Zappa, Frank - More Trouble Every Day Lyrics




Well I'm about to get sick
From watchin' my TV
Been checkin' out the news
Till my eyeballs fail to see
I mean to say that every day
Is just another rotten mess
(Sure 'nuff!)
And when it's gonna change, my friend
Is anybody's guess (Well!) (Woa!)
So I'm
Watchin' and I'm a-waitin'
I'm hopin' for the best
Even think I'll go to prayin'
Every time I hear 'em sayin'
There's no way to delay
That trouble comin' every day
There's no way to delay
That trouble comin' every day

Wednesday I watched the riot
I seen the cops out on the street
I watched 'em throwin' rocks & stuff & chokin'
In the heat
I listen to reports
'Bout the whisky passin' around
I seen the smoke & fire
And the market burnin' down
I watched while everybody
On his street would take a turn
To stomp & smash & bash & crash & slash & bust & burn
I'm a-watchin' and I'm a-waitin'
But I'm hopin' for the best
Even think I'll go to prayin'
Every time I hear 'em sayin'
There's no way to delay
That trouble comin' every day
There's no way to delay
That trouble comin' every day

Watchin' and I'm a-waitin'
I'm hopin' for the best
Even think I'll go to prayin'
Every time I hear 'em sayin', oh, yeah...





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  1. Holger Meschenmoser

    Zappa ohne geht nicht

  2. Jeffrey Finley

    Freak Out had a major impact on our thinking. It was the Bible really.

  3. Eirini R

    Well I'm about to get sick
    From watchin' my TV
    Been checkin' out the news
    Until my eyeballs fail to see
    I mean to say that every day
    Is just another rotten mess
    And when it's gonna change, my friends
    Is anybody's guess

    So I'm watchin' and I'm waitin'
    Hopin' for the best
    Even think I'll go to prayin'
    Every time I hear 'em sayin'
    That there's no way to delay
    That trouble comin' every day
    No way to delay
    That trouble comin' every day

    Wednesday I watched the riot...
    I seen the cops out on the street
    Watched 'em throwin' rocks and stuff
    And chokin' in the heat
    Listened to reports
    About the whisky passin' 'round
    Seen the smoke & fire
    And the market burnin' down
    Watched while everybody
    On his street would take a turn
    To stomp and smash and bash and crash
    And slash and bust and burn

    And I'm watchin' and I'm waitin'
    Hopin' for the best
    Even think I'll go to prayin'
    Every time I hear 'em sayin'
    That there's no way to delay
    That trouble comin' every day
    No way to delay
    That trouble comin' every day

    Well you can cool it,
    You can heat it...
    'Cause, baby, I don't need it...
    Take your TV tube and eat it
    'N all that phony stuff on sports
    'N all the unconfirmed reports
    You know I watched that rotten box
    Until my head began to hurt
    From checkin' out the way
    The newsmen say they get the dirt
    Before the guys on channel so-and-so
    And further they assert
    That any show they'll interrupt
    To bring you news if it comes up
    They say that if the place blows up
    They'll be the first to tell
    Because the boys they got downtown
    Are workin' hard and doin' swell,
    And if anybody gets the news
    Before it hits the street,
    They say that no one blabs it faster
    Their coverage can't be beat

    And if another woman driver
    Gets machine-gunned from her seat
    They'll send some joker with a brownie
    And you'll see it all complete

    So I'm watchin' and I'm waitin'
    Hopin' for the best
    Even think I'll go to prayin'
    Every time I hear 'em sayin'
    That there's no way to delay
    That trouble comin' every day
    No way to delay
    That trouble comin' every day

    Hey you know something people
    I'm not black
    But there's a whole lots a times
    I wish I could say I'm not white

    Well, I seen the fires burnin'
    And the local people turnin'
    On the merchants and the shops
    Who used to sell their brooms and mops
    And every other household item
    Watched the mob just turn and bite 'em
    And they say it served 'em right
    Because a few of them are white,
    And it's the same across the nation
    Black & white discrimination
    They're yellin' "; You can't understand me!";
    And all the other crap they hand me
    In the papers and TV
    'N all that mass stupidity
    That seems to grow more every day
    Each time you hear some nitwit say
    He wants to go and do you in
    Because the color of your skin
    Just don't appeal to him
    (No matter if it's black or white)
    Because he's out for blood tonight
    You know we gotta sit around at home
    And watch this thing begin
    But I bet there won't be many left
    To see it really end
    'Cause the fire in the street
    Ain't like the fire in my heart
    And in the eyes of all these people
    Don't you know that this could start
    On any street in any town
    In any state if any clown
    Decides that now's the time to fight
    For some ideal he thinks is right
    And if a million more agree
    There ain't no great society
    As it applies to you and me
    Our country isn't free
    And the law refuses to see
    If all that you can ever be
    Is just a lousy janitor
    Unless your uncle owns a store
    You know that five in every four
    Just one amount and nothin' more
    Don't watch the rats go across the floor
    And make up songs about being poor
    Blow you harmonica son

  4. Jess Deus

    Genesis "Afterglow" Drum Fill !!

