Poor Poor Pitiful Me

Album: Simple Dreams (1977)
Charted: 31
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  • Well, I lay my head on the railroad track
    Waiting on the double E
    But the train don't run by here no more
    Poor, poor pitiful me

    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Oh, these boys won't let me be
    Lord, have mercy on me
    Woe, woe is me

    Well, I met a man out in Hollywood
    Now I ain't naming names
    Well he really worked me over good
    Just like Jesse James

    Yes, he really worked me over good
    He was a credit to his gender
    Put me through some changes, Lord
    Sort of like a waring blender

    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Oh, these boys won't let me be
    Lord, have mercy on me
    Woe woe is me

    Well, I met a boy in the Vieux Carres
    Down in Yokohama
    He picked me up and he threw me down
    He said, "Please don't hurt me, mama"

    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Oh, these boys won't let me be
    Lord, have mercy on me
    Woe woe is me

    Poor, poor, poor me
    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Poor, poor, poor me
    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Poor, poor, poor me
    Poor, poor pitiful me Writer/s: Warren Zevon
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Canadian Country Fan from Canadai enjoy the Terri Clark version of this song the best
  • Blues, Jr. from FlZevon's version is much superior. Since when does lyrics that obviously touch parts of the human psyche that make you uncomfortable "crude"
  • Joe from New York, NyI saw Warren Zevon in NYC during Bill Clinton's troubles with Monica Lewinsky. He asked the crowd what they thought of Bill, then sang he this song :)
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaI love this version but I like Warren's better it just has more angst!..
  • Lee from Huntsville, Al"lord have mercy on me"...amen!
  • Sandra from Gardnerville, NvHell, Linda Ronstadt was one of the few artists us "women-folk" could use in order work in the disco era. I did it. I certainly admired her. Thank you, Linda.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaThis is an hilarious song, so full of tongue-in-cheek self-pity. A funny pop song is a rare thing!
  • Lalah from Wasilla, AkZevon was a master lyricist. He was a musician's musicians. He did so much more than "Werewolves of London."- RIP. I prefer his version to Linda's vanilla. At one point he skips the words and simply says "I don't wanna talk about it."
  • Carl from Paterson, NjI like this song because it puts down self pity.
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