Nellie McKay Jukebox

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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:07 pm

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

i don't want to be here

i want a pony

it's just my mama and me
and though i know it may be
hard to be mama and me
well we got time
time time
with my mom by my side
i know i'll always survive
we'll never give up the fight
cause we got time
time time time
i didn't wanna go
so far from home
but it was time you know
children got to roam
but now i need her so
she's my mom

there's a lotta things that i'm proud of in this world
i got a pinch of shirley chisholm
and a sprinkle of that girl
are you lookin at me
cuz there's no one else here
i'm a legally blonde 3
the curse of the big hair
and now the critics've weighed in
well it's time to give credit
to the person who's the limit
although she's never said it
to whom i am indebted
who cuts the final edit
it's my mama mama mama and i want you all to get it

it's just my mama and me
and though i know it may be
hard to be mama and me
well we got time
time time
with my mom by my side
i know i'll always do right
we'll never give up the fight
'cause we got time
time time time

so hold on
hold tight
this meetin's adjourned
for people with degrees
you got a lot to learn
we been earnin jack shit man
feelin the burn
lost the girdle
jumped the hurdle
so now it's our turn
see i been livin with my mama
since i was an embryo
never had nintendo
saw a lot of brecht though
i only known you since jewel went techno
you think i'm gonna listen or write you a check
no
i felt so small
barely big enough to crawl
my mother would call me
as i stalled by the wall
of the daycare i was placed in
while she's makin low wages
and my granny's tracin those crazy sad faces
that i taste in my soul
old as coal in the mountains
moldin over me slowly
scoldin me when i'm lonely
and waitin for mama
to enfold me and hold me
as she told me
we were gonna be okay

it's just my mama and me
and though i know it may be
hard to be mama and me
well we got time
time time
with my mom by my side
i know i'll always do right
we'll never give up the fight
cause we got time
time time time

i think back to those days
it makes me so mad
can't even fathom
the chasm she had to collapse
i'm an educated woman
but i wanna attack
wanna slap my grandad
wanna wack my dad
where were you
when we were at the welfare office
the atmosphere's toxic
the clerks are obnoxious
the kids nosh on chocolate
chompin their losses
can't even charge the clothes
so play with osh b'gosh boxes
those bruises
short fuses
of bad guys
and black eyes
the losin
the oozin of blood down your right thigh
the wantin to die
with your nose broken
heart chokin
hitchin a ride with a
chain-smokin
plain spoken
gent who's gonna drive you
as far as he can
but he ain't got the rent
and you ain't got a man
what now mama
tell me you got a plan
we're gonna make it little darlin
with a government grant

it's just my mama and me
and though i know it may be
hard to be mama and me
well we got time
time time
with my mom by my side
i know i'll always survive
we'll never give up the fight
cause we got time
time time time
i didn't wanna go
so far from home
but it was time you know
mom needs time alone
but now i need her so
she's my mom

i hate you mother
leave me alone
i love you mommy
i love you mommy
i love you mommy
i want a suicide pill
get me a suicide pill mommy
i want to die with you
i want to die with you
you bitch, get me a suicide pill
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:07 pm

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

i'm gonna pounce
pounce
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
pounce
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
pounce
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
meow
like a pussycat

i'm gonna pounce
pounce
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
pounce
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
pounce
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
meow
like a pussycat

i'm gonna pounce
you're feelin hollow for the deal is done
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
you hear a rustle but you pass on by
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
you see a shadow stretchin over the sun
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
that's when the cutest little kitty comes and hits you in the eye

meow
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
meow
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
meow
i'm gonna pounce
i'm gonna pounce
meow
like a pussycat
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:08 pm

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

never thought i'd live to be old enough
to be old enough to feel like this and
never thought i'd figure it out enough
to be loud enough to make you listen
on and on the meadows sing
they ring out merry the view
on and on my conscience blared
and shared my longing for you

never thought i'd live to be old enough
to be bold enough to make a difference
never thought i'd figure it out enough
to be proud enough to take my mission
never thought i'd live to be smart enough
to have heart enough to find a better way

never thought i'd live to be old enough
to have soul enough to pass perdition
never thought i'd count up the years enough
to be clear enough on my convictions
life ain't all it claims to be
it clings to me when it's blue
life brought all it's pain to me
and shamed my longing for you

never thought i'd live to be old enough
to be told enough to lose the bullies
never thought i's able to learn enough
to be firm enough to live life fully
never though i'd live to be strong enough
to be young enough to find a better song
then you came along
never thought i'd live to be old enough
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:08 pm

