Naked Man

(Randall Stuart Newman)

Old lady lost in the city
In the middle of a cold, cold night
It was fourteen below and the wind start to blow
There wasn't a boy scout in sight
Pull down the shades 'cause he's comin'
Turn out the lights 'cause he's here
Runnin' hard down the street
Through the snow and the sleet
On the coldest night of the year

Beware, beware, beware of the naked Mman

Old lady head up toward Broad Street
Shufflin' uptown against the wind
She had started to cry - wiped a tear from her eye
And looked back to see where she had been

Old lady stand on the corner
With a purse in her hand
She does not know but in a minute or so
She will be robbed by a naked man


Old lady lean against a lamp post
Starin' down at the ground on which she stand
She look up and scream
For the lamplight's beam
There stood the famous Naked Man

He say, "They found out about my sister
And kicked me out of the Navy
They would have strung me up if they could
I tried to explain that we were both of us lazy
And were doing the best we could."

He faked to the left and he faked to the right
And he snatched the purse from her hand
"Someone stop me," he cried
As he faded from sight
"Won't nobody help a naked man?"
"Won't nobody help a naked man?"


(David Bowie performed backing vocals on this song which appeared as a bonus track on Keith Moon's solo album 'Two Sides Of The Moon'. This song was one of three recorded for a second planned solo album to be released by MCA Records. Eventually they found their way onto a re-release of his first album as bonus tracks. The session was produced by Steve Cropper with Barry Rudolph (recording and sound engineer). Keith Moon (vocals, drums), Ringo Starr (drums), Klaus Voorman (bass), David Bowie (backing vocals), Ron Wood (overdubbed guitars), Joe Sample (piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lee Ritenour (guitar), Booker T. Jones (Hammond B3). The other two songs recorded were: 'Do Me Good' and 'Real Emotion').