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Rank this week: 34 (↓34)
Duration: 2:54 
Release Date: 1973  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Neil Innes (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Neil Innes (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Neil Innes (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: UA (Stavro Arrgolus) 
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Licensing: BMI  #594859 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
  • Title song of Neil Innes' 1973 LP (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    How sweet to be an idiot
    As harmless as a cloud
    Too small to hide the sun
    Almost poking fun
    At the warm but insecure untidy crowd

    How sweet to be an idiot
    And dip my brain in joy
    Children laughing at my back
    With no fear of attack
    As much retaliation as a toy
    How sweet to be an idiot
    How sweet

    I tiptoe down the street
    Smile at everyone I meet
    But suddenly a scream
    smashes through my dream
    Fee fi fo fum,
    I smell the blood of an asylum
    Blood of an asylum?
    But mother, I'm playing so beautifully!
    Ha ha! Listen! Ha ha!

    Fee fi fo fum,
    I smell the blood of an asylum
    Hey you!
    You're such a pedant!
    You got as much brain as a dead ant!
    As much imagination as a caravan site!

    But I still love you,
    still love you,
    oo-oo-oo-oo-oo, how swee-ee-eet
    to be an idiot

    How sweet

    How sweeeeeet

    How-ow-ow sweeeet
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
    Current Rating 9.7 (3 votes)
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