Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  


Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1976 Schroder Music Company, renewed 2004.

You got to be outrageous,
You got to be outrageous,
Or no one will see you,
And no one will see you.

It helps to have some kinkies in your brain,
It helps to be a little bit insane,
It helps a lot to stand out in the rain,
Till you get warped and water-logged and vain
And outrageous. Out.


To stand out in the evergrowing crowd,
You got to be loud, illogical and proud,
Many colors all over tinsel and as kinky as a pretzel
And as jumpy up and down
As a flea, and out.

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