Naked Man

Album: Good Old Boys (1974)
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  • Old lady lost in the city
    In the middle of a cold cold night
    It was fourteen below and the wind start to blow
    There wasn't a boy scout in sight
    Pull down the shades cause he's comin'
    Turn out the lights cause he's here
    Runnin' hard down the street
    Through the snow and the sleet
    On the coldest night of the year

    Beware beware beware of the Naked Man

    Old lady head up toward Broad Street
    Shufflin' uptown against the wind
    She had started to cry-wiped a tear from her eye
    And looked back to see where she had been

    Old lady stand on the corner
    With a purse in her hand
    She does not know but in a minute or so
    She will be robbed by a naked man


    Old lady lean against a lamppost
    Starin' down at the ground on which she stand
    She look up and scream
    For the lamplight's beam
    There stood the famous Naked Man

    He say, "They found out about my sister
    And kicked me out of the Navy,
    They would have strung me up if they could.
    I tried to explain that we were both of us lazy
    And were doing the best we could."

    He faked to the left and he faked to the right
    And he snatched the purse from your hand
    "Someone stop me," he cried,
    As he faded from sight,
    "Won't nobody help a naked man?"
    "Won't nobody help a naked man?"

    [Chorus] Writer/s: RANDY NEWMAN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Bill from UsI still can't figure out how they do the percussion in this song. Is some of it played backwards?
  • Michael from Cincinnati, OhBlood Sweat and Tears covered this song on their 1975 album New City.
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