Monthly Archives: January 2016

Devo (live 1980)


Devo (live 1980)
Whip It
Snowball
It’s Not Right
The Girl You Want
Planet Earth
SIB
Secret Agent Man

Whip It
Crack that whip
Give the past a slip
Step on a crack
Break your momma’s back
When a problem comes along
You must whip it
Before the cream sets out too long
You must whip it
When something’s goin’ wrong
You must whip it
Now whip it
Into shape
Shape it up
Get straight
Go forward
Move ahead
Try to detect it
It’s not too late
To whip it
Whip it good
When a good time turns around
You must whip it
You will never live it down
Unless you whip it
No one gets away
Until they whip it
I say whip it
Whip it good
I say whip it
Whip it good
Crack that whip
Give the past a slip
Step on a crack
Break your momma’s back
When a problem comes along
You must whip it
Before the cream sets out too long
You must whip it
When something’s goin’ wrong
You must whip it
Now whip it
Into shape
Shape it up
Get straight
Go forward
Move ahead
Try to detect it
It’s not too late
To whip it
Well, whip it good

Snowball
My baby took our love
And then she rolled it up
Rolled it up a hill
Like a ball of snow
Like a snowball grows
Until it gets too big
Until she lost control
And it rolled back down [Repeat: x3]

She took a tiny bit
And rolled it up again
Slower than before
She went a step too far
She had to let it go
I saw it go straight down
My baby turned around
Started up again [Repeat: x3]

Eyes were made for looking’
Hands were made for holdin’
Hearts were made for lovin’
Lips were made for kissin’
Legs were made for walkin’
Tracks were made to follow
That’s what I’m gonna do

Two tracks
In the snow
Two tracks
Up that hill
My heart broke
When my baby left
Two tracks behind

It’s Not Right
Baby, baby, baby hurt me bad
Baby, baby
Baby, baby made me cry
Baby, I wanna die

Somebody tell me where she’s hiding out
I gotta find that cheatin’ gal
Can’t go, can’t go, can’t go sleep at night
Can’t sleep, can’t sleep, it’s not right
Sunlight, sunlight in my eyes
Sunlight makes me rise

I can’t sleep until my baby says it’s over
I gotta hear it face to face
I love you darlin’ it’s a cryin’ shame
The way you run around like you’re in a big game
I’m so unhappy I could cry every time I think about you
Boo hoo

Baby, baby, baby please come back
Baby, baby
Sunlight sunlight in my eyes
Sunlight makes me rise

I can’t sleep until my baby says it’s over
I gotta hear it face to face
I love you darlin’ it’s a cryin’ shame
The way you run around like you’re in a big game
I shoot around in a trance all day and think about you
All the time

I love you darlin’, it’s a cryin’ shame
The way you run around
Like you’re in a big game
It’s so unfair that you’re so happy
When I’m hurtin’ inside

I love you darlin’, it’s a cryin’ shame
The way you run around
Like you’re in a big game
I’m so unhappy I could cry
Every time I think about you, boo hoo

The Girl You Want
She sings from somewhere you can’t see
She sits in the top of the greenest tree
She sends out an aroma of undefined love
It drips on down in a mist from above

 

She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl
The girl you want
She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl
The girl you want

You hear her calling everywhere you turn
You know you’re headed for the pleasure burn
But the words get stuck on the tip of your tongue
She’s the real thing but you knew it all along

She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl
The girl you want
She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl
The girl you want

Look at you with your mouth watering
Look at you with your mind spinning
Why don’t we just admit it’s all over
She’s just the girl you want

She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl
The girl you want
She’s just the girl, just the girl
The girl you want

She sings from somewhere you can’t see
She sits in the top of the greenest tree
She sends out an aroma of undefined lust
It drips on down in a mist from above

She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl
The girl you want
She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl
The girl you want

Look at you with your mouth watering
Look at you with your mind spinning
Why don’t we just admit it’s all over
She’s just the girl you want

She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl
The girl you want
She’s just the girl, just the girl
The girl you want
She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl
The girl you want
She’s just the girl, she’s just the girl

