Michael Franks - Eggplant Lyrics




Whenever I explore the land of Yin
I always take one on the chin
And now this lioness has almost made me tame
I can't pronounce her name but eggplant is her game

The lady sticks to me like white on rice
She never cooks the same way twice
Maybe it's the mushrooms
Maybe the tomatoes
I can't reveal her name but eggplant is her game

When my baby cooks her eggplant
She don't read no book
She's got a Gioconda kinda of dirty look

And my baby cooks her eggplant
About 19 different ways
Sometimes I just have it raw with mayonnaise

Maybe it's the way she grates her cheese
Or just the freckles on her knees
Maybe it's the scallions
Maybe she's Italian
I can't reveal her name but eggplant is her game

When my baby cooks her eggplant
She don't read no book
She's got a Gioconda kinda of dirty look

And my baby cooks her eggplant
About 19 different ways
Sometimes I just have it raw with mayonnaise





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  1. Belita William

    He wouldn't win at American Idol..which proves its not necessarily the voice..but the Sound!! NO one sounds like him!!

  2. Justin Time

    Make mine Zucchini, I love stuffed zucchini with mozzarella

  3. robert moss

    My daughter I used to sing this when she was 7(she is 22 today)..love you!! This song and you always put a smile in my heart!!

  4. Goog Googleman

    Michael Franks makes my mornings, afternoons and evenings better

  5. Samkelo Madide

    Thanks Frank...

  6. Terry Nelson

    I liked his stuf - cute voice - cute look - shoulda been gay.

  7. Posh Token

    I had this bad boy on constant repeat after an awful breakup. It was a terrible time in my life. But I could literally feel the heaviness lifting from me with each playback. Didn't matter what mood I was in. Everytime the pain crept up, I'd play this song and *ALWAYS* felt better after. Such a whimsical light-hearted diddy.

    Thank you Mr. Franks! You have no idea what this song and many of your others mean to me!

  8. L. ANGEL LOVE

    NOW THIS JAZZY MELLOW CLASSIC
    MASTERPIECE AND SO GENUINE

    ALONG WITH SO MANY OTHERS ON
    ON HIS "THE ART OF TEA" ALBUM
    I ONLY HOPE I CAN FIND THIS CD

  9. Russ Deering

    I wish this song ! did not end. So good! 😊

  10. Russ Deering

    Brilliant

  11. lifecloud2

    This song was in my head this morning. Likely 'cause there's an eggplant in my fridge right now.

  12. Julie Anderson

    The lady sticks to me like white on rice....can't pronounce her name but eggplant is her game... Michael Franks is a Master of writing lyrics and music.

  13. Cosmic Messenger

    Bliss! and backed by The Crusaders

  14. Sam Chianello

    She is Italian...

  15. L. ANGEL LOVE

    MICHAEL FRANKS ALBUM IS
    TRULY AMAZING I USE TO
    OWN HIS JAZZY MUSIC AND

    LYRICS ARE SO MELLOW FROM
    THIS JAZZY FELLOW AND I
    TRULY MISS HEARING THEM ALL

    MR. BLUE, POPSICLE TOES, NIGHT MOVIES, THE LADY

    WANTS TO KNOW, I DON'T
    KNOW WHY I'M SO HAPPY

    BUT SAD, JUST TO
    NAME A FEW YES HE'S IN A
    CLASS ACT OF HIS OWN TOO

    AND HIS MUSIC IS GREAT TO
    HAVE AROUND

  16. Stink Fistula

    no eggplant , no popsicle toes

  17. Brandon M

    Who is the vocals because that voice sounds familiar in the realm of jazz and smooth jazz

  18. Domonique Ayers

    MICHAEL FRANKS ALBUM OR CD
    "ART OF TEA" A GREAT MASTERPIECE

    WORK OF ART AND HAS A BEAUTIFUL STORYLINE AND
    THE LYRICS TO THIS SONG IS

    MADE TO PERFECTION, ALONG
    WITH HIS AMAZING BAND

  19. Louis Gabriel

    I swear, everything Michael Franks sings is an innuendo.

  20. Christian Enrique

    2 cool for my ears....Michael Franks doing his thing

  21. dr troy turner

    https://youtu.be/AcoXsAuAfnE

  22. CHRISTIAN MARCIANO

    Grand admirateur de ce Monsieur depuis les années 70 . Jai toute sa discothèque . J adore sa voix sa musique , et j aime le jazz . Je vous salut Monsieur Michaël Franks .

