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A GOLD WATCH TO THE FBI MAN WHO HAS FOLLOWED ME FOR 25 YEARS – ONLY THEIR EYES. 

 

WELL, OLD SPY 

LOOKS LIKE I 

LED YOU DOWN SOME PRETTY BLIND ALLEYS 

TOOK YOU ON SEVERAL TRIPS TO MEXICO, 

FISHING IN THE HIGH SIERRAS, 

JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC. 

YOU’VE WATCHED ME ALL YOUR LIFE, 

I’VE CLOTHED YOUR WIFE, 

PUT YOUR TWO SONS THROUGH COLLEGE. 

WHAT GOOD HAS IT DONE? 

THE SUN KEEPS RISING EVERY MORNING. 

EVER SEE MY BUY AN ASSISTANT PRESIDENT? 

OR CLOSE A SCHOOL? 

OR LEND MONEY TO BAPTISTA? 

EVER CATCH ME RIGGNIN AIRPLANE PRICES? 

I BOUGHT SOME AFTER-HOURS WHISKEY IN L.A. 

BUT THE CHIEF GOT HIS PAY. 

I AIN’T KILLED NO KOREANS, 

OR FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOYS IN MISSISSIPPI, 

NIEHTER DID I BOMB GUATEMALA, 

OR SEND GUNS TO SHOOT ALGERIANS 

I ADMIT I TOOK A NEGRO CHILD 

TO A WHITE REST ROOM IN TEXAS, 

BUT SHE WAS MY DAUGHTER, ONLY THREE, 

AND SHE HAD TO PEE, 

AND I JUST DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, 

WOULD YOU? 

SEE, I’M SO LIGHT, IT DON’T SEEM RIGHT 

TO GO TO THE COLORED REST ROOM; 

MY DAUGHTERS BROWN, AND FOLKS FROWN ON 

THAT IN TEXAS. 

I JUST DON’T KNOW HOW TO GO TO THE BATHROOM 

IN THE FREE WORLD! 

NOW I ADMIT I HAVENT (SIC) DONE MUCH FOR NATO, 

BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, I AIN’T GASSED NO JEWS, 

I BOMBED NO EGYPTIANS, 

AND I HAVE VERY LITTLE TO SAY TO FRANCO 

I ADMIT I WENT TO HEAR PAUL ROBESON AND DR 

DUBOIS, 

BUT I DIDN’T KNOW THEY WAS FOREIGNERS 

UNTIL I HEARD IT FROM DR. TELLER, 

THAT GOOD AMERICAN WHO FIXED THE HYDROGEN 

SO NOBODY CAN BREATHE. 

NOW, OLD FBI MAN, 

YOU’VE DONE THE BEST YOU CAN, 

YOU LOST ME A FEW JOBS, 

SCARED A COUPLE OF LANDLORDS, 

YOU GOT ME STRUGGLING FOR THAT BREAD, 

BUT I AIN’T DEAD. 

AND BEFORE IT’S ALL THROUGH, 

I MAY BE FOLLOWING YOU! 

 

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