  5. Robert Allen

    FRANK ZAPPA IS THE BEST!!

  6. Geoffrey Darcy

    Absolutely.

  7. Alberto Censini

    bellissimo l assolo

  8. Noah Kravitz

    It's the Afterglow fill! CT 4 Lyfe!

  9. Doug QUIDAM

    Great version of a timeless song.

    TSM

    The more things change, the more they, etc. (stay the same)

  10. Victor Nica

    God, I love that drum fill!

  11. bobbyweiss08

    What is the source of this version?  It's very near the "Roxy & Elsewhere" mix; but there are subtle differences.

    Malcolm Thompson

    That is the "Roxy" version - no doubts. Apart from some of the other songs I like, this is the best song ever.....

  12. Mr T

    Drum Fills....Legendary

  13. Urs Hauri

    hallo Thomas
    Danke fürs Hochladen-einer meiner Lieblingslieder von Frank

  14. SunJanis

    On which album is that song?

    Richard Moss

    +SunJanis Freak Out

    gutterat

    No, this version is off Live at the Roxy and elsewhere

  15. willy mack

    Unfortunately, very relevant today, 50 years later.

    Cthulhu Fthagn

    Amen. I came to pull a version of this to emphasize how little we've progressed in those fifty years.

    bernd k

    that is what im am thinking right now

  16. Awesomeness 641323

    This is just like the BEST version of this song in my opinion.

    Richard Moss

    +Awesomeness 641323 ............sho enough..

    Awesomeness 641323

    Yeah it is, I got new favorites though. People change...

    Thomas Vieth

    I/still/like/the/original/best(from"Freak/Out")Zappa/invented/Rap

    Dino Lisi

    Awesomeness 641323
    My favorite also ...which album is this from ??

    Michael Morgan

    @Dino Lisi I'm thinkin "Roxy and Elsewhere"

  17. Awesomeness 641323

    This is me and my dad's favorite old song "old" as in not Taylor Swift or Miley cyrus. Or "old" as in before 2000

    willy mack

    +Awesomeness 641323


    I am old, not Taylor or Miley 'old', but old enough to have seen Zappa and the Mothers do this live way back when.
    Still one of my favourites songs, the whole album is excellent.

    Awesomeness 641323

    +willy mack I may not be old, but Old music is just great. Especially this song. I love how when the lyrics go all cops out on on the street, throwin rocks and stuff, choking in the heat, I love how they make the sounds. Its like acapella, only not just acapella, but AMAZING guitar solo's!!

  18. Sammygrewe

    True dis...also good first version...listen to it, Bob...

  19. Shamanarts

    timeless FZ news report....

  20. Bertrand Tezenas

    MASTERPIECE guitar solo

  21. gold python

    There's more going on in this song than there is in most albums. And the guitar solo? Expressive and ripping!

  22. Thomas Hoog

    this is a remake from his "Mother of Invention", "Freak Out" album. its bout the '65 Watts riots

  23. David Lord

    I miss George Duke.

  24. Abandoned NorthJersey

    mad heavy song

  25. FetaCheese222

    Yeah, which is why I'm confused as to what Papaboogers was talking about. :|

  26. Vincent Rodi

    Un mOrceau énOrme, grOOvy,blOOsy, sOO sexy
    Un sOlo énOrme

  27. Alex Parry

    Roxy & elsewhere is the best album hands down. Enough said

  28. Eric Weiss

    Frank Zappa and the Mothers had the best place around but some stupid with a flare gun burnt the place to the ground....

  29. FetaCheese222

    Really? To me it sounds very similar to his 73-75 era albums.

  30. blauundweiss1957

    Four years on youtube. Only less than 6000 visitors. So sad. I saw him five times in the 70. So great. Greatings from Germany.

  31. LEGIONE72

    nice work Frank!!

  32. James Wagner

    I like this version more than from Freak Out! I think, both I both very much enjoy though.

  33. Papaboogers

    Absolutely, and it's even better when it segues from "son of orange county" as it does on the original album. I remember when it came out(on vinyl), it marked a welcome return to his "sound" of earlier times before the somewhat comercialized period of "Apostrophy" and such.

    OK and the Night Crew

    Papaboogers who you jiving with that cosmik debris?

    norweeg

    Yeah that transition is unreal. So good.