We're Only In It For The Money


1. ARE YOU HUNG UP?

ARE YOU HUNG UP?
ARE YOU HUNG UP?
Honest...
Outta site, yeah!
Listen, ah,
ARE YOU HUNG UP?
Well...
You're strung up, are you?
I decided... I called it
Honest...
Outta site, yeah!
Listen, ah,
ARE YOU HUNG UP?
One of these days I am going to erase every tape in the world
...In the world...world...
Tomorrow I may do it...
All the Frank Zappa Masters...
Nothing... Blank... Empty... Space...
That's what they are now...
Blank... Empty... Space...
I know he's sitting in there,
In the control room now,
Listening to everything I say
But I really don't care
Hello Frank Zappa!
Hi boys & girls
I'm Jimmy Carl Black
I'm the Indian of the group!

 

2. WHO NEEDS THE PEACE CORPS?

What's there to live for?
Who needs the peace corps?

Think I'll just DROP OUT
I'll go to Frisco
Buy a wig & sleep
On Owsley's floor

Walked past the wig store
Danced at the Fillmore
I'm completely stoned
I'm hippy & I'm trippy
I'm a gypsy on my own
I'll stay a week & get the crabs &
Take a bus back home
I'm really just a phony
But forgive me
'Cause I'm stoned

Every town must have a place
Where phony hippies meet
Psychedelic dungeons
Popping up every street
GO TO SAN FRANCISCO

How I love ya, How I love ya
How I love ya, How I love ya Frisco!
How I love ya, How I love ya
How I love ya, How I love ya
Oh, my hair is getting good in the back! Every town must have a place
Where phony hippies meet
Psychedelic dungeons
Popping up on every street
GO TO SAN FRANCISCO...

Hotcha!

First I'll buy some beads
And then perhaps a leather band
To go around my head
Some feathers and bells
And a book of Indian lure
I will ask the Chamber Of Commerce
How to get to Height Street
And smoke an awful lot of dope

I will wander around barefoot
I will have a psychedelic gleam in my eye at all times
I will love everyone
I will love the police as they kick the shit out of me on the street
I will sleep...
I will, I will go to a house
That's, that's what I will do
I will go to a house
Where there's a rock roll band
'Cause the groups all live together
And I will join a rock & roll band
I will be their road manager
And I will stay there with them
And I will get the crabs
But I won't care

 

3. CONCENTRATION MOON

Concentration Moon
Over the camp in the valley
Concentration Moon
Wis I was back in the alley
With all of my friends,
Still running free:
Hair growing out
Every hole in me
AMERICAN WAY
How did it start?
Thousands of creeps
Killed in the park
AMERICAN WAY
Try and explain
Scab of a nation
Driven insane
Don't cry
Gotta go bye bye
SUDDENLY: DIE DIE
COP KILL A CREEP!
pow pow pow

Concentration Moon
Over the camp in the valley
Concentration Moon
Wish I was back in the alley
With all of my friends,
Still running free:
Hair growing out
Every hole in me
AMERICAN WAY
Threatened by US
Drag a few creeps
Away in a bus
AMERICAN WAY
Prisoner: lock
SMASH EVERY CREEP
IN THE FACE WITH A ROCK

Don't cry
Gotta go bye bye
SUDDENLY: DIE DIE
COP KILL A CREEP!
pow pow pow

 

4. MOM & DAD

Mama! Mama!
Someone said they made some noise
The cops have shot some girls & boys
You'll sit home & drink all night
They looked too weird...it served
them right
Mama! Mama!
Someone said they made some noise
The cops have shot some girls & boys
You'll sit home & drink all night
They looked too weird...it served
them right
Ever take a minute just to show a real
emotion
In between the moisture cream & velvet
facial lotion?
Ever tell your kids you're glad that
they can think?
Ever say you loved 'em? Ever let 'em
watch you drink?
Ever wonder why your daughter looked
so sad?
It's such a drag to have to love a plastic
Mom & Dad
Mama! Mama!
Your child was killed in the park today
Shot by the cops as she quietly lay
By the side of the creeps she knew...
They killed her too.

