When I Go Out With Artists
Brad Roberts
When I go out with artists they talk about language and the cubists and the dadaist
And I try to catch their meanings and keep up with all of the martinis
I don't know which should be my favorite paintings

If I could see, if I could see, if I could see all the symbols, unlock what they mean
Maybe I could, maybe I could, maybe I could meet the artists and get to know them personally

If I were David Byrne I'd go to galleries and not be too concerned
Well I would have a cup of coffee and I'd find my surroundings quite amusing
And people would ask me which were my favorite paintings

If I could see, if I could see, if I could see all the symbols, unlock what they mean
Maybe I could, maybe I could, maybe I could meet the artists and get to know them personally

What if the artists ran the TV, all the ads would be for fine scotch whiskey
Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, the whole single malt family

The artists of the future will make up new things and different nomenclatures
And they'll stand amongst their pictures and they'll sing and laugh and quote from scriptures
And when they go home they'll dream of brilliant paintings

If I could see, if I could see, if I could see all the symbols, unlock what they mean
Maybe I could, maybe I could, maybe I could meet the artists and get to know them personally
If I could see, if I could see, if I could see all the symbols, unlock what they mean
Maybe I could, maybe I could, maybe I could meet the artists and get to know them personally

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