Nellie McKay Jukebox

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Nellie McKay Jukebox

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Nellie McKay Jukebox

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Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

Table of Contents: Disc 1

1. Cupcake
2. Pink Chandelier
3. There You Are in Me
4. Yodel
5. The Big One
6. G.E.S.
7. I Will Be There
8. The Down Low
9. Long & Lazy River
10. I Am Nothing
11. Beecharmer
12. Swept Away

Table of Contents: Disc 2

1. Real Life
2. Tipperary
3. Gladd
4. Food
5. We Had It Right
6. Columbia Is Bleeding
7. Lali Est Paresseux
8. Happy Flower
9. Mama & Me
10. Pounce
11. Old Enough

Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Get Away From Me," © 2004 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Table of Contents: Disc 1

1. David
2. Manhattan Avenue
3. Sari
4. Ding Dong
5. Baby Watch Your Back
6. The Dog Song
7. Waiter
8. I Wanna Get Married
9. Change the World

Table of Contents: Disc 2

1. It's a Pose
2. Toto Dies
3. Won't U Please B Nice
4. Inner Peace
5. Suitcase Song
6. Work Song
7. Clonie
8. Respectable
9. Really

Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Obligatory Villagers," © 2007 Hungry Mouse Records

Table of Contents:

1. Mother of Pearl
2. Oversure
3. Gin Rummy
4. Livin
5. Identity Theft
6. Galleon
7. Politan
8. Testify
9. Zombie
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:56 pm

CUPCAKE
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

do you know you're always on my mind
i know we seek and we shall find
somewhere to go
mother please
i'm feelin low as can be
when will they see
do you know you're always in my thoughts
i know protection can't be bought
somewhere to hide
mother please
i wanna cry
what a tease
when will they see

come on
now you got some time
i wanna hear it
cuz i need an answer
i know youth dies young
but our youth's just begun
and ain't it a beautiful day
cuz it's true
baby
i need you
and damned if i say i do
gertrude would approve
i need you
in the mornin
i need you
in the silent afterglow
won't you let my lovin show
baby
oh
any
one can tow the line
except for me
cuz i'm a disco dancer
all my life i've been
a gopher with a grin
my smile is fadin away
cuz it's true
baby
i need you
to shatter the status q
truman would approve
i need you
in the mornin
i need you
in the sunshine
rain
or snow
won't you let my lovin show
baby
otherwise i don't wanna hear it
you got me talkin talkin talkin
well it's better than you
cuz i say
i don't wanna fear it
that look that says
exactly what you think of me
cuz that's when you would be free
from my love
my love
baby baby

come on
honey
stop denyin
or i'm forever gonna be a bachelor
leave the steps of your house
get down to the courthouse
gimme a g and an a
y
cuz it's true
baby
i need you
i'm damned if i say i do
jesus would approve

i need you
in the mornin
i need you
in the scarlet afterglow
won't you let my lovin show
baby
i need you
i need you
to sustain my sorry soul
won't you let my lovin show
baby
i need you
i need you
i need you
i said, i don't wanna hear it
you got me talkin talkin talkin
well it's better than you

i need you
i need you
i need you
i need you
to get over the rainbow
won't you let my lovin show

i need you
i need you
to get over the rainbow
baby

i don't wanna hear it
i don't wanna hear it
i don't wanna hear
you've got me talkin talkin talkin
well it's better than you
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

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PINK CHANDELIER
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

fuzzy are the lights
fuzzy like your smile
fuzzy really nice
suzy like your style
hello stranger
fellow stranger
hello stranger
walkin straight in a fog
blue chandelier
where you go
tonight

dizzy is the trance
dizzy leads the dance
dizzy goes the fan
lizzie likes romance
hello stranger
fellow stranger
hello stranger
stay out late as a dog
pink chandelier
where you are
tonight

penny for your thoughts
penny really cares
penny from the block
jenny likes your hair
hello stranger
fellow stranger
hello stranger
hello stranger
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:57 pm

