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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones lyrics

Album: More Noise and Other Disturbances [1992]

Tracks11
 01  Awfully Quiet
 02  Where'd You Go?
 03  Dr. D.
 04  It Can't Hurt
 05  What's at Stake
 06  Cowboy Coffee
 07  I'll Drink to That
 08  Guns and the Young
 09  He's Back
 10  Bad in Plaid
 11  They Came to Boston
all The Mighty Mighty Bosstones lyrics



Awfully Quiet
(mighty mighty bosstones)

I like noise, that's why I'm livin' where I am.
I like the noise and confusion of a traffic jam.
I like the sound of a jet as it's shakin' my dwellin'
I like ragin', rampagin' and screamin' and yellin'
Sound of a fire engine headed for a fire.
Emotions so high they can't get any higher
Goin' out of control in an outta hand crowd
I like noise and it's gotta be loud.
Awfully quiet, awfully quiet, awfully quiet
It was awfully quiet on the streets yesterday
People on the streets had little to say
Well I walked the streets and barely heard a sound
It was awfully quiet on the streets downtown.
Sometimes quiet's okay, sometimes quiet's alright.
Given the choice, I like noise, morning, noon, and night.
It was awfully quiet and on the trains last night.
People on the trains kept the conversation light.
I rode the trains and barely heard a word
Quietest train I ever heard.
Sometimes quiet's okay, sometimes quiet's alright.
Given the choice, I like noise, morning, noon, and night.
Awfully quiet, awfully quiet, awfully quiet
It was awfully quiet and I needed some noise
I got on the blower called up the boys
I was doing so bad I could barely hack it
They came to my house and they kicked up a racket
Ooh-ah [2x]
They turned my place on it's ear ooh
The boy's began to riot ah
It felt so good to hear ooh
On a day that was so quiet ah
I screamed and cheered them on ooh
And I helped out where I could ah
And when they all were gone ooh
I was feeling good!
I like noise that's why I'm livin' where I am.
I like the noise and confusion of a traffic jam.
I like the sound of a jet as it's shakin' my dwellin'
I like ragin' rampagin' and screamin' and yellin'
Sound of a fire engine headed for a fire.
Emotions so high they can't get any higher
Goin' out of control in an outta hand crowd
I like noise and it's gotta be loud.
Yeah it's gotta be loud
Oh yeah it's gotta be loud
Come on it's gotta be loud
From now on it's gonna be loud oooh yeahback to top
Where'd You Go?
Hello?
Checked the clock when I got home
And realized I was alone
Sat for hours by the window
Wonderin' where did you go?
Couldn't eat or sleep at all
Took the pictures off the wall
Paced the place as time moves slow
And I'm wondering where did you go?
Where'd you go? where'd you go?
I wanna know
Lit a cigarette I couldn't smoke
Wound the clock until it broke
Went to bed then took a shower
Stared at tv for an hour
Did the dishes, made the bed
Read a book I've never read
Any minute you will show
And I'm wondering where did you go?
Where'd you go? where'd you go?
I wanna know

Where did you go? (4x)
I opened the fridge, I opened a beer
And played a tape I couldn't hear
Emptiness began to grow
And I'm wondering where did you go?
Watched the sun come up from the back stairs
Thought about the last few years
I lost control, I screamed, I cried
I punched a pole and went inside
Packed my things called a friend
Wished this emptiness would end
Wrote a note then tore it up
Poured the beer into a cup
Sat on the couch, drank it slow
Wondering where did you go?
I realized I couldn't stay
Grabbed my things and I went away
Where'd you go? where'd you go?
I wanna know!back to top
Dr. D.
WAAAhh What are these noises?
We're sending this one out to a beautiful, beautiful human being
Noise, noise, noise from down below
and It's coming from the basement
it's underneath the house now and
it's rockin' the foundation
it's a noise we love to make
and for years we have been making
while Doctor D, watches TV his house is fucking shaking
he lets us practice in his place IN HIS PLACE!
he's got a wife with a pretty face PRETTY FACE!
takes vacation, owns property DR.D! Dr. Dalsimer, DOCTOR D!
In the daytime what's he doin? upstairs in the attic
he's saving lives from ruin he's sorting through the static.
he puts back together brains? I guess they're broken
...and I'm not fucking joking
he lets us practice in his place IN HIS PLACE!
he's got a wife with a pretty face PRETTY FACE!
takes vacation, owns property DR.D! Dr. Dalsimer, DOCTOR D!
WAAAAhh What are these noises!? [2x]
nice. nice. nice, nice, nice, nice neighborhood
and nice place to raise the kids
they're tough things to obtain but Dr. D. He did
worked hard to take it easy worked hard and wasn't lazy
guitars drums, tones and saxophones he must be fucking crazy
he lets us practice in his place IN HIS PLACE!
he's got a wife with a pretty face PRETTY FACE!
takes vacation, owns property DR.D! Dr. Dalsimer, DOCTOR D!
WAAAAhh What are these noises!? Waaahh What are these noises!?back to top
It Can't Hurt
(dicky barrett/joe gittleman)

