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SONG LYRICS

Lyrics: Waiting for the Robot

1. Dirty Glitter (B. Elvis)
I need someone who's clean with a dirty mind
Downtown all around take me on a Jenny ride (dirty glitter)
Somebody shake me where I never been before (dirty glitter)
1-2-3-4 kiss me down to the floor

CHORUS
Dirty glitter on my mind
Dirty glitter all the time
Dirty glitter make me shine, oh yeah

Tick tock, sell me out, be my blabbermouth (dirty glitter)
Check mate, dominate, let's go pollinate (let's go)
You're so good to me

CHORUS

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Going uptown to meet a good friend of mine
We're gonna' dance in the champagne sparkle sky

CHORUS 2X

(Dirty glitter take my time
Dirty glitter hard to find
Dirty glitter make you mine)


2. Miss You On Tuesday (B. Elvis)
Miss you on Tuesday
Sitting here all alone
Where I've been since October
Where did December go?

You're in the air to somewhere
We'll meet again someday
Until then I'll be dreaming
That you were here today

Everyday's the same now
They all run into one another
I've got a feeling I'm...

CHORUS
Gonna' miss you on Tuesday
Miss you on Tuesday
Everyday's a blue day

I lost a lot of sleep
Never felt this way before
In my silent isolation
I can't feel anymore

Plenty of time to think it over
I can't ignore the facts
You were my inspiration
Now you're never coming back

Everyday's the same now
They all run into one another
I've got a feeling I'm...

CHORUS

How much longer can I go on this way?
I'm still in the darkness
Still alone here everyday

CHORUS 3X


3. Come On Venus (B. Elvis)
Come on Venus shine your light on me
Come on Venus shine it all on me
Oh yeah, come on

Come on Venus won't you give me a hand
I'm in trouble with the love again
Oh yeah, right now, come on

CHORUS
I know that I have time
To find the love I'm missing
Give me some kind of sign
So I won't go on guessing
The love I'd like to find
I guess I'll keep on testing

Come on Venus I'm falling apart
Come on Venus where do I start
Oh yeah, come on

Come on Venus won't you let me in
I'm in trouble with the love again
Oh yeah, right now, hold on

CHORUS

We all need someone...

Come on Venus can I count on you
Come on Venus show me what to do
Oh yeah, come on

Come on Venus let it all begin
I'm in trouble with the love again
Oh yeah, right now, come on

CHORUS

We all need someone...
Come on Venus


4. Ooh Baby Baby (B. Elvis & C. F. Orwell)
Na na na na na (4X)

Ooh baby baby
Ooh baby baby

CHORUS
Ooh baby baby, can't you take me with you?
Ooh baby baby, I don't wanna' miss you
Ooh baby baby, can't you take me with you?
Because I don't want to be alone anymore

Na na na na na (4X)

Ooh baby baby
Ooh baby baby

Dirty glitter twitter talker lover divine
I know you gotta' leave but don't give me that line
I don't wanna' end, I only wanna' to begin
Kiss me into midnight again and again

CHORUS

Don't leave me hanging
I'll be so lonely
Don't leave me baby
My one and only

Na na na na na (4X)

Ooh baby baby
Ooh baby baby

Don't leave me yearning for more at the door
There's no other, not another, hurry back for more
Don't want a sad tomorrow, so stop before you go
And whisper that you need me 'cause you know I gotta' know

CHORUS 2X

(Na na na na na) Don't leave me
(Na na na na na) Believe me
(Na na na na na) Relieve me

You better think about it
You better think about it
You better think about it

Ooh baby baby


5. Eight Down (B. Elvis & C. F. Orwell)
Ah ah ah ah ah (3X)

Don't blow it kid, you've got one more chance
This is it, there's only one more dance
We had great time, you had it all
Behind the curtain we could see you fall

Ah ah ah ah ah (3X)

Yesterday, yeah, that was something else
Times have changed, we had to find ourselves
You got lost, you made a few wrong turns
You did it your way and boy you got burned

CHORUS
Eight down, one to go, eight down
Eight down, one to go, eight down

Ah ah ah ah ah (3X)

You gave and you took, but only for yourself
Look around now, you've got nothing else
You're moving up, yeah, don't get lost again
Take your own advice and don't be one of them

CHORUS 2X

REPRISE
Don't blow it
Get to it
You've got one more chance...


