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Violent Femmes lyrics

Album: 3 [1989]

Tracks12
 01  Nightmares
 02  Just Like My Father
 03  Dating Days
 04  Fat
 05  Fool in the Full Moon
 06  Nothing Worth Living For
 07  World We're Living In
 08  Outside the Palace
 09  Telephone Book
 10  Mother of a Girl
 11  Lies
 12  See My Ships
all Violent Femmes lyrics



Nightmares
It seems that the problem is very deep
'cause everytime I try to sleep
I have nightmares
Thinking about
Getting together with you
No no I wouldn't say so
I would not call it a curse
But what worries me then
Is when I wake up if it might be worse

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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Just Like My Father
I'm just like my father
But I am much worse
He hurt his mother
I hurt mine worse
I'm just like my brother
He hurt his wife
I hurt mine first
It hurts to be like cain
Ain't no way
I'm not able
Y'know what I mean
He hurt my mother
I hurt her worse
Never stop the
Never stopping

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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Dating Days
Three women
In thirty days
Tell me seriously
Our dating days
Are over and done
Are dead and gone
It seems that no matter how much I drink
I seem to still stay sober
It seems that no matter how young I am
I seem to still feel older
Three men are going to hell
Thirty women are going to jail
Jonah swore he swallowed the whale
Thirty thirsty women
Three hundred women in three hours
Told me boy forget the flowers
Christ told a man called 1 legion
Come into the fold and start preachin'
Your devil days are over and gone
Your weary days are dead and done
Your happiness has begun

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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Fat
I hope
You got
Fat
Cause if you got
Really fat
You just might want to see me come back
I don't care
How heavy or how skinny
Just gimme
Something to love
A little extra weight would never look no nicer on nobody else but you
And I could always use a little bit more
To hold on to
And if I get a fright in the middle
Of the night I'll cling to you

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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Fool in the Full Moon
I've been following women all afternoon
Don't turn around
Too soon
I've been following you all afternoon
Following you a fool in the full moon
Something's got a hold on me when I get a hold of you
Following women
After dark
Nobody knows what's in my heart
Let your loving be
I'm a lechery
I do not spread leprosy
I will not touch but let me see
My building's burning down and I cannot breathe
Following you
Who won't believe
Perfect peace I cannot perceive
When I'm following you I'm a fool in the full moon

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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Nothing Worth Living For
There's nothing worth living for tonight
Tell me that there's something worth living for tonight
Don't let me down
Don't let me drown
The pain is somewhere very close to meback to top
World We're Living In
I can't go out no more
I just better stay at home
I just better stay all alone
'cause what am I gonna do
If I see someone I'd like to do
Something to
What am I gonna say
If I see someone I'd like to say
Something to
If I see someone who'd like to do
Something too
I can't help being careful
Did you notice the world
That we're living in
Did you notice did you see
Something might happen to me
Did you notice a chill in the wind
People are dying
Just because they had a little
Girlfriend is not my girlfriend
My neighbor is not my lover
Boyfriend is not my boyfriend
My brother is not my lover
Behavior is not my behavior
My neighbor is not my savior
Didn't you notice the world
That we're living in

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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Outside the Palace
I've been outside the palace
I've been outside the gate
I still don't feel that I made any mistake
When I got off that train
I felt my feet hit the ground
I didn't want to go
Where that gravy train was bound
God help me to see
I've been loved all along
And not to get too confused
Between the moonlight and the dawn
If I go back to the palace
I'll walk right thru' the gate
Nobody knows how much here was at stake
I might get on that train
In feel the wheel on the train
Move it on up the mountain like a foregone fact
God help me to know
I've been in love my whole life
And not to get so confused
Between the struggle and the strife

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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Telephone Book
I look at my telephone book
I look at my telephone book
I can't stand the way it look
I hate to think the way you took
Me down into a burnin' rage
I wrote your name on every page
But you don't return my calls
You don't return my calls
You don't return my calls
I'm ready to bust down the walls
I'm going down niagara falls
In a barrel of fun
Hey ain't I a lucky one
You don't return my calls
My telephone book is the color red
My telephone book is the color red
The red is all in my head
Some things are left better unsaid
Is that why you don't try
To acknowledge or reply
You don't return my calls
Why did you hear from an old friend
I knew once way back when
I did some bad things to myself and my health
Or did you happen to hear an old song I once sang
Did it make your sweet sweet blood run cold in your veins
And will you never think of me the same

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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Mother of a Girl
You look like you could be the mother of a girl
A girl I hated more than any other girl in the world
The way I let her treat me was totally a disgrace
I wanted to permanently wipe that smile off her face
No I'm not joking
Yes I was choking
You look like you could be the mother of a girl
A girl I loved more than any other girl in the world
The way that I treated her was totally a crime
I wanted to permanently wipe the joy out of my mind
No I'm not joking
Yes I was choking
You look like you could be the mother of a boy
Who bored me more than any other man in the land
The way that he dogged me like I was totally a jerk
I wanted to permanently pound his prick into the dirt
No I'm not joking
Yes I was choking

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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Lies
Well I'm reading this poem
And it's so profound
And I like it's rhythm
And I like it's sound
It's by a very famous poet
No critic can criticise
And then I pause a moment
And I start to realize
He's tellin'
Lies lies lies
On the motel tv.
I dig the evangelist
He'll tell you all about that
And then he tell you all about this
He's preachin' up a storm
By the sea of galilee
He's mixin' up the truth
With something funny I start to see
He's tellin'
Lies lies lies
I never had this problem
With nobody in the government
I guess I always figured
They never mean what they meant
And God help us all
Not to be so stone surprised
When we wake up in the stars
With the skies in our eyes
If we keep tellin'
Lies lies lies

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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See My Ships
See my ships
They are sailing
In and out of the harbor
Will they go together
Or must they stay apart
Yes I know it's in my heart
Surely you see what's inside of me
Jesus is coming soon
I can hear gabriel
Blow his trumpet tune
This I know
This I know
Our lord is coming soon
Mercy mercy me
Marvin gaye he was shot
By his father
O my father
Have mercy on me
Cold kane o my cheap thrill
O my shame for cain
And the devil
Momma I need water
I'm thirsty
Surely you see
What's inside of me

Gordon gano: vocals, guitar
Brian ritchie: bass
Victor delorenzo: drums

Recorded at carriage house, stamford, ct

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