From the recording Barcode
Second-line funk and horns propel a bouncy little tune about the coming "mark of the beast." Horn arrangement by Peter Moss. The legendary Fats Domino’s tenor saxophonist Reggie Houston turns in a couple of beautiful solos.
I got my new barcode,
Don’t you think I wear it well?
My boss says he likes it
But my wife says it looks like hell
It’s stenciled to my dentures
in a most attractive way
Think I’ll save my money
and do my whole face this way
It’s got the seal of approval
from all the best merchants in town
It has the seal of approval
from all the best churches in town
I hear they’re cheaper online.
Better get yours while they’re still around
I stopped into a restaurant
To get myself a bite to eat
My barcode wouldn’t scan
so the waiter threw me in the street
Not too far in the future,
everyone will have a barcode smile.
A fashion statement for the nation
A bit and bridle with some style