 

5. TELEPHONE CONVERSATION

...operator?
phone for a minute, please...
Hello?
...yes sir...
Ah, can you call six seven eight nine eight six six
...
Yes
Right
Is that Vickie?
He's gonna bump you off the ass
He's got a gun, you know
If he can get ya in Laurel Canyon, he won't get you here
Hello?
Vickie?
Yeah
What's happening?
Listen:
Your father has called me up this...
Now look, just don't panic but just tell me
I'm not panicking
OK
I think my phone's captured too
Well don't worry about it, it's quite alright
Fine... Your father called me up this afternoon
Just a second...

 

6. BOW TIE DADDY

Bow tie daddy dontcha blow your top
Everything's under control
Bow tie daddy dontcha blow your top
'Cause you think you're gettin' too old
Don't try to do no thinkin'
Just go on with your drinkin'
Just have your fun, you old son of a gun
Then drive home in your Lincoln

 

7. HARRY, YOU'RE A BEAST

I'm gonna tell you the way it is
And I'm not gonna be kind or easy
Your whole attitude stinks, I say
And the life you lead is completely empty
You paint your head
Your mind is dead
You don't even know what I just said

THAT'S YOU: AMERICAN
WOMANHOOD!
You're phony on top
Phony underneath
You lay in bed & grit your teeth
MADGE, I WANT YOUR BODY!
HARRY, GET BACK!
MADGE, IT'S NOT MERELY
PHYSICAL!
HARRY, YOU'RE A BEAST!
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MADGE... I COULDN'T HELP IT
...I... DOGGONE IT!

 

8. WHAT'S THE UGLIEST PART OF YOUR BODY?

What's the ugliest
Part of your body?
What's the ugliest
Part of your body?
Some say your nose
Some say your toes
But I think it's
YOUR MIND
I think it's your mind, woo woo
ALL YOUR CHILDREN ARE POOR
UNFORTUNATE VICTIMS OF
SYSTEMS BEYOND THEIR
CONTROL
A PLAGUE UPON YOUR
IGNORANCE & THE GRAY
DESPAIR OF YOUR UGLY LIFE
Where did Annie go
Whe she went to town?
Who are all those creeps
That she brings around?
ALL YOUR CHILDREN ARE POOR
UNFORTUNATE VICTIMS OF LIES
YOU BELIEVE
A PLAGUE UPON YOUR
IGNORANCE THAT KEEPS
THE YOUNG FROM THE TRUTH
THEY DESERVE...

 

9. ABSOLUTELY FREE

I don't do publicity balling for you anymore...

The first word in this song is discorporate.
It means: to leave your body

Discorporate & come with me
Shifting; drifting
Cloudless; starless
VELVET VALLEYS & A SAPPHIRE
SEA: Wah Wah

Unbind your mind
There is no time
To lick your stamps
And paste them in
DISCORPORATE
And we will begin...WAH WAH!

Flower Power sucks!

Diamonds on velvets on goldens on vixen
On comet on cupid on donner & blitzen
On up & away & afar & a go-go
Escape from the weight of your corporate logo!

UNBIND YOUR MIND
THERE IS NO TIME
Boin-n-n-n-n-n-g
TO LICK YOUR STAMPS
AND PASTE THEM IN
DISCORPORATE
AND WE'LL BEGIN
FREEDOM! FREEDOM!
KINDLY LOVING!
YOU'LL BE ABSOLUTELY FREE
ONLY IF YOU WANT TO BE

Dreaming on cushions of velvet & satin
To music by magic by people that happen
To enter the world of a strange purple
Jello
The dreams as they live them are all
mellow yellow

UNBIND YOUR MIND
THERE IS NO TIME
Boin-n-n-n-n-n-g
TO LICK YOUR STAMPS
AND PASTE THEM IN
DISCORPORATE
AND WE'LL BEGIN
FREEDOM! FREEDOM!
KINDLY LOVING!
YOU'LL BE ABSOLUTELY FREE
ONLY IF YOU WANT TO BE
YOU'LL BE ABSOLUTELY FREE
ONLY IF YOU WANT TO BE

 

10. FLOWER PUNK

Hey Punk, where you goin' with that
flower in your hand?
Hey Punk, where you goin' with that
flower in your hand?

Well, I'm goin' up to Frisco to join a
psychedelic band.
I'm goin' up to Frisco to join a
psychedelic band.

Hey Punk, where you goin' with that
button on your shirt?
Hey Punk, where you goin' with that
button on your shirt?

