Who Sang Flamingo Baby? Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes Why Do Birds Sing? cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gordon James Gano
release date: 1991-4-30
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
length: 2:38
producer: Brian Ritchie, Michael Beinhorn, Victor DeLorenzo and Gordon Gano
vocal: Gordon Gano
mixer: David Vartanian
recording engineer: Susan Rogers
acoustic guitar: Gordon Gano
acoustic bass guitar & ukulele: Brian Ritchie
congas: Victor DeLorenzo
solo slide guitar: Gordon Gano
composer: Gordon Gano
You're a flamingo
You stand on one leg
You're a flamingo baby
You hatched from an egg

Well you hold your foot up
So delicately over the sea
And when it comes down
It comes down on me

Well it used to want to hump you
I used to want to rock and roll
I was attracted to your gracefulness
But your surprise sure took its toll

Now I guess I'd better go out now
Gonna try to find something new
And all I'm left with is this craving
For some flamingo stew

Now the beauty's in the gutter
The loveliness is off her throne
In the eyes of the beholder it's gone
And now he feels kind of alone

But this feeling it's the kind that will shortly pass
I'm gonna find myself another bird
And roll on down the grass



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 American Music
  • 2 Out the Window
  • 3 Look Like That
  • 4 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
  • 5 Hey Nonny Nonny
  • 6 Used to Be
  • 7 Girl Trouble
  • 8 He Likes Me
  • 9 Life Is a Scream
  • 10 Flamingo Baby
  • 11 Lack of Knowledge
  • 12 More Money Tonight
  • 13 I’m Free