The Tubes What Do You Want From Life Oct 31, 1974

What do you want from life

To kidnap an heiress 
or threaten her with a knife
What do you want from life
To get cable TV 
and watch it every night

There you sit
a lump in your chair
Where do you sleep 
and what do you wear 
when you’re sleeping

What do you want from life
An Indian guru
to show you the inner light
What do you want from life
a meaningless love affair
with a girl that you met tonight

How can you tell when you’re doin’ alright
Does your bank account swell 
While you’re dreaming at night
How do know when you’re really in love
Do violins play when you’re touching the one 
That you’re loving

What do you want from life
Someone to love 
and somebody that you can trust
What do you want from life
To try and be happy 
while you do the nasty things you must

Well, you can’t have that, but if you’re an American citizen you are entitled to:
a heated kidney shaped pool, 
a microwave oven–don’t watch the food cook, 
a Dyna-Gym–I’ll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home, 
a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum, 
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi, 
real simulated Indian jewelry, 
a Gucci shoetree,
a year’s supply of antibiotics, 
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth 
and Bob Dylan’s new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary’s baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams, 
a new Matador, a new mastodon, 
a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego, 
a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor, 
a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu, 
a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck,
a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped, 
a Winnebago–Hell, a herd of Winnebago’s we’re giving ’em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw, 
a Las Vegas wedding, 
a Mexican divorce, 
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot, 
or a baby’s arm holding an apple?

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