Jive Talkin’ Barry O

Could it be that the Brothers Gibb are distant relatives of  Robert Gibbs?  Or is it that Barry, Robin and Maurice, way back in the 1970s thought they were rock stars, but instead were a trio of seers?

Thirty-three years ago, in song, the Brothers Gibb politically prophesied  describing the biggest “jive talkin,” American president ever to upstage a spinning, mirrored disco ball.  A jive-meister who,  as the Bee Gee’s hit single described tells lies, wears a disguise and  is convinced  he’s misunderstood?

It doesn’t take much to recognize jive, which is “insincere, pretentious and deceptive talk” and nobody exercises those three talents better than “Jive Talkin’ Barry O.”

Hey Jive man, “Nobody believes what you say. It’s just your jive talkin‘ that gets in the way.”

It’s just your jive talkin’. You’re telling us lies, yeah.
Jive talkin’, you wear a disguise.
Jive talkin’, so misunderstood, yeah.
Jive talkin’, you’re really no good.

Oh, man child, you’ll never know
Just what you meant to us.
Oh, man child, you got so much;
You’re gonna take away our liberty.
With all your jive talkin’, you’re telling us  lies, yeah.
Self lovin’ still gets in your eyes.
Nobody believes what you say.
It’s just your jive talkin’ that gets in the way.

Oh, Barry, you’re so good at treating us so cruel.
There you go with your fancy lies,
Leavin’ us lookin’ like  dumbstruck fools.
With all your jive talkin’, you’re telling us lies, yeah.
Jive talkin’, you wear a disguise.
Jive talkin’, so misunderstood, yeah.
Jive talkin’, you just ain’t no good.

Jive talkin’, you’re telling us lies, yeah.
Self lovin’ still gets in your eyes.
Nobody believes what you say.
It’s just your jive talkin’ that gets in the way.

Ooh, jive talkin’, jive talkin’, ooh, jive talkin’.

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Thanks to Donald Joy for the inspiration!