- See the song notes for an exploration of some of the lyrics and trivial items of note.
- You can hear a few readings by Don Van Vliet of his lyrics on the 1993 poetry readings page.
If you have an interpretation to offer or think any of the transcriptions are wrong, please let me know.
A-Z of lyrics
We do have transcriptions of all of Captain Beefheart’s song words, however due to recent (June 2019) website problems, they are not all displaying here at the moment. We’re working on it, sorry.
- 25th Century Quaker lyrics
- 81 Poop Hatch lyrics
- Abba Zaba lyrics
- Abba Zaba song notes from Gary Marker
- Ah Feel Like Ahcid lyrics
- Ant Man Bee lyrics
- Apes-Ma lyrics
- Ashtray Heart lyrics
- Autumn’s Child lyrics
- Bat Chain Puller lyrics
- Beatle Bones ‘n’ Smokin’ Stones lyrics
- Bellerin’ Plain lyrics
- Big Eyed Beans From Venus lyrics
- Bills Corpse lyrics
- Blabber ‘N Smoke lyrics
- Bluejeans and Moonbeams lyrics
- Brickbats lyrics
- Call On Me lyrics
- Candle Mambo lyrics
- Cardboard Cutout Sundown lyrics