Nevertheless Optimistic Lyrics NEVERTHELESS OPTIMISTIC lyrics


01. Hug Me (Report Card) 1:13
02. Dates (w/Gregsy) (Love Compartment) 3:27
03. First-Hand (Repertoire) 2:45
04. Holocaust Parade (Sheetrock) 1:37
05. Part of the Problem (Games) 3:47
06. Hobbies Galore (Moore or Less) 4:18
07. Irony (Sheetrock) 3:04
08. Funny Child (Piano Lessons) 2:11
09. Back in Time (Purpose) 4:37
10. The Jinx (The Jinx) 4:37
11. Wayne, Wayne (remake) (Disturbed) 4:15
12. Pedestrian Hop (The North) 2:23
13. Copy Me (Pow Wow) 3:25
14. Blues for Cathy Taylor (Purpose) 4:09
15. I Hate People (edit) (Drumdrops) 3:06
16. In My Own Quiet Way (Themes) 1:49
17. One Moore Time (Quits) 2:16
18. Cuss Me Out (Sheetrock) 3:10
19. Four-Leaf Clover (w/Shooby) (Report Card) 1:20
20. Indian Giver (Piano Lessons) 2:45
21. The Man With the Cigar (Disturbed) 2:31
22. Love Is the Way to My Heart (Returns) 2:50
23. Moons (Next) 5:57


1. HUG ME
hug me i'm a teddy bear
fug me i can make you care
i have my ways of finding out
what it takes to steal your heart
just in case you need someone
to give a hug

hug me i'm a stuffed giraffe
love me i can make you laugh
i have my ways of controlling you
make your life seem brand new
just in case you want a man
yes i can

brainwash scrub scrub scrub
brainwash rinse rinse rinse
screwball dry dry dry

1993 r.stevie moore

2. DATES

mrs. josianna smith, now now
can i have a kiss, now now
love you anyway, now now
can i spend today, now now
with you?

i took her to the liquor store
she smiled, she was asking
for the best i could get
so i gave her some promises
josianna come, now now
serve you little rum, now now, oh

mrs. deboreah jones, now now
call you on the phone, now now
love you anyway, now now
physically play, now now
with you?

i took her to the movie show
she smiled and she made me
lift her skirt to her head
so i made her some promises
deboreah please, now now
lemme see you tease, now now, oh

who is left to ask, now now
lemme make a pass, now now
love me anyway, now now
don't know what to say, now now
to you

bom dooby dooby wah
i need just a little bit more
close the door
i can't make no more promise
say me no promise
save me no promises now

1973 r.stevie moore


3. FIRST-HAND

did you experience it
or just hear about it?
did it happen with you
or without you?
i wish i knew

there was an event which existed
an occurence that you might know
i know what it's like first-hand
i remember how it is first-hand
understand/comprehend?

it feels great cause it is great
it was once great, it always will be

1983 r.stevie moore


4. THE HOLOCAUST PARADE

going to destroy myself today
if that's okay
i don't know what's real
what's the deal
where am i gonna go
going to the holocaust parade

it's time again for me to be evicted
i keep doing more harm than i do good
but i don't know what makes me such a horrible guy

going to remove myself tonight
if that's alright
i don't know how come
i seem dumb
who will i ruin next
who?
going to the holocaust parade

1977 r.stevie moore


5. PART OF THE PROBLEM

someone tell me what i'm supposed to do when the occasion comes around for me to prove i am good
i can't find the answer to the question even though i'd like to demonstrate if only i could
you are just part of the problem
i must be most of the problem

funny people always come to me about their inhibitions but there's no solution at all
i would like to help but i am usually too busy to prevent the way my friends want to fall

and consequently the combination of your rhetoric and my ignorance only tend to horrify the situation to the point where the lifeblood of our relationship evaporates into the air on which we choke

i wanna show you that i
can't be anymore inspiring
just leave me alone until the
time comes when i learn the answer
then i'll write a novel 'bout it
you can read the novel and the
problem will be solved and we can

then go back to living in an ordinary way and all the people all around us can say
they are really happy that the novel was successful and they know just how to cope with today

possible, impossible
it's possible, impossible
it's probable, improbable now

1978 r.stevie moore


6. HOBBIES GALORE

nobody's here quiet soft air
play solitarian life
i notice my hands giving me loud applause
if you're a goat you don't mind

gee it's good to be home
hobbies galore
don't you engage in a craft
don't you like it alone
locked behind doors
take a test do your best
passing the grade every time

busy in love cutting out stuff
writing the melodies light
ten pounds a day isn't the kind of bread
one would expect to be mine

but there's always home
hobbies galore
why doesn't somebody talk
don't you like me a lot
locked behind doors
where you at where'm i at
walking the floor over you

you i'm growing through through
i'm going to to display my
hobbies galore just for you

nobody's here what do i care
painting a musical night
you're throwing me away apathy blinded you
just when my hobbies are right

gee it's good to be home
hobbies galore
so much to do i forget
don't you think you can help
locked behind doors
do your part fill your heart
do something else that is new

