Saturday, 20 June 2009

Dancin' Fool


In the mid 60s "Freak Out", a double album, snuck onto the charts. It was the debut of Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. The band has gone through considerable changes throughout the years and included such muscians as jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and singers Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan from the Turtles who used the stage names "The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie". Dancin Fool is from yet another incarnation of the Mothers and off 1979's Sheik Yerbouti . The song is Zappa's commentary on the-then disco scene



Dont know much about dancin
Thats why I got this song
One of my legs is shorter than the other
and both my feets too long
course now right along with em
I got no natural rhythm
But I go dancin every night
Hopin one day I might get it right
Im a dancin fool, Im aDancin fool
I hear that beat;
I jump outa my seat,
But I can't compete,
cause Im aDancin fool, Im aDancin fool
The disco folks all dressed up
Like theys fit to kill
I walk on in and see em there
Gonna give them all a thrill
When they see me comin
They all steps aside
They has a fit while I commit
My social suicide,
Im aDancin fool, Im aDancin fool
The beat goes on
And Im so wrong
The beat goes on
And Im so wrong
The beat goes on
and Im so wrong
The beat goes on and Im so wrong
The beat goes on
and Im so wrong
I may be totally wrong,
but Im aDancin fool,
Im aDancin fool
Youwsa, youwsa, youwsaI got it all together now
With my very own disco clothes, hey!
My shirts half open, to show you my chains
and the spoon for up my nose
I am really somethin
Thats what you'd probly say
So smoke your little smoke
Drink your little drink
While I dance the night away,
Im aDancin fool, Im aDancin fool, (etc., etc.)
I may be totally wrong,
but Im a
I may be totally wrong, but Im a
I may be totally wrong, but Im a
Fool-uh!
Hey darlin...can I buy ya a drink?
Lookin for mister goodbar?
here he is...
Wait a minute...Ive got it...youre an italian!
Hah? Yer jewish?
Love your nails...you must be a libra...
Your place or mine?

7 comments:

Me-Me King said...

Were we separated at birth? Maybe not, but our taste in music definitely runs along the same path.

Good, googly, moogly!

nonamedufus said...

Me-Me: Wow, you've got great taste!

LOBO said...

Don't forget Frank worked with a little know guitarist named Steve Vai too.

Frank was a sick, sick genius. I miss him dearly.

LOBO said...

I would keep an eye on this youtube though. Every time I put up Zappa material, the Zappa Family Trust has it removed within a few weeks.

nonamedufus said...

He was amazing.

nonamedufus said...

Oops, too late. I don't know when You Tube dropped it though. I posted it 3 years ago. Too bad. Great tune.

nonamedufus said...

Just replaced the vid with another version. Saw you linked this to Facebook.

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