"Dirty Frank" as written by Stone C. Gossard, Jeffrey Allen Ament, Eddie Jerome Vedder, Mike Mccready and David Abbruzzese....
Dirty Frank Dahmer, he's a gourmet cook, yeah
I got a recipe for insane soup, yeah
Wanted a pass, so she relaxed...
Now the little groupie's getting chopped up in the back
I Got a cupboard full of fleshy fresh ingredients
A very careful at the same time quite expedient
Eats meat, a release...
Bus driving's harder on your head than on your feet
Dirty frank (4x)

Keeps it clean, a keeps it copacetic
A little boys and girls, their heads are all collected
A not crazy, a per se...
Just a little strange, when he gets hungry
City, state, your town, he will continue
A stadiums, tiny clubs, every venue
His bus, your trust...
There goes another turned into crust
Dirty frank...a Dirty Frank, yeah... (2x)
Yeah...oh, watch it...

Why that dirty Frank was a bad mother...Shut your mouth!
Hey man, I'm just talking about dirty Frank

Middle of the night, we're stopped, the freeway shoulder
A Frank's shoveling to bury the leftovers
They're sunk, he's drunk...
Now he's gonna drive, I'm hiding in my bunk, oh...
The band all knows, we're too afraid to mention
Don't want to be part of frank's luncheon
A-lose weight, a-be safe...
Where's Mike McCready?
My god, he's been ate!
Dirty frank...a Dirty Frank, yeah... (2x) } (2x)
Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, yeah }

Cook 'em, just to see the look on their face... } (10x)
Just to see the look on their face }

Why that Dirty Frank was a bad mother...Shut your mouth!
Hey, I'm just talking about Dirty Frank

Dirty Frank...a Dirty Frank, yeah... (2x)
Dirty Frank (8x)
OK, I think that's enough...

Lyrics submitted by Trent

"Dirty Frank" as written by Eddie Vedder David Abbruzzese

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    General CommentDirty Frank was written when Pearl Jam was on tour opening for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. While traveling between venues Pearl Jam played with the idea that the driver of their bus was actually a serial killer. This was soon after Jeffrey Dauhmer was apprehended which coincides with the reference to him in the first line of the song.
    Matzy94on January 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of the funniest goofiest songs ever.

    from the lost dogs liner notes:
    mike: About a serial killer bus driver? Around the time of the Chili Peppers Tour.

    ed: rob zombie should make a movie based on these lyrics.
    nothingheadon April 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabsolutely hilarious, great song. listen for the sounds of chainsaws and powertools near the end (or is that obvious and im just slow)
    hobarton April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not surprised they wrote it when they were playing with RHCP. It sounds so much like Give it Away.
    Regos the Saneon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe has. its called house of a thousand corpses and its all about pearl jam's bus tour with the red hot chile peppers
    KurdtTBOon December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHahahahaha, I couldn't stop laughing when I finally read the lyrics. I didn't like the song much at first, but this is one of the best songs PJ has ever written after reading the lyrics.
    armanon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti never knew they wrote with rhcp thets prob why it sound a lot like freaky styley and thats why they stole it.
    i think it was mostely eds idea to do this song.
    he has a great connection with john and ak from chili peppers.
    i love JFon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis ain\'t the only Peppers connection. Future Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons was one of the founding members of RHCP.
    Geek UKon March 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentquite a lot john frusciante knows eddie quite well and matt c worked with eleven if you have ever heard of them. its pretty strange the way the history of all these bands fit in together. i must write about it sometime i just couldnt be bothred at the minuite.
    i love JFon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh, ho, ho. This song rocks. "His bus. Your trust", hahahahahahahaha.

    Was this written by Pearl Jam alone, or did the Red Hot Chili Peppers participate? Because it sounds like Pearl Jam is doing a RHCP impression.
    Reynard Muldrakeon August 07, 2005   Link

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