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

hcabnesie, hcabnesie ...
look at you you're young
havin' so much fun
gonna be a star
blah blah blah
and click there goes the phone
I don't wanna know
what my horoscope's predicting
just pour me a drink
cuz i need a kick
i don't wanna think
i just wanna sip

david don't you hear me at all
david won't you give me a call
waitin' here not makin' a sound
david come around

mister bushie says
I'm your president
i have lots to say
hey hey hey
and click goes the remote
there you have my vote
catchin' the next boat out of here
just pour me a drink
cuz i need a lie
i don't wanna think
i just wanna die

david don't you hear me at all
david don't you hear through the wall
waitin' here not makin' a sound
david come around

hcabnesie, hcabnesie ...
chaos pervades the world outside
days offer spades of hurled outcries
gone is the fair and five and dime
but he is there
he's so fine

listen to her play
has somethin' to say
even has a rap
clap clap clap
but click there goes the lid
sorry 'bout the fib
i ain't got a grip on nothin'
just pour me a drink
right outta the can
i don't wanna think
i just want my man

david don't you hear me at all
david dear i'm just down the hall
waitin' here not makin' a sound
david come around
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:09 pm

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

send a breeze
a pitbull's yelp
a tender squeeze
a cry for help
make it now
and make it fast
such memories
can never last
i long for the days
music and mayhem
mama's a smilin' friend
in the scuzzy hue of the sunlight
manhattan avenue

lionel please
watch o'er our door
the children tease
i beg for more
chipping paint
the ceiling's spent
aw ain't it great
can't make the rent
i long for the days
kittens are meowling
junkies are prowling
deep in the jazzy hue of the streelight
manhattan avenue

how wild it is
what strange a vice
that a mugger and a child should share the same paradise
oh but dreams come true on
manhattan avenue
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:09 pm

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

sometimes i feel like i shouldn't apologize so much
that it's jive it's a crutch
i just use when i'm judged
bein' fudged by a face i can't erase and can't see
cuz i misplaced a dossier or monty python cd
or somethin' stupid like that
but jesus is that so bad
to make my ego go splat
like a tire goin' flat
or fat on a big mac
i'm bein' attacked
tit for tat
you fuckin' bureaucrats
you can just apologize back

but i don't know
and it comes and it goes
oll the highs and the lows
in this motionless psychosis
and eeieei
and i die fadin' straight away
eeieei and i cry every wakin' day
i don't know what else to say

i'm sorry for the mess
the stupid way i'm dressed
i guess i failed my test
oh don't you know i'm sorry for my views
i musta been confused
and yet you know that really
i'm sorry for you

well now i don't mean to offend
much
just comprehend
when you're female
and you're fenced in
and phen-phened to no end
and no zen guide to men will help you fend off the brethren
and then the pen appears
and better than the oxygen network
or the sword spear or fork
or the bored pork-fed horde
it's a mooring post
the whore you'll miss the most
when you're away
when you're in snowshoe pa
doin' some play from backstage
that deals with aids and race and gays and relationships and ballet
and then you're like hey yay
what'd you say
i can just sing my troubles away
but then you're fucked
cuz you gotta make a buck
and the whole world sucks
and you're like a lame duck
that's dyin'
lyin'
tryin' to sell out
but there's no one buyin'
and there's all this doubt
and you can preen and dream and scream and shout
but your life's affliction is the fiction of faust

but i don't know
and it comes and it goes
oll the highs and the lows
in this motionless psychosis
and eeieei
and i die fadin' straight away
eeieei and i cry every wakin' day
i don't know what else to say

i'm sorry for the time
the stupid way i rhyme
i knew i shoulda chose a life of crime
i'm sorry for my blues
i guess it's all old news
and yet you know that really
i'm sorry for you

i'm sorry ...

i also mirror this apology
this ideology of sorry
in part of the liberal theology
that's leading us to hari-kari
it's like a mythology almost
like a malingering ghost
as we slowly decompose
rotting in the grave of the polls
crying for senator wellstone
and then proceeding to moan
at our own supposed sabotage of the elections at home
oh somebody phone home
the american people have spoken
now is that certain maybe those nice midwestern folks were just jokin'
in any case there's no use in mopin'
dopin'
chokin' and sobbin;'
come on you dishartinin' dobbins
saying sorry is my problem
so to conclude
i'm a little of a prude
so it's difficult for me to have to allude
to all this rude crude veabal baggage
but i manage cuz i'm a savage inside
i may listen to enya's greatest hits
and try to control my hissy fits with pride
won't get my hair dyed
but oh the onus of lyin' all the time
i don't wanna say
die mother fucker
but i wouldn't mind if you did
janet reno has no ego when devoured by the id
so before i flip my lid
my crib
and get myself out of this bind
you can hear what's on my lips
but you don't know what's in mind

i'm sorry f or the mess
the stupid way i'm dressed
i guess i failed my test
oh don't you know
i'm sorry for my views
i don't know how to schmooze
and yet you know that really
i'm sorry for you
i'm sorry for you
i'm sorry for you
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:10 pm

