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Hot Hot Heat lyrics

Album: Elevator [2005]

Tracks15
 01 Introduction
 02  Running Out of Time
 03  Goodnight Goodnight
 04  Ladies and Gentleman
 05  You Owe Me an Iou
 06  No Jokes - Fact
 07  Jingle Jangle
 08  Pickin' It Up
 09  Island of the Honest Man
 10  Middle of Nowhere
 11  Dirty Mouth
 12  Soldier in a Box
 13 Untitled
 14  Shame on You
 15  Elevator
all Hot Hot Heat lyrics



Running Out of Time
This is from Hot Hot Heats new album: Elevator

Track 2 - Running Out Of Time

Witless, humorless conversation
Has filled me up like an old gas station
I'm wallowing in a pool of gasoline

Self appointed sheriff of a popular ghost town
I'm open to bribes but I've arrested no one
I'm galloping off to meet my bride to be
She'll woo the saloon then sing us both to sleep

But... I'm running out of time
I'm running out of time
I'm running out of time
I've run out of time

Drop dead gorgeous art history drop out
Thought her father ought to pay for her to clear the whole shop out
She carries her cameras in hand to complete the look

Screenplay players co-writing a screenplay
Cotton candy for the eyes but cotton balls for the brain
He thinks to himself, "Thank God the bar's not too high."
Just look at his face and then you'll see why

But... I'm running out of time
I'm running out of time
I'm running out of time
I've run out of time

Hollywood waiter with a chip on his shoulder
Only break has been his back and yet he's just getting older
He's washing his clothes in a sink of self-pity

Retired ball player guest-hosting a talk show
Earned a trophy and a wife and twice he's won the lotto
I'm running away but don't know who from or why
Just look in his eyes and then you'll see why

I'm running out of time
I'm running out of time
I'm running out of time
I've run out of time

I'm running out of time
I'm running out of time
I'm running out of time
I've run out of time

-brentback to top
Goodnight Goodnight
sorry its not guitar tabs...im sure if you came here you were looking for guitar tabs...me too

It's not enough to hear me say you've won,
you only wanted me for havin' fun.
but now I think you've gone and had your way,
and left me with a pile of bills to pay.
I can't even rewind the tape machine,
to listen to your drunken reasoning.

So here it is, your final lullaby:

So goodnight, goodnight.
You're embarrassing me,
you're embarrassing you.
So goodnight, goodnight.
Walk away from the door,
walk away from my life.
So goodnight.

I've given up on social niceties,
I threw 'em out when I threw out your keys.
Along with all your records I can't stand;
you never even listened to any one of them.
You're never gonna drag me out again,
with all the people that were never ever even your friends.

So here it is, your final lullaby:

So goodnight, goodnight.
You're embarrassing me,
you're embarrassing you.
So goodnight, goodnight.
Walk away from the door,
walk away from my life.

A little bit of rain Id say is fair,
But when it starts a thundering I'm scared.
This isn't goodnight, this is goodbye

So goodnight, goodnight.
You're embarrassing me,
you're embarrassing you.
So goodnight, goodnight.
Walk away from the door,
walk away from my life.

So goodnight, goodnight.
You're embarrassing me,
you're embarrassing you.
So goodnight, goodnight.
Walk away from the door,
walk away from my life.
so goodnight.back to top
Ladies and Gentleman
There's a gentleman who's not so gentle cuz he's too generous with his chit and his chat
So lately we've been discussing a way to rid this disgusting example of ample gossip and gab

All we hear is La La La...

He's a gentleman who plays a caricature of a character he wishes he was
So lately we've been ignoring all his stories as we smile and nod
and let him simply do what he does
So watch out

And everybody's got the same story:
We never wanted him here
He showed up anyway
He never would leave us alone
We never wanted him here
He showed up anyway
But maybe that's ok

Soon this gentleman was barking louder when his biting harder didn't earn him respect
But lately we've been too proud to admit that we all might miss him just a bit
now that he's packed up and left
What did we do?

