"Pleased To Meet Me" lyrics

 

released 1987
Sire Records

 

 
I.O.U.
 

Give me, get me out of this little stinkin' fresh air
Night and day in the electric chair
Step right up son
Gonna show you something ain't never been done
You're all fucked

Listen, it don't cost much
I lay down the line you touch
Never do what you're told
There'll be time, believe me, when you're old
You're all wrong and I'm right

Please be on your honor
Please be on your side (hahahaha)
Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong
(Back in here)

Listen to the story all right
I'm losing all I own on that dotted line
Step right up son
Gonna show you something ain't never been done
You're all wrong and I'm right

Let’s see I want it in writing, I owe you nothing
want it in writing, I owe you nothing
want it in writing

Ooh, yeah

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Alex Chilton
 

Aw, if he was from Venus, would he feed us with a spoon?
If he was from Mars, then that be cool
Standing right on campus, would he stamp us in a file?
Hangin' down in Memphis all the while

Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round
They sing: "I'm in love. What's that song?
Yeah, “I'm in love with that song."

Cerebral rape and pillage in a village of his choice
Invisible man who can sing in a visible voice
Feeling like a hundred bucks, exchanging good lucks face to face
Checkin' his stash by the trash at St. Mark's place

Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round
They sing: "I'm in love. What's that song?
Yeah, I'm in love with that song"

I never travel far, without a little Big Star

Runnin' 'round the house, Mickey Louse and the Tarot cards
Falling asleep with a flop pop video on
If he was from Venus, would he meet us on the moon?
If he died in Memphis , then that'd be cool, babe

Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round
They sing: "I'm in love. What's that song?
Yeah, I'm in love with that song"

Oh, Ooh

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I Don't Know
 

(Hahaha, Haha, Ha-Haw)

  Do we give it up?
(I don't know)
Should we give it hell?
(I don't know)
Are you makin' a fortune?
(I don't know)
Or don't you wanna tell?
(I don't know)
Should we give it up?
(I don't know)
Or hang around some more?
(I don't know)
Should we buy some beer?
(I don't know)
Can I use your hairspray?

One foot in the door, the other foot in the gutter
The sweet smell that you adore, yeah I think I'd rather smother

Should we top it off?
(I don't know)
It's startin' to smoke
(I don't know)
Who's behind the board?
(I don't know)
They tell me he's a dope
(I don't know)
What the fuck you sayin'?
(I don't know)
Our lawyer's on the phone
(I don't know)
How much are you in for?
(I don't know)
What did we do now?

One foot in the door, the other one in the gutter
The sweet smell that they adore, I think I'd rather smother

One foot in the door, the other one in the gutter
The sweet smell that they adore, well I think I'd rather smother

(Ugh, Ugh, Wee)

(4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12)

Are you guys still around?
(I don't know)
Whatcha gonna do with your lives?
(Nothin')

One foot in the **fuckup**, the other one in the gutter
The sweet smell that you adore, hey I think I'd rather smother

One foot in this door, the other one in the gutter
The sweet smell that they adore, oh I think I'd rather smother

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Nightclub Jitters
 

Nightclub jitters, I take a drink before I hit the town
Night life critters scurry to that sultry, smoky sound
Hurry now the sun is goin' down
To the nightclub jitters, only thing that scares me is the dark
The night life critters: "What's the cover?  Where should we park?"
Stay home just once for a lark
They say "Now don't be a stranger"
It really don't matter to me
I'd be willing to wager
That it don't matter much if we keep in touch

Nightclub jitters, I take a drink before I hit the town
Night life critters, they scurry to that sultry smoky sound
Oh hurry now the sun is goin' down
They say "Now don't be a stranger"
Hell, it really don't matter to me
I'd be willing to wager
That it don't matter much if we keep in touch
Don't matter much 'cause I got a hunch

In the nightclub **repeat**

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The Ledge
 

All eyes look up to me
High above the filthy streets
Heed no bullhorn when it calls
Watch me fly and die, watch me fall

I'm the boy they can't ignore
For the first time in my life, I'm sure
All the love sent up high to pledge
Won't reach the ledge

Wind blows cold from the west
I smell coffee, I smell doughnuts for the press
A girl that I knew once years ago
She’s tryin' to be reached on the phone

I'm the boy she can't ignore
For the first time in my life, I'm sure
All the love sent up high to pledge...

I'm the boy she can't ignore
For the first time in my life, I'm sure
All the love sent up high to pledge...

