The Big Guy

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: DavRay Music Ltd./Sony ATV Music Publishing

Lyrics:

Everybody's afraid of the big guy called the gorilla
Wish you could be here today now I'm lying in the gutter
Though the cop car surrounds me I feel afraid
Now I'm lying here staring at the pearly gates

Tony, Tony you gave me security
You were a minder extraordinaire
And I miss you now that you're not there
Terrified and in a fret
Like a child who's lost his mother
Shivering in a cold, cold sweat
With my face in the gutter

Bobby, Bobby you gave me security
And Tony, Tony you did the same for me
Now you're both sadly demised
I can't believe I'm still alive

Bobby came out of Chicago
To give me a helping hand
He sat me down when I acted so sloppy
And he did the same for my whole band

Tony came out of South London
He was a cockney boy
He saved my ass back in '82
When I acted such a silly boy

Come on man, don't be a fool
Come on man, you're gonna crawl
One day you're gonna fall

Everybody's afraid of the big guy called the gorilla
But he was never heavy, out of hand
In fact he was as gentle as a lamb

Tony, Tony you gave me security
You know Tony, Tony you gave me security
Minder extraordinaire
I miss you now that you're not there
Yeah I miss you now that you're not there
No you're never alone
As long as the big guy's there

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, with The Jayhawks (3:34), recorded 2016-2018 at Konk Studios, North London
Our Country: Americana Act II 29 Jun 2018 USA Sony Music/Legacy 19075820052 CD
Our Country: Americana Act II 29 Jun 2018 USA Sony Music/Legacy 88985480301 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM


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