Happy Birthday Pablo Picasso

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

— Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Happy 128th Pablo*… now over to The Modern Lovers.

Pablo Picasso

Well some people try to pick up girls
And get called assholes
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare and
So Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole

Well the girls would turn the color
Of the avacado when he would drive
Down their street in his El Dorado
He could walk down you street
And girls could not resist his stare
Pablo Picasso never got called an asshole
Not like you
Alright

(read the full lyrics here)

 

And if you have experienced the genius of Picasso’s poetry, check out this excerpt from The Burial of the Count of Orgaz & Other Poems.

 

* thanks to gingatao for bringing this to my attention

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Happy Birthday Pablo Picasso

  1. matt

    spot on, herr picasso. as one who has a child (and a lil of an inner one left), i say ‘absolutement’. and my fave is the john cale version. rhyming ‘arsehole’ with ‘picasso’! brilliant!

  2. That is a very cool song. Happy Birthday Pablo!

  3. Lurrrrve Jonathon Richman…

  4. patrick

    hello this is patrickkk i was born on pablo picassos b-day

  5. JORDAN AUCOIN

    I HAVE BEEN TOUCHED DEEPLY, BUT BY THE WORKS OF PAPLO PICASSO.

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