FIRST ALBUM LYRICS

BABYLOVE

Ride the lift to the seventh floor
Check your lipstick and your heart at the door
Bring your prize rose, your dyin' dove
Gravestone eyes and your baby love

Raise your arms now, swing 'em wide
Praise the saints who come inside
Say grace now, say your prayers
Hear them footsteps comin up the stairs
Baby can't you hear your mama call

You never write your number down
When you work this part of town
You can hum if you can't sing
Daddy's gonna buy you a leather, studded ring
Baby can't you hear your mama call

An old black shawl and a fractured hip
Tear-drenched eyes and trembling lower lip
Broken heart cryin' out for thee
Clenched hands frozen to a rosary
Baby can't you hear your mama call

Ride the lift to the seventh floor
Check your lipstick and your heart at the door
Bring your prize rose, your dyin' dove
Gravestone eyes and your baby love
Gravestone eyes and your baby love...


RESET ME LORD

One of these days
One of these days
One of these days
I'm gonna start all over again...

Dear God, if you exist
You gotta help me make a change
This puzzle's got too many pieces
That there's no time to rearrange
Sometimes it gets so complicated
I wanna leave it all behind
And when the input overwhelms me
I wanna be deaf, dumb and blind

Deaf, dumb, and blind
Deaf, dumb, and blind
Deaf, dumb, and blind
I wanna leave it all behind

Seems like my head's all packed for movin
With all the troubles that life brings
Feels like it's ready to explode sometimes
Lord won't you help me unload a few things?
All of my earthly possessions
i will surrender to your care
All their material beauty-
And when it's gone, why stop there?
Go on and take my addiction
to that old look in their eyes
and all that they say
when they torment me that way
With true confessions or lies
True confessions or lies

One of these days
One of these days
One of these days
I'm gonna leave it all behind

Reset me lord
Reset me Lord
Reset me Lord
I wanna start all over again...


NO ONE'S DADDY

I was born in a tar paper shack
He'd come around, say "your daddy's back
I'm your long gone daddy!"
Long gone daddy
No one's daddy now

Decked out in her calico best
She'd do the dog, then bring on the rest
for her long gone daddy
Gone wrong daddy
No one's daddy now

Light me up now, smoke my cigar
Now that's pushin it a little too far
My little long gone daddy
I'm head strong, daddy
You're no one's daddy now

Awakened from her slumber
He tried to take her sense of wonder
And so the dawn has blown him away now
The color's gone from pink to grey now
A powder puff to a powder burn
This time he's off never to return
He's a long gone daddy
Stone cold daddy
No one's daddy now

Awakened from her slumber
He tried to take her sense of wonder
And so the dawn has blown him away now
The color's gone from pink to grey now
A powder puff to a powder burn
This time he's off never to return
He's a long gone daddy
Stone cold daddy
No one's daddy now
No one's daddy now
Daddy now...


42 BLUES

Lost my brother
out on highway 42
Lost my brother
out on highway 42
it's a wicked road
takes a love so true

That mean old highway
cuts right through my heart
Mean old highway
cuts right through my heart
It's a wicked road
He knew it from the start

Tell my mother
Tell her please don't moan
Tell my mother
Tell her please don't moan
He's just gone outside
to face the great unknown

Bullfrog
Bullfrog got my mind
Bullfrog
Bullfrog got my mind
I'm goin down there
See what i might find

Lost my brother
out on highway 42
Lost my brother
out on highway 42
it's a wicked road
takes a love so true
It's a wicked road
Man what can i do?


DRINKIN' OR DRIVIN'

I love my whiskey
and i love my car
i better knock on wood
cause i been lucky so far
Goin out every night
Havin way too much fun
It's just a matter of time
before i kill someone
It's either drinkin or drivin
I gotta give up one
Would you like to buy a car?

Don't know you gone far enough
until you gone too far
Don't know how much of that stuff
you lifted up off that bar
Don't know you're drivin blind
down in the heat of your passion
Don't know who follows behind
until the lights are flashin'
It's either drinkin or drivin
I gotta give up one
Would you like to buy a car?

One of these days
i'm gonna lose this heavy load
i'm gonna head it out of town,
pull it over to the side of the road
Gonna muddy up my boots
where the air is fresh and clean
and whiskey by the gallon
is cheaper than gasoline
You know it won't be long
You know it won't be long

So tell me what's it gonna be?
Oh won't you help me decide?
Between my gin and my Jag
Between my rum and my ride
To rev it up or rejoice
i gotta make a choice
Which way should i go?
Eenie meenie miney mo
It's either drinkin or drivin
I gotta give up one
Would you like to buy a car?

