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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Hippopotamus album lyrics Reply with quote

Guys, please, continue my work!

1. PROBABLY NOTHING


Something to tell you
But now I forget
Probably nothing

Some little story
No nothing, not yet
Probably nothing

Don't try to think of it
Then it'll come
Happens a lot lately
I feel so dumb

It'll come, when it comes
But I still feel so dumb

Something to tell you
But now I forget
Probably nothing

Let's just forget it
The sun's gonna set
I'm sure it was nothing

Why are you looking at me
In that way?
What was it that you thought
I would now say?

Mild disappointment shown now in the way
That you walk away
You walk away


2. MISSIONARY POSITION

Itís a little retro and a bit passť
But you know you make her feel A-OK
And she feels alright, the stars are bright, the missionary position

And the acrobats, well they tend to scoff
All you know is that you can get her off
And you feel alright, the stars are bright, the missionary position

The tried and true is good enough for me and you
For me and you
The tried and true is good enough
Donít need anymore, we donít need anymore

A rebranding effort might just be the thing
But a nameís a name and weíre continuing
Always feeling fine, it ainít the wine, itís the missionary position

There are pros and cons to each different pose
But we donít see any need to get to those
Ďcause weíre feeling great, a heightened state, the missionary position

The tried and true is good enough for me and you
For me and you
The tried and true is good enough
Donít need anymore, we donít need anymore
Donít need anymore, we donít need anymore

You might have positions you can recommended
But I donít know if weíll ever get to them
Ďcause we feel alright, the stars are bright, the missionary position
You might pride yourself, youíre so Avant garde
But we're neoclassicists, I guess, at heart
Patronise all you like, we both like the missionary position

Missionary, missionary, missionary, missionaryÖ

Itís a private matter as to frequency
But we both are smiling as you well can see
And it ainít no joke, it ainít baroque, itís the missionary position

Itís a little retro and a bit passť
But you know you'll make her feel A-OK
And she feels alright, the stars are bright, the missionary position


3. EDIT PIAF (SAID IT BETTER THAN ME)

Itís a heartwarming song
For the easily moved
The effect is all wrong
Plain to see Iím not moved

As I stand in the light
Of a shop that is closed
God, Iíd love me a fight
Thereís no poem just prose

Edith Piaf said it better than me
ďJe ne regrette rienĒ
Pretty song, but not intended for me
Time to put some muzak on

There were no smoky dives
Few amours, fous or not
There were no petty crimes
Foreign substances bought

There were no midnight drives
With a crime bossís wife
Need a sentence at most
When assessing my life

Drunken and short-lived flings
Montparnasse lights
Holding a hand of kings
My hunch was right
Whenís that night?

Live fast and die young
Live fast and die young
Live fast and die young
Too late for that
Too late for that

Think of one single night
One so strong youíre aflame
Well Iím sorry timeís up
Sorry, nothing will change

I was born to be bad
I was born to be bad
I was born to be bad
Not this time
Not this time


5. GIDDY GIDDY

Giddy giddy giddy
Our entire city
Each and every person the
Epitome of giddiness

We're giddy giddy giddy
Our entire city
Everyone displaying an
Immense amount of giddiness

And I'm a travelin' man
In a foreign land
Often I suppress
My inherent giddiness
Until I'm finally home
Throw away the comb
Kick up all my heels
And resume my giddiness
(And I'll resume my giddiness)

We're giddy giddy giddy
Struttin' round the city
"How are you today?"
"I'm feelin' pretty pretty giddy how are you?"
"I'm pretty giddy, last week was a pity
Had a touch of flu and felt a little less than giddy giddy"
Now I'm back to giddy, couldn't feel more giddy, if my life depended on it
"Glad to know you're back to giddy!"

Giddy giddy giddy
Our entire city
Each and every person the
Epitome of giddiness

Giddy giddy wife
Flower of my life
Kids are all asleep
She's thinking giddiness
And so and so am I
Sparkles in her eye
Both of us display
A little extra giddiness
(A little extra giddiness)

Giddy giddy kids
Often blow their lids
Normally they're giddy
But at times they're acting up
Had enough
Go to bed
'til you're giddy
'til you're giddy
Real giddy!

From another city
Where nobody's giddy
Comes a scientific group
To analyse our giddiness
"Their water ain't too giddy
Their diet ain't too giddy
We're prettier than they are
But they're infinitely giddier!"

