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Ray Collins (lead vocals, harmonica, tambourine, finger cymbals, bobby pin, tweezers)

Jimmy Carl Black (drums)

Roy Estrada (bass, guitarron, boy soprano)

Elliot Ingber (lead guitar, rhythm guitar)

Well I`m about to get UPSET

From watchin` my TV

Been checkin` out the news

Until my eyeballs fail to see

I mean they 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 THOSE 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

WON`T amount TO nothin` more

THAN watch the rats go across the floor

And make up songs about being poor

Blow your harmonica son!

Release History

The Frank Zappa song "Trouble Every Day" appears on the following albums:
Beat The Boots! #2
16 June 1992

Beat The Boots! #2

  1. Penis Dimension (3:31)
  2. The Air (3:27)
  3. The Dog Breath/Mother People (4:22)
  4. You Didn't Try To Call Me (3:39)
  5. King Kong (23:11)
  6. Who Are the Brain Police? (3:33)
  7. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You? (2:59)
  8. A Pound For A Brown (On The Bus) (5:18)
  9. Sleeping In A Jar (With Extensions) (4:35)
  10. Sharleena (10:26)
  11. The Sanzini Brothers (1:34)
  12. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening? (1:44)
  13. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? (4:32)
  14. Bwana Dik (1:20)
  15. Latex Solar Beef (1:39)
  16. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (2:51)
  17. Little House I Used To Live In (9:52)
  18. Holiday In Berlin (0:57)
  19. Inca Roads / Easy Meat (7:17)
  20. Crusin' For Burgers (2:46)
  21. Little House I Used To Live In / Dog Breath Variations / Blue Danube Waltz / Hungry Freaks Daddy (14:31)
  22. What? (3:53)
  23. Dog Breath (3:55)
  24. Trouble Every Day (5:08)
  25. English Tea Dancing Interludes / Plastic People (Music: "Louie, Louie" By Richard Berry) / King Kong / America Drinks / Wipe Out (12:00)
  26. Baby Snakes (1:50)
  27. Dancin' Fool (4:00)
  28. Easy Meat (8:12)
  29. Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me? (4:26)
  30. Mother People (3:19)
  31. Wonderful Wino (2:47)
  32. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? (2:47)
  33. Seal Call Fusion Music (3:15)
  34. Bobby Brown (2:58)
  35. I'm On Duty (2:05)
  36. Conehead (6:09)
  37. Intro (0:52)
  38. Peaches En Regalia (3:20)
  39. Tears Began To Fall/She Painted Up Her Face/Half A Dozen Provocative Squats (6:01)
  40. Call Any Vegetable (9:55)
  41. Anyway The Wind Blows (3:45)
  42. Magdalena / Dog Breath (9:50)
  43. Sofa (3:12)
  44. Wonderful Wino / Sharleena / Crusin' For Burgers (12:38)
  45. Fire! (1:57)
  46. Feet Light Up   (1:17)
  47. Bacon Fat (4:02)
  48. Sleeping In A Jar (2:24)
  49. The Wild Man Fischer Story   (3:39)
  50. I'm The Meany (1:48)
  51. Valerie (3:03)
  52. Stinkfoot / Dirty Love / Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station (17:45)
  53. The Torture Never Stops / City Of Tiny Light (20:54)
Clean American Version
1995

The Making of Freak Out! Project/Object
05 December 2006

The Making Of Freak Out! Project/Object (Deluxe)
12 December 2006

The Making Of Freak Out! Project/Object (Deluxe)