Planet Earth
I heard a girl in a dress
Say her face was a mess
I heard there’s no reason why
I heard that now’s the time to buy

On planet earth
I’ll probably stay
On planet earth
It’s a place to live your life

Where pleasure follows pain
People go insane
Fly around in planes
Pray that it won’t rain
Drive around in cars
Get drunk in local bars
Dream of being stars
Well I lived all my life on planet earth

I saw a girl lose all control
When she lost her new mink stole
I saw her try to catch a man
Things I couldn’t understand

On planet earth
I’ll probably stay
On planet earth
It’s a place to live your life

Where pleasure follows pain
People go insane
Fly around in planes
Pray that it won’t rain
Drive around in cars
Get drunk in local bars
Dream of being stars
Well I lived all my life on planet earth

I saw a man on a stage
Scream “put me back in my cage”
I saw him hang by his tie
I saw enough to make me cry
On planet earth
On planet earth

I lived all my life on planet earth
I lived all my life on planet earth
On planet earth
[repeat]

Swelling Itching Brain
Got a nervous kind of feeling
Got a painful yellow headache
Every picture in every magazine’s turned real
Every face looks out and screams at me too real

 

Cold sweat on my collar
Dripping to my boots
The waves of nauseous pain
Sets off the pressure pad alarms

Gotta get outta here
Gotta get outta here
Gotta get outta here
Gotta get outta here

Gotta painful swelling brain
Banging in my head
Gotta painful swelling brain
And I called off sick

Gotta swelling itching pain
Got me pulling out my hair
Gotta swelling itching pain
Clutching at my brain

Gotta painful swelling brain
In the back of my head
Gotta painful swelling brain
And I called off sick

Gotta swelling itching pain
Got me pulling out my hair
Gotta swelling itching pain
Clutching at my brain

Gotta painful swelling brain
Got me laying on the floor
Gotta painful swelling brain
Think I left my senses

Gotta swelling itching pain
Seems like endless torture
Gotta swelling itching pain
Banging in my head

Gotta painful swelling brain
In the back of my head
Gotta painful swelling brain
And I called off sick

Gotta painful swelling brain
Got me pulling out my hair
Gotta painful swelling brain
Clutching at my brain

Gotta painful swelling brain, painful swelling brain
Driving me up the wall
Gotta painful swelling brain, painful swelling brain
Dripping out my eyes ears nose and mouth

Gotta painful swelling brain, painful swelling brain
Imploding my thoughts
Gotta painful swelling brain, painful swelling brain
Blasting holes in the front lawn now

Gotta painful swelling brain, painful swelling brain
Clutching at my brain
Gotta painful swelling brain, painful swelling brain
Got me laying on the floor

Gotta painful swelling brain, painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain, looking out at my start
Gotta painful swelling brain, painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain, banging on my thought

Gotta painful swelling brain painful, swelling brain
Painful, swelling brain, looking out at my eyes[Incomprehensible]
Gotta painful swelling brain, painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain, tearing me apart

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Oh! You Pretty Things / David Bowie


Oh! You Pretty Things / David Bowie
Wake up you sleepy head
Put on some clothes,
shake up your bed
Put another log on the fire for me
I’ve made some breakfast and coffee
Look out my window and what do I see
A crack in the sky
and a hand reaching down to me
All the nightmares came today
And it looks as though they’re
here to stay
What are we coming to
No room for me,
no fun for you
I think about a world to come
Where the books were found
by the Golden ones
Written in pain, written in awe
By a puzzled man who questioned
What we were here for
All the strangers came today
And it looks as though
they’re here to stay

[CHORUS:]
Oh You Pretty Things
Don’t you know you’re driving your
Mamas and Papas insane
Oh You Pretty Things
Don’t you know you’re driving your
Mamas and Papas insane
Let me make it plain
([second time:] Let me say it again)
You gotta make way
for the Homo Superior

Look at your children
See their faces in golden rays
Don’t kid yourself they belong to you
They’re the start of a coming race
The earth is a bitch
We’ve finished our news
Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use
All the strangers came today
And it looks as though they’re here to stay

