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buckpets lyrics: The Buck Pets - Mercurotones - tothequick - non-album tracks




Mercurotones

(1991)



moon goddess (R.T. COCAINE BLUES) (incomplete)

pearls*

PM sick of it all*

some hesitation

five o'clock or thursday up to you*

ave f blues down through the avenue*

libertine

ready to break i'm so tired

shameless

brother take these dreams (incomplete)

guilty where's my head*

hey sunshine



- all lyrics 1990 island music, inc./s.t.a.b. music (bmi) -


all songs by the buck pets:

chris savage - guitar, vocals;
andy thompson - vocals, guitar;
tony alba - drums;
ian beach - bass.

These are the lyrics as I hear them from repeated listenings. Comments and corrections are welcome. Thanks to Ray Holm for corrections to the lyrics to many of these songs (marked with an asterisk (*), above).


moon goddess (R.T. COCAINE BLUES) (s.t.a.b.) 3:22

it's not something should take a fool to see
if i feel fine with you need a moon in me

[spoken: ....]

i want to make love to that goddess just once
well goddess, tell me about good love

moon!

[spoken: ...]



pearls (s.t.a.b.) 3:06

i'm not looking for Eldorado
i just want this red-haired girl
i know i ain't, no -
peter the great
but that's not bad for a fallen saint

we all throw our pearls to swine sometimes
we all throw our pearls on swine -
some of the time

you want to make me a permanent shadow
you're about as subtle as a tank
i'm a dog, covered in grease,
lickin' up spit
and all i can think to say is thanks

we all throw our pearls to swine sometimes
we all throw our pearls on swine -
some of the time

you always think that you've got somethin' to say
maybe if you did, that'd be all right
laugh it off, try to make it okay
try to make it through tonight


and i'd do anything
to set you under me, yeah . . .



pm sick of it all (savage, thompson) 3:42

wastin' time,
runnin' around, feeling sick of it all
i keep trying,
gets harder every time i fall.

i will do anything
to make you cry, as hard as you can
take it, shape it, and give it to you
in a three minute piece of mood.


looking inside,
digging around and trying to find a hole
kept the inside up
then it started to overflow
lookin' to the mirror,
and i laid down the weight
but words that never got there,
or maybe i was just late

i can see you storm,
so i'm just waitin' to get wet
i've been dry so long,
i get nervous when i sweat . . .


i can feel the wait comin' down on me, yeah!
down on me . . .
there's nothin' there for me to see
that's not the way it should be

never stepped outside the door,
just kept starin' at the floor
never even wanted that much more,
so i stayed outside the door . . .

i want the sunshine to feel good again!
i know it will, but i don't know when
it's going fast, so is this the end?
no! 'cause i read it in a letter!

it said that nothing really mattered.
we're just lookin' for some laughter
in all this parasitic matter.


we're just lookin' for some laughter.



some hesitation (savage, thompson) 2:32

wrapped around in a conversation
with the razor colored red
maybe i'm just talking, and
maybe you just never understand

mister sun is talking about, going out,
but it's probably just a threat
one, two, three,
just like you and me

well, it could be, some hesitation
in what you said, and what you do
i don't expect no, explanation
but it could be, some hesitation
but to feel that way, every day . . .
oh yeah . . .

wrapped around in a conversation
with the razor colored red
maybe i'm just talking, and
maybe you just never under-
mister sun is talking about going out,
but it's probably just a threat
and a one, two, three,
just like you and me,
yeah.



five o'clock or thursday up to you (savage, beach) 3:27

if he has to walk around upstairs so much
i wish he'd keep his feet in rhythm
but, i'm just renting

now it's up to you
to set the mood

i watch the frozen rain
twist around the easy way you walk
adjust the rhythm, in your
magnet feet in a grand manner

now it's up to you
to set the mood

i read my horoscope, i
double-cross my words
i held my head in my hands and
i try to sleep
i held my head in my hands
just to sleep in your lap, like a cat

now it's up to you
to set the mood

now it's up to you
to set the mood.



