Lyrics: Beat Surf Fun

 

 

1. Twee

Well she wakes up every morning to the sound of Sarah Records on a compilation tape her friend had sent to from her in Paris. Well, it’s not to say she doesn’t like the college station but her days left in this town were counting down to graduation.

 

And she said “hey hey hey” with less than three weeks to go she tried to justify the goth scene, but the relevance was low. And she said “hey hey hey” won’t you listen to me, well you can keep the punk rock ska rap beats and house fuck me I’m twee!

 

She packed her Little Teddy tote bag, saved some secrets for herself, grabbed her favorite Lucksmiths’ single, took the Cher doll off the shelf. She packed her Slumberland guitar case and her 14 Iced Bears ring, took down her I.F.O.J. poster and The Band That Would Be King.

 

And she said “hey hey hey” I’m takin’ second to steal, you know you won’t meet Barker’s beauties unless you learn to spin the wheel. And she said “hey hey hey” won’t you listen to me, well you can keep the punk rock ska rap beats and house fuck me I’m twee!

 

She said I may not beat my sister at this stupid game of Uno, but at least I know the difference between a Boscoe and a Bruno, sick of… stickin’ round just like those magnets on the fridge but when I finally leave this town please don’t throw Aggi from the bridge.

 

And she said “hey hey hey” if there’s just one thing I know, you’ll find more Posies in the used bin then there’re people at the show. And she said “hey hey hey” won’t you listen to me, well you can keep the punk rock ska rap beats and house fuck me I’m twee!

 

 

2. Glitter & Twang

She grew up just north of privileged

Where pink and perfect were sold

A cheap guitar and a shooting star

In Pensacola we watched as she drew wings of gold

 

She’ll take you east out of San Bernardino

Straight up to 129

A simple dare and a secret square

In the casino we laughed as nightfall lit up the sky

 

Well, don’t you see?

Glitter and twang

She’s out to

Glitter and twang for your heart

 

Well, don’t you see?

Glitter and twang

She’s out to

Glitter and twang for your heart

For your heart

 

She sings the song that she wrote me

I’ve got it stuck in my head

Broadway and Main and a ticket to Spain

She quotes the pillow queen and makes the trundle bed

 

She said she’d like to see Dale Dauntless

And the Double-D ranch

A steeplechase and a lipstick trace

Dressed up like honeybees and we’re taking a chance

 

Well, don’t you see?

Glitter and twang

She’s out to

Glitter and twang for your heart

 

Well, don’t you see?

Glitter and twang

She’s out to

Glitter and twang for your heart

For your heart

 

There are ten plagues of Egypt

Nine planets that circle the sun, we’ve got

Eight great ways to get the girl you want

Seven virtues, minus the one there are

Six ways to lose your wallet

Five pillars of Islam

Four Pavement songs that are kind of long

Three laws of motion

And then there’s two

Me and you

And there’s just one way we can solve this

Try and agree on the fifteen decisive battles of the world

And fancy soap in the soap dish

 

Well, don’t you see?

Glitter and twang

She’s out to

Glitter and twang for your heart

 

Well, don’t you see?

Glitter and twang

She’s out to

Glitter and twang for your heart

For your heart

 

3. Christine, ND

Winnie says with a cute hair cut

“Potato bugs they go dot dot dot”

Take a charm pick-a-picasso

Tahiti jinx and we’re so so so

and we’ll go there baby we’re so there, Christine North Dakota

and we’ll go there baby we’re so there, Christine North Dakota

Winnie smiles make a brick house ring

The Commodores they could sing sing sing

Eighty five with the low tops on

Dakota beach in the sun sun sun

and we’ll go there baby we’re so there, Christine North Dakota

and we’ll go there baby we’re so there, Christine North Dakota

Winnie lives for the New Wave scene

Pussycats make her scream scream scream

Tommy James and the Pinkest Hearts

Debutantes throwin’ spa spa sparks!

and we’ll go there baby we’re so there, Christine North Dakota

and we’ll go there baby we’re so there, Christine North Dakota

 

4. Wild Bikini

That’s right well she says she’s glad to see me well she sure knows how to stuff to stuff a wild bikini

Well when the lights go down and the stars light up the ceiling well she sure knows how to stuff to stuff a wild bikini

Oh yeah! Well she sure looks cute Oh yeah! In her pink swim suit Oh yeah!

She’s breaking hearts and selling secrets tonight

Well in the pink moon light well she looks just like a genie well she sure knows how to stuff to stuff a wild bikini

She’s got her hair pulled back in a two-piece Josephinie well she sure knows how to stuff to stuff a wild bikini

Oh yeah! Well she sure looks cute Oh yeah! In her pink swim suit Oh yeah!

She’s breaking hearts and selling secrets tonight

That’s right we made dashboard light martinis well she sure knows how to stuff to stuff a wild bikini

Drives with the top top down and talks to truckers on the CB well she sure knows how to stuff to stuff a wild bikini

 