And everybody's got the same story:
We never wanted him here
He showed up anyway
He never would leave us alone
We never wanted him here
He showed up anyway
But maybe that's ok

We never wanted him here
He showed up anyway
He never would leave us alone
We never wanted him here
And now he's gone for good
But maybe we've made a mistakeback to top
You Owe Me an Iou
He was in the habit of taking things for granted, granted there wasnt much for him to take
and the only thing constant was the constant reminder he'd never change
Tight fisted with his compliments it didnt seem to bother him
that talk he's been cheaper by the bulk(?)
and the only thing constant was the constant reminder he'd never change
and so she yelled at him:

You owe me an IOU,
owe me an IOU,
You owe me an IOU,
Dont think that i'll forget,
You owe me an IOU,
owe me an IOU,
You owe me an IOU,
Dont think that i'll forget,
I know what I should get this time

She was in the habit of re-applying make up, make up
Eating up my crocodile tears
And the only thing constant was the constant reminder she'd never change
A barely individual cleverly traditional she couldnt seem to make up her mind,
And the only thing constant was the constant reminder she'd never shine,
And so he yelled at her:

You owe me an IOU,
owe me an IOU,
You owe me an IOU,
Dont think that i'll forget,
You owe me an IOU,
owe me an IOU,
You owe me an IOU,
Dont think that i'll forget,
I know what I should get this time

Oh, What isnt real,
I dont know,
but I have this feeling,(?)
Whats the deal,
I dont know,
but I have this feeling,(?)
heres what I think,
that it is if it is,
and this might just work

They were in the habit of taking things for granted granted
they never quite knew what they had
And the only thing constant was the constant reminder they'd never change,
And So they yelled out loud:

You owe me an IOU,
owe me an IOU,
You owe me an IOU,
Dont think that i'll forget,
You owe me an IOU,
owe me an IOU,
You owe me an IOU,
Dont think that i'll forget,
I know what I should get yeah I know what I should get this time.back to top
No Jokes - Fact
Watch your children around the abandoned well
Don't ask me to tell if they slipped and fell
I'm just a salesman with my suitcase in hand
And the perfect plan that should pull me out

Another day, another night, another year
Another smile, another lie, another tear
This better not be all I got
I never thought I'd end up here

Jingle jangle that's the sound of coins
Spent on useless toys made for useless boys
I'm just a salesman with my suitcase in hand
There's a piece of land that I got my eye on

Another day, another night, another year
Another smile, another lie, another tear
This better not be all I got
I never thought I'd end up here

Friday night I'll raise my glass and say
"Tomorrow things will change! I can't afford to wait."
But by Monday morning my alarm clock knows
How this story goes and the ending's the same as the start

Another day, another night, another year
Another smile, another lie, another tear
This better not be all I got
I never thought I'd end up here

Another day, another night, another year
Another smile, another lie, another tear
This better not be all I got
I never thought I'd end up here

Watch your children around the abandoned well
Don't ask me to tell if they slipped and fell
I'm just a salesman with my suitcase in hand
And the perfect plan that I'm working onback to top
Jingle Jangle
Watch your children around the abandoned well
Don't ask me to tell if they slipped and fell
I'm just a salesman with my suitcase in hand
And the perfect plan that should pull me out

Another day, another night, another year
Another smile, another lie, another tear
This better not be all I got
I never thought I'd end up here

Jingle jangle that's the sound of coins
Spent on useless toys made for useless boys
I'm just a salesman with my suitcase in hand
There's a piece of land that I got my eye on

Another day, another night, another year
Another smile, another lie, another tear
This better not be all I got
I never thought I'd end up here

Friday night I'll raise my glass and say
"Tomorrow things will change! I can't afford to wait."
But by Monday morning my alarm clock knows
How this story goes and the ending's the same as the start

Another day, another night, another year
Another smile, another lie, another tear
This better not be all I got
I never thought I'd end up here

Another day, another night, another year
Another smile, another lie, another tear
This better not be all I got
I never thought I'd end up here

