I'm The Slime

Album: Dupree's Paradise (1974)
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  • 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 go 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 livingroom floor
    I am the slime from your video

    Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go Writer/s: Frank Vincent Zappa
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Klemen from Podčetrtek, SloveniaFZ:
    "...I wanted to put some back-up singers on the thing, and the road manager who was with us at the time checked into it and said, 'well, why don't you just use the Ikettes?' I said, ''I can get the Ikettes?'' and he said ''Sure''....http://frankzapppa.blogspot.com/2014/02/tina-turner-is-singing-with-frank-zappa.html
  • Natu from Addis Ababa, EthiopiaGreat song...
  • Thomas from Somerville, AlFrank was one of the most talented and knowlegable musicians of the century. His music was a fusion of Rock, Jazz, Blues and Gospel. His lyrics sometimes made no sense which is what added to his appeal. His undying conviction to not be mainstream is one of the reasons he had such an underground following. I've never heard a Frank Zappa song that was'nt full of energy and genious. Long Live Zap!!
  • Nick from Detroit, MiZappa actually played this song for one of his appearances on SNL.
  • John from Toledo, OhSinging background vocals on this are the Ikettes with Tina Turner.Ike Turner told Zappa not to pay them anymore than what he was paying them at the time,which was only about $15.00 per session.
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