6. Kiss This Goodbye (B. Elvis)
Maybe I
Maybe I should have called
Of course, you could've called me
But you didn't

CHORUS
Kiss this goodbye
'Cause I'm gone
See you later
Kiss this all goodbye
'Cause I'm gone
See you later
Kiss this all goodbye

Hello?
What do you want now?
Tonight? I don't think so
Yeah, I'm always busy

CHORUS

Who is it?
Go away
I'm still busy
You just don't get it!

CHORUS 2X

Goodbye
See you later
Bye bye


7. Baby I Love You (B. Elvis)
You take the bad right out of my day
Yeah, you make it good like it's here to stay
You pull me from the shadows like I'm easy to find
I can run run run, you catch me everytime

Baby, don't I make you want to be inside?
I don't ever want to make you run or hide
When you look in my eyes do you see what I see?
When I look in your eyes you're everything I need

Put a gun in my hand, put a gun to my head
You've got to believe everything I've said is true

CHORUS
Baby I love you
Baby I love you
Baby I love you
Baby I love you

Yeah, you'll always, always be in my heart
Yeah, you'll always, always be in my soul
You'll always be everything that I want to know

Put a gun in my hand, put a gun to my head
You've got to believe everything I've said is true

CHORUS


8. Vinyl Isabella (B. Elvis)
Isabella wears his high heels high
She tells the truth in between the white lies
He'll go along if you pay her fare
The belle of the balls with the bombshell hair

Isabella gets the straight boys uptight
The it girls know, and the gay boys get it alright
You can't ignore the swish and the sway
She'll suck you in the Electroluv way

CHORUS
Vinyl Isabella, Vinyl Isabella
Loves all the mirrors and cameras
All the queers and fans(zas)
Vinyl Isabella, Vinyl Isabella
She knows, you know, you know, she knows
You know, you know, she knows, you know

She got shot by Davis Brel
She never knew the name, but she knows him well
Oh! Her bitch is bigger, putting me to shame
Many many years in her feather train

Tight vinyl pants so black they shine like a mirror
Nothing to hide that's perfectly clear
You can bet that whore she's got a plan
Vinyl Isabella gonna' steal my man

CHORUS

Isabella
Flashing from the inside
Cashing in her best lines
Messing with the straight minds
Dollars in drag time

She's all right, she's out of sight (Isabella)
She's all right, she's out of sight (Isabella)
She's all right, she's out of sight (Isabella)
She's all right, she's out of sight (Isabella)


9. Everybody Waves Hello (B. Elvis)
Everybody waves hello
Everybody waves goodbye
In between everybody had a good time
In between everybody had a great time

Everybody took off their clothes (oh yeah)
Then everybody put 'em back on (oh yeah)
In between everybody had a good time (oh yeah)
In between everybody had a great time (oh yeah)

CHORUS
Everybody had a good time
For the first time in a long long time
Everybody had a good time
For the first time in a long long time

Everybody raised their hands (oh yeah)
Then everybody sang along (oh yeah)
In between everybody had a good time (oh yeah)
In between everybody had a great time (oh yeah)

CHORUS (REPEAT)


10. Take a Picture (B. Elvis)
Yeah, take a picture of me
Yeah, I'll take a picture of you
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

Yeah, I'll send my picture to you
Yeah, you'll send your picture to me
La la la la la la
La la la la la la (oh yeah)

Yeah, take a picture of me
Yeah, I'll take a picture of you
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

Yeah, I'll send my picture to you
Oh yeah, you'll send your picture to me
La la la la la la
La la la la la la...


11. I'm So Happy that You're Out of My Life (B. Elvis)
I'm so happy that you're out of my life
I'm so happy that you're out of my life
I could not take it anymore
I'm so happy that you're out of my life

You ate my apple that was waiting for me
I found my watch in your pile of debris
You took my time and my sanity, too
I'm so happy 'cause I'm so over you

CHORUS
La la la la, la la la la
goodbye, goodbye
La la la l a, la la la la
Goodbye

Your sense of style was constant ballyhoo
You left my life in a hullabaloo
I often wonder how you slumber at night
I'm so happy that you're out of my life

You probably wonder where it all went wrong
And why I'd even think to write this song
I got your suitcase for the sacrifice
I'm so happy that you're out of my life

CHORUS

I'm so happy, whoo! I'm so happy for me
Oh, I'm so happy, I'm so happy
I'm so happy that you're out of my life
I'm so elated that you're out of my life, yeah
I've been laughing all day, all of the night
All I can say is whoo!
I'm so happy for me, I'm just so happy for me
I'm so happy, I'm so happy happy
I'm so happy, I'm really happy for me
I'm just so giddy that you're out of my life
I'm so happy


