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ifihadahif Posted: Fri Apr 15 13:23:26 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street)
by Tom Waits

there's a blur drizzle down the plateglass
as a neon swizzle stick stirrin up the sultry night air
and a yellow biscuit of a buttery cue ball moon
rollin' maverick across an obsidian sky
as the busses go groanin' and wheezin',
down on the corner I'm freezin';
on a restless boulevard at a midnight road
I'm across town from EASY STREET
with the tight knots of moviegoers and out of towners
on the stroll
and the buildings towering high above
lit like dominoes or black dice
all the used car salesmen dressed up in
Purina Checkerboard slacks
and Foster Grant wrap-around,
pacing in front of EARL SCHLEIB
$39.95 merchandise
like barkers at a shootin' gallery
they throw out kind of a Texas Guinan routine
"Hello sucker, we like your money
just as well as anybody else's here"
or they give you the P.T. Barnum bit
"There's a sucker born every minute
you just happened to be comin' along at the right time"
come over here now
you know... all the harlequin sailors are on the stroll
in a search of "LIKE NEW," "NEW PAINT,"
decent factory air and AM-FM dreams
and the piss yellow gypsy cabs
stacked up in the taxi zones waitin' like
pinball machines
to be ticking off a joy ride to a magical place
waitin' in line like "truckers welcome" diners
with dirt lots full of
Peterbilts, Kenworths, Jimmy's and the like, and
they're hiballin' with bankrupt brakes, over driven
under paid, over fed, a day late and a dollar short
but Christ I got my lips around a bottle and
my foot on the throttle and I'm standin' on the corner
standin' on the corner like a "just in town"
jasper, on a street corner with a gasper lookin'
for some kind of Cheshire billboard grin
stroking a goateed chin, and using parking meters
as walking sticks on the inebriated stroll
with my eyelids propped open at half mast
but you know... over at Chubb's Pool Hall and Snooker
it was a nickle after two, yea it was a nickle after two
and in the cobalt steel blue dream smoke, it
was the radio that groaned out the hit parade
and the chalk squeaked, the floorboards creaked
and an Olympia sign winked through a torn yellow
shade, old Jack Chance himself leanin' up against
a Wurlitzer and eyeballin' out a 5 ball combination shot
impossible you say? ...hard to believe?, perhaps
out of the realm of possibility? naaaa
he be stretchin' out long tawny fingers out across a
cool green felt with a provocative golden gate
and a full table railshot that's no sweat and I leaned
up against my bannister and wandered over to the
Wurlitzer and I punched A-2 I was lookin' for
something like Wine, Wine, Wine by the Night Caps
starring Chuck E. Weiss or High Blood Pressure
by George (cryin' in the streets) Perkins - no dice
"that's life," that's what all the people say ridin' high
in April, seriously shot down in May, but I know I'm
gonna change that tune when I'm standing underneath
a buttery moon that's all melted off to one side
It was just about that time that the sun
came crawlin' yellow out of a manhole
at the foot of 23rd Street
and a dracula moon in a black disguise
was making its way back to its
pre-paid room at the St. Moritz Hotel (scat)
and the El train came tumbling
across the trestles and it sounded
like the ghost of Gene Krupa
with an overhead cam and glasspacks
and the whispering brushes of wet radials
on a wet pavement and there's a
traffic jam session on Belmont tonight
and the rhapsody of the pending
evening, I leaned up against
my bannister and I've been looking
for some kind of an emotional
investment with romantic dividends
kind of a physical negociation
is underway
as I attempt to consolidate all my
missed weekly payments, into
one-low-monthly payment
through the nose
with romantic residuals and leg akimbo
but the chances are more than likely I'll probably
be held over for another smashed weekend




 
Posted: Fri Apr 15 15:45:28 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  <3 Tom Waits


 
ifihadahif Posted: Fri Apr 15 17:55:31 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
><3 Tom Waits
>
Not sure what that symbol means (I'm a bit of an old fogie sometimes), but I know you like some Tom Waits now and then.


 
andariel Posted: Fri Apr 15 18:07:36 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  it's a heart <3



 
ifihadahif Posted: Fri Apr 15 18:09:38 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  andariel said:
>it's a heart <3
>
Duh, ok, now I feel really stupid.



 
andariel Posted: Fri Apr 15 18:10:04 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  (\_/)
(='.'=)
(")_(") <----- Bunny!


 
ifihadahif Posted: Fri Apr 15 18:11:28 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  andariel said:
> (\_/)
>(='.'=)
>(")_(") <----- Bunny!
>
Ha! cool


 
andariel Posted: Fri Apr 15 18:12:29 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>Ha! cool

thank you ^^


 
ifihadahif Posted: Fri Apr 15 18:16:29 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I posted this one a long time ago even before the first Great Purge. Since most of you here prolly have never seen it or won't remember it, here it is again:

Step Right Up
by Tom Waits

Step right up
step right up
step right up
Everyone's a winner, bargains galore
That's right, you too can be the proud owner
Of the quality goes in before the name goes on
One-tenth of a dollar
one-tenth of a dollar
we got service after sales
You need perfume? we got perfume
how 'bout an engagement ring?
Something for the little lady
something for the little lady
Something for the little lady, hmm
Three for a dollar
We got a year-end clearance, we got a white sale
And a smoke-damaged furniture
you can drive it away today
Act now, act now
and receive as our gift, our gift to you
They come in all colors, one size fits all
No muss, no fuss, no spills
you're tired of kitchen drudgery
Everything must go
going out of business
going out of business
Going out of business sale
Fifty percent off original retail price
skip the middle man
Don't settle for less
How do we do it?
how do we do it?
volume, volume, turn up the volume
Now you've heard it advertised, don't hesitate
Don't be caught with your drawers down
Don't be caught with your drawers down
You can step right up, step right up

