Hobbies Galore 24
>> 01 Dates
>> 02 I Wanna Hit You
>> 03 Everything
>> 04 Puttin' Up the Groceries
>> 05 Don't Let Me Go To the Dogs
>> 06 I Go Into Your Mind
>> 07 This Wednesday
>> 08 Play Myself Some Music
>> 09 Schoolgirl
>> 10 Colliding Circles
>> 11 I Love You Too Much To Bother You
>> 12 Everyone But Everyone
>> 13 I've Begun To Fall In Love
>> 14 Part of The Problem
>> 15 Ethan Sequence
>> 16 I Want You In My Life
>> 17 Why Should I Love You
>> 18 I Hope That You Remember
>> 19 Norway
>> 20 Sort of Way
>> 21 Dewey Decimal System
>> 22 The Bodycount
>> 23 I Wish I Could Sing
>> 24 Hobbies Galore









01. DATES

Mrs. Josianna Smith, now now
Can I have a kiss, now now
Love you anyway, now now
Can I spend today, now now, with you?

I took her to the liquor store
She smiled, she was asking for
the best I could get
So I gave her some promises
Josianna come, now now
Serve you little rum, now now

Mrs. Deboreah Jones, now now
Call you on the phone, now now
Love you anyway, now now
Physically play, now now, with you

I took her to the movie show
She smiled and she made me
lift her skirt to her head
So I made her some promises
Deborah please, now now
Lemme see you tease, now now

Who is left to ask, now now
Lemme make a pass, now now
Love me anyway, now now
Don't know what to say, now now, to you
Bom dooby dooby wah
I need just a little bit more
close the door
I can't make no more promises
Say me no promises
say me no promises

1973 H.P. Music/Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


02. I WANNA HIT YOU

I wanna love you
Why won't you ever let me love you?
You are wise and you're beautiful to me
I love you

I wanna hold you
I wanna look into your eyes and see them
You are sweet and you're sexual to me
I love you, love you

Pain and misery
When you won't come through the door
What is it for?
I wanna hit you

Pain and misery
You respect my love that way
What can I say?
I wanna hit you

1977 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


03. EVERYTHING

Everything is good
Stay away if you are in a bad mood
Everything is good
Stay away, you're bringing me down

Monday is here
Spring is in the air
Afternoon is clear
Fluffing up my hair

Everything is good
Stay away if you are in a bad mood
Everything is great
Stay away, you're bringing me down

Tuesday it rains
Stay inside and paint
Hear commuter trains
So glad that I ain't

Everything is bad
Stay away if you are in a bad mood
Everything is lousy
Stay away, you're bringing me down

This Wednesday
Wednesday you call
Tell me you're alone
In the shower stall
Whatever happened to picture phones?

I wanna see you
I wanna see what you look like
I wanna watch you
I wanna see what you're wearing

Thursday is hot
Wish that I could swim
Hurts me a lot
Seeing you with him

Everything is ehh?
Stay away if you are in a bad mood
Everything's too much
Stay away, you're bringing me down

Friday is cool
Got my spirits high
I know that you'll
Accept our last goodbye

Saturday I'm spaced out
Did not sleep enough
What a week I faced
Had no time for love

Everything is fair
Stay away if you are in a bad mood
Everything is smooth
Stay away, you're bringing me down

Sunday I rest

1984 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


04. PUTTIN' UP THE GROCERIES

Do you wanna see anymore TV?
Would you rather be helping mom and me?

Puttin' up the groceries now
We just got back from Foodtown
There are still three sacks in the Cadillac
Puttin' up the groceries
(if you want dinner, you better give us a hand)

Eight brown bags in all
Stacked against the wall
Roast beef and Pine Sol
Come and help us, y'all

Puttin' up the groceries now
Just got back from Morristown
There is milk and bread and a lettuce head
Puttin' up the groceries now

Careful with the eggs
Where's the chicken legs?
Spot the dog will beg
When he sees the vegetables

Puttin' up the groceries now
I'm about to starve and how
There is nothing left to put on the shelf
Cookin' up the groceries now.

1978 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


05. DON'T LET ME GO TO THE DOGS

I was under duress
When I said I was mad
(I was sad)
I'm sorry I broke your heart
When I said you were had
(You were bad)

Oh no
Don't let me go to the dogs
When I desire to spend my whole life with you
Oh no
Don't go away with your dogs

People are not exactly
What they do believe
They perceive
When will I teach myself
When to stay when to leave
(Ask the beave)

Oh no
Don't let me go to the dogs
When I desire to spend my whole life with you
Oh no
Don't go away with your dogs

Funny you mention life
After death, 'cause I know
Where to go
We could go down to the
Pound where the puppies can grow
Very slow

Oh no
Don't let me go to the dogs
When I desire to spend my whole life with you
Oh no
Don't go away with your dogs

1977 H.P. Music/Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


06. I GO INTO YOUR MIND

I go into your mind
I open up the door
I come inside your hair
I sit down on the floor

And I just look up around the room
Looks like you're without whom
Your brain wants
Your brain gets

And I travel through your head
I move from ear to ear
I go into your mind
I swim upon your tears

And I'm just floating out of the room
Looks like you're without whom
Your brain wants me

1978 H.P. Music/Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


07. THIS WEDNESDAY

What am I gonna do this Wednesday
When my girl comes over?
Will I be disappointed this Thursday?
Will I have to call Orville Stoeber?