12. This is a Test (B. Elvis)
Testing, testing
May I have your attention
We are The Handcuffs
This is a test

This is a test, this is a test
This is a test, this is a test

I gotta' let you know
I gotta' let you know

This is a test, this is a test
This is a test, this is a test

You gotta' let me know
You gotta' let me know

This is a Test


13. The Scary Side of Me (B. Elvis)
I know
The scary side of me
A side I hope you'll never see

Inside I'm good I know
And outside I hope it shows
There's a place
You don't want to go
The scary side of me

Love, love
A word we need to use
Hate, hate
A word we need to lose

Inside I'm good I know
And outside I hope it shows
There's a place
You don't want to go
The scary side of me

Let me out, I'll be good
Just let me out, I promise I'll be good
Let me out, I'll be good
Just let me out, I promise I'll be good
Let me out, I'll be good
Just let me out, I promise I'll be good

And inside I'm good I know
And outside I hope it shows
There's a place
You don't want to go
The scary side of me (I know)
The scary side of me
The scary side of me (I know I know)
The scary side of me...

© 2011 The Handcuffs. All rights reserved.


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Lyrics: Electroluv

1. Electroluv (B. Elvis)
Some words are fun to say
Like Cadillac and macrame
But you're the only one that comes to mind
Dirty words are all the rage
Some come and go or change with age
So many just get lost along the way

You're so very clean
You're my clean machine
You're so good to me

Some words are hard to rhyme
And others are like lemon lime
You're the one on my lips all the time
When I'm all alone
With no one else but me at home
Sometimes I'll tidy up to hear the sound

You're so very clean (very clean)
You're my clean machine (clean machine)
You're so good to me

CHORUS
My Electroluv, My Electroluv
My Electroluv, My Electroluv
My Electroluv, My Electroluv
My Electrolux, My Electroluv

You're so very clean (very clean)
You're my clean machine (clean machine)
You're so good to me

CHORUS 2X

So suck it up my friend
We have finally come to the end
Together we had good clean fun today


2. Half a Mind (B. Elvis)
I got half a mind to call you
But the other half says no
I got half a mind, baby, still got half a mind

I got a smile in my pocket and another in my shoe
I got two smiles, baby, and neither are for you
I got half a mind, baby, still got half a mind

CHORUS
Ooh half a mind
Yeah, half a mind Ooh half a mind Yeah, half a mind

I got a ticket on my dresser and it's telling me to go
Half says yes and the other half still says no
I got half a mind, darling, still got half a mind

CHORUS

Go!

And now my pockets are all empty, I've got a smile on my face
Ooh yeah, baby, I'm in a better place
I got half a mind, baby, still got half a mind

CHORUS 2X


3. I Just Wanna' Be Free, Man (B. Elvis)
I don't want to be tied down now
Yeah, man, I'm planetary bound now
Dominican Republic's just a ticket away
Tell the Jean Genie that I'm on my way

I don't need a car to make me a star, man
Imagine me in a far away land
Oh what a thrill to forget my bills
I need a little time that I can kill

Bang bang here I go again
Shang a lang for something new
Clang clang the bells go in my head
Hoping that it all comes true

CHORUS
I just wanna' be free, man
I just wanna' be free
I just wanna' be free, man
I just wanna' be free

Kind of like a hippie that's a millionaire heir
The jet baby gonna' make you stare there
Do anything do what I like
Turn a kiss into bite

Now's the time for my big escape plan
I'm getting bored and I cannot wait, man
Happy go lucky, baby, that'll be me
Don't we all just wanna' be free

Bang bang here I go again
Shang a lang for something new
Clang clang the bells go in my head
Hoping that it all comes true

CHORUS

La la la la la la la la

Bang bang here I go again
Shang a lang for something new
Clang clang the bells go in my head
Hoping that it all comes true

CHORUS

I just wanna' be free
Too much work, baby, and not enough play


4. Turn it Up (C. F. Orwell)
Oh we said hello so very long ago
Yeah so long ago we said that first hello
Aw, man, we've had some trouble
Then it really seemed to double
But now it's only getting better

Take a look at me and tell me what you know
Tell me that you never ever will let go
Maybe when I heard that first song
I knew that it could never be wrong
And now it's only getting better

How could I turn it down?
How could I turn it down?

