You Didn't Try to Call Me
Frank Zappa Lyrics


You didn't try to call me, why didn't ya try, didn't ya try?
Didn't ya know I was lonely?
No matter who I take home, I keep on calling your name
And you, (I need you so bad), You're The One, babe

Tell me, tell me who's lovin' ya now
'Cause it worries my mind and I can't sleep at all
I stayed home on Friday just to wait for your call
And you didn't try to call me
Why didn't ya try, didn't ya try?
Didn't ya know I was lonely?
No matter who I take home, I keep on calling your name
And you, (I need you so bad), you're The One, babe

Tell me, tell me who's lovin' ya now
'Cause it worries my mind and I can't sleep at all
I stayed home on Friday just to wait for your call
I can't say what's right or
what's wrong
But I love you!
All ya gotta do is call me babe
'Cause I want you!

You make me feel so excited girl
I got so hung up on you from the moment that we met
That no matter how I try, I can't keep the tears
From running down my face
I'm all alone at my place

You didn't try to call me, why didn't ya try, didn't ya try?
Didn't ya know I was lonely?
Why didn't ya try, didn't ya try, didn't ya know I was lonely?
I stayed home all afternoon man
I was working on my car, I fixed the upholstery
I fixed the seat so it would tilt back
We were going to go to the drive-in and you didn't call me man
I waited, it was Friday night, I remember now
It was nine o'clock and I was sitting on home
I was still watching television and ya didn't try to call me
We'd been going steady for six weeks and I thought you were my
teenage prill
I thought you were my teenangel man
But you didn't call me
I dig ya so much man, why didn't ya call me
If you could have seen me in the afternoon
I was hung up, I even washed the car
I, I reprimered the right front fender man
We were gonna go, we were gonna go out
And get some root beer afterwards man
And I was gonna show everybody my new carburettor
And ya didn't try to call me

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Michael Engh

The one verse "I reprimered the right front fender, man" has been stuck in my head for 40 years and going strong

I stayed home all afternoon, man
I was working on my car
I fixed the upholstery
I fixed the seat so it would tilt back
We were going to go to the drive-in
And you didn't call me, man
I waited, it was Friday night, I remember, man
It was nine o'clock and I was sitting on home
I was still watching television and you didn't try to call me
We'd been going steady for six weeks
And . . . I thought you were my teen-age thrill
I thought you were my teen angel, man
But you didn't call me
I dig you so much, man, why didn't you call me
If you could have seen me in the afternoon
I was hung up, I even washed the car
I, I reprimered the right front fender, man



All comments from YouTube:

54markl

This should have been a #1 hit with a bullet, seriously.

CranBuried Saul

54markl With a Bullet !!! On The Charts!!!!

Joseph Ancion

Can we all agree that the bass on the album is really forward for 1966 ?

Michael Engh

The one verse "I reprimered the right front fender, man" has been stuck in my head for 40 years and going strong

I stayed home all afternoon, man
I was working on my car
I fixed the upholstery
I fixed the seat so it would tilt back
We were going to go to the drive-in
And you didn't call me, man
I waited, it was Friday night, I remember, man
It was nine o'clock and I was sitting on home
I was still watching television and you didn't try to call me
We'd been going steady for six weeks
And . . . I thought you were my teen-age thrill
I thought you were my teen angel, man
But you didn't call me
I dig you so much, man, why didn't you call me
If you could have seen me in the afternoon
I was hung up, I even washed the car
I, I reprimered the right front fender, man

backpages98

LMAO that's the same lyric out of that portion that has always stuck with me too, Frank was a genius lyricist

54markl

LOL, this is like a Turtles song! No wonder the actual Turtles actually joined the band later.

crescentfreshbret

54markl The Turtles’ manager actually offered to manage the Mothers with the promise that he could make them as big as the Turtles (they declined). His offer is quoted in the liner notes of Freak Out!

Christopher Ford

I grew up in the 80s and 90s and Zappa helped me through my adolescents and yes learn to laugh at myself, I love you Frank

Marc Chevalier

Same here, i'm at this very moment 17 years old and Zappa taught me how to laugh at myself, laugh at love and stuffs like that he helps me a lot thanks Frank !

WytZox1

I broke up with my senior year prom date weeks before the prom because she'd stood me up twice with lame excuses on 2 Saturday nights that we were supposed to get together. So why did I cancel our prom date? Because on those 2 previous weekends SHE DIDN'T TRY TO CALL ME! ☺

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