1975 r.stevie moore


7. IRONY

stop, you're overdoing everything
just like your father did
and you, you never listen to me at all

irony
what are you doing to me?
why you always give me
irony what are you giving to me
how can i be free?

and when i'm a victim of circumstance
i try to reason why i lose
i never quite understand at all

irony
what are you doing to me?
why you always give me
irony what are you giving to me
how can i be free?

so if there's an explanation to this
it's so ironic 'cause i need
to figure out what i mean in all

irony
what are you doing to me?
why you always give me
irony what are you giving to me
how can i be free?

1977 r.stevie moore


8. FUNNY CHILD

i met a bony little boy today
his skin was blistered and his face was gray
he had a tuba and he tried to play taps

he went away and then he ran right back
and when he smiled at me his teeth were black
he kept his horn inside a navy knapsack

funny child you're the one
who keeps me from having fun
just because you're my son

there was a time when i was always scared
i had to take my brain to be repaired
and you were checking to see how i fared, yes

i saw the skinny little boy again
he wants to join the ku klux klan
i told him if he was a real man, wait
he tried to fly away but fell to ground
you shoulda heard how the band sounds
the little kid's in the dog pound
indefinitely

1977 r.stevie moore


9. BACK IN TIME

there's such a feeling in my room
it's like i'm in another calendar year

the future seems dreadful
it's obvious to all
the times have changed no more
we are certain to fall

the future seems worthless
society to blame
the price is out of reach
american con-game

there's such a pattern of thought here
it's like i'm just another rock 'n roll fool
i want to go back in time
i want to go back in time

the future seems dismal
for us in mid-thirties
the general opinion
never escapes gerdes

there's such a feeling in my room
it's like i'm in another part of the crowd

the future r.stevie
may well give up the fight
i want to go back in time
i want to go back in time

the future seems dreadful
it's obvious to me
the times have changed no moore
we can certainly see

there's such a lack of emotion
it's like i'm justanotherrock'nrollfool

the future seems dreadful

1986 r.stevie moore


10. THE JINX (Instrumental)

2001 r.stevie moore


11. WAYNE WAYNE (Go Away)

i took my love onto the beach
we swam alone until he came
it got so bad i had to tell him

wayne wayne, go away
you don't belong here, say
wayne wayne, go away

in nineteen hundred seventy-two
there was a boy much bigger than you
he used to smile and stick out his tongue
remember he was so very young

i took my love onto the beach
we swam alone out of his reach
it got so deep i had to tell him

his mother never gave him a spank
he was a boy as big as a tank
i shoulda gave him some of my fist
but mama mama wouldn't like this

i took my love onto the beach
we swam alone out of his reach
it got so cold i had to tell him

he had a big black tire to float
it made him look like jupiter's boat
he usedta say he liked to eat shark
and like a tree he knew how to bark

i took my love onto the beach
we swam alone out of his reach
it got so dark i had to tell him

i took my love onto the beach
we swam alone out of his reach
it got so wet i had to tell him

1975 r.stevie moore


12. PEDESTRIAN HOP

you know you
really shouldn't waste your energy
whiz i'm so mistaken
potato mixed with
pepperoni and mushroom
to grow out of your city
sidewalks, they oughta be remembered
for what they offer pedestrians

i wanna tell you about the time
that i was inside a plastic model
i was a miniature, i was a small boy
i tried to get outside to
look at my circumstances
but i was taking chances
i was alone, i hate to say
(it's 9 o'clock in the morning)

clock
clothes
sink
keys
stairs
door
out
car
start
move
road
light
stop
green
drive
far
gas
oil
eat
go
on
ramp
merge
fast
miles and miles and
miles and miles

now my arrival is a brand new story
telling the world my knowledgable
ring isn't any where is the bullfight?
how can i demonstrate a caster
am i just dreaming
about someone i haven't got?

1978 r.stevie moore


13. COPY ME

if you want me
but you can't have enough
duplicate me
get your share of my stuff

copy me
do what i do
have what i have
be what i am

transfer syndrome
put me on something else
obtain versions
to store upon your shelf

copy me
do what i do
have what i have
be what i am

reproduce me
i come in ten flavors
don't reduce me
i'll ask for three favors

copy me
do what i do
have what i have
be what i am
copy me
do what i do
have what i have
be what i am

