New York Or Bust!

(this recording is a collection of unintended indiscretions before microphone and camera)
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New York New York
New New New New New New New New
York York York York York
What a hell of a town
It's so good, it's so good they named it twice when they didn't need to name it at all
they didn't need to cos we, we all know what it's called
NEW YORK OR BUST!
When I get there I gonna buy me an ice cream cone
and a poop scooper and go for a walk through central dark
NEW YORK OR BUST!
And I wanna, I wanna meet Andy Warhol
I wanna meet him and I wanna see movies make movies buy movies
I wanna see em and make em and buy em when I get there
NEW YORK OR BUST!
I wanna try and find where
I wanna find where David Byrne buys his shoes cos I think they're great and I wanna get me a pair
When I get there, yeah!
NEW YORK OR BUST!


Is That A Line

I would rejoice the choice not to mess up the mess were in around here....
sometimes
but i'm not gonna push no one nowhere
leave nature to its course
why infringe on a fringe which is precision made unkempt
i don't ask much - just being here is all i attempt
you could maybe say im conducting a sociological survey
i aint ripped off or sucked in on a neater kind of holiday
can anybody tell me, who is the grand poobah round here?
there's many people under many impressions i've wanted to know all year
a person i know is a pornographic philosopher
she's a dirty joke from one end of the town to the other
i think there must be some mistake here
she's younger than me yet older than my mother
i cant decide if this is lively or lugubrious
but i aint gonna start facin about it cos loose lips sink loose ships
pacemakers molest loose hips
personally i can do without it
but when the asterisk takes over is when you should worry
but never revived your process in pain cos who knows - in a week or two
you may wish you hadn't an make a trip down memory lane
now i cant decide if its viscereal or visceral
I've heard of people who are in no hurry
people who are like a dodgy curry
even more people who don't wanna worry who get in a flurry
say they're sorry/don't say there sorry/don't you call it "corrie"?
Here comes a line
Is that a line?
For every cloud that has a silver line
you'll find one which has decided to lead a life of crime
who will dust off the career of a weather-eater in his prime
IS THAT A LINE?
when there seems to be no obstacles in the way
when I ask if my human objects ok
when I feel a neater feeling than you feel
IS THAT A LINE? IS IT A LINE?
would you please appease my pleas for peas pudding peas and plum pudding please
I know frozen food doesn't grow on trees, ow!
IS THAT A LINE?
If I offer you a better deal
If I polish up some rods of shiny steel
If one makes out one knows how another one feels
IS THAT A LINE?
Person cant keep down persons bile when person realizes person is on trial
person calm down for awhile
IS THAT A LINE?
darling any day you'll get my vote
darling I just love you for your new fur coat
or is that your hairy shoulders
you could just about part your spine
THIS IS A LINE... THIS IS A LINE
IS THAT A LINE
not so much hitting as missing
see you at the next bout of pretend kissing
one spreads ones phlegm around too much
bye bye saliva - keep in touch
IS THAT A LINE
Beware of these danger spots
The place where old actresses go to rot
The trouble with old actresses is that they're always got the same old plots
I know your lines - I know your lines
IS THAT A LINE
IS THAT A LINE?


Why Can't It Happen To Me

Others find their face in harpers & queens
(WHY CANT IT HAPPEN TO ME)
and get arrested goin out & bein ob-seen
(WHY CANT IT HAPPEN TO ME)
Other people bring their drink packages to quench their thirst
(WHY CANT IT HAPPEN TO ME)
pink faces are cute when a few blood vessels burst
(WHY CANT IT HAPPEN TO ME)
other people do drugs, other folks get laid
(WHY CANT IT HAPPEN TO ME)
other people hang around people so that futures are made
(WHY CANT IT HAPPEN TO ME)
everybody else seems to have more fun
(WHY CANT IT HAPPEN TO ME)
they just stand and demand and command attention
(WHY CANT IT HAPPEN TO ME)
i only try and find production line
(WHY CANT IT HAPPEN TO ME)
WHY CANT IT HAPPEN?
NOW LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT......
NOW LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT!