One of these days
i'm gonna lose this heavy load
Gonna head it out of town
Pull it over to the side of the road
Gonna muddy up my boots
where the air is fresh and clean
and whiskey by the gallon
is cheaper than gasoline
You know it won't be long
You know it won't be long...

It's either drinkin or drivin
I gotta give up one
Would you like to buy a car?


THE LITTLE THINGS

Eyes to the heavens, the city folks say
Holy cow, it's the milky way
All the constellations and, inbetween,
A billion tiny stars that we've never seen

It's the little things
It's the little things
It's the little things
that make life such a big deal

Darlin little Delaware was the very first state
unless they're lyin on the license plate
I don't know and i don't really care
I just love the sound of your name, Delaware

It;s the little things
It's the little things
It's the little things
that make life such a big deal

Like the quest for adventure, the lure of the game
The childish desire for fortune and fame
This petty obsession for power and success
and the trivial pursuit of happiness

It's the little things
It's the little things
that make life such a big deal

I want to experience every little thing
I wanna hear the dandelions sing
One never knows what one may be missin
When you talk to the flowers but you never listen

It's the little things
It's the little things
It's the little things
that make life such a big deal


COUNT TO TEN

Poisonous words delivered in haste
leave a taste of toxic waste
Before we make the same mistake a gain
Count to ten

Whether you're strong or whether you're weak
it's best to think before you speak
Before you take a stand you can't defend
Count to ten

All you critics, try to relax
Do your homework; get the facts
before you point your poison pen
Count to ten

One, two, three, four, five
Our love will survive
Babe, is it you or me i must convince?
Five, six, seven, eight
How long must i wait
for this frog in my throat to turn into a prince?

Ten little fingers, ten little toes
Ten commandments everyone knows
Even old man Moses knew back then
Count to ten

One, two, three, four, five
Mankind will survive
Babe, is it you or me i must convince?
Five, six, seven, eight
How long must i wait
for this frog in my throat to turn into a prince?

Read my lips; don't hesitate
If you wait for the movie, it'll be too late
Armageddon needs a few good men
Count to ten
Count to ten


SHUT UP

You say touché babe
I say en garde
You say i'm impossible
I say i'm just hard
You say i'm too lazy babe
I say i'm tired
Tired of hearin bout what's wrong with me
Shut up!

You say i sleep too much
I say i'm still awake
You say i'm quite a handful
I say let's shake
You say i'm never serious
Come on, give me a break
I'm tired of hearin bout what's wrong with me
Shut up!

Wish we could give up talkin just one day
Live in silence
We never hear eachother anyway
Love speaks in sign language

You say i'm too horny babe
I say you're too hot
You say i drink too much
I say let's have a shot
You say i'm argumentative
I say i'm not!
I'm tired of hearin bout what's wrong with me
I think it's time we face reality
You wanna see a better side of me,
shut up!

You think you're so cute and clever
with all you're little tough guy posturings
Who are you trying to impress?
Not me, that's for fuckin sure!
You know, just because words rhyme
it doesn't make them poignant or true
I mean, who are you targeting here anyways?
Joe Sixpack or Joe the Plumber?
Or are you targeting all your loser friends
whose girlfriends buy them amps
so they can play this misogynistic crap even louder?
And what would you do if i said i'm outa here?
That's when you'd turn a one-eighty,
and get all goo goo eyed and lovey dovey
and then you'd be all like "Aw come on baby...
baby you know i'm just joking
aw sweet love, it's just a song, a little affectation,
it's just entertainment, showbiz"
You'd be all like "You dont think i'm serious, do you?"
You know what? I think you're confused.
You don't even know if you're serious or not
I think you're insecure. About what though?
You're all afraid of playing beautiful,
sensitive songs because... because what?
Cause the guys will call you a pussy?
That's pathetic
I think you're pathetic

Shut the fuck up!


