You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 1 - Dumb All Over

You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 1

Dumb All Over

říjen 31, 1981, 4:20 min.

Location: The Palladium, New York City

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Frank Zappa (sólová kytara, zpěv)
Ray White (kytara, zpěv)
Steve Vai (kytara)
Tommy Mars (klávesy, zpěv)
Bobby Martin (klávesy, saxofón, zpěv)
Ed Mann (perkuse)
Scott Thunes (basa)
Chad Wackerman (bicí)

Whoever we are
Wherever we're from
We shoulda noticed by now
Our behavior is dumb
And if our chances
Expect to improve
It's gonna take a lot more
Than tryin' to remove
The other race
Or the other whatever
From the face
Of the planet altogether

They call it THE EARTH
Which is a dumb kinda name
But they named it right
'Cause we behave the same...
We are dumb all over
Dumb all over,
Yes we are
Dumb all over,
Near 'n far
Dumb all over
Black 'n white
People, we is not wrapped tight

Nurds on the left
Nurds on the right
Religious fanatics
On the air every night
Sayin' the Bible
Tells the story
It makes the details
Sound real gory
'Bout what to do
If the geeks over there
Don't believe in the book
You got over here
You can't run a race
Without no feet
'N pretty soon
There won't be no street
For dummies to jog on
Or doggies to dog on
Religious fanatics
Can make it be all gone
(It won't blow up
'N disappear
It'll just look ugly
For a thousand years...)

You can't run a country
By a book of religion
Not by a heap
Or a lump or a smidgeon
Of foolish rules
Of ancient date
Designed to make
You all feel great
While you fold, spindle
And mutilate
Those unbelievers
From a neighboring state

Hooray! That's great
Two legs ain't bad
Unless there's a crate
They ship the parts
To mama in
For souvenirs: two ears (Get Down!)
Not his, not hers (but what the hey?)
The Good Book says:
"It's gotta be that way!"
But their book says:
With whips 'n chains
'N hand grenades..."
Have another and another
Our God says:
"There ain't no other!"
Our God says
"It's all okay!"
Our God says
"This is the way!"

It says in the book:
"Burn 'n destroy...
'N repent, 'n redeem
'N revenge, 'n deploy
'N rumble thee forth
To the land of the unbelieving scum on the other side
'Cause they don't go for what's in the book
'N that makes 'em BAD
So verily we must choppeth them up
And stompeth them down
Or rent a nice French bomb
To poof them out of existence
While leaving their real estate just where we need it
To use again
For temples in which to praise
("'Cause he can really go Hawaiian!")

And when his humble TV servant
With a brown suit,
maybe a blonde wife who takes phone calls
Tells us it's okay to do this stuff
Then we gotta do it,
'Cause if we don't do it,
We ain't gwine up to hebbin!
Ain't that right?
That's right!
I mean seriously:
This television evangelist stuff is dangerous business!
Don't let 'em get ya!
Anyway, listen,
We can't really be dumb
If we're just following God's Orders
After all:
He wrote this book here
An' in the book it says:
"He made us all to be just like Him," so...
If we're dumb...
Then God is dumb...
(An' maybe even a little ugly on the side)

Dumb all over,
A little ugly on the side
Dumb all over,
A little ugly on the side

Další alba, kde se skladba objevila:
You Are What You Is (září 1981, 4:03)

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