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

my cat died and i quickly poured myself some gin
did she die from old age or was it for my sins
god i loved her oh so much
miss her little kitty touch
does she miss me does she care
oh i miss her kitty stare
do you have a little time
would you like to easy my mind
talk for hours and never stop
chop your head off
be a lighter person
brighter person
nicer
but you've heard it all before

so ding dong
there's the doorbell
hello man in white
he's gonna make you all well
getcha through the night
but hey now
you don't feel better
as you take your fresh bromide
maybe this man of letters lied

let me tell you 'bout a dream i had the other night
you were in it boy you sure gave me a super fright
i was walking down the street
downtown by the dmv
you popped out behind a door
it was odd you were on all fours
do you have some time to spare
you were barking at a bear
it said hey you'd better stop
chop your head off
be a lighter person
brighter person
nicer
but you've heard it all before

so ding dong
there's the doorbell
hello man in red
he's gonna make you all well
getcha into bed
but hey now
you don't feel better
as you wake and slowly rise
maybe this smooth jet-setter lied

stick around one minute more
i'm smarter than you think
do i sound like an old bore
oh man it's just the drink
i didn't always hit the gin
there were times when i fit in
they'll never know how much i tried
did i tell you my cat died
do you have a little time
would you like to feel sublime
run away and never stop
chop your head off
be a lighter person
brighter person
nicer
but you've heard it all before

so ding dong
there's the doorbell
hello man in black
he's gonna make you all well
there's no going back
but hey now you don't feel better
as you drift off in the tide
maybe this jack the ripper lied
and you died
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:10 pm

BABY WATCH YOUR BACK
by Nellie McKay
Copyright Notice: Nellie McKay, "Get Away From Me," © 2004 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

baby watch your back
baby watch your back
baby watch your back
baby watch your back

i watched you come and go and never noticed
like daily papers, faces, knick knacks
but now i've seen you and you are my focus
baby watch your back
i went my days and nights not knowing of you
but now you fill my every minute
and i can't stop myself from my thoughts of you
are infinite

ahh, i watch you
ahh, you hate me
i don't like you
but i want to have your baby

you ain't got no soul
i don't really get you
you ain't go no soul
like i've never met you
you ain't got no soul
but i'm gonna let you in
for a big surprise, oh

baby watch your back
baby watch your back
baby watch your back
baby watch your back

now you walk down the street and i follow
wearing my wig and funny glasses
and i will follow you wherever you go
baby watch your back
i'll catch you one day in the rain or the fog
and then you'll realize how i care
and i'm invincible for i am like smog
i'm everywhere

ahh, i touch you
ahh, i feel you
ahh, i brush you
soon, i'll steal you

you ain't got no soul
i don't really get you
you ain't got no soul
like i've never met you
you ain't got no soul
but i'm gonna let you in
for a big surprise, oh

baby watch your back
baby watch your back
baby watch your back
baby watch your back

baby watch your back
baby watch your back
baby watch your back
baby watch your back
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

Postby admin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:10 pm

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

i'm justa walking my dog
singing my song
strolling along
oh it's justa me and my dog
catchin' some sun
we can't go wrong

my life was lonely and blue
yeah, i was sad as a sailor
i was an angry one too
then there was
you appeared
when i was entangled with youth and fear
and nerves jingle-jangled
vermouth and beer
were getting me mangled up

but then i looked in your eyes
and i was no more a failure
you looked so wacky and wise
and i said lord i'm happy 'cause

i'm justa walkin' my dog
singing my song
strolling along
oh it's justa me and my dog
catchin' some sun
we can't go wrong
'cause i don't care 'bout your hatin' and your doubts
and i don't care what the politicians spout
if you need a companion
why just go right to the pound
and find yourself a hound
and make that doggie proud
cause that's what it's all about

my life was tragic and sad
i was the archetypal loser
i was a pageant gone bad
then there was
you on time
and waggin' your tail
in the cutest mime
and you was in jail
i said woof be mine
and you gave a wail and then

i was no longer alone
and i was no more a boozer
we'll make the happiest home
and i said lord i'm happy 'cause

i'm justa walkin' my dog
singing my song
strolling along
oh it's justa me and my dog
catchin' some sun
we can't go wrong
'cause i don't care 'bout your hatin' and your doubts
and i don't care what the politicians spout
if you need a companion
why just go right to the pound
and find yourself a hound
and make that doggie proud
cause that's what it's all about
that's what it's all about
that's what it's all a bow wow wow
that's what it's all about
ha ha ha ha ha ha
good dog!
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Re: Nellie McKay Jukebox

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

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

oh waiter bring me my check soon
i have a hectic schedule
i'm saddened by the news that we won
i wonder what i'd say to the bomb

ahh
where are you now
where are you going
do you mind
and do you care
that you will die
do you despair
and do you allow
for what you are choking
do you know
just what you do
the fickle snow
it's cuz of you

waiter
i need my change i need it now sooner not
later
it may seem strange but have you seen the paper
maybe it's victory
maybe it's history
maybe it's you

the scuds drop down like butterflies
they're loved and round and very wise
they're just like you and me
as they tend
their incandescent need for a friend

ahh
where are they now
where are they headed
do they see
the little ones
and do they flee
or do they run
and do they feel proud
as they are embedded
do they ask
or do they tell
to mask the fact
they're going to hell

waiter
i need my change i need it now sooner not
later
it may seem strange but have you seen the paper
maybe it's erotic
maybe it's despotic
maybe it's you


waiter
i need my change i need it now sooner not
later
it may seem strange but have you seen the paper
maybe it's victory
maybe it's history
maybe it's you

ahh
nothing could be finer than to be in carolina in the morning
nothing could be finer than to be in carolina in the morning
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