Teeth Week #2: “Baby, Take Your Teeth Out” by Frank Zappa

Today on Teeth Week, we have “Baby, Take Your Teeth Out” by Frank Zappa, from 1984’s Them Or Us.  That album featured not just Frank on guitar, but also Steve Vai and Dweezil Zappa.  Zappa’s tune isn’t about having your teeth taken out, but rather taking out your falsies, presumably for sexual purposes!

This hilarious song has elements of doo-wop and progressive space rock.  Though the music is expectedly complex, the lyrics are quite simple.  The speaker is asking his partner to take her teeth out, just to try one time.  Leave ’em on the kitchen table, and he’ll recline.  That’s about it!

Frank Zappa was a musical genius who juxtaposed that with humour.  This song is a great example.  Enjoy.

Baby take your teeth outTry it one timeBaby take your teeth outTry it one timeLeave ’em on the kitchen table
Baby take your teeth outIt’ll be fineBaby take your teeth outIt’ll be fineThere ain’t nothin’ left to smile about
Baby take your teeth outYou look divineBaby take your teeth outYou look divineGo ahead and eat the label
Baby take your teeth outI will reclineBaby take your teeth outI will reclineThere ain’t nothin’ left to talk about

23 comments

  1. This had better end with “Kicked in the Teeth” by AC/DC! Also, I’ve said it a couple times, but good luck tomorrow. You’ll be fine. Think they’ll give you a lollipop when you’re done?

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