[CHORUS]

It Ain’t Easy / David Bowie


It Ain’t Easy / David Bowie
When you climb to the top of the mountain
Look out over the sea
Think about the places perhaps, where a young man could be
Then you jump back down to the rooftops
Look out over the town
Think about all of the strange things circulating round

It ain’t easy, it ain’t easy
It ain’t easy to get to heaven when you’re going down

Well all the people have got their problems
That ain’t nothing new
With the help of the good Lord
We can all pull on through
We can all pull on through
Get there in the end
Sometimes it’ll take you right up and sometimes down again

It ain’t easy, it ain’t easy
It ain’t easy to get to heaven when you’re going down

Satisfaction, satisfaction
Keep me satisfied
I’ve got the love of a Hoochie Koochie woman
She calling from inside
She’s a-calling from inside
Trying to get to you
All the woman really wants you can give her something too
It ain’t easy, it ain’t easy
It ain’t easy to get to heaven when you’re going down

It ain’t easy, it ain’t easy
It ain’t easy to get to heaven when you’re going down

Ashes to Ashes / David Bowie


Ashes to Ashes / David Bowie

Do you remember a guy that’s been
In such an early song
I’ve heard a rumor from Ground Control
Oh no, don’t say it’s true

They got a message from the Action Man
“I’m happy. Hope you’re happy, too.
I’ve loved. All I’ve needed to love.
Sordid details following.”

The shrieking of nothing is killing me
Just pictures of Jap girls in synthesis
And I ain’t got no money and I ain’t got no hair
But I’m hoping to kick but the planet is glowing

[Chorus:]
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom’s a junkie
Strung out in heaven’s high
Hitting an all-time low

Time and again I tell myself
I’ll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh, no, not again

I’m stuck with a valuable friend
“I’m happy. Hope you’re happy, too.”
One flash of light
But no smoking pistol

I never done good things
I never done bad things
I never did anything out of the blue,
Want an ax to break the ice
Wanna come down right now

[Chorus]

[4x]
My mama said, “To get things done
You’d better not mess with Major Tom.”

Don’t Ask Me / PIL


Don’t Ask Me / PIL
What you gonna do – When the river runs dry
Put your drills in the mud – Death up in the sky
Should have saved those bottles –
Should have saved those cans
Shouldn’t ought’a listen to the plastic man
No more toilet paper – It’s gone just like the trees
Do you like the taste of honey – Isn’t it best without the bees
Be careful what you’re doing – You’re messing up my life
And if all this world’s a cake – Then you took too big a slice

What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout
Don’t ask me – Cause I don’t know (I don’t know)
What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout
Don’t blame me – I told you so

Read it in the papers – You hear it in the news
Very few listen – A spew without a view
And is it really worth it – You’re choking on remote
I see the red tide coming – But we don’t even vote
Infection in the greenhouse – Dizzy in the clouds
Oily as an ocean – Heaven disemboweled
Planning on a future – Well lucky for some
Develop your body – But your mind is still a slum

What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout
Don’t ask me – Cause I don’t know
What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout (Well don’t ask me)
Don’t blame me – I told you so (Middle-age)

The product in the packaging
Of multi-layered glam
150 layers of materials
To cover up a sham
Protecting my planet
Wrap it in plastic
This package is product
Perfected eternal
A crap in a cling wrap
I never met yet a prime minister or president
Who told the truth yet

Swimming in the slurry
Burning in the heat
Wind blown is this weather
I eat what you secrete
I climb this highest derrick
This circus has no prayer
No UFO to save us
And do we really care

What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout (Do we really care)
Don’t ask me – Cause I don’t know
What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout
Don’t blame me – I told you so

What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout (No UFO to save us)
Don’t ask me – Cause I don’t know
What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout (No fun, no religion)
Don’t blame me – I told you so

What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout
Don’t ask me – Cause I don’t know
What’s it all about – They scream and then they shout (Climb this highest derrick)
Don’t blame me – I told you so

Kiss goodbye to the Earth, the sun, the moon
It’s easy to deceive a child.