Zappa, Frank - Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder Lyrics




A year ago today
Was when you went away
But now you come back knockin' on my door
And you say you're back to stay,
But I say...
Go cry
On somebody else's shoulder
I'm somewhat wiser now
And one whole year older
I sure don't need you now
And I don't love you
Anymore

You cheated me baby,
And told some dirty lies about me
Fooled around with all those other guys
That's why I had to set you free
I sure don't need you now
And I don't love you
Anymore

A year ago today
You went away
And now you come back crying
Crying, crying: please, let me in
But I don't need you
No I don't love you anymore
So go lean on...go cry on
Somebody else's door

Go cry
On somebody else's shoulder
I'm somewhat wiser now
And one whole year older
I sure don't need you now
And I don't love you
Anymore (Oh, my darling!)

[Spoken:]
Go ahead and cry
Go ahead and let the tears fall outa your eye
Let 'em fall on your dress
Who cares if it makes a mess?
I gave you my high school ring
At the root beer stand
We had a teen-age love baby
I thought it was sharp
It was really so grand...but

You cheated me baby
And told some dirty lies about me
Fooled around with all those other guys
That's why I had to get my khakis pressed
I sure don't need you now
And I don't love you
Anymore

[Spoken:]
Baby, I love you so much, darling
Why don't you dig me?
I dig you
But you don't dig me
I don't understand what it is
I had my car re-upholstered
I got my hair processed
I got a nice pompadour job on it
I bought a new pair of shoes
I got some new khakis and I met you
And we went out to get a Coca-Cola...





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Zappa, Frank Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder Comments
  1. And I

    Tyler the Creator

  2. Frankincensed

    Get the freak out of here.

  3. Anthony Genzale

    He's really underrated as a comedian... the musical ability also gives him some amazing comedic timing.

  4. Henry is Rad

    that's why I had to get my khakis pressed!

  5. David Moffat

    I thought it was charp, but it was really grand..lol

  6. David Moffat

    In one interview Frank claimed he hated do-wop but obviously he got a kick out of parodying it every chance he could...I love it!

  7. Dave Noble

    If this was recorded at Motown, it would have been the biggest hit of the year!!

  8. holeheadmole

    I just wanna knife somebody up REAL GOOD and then go croon wit meh boyz in the alley.

  9. David Perry

    Check out my tribute and replica of this fun song: https://youtu.be/_P5Pq0y4Ot0

  10. Eddie Mush

    Brilliant!

  11. Danny Workman

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUWWWW!!!!

  12. Rachel McKean

    I always loved the greasers...especially the sensitive ones.

  13. fastnbulbouss

    Baby, I love you so much, darling
    Why don't you dig me?
    I dig you
    But you don't dig me
    I don't understand what it is
    I had my car re-upholstered
    I got my hair processed
    I got a nice pompadour job on it
    I bought a new pair of shoes
    I got some new khakis and I met you
    And we went out to get a Coca-Cola...

  14. Toby Oliver

    My favourite. Classic Zappa teasin' you with that beautiful Ray Collins vocal at 1'20"......gave up explaining this track to girlfriends years ago....

  15. Walnut OfTerror

    There is something really special about this album

  16. Axel Solorio

    Esta melodia la bailaria en el cielo ♡

  17. rod mact

    Fun to listen to, but seriously, it could be said that this is a bunch of white guys sending up black music. Of course, maybe Frank had some black musicians on the band for this record.

    Anthony Genzale

    Its more of a send up of bands in East LA, who are Hispanic

  18. Souye Intensive

    A year ago today
    Was when you went away
    But now you come back knockin' on my door
    And you say you're back to stay, But I say...

