Randy Newman Big Hat, No Cattle Lyrics

There's a book called The Duke of Deception, written by Geoffrey Wolff.
It's about his father, who was a tremendous liar,
Though he appeared to be completely beyond reproach.
He'd created this whole parallel identity, pretending to have attended certain

Schools, pretending to have certain businesses. He made a profession of lying.
I'm not talking about an occasional lie -
That does not qualify for ";Big Hat, No Cattle."
I'm talking about people who base a whole life on lying,

People who have cards that say "producer", or "CEO",
Cloverdale Music.
What does it cost to have cards printed up with anything you want?
Nothing.

Written by: Randy Newman
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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