Baby Snakes
Late at night is when they come out
Baby Snakes
Sure you know what I'm talkin' about
Pink 'n' wet
They make the best kinda pet
Baby
Baby
Snakes
I Look around
An' there's a couple right near me
Baby Snakes
Maybe I think they can probably hear me
Pink 'n' wet
I'll take all I can get
Baby
Baby
Baby Sna-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-kes, Yeah
They live in a ho-ho-hole
(Tiny hole)
That is usually empty
(Usually empty; tiny too)
They live by a code
(Dit dit dit dit)
That is usually SMPTE
Which stands for Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers
Maybe I think
That is what keeps them in sync
They're wet 'n' they're pink
I think I'll give 'em a, give 'em a,
Give 'em a drink


Baby Sna-a-a-a-a-akesssss


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    It's VERY adult imagery, C'mon, it's about female parts, not penises. They live in (tiny) ho-ho-hole which is usually empty, they sync, I'll take all I can get, I'll give em a drink. And a dig at SMPTE, basically calling them pussies. Ever seen a clit? It (could) look like a "baby snake".

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    Tominscvon February 16, 2023   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    heh, I think it is about penis, too

    Ahuachtlion April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    A crazy, crazy, crazy song that could be about penises.

    Forevergreenon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i love this song ... zappa was a true legend

    SlipKnoT666Crowzon December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    I think the song is about the clitoris... "pink, wet"... that's not a penis, i think.

    I have one, so i can give mi opinion...

    Lady_Supermarketon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Definitely about a clit. "pink and wet" has already been mention but what about "tiny hole" and "usually empty" and "they make the best kinda pet" haha.

    I eat one all the time, so i can give my opinion...

    vulvaloveon April 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    For me it's about tongues...of people speaking when they should shut the fuck up.

    SurfGreenon April 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    tongues? interesting... i havent thought about that! thanks:)

    janis:)on June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    OK, here's a new one. The fact that they live by the SMPTE code means that baby snakes are something that come out on tape when you've been cooped up in a studio all night and for days on end. SMPTE is a professional syncing code so that sound and pictures are perfectly aligned. Frank created some sounds that were often evocative of slippery wet things, so "pink and wet" might be what the image that he associated with these weird sounds. That's my theory.

    fnordatpanixon May 23, 2012   Link
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    I think 'Baby Snakes' is a metaphor for audio tape hiss. Snakes hiss, and audio tape hiss (i.e. tape noise) is an ever present phenomenon with that technology, especially during very quiet or silent parts of audio tape recordings. (Loud volume recordings overpower the tape noise to our ears, even though the noise is still present, it isn't noticeable).

    The lyric "They live in a ho-ho-hole (Tiny hole) That is usually empty" is saying the hissing baby snakes emerge during the silent or quieter parts, which must have been a great frustration to FZ, so he's giving the problem a humorous personality - like gremlins in the machine.

    satchicenineon January 22, 2015   Link

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