Ravings From The Bog


Napoleon Complex – Get Shorty!

I’ve just been “done over” in a major way, by a very short person. I’m not in a position to return the favour, so instead, I thought I’d publish Randy Newman’s lyrics to his Short People song in her honour!

I’m only 5′ 7″ myself but I tower above this Pocket Rocket. Just thought I’d get it off my chest – no point in getting into bad form and shouting at the kids… It’s a great tune, by the way, and available on iTunes.

Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason
To live

They got little hands
And little eyes
And they walk around
Tellin’ great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet

Well, I don’t want no Short People
Don’t want no Short People
Don’t want no Short People
Round here

Short People are just the same
As you and I
(A Fool Such As I)
All men are brothers
Until the day they die
(It’s A Wonderful World)

Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody
To love

They got little baby legs
And they stand so low
You got to pick ’em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin’ peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They’re gonna get you every time
Well, I don’t want no Short People
Don’t want no Short People
Don’t want no Short People
‘Round here

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