Artist: Frank Zappa Title: The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing (in album Thing-Fish) -------------------------------------------------- THING-FISH: Welcome to the QUENTIN ROBERT DE NAMELAND VIDEO CHAPEL OF ECONOMIC WORSHIP! ENSEMBLE: (singing) Some take THE BIBLE For what it's worth When it says that THE MEEK Shall inherit THE EARTH Well, I heard that some Sheik Has bought New Jersey last week, 'N you suckers ain't gettin' DOODLY! Is all de MAMMYS really wrong, If we's wandrin' aroun' Wit' de nakkin on? Big ol' lips like a duck, While we's singin' dis song, (EVIL PRINCE, people, he cain't do NOTHIN'!) THING-FISH: You say yo' life a 'BUM DEAL', 'N yo' 'UP AGAINST DE WALL'? Well, people, you ain't got no kinda 'DEAL' at all! Now de shit dey be doin' Down in WASHINGTUM, ENSEMBLE: Dey just takes care THING-FISH: Dey takin' care ENSEMBLE: Of number one THING-FISH: O' 'NUMBER ONE', ENSEMBLE: An' 'NUMBER ONE' ain't YOU! THING-FISH: Oh no! It ain't you or you! ENSEMBLE: YOU ain't even 'NUMBER TWO'! THING-FISH: (Push de button, pull dat chain, Out come dat lil' brown Choo-choo train!) ENSEMBLE: Those JESUS-FREAKS, Well, they're friendly, BUT, The SHIT they BELIEVE Has got their minds ALL SHUT, An' they don't even CARE When 'THE CHURCH' takes a 'CUT'! (Ain't it BLEAK when you've got so much NOTHIN'?) THING-FISH: So whaddya do? ENSEMBLE: EAT that PORK! EAT that HAM! Laugh till ya choke On BILLY GRAHAM! BROWN MOSES, AARON, 'n ABRAHAM: They're ALL a waste of TIME, 'N it's YOUR ASS that's ON THE LINE! THING-FISH: Wohhhhhh, heah me talkin' to ya, now, IT'S YOUR ASS THAT'S ON THE LINE! ENSEMBLE: Do what you WANNA, THING-FISH: Ohh! Do what ya wanna! ENSEMBLE: Do WHAT YOU WILL, THING-FISH: Do what you will! ENSEMBLE: Just DON'T MESS UP THING-FISH: Don't mess it! ENSEMBLE: YOUR NEIGHBOR'S THRILL, THING-FISH: Dat's right! ENSEMBLE: 'N when you PAY THE BILL, THING-FISH: Aww, when y'pay de bill... ENSEMBLE: Kindly LEAVE A LITTLE TIP, THING-FISH: One-Adam-Twelve... ENSEMBLE: And help the NEXT POOR SUCKER THING-FISH: See de sucker... ENSEMBLE: On his ONE WAY TRIP! (SOME TAKE THE BIBLE!) THING-FISH: Aw, gimme a half a duzzning fo' de hotel ruim!