Warren Zevon — Excitable Boy
Album: Excitable Boy
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Released: 1978
Length: 2:34
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, he went down to dinner in his Sunday best
Excitable boy, they all said
And he rubbed the pot roast all over his chest
Excitable boy, they all said
Well he's just an excitable boy

He took in the four a.m. show at the Clark
Excitable boy, they all said
And he bit the usherette's leg in the dark
Excitable boy, they all said
Well, he's just an excitable boy


''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''
''(Ooh wah ooh)''
''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''

He took little Suzie to the Junior Prom ''(Ooh wah ooh)''
Excitable boy, they all said ''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''
And he raped her and killed her, then he took her home

''(Ooh wah ooh)''
Excitable boy, they all said
''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''
Well, he's just an excitable boy

After ten long years, they let him out of the home
Excitable boy, they all said ''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''
And he dug up her grave and built a cage with her bones
Excitable boy, they all said ''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''
Well, he's just an excitable boy

''(Ooh wah ooh)''
''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''
''(Ooh wah ooh)''
''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''
''(Ooh wah ooh)''
''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''
''(Ooh wah ooh)''
''(Ooh ooh, excitable boy)''
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 msymmes wrote:
What an Album! Hard to pick a favorite track.

 
Nighttime In The Switching Yard.
What an Album! Hard to pick a favorite track.
Ah, Willy On The Plate. Taken from us far too soon. RIP Warren. 
Serial killer, hey funny stuff.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Wow, this is terrible. I actually had to turn it off.
 
Sorry that you didn't have the patience to hear it through or listen to the lyrics.  It's darkly funny — very dark, but funny nonetheless.  Years ago, I rated it a 10.  Still think that's appropriate.
Wow, this is terrible. I actually had to turn it off.
My 3 yr old loves this tune. My wife questions my judgment.  I skip a few lines here and there.
Just reactivated some old memory cells
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Genius {#Bananajam}
Fucking genius 
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Ah, hoo — werewolves of London, again... When this stuff came out, it really turned the world on its ear — and was a ton of fun for us!
We are rockin' tonight! Warren Zevon after The Dandy Warhols. Gonna throw out my back groovin' to the tunes. Staying up way too late, but hey....I'll sleep when I'm dead!
 msymmes wrote:
I just love the backing female vocals.  Done just right !!!

 
With Jennifer Warnes and Linda Ronstadt it was hard to make a bad record back in the day.
Thanks to my brother, John, for turning me on to this when it came out.  He was kind of an excitable boy himself.  RIP
Ah....song writing. Remember when Warren and a few dozen other songwriters in the 1970s could just turn out great songs...one after the other.   
I just love the backing female vocals.  Done just right !!!
GREAT HORNS...{#Cheers}
i effing LOVE this whole album.......cant believe it's 35 years old already....guess im gettin' effin' old!!

rip warren 
'Sup Warr-ren?  Did you find your headless Thompson gunner in heaven?
 
See you soon, bro!
unclehud
(another excitable boy)