Tracks

01. Detroit City
02. What do You Want From Me?
03. Love Should Never Feel Like This
04. Spirits Rebellious
05. Novocain
06. Man Of The Year
07. Bye Bye Baby
08. Be With You Awhile
09. I'm so Angry
10. Between High School And The Old School
11. This House is Haunted
12. Backyard Brawl
13. The Song That Didn't Rhyme



01. Detroit City

Me and Iggy were giggin' with Ziggy and kickin' with the MC5
Ted and Seger were burnin' with fever
And let the Silver Bullets fly
The Kid was in his crib, Shady wore a bib
And the Posse wasn't even alive
Shock rock choppin' block, songs to make your heart stop
Shovin' it in to overdrive

Playing loud and fast
Make that guitar blast
Playing like today will be your last...

Well I was born there
Gonna die there
With all my long hair
Detroit City
You feel your heart beat
You hit the concrete
Dance the mean street
Detroit City

There's a riot raging downtown
Tryin' to burn the place down
Skies glowin' red and gray
But the Riff kept a rockin'
The Cream kept a talkin'
And the streets still smokin' today

Playing loud and fast
Make that guitar blast
Playing like today will be your last...

Well I was born there
Probably die there
With all my long hair
Detroit City
You feel your heart beat
You hit the concrete
Dance the mean streets
Detroit City

Six mile seven mile eight mile nine mile ten mile eleven mile
Detroit City

Louder
Faster
Louder
Detroit City

Well, I was born there
Gonna die there
We don't belong here
Detroit City
You feel your heart beat
Hit the concrete
Dance the mean street
Detroit City

Well, I was born there
Probably die there
With all my long hair
Detroit City
You feel your heart beat
You hit the concrete
Dance the mean street
Detroit City


02. What do You Want From Me?

I call you every hour on the telephone
I work my fingers right down to the bone
I even got you a chihuahua so you wouldn't be alone
Got you you a trailer 'bout the size of Maine
Bought a mile of interstate in your name

I've given you everything
Baby, what do you want from me!

I burned all my porno...'cause you were PMS'n
You say it offends you...all that talking it never ends
Disconnected my X-Box and ditched all my friends
So you can go to the opera.
Dumped all my girlfriends...even the dirty ones
You think they annoy you...they wanna destroy you
I'm givin' you everything
Baby, what do you want from me!

Got you a picture you can put in a frame
Wearing a suit all check and lame
I even signed it at the bottom so you'd 'member my name
Took you to Target for your birthday meal
Got you an autographed Buns Of Steel
So what a deal!
I'm givin' you everything
Baby, what do you want from me!

I burned all my porno...'cause you were PMS'n
You say it offends you...all that talking it never ends
Disconnected my X-Box and ditched all my friends
So you can go to the opera
Dumped all my girlfriends...even the dirty ones
You say they annoy you...they wanna destroy you
I'm givin' you everything
Baby, what do you want from me!

I give you everything
Zirconium diamond rings
I gotcha LoJack for your Pontiac
And some decals on your finger nails
And a Bass Master, a Singing Trout
And a TV and a CD
And a DVD from QVC
And baby, what ya think of me!

Burned all my porno
You say it offends you
Disconnected my X-Box
Baby, what do you want from me!
What do you want from me!
What do you want from me!


03. Love Should Never Feel Like This

Somebody told me love's a beautiful thing
And when I found it all the bells would just ring
The sun would shine and all the birds would sing
Then I met you

I searched the planet for that magical girl
I walked a million miles all over the world
I found the oysters, but never the pearls.
Then I met you...

I can't eat
I can't sleep
I feel sick
I'm so weak

Love should never feel like this
I must be doing something wrong
I've never felt this way before

Walk in the bathroom and I take a deep breath
Look in the mirror and it scares me to death
Look like a junkie that's been strung out on meth
Since I met you

I can't eat
I can't sleep
I feel sick
I'm so weak

Love should never feel like this
I must be doing something wrong
I've never felt this way before

Love should never feel like this
I must be doing something wrong
I never felt this way before

Oh, ignorance was always bliss
Love should never feel like this

Love should never, ever feel like this
I've never felt this way before
I must be doing something wrong
No, Love should never, ever feel like this
I must be doing something wrong
I've never, ever felt this way before
What's wrong with me!


04. Spirits Rebellious

I can't do right when all I wanna do is wrong
My conscience sounds alarm like the waning of a Chinese gong
I know about the punishment, I know about the law
My sins cut deeper than the teeth on a saw
My attitude is bad and my nerves are raw
I'm a shotgun snake, I'm a jackal with claws
I was born with a chip on my shoulder on a stormy night
Alright
My spirits rebellious, you tell us every things okay
No way
Spirits rebellious, we won't do anything you say

It's a hard, hard world with a black corroded heart
There's a livin', breathin' devil trying to tear my soul apart
In a cold, cold grave on a dark, dark night
Eternity is black, I'll never see the light
Never listen to advice, I was never that bright
Couldn't walk away, I was lookin' to fight
I was born with a chip on my shoulder on a stormy night
Alright
My spirits rebellious, you tell us every things okay
No way
My spirits rebellious, we won't do anything you say
No Way
My spirits rebellious, you tell us everything alright
Tonight
Spirits rebellious, all we gonna hear is lies,lies, lies
Lies...

