You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of…
I ain’t lookin’ to compete with you Beat or cheat or mistreat you Simplify you, classify you Deny, defy, or crucify you All I really want to do Is baby be friends with you
No, I ain’t lookin’ to fight with you Frighten you or uptighten you Drag you down or drain you down Chain you down or bring you down All I really want to do Is baby be friends with you
I don’t want to fake you out Take or shake or forsake you out I ain’t lookin’ for you to feel like me See like me or be like me
I don’t want to meet your kin Make you spin or do you in Or select you or dissect you Or inspect you or reject you All I really want to do Is baby be friends with you
*I love both the original Bob Dylan version and The Byrds cover of this song. The words are so great, it puts people’s egos and defensiveness into perspective. It reminds me to think objectively and consider everyone with tolerance and understanding.
**Also how awesome is the Byrd’s take on it. It’s so poppy and friendly!