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




The Buck Pets

(1989)



iron cock

how delicious she looks

good day

inamorata*

hammer valentine

more and more

perfect*

a little murder

lost

song for louise post

the bad sleep good, or not at all* [CD only]




- all lyrics 1989 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).


iron cock (savage, thompson) 2:58

thinkin' each day's gonna beat the rust
surround myself with the things i trust
i don't feel anything except my lust
jumpin' on the fast train

this is on hold and it feels so great
never wake up to a brand new day
keeps the inside, far away
think i'd better turn around


i'll change you and you change me
we can find a place to hide
once we're there, i won't even care
i just want to be inside
it's so damn bright when the truth is out
could you tell me just a few more lies?

feel i can't do it from the sun's first bite
i'm bored to death, so figure just might
catch your on-call boredom throughout the night
i'm never gonna turn around


i'll change you, and you change me
we can find a place to hide
and once we're there, i wont even care
i just want to get inside
it's so bright when the truth is out
please tell me just a few more lies



how delicious she looks (s.t.a.b.) 3:31

when you think i'm strong
i got a little, but i need some more
when you think i should
couldn't be bad, she's just too good

you know, i almost think
to watch her love from candle light
tastes so sugar sweet
she's candy, head to feet

sunshine on your skin
sets my eyes, start to spinning
you're the sweetest thing
that i've ever tasted, to walk away



good day (s.t.a.b.) 3:33

maybe someday, i'll get what i want
or maybe not
but still i try . . . try . . . try . . . try!

you said one day, things would go your way
but i don't care
i get high . . . high . . . high . . . high!

you say one day
one day, someday
maybe one day
maybe monday
one day, someday
such a good day
one day, someday
never come day!



inamorata (savage) 4:16

i want an emerald green jaguar
and an irish wolf hound
and i want you to stick around

one more familiar phone call
your name is on the tip of tongue
with the blood on my guitar

maybe, we could have made beautiful babies
i want to be your lover, not your boss
but if that time would ever come,
"i will be the one," she says,
"'cause here, we're better off dead."


why should i give in?
even admit it?
"soon, and very soon," she said

but it's so cold outside,
i should be warm inside of you
i don't know if you feel this fever,
what's left there to use?


i like to watch the way everything on you
moves and looks so fine
even when you walk away

hey, hey, hey . . .
hey, hey, hey . . .

yeah.



hammer valentine (savage, thompson) 4:21

seems like a sacrifice,
some kind of self-destruction
this is just a note
to say i'm thinking of you.

can't steal the good things,
so this is what i bought
stop punching holes
in my useless thoughts.

and this is just a way
to candy-coat some voodoo
this is just a note
to say i'm thinking of you.

don't think you can let me down
'cause nothing can hurt me now.

if i said i needed you,
would you think that was funny too?

is that funny too?
is that funny too?



more and more (savage, thompson) 2:14

more and more, and i can see
who i am and who i might be
how will you,
make your dreams come true?
how will you,
make your dreams . . .
come true!

what's the price for your slice of life?
and isn't it hard to wonder now?
how will you,
make your dreams come true?
how will you,
make your dreams . . .
come true!

if you can find a smile to trade,
step inside the mess you made
maybe you'll remember me
and how you used to watch me bleed
that's the price for your slice of life,
and isn't it hard to wonder now?
how will you,
make your dreams come true?
how will you,
make your dreams . . . ?



perfect (savage, alba) 3:00

your intention
is my mistake
another decision
that i can't make
so, give me
some understanding
if you try,
you may be perfect


tell me
another secret
when you're talking
in your whisper
if it seems like
we're unaffected
well, what more
could you ask for?

i can believe
in what i see
moves too fast
in front of me
yeah, some new directions
i'd better take
there's a difference
that you can make


so it's simple
and it's easy
you're the best thing
that i've seen
if you try hard,
you may be perfect . . .

[solo]

so, tell me
another secret
when you're talking
in your whisper
if it seems like
we're unaffected
well, what more
could you ask for?

so it's simple
and it's easy
you're the best thing
that i've seen
if you try hard,
you may be perfect . . .



a little murder (savage, thompson, alba) 3:55

a thousand black bats are
screaming in my ears for blue eyes
this hatred of mine is
a new kind of motivation

you want me in the dark forever

circumstances, and your intentions
make me choke on my own suspicions
circumstances, and your intentions
make me choke on my own suspicions

now it's gonna stay dark forever

too little passion in your style,
a little murder in your smile

there's a difference in being alone
and being lonely
right now, i don't wanna be
by myself

i want to have you over and over

as the radio winds its stare
into a different direction
i'm sorry things and yours
couldn't be a way

i want to have you over and over

too little passion in your style,
a little murder in your smile . . .
...
too little passion in your style,
a little murder in your smile
too little passion in your style,
a little murder in your smile
too little passion in your style,
a little murder in your smile
too little passion in your style,
a little murder in your smile
too little passion in your style,
a little murder in your smile.



lost (savage, thompson, alba) 4:00

i've got no right to be mad at you
only the reason
it's only the stupid things you say
i've got something really wrong inside of me
it's only a feeling
and the time to think about it all

if the difference is too much
then i should give it up
but the pain is the same
and it stays and it stays
the feelings you can't hide
are all the ones that i can see
there's more in your eyes
between you and me

lose your mind, for what's real
make me lose mine for what you can feel
lose your mind, for what's real
make me lose mine for what you can -


i've got no right to any special hold on you
only the jealosy
only the emptiness of this
you've got no faith in me, or anything today
only for no one
and only when it's yours

your poor little world
is a mess in the making
so you run around in circles
in the middle of the night
maybe then someone will find you
and tell you where you're going
and show you just exactly
just who you want to be

lose your mind, for what you see
lose yourself, and now you've lost me
lose your mind, for what you see
lose yourself, and now you've lost -


yeah! [solo]

if the difference is too much
well, then i should give it up
but the pain is the same
and it stays and it stays
the feelings you can't hide
are all the ones that i can see
there's more in your eyes
between you and me.



song for louise post (savage, thompson, alba) 3:34

i don't even
know what to say
i was trying to get to sleep
when the sun came up today

but i can't stop thinking
about the good thing
that ran right into me
and walked away so easily

and i feel in
nineteen sixty-seven
my own american
film sex kitten
i think it's plain to see
that it could work perfect
but i don't want anything
she doesn't want to give me

i don't even
know what to say
i was trying to get to sleep
when the sun came up today.



the bad sleep good, or not at all (savage) 5:02

they stand around while i fondle a poster
i'm sorry mister, if this is too personal, but
i gotta tell someone, and that's all i know

'cause she's been havin' to lie about me
so i try to imagine how good it could be, but
either way it seems like falling is falling


and the rain, hasn't let up, for over an hour
and when it pours you never let me forget
it's more than a shower
and i end up all wet . . .

so i go outside and i take in the rain
but i don't understand and i can't explain
why i'm confused about a love or a two or three


when two, want to have me, to hold and to keep
but its the other one i can't have
that i think, that i want,
or maybe just need . . .

well, don't you ever get tired,
of saying goodbye
all your world could be as small
as this one room,
if you knew it would be here tomorrow
if you know i won't,
i won't be here tomorrow

i won't be here tomorrow.