And now the songs play on
And I'm so lucky I belong
It couldn't get much better

How could I turn it down?
How could I turn it down?
How could I turn it down?
When I wanna', When I wanna'

Turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
(Repeat)


5. Somebody Somewhere (B. Elvis)
Another hole in the head
Too many cracks in the wall
Just a day in the life
Another long, long walk

Another cloud blocks the sun
A lonely drive in the rain
Another look out the window
An empty seat on the train

I don't mind it when I'm on my own
The trouble starts when I'm feeling alone
I get crazy, I want to climb the walls
Is there somebody somewhere?

As I drown in the mirror
Can't find my way home
As something as my witness
Yeah, this bird had flown

I don't mind it when I'm on my own
The trouble starts when I'm feeling alone
I get crazy, I want to climb the walls
Is there somebody somewhere?

Somebody

I heard a line in a song
Like an arrow through my heart
Another happy ending
My little light in the dark

Somebody somewhere for me
Somebody somewhere for you
Somebody somewhere for me (somebody somewhere)
Somebody somewhere for you (somebody, somebody)
Somebody somewhere for me (somebody somewhere)
Somebody somewhere for you (somebody, somebody)
Somebody somewhere


6. Fake Friends (B. Elvis)
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Fake friends be gone, just go away from me
I can't believe anything you say, oh no
Don't want you around, don't bother to call
Creatures like you make my skin crawl

CHORUS
Fake friends are like poison
They slowly beat you down (drag you in, drop you out)
Fake friends will suck the life out of you
With their arsenic charm
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

So many things I did not see at all
Now I realize how you poisoned me, oh yeah
I don't want you around, don't want you at all
Creatures like you make my skin crawl

CHORUS
Fake friends are like poison
They slowly beat you down (drag you in, drop you out)
Fake friends will suck the life out of you
With their cyanide charm
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Fake friends are like poison
They slowly beat you down, down
(Drag you in, drop you out)
Fake friends will suck the life out of you
With their venomous charm
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Life is so much better without you

Fake friends are like poison!


7. Russian or Polish Girl (B. Elvis)
She's either Russian or a Polish girl
That I'm not really sure
She's either Russian or a Polish girl
That's a fact I don't know that's for sure


8. God is Sure One Funny Girl (B. Elvis)
(Shhh, here comes God now)

She's got pussy on a leash about five foot long
That queenie come on loose like you don't belong
Aw, she don't care, but it's alright

Now baby won't mind if you're straight or gay
There's always somebody got something to say
Na, na She don't care, but it's alright

CHORUS
God is sure one funny girl
God is sure one funny girl

 

(Ah, you should've seen her)

Her suit was half satin and her hair was a mess
She never waits til Sunday for her Sunday best
Ah, she don't care, but it's alright

(Aw, you should've been there when)

The cigarette people pulled up in a car
Pussy threw a deuce and caught 'em right off guard
Yeah, yeah, she don't care, but it's alright

CHORUS

She's a man
He's a girl
She's a man
He's a girl
Bop bop dirty, bop bop dirty
Is she a man?
Is he a girl?
Yeah, yeah, yeah

(Here she comes now)

CHORUS 2X

It's alright, ah she don't care


9. Wonderful Life (B. Elvis)
When the day is done
And my brain is overrun
There's no hurry for me to run on home to no one

Driving home in my car
City lights too bright for the stars
I just take my time driving home alone to no one

CHORUS
Oh what a wonderful life I have
Oh what a wonderful world I live in
Oh what a wonderful time I'll have tonight

Ba ba da ba ba
Ba ba da ba ba...

CHORUS

Tonight I can be the fool if I want
Tonight I can get into the groove if I want
Tonight I can do whatever I want

Tonight I don't have to share my wonderful life
With anyone but me, oh it feels so nice

Now the time has come
To invite myself as one
To come over to my place and hang around with no one

CHORUS 2X


10. Baby Boombox (B. Elvis)
My baby has a baby boombox
That he used to use long ago
A crazy relic that plays a cassette
For the connoisseur on the go

It's good music but not the latest
New tapes are hard to find
Push a button start your favorite song
When it's over push stop rewind

CHORUS
My baby boombox, baby boombox, baby boombox, baby boombox
My baby boombox, baby boombox, baby boombox, baby boombox

He's got one turntable and a thousand records
An 8 track and a beta machine
A real big reel to reel collection
A stack of Rock Scene Magazines

But my favorite is the baby boombox
A chrome handle and a little red light
A Clash sticker from London Calling
And Big Audio Dynamite

CHORUS 2X

My baby has a baby boombox
My baby has a baby boombox
My baby has a baby boombox
My baby has me


11. Resurrection (B. Elvis)
I thought that you were dead
But I see I was mistaken
Ooh resurrection

You've been gone a long, long time
Erased you from this heart of mine
Ooh resurrection

Is it all in my head?
Is it all in my mind?
Is it all just a bad, bad dream?