That's right, it filets, it chops
It dices, slices, never stops
lasts a lifetime, mows your lawn
And it mows your lawn
and it picks up the kids from school
It gets rid of unwanted facial hair
it gets rid of embarrassing age spots
It delivers a pizza
and it lengthens, and it strengthens
And it finds that slipper that's been at large
under the chaise longe for several weeks
And it plays a mean Rhythm Master
It makes excuses for unwanted lipstick on your collar
And it's only a dollar, step right up
it's only a dollar, step right up

'Cause it forges your signature.
If not completely satisfied
mail back unused portion of product
For complete refund of price of purchase
Step right up
Please allow thirty days for delivery
don't be fooled by cheap imitations
You can live in it, live in it
laugh in it, love in it
Swim in it, sleep in it
Live in it, swim in it
laugh in it, love in it
Removes embarrassing stains from contour sheets
that's right
And it entertains visiting relatives
it turns a sandwich into a banquet
Tired of being the life of the party?
Change your shorts
change your life
change your life
Change into a nine-year-old Hindu boy
get rid of your wife
And it walks your dog, and it doubles on sax
Doubles on sax, you can jump back Jack
see you later alligator
See you later alligator
And it steals your car
It gets rid of your gambling debts, it quits smoking
It's a friend, and it's a companion
And it's the only product you will ever need
Follow these easy assembly instructions
it never needs ironing
Well it takes weights off hips, bust
thighs, chin, midriff
Gives you dandruff, and it finds you a job
it is a job
And it strips the phone company free
take ten for five exchange
And it gives you denture breath
And you know it's a friend, and it's a companion
And it gets rid of your traveler's checks
It's new, it's improved, it's old-fashioned
Well it takes care of business
never needs winding
Never needs winding
never needs winding
Gets rid of blackheads, the heartbreak of psoriasis
Christ, you don't know the meaning of heartbreak, buddy
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
'Cause it's effective, it's defective
it creates household odors
It disinfects, it sanitizes for your protection
It gives you an erection
it wins the election
Why put up with painful corns any longer?
It's a redeemable coupon, no obligation
no salesman will visit your home
We got a jackpot, jackpot, jackpot
prizes, prizes, prizes, all work guaranteed
How do we do it
how do we do it
how do we do it
how do we do it
We need your business
we're going out of business
We'll give you the business
Get on the business
end of our going-out-of-business sale
Receive our free brochure, free brochure
Read the easy-to-follow assembly instructions
batteries not included
Send before midnight tomorrow, terms available
Step right up
step right up
step right up
You got it buddy: the large print giveth
and the small print taketh away
Step right up
you can step right up
you can step right up
C'mon step right up
(Get away from me kid, you bother me...)
Step right up, step right up, step right up
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Step right up
you can step right up
c'mon and step right up
C'mon and step right up






 
FN Posted: Fri Apr 15 21:05:33 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  (_Y_) ass

(_V_) pussy

(___) alien

O==I====> sword

( o )( o ) boobs

8=====> penis

>-/o a person

:|>-/o skateboarder

o/ a cheering person

o> an angry person (or is he yelling sieg heil?)


I once got a whole list of these in my mailbox, but these are the only ones I remember at the moment.


 
FN Posted: Fri Apr 15 21:06:48 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  > o/ a cheering person
>
> o> an angry person (or is he yelling sieg heil?)

Somehow the forum won't let you have /| or something like that as the first thing of your line.


 
FN Posted: Fri Apr 15 21:07:29 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Goddamned it failed again. Fuck it.

And the alien is messed up too.

If you want to see it just ask me on msn ;o)


 
Posted: Fri Apr 15 21:26:36 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  The Piano has been Drinking remains my favourite Tom Waits song.

Small Change my favourite Tom Waits album. Although; have you heard Real Gone, hif? I have the download link if you need it.


 
ifihadahif Posted: Sat Apr 16 12:57:17 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  CriminalSaint said:
>The Piano has been Drinking remains my favourite Tom Waits song.
>
>Small Change my favourite Tom Waits album. Although; have you heard Real Gone, hif? I have the download link if you need it.
>
Small Change is my favorite as well.
I can't limit myself to just one favorite Tom Waits song, so I made a short list:

Small Change
Old 55
The One That Got Away
Jockey Full of Bourbon
Closing Time
Nighthawks at the Diner.

I've only heard a couple of cuts from Real Gone.
I would be most appreciative of the download link for it.



 
Posted: Sat Apr 16 14:29:39 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  email me ( phil [at] riotindustries.com ) and I'll send the link over


 
sweet p Posted: Sat Apr 16 22:54:40 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:

>8=====> penis


Whoa. Your penis is sharp!
I like this one better:

8=====D



 
Posted: Sun Apr 17 00:00:38 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  my penis is a handgrenade.


 
Mesh Posted: Sun Apr 17 00:48:09 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christ, Penis is such a silly word. Its all kinds of......silliness. What were they thinking when they called it that? I know the latin meaning of it, but still.


They should have calle it something like, oh, I dont know.....Heer. Thats a serious word. Then, you could tell your woman "My Heer is about to invade you!"


 
addi Posted: Sun Apr 17 08:58:39 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Sweet P said:

>Whoa. Your penis is sharp!
>I like this one better:

>8=====D

Whoa. That penis is dull!

*Kinda looks like Ludwig's



 
Mesh Posted: Sun Apr 17 09:00:27 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  We finally get to see Ludwigs Heer.


 



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