One-Trick Pony

ŠPaul Simon, released on One Trick Pony, 1980

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He's a one trick pony

One trick is all that horse can do

he does one trick only

It's the principal source of his revenue

And when he steps into the spotlight

You can feel the heat of his heart

Come rising through

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See how he dances

See how he loops from side to side

See how he prances

The way his hooves just seem to glide

He's just a one trick pony (that's all he is)

But he turns that trick with pride

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He makes it look so easy

He looks so clean

He moves like God's

Immaculate machine

He makes me think about

All of these extra movements I make

And all of this herky-jerky motion

And the bag of tricks it takes

To get me through my working day

One-trick pony

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He's a one trick pony

He either fails or he succeeds

He gives his testimony

Then he relaxes in the weeds

He's got one trick to last a lifetime

But that's all a pony needs

(that's all he needs)

He looks so easy

He looks so clean

He moves like God's

Immaculate machine

He makes me think about

All of these extra movements I make

And all of this herky-jerky motion

And the bag of tricks it takes

To get me through my working day

.

One-trick pony, one trick pony

One-trick pony, one trick pony

One-trick pony (take me for a ride)

One trick pony

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