CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS

Studio version


Alright
A-one, two, a-one, two, three, four

This is for all you kids out there that hate your mom and pop forcing you to eat everything that's
on your dinner plate every night.

Yeah, when I was a little kid, see, I never liked to eat
And Mama'd put things on my plate and I'd dump 'em on her feet
But then one day she made this soup, I ate it all in bed
I asked her what she put in it, and, well, this is what she said:

Oh, chicken lips and lizard hips and alligator eyes
And monkey legs and buzzard eggs and salamander thighs
Well, rabbit ears and camel rears and tasty toenail pies
Stir 'em all together and it's Mama's soup surprise

Well, now I went into the bathroom and I stood beside the sink
I said, "I'm feeling slightly ill, and I think I'd like a drink"
Mama said, "I've just the thing, I'll get it in a wink
It's full of lots of protein, and vitamins, I think"

It was chicken lips and lizard hips and alligator eyes
Yeah, monkey legs and buzzard eggs and salamander thighs
Rabbit ears and camel rears and tasty toenail pies
Stir 'em all together, it's Mama's soup surprise


Intro

CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS is a 1986 song by Nancy Cassidy. See the original Nancy Cassidy version for more details. Bruce Springsteen recorded a version of CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS that was released on the 1991 Disney charity various artists album For Our Children, benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Various artists -- For Our Children (album cover art)
Various artists -- For Our Children (album cover art)

Studio Recording

Bruce Springsteen recorded CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS in late 1990 at Record Plant in Los Angeles, CA. The song was recorded and mixed by Toby Scott with Rob Jaczko and Allen Abrahamson. Springsteen first recorded the traditional song PONY BOY for the upcoming Disney charity album, but he replaced at the last minute with a cover of Nancy Cassidy's song which he discovered in his son's nursery. According to Brucebase, another recording of the song was made, featuring additional vocals by Patti Scialfa.

Official Releases

Bruce Springsteen's cover of CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS was released in January 1991 on the Disney charity album For Our Children. The song was also released in 1991 on a withdrawn Australian CD5 single. A 10th anniversary edition of the album was released in October 1999. The song was also included on Every Child Deserves A Lifetime, an album released in October 2007 and compiling tracks from the For Our Children series.

Little Richard -- Itsy Bitsy Spider
Little Richard -- Itsy Bitsy Spider

CD single - Columbia (656735 2) - Australia, 1990

Withdrawn Australia-only release, comes in a cardboard picture sleeve on which Bruce Springsteen is not listed.

01- Itsy Bitsy Spider [by Little Richard]
02- CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS
Various artists -- For Our Children
Various artists -- For Our Children

CD - Walt Disney Records (60616-2) - USA, 1991
Various artists -- For Our Children
Various artists -- For Our Children

CD - Walt Disney Records (606162) - France, 1991
Various artists -- For Our Children
Various artists -- For Our Children

Cassette - Walt Disney Records (WDR 33501-4) - France, 1991
Various artists -- For Our Children: 10th Anniversary Edition
Various artists -- For Our Children: 10th Anniversary Edition

CD - Kid Rhino (R2 75932) - USA, 1999
Various artists -- Every Child Deserves A Lifetime
Various artists -- Every Child Deserves A Lifetime

CD - Shout! Factory (10643) - USA, 2007

Live History

Bruce Springsteen has never performed CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS live.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake), Manuel Lázaro, and Steen Andersson (rosalita101 at Greasy Lake).

Request

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Available Versions

List of available versions of CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS on this website:

CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS [Studio version]
CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS [Original Nancy Cassidy version]

Page last updated: 17 Mar 2012