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The Replacements All Shook Down



Merry Go Round


In my waxed up hair and my painted shoes
Got an offer that you might refuse
Tonight, tonight, we're gonna take a stab
Come on along, we'll grab a cab


We ain't much to look at so
Close your eyes, here we go
We're playin' at the talent show
Playin' at the talent show
Come on along, here we go
Playin' at the talent show
Check us out, here we go
Playin' at the talent show


Well, we got our guitars and we got thumb picks
And we go on after some lip-synch chicks
We're feelin' good from the pills we took
Oh, baby, don't gimme that look


We ain't much to look at so
Close your eyes, here we go
We're playin' at the talent show
Playin' at the talent show
Come on along, here we go
Playin' at the talent show
Hop a ride, here we go
Playin' at the talent show


Well, it's the biggest thing in my life I guess
Look at us all, we're nervous wrecks
Hey, we go on next

Talent show

Talent show

Playin' at the talent show

Playin' at the talent show

Wish us luck if you can't go
Playin' at the talent show
An empty seat in the front row
We might even win this time, guys, you never know

It's too late to turn back, here we go

we’re outta here


One Wink At A time


One wink at a time
The magazine she flips through
is the special double issue
smells like perfume
she leaves it on the plane

Baggage claim is this way
so watch her walk down that way
in a hurry
to put an end to her stay <this day?>

She's got the devil in her eyes
only one way to exorcise him
one wink at a time
one wink at a time

A mail order ring wrapped tight
around a Singapore sling at night
thinkin' to yourself it needs some more rum
use me to lean against

You try to hail an ambulance
try sticking out your tongue
she's got the devil in her eyes
only one way to exercise him
one wink at a time
one wink at a time

any other time's cool
any other time's cool
any other time's cool
any other time's cool
one wink at a time

She's got the devil in her eyes
and only one way to exercise him
and that's one wink at a time
one wink at a time

one wink
one wink at a time **repeat to fade**


Nobody


Heartaches, on your wedding day
a double takes when they look my way
knees quake, there ain't a shotgun in the place
you like the frosting, you just bought the cake
your eyes can't fake
still in love with nobody
and I won't tell nobody

The bridegroom
drags you 'cross that room
said I do
but honey you were just a kid
your eyes said I did
still in love with nobody
nobody, nobody
and I won't tell nobody

Take a look
on your wedding night
in your wedding book
see what name I signed
Hey

love nobody
nobody, nobody
then nobody
nobody, nobody, nobody
Ooh nobody, nobody, nobody

Hip shake
to the band for old time's sake
now you make your getaway
and you're waving to the stage
but on the last page says
love nobody
nobody, nobody
and I won't tell nobody
nobody, nobody
yeah you're still in love with nobody
nobody, nobody
and I used to be nobody
nobody, nobody
anymore
anymore


Bent Out Of Shape


I guess there's popcorn for dinner last night it was cheesecake
a little sleepy-time tea
spiked with another heartache
I smell you hair
the clothes I wear
I miss your face
can't you see I'm bent all out of shape
you got me bent all out of shape

I couldn't lie if I tried
hey, you kept me straight
it don't feel so good
but it made me feel great
bent out of shape

You wanna be a dancer
and I'm on my last leg
call but you don't answer
I call again tomorrow
I call again today

I smell your hair
on the clothes I wear
I miss you face
can't you see I'm bent all out of shape
you got me (got me) bent all out of shape

I couldn't lie if I tried
oh you kept me straight
it don't feel good
but it's gonna feel great
bent out of shape
Ooh

I don't need no lover
I don't need no more friends
they tell me to forget her
they tell me to forget her
but I never felt better

If I smell your hair
the clothes I dare
I wear your face
can't you see I'm bent all out of shape
you got me bent all out of shape

Well my friends all say it shows, it shows
now I don't care who knows
and that feels good
it made me feel great
bent out of shape
Ooh

Got me bent out of shape
Ooh
Lock me up **repeat to fade**


Sadly Beautiful


From the very first day that you were born
to the very last time you waved and honked your horn
had no chance at all to watch you grow
up so sadly, beautiful
up so sadly, beautiful

Baby needs a brand new pair of eyes
cause the ones you got now see only goodbyes
had no chance at all to let you know
oh so sadly, beautiful
oh sadly, beautiful

Well you got your father's hair
and you got your father's nose
but you got my soul
sadly (sadly) beautiful

From the very last time you waved and honked your horn
to a face that turned away pale and worn
had no chance at all to let you know
you left me sadly, beautiful
left me sadly, beautiful
oh sadly (beautiful) beautiful
so sadly
so sadly (beautiful)


Someone Take The Wheel


Rip out the table
we need room to move
in a life unstable
you're so easily amused
anywhere you hang
yourself is home
throw in a tape, fix the tone

Someone take the wheel
and I don't know where we're going
anybody say whatcha feel
back home I guess it's still snowing

The windows are dirty let's hope it rains
add another newspaper
something to do with my change
I see we're fighting again
In some fucking land
throw in another tape man

Someone take the wheel
and I don't know where we're going
anybody say what you feel
everybody's sad, but nobody's showin’

Show me one night
kiss until a long time
show me one night
show

The music is pounding
out in that rain
and we're standing in the shadows
forever on the brink
turn it up so I don't have to think

Someone take the wheel
and I don't care where we're going
anybody say what you feel (anybody, say anybody)
everybody's sad, but nobody's showin’