You thought the idea was good, to hang around in my neighborhood
Thought it was a good idea, you even thought it might advance your career
Thought that! you thought that time was on your side
And you! and you can go along for the ride
Thought you wouldn't go too far, your thoughts have got you where you are
Never had a crystal ball, never promised you at all
Never promised you a thing, I never knew what things would bring
It can't hurt, it can't hurt, not gonna hurt you doll!
It hasn't helped, it hasn't helped hasn't helped you at all!
You believe that being where you've been was a way that you could walk right in
And you were sure that going where you've gone was a way that you could get up on
Had to! you had to do what you had to do
And you! bit off more than you could chew
Open you're eyes and look at where you're at,
Shut your mouth and swallow that
Never had a crystal ball, never promised you at all
I never promised you a thing, never knew what things would bring
It can't hurt, it can't hurt, not gonna hurt you doll!!
It hasn't helped, it hasn't helped, has it helped you at all!
I tried, I tried, I tried, I tried, I can't seem to get through.
Yo dennis man, see if she'll listen to you.
Aaahh it can't hurt, it can't hurt, not gonna hurt you doll!!
It doesn't help, it doesn't help, has it helped you at all?
It can't hurt, no it can't hurt, no it can't hurt you doll!
It doesn't help, it hasn't helped, it hasn't help you at all!back to top
What's at Stake
(original song by slapshot)

Stick that needle right through your arm, do everything that does you harm
So you're lying there on the floor, see ya staggering out the door
Try it and you like it and you know you can, take it on
Take your real life till you soon discovered where you are,
You don't know, so you're at the bottom with a nose full of blow
Don't know what you're doin to me, so you're lying there so helplessly
Get yourself back up before it's too late, or a life of pain will be your fate
You don't care about anyone, just as long as you have your fun
Or as long as you get your fix, now you're taking a deep six
Try it and you like it and you know you can take it on
Take your real life till you soon discovered where you are,
You don't know so you're at the bottom with a nose full of blow
Don't know what you're doin to me so you're lying there so helplessly
Get yourself back up before it's too late or a life of pain will be your fate
Higher baby, get higher baby, get higher baby, don't ever come down don't do it!
Now you triy it and you like it and you know you can take it on
Take your real life till you soon discovered where you are,
You don't know so you're at the bottom with a nose full of blow
Don't know what you're doin to me so you're lying there so helplessly
Get yourself back up before it's too late or a life of pain will be your fate
What's at stake [4x]back to top
Cowboy Coffee
(dicky barrett/joe gittleman)

To put up with the output I don't think about it,
Hold on and hold out or I'd be left out without it
Things better get better I gotta get
Thing's should get good but they haven't yet
While these things keep bringing and bringing me grief
I've got that one something that still brings relief
All these things keep bringing and bringing me grief
I've got that one something that still brings relief
Cowboy coffee and chemical cream ride on ride on my stallion of green
Midnight shower sleep in the flowers and dream, hurricane, breakneck speed, rapid fire, dreams
It's not that it's boggin' or cloggin' my head
It's not that I'm swamped buried under near dead
It's just the daily grind to bring the daily bread
I wasn't born rich I'm good looking instead
While these dailys dille-dallie and I'm daily employed
I've got that daily something that's daily enjoyed
While these dailys dille-dallie and I'm daily employed
I've got that daily something that's daily enjoyed
Cowboy coffee and chemical cream ride, ride, ride on my stallion of green
Just a midnight flower, sleep in the flowers and dream, hurricane, breakneck speed, rapid fire, dreamsback to top
I'll Drink to That
(dicky barrett/joe gittleman)

Standing stiff on a cliff and I'm not gonna leap,
Checked out the water but it's much too deep
No going back there's no turning around,
So I'll stay here and wait God I hope that I'm found
My [7x] thoughts were in knots but I couldn't get to sleep,
Went up to the attic to see what to keep
Threw out the useless and now it's bone-dry,
But I still couldn't die and couldn't figure out why
No way, no how, no what? what now?
The place is packed I needed that
The bottles cracked I'm glad for that
A good nights rest? forget about that
I feel alive in this dive so I'll drink to that
The place is packed I needed that
The bottles cracked I'm glad for that
A good nights rest? forget about that
I feel alive in this dive so I'll drink to that
The attic was empty and my eyes were shut,
I had to do soemthing but I didn't know what
The darkness was nice but it wasn't enough,
The clock wasn't stopping so I had to get tough
Get tough, get up, get out, get tough!
The place is packed I needed that
The bottles cracked I'm glad for that
A good nights rest? forget about that
I feel alive in this dive so I'll drink to that
The place is packed I needed that
The bottles cracked I'm glad for that
A good nights rest? forget about that
I feel alive in this dive so I'll drink to that
Got up and out and found out it was raining,
The car lived then died but I wasn't complaining
Hell bent for action and it had to be out there,
I walked then I ran hoping something was somewhere
Before too long it didn't take long,
This place came along and I ended up here
The place is packed I needed that the bottles cracked
I'm glad for that a good nights rest? forget about that
I feel alive in this dive so I'll drink to that
The place is packed I needed that the bottles cracked
I'm glad for that a good nights rest? forget about that
I feel alive in this dive so I'll drink to thatback to top
Guns and the Young
(dicky barrett/nate albert)