  1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy (3:40)
  2. I Ain't Got No Heart (2:35)
  3. Who Are the Brain Police? (3:33)
  4. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder (3:30)
  5. Motherly Love (2:21)
  6. How Could I Be Such A Fool (1:58)
  7. Wowie Zowie (3:19)
  8. You Didn't Try To Call Me (3:39)
  9. Anyway The Wind Blows (3:45)
  10. I'm Not Satisfied (4:08)
  11. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here (3:36)
  12. Trouble Every Day (5:08)
  13. Help, I'm A Rock (5:03)
  14. It Can't Happen Here (3:07)
  15. Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet (10:14)
  16. Hungry Freaks, Daddy, Vocal Overdub Take 1
  17. Anyway The Wind Blows, Vocal Overdub
  18. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder, Vocal Overdub Take 2 (3:46)
  19. I Ain't Got No Heart, Vocal Overdub Master Take
  20. Motherly Love, Vocal Overdub Master Takes (3:09)
  21. I'm Not Satisfied, 2nd Vocal Overdub Master Take 2 (Rough Mix)
  22. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here, Vocal Overdub Take 1 (Incomplete) / Take 2 (Incomplete)
  23. Who Are The Brain Police, Basic Tracks
  24. How Could I Be Such A Fool?, Basic Tracks
  25. Anyway The Wind Blows, Basic Tracks
  26. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder, Basic Tracks
  27. I Ain't Got No Heart, Basic Tracks (2:36)
  28. You Didn't Try To Call Me, Basic Tracks (3:00)
  29. Trouble Every Day, Basic Tracks (7:10)
  30. Help, I'm A Rock, FZ Edit
  31. Who Are The Brain Police? (Section B), Alternate Take
  32. Groupie Bang Bang, Unreleased Track From Freak Out! Sessions
  33. Hold On To Your Small Tiny Horses, Nullis Pretii At Non-Composer Speed
  34. Objects (FZ directs Kim Fowley In Crowd Control...)
  35. Freak Trim (Kim Outs A Big Idea)
  36. Percussion Insert Session Snoop
  37. Freak Out Drum Track w/Timp. & Lion
  38. Percussion Object 1 & 2
  39. Lion Roar & Drums From Freak Out!
  40. Vito Rocks The Floor (Grekk Out!)
  41. "Low Budget Rock & Roll Band" (2:42)
  42. Suzy Creamcheese (What's Got Into You?) (Excerpt From Interview 1971)
  43. Live At Fillmore 25 June 1966
  44. Who Are The Brain Police? (Section A, C, B)
  45. Cream Cheese (Work Part)
  46. Trouble Every Day (Single Edit)
  47. It Can't Happen Here (Mothermania Version)
  48. Interviews Excerpts
  49. "Pyschedelic Music"
  50. "MGM"
  51. "Dope Fiend Music"
  52. "How We Made It Sound That Way"
  53. "Poop Rock"
  54. "Machinery"
  55. "Pyschedelic Upholstery"
  56. "Pyschedelic Money"
  57. More Interviews
  58. "The 'Original' Group"
  59. "Necessity"
  60. "Union Scale"
  61. "25 Hundred Signing Fee"
  62. "Tom Wilson" (0:33)
  63. "My Pet Theory" (2:17)
  64. "There Is No Need"
Threesome No. 1
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Threesome No. 1

  1. Are You Hung Up? (1:24)
  2. Hungry Freaks, Daddy (3:29)
  3. Plastic People (3:42)
  4. I Ain't Got No Heart (2:35)
  5. The Duke Of Prunes (2:13)
  6. Who Needs The Peace Corps? (2:34)
  7. Amnesia Vivace (1:01)
  8. Concentration Moon (2:22)
  9. Who Are The Brain Police? (3:34)
  10. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder (3:41)
  11. Mom & Dad (2:16)
  12. The Duke Regains His Chops (1:53)
  13. Call Any Vegetable (9:55)
  14. Motherly Love (2:46)
  15. Telephone Conversation (0:49)
  16. Bow Tie Daddy (0:33)
  17. How Could I Be Such A Fool (2:13)
  18. Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin (7:00)
  19. Harry, You're A Beast (1:21)
  20. Soft‐Sell Conclusion (1:41)
  21. Wowie Zowie (2:53)
  22. Big Leg Emma (2:31)
  23. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (1:03)
  24. You Didn't Try To Call Me (3:39)
  25. Absolutely Free (3:24)
  26. Any Way The Wind Blows (2:56)
  27. Why Don'tcha Do Me Right? (2:37)
  28. America Drinks (1:53)
  29. Flower Punk (3:04)
  30. I'm Not Satisfied (2:39)
  31. Hot Poop (0:27)
  32. Status Back Baby (2:54)
  33. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here (3:38)
  34. Nasal Retentive Calliope Music (2:03)
  35. Trouble Every Day (5:08)
  36. Uncle Bernie's Farm (2:11)
  37. Help, I'm A Rock (5:03)
  38. Let's Make The Water Turn Black (2:01)
  39. Son Of Suzy Creamcheese (1:34)
  40. Brown Shoes Don't Make It (7:29)
  41. It Can't Happen Here (3:07)
  42. The Idiot Bastard Son (3:19)
  43. America Drinks & Goes Home (2:46)
  44. Lonely Little Girl (1:10)
  45. The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet (12:16)
  46. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (1:33)
  47. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise) (1:02)
  48. Mother People (2:26)
  49. The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny (6:25)
Understanding America
30 October 2012

You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Gold)
2006

You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Gold)
2009

You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 5
1992

You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 5
19 November 2012

You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (With A Box) - [Vols 5 & 6]
July 1992

You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (With A Box) - [Vols 5 & 6]