Will I be in tune this Wednesday
You've gone back to Sweden
Can I get back in touch with you Saturday
This is Robert Steven

More and more each day I wonder
How to get you to love
Me and you, we should not fall in love
I love you anyway

More and more I dread this Wednesday
Without amy.

1978 H.P. Music/Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


08. PLAY MYSELF SOME MUSIC

It's so quiet in here
Hear the pin drop
Oh what can I do?
There's nothin' to do
Just plop down in a chair
Listen to some tunes

Play myself some music
Listen to side 2 first
Play myself some music
Pretend I did not lose you

I been so sad all day
Watching the clock
Oh what could I do?
My life is a bore
Just lay down in the floor
Listen to some songs

Play myself some music
Listen to side 3 first
Play myself some music
Pretend I did not lose you

A ballad makes me think of you
A rocker makes me think of us
But silence makes me cry

I got all these records
But it's such a chore
To choose one
But I must play the game
Get settled in the phones
Listen to LPs

Play myself some music
Listen to side 4 first
Play myself some music
Pretend I did not lose you

Play myself some music
Listen to side 1 first
Drink myself some whiskey
Pretend I did not lose you.

1986 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


09. SCHOOLGIRL

Schoolgirl, study for your test
Would you rather pass
Than make a pass at me?
You, whoa whoa, schoolgirl

I am working overtime
Just to try to make you mine
Little student, listen to me
Every available time
Schoolgirl, I love you, schoolgirl

Schoolgirl touching every book
Do you dream in class
That you could last with me?
You, whoa whoa, little schoolgirl

Chemistry just ain't your style
Pay attention to my smile
Pretty pupil, listen to me
Every available night
Schoolgirl, I love you, schoolgirl

Schoolgirl talking to me less
Would you rather fail
Than give some tail to me?
You, whoa whoa
Little schoolgirl
You're gonna make me try to kill myself.

1978 H.P. Music/Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


10. COLLIDING CIRCLES

Colliding circles
Colliding circles contrasting
Colliding circles
Round meets round
Oh oh
Colliding circles
No hiding the girls are nasty
Colliding circles
Lying down on its side means infinity

Colliding circles
Our failure to communicate
Colliding circles
New Rose 31 is magic
Colliding circles
A shiny 10-speed
Colliding circles
Bartenders' handlebar moustaches

Figure 8, number 8
Lying down on its side means infinity
I'm a bowl, you're a plate
Lying down on your side right next to me
I'm a pie, you're a cake
Lying down on its side means infinity
I'm a wheel, you're the tire
Lying down on your side right next to me

Colliding circles
Colliding circles eyeglasses
Colliding circles
The US A & SR
Colliding circles
Reagan overrules, that bastard

Colliding circles
I'm afraid the bubbles will pop
Colliding circles
Providing the world disaster
Colliding circles
Our heads, our faces touch
Colliding circles
Kiss me while you're here, fantastic!
Colliding circles
Permanent and unbreakable
Colliding circles
Period.

1985 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


11. I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH TO BOTHER YOU

Thinking bout my old girlfriend
Wishing we were in embrace
I love you too much to bother you

You could be my new girlfriend
If only I could taste your face
I love you too much to bother you
I love you too much to covet you
I love you too much to mother you
I love you too much to care about me

I know you've really had it with me
I'm just a person in your past
I love you too much to bother you

Feeling like my heart beats slow
As time goes rushing by too fast
I love you too much to bother you
I love you too much to smother you
I love you too much to care about me

Love was in a plane crash
Son of obituary
Love pushed on the train tracks
What are you wearing?
I bet you're wearing dried blood

If you don't want to hear from me
I guess I'll understand the truth
I love you too much to bother you

Thinking about our old friendship
Regretting that it had an end
I love you too much to bother you
I love you too much to covet you
I love you too much to care about me

1986 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


12. EVERYONE BUT EVERYONE

She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about
She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about

My girl, your girl, his girl

She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about
She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about

Good girl, bad girl, nice girl

She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about
She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about

New girl, old girl, next girl

She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about
She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about

Big girl, small girl, sick girl

She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about
She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about

This girl, that girl, which girl?