My spirits rebellious
I can't do right when all I want to do is wrong
My spirits rebellious
I know about the punishment, I know about the law
My spirits rebellious
My sins cut deeper then the teeth on a saw
My spirits rebellious
I'm the teenage curse of the monkey's paw


05. Novocain

When I was ten, fell out of bed
Got three stitches in my head
It hurt like hell
I saw the blood, I felt the pain
I'd like to feel it once again
'Cause I don't feel it

Then I got stung, right on the face
I screamed and ran around the place
It hurt like hell
I swelled right up, I burned for days
I'd like to feel it once again

Cause when you touch me
When you hold me
When you kiss me
I don't feel anything
When you touch me
When you hold me
When you kiss me
It's just like Novocaine

I remember every cut and scrape
I've been numb so long
Some things wrong
So I'll take anything

I slap my face, I pull my hair
Just to see if some things there
It should hurt like hell
I miss the pinch, I miss the pain
That shock sensation in my brain

Cause when you touch me
When you hold me
When you kiss me
I don't feel anything
When you touch me
When you hold me
When you kiss me
I don't feel anything

When you touch me (When you touch me)
When you hold me (When you hold me)
When you kiss me
I don't feel it
When you touch me (When you touch me)
When you hold me (When you hold me)
When you kiss me
It's just like Novocaine
I don't feel anything
I don't feel it
I don't feel it
I don't feel it
Well, I don't feel it
No, I don't feel it
I don't feel it


06. Man Of The Year

I wake up every morning, six o'clock, I'm right on time
I eat a low fat breakfast, I tie a perfect tie
I kiss the wife, I hug the kids, I pat the dogs and cats
I never lose anything, my car keys or my hat

'Cause I'm the man of the year
I'm the man of the year

I never cheat at finals or miss a day at school
My urine tests are perfect, my prostate is a jewel

'Cause I'm the man of the year
I'm the man of the year
'Cause I'm the man of the year
I'm never, ever jealous
Never, ever cruel
I'm a graduate of Harvard
Where I never broke the rules

The Queen made me a knight
The Pope made me a saint
The President plays golf with me
I make Madonna faint

So why am I so lonely
Depressed and in despair
If I pull this trigger in my mouth will anybody care

It was the greatest funeral
I laid in perfect state
And later I will meet the Lord
I bet he just can't wait

To meet the man of the year
I'm the man of the year
Stand in line to meet the man
I'm the man
I'm the man
I'm the man


07. Bye Bye Baby

What's wrong with you today
I could never tell
Got something drastic on your mind
I can smell the smell

Honey what's your trip today
Can't look me in the eye
A couple thousand miles away
You took me by surprise

You left a message on the telephone
From New York City, your new home
You didn't like the neighborhood
You really hated Hollywood

You said
Bye bye, baby
Bye bye, girl
Bye bye, baby
You're in another world

You said my friends are boring
You said my house is small
You like it fifty stories high
You like livin' tall
You hate the LA freeways
You hate the LA smog
You hate the west coast phonies
You like the city dogs

I'm confused but I'm not mad
Said I'm the worst you've ever had
I ain't delusional or institutional
But I'm pretty sure I ain't that bad

I said
Bye bye. baby
Bye bye. girl
Bye bye. baby
You're in another world

I tried to reach you on your private line
You sure ain't calling mine
Now I'm sittin' here all alone
With a broken heart in three time zones

(Bye bye, baby) Bye bye baby
(Bye bye, girl) Paging your phone
(Bye bye, baby) please check your email
(Bye bye, girl) Why not your beeper
(Bye bye, baby) Stick your head out the window
Oh...I'm mad as hell
Bye bye, baby
Anyone at home?
Hello? Hello?
Anybody there?
Hello? Pick up?


08. Be With You Awhile

I wish I could tell you something you didn't know
I wish I could give you something you didn't owe
I wish I could tell you a joke to make you smile
And I could be with you awhile

Just wanna be that someone you weren't looking for
Some nameless fascination that showed up at your door
And when you're sad and blue my jokes still make you smile
And I could be with you awhile

I just want to take you somewhere you haven't been
Find an old time movie where we don't know the end
Lost in the radio, drive another mile
So I could be with you awhile

Just wanna be that someone you weren't looking for
Some nameless fascination that showed up at your door
And when you're sad and blue my jokes still make you smile
And I could be with you awhile

Tired of serious conversation
Tangled up in situations
I feel so free 'cause you want nothing from me

Just wanna be that someone you weren't looking for
Some hopeless vagabond asleep there on your floor
And when you're old and gray my jokes still make you smile
And I could be with you awhile
Just wanna be that someone you weren't looking for
Some nameless fascination that showed up at your door
And when you're old and gray my jokes still make you smile
And I could be with you awhile
I just want to be with you awhile
I just want to be with you awhile
I just want to be with you...