  23. wonogiri kirana

    Thats michael skills give nuance of situation

  24. Charley Mariano

    This is the first song I heard from Michael Franks back in 1977 since then I been listening to this guy ever since

  25. Ken Harris

    ...and now i'm hungry. thanks alot.

  26. Khari

    That smooth Japan shoutout in the beginning

  27. the giant midget

    Eggplant is her game 🍆 raw with mayonnaise 💦 😈

  28. hts cottone

    There is a fusion of jazz I like , yet the crooning is a bit vanilla for me. :)

  29. KELINA AYERS

    NOW THIS IS A VERY HOT JAZZY
    CLASSIC HIT FROM ANOTHER
    GREAT JAZZ RECORDING ARTIST

    MICHAEL FRANKS W/ "EGGPLANT"
    I DO BELIEVE IT WAS THE LATE
    70's
    BECAUSE I LOVE MUSIC GREAT
    MUSIC TO MY EARS.

  30. Shaun Onverwacht

    Brinjals, anyone?

  31. Old Mill

    This song and Popsicle Toes on this same album are a couple of the most wonderfully dirty little songs of 1975.

  32. Redskins Pride WGIL

    I miss you Joe Sample.
    R.I.P.

    shasha-muse

    Redskins Pride WGIL ☆☆☆Me too....Me too!!!
    Peace and love.🎶🎶🎶

  33. Wendell Hopkins

    I've been listening song for over 25 years and it never gets old

  34. van johnson

    this is the Frank man.will always Cherish his music.july2018.

  35. Liz Lambson

    de ja vu

  36. D.TIERRA AYERS

    I RECALL LOOKING FOR THIS RECORDING ARTIST AND THIS ALBUM IN THE RECORD STORE

    AND I HIS ALBUM TURNED OUT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST FROM HIS
    AMAZING LEGACY, OF MUSIC

    COLLECTION, AND IN WAS ALSO
    LUCKY ENOUGH TO COME ACROSS

    TEENA MARIE WHEN SHE FIRST HIT THE MUSIC lNDSTRY BY STORM

  37. Eldie Valenciano

    Legend of Jazz !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dave DeMers

    What happens when an english major picks up a guitar and goes into a studio with Dave Sanborn & Michael Brecker...

  38. Gilbert Arciniega

    On my top 100 most favorite song of my entire life! I first heard this song in 1985

  39. DESIGN DAILY'S

    Muziek die t altijd goed deed bij de dames. Beetje braaf maar swingt nog steeds.

    caprisi

    Aubergines zijn erg spannend

  40. lynn bond

    Yess baby yea...😎😁😑1976 i was 13 wow.

  41. Cindy Kim

    Beautiful and gifted beautifully written by the highest

  42. Cindy Kim

    Timeless

  43. M K

    gosh, amazing s/n ratio given analogue recording back then. Amazing.

  44. Bobby Velez

    Wow! This is a favorite of mine!

  45. ropanueva

    Michael Franks was definitely a breath of fresh air for 70's music when folk rock and disco battled it out.
    THANKS, FRANKS!

    Adekunle Otukoya

    Michael franks brand of music, smooth, r&b jazz. Eggplant, a beautiful track from his first album 1974 backed by crusader's Joe Sample on the piano & quite noticeable, theirs musically ever since until death came along. & the pianist is gone. Surely, heaven is harvesting brilliant starts. 🤩👍

    Adekunle Otukoya

    Eggplant from the album Art of TEA 1974. Michael franks having jazz artistes back up is like bread & butter.

  46. Luigi Vaiano

    gran bell pezzone di Franks

  47. Damian Otto

    souvenir avec mon frère deniqs otto à lille en 1984

  48. Dennis Mazza

    From my interpretation of the lyrics, Michael Franks wrote a song about a woman who has a very disgustingly unclean vagina.

    marvell83

    Dennis Mazza lol😂🤣

    Lucky Reza Andrian

    😭😭😭

  49. Donn La Rossa

    GREAT ALBUM Found this years ago from Joe Sample .

  50. Gnarlodious

    “Raw with mayonnaise”, is that some kind of insinnuendo?

    darganx

    Gnarlodious ya think?

