Nellie McKay Jukebox

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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

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

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

sewed everything he said
together in a thread
repeatin in my mind
each word like a rhyme
like a penny serenade
liltin through a song
he says the records overplayed
where did i go wrong
he never stayed at first
could not commit the time
ignored all the quirks but he still did the crime
and when he goes away
i know you'll call and cry
and when he calls back today
i know i'm gonna try
but i know you're mine
when you're on the line
is it somethin i said
won'tcha let him walk away
got it stuck in my head
don'tcha hear a word i say
is it somethin i said
every night the same old moan it's
eeieeieee
am waitin till my joe comes home

i'm the queen of qvc
you're leanin on my ear
you mean the world to me
though the connection isn't clear
like my inkspot seventh-eights
convenient when you're low
feel like an antelope on a nature show
i guess i gotta go
but i know you're mine
when you're on the line
is it somethin i said
won'tcha let him walk away
got it stuck in my head
don'tcha hear a word i say
is it somethin i said
every time we're on the phone it's
eeieeieee
am waitin till my joe comes home

hey
castaway romance
what's it gonna take
no knights with shiny armor
hey
try a different dance
oh i'm a real beecharmer

well i scold and i scratch to make him stay
but he don't wanna know from me
why that old alley cat he runs away
lock the door and lose the key

is it somethin i said
won'tcha let him walk away
i got it stuck in my head
don'tcha hear a word i say
is it somethin i said
every night the same trombone it's
eeieeieee
am waitin till my joe comes home

hey
last car wreck romance
what's it gonna take
no nights with shiny armor
hey
try a different dance
oh i'm a real beecharmer
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:02 pm

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

i'm swept away
yes i'm off the ground flyin
swept away
yesterday's all but gone
like a hurricane
you are tossin me round
find i'm swept away
and today you're the one
for society
shimmy shimmy shimmy
and you go
oh no
for propriety
shimmy shimmy shimmy
and you go
no no
but now i'm swept away
yes i'm past the sound barrier
swept away
yesterday's all but done
like a novacaine
shootin up through my arm faster
swept away
and today you're the one

for society
shimmy shimmy shimmy
and you go
oh no
for propriety
shimmy shimmy shimmy
and you go
no no

but now i'm swept away
yes i'm past the sound barrier
swept away
yesterday's all but done
like election day
you are robbin me blind mister
swept away
and today you're the one
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:02 pm

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

don't ask me what i'm thinking
i can't handle it
didn't plan on this
don't ask me what i'm drinking
hey utt hey wassup
nothin doin but
if i had a real life
i could break my hands
and maybe feel life
not understand it
as if i had a real life
not a bland and broken false reality
sign up for lie detection
they'll examine me
shine a light and see
won't fight a slight depression
say it can't be done
nothin comes from fun but
if i had a real life
i could break the mold
and maybe steal life
from those who stole it
as if they had a real life
not an old and smokin false reality

girl gone crazy
ridin the wave
ridin it way out
world don't faze me
nothin to save
nothin to save us now
anyhow

buy me a billionaire
and maybe i'll forget
maybe i'll accept
write me a baudelaire
and sign me up a cut
if you're goin up cuz
if i had a real life
i could break it down
and maybe feel life
not just drown in it
as if i had a real life
not a town and country false reality

girl gone crazy
ridin the wave
ridin it way out
world don't faze me
nothin to save
nothin to save us now
anyhow

destroy the government
and set me up as king
i've been wonderin
about the precedent
of pushin me around
goin underground cuz
if i had a real life
i could break the rules
and maybe feel life
instead of foolish
as if i had a real life
not a cruel and chokin false reality
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:02 pm

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

we will have a house in tipperary
a cottage by the sea
a cottage on the prairie
a home for you and me
a house in tipperary
a house in tipperary
where we can go
out to our cottage by the sea
you may be wack
you may be intrepid
you pray a lot
to stay on track
you may be accepted
you may have thoughts
but try to make it happen
and try to fight it out
just stick around
you're down for the final count

we will have a house in tipperary
a cottage by the sea
a cottage on the prairie
a home for you and me
a house in tipperary
a house in tipperary
where we can go
out to our cottage by the sea

you may be wack
you may be intrepid
you pray a lot
to stay on track
you may be accepted
you may have thoughts
but try to make it happen
to try to fight it out
just stick around
you're down for the final count
get down
get down
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:03 pm

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

it's been a long time coming
but i know you are the one
here at home at last the days have ceased
it's been a long time coming
and i know we've just begun
all the pain has passed and there is peace

if the breath was warm and tender
now the breath becomes a yawn
and i've been returned to sender
and i'm better since i'm gone

it's been a long time coming
but i know you are the one
here with time erased i'm at my best
it's been a long time coming
and i know we've just begun
without a pretty face i can just rest

but the march is still ongoing
i can hear the drummers roll
and it can't show signs of slowing
it is too dear
it's my soul

it's been a long time coming
but i know you are the one
here at home at last the days have ceased
it's been a long time coming
and i know we've just begun
all the pain has passed and there is peace
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:03 pm

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

we're gonna get some food in the house tonight
get some food in the house tonight
we're gonna get some food in the house tonight
get some food in the house
for to starve is to hate
is to kill
is to sin
brooo...
better love's on your plate
get your fill
and dig in
brooo...

we're gonna get some food in the house tonight
get some food in the house tonight
we're gonna get some food in the house tonight
get some food in the house

we're gonna get some food on the table tonight
get some food on the table tonight
we're gonna get some food on the table tonight
get some food in the house

hell is strife and confusion
be frightened or fine
brooo...
well if life's an illusion
we might as well dine
brooo...