Giddy giddy giddy
Their entire city
Each and every person the
Epitome of giddiness

They're giddy giddy giddy
Their entire city
Everyone displaying an
Immense amount of giddiness

We can ? their town
Never never ?
Endorphins really flow
Why it is - don't really know
We need a bigger grant
Thus we're hesitant
Honestly, no clue
Why they so damn giddy giddy?

Giddy giddy giddy
Their entire city
Each and every person the
Epitome of giddiness

They're giddy giddy giddy
Their entire city
Everyone displaying an
Immense amount of giddiness

Giddy giddy giddy
There is so much giddiness

Giddy giddy giddy
Giddy giddy giddy
Giddy giddy giddy
Giddy giddy giddy


6. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS TIME?

Historically, historically, we make an appeal
To something greater than we are when we need to heal
But donít concern him with your little band-aid affair
His temper will flare
Heíll rise from his chair

What the hell is it this time?

My God is great, my God is good
He loves every man
But show consideration when you pray in demands
His plate is filled with famine and with clean wholesome air
If Arsenal wins
He really donít care

What the hell is it this time?
What the hell is it this time?

Youíve asked him for redemption twenty times in the past
And twenty times heís granted it, and again you have asked
But twenty is the limit and heís now getting peeved
And when he gets peeved
Itís not to be believed

What the hell is it this time?
What the hell is it this time?

My God is great, my God is good
He loves every man
He loves every man
He loves every man
My God is great, my God is good
But show some restraint
If youíre feeling faint
Appeal to a saint

What the hell is it this time?
Itís you again, itís you again, you get on my nerves
What the hell is it this time?
Iíve billions to serve
You get on my nerves

What the hell is it this time?
What the hell is it this time?

My girl has left, my dog has left, Iíve cracked up my car
The only one whoíll listen to meís tending the bar
He turns his back and walks away and I say, ďHey, you
I ainít hardly through.Ē
He says, ďYeah, youíre through.Ē

Our God is great, our god is good, he loves every man
But thereís a limit to what even he can withstand
So be selective in what you slip under his door
If it isnít war
It may be ignored

What the hell is it this time?
My god is great, my god is good, but donít waste his time
What the hell is it this time?
Heís dealing with crime
So donít waste his time

What the hell is it this time?
Historically, historically, we think we've carte blanche
What the hell is it this time?
He donít take carte blanche
He donít take carte blanche

What the hell is it this time?
What the hell is it this time?


8. HIPPOPOTAMUS


There's a hippopotamus, a hippopotamus, a hippopotamus in my pool
There's a hippopotamus
A hippopotamus
A hippopotamus in my pool
How did it get there? How did it get there? How did it get there?
I don't know
How did it get there? How did it get there? How did it get there?

I don't know
There's a book by anonymous
A book by anonymous
A book by anonymous in my pool
There's a book by anonymous
A book by anonymous
And a hippopotamus in my pool

No, I've not read it
No, I've not read it
When it dries out I'll have a go
How did it get there?
How did it get there?
How did it get there?
I don't know

Someone must've been fooling around
Someone must've been acting the clown
Someone must've been taking the piss
Taking the piss and acting like this

There's a painting by Hieronymus
Bosch, by Hieronymus
Bosch, by Hieronymus in my pool
There's a painting by Hieronymus
Bosch, by Hieronymus
Bosch, by Hieronymus in my pool

How did it get there?
How did it get there?
How did it get there?
Sure beats me
Must be a late work, must be a late work, one of his late works
Obviously!

There's a Volkswagen microbus, a Volkswagen microbus, a Volkswagen microbus in my pool
A '58 microbus, a '58 microbus, a '58 microbus in my pool

A hippie is driving, a hippie is driving, a trippy old hippie poor, poor guy
A hippie is driving, a hippie is driving, I throw him a towel
Here, go get dry

Someone must've been acting real cute
Someone wearing a slippery suit
Someone must've come over the lap
Throw in a hippo and then a giraffe

There is Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus in my pool
There is Titus Andronicus, Titus Andronicus wearing a snorkel in my pool

Now he's gone under, now he's gone under, now he's gone under
Worry not
Excellent swimmer, excellent swimmer, looking much trimmer
Than I thought

There's a woman with an abacus, a woman with an abacus, a woman with an abacus
She looks Chinese
There's a woman with an abacus, a woman with an abacus, a woman with an abacus
She looks Chinese

Not that I'm prejudiced
Not that I'm prejudiced
Not that I'm prejudiced, no, not me
Not that I'm prejudiced
Not that I'm prejudiced
Not that I'm prejudiced
That's not me

