"Flakes" as written by and Frank Zappa....
Flakes, flakes!
Flakes, flakes!
They don't do no good
They never be workin' when they oughta should
They waste your time
They're wastin' mine
California's got the most of them
Boy, they got a host of them

Swear to god they got the most
At every business on the coast
Swear to god they got the most
At every business on the coast
They got the flakes

Flakes, flakes!

They can't fix yer brakes
You ask 'em, "where's my motor? " "well, it was eaten by snakes"
You can stab 'n' shoot 'n' spit
But they won't be fixin' it
They're lyin' an' lazy
They can be drivin' you crazy

Swear to god they got the most
At every business on the coast
Swear to god they got the most
At every business on the coast
Take it away, bob

I asked as nice as I could
If my job would
Somehow be finished by Friday
Well, the whole damn weekend came 'n' went, Frankie
Wanna buy some acid, Bob?
You know what, they didn't do nothin'
But they charged me double for Sunday

Now, you know, no matter what you do
They gonna cheat and rob you
And then they'll give you a bill that'll get your senses reelin'
And if you do not pay
They got computer collectors
That'll get you so crazy till your head'll go through the ceilin'
Yes it will!

One, two three four!

One, two, uh, four!

One, two, three, four!

One, two, three, four!


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"Flakes" as written by Frank Zappa

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    General CommentBob Dylan is upset at being screwed over con-men.
    flavour countryon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's

    "Never flush a tampoon" i.e. tampon.
    Father O Blivionon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat are mandies?
    MamboManon January 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMandies are Quaaludes.
    JohnnyLurgon March 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is an interesting song as Flakes can mean too different things, depending which side of the Atlantic you happen to reside on.
    The US meaning of a Flake is; Someone who is an idiot. The UK meaning is: Somebody who is unreliable, let's you down and flakes out on you, A con man or a fair weather friend.
    BarnabyHugheson November 05, 2015   Link

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