ave f blues down through the avenue (savage) 2:43

i was speeding down
through the avenue
with greasy hair,
i'm flat out of cash
i've been awake four days
or at least two, three
so i decided for me to crash

well, i walked through the door,
my friend chris was watchin'
a tv show about
some small town
where the dancers get cancers
just from drinkin' the water
we turned it off and we walked out

sitting in the park, getting high
watching girls go by
i forget that people see
when we use the phones
you're still wonderin' why
i . . . got the moon in my eyes
i'm not telling lies,
i'm just trying to lose
these avenue f blues

and i was late for
a cocaine date
with a girl i knew
pretty well
she had a perfect smile
and she promised me dinner
if i promised to spend the night, all right!

. . .

avenue . . .
avenue f blues.



libertine (savage, alba, beach) 3:16

i sleep alone,
sometimes i like it
i got a phone,
but it's disconnected

i got, wicked ways
that go, on for days
they say am i, just a
libertine

if it feels, like your feet are slippin'
into the life, that you've been given
being told, not to cause a problem
by policemen and politicians

you can't rearrange
your mind with age
beat the scene as
a libertine

late in october,
when even the weather is better
the leaves take in color for the first time ever

good to me,
libertine
good to me,
libertine

i sleep alone, and i like it
i got a phone, but it's disconnected

you can't, give a doubt
for the, whole thing out
keep it clean, as a
libertine
good to me,
libertine
so good to me,
libertine.



ready to break i'm so tired (savage, thompson) 4:35

i'm so tired of saying i'm sorry
i won't be your excuse to worry
you got me sleeping on my feet,
holding me down,
now i'm ready
i'm ready to break

made it on my flight instructions
hope i'm going the right direction
in that good tension
wait for heaven's ascension
i'm liable to break

i spent fourteen hours on the
fifteenth floor
i was looking for keys to the con-
necting door
now my head is aching,
my mind is racing
through the cracks in the ceiling
so i think about leaving

thought i heard your key in the lock
must have been an aftershock

even in your reflection
in your golden eyes
i can't help but feeling
surrounded sometimes . . . .



shameless (s.t.a.b.) 4:32

no crime defined, and we stay up all night
and sleep away all through the sunshine
and your misery is obvious to see
but we'll make it even with your
diamond feature

you stay shameless (shameless)
shameless (shameless)

it's half of happiness, to know where not to be
even your cold heart is temporary
but don't worry, doll, 'cause it's,
it's only an encore world
tomorrow's, gonna be just like today, yeah!

and all i want
is to look at you
but every time i do
my world, my world turns blue.


it's half of happiness, to know where not to be
even your old heart is temporary
but don't worry, doll, 'cause it's,
it's only an encore world
tomorrow's, gonna be just like today- yeah!

you just stay shameless (shameless)
shameless (shameless)
shameless (shameless . . . )



brother take these dreams (savage) 3:37

[???]



guilty where's my head (savage) 2:16

guilty, but i don't feel it
all of the time
but then i feel so guilty
i guessed that she'd be calling back
i guessed that she'd be calling back


guilty, where's my head been?
where did you leave yours?
if i should not feel guilty,
why you want to give it away?
why you got to throw it away?


why don't we keep it together?
see if we can make it away
if it's up to me, then we can
piss away, the stain...

so i'm guilty
i must be if i said it
well, even if i am
it doesn't mean i regret it
so- take it away
all my bitterness
everybody's got their reasons

nobody's blameless
nobody's blameless
nobody's blameless
nobody's blameless.



hey sunshine (savage, thompson) 2:44

listen to the things we say
about what goes wrong everyday
understand,
that when love runs cold

you said you're feelin' good, you're feelin' pain
they're starting to feel just the same
well, i guess feeling cold
is better than nothing at all

hey sunshine

behind those eyes is a worried mind
filled with hope that's lost in time
hey sunshine,
try to stay in the sky

you're feelin' good, you're feelin' pain
starting to feel just the same
hey sunshine,
try to stay in the sky

hey sunshine
hey sunshine
hey sunshine
hey sunshine . . .

[solo]

[spoken, but inaudible]