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Zoot Suit Riot 20Th Anniversary
January 2017

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Well with bloodshot eyes
I’m finally broke
I feel like I just had a stroke
We made a stain
She said my name
I drank a thousand beers for that dame
Now we’re the couple in the corner
Tying up our tongues to the percolating
Rhythm of the big bass drum
She said no jack don’t you go back
No jack don’t you go back
So we hit the floor
Slicked up to the nines
And I tell you there will be
No mercy for swine

I’m swingin’ on the chandelier
Drowin’ in a thousand beers
I’ve got it down to an art
Lonely sex with a desperate heart
Is the way to get over someone
Just to get under someone else?
And show them no mercy
No mercy for swine

Momma married a big asshole, whiskey bottles on the floor
He just keeps on watchin’ T.V. stepchild tired of being poor
Kitchen smells like rotten garbage
I can’t chew my food my face is sore
Momma didn’t come home last evening
Neighbors say that she’s a whore
Some folks never want for nothin’
I’m a worn out hand me down
Stupid rich kid gets me angry
Lord I’m gonna cut him down
Now I’m grown up same old story
At 21 I fell in love
She left me just like the others
Jesus why’d you curse my love?

Drunk daddy broke my fingers
Drunk daddy done kicked my head
Drunk daddy smashed my sister
Turned my whole world red (blood red)

I haul the burden for the high and mighty
But I’m the top hat Devil’s son
I got the luck of the drunk, try an’ nail me
I’m the bullseye — aim your gun
Yesterday they shook your hand boy
Now they’re gonna stab your back
I can hear their sickening laughter
Sneakin’ like a Siamese cat
Back stage in the club bathroom
A graven image on the wall
I’m about to get my vengeance
Lights go down in the hall
You gotta move fast to beat the devil
You arm is too short to box with God
Big shadow in the doorway
He’s not going to spare the rod (so get out)

Drunk daddy broke my fingers
Drunk daddy done kicked my head
Drunk daddy smashed my sister
Turned my whole world red (blood red)

No pennies from heaven, no pennies in my hand
Think your drinkin’ wine dad it’s blood of the lamb
That’s no way to treat your son now is it Abraham
After he busted his ass for you
You’ve never known hunger, never took a risk
Though you know you should, you know you’d never
Raise a fist
If the boss asked you to jump you know
You’d find the nearest cliff
That man talks down to you
And you talk down to me too now

Master and Slave in equal parts
Split down the middle drinkin’ doubles at the bar
Master and Slave God bless you both
I got two for the price of one
(Such a deal for your only son)

When will this tension be all over
For fallen sons and fathers too
I’m down to my last dime
No faith in mankind
C’mon let’s swing into the groove

Like Jack Horner backed up in a corner
But I never saw a slice of no pie
Too busy standin’ in line
Just waitin’ for bread
But the father he walks the water
He ain’t never tossed a nickel to his son
Ain’t I your prodigal boy?
Ain’t I your pride and joy?

Friends and Romans I’m your brother
I’m scratchin’ to hang on
The pursuit of happiness is just a carpetbagger’s con
When a can of pork and beans could change my attitude
You won’t give it up but I coulda been you
While the masters and slaves scratch
For pieces of the dream
For purple mountain majesties
Whatever the hell that means
They give up on each other
And that’s the way they get ahead
But I can still see the stars
Through these red, white, and blue prison bars

Master and Slave in equal parts
Split down the middle drinkin’ doubles at the bar
Master and Slave God bless you both
I got two for the price of one
(Such a deal for your only son)

A bum was in my trash
He’s pickin’ out all the cans firewater burnin’ up his poor swollen glands
The Lysol and Listerine
It went to his head
He eats boot black rotted on a piece of white bread
He did the Pink the Pink Elephant
Blinded by the sauce you know I’d rather stay bent

Sleazy P. Martini ran the Pink Elephant
With hot-pink curtains where the sloe gin decants
A shave and a haircut knock knock
Would for sure get you in to see
The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies play the lampshades we’re zebra skin
We did the Pink the Pink Elephant
Blinded by the sauce you know I’d rather stay bent