Priest kneels silent, all is still
Policeman reaches from the sill
Watch him try, watch’em try his best
There'll be no medal pinned to his chest

I'm the boy they couldn't ignore
For the first time in my life, I'm sure

I'm the boy they couldn't ignore
For the first time in my life, I'm sure

I'm the boy, for the last time in my life

All the love that they pledge
For the last time will not reach the ledge

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Never Mind
 

Absolution is out of the question
It makes no sense to apologize
The words I thought I brought I left behind
So never mind
All over but the shouting, just a waste of time
Never mind
All over but the shouting, it’s a waste of time

I'm not ready as I'll ever be
I climb the walls, I fall to the sea
I'm not ready as I'll ever be
And I suppose your guess is more or less as bad as mine
All over but the shouting, just a waste of time
Never mind
All over but the shouting, just a waste of time
And I suppose your guess is more or less as bad as mine

You oughta tell me, you oughta say if you're not sure
You oughta tell me, you got to help me remember

Never mind
All over but the shouting, just a waste of time
Never mind
All over but the shouting, just a waste of time
Never mind
Never mind
Never mind
Never mind
The words I thought I brought I left behind
So never mind

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Valentine
 

Well you wish upon a star that turns into a plane
And I guess that's right on par
Who is left to blame?

If you were a pill
I'd take a handful at my will
And I'd knock you back with something sweet and strong
Plenty of times you wake up in February make-up
Like the moon and the morning star you're gone

Tonight makes love to all your kind
Tomorrow's makin' Valentines

Hey you pop up in some <this old?> place
So slick and so refined
Are you strung out on some face?
Well I know it ain't mine

If you were a pill, I'd take a handful at my will
And I'd knock you back with something sweet and strong
Trouble keeping your head up when you're hungry and you're fed up
Like a moon and a lonely star you're gone

Tonight makes love to all your kind
Tomorrow's makin' Valentines

If you were a pill, I'd take a handful at my will
And I'd knock you back with something sweet as wine
Yesterday was theirs to say, this is their world and their time
Well if tonight belongs to you, tomorrow's mine

Tonight makes love to all your kind
Tomorrow's makin' Valentines

Tonight makes love to all your kind
Tomorrow's makin' Valentines

Pickin’ Valentines

Valentines(3x)

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Shooting Dirty Pool
 

Rock-n-roll loudmouth, shoot 'em off black
Stroke another one now, right behind my back
Do us all a favor, get yourself a spine
Everybody's chokin' on the grapevine

Rrrraghhh

Shootin' dirty pool, spewin' dirty lies
Shootin' dirty pool, spewin' dirty lies

I heard it on the airwaves, I've seen it in my glass
Get your money on the table, get your head out of your ass
You're the coolest guy that I ever have smelt
I ain't a notch on nobody's belt

Shootin' dirty pool, spewin' dirty lies
Shootin' dirty pool, spewin' dirty lies

Why don't you get a haircut, sister?
That's it!
**bottle breaks**

Shootin' dirty pool, spewin' dirty lies
Shootin' dirty pool, spewin' dirty lies

Shootin' dirty pool (3x)
Spewin' dirty lies

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Red Red Wine
 

Got to adore Chablis, that ain't no stuff for me
Chateau Timberley, as long as I can't see
Gallo or Muscatel, either one would be just swell
I didn't come here to fight, hey just as long as that ain't white

Now I ain't no connoiseur cat - the conno-sewer rat
Red red wine on Sunday
Always tastes so good
Red red wine (give me a little)
Red red wine
Red red wine if you would

Hey now as long as it is red, oh set 'em up until we're dead
A Saturday sippin' beer it’s getting’ drunk without a year

Now I ain't no connoiseur cat, I think you guessed that
Red red wine on Sunday
Just like Martin said
Red red wine
Red red wine
Set us up 'till we're dead
Yeah, man

I ain't no connoiseur cat, just about a sewer rat
(Scream)... on Sunday
Just like Martin said

Red red wine (give me a little)
Red red wine (give me a little)
Set us up 'till we're dead **repeat**

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Skyway
 

You take the skyway, high above the busy little one-way
In my stupid hat and gloves, at night I lie awake
Wonderin' if I'll sleep
Wonderin' if we'll meet out in the street

But you take the skyway
It don't move at all like a subway
It's got bums when it's cold like any other place
It's warm up inside
Sittin' down and waitin' for a ride
Beneath the skyway
(Humming)

Oh, then one day, I saw you walkin' down that little one-way
Where, the place I'd catch my ride most everyday
There wasn't a damn thing I could do or say
Up in the skyway

Skyway
Skywayyyyy

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Can't Hardly Wait
 

Write you a letter tomorrow
Tonight I can't hold a pen
Someone's got a stamp that I can borrow
I promise not to blow the address again

Lights that flash in the evening
Through a crack in the drapes

Jesus rides beside me
He never buys any smokes
Hurry up, hurry up, ain't you had ‘nuff of this stuff
Ashtray floors, dirty clothes, and filthy jokes

See you're high and lonesome
Try and try and try

Lights that flash in the evening
Through a hole in the drapes
I'll be home when I'm sleeping
I can't hardly wait

I can't wait
Hardly wait(4X)

 

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