  1. The Downtown Talent Scout (4:02)
  2. Charles Ives (4:38)
  3. Here Lies Love (2:44)
  4. Piano/Drum Duet (1:57)
  5. Mozart Ballet (4:04)
  6. Chocolate Halvah (3:26)
  7. Jcb & Kansas On The Bus #1 (1:03)
  8. Run Home Slow: Main Title Theme (1:17)
  9. The Little March (1:21)
  10. Right There (5:09)
  11. Where Is Johnny Velvet? (0:50)
  12. Return Of The Hunch-back Duke (1:44)
  13. Trouble Every Day (5:08)
  14. Proto-minimalism (1:40)
  15. Jcb & Kansas On The Bus #2 (1:09)
  16. My Head? (0:44)
  17. Meow (1:24)
  18. Backed-Bean Boogie (3:26)
  19. Where's Our Equipment? (2:29)
  20. FZ/JCB Drum Duet (4:27)
  21. No Waiting For The PeanutsTo Dissolve (4:45)
  22. A Game Of Cards (0:46)
  23. Underground Freak-out Music (3:52)
  24. German Lunch (6:43)
  25. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (3:32)
  26. Easy Meat (8:12)
  27. Dead Girls Of London (2:29)
  28. Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously? (1:45)
  29. What's New In Baltimore? (5:22)
  30. Moggio (2:29)
  31. Dancin' Fool (4:00)
  32. Rdnzl (4:12)
  33. Advance Romance (10:09)
  34. City Of Tiny Lites (5:34)
  35. A Pound For A Brown (On The Bus) (5:18)
  36. Doreen (2:44)
  37. The Black Page #2 (2:48)
  38. Geneva Farewell (1:26)
  39. The M.o.i. Anti-smut Loyalty Oath (3:02)
  40. The Poodle Lecture (5:03)
  41. Dirty Love (2:59)
  42. Magic Fingers (2:36)
  43. The Madison Panty-sniffing Festival (2:44)
  44. Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me? (4:26)
  45. Farther O'Blivian (2:22)
  46. Is That Guy Kidding Or What? (4:03)
  47. I'm So Cute (1:39)
  48. White Person (2:41)
  49. Lonely Person Devices (3:14)
  50. Ms. Pinky (3:40)
  51. Shove It Right In (6:46)
  52. Wind Up Working In A Gas Station (2:32)
  53. Make A Sex Noise (3:11)
  54. Tracy Is A Snob (3:52)
  55. I Have Been In You (7:57)
  56. Emperor Of Ohio (1:31)
  57. Dinah-moe Humm (6:04)
  58. He's So Gay (2:45)
  59. Camarillo Brillo (3:25)
  60. Muffin Man (5:52)
  61. Nyc Halloween Audience (0:43)
  62. The Illinois Enema Bandit (9:45)
  63. Thirteen (6:09)
  64. Lobster Girl (2:21)
  65. Black Napkins (4:36)
  66. We're Turning Again (4:49)
  67. Alien Orifice (4:15)
  68. Catholic Girls (3:52)
  69. Crew Slut (7:05)
  70. Tryin' To Grow A Chin (3:26)
  71. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (3:52)
  72. Lisa's Life Story (3:06)
  73. Lonesome Cowboy Nando (5:15)
  74. 200 Motels Finale (3:44)
  75. Strictly Genteel (6:57)
Zappa Box (Later Works)
05 September 2007

Zappa Box (Later Works)