Police have no suspects yet,
Both women have been shot twice in the head
Gang violence in boston
No parent has planned that their children would leave them on this earth through violence
Arrrgghhh
Hey what's the big idea? why don't you look where you're
Police are on full alert
357 magnum 9 millimeter handgun a-k 47 and an uzi sub machine gun[4x]
You see it on tv, you know it looks cool
All these actors going around killing thousands of people
In two or three minutes, it builds up in your head and you say,
Yo I can do that just stand facing a wall
Your enemies are all around you
You can feel the tension, right behind you
357 magnum 9 millimeter hangun a-k 47 and an uzi sub machine gun
Everybody's trying to take take!
Take over my spot, people just trying to take take!
Take what I got see if I'm strapped, they can't get to me
Everybody's afraid of each other
You make enemies so easily just hangin' on the corner
Gang violence in boston[4x] nathan!
Chains snatched a couple of times, shoes off your feet
Feel like you've got to arm yourself to protect yourself
Chains snatched a couple of times, shoes off your feet
Feel like you've got to arm yourself to protect yourself
Help [8x]
What do you do if someone's packin'?
What the hell can one man do?
What do you do if he's crackin'?
Hope he can't shoot straight?
357 magnum 9mm handgun a-k 47 and an uzi sub machine gunback to top
He's Back
(dicky barrett/nate albert/joe gittleman)

When he left, he showed up at my door, different than he was before
I was scared, and he was way off track I thought he wasn't coming back
He told me, people were out after him and talked of places that he'd never been,
On a mission, and sworn to secrecy, different than he used to be
Back, back, and we're glad he's back on track! it's good to have him back, he's back
Back, back, and we're glad he's back on track! it's good to have him back, he's back
When he was gone, he slept out on my couch in the daytime he was always out
I never knew where he went or how his afternoons were spent he said
He had to slay a dragon, kill a giant, fix a wagon wage a war, feed the world,
And stamp out sin, in the daytime he was never in
Back, back, and we're glad he's back on track! it's good to have him back, he's back
Back, back, and we're glad he's back on track! it's good to have him back, he's back
I'm a freight train baby don't give me no sidetrack, no!
I want your main line baby! climb aboard the eden express!
This train is coming through! this train is bound for glory!
This train, this, train is comig through! this train is bound for glory!
When he left, he showed up at my door, different than he was before
I was scared and he was way off track I thought he wasn't coming back
When he spoke it was tough to tell, he ever left or wasn't well
Lost his balance tripped and fell he came back and we were glad as hell
When he came back, he showed up at my door, different than he was before
I was geared 'cause he was back on track it's good to have my old friend back
Back, back, and we're glad he's back on track! it's good to have him back, he's back
Back, back, and we're glad he's back on track! it's good to have him back, he's backback to top
Bad in Plaid
(nate albert/dennis brockenborough)

Polk-a-dots just don't go pointy shoes hurt my toes
Paisley makes me nauseous when I'm down with plaid, be cautious
Fucked up stripes, just don't feel right when I'm chillin with joe late at night
Money, cars, more money, no! won't make me leave my plaid at home
'cause I'm bad in plaid
You know I'm bad in plaid well i'm
Time spent in hawaiian shirts some mistakes were even worse
Like acid washed, or skinny ties wrap around sunglasses on my eyes
Now plaid is the color of my soul so I wear it, from head to toe
Breakin' microphones for the crowd I'm bad in plaid and I'm plaid and I'm proud
Bad in plaid I'm so bad in plaid well i'm-
The plaid means more than the color of our clothes
It means everyone is welcome to the mighty mighty shows
Feel free to represent on the bosstones' stage*
We don't care about your race, color or about your age
You just gotta wanna want it and ya gotta wanna move it
It's a plaid plaid world and we're trying to prove it everywhere we go
As long as you're united with the plaid boys from boston then you're all invited
Everywhere you go let's all get united with the plaid boys from boston
And you're all invited!
Bad in plaid, bad in plaid, bad in ..... plaid!back to top
They Came to Boston
(dicky barrett/nate albert)

They came to boston on their vacation
They came, they saw, they annoyed me
They saw it all, what! fanueil hall! it's best if they just avoid me
Rented a car to see the sights they found the hub confusing
Looked for the swan boats in mattapan well, I find that real amusing
I was here before they came. I'll be here long after
Don't want to share, but it seems clear that I'm gonna have to
They came to boston for an education live in the dorms, join a frat
Jam my bars and subway cars now, what the fuck is that?
Spend year one having fun and causing aggravation
Spending daddy's cash on a toga bash when the hell's graduation?
I was here before they came I'll be here long after
Don't want to swear, but it seems clear that I'm gonna have to aww fuck
I was here before they came I'll be here long after
Don't want to share, but it seems clear that I'm gonna have to
I was here before they came I'll be here long after
Don't want to share, but it seems clear that I'm gonna have to
They came to boston[9x]back to top
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