Lyrics: The Singles

 

 

1. Skyway

Wind me up and let me go it’s like being on a subway, like you wouldn’t know

You’ve got your bullet and your one hit smash it’s like being a skyway and it’s about to crash

And if you thought about it once or twice you’d know that it was true

Sometimes it’s easy, well, half as easy as you

And if you thought about it once or twice you’d know that it was true

Sometimes you’ve gotta give in

Pretty soon you’ll see astro lights on your big deal spaceship, they shine so bright

They shine so bright and they burn so fast and you think you might make it, but they never last

And if you thought about it once or twice you’d know that it was true

Sometimes it’s easy, well, half as easy as you

And if you thought about it once or twice you’d know that it was true

Sometimes you’ve gotta give in

Wind me up and let me go it’s like being on a subway, like you wouldn’t know

You’ve got your bullet and your one hit smash it’s like being a skyway and it’s about to crash

2. Superboy & Supergirl

Superboy and Supergirl / well I’ve got a question for your super world

What gets you through / and who gets you past?

And how do you / fly so fast?

Well is it the fame / Cause everybody knows who you are

Well it can’t be the same / Cause I hear you’re from outer space pretty far

(and) Superboy’s got his problems / and Girl’s got her hang-ups

And I know that it can’t be easy to be

A Superboy in a mixed-up world, these days

Or a Supergirl in a thankless world, these days
(x2)

Bu-bu-bup, bu-bu-bup

I said, please don’t let them get you down / cause you’re the only superheroes in our town
(x6)

3. Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend’s too Stupid to Know About

Pop songs your new boyfriend’s too stupid to know about (x4)

 

Sure he likes the Breeders

He thinks Green Day’s pretty swell

But what about the Bartlebees and Neutral Milk Hotel?

It’s okay for a sunny day but that Sting album won’t do

Cause when I played you Allen Clapp, you know baby I loved you – hey – hey

 

Pop songs your new boyfriend’s too stupid to know about (x4)

 

Sure he buys you records if you like them by U2

But if you want the Pastels baby, here’s what you should do

Get on your bike and take a hike and meet me at our spot

Just you and me and Halo Benders. Hey that’s pretty hot – and we’ll sing

 

Pop songs your new boyfriend’s too stupid to know about (x4)

 

Break it down go!

 

Here’s a way we’ll spend our day with Lois and the Crabs

We’ll have some fun and visit Cub and maybe we’ll hold hands

He can keep the Lemonheads and Weezer he gave you

Cause you and me got Heavenly and Nothing Painted Blue

 

Pop songs your new boyfriend’s too stupid to know about (x8)

 

Go!

4. Pink Lemonade

Taps on my shoes, cigarettes and you, lo-fi suicide don’t curl up and die for me

I see what you say, I hear what you do hurry up and ditch the fool so I know that you’ll hang out with me

You’re so cute that you could be model, well you’re as pretty as pink lemonade

Well I swear, you’re so cute that you could be angel, you’re as pretty as pink lemonade… well I swear

In your Go Go’s shirt and a mini skirt, when Frankie went to Hollywood you decided that you would go too

You say you know who’s who? Well I read Sassy too and could say that you could stay if I thought that I had a chance with you

You’re so cute that you could be model, well you’re as pretty as pink lemonade

Well I swear, you’re so cute that you could be angel, you’re as pretty as pink lemonade… well I swear

 

5. Bailey Park

Shooby-doo-wap / I got the card you sent from Bailey Park

Shooby-doo-wap / embossed, engraved and even watermarked

Shooby-doo-wap / it made me think of that night you stopped by

Shooby-doo-wap / when you were anxious and when I was shy

 

Well you never stood by my side / and you never catch when I fall

And it was just like the time before / and then you / never called

And when you said this is over now / I thought this is all / and I don’t care / and I don’t care

 

Shooby-doo-wap / you wore a halo and silver tights

Shooby-doo-wap / if it were up to me you’d stay the night

Shooby-doo-wap / just like Chris Partridge well there was two

Shooby-doo-wap / the way I thought I felt and what I knew

 

Well you never stood by my side / and you never catch when I fall

And it was just like the time before / and then you / never called

And when you said this is over now / I thought this is all / and I don’t care / and I don’t care

 

I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care

I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care

I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care

I don’t care

Well I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care

I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care

I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care – I don’t care

and I don’t care

 

6. Pedal

I’m not the boy who favors favoritism or catechism

I’m not the boy who needs a punk rock girl

I’m not the boy to fall in love with just a

dreamy-dreamy-dreamy-dreamy-dreamy-

dreamy-dreamy-girl

I’m just the boy left behind by engagement

Pedal down and pedal back again

Pedal down and pedal back again

 

 

7. Josie

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band / Yeah, I think I heard about it

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band / Yeah, I think I heard about it

