Teenage Spectacular LYRICS

01. THE BODYCOUNT (3:32)
02. HOBBIES GALORE (4:16)
03. BLUES FOR CATHY TAYLOR (3:51)
04. COVER OF "ROLLING STONE" (4:23)
05. EVERYONE, BUT EVERYONE (6:55)
06. ON THE SPOT (3:32)
07. NON SEQUITURS (1:40)
08. I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH TO BOTHER YOU (3:12)
09. ALL WELL AND GOOD/LOVE IS FOR THE BIRDS (7:01)
10. WHO KILLED DAVEY MOORE? (6:21)
11. BABY ON BOARD (2:26)
12. NO KNOW (3:01)
13. HOURS OF DELIGHT (1:37)
14. PLAY MYSELF SOME MUSIC (3:47)
15. NON SEQUITURS (1:11)





THE BODYCOUNT

just when you thought it was safe
someone declares war on your heart

1-2-3-4
going for the bodycount
death toll ignored

walking down the beach
dozens of reclining blonde babes for me

1-2-3-4
going for the bodycount
1-2-3-4
participation in the bodycount

the soldiers have killed me
a woman thinks it's silly
but the soldiers have killed me

our precious friendship is through
all is quiet on the battleground now

lonesome highway
living for the bodycount
closed up friday
dying for the bodycount

that's all i got to say
you don't care anyway, do you?
battle of the bulge
the one behind your eyes

1986 r.stevie moore


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
steal something else that is new

1975 r.stevie moore


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


COVER OF 'ROLLING STONE' (Silverstein)

tell them who we are

well we're big rock singers, we've got golden fingers
and we're loved everywhere we go (that sounds like us)
we sing about beauty and we sing about truth
for one-thousand dollars a show (right)
we take all kinds of pills that give us all kind of thrills
but the thrill we've never known
is the thrill that'll get ya when you get your picture
on the cover of the rolling stone

wanna see my picture on the cover
wanna buy five copies for my mother
wanna see my smilin' face
on the cover of the rolling stone
(that's a very, very good idea)

i got a freaky ole lady name a cocaine katy
who embroideries on my jeans
i got my poor old grey haired daddy
drivin' my limousine
now it's all designed to blow our minds
but our minds won't really be blown
like the blow that'll get ya when you get your picture
on the cover of the rolling stone

wanna see our pictures on the cover
wanna buy ten copies for my mother
wanna see my smilin' face
on the cover of the rolling stone
(hey i know how, kill rock and roll!!)

we got a lot of little teenage blue-eyed groupies
who'll do anything we say
we got a genuine indian guru
who's teaching us a better way
we got all the friends that money can buy
so we never have to be alone
and we keep getting richer but we can't get our picture
on the cover of the rolling stone

wanna see my picture on the cover
wanna buy five copies for my mother
wanna see my smilin' face
on the cover of the rolling stone

(fresh shot, right up front, man)
(i can see it now, we'll be up on the front)
(smilin', man ...... ahh, beautiful!)
(whaddya mean, nobody reads rolling stone anymore?)


EVERYONE BUT EVERYONE

she is the girl
everyone, but everyone
is talking about
she is the girl
everyone, but everyone
is talking about

my girl, your girl, his girl

good girl, bad girl, nice girl

new girl, old girl, next girl

big girl, small girl, sick girl

this girl, that girl, which girl?

1986 r.stevie moore


ON THE SPOT

NON SEQUITURS

I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH TO BOTHER YOU

thinking bout my old girlfriend
wishing we were in embrace
i love you too much to bother you

you could be my new girlfriend
if only i could taste your face
i love you too much to bother you
i love you too much to covet you
i love you too much to mother you
i love you too much to care about me

i know you've really had it with me
i'm just a person in your past
i love you too much to bother you

feeling like my heart beats slow
as time goes rushing by too fast
i love you too much to bother you
i love you too much to smother you
i love you too much to care about me

love was in a plane crash
son of obituary
love pushed on the train tracks
what are you wearing
i bet you're wearing dried blood

if you don't want to hear from me
i guess i'll understand the truth
i love you too much to bother you

thinking about our old friendship
regretting that it had an end
i love you too much to bother you
i love you too much to covet you
i love you too much to care about me

1986 r.stevie moore


ALL WELL AND GOOD

where'm i gonna go
where'm i gonna go to
where'm i gonna go
where'm i gonna go to

once upon a time or two
i said i had time for you
all well and good

but all that time went down the drain
left me with my scatterbrain
all well and good

but even so i cannot go away
that's all well and good but i can't stay

you say why don't i pursue
the idea of marrying you
all well and good

every time you speak my name
you say your pa feels ashamed
all well and good

but even so i cannot go away
that's all well and good but i can't stay

all well and good were the plans we made
all sick and bad is today displayed

where'm i gonna go
where'm i gonna go to
where'm i gonna go
where'm i gonna go to

tomorrow i may run away
find another mate to play
all well and good

guess i'll head out to the west
get this heartbreak off my chest
all well and good

every time you say my name
all three words go down the drain
all well and good

well you take care of yourself won't you dear
ain't no use in me staying round here
well that's all well and good
i'll disappear

1986 r.stevie moore


LOVE IS FOR THE BIRDS

love was once a thing i had to have
i had to have it, had to
now it's changed
i don't need to be in love
love is for the birds

girls were once a thing i had to see
i had to touch them and wanted to
now it's changed
i don't need to see a girl
love is for the birds
love is for the birds
i've run out of words

love was once a thing i had to know
yet i knew no one, not nobody
now it's changed
i don't have to be in love
love is for the birds

love was once a thing i had to feel
yet i felt no one, not nobody
now it's changed
i don't need to feel a girl
love is for the birds

1986 r.stevie moore


WHO KILLED DAVEY MOORE? (Dylan)

who killed davey moore
why and what's the reason for?

