Wednesday, March 22, 2006

"I am the Slime"

I'm The Slime
by Frank Zappa
I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little had changed
I am the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I am the slime oozin' out
From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't got for help...no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks..
Don't touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livin'room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go

5 comments:

Jeremy said...

Amen! Everyone should read Orwell's 1984, and then throw their telescreens away.

Weekend Fisher said...

And now I've got Zappa's tune stuck in my head.

Josh S. said...

That's great.

jazztheo said...

about six months ago my wife and I removed the television from our family room. We now sit and talk, play cards, wrestle with our kids...we now recognize each other. Now that they slime is gone our family room--is a family room!

Douglas Groothuis said...

Without television, we might discover that we are humans after all.