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Iggy Pop lyrics

Album: Brick by Brick [1990]

Tracks14
 01  Home
 02  Main Street Eyes
 03  I Won't Crap Out
 04  Candy
 05  Butt Town
 06  The Undefeated
 07  Moonlight Lady
 08  Something Wild
 09  Neon Forest
 10  Starry Night
 11  Pussy Power
 12 My Baby Wants to Rock & Roll
 13  Brick by Brick
 14 Livin' On the Edge of the Night
all Iggy Pop lyrics



Home
I work so hard, so don't trip me up
Shakin' a leg like the tail o' the pup
I'm payin' dues till I register heat
Sure hope I don't end up on the street

Home, boy
Home, boy
Everybody needs a home
Home, boy
Home, boy
Everybody needs a home

So many people rise and fall
Who's lookin' after you at all?
Nobody knows anybody at all
Strangers in paradise down at the mall

Home, boy
Home, boy
Everybody needs a home
Home, boy
Home, boy
Everybody needs a home

The life we live is tricky tricky
I love my home, and my family
Who's gonna love you when the
Mountain gets steep?
We're gonna make it-in a jeepback to top
Main Street Eyes
This whole country is scared of failure.
My head keeps trying to sell me ambition.
But in my heart, I want self-respect.
There's a conflict.

Boy, I feel so outgunned today
But I'll get up and fight back, anyway
You and I aare not huge mainstream stars
But unlike them, we're really what we are

We got main street eyes
Watchin' as the big boys roll by
Under rotten television skies
We got main street eyes

I saw a kitten squashed in the street
I read about a plastic surgeon and his art collection.

We are played for suckers all the time
Phony rock and roll
It's a crime
I don't want to dip myself in trash
I don't want to give myself for cash

We got main street eyes
Tryin' to do what's decent with our lives
Under funny television skies
We got main street eyes

Walkin' around sometimes
I see a tension under the surface
People are just about ready to explode.

So hold me, and trust me
I love you, don't worry.
Keep your main street eyes
Keep your main street eyes
Keep your main street eyes
Eyes
Eyesback to top
I Won't Crap Out
I'm standin' in a shadow, hating the world
I keep a wall around me, block out the herd
It's a nerve-wreck placeto be, it kills real
Quick
You gotta scrape the concrete off your dick
But we're gonna live so happily
In a faraway place, just you and me
If I don't crap out
The sun will shine and give us a hug
The world will sing like a happy bug
If I don't crap out
No and I won't crap out
I won't crap out

I'm glad I am crazy, it keeps me trying
I despise the trendies, I know
They're lying
If you want to stir up real mud
You had better pay with real blood
But the birds will sing a sweet melody
In a couple of green indifferent trees
If I don't crap out
And you're gonna know how fine you are
Gonna write your name on a violet star
If I don't crap out
We'll have a window and we'll have a door
And a reason to be living for
If I don't crap out
And the material singers will fade into dust
Like forgotten merchants of disgust
If I don't crap out
No I won't crap out
No I'll never crap out
Oh I won't crap out
I won't crap outback to top
Candy
Candy

It's a rainy afternoon
In 1990
The big city geez it's been 20 years-
Candy-you were so fine

Beautiful beautiful
Girl from the north
You burned my heart
With a flickering torch
I had a dream that no one else could see
You gave me love for free

Candy, candy , candy I can't let you go
All my life you're haunting me
I loved you so

Candy, candy , candy I can't let you go
Life is crazy
Candy baby

Yeah, well it hurt me real bad when you left
I'm glad you got out
But I miss you
I've had a hole in my heart
For so long
I've learned to fake it and
Just smile along

Down on the street
Those men are all the same
I need a love
Not games
Not games

Candy, candy, candy I can't let you go
All my life you're haunting me
I loved you so
Candy, candy , candy I can't let you go
Life is crazy
I know baby
Candy baby

Uou uou uou
Candy, candy, candy I can't let you go
All my life you're haunting me
I loved you so

Candy candy candy
Life is crazy
Candy baby

Candy baby,
Candy, candyback to top
Butt Town
The cops are well-groomed, with
Muscled physiques in butt town
Their tan uniforms are tailored in chic
In butt town
Any young black male who walks down the street
Is gonna get stopped by a car full of meat
But the girl with the hair
Flies by in her underwear-

She's done nothing so far to deserve that car
When you live in butt town
You gotta get down
But in butt town I'm learnin'
In butt town I'm earnin'
In butt town I'm turnin'
Into my worst nightmare

I'm tellin' you, it's a motley crew in butt town
Monday you're new, and friday you're through
In butt town
The producer is wily, and owns what he sells
The talent is eager to go straight to hell
Th tits are amazing, and everyone's gazing
At some body part-
That's the nature of art in butt town

All over butt town dreams have a show down
All over butt town values are thrown down
But in butt town I'm learnin'
In butt town I'm earnin'
In butt town I'm turnin'
Into my worst nightmare

In butt town baby
I'm gonna be a star
I'm gonna shake my butt far
Now here we go
I'm gonna shake my butt
Shake my butt shake my butt
In butt townback to top
The Undefeated
I was gently raised
Fussed over r in school
Fed and housed and entertained
Wanting to be cool
Summers in the grass
Winters warm and slow
Until the one thing on my mind was to just
Get up and go

We're the undefeated
We got what they want
We're so bored and spoiled
Life is just a bag of pot
We're the undefeated
Tv in the shade
Girls at all our parties
We have really got it made

There's a real mean world outside
Where many lives are lost
But struggle builds character
And we are growing soft
I don't want to sit and watch no tv show
I want to roam and be challenged
I want to grow and grow

