Albuquerque 2007 3

Song: Albuquerque

Running Time: 11:23

Year: 1999

Style parody of: Dick's Automotive by The Rugburns

Album: Running With Scissors

Genre: Alternative rock

Lyrics: Lyrics

Listen/Download: Albuquerque.ogg

Forum: Forum Discussion Page


  • This song is very similar to The Rugburns' "Dick's Automotive." Al gave them a special thanks on his next album, Poodle Hat.
  • Al says he was fed sauerkraut every day until he was 26½ years old; an almost-reference to the number 27.
  • At 11 minutes and 23 seconds long, this is Al's longest recorded song.
  • The lyric booklet that comes with Running With Scissors only contains the first few sentences of the lyrics followed by a message: know what? The rest of these lyrics aren't gonna fit on here. There's just no room left. What a drag, huh? I guess we didn't plan this out very well . . . probably should've used a smaller font or a bigger piece of paper or something. Sorry. We all feel just horrible about this. Well, I guess you'll just have to listen really carefully and try to figure out the words for yourself. Good luck.
  • Al claims he didn't foresee this song becoming particularly popular with fans; his main goal was to annoy listeners with a needlessly long and rambling song.
  • When performing this song live, Al sometimes extends the donut bit, with his character asking for more kinds of donuts than in the original song (including "Halle Berry donuts") and during the bit where Zelda calls him "Sweety Pumpkin", he'll often throw in a few other names for her to say.
  • The donut bit is likely a reference to the Cheese Shop sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which a customer gets increasingly frustrated that the cheese shop has no cheese to sell.
  • The "box of one dozen starving, crazed, weasels" may be a reference to the Frank Zappa album Weasels Ripped My Flesh.
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