She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about
She is the girl
Everyone, but everyone
Is talking about

1986 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


13. I'VE BEGUN TO FALL IN LOVE

Carolynn will you come?
Carolynn will you come?
I've begun to fall in love

Carolynn give you fun,
Carolynn give you fun
I've begun to fall in love

Carolynn will you come?
Carolynn will you come?
My heart is swollen up with you
it's all so very new
Carolynn will you come?
Carolynn will you come?
I've begun to fall in love

Carolynn will you come?
Carolynn will you come?
My heart is overflowing now
I'm satisfied somehow
Carolynn will you come?
Carolynn will you come?
I've begun to fall in love
1975 H.P. Music/Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


14. PART OF THE PROBLEM

Someone tell me what I'm supposed to do when the
Occasion comes around for me to prove I am good
I can't find the answer to the question even
though I'd like to demonstrate if only I could

You are just part of the problem
I must be most of the problem (I'm serious)

Funny people always come to me about their
inhibitions but there's no solution at all
I would like to help but I am usually too busy
to prevent the way my friends want to fall

You are just part of the problem
I must be most of the problem

And consequently
The combination of your rhetoric
And my ignorance only tend to horrify the situation
to the point where
the lifeblood of our relationship evaporates
into the air on which we choke

I wanna show you that I
Can't be anymore inspiring
Just leave me alone until the
Time comes when I learn the answer
Then I'll write a novel 'bout it
You can read the novel and the
Problem will be solved and we can

Then go back to living in an ordinary way
and all the people all around us can say
They are really happy that the novel was successful
and they know just how to cope with today

Possible, impossible
It's possible, impossible
It's probable, improbable now
Possible, impossible
It's possible, impossible
It's probable, improbable now

1978 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


15. ETHAN SEQUENCE

Ethan is preparing for his flight to France
As his mummy fills the suitcase
Anyone would testify he's taking 'Stance'
As his mummy ties his shoelace
Once upon a time he had a girlfriend
One day she admitted she would leave
One thing led to other things
Ethan began wondering
What would he tell Mommy?

Ethan used to always engineer his thoughts
As his mummy read the paper
Everyone would want to question Ethan's guts
As his mummy cooked potatoes
Once upon a time he liked report cards
One day he came home with all C's
One thing led to other things
Ethan started pondering
Calling Pan American

Ethan is aboard a first-class jumbo jet
As his mummy sits a-crying
Everyone is sitting with their headphone set
As his mummy sits a-sighing
Once upon a time he had a family
One day she said bye the final time
One thing led to other things
Ethan left her in the spring
Winter's gonna kill her.

1978 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


16. I WANT YOU IN MY LIFE (2:25)

I love you but I'm angry
I want you in my life
I need you to be true
I want you in my life

I see you too often
Most every twilight
I had you to talk to
I want you in my life
I want you in my life

Hold the phone for a minute
you can hold me closely in it
I love you, girl
Hold my hand for a second
You can hold you breath, I reckon
I reckon, girl

Hold this guitar, be careful
Can't you see I've got my hair full
Of heartbreak, girl

I love you so badly
I burn up my light
I miss you to turn to
I want you in my life
I want you in my life.

1976 H.P. Music/Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


17. WHY SHOULD I LOVE YOU

I am stuck here with a bottle of beer and I love you
You have been gone with him far much too long and I care

Why should I love you
Asthma chazza do (I wanna sing)
Why should I love you
Yeah, uh huh, alright, come on

Nobody told me that you could be cold so I loved you
Just how you talked to me, just how we walked as a pair

Why should I love you
Now you're never true (I wanna sing)
Why should I love you
Yeah, uh huh, alright, come on

Every night of lies, I wanna cry
Falling, my friend
She won't compromise, I wanna die
Suicide won't do, so

I'll go away so you can't hear me say that I love you
Then you will see what it's like without me in your hair

Why should I love you
Asthma chazza do (I wanna sing)
Why should I love you
Yeah, uh huh, alright, come on
Yeah, uh huh, alright, come on
Yeah, uh huh, alright, come on

1975 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


18. I HOPE THAT YOU REMEMBER

I hope that you remember me again
I know that you remember when I said

Everybody's in a total runaround
And I don't know why, oh oh
Everybody's on a roller coaster
That goes up to the sky

I hope that you remember all my songs
I wish that you'd remember
Which are hit singles

Everybody says they're going crazy
But they don't seem to mind, oh oh
Everybody's in a jet airliner
That goes up to the sky

I hope that you remember
I hope that you remember
I hope that you remember
I hope that you remember

Everybody looks at me as if
I were a natural guy, oh oh
Everybody's in an elevator
That goes up to the sky

I hope that you remember us today
I hope that you will love me again
Again
And again

Everybody looks at me as if
I were a natural guy

1979 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


19. NORWAY

I had a quick lunch, then I drove off
It was a very bizarre departure from your house
The weather was beautiful
I stopped to call you and you said yes
You were nevertheless optimistic of our love,
but

When you're not around me, I get blue
I can't begin describing it to you, no
I feel a kind of invisible pain
Without you there's no reasonable gain
Norway Norway Norway

I've begun to dwell in misery
If only it was you that I could see, though
I feel a kind of unthinkable fear
There's no desire to live without you here
Norway Norway Norway

I'm eating breakfast all by myself
It is a typically bland existence without you
Filling the coffee cup.

