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"I Bought Myself a Liarbird" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1984 album The Big Express.

The demo appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 1 in 2002.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “All you need to exorcise a greedy rip off manager is a head full of rocks, a heart full of jelly and a guitar tuned to the chord of E.”

LyricsEdit

I bought myself a liarbird

He came with free drinks just to blur

The lies falling out like rain

On an average English summer's afternoon


I bought myself a new notebook

Sharpened my guitar and went to look

If this biz was just as bongo as the liarbird made out


All he would say

Is “I can make you famous”

All he would say

All he would say

“Just like a household name” is

All he would say


Methinks world is for you

Made of what you believe

If it's false or if it's true

You can read it in your bible

Or on the back of this record sleeve


I bought myself a liarbird

Things got more and more absurd

It changed to a cuckoo

And expanded filling up with all I gave


I bought myself a big mistake

He grew too greedy, bough will break

And then we will find that liarbirds

Are really flightless on their own


All he would say

Is “I can make you famous”

All he would say

All he would say

“Just like a household name” is

All he would say


Methinks world is for you

There's no handing it back

If it's false or it's true

You can read it in your prayer book

Or on the side of a cornflake pack


I gave away a liarbird

A couple less drinks and now I've heard

The truth shining out like sun

On an average English winter's afternoon

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