5. DIY Queen

St. Michael gave you your name and Francis made you a star

Took the songs that you sing and clipped the wings from the wire

Stood up and played shows to twelve, in Calistoga they knew

A single note cause you’re sweet… I wanna tell you

Take a chance on yourself, ignore those pop magazines

You’re the gold plated girl, you’re the DIY Queen

I know you say you miss me, but simple things never keep

Just take a chance on yourself

Cassavette was right, that you were sent from above

Puncture made you a saint, and killed the things that you loved

Just don’t act famous for me, I’m not the one you should choose

Beachcomber Don’s after eight… I wanna tell you

Take a chance on yourself, ignore those pop magazines

You’re the gold plated girl, you’re the DIY Queen

I know you say you miss me, but simple things never keep

Just take a chance on yourself

You wrote the anthems they sang, let diamonds shrink in the wash

Played the tight t-shirt game with Baby, Sporty, and Posh

I know we’ve made some mistakes, the ones that shine always do

Took it back just the same…I wanna tell you

Take a chance on yourself, ignore those pop magazines

You’re the gold plated girl, you’re the DIY Queen

I know you say you miss me, but simple things never keep

Just take a chance on yourself

 

 

6. Cowgirls on Parade

Montana lives for ponytails and buckin’ britches

A knack for catchin’ outlaw gangs and blowing kisses

The sense to use her quick wits in a time of dismay

On stage they pose as glamour girls in glittered Stetsons

At night they’re playing amateur frontier detectives

Sure shots with prairie dogs, they’re riding wranglers for days

When the sun goes down guts and gumption they thrill you

Using Texas charm bikinis kill-kill-kill you

From the st…stampede to the stage

Cowgirls on Parade

Pushing hard for Texas wild west shows and stars that spangle

Making cherry bombs from small town girls and fallen angels

Playing rodeos, county fairs, and noon matinees

Catching crooks at night while saving southern belles in peril

From Rhinestone Cattle Queens to roping calves and racing barrels

Tracking villains, thieves, and bandits

As the sun fades away

When the sun goes down guts and gumption they thrill you

Using Texas charm bikinis kill-kill-kill you

From the st…stampede to the stage

Cowgirls on Parade

 

7. I Kept the Beach Boys

From bus stop, to pop star, to your house for Christmas

With days that were numbered and samples for Six Cents

That chances that we took, the odds makers gave us

Without much to save, it seemed nothing could save us

They say / go / God made you pretty and you let the world know

They say / stay / but things don’t just work out that way

The band took a plane off to Texas for three days

And you wrote a postcard and we went our separate ways

I left for Memphis and you moved to Detroit

You took the That Dog and I kept the Beach Boys with me

 

8. Orange Cake Mix

Well the rhythms are weak and you can’t sing along

Does the world really need another Orange Cake Mix song

They’re on every comp and they just don’t belong

Does the world really need another Orange Cake Mix song

I don’t think so

It’s breaking my heart

I don’t think so

Not as bad as Flowchart

I don’t think so

Well I could be wrong

Does the world really need another Orange Cake Mix song

Does the world really need another Orange Cake Mix song

Does the world really need another Orange Cake Mix song

Does the world really need another Orange Cake Mix song

 

9. Knockout

I’m so glad that she’s opened up for open season

Thank you for the lovely evening I do

And it’s haunting me and my lips are sealed like with glue

You’re a knockout / such a knockout

And I’m waiting on a waif

But this one’s worth the wait

I’m gonna call – it’s too late

You’re a knockout / such a knockout

You’re a knockout

I’m so glad that she’s opened up for open season

Thank you for the lovely evening I do

And it’s haunting me and my lips are sealed like with glue

You’re a knockout / such a knockout

You’re a knockout

 

 

10. Radio Theme

This is the theme to my radio show

This is the theme to my radio show

This is the theme to my radio show

We play the four star records and we go – go – go

We make up things to say

We play the i-pop records and the PSAs

And when you call with things to do

We’re gonna drop that needle and it’s all for you

This is the theme to my radio show

This is the theme to my radio show

This is the theme to my radio show

We play the four star records and we go – go – go

 

11. Sent to the Moon

Sixty seven degrees and Franklin Sherman agrees with Roger Chaffee so baby take the 2:10 to the sea

We like the mix tapes the most so catch the rail to the coast, we’ll hit the night spots… we’ll close the Tip-Tup at three

Saw the Moon Stickies show, thought the band played too slow, like the get-ups… angels in orbit they glow.

Astronauts to the kings, Pia Zadora with wings, synthesizers from space… Galaxina in gold

They gave us pictures of Mars, they drew us maps of the stars

The ones we sent to the moon

They flew the future’s machines, their faces sold magazines

The ones we sent to the moon

They built up stars we could chase, and gave us fashion from space

The ones we sent to the moon

We watched it all with our folks, it was the World’s biggest hoax

The ones we sent to the moon

Point the way to the sky you prayed that emo would die, bring back the new wave… Hedda Hopper she lied

You look familiar to me, Suzanne Pleshette ’63, you played the Meow Meow… t-shirts and skirts with a sigh

They gave us pictures of Mars, they drew us maps of the stars

The ones we sent to the moon

They flew the future’s machines, their faces sold magazines

The ones we sent to the moon

They built up stars we could chase, and gave us fashion from space

The ones we sent to the moon

We watched it all with our folks, it was the World’s biggest hoax

The ones we sent to the moon

 

12. Who Needs What

Gosh it’s hard to be yourself

when everyone around you thinks you’re someone else

There’s a cupboard full of dishes and fridge full of food

Hell I wish you needed me as much as I needed you

Don’t back down on me now

Don’t back down on me now I need this

Don’t back down on me now

Don’t back down on me now I need this

She got a call requesting that she use her words accordingly

But she’ll never stand a chance with the one that moves her

She got a call requesting that she use her words accordingly

But she’ll never stand a chance with the one that moves her

Don’t back down on me now

Go get drunk on on me now you need this

Don’t back down on me now

Go get drunk on on me now you need this

Should I take a chance?

Shit yeah, I should dance!