Baby Snakes (The Track)

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Lyrics

Sheik Yerbouti Version
Baby Snakes
Late at night is when they come out
Baby Snakes
Sure you know what I'm talkin' about
Pink 'n wet
They make the best kinda pet
Baby
Baby
Snakes

I looked around
An' there's a couple right near me
Baby Snakes
Maybe I think they can probably hear me
Pink 'n wet
I'll take all I can get
Baby
Baby
Baby Sna-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-kes, Yeah

They live in a ho-ho-ho-ho-hole
(Tiny hole)
That is usually empty
(Usually empty; tiny too)
They live by a co-co-a-co-a-co-co-a-code
(Dit dit dit dit)
(Dit dit dit dit)
(Dit dit dit dit)
(Dit dit dit dit)
That is usually SMPTE
Which stands for
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers
But maybe I think
That is what keeps them in sync
They're wet 'n they're pink
I think I'll give 'em a, give 'em a,
Give 'em a drink

Baby Sna-a-a-a-a-akesss

Baby Snakes (The Film) Version
Warren: Tonight though I, I tell you one thing ...'bout these New York crowds ...some of 'em ...they, they get too carried away, you know, because they think Frank Zappa is such a ...a mad man, you know, they come here to ...to see him go crazy or something, you know ...they don't realize that it's ...there's notes involved, you know ...I told you the first time I met you ...you remember that, what I said?
FZ: You wanna be in the band?
Warren: No! ...Well ...I, I wouldn't do that, man, I would try out for your band ...but I wouldn't ...
FZ: I'll try ya out
Warren: I don't sing ...I'd do anything, you see ...
FZ: What d'you mean you don't sing?
Warren: I don't sing
FZ: I've heard you singing, you can sing...sing something ...Sing "Baby Snakes"

Baby Snakes
Late at night is when they come out
Baby Snakes
Sure you know what I'm talkin' about
Pink 'n wet
They make the best kinda pet
Baby
Baby
Snakes

I looked around
An' there's a couple right near me
Baby Snakes
Maybe I think they can probably hear me
Pink 'n wet
I'll take all I can get
Baby
Baby
Baby Sna-a-a-a-a-a-akes,
Yeah

They live in a ho-ho-ho-ho-hole
(Tiny hole)
That is usually empty
(Usually empty; tiny too)
They live by a co-co-a-co-a-co-co-a-code
(Dit dit dit dit)
(Dit dit dit dit)
(Dit dit dit dit)
(Dit dit dit dit)
That is usually SMPTE
Which stands for
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers
But maybe I think
That is what keeps them in sync
They're wet 'n they're pink
I think I'll give 'em a, give 'em a,
Give 'em a drink

Baby Sna-a-a-a-a-a-akes

Players On This Song

Records In Which This Song Has Appeared

Singles

  • Bobby Brown (02:50) / Baby Snakes (01:51) - Frank Zappa (1979)
  • Dancin' Fool (disco mix) (06:21) / Baby Snakes (01:51) - Frank Zappa (1979)
  • Dancin' Fool (03:44) / Baby Snakes (01:51) - Frank Zappa (1979)

Zappa Albums

In order of recording

Tributes & Cover Albums

Notes About This Song

It would seem plausible as a metaphor for the clitoris.

CC Clues In This Song