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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:25 PM
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Zappa - Trouble Every Day
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:26 PM by Catch22Dem
ON EDIT: Got these from a lyrics site. Yes, they're a little squirrely (either that or I've been singing it wrong all these years) but the song still KICKS ASS!

Well Im about to get upset
From watchin my t.v.
Been checkin out the news
Until my eyeballs fail to see
I mean to say that every day
Is just another rotten mess
And when its gonna change, my friend
Is anybodys guess
So Im watching and Im waiting
Hopin for the best
Even think I go to praying
Every time I hear them sayin
That theres no way to delay
That trouble comin everyday
No way to delay
That trouble comin every day

Wednesday I watched the riot
Ive seen the cops out on the street
Watch them throwing rocks and stuff and choking in the heat
Listen to reports
About the whiskey passin round
Seen the smoke and fire
And the market burnin down
Watched while everybody on his street would take a turn
They stomp and smash and bash and crash and slash and bust n burn

And Im watching and Im waitin hopin for the best
Even think I go to prayin
Every time I hear em sayin
That theres no way to delay
That trouble comin every day
No way to delay
That trouble comin everyday

You can cool it
You can heat it
Cause baby I dont need it
Take your t.v. tube and eat it
And all that phony stuff on sports
And all those unconfirmed reports
You know I watch that rotten box
Until my head begin to hurt
From checkin out the way
The newsmen say they get the dirt
Before the guys on channel so and so
And further they assert
That any show they litter up
They bring you news if it comes up
They say that if the place blows up
They will be the first to tell
Cause the boys they got downtown
Working hard and doin swell
And if anybody gets the news
Before it hits the streets
They say that no one blams it faster
Their coverage cant be beat
And if another woman driver
Gets machine gunned from her seat
Theyll send some joker with a brownie
And youll see it all complete

So Im watching and Im waiting
Hopin for the best
Even think I go to praying
Every time I hear them saying
That theres no way to delay
That trouble comin everyday
No way to delay
That trouble comin every day

Well Ive seen the fires burnin
And the local people turnin
All the merchants and the shops
Who use to sell their brooms and mops
And every other household item
Watch the mob just turn and bite em
And they say it serve them right
Because a few of them are white
And its the same across the nation
Black and white discrimination
Yell and you can understand me
And all that other crap they hand me
In the papers and t.v.
And all that mass stupidity
That seems to grow more everyday
These time of year some asshole say
He wants to go and do you in
Cause the color of your skin
Just dont appeal to him
No matter if its black or white
Because hes out for blood tonight

Frank zappa (lead guitar, vocals)
Lowell george (guitar, vocals)
Roy estrada (bass)
Don preston (keyboards)
Buzz gardner (trumpet)
Ian underwood (alto saxophone)
Bunk gardner (tenor saxophone)
Motorhead sherwood (baritone saxophone)
Jimmy carl black (drums)
Arthur tripp (drums)
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:30 PM
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1. If you're talking Freak Out!
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:31 PM by Canuckistanian
I prefer "Who Are The Brain Police" or "Help, I'm a Rock"
No, wait! "Hungry Freaks, Daddy"
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:35 PM
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3. You're like me
I can't commit to one song. I love "It Can't Happen Here"
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:33 PM
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2. Great song.
I only have it on "Live at The Roxy" with George Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ruth Underwood et al.
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:26 PM
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4. squirrely?
Thems is the original lyrics. Maybe you were listening to the "mtv" version? :shrug:
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 07:00 AM
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5. Nothing major
Just a word here and there that I always thought was another word.
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