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Bouncing Souls lyrics

Album: Maniacal Laughter [1996]

Tracks12
 01  Lamar Vannoy
 02  No Rules
 03  The Freaks, Nerds, and Romantics
 04  Argyle
 05  All of This and Nothing
 06  The BMX Song
 07 Quick Chek Girl
 08  Headlights.... Ditch!
 09  Here We Go
 10  Born to Lose
 11 Moon Over Asbury
 12  The Ballad of Johnny X
all Bouncing Souls lyrics



Lamar Vannoy
LAMAR VANNOY
He was only 16 and he knew he wasn't like anyone else
Listening to his records in his room he knew
something had to change somewhere or he would go insane
but when some years slipped by and he still felt the same.
people and money came and went but the only thing that stayed the same
were the feelings he felt when those records played

he drinks till he
falls down and his name is Lamar Vannoy
he's looking for something and
he's gonna find it Oi Oi Oi Oi
and his name is Lamar Vannoy.

Me and Lamar in NYC on the avenue
talking about nothing new
with a bag of brew the New York wind
will blow and he will wears his engineer boots
motorcycle jacket black jeans nowhere to go
nothing to do so much has gone
wrong and so much is bad but sharing
this music with Lamar there is so
much we have he drink's and think's
about a girl who lies and his name is
Lamar Vannoy he'll wake up and
go to work with a swollen brain.back to top
No Rules
You gotta do what you gotta do
sometimes you eat what's in front of you.
Yeah so we'll drink a beer or two
it's not what you say it's what you do
no rules it's not what you say
it's what you do. Were not "nailed to the
X" or swill in the gutter we just follow
our hearts from one moment to
another punk is this and punk is that words
are lame and words are crap
inhibitions repressed and correct,
vegan reich? what the heck! no rules!
it's not what you say it's what you do.back to top
The Freaks, Nerds, and Romantics
i got a song stuck in my head walking down street #9 i sing it out loud with my friends and were all having a good time we all waited for weeks now we're hangin on the street in NYC we gotta go to the show ever though were all underage. Outside the firehall in PA it rained on 300 kids all day when the cops shut it down no one went away we're gonna play no matter what they say. 3 or 4 people showed up in Alburquerque the alternator died somewhere between Mankato and Rapid city Strangers in some strange lands in LA the enchiladas made us sick but that's ok. Growing up we didn't wanna be like them it was tough to know who were our friends killing time playing basements way back when in a lot of ways nothing's changed from now and then some say they've been left out i wonder why they still hang around i wonder where these sure things could be then i realized that somehow i found them in me we're gonna play no matter what they say.back to top
Argyle
ARGYLE
I know i'm not a bad guy when i try to do what's right
everyone who comes to me don't see my plight.
Everything i've ever done all the plans i've
had in sight always missed and gone wrong
in a way until i gave up and
said alright let me alone cuz no one
wants to be hanging around with
someone messin up like me i guess my way
isnt good enough when i try i
just keep on wrecking stuff
it seems everybody knows but me
how to go what to do and where to be
everywhere i go they all talk the same
they don't even have to try they make me feel
so lame friends and jobs have come and
gone no matter what i do it goes on
and on i wonder if you sometimes feel
this way and do you lay awake at the end
of the day when i lose everytime
i win cuz no one will ever be messin up
stuff doing things wrong quite
like me no one will ever be like me.back to top
All of This and Nothing
They try to tell you how thing's should be,
how to think, what to wear and
what bands to see. Know your enemy.
Revolution on tv that's a bunch of
shit to me they don't know about you or me.
Know your enemy. They don't
know about you or me no matter what they say
to be they don't know about
you or me the contradictions and
hypocracy they don't know about you or me..

know your enemy. They don't know about
you or me no matter what they say
to be they don't know about you or me.back to top
The BMX Song
If i had money i'd buy a new BMX
it's a long walk through the city in the
rain it's along walk from train to train.
We'll build a ramp and do some tricks and
try to impress some chicks then we'll put
on some really dark shades and run over
all the dorks with rollerblades...

crossups, tabletops, endos curb endos,
timmy judge! get rad!

if i had money i'd buy a new BMX.back to top
Headlights.... Ditch!
i want a beer and i want it now i want a cigarette and i want it now i want a girl and i want her now i want these thing's from time to time i want these things and i don't ask why i want these things and i want them now i want these things and i want them now i want a beer and i want it now i want a cigarette and i want it now i wanna play a show and i want to now i want a girl and i want her now.back to top
Here We Go
HERE WE GO
We were riding north to chicago on route 65
we'd played the first show on a tour of 45
limey Shawn and Bryan rode in the truck 16 miles away
me Shal Pete and Lamar thumbed down the ramp of exit 158
the smell of farm and diesel fuel it burned in the 3:00 sun
16 miles to the garage with a bottle of water and our thumbs.
Dead bottle caps buds and birds we passed
on the way who's gonna pick up 4 punks in indiana on sunday

here we go!
"the diagnosis wasn't good" is what Don the ford guy said.
Stuck in indiana for a week cuz the bus was dead.
24 hour white castle 25cent refills for a while we know
what to do with no money riding down the jewel
of the denial. Loaded with our sleeping bags
we hitched a ride to town
we ran into some punky kids bought some beers
they showed us around under a bridge by the river
we got drunk and sang clash songs we were saved just
in time by the sonic iquana here we go!.back to top
Born to Lose
BORN TO LOSE
Born to lose i've lived my life in vain
all my dreams have always caused me pain.
All my life i've always been so blue
born to lose and now i'm losing you.

Born to lose it seems so hard to bear
how i always long to have you near you were all
the happiness i knew born to lose and now i'm losing you.
Born to lose i can't believe your gone it's so hard to
face that empty dawn all my life i've always been so blue
born to lose and now i'm losing you there's no use
to dream of happiness all i see is only loneliness
all my life i've always been so blue
born to lose and now im losing you.back to top
The Ballad of Johnny X
Johnny says he's bound by only six stirngs to this world
Johnny says he keeps them always one turn out of tune
Johnny never listens to the kids that say
Johnnyx ain't never done the right thing anyway
Johnny wears his leather like a crown of thorns
Johnny spends alot of time wishing he was never born
Johnny waits at journal square and tells himself again
Johnny you're the patron saint of spitting in the wind'
Johnny's got all the scars but he'll never learn from them
Johnny's past is his guide but he can't remember where he's been.
Johnny looks up through the steam of his caffine and says
"life a train i barely caught just to find out i ain't got the fare"
i got my records of the king to keep me the red red wine in
the air is drifting four chords and the spite to use them and just enough
wisdom to ignore the truth.back to top
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