I'm goin' to the love-in to sit & play
my bongos in the dirt.
Yes, I'm goin' to the love-in to sit & play
my bongos in the dirt.

Hey Punk, where you goin' with that
hair on your head?
Hey Punk, where you goin' with that
hair on your head?

I'm goin' to the dance to get some action,
then I'm goin' home to bed.
I'm goin' to the dance to get some action,
then I'm goin' home to bed.

Hey Punk, where you goin' with those
beads around your neck?
Hey Punk, where you goin' with those
beads around your neck?

I'm goin' to the shrink so he can help me
be a nervous wreck...

(Just at this moment, the 2700
microgram dose of STP ingested by
FLOWER PUNK shortly before the
song began TAKES EFFECT: before
your very ears his head blows up...
leaving a bizarre audial residue all over
your teen-age record player!)
Hey Punk! Hey Punk! Hey Punk!
Punky! Punk! Hey Punk! Punky!
Come and go...come and go...
Polly, do I ever have a lot of soul?
I think I love you!
Questi dominga?
Have you seen that nose eating?
I wanna know for sure!
Leave my nose alone please!
What 're you trying to do?
Listen! ...

This is one of the most
exciting things that's ever
happened to me
You know, every time I think
about how lucky I am to be in
the rock & roll industry
It's SO exciting
You know, when I first got into
the rock & roll business
I could barely even play the
changes to this song on my, on
my guitar
But now I'm very professional
I can play the guitar
I can strum it rhythmically
I can sing along with my guitar
as I strum

I can strum, sing, dance,
I can make merry fun all over
the stage
And you know, it's so wonderful
to...
It's wonderful to feel that I'm
doing something for the kids
Because I know that the kids
and their music are where it's
at

The youth of America today is
so wonderful
And I'm proud to be a part of
this gigantic mass deception

I hope she sees me thrilling,
yes...
I hope she sees me dancing and
thrilling

I will say: "Hello Dolly!"

Is the song over?
Boy, this is really exciting,
making a rock & roll record
I can't even wait until our
record comes out and teen-agers
start to buy it

We'll all be rich and famous!

And when my royalty check comes
I think I'm going to buy a
Mustang
No, I think I'll...I think I'll
get a Corvette
No, I think I'll get a Harley
Davidson
No, I don't think I'll buy any
of those cars
I think what I will do is I
will buy both
No, I don't do that either
I think, ah, I'll go into real
estate
I think I'd like to...
I think I'd like to buy a house
in ... Boulevard
No, that wouldn't do any good
Gee, I wonder if they can see
me up here, twirling that
tambourine and dancing...

Maybe after the show
One of the girls who sees me up
here, singing and thrilling my
tambourine and dancing, will
like me
And she will come over to me
And I will walk
I will walk up to her and I
will smile at her
And I will impress her and I
will say: "Hello, baby,
What's a girl like you doing in
a place like this?
I'm from a rock & roll band,
I think we should..."
Is the song over?

 

11. HOT POOP

He has work in the control zone
because home doziness loves the dirt knobs...
They think it is the way they can create
Wonder what everyone else is whispering about...

 

12. NASAL RETENTIVE CALLIOPE MUSIC

Beautiful!
God! It's God!
I see God!

 

13. LET'S MAKE THE WATER TURN BLACK

Now believe me when I tell you that my song is really true
I want everyone to listen and believe
It's about some little people from a long time ago
And all the things the neighbors didn't know Early in the morning Daddy Dinky went to work
Selling lamps & chairs to San Ber'dino squares
And I still remember Mama with her apron & her pad
Feeding all the boys at Ed's Cafe!

Whizzing & pasting & pooting through the day
(Ronnie helping Kenny helping burn his poots away!)
And all the while on a shelf in the shed:
KENNY'S LITTLE CREATURES ON DISPLAY!

Ronnie saves his numies on a window in his room
(A marvel to be seen: dysentery green)
While Kenny & his buddies had a game out in the back:
LET'S MAKE THE WATER TURN BLACK

We see them after school in a world of their own
(To some it might seem creepy what they do...)
The neighbors on the right sat & watched them every night
(I bet you'd do the same if they was you)

Whizzing & pasting & pooting through the day
(Ronnie helping Kenny helping burn his poots away!)
And all the while on a shelf in the shed:
KENNY'S LITTLE CREATURES ON DISPLAY!

