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Lyrics - The Young Fresh Fellows
The Men Who Loved Music

01. Just Sit

You know my rig's a little old
but that don't mean she's slow
There's a flame from her stack
and that's her smoke blowing black as coal
Well my home town's coming in sight
and if you think I'm happy you're right
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight (x3)

Sit back baby I'll tell ya what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna buy a jar of mustard and have a talk with you
Cause you could make me happy
and you could make me quit
But I'm not quitting now so
grab a pillow and please
just sit back baby
Find a comfortable spot on the floor
I always looked up to you
and I don't have to prove it any more
Well you could bite my ear off
but that's not the worst of it
But I don't want to argue I just want to talk
So please sit back baby
I gotta ?take a leak? on the fire
And a batch of clean towels are getting warm and fluffy in the dryer
And life can be so dangerous
let's enjoy what's left of it
Why don't you smile and throw all your worries in the flames and just sit
 

02. TV Dream
One minute you and Barney Fife are best friends
next minute you're on Sea Hunt with a case of the bends
The Jetsons got you taking care of their dog
You're walking it with Barnabus out in the fog
You say you want to get out, you want to get out
but that's not as easy as it seems
You got to stick around for this TV Dream

You're enjoying martinis with Honey West
You close your eyes for a second and she becomes Johnny Quest
For some reason you killed Pugsly and Dick Grayson too
Perry Mason out in Malibu refuses to help you
You say you want to get out, you want to get out
but you're going up against the A-Team
You better make the most out of this TV Dream

You think you're getting a bird's-eye view of Jeannie's naval
Turns out you're flirting with Flicka out there in the stable
Sergeant Friday finds out and reads you your rights
Says, "Take care of Katie's triplets for a thousand and one nights"
You say you want to get out, you want to get out
but Farah's got you smothered in cream
Well there's no escape from this TV

Now you and Napolean Solo have just thrown up
from all the cute little black kids talking like Rhoda
Art Flemming won't even let you question the answers
until you've tried out for the Solid Gold dancers
You say you want to get out, you want to get out
but it doesn't even help if you scream
No life's not as real as this TV Dream
TV Dream
TV Dream
TV Dream
 

03. Get Outta My Cave
I got so sick and tired of the city
Of stepping in dog shit
and girls that dress (look) too pretty
Of parking my car in a tow-away zone
I got this idea to live alone
I ditched the rat race with a smile on my face
I poked around 'til I found just the right place
Now when people get nosey and they stumble my way
I got something that is simple to say
Get outta my cave! (x3)

?I'm a troll? (?not a date man?) but I still got quite a few friends
They visit me once and a while and that's where it ends
And if they like it too much and start begging to stay
I know exactly what I'm going to say
Get outta my cave! (x3)
Get out!

Now people don't get to ask me
why I let my hair grow so long
And people don't get to tell me
that I don't know right from wrong
But I got my own world and I'm going to live in it
It's not an easy life but I don't regret a single minute
I'll stay here in the cool darkness to my dying day
And if you think I'm crazy, here's what I have to say
Get outta my cave! (x4)
Get out!
Get outta my cave!
Get out, get outta my cave!
 

04. Why I Oughta

You get away with murder every day
You get away with the horrible things you say
You're safe at home behind your TV tray
Come on get off my back... you... you...
Why I oughta!

For someone who's a mess you're awfully proud
You say they're going somewhere and say it loud
But where you're at is far from the mattering crowd
Hey... why...
Why I oughta!

You'll soon fall over a big bar stool
There's only one
True dreams are cool
I'm not the kind to never be cruel
Who believes that only I'm cool

You fancy that you're still the namesake king
You like the presents that the peasants bring
But you're the wrong ???? on the wrong ?string?
Why I oughta!
 

05. Unimaginable Zero Summer

Car watching
Phone waiting
Dish washing in a room up there

Bull riding
Hay loft
Shower taking in a room up there

Face to face with absolutely nothing
Face to face with absolutely nothing

Kettle boiling
Food spoiling
Lazy raisins in a room up there

Face to face with absolutely nothing
Face to face with absolutely nothing

Eating a burger stretches my stomach
Eat more food then I'm hungry again
And I thought that no amount of boredom
could invent a room into which I would run
With pleasure from such a life

That's right

Boat watching
Desk writing
Shower taking
Food spoiling
Kettle boiling
Lazy raisins
Going to sleep
And face to face with absolutely nothing
Eating a burger stretches my...
In a room up there
 

06. When the Girls Get Here

Hey everybody...the girls are here!

