People-Watching

sitting at the outdoor coffee-shop table; whoever said culture was dead
got a masterpiece of creatures milling around my head
wish i could concentrate on something; still much work left undone
but my eyes are open and they've plenty to do
what with every species under the sun

so I'm people watching
yes, I'm people watching
doesn't cost a thing, despite what it's worth
yes, it's the greatest show on earth

tower tall, bucket short, buddhist monk with facial wart
real thick, real thin, derelict and double-chinned
kinda plain, love machine, ostentatious beauty queen
big haired, big boned, clearly drunk and probably stoned

yes I'm people watching
i'm people watching
doesn't cost a thing, despite what it's worth
it's the greatest show on earth

i'm sure there are stories behind each of these faces
that i will never know
but there's something real special 'bout surveying the masses
as they mosey to and 'fro
so find a free table, put on your glasses
sit back and enjoy the show

pompous husband, tired wife, hoodlum with a butcher knife
deathbed old, diaper young, albino with an ear-pierced tongue
out-of-place country hick, trendy neon teenage clique,
filthy rich, dirt poor, veteran of foreign war

i'm people watching
yeah, I'm people watching
doesn't cost a thing, despite what it's worth
it's the greatest show on earth
yes, it's the greatest show on earth

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