cockamamie business lyrics – george harrison

bust my back on the levy
broke my strings on the bbc
found my chops on eel pie island
paid my dues at the marquee
slagged off by the n.m.e.
lost my stash and my virginity
in this c*ckamamie business

got my face on ed sullivan
broke my heart on the soul train
introduced to bad company
lost cells down at brain drain
and before i could mend
lost the missus, missed the girlfriend
in this c*ckamamie business

now we like to air condition
though the air has no ozone ring
still they’re chopping down the forest for mcdonalds and the burger king
eating cows with such persistance
doesn’t offer much resistance
to this c*ckamamie business

there are too many things
stressing out the nervous system
girls you used to know
fellas that may have kissed’em
some got rabies
some got fleas
some got incurable diseases
from this c*ckamamie business

everybody’s after as many points as they can get
as long as it’s not them that has to pay
no one really minds the debt
5-star actors, tax inspectors, film producers and directors
with their c*ckamamie business

well you do what you can
can’t do much more than that
(no you can’t do what he just said)
some days you’re pretty sharp
on other days you feel half dead
(while you make your daily bread)
didn’t want to be a star
wanted just to play guitar
in this c*ckamamie business

/ george harrison lyrics