Watch your children around the abandoned well
Don't ask me to tell if they slipped and fell
I'm just a salesman with my suitcase in hand
And the perfect plan that I'm working onback to top
Pickin' It Up
Everybody is waiting for everybody to get out
I'll join 'em talking 'bout the people everybody talk about
And all the pretty people party while the petty people pout

Pickin' it up but then I put it back down
Pickin' it up but then I put it back down
Pickin' it up but then I put it back down

We could have given up early when it was dark still, not light
Now it's the 48th hour of a two-day night
And all the pretty people party while the petty people fight

Pickin' it up but then I put it back down
Pickin' it up but then I put it back down
Pickin' it up but then I put it back down

A jack-of-all-trades and a master of none
Why do I have to be bored with being foolish and young?
The show isn't over, but I'm long since gone
I feel like I let them down when I don't wanna trade my sunshine for a cloudy night

But everybody's pretending the sun won't ever come out
I'll join 'em talking 'bout whatever everybody talks about
And all the pretty people party while the petty people shout

Pickin' it up but then I put it back down
Pickin' it up but then I put it back down
Pickin' it up but then I put it back down
_____________________________________________back to top
Island of the Honest Man
I was picked up and then dropped off in a culture counter-clockwise turned around
Dug a hole in Southern Carolina - took me straight to China safe and sound
Donated my map to the lost and found

While working for a common cause I only got a kamikaze state of mind
This self defeating meeting of the minds is eating what was once so hard to find

But right then the clouds parted in the sky
The horizon took us all a little by surprise
Watch the sky
And as the howling winds subdsided, the locals ran out, all waving their hands and singing:

Welcome to the island of the honest man
Do what you want - there is no need to impress us
Welcome to the island of the honest man
We don't believe in what the big people tell us
Wait here - stay here

I was picked up and then dropped off in a culture counter-clockwise turned around
Rolled a pair of dice in Paris that got me to paradise all safe and sound.

Stole my temper back from the lost and found
No longer needed to be seated on a sinking ship just waiting there to drown
Jump off now - jump off now

And as they lead us to their village, a thousand voices all started to sing out loud:

Welcome to the island of the honest man
Do what you want - there is no need to impress us
Welcome to the island of the honest man
We don't believe in what the big people tell us
Wait here - stay here

From the sunrise up above to the sunset below, they all sing
Welcome in, welcome back, well come on let's go
And all the people on the island they already know why they sing
Welcome in, welcome back, well come on let's go
From the sunrise up above to the sunset below, they all sing
Welcome in, welcome back, well come on let's go
And all the people on the island they all want to show why they sing, why they sing,
why they sing, why they're singing

Welcome to the island of the honest man
Do what you want - there is no need to impress us
Welcome to the island of the honest man
We don't believe in what the big people tell us

Welcome to the island of the honest man
This is the island of the honest man
Welcome to the island of the honest man
This is the island of the honest man
Wait here - stay here

I was picked up and then dropped off in a culture counter-clockwise turned aroundback to top
Middle of Nowhere
Don't get mad if I'm laughing
Blame the caffeine for all the 5 am phone calls
I haven't slept a single night in over a month
And not even once did you start to make sense to me
Well maybe I'm a little bit slow, or just consistently inconsistent
She said, "Unpredictability's my responsibility, baby."

But you're waiting at the door where everybody's hanging out just like they hung out before
You didn't have to do it but you did it to say
That you didn't have to do it but you would anyway

To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere
To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere

They chewed me up and then they spit me out
And I'm not supposed to let it bother me
But maybe I'm a little bit weak - I let my frailty take the wheel
She said, "Maybe there's a bit of me waiting for a bit of you. baby."