INVISIBLE PISTOLS LYRICS

SUIT OF GLASS

Walkin tall, I got my pass
Alcohol, a full tank of gas
What I got, everybody knows
Can’t hide it – in these clothes
I take a ride – the man’s on my ass
It’s hard to hide – in a suit of glass

Can’t hide, it ain’t no joke
Can’t hide in the billowing smoke
Can’t hide cause I’m in the fire
Can’t hide my voice in the choir
You hear me howlin at midnight mass
No place to hide in a suit of glass

You think I’m vain, you think I’m proud
Cause I can’t – blend into the crowd
People talk – and that ain’t all
Everybody’s tryin to bust my balls
How i wish they were made out of brass
To bust me out of this – suit of glass

Can’t hide – I’m tired of this shit
Can’t make – no sense of it
Can’t get a break – except when I fall
Can’t get away – with nothin at all
People point every time I pass
Can’t even hide a joint – in a suit of glass


INVISIBLE PISTOLS

How big is our love? How tough, how strong?
How bright, the brightest star I’ve wished upon?
How dark, the darkest dark before the dawn?

Bomp - bitty bomp bah
Badomp bomp - bitty bomp bah (x4)

How many invisible pistols
have been brandished in this place?
How many times was this risky
business saved by heaven’s grace?
How many miles of whiskers
have I shaved from my face?
I don’t know (x4)

How big is our love? How tough, how strong?
How bright, the brightest star I’ve wished upon?
How dark, the darkest dark before the dawn?
How will I know it when your love is gone?

How many invisible pistols
have been pointed at my face?
How many times was my risky
business saved by heaven’s grace?
How many gallons of your tears have come
and disappeared without a trace?
I don’t know (x4)

You never know you never know
You never know what’s on the line
When tempers are flyin’
You never know you never know
You never know how many times
We come close to dyin’

Bomp - bitty bomp bah
Badomp bomp - bitty bomp bah (x4)


PURGATORY PITCH

You got the will and i’m willing to testify
Come on; check it out
We got the thrills, the chills that you wanna try
Come on; check it out
We’re gonna satisfy your curiosity
Come on; check it out
And when you get too high, we got the remedy
Come on; check it out

We got lizards; we got snakes
Come on; check it out
You wanna slither; we got what it takes
Come on; check it out
We do deliver if you meet us halfway
Come on; check us out
You come up the river; we’ll go down the bay
Come on; check it out

Check it out
Check it out
Come on; check it out

You got the will and we got the desire
Come on and check it out
We wanna set your sexy britches on fire
Come on; check it out
We wanna singe you down past your Pettibone
Come on; check it out
We wanna make your black snake moan
Ha, Check it out

Check it out
Check it out
Come on; check it out

We got your number
And you know you’re curious
Come on; check it out
We hope you’re ready to spend a little time with us
Huh; check us out
You got the hunger; we got the thirst
Yeah check it out
You want heaven, well first things first
Come on, check it out!

Check it out…


I PRAY IT NEVER COMES

I pray it never comes to this
I pray it never comes to this
Where silence is golden
And ignorance is bliss
I pray it never comes to this

If ever comes a time
Of decline and decay
Where all my greatest moments
Are way back in the day
Please shoot me if I start to reminisce
Or pray it never comes to this

Where all I have are things
That were never meant to last
Where the view from my porch swing’s
Overlooking the past
Where all I love is everything I miss
I pray it never comes to this

I pray it never comes to this
I pray it never comes to this
Embracing a slowly fading
memory of a kiss
I pray it never comes to this


SHADY GROVE (MURDER BALLAD)

Shady Grove, my little love
Shady Grove I say
Shady Grove, my little love
Now she’s gone away

Cheeks red as a blooming rose
Eyes the prettiest brown
She's the darling of my heart
Sweetest girl in town
Shady Grove, my little love
Shady Grove I say
Shady Grove, my little love
Now she’s gone away

Once I had a pig in the pen
And corn to feed him on
And Shady Grove to stay at home
And feed him when I'm gone
Now I see my Shady Grove
She’s standing in the door
Shotgun in one hand
In the other a forty four
Shady Grove, my little love
Shady Grove I say
Shady Grove, my little love
Now she’s gone away

When I was a little boy
I wanted a Barlow knife
Now I want my Shady Grove
To come and be my wife
Shady Grove, my little love
Shady Grove I say
Shady Grove, my little love
Now she’s gone away

Walked up to my Shady Grove
But she could not take my life
A blooming rose in my right hand
In the other that Barlow knife
Shady Grove, my little love
Shady Grove I say
Shady Grove, my little love
Now she’s gone away...