My mouth is like a circus but I’m always in debt
I’d never pass the bar unless I thought it was wet
But that’s the way they sucker me to my final dissolve
‘Cause if you set’em up I’m drinkin’ em down
I did the Pink the Pink Elephant
Blinded by the sauce you know I’d rather stay bent

8 ball in the pocket with a voodoo man
You can’t trust him ‘cause he’s never alone
Then he’ll start talkin’ chicken shit
And grab you fuzzy dice
That’s when my hounds begin to howl
That’s when my dog begins to growl
Don’t be shy and take off your towel
And get to slammin’

Dr. Bones Dr. Bones Dr. Bones
I loves you Dr. Bones
Shake shake shake, shake and rattle
Rattle them Dr. Bones
Come on and shake shake shake and rattle
Rattle them Dr. Bones

He’ll get sniffin’ when your fish is gashed
He likes you best when you banana’s mashed
He’s only happy with your girlfriend’s pie
And his bony fingers up your ass
He’s breakin’ eggs all over the place
Don’t tell me you’re my friend
Just get the fuck out of my face
You got me pukin’ in the kitchen sink
I’ve lost my baby and I’ve had too much to drink

Shake shake shake, shake and rattle
Rattle them Dr. Bones
Come on and shake shake shake and rattle
Rattle them Dr. Bones

She was a woman of mystery
And what she wanted I could not see
A three-year trip on the dragon
Until the clinic had to get me clean
We were a party and always drunk
Before I knew it the wreckage sunk
Shake, trip, shimmy and we’d do the bump
Everybody swingin’ to the Brown Derby Jump

The beautiful life is always damned
You gotta fall in o the quicksand
A deadly kiss from a temptress can serve
To make a truly wayward man
She’s not a talker her teeth are fixed
But she’s a looker that lives for kicks
A nightmare straight from an Otto Dix
Everybody swingin’ with the Brown Derby chicks

I’ve come a long way and now I’m me
The darkest river that meets the sea
And all those lights on the harbor seem
To be sparklin’ in bittersweet
I’m a survivor my heart is tough
I’m hangin’ in there and that’s enough
Shake, trip, shimmy and we’d do the bump
Everybody swingin’ to the Brown Derby Jump

He’s a friend to all the stars
Made a fortune selling cars
Not beyond a little sleaze
He’s Mister White Keys

Wifey loves the tanning booth
Just a little altered truth
Made America’s Who’s Who
If he could do it so could you
Sheltered in tax brackets
Higher than an angel’s cloud
Pontificates on rackets
And cheats on his wife with his pals
Once he met a musician
Shook his hand like a Soul man
Not a lot like you or me
He’s Mister White Keys

He climbs into daddy’s Benz and goes
Collecting the rents of those Welfare cheats
A lot of trouble when he tries to find the beat
He dances like a shovel with a couple left feet
He said he’d rather own the whole damn town
Than be graceful or be well-endowed
He exaggerates a bit
Foot and mouth a perfect fit
He’s the one who tried the cheese
He’s Mister White Keys

I feel sorry for the guy
I laugh when I see his shtick
All that poor bastard wanted
Was to make it with the beautiful chicks
But that don’t excuse the prick
He’s Mister White Keys
He climbs into daddy’s Benz and goes
Collecting the rents of those Welfare cheats

Hear my voice
Where you are
Take a train
Steal a car
Hop a freight
Grab a star
Come back to me

Catch a plane
Catch a breeze
On your hands
On your knees
Swim or fly only please
Come back to me

On a mule in a jet
With your hair in a net
Or a towel wringin’ wet
I don’t care
This is where
You should be
From the hills
From the shore
Ride the wind to my door
Turn highways to dust
Break the law if you must
Move the world only just
Come back to me

Have you gone to the moon
Or the corner saloon
And to rack and ruin
Mademoiselle
Where the hell
Can you be?
In a crate
In a trunk
On a horse
On a drunk
In a Rolls or a van
Wrapped in Mink or Saran
Any way that you can
Come back to me

Bring it on back

The Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-car line
Had a thing for the ladies for which he did time
He reaped a little more than he could sow
Of the pleasures the Mormons in Utah know
He could not restrain himself when he saw a nice caboose

