Hungry Freaks Daddy
Frank Zappa Lyrics


Mr. America, walk on by your schools that do not teach
Mr. America, walk on by the minds that won't be reached
Mr. america try to hide the emptiness that's you inside
But once you find that the way you lied
And all the corny tricks you tried
Will not forestall the rising tide of hungry freaks daddy

They won't go on four no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say what's on their minds
The left behinds of the great society

Hungry freaks, daddy

Mr. America, walk on by your supermarket dream
Mr. America, walk on by the liquor store supreme
Mr. america try to hide the product of your savage pride
The useful minds that it denied
The day you shrugged and stepped aside
You saw their clothes, and then you cried
those hungry freaks, daddy

They won't go on four no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say what's on their minds
The left behinds of the great society

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Written by: FRANK ZAPPA

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varehouse

Mr. America, walk on by
Your schools that do not teach
Mr. America, walk on by
The minds that won't be reached Mr. America try to hide
The emptiness that's you inside
But once you find that the way you lied
And all the corny tricks you tried
Will not forestall the rising tide
Of hungry freaks, daddyThey won't go for no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say what's on their minds
The left behinds of the great societyHungry freaks, daddy Mr. America, walk on by
Your supermarket dream
Mr. America, walk on by
The liquor store supreme Mr. America try to hide
The product of your savage pride
The useful minds that it denied
The day you shrugged and stepped aside
You saw their clothes and then you cried
"Those hungry freaks, daddy" They won't go for no more
Great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say what's on their minds
The left behinds of the great society



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marymargaretd

Amazed how an album produced in 1966 can describe the mess we are trying to get out of in 2016.

A dead Girl

It's always a rat race.

joris van den hoek

Its been te same for ever

Ben Kleschinsky

You thought 2016 was bad, wait until you get to 2020. Lol!

Late night Music & Poetry

And fast forward 4 more yrs. 2020
Hopefully it's just the 1st 6mo that sux.

Nika Gabersek

And 2020..so relevant today!

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Alan C

How can Frank be so earnest with kazoos in the background? Seriously.

Caleb Clunie

I once saw a drummer play a blade of grass. If it creates a vibration it can be incorporated into a song.
When I hear a kazoo, in this song, it conjures images of proud trumpeters of said "Great Society", blowing through the thinnest of fragile tissue paper. It's a commentary, IMHO, on how fragile and ridiculous we were, and are. A ridicule of the Prideful.
Kind of like "Here's your sign", but his jab is "Here's your kazoo".

TheGP

Alan C I guess you don’t understand frank zappa

Jan Pine

All instruments are sacred

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