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Rank this week: 26 (↑48)
Duration: 3:15 
Release Date: 1981  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Frank Zappa (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Frank Zappa (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Frank Zappa (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Barking Pumpkin/Rykodisc (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Munchkin Music Co. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #430282161 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Keywords: 'GOLDEN RULE', 'NUMBER 2', ARABS, BIBLE, BILLY GRAHAM, CORRUPTION, EVANGELICALS, GREED, MONEY, RELIGION, WASHINGTON 
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  • The date listed (1981) refers to the album release date and not necessarily to when a song was written. A self-censored version of the song was performed on Saturday Night Live in October of 1978. That was the episode that got Zappa banned for life from SNL for ad-libbing and generally fooling around on live TV. (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Some take the Bible
    For what it's worth
    When it says that the meek
    Shall inherit the Earth
    Well, I heard that some sheik
    Has bought New Jersey last week
    'N you suckers ain't gettin' nothin'

    Is Hare Rama really wrong
    If you wander around
    With a napkin on
    With a bell on a stick
    An' your hair is all gone...
    (The geek shall inherit nothin')

    You say yer life's a bum deal
    'N yer up against the wall...
    Well, people, you ain't even got no kinda
    Deal at all
    'Cause what they do
    In Washington
    They just takes care
    of NUMBER ONE
    An' NUMBER ONE ain't YOU
    You ain't even NUMBER TWO

    Those Jesus Freaks
    Well, they're friendly but
    The s**t they believe
    Has got their minds all shut
    An' they don't even care
    When the church takes a cut
    Ain't it bleak when you got so much nothin'
    (So whaddya do)
    Eat that pork
    Eat that ham
    Laugh till ya choke
    On Billy Graham
    Moses, Aaron 'n Abraham...
    They're all a waste of time
    'N it's yer ass that's on the line
    (IT'S YER ASS THAT'S ON THE LINE)

    Do what you wanna
    Do what you will
    Just don't mess up
    Your neighbor's thrill
    'N when you pay the bill
    Kindly leave a little tip
    And help the next poor sucker
    On his one way trip. . .
    SOME TAKE THE BIBLE. . .
    (Aw gimme a half a dozen for the hotel room!)
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
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    Current Rating 9.5 (1 vote)
    Played on 3 shows:
    01-15-12, #MMS-15112-08-07, #MMS-101
    01-06-12, #MMDT20_12-01
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