I saw a ghost on the street today
It looked at me and turned away
Ooh resurrection

Everything I tried to forget
Came back to me and made me sickt
Ooh resurrection

Is it all in my head?
Is it all in my mind?
Is it all just a bad, bad dream?

You shook, you shook me cold
Climb back inside your hold
Ooh resurrection
Ooh Resurrection
Ooh resurrection


12. Gotta' Problem with Me? (B. Elvis)
You gotta' problem with me?
I gotta' problem with you
You gotta' problem with me?
I gotta' problem with you
You gotta' problem with me?
I gotta' problem with you
You gotta' problem with me?
I gotta' problem with you

CHORUS
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Problem
Problem
Problem

You gotta' problem with me?
You gotta' problem with me?
You gotta' problem with me?
You gotta' problem with me?
I gotta' problem with you!

CHORUS


13. One More Song (B. Elvis)
You've got a lot of what I want
You've got a lot of what I need
You've got a lot of what I gotta' get going with you

Man I need a reaction
Some sort of distraction
I need a lot of what I wanna' get, can I get it from you?

I want to hear you say

CHORUS
One more song
One more song
One more song
Ooh ooh

I need noise, I need it fast
I like it loud and to make it last
You've got the kind of crazy look I like
Yeah, I get it from you

I've got a lot of what you want
I've got a lot of what you need
I've got a lot of what you're going to get
Going with me

Let me hear you say

CHORUS

(I need) one more song
(I want) one more song
(Give me) one more song
(I want) one more song

(I need) one more song
(Give me) one more song
(I want) one more song
(I need) one more song

© 2008 The Handcuffs. All rights reserved.


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Lyrics: Model for a Revolution

1. Car Crash (B. Elvis & C. F. Orwell)
Makes your head spin like a possessed girl
Practicing Zen on a tilt-a-whirl
Hello breakdown, let's go another round
Suburban life-styles in the underground

Take a yellow one, it makes you seem all right
Drop a green one, it makes you all uptight
Take a blue one's gonna' make you crawl
Don't take anything, it makes you feel all...

Another soap show, there's no t.v. on
Another tantrum and suddenly it's gone
Take drama, add some chemistry
On the rocks, yeah, shake it up and see

You don't feel well, but you seem all right
We walk on eggshells, makes us feel uptight
You gotta' problem, gonna' make us crawl
It's always something that makes you feel all...

CHORUS
Like everything's a car crash
Everything's a car crash
Everything's a car crash
Everything

Manage anger without fighting back
Freaks you out more than an angry rap
Hello combat, let's have another round
Slinging mud, yeah, in the underground

You take advantage, it makes you feel all right
You give a little, it makes you all uptight
Losing power's gonna' make you crawl
You can't do anything to make us feel all...

CHORUS


2. All Shine On (B. Elvis)
Where do we begin
At the beginning of the end
Where do we go when the going gets too slow
Turn it around and start again
To the back and the bottom and then
We will all shine on, all shine on and
Stay where all the good things find you
Time, takes time where does it go
And mine, I just let it flow
Under the bridge and over the wall
Can someone answer the call
Then we will all shine on, all shine on and
Stay where all the good things find you
Good things find you

CHORUS
To the light, to the light
To the light, to the light

Where do we begin
How does it all end
Start all over again
And all shine on, all shine on and
Stay where all the good things find you
Good things find you
There, here and everywhere
Let's grow, and go where we never dare
And we will all shine on, all shine on
All shine on, all shine on and
Stay where all the good things find you
Good things find you
Good things find you

CHORUS

Where do we begin
How does it all end
Start all over again


3. Mickey 66 (B. Elvis)
Koko lives in Amsterdam
With a boy from outer space
He wears a dress, he stole a car
Can't seem to get a lucky break

Took a cab to Kensington
In the safety of darkness
She showed me photos by Kodak
She took me back, they took me back

