“I’d like to sing a song of great social and political import!”

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.

Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,

So Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV ?

“Dialing For Dollars” is trying to find me.

I’ll wait for delivery each day until three,

So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV ?

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?

I’m counting on you, Lord, please don’t let me down.

Prove that you love me and buy the next round,

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town ?

Everybody!

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,

Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,

So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

That’s it!


Mercedes Benz
from Janis Joplin’s Pearl

Lyrics from: http://www.alwaysontherun.net/janis.htm#aaag with some changed by me.

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3 Responses to ““I’d like to sing a song of great social and political import!””
  1. petchary says:

    Wonderful! I have this album (a battered old vinyl version) – great cover too! Happy 70th birthday Janis! She had a terrific sense of humor, despite all her troubles…

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