Thursday, April 21, 2016

Outside of a Small Circle of Friends by Phil Ochs

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  1. Outside of a Small Circle of Friends by Phil Ochs

    Ah, look outside the window, there's a woman being grabbed
    They've dragged her to the bushes, and now she's being stabbed
    Maybe we should call the cops and try to stop the pain
    But Monopoly is so much fun; I'd hate to blow the game
    And I'm sure it wouldn't interest, anybody
    Outside of a small circle of friends.

    Riding down the highway, yes, my back is getting stiff
    Thirteen cars are piled up; they're hangin’ on a cliff
    Now maybe we should pull them back with our towin’ chain
    But we gotta move and we might get sued, and it looks like it's gonna rain
    And I'm sure it wouldn't interest, anybody
    Outside of a small circle of friends.

    Sweating in the ghetto with the Colored and the poor
    The rats have joined the babies who are sleepin’ on the floor
    Now wouldn't it be a riot if they really blew their tops?
    But they got too much already and besides we got the cops
    And I'm sure it wouldn't interest, anybody
    Outside of a small circle of friends.

    Oh, there's a dirty paper using sex to make a sale
    The Supreme Court was so upset, they sent him off to jail
    Maybe we should help the fiend and take away his fine
    But we're busy reading Playboy and the Sunday New York Times
    And I'm sure it wouldn't interest, anybody
    Outside of a small circle of friends.

    Smoking marihuana is more fun than drinking beer
    But a friend of ours was captured, and they gave him thirty years
    Maybe we should raise our voices, ask somebody why
    But demonstrations are a drag, besides we're much too high
    And I'm sure it wouldn't interest, anybody
    Outside of a small circle of friends.

    Oh, look outside the window, there's a woman being grabbed
    They've dragged her to the bushes, and now she's being stabbed
    Maybe we should call the cops and try to stop the pain
    But Monopoly is so much fun, I'd hate to blow the game
    And I'm sure it wouldn't interest, anybody
    Outside of a small circle of friends.

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  2. Oh, look outside the window, there's a pension being grabbed...

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