Hundreds of Hiding Places
LYRICS

01. Wet Nap
02. Sort Of Way
03. Good Job At Home
04. 8 to 18
05. Steve
06. Hasty Banana
07. Chutes and Ladders
08. Ersatz Theme
09. I Wish I Had a Cigarette
10. Human Race
11. Kaleidoscopics II
12. Puttin' Up the Groceries
13. Linger Longer Lucy
14. Dancing in the Mirror
15. Exodus
16. Nico Knee Puccini
17. Man Without A Purpose
18. Horse in Striped Pajamas
19. Soul Zensation
20. I Want You In My Life
21. Wet Nap (coda)




WET NAP

nothing to say
nothing to do
how can we ever be happy?

something to hear
something to see
how can we ever be happy?

no one to love
no one is left
now can i go back to sleeping?

remember when
remember then
how could we ever forget that?

get that
wet nap
how can we ever be happy?
happy?
happy?

farewell my dear

©1994 r.stevie moore


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 wth 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 r.stevie moore


GOOD JOB AT HOME

r.stevie moore's got a job at the record store
r.stevie moore's got a job when he gets home
from the record store when he gets home
from the record store and he gets home

but r.stevie moore has a job at the record store
r.stevie moore has a day job at the record store
but when he gets home he has another job
that's why he gets off so early

good job at home
self-employed at home
good job at home
making his music for everyone

r.stevie moore has a job at the record store
r.stevie moore is so sick of telling everybody
that he doesn't know anything about music
that he doesn't know any
that he doesn't know anything about music
the history of music
because he's
r.stevie moore has a job at the record store
r.stevie moore has a job when he gets home

got a good job
he's got a real good job
when he gets home from the record store
when he gets home from the record store

what year is this?

©1995 r.stevie moore


8 TO 18

the future is worse than the past
the future is worse than the past
the future is worse than the past
unanimously

i was lucky, i was born lucky
i was a lucky charm
i was born in '52
i was lucky, i was born lucky
i was a lucky charm
i was born in '52

i was between 8 and 18
8 and 18
you know what i mean
it was coincidence
8 to 18
8 to 18

it was coincidence
must have been incidents
i was a pregnancy
decided in '50
coincidence
must have been incidents
i was a pregnancy
decided in '50

between 8 to 18
you know what i mean

you missed the sixties
you have no excuse
you missed the sixties
you have no excuse
you missed the sixties
you have no excuse
you missed the sixties

hey kids, hey daddy
hey kids, hey daddy
you know what i mean, hey daddy
hey kids, hey daddy

me and billy know
me and billy know

the future is worse than the past

i was between 8 to 18
8 to 18
do you know what i mean?
8 to 18
i was between 8 to 18

the future is worse than the past
the future is worse than the past
the future is worse than the past
unanimously

i was lucky, i was born lucky
i was a lucky charm
born in '52

8 to 18
8 to 18
you know what i mean

you missed the sixties
you have no excuse

©1994 r.stevie moore


STEVE

all the people in town
are going to leave
they're departing because
they're tired of steve
steve

taking the interstate road
trying to relocate load
if they could only believe in steve

steve is standing downtown
and feeling alone
he decided to stay
and answer the phone

no transportation today
eternal vacation pay
if they could only believe in steve

my acoustic guitar is strung out
everybody i know is starting to shout

sun is setting and
steve is stuck in the dark
he should begin again
right from the start

tragic the setting must be
perishable, do not freeze
if they could only believe in steve

©1977 r.stevie moore


HASTY BANANA

and yet the draught still continues
will we ever have rain again
i hope so

axiom fits cul de sac
partly on horizon
fitting in fitting in
i don't fit in

dooby dooby dooby dooby doobay

we're now invited to dance here
with the mermaids
in all of their virtuosity
through hackeysack games

hard with aching
blessed aged cheese
it courses with life
we are here
down cartoon driveway
fitting in fitting in

hasta la juego
hasta la vista
hasty banana

we are here
we are hear

©1995 r.stevie moore/lyrics by krys o.


CHUTES AND LADDERS

(inst.)

©1997 r.stevie moore


ERSATZ THEME

(inst.)