1978 r.stevie moore


14. BLUES FOR CATHY TAYLOR

boo hoo always
cathy taylor where are you
what are you doing to me
met a little girl in a diner over in queens
she couldn't take her eyes off what was in my jeans
no you get the wrong idea, i was only thirteen
and she just turned on 12 and
spotted the rabbit's foot in my pocket

cathy taylor where are you
what are you doing to me, roomie

met a cute chick at the airport over in rome
she couldn't take her eyes off what was in my comb
no you get the wrong idea, it was not grease
my comb looked like it was dipped in coke
but it must've been like 3 decades of dandruff

betty crocker where are you
what are you doing to me tonight

boo hoo boo hoo boo hoo always

cathy taylor where'd you go
what are you doing to me tonight

met a little girl in the unemployment line
she couldn't take her eyes off my sexy behind
no you get the wrong idea, somebody attached spreadbeavershotsofsekaonmyseat
i hope they give me my check
i need to pay somebody to organize my wardrobe

linda lovelace where'd you go
what are you doing to me
met a real fox over at the bar just now
i begged her to give me some advice of just
how to get off this stage
how to get off this stage
how to get off this stage

maggie thatcher where are you
what are you doing to me

1985 r.stevie moore


15. I HATE PEOPLE

something bad is happening to me
and it has to do with all of you i see
such a change i have never knew before
but it seems that i have pushed love out the door

i hate people
i hate people
i hate people
i hate people

in a bad mood in a good mood
i never know which one to show
you always want what you don't have

i hate people
i hate people
i hate people
i hate people

1978 r.stevie moore


16. IN MY OWN QUIET WAY

I do try

1981 r.stevie moore


17. ONE MOORE TIME

where is my girl?
what in the world is becoming of love today?

it hurts me to think that you're gone
and i feel sorry that everything's wrong
i don't know where to go
with my soul in a hole

one moore time
one moore time

where is my friend?
is this the end of another relationship?

it hurts me to think that you're dead
(everybody wants you, everybody wants you)
and i feel sorry it's gone to me head
i don't know where to go
with my mind in a bind

one moore time
one moore time
one moore time

1979 r.stevie moore


18. CUSS ME OUT (Instrumental)

1978 r.stevie moore


19. FOUR-LEAF CLOVER

1927 woods/dixon


20. INDIAN GIVER

Indian giver touched my soul
Never gonna grow old
Never gonna grow old

Going to high school
Gonna be a fool
Gonna fall in love with you
Gonna feel so cool

Indian giver touched my soul
Never gonna grow old
Never gonna grow old

Going to really try
Gonna be so high
Gonna fall in love with you
Gonna stay young too

Indian giver touched my soul
Never gonna grow old
Never gonna grow old

Going to really live
Gonna take and give
Gonna fall in love with you
Gonna get what's due

Indian giver touched my soul
Never gonna grow old
Never gonna grow old
Never gonna grow old
Never gonna grow old
Never gonna grow old

1977 r.stevie moore


21. THE MAN WITH THE CIGAR

The man with the cigar
Walked over to where I was workin'
This mornin'
The man with the cigar
Said that I was workin' too slow
And if I didn't speed it up
He'd have to let me go

I'm workin' like a dog, so why's he always hangin' around me to hound me?
He's pushing me too far, & pretty soon my back is gonna break
I've taken all that I can take from the man with the cigar

I need this job & I need it bad
That's why I gotta keep myself from gettin' mad at

The man with the cigar, I hope he doesn't push me too far
Yeah the man with the cigar
Yeah the man with the cigar
Yeah the man with the cigar

1965 richard/kusik


22. LOVE IS THE WAY TO MY HEART

love, love is the way
what can i say?
love is the way to my heart
please, please understand
make me your man
love is the way and i say

sing a song but write it wrong
you can live with me

hey, hey do you feel
complex and real
love is appeal and i know
you, you help me see
what i can be
love is the way and i say

think a thought but learn what's taught
you can stay with me

love is the way to my heart
love is the way to my heart
and i know it's time to start
you can play your part in love
way to my heart

love, love is the way
what can i say?
love is the way to my heart
please, please understand
make me your man
love is the way and i say

sing a song but write it wrong
you can live with me

you, you help me see
what i can be
love is the way to my heart
love is the way to my heart
love is the way to my heart
love is the way
love is the way to my heart

1975 r.stevie moore


23. MOONS

mister moon, as you sit there
enjoying your own glow
i am one of very few souls
you'd really like to know
moon, now that you tell us
that your friendly night is here
i shall tell my friends that
tonight you're very clear
yes, i'm gonna tell those who are near

mister moon, though you arrived
my friends are all asleep
and so i sit upon a hill
so very far beneath
moon, i can't recall when
your light has been so free
i guess you can see me smiling
that is, if you can really see
yes, i wonder what moons be

mister moon, if it wasn't for sunlight
i'd visit you till end
but since it's time to leave
my bed, it can just pretend moon, i'll see you later
to talk and sing along
but i'll be damned if i can see
that make believe is wrong
so i'll just imagine along.

1974 r.stevie moore


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