Song Name: A Plan For U

Artist: DEVO

Appears On: Hardcore Volume 2

Run Time: 3:11 (Compilation Version)

Year Written: 1974

Year Released: 1991 (Compilation Version)

Years Performed: 1977

Writing Credits: Gerald V. Casale

Sung By: Gerald V. Casale (Lead Vocals) / Mark Mothersbaugh (Spoken Intro)

Trivia / Info:

  • An "extended edit" of APFU appears on Booji Boy's Basement release D001 - Rare Demos & Unreleased Tracks (Disc 1).
  • Performed in 1977 at the Starwood in West Hollywood, California, as the closing song in Devo's set.
  • Mark's spoken intro, "a plan for u," is heard before a short edit of Freedom Of Choice (Early Version) (which was sourced from a bootleg MP3 that also contains the full 8 minute long early version of the song FOC).

Onstage Behavior: Unknown

Alternate/Demo/Edit Versions:

Song Connections:


(spoken:) Plan for u.    A plan for u.
Weave to the left bob to the right
Or you'll be a flat tire on the freeway of life
Go get active, change your luck
Lay with yatta yattas and treat em rough
Come your turkey, drop your load
Please don't let the tin man get your goat
Stay horizontal don't look back
If you do you'll give your mom and dad
A heart attack
Check your oil change your mind
Keep it up like a pup
Your battery will go before u know what's up
Look for a socket wear flesh-colored pants
Big babies go the distance in wrap-around fat
Dig your diddle clean your nose
When trouble gets behind you keep your
Back door closed
Okay so you're skinny its a hard-edged game
Jellymen are weak links on the daisy chain
Sleep on you belly, reach for the sky