She said-she said no more Pussycats / Yeah, I think I heard about it

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band / Yeah, I think I heard about it

They’ve got a space and they played good stuff

Josie says that it’s not quite punk

She’ll let ’em know when it’s punk enough.. well

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band / Yeah, I think I heard about it

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band / Yeah, I think I heard about it

She said-she said no more Pussycats / Yeah, I think I heard about it

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band / Yeah, I think I heard about it

They had a show and they showed up late

They wrote some songs and they made a tape

Not so punk but the songs sound great… well

[solo]

They’ve got a space and they played good stuff

Josie says that it’s not quite punk

She’ll let ’em know when it’s punk enough.. well

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band

Josie wants to be in a punk rock band

Yeah, I think I heard about it

Yeah, I think I heard about it

Yeah, I think I heard about it

 

8. 1st String Teenage High

Friday night in your sister’s car

and we’ll drive downtown on the boulevard

young people in the city tonight

I’m yours and you’re mine

and we just can’t fight this teenage high

young people in the city tonight

And we’ll go downtown-downtown-downtown

well I wonder

And we’ll go downtown-downtown-downtown

and disappear

And we’ll go downtown-downtown-downtown

show me another

And we’ll go downtown-downtown-downtown

well it’s clear

well it’s clear

We’re on a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

and I won’t let this pass us by

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

it’s true

We’re on a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

and I won’t let this pass us by

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

it’s true

Pooh Sticks on and we’ll stay out late

and the songs sound best when they’re on tape

young people in the city tonight

I’ll hold on while you drive slow

and we’ll talk that stuff well… well you know

young people in the city tonight

And we’ll go downtown-downtown-downtown

well I wonder

And we’ll go downtown-downtown-downtown

and disappear

And we’ll go downtown-downtown-downtown

show me another

And we’ll go downtown-downtown-downtown

well it’s clear

well it’s clear

We’re on a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

and I won’t let this pass us by

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

it’s true

I’m on a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

and I won’t let this pass us by

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

it’s true

We’re on a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

and I won’t let this pass us by

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

it’s true

We’re on a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

and I won’t let this pass us by

a first string teenage high

a first string teenage high

it’s true

 

 

9. Not Quite Burning Bridges

A a-a-about last night I didn’t mean to start a fight

B because you know I care I didn’t even shout and swear

C see-see me walk away but I’ll be back another day

D d-DB took the loot and jumped without a parachute

and Ooooh I act so dumb when you’re around

It’s not quite burning bridges when the bridges well… they just fall down

and Ooooh without a sight without a sound

It’s not quite burning bridges when the bridges well… they just fall down

A a-a-a atlas world please save those tricks for other girls

B b-unbeknownst to us she met an astronaut named Gus

C her middle name was Anne we lost her to the space program

D don’t don’t cause I don’t care there’s not that much to space hardware

and Ooooh I act so dumb when you’re around

It’s not quite burning bridges when the bridges well… they just fall down

and Ooooh you know my feet don’t touch the ground

It’s not quite burning bridges when the bridges well… they just fall down

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8………..38

and Ooooh you know I think that I lost count

It’s not quite burning bridges when the bridges well… they just fall down

and Ooooh without a sight without a sound

It’s not quite burning bridges when the bridges well… they just fall down

 

10. Piano Lessons for Beauty Queens

We set the type Helvetica / and burned the plates in spite of a / well, it’s the same

Dropped the dime and failed the test / on alphabets that you liked best / well, it’s the same

I looked tired and you looked bored / while we worked out the minor chords / well, it’s the same

We moved into the Space Needle / and soon became invincible / well, it’s the same

It’s the same thing steps one, two and three / lessons for the beauty queen (x4)

You set your place in history / and had a homeroom monarchy / well, it’s the same

My best friend’s band they played at lunch / they wish they sounded more like Rush / well, it’s the same

When the invitations came / I wished and prayed you’d call my name / well, it’s the same

Ok let’s try and play chopsticks / begin with C and start like this / well, it’s the same

It’s the same thing steps one, two and three / lessons for the beauty queen (x4)

(solo)

It’s the same thing steps one, two and three / lessons for the beauty queen (x2)
lessons for the beauty queen (x4)

 

11. Stay Cool I’ll See You this Summer

Stay cool I’ll see you this summer

Stay cool I’ll see you this summer

Well Stay cool I’ll see you this summer

Well Stay cool I’ll see you this summer

Well Stay cool I’ll see you this summer

Well Stay cool I’ll see you this summer

Well Stay cool I’ll see you this summer

It’s not the way we walked to third period psych (it’s not)

It’s not the day we spent in York on our bikes (it’s not)

It’s not the way I smile and laugh at your jokes (it’s not)

It’s just the way you stood and still only wrote

Stay cool I’ll see you this summer

Well Stay cool I’ll see you this summer (X13)