Say Ding
Say Dong
That Ding-Dong Daddy he did sixteen women wrong

The Ding-Dong Daddy had a sensual soul
Lonely women flocked to him and he loved them all
The train went in the tunnel in the dark he proposed
The bonds of matrimony in the sweetest prose
The ladies got together and decided they’d been had
This ain’t Salt Lake and you ain’t Don Juan man
We’ve got to give you credit we was happy for a time
But you’re the Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-car line

Say Ding
Say Dong
That Ding-Dong Daddy he did sixteen women wrong

Here comes the snake and he circles your leg
He’s come to play and make your body parts shake
He comes swervin’ down your hall
It’ll feel so good when he gives it his all

He’s like a jail and you need an escape
Want you to come get a file in your cake
I know he did you wrong and I’m here to give ya
what you wanted all along
Here comes the snake

Yes, I believe but I’d rather not pray
What I believe in I’d rather not say baby
Did your God show you the door
Well, I’m here to eat your apple to the core
Here comes the snake

Who’s that whisperin’ in the trees
It’s two sailors and they’re on leave
Pipes and chains and swingin’ hands
Who’s your daddy? Yes I am
Fat cat came to play
Now he can’t run fast enough
You had best stay away
When the pushers come to shove

Zoot Suit Riot
Throw back a bottle of beer
Zoot Suit Riot
Pull a comb through your coal black hair

A whipped up jitterbuggin’ brown eyed man
A stray cat frontin’ up an eight-piece band
Cut me sammy and you’ll understand
In my veins hot music ran
You got me in a sway
And I want to swing you dove
Now you sailors know
Where your women come for love

You’re in a Zoot Suit Riot

Baby gotta quit your cryin’
About your lyin’ to your old man
Because I know, you know and he knows
I’m your Cherry Poppin’ Daddy man
I wanna give ya little taste of heaven
And he only wants to hold your hand
Because I know, you know and he knows
I’m your Cherry Poppin’ Daddy man
Good God, Cherry Poppin’ Daddy man

Yeah, lipstick is all on my collar
The fruit baby is on my vine
Well girl I’m gonna make a momma
Hoot and holler out my name

You gotta quit all your complainin’
And baby tellin’ me that I don’t know
Because I know, you know and he knows
That life is just a honkey tonk show
Can’t you hear them
Big city horns blowin’
Clear across the town
Let’s take a cake walk over to Gabriel
And blow your Cherry Poppin’ Daddy down
Oh yeah, Cherry Poppin’ Daddy down

Yeah, lipstick is all on my collar
The fruit baby is on my vine
Well girl, I’m gonna make a momma
Hoot and holler out my name

Hold dee door for ol’ high dee ho
Step to da rhythm on da ballroom floor
Tip down your glasses and give ‘em a wink
To all the flappers and the mob and Hollywood rat finks
Strut your stuff get loaded and jive
Tip tap your toes and do the Fred Astaire slide
Savor the flavor all the kittens purr
‘Just shake shake shake shake shake your little lovemaker’

Shake Shake Shake
Shake Your Lovemaker

Da blond bombshell destroyin’ men
Her blue eyes are smokey like an opium den
First she giggles and blows you a kiss
Then she’ll whisper sweet nothings like a serpent’s hiss
Broadway rhythm top hat and cane
Poppin’ eyes and flashin’ feet
Forget the 9 to 5 swastika
Just shake shake shake shake shake your little lovemaker

Shake Shake Shake
Shake Your Lovemaker.

Everything's gonna be nice and sweet When I come sweep you off your feet You won't think I'm such a creep When I change your mind I was nice and you were cold You were bored when I was bold I just want my jellies rolled When I change your mind You don't want me At least not in that way You don't want me And that drives me crazy You ignorin' hurts my pride Don't you want my pleasure ride I've got to have you by my side When I change your mind Now my foolish hear sure don't skip a beat When you haul your tired ass across the street I'd sill my soul for an airplane seat Now that I changed your mind You don't want me and that drives me crazy Cherry Poppin Daddy don't you blow your top yeah