I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills With a trunkload of hundred thousand dollar bills Man came by to hook up my cable TV We settled in for the night my baby and me We switched round and round til half-past down There was fifty-seven channels and notin on
Well now home entertainment was my babys wish So I hopped into town for a satellite dish I tied it to the top of my Japanese car I came home and I pointed it out into the stars A message came back from the great beyond Theres fifty-seven channnels and nothin on
Well we might a made some friends with some billionaires We might a got all nice and friendly If wed made it upstairs All I got was a note that said 'Bye-bye John Our love is fifty-seven channels and nothin on'
So I bought a .44 magnum it was solid steel cast And in the blessed name of Elvis well I just let it blast Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet And they bsted me for disturbin the almighty peace Judge said 'What you got in your defense son ?' 'Fifty-seven channels and nothin on' I can see by your eyes friend youre just about gone Fifty-seven channels and nothin on Fifty-seven channels and nothin...