THERE YOU ARE IN ME
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

every single thing
will only bring
another sad solution
every single hurt
will only curse
another substitution
everyone you meet
secures a wretched seat
within your memory
wipe their filthy feet
upon the yearning of your soul
there you are in me

no one ever loved me
not at school
and home was so sadistic
i don't wanna be
another fool
another sad statistic
everyone you know
secures a wretched glow
within your memory
wipe their filthy toes
upon the yearning of your mind
there you are in me

mother mother
why you tear away
countin up the stars like any other
brother brother
can you hear me say
never far off
just gone undercover

selfish
stupid
so self-serious
bawlderdash
i got no money
shellfish
cupid
so delirious
leave me nuff alone
uptight
upright
long nights furious
darwin asks
you got the money
big cry
big guy
fish eye curious
can this be my home

everyone you tell
secures a wretched hell
within your memory
wipe their filthy smell
upon the yearning of your mind
there you are in me

mother mother
why you tear away
countin up the stars like any other
brother brother
can you hear me say
not long far
i've just gone undercover

dumbass
smartass
so self-serious
what disgrace
i got no money
well-read
dopehead
so delirious
leave me nuff alone
frothin
coughin
right ridiculous
face to face
you got the money
upset
inbred
white trash glorious
can this be my home

everyone you touch
secures a wretched crutch
within your memory
wipe their filthy mush upon the yearning of your soul
there you are in me
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:58 pm

YODEL
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

standin in the break of a yawn
where you done left me alone
there's nothin happenin to hide
sittin in the shade of the lawn
as everybody goes home
there's nothin left here to find
standin with my back to the wall
mindin the sky as it's fallin all around me
listenin for a break in the rain
for it's not drownin my pain
anymore
standin in the shade of a yard
where everybody works hard
and everybody is dyin
walkin to the temple of art
where i'm found out as a fraud
and there's nobody who's buyin
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

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THE BIG ONE
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

as you're walkin down the street
might wanna skip a beat
and think it over
walkin to the corner store
but it ain't there no more
if you wanna loaf of bread
you try a pharmacy instead
another chain will set you free

when you go to pay the rent
you see it's all been spent
the purse is empty
money money make a buck
but you're all outta luck
this town ain't friendly now
a thousand faces stare you down
each one's afraid of what you seek

slither in your suit
can't deny it
hide behind a view
gentrify it
take a life or two
the revolution's comin round
clingin to the door
quiver
cower
profit off the poor
fight the power
hurt em even more
that's why they took bruce bailey down

lookin like the jack is back
but he ain't gon attack
his hands are flippin
druggies dyin in the halls
they're bangin on the walls
your ma ain't trippin now
it ain't a home if you ain't allowed
what time's the ceasefire
where's the heat

spittin on the old
sister
brother
shittin on your soul
welfare mother
profit is the goal
the revolution's comin round
payin off a loan
mass eviction
elevate the zone
ain't no fiction
breakin up a home
that's why they took bruce bailey down
no more tokens
take a train
you swipe a piece of plastic paper
no more smokin on the plane
you gripe
they'll take you to the jailer
bide your time
it's all in vain
they tell you
as you meet your maker
grief's the mother of invention
pain's the midwife to your labor

turn it
burn it
cure it
endure it
if you are able sucker

people standin in the park
it's gettin mighty dark
the kids are scowlin
shutter up the windows tight
this is an evil night
the wind is howlin fast
another tragedy has passed
another stain on you and me

slither in your suit
can't deny it
hide behind a view
gentrify it
take a life or two
the revolution's comin round
clingin to the door
quiver
cower
profit off the poor
fight the power
hurt em even more
that's why they took bruce bailey down
spittin on the old
sister
brother
shittin on your soul
welfare mother
profit is the goal
the revolution's comin round
payin off a loan
mass eviction
elevate the zone
ain't no fiction
breakin up a home
that's why they took bruce bailey down

G.E.S.

