Cheesy, cheesy!

(This is a song about vegetables . . . they keep you regular; they're real good for ya.)

Call any vegetable
(Call any vegetable)
Call it by name
(Call any vegetable)
Call one today
(Call any vegetable)
When you get off the train
(Call any vegetable)
Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
Ooooh! The vegetable
Will respond to you

(Some people don't go for prunes . . . I dunno . . . I've always found that if they . . . )

Call any vegetable
(Call any vegetable)
Pick up your phone
(Call any vegetable)
Think of a vegetable
(Call any vegetable)
Lonely at home
(Call any vegetable)
Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
That a vegetable will respond to you-hoooo

RUTA-BAY-AY-AYGA RUTA-BAY-AY-AYGA
RUTA-BAY-AY-AYGA RUTA-BAY-AY-AYGA
RUTA-BAYYYYY . . .

(A prune isn't really a vegetable. Cabbage is a vegetable.)

No one will know
If you don't want to let 'em know
No one will know
'Less it's you that might tell 'em so
Call and they'll come to you
Covered with dew
Vegetables dream
Of responding to you
Standing there
Shiny & proud by your side
Holding your hand
While the neighbors decide
Why is a vegetable
Something to hide?
YAR-R-R-R-R-G-H!


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

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  • +2
    General CommentHahahahahahaha this song is great! All of Frank Zappa's songs are they are so HILARIOUS!
    A-PuNKRoCK-FReaKon April 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA prune is NOT a vegetable
    Pruneon October 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPrune is correct - but apparently there's another layer of meaning to the song: Gail liked to masturbate with vegetables (especially "rude-shaped" potatoes 'cause they're less likely to carry nasty germs!)
    imrazoron July 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDid Zappa listen to Brian Wilson's song 'Vegetables' and be inspired or was it the other way round?...................
    BarnabyHugheson October 15, 2015   Link
  • -3
    General Comment'Vegtables' are the people who in society, do nothing.
    Frank believes everyone out their can reach a better/higher potential (so do I). Hence, Call any vegtable and hope they 'see the light'. Its a great double meaning play on words and fun!
    Pruneon October 28, 2008   Link

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