Do I Have To Come Right Out and Say It



(written by Neil Young)

     Who's that stomping all over my face? 
     Where's that silhouette I'm trying to trace? 
     Who's putting sponge in the bells I once rung 
     And taking my gypsy before she's begun 
     To singing the meaning of what's in my mind 
     Before I can take home what's rightfully mine. 
     Joinin' and listenin' and talkin' in rhymes 
     Stoppin' the feeling to wait for the times. 
      
     Who's saying baby, that don't mean a thing, 
     'Cause nowadays Clancy can't even sing. 
      
     And who's all hung-up on that happiness thing? 
     Who's trying to tune all the bells that he rings? 
     And who's in the corner and down on the floor 
     With pencil and paper just counting the score? 
     And who's trying to act like he's just in between? 
     The line isn't black, if you know that it's green. 
     Don't bother looking, you're too blind to see 
     Who's coming on like he wanted to be. 
      
     Who's saying baby, that don't mean a thing, 
     'Cause nowadays Clancy can't even sing. 
      
     And who's coming home on the old nine-to-five? 
     Who's got the feeling that he came alive, 
     Though havin' it, sharin' it ain't quite the same 
     It ain't no gold nugget, you can't lay a claim 
     Who's seeing eyes through the crack in the floor 
     There it is baby, don't you worry no more 
     Who should be sleepin', but is writing this song 
     Wishin' and a-hopin' he weren't so damned wrong. 
      
     Who's saying baby, that don't mean a thing, 
     'Cause nowadays Clancy can't even sing. 

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