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Ataris lyrics

Album: Anywhere But Here [1997]

Tracks20
 01 1-2-3-4
 02  As We Speak
 03 Bite My Toung
 04  Hey Kid!
 05  Take Me Back
 06  Are We There Yet?
 07  Angry Nerd Rock
 08  Let It Go
 09  Lately
 10  Alone in Santa Cruz
 11  Make It Last
 12  Sleepy
 13  Four Chord Wonder
 14  Blind and Unkind
 15  Clara
 16  Myself
 17  Neilhouse
 18  Perfectly Happy
 19  Boxcar
 20  Ray
all Ataris lyrics



As We Speak
It's nice to meet
Someone with a future as fucked up as mine.
So, I'm unpredictable,
Is this some fucking sign of the times?
I take pride
In what I do, and I do it well.
Call me easy-going
But at least I have a fininshed story to tell.
Cause' tomorrow I just might be
Another face on t.v.
Being arrested for telephone fraud
Or beating someone to death with my guitar!
But I know I will go far, I know I will go...
Far enough to tell you that I love you
But I know I'm stupid
Just because I run right back to you
I got your letters yesterday
But I do have a thing to say,
So I'll nail em' to my wall
And just pretend they'll go away!
I don't wanna love you,
But it's something that I love to do.
So I'll say this one last thing and then i'm...
Gone away for good...
Was I misunderstood?
I guess that it's too late to save you now!back to top
Hey Kid!
I wait for the day to come
When I'll wake up and be a star.
I dream of a different world...
Somewhere where we will go far.
I bitch about my life.
I bitch about the scene.
I hate this fucking town
Wish that it was all a dream.
(chorus) bitch, bitch, bitch!
That's all you ever do.
Bitch, bitch, bitch!
Your ego will destroy you.
Bitch, bitch, bitch!
That's all I have to say.
Bitch, bitch, bitch!
Now I'll just fade away.
(insert lame guitar solo here.)
Just as long as I act cool
Then people will suck up to me.
They won't realize that I'm a fake
And that's what I'm going to be.
A dream and a kid
Who changes every day.
Someone that has to talk
When he's got nothing to say
Hey kid, it's a great big world
Out there that you think you need to see.
Hey kid, go on and live that life...
But live it without me!
(chorus #2) bitch, bitch, bitch!
That's all you ever do.
Bitch, bitch, bitch!
No one's more punk than you.
Bitch, bitch, bitch!
Your life is just a trend.
Bitch, bitch, bitch!
We'll see who's happy in the end.back to top
Take Me Back
I am blue, the sky is grey,
I guess it's better off that way.
There's really not much left to say.
I called you on the phone,
Another guy said that you weren't at
Home,
But, I don't care I'll call you again
Anyway.
Baby I'd give you the world...
Please forget about those fifteen other
Girls.
I don't care what they say...
I didn't mean to stand you up on our
Wedding day.
I'm sorry that I gave you that infection,
And said we had sex on the love
Connection.
Can I ever make it up to you?
I'm sorry that I made you mad,
The things I did just didn't seem that
Bad...
Except for maybe when I blew up your
Car.
Oh baby what can I do? ? ?
Every girl I'm with makes me think of
You.
I call your name in my sleep.
Too bad you think that I'm a creep.
Please take me back... (x5)back to top
Are We There Yet?
I think that we're lost again
And this looks like the shitty side of town.
We're running out of gas
And the sun is going...
Down... down... down.
Time to turn around
And start heading back
In the right direction now,
But my map is upside down
I just wanna make the show,
But I don't think that we're gonna go.
I can see the headline now...
Four punks found dead again.
We know you don't care... but film at ten.
And, now on to sports.
Things are looking bleak,
Everyone thinks that I'm a geek.
We're hiding all our cash,
My fingernails are digging in the dash.
Why didn't you ask for directions?
What cracker jack box did you find your
License in?
You stupid piece of shit...
I'll never ride with you again!
I just wanna make it to the show,
But I don't think that we're gonna go.
Just pull over let me drive!
Everybody wants me dead.
I think the club is up ahead.
It feels good to be alive!back to top
Angry Nerd Rock
Time to burn it all away, time to think of what to say
Time to go right back to yesterday.
Time for movements in the past, time for something that won't last.
Not just fire quick and die off fast.

Things are never what they seem,
I'm stuck inside of someone else's dream.
Problems never go away...
I'm sick of being caught in yesterday.

Every day it's still the same, different faces, different names,
But still stuck here playing these stupid games.
Maybe soon I'll figure out what giving up is all about.
My heart is filled so full of doubt.

