Shel Silverstein – Quaaludes Again Lyrics


She falls through the doorway
Rolls down the hall
She bounces off the sofa
And walks into the wall
It’s easy to see that she buckles and bends
She’s doin’ quaaludes again

Quaaludes again
Quaaludes again
If you’ve got aurora
You know for shorra
She’s your friend

She’s doin’ quaaludes again


She fumbles and stumbles
And falls down the stairs
Makes love to the leg of the dining room chair
She’s ready for animals, women or men

She’s doin’ quaaludes again

Quaaludes again
Quaaludes again

If you’ve got a lemon, a dog and three women
Then she’s your friend

She’s doing quaaludes again
Quaaludes again

{Dialogue between man and woman with riff in the background:}

He: Baby, you’ve been doing quaaludes again. Well, then who?
She: No. Not me. I don’t have any quaaludes
He: You don’t have ’em cause you took em all already
She: No
He: You had six
She: Nooo…
He: You had six yesterday, right? In your purse?
She: No…
He: How many you got now? Where’d they go?
She: No. I don’t have any
He: That’s what I mean
She: No…
He: Where’d they go? What’d you take?
She: I didn’t take anything. I just had a small… a small headache
He: So what did you take? What did you take for a headache?
She: No… Maybe an aspirin
He: That’s the biggest damned aspirin I’ve ever seen! You did… You keep… Don’t keep pullin at me! Don’t do that! Don’t do that! c’mon… you’re bumpin’ into the furniture
She: It hurts!
He: What?! I didn’t move ANYTHING around!
She: [moaning]
He: You had FIVE quaaludes in your purse yesterday. You have none today!
She: I gave them away
He: You gave away what? You gave everything away!
She: I gave it to all my friends
He: Yeah. How much time did you see your friends?
She: Well…
He: You were supposed to see them for five minutes?
She: Well… Don’t you know how it is?
He: I DON’T know how it is
She: Nooo…
He: I know you’re doin ‘ludes, and you said… you said that the next time you get them I should take them away and flush them down the toilet
She: Noooo…
He: Didn’t you say that?
She: NO….noooooo…
He: DON’T keep pullin’ me to the damn bed! I don’t want an old… I’m tellin you… You are turnin’ me OFF!
[fading away]
He: Now let me tell you… Will you keep your eyes open! Get up!