We're the undefeated
We got what they want
We're so fucking spoiled
Life is just a bag of pot
We're the undefeated
Tv in the shade
Girls at all our parties
We have really got it made
What have we made?
A giant jail
A bunch of walls
That's all that we've made
Oh, my

We're the undefeated we got what they want
We're so bored and spoiled life is just a bag of pot
We're the undefeated we got what they want
We're so bored and spoiled life is just a bag of pot

We're the undefeated
Always undefeated
We're the undefeated
We're the undefeated,
Nowback to top
Moonlight Lady
Who's gonna tell you goodnight?
Who's gonna put out the light?
I love you and love is almost crazy
Slippin' through the so and so's
Over all the fields we go
Moonlight lady

Don't wanna tell you so long
Don't wanna mess up your song
Feelin' like I do I'm almost crazy
Choosin' all the red blue jeans
Watchin' people be so mean
Moonlight lady

I'm on fire
And I can hardly breathe
Time goes by
And all alone
My poor heart grieves

I love you just 'cause I do
I didn't plan it with you
But now we're here we might as well accept it
We're together for all time
Marching through the fields of dimes
Moonlight ladyback to top
Something Wild
John hiatt

Sometims I don't even move a muscle
Baby while you lie awake all night
I think I've got 9 lives in these corpuscles
Girl, you know sometimes I don't think right

I hear voices in the hall
I wake up and it's nothing at all
A hungry wolf-an angry child
Or something wild
Something wild
Something wild
Something wild

It's not as if we could think that things
Was one way
Or they would all just be that way right now
When I was a kid I thought that some day
I could tame this lion heart some
Way, some how

Now I'm hungry for the love
That doesn't know what it's thinking of
Searching for the meek and mild
Like something wild
Something wild
Something wild
Something wild

There's a hole where the wind blows through
And some curtains too
But I can't hide a thing from you-
You know where I'm comin' from
Well I tried gettin' there under my own steam
But my very last chance was shot
Now you're ridin' me down like a submarine
I can feel you in my veins, runnin' hot
I went out and stole a new pair of shoes
Some pocket money and a place to go
Now we gotta get up and scream at the
Top of our lungs like it was gonna die
If we didn't make it so
I hear voices in the hall
I wake up and it's nothing at all
A hungry wolf-an angry child
Something wildback to top
Neon Forest
I'm sliding like a lizard on my belly and back
It's a miracle I haven't fallen through any cracks
The life on display is trouble for sure
The drugs that I took have made me impure

The neon forest is lighting up
The neon forest is lighting up
My brain

I've learned some nasty lessons so I'm shutting
My mouth
A fury in my gut is spinning me round
And round
To be a total phony is the winning design
When the fabric of life is a horny goldmine

The neon forest is my home
And like a cartoon cat I roam
Where only kids are still alive
And anyway they're gonna fry
My brain

You can get a weird prize for being adored
You can join the in crowd for being a whore
Although you are lonely you wish for a fence
America takes drugs in psychic defense
You can say what you want but nobody's there
Have you got any money?
Are you anybody?back to top
Starry Night
Stars in the sky
I like them better than you
Stars in the sky
They tell me what to do
I don't care about your city
Or your fat income
I don't care about your vanity fair
Or your fucking sitcom

Starry night
Starry night
That starry night

Makes me feel alright
I heard a lotta mean talkin'
I met a lotta tough guys-they all look
Pretty ugly under the stars
Go out to the desert
And just look up
You can feel yourself
Under the stars
All man's buildings
Will soon be gone
'cause something here
Is absolutely wrong

Starry night
Starry night
That starry night

Makes me feel alright
Like a human being
Take your building and your income and
Shove it up your ass-
Take your building and your income and stuff
It with your cash-
I heard a lotta big talk-met a lotta tough guys-
That shit looks ugly under a starry night-
Which country is the strongest?
Who plays the best guitar?
Who fucking cares
Under the starsback to top
Pussy Power
An evil shadow across my brain
A certain buring that makes me insane
She's on my beam oh no she's in my room
She's al around me now and I'm a tool

Pussy power
Pussy power
Pussy power
Pussy power

She wears a raincoat in the sun all day
She says she wants to have some fun, well, hey
She calls me over on the sidewalk
She's got a joint, she's got a cute walk

Pussy power
Pussy power
Pussy power
Pussy power

Pussy power-hour by hour
Pussy power oh what a flower
I want to hold her close to me
'cause pussy power's pulling me
Down
Down
Down
Down

When it's there and I can't have it
I get real real rabid
I've got to figure out a way
I'm so pent-up, like this I can't stay
I've got to look this in the eye
I'm much too crazed, I'm much too shy
But all in all, at least I am i
Oh my oh my oh my oh my

Pussy power
Pussy power
Pussy power
Pussy powerback to top
Brick by Brick
People are so sad and I know why
With no chance to live before you die
You get pretty sick if you hafta
Keep it inside

I wanna build a house where an ad don't scream
I wanna live in peace-quietly
I wanna have a place of love and safety
People oughta live how and where they want
People oughta have respect in front
People oughta get along pretty o.k.

So get off my dick
I'm building it brick by brick
Brick by brick

I'm building a house where I can think
And have some balance and dignity
I'm building a house where no one can hurt me
I'm huilding a house where the weak are strong
I'm building a house with a real song
I'm using faith that is immortal
I'm building it with simplicity
And the way that we feel, you and me
I'm buidling it with what I believe in

So get off my dick
I'm building it brick by brick
Brick by brick

Now I'm looking at just a little time
So be it-i want to
Be true to my simple heart
And not put nothing else above it
Brick by brick
Brick by brick
Brick by brick
Brick by brick
Brick by brick by brickback to top
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