 

 

12. Falling Out of Love with You

Written by The 6ths

In an old Silverline

I was yours / you were mine

I was hoarse / you were mean

We designed drum machines

But every day and every way

I’m falling out of love with you

Every kiss means less and less

I’m falling out of love with you

And every hour kills a flower

I’m falling out of love with you

You just bore me more and more

I’m falling out of love with you

They made sounds much like drums

I was young / you were dumb

Now we’re older and I’m wiser

We designed synthesizers

But every day and every way

I’m falling out of love with you

Every kiss means less and less

I’m falling out of love with you

Every hour kills a flower

I’m falling out of love with you

You just bore me more and more

I’m falling out of love with you

Falling out of love with you (x3)

 

 

13. Guyana Punch

Written by The Judy’s

There’s a strange one in the jungle

And I think I here him calling my name

There’s a strange one in the jungle

And he’s offering death without pain

Freshen up, freshen up, freshen up

There’s a strange one in the jungle

And he says that death need not hurt

There’s a strange one in the jungle

He’s got something to quench your thirst

Freshen up, freshen up, freshen up

Freshen up, freshen up, freshen up

Guyana punch, uh-oh, uh-oh-oh (x4)

There’s a strange one in the jungle

And he says that now is the time

There’s a strange one in the jungle

Here come the planes, please form a straight line

Freshen up, freshen up, freshen up

There’s a strange one in the jungle

And he questions all that one thinks

There’s a strange one in the jungle

With a new and exciting drink

Freshen up, freshen up, freshen up

Freshen up, freshen up, freshen up

Guyana punch, uh-oh, uh-oh-oh (x8)

There’s a strange one in the jungle (x4)

 

 

14. She’s Got The Beat

Written by The Judy’s

She says it’s easy

She says it’s alright

She gonna make her move

If it takes all night

She’s got a tiger drum set

She can play anything

She’s got a red guitar

But she broke the strings

She’s got the beat

She’s got the beat

She’s got the beat

and the rhythm’s in her head

well!

She says it’s easy – it’s so easy

She says it’s alright – it’s alright

She gonna make her move – make her move

If it takes all night

She’s got a tiger drum set

She can play anything

She’s got a red guitar

But she broke the strings

She’s got the beat

She’s got the beat

She’s got the beat

and the rhythm’s in her head

well!

She’s got the beat – yeah-yeah

She’s got the beat – yeah-yeah-yeah

She’s got the beat – yeah-yeah

She’s got the beat – yeah-yeah-yeah

She’s got the beat

 

 

15. Break Seaside (and Over)

One to two you

Two to thrill you

Three to four you

Four to bore you

Break seaside and over… yeah, yeah

Break seaside and over

Well I just wanna break seaside and over

Yeah, yeah

Calistoga

Petaluma

California

Get to know ya

Break seaside and over… yeah, yeah

Break seaside and over

Well I just wanna break seaside and over

Yeah, yeah

 

16. Maybe Baby

Written by The Ninjas

Look at you and all your diamond rings

Wearing all of your beautiful things

Every time you come through the door

I don’t wanna hear it anymore

Nothing left of this maybe

Well I don’t care

I got nothin’ left baby

But how bout you?

But how bout you?

But how bout you?

You know I leave it to you / won’t you bring it on home

You know I leave it to you / won’t you bring it on home

You know I leave it to you / won’t you bring it on home

You know I leave it to you / won’t you bring it on home

Nothing left of this maybe

Well I don’t care

I got nothin’ left baby

But how bout you?

But how bout you?

But how bout you?

 

 

17. Heroes and Villains

Written by The Pooh Sticks

Stepping off the plane away to the night

It seems everybody wants to please me all of the time

It took 20 years to meet you

To fly three thousand miles

To find the girl who made me smile

Oh why couldn’t I have known this sooner

You think someone would have told me

I was so unprepared for you

You think someone would have told me

It took 20 years to meet you

To fly three thousand miles

Going back to the girl who made me smile

If I said I’d loved anyone else I’d be wrong

But I’ve imagined you for so long

When I talk to you down the cardboard pipe

You think someone would have told me

And you dance in the streets at night

You think someone would have told me

It took 20 years to meet you

I’d walk a million miles

Going back to the girl who made me smile

If I said I’ve loved anyone else I’d be wrong

But I’ve imagined you for so long

When I talk to you on the phone at night

You think someone would have told me

And you dance, dance in the streets at night

You think someone would have told me

You’re everything I’ve wanted

I’d walk a million miles

Going back to the girl who made me smile

Going back to the girl (going back to the girl)

Going back to the girl (going back to the girl)

Going back to the girl she made me

Smile

Smile

Smile

 

 