Ronnie's in the Army now & Kenny's taking pills
Oh! How they yearn to see a bomber burn!
Color flashing, thunder crashing, dynamite machine!
(Wait till the fire turns green...
wait till the fire turns green)
WAIT TILL THE FIRE TURNS GREEN!

 

14. THE IDIOT BASTARD SON

The idiot bastard son

(THE FATHER'S A NAZI IN CONGRESS TODAY
THE MOTHER'S A HOOKER SOMEWHERE IN L.A.)
The idiot bastard son

(ABANDONED TO PERISH IN BACK OF A CAR
KENNY WILL STASH HIM AWAY IN A JAR)
THE IDIOT BOY!

(all the time he would spend at the church he'd attend...
warming his pew)
Kenny will feed him & Ronnie will watch
THE CHILD WILL THRIVE & GROW
And enter the world
Of liars & cheaters & people like you
Who smile & think you know
What this is about

(YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING... maybe so)
The song we sing, DO YOU KNOW?
We're listening...
THE IDIOT BOY!

(all the time he would spend all the colors he'd blend...
where are they now?)

 

15. LONELY LITTLE GIRL

Right now I have two hit-records on the charts
But that has not made me any money
It is so ... boy, and a lot of work
Which I do, I mean, I'm carryin' it out...
You're a lonely little girl
But your Mommy & your Daddy don't
care
You're a lonely little girl
The things they say
Just hurt your heart
It's too late now
For them to start
To understand
The way you feel
The world for them
Is too unreal
So you're lonely, lonely, lonely,
Lonely little girl

All your children are poor unfortunate victims
Of systems beyond their control...
Where did Annie go when she went to town?
Who are all those creeps that she brings around?
All your children are poor unfortunate victims
Of lies you believe...
Where did Annie go when she went to town...

 

16. TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF WHEN YOU DANCE

There will come a time when everybody
Who is lonely will be free...
TO SING & DANCE & LOVE

There will come a time when every evil
That we know will be an evil...
THAT WE CAN RISE ABOVE

Who cares if hair is long or short
or sprayed or partly grayed...
WE KNOW THAT HAIR AIN'T WHERE IT'S AT

(there will come a time when you won't
even be ashamed if you are fat!)

WAH WAH-WAH WAH

There will come a time when everybody
Who is lonely will be free...
TO SING & DANCE & LOVE (dance and love)

There will come a time when every evil
that we know will be an evil...
THAT WE CAN RISE ABOVE (rise above)

Who cares if you're so poor you can't afford
To buy a pair of Mod A Go-Go stretch-elastic pants...
THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN YOU CAN EVEN
TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF WHEN YOU DANCE

 

17. WHAT'S THE UGLIEST PART OF YOUR BODY? (Reprise)

What's the ugliest
Part of your body?
What's the ugliest
Part of your body?
Some say your nose
Some say your toes
But I think it's your MIND...
I think it's your mind

My darling
I think it's your mind
Oh, the ugliest part of your darling...
(fade out babbling inanities)

 

18. MOTHER POOPLE

Do it again!
Do it again!

We are the other people
We are the other people
You're the other people too
Found a way to get to you...
Do you think that I'm crazy?
Out of my mind?
Do you think that I creep in the night
And sleep in a phone booth?
Lemme take a minute & tell you my plan
Lemme take a minute & tell who I am
If it doesn't show
Think you better know
I'm another person
Do you think that my pants are too tight
Do you think that I'm creepy?
Lemme take a minute & tell you my plan
Lemme take a minute & tell who I am
If it doesn't show
Think you better know
I'm another person (the verse that really
goes here has been censored out &
recorded backwards in a special section
at the end of side one...)
We are the other people
We are the other people
You're the other people too
Found a way to get to you
We are the other people
We are the other people
You're the other people too
Found a way to get to you
Do you think that I love you...
Stupid & blind?
Do you think that I dream through the
night
Of holding you near me?

Lemme take a minute & tell you my plan
Lemme take a minute & tell who I am
If it doesn't show
Think you better know
I'm another person

 

19. THE CHROME PLATED MEGAPHONE OF DESTINY




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