You would think that sooner or later, I would run out of cool Roger Miller lyrics. Don’t expect it anytime soon because the hardest part about doing these with his songs is not including the whole darn thing. This is from a song called “The Best of All Possible Worlds” and picks up after he is thrown in jail.
“Well they finally came and they told me they was gonna set me free.
And that I’d be leaving town if I knew what was good for me.
I said its nice to learn that everybodys so concerned about my health.
I said I won’t be leaving no more quicker than I possibly can, cause I’ve enjoyed about as much of this as I can stand. And I don’t need this town of yours more than I never needed nothing else.
Cause theres still a lotta drinks I ain’t drunk, and theres lots of pretty thoughts that I ain’t thunk. Oh yeah!
And Lord! theres still so many lonely girls – in this best of all possible worlds!
Nice… amidst all the down-home colloqualisms is a story about a man that has been knocked around by life, but still has a positive outlook. For a special treat, download the song and pay attention to the seemingly mindless ramblings at the end of the song. “Well, step right up, see the wild monkey kiss a football, see the young sad-eyed owl, come to the ????? for you , step back, step back, its happening any minute, and a burst of smoke comes forth, don’t hit me Mr. Railroad Bull…” crazy stuff – how can you not love him?