Lyrics: Disenchanted Hearts Unite

 


 

1. Stowaway

It was the record that you needed to complete your punk collection

It was everything you wanted, it was some source of affection

Better than The Blitz or Crass in pink hairspray and plexi-glass

You snuck aboard and took the class

You’re a punk rock school for pop stars stowaway

You commanded our attention on the flagship of enchantment

With some help from Stella Stevens and some surgical enhancement

You were always there to save the day, with just a pinch of t&a

From Shelton, WA to York, PA

You’re a punk rock school for pop stars stowaway

Behind the costumes and the make up and the cherry ice cream under

Where the punkers meet the wavers and the greatest three hit wonder

We put our faith in distant stars, from basement shows to disco bars

New wave clubs to sports guitars

You’re a punk rock school for pop stars stowaway

 

2. Our Days in Kansas

Did you mean what you said when you told me you missed us

Without reservation, without plans for Christmas

The first part was right, the rest wasn’t true

The same goes for me and the same goes for you

Packed my things for the month, but it’s not necessary

I told you I’d stay, but it’s just temporary

Like swastika girls who fell back on their looks

We relied on the tricks and the recycled hooks

Did you want a response, or just someone to edit

It’s not what you said, it’s the way that you said it

The longshoreman’s daughter who misspelled her name

Found three cords of brilliance and rode them to fame… all alone

Pep up the formula tonight

You’re not obliged to do us favors

Disenchanted hearts unite!

When you and I were candy ravers

Khrushchev’s Ekronoplan it failed

Those weeks in August never seemed fair

Our love was left to sink or sail

You’d cut the summer blonde from your hair

A little time is all I need

A disco blood bath for the ages

The patience left to let it bleed

And a quill to fill the pages

Side streets set ablaze and all roads lead to maybe

Sometimes I think about that day,

Sometimes I wish we’d kept the baby

Our days in Kansas wouldn’t last

I never learned the K.U. fight song

Exchanging poisons from the past

I hadn’t heard from you in so long

And if the moonlight kills the flame

With all the moments we were meant to

You know I’ll tell the World your name

I couldn’t let the World forget you?

Things were so much easier back in 1993

I loved you for the first time on that day

 

3. Every Little Thing

I act so dumb when we’re alone

My heart beats faster than those techno beats you played me on the phone

You took the tiger by the tail

They dropped your worst mistakes from message boards to minor chords

And oh, oh, oh, oh. Oh…..we’re saving every little thing

You saddled up and sang along

Despite my best attempts I couldn’t make you love me with a song

The former Kings of Norway’s rule

You change directions like commuter trains and coastal rains

And oh, oh, oh, oh. Oh…..we’re saving every little thing

You made the leap in half the time

I read your diary but that’s ok cause I know you read mine

Whose gonna document these days?

Some things were overlooked

To pin the note you finally wrote

And oh, oh, oh, oh. Oh…..we’re saving every little thing

 

4. Leaders of the New School

When you called me on the phone I almost prayed that you’d forget me

Cause with everything you know there’s always something that you don’t

I hadn’t seen you in a while – not since that mix-up at the rock club

I wish we could have talked all night, but that evening took a spill

And we woke up feeling things might never be the same … oh oh

Cause everybody, everybody, everybody knows

We’re the rulers of this place

We’re the leaders of the new school

We took the records from the den down to the rec-room in the basement

And we did anything we want, we tore the white stripes off the wall

It didn’t take me long to see that I was just your new distraction

But when I walked you home that night you know I kissed you anyway

And the bus route to your heart may still be on the way … oh oh

Cause everybody, everybody, everybody knows

We’re the rulers of this place

We’re the leaders of the new school

Pretty soon those nights would fade, and all the plans we made would follow

Like the Pharaohs laid to rest or the river that runs dry

I hear you’re seeing someone new, he plays guitar and writes you letters

He pretends he knows you well, but we both know that that’s not true

And still some nights the stars remind me we’re the same … oh oh

Cause everybody, everybody, everybody knows

We’re the rulers of this place

We’re the leaders of the new school

 