When the girls get here...
we'll talk about integrated circuits and things
to show them how smart we are
We'll set our hair on fire
That should impress them
Spill beer all over our t-shirts
Accidentally
We'll show them what kind of guys we are

When the girls get here...
we'll do our little funky dance
to show them how cool we are
We'll throw our socks in the closet
Where it keeps them warm
We'll wear berets with our glasses
Not unlike a beatnik
We'll show them what kind of guys we are

And all of the guys that we know
will be so envious of our charm and our wit
But we don't need them
We've got lots of good friends
And we know that the real fun begins
When the girls get here (x3)

When the girls get here...
we'll pull out our guitars
and tell them how we're gonna be stars
We'll put decals on our suitcase
When the girls get here
We'll ?twist with all of their friends?
When the girls get here
We'll follow old people home
When the girls get here
We'll play dead in the drug store
When the girls get here
Do figure eights in our ?four-by?
When the girls get here
We'll put mirrors on the ceiling
When the girls get here
?And we'll spin discs by the Aztecs?
When the girls get here
We'll swallow fish in a phone booth
We'll show them what kind of guys we are...

One, two, three!

When the girls get here (x7)
Girls get here
Girls get here
The girls get...
I think they're here now
What girls?
 

07. Amy Grant

Amy! } (x3)
Amy Grant! }
She comes home from chruch
She takes off her pants
That's what I like about Amy Grant
When she comes home from church
she gotta take of her pants
That's what I like about Amy Grant
I'm talking about Amy...Amy...AMY, huuh!
Amy Grant!

And those songs she writes
and ?lordy? the way she sings
Too bad her fans don't care about such little things
She don't spare the child
She don't spoil the rod
She just gets rich cause she works for God
I'm talking about Amy...Amy...AMY
Amy Grant!

Now when she first met Jesus
didn't know what to say
But he gave her a guitar
and told her what to play
He said, "Amy don't you play no modern jazz
Don't you play none of that hard rock
What the people want to hear is pure unadulterated schlock"
I'm talking to Amy...Amy...AMY, huuh!
Amy Grant!

Amy!
Amy Grant!

Amy! } (x3)
Amy Grant! }

Alone in bed
Late at night
She fantasizes about Barry White
Barry!
Barry White!
Barry!
Barry White!
Talking about Amy...Amy...AMY
Amy Grant!
 

08. Hank, Karen and Elvis

Hank!
They say he stole all he knew from a black man who
spent his life on a corner shining white man's shoes
And he only wore that cowboy hat because he was bald
So drunk and ornery he ended up with no friends at all
Everyone who was there has got to write about it
They know something bad they got to scream and shout it
The King of country music pissing in his pants again
I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then

Karen!
They say she had the most beautiful voice
but I'd take ?Walter Sandy? if I had my choice
And she could play the drums and even while wearing a dress
But Hal Blaine would take over when they needed the best
Everyone who was there has got to write about it
They know something bad they got to scream and shout it
She starved herself to death with no brother to stop her
But he helps remeber her now through a special TV offer

Elvis!
That TV blew up when he leveled his gun
And he wasn't gobbling down piles of pills just for fun
And all that kinky sex with those would-be queens
Can't wait to see the film shot in between the scenes
Secretary, wife and critic all scrambled until
they know something bad and they got something to sell
The King of rock 'n' roll buried in Eskimo Pies
But what he did's still the same and you know everyone dies
 

09. My Friend Ringo
Riiiingooo
Riiiingooo
Day by day I think of things I'd like to say
And all the answers to the questions that are facing me
But sometimes I just get pissed
I'm never in time, I'm never in the right line
And I never go to the places that I should stay

I'm not quite right
My timing or my pace
And aggravation, it should show up on my face
But sometimes I just get pissed
I'm never in time, I'm never in the right line
And I never go to the places that I should stay

I'm not quite right
My timing or my pace
And aggravation, it should show up on my face
Sometimes when I'm down I think of you my friend Ringo
Like I have so many times before all trough my life
My friend Ringo
Like when I was a grade schooler
Me and my sisters ?and a guy from ????
We would play our ?chairs? just like instruments
When I was in high school I would talk to you
Even though you never knew ?that I was?
You were my friend
My friend Ringo (x3)
My friend Ringo, yeah!
My friend Ringo
Riiiingooo
Oh!
 

