Like many of the songs on We're Only in It for the Money, "Absolutely Free" criticizes the hippie movement and the Summer of Love. The song's lyrics are a parody of psychedelia,
especially the idea of expanding one's consciousness through the use of
drugs. To this end, the song frequently mentions the word
"discorporate", which is explained by Zappa in the spoken introduction
to the song ("The first word in this song is discorporate. It means to
leave your body"). The lyrics also reference the song "Mellow Yellow" by singer-songwriter Donovan, who is often associated with the hippie movement ("The dreams as they live them are all mellow yellow").
On some pressings of the album, especially on earlier releases, two
lines of the lyrics were censored. The first is the sentence "I don't do
publicity balling for you anymore", uttered at the very beginning of
the song by the character of Suzy Creamcheese. The word "balling" was cut from this line. The other line that was censored ("Flower power sucks!") was cut entirely.