5. The Last Song

I was thinking of you

In that you wouldn’t believe all the things I knew

Yeah I played dumb around you

But I knew everything about you

I guess I thought you had changed

Dropped the B from the girl and certain slang

While ships were sinking you claimed to float

But still I saved every word you wrote

So bye bye love

Exchange your demons below for demons above

Familiar stories and predicable names

A few less notes, but the song’s the same

Sometimes I think you were right

Even though I know I miss you tonight

I still remember the waves that crashed

and the Lou Reed songs that made you laugh

Your wings were clipped from the string

Dress your puppy and please teach him to sing

I used to think we could still be friends

Forget this mess and start again

So bye bye dove

Shake off the rumors and move three streets from love

If not for Heaven the end we knew

and this is the last song that I’m gonna sing…..for you

 

 

6. Molly’s Got a Crush on Us

Well we can’t believe our eyes

It’s fundamental and a big surprise

She swears she hates our songs but she’s singing along

Ohohoh

Molly’s got a crush on us

Well we’re the best band you never heard

We took the song and simply changed the words

And all the shortbread punks say they’ve known us for months

Ohohoh

Molly’s got a crush on us

And all the pop fed girls swear we’re changing their world

Ohohoh

Molly’s got a crush on us

We took some chords and then we learned them well

We almost always play for crowds of twelve

And all the shortbread punks say they’ve known us for months

Ohohoh

Molly’s got a crush on us

And all the pop fed girls swear we’re changing their world

Ohohoh

Molly’s got a crush on us

She’s got a crush on us – Molly’s got a crush on us

She’s got a crush on us – Molly’s got a crush on us

She’s got a crush on us – Molly’s got a crush on us

She’s got a crush on us – Molly’s got a crush on us

She’s got a crush on us – Molly’s got a crush on us

And all the pop fed girls swear we’re changing their world

Ohohoh

Molly’s got a crush on us

 

 

7. Polaroids from Mars

So I hear you wasted time on the Murder City Devils (waking up)

breaking up with your new boyfriend on the double

taking everything for granted / moving all the blocks for free

I tried to tell you on the front porch / but the rest came back to me

You took the red head from Milwaukee / to the city with the stars

You saved the match books from the motels / and the Polaroids from Mars

You took some bad advice / on stupid nights / and the weekends turned to tears

I may not miss it in Milwaukee / but I sure don’t like it here

And take me anywhere – in the world – tonight

Spared your new friends from the twist, and shook the last two year’s Novembers (straight off the shelf)

don’t blame yourself – he wrote the songs no one remembers

you went from Singum’ Saw to Irving Claw, and took the shots to stay alive

give my regards to Bunny Yager … start this car and drive

And take me anywhere – in the world – tonight

Well there was that night on the phone, you said let’s kill the mod revival (to some applause)

And then you paused, as if almost to say I love you

But the words they failed, and the frigate sailed, and another couple years

We woke up next to different people, and the distance found us here

And take me anywhere – in the world – tonight

 

8. Rumble with the Gang Debs

Pushed up too soon

Heads turn when they hit the room

Two gangs one night

The Petty Girls and the Fahrenheit

East side – West side

Petty Girls better run and hide

I know – You know

Wake-up early with the GTOs

(chorus)

They’re taking lipstick out tonight

– it’s a rumble with the gang debs

These girls are gearing up to fight

– it’s a rumble with the gang debs

tictictic tickets on parade

– it’s a rumble with the gang debs

Cupcakes and teenage runaways

– it’s a rumble with the gang debs

Shakedowns, spotlights

Play the ballad of the wayward nights

Street names, false starts

The pinkest lips and the blackest hearts

East side – West side

Petty Girls better run and hide

I know – You know

Wake-up early with the GTOs

(breakdown)

They gave you fuel, they gave you fire

They gave you that which you desire

Take off those things, tear down those lights

Turn up those tricks, those tricks … tonight

 

9. Fall 4 U

Dusty couldn’t blame us

We were young and indie famous… still

Not enough to save us from our fear of heights

You know they might call it a gamble

Or an Oklahoma scramble

We left the basement in a shamble on those summer nights

But still you know…. But still you know I can’t allow myself to fall for you

But still you know…. But still you know I can’t allow myself to fall for you

I might say you were smitten

By the envy I’d been bitten

You wrote some songs I wish I’d written, but I’d wait a while

Sometimes I wish we’d taken chances

With the flames or at the dances

Across the room we traded glances and I’d see you smile

But still you know…. But still you know I can’t allow myself to fall for you

But still you know…. But still you know I can’t allow myself to fall for you

Don’t ever say I didn’t choose you

Still it stung a bit to lose you

Despite the distance and the who’s who we’d stay friends for sure

Be it demons that would damn us

For the Dunes and Tropicanas

You sure looked cute in those pajamas and a bit demure

But still you know…. But still you know I can’t allow myself to fall for you

But still you know…. But still you know I can’t allow myself to fall

 

