Hungry Freaks, Daddy

from Shout Out by Johan Ess



Created in 2006.


Mr. America, walk on by
Your schools that do not teach
Mr. America, walk on by
The minds that wont be reached

Mr. America try to hide the emptiness that's you inside
But once you find that the way you lied
And all the corny tricks you tried
Will not forestall the rising tide of hungry freaks, daddy!

They wont go for no more great mid-western hardware store
Philosophy that turns away from those who aren't afraid to say
what's on their minds, the left behinds
of the Great Society

Mr. America, walk on by
Your supermarket dream
Mr. America, walk on by
The liquor store supreme

Mr. America try to hide the product of your savage pride
The useful minds that it denied
The day you shrugged and stepped aside
You saw their clothes, and then you cried "Those hungry freaks, daddy!"


from Shout Out, released July 23, 2013
Electric guitar and solo by Ravi Smith.

Original version released in 1966 by The Mothers Of Invention.




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An experimental electronic musical performance artist based in the Pacific Northwest that creates music for life in late capitalism.

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