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Lyrics - The Young Fresh Fellows
Topsy Turvey

01. Searchin' U.S.A.
I've been to Pauline's Cafe in Bellingham
Jack said he'd be with me in a minute
I asked him for a glass of water
He said, "What for, you want to put some LSD in it?
There's already speed and marijuana in the hash browns
Pauline always gets a kick out of that crack
And that kind of service brings the customers back"

And all my identity, baby, is blowing away with the wind
Don't know who is knocking but I don't want to let him in
I guess I must be part of what they call today
But tell the world I'm searchin'
Searchin' U.S.A.

Well I've been to the Alderwood Mall
and I must admit it's pretty dog-gone big
You can buy anything that you want there
if you're some kind of mental pig
But I can't criticize my own elders
it was them that brought me up here
But they could have picked a better year

And all my identity, baby, is blowing away with the wind
Don't know where I'm going but I think that it's time to begin
I guess what they taught me in school must be a better way
But tell the teacher I'm searchin'
Searchin' U.S.A-e-a.

Now I've been to Old Milwaukee and I've painted that styrofoam nun
I placed her up on the mantel with my empty bottles of rum
Now my friends all think that I'm so funny
Cause these things that I do are bizarre
But they haven't really got me too far

And all my identity, baby, is blowing away with the wind
Don't know what I'm fighting and that makes it much harder to win
So if people start asking about me there's not a whole lot that you can say
Tell everybody I'm searchin'
Searchin' U.S.A.
Tell everybody I'm searchin'
Searchin' U.S.A-e-a.

Alright boys here we go
Get 'em up
Move 'em out

02. How Much About Last Night Do You Remember?
I wasn't going to get involved
I wasn't going to set myself up for another long haul
But the feelings that were hibernating
All the words that I always end up hating
When they're hanging on the wall
I knew you couldn't let me down
Couldn't let me sink into that battle ground
But we still can't turn it back into December
Well tell me how much about last night do you remember?

Now Vanna never made a better test
Than the one that featured you in that go-go dress
But the wildest thing you ever put me through
was the solitude confinement that was meant for two
You can't forget about the rest
I knew that you couldn't let me down
Couldn't let me sink into that battle ground
But we still can't turn our back into December
Well tell me how much about last night do you remember?

I wasn't worried about that dirt
I wasn't worried about the people that might get hurt
But the consequences worth contemplating
are forgotten in the moments that are self-inflating
That's why it never works
I knew that you couldn't let me down
Couldn't let me sleep up on this battle ground
But we still can't turn our back into December
Well tell me how much about last night do you remember?
Oh tell me how much about last night do you remember?

03. Where is Groovy Town?
I wish there was someplace we could go
where we could do anything that we wanted to
Nobody to put us down
Nobody to push us around
But not here
I don't like what you do or what you think or what you say
Hey hey hey!

I wish there was somewhere we could go
where we could dance every night of the week
and all our friends could be there too and
we could drink and we have a good time
But not here
I don't like what you do or what you think or what you say
Hey hey hey!

I wish somebody would tell me
where Groovy Town is
cause I want to go there
I'm tired of putting up with all this shit
and people saying "Get the fuck out of here you creep"
And I don't like what you do or what you think or what you say (x3)
Hey hey hey!
Hey hey hey!

Where is Groovy Town? } x4
Where is Groovy Town now? }
Groovy Town
Yeah

I wish that somebody would just tell me where Groovy Town is
cause I want to go there
I'm tired of putting up with all these bad vibes
and people telling me to just go away
But not here
And I don't like what you do or what you think or what you say
And I don't like what you do or what you think or what you say
Hey hey hey

Hey
Groovy Town (x3)

04. The New John Agar
Kevin is asleep in front of the TV
He opens his eyes and says "Hi" to me
He's watching the hypnotic eye
It's late but I decide to give it a try
And someday, ohhho someday it's all to be so easy for me
Riding in a nifty car
Everyone will know I'm a movie star
I throw away my guitar to be the next John Agar

Bruce and I go to the Jose Theater
Three flicks for fifty cents
Take me to your leader
We're teenagers from outer space
We just let you think we're part of the human race
And someday, ohhho someday it's all to be so easy for me
When I've discovered planet number ten
Rondo Hatten will be my very best friend
We'll kill the Muffin Man
Now the world is safe again

