Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  


Notes: by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1967 by the author. From page 91 of the collection "Inscriptions on a Ginger Jar," printed in the songbook The Muse of Parker Street.

Fill your mind with empty words,
Let a tune go round and round.
Just avoid a solid thought
Lest your brain get muscle-bound.
Let the flickering picture screen
Lead you through a pointless plot.
By comparison your own
Story is a tangled knot.

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