"Big Eyed Beans from Venus" as written by and Don Van Vliet....
Distant cousins, there's a limited supply.
And we're down to the dozens, and this is why,
Big Eyed Beans from Venus!
Oh my, oh my.

Boys and girls,
Earth people around the circle,
Mixtures of man alive.
Big eyed beans from Venus,
Don't let anything get in between us.

Beam in on me baby,
And we'll beam together
I know we always been together,
But there's more.

Mister Zoot Horn Rollo, hit that long lunar note,
And let it float.

Men let your wallets flop out,
And women open your purses,
Cause a man or a woman without a big eyed bean from Venus
Is suffering with the worstest of curses
Yeah, you're suffering, with the worstest of curses.

Put 'em out in the sun, and when the night come
You don't have to go out and get 'em
They'll glow with you
They'll go with you
They'll show with you
Ain't no losers
Cause they're on the right track
Cause they're on the right track
You can be on the right track, woman,
Of course, of course

Ain't no SNAFU, no fol-de-rol

Check these out, Big eyed beans from Venus
Oh, let a few out, let 'em pass in between us

Distant cousins, there's a limited supply.
And we're down to the dozens, and this is why

Don't let anything get in between us!
Big eyed beans from Venus
Big eyed beans from Venus.


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"Big Eyed Beans from Venus" as written by Don Van Vliet

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  • +3
    General CommentThe lines "Men let your wallets flop out - and women open your purses" refer to sex organs - just take a look at the gestures Drumbo makes during the live performance of this song at Glastonbury. Seems to confirm all the sexual interpretations of this song.
    BigEyedBeanon October 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment@Ziff.

    The song may be about sex. However, Big Eyed Beans are not boobs. Big Eyed Beans is a wordplay variant on 'Bug Eyed Beings' i.e. Aliens. he was a big fan of a pun, old Beefy.
    daybreak02on April 18, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has, without doubt, the best guitar work you'll ever hear on record. It's delta blues from another dimension,a nd if you don't dance you're probably dead inside.

    Songs rings with a desire for alien abduction.
    Beefheart isn't really about lyrics- they're more like background dadaist poetry, but goddman if he doesn't pull out some great lines and phrases.
    Omnicideon August 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow could this song be about anything else except a tribute to, as the captain's friend frank would say, "mammalian protruberances?" what else would a big eyed bean from venus be? and yes he mentions women needing them too...but there're plenty of women who like breasts as well. this came from an album that had all kinds of sexual references, and it's not tacky, it's very very cool. nothing like a nice pair of breasts to get you through the worstest of times.
    ziffon November 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally gotta agree with you there, beyond all excellency of any music I've ever heard
    captainlumpyon January 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUmmm - I thought this was about sex?
    losttangoon February 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a love song, believe it or not. A simple, really great love song. The Big Eyed Bean is not from Venus by accident. It is a symbol - a strange symbol granted - for love.

    "Don't let anything get in between us" ... what a great line. It's so easy sometimes for outside forces to break apart couples. Anyhow , just my two cents on this one and I wholeheartedly agree about the guitar work ... just killer.

    Oh yeah, and that part where he goes "you can be on the right track woman - of course, of course" ... so cool. It makes me smile every time. He was so cool, in such a strange kind of way .. Let's hear it for the Captain!
    Hawkeye2008on June 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice one ziff - how did I not see that, it's obvious really. And yes, I'd have to agree about that last line you wrote - god bless boobies, god bless the captain
    Hawkeye2008on February 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song will give a jolt to the electrodes of even the most jaded of lovers. Everyone on the planet has it in their hearts to love someone. The captain reminds us that Love is a rare commodity, a treasure we must share if we want to be on the right track.That treasure is the Big Eyed Beans that men keep in their wallets and women in their purses.The imagery is such that you can also get into it on a below the belt level too, but hey Eros is what Venus is about. Once you open your heart , and pass out those beans you will be protected from the worsest of curses, which is to go through life alone. Ziff ,Hawkeye, Bigeyed bean. Omnicide you are all on the right track. Zoot Horn Rollo is spanking that plank to cut right through the stinking swamp of bullshit and speed the Captains powerful message to the hearts of mankind....... Can someone please review those Little Golden Birdies?
    Moogrokkaon March 26, 2013   Link
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    General Comment@Ziff.

    The song may be about sex. However, Big Eyed Beans are not boobs. Big Eyed Beans is a wordplay variant on 'Bug Eyed Beings' i.e. Aliens. he was a big fan of a pun, old Beefy.
    daybreak02on April 18, 2013   Link

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