we're gonna get some food in the house tonight
get some food in the house tonight
we're gonna get some food in the house tonight
get some food in the house

well now we're feelin full in the house tonight
feelin full in the house tonight
oh yeah we're feelin full in the house tonight
feelin full in the house
we're gonna go to sleep in the house tonight
go to sleep in the house tonight
we're gonna go to sleep in the house tonight
go to sleep in the house
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:04 pm

WE HAD IT RIGHT
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Pretty Little Head," © 2005 Sony/BMG Music Entertainment

watchin you glide towards me dear
oh ho ho it's clear
rumor was wrong
we were right
swathed in all white as if a dove
oh ho ho my love
you heard it wrong
we're alright
though your ears may hear it all my friend
rumor has it
rumor has it wrong
and though your eyes may see it happenin
rumor has it
rumor has it wrong

watchin you walk towards me sweet
oh ho so complete
rumor was wrong
we were right
clutchin your coat as we depart
oh ho ho my heart
you heard it wrong
we're all right
rumor had it wrong
rumor had it wrong
and we had it right
quit talkin bout it
rumor had it
rumor had it
rumor had it wrong
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:04 pm

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

another day begins
and there you are
the mother sways her shins
here comes the footstep of the man who'll make your dreams

the tube is fitten in
and there you are
the tepid sedative
then a scream

hold your placard up
cold and coffee cup
after go to a bar
hand your flier out
must admire how
dedicated you are
i don't wanna know
if you're havin fun
or your maddens are on sale
i don't wanna know
if you've got a gun
or a new stepson
or you think you're bonna bail
chris hougan
she had to run
last night been a lot of fun
but now it's french
a little tense
she hadn't done the reading
there she sat
hoped to pass
didn't think to face the fact that
oh by gosh
alas alack
columbia is bleeding
walkin down
off the bus
vickie lucas crossed campus
was thinkin how
she's made it now
that successful feelin
walked by fast
hailed a cab
no clue that she'd passed a lab
and while she's sittin in lit class
columbia is bleeding

the surgeon is in town
and there you are
the clamp is comin down
then a scream

everybody knows
protestors are those
schmoes who don't have a life
see these scientists
seekin differences
have to suffer such strife

i don't wanna know
if you're havin fun
or your maddens are on sale
i don't wanna know
if you've got a gun
or a new stepson
or you think you're gonna bail

generalize
proselytize
words were spillin out their sides
as charles eise
buys his supplies
gets ready for a feedin
tried for track
hit the mat
didn't think to face the fact
that while he's thinkin
man that's wack
columbia is bleeding
quite a snob
he didn't tip
nice guy rob watched the eclipse
then looked around
i've made it now
i'm just so glad to be here

made a pass
got hand slapped
didn't think to face the fact
that while he's machin on that ass
columbia is bleeding

you don't have a religion
but you have fingers ten
they clutch at your incision
you roll them up and
then a scream

they're just animals
make good edibles
fester filth and disease
check the bible son
we got dominion
we can do as we please

i don't wanna know
if you're havin fun
or your maddens are on sale
i don't wanna know
if you've got a gun
or a new stepson
or you think you're gonna bail

tee tee green
mezzanine
ended up beside the team
then gave a cheer
got some beers
with friends who started streakin
back with zach
said 'i look fat'
didn't think to face the fact
that while she's under self attack
columbia is bleeding
rodney j
began to pray
his momma lost her life that day
had been a year
it wasn't clear
if he was safe or screamin
as he jabbed the bible flap
he didn't think to face the fact
that barbarism killed the cat
columbia is bleeding

this is the ivy league
columbia is bleeding
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:06 pm

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

avez-vous de la glace ce soir
il est temps de partir ce soir
oui apportez une chaise ce soir
je n'aime pas beaucoup cela ce soir
ecoutez s'il vous plait ce soir
il est temps de partir ce soir
est-ce que vous fumez ce soir
je n'aime pas beaucoup cela ce soir
ooo ...
oui montez-moi
le chmin ce soir
lali est paresseux
ooo ...
oui montrez-moi
le chemin ce soir
lali est paresseux
est-ce aunthentique
je ne sais pas
montez-moi le chemin versa la boutique
j'adore ce soir
avez-vous de la glace ce soir
il est temps de partir ce soir
oui apportez une chaise ce soir
je n'aime pas beaucoup cela ce soir

Do you have ice cream tonight?
It's time to leave tonight
Yes, bring me a chair tonight
I don't much like this tonight

English translation:

Hear, please, tonight
It's time to leave tonight
Are you smoking tonight?
I don't much like this tonight

Ooo…
Yes, show me
The way tonight
Lali is lazy
Ooo…
Yes, show me
The way tonight
Lali is lazy

Is it authentic?
I don't know
Show me the way to the shop
I like tonight

Do you have ice cream tonight?
It's time to leave tonight
Yes, bring me a chair tonight
I don't much like this tonight

Ooo…
Yes, show me
The way tonight
Lali is lazy
Ooo…
Yes, show me
The way tonight
Lali is lazy
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:06 pm

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

you and me
we sweat
we slave
we gamble recklessly as if a dagger in the dark
me and you
we misbehave
we trample fecklessly upon the bladder of our hearts
but it's a happy flower in the mornin sun
and it'll keep perfumin when the mornin's done
this ain't no tacky flower in a masquerade
and it'll keep on bloomin till it steals the shade
of the garden 'neath our windowpane

you and me
we leave
we lie
we're running through the ramble off the road of sad goodbyes
me and you
we tease
we try
we're cutting off the ample charms put forward from the skies
but it's a happy flower in the mornin sun
and it'll keep on glowin when the mornin's done
and though our happy flower doesn't make a sound
well it'll keep on growin till it fills the ground
of the garden neath our windowpane

happy flower
happy flower
happy flower
happy flower
happy flower
happy flower
happy flower
happy flower
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