L Y R I C S

Lo Fi Hi Fives (A Kind Of Best Of) ~ R. Stevie Moore (6 AUG 2012)
Compilation with/by/for Tim Burgess, OGenesis Recordings OGEN 021 (UK) 2LP + CD

[01] Pop Music
[02] Show Biz Is Dead
[03] Why Should I Love You
[04] Dutch Me

[05] Big Mistake
[06] The Winner
[07] Here Comes Summer Again

[08] Hurry Up
[09] I Go Into Your Mind
[10] Another Day Slips Away
[11] You And Me

[12] Sentimental Ties
[13] Little Man
[14] Find Any





[01] Pop Music

if you see a change
yes, it's true
i'm a useful man
in these shoes
(down down down)

and you know by heart
pop music makes you smart
like me

when you see the wind
blow my way
i'm here tomorrow
not today

and you like the style
pop music makes you smile
at me

i was a little bit nauseous, see
i couldn't find sign of a cause, so
slowly my ears were curing me
easily listening pause

come onto my stage
play your head
you can call your friends
tell what i said

and you know by heart
pop music is the start.

©1974 r.stevie moore


[02] Show Biz Is Dead

music
how much music does it take
(in terms of running time)
how much longer until even you
become exploited into a star?
show biz is dead

movies
how many films have you seen
how many do you think i've seen
(about 3)
aren't we, after all
all better actors than even marlon brando?
show biz is obsolete

look at me
i'm singing a song that
don't sound like any other
look at me
i'm telling you to look at me
instead of them

books
how much reading does it take
how many pages are necessary
are you truly inspired
are you reading right, are you writing?
show biz ain't art

stamps and coins
how much of all of this can we take
what are you doing right now
i mean besides listening
i mean for a living?
show biz is not living
show biz is dead

show biz is dead
show biz is dead
show biz is dead
show biz
kill show biz
kill show biz

©1981 r.stevie moore


[03] 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

©1975 r.stevie moore


[04] Dutch Me

Dutch me, Dutch me, baby
Release me, release me
Touch me, Dutch me, baby
Cause it's not love
Don't want nobody depending on me
Please don't turn me down
I want you bad

©2011 ariel pink/r.stevie moore


[05] Big Mistake

I just had to know what your sign was
I just had to know what your age was
Come inside and take me far away from here
I don't wanna stay here anymore
Please somebody to take me back to
Madison, Tennessee
Fantasy

I don't wanna know what your height was
I don't wanna know what your weight was
I don't wanna know this is impossible

I don't wanna know where I'm going
I don't wanna know where I was then
Take me back to Madison right now, girl
Took me 25 years to find out now
All been a big mistake

I just had to know
All been a big mistake
I just had to know
Where I'm finished
I just wanna know
Why I'm finished
It's all been a big mistake
It's all been a big mistake

©2004 r.stevie moore/ray carmen


[06] The Winner

who is the man doing everything he can
the winner the winner
at the finish line first one every time
the winner the winner

he spends his life in a box
of ideas he can use
but every night you can find him alone
a loser

now he's won himself but he's getting nowhere else
the winner the winner
and he needs a friend cause it's getting near the end
the winner the winner

he sits at home with the toys
that he has to amuse
just hear his moans he's so sad who he is
a loser

the winner is a sinner
has a minnow for his dinner
the winner is a sinner
has a minnow for his dinner

who is this man doing everything he can
the winner
it happens every time
when he wins he knows he's lying
the winner the winner
a winner

©1975 r.stevie moore


[07] Here Comes Summer Again

laying by the poolside
baby's gettin' tan
lots of girls around here
layin' in the sand
i don't wanna ever see the day
summer is gone

drinking old milwaukee
ocean is so blue
listening to a.m.
and skywriting too
i don't wanna ever see the day
that summer is gone

(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
here comes summer
(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
here comes summer
(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
here comes summer
(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
it's here

riding over highways
in my friend's g.t.
good experiences
cruising by the sea
i don't wanna ever see the day
that summer is gone

(y'know i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
here comes summer
(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
here comes summer
(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
here comes summer
(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
it's here

laying by the poolside
baby's gettin' tan
lots of girls around here
layin' in the sand
i don't wanna ever see the day
summer is gone
i don't wanna ever see the day
summer is gone

(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
here comes summer
(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
here comes summer
(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
here comes summer
(i dig the summertime)
here comes summer again
it's here!

©1977 r.stevie moore


[08] Hurry Up

Hurry up
Why you take so long?
You think I got all day?
Let's go!
Move it!

Hurry up
Why you take so long?
You think I got all day?
Let's go!
Move it!

Twiddling my thumbs
Glancing at my watch
Pacing down the hall
Careful not to fall
HURRY UP!

You think I got all day?

