VIDEO – General Larry Platt performs “Pants on the Ground” on The View – Plus full lyrics and pic of Larry Platt with Martin Luther King!

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It’s a good thing that General Larry Platt of “Pants on the Ground” fame didn’t get picked for American Idol, because he’s bigger than that. To kick off his inevitable World Tour 2010, General Platt stopped by The View Monday (January 18) to give a full rendition of “Pants on the Ground.” Thanks to Simon cutting him off the first time, we haven’t yet been able to see and hear the whole thing.

That hasn’t stopped a million covers and mashups to be made of Platt’s insta-classic since last Wednesday when we all heard it for the first time, even Neil Young has covered it.

As for Larry’s inspiration for “Pants?” He elaborates: “I seen a guy with a baby bottle in his mouth, a pacifier, and his pants on the ground. Suckin’ a baby’s milk, with a pacifier, baby bottle.”

How did he feel about being featured on American Idol? “Oh! So happy enjoyment! It made me feel good knowing that I want to get these pants up.”

The View ladies were honored to have Platt on, but his appearance was even more special because it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and General Larry was once photographed at a MLK rally in the same shot as MLK! He’s been a civil rights activist since he was 16-years-old. There’s been a lot of ground covered in the civil rights movement, so General Larry is moving on to his next goal, getting those pants off the ground! He is definitely the key player to keeping pants on the waists of young men and off the ground. He’s also an inspiration to everyone (like Neil Young) who’s just always craved an excuse to sing about pants.

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Pants on the Ground – Full Lyrics

Pants on the ground, pants on the ground
You lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground
With the gold in your mouth, hat turned sideways
Pants hit the ground, call yourself a cool cat, lookin’ like fool,

Walkin’ downtown with your pants on the ground
Get it up
Hey! Get these pants off the ground

You lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground
With the gold in your mouth, hat turned sideways
Pants hit the ground, call yourself a cool cat, lookin’ like fool,

Walkin’, Talkin’ with you pants on the ground
Get it up
Hey! Get these pants off the ground

You lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground
With the gold in your mouth, hat turned sideways
Pants hit the ground, call yourself a cool cat, lookin’ like fool,

Your boy’s say you lookin’ good
Your pants on the ground
Your boys gettin’ happy with the pants on the ground

Get it up
Hey! Get these pants off the ground
You lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground
With the gold in your mouth, hat turned sideways
Pants hit the ground, call yourself a cool cat, lookin’ like fool,
Downtown!
Pants on the ground
Uptown!
Pants on the ground


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  • ATL

    Ugghh.. There goes the View having to ruin it. They should have just left it alone. That was embarrassing to watch.