"not i," said the referee
"don't point your finger at me
i could've stopped it in the eighth
and maybe kept him from his fate
but the crowd would've booed, i'm sure
at not gettin' their money's worth
it's too bad he had to go
but there was a pressure on me too, you know
it wasn't me that made him fall
no, you can't blame me at all"

who killed davey moore
why and what's the reason for?

"not us," said the angry crowd
whose screams filled the arena loud
"it's too bad he died that night
but we just like to see a good old-fashioned fight
we didn't mean for him to meet his death
we just wanted to see some sweat
there ain't nothing wrong in that
it wasn't us that made him fall
no, you can't blame us at all"

who killed davey moore
why and what's the reason for?

"not me," said his manager
puffing on a big cigar
"it's hard to say, it's hard to tell
i always thought that he was well
it's too bad for his wife and kids he's dead
but if he was sick, he should've said
it wasn't me that made him fall
no, you can't blame me at all"

who killed davey moore
why and what's the reason for?

"not me," said the gambling man
with his ticket stub still in his hand
"it wasn't me that knocked him down
my hands never touched him none
i didn't commit no ugly sin
anyway, i put money on him to win
it wasn't me that made him fall
no, you can't blame me at all"

who killed davey moore
why and what's the reason for?

"not me," said the boxing writer
pounding print on his old typewriter
sayin', "boxing ain't to blame
there's just as much danger in a football game"
sayin', "fist fighting is here to stay
it's just the old American way
it wasn't me that made him fall
no, you can't blame me at all"

who killed davey moore
why and what's the reason for?

"not me," said the man whose fists
laid him low in a cloud of mist
who came here from cuba's door
where boxing ain't allowed no more
"i hit him, i hit him, yes it's true
but that's what i'm paid to do
don't say 'murder,' don't say 'kill'
it was destiny, it was god's will"

who killed davey moore
why and what's the reason for?


BABY ON BOARD

everywhere you look you see a car
with a yellow sign in the back window saying
baby on board
what does this mean?

everytime i see one of these
i see a grown-up sitting at the wheel but no
baby on board
it's a false warning

everybody using this sign
should lawfully remove it until there's really a
baby on board
head-on collision

i think it's just another fuckin dumb trend
that everybody wishes they had my baby on board

any young parents out there
with a diamond-shaped message that tells me
baby on board
i'm gonna cause a crash-up

betcha you better leave junior with the sitter
better fasten that seat-belt tightly and
maybe the lord will protect your fender

everywhere you see a car
with a yellow sign in the back window saying
baby on board
ha ha ha ha hah

everytime i see one of these
i wanna tailgate causing a whiplash to the
baby on board
that's no false warning

everybody using this sign
doesn't impress me none

1986 r.stevie moore


NO KNOW

no know psychology
no know analyzing
no know expectations
no know remarks

no know assuming
no know idealizing
no know accusations
no know relationship then?

no you don't know me
i don't know you no
no you don't know me
i don't know you no

no know bullshit
no know fuckin mediocrity
no know excuses
no know influence

no know escaping
no know fantasizing
no know consternation
no know relationship then?

no you don't know me
i don't know you no
no you don't know me
i don't know you no
no know no know

1986 r.stevie moore


HOURS OF DELIGHT

you give me hours of delight
every night we fight
every day you play wheel of fortune

you give me hours of delight
every week's antiques
every morn i warned, you ignored me

you give me minutes of pressure
sha la la do wah oowee oowee

you give me hours of delight
every year it's clear
oh my dear i fear, how sarcastic

you give me decades of anguish

1985 r.stevie moore


PLAY MYSELF SOME MUSIC

it's so quiet in here, hear the pin drop
oh what can i do?
there's nothin' to do, just plop down in a chair
listen to some tunes

play myself some music
listen to side 2 first
play myself some music
pretend i did not lose you

i been so sad all day, watching the clock
oh what could i do?
my life is a bore, just lay down in the floor
listen to some songs

play myself some music
listen to side 3 first
play myself some music
pretend i did not lose you

a ballad makes me think of you
a rocker makes me think of us
but silence makes me cry

i got all these records, but it's such a chore
to choose one
but i must play the game, get settled in the phones
listen to LPs

play myself some music
listen to side 4 first
play myself some music
pretend i did not lose you

play myself some music
listen to side 1 first
drink myself some whiskey
pretend i did not lose you

a rocker makes me think of us
but silence makes me cry
silence makes me cry
silence makes me

1986 r.stevie moore


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