Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top lyrics

Song information

Artist: Frank Zappa
Album: Bongo Fury


Frank zappa (lead guitar, vocals)
Captain beefheart (harp, vocals)
George duke (keyboards, vocals)
Napoleon murphy brock (saxophone, vocals)
Bruce fowler (trombone)
Tom fowler (bass)
Denny walley (slide guitar, vocals)
Terry bozzio (drums)

Sam with the showing scalp flat top
Particular about the point it made
Why, when I was knee-high to a grasshopper
This black juice came out on a hard shelf
Called that 'tobacco juice'
I used to fiddle with my back feet music for a black onyx
My black tarred
Room absorbed every echo.
The music was.. thud like. the music was.. thud like
I usually played such things as roughneckin thug

Opaque melodies that would bug most people
Music from the other side of the fence
A black swan figurine lay on all color lily pads
On a little conglomeration table of pressed black felt
With same color shadows, and seamed(?) knobbed knees, and what-nots
The long hallway rolled out into oddball odd
Beside the fly-pecked black doorway
That looked closed on the tar-lattice street
Up a wrought iron fire escape
Rolled out a tiny wooden platform with
Dark, hard, dark rubber wheels
Roll, skreek! roll, skreek! roll, skreek!
Sam with the showing scalp flat top
Particular about the point it made

Sam was a basket case!

A hardened dark ivory clip held.. saleable everyday pencils
I wish I had a pair 'o bongos!
Bongo fury! bongo fury!
Oowwwww! bongo fury!
Bongo fury! bongo fury!