In Dennis' room with the black and white
I can tell it's going to be another long night
They're taking the earthlings for fools
When the captain says "Lars hand me the tools"
And the temperature is starting to climb
They were not prepared for the horror of the green slime
But watching the Tokyo news we find that
Godzilla's been attacked by the killer shrews
And someday, ohhho someday it's all to be so easy for me
Making five movies a year
Slashing out the chords of fear
And someday is getting near
the new John Agar is here

Someday

05. The Sharing Patrol Theme
We could stop now
We could wait a long time
Just fall apart now
We could wait until everything is fine
Uh-ho
We could waste our time leaving the past behind

We could break up
We could go on touring together
Cause a shake up
Maybe make this world just a little better
Uh-ho
We can waste our time leaving the past behind
No no no

I know that it's so hard to stand up
It never seems to do any good
But anyone can learn to say "Hands up"
And learn to think like Robin Hood

I know that it's hard to take off
When you're all way down inside
Then the feeling is just so hard to shake off
But can't you see that's no place to hide
You will sign up your soul
Join the Sharing Patrol
You will sign up your soul
Join the Sharing Patrol

*whistle*
*la-la's*
*laugh*

06. You've Got Your Head on Backwards
You've got your head on backwards baby
you don't know where you're at
Got you're head on backwars baby
watch out our you'll fall flat
Instead of saying "Hi" to the people that you meet
You ought to say "Goodbye" when you're walking down the street
You've got your head on backwards baby
and pretty soon you'll fall down
When you finally fall down I don't wanna around

Well people have been asking me what's wrong with you
They can't understand all those psycho things you do
I've got something to say and I'm saying it out loud
You better shape up girl, get your head out of the clouds
You've got your head on backwards baby
and pretty soon you'll fall down
When you finally fall down I don't wanna around

Well you're sure behaving funny babe
you sure been acting strange
You can't keep going on like this one day will have to change
The way you walk and talk it girl it ain't right
The way that you've been acting it's just too far out of sight
You've got your head on backwards baby
and pretty soon you'll fall down
When you finally fall down I don't wanna around

*scream*
Got your head on backwards baby!
????
I haven't seen such stupidity for a long time
????

07. Two Lives
I tried to love two women
I thought it could be fun
I wanted twice the pleasure
I found enough in one
But when the pleasure doubled
the pain increased by ten
Now I'm back to finding one love again

I went to mass each morning
each night I drowned in gin
I wanted to be close to God
but not at the expense of sin
Cause sinning's such a comfort
and the Lord can be so rough
Well I guess just one religion's enough

People say a cat can live nine lives Oh ho ho
Well I thought I could get away with two, but no
A two lives man's always on the run
He's missing out on all the fun
And after all is said and done
Two lives are no better than one

You can try to be two people
You can try to make ends meet
but just when you think you're pretty hot
you'll melt under the heat
It won't matter if you're together
It won't matter if you're stoned
You'll wind up with just yourself before too long

08. Mr. Salamander's Review
Now he's a picture of elegance with his broken brain
that pours shit from his mouth like rain from a drain
I just snap to attention at his telephone ring
so I can tell him how much he gets paid when I sing

And he's respected and worshiped by all those in the know
But then those in the know seem to know that it's so
They need someone like him to make them look good
Oh it works for a while but not as well as it should

But I don't care what he does to anybody else
I don't care what he does to anybody else
I don't care what he does to anybody else
Just as long as I get a bit for myself

And he's the picture of elegance with his lear at the ready
and the food spewing out of his mouth like confetti
I just love to be near him, I don't have to pretend
that my eyes fill with slime when our time together ends

But I don't care what he does to anybody else
I don't care what he does to anybody else
I don't care what he does to anybody else
Just as long as I get a little bit for myself

You can call him a vampire, you can call him a parasite
But that's why he's over your bed in the black of the night
You act like you were so scared just before you let him in
But it's forgive and forget as soon as he pays for the sin

But I don't care what he does to anybody else
I don't care what he does to anybody else
I don't care what he does to anybody else
Just as long as I get a bit for myself

09. Trek to Stupidity
Hey
Everywhere I go all the people and me
We ????
I'm on a trek to stupidity
And then, and then I'm on a trek to stupidity, yeah
If it sound like fun you can come along
Please come along with me and then...