10. Girl About Town

See that girl running around

She used to play in a band in town

Had an electric guitar covered in stars

She’s the b-band queen of the music scene

She got signed to a record label

Spent the advance on a pinball table

Sold a hundred records to all her friends

Now she’s back again

She lives in a flat halfway up in the sky

Goes out with a boy into the MC5

Wears a different t-shirt every night

With ‘Access all areas’ pinned on tight yeah

See her running around

She’s the girl about town that you heard of

See her running around

She’s the girl about town that you heard of

See her running around

She’s the girl about town that you heard of

Girl about town that you heard of

Girl about town that you heard of

See that girl lying under the bar

She used to be a rock-n-roll star

Smoked cigarettes with Joan Jett in America

She got her picture in Rolling Stone

She was third from the left behind Joey Ramone

You couldn’t see her face

But I’m sure she looked great anyway

She lives in a flat halfway up in the sky

Goes out with a boy into the MC5

She’s be okay if he didn’t hit her

Or go to bed with the babysitter

See her running around

She’s the girl about town that you heard of

See her running around

She’s the girl about town that you heard of

See her running around

She’s the girl about town that you heard of

Girl about town that you heard of

Girl about town that you heard of

Girl about town that you heard of (x5)

 

11. Building the Robot

We’ll make it on the evening news when I’m done

Building the robot

We’ll be buying up the bad reviews when I’m done

Building the robot

They’ll be lining up and making bids when I’m done

Building the robot

We’ll try and straighten out the straight edge kids when I’m done

Building the robot

We’re singing hurry up and wait

Three more days and we can celebrate

I bet we’re gonna stay up late when I’m done

Saving up and spending all my time when I’m done

Building the robot

With Emily and everyone in line when I’m done

Building the robot

Making up and breaking all the rules when I’m done

Building the robot

We’re taking out the rival schools when I’m done

Building the robot

We’re singing hurry up and wait

Three more days and we can celebrate

I bet we’re gonna stay up late when I’m done

Saving up and spending all my time when I’m done (x2)

Building the robot (x4)

 

 

12. Secretly Minnesotan

Riki works in a record store on the weekend

Between Vincent and Second street

Writing songs on a VS840 eight track

Using midi to push the beats

Tony drives for the Inland Empire Weekly

Reads the trades and he’s signing up

Playing drums in the Teenage Bon Scott Revival

Giggin’ out once or twice a month

 

Hear the news / indie-blues taking over the suburbs

On the streets with the beats and all the girls hanging out

And Riki says we should sing

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (You’ve got the voice you should sing)

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (We’re saving everything)

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (Get the chance you should go)

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (There’s something else you should know)

 

Caroline poses native Californian

Santa Monica born and raised

None were wise to the 4-H clover key chain

Or just how much she loves the rain

Driving down from the bunny bars in Takeena

Tony he’s feeling lost

All the while Dita looks to the stars for the answers

Hoping someday their paths will cross

 

Hear the news / indie-blues taking over the suburbs

On the streets with the beats and all the girls hanging out

And Riki says we should sing

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (You’ve got the voice you should sing)

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (We’re saving everything)

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (Get the chance you should go)

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (There’s something else you should know)

 

Dita waits in the parking lot for her best friend

Sarah she’s always late

Sarah moved from the smallest town in Virginia

A place she would learn to hate

Caroline runs the lanes but she skips the bases

Plays the room like she’d like to be

Riki says that my band’s just a Sebadoh rip off

And I can’t say I disagree

 

Hear the news / indie-blues taking over the suburbs

On the streets with the beats and all the girls hanging out

And Riki says we should sing

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (You’ve got the voice you should sing)

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (We’re saving everything)

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (Get the chance you should go)

Caroline, Caroline Secretly Minnesotan (There’s something else you should know)

 

There’s something else you should know

There’s something else you should know

There’s something else you should know

There’s something else you should know