Warning: LYRICS

MANUFACTURERS

me wanna dance with you baby
at the manufacturers
me wanna throw you on the floor
where they make the goods

me wanna take you
toxic rock and roll
me wanna make you
manufacture you

me wanna hunch on your body
at the manufacturers
me wanna put you on assembly line
construct a mold and make you good

me wanna take you
talk some rock and roll
me wanna make you
manufacture you

baby,

1977 r.stevie moore


IT'S WHAT YOU DO (IT'S NOT WHAT YOU ARE)

it's what you do
ah
it's not what you are
ah
it's what you do
ah
it's not what you are
ah

1986 r.stevie moore


ALECIA

a perfect combination

once upon a time
i knew a little girl of ten
she was gonna be
eleven soon, but when?
when can i have you, baby?

alecia, alecia oh

everyday we'd play
upon the front porch swing 'til five
she was gonna be
my futuristic bride
when can i marry you, baby?

alecia, appreciate you i do
a perfect celebration

happy birthday to you
you are my underage sweetheart
you are true
you are, not what you do
u. r. true

alecia, felicia grow up

maybe we can go
away from all your relatives
i will pick you up
tonight so pack your bags
when can i kidnap you?

alecia, congratulations you're twelve

so we finally got
a preacherman to tie the knot
everything is fine
no everything is great and wonderful

alecia, appreciate you i will
a perfect cause to date you

1986 r.stevie moore


YOU ALWAYS WANT WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE

i know that people want to live right
and you and me are no exception
if i can't have you every morning
i'll lose my senses of direction

where will i go
how will i get there
who will be waiting for my arrival
will it be real
or just remembered
you always want what you don't have

what can i do
am i contented
who am i searching for satisfaction
is anything real
or just described
you always want what you don't have

now that i'm without you
i regret i took advantage of
this special opportunity i had
to place my arms around you

what more can i do
just to make my dreams come true

1978 r.stevie moore


JAILBAIT (Andre Williams)

well i'm running before it's too late
trying to get away from that jailbait




THE WHEREABOUTS

has anybody here seen
my baby of twelve years
she disappeared and i grieve every night
are you sure she didn't stop here
on the way to brooklyn
your guess is as good as mine

where oh where did she go to
there i swear i just saw her face
she was the only girl i could
depend on to be with me now
the whereabouts of my love are unknown

we met in '46 in the driveway of a hotel
my eyes have seen the glory of her smile
i'm sure i could believe in
the way she gave her promise that she would be mine for such a long, long while

where oh where did she go to
there i swear i just saw her face
she was the only girl i could
depend on to be with me now
the whereabouts of my love are unknown

she's five foot seven inches and she's medium build
she has a lovely head of long light brown hair
you might not have noticed but she's wearing the necklace
that I gave her at the new york world's fair

where oh where did she go to
there i swear i just saw her face
she was the only girl i could
depend on to be with me now
the whereabouts of my love are unknown

i fear that she is lost in the panic stricken crowds
that have gathered since the russians have attacked
is she a lone survivor? is she thinking all about me?
is she wishing we together could get back?

where oh where did she go to
there i swear i just saw her face
she was the only girl i could
depend on to be with me now
the whereabouts of my love are unknown

1986 r.stevie moore


DIARY (Gates)

i found her diary underneath a tree
and started reading about me
the words she'd written took me by surprise
you'd never read them in her eyes
they said that she had found the love she'd waited for
wouldn't you know it, she wouldn't show it

when she confronted with the writing there
simply pretended not to care
i passed it off as just in keeping with
her total disconcerting air

and though she tried to hide the love that she denied
wouldn't you know it, she wouldn't show it

and as i go through my life
i will give to her my wife all the sweet things i can find

i found her diary underneath a tree
and started reading about me
the words began to stick and tears to flow
her meaning now was clear to see
(it's someone else)

and as i go through my life
i will wish for her his wife
all the sweet things that she can find
all the sweet things they can find


THINKING

i do a lot of thinking
thinking 'bout the way i think
concentration's great, i think
i don't think i'm unthinkable

i do a lot of drinking
thinking 'bout the way i drink
hanging my head in the sink
i don't think i'm unsinkable

i'm deciding topics to discuss
with myself
and i find so many subjects i can't think
oh no no no no no

i don't do much conversing
cursing 'bout the way i curse
conversations with my nurse
i don't talk about my thinking

i do a lot of wondering
pondering 'bout the way i plan
do you have a goal, young man?
i don't think about my thinking

situation comedy tonight
with myself
it's a situation comedy tonight
oh no no no no no

simulation tragedy tonight
with myself
it's a situation comedy tonight
oh no no no no no

1978 r.stevie moore


GETTING BETTER (Lennon/McCartney)

it's getting better all the time

i used to get mad at my school
the teachers who taught me weren't cool
you're holding me down, turning me round
filling me up with your rules

i've got to admit it's getting better
a little better all the time
i have to admit it's getting better
it's getting better since you've been mine

me used to be a angry young man
me hiding me head in the sand
you gave me the word i finally heard
i'm doing the best that i can

i've got to admit it's getting better
a little better all the time
i have to admit it's getting better
it's getting better since you've been mine
getting so much better all the time

it's getting better all the time
better, better, better
it's getting better all the time
better, better, better

i used to be cruel to my woman i beat her and
kept her apart from the things that she loved
man i was mean but i'm changing my scene
and i'm doing the best that i can


Bonus track:

ROCK 'N ROLL KIT

a rock and roll kit came to my front door
i don't remember what it sold for
nevertheless it was incredible weather
and in no time i had it put together
it was a breeze quite full of ease
i turned my kit into a hit

set up me drums at a quarter to five
i put them down in one take with no jive
add two guitars so i'd have another song
i had a feeling it wouldn't take long
i played the bass just like an ace
i turned my kit into a fit

rock and roll kit's very fun to play
rock and roll fits comin' every day
rock and roll fits throwin' it away
rock

rock and roll kit's very fun to play
(yes it is)
rock and roll fits comin' every day
(here they come)
rock and roll bits boy you gotta stay
rock
roll

a rock and roll kit came to my front door
it was a good one in 7/4
followed the instructions inside my hairy head
i made it up by myself instead
i play it now just like a cow
how do you like my rock and roll bit?

1976 r.stevie moore


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