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"Alice's Restaurant Massacree", commonly known as "Alice's Restaurant", is a musical monologue by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, released on his 1967 debut album Alice's Restaurant. The song is one of Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965, and which inspired a 1969 movie of the same name. Apart from the chorus which begins and ends it, the "song" is in fact a spoken monologue, with ragtime guitar backing. Though the… read more

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  • Avatar for eromsted
    “…you wanna know if I’m moral enough to join the army, burn women, kids, houses and villages after being a litterbug…”
  • Avatar for Huggkruka
    Time to listen to this again! :D
  • Avatar for RAY7654321
    I was a returning Vietnam Veteran in the late 60's and hated everything the dirty little draft dodging hippie freak stood for. Then met a girl who loved his music and talent. For our first date she wanted to see the movie "Alice's Restaurant". You can guess who won that argument. Married that girl.
  • Avatar for miguelitomama
    Wow, you usually only hear this song on Thanksgiving. Good to hear it today!
  • Avatar for DrSlump7
    I said, shrink, I wanna kill, I mean I wanna kill, I wanna see blood n gore n guts and veins in my teeth, eat burnt dead bodies, I mean kill, kill! KILL!! And I started jumpin up and down yellin KILL KILL!! And he started jumpin up and down with me and we was both jumpin up and down yellin KILL KILL KILL KILL!! And the Sargent came in pinned a medal on me and said, "you're our boy!"
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  • Avatar for Oregon_Myst
    Ah..good times and happy daze! ♫ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♫
  • Avatar for BuzzKillTroy
    implements of destruction...
  • Avatar for Bomccarroll
    Still loving Arlo's talent!
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This song is called Alice's Restaurant, and it's about Alice, and the
Restaurant, but Alice's Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant,
That's just the name of the song, and that's why I called the song Alice's

Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant Massacree Lyrics



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