Modern talk, Everybody's talkin' modern talk. Ain't sayin' nothin' with modern talk, Just zazoo vome voo zazee aza doom va vo Now picture the scene -- The day is sunny, A man meets a friend And he asks for some money, He says I need five to keep me alive. Friend gives him this kind of jive -- sayin' Zaa za voo za za voo I can't make it Va za va za voo za va see ya later Vome zoo-za vome a-viddle oo vin And he's right back out on the street again.
When a girl gets on the phone, she talks to her lover. She says we got troubles that we can't keep covered. I just got the news I'm knittin' baby shoes, So call up the preacher now And pay your dues. The guy says: Zaa za voo za za voo see ya later Va za va za voo za va I got problems Vome zoo-za vome a-till then And she's right back out on the street again.
When a guy gets grabbed by an army recruiter, He says "We're gonna put you in a khaki suit-a, So don't you lie and don't you cry But take this test to qualify." The guy says: [Blubbering noises]
When a lady goes down to see her psychiatrist Lies on a couch to give her head a twist Is it a psychosis or is it a neurosis? The doctor gives her this diagnosis: Zaa za voo za za voo twenty dollars Va za va za voo za va I got problems Vome zoo-za vome come back next we'n'sday And she's right back out on the street again.
On TV there's a man sellin' soap A man selling hope and a man sellin' dope While chipmunks sing and politicians swing And everybody's sayin' the same damn thing. Zaa za voo za za voo Va za va za voo za va Vome zoo-za vome [start to fade out] Zaa za voo za za voo Va za va za voo za va Vome zoo-za vome.