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Judy Garland – Purple People Eater lyrics

(Slowly, almost spoken)
In these days of flying saucers and Sputniks
You expect almost anything to happen
The Thing, The Fly, The Mole People, The Gamma People
The Indestructible Fossil Man, The Amazing Colossal Man
The Body Snatchers, The High Incredible Brain
Scratchers
I was a teenage werewolf, I was a 50 foot woman!
And other unidentifiable flying objects

I dismissed them all as being science fiction
They belonged on a library shelf
But here I am facing contradiction
'Cause it happened to me myself

The sky turned red, and then it turned green
I couldn't catch my breath
And then there was a roar of thunder
That scared me half to death

Then I saw it, yeah, I saw it, yes

(Sung fast, upbeat)
I saw a thing a-coming out of the sky
It had one long horn and one big eye
I commenced shaking and I said, "ooo-ee!"
"It looks like a purple people eater to me!"

We had one live, one horned flying purple people eater
One eyed, one horned flying purple people eater
One eyed, one horned flying purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me!

Well he came down to Earth and he lit in a tree
I said, "Mister Purple People Eater, don't eat me!"
He looked at me, and then he said
"I wouldn't eat you 'cause you is red"

One eyed flying purple people eater
One horned flying purple people eater
One eyed, one horned flying purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me!

I said, "Mister Purple People Eater, what's your line?"
He said, "eating purple people, and it sure is fine"
"But that's not the reason that I came to land"
"I wanna get a job in a rock 'n' roll band"

Well whisper so, rock 'n' roll, flying purple people
Eater
Pigeon toed, undergrowed, flying purple people eater
He wears short shorts, flying purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me!

Well, he went on his way, and then whadda'ya know?
I saw him last night on the Sullivan show
Blowing it out, really knocking 'em dead
Blowing purple music through the horn in his head

Well bless my soul! Rock 'n' roll! Flying purple people
Eater!
Pigeon toed, undergrowed, flying purple people eater
So all you blue people, all you red people, better
Watch what you do
Or else the purple people eaters might eat you



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/judy_garland/purple_people_eater.html

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