  1. Zoot Allures (9:56)
  2. Tinsel-Town Rebellion (4:43)
  3. Trouble Every Day (5:08)
  4. Penguin In Bondage (5:15)
  5. Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel (6:41)
  6. What's New In Baltimore? (5:22)
  7. Cock-suckers' Ball (1:05)
  8. Wplj (2:51)
  9. Let's Move To Cleveland (15:14)
  10. Whippin' Post (7:32)
  11. "Here Comes The Gear, Lads" (1:00)
  12. The Living Garbage Truck (1:21)
  13. A Typical Soundcheck (1:19)
  14. "This Is Neat" (0:24)
  15. The Motel Lobby (1:21)
  16. Getting Stewed (0:55)
  17. The Motel Room (0:30)
  18. "Don't Take Me Down" (1:11)
  19. The Dressing Room (0:25)
  20. Learning "Penis Dimension" (2:02)
  21. "You There, With The Hard On!" (0:25)
  22. Zanti Serenade (2:40)
  23. Divan (4:33)
  24. Sleeping In A Jar (2:24)
  25. "Don't Eat There" (2:26)
  26. Brixton Still Life (3:00)
  27. Super Grease (1:40)
  28. Wonderful Wino (2:47)
  29. Sharleena (10:26)
  30. Cruisin' For Burgers (9:13)
  31. Diphteria Blues (6:19)
  32. Well (4:43)
  33. Say Please (0:57)
  34. Aaawk (2:59)
  35. Scumbag (5:54)
  36. A Small Eternity With Yoko Ono (6:11)
  37. Beer Shampoo (1:39)
  38. Champagne Lecture (4:30)
  39. Childish Perversions (1:31)
  40. Playground Psychotics (1:08)
  41. The Mudshark Interview (2:39)
  42. "There's No Lust In Jazz" (0:55)
  43. Botulism On The Roof (0:47)
  44. You Got Your Armies (0:11)
  45. The Spew King (0:25)
  46. I'm Doomed (0:25)
  47. Status Back Baby (2:50)
  48. The London Cab Tape (1:24)
  49. Concentration Moon, Part One (1:21)
  50. The Sanzini Brothers (1:34)
  51. "It's A Good Thing We Get Paid To Do This" (2:45)
  52. Concentration Moon, Part Two (2:04)
  53. Mom & Dad (2:17)
  54. Intro To Music For Low Budget Orchestra (1:32)
  55. Billy The Mountain (30:26)
  56. He's Watching (1:21)
  57. If You're Not A Professional Actor (0:23)
  58. He's Right (0:15)
  59. Going For The Money (0:14)
  60. Jeff Quits (1:34)
  61. A Bunch Of Adventures (0:56)
  62. Martin Lickert's Story (0:39)
  63. A Great Guy (0:30)
  64. Bad Acting (0:11)
  65. The Worst Reviews (0:21)
  66. A Version Of Himself (1:03)
  67. I Could Be A Star Now (0:35)
  68. Prologue (3:07)
  69. Progress? (4:45)
  70. Like It Or Not (2:22)
  71. The Jimmy Carl Black Philosophy Lesson (2:01)
  72. Holding The Group Back (2:00)
  73. Holiday In Berlin (0:57)
  74. The Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves The Stage (2:55)
  75. Undaunted, The Band Plays On (4:34)
  76. Agency Man (6:45)
  77. Epilogue (1:52)
  78. King Kong (23:11)
  79. Help, I'm A Rock (5:03)
  80. Transylvania Boogie (5:00)
  81. Pound For A Brown (15:11)
  82. Let's Make The Water Turn Black (1:51)
  83. Harry, You're A Beast (0:54)
  84. The Orange County Lumber Truck (Part I) (0:47)
  85. Oh No (1:47)
  86. The Orange County Lumber Truck (Part II) (10:37)
  87. Intro (0:52)
  88. Dog Breath Variations (2:14)
  89. Uncle Meat (2:51)
  90. Outrage At Valdez (3:10)
  91. Times Beach II (7:31)
  92. III Revised (1:45)
  93. The Girl In The Magnesium Dress (4:33)
  94. Be-bop Tango (3:44)
  95. Ruth Is Sleeping (6:06)
  96. None Of The Above (2:07)
  97. Pentagon Afternoon (2:28)
  98. Questi Cazzi Di Piccione (3:03)
  99. Times Beach III (4:26)
  100. Food Gathering In Post-industrial America, 1992 (2:48)
  101. Welcome To The United States (6:42)
  102. Exercise #4 (1:37)
  103. Get Whitey (7:01)
  104. G-spot Tornado (5:17)
  105. The Blackouts (0:23)
  106. Lost In A Whirlpool (2:46)
  107. Ronnie Sings? (1:06)
  108. Kenny's Booger Story (0:33)
  109. Ronnie's Booger Story (1:16)
  110. Mount St. Mary's Concert Excerpt (2:29)
  111. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (3:52)
  112. Tiger Roach (2:20)
  113. Run Home Slow Theme (1:25)
  114. Fountain Of Love (2:18)
  115. Run Home Cues, #2 (0:28)
  116. Any Way The Wind Blows (2:14)
  117. Run Home Cues, #3 (0:11)
  118. Charva (1:59)
  119. The Dick Kunc Story (0:46)
  120. Wedding Dress Song (1:14)
  121. Handsome Cabin Boy (1:21)
  122. Cops & Buns (2:37)
  123. The Big Squeeze (0:43)
  124. I'm A Band Leader (1:14)
  125. Alley Cat (2:47)
  126. The Grand Wazoo (13:20)
  127. Kung Fu (2:14)
  128. Rdnzl (4:12)
  129. Basement Music #1 (3:46)
  130. Inca Roads (3:43)
  131. Lil' Clanton Shuffle (4:48)
  132. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted (3:28)
  133. Bobby Brown Goes Down (3:44)
  134. Disco Boy (4:02)
  135. Goblin Girl (4:07)
  136. In France (3:55)
  137. He's So Gay (2:45)
  138. Sex (3:44)
  139. Titties 'n' Beer (5:51)
  140. We're Turning Again (4:49)
  141. Dumb All Over (4:03)
  142. Catholic Girls (3:52)
  143. Dinah-moe Humm (6:04)
  144. Valley Girl (4:51)
  145. Jewish Princess (3:15)
  146. Yo Cats (3:33)

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