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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:49 am 
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I was looking up Advance Romance lyrics the other day and I noticed just about all the lyric servers have this ..

Potato-head Bobby was a friend of mine
He opened three of his eyes in the food stamp line
He opened four of his eyes in the food stamp line
He opened five of his eyes in the food stamp line
He opened six of his eyes in the food stamp line


I used to listen to Bongo Fury over and over, and I heard

"Opened three of his eyes and the fool's still blind"
"Opened four of his eyes and the fool's still blind"
...

The "food stamp line" makes no sense at all .. even with the kind of sense Beefheart and Zappa made!!

What do you all think? I just can't get the food stamp line thing..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:35 pm 
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I've always heard food stamp line, and I believe that's what it is. I'm sure that it means something, but what, I dunno. Some people still think that "Manny de camper wants some white gas", but no, he wants white fish.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:48 pm 
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jjb wrote:
The "food stamp line" makes no sense at all .. even with the kind of sense Beefheart and Zappa made!!

why does it have to make sense?

the lyrics

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:17 pm 
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Apparently Bobby was in need of public assistance and potatoes can have many eyes so it's conceivable that he could have opened multiple eyes while he was waiting to get his food stamps. Makes perfect sense.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:43 pm 
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And I got to thinking....if that one doesn't make sense, a couple of the other songs on Bongo Fury don't either.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:13 pm 
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KillUgly wrote:
Apparently Bobby was in need of public assistance and potatoes can have many eyes so it's conceivable that he could have opened multiple eyes while he was waiting to get his food stamps. Makes perfect sense.

You're right. What idiocy was I wallowing in? The reference was probably in celebration of the nationwide expansion of the food stamp program in late '74.

There is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of gods grey
Earth as that prince of foods... the muffin!


Great?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:03 pm 
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jjb wrote:
KillUgly wrote:
Apparently Bobby was in need of public assistance and potatoes can have many eyes so it's conceivable that he could have opened multiple eyes while he was waiting to get his food stamps. Makes perfect sense.

You're right. What idiocy was I wallowing in? The reference was probably in celebration of the nationwide expansion of the food stamp program in late '74.

There is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of gods grey
Earth as that prince of foods... the muffin!


Great?

Well jjb, you did more research than I did, but there you go. 8) No idiocy, FZ (and CB) makes you think and question things in a different way and that is a very good thing.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:29 pm 
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jjb wrote:
I was looking up Advance Romance lyrics the other day and I noticed just about all the lyric servers have this ..

Potato-head Bobby was a friend of mine
He opened three of his eyes in the food stamp line
He opened four of his eyes in the food stamp line
He opened five of his eyes in the food stamp line
He opened six of his eyes in the food stamp line


I used to listen to Bongo Fury over and over, and I heard

"Opened three of his eyes and the fool's still blind"
"Opened four of his eyes and the fool's still blind"
...

The "food stamp line" makes no sense at all .. even with the kind of sense Beefheart and Zappa made!!

What do you all think? I just can't get the food stamp line thing..

Well I'll be hornswoggled and dipped in turds!!!
I've been listening to this album since it first came out and always thought they said:

Potato - head Bobby was a friend of mine
Over three of his eyes in the food stamp line
Over four of his eyes in the food stamp line
Over five of his eyes in the food stamp line
Over six of his eyes in the food stamp line

Amazing, after all this time you can still learn something new.

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ReetyAwrighty wrote:
Amazing, after all this time you can still learn something new.
just another link: information is not knowledge - lyrics and all

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