Vision d’Eternité ?

It was the blackest night

There was no moon in sight

You know the stars ain’t shinin’

’cause the sky’s too tight

I heard the scarey wind

I seen some ugly trees

There was a werewolf honkin’

’long the side of me

I’m mean ’n I’m bad, y’know I ain’t no sissy

Got a big-titty girly by the name of chrissy

Talkin’ about her ’n my bike ’n me…

’n this ride up the mountain of mystery, mystery

I noticed even the crickets

Was actin’ weird up here

And so I figured I might

Just drink a little beer

I said, « gimme summa that what yer suckin’ on… »

But there was no reply

’cause she was gone…

« where’s those titties that I like so well

’n my goddamn beer! »

Is what I started to yell, then I heard this noise

Like a crunchin’ twig, ’n up jumped the devil…he’s about this big…

He had a red suit on

An’ a widow’s peak

An’ then a pointed tail

’n like a sulphur reek

Yes, it was him awright

I sweared I knowed it was

He had some human flesh

Stuck underneath his claws

You know it looked to me

Like it was titty skin

I said, « you sonofabitch! »

’cause I was mad at him,

Well he just got out his floss

’n started cleanin’ his fang

So I shot him with my shooter

Said: bang bang bang

Then the sucker just laughed ’n said, « put it away…

You know, I ate her all up…now what you

Gonna say?  »

You ate my chrissy? « titties ’n all! »

Well, what about the beer then, boy? « were the cans

This tall?  »

Even her boots? « would I lie to you?  »

Shit, you musta been hungry! « yes, this is true. »

Well don’t they pay you good for the

Stuff that you do?

« well, you know, I can’t complain when the checks come through… »

Well I want my chrissy, ’n I want my beer

So you just barf it back up now, devil,

Do you hear?

« blow it out your ass, motorcycle man! I mean, I am the devil,

Do you understand? just what will you give me

For your

Titties and beer? I suppose you noticed this little

Contract here… » yer goddam right, you son-of-a-whore,

« don’t call me that »

That’s about the only reason

…gimme that paper…bet yer ass I’ll sign…

’cause I need a beer, ’n it’s titty-squeezin’ time

« man, you can’t fool me…you ain’t that bad…

I mean you shoulda seen some of the souls I had…

Why there was milhous nixon ’n agnew, too…

’n both of those suckers was worse ’n you… »

Well, let’s make a deal if you think that’s true

I mean, you’re the devil, so whatcha gonna do?

(improvised dialog)

« wait a minute…a tinge of doubt crosses my mind…when you say…

That you want to make a deal with me… »

« that’s very, very true

I’m only interested in two things

« yeah?  »

See if you can guess what they are »

« i would think…uh…let’s see, maybe stravinsky… »

« i’ll give you two clues. let go of your pickle »

« what?  »

« let go of your pickle! »

« i’m not holding my pickle »

« well, who’s holding your pickle then?  »

« i don’t know…she’s out in the audience…

Hey dale, would you like to come up here and hold

My pickle to satisfy this weird man out on the stage?  »

« i’m only interested in two things, and that’s

Titties and beer

You know what I mean?

« what?  »

Titties and beer

Titties and beer

Titties and beer

Titties and beer

Titties and beer

Titties and beer

Titties and beer! »

Titties and beer! »

« i don’t know if you’re the right guy?  »

Titties and beer! »

Titties and beer! »

« no! don’t sign it! give me time to think…

I mean hold on a second boy, ’cause that’s magic ink! »

And then the devil let go of his pickle

And out come my girl, there was her titties

Flop-floppin’…all around the world

She said « i got me three beers and a fistful of downs

And I’m gonna get ripped, so fuck, you clowns! »

Then she gave us the finger, it was rigid and stiff

That’s when the devil, he farted

And she went right over the cliff!

The devil was mad, I took off to my pad

I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?

I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?

I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?

I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?

I swear I do declare, how did she get back there?

St Frank Zappa, 1977

Old par Rodia le 27 Août 2003