This is the b-side to Devo‘s The Day My Baby Gave Me Surprise – one of the first singles I ever bought. I think I was 12 at the time and bought this along with Devo’s Secret Agent Man from Kavern Records in Rhyl…
Only now discovered the lyrics to the song, and I guess it’s lucky I didn’t know them back then..!
I always thought the song was littered with ‘fockings’ and there’s not one in there!! Although I’m not sure what a ‘reamer’ is..!!
Anyway a great post-punk-fucked-up song, and well worth revisiting…
If you thought Devo were only about Whip It then make sure you check out the A-side as mentioned above, and Secret Agent Man and that single’s B-side Soo Bawlz – all fucking great tunes… oh, so is Gates of Steel too… Think I’m gonna have a Devo frenzy all by myself….

It’s the middle of the month, it’s happening all over town
You know it’s got me reeling forward, got me falling to the ground
There’s a new mag on the market, it’s the best around
All the guys are talking, it’s the best they ever found
All the guys are talking, ’cause they all want some

It’s got me reaching in my pocket, got me forking over cash
‘Cause there’s something in the middle and it’s giving me a rash
Now every single month, it’s the same old trash:
There’s a girl in the middle with a finger in her gash
There’s a boy there in the middle with a reamer up her ass

Penetration!

It’s the middle of the month, it’s happening all over town
Know it’s got me reeling forward, got me falling to the ground
It’s got me reaching in my pocket, got me forking over cash
‘Cause there’s something in the middle and it’s giving me a rash
There’s a girl in the middle with a finger in her gash

Penetration!
Penetration in the centerfold!
Penetration!
Penetration!
Penetration in the centerfold!