10. Two Brothers

She was meant for both of us but one more than the other
I always thought nothing could turn me against my brother
I never meant to hurt him so but I never meant to hurt myself
She's trouble

She was pretty that's for sure but there's lots of pretty girls
She left a trail of wrecked-up men halfway around the world
I was not much different, no I let her turn me inside out
She's trouble

She made us mad
She made us jealous
Made us wish we weren't young fresh fellows
Couldn't talk
Couldn't look at each other
Made us wish that we had not been born with the same mother

She lived with me and left with him but brothers stick together
Blood is thicker than water even in such stormy weather
Nothing was forgiven, no nothing was forgotten, no
She's trouble
Owww!

She made us mad
She made us jealous
Made us wish we weren't young fresh fellows
Couldn't talk
Couldn't look at each other
Made us wish that we had not been born with the same mother

A woman's born a woman and a man is born a fool
So if you love your brother don't you swim in the same pool
Li-de di-de di-de di di di
Li-de di-de di-de di di di
That's trouble
 

11. I Got My Mojo Working (And I Thought You'd Like to Know)

Mojo working (x13)

I got my mojo working and I thought you'd like to know
Got it all revved up and raring to go
I got it working from my wig down to my toes
Got my mojo working and I thought you'd like to know

Now when it starts to work and all the girls ?have brought their drums?
Even my best friend's girlfriend wants to show me what it's for
She like my mojo much better than his
but even she can't tell me what a mojo is
I got my mojo working and I thought you'd like to know
Got it all revved up and raring to go
I got it working from my wig down to my toes
Got my mojo working and I thought you'd like to know

Now it works on female arms and it works on female legs
One time in the breakfast it worked on my scrambled eggs
I think you know just what I'm talking about
My mojo's fired up so you better look OUT!

Now all you pretty womens out there begging for more
You know a mojo's not something you can buy in a store
You can't send away for it through the mail
Mine's available for parties but it's not for sale
I got my mojo working and I thought you'd like to know
Got it all revved up and raring to go
I got it working from my wig down to my toes
Got my mojo working and I thought you'd like to know
 

12. I Don't Let the Little Things Get Me Down

Well the neighborhood cop he won't smile at me
I got to spend the night in jail before he'll leave me be
Seems like everybody in this town just wants to push me around
But I don't let the little things get me down
I don't let the little things get me down
No I don't let the little things get me down
I just stand up and make a joyous sound
No I don't let the little things get me down

Every girl I meet just makes a fool out of me
They take everything I own before they set me free
Then they laugh at me like I'm Bozo the Clown
But I don't let the little things get me down
I don't let the little things get me down
No I don't let the little things get me down
I just stand up and make a silly sound
No I don't let the little things get me down

?I work five hundred twelve? hours seven days a week
but the boss still calls me a lousy pip-squeak
He won't be happy until I'm six feet under ground
But I don't let the little things get me down
I don't let the little things get me down
No I don't let the little things get me down
I just stand up and make a stupid sound
No I don't let the little things get me down
 

13. Ant Farm

At the side of the man with the torpedo cigar
From the tanning salon to the back of his car
You don't even notice
You don't even notice

Like a princess in a candy store
you look around for two minutes then you say you're bored
But you don't even notice
You don't even notice

Like everybody in this universe
You say it's horrible and it's getting worse
But you don't even notice
You don't even notice

But down below you all those tiny spots
are going and moving to a bigger sandbox
And they're on their way
And one of these somedays when you've drugged yourself comatose
That's when you swear that you feel the most
But you don't even notice
You don't even notice

And it can get all over your face
But 'til it hits you in another place
You won't even notice
You won't even notice

 
14. Where the Hell Did They Go?

Well I'm looking for Pete and Tom and
Where the hell did they go?
Well I'm looking for Pete and Tom and
Where the hell did they go?
They went into the garage with two pieces of rope

Well I can't find ?Dennis Boone?
though I just saw him yesterday
No I can't find ?Dennis Boone?
though I swear I just saw him yesterday
He went down to Arizona and got lost on the Lost Highway

Now I'm thinking about Larry Williams
Where has he been gone?
Yeah I'm thinking about Larry Williams
Where has he been gone?
They say the music lives on but I still wish he was alive

