Well
Some people try to pick up girls
And get called asshole
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist to stare
And so Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole

Well, the girls would turn the color of an avocado
When he would drive down their street
In his El Dorado
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist to stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
Not like you

Alright
Well he was only five foot three
But girls could not resist to stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
Not in New York

Ah, well
Show me not, smock me not, obnoxious me not, bell bottom, bummer or asshole
Remember the story of Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist to stare
Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole

All right, this is it

Well
Some people try to pick up girls
And get called an asshole
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist to stare
And so Pablo Picasso was never called


Lyrics submitted by erik.yefeng

"Pablo Picasso" as written by Jonathan Richman

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, MODERN LOVE SONGS

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! Not only does it only have one chord, also it's about the greatest artist of the 20th century and entirely fails to mention painting even once. Jonathan Richman is a genius. Respect!
    losttangoon May 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think he literally refers to Picasso. To me it's about an artist making himself feel better/venting about his failures by believing that some succesful artist in hisory(in this case Picasso) had it easy in getting his way. Overall, I think this song is poking fun at that notion.
    JanDukeson January 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHis delivery in this song is so great.
    PaulHacketton July 24, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentPablo Picasso got called an asshole all the time, just never to his face. In fact, I think he's more famous today for being an asshole than for his art. Short man's disease, etc.
    artsluton July 24, 2009   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about a womanizer. A guy who gets the ladies, despite not being all that attractive.
    HeyPrettyBoyon November 24, 2011   Link

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