Plastic People (1966 - Los Angeles)

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For other versions of this song, see: Plastic People.


Lyrics

FZ:
Ladies & Gentlemen ... the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES!

PRESIDENT:
Fella Americans ...

DOOT, DOOT, DOOT
DOOT ...

FZ:
He's been sick.

DOO-OO-OOT ... DOOT! DOOT!
Teet-Teet ... Teet-Teet ... Teet-Teet ...
Teet-Teet-Teet
Teet-Teet

FZ:
And I think his wife is gonna bring him some chicken soup.

Plastic people
Oh baby, now ...
You're such a drag

FZ:
I know it's hard to defend an unpopular policy every once in a while ...

Plastic people
Oh baby, now ...
You're such a drag

FZ:
And there's this guy from the CIA and he's creeping around Laurel Canyon ...

A fine little girl
She waits for me
She's as plastic
As she can be
She paints her face
With plastic goo
And wrecks her hair
With some shampoo

Plastic people
Oh baby, now ...
You're such a drag

FZ:
I dunno ... sometimes I just get tired of ya, honey ... it's -- Ah -- your hair spray ... or something.

Plastic people
Oh baby!
You're such a drag

FZ:
I hear the sound of marching feet ... down Sunset Blvd. to Crescent Heights, and there, at Pandora's Box, we are confronted with ... a vast quantity of PLASTIC PEOPLE.

Take a day
And walk around
Watch the nazis
Run your town
Then go home
And check yourself
You think we're singing
'Bout someone else

But you're plastic people! (Woooooooooooooooooooh!)
Oh baby, now ...
You're such a drag

Ooo-Ooo-Ooo Ooo-Ooo-Ooo Ooo-Ooo-Ooo Ooooooooh!
Me see a neon
Moon above
I searched for years
I found no love
I'm sure that love
Will never be
A product of
Plasticity
A product of
Plasticity
A product of
Plasticity:

FZ:
PLASTIC! PLASTIC PEOPLE!
PLA-HA-HA-HA-HA ...
PLASTIC ... PEOPLE
PLASTIC PEOPLE ... OO-OOOH OO-OOH ...
PLASTIC ...
A prune is a vegetable ... no, a prune is not a vegetable. Cabbage is a vegetable ... makes it O.K.
PLASTIC PEOPLE
PLASTIC PEOPLE, PLASTIC PEOPLE!
Ooo-Hoo-Hoo
Ooo-ooh-ooh-ooh Hoo-Hoo
Ooh-ooh Ooh-Hoo-Hoo-Hoo

Ray:
You are. Your foot. Your hair. Your nose. Your arms. You eat. You suck. You love. You are. Your being is ... you're PLASTIC ... PEOPLE ... BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH ... plastic pepples (...) You drive. You live in. You dream about ... you think only of ... you eat ... you are ... pepples ... plastic ... plastic pepples ... Purple prancing. Plastic people. Every pepples ... Peep-peep Pee-pee-pee-pee-pee-pee-pee-pee-peep!

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Notes About This Song

  • Recorded at TTG, Los Angeles in November 1966.
  • This version features the first, third and fourth verse of the original recording (Plastic People (1965 - unknown)).

CC Clues In This Song

  • Is a direct parody of "Louie Louie".
  • Refers to a nose: "You are. Your foot. Your hair. Your nose..."