes supposedly sued the Gallaghers.
    beer goodon August 30, 2006   Link

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