Carol, You Fool

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Oh Carol!
Oh Carol!


You was a fool
Carol, you fool
You was a fool
Carol, you fool


Carol, you fool
Don't you know you're crazy
He won't be true
But your mind's a little hazy
He'll break your heart
Don't let it start
But if you think it's better
Go ahead and buy 'm a sweater


Carol, you fool
You think you got it so bad
(Thank you!)
Tryin' to steel some money
Just to get some more of what you had
And he's got the dog
And he has no log
No, he won't come back
So put away your black-jack


You wanna try
(You wanna try)
To rob some Mexican guy
(To rob a Mexican guy)
Beat him on the head
(Oh, you beat him on his head)
Maybe make him dead
(You just might make him dead)
Just so you can fly
(Oh, you wanna fly)
From Pittsburgh out to see him
(You said you really gotta see him)
Carol, you're a foolish fool
(Carol, oh-oh, girl!)
You don't really need him


Carol Carol
Carol Carol
Fool Fool
Fool
Carol, you fool


You wanna try
(You say that you wanna try)
(To rob some Mexican guy)
To rob some Mexican guy
(To rob a Mexican guy)
(You wanna beat him on his head)
Beat him on the head
(Please, don't beat him on his head, girl)
(But they wanna make him dead
and he wants me to ...)
Maybe make him dead
(You just might make him dead)
Just so you can fly
(You say you gotta gotta fly)
From Pittsburgh out to see him
(Ooh, you really gotta see him)
Carol, you're a foolish fool
(Carol, oh-oh, girl!)
You don't really need him


Carol, you fool
I think you better try again
Carol, you fool
Don't wanna see you cry again
He's gone away
What can you say?
Carol, you fool
You'll meet another engineer


You was a fool
(Car, Carol, you fool)
Carol, you fool
(Carol, you foolish girl)
You was a fool
(Oh Carol, you ah ah ah...)
Carol, you fool
(Carol, you foolish, foolish girl)
You was a fool
(Oh Carol, you fool)
Carol, you fool
YOU!

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From the 2003 Mark Pinske Mix interview

Pinske: ...that song I told you about that was written about me called, "Carrie, You Fool." A notation on there about when Frank was telling the audience about--I think it was August in '84, when he was telling the audience about what the song was about. He was giving them the story. It was kind of funny. He explains that the song was about Mark

Pinske in there. I found that kind of funny.

Mix: It's about a girl who wants to follow the band to the next gig, and Frank sings, "You'll find another engineer?"

Pinske: Yeah. "You'll find another engineer someday."Actually, the girl named Carrie Mellon in Pittsburg. Carol Mellon washer name, and Frank introduced me to her--actually, we were at this hotel in Pittsburgh, and Frank called me down to have a drink with him,and I went down there and he was talking to the manager. So we couldn't go up to Frank's suite because the manager working the hotel couldn't go there, so he asked the girl if there might be somebody that she knew that we could just go out and have a drink with her, have a date with,you know. So she called up Carrie and said, "Oh, yeah, Frank Zappa and me and his sound man are coming over to pick you up," and Carrie just said, "Oh, yeah, sure, right. Frank Zappa, right." So we pulled up in front of her house with a limo. [Laughing.] Which was pretty funny. And we just went out and did a few things, and then Frank kind of wrote a song about this girl. [Laughs.] And the events that happened that night. Later on, she bought me a cashmere sweater. And she wanted to steal some money from this Mexican guy. She got to be kind of a little problem, later. Nonetheless--I realized then for the first time in my life that a lot of Frank's songs were actually true stories about--

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