Don't turn around, don't look ahead
I won't listen to all the lies I'm fed.
Don't have to listen to you
So don't you fucking tell me what to do.back to top
Let It Go
Forgot about the girl I didn't kiss...
About the one show that I missed...
I sorta figured out that things
Will turn out alright.
There's no use holding on to the past,
Live it up man, have a blast!
Stop your whining pal
And go and have some fun tonight!
(chorus) you gotta let it go... (x3)
And things will turn out alright.
You gotta let it go... (x3)
And have some fun tonight!
My life is changing so rapidly
I'm not sure what I wanna be...
But, I understand I've still got a lot to learn
I'm pretty happy with my life.
And, I'm really glad you said you'd be my
Wife
Even though we know that forever has an
End.
I'm gonna tell the world
About my baby girl.
Starla is her name, oh yes indeed!back to top
Lately
Lately I've been feeling
A little bit neglected.
When it comes to your ex-boyfriends,
Well, I guess I'm overprotective.
But it's nothing personal
I just wanted you to tell me that you
Care.
Lately I've been thinking bout'
Stickin' my head in a toaster.
I never asked to take a ride
On this emotional roller-coaster
It's you that I want,
And lately it feels like you're not there.
Lately I've been contemplating
Jumping in the ocean.
Sometimes even spock would show
A little more emotion!
Do you still love me now
As much as you loved me yesterday?
(chorus) I try to let it out...
I bitch, I cry, moan, whine, scream and
Shout today,
But the wall wouldn't listen to me!
Why wouldn't it listen to me?
I'm sick of always cryin'
I don't wanna be sick of trying,
But you've gotta want me too.
Lately I've been hoping for
A little bit of affection.
Sometimes I wish that you had came
With your own set of directions.
I guess it's not that easy,
But I hope that you still love me anyway
Lately I've been thinkin' bout'
Takin' a vow of silence.
I've never seen a monk result
In any acts of violence.
Or, maybe I'll just cry
And hope you come around again today.
(repeat chorus)back to top
Alone in Santa Cruz
Did I ever tell you that I really love you...
And I think about you all day?
I really miss you and wish I could kiss you
But why are you so far away?
(chorus)
Since you've been gone
I've thought over and over about you inside my
Head
And where I went wrong, where I went wrong
Everyday...
I've been thinkin' alot about all of the things
You'd say
Since I went away...
Since I went away...
I guess I could call you
And ask you how are you
But I really don't have much to say
I sit all alone
And I stare at the phone
And I hope that you're doing o.k.
(repeat chorus)back to top
Make It Last
There's a lot on my mind
So I guess that I'll take it one thing at a time,
Still sometimes I can't help but wonder why...
I sit around all day
And I waste my whole damn life away,
Still thinkin' bout' just what there is to say.
(chorus #1) should I say goodnight? ? ?
...got to bed, turn out the fucking light
And leave you shining in the past.
Should I try and forget? ? ?
...even though next week it's something I'll regret.
Or, should I try and make it last?
I think about the day
When I felt you'd throw it all away
To try to make me feel like I'm the one.
You were my best friend,
And I never ever thought those days would end
But now it seems like they are gone
(chorus #2) what more can I say? ? ?
...i never wanted it to be this way,
And where the hell is yesterday? ? ?
...we sure had a blast!
I'm sorry that we're living in the past,
Should we try and make it last?
(repeat chorus #1)back to top
Sleepy
It's frivolous, it's pointless,
I'm waiting here in line.
I'd buy a cup of coffee
But I just wanna kill some time.
I'm watching you,
Now, I'm staring at you.
I figure that you notice,
But you don't really have a clue. (a clue)
Time sure does fly
When your just a lonely boy
Waiting for someone to come along
And ruin your fun
Sitting all alone with that quiet smile
On your face
I pretend I'm not interested
By staring off in to space.
Why did I act like I didn't even care?
Now I wish that you could only be there.
A game of cat and mouse that curiousity has
Killed,
Just call it pointless... call it what you will.back to top
Four Chord Wonder
How many bands have wrote this song before?
I can name at least fifty...
I bet you could name a hundred more.
There's over a couple thousand
Chord progressions around.
Whill someone tell me who decided
They'd run this one into the ground? !
(chorus) I'm putting a stop to it once and for all!
I'm putting my fist right though the wall!
I'm telling you once and for all...
You better not write this stupid song again!
I've got a little plan, so listen up.
We could write a four chord wonder,
And make a million bucks!
No need to mention names
Cause' you know who you are.
Take word of my advice
Or I'll break your guitar!
I think it's time to set things straight...
I just wrote the song I hate.
And, I'll write it again and again and againback to top
Blind and Unkind
You inhale the toxic fumes,
I look away, and then resume to...
Do all the things that I told myself
I wouldn't ever do.
Why do I always believe,
That I'm in love with everyone I see?
And, why did the next one have to be you?
Why do you believe that everything I say is
True?
(chorus) why must I always do this?
Why do I put myself through this?
Love is blind and so unkind...
I never can make up my mind!
I undo the thought from my head,
Forgetting all you ever said.
Today it's you, tomorrow someone else,
Maybe I'm just better off by myself!
I forget that it's just you...
And not some person that I've always knew!
(repeat chorus)
Love is blind... love is a lie!back to top
Clara
I saw you cryin' as I turned away
Did I see your face, like it wasn't there
And I know I was wrong...
Yeah, I knew it all along
But I didn't care about you
Clara, where are you today?
And did you make the same mistakes...
That I made, a million times before I met
You
Did you go, did you run, did you think of
Your son?
Did you know you're not the only one...
That tried to make a piece of coal into a
Diamond yeah!
So everything's fine now, at least you say
Maybe that's o.k. - but you know it's
Wrong
Was I right, did it last?
Were you dwelling on the past? ? ?
Or hanging on to a memory
So you say your time will never come
Maybe you should go ahead and jump...
Then you'll become exactly what you are
Hanging onto
Standing there on the bridge
With your feet on the ledge
Maybe I might push you over the edge...
And send you falling straight to the groundback to top
Myself
"Myself"