Turtle pace
Snail's race
Turtle race
Snail's pace

Twiddlin' my thumbs
Glancin' at my watch
Pacin' down the hall
Careful not to fall

Wrinkle face
In outer space
Hurry up.

©2010 r.stevie moore


[09] 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 r.stevie moore


[10] Another Day Slips Away 

New Sun . Get Up . Get Out . Go Hard
Hook Up . Get Down . Go Home
Sit Back . Eat Up . Tune In . Retire
Impress the memory foam

     Sleep and eat, love, work and play
     Another day slips away
      Sleep and eat, love, work and play 
     Another day slips away

Again . Arise . Light Out . Look Sharp
Think Fast . Spend Save . and Earn
Give Up . Go Home . Make Out . Make Art
In spite of no return
 
     Sleep and eat, love, work and play 
     Another day slips away
      Sleep and eat, love, work and play 
     Another day slips away

         Days rushing by, Moving at the speed of Light,
         Like a dream, like a vapor
         Winter Days, Summer Nights
         Whirling Past much too Soon
         Setting Suns, Rising Moons
         Seasons Come Say Hello, Say goodbye people go
         Say goodbye people go, Say goodbye people go

Another Sun . Take Off . Chill Out
Breathe In . Relax . Just Be
Get Right . Turn Left . Eat Out . Get Back
Enjoy the scenery

     Sleep and eat, love, work and play 
     Another day slips away
      Sleep and eat, love, work and play 
     Another day slips away!

©july2006 james roger ferguson words/r.stevie moore music


[11] You And Me

you and me at eleven o'clock
try to lengthen the time
cause i love you and i love you
and i really hate to go
but at least by now you know i'm your boy

you and me at eleven o'clock
listen to our last song
cause i love you and i love you
and i really hate to go
every day i love you more, lovely chicken
i wish that i could stay all the day

you and me at the curfew hour
i don't want you to cry
cause i love you and i'll miss you
cause i really hate to go
but at least by now you know i'm your boy
he's your boy

don't want to get you in trouble
oh no no
don't want to see you in shambles

standing up at eleven o'clock
wipe the tears from your eyes
cause i love you and i love you
andi really hate to go
cause i realize it so
you and me

©1975 r.stevie moore


[12] Sentimental Ties (Steinberg/Moore)

When a cell divides
The replicators rave about the change
Yet no ones taking sides

You walk around the zoo
And throw a piece of meat inside the cage
Itís where youíll soon reside

Papers on the floor and, yes, the doors are open wide
You can see the hips revolving
As the sunset slowly dies

Patients in their rooms
The orderlies are burning up the trays
They wave a fond goodbye

Lunch will now be served
An empty bowl of nothing with your name
And mirrors to remind

We attempt to fill the cupboard 
As the china fell
So they cut the lines of credit
And we tumble into hell

Oh, sentimental ties! (2X)

Keep the liquor pouriní, baby, oh!
Keep that champagne flowiní, baby, oh!

Towers shining lights
The guards are paid to keep you in the stands
Youíre always in their sights
One time long ago
You told them you liked working with your hands
Much to their delight

The sentimental fools 
The sentimental hides
The sentimental loops
The sentimental ties

Time to crack the whip
The buggy ride was bumpy to the end
The travel agent lied
The sentimental tick
The sentimental tock
The sentimental talk
The sentimental walk
The sentimental ties!

©2009 words-melody by Lane Steinberg/music by R. Stevie Moore


[13] Little Man

where you going so fast?
bet you wish it would last
(you won't last)
all the years in the past
while the train at the edge of the bed
blows its final whistle,
because you're still as little
as a little ant
gazing up at a redwood tree

man little man little man little man
little man little man little man little man

where you going so pale?
bet you hope it's not jail
(go to jail)
put your house up for sale
while you and your wife lay in bed
i play

why you growing so small?
bet you wish you were tall
(i'm too tall)
bet you wish i would fall
while the bus under your bed
skids away and overturns
killing your little son and 27 of his little mates
on their way to the Beatle concert that will never be

©1976 r.stevie moore


[14] Find Any

Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any

Iím sick of singing about love, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about skin, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of dreaming about things, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about girls, when I canít find any
Youíll have to make an appointment

Iím sick of singing about trucks, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about trucks, cause I canít drive any
Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about me, since you wonít find any

Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít drive any
Youíll have to make an appointment

       Find any, find any, find any, find any
       Ĺ time (Eeef Iiiif, gimme piece of pie)

Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about girls, since I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít drive any
Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any

Iím sick of singing about girls, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about boys, cause I canít find gettyup
Iím sick of singing about cats, cause I canít find any
Iím sick of singing about news, cause I canít find any (snare***3)

Singing about singing about singing about singing about

©2010 r.stevie moore


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