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 Post subject: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:54 am 
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Tiny bits of literary poetical pearls penned by Zappa:

Fuck all them writers with the pen in their hand
I will be more specific so they might understand
They can all kiss my ass
But because it's so grand
They best just stay away
Hey, hey, hey

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:21 am 
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looks to me like something funny is going on around here,
people laughin' 'n' dancin' 'n' payin' entirely too much for their beer

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
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And if you don't know by now,
The truth of what I'm tellin' you,
Then, surely I have failed somehow—
Surely I have failed somehow
Surely I have failed somehow

And Jesus will think I'm a jerk, just like you—
If you let those TV Preachers
Make a monkey out of you!

I said:
"Jesus will think you're a jerk"
And it would be true!

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:40 am 
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I know someday I will never,
I'll never go out on the road again, oh, yeah . . .
I know someday I will never,
I ain't gonna roam the countryside
No more
I'm gonna hang up them ol' Holiday Inns, yeah
And heal my knees up,
From when I was doin' it on the floor

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:10 pm 
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I'll take a drive to BEVERLY HILLS
Just before dawn
An' knock the little jockeys
Off the rich people's lawn
An' before they get up
I'll be gone, I'll be gone
Before they get up
I'll be knocking the jockeys off the lawn
Down in the dew

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:44 am 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Tiny bits of literary poetical pearls penned by Zappa:

Fuck all them writers with the pen in their hand
I will be more specific so they might understand
They can all kiss my ass
But because it's so grand
They best just stay away
Hey, hey, hey


That's not a poem, it's rhyming couplets and very much like a limerick. Have you ever read any poetry that doesn't involve naked teenage ladyboys.

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:45 am 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
I'll take a drive to BEVERLY HILLS
Just before dawn
An' knock the little jockeys
Off the rich people's lawn
An' before they get up
I'll be gone, I'll be gone
Before they get up
I'll be knocking the jockeys off the lawn
Down in the dew


Again, not a poem dickfart.

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:08 am 
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Someone here obviously has a very shallow concept of what poetry is...

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:07 pm 
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Fuck me, you ugly son of a bitch
You ugly son of a bitch,
Fuck me, you ugly son of a bitch,
You ugly son of a bitch,
Stick it out,
Stick out your hot curly weenie,
Stick it out,
Stick out your hot curly weenie,
Weenie, weenie, weenie, weenie,
Make it go fast,
In and out,
Make it go fast,
In and out,
Until it squirts, squirts, squirts, squirts,
FIRE!
FIRE!

I'm not sure, but I think he did this one in iambic pentameter or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
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"L.A. Night Piece" by Vincent Beldon (aka FZ)

Three vatos:
Fantastic hair
Cuffless khakis
Many-thins belts . . .
They still remember Johnny Ace . . .
Fat wallets:
Clippings about Little Julian Herrera's trial
Canvas bags:
King Konk jars
A warm can of A.B.C.
Dirty underwear
A rosary
A dozen Trojans
Three joints in a Luckies pack with no cellophane

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
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Here they are, the brokenhearted
The incomplete women with no assholes
They've never farted.

8)

For bonus points: From which two tracks does the above borrow?


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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:10 am 
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And if a forest grows up
From the dirt on the floor,
That the frog with the satchel
Had just dumped beside the door
You're just starting to get worried,
You ain't going out no more

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:39 am 
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Something about this always struck me as really clever:

Went to buy some cheap detergent
some emergent
nation got my load

A lot of Frank's vocal songs contain some seriously imaginative turns of phrase, considering that he referred to his own lyrics as "stupid." That opinion is dashed by "Pygmy Twylyte" alone. And then there's the stuff that's cathartic (I can't think of a less faggy word at the moment) because nobody else has ever sung it, so you're glad someone, at least, has inflicted it on many listeners:

Ever tell your kids
you're glad that they can think?
Ever say you loved 'em?
Ever let 'em watch you drink?


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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:47 am 
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ChrisF wrote:
And then there's the stuff that's cathartic (I can't think of a less faggy word at the moment) because nobody else has ever sung it, so you're glad someone, at least, has inflicted it on many listeners:

oh cool, you opted for the word faggy
AND used it to discredit the word cathartic.

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
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lapsed maps wrote:
oh cool, you opted for the word faggy
AND used it to discredit the word cathartic.


Good lyrics you've got there!


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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
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ChrisF wrote:
lapsed maps wrote:
oh cool, you opted for the word faggy
AND used it to discredit the word cathartic.


Good lyrics you've got there!

Whatever you do, don't ask him to hum a few bars!

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
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ChrisF wrote:
lapsed maps wrote:
oh cool, you opted for the word faggy
AND used it to discredit the word cathartic.


Good lyrics you've got there!

meh.
looking back... i find them to be quite dikey.

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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
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lapsed maps wrote:
looking back... i find them to be quite dikey.


Good point. Dikes can't rhyme.


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 Post subject: Re: Zappoetry
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:07 am 
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ah, i love an old proverb!

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