Thrown in a hippo, a little Dutch art
An actor performing a Shakespearean part
Summary book and Germanic van
Asian lady, isn't it grand?
Yes, yes
So grand


13. THE AMAZING MR. REPEAT

Darnell,he doesn't stand a chance
Nor Johnny nor that guy from France
Nor Sammy or the paper boy
Nor Tony who they call Leroy
The girls are waiting,single file
They might be waiting there a while
It might be dawn,it might be noon,
It might be ,God forbid,next June

The Amazing Mr. Repeat
At your service again

Once more again.oh no
Once more again ,oh no
He drives them crazy
drives them mad
His very own Olympiad
Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no
There's ecstasy on every face
Of every girl in our whole place

The Amazing Mr,Repeat
at your service again

Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no
No waiting to reload at all
No waiting for that protocol

Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no

Sign here ,son,that's right
the dotted line
The dotted line
you'll take the world by storm
He rejects them every time
every time
Their exploitation's met with scorn

He,s on the nightly news again
They have to have him after ten
So the kids all asleep by and he
Can be talked about honestly
He feels they are using him
A circus freak not really him
So he stays in the neighbourhood
Still,local girls say, "damn, he's good"

Once more,again oh no
Once more,again,oh no

The amazing Mr Repeat
At your service again

Once more oh no
Once more oh no

The rest of us seem very slow
An intermission breaks the flow

Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no

Sign here,son,that's right
the dotted line
The dotted line and all will turn out great
He rejects them all every time,every time
Every time, I'd really rather wait

The Amazing Mr Repeat
At your service again

Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no.



15. LIFE WITH THE MACBETHS

All the dreaming and scheming
And playing games
Are enough to draw millions
Each week the same
Same station, same time, new feuds

While a rating of ďRĒ may be generous
All that blood and ambition so onerous
Our public, the public, enthused

Life with the Macbeths is now on view

As the cameras are rolling
We roll our eyes
But our lifestyle demands
That we hide our sighs
One season, thatís all youíll see
As the lady inspires me to depths unseen
Killing all in my way
Some will yell ďobsceneĒ
The ratings are off the charts

Life with the Macbeths
Both tart and smart

Our public, the public, enthused

Ambition leads to murder
A royal reign of terror
The critics split in fervor
Some not that into murder
Is there a deeper story
Or is it only gory?
Strong woman prods her husband
And then regrets whatís coming

Are we both to survive?
Well, youíll have to wait
Maybe yes, maybe no
What we can, though, state
Each murder, the ratings soar

Life with the Macbeths is sure to score
Life with the Macbeths is sure to score

These lyrics lack Missionary Position, Unaware, Bummer, I Wish You Were Fun, So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play?, When You're a French Director, The Amazing Mr. Repeat and A Little Bit Like Fun.

Please, contribute!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Life With The Macbeths Reply with quote

I'll add this one.
(Note: In "Edith Piaf" the words "want so strong" should be "one so strong" and the missing words from "What The Hell Is It This Time" are "We think we've".

Life With The Macbeths

All the dreaming and scheming
And playing games
Are enough to draw millions
Each week the same
Same station, same time, new feuds

While a rating of ďRĒ may be generous
All that blood and ambition so onerous
Our public, the public, enthused

Life with the Macbeths is now on view

As the cameras are rolling
We roll our eyes
But our lifestyle demands
That we hide our sighs
One season, thatís all youíll see
As the lady inspires me to depths unseen
Killing all in my way
Some will yell ďobsceneĒ
The ratings are off the charts

Life with the Macbeths
Both tart and smart

Our public, the public, enthused

Ambition leads to murder
A royal reign of terror
The critics split in fervor
Some not that into murder
Is there a deeper story
Or is it only gory?
Strong woman prods her husband
And then regrets whatís coming

Are we both to survive?
Well, youíll have to wait
Maybe yes, maybe no
What we can, though, state
Each murder, the ratings soar

Life with the Macbeths is sure to score
Life with the Macbeths is sure to score
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:40 am    Post subject: Re: Life With The Macbeths Reply with quote

Dal wrote:

(Note: In "Edith Piaf" the words "want so strong" should be "one so strong" and the missing words from "What The Hell Is It This Time" are "We think we've".


Many thanks for these correction, I edited lyrics.

Thank you so much for Life With The Macbeths! Could you post The Amazing Mr. Repeat??
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Amazing Mr Repeat..

