THE WORDS TO MEET THE R. STEVIE MOORE
Cherry Red Records (UK) March 2008


[01] 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 r.stevie moore



[02] 'INTERVIEW FRAGMENT'

(insert your name... here)



[03] 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
and i really hate to go
cause i realize it so
you and me

1975 r.stevie moore



[04] 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 i'm growing through through
i'm going to 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

1975 r.stevie moore



[05] COOL DADDIO

hi it's great to be back with you
i am feeling well
mind if i just sing
i'll start upon hearing the bell

mummy's baking birthday bread
and daddy's drink destroys his head
and little distant cousin's asleep
but i'm a cool daddio
bubba's busy masturbating
sissy's sewing sweaters
so her fine fiance fits in the sheep
but i'm a cool daddio

you should see my fancy outfit
you should see their eyes

mummy's polishing pottery
and daddy wins the lottery
and grandma's little nephew's in bed
but i'm a cool daddio
bubba's boring barbara
and sissy's in the shower
shaving stubbles like her fiance said
cool daddio, that's me

i'm so debonair
but i don't care to stick around
so i'm gettin' outta here

mummy begs for me to stay
and daddy says to go away
and little distant cousin woke up
yet i'm a cool daddio

everyone just settle down
and listen to my song

bubba's breaking bureau shelves
and sissy is proud of herself
because her fiance is choked up
cool daddio, i'm just a...

c 1978 r.stevie moore



[06] GOODBYE PIANO

Goodbye piano - you're too overweight for me to take you with me
Into the hills, where rings are round the collar
They tell me not to worry 'bout the dollars
If it were not for you, I wouldn't bother, so
Goodbye piano, you're so out of tune that I assume you're dead

Goodbye piano, cause you're so old I should have sold instead
Goodbye piano, you're so out of tune that I assume you're dead

"Goodbye piano! It was glorious knowing you the past month or two
But as usual, they're sending me away
because I cannot supply the money they want
But wherever I go I know I'll meet your brothers and sisters
And of course they would gladly let me play their boards all day long
Now you rest right here, okay?
You rest right here like a good little set of keys should
And don't let anyone give you a whipping as long as you live, okay?"

c1975 r.stevie moore



[07] I WANT YOU IN MY LIFE

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

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
I want you in my life

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

c1976 r.stevie moore



[08] DON'T LET ME GO TO THE DOGS

...which brings us to this next song:
one that inadequately describes
local canine consideration
as witnessed by us all
1-2-3-and-4

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 (beaver!)

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

yes, l's and g's
at last we have found metaphorical reference
with which our great country may be synthesized

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

let me have 'em

c1977 r. stevie moore



[09] 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

a rocker makes me think of us
but silence makes me cry
silence makes me cry
silence makes me

1986 r.stevie moore



[10] 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


[11] HORIZONTAL HIDEAWAY

everybody's going to the horizontal hideaway
it's a brand new nightclub that we all go to
everyone is there and everyone is fast asleep
so you can be an ordinary 932

every monday night there is a horizontal hideaway
you can ask lovera for direction help
everyone is there and everyone looks at the ceiling
go into the boulevard at 1812
go into the boulevard at 1812

any kind of problem at the horizontal hideaway
rapidly becomes a figment of your dream
everyone is there and everyone is very peaceful
they are open anytime from 10 til 3
everyone is there and everyone is very peaceful
they are open anytime from 10 til 3
they are open anytime from 10 til 3

everybody's going to the horizontal hideaway
it's a brand new nightclub that we all go to
everyone is there and everyone is fast asleep
so you can be an ordinary 932

every monday night there is a horizontal hideaway
you can ask lovera for direction help
everyone is there and everyone looks at the ceiling
go into the boulevard at 1812
go into the boulevard at 1812 go into the boulevard at 1812
go into the boulevard at 1812

any kind of problem at the horizontal hideaway
rapidly becomes a figment of your dream
everyone is there and everyone is very peaceful
they are open anytime from 10 til 3

any kind of problem at the horizontal hideaway
rapidly becomes a figment of your dream
everyone is there and everyone is very peaceful
they are open anytime from 10 til 3

c1978 r.stevie moore



[12] 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

c1978 r. stevie moore


[13] OH PAT

pat i love you too much
pat you're losing your touch
girl i'm freezing my ass
turn up the thermostat

oh pat
i like it like that
oh pat
i like it like that
oh pat
you're freezing my ass
turn up
the thermostat

c1977 r.stevie moore



[14] ANSWERS

asked a horse and the horse said yeah
asked a blind man and he said braille
asked a mouse and the mouse said fail
asked the wind and the wind said gale
asked a convict and he said jail
asked the rain and the rain said hail
asked a hammer and it said nail
asked a boat and the boat set sail

asked a pig and the pig said sty
asked a gal and the gal said guy
asked a friend and the friend said hi
asked another one and he said bye
asked a shirt and the shirt said wear
asked a barber and he said hair
asked a tom tom and he said snare
asked a preacher and he said prayer

asked a foot and the foot said shoe
asked a ghost and the ghost said boo
asked a pear and the pair said two
asked myself and myself said you
asked a wheel and the wheel said tire
asked a plug and the plug said wire
asked the boss and the boss said hire
asked another one and he said fire
asked a mouse and the mouse said fail
asked the wind and the wind said gale

asked a man and the man said why
asked an apple and it said pie
asked a bug and the bug said fly
asked a monster and he said die
asked a convict and he said jail
asked the rain and the rain said hail

1976 r.stevie moore



[15] 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 r.stevie moore



[16] 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



[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

1975 r.stevie moore



[18] DEBBIE

Debbie, you say we are lovers
And you want no other
So why don't you kiss me?