Someone take the wheel
Somebody take the wheel


When It Began


Stop at a light that shine bright blue
and where you've been is still in view
you stopped at nothing at your first chance
now it's nothing like when it began
when it began
when it began
when it began

Long ago, or yesterday
the queen sits quietly, the jester plays
she plays off with their heads and on with my pants
oh and it was something, when it began
oh when it began
when it began
when it began

Oh and nothing
yeah that's something I understand
I dance, try to make you laugh
I play the fool a king at your command
oh yeah

Hey

I never had to bow to you when we began
now I can play you a tune
at your command
Ooh and if you say nothing
then that's something I'll understand
Ooh yeah

when it began
when we began **repeat to fade**

darling began


All Shook Down


Hollywood cops
shoot each other in bed
and I wouldn't go to see 'em
they put the checkbook to my head

Tinkertown liquors <like us?>
emperor's checkers
some shit on the needle
like your record

The fifth gripping week
an absolute must
one of the years
best ain't say'in much
throw'in us trunks
as we're starting to drown
we're all shook down
all shook down
shook down (down)
all shook down

She don't do dance
and she don't do us
the black and white blues
oh yeah I got 'em in color

The fifth gripping week
an absolute might
one of the years
best in sight
they throw us trunks
says we're starting to drown
we're all shook down (down)
all shook down (down)
all shook down (down)
shook down (down)

Praises they sing
a register rings
one of the time
that nobody brings
Praises they sing
shake my hand as I drown
all shook down
(down, down)
all shook down

all shook down (down) **repeat to fade**


Attitude


1 (laugh) 2-3-4

When you open that bottle of wine
you open a can of worms every time
now you don't <stop?> , that ain't true
never said a word, I never had to
it was my attitude
that you thought was rude
it was my attitude

Old habits are hard to break
and I don't know how much I can take
what I think is on the tip
of my tongue so I let it slip
it was my attitude
that you thought was rude (not me)
it was my attitude
that you thought was rude

Remember sitting back in school
I held my tongue
until it turned blue
they said I had an attitude

You just failed my test
cause I know you be the best
so wipe me off as you conclude
A POV is what I can't use
I got an attitude (that I thought was you)
I got an attitude
Said I had an attitude
said I had an attitude
said I had an attitude
an attitude
said I had an attitude
1-2-bop-a-boom-boom <or something like that>


Happy Town


The plan was to sweep the world off its feet
so you sweep the garage for the neighbors to see
the plan was to set the world on its ear
and I bet you don't know why you're here

Who knew
that avenue was bound for happy town?
happy town
happy now
happy town

Actors, authors, artists and thieves
have afternoon parties where nobody heaves
former strippers and junkies and men of the cloth
and we all fell in line and got lost

Who knew
that avenue was bound for happy town?
happy town
ha-happy now

happy town
happy town
happy town
happy town

The plan was to set the world on its ear
and I'm willing to bet you don't last a year
the plan was to set the world on fire
but it rains every day on the liar

In happy town
happy town **repeat to fade**


Torture


A million baby kisses
from a kissing booth on wheels
this sign is pretty poison
on the envelope she seals
and your love is by the way
who knows exactly how she feels
Whose torture
without you, it's torture
what to do

You climb into your rocket ship
and count from ten to one
there's no television coverage
for that loser on the run
you hide yourself in darkness
but we're heading for the sun

Whose torture
torture ooh
without you, yeah torture
torture ooh
what to do, it's torture
torture ooh
without you, it's torture
torture ooh

Tighter and tighter and tighter soon
yeah torture

An 809 is rockin’
with a party full of lies
and on the tenth floor smokin’
till the sun's about to rise
there's trouble in 302
can't you see it in my eyes

Whose torture
torture ooh
without you really torture
torture ooh
what to do, it's torture
torture ooh
without you it's torture
whose torture
whose torture


My Little Problem


The feeling you're getting
is downright depressing
do you foresee
a way out for me

Well it's not my problem
to help you solve them
do you wanna go through it
do you really wanna do it
Don't you wanna be my little problem
don't you wanna be my little problem

Probably tell your friends
you were on a bet
but I'm a man of pieces
that you're never gonna mend
Let's put it together
some way, somehow
something's wrong
but I can't stop now, no(8X)

Don't you wanna be my little problem
slide up next to me any time
don't you wanna be my little problem
my, my, my

I never had a problem
till I knew you'd try to solve it
well I never had a problem
don't you...
till I told you yeah
Told you, hey

The feeling you're getting
is downright depressing
do you foresee
a way out for me

I never had a problem
till I let you try to solve 'em
oh I never had a problem
don't you wanna
don't you wanna be my little problem

Shut up next to me any time
don't worry I can see my little problem
don't you wanna be my (my, my, my) little problem
my little problem
Problem, problem
my, my, my problem


The Last


Does it hurt to fall in love so easy
does it hurt to fall in love so fast
does it hurt you to find out
thirty-second hand
is it such a big task
such a big task
are you too proud to ask
remember last one was your last

It's too early to run to mom
it's too late to run like hell
I guess I would tell ya
cause I don't wan’t to ask
that this one be your last
and this one child is killing you
this one's your last chance
to make this last one really the last

Oh are you too proud to ask
is it such a big task
remember last one was your last

The next one's always
gonna last for always
the next one's always on me

Would it help to fall in love a little slower
I know it hurts at any speed
so you have another drink
and get down on your knees
you been swearing to God
now maybe if you'd ask
that this one be your last
cause this one child is killing you
this one's your last chance
to make this last one really the last

Gonna last for always
it's gotta last for always