CHORUS
Mickey 66, Mickey 66, Mickey 66, Mickey 66

She's kind of funny about machines
Kind of cuckoo about Paris
Koko walks and talks for miles
She's such a crazy heiress

Koko has a back tattoo
Her conversations are heaven
She always knows the place to be
Sleeping nude through Sunday

CHORUS

Be my hero, one more hour

CHORUS

Be my hero, one more hour


4. Can't Get the Girl (Without the Good Stuff Baby) (B. Elvis)
I was cruising around with something on my mind
Why do so many guys waste so much time
They know what they want but don't know what to do
Well I'm here to help you out poor little you

You don't have to keep asking have we met before
All that small talk really gets to be a bore
If you wanna' get the girl, you better show her what you've got
If you wanna' get a little, you'd better have a lot

CHORUS
You can't get the girl, you can't get the girl
You can't get the girl without the good stuff baby

A little bit of dough is more bang for your buck
A good sense of humor might bring you good luck
If you want all the goods you better have a good trade
Add a little respect and you might get laid

The more you giveth, the more you receive
You say you want it bad you better make us believe
It's all in the package, wrap it up in a bow
If you don't have a clue then it's time you should know

CHORUS

If you can't get the girl, you should take it from me
If you want the good stuff, it never is free
You can show me the money, you can play the part
But it won't mean a thing if it's not from the heart

CHORUS


5. Love Me All the Way (C. F. Orwell)
I'd like to gain momentum
One day I'll go out and get him
Then I suddenly change direction
The breaks slam on and I'm all full of questions

You push and you pull and you tug and you take
Some days I'm amazed that I just don't throw it away
A week, a month, a year

How long 'til I know what we're doing dear

CHORUS
Can you love me all the way
Every night and every day
(Not just enough, not just today)
Even more than words can say
Can you love me all the way

You say that you do, but it seems like you don't
Then you act like you do, and you fill me with hope
I don't know how to feel, I really haven't a clue
Don't the tough get goin' when they're over the moon

If I tried to leave would you put up a fight
If I couldn't believe would you show me the light
If my head was a mess would you tidy it up
If I couldn't feel would you give me your touch

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Let's go, go, go, go, go
Go, go, go, go, go
Let's go, go, go, go, go
Go, go, go, go, go
(Can you love me, can you love me)

CHORUS

O.k., I will admit it
I can't imagine my life without you in it
You're my everything, every night, every day
I wanna' go go go, I wanna' go all the way

CHORUS


6. Peggy Moffitt (B. Elvis & C. F. Orwell)
Peggy Moffitt quintessential one
The palest flower underneath the sun
Peggy Moffitt you're an inspiration
Original not the imitation

Came to life in 1963
In the pages of a magazine
She was the model for a revolution
Rudi's muse and William's still illusions

CHORUS
She's got it, oh she's got it all
Do do do de do, do do do de do

Discovered her in a Gernreich book
Clashing colors and that Moffitt look
The first fashion 20th century girl
The style that launched a future world

Rudi passed in 1985
William C kept it all alive
Ultra mod and so avant garde
Peggy Moffitt, you stole my heart

CHORUS

Peggy Moffitt, you're the only one

BRIDGE
Peggy Moffitt, how are you?
No one today comes even close to you
We could never have too much of you

Rudi Gernreich was ahead of time
And Peggy Moffitt, yeah, she made it shine
William C got it all on film
Peggy's got it and she always will

CHORUS

Peggy Moffitt you're the one and only
(Peggy Moffitt)
You're the one and only
(Peggy Moffitt)
The one and only
(Peggy Moffitt)
Peggy Moffitt


7. I'm Not Laughing (B. Elvis)
I cut my hair for you
That thing that girlfriends do
I even lost some weight
You never told me I looked great
I did you and I did that
I catered to your lazy ass
You're the one that's cracking up
And I'm not laughing

Now you try to stump me
By saying that you dumped me
Love is kind of funny
You spent all my money
You're sorry this, I'm sorry that
You got away with so much crap
You're the one that's breaking up
Well I'm not laughing

CHORUS
I'm not laughing, I'm not laughing
I'm not laughing anymore

Now's the time for you to learn
All about the crash and burn
Oh you're the best, I love your way
You told me twice on Saturday
The friend you're with is just a friend
That's where you'll be, you're moving in
you need time, you need space
Well I'm not laughing

