Hey there, people, I'm Bobby Brown
They say I'm the cutest boy in town
My car is fast, my teeth are shiny
I tell all the girls they can kiss my heine
Here I am at a famous school
I dressin' sharp and I'm acting cool
I've got a cheerleader here
Wants to help with my paper
Let her do all the work
And maybe later I'll rape her

Oh God, I am the American dream
I do not think I'm too extreme
And I'm a handsome son of a bitch
I'm gonna get a good job and be real rich
(Get a good, get a good, get a good, get a good job)

Women's liberation
Came creepin' all across the nation
I tell you, people, I was not ready
When I fucked this dyke by the name of Freddie
She made a little speech then
Oh, she tried to make me say when
She had my balls in a vice but she left the dick
I guess it's still hooked on but now it shoots too quick

Oh God, I am the American dream
But now I smell like Vaseline
And I'm a miserable son of a bitch
Am I a boy or a lady, I don't know which
(I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder)

So I went out and bought me a leisure suit
I jingle my change but I'm still kinda cute
Got a job doing radio promo
And none of the jocks can even tell I'm a homo
Eventually me and a friend
Sorta drifted along into S&M
I can take about an hour on the tower of power
As long as I get a little golden shower

Oh God, I am the American dream
With a spindle up my butt 'til it makes me scream
And I'll do anything to get ahead
I lay awake nights, sayin', "thank you, Fred"
Oh God, Oh God, I'm so fantastic
Thanks to Freddie, I'm a sexual spastic
And my name is Bobby Brown
Watch me now, I'm goin' down
And my name is Bobby Brown
Watch me now, I'm goin' down

And my name is Bobby Brown
Watch me now, I'm going down
Yeah, I knew you'd be surprised

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Bobby Brown Goes Down Lyrics as written by Frank Zappa

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  • +6
    General CommentIt might be because I'm a chick, but I LOVE this song. I hated jocks in high school. Whoever says that this is tasteless is just being waaay too sensitive. This song's just sticking it to the popularity contest that is life.

    It's about the "perfect" guy at high school. The man's man. The one every guy wants to be. And it turns out he's gay. Oh the delicious irony. :}
    krviking1991on July 01, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis song is an obvious parody of the american dream and lifestyle, its basically taking the piss out of the popularity contest that is life in America.
    its a good song though
    ElSalvadoron September 17, 2004   Link
  • +5
    Song Meaningfrank has described the story of this song onstage. three radio dudes came to interview him and they brought their women with them and had a smug air to them and were trying to show off for the ladies by being douches and i guess frank just didn't like the guys at all.

    so it's about a dude who's the shit, and who meets a feminist who pussy whips him. then he gets a job doing radio, and is a gay mess at the end of his life.
    fartfaceon December 03, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentFrank is my god. I think more jocks and rich pricks could benefit from having their balls cut off. Find out that deep down they really like S&M and being peed on.
    Gimpy Jimon March 16, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'd love to hate this song, but I've got to suck it up and admit that it kicks ass. Frank Zappa will never fail to keep the public entertained.
    Missykiwizon January 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the real shit
    killgoreon April 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlisten to frank zappa!
    hailtokidamnesiacon October 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is hillarios and franks one of my favorites this song is some funny shit. its just nice to see the goody goody "bobby brown"aka the perfect kid grow up and have his balls taken off. absolutly hillarios anyone who doesnt think shouldnt listen to zappa he was funny man and a damn good guittar player
    alicecooperfan!!on February 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne should never look to deep into frank zappa's music, i think. who the hell knows what was going through his mind when the song was written? there was so much controversy about he and his badn taking nothing seriously, so theres a good chance that its just a bunch of bullshit that sounds good and is funny. i love frank zappa's music very much though...a fan-fuckin-tastic composer, he was. and beautiful too :)
    tree*huggin*in*kyon March 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment" One should never look to deep into frank zappa's music, i think"
    tree*huggin, are you daft? That's like saying one should never look too deep into the works of Jonathon Swift!

    Zappa was a brilliant satirist, and it takes shocking, ridiculous concepts to get the point across with satire.
    Nisheron July 30, 2005   Link

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