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  1. I'm Straight

From the album Susan Across The Ocean

Lyrics

I'M STRAIGHT
© 1972 Jonathan Richman
p 1972 Rockin' Leprechaun, BMI

I, called this number three times already today.
But I got scared, I put it back in place.
I put my phone back in place.
I sure don't know if I should have called up
Look just tell me if I'm out of place

'Cause here's your chance to make me feel awkward
And wish that I had never even called up this place
I saw you though today, you know walk by with Hippie Johnny.
I had to call up and say, how I want to take his place

So this phone call today conerns Hippie Johnny.
He's always stoned. He's never straight.
I saw you today, you know walk by with Hippie Johnny
Look, I had to call up to day, how I want to take his place

See, he's stoned.
Hippie Johnny is
Now get this, I'm Straight, and I want to take his place
Now look, I like him too
I like Hippie Johnny
But I'm Straight, and I want to take his place
I'm Straight
I said I'm Straight
I'm proud to say
Well, I'm Straight and I want to take his place

Now I've watched you, walk around here
I've watched you meet
These boyfriends, and you tell me how they're deep
If these guys, if they're really so great
Tell me why can't they at least take this place and take it straight?

Why always stoned,
Like Hippie Johnny is?
I'm straight, and I want to take his place
I'm certianley not stoned
Like Hippie Johnny is
I'm Straight, and I want to take his place

I'm Straight!
I'm Straight!
I'm Straight!
I'm Straight, and I want to take his place