But you're waiting at the door where everybody's hanging out just like they hung out before
You didn't have to do it but you did it to say
That you didn't have to do it but you would anyway

To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere
To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere

But you're waiting at the door where everybody's hanging out just like they hung out before
You didn't have to do it but you did it to say
That you didn't have to do it but you would anyway

To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere
To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere

But you're waiting at the door where everybody's hanging out just like they hung out before
You didn't have to do it but you did it to say
That you didn't have to do it but you would anyway

To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere
To give you something to go on when I go off back to the middle of nowhere
To give you something to go on - to go on back to the middle of nowhereback to top
Dirty Mouth
Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth
Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth

I don't wanna wait anymore

Wake up cinnamon
They can't get in and that's them at the door,
Cuz checkout time is noon and pretty soon it's a quarter to four

I don't wanna wait anymore

Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already gone

Small town girls and boys make too much noise so I keep to myself
But acting tough is rough - enough is enough - I feel like hell
Tied up in London, you came undone with a two handed tug
With pieces of a phone, thrown at the door, spread out on the rug

I don't wanna wait anymore

Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already gone
Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already gone

I gotta say I cannot wait
Not even one more night or day
Why don't you fly and get away
And end this awful holiday
Come and play, come and stay, and end this awful holiday
I gotta say I cannot wait
Not even one more night or day
Why don't you fly and get away and end this awful holiday

Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already gone
Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already goneback to top
Soldier in a Box
Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth
Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth

I don't wanna wait anymore

Wake up cinnamon
They can't get in and that's them at the door,
Cuz checkout time is noon and pretty soon it's a quarter to four

I don't wanna wait anymore

Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already gone

Small town girls and boys make too much noise so I keep to myself
But acting tough is rough - enough is enough - I feel like hell
Tied up in London, you came undone with a two handed tug
With pieces of a phone, thrown at the door, spread out on the rug

I don't wanna wait anymore

Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already gone
Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already gone

I gotta say I cannot wait
Not even one more night or day
Why don't you fly and get away
And end this awful holiday
Come and play, come and stay, and end this awful holiday
I gotta say I cannot wait
Not even one more night or day
Why don't you fly and get away and end this awful holiday

Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already gone
Wash your dirty mouth
Your dirty mouth
Watch your little mouth cuz you taste like you're already goneback to top
Shame on You
for getting wet
Now who will dry your eyes?
Shame on you for getting wet
How can you act surprised?

Running with scissors wasn't smart
I tripped and cut open your heart
I didn't mean to, but I seem to
Have pushed us back to the start

In the wake of my mistake
I felt your voice starting to shake
The timing couldn't have been worse
For me to be this far away

Shame on you for getting wet
Now who will dry your eyes?
Shame on you for getting wet
How can you act surprised?

Traveled the world under your spell
Cast on me in a motel
It turned my rain clouds in to rainbows
But I couldn't even tell

As days apart turned in to weeks
My memory played hide and seek
While I was playing show n' tell
I took your trust and set it free

Shame on you for getting wet
Now who will dry your eyes?
Shame on you for getting wet
How can you act surprised?

Shame on you for getting wet
Now who will dry your eyes?
Shame on you for getting wet
Now who will dry your eyes?
Shame on you for getting wet
How can you act surprised?

Running with scissors wasn't smart
I tripped and cut open your heart
I didn't mean to, but I seem to
Have pushed us back to the start

In the wake of my mistake
I felt your voice starting to shake
The timing couldn't have been worse
For me to be this far awayback to top
Elevator
Blame me for the elevator - I know you will
It's not me who's the operator but you're going down
You'll be sorry when you're singing all alone

But don't take me up
I'll just fall down once again
Don't take me up
I'll just fall down

Wake me when you're educated - I know you will
You'll be self-medicated - you're spinning round
You'll be there, but no one will even know your name

But don't take me up
I'll just fall down once again
Don't take me up
I'll only find my way back down
Don't take me up

It's true I've dabbled at times with confident lines
I was half of a man nearly half of the time
In an innocent way, I thought it could stay with us both on the ground
With us fooling around
Let's just stay on the ground
Let's stay fooling around on the ground

Don't take me up
I'll just fall down like I knew that I would.
Don't take me up
I'll only find my way back down
Don't take me up
I'll just fall downback to top
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