Hungry Freaks, Daddy (1974 - South Bend)

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Lyrics

Mister America walk on by
Your schools that do not teach
Mister America walk on by
The minds that won't be reached
Mister America try to hide
The emptiness that's you inside
But once you find that the way you lied
And all the corny tricks you tried
Will not forestall the rising tide of
Hungry Freaks Daddy

They won't go afar no more
Great Mid-Western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say
What's on their minds
The left-behinds
Of the Great Society

Hungry freaks daddy

Mister America walk on by
Your supermarket dream
Mister America walk on by
The liquor store supreme
Mister America try to hide
The product of your savage pride
The useful minds that it denied
The day you shrugged and stepped aside
You saw their clothes and then you cried
"Those hungry freaks," daddy

They won't go afar no more
Great Mid-Western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away
From those who aren't afraid to say
What's on their minds
The left-behinds
Of the Great Society

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Notes About This Song

  • Recorded live in South Bend on 12 May 1974
  • FZ liner notes on "Freak Out!" (1966):
"'Hungry Freaks, Daddy' was written for Carl Orestes Franzoni. He is freaky down to his toe nails. Some day he will live next door to you and your lawn will die. Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget bout the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you’ve got any guts. Some of you like pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. Forget I mentioned it. This song has no message. Rise for the flag salute."

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