Hey Punk, where you goin' with that flower in your hand?
Hey Punk, where you goin' with that flower in your hand?

Well, I'm goin' up to Frisco to join a psychedelic band.
I'm goin' up to Frisco to join a psychedelic band.

Hey Punk, where you goin' with that button on your shirt?
Hey Punk, where you goin' with that button on your shirt?

I'm goin' to the love-in to sit & play my bongos in the dirt.
Yes, I'm goin' to the love-in to sit & play my bongos in the dirt.

Hey Punk, where you goin' with that hair on your head?
Hey Punk, where you goin' with that hair on your head?

I'm goin' to the dance to get some action, then I'm goin' home to bed.
I'm goin' to the dance to get some action, then I'm goin' home to bed.

Hey Punk, where you goin' with those beads around your neck?
Hey Punk, where you goin' with those beads around your neck?

I'm goin' to the shrink so he can help me be a nervous wreck . . .

Hey Punk!
Punky!
Hey Punk!
Punk!
Hey Punk!
(Hey Punk!)
Hey Punk!
Hey Punk!
Punky!
(Hey Punk!)
Hey-hey!
(Hey Punk!)
Go man, go . . . go man, go . . .
. . . Soft gun . . .
Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul?
Punk, I think I love you!
Come on, Roy
Questi dominga?

Let me see that nose, it didn't . . .
I wanna know for sure!
Leave my nose alone please!
What are you trying to do?
It's him over there
Longa!
Tic Tac!

FZ on the left:
It's one of the most exciting things that's ever happened to me
You know, every time I think about how lucky I am to be in the rock & roll industry, it's SO exciting. You know, when I first got into the rock & roll business I could barely even play the changes to this song on my, on my guitar. But now I'm very proficient at it, I can play the guitar, I can strum it rhythmically, I can sing along with my guitar as I strum. I can strum, sing, dance, I can make merry fun all over the stage. And you know, it's so wonderful to . . . It's wonderful to feel that I'm doing something for the kids, because I know that the kids and their music are where it's at. The youth of America today is so wonderful . . . And I'm proud to be a part of this gigantic mass reception. I hope she sees me twirling, yes . . . I hope she sees me dancing and twirling, I will say: "Hello, darling!"
Is the song over?

FZ on the right:
Boy, this is really exciting, making a rock & roll record. I can't even wait until our record comes out and the teen-agers start to buy it. We'll all be rich and famous! When my royalty check comes I think I'm going to buy a Mustang. No, I think I'll . . . I think I'll get a Corvette. No, I think I'll get a Harley Davidson. No, I don't think I'll buy any of those cars. I think what I will do is I will buy a boat. No, I won't do that either. I think, ah, I'll go into real estate. I think I would like to . . . I think I'd like to buy La Cienega Boulevard. No, that wouldn't do any good. Gee, I wonder if they can see me up here, twirling my tambourine and dancing . . .
Maybe after the show one of the girls who sees me up here, singing and twirling my tambourine and dancing, will like me. And she will come over to me and I will walk . . . I will walk up to her and I will smile at her and I will impress her and I will say: "Hello, baby, what's a girl like you doing in a place like this? I'm from a rock & roll band, I think we should . . . "
Is the song over?

Center mumbling:
Ay, ay!
Mingia!
When do we get paid for this?
Ay, ay!
Stop sloppy rock & roll
Slop sloppy . . .
One more time!
Un . . .
Stop sloppy rock & roll
Bop bop bop!
YEAH! WHEEE!


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Flower Punk song meanings
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    General CommentObviously a piss-take of Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe", Hey Punk is also laughing at hippy cultre.
    SouthHibbingon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentZappa hated hippies because they would preach their views but never back them up and instead they just get stoned
    guiwdon September 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthey joe was most famously sung by jimi hendrix, but it's been done by many artists including the byrds, the leaves and even love. flower punk isn't a takeoff on hendrix's version.
    annelansberryon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is very zappa, pretty cool song
    ANTWANmyMANon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love the way the singing sounds in this song heeeey punk!!
    TransparentSunChildon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFunny as hell.
    miesterseanon June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentArranged & performed by an older version of HEY JOE (forget who, but its on Rhino's NUGGETS series)

    Obviously a bust on the hippie culture - most of it was bullcrap. What Frank "says" was mostly true about taht sub-culture. As history went on most of the hippies sold out. Frank's taited outlook proven true again.
    mageestouton March 22, 2011   Link

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