One day you told me you
Needed someone, how you
Pleaded for me to
Respect you

I can't respect you
I'm sorry, but I just want your body

Open and nude for my fingers
That smell, how it lingers
You should like the pleasure

Reputations have nothing
To do with feeling
Nice and aroused in my bedroom

I can't be friends, 'cause
I'm sorry, but I just want your body
I can't understand
I'm sorry, but I just want to touch you there

Debbie, go on and just
Leave me alone with my hard-on
But think what you're missing

1978 r.stevie moore



[19] SHE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH HERSELF

There's a girl over there sittin' up in the chair
I would not be caring if she didn't keep on staring at me hair
Here she comes walking fast with her head in a cast
I should be excited but I'm not all that delighted with her

She don't know what to do with herself
She don't know how to see
She is boring and talks to herself
She don't know a thing about me

As she talks to my ear, I don't know why I'm here
Everything she's stated is usually related to me hair
Though she looks very nice, she could use some advice
No one sees the glory of her formulated story, pity

All she needs is a boy who can show her the ropes
I hope
All she needs is some dope
All she needs is some hope

Now she's gone back to school 'cause she hates ridicule
I could see her crying as I shouted out "goodbye forever"

c1975 r.stevie moore



[20] ONCE AND FOR ALL

I just wanna say, once and for all
That we could get together
And experience a ball

Little bitty babies with
Little bitty minds could not
Conceive of a person like you

Remember yesterday, over at Paul's
He said we should find some love
And in it we should fall

Little bitty babies with
Little bitty minds could not
Conceive of a person like you, and
Little bitty kittens with
Little bitty mittens
Realize what it is i gotta do
I gotta take a break
Gary?

I just gotta see, once and for all
Roger and Dawn and Bill and Red
and Vic and Kack and Hop

1978 r.stevie moore



[21] TEEN ROUTINES

I am getting very tired of the routine of you
Everyone seems to ask me, what's the scoop on you?
I don't know what's going on
Or what I want you to do
You keep doing the same things

You are crazy
You are boring
You are lazy
You're ignoring
All my feelings of affection
It's a dull routine
A teen routine

What will you do when
Your adolescent boyfriends
Break their teen routines?

Try a person who is an adult
Try to get with someone older
And as a result
You never ever think of being
Immature or inconvenient
Everybody notices that
Your behavior is improving
Suddenly you've got your shit together
And you know how to smile

Yes, I am getting very tired of teen routines
Everybody seems to ask me what it means
And I tell 'em...

1979 r.stevie moore



[22] 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

c1976 r.stevie moore



[23] THINKING

i do a lot of thinking
thinking 'bout the way i think
concentration's great, i think
i don't think i'm unthinkable

i do a lot of drinking
thinking 'bout the way i drink
hanging my head in the sink
i don't think i'm unsinkable

i'm deciding topics to discuss
with myself
and i find so many subjects i can't think
no no no
oh no oh no no no no

i don't do much conversing
cursing 'bout the way i curse
conversations with my nurse
i don't talk about my thinking

i'm deciding topics to discuss
with myself
and i find so many subjects i can't think
oh no no
oh no oh no no no no

i'm deciding topics to discuss
with myself
and i find so many subjects i can't think
oh no no
oh no oh no no no no

i'm deciding topics to discuss
with myself
and i find so many subjects i can't think
no no no
oh no oh no no no no

i'm deciding topics to discuss
with myself
and i find so many subjects i can't think
no no no no no

i do a lot of wondering
pondering 'bout the way i plan
"do you have a goal, young man?"
i don't think about my thinking

situation comedy tonight
with myself
it's a situation comedy tonight
oh no no
no no no no no no no

situation comedy tonight
with myself
it's a situation comedy tonight
oh no no no

c1978 r.stevie moore



[24] ADULT TREE

Seeing you comma being me
How do you say shopping spree?
Let's entwine, ooh touch so divine
Just get me home by suppertime

Loving wife, canine pee
But your adult tree is growing on me
Growing on me

Just a lark, I believe it's just a spark
Good for my soul soul so so bad for my heart
Biding my time, hassling with frozen rhyme
You'll come around when you feel like mine

Is it alright tonight if we stay out of sight?
Is it alright tonight if we stay out of sight?
It'll turn out alright if we don't die of fright

(Darling, forever we shall be
Until there's no more time for eternity
And that stormy day, as roses wilt
And the sunlight in your eyes has been...
How do you say...irreflected
The moment that it is shown that our souls could not,
Heaven forbid,
Coalesce...
And you show me that your total cooperation is exhausted:
Get the shit out of here
Now.)

1974 r.stevie moore/lyrics billy anderson


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