    Go cry on somebody else's shoulder
    I'm somewhat wiser now
    And one whole year older

    I sure don't need you now
    And I don't love you
    Anymore

    You cheated me baby,
    And told some dirty lies about me
    Fooled around with all those other guys

    That's why I had to set you free
    I sure don't need you now and I don't love you
    Anymore

    A year ago today
    You went away
    And now you come back crying
    Crying, crying: please, let me in

    But I don't need you
    No I don't love you anymore
    So go lean on... go cry on
    Somebody else's door

    Go cry on somebody else's shoulder
    I'm somewhat wiser now
    And one whole year older

    I sure don't need you now
    And I don't love you
    Anymore (Oh, my darling!)

    Go ahead and cry
    Go ahead and let the tears fall outa your eye
    Let 'em fall on your dress

    Who cares if it makes a mess?
    I gave you my high school ring
    At the root beer stand

    We had a teen-age love baby
    I thought it was sharp
    It was really so grand... but

    You cheated me baby
    And told some dirty lies about me
    Fooled around with all those other guys

    That's why I had to get my khakis pressed
    I sure don't need you now
    And I don't love you anymore

    Baby, I love you so much, darling
    Why don't you dig me?
    I dig you

    But you don't dig me
    I don't understand what it is
    I had my car re-upholstered
    I got my hair processed

    I got a nice pompadour job on it
    I bought a new pair of shoes
    I got some new khakis and I met you
    And we went out to get a Coca-Cola...

  19. Timber 67

    Zappa loved doo-wop music which is no secret.

  20. William L.

    can't help but squeeze out a tiny little droplet

  21. 706jim1

    I fixed the seat so it would tilt back. Somehow left out of this track.

  22. Lmclean89

    Zappa was such a comedian

  23. ElixerSue

    OMG, the band! They're crazier than him. Those background vocals....I'm dying here. Dweezil's band is like that, too!

    Lmclean89

    have you not heard doo wop?

    ElixerSue

    @Lmclean89 What are you talking about? Of course I've heard doo wop. I don't understand your question.

  24. holly mccormick

    Love this song...I am in a social network place called Second Life we were having a 50's party and I told my boyfriend the DJ to check out some of Zappa's Doo Wop this is one of my favorites lol Thank you for down loading it...this is my fav version that he did ;)

  25. Nicolas Pandolfino

    Zappa c est de la merde !n importe quoi!

  26. Jim Hartman

    Take That!! Paul Anka!

  27. David Perry

    Hope you enjoy my recreation of this classic: https://youtu.be/_P5Pq0y4Ot0

  28. Mark Elmer

    Classic piss take Frank ; brilliant 😂👍

  29. Nicolas Pandolfino

    C est ca zappa? N inporte quoi!!

  30. Zilah Warren

    I can relate to this song so much

  31. Richard Morales

    I LOVE LSD

  32. Matthew White

    Now I 100% know for sure where Mike Patton gets his style from, holy shit!! Have you heard a Mr Bungle album? They're the Beach Boys crossed over w/Frank Zappa!

    Eric Cross

    Matthew White mr. Bungle kicks ass

  33. delmar boni

    I GAVE YOU MY CLASS RING FROM HIGH SCHOOL

    thekaughtknee98

    AT THE ROOT BEER STAND

  34. WorldofMistaDavis

    That's why I had to get my khakis pressed!

    Al Pa

    I still don't know what that means .__. Anyone?

    Johnny Luna

    Al Pa when a young latino in southern california would get his khakis pressed it meant he was putting on the 9’s. going all out to look his best.

  35. Mario Serna

    Una buena cancion Doo Wop, de las que habria oido Frank en su adolescencia

  36. Alt Delet

    They just love making fun of doo wop

    TheNightmare75II

    I think he genuinely loved doo wop music. But he also loved making fun of some of the lyrical tropes in pop music.

  37. David Meir

    Actually the melody is beautiful and under the childish facade there is some really heartbreaking lyrics.

    But then the song title is go cry on somebody else's shoulder so....

    Mario Serna

    David Meir Es un homenaje a la musica Doo-Wop, que tenia excelentes vocalistas con tonos variados y letras muchas veces cursis y ñoñas

  38. David Perry

    Check out my version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P5Pq0y4Ot0

  39. Joe DeFacto

    Love this guy.