Now I'm looking for John Lennon
Where the hell did he go?
I'm looking for John Lennon
Where the hell did he go?
I swear I never knew him but I still miss him so
Well you can say I never knew him but I still miss him so

15. Happy Death Theme

Billy Boy Boxer lived a life of hard knocks
and he could never let up
He could never let up
But once he was down, boy he was out
and he could never get up
He could never get up
He thought he had the power to change his life
but he couldn't even do it if he tried
And when he died all his best friends said
that he wasn't that kind of guy

Sally the Kid was scared to raise her eyelids
cause she was getting older
She was getting older
She cried and she cried as each day flew by
right over her shoulder
Over her shoulder
She'd always thought she could make it last
but she couldn't even do it if she tried
And when she died all her best friends said
she wasn't living when she was alive

Mr. Ed never lost his head
cause he was always steady
He was always steady
But when the time hit to call it quits
old Ed was ever ready
Ed was ever ready
He knew he couldn't fight off his fate
No he couldn't even do it with a voice
But when he died all his best friends said
that he didn't have too much choice
 

16. Beer Money

Sure I like beer cause it tastes good
And I might even buy a ?sport pack? every once and a while
But now I'm getting paid to drink
That's why I'm sporting this big old smile
Because of beer money
Beer money!
Beer money.
Beer money!
Beer money.
Cause we're an American band, let's play some rock 'n' roll

I'm drinking Bud by the barrel
I'll drink it til I'm saturated
I'm drinking Millers by the million score
And I'm going to Milwaukee to get inaugurated
For some beer money
Beer money!
Beer money.
Beer money!
Beer money.
Cause we're an American band, let's play some rock 'n' roll!

Now some detractors say that I can't live without the stuff
But I'd even drink Pepsi if you paid me enough
Touring's a breeze since you became our sponsor
It's those corporate dollars that help us to GET IT ON SIR!
Baba-baba-ba-beer!

Now you can say that we sold out
But that's just the way it goes
Cause the beer is free and we're on MTV
And we're opening up for the Del Fuegos
To get some beer money
Beer money!
Beer money.
Beer money!
Beer money.
Cause we're an American band, just play some rock 'n' roll!

Schlitz
????
????
High test beer!
Hoooooo!  

17. Aurora Bridge

If the Aurora Bridge fell down
we couldn't ride our skooters over there
If the Space Needle crumbled into the ground
you get the feeling that no one would even care
Oh this Seattle town, it's just growing by leaps and bounds
But did you ever stop to think what would happen
if the Aurora Bridge fell down?

If the Gas Works Park stayed closed
where would you go when you wanted to fly a kite?
If Georgio's turned into a fast-food joint
the price of martinis would sky-rocket out of sight
In this Seattle town we seem to take a lot for granted now
But did you ever stop to think about what would happen
if the Aurora Bridge fell down?

Ahhhhhhaa
The Aurora Bridge is falling down

If the Mariners left town
each homerun by Gorman Thomas could be the last
If the monorail's torn down
we'd see how easily the future becomes the past
In this Seattle town we seem to take a lot for granted now
But did you ever stop to think about what would happen
if the Aurora Bridge fell down?  

18. Broken Basket

Left out night after night
Left out day after day
Hiding underneath the stairs
I'm not going anywhere
I'm not a part of anybody's plan
I'm not involved in the play-by-play
Living in a world of one
Oh I'm having lots of fun
That's cause I got a broken basket
I can't remember why the people stare
I got a broken basket
Guess I'm not going anywhere

What no one understands is ?certainly? on me
And it loses all importance
with the measure of this eternity

Can't go to the big show
Can't be seen at the rear door
Talking to myself is grand
I'm not going out any more!
I'm not a part of anybody's plan
I'm not involved in the play-by-play
Living in a world of one
Oh I'm having lots of fun
That's cause I got a broken basket
I can't remember why the people stare
I got a broken basket
I guess I'm not going anywhere  

19. Three Sides to This Story

Whhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

They fall in bed after a long hard week, yeah
And one's a lot more tired than the other
She falls asleep but he can't right away
There doesn't seem to be anything to say

She wakes him up with a special treat, uh-huh
Three sides to this story
And it's all over before he knows what happened
Three sides to this story
She says, "For a guy who gets going so fast"
"You don't know much about making it last"
There's three sides to this love story
Theirs and hers and his
Sure it could be better but it's never bad the way it is
Oh yeah!