09. I'm so Angry

I'm so angry
I'm so angry
Something that you said burnin' in my head
I'm so angry
I'm so angry
Everything you do makes me furious with you

It's like a poison to me
It's like you put me in shock
You stick a needle in me
Every time that you talk

I'm so angry
I'm so stupid
Everything you say, I believe it anyway
I'm so stupid
I'm so angry
Running after you, that's what I gotta do

It's like a poison to me
It's like you put me in shock
You stick a needle in me
Every time that you talk

Is there any one at all
Any one you didn't call
Is there any one you didn't deny
Is there any one you missed
Any one you didn't kiss
Is there any law you didn't defy

I'm so crazy
I'm so crazy
I used to be so cool, now I'm just your little fool
I'm so crazy
I'm so crazy
Talking in my sleep like a scary little creep

It's like a poison to me
It's like you put me in shock
You stick a needle in me
Every time that you talk

Is there any one at all
Anyone you didn't call
Is there any one you didn't deny
Is there any one you missed
Anyone you didn't kiss
Is there any law you didn't defy

I'm so angry
I'm so angry
Always chewing nails, it never, ever fails
I'm so angry
I'm so angry
Better hide my knife, better run for your life

So angry
So angry
I'm so angry
Angry, angry, angry...


10. Between High School And The Old School

Hey, I guess I'm a loner I don't fit in, no
I ain't to comfortable in my skin, oh
And I don't play well with others
I'm stuck somewhere between high school and old school
I can't decide between my rules and your rules
Nobody wants me hangin' 'round
Unless it's from a tree in the middle of town
And I'm out of step with others
I'm stuck somewhere between high school and old school
I can't decide between my rules and your rules
I'm stuck somewhere between high school and old school
So I defy maybe all rules
Maybe no rules
My clothes don't make me
My hair ain't cut right
And I don't care much
No I don't care at all
I guess my brain is out of sync
I think
I'm stuck somewhere between high school and old school
I can't decide between my rules and your rules
I'm stuck somewhere between high school and old school
I can't decide
I just can't decide


11. This House is Haunted

I was sitting in my room, dark and gray and crying
Someone in my life I fear was at the point of dying
A cold wind blew right up my spine, it was the break of dawn
A little voice went deep inside told me she was gone

Oh...This house is haunted
Oh...That's how I want it to be
Oh...This house is haunted
You can always stay here with me...

No more singing, no more laughing, no more sunny days
She left and took the colors with her, buried in her grave
This is where we climbed the tower, this is where she fell
Then when her young heart stopped beating, I went to hell

Oh...This house is haunted
Oh...Ha....
Oh...This house is haunted
Ho...Oh...

You float through the living room, I watch my TV
I feel you sit down on the couch right here next to me
Then I feel your lips touch mine just like we used to do
I'm so happy all alone being here with you...


12. Backyard Brawl

Got a cut on my thigh, got a nail in my eye
And I'm bleedin' all over the wall
Got a barbed wire bat and a dude on the mat
Ain't getting up soon at all

Got a head full of rage and a belly full of hate
I'm the neighborhood legend that just can't wait

For the backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl

Don't matter who you are, don't matter what color
Brown or white'll do
But if you're yellow you'll be covered in red
A whole lotta black and blue

Jump off the trailer in a pile full o' guys
Scratching and kicking and pulverized

For the backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl

Only got six teeth but three of those
Are sharp enough to bite off your nose

At the backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl
Another backyard brawl
Backyard brawl

[Spoken:]
You think you're so tough
You talkin' to me?
You're mine
Come on, let's go
Come on stitches...back to top


13. The Song That Didn't Rhyme

Wrote a song, it was wrong from it's very first conception
Seemed I struggled on every line
It wasn't fast, wasn't pretty, wasn't serious or witty
The song that didn't rhyme

The band couldn't wing it, the singer couldn't sing it
The drummer's always out of time
The DJ's were offended, my union card suspended
Billboard declared it a crime

The melody blows in a key that no one can find
The lyrics don't flow but I can't get it out of my mind
A three minute waste of your time
On a song that didn't rhyme

It was bland, it was boring, all the groupies they were snoring
The first time we played it live
All the record guys got fired, the president retired
But somehow the song survived

The melody blows in a key that no one can find
The lyrics don't flow but I can't get it out of my mind
The melody blows in a key that no one can find
The lyrics don't flow but I can't get it out of my mind
A three minute waste of your time
No redeeming value of any kind
But thanks for the twelve ninety nine
On a song that didn't rhyme