Darnell,he doesn't stand a chance
Nor Johnny nor that guy from France
Nor Sammy or the paper boy
Nor Tony who they call Leroy
The girls are waiting,single file
They might be waiting there a while
It might be dawn,it might be noon,
It might be ,God forbid,next June

The Amazing Mr. Repeat
At your service again

Once more again.oh no
Once more again ,oh no
He drives them crazy
drives them mad
His very own Olympiad
Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no
There's ecstasy on every face
Of every girl in our whole place

The Amazing Mr,Repeat
at your service again

Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no
No waiting to reload at all
No waiting for that protocol

Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no

Sign here ,son,that's right
the dotted line
The dotted line
you'll take the world by storm
He rejects them every time
every time
Their exploitation's met with scorn

He,s on the nightly news again
They have to have him after ten
So the kids all asleep by and he
Can be talked about honestly
He feels they are using him
A circus freak not really him
So he stays in the neighbourhood
Still,local girls say, "damn, he's good"

Once more,again oh no
Once more,again,oh no

The amazing Mr Repeat
At your service again

Once more oh no
Once more oh no

The rest of us seem very slow
An intermission breaks the flow

Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no

Sign here,son,that's right
the dotted line
The dotted line and all will turn out great
He rejects them all every time,every time
Every time, I'd really rather wait

The Amazing Mr Repeat
At your service again

Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no
Once more again oh no.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forgot to mention Scandinavian Design too! ...and here are the lyrics:


Iíve got nothing, just a table and two chairs,
but theyíre beautiful and I just stand and stare,
time and space, intertwined, elegance, simple lines,
Scandinavian design

Iíve got nothing, just a table and two chairs,
but I know that everything I need is there,
every line, every shape, sculptural, no escape,
itís Scandinavian design

Sometimes she comes over; I think I know why,
She says the sky has bored her, whatís wrong with the sky?
Who am I to turn her out? All that she thinks about,
is Scandinavian design

She stayed over and we slept on wooden floors,
she gets up at eight and tiptoes to the door,
she turns Ďround, subtle wave, hums a tune by Sam & Dave,
Scandinavian design

Every line, every shape, sculptural, no escape,
Scandinavian design

Iíve got nothing, just a table and two chairs,
but theyíre beautiful and I just stand and stare,
time and space are intertwined, I can see this defines,
Scandinavian design

Most times she wonít come, but I donít really mind,
has a job to do as some guys concubine,
chandeliers, bric-a-brac, I know that sheíll be back,
Scandinavian design

Every line, every shape, sculptural, no escape,
Scandinavian design

Time and space, intertwined, elegance, simply lines,
Scandinavian design
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the lyrics!

Could you post more?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Alex,

scans of the lyric booklet are on the way to you by email
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeterE wrote:
HI Alex,

scans of the lyric booklet are on the way to you by email


Hi Peter,

Many many thanks for that.....
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To complete the set, here it is; the Japanese bonus track:

YOU EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE A DICK

You have earned the right to be a dick

Youíve earned the right to be a dick
We see you standing there and gaze in awe
While in our daily lives we scratch and claw
Youíve earned the right to be a dick

Youíve earned the right to be a dick
You have the right to be imperious
Dismissive and intensely serious
Youíve earned the right to be a dick

We all wish that that we could be like you are
We all wish that that we could be like you are

Someday, Iíll earn my right to be a dick
Someday, Iíll earn my right to be a dick
Someday, Iíll earn my right to be a dick
I will earn my right to be a dick

Youíve earned the right to be a dick
You treat the people who you meet with scorn
Who wish to God that they were never born
Youíve earned the right to be a dick

Youíve earned the right to be a dick
You have excelled at everything you do
While all the rest of us have muddled through
Youíve earned the right to be a dick

We all wish that we could be like you are
We all wish that we could be like you are

Someday, Iíll earn my right to be a dick
Someday, Iíll earn my right to be a dick
Someday, Iíll earn my right to be a dick
Someday, Iíll earn my right to be a dick
Someday, Iíll earn my right to be a dick
I will earn my right to be a dick

I will earn my right to be a dick

Youíre so much more than just a dick
Humanitarian and bon vivant
Youíve worked for years and gotten what you want
Youíve earned the right to be a dick

Youíve earned the right to be a dick
We know a dick is always made not born
And in some ways we feel a little torn
Youíve got to want to be a dick

Youíve earned the right to be a dick
Youíve earned the right to be a dick
Youíve got to want to be a dick
Youíve got to want to be a dick

Youíve earned the right to be a dick
You have earned the right to be a dick
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