Every line in this song seems dirty, but pays off with a wholesome finisher:
How's your hole... family? How's your dick... tation machine? Take your pants down... to the cleaners today. Won't you do my ass... trological chart? Suck on a stiff cock... tail with me.
Said Peters: "Remember like in the third grade you'd feel like you were getting away with something when you'd goof around an pause mid-sentence, making it sound like you were saying something really naughty? Then a second or two later you would finish the sentence and it would be completely harmless and sort of silly? I did it all the time."
Red Peters is a musical comedian whose real name is Douglas Stevens. Some of his other songs include "A Ballad of a Dog Named Stains" and "You Ain't Getting S--t For Christmas." His songs have a following among radio hosts, including Howard Stern, who has had him on as a guest.
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."