I live my life day by day, hating it in every way.
Sitting all alone, keeping to myself, far away from everyone else.
Even though I feel alone inside, sometimes I find it hard to hide.
It's hard to keep my feelings in, I just wanna express myself again.
I'm gonna speak my mind. You should speak your mind!
I wonder how I'll tell you how I feel,
and how do I know if this feeling's really real?
I don't understand the reasons why instead
of speaking your mind you don't even try... you don't even care.back to top
Neilhouse
It all started one day
When I had nothing more to say to you
So I ran over the other way.
Love is for morons.
But, who's this fucking idiot that I see
Staring right back at me? ? ?
Will someone tell me
What's right or wrong anymore?
Cause' everywhere I go
I wonder what I'm searching for.
I think of all the times
I've thought of you and masturbated.
All this pre-teen shit has got me so
Frustrated!
Don't turn around
Cause' there's nothing more for you back
There.
I'd send a postcard,
But it'd say how much that I don't care.
I'm goin' east to say the least
To see the queers, how true.
I'll be at the neilhouse
But I'll be without you!
Don't try to tell me you can't have any fun.
You played me for a fucking fool
But now you get to be one... don't go.back to top
Perfectly Happy
Won't be another statistic...
Won't be a minority...
I'll achieve every goal I have...
There's not a thing I can't be!
Just as long as I am happy,
That's all that matters to me.
I'll walk away from this place
On that unhappy day that I have to follow rules,
This so-called book you go by
Was written for a fool!
Maybe now you understand
Life from my point of view,
I've got my head on straight
And have no urge to be like you!
Oh sure I strive for a better life.
But, is that so fucking wrong? ? ?
Change in my pocket...
Girl by my side...
Perfectly happy.back to top
Boxcar
the ataris - boxcar





You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.
Save your breath, I never was one.
You don't know what I'm all about.
Like killing cops and reading Kerouac.
My enemies are all too familiar.
They're the ones who used to call me friend.
I'm coloring outside your guidelines.
I was passing out when you were passing our your rules.
One. Two. Three. Four.
Who's punk what's the score?
Got a friend.
Her name is Boxcar.
Cigarettes and beer in El Sob.
Her hair was blue, now it's green.
I like her mind.
She hates the scene.
You're on your own.
You're all aloneback to top
Ray
Sometimes I sit and think about yesterday...
Of all those simple words that I didn't even say.
I just sit back and wonder why... (wonder why...)
...everything is just bought and sold,
And why everyone listens to what they're told.
No matter what you do you'll never get ahead
And to everyone else you're just better off dead!
Sometimes I sit and watch you on t.v.
And I just think about how cruel it would be...
To call your family at a quarter 'til four.
Ray doesn't live here anymore... (anymore...)
Survey...sez,
Survey sez yeah!
Survey...sez.back to top
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