I'm the Slime
Frank Zappa Lyrics

I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little had changed

I am the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you
I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say

I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I am the slime oozin' out
From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help...no one will heed you

Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks.. Don't touch that dial
Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livingroom floor
I am the slime from your video

Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Frank Vincent Zappa

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Hans Wienhold

In the old days, there were "trusted authorities." Newspapers. Television. The churches. School teachers.

I was also going to add politicians. But when have they ever been thought of as trusted authorities?

In the movie, "Master and Commander," Russel Crowe makes a quip about finding "an honest man in parliament," though I can't remember the rest. I think the others laughed when he said it. Anyway, the point is, the common belief about the integrity of politicians is as old as history.

Thanks to the internet, we now know that most of our trusted authorities were fraudulent.


So why, oh why, do so many people suddenly place their trust in the people whom they know, otherwise, NEVER tell the truth?

It's simple.



All comments from YouTube:

Susan TJFL

“That’s right folks don’t touch that dial”
It’s 2020 and Zappa’s music is as iconoclastic as ever.

TB Rech

That’s for dam 🦫 sure. Image what he would come up with FB, Twitter and YouTube!

jeremy Seymour

Slime's a big a$$ word yes

alicia sciarrillo


philip norris

Nice one, Susan, although I'm not really a Zappa fan.

colin stephens

The modern day composer refuses to die

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Richies Rich-Tones

I remember seeing Zappa Plays Zappa in 2012. Got the VIP pass so I got to meet Dweezil and talk with him. I remember asking him "Will you be playing im the slime? Because I love that tune man"

And he said
"Well we hadn't planned on it but you never know"

Later in the show and I cant remember what song they were playing but Dweezil is playing a solo and busted into that main riff from the chorus of this song and I was floored. I had good reason to believe he did that because I suggested it. Least that's what I'll tell the kids!

Will never forget that.

thomas tate


brian lambertz

Sweet I’ve caught that tour twice dweezil does a great job

Cj Spaar

Still true today. Frank was a realist visionary that sang what he thought to enlighten us all. R.I.P. Frank

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