200 Motels

Tuna Fish Promenade

by Frank Zappa

on 200 Motels (1971)

Mark Volman (vocals)
Howard Kaylan (vocals)
Ian Underwood (keyboards, woodwinds)
Aynsley Dunbar (drums)
George Duke (keyboards, trombone)
Martin Lickert (bass)
Ruth Underwood (orchestra drum set)
Jim Pons (vocals)


Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan:
This town.. this town..
is just a Sealed
Tuna Sandwich.
Sealed
Tuna Sandwich
with the wrapper glued ...
It's by baloney on the rack
It goes for 40 cents a whack.
It's just a place for us to play
to help us pay
the cost of the tickets
back to L.A.
the cost of the tickets
back to L.A.
the cost of the tickets
back to L.A.

Chorus:
All the people in the Sandwich Town
think the place is great.
What if part of it's crumbling down?
Most of them prob'ly won't be 'round ...

Howard Kaylan:
They'll either be dead..

Mark Volman:
or moved to San Francisco.

Howard Kaylan:
( Where everybody thinks they're Heavy Business.
But it's just a Tuna Sandwich from another catering service. )