You see them kissing at a party getting carried away
Three sides to this story
They're in love, yeah that's obvious
Three sides to this story
You couldn't tear them apart right now if you tried
Somebody tell them to go outside

Probably blasted out of their minds
Three sides to this story
Suddenly he's got her underneath the piano
Three sides to this story
They wind up there 'til the morning sun
It ends up being a whole lot of fun
There's three sides to this love story
Theirs and hers and his
Sure it could be better but it's never bad the way it is
Three sides to this story
Oh yeah!
Three sides to this story
Oh yeah!
Three sides to this story
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah!
Three sides  

20. Young Fresh Fellow Update Theme

Where's your crew?
They're on the third planet
There is no third planet Matt
Don't you think I know that?

Owwwwwww!
Yaysoo brother
Yaysoo sisters hey, hey, a come on
Yaysoo brothers
Yaysoo sisters I say, a come on
Well we're walking down the street again
A hey, hey, it's alright
Just a lookin for some young fresh friends
A yeah, yeah, ????
?Sparkle played it live but he won't be lying?
?Jack and Polly will be singing while they hatch by the fire?
Yaysoo brothers
Yaysoo sisters hey, hey, a we reach!

We're going to the Garden of Eden aboard the girls
Then we're gonna send out for some pizza and cheese curls
A yaysoo
Cruising with a guru all over this land
Well this kind of freedom is just too much man
Yaysoo brother
I'm gonna tell you yay-sisters who
Right on
I'm telling them

Don't know where we're going but we're not in a hurry no, no
A yeah, yeah
Sometimes we're kinda topsy sometimes we're kinda turvy yeah, yeah
Don't bring me down now
?Some prize in wisdom,? got a blister on my brain
All my brothers and sisters ride with us on this train
Yaysoo brothers
Yaysoo sisters hey, hey
Yaysoo brothers
Yaysoo sisters yeah, yeah
Yaysoo brothers
Yaysoo sisters we reach
Yes who we reach
Yes who we reach
Owwwwwww!
?Yaysoo Scott tad silva?
????  

21. Back Room of the Bar

Outside the dogs are withered and hungry
and the soldiers are laughing out loud
They wave bottles and blow out the candles
of the lonely who move in a crowd

And the storm clouds hide the volcanoes
but they shall never find me here
Where I torture myself with the memories
that stay clear through tequila and beer

That's the parent and the peasant
That's the singer and his mourning guitar
Through the black hallways choked with smoke
To find the back room of the bar

I couldn't forgive you for letting the Frenchman
Though I know that I made you Evon
You say I drove you away with my drinking
but it's gotten much worse since you've gone
I lost the hundreds of letters you sent me
I never acknowledged recieving a one
And now I drink to death on this day of the dead
and only wish it could be quickly done

That's the parent and the peasant
That's the singer and his mourning guitar
Through the black hallways choked with smoke
To find the back room of the bar

And now I'm out of my mind with the Mezcal
I couldn't change when you finally returned
You say I taught you that love could be holy
but that's something I still haven't learned
And the questions that keep me surrounded
by despair from the morning 'til night
I have no answers to keep me from drowning
There's no answers to make it alright

That's the parent and the peasant
That's the singer and his mourning guitar
Through the black hallways choked with smoke
To find the back room of the bar
La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la  

22. untitled (Do the Fonzie)

Meet me once again
It's time and I'm not gonna tell you any more
It might be time to do the Fonzie
Yeah do the Fonzie
Yeah do the Fonzie
Do the Fonzie

There's a guy his name is Arthur Fonzarelli
He's Italian and he likes his spaghetti
His hair is waxy
His bike is wacky
When the girls go by he has to cry
Heeeey!
Do the Fonzie
Do the Fonzie
It's time to do the Fonzie
Once again do the Fonzie

He blew up on his Dad...
Hair is waxy
Bike is wacky
When the girls go by he has to cry
Whoah Mrs. C
Fonzie, he's popular again
It's time to do the Fonzie
He's popular again
Bop bop-ba
... Ricky Nelson...  

Layout Christophe Claessens 2003-2005. Lyrics Transcribed by Sean D Charlesworth .Song lyrics by their owners. Contact me if you have a  lyric to add