Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance

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Lyrics

There will come a time when everybody
Who is lonely will be free...
TO SING & DANCE & LOVE

There will come a time when every evil
That we know will be an evil...
THAT WE CAN RISE ABOVE

Who cares if hair is long or short
or sprayed or partly grayed...
WE KNOW THAT HAIR AIN'T WHERE IT'S AT

(there will come a time when you won't
even be ashamed if you are fat!)

WAH WAH-WAH WAH

There will come a time when everybody
Who is lonely will be free...
TO SING & DANCE & LOVE (dance and love)

There will come a time when every evil
that we know will be an evil...
THAT WE CAN RISE ABOVE (rise above)

Who cares if you're so poor you can't afford
To buy a pair of Mod A Go-Go stretch-elastic pants...
THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN YOU CAN EVEN
TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF WHEN YOU DANCE

Players On This Song

1961

Chuck Grove: drums
Caronga Ward: bass
Tony Rodriguez: alto sax
Chuck Foster: trumpet
Danny Helferin: piano
Frank Zappa: guitar

Records On Which This Song Has Appeared

Zappa Albums

In order of recording:

Tribute & Cover Albums

Notes About This Song

The title comes from a track on 1968s We're Only In It For The Money but it has existed in many forms. An instrumental version recorded at Pal Recording Studio around 1961 issued on 1996's "The Lost Episodes". It appears as a "surf" instrumental at the end of Lumpy Gravy which FZ described as a demo from around 1962/63. The theme appears again in I'm So Happy I Could Cry recorded around 1965 issued on Joe's Corsage.

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