Teen-age Wind

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Lyrics


It's a miserable Friday night
I'm so lonely
And nobody'll give me a ride
To the Grateful Dead concert . . . Oh rats!

I got to be free
Free as the wind
Free is the way
I got to be

Maybe I'm lost
Maybe I've sinned
I got to be
Totally free
(Par-par-par-par . . . )

Our parents don't love us
(Parents, parents . . . )
Our teachers they say
(Parents, parents . . . )
Things that are boring
(Parents, parents . . . )
So we're running away
(Parents, parents . . . )
And we will be free
(Parents, parents . . . )
And people will see
(Parents, parents . . . )
That when we are free
(Parents, parents . . . )
That's the way we should be
(PARENTS . . . )

(Parents, parents . . . FRANCE . . . )
Nothing left to do but get out the 'ol glue
(Parents, parents . . . )
(Sniff it good now . . . )
(Parents, parents . . . FRANCE . . . )
(Parents, parents . . . )

I got to be free
Free as the wind
Free is the way
I got to be

Maybe I'm lost
Maybe I've sinned
I got to be
Totally free
(Dip-dip-dip-dip . . . )

Our parents don't love us
(Dipshit, dipshit . . . )
Our teachers they say
(Dipshit, dipshit . . . )
Things that are boring
(Dipshit, dipshit . . . )
So we're running away
(Dipshit, dipshit . . . )
And we will be free
(Dipshit, dipshit . . . )
And people will see
(Dipshit, dipshit . . . )
That when we are free
(Dipshit, dipshit . . . )
That's the way we should be
(DIPSHIT . . . )

(WE MUST BE FREE!)
The glue! I can't find the glue!
(WE MUST BE FREE AS THE WIND)
If I was at the concert now, I'd be RIPPED!
(WE WERE FREE WHEN WE WERE BORN!)
I could tighten my headband for an extra rush
During Jerry's guitar solo
Then I could go to a midnite show of 200 MOTELS!
(WE WERE BORN FREE, BUT, NOW WE ARE NOT FREE ANYMORE!)

BUT WE WANNA BE FREE
"Opal, you hot little bitch!"
SO WE'RE GONNA BE FREE
"You can take this pin 'n hang it in yer ass!"
AN' WE WANNA BE FREE
"You ain't the devil!"
SO WE'RE GONNA BE FREE
"Where's my waitress?"

. . . did you know that
FREE IS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR NOTHING
OR DO NOTHING
WE WANT TO BE FREE
FREE AS THE WIND

FREE IS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR NOTHING
OR DO NOTHING
WE WANT TO BE FREE
FREE AS THE WIND

FREE IS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR NOTHING
OR DO NOTHING
WE WANT TO BE FREE
FREE AS THE WIND

FREE IS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR NOTHING
OR DO NOTHING
WE WANNA . . . YEAH
WE WANNA . . . YEAH
WE WANNA . . . YEAH
WE WANNA BE FREE
WE'RE GONNA . . . YEAH
WE'RE GONNA . . . YEAH
WE'RE GONNA . . . YEAH
WE'RE GONNA BE FREE
WE GOTTA . . . YEAH
WE GOTTA . . . YEAH
WE GOTTA . . . YEAH
WE GOTTA BE FREE
WE GOTTA . . . YEAH
WE GOTTA . . . YEAH
WE GOTTA . . . YEAH
WE GOTTA BE FREE
WE GOTTA . . . GOTTA
GOTTA . . . GOTTA
GOTTA BE FREE
GOTTA BE FREE
GOTTA BE FREE
YEAH YEAH
WE GOTTA . . . GOTTA
GOTTA . . . GOTTA
GOTTA BE FREE
GOTTA BE FREE
GOTTA BE FREE
YEAH YEAH
WE GOTTA . . . GOTTA
GOTTA . . . GOTTA
GOTTA BE FREE
GOTTA BE FREE
GOTTA BE FREE
YEAH YEAH
WE GOTTA . . . GOTTA
GOTTA . . . GOTTA
GOTTA BE FREE
GOTTA BE FREE
GOTTA BE FREE

Players On This Song

Records On Which This Song Has Appeared

Zappa Albums

Tributes & Cover Albums

  • The Muffin Men - Bakers Dozen

Bootleg Recordings

Notes About This Song

"Teenage Wind is a take off on Ride Like The Wind, a song by a guy I went to high school with, Chris Geppard, aka Christopher Cross. On the way to a Zappa rehearsal I heard Chris' song on the radio for the first time. When I got to rehearsal, I told Frank about it and played and sang a bit of what I could remember of it from the one listening. Frank said 'I can write a song like that in 5 minutes - get me a piece of paper', and proceeded to whip out the 'Teenage' lyrics, in probably about 5 minutes. When word got back to Chris that Zappa had written the song, Chris was quoted saying 'Oh, I hope he doesn't release it while I'm peaking!'. When I told Frank that, Frank said 'Ooo, I've been in the business 15 minutes and I'm peaking!', which is, of course, where all that 'I'm Peaking!' stuff comes from."

CC Clues In This Song

Jimmy Carl Black references his role as Lonesome Cowboy Burt in 200 Motels:
  • "Opal you hot little bitch"
  • "You can take that pin and hang it in yer ass"
  • "You ain't the devil"
  • "Where's mah waitress?"