©1994 r.stevie moore


I WISH I HAD A CIGARETTE

i wish i had a cigarette
i sure could use a smoke
but i'm stuck alone, the car is dead
and i'm already broke

i wish i had a carton
or even just a pack
or even just a single one
so i could hit the sack

cause tomorrow i'm gonna quit
just get rid of it
i don't need something that does this

i wish i had a cigarette
i'd tear the filter off
light a match, enjoy myself
prelude to a cough

i wish i had a cigarette
of fresh tobacco leaves
but instead i guess i'll go to bed
to have a chance to breathe

cause tomorrow i'm gonna quit
just get rid of it
i don't need something that does this

©1977 r.stevie moore


HUMAN RACE

come on! gotta go faster
come on! gotta go
come on! gotta go faster
come on! gotta go

you'd better come along with me
and i'll show you where to go, now
cause there ain't no tellin'
how big it's gonna grow, now

come on! gotta go faster
come on! gotta go
come on! gotta go faster
come on! gotta go

lotsa people, lotta problems
really fillin' up the place, now
and you'd better move along or
you'll lose the human race, now

come on! gotta go faster
come on! gotta go
come on! gotta go faster
come on! gotta go

well, pick 'em up and put 'em down
or get it out of the way, now
because they wanna see you do it
they don't care what you say, now
you're either pumpin' and producin'
or you're taking up the space, now
and you'd better get it on or
you'll lose the human race, now

come on! gotta go faster
come on! gotta go
people zoomin' 'round like
they're in outer space, now
it's inhuman, everybody's trippin'
fallin' down all over the place, now

come on! gotta go faster
come on! gotta go go
come on! gotta go faster
come on! gotta go go

who's winnin'?  who's winnin'?
everybody's flying
trying to keep up the pace
who's winnin'?  who's winnin'?
how can anybody win the human race?
how can anybody win the human race??
yeah

go go go!

©2000 r.stevie moore/lyrics by roger ferguson


KALEIDOSCOPICS II

(inst.)

©1986 r.stevie moore


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 r.stevie moore


LINGER LONGER LUCY

wait, don't go
there's something else i need for you to hear
stay, oh no
i need a moment more with you my dear

linger longer lucy
please linger longer love
linger longer lucy
there's something else i need to show you
and i've not had time enough

stop, don't leave
there's something else i need for you to see
wait, don't go
a bit more time, please do one thing for me

linger longer lucy
please linger longer love
linger longer lucy
there's something else i need to show you
and i've not had time enough

i can't believe you're walking out that door
please stay and let me try to make it magic
just once more

wait, don't go
there's something that i need for you to feel
stay, oh no
why can't you understand this is real?

linger longer lucy
please linger longer love
linger longer lucy
there's something else i need to show my love
and i've not had time enough

©2000 r.stevie moore/lyrics by roger ferguson


DANCING IN THE MIRROR

face to face human race
we got blindfolds on our eyes
scared to see scared to move
to the rhythm that beats inside

look into a silver glass and
let your heart unwind
there's someone in that silver glass
saying, let down your disguise

step outside this masquerade
see what's real, don't be afraid
to move yourself and take control
of your reflection letting go

we're going dancing
dancing in the mirror
we should be dancing
dancing in the mirror

one on one communication
turn up the radio
you've got twice the energy
with your image in stereo

©1984 llynda more/mark gendel


EXODUS

(inst.)

©1985 r.stevie moore/chris bolger


NICO KNEE PUCCINI

(inst.)

©1994 r.stevie moore


MAN WITHOUT A PURPOSE

i know a man without a purpose
he isolates himself and seeks his own desire
he argues with all wisdom
as he sits alone while staring at the fire
man without a purpose
without meaning without plan

i met a man without a meaning
when he speaks his mind he hasn't much to say
he laughs at understanding
the price of which he's not prepared to pay
man without a meaning
without purpose without plan

i know a man without a reason
he cannot believe there's mercy, truth or grace
so there's nothing really missing
as he sits alone and tears roll down his face
man without a reason
man i wouldn't wanna be that man

well thanks a lot

©2000 r.stevie moore/lyrics by roger ferguson


HORSE IN STRIPED PAJAMAS

look there daddy, do you see?
there's a horse in striped pajamas
no, thats not what it is at all
that's an animal people call a zebra
i see, but it still looks like a
horse in striped pajamas to me

look there papa, do you see?
there's a bird in his tuxedo
no, that's not what it is at all
that's an animal people call a penguin
i see, but it still looks like a
bird in his tuxedo to me

i see a fish with whiskers on
no that's a seal, for real
i see a teddy with two black eyes
that's what they call the little panda

hey hey daddy, do you see?
there's a bird with his umbrella
no, that's not what it is at all
that's an animal people call a peacock
i see, but it still looks like a
bird with his umbrella to me

©1948 zell/kreeb


SOUL ZENSATION

(inst.)

©1996 r.stevie moore


WET NAP (coda)







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