18. They’re Not Trying on the Dance Floor

Written by Jonathan Richman

Oh they’re not tryin’ on the dance floor no

they’re just movin’ slow

they’re not tryin much there on the floor

and they’re movin’ me more

they’re just hangin round the bar

and there your dancin’ starts

They’re not tryin’ on the dance floor no

they’re just movin’ slow

Doin no one thing that I could mention

they’re not tryin to get your attention

and they’re not showin’ you all they got

they don’t care if you’re there or not

like Sheboygan or Eau Claire

they’re just there

They’re not tryin’ on the dance floor no

they’re just movin’ slow

They’re not showin’ you all they got

they don’t care if you’re there or not

Oh they’re not movin’ very much

they just have that certain touch

and that’s really all there is to it

if they don’t feel it they won’t do it

like Centralia or Duluth

I’m tellin’ ya the truth

They’re not tryin’ on the dance floor no

they’re just movin’ slow

they’re not tryin much there on the floor

and they’re movin’ me more

 

 

19. 8 Great Ways

You’ve got one this time, subtract and add the sum

Let her know that she’s the only one

Two you see, hold up and understand

Sing that song and on the other hand

Three they say take down and simplify

Make that call and don’t you wonder why

Four you know cause it’s so obvious

Sweet talk her and let’s do this

You’ve got eight great ways to get the girl you want

Things to do and way to spend your time

Eight great was to get the girl you want

You’ve got eight great ways to get the girl you want

Sweet talk her and all the time you spend

Eight great was to get the girl you want

Next comes five so hey now don’t divide

If you try well, love will multiply

Six no tricks come on and let it show

She’s the one so, gotta let her know

Seven sweet tooth you know you’ve got the brand

Hold her close and take he by the hand

Eight don’t try too hard to make her stay

Give her space but, don’t let her get away

You’ve got eight great ways to get the girl you want

Things to do and way to spend your time

Eight great was to get the girl you want

You’ve got eight great ways to get the girl you want

Sweet talk her and all the time you spend

Eight great was to get the girl you want

They all say that I don’t know you, but I say that I do

Knee high socks and diet soft drinks

Well I’m convinced that I love you

Eight great ways to get the girl you want

Things to do and way to spend your time

Eight great was to get the girl you want

You’ve got eight great ways to get the girl you want

Sweet talk her and all the time you spend

Eight great was to get the girl you want

You’ve got eight great was to get the girl you want

Tape deck on and things you understand

Eight great was to get the girl you want

You’ve got eight great was to get the girl you want

Things to do and way to spend your time

Eight great was to get the girl you want

 

 

20. Crush the Scene

Crush the scene / break the scene / it’s a little known rule / this is true

because I know it makes me scared / cause it’s true (x4)

Crush the scene – Break the scene – Just to like you

Crush the scene – Break the scene – Just to like you

It’s true – It’s true

I’d really, really like to

Crush the scene / break the scene / it’s a little known rule / this is true

because I know it makes me scared / cause it’s true (x4)

Crush the scene – Break the scene – Just to like you

Crush the scene – Break the scene – Just to like you

It’s true – It’s true

I’d really, really like to

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba

 

 

21. Look how we Killed the Riot Grrrls

Not even we could see how a pop song could change everything

Take a scene that was nearly dead and inject it with adrenaline

Stop the favorite pep squad chant with the underlines and kitty slant

Break the short-lived Kathleen trend – Are you one of us or them?

Look how we killed the riot grrrls

And the pop kids they agree

Look how we killed the riot grrrls

And re-claimed our history

Look how we killed the riot grrrls

And the punk kids they all shout

Look how we killed the riot grrrls

Even your new boyfriend knows about

How we killed the riot grrrls

From the bedroom fanzine wars to the swimsuit competition

Quit the open casting calls and the meaningless auditions

Disassociate yourself from the self serving ideals

No more Heavens To Betsy, cause God knows they weren’t real

Look how we killed the riot grrrls

And the pop kids they agree

Look how we killed the riot grrrls

And re-claimed our history

Look how we killed the riot grrrls

And the punk kids they all shout

Look how we killed the riot grrrls

Even your new boyfriend knows about

How we killed the riot grrrls

 

22. Loveless

Written by New Order

There was a time I call before

When all I knew was what I saw

The keeper of a major key

I lived in a town called Liberty

I worked hard

To give you all the things that you need

And almost anything that you see

I spent a lifetime working on you

And you won’t even talk to me

Can’t you see

Why don’t you look at me

It’s not your right to be

So much my enemy

I knew that I could never give

You knew that you could not forgive

No price or pride would fall before

A ten foot wall without a door

But you know

I’m watching every step that you make

To find some other fool you can take

And I don’t know why I even try

Because it all comes down to this

Can’t you see

Why don’t you look at me

It’s not your right to be

So much my enemy (x2)

I worked hard

To give you all the things that you need

And almost anything that you see

I spent a lifetime working on you

And you won’t even talk to me