CHORUS

Oh the day I found you out
I called you up to suss you out
I was smooth, you had no clue
That I was finally on to you
When you fell into your lie
You freaked out, you realized
I hung up the telephone
Now you're not laughing

CHORUS


8. Don't Be Afraid (B. Elvis)
I found a friend who showed me love
Who gave me hope when I saw none
Look at me now, now it's all this
My lucky stars give us a kiss

Well I am amped, I'm on 11
If Iggy's five, then I'm a seven
Don't wake me up if I am screaming
Don't bring me down if I am dreaming

CHORUS
Don't be afraid
Don't be afraid for me
Don't be afraid
Don't be afraid

It took some time to all sink in
To check my life and start again
Yeah, I've got love, I've got it all
I've got a friend if I should fall

BRIDGE
I've got my whole wide world
Ahead of me now
No one can stop me
(no one can stop me now)
Anyway, anyhow, anywhere I go
Get off my back or I'll attack...

Another show, another fight
I'll take my time and make it right
Look at me now, now it's all this
My lucky stars give us a kiss

CHORUS

BRIDGE


9. Sex and Violins (B. Elvis)
That boy love stilettos
But give him concerto and off he goes
I know he loves it madly
And he would gladly duet exposed

CHORUS
He love sex and violins
String quartets and discipline
Feather bed and Beethoven
He love sex and violins

He loves strings and things in bed
Stradivarius positions in his head
One minuet, I'm out of breath
Give us an hour with a sweet sextet

CHORUS


10. First Class Bossa Nova (B. Elvis)
Oh oh oh, Oh oh oh...

I remember that night like yesterday
A scandalous rendezvous
A chance meeting at the cabaret
At a table set for two

Strictly confidential, so continental
I never felt so alive
On the veranda like a Carmen Miranda
That's when I realized

CHORUS
(I was) First class bossa nova
(You were) First class bossa nova
(We were) First class bossa nova
(We are) First class bossa nova

Oh oh oh, Oh oh oh...

With cameras slinging, boy we were swinging
Didn't hit the bed 'til late
Woke up to piano, some bad soprano
White Russians were to blame

There were good looking girls, good looking boys
Cheek to cheek, hand to hand
Add to the mix Brazil 66
And I know you can understand

CHORUS

Oh oh oh, Oh oh oh...

After that beautiful evening
I never saw you again
I never even knew your name
Where were you from?
Cannes, Monte Carlo, Montreal, Iowa City?
Oh well, I will never forget the night that we were
First class bossa nova


11. Beg Me Beg Me (B. Elvis)
You know you want it
You know I've got it
You're going to get it
When I want to give it

It's just a little game
Do you want to play it (play it)?
We will have a real cool time
Just do as I say (say it)

CHORUS
Beg me, beg me
Beg me, beg me
Beg me, beg me
Beg me, beg me

I've got it right here
Do you want to see it (see it)?
If I let you have me
Will you let me make it (take it)?

CHORUS

You know you want it
You know I've got it
You're going to get it
When I want to give it

CHORUS


12. Jet Baby (B. Elvis)
I'm a hard one to catch 'cause I can fly
Over under sideways down
Come fly with me 'cause I'm first class
Faster than the speed of sound

I'm a jet, I'm a jet, I'm a jet, I'm a jet, babe

CHORUS
I'm a jet baby
I'm a jet baby

Yeah that's me flying up above
Destination satisfy
Fasten your seat belt, come go with me
E.T.A. right on time

I'm a jet, I'm a jet, I'm a jet, I'm a jet, babe

CHORUS
I'm a jet baby (I'm a jet)
I'm a jet baby (I'm a jet)
I'm a jet baby (I'm a jet)
I'm a jet baby (when you're a jet)

BRIDGE
You can't stop me unless I want you now
Get yourself ready, got my landing gear down

You'd better get ready for takeoff now
A runway is all that we need
My engine is hot and I'm still on the ground
But this I guarantee

I'm a jet, I'm a jet, I'm a jet, I'm a jet, babe

CHORUS

OUTRO
I'm flying high I can't come down (Jet baby)
I'm flying high I can't come down (Jet baby)
I'm flying high I can't come down

I'm a jet baby, no Johnny come lately
I don't mean maybe
Got my TVC15 pushed all of the way
Nothing gets in my way
I need a jet toy Bowie like a hole in the head
Baby, race you to bed
Just kickin' around, got my eye gear on
My heart's an autobahn - bahn

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