She had that Camarillo Brillo!
Flaming out along ahead--
I mean her Mendecino Beano--
By where some bugs that made it red!

She ruled the toads of these short forests...!
And every newt in Idaho...
And every cricket who had chorused--
By the bush in Buffalo!

She said she was a magic mama,
And she could throw a mean Tarot!
And carried on... without a comma,
How she was someone I should know.

She had a snake for a pet
And an amulet!
And she was breeding a DWARF
But she wasn't done yet--
She had gray-green skin!
A doll with a pin!
...I told her she was alright,
But I couldn't come in...!

And so she wandered through the doorway...
Just like a shadow from the tomb...
She said her stereo was four-way...
And I just love it in her room...!

Well I was born to have adventure!
So I just followed up the steps...
Right past the fuming incense stencher...
To where she hung... her castanets!

She stripped away her rancid poncho--
And laid out, naked, by the door!
We did it 'til we were unconscio'
And it was useless anymore!


[Actually I was very busy then.]

And so she wandered through the doorway!
Just like a shadow from the tomb!
She said her stereo was four-way!
And I just loved it in her room...

Well I was born to have adventure!
So I just followed up the steps!
Right past the fuming incense stencher!
To where she hung her castanets!

She said she was a magic mama,
And she could throw a mean Tarot--
And carried on, without a comma,
That she was someone I should know!


[Is that a real poncho? I mean, is that a Mexican poncho or is that a Sears poncho? Hmmm... no fooling??]

Lyrics submitted by Hamlet, edited by tralfaz92131

Camarillo Brillo song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentI live in a city named Camarillo in southern California. It has a larage Mexican heritage. I just thought that might be good to add here.
    Tri_Ton January 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentannoying fake hippie girl.
    spindleon June 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about all the groupie bitches he banged in his years on the road, and in every town, every girl thinks she's something special that Frank's gonna fall in love with. But they're all just groupies, so he smashes em out and leaves.
    JMcChillingtonon March 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kicks so much ass
    frogboyson September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentzappa is incredible, this is the first song of his i heard. This kick does kick so much ass and it dosnt matter what he is talking about, most of his songs are all inside jokes anyway.
    guiwdon June 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wanna see babysnakes, damn i wish i had moneys i'd have bought it!! i love this song, along with many Zappa songs. Long Live Zappa!
    mattalacon July 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "flaming out along 'her' head" rather than 'ahead'

    The Camarillo Brillo is her curly red afro, which has been dyed using cochineal dye made from ground up insect exoskeleta, "by where some bugs had made it red"
    mgajoshon January 19, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionthe weirdest song lyrics ever
    kakolykiaon May 02, 2016   Link
  • -2
    General CommentZAPPA FOR PRESIDENT!! (if he wasnt dead and i wasnt british) this song is about a whore wanting zappa and he dun wan shit of it, like on the baby snakes DVD "angel" is like oh zappas mine n frank is like get the fuck outta here
    SlipKnoT666Crowzon May 29, 2004   Link

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