I'm on a...
Trek trek
Please go with...
Trek trek
Me to the...
Trek trek
Let's go to the...
Trek trek
I'm on a trek, trek
Trek to stupidity
Trek
Trek to stupidity
Aaaahhhaaaahhohhhh
Trek trek trek

Hey
Naaahhhhh
Go now
Please go

I rambled the country
I sailed the seas
I know what it's like for a man to be free
I'm on a trek
Trek to stupidity (x4)
Ahhhh yeahhhoooohhhh
Dawnk dawnk

I'm going to Groovetown
Can I go with you?
You can come along too
Hey
Yeah?
When do we leave?
I don't know but I'm not bringing the box of bananas
Oh, should I?
Yeah
I've made some mistakes but I'm going back to the trek
And on the road...with a lot of gnomes
Well
Trek trek (x3)
He's on a trek trek
He's on a trek trek
*laugh*
The Trek

10. Topsy Turvy Theme
I know you were happy a long time ago
You felt on top and rightfully so
And everybody wanted to be your friend
And everybody wanted to be your friend

Then something went wrong and it's not the same
And I'll admit that I'm the one to blame
I took you away from all of your friends
I took you away from all of your friends

And the friendships that go sour can only make you wonder why
But I don't think that you should have to cry

You can take your problems to another place
You can leave all your problems and go to outer space
And everybody will want to be your friend
And everybody will want to be your friend

But the friendships that go sour can only make you want to die
But I don't think that you should have to cry
No I don't think that you should have to cry
Don't cry
Don't say "Goodbye"

11. Hang Out Right
She lectured me on my self-destructive tendecies
She asked me why I wasn't more uptight
It gave her such a fright to meet a guy
who didn't seem to know how to hang out right

She spoke to me of my ill-developed apathy
Which had so long kept me from the light
It seemed that I was inflicted great discomfort
by an eminence of hanging out right

Technique is the decisive factor
For you must slouch at proper angles
against the student union wall
I blew her scene with my so-called human magazine
She handed me two volumes from her shelf
If it is your wish to hang out do so with these
A book of poems, a book of knowing thyself

Technique is the decisive factor
For you must hold your beverage casually
to party most effectively
She pictured me another victim of fraternity
?All saddled? within proper style and cool
In conclusion she advised "Hang out right or not at all
If not at all then you must be a fool
If not at all then you must be a fool"
Was I born to share this curse?
Or do I dare disturb the universe?
Do I dare to hang out right?

12. Agar's Revenge
Well you got a new job, they pay you to be sad
And some times you get twice as much when you're mad
Once and a while you smile, but that's triple pay
If you could always only laugh that way

In every house at night
In every corner of the world
Man and woman try to do all the same things
But it's not always entertaining

Now you don't like it much but that doesn't matter
You're missing the ball and honey guess who's the batter
You charmed them with giggles when you signed up that day
If you could always only laugh that way

In every house at night
In every corner of the world
Man and woman try to do all the same things
But it's not always entertaining

And now the stage is set, the curtains are in flames
You're staring at each other trying to decide who's to blame
The director disappeared he's not going to tell you what to do
And everybody else is just watching they all want to know too
But it's time to honor your contract at your own expense
Your co-star's still playing the secretarty of defense
If you could make him crack a laugh just might save the day
If you could always only laugh that way (x3)
Laugh that way...

13. Good Things Go
So you say that you're leaving me
So you say that you're gonna be free
Bad news can follow you
Bad news it's always true
You can read it everyday
Half-smashed and all feeling blue
Half-smashed and nothing else to do
Got to find another girl
Can't be worrying about the world
That's what normal people say
Well I know this world is full of hate
But wouldn't you hate to see the good things go

Read about it every single day
So blue
Somebody's life gets taken away
It could happen to you
Give you the final ?past?
Ahhaa
Never give you nothing back
Ahhaa
It ought to make you so damn mad
Ahhaa
Maybe that's why people go bad
But you still go out to play-hey-hey
Well I know this world is full of hate
But wouldn't you hate to see the good things go

Waahhhoooo

*laugh*

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