  40. themopedmetallist

    Zappa indeed far ahead of time here. All his breadbasket lands between gigs lain waste to the likes of what remains now in Pomona, formerly home of motor scooters built of variable ratio drove, but this seemingly devil worshipppng culture in CA leftistlature seems to rejoice in every moral resident being driven out

  41. themopedmetallist

    Zappa indeed far ahead of time here. All his breadbasket lands between gigs lain waste to the likes of what remains now in Pomona, formerly home of motor scooters built of variable ratio drove, but this seemingly devil worshipppng culture in CA leftistlature seems to rejoice in every moral resident being driven out

  42. Virginia Kenney

    Oh those nights in Matlock!

  43. Yellowbeard

    Who cares if it makes a mess,

  44. Emerald kat

    It says a lot about people when this awesome song only has about 40k views, yet I'm sure Beiber has something ridiculous...

    Steven Tyler Rocks

    Oh he has something ridiculous. A ridiculous amount of dislikes.

    Longhorn57

    Maybe ppl just dont get the music, back then was a different time I dont really like satirical music like this cool you can make fun of another song good for you. Hell maybe I just dont get the music but I can definitely see why some people can and did really like it, its basically all you had I've tried to understand and even like his music I just cant it sounds like shit and isnt funny

    Vicente Collao

    Not everyone wants to hear the same thing as you. Grow up.

  45. Ed Boersema

    Brilliant.

  46. Charles Lagana

    long live FZ!

  47. Colin MacKenzie

    "This song is so greasy, you could put it on your hair."

    BetitoBass

    Colin MacKenzie I love it haha As it says in the album booklet, "GO CRY ON SOMEBODY ELSE'S SHOULDER . . . (3:39) is very greasy. You should not listen to it. You should wear it on your hair."

    ntxmt

    They probably did!

    late fall chill

    LOL ....

    bckm54

    only zappa...

    Gar Goil

    and most of us do just that.

  48. hundredsroadwerewolf

    Check out the Zappa-penned of "Memories of El Monte" for the backstory (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSBnNd1HaX8). Zappa grew up in the CA desert on a steady diet of doo wop and East LA soul.

  49. Chachi Shapiro

    Frank Zappa did to Doo-Wop what Bluto from Animal House did to the preppy fraternity look.

    Jordan Peters

    Chachi Shapiro Zappa loved Doo-Wop

  50. Pepito Mephisto

    0:11-0:23 Always feel like I'm hearing the voice of Cheech Marin.

  51. brainsareus

    do-wop by a freaky wop

    TheNightmare75II

    Das rasis

    Gar Goil

    Zappa was not Italian but brainareus is an idiot.

  52. mspanchita56

    So lean on , go cry on somebody else's door. .... Got this on vinyl, when Cool was cool !!!

    ElixerSue

    The vinyl is far superior than digital, unbelievable richness of sound.

  53. mspanchita56

    So lean on , go cry on somebody else's door. .... Got this on vinyl, when Cool was cool !!!

  54. mspanchita56

    So lean on , go cry on somebody else's door. .... Got this on vinyl, when Cool was cool !!!

  55. villaparis2

    I don't love you anymore, one of the best songs about love

  56. Unidentified Voice

    Takes the piss out of sixties pop. Classic

    FedererX

    lol its experimental rock... not pop

    Jordan Peters

    Random Stranger Online Zappa loved do-wop

    Lmclean89

    you mean 50s pop for this song..

    cybertronian- shitlord

    it's an experimental rock group making pastiches of pop

  57. Jane Doe

    GO CRY ON SOMEBODY ELSE'S SHOULDER CUZ I DON'T LOVE YA ANYMORE !

    WytZox1

    @Jane Doe ~ Any guy who ever broke up with a game-playing chick can appreciate this song! ☺

  58. Alex Carrington

    The first Zappa LP got in early 70's.
    Class. Thanks mate.

  59. Diego Pigasus

    great song