    Mike Causey

    Gnarlodious yep

    caprisi

    Dirty mind

  51. LUC CHOLEY

    Michael you have been inspiraring me so much in the early 80, so deep my heart was touched by your so Unique voice and music .
    And still now 40 years after !!!!!!!
    Thank you so so much , stay healthy please 😍😍

  52. David Swope

    most subtle innuendo ever. the 70's were pretty risque hehe

    Belita William

    And all this time I thought it was an Hors d'oeuvers !

    Marys Line1969

    @Belita William hhaha I looked it up and found that as an emoji eggplant next to sweat droplets means "penis"...I never knew this! LOL

  53. Rene briones Agustin

    i also love the song eggplant by Michael Franks coz of that jazzy beat

  54. ShikataGaNai100

    A fellow University of Oregon alumni. YAY. Well, he went to UCLA too.

  55. Clarence Coster

    another one of my favorites song s

  56. Johnny Deutschemark

    I haven't heard this song since 1983 , then I suddenly remembered it since my girlfriend loves eggplant it popped back into my head. My buddy in High school always wanted me to get into this album.. but I was never into it. This song comes back though..

  57. 6111 dard

    been listening for 30 years, quality jazz, never get sick of it,

    Blizzard

    ive been listening for 40 years and it never gets old. YOU ARE A LADY WITH CLASS THATS FOR SURE .
    I dont know how that's possible ,looking at your photo you look to be around 27

    Panda

    @Blizzard inless the profile picture is from google

    Marty Reardon

    I agree. I bought the album Art Of Tea if my memory is accurate in 1982.

  58. Guido De Munnynck

    this song is 40 years old, but sounds so fresh....love it !!

    Khari

    Guido De Munnynck 40 NO WAY! and yes soooo fresh

    Nando Brodeth

    unfaded

    Skorne13

    As fresh as her eggplant.

    shasha-muse

    Guido De Munnynck ☆☆☆BETTER than the nonsense on the radio today!!
    Ugh!! I must be getting old.
    Peace and love.🎶🎶🎶

  59. Mike Leeworthy

    Loved this since it was new!

  60. Man O'Neal

    I love how he refers to Mona Lisa as communicating a seductive stare.

    Quike Sanz-Gadea

    Man O'Neal Peaches...

  61. dr troy turner

    M. Frank is skinny but singing like a fat boy. No I get it. It's about the lady being cool and unique. Us vegetarian's theme song.

    cidne wallace

    70s funk r and b

  62. tyreburster

    This song massively strikes a chord with me. Somehow it's just so suburban. Don't ask me why !

  63. Tinika Marie

    I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH!!!
    It was dedicated 2 me by the man who stole my heart!!!
    4 some1 who can throw a smile on a face drenched in tears and make it LOOK REAL...
    THIS Song and the memories it brings 2 my soul ALWAYS Produces a GENUINE And Long Lasting Smile In and On me!!!
    ...I LOVE U 2 THE MOON AND BACK!...
    And... I apologize 4 doing u wrong! 4 lying 2 u and hurting All of US!!!

  64. Breahj Gdguvd

    I love this song

  65. Ben Wood

    Heard this and the art of tea back in the 80's as a teenager (apprentice chef at the time). What memories it triggers even though I am not a fan of aubergine :)

  66. Bogie Cunanan

    very relaxing music...

  67. Emm Ell

    I am the eggplant queen

    Ian Boelts

    bet you know how to cook it 19 different ways!

    caprisi

    So you like black guys?

    Belita William

    @caprisi Sometimes!

  68. Sae Zhang

    THIS SONG IS MY LIFE 

    Sae Zhang

    Seriously, I think I'm going to cry. Eggplant <3 *cries*

    MrTappi66

    Absolutely....

  69. LeakyLine

    AM I the only one who just decided to search 'eggplant song' for no reason?

    Jacquelynn Schweitzer

    LeakyLine same😂😂

    Nannette Nerenberg

    Leeza, I lost your full name but wanted you to know I love Michael Franks, each and every song. I think you read someone else's comment. Please friend me on fb!

    Ian Boelts

    hahahaha

    SolidSaber

    LeakyLine no I searched it actually looking for this

  70. Mr1brum1

    Surprised there are not more views.

  71. Emily Williams

    And to think, it's not about the vegetable. Hah..

  72. oki ramdani

    simple but genius.......

  73. Sam Large

    Brilliant

  74. Mark robinson

    great song

    Vusumuzi Matiwane

    A great song