1978 H.P. Music/Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


20. SORT OF WAY

Loud and vicious tried a countdown to their goal
I was standing near and kept you thinking

In a magic sort of way
Monophonic disamay
I believe I'll make today
In a changing sort of way
Well, in an easy sort of way

Concert here like nothing mattered so we sleep
Who is going to ignore my thinking
In a foggy sort of way?
Girlie in a module tries to help me through
Thousand dollar headline soaked with coffee

In a magic sort of way
If you stop you never stay
Better jump into the bay
In a failing sort of way
Yes, in an easy sort of way

Closing down the shop and hiding in the tub
With/without the tourists, I will manage

In a flavoured sort of way
I believe in what I say
Dontcha think you better pray
In amazing sorts of ways!

1973 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


21. DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM
(by bryan gore/rs moore)

What should a boy do to find a girl
To make her his own?
Look it up in the yellow pages?
Do a search on the web?
No!

What should a girl do to find a boy
To make him her own?
Investigate the local library?
Consult the card catalogue?

Dewey decimal system
Led me to you
Melville Dewey decimal
Systematically
Doncha see?

What should a man do to find a woman
To make her his own?
Frequently asked questions e-mailed?
Place an ad in the post?
No!

What should a woman do to find a man
To make him her own?
Investigate the local library?
Consult the card catalogue?

Dewey decimal system
Led me to you
Melville Dewey decimal
Systematically
Doncha see?

Let your fingers do the walking

Dewey decimal system
Led you to me
Dewey decimal system
Led you to me
Dewey decimal system
Led me to you
Melville Dewey decimal
systematically
Doncha see?

Dot com.

1999 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


22. THE BODYCOUNT

Just when you thought it was safe
Someone declares war on your heart

1-2-3-4
Going for the bodycount
Death toll ignored

Walking down the beach
Dozens of reclining blonde babes for me

1-2-3-4
Going for the bodycount
1-2-3-4
Participation in the bodycount

The soldiers have killed me
A woman thinks it's silly,
But the soldiers have killed me

Our precious friendship is through
All is quiet on the battleground now

Lonesome highway
Living for the bodycount
Closed up Friday
Dying for the bodycount

That's all I've got to say
You don't care anyway, do you?
Battle of the bulge
The one behind your eyes

1986 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


23. I WISH I COULD SING

I wish I could sing lullabys to you
Can you teach me how?
All I do is talk a melody
But it don't come out a rhapsody

Cover up your ears if you can
You don't know how bad I am

I wish I was Bing, young at 24
Entertaining now
When I try to sing a melody
They all throw tomatoes at me

Listen to Sinatra and see
God didn't give that to me

I escaped the draft by my ear
I told them I couldn't hear

Tony Orlando won't teach me
Nobody thinks they can reach me

I wish I could sing on the radio
I could teach me how
All I do is talk a melody
But it don't come out a recipe

I wish I could sing lullabys to you
I wish I could sing lullabys to you
I wish I could sing just as good as you
I wish I could sing harmonies for you
1976 H.P. Music/Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)


24. HOBBIES GALORE ()

Nobody's here, quiet soft air
Play solitarian life
I notice my hands giving me loud applause
If you're a goat, you don't mind

Gee, it's good to be home, hobbies galore
Don't you engage in a craft?
Don't you like it alone, locked behind doors
Take a test, do your best
Passing the grade every time

Busy in love, cutting out stuff
Writing the melodies light
Ten pounds a day isn't the kind of bread
One would expect to be mine

But there's always home, hobbies galore
Why doesn't somebody talk?
Don't you like me a lot, locked behind doors
Where you at? Where'm I at?
Walking the floor over you

You, you, I'm going through
I'm going to
Display my hobbies galore just for you

Nobody's here, what do I care?
Painting a musical night
You're throwing me away, apathy blinded you
Just when my hobbies are right

Gee, it's good to be home, hobbies galore
So much to do I forget
Don't you think you can help, locked behind doors
Do your part, fill your heart
Steal something else that is new

New, new, I'm growing through
I'm going to
Display my hobbies galore just for you

1975 Spunky Monkey Music (ASCAP)



Thank Q's to Mitch Friedman, Esq.

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