Frank Zappa – Brown Shoes Don’t Make It

Frank was the first to use satire to comment on the hypocrisy of society. He identified the way it was one rule for the people at the top and one rule for everyone else – that the moral stance was a veneer.

He talked about the leaders being sexually perverse while projecting a moral stance.

How right he was. The sex scandals have revealed some of the seamier side of these supposedly moral pillars of society.

They are depraved and exploit their position to abuse.

The elite live a life of luxury, with a two-faced lifestyle, while the poor live a life of drudgery and get blamed for immorality.

“Brown Shoes Don’t Make It”

Brown shoes don’t make it
Brown Shoes don’t make it
Quit school, why fake it
Brown shoes don’t make itTV dinner by the pool
Watch your brother grow a beard
Got another year of school
You’re okay, he’s too weird
Be a plummer
He’s a bummer
He’s a bummer every summer
Be a loyal plastic robot
For a world that doesn’t care
That’s right

Smile at every ugly
Shine on your shoes and cut your hair

Be a jerk-go to work
Be a jerk-go to work
Be a jerk-go to work
Be a jerk-go to work
Do your job, and do it right
Life’s a ball
TV tonight
Do you love it
Do you hate it
There it is
The way you made it

A world of secret hungers
Perverting the men who make your laws
Every desire is hidden away
In a drawer in a desk by a Naugahyde chair
On a rug where they walk and drool
Past the girls in the office

We see in the back
Of the City Hall mind
The dream of a girl about thirteen
Off with her clothes and into a bed
Where she tickles his fancy
All night long

His wile’s attending an orchid show
She squealed for a week to get him to go
But back in the bed his teen-age queen
Is rocking and rolling and acting obscene
Baby, baby. ..
Baby, baby. . .
Cimmie then cakes, uh!
If I do I’m gonna lose my…

And he loves it, he loves it
It curls up his toes
She wipes his fat neck
And it lights up his nose
But he cannot be fooled
Old City Hall Fred
She’s nasty, she’s nasty
She digs it in bed
That’s right

Do it again, ha
And do it some more
Hey, that does it, by golly
And she’s nasty for sure
Nasty nasty nasty
Nasty nasty nasty
Only thirteen, and she knows how to nasty

She’s a dirty young mind, corrupted
Corroded
Well she’s thirteen today
And I hear she gets loaded

If she were my daughter, I’d…
What would you do, Frankie?
If she were my daughter, I’d …
What would you do, Frankie?
Check this out
Smother my daughter in chocolate syrup
And strap her on again, oh baby
Smother that girl in chocolate syrup
And strap her on again, oh baby
She’s my teen-age baby
She turns me on
I’d like to make her do a nasty
On the White House lawn
Smother my daughter in chocolate syrup
And boogie ’till the cows come home

Time to go home
Madge is on the phone
Got to meet the Gurney’s and a dozen gray attorneys
TV dinner by the pool
I’m so glad I finished school
Life is such a ball
I run the world from City Hall

2 thoughts on “Frank Zappa – Brown Shoes Don’t Make It

  1. What complete nonsense. Are you one of these hippy-types that thinks nothing happened before 1965, when the first spliff was rolled? Seems very much like it. Whatever gave you that idea that Frank was the first? You’re only at least some 400 years out.
    Try again.

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