Vegetable Man

Album: The Early Years 1965-1972 (1967)
  • In yellow shoes I get the blues
    Though I walk the streets with my plastic feet
    With my blue velvet trousers, make me feel pink
    There's a kind of stink about blue velvet trousers
    In my paisley shirt I look a jerk
    And my turquoise waistcoat is quite out of sight
    But oh oh my haircut looks so bad
    Vegetable man how are you?

    So I've changed my dear, and I find my knees,
    And I covered them up with the latest cut,
    And my pants and socks all point in a box,
    They don't make long of my nylon socks,
    The watch, black watch
    My watch with a black face
    And a big pin, a little hole,
    And all the lot is what I got,
    It's what I wear, it's what you see,
    It must be me, it's what I am,
    Vegetable man

    I've been looking all over the place for a place for me,
    But it ain't anywhere, it just ain't anywhere
    Vegetable man, vegetable man,
    He's the kind of person, you just gonna see him if you can,
    Vegetable man Writer/s: SYD BARRETT
    Publisher: T.R.O. INC.
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