there you are
there you're good and gleaming
there you are
there you're bold and beaming
there you sit
every bit built to last
there you were
there you traveled slowly
there you were
you were life unfolding
now you've quit
now they've broken the mast
doo doo doo doo
the town's for sale
doo doo doo doo
it never fails
and i can make it happen
and i can make it through
and i can watch it flatten out
and i can make it run
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:59 pm

I WILL BE THERE
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

been workin a long long time
see her in the news
callin her on her crime
but she can't refuse
cuz she'd quit it
if she could
knowin that she should
but admit it
she's all right
gotta keep the fight on
and so she cries
through weary eyes we see

i don't have to have you
but you know i want you
and you know i love you
and so i care
but if you won't have me
and if you won't see me
if you ever need me
i will be there

been workin a long long day
now it's gettin dark
april is on the way
see you in the park
cuz she'd make it
if she could
knowin that she should
but she's taken up above
keep on fightin
love on
and so she cries
through wary eyes we see

i don't have to have you
but you know i want you
and you know i love you
and so i care
but if you won't have me
and if you won't see me
if you ever need me
i will be there

i don't have to have you
but you know i want you
and you know i love you
and so i care
but if you won't have me
and if you won't see me
if you ever need me
i will be there
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:00 pm

THE DOWN LOW
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin

it isn't bad to know your limitations
that we know can come to good
but if you had to know your situation
i see no reason you should
you don't have to know

and say, if you're in the clear
it's on the down low
and don't you find it
anything you hear
it's on the down low
and don't you mind it
hold your head up high
that will see you through
dry your little eyes
don't mess up your life by seeking truth

it isn't hard to get an education
know you want to come to good
but you can hardly bet on imitation
and i see no reason you should
you don't have to know

and say, if you're in the clear
it's on the down low
and you won't find it
anything you hear
it's on the down low
and don't you mind it
walk right down the stairs
that will see you through
drive the thoroughfare
don't mess up your life by seeking truth

you should live in flowers where the sun does shine
chingata chinga chinga chinga
chingata chinga chinga chinga oh ho lay
i spend all my idle hours bidin time
i know it ends some day

it isn't bad to diss your situation
that we know can come to good
but you'd be mad to miss your coronation
and i see no reason you should
you don't have to know

you say, if you're in the clear
it's on the down low
and don't you find it
anything you hear
it's on the down low
and don't you mind it
hold your head up high
that will see you through
dry your little eyes
don't mess up your life
you're overreaching
trying to find to seek the truth

i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin
i don't see nothin
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:00 pm

LONG AND LAZY RIVER
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

you're s'posed to have a laugh and have a lot to say
you're s'posed to have a gas and make your getaway
but do you know you can't be wrong
how do you know you can't be wrong
you got a long and lazy river to your soul

i wasn't sure about anything
no
i was secure in a rendering
headed west
now i guess i'm a wanderin low
wishin i weren't good at squanderin all i had

you gotta lot that's lame and royal alibis
i gotta lot of shame and things are dead inside
but do you know you can't be wrong
how do you know you can't be wrong
you got a long and lazy river to your soul

i know i wear you down
you're lookin awful bored
but if you're skippin town and say you'll take no more
well do you know you can't be wrong
how do you know you can't be wrong
you got a long and lazy river to your soul
color me damned
feelin petrified
yes
tear up my plans
leave me weatherblind
guess it's past
it's a flash
from the other side
fadin fast
goes the mast
it's a bitter climb
all i had

and now i know you're mad
i know you're filled with hate
i know that as i stand here you know i'm too late
but do you know you can't be wrong
how do you know you can't be wrong
you got a long and lazy river to your soul
to your soul
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:01 pm

I AM NOTHING
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

you
traffic on the line
strangers all around
nothin here but time
i don't see a sound
floating high above
every little town
people who can love
please don't leave me now
i am nothing
please don't leave me out
i am nothing
you
coursing through my veins
pulsing every pound
panic on parade
cutting through the crowd
music fills my brain
know i letcha down
take me back again
please don't leave me now
i am nothing
please don't leave me out
i am nothing
you
footsteps on the floor
do they make a sound
open up the door
please don't leave me now
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