COOKIE JAR (I DIDN’T DO IT)

Who’s been messin’ in the cookie jar?
I didn’t do it – I didn’t do it
Who tracked mud on the kitchen floor?
I didn’t do it – I didn’t do it
Now you bought a dog and put a lock on the door

You’ve had trouble for a long time
I didn’t do it – I didn’t do it
Someone done you wrong, yeah but
I didn’t do it – I didn’t do it
Now you’re treating me as if I’ve hurt you before
I didn’t do it – I didn’t do it (x2)

Someone’s got a chip on their shoulder
I wish we could just knock it off
You’re getting colder and colder...

Somethin’s rotten in the cookie jar
I didn’t do it – I didn’t do it
Mud dried solid on the kitchen floor
I didn’t do it – I didn’t do it
All the warning signs are pretty hard to ignore

Someone’s got a chip on her shoulder
I wish we could just knock it off
(Knock it off)
You’re getting colder and colder...

Got up on the wrong side of get-it-on
I’m gettin’ the gong, better head on…


SPACE KITTY BLUES

Tougher than a Bakelite platter
Cooler than a minus degree
Stubborn and sleek like a feline
Cyborg up in a tree
Man I wanna get it
How am I gonna get it
Down, down, down
Get it down, get it down?

A siren song Venus Fly Trap
Texture like Martian wax
Micro-fine grooves on the A-side
Tiny soft spikes on the back
Man I wanna pet it,
How am I gonna get it
Down, down, down
Get it down, get it down?

Someone call the fire department
Get em out here on the lawn
Just a little water pressure
Fresh fruit falls to the ground
Man I wanna get it
How am I gonna get it
Down, down, down
Get it down, get it down?

The fire chief and some new flame
Are campin out in my back yard
Says your kitty cash is garbage
Says he’ll take a plastic card
But I got no credit

How am I gonna get it
Down, down, down
Get it down, get it down?

Now sometimes it moves like a fire
Or a lion runnin free
Sometimes when it’s hungry
I call it and it comes to me
But I already fed it
How am I gonna get it
Down, down, down
Get it down, get it down?

I already fed it
How am I gonna get it
Down, down, down
Get it down, get it down?


BLUE MOTORCYCLE

Blue motorcycle went pop
Stopped runnin, so daddy couldn't ride it
Blue motorcycle went to the shop
All sad and lonely 'cause daddy started drivin
a little cute Corvette
can cause a man to forget
a little blue motorcycle
he maybe forgot
or maybe not

Blue, blue, blue
motorcycle
Blue, blue, blue
motorcycle

Blue motorcycle, all fixed up
Still daddy hasn't come to get it yet
Blue motorcycle, stuck in the shop
It was his baby til daddy til daddy started drivin
a little cute Corvette
can cause a man to forget
a little blue motorcycle
He maybe forgot
or maybe not.

Blue, blue, blue
motorcycle
Blue, blue, blue
motorcycle...


TIME WILL TELL

I said, “Will this love find a home
In the twilight zone
Or fall through the cracks
Between right and wrong?”
She smiled and said,
“Time will tell. Don’t break the spell.”

She said,
“It may be not the one you longed for
Or anything you meant to try
Or any way to spend a lifetime
But what a lovely way to die
Ahh-ah-ah-ahhhhhh
Ahhhh-ahhhhhhhh

I said, “Will this soul train carry on
When the end times have come
Or jump off the tracks
And roll out a new song?”
She smiled and said,
“Time will tell. Don’t break the spell.”

She said…
(Instrumental)

Ahh-ah-ah-ahhhhhh
Ahhhh-ahhhhhhhh


Top of My Crazy Head

I warned you baby
I warned you baby
I warned you baby
I really am crazy
Crazy just like I said
From the bottom of my restless leg
To the top of my crazy head
To the top of my crazy head

I’m mad about you
I’m mad about you
I’m mad about you
I wanna scream and shout
But I don’t wanna wake the dead
I'm freakin myself out
From the bottom of my restless leg
To the top of my crazy head

Two dogs fuckin by the back yard gate
One named Church, one named State
The governor's wife sent the parson's daughter
out the back door with a bucket of water
A bucket of rain like Noah's flood
left two wet dogs fuckin in the mud
The butcher came by, said i'll show you how
He stopped them fuckin dogs and now
State tugs at his chain while Church is confined
But the best part of him never left her behind.

Bought you a diamond ring
And a silver spoon
I warned you baby
I’m crazy as a loon
Crazy just like I said
From the bottom of my restless leg
To the top of my crazy head
To the top of my crazy head…

But I mean every word I said
From the bottom of my restless heart
Off the top of my crazy head