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Red Beans & Rice
original artist:   Michael Franti
times played:   total: 1 
first: 11/26/05
last: 11/26/05
shows since last: 898
musical key:   Fm
primary vocalist(s):   Michael Franti
instrumentation:  [underline indicates "primary" instrument where multiple are listed]
Bryan:  bass
Nat:  guitar
Zachary:  mandolin
Aaron:  fiddle
Erik:  flute

I don't eat no meat beacuse I'm am a vegetarian
I like ice cream, but not much dairy
'Cause it gets in my nose, it makes me gotta blows
Snot like a farmer and it gets on my clothes

It's rather unsightly, can even be frightening
But cold medication should not be taken nightly
Because everything I put in comes out again
And if I eat lean, it helps me stay thin

So check out my hair, I keep it dreaded
About my corn? I like it breaded
Hot from the oven? Mmmm, you said it!
Straight to the stomach my fuel is unleaded

But not fossil fuels, I like olive oil
I like my eggs scrambled and I never eat 'em boiled
The way to my heart is with a garlic clove
It smells hella sexy when it's on the kitchen stove

Red beans and rice, red beans and rice
Red beans and rice make everything nice
Red beans and rice, red beans and rice
Red beans and rice I could eat a plate twice

But if a friend has gas, then he's passin'
It gives me a headache end I gotta take aspirin
It makes me dizzy, I fix him fizzies
To calm his stomach when it's feelin kinda dizzy

Some like it white, but I like it brown
I like spicy tofu, and I can throw it down
Chilis come red, and chilis come green
When it's on the table, I lick my plate clean

Then I drink a toast to the host and hostess
But first we give thanks to God, the mostest
'Cause if I am a guest, I always wash my plate
A sip a sip a soda while I sing Amazing Grace

The rings on my fingers are left round the tub
With a base fulla bubbles bumpin' like a wash tub
Thinkin' about my troubles goin' down the drain
Dryin' up the puddles in the back of my brain


Amazing grace how sweet the sound that
saved a wretch like me
Dammit let's eat!
Mi casa es su casa. Mi cocina es su cocina.
you know what I meana!

(bridge x2:)
Get some boilin' water! Yeah!
Get a pound of beans! Yeah!
Get some spice and make it nice! Yeah!
You know what I mean!

Most people on the planet eat beans and rice
Some can't afford beef or they think cows are nice
If you talk table manners don't believe all they told ya
I eat with my fingers like an African soldier

I don't know which fork is for meat or for salad
I haven't got a clue when they say "whet your palate"
Eat a lot a prunes, it'll keep you loose
Skin'll turn orange if you drink carrot juice

I think beef jerky tastes like a boot
When I'm on the street I chew a licorice root
And if I have a soar throat, then I eat ginger
And I will break bread with those who are strangers

So come into my cave, tonight I will show you
Food is for life, and life I will show you
If you're havin' problems, I invite you here
Step into my kitchen we will cook away your fears



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