Listen to Dinosaur Like Me

There isn’t a middle-aged American male alive who needs an explanation on this song. Please understand: It’s a joke. Mostly.


Dinosaur Like Me

© 2001 Bryan Masters

G  Am  C  D

 G              Am               C             D
When I see you on the street I look the other way
              G                Am          C         D
so you won't realize I've been memorizing every move you make
  Em              Am               C            D
I really needn't worry 'bout you noticing, you see
        G           D     C       G
you've no use for a dinosaur like me.

It's a serious situation I'll endeavor to explain
your blue crayola eyes can illustrate this old man's pain
half my age and smarter than I'm ever gonna be
you've no use for a dinosaur like me.

  Em      Am
Perfect stranger
  C                 D
saddest song I've ever sung
Em     Am
I feel ancient
       C            D
and you're so very young

It's a middle-aged conceit I entertain to keep me young
as if I'm buff and blonde and debonair and savage and well ... read
though it seems a girl like you could set my spirit free
you've no use for a dinosaur like me.

Oh, Lolita
saddest story ever told
young and sweet and
I'm so very old

so doctor what's the medicine for this sad malady
you know a few short hours with you might save my dignity
I'd show you a thing or two or maybe even three
you've no use for a dinosaur like me.

Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP