Squank Song Lyrics

ZZ Top

ZZ Top ZZ Top’s First Album cover art
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Woman, grab your children, run and hide.
Don't let it catch up with you.
You gotta fight it to stay alive,
and if it gets you, man, you're through.

It smells so rotten and rank.
Well, everybody calls it the squank.

It's sick, depressin, gettin' bigger all the time.
Don't help it any way you can.
It's grey and brown and sometimes lime
and it's spreadin' all over the land.

And soon we'll be all breathin' out of tanks
if somethin' ain't done about the squank.

The meanest thing the world's ever bred
by me and you and my kinfold too.
A monster can't live unless it's fed,
and it's being fed by me and you.
And soon it's gonna leave the world blank,
and we'll all be erased by the squank.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree
  • 2 Brown Sugar
  • 3 Squank
  • 4 Goin’ Down to Mexico
  • 5 Old Man
  • 6 Neighbor, Neighbor
  • 7 Certified Blues
  • 8 Bedroom Thang
  • 9 Just Got Back From Baby’s
  • 10 Backdoor Love Affair


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
    album: Track 3 in album ZZ Top’s First Album
    release date: 1971-1-16
    popularity : 74 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:48
    producer: Bill Ham
    drums: Frank Beard
    lead vocals: Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill
    bass: Dusty Hill
    guitar: Billy Gibbons
    writer: Bill Ham, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill

    Album Information

    label: London Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin