Mr. Know-It-All

Story Behind The Song

When I was a kid, my dad used to like to say that he didn't know everything, but he knew what he didn't know. I used to think that was very clever. As an adult, I understand that I can't always know what I don't know and that's a bitch.

Song Description

Rational arguments often fall short and are not satisfying as a substitute for a desired outcome. "Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?" In general, smart people see their mind as their "hammer" and all problems as "nails."

Song Length 3:23 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Jazz - General
Tempo Fast (151 - 170) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Affable, Disturbed Subject Silliness, Comedy, Funny
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Sometimes when I need to try
I can only talk
Sometimes when I need to fly
I can only walk

Sometimes when I need to stay
That is when I leap
Some things I should give away
Are the things I keep

Yes I'm clever
and so stubborn
You gotta admit I am hardly ever wrong

When the job is really hard
I procrastinate
I look for ways to put it off
Until it is too late

And then there's the times
That I should watch my words
But I forget my limitations
And say something absurd

Yes I'm clever
and so stubborn
You gotta admit I am hardly ever wrong

Get a load of Mister Know-It-All
I make the same mistake again and again
Look out, here comes Mister Know-It-All
I can explain what went wrong

Shoobee doobee dabee doobee da?

Get a load of Mister Know-It-All
I make the same mistake again and again
Look out, here comes Mister Know-It-All
I can explain what went wrong
Get a load of Mister Know-It-All
I make the same mistake again and again
Leave it all to Mister Know-It-All
I can explain what went wrong

Lyrics Walt Sargent Music Walt Sargent
Producer Walt Sargent Publisher Walt Sargent
Performance Walt Sargent

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