I Am Surrounded By Incompetence

why does everybody keep trying to mess me round
i mean, i mean, i'm a reasonable type of guy
i don't get drunk well not that much
don't wanna let my problems drown
i got restraints principles business pleasure leisure
no shirt no dirt no skirt no dirt keep my blood pressure down
I watch 'em botch it touch it clutch it don't try to scotch it
but when i see something someone somehow somewhere
i'm tha the point where ignorance is preferable
i am surrounded by incompetence
at work at home at church at sea
they're on the bus
they're on tv
they're callin' me
they're plaguin' me
i am surrounded
i guess that i'm a realist
don't believe in coincidence
especially when it happens more than once
so i wish that person that has wrapped itself round there
would let go of my legs and listen to me now
lemme tell ya
i'm convinced that what's needed here
is not more sympathy but a little more discipline
(no pain no gain migraine you came)
your egos wrappin' itself round my long thin neck
i am surrounded by incompetence
at work at home at church at sea
they're on the bus
they're on TV
they're callin' me
they're plaguin' me
i am surrounded
why cant all these people
all these people understand
aren't my forcefields plans enough?
i'm sick of being tired
i'm tired of being sick
i'm sick of being sick
i'm tired of bein tired
i'm sick and i'm a tired
leave it to me to delegate responsibility
accounting fraternity maternity affirmity firmity infinity affinity
don't limit me and the american way
i am surrounded by incompetence
at work at home at church at sea
they're on the bus
they're on tv
they're callin' me
they're plaguin' me
i am surrounded


What Have You Been Doing?

(WHAT have you been doing?)
(what HAVE you been doing?)
(what have YOU been doing?)
(what have you BEEN doing?)
(what have you been DOING?)
it was saturday morning and the Bobsy Twins were busy - WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
they were all seated round the dining room table - WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
They pulled out their pencils - WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
Some of the legs were long and low
They walked sideways into the traffic
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE TELL ME
WHAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?


Today I Started Slogging Again

(are you ready on the bass? organ? are you ready on guitar? shutup, shutup guitar!)
ow!
i'm gonna be short, tell you a story about a vice, lice and depravity
about the M.A.R.Q.U.I.S.D.E.S.A.D.E.
but first i'm gonna tell you what i started doing again today
you know what i started doing again today? "what?" lemme tell you...
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
according to me, mister marquis,
you mix up passion and cruelty cos passion extinguishes sympathy
and makes you cold and hard like me
stronger and stronger charms are needed to satisfy the passion and pain awakens nerves
when you lust in this fashion the pain of others also causes extraordinary excitation
and this cruelty shows your energy not your generation
horrible spectacle, execution, slaughter, disease and death
you aint tasted nothing 'til you got foetus on your breath
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
castration, masturbation, flagellation, come on, use your imagination
you may need lubrication for the appropriate preparation
so tighten up the thumbscrews, put on this evening gown
and no one leaves til their extremities are dragging on the ground
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
you wont get hungry, everything's swallowed
nothin goes to waste
cos once its been down your throat a few times it's not such a bitter taste
so come on, hit me one time and lets blaspheme my friend
get up get down get sideways aint no party and it never ends
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again
today i started slogging - again


Harold McMillan

(Instrumental)


Thank Heaven For Push Button Phones

(at the third stroke, it will be 9-5 and ten seconds)
(at the third stroke, it will be 9-5 and twenty seconds)
(at the third stroke, it will be 9-5 and thirty seconds)
streams of ectoplasm pour from mouth
stare at effigy of jesus christ
blood starts to pour from its festering wounds
throw me throw me throw me around the room
felt, felt like bones being torn apart
the old marshmallow in the moneybox trick
saw a face, not a face, a face behind
a face behind a mask of plastic flowers
nine bone cheeks, acid bath, on railway tracks
raise - a - razor blade pie
you should say i'd never imagine anything until i experience it
now i never wanna experience anything i cant imagine
never wanna get down on bleeding disasters
let it stick lust lick dust stick bile and bones
then i saw it in front of me a monument to technology
THANK HEAVENS FOR PUSH BUTTON PHONES
(THANK HEAVENS! THANK HEAVENS!)
i cried from the house of jesus
i gotta face like a bag of bones
gotta race like a can of worms
not a trace of a crown of thorns
not a race of super-clones
the air, the air in here is full of extension phones
the air in here is full of extension phones
cos there's a rented phone to hang your head
and there's gon' be some confrontations around here
-THANK YOU LORD FOR PUSH BUTTON PHONES-


Flashback

my credentials are impeccable
and i should be the president of that factory
give it to me now, i need it more than you
i love those lepers and i hope that you do too
they're a fine and nuclear workforce
always there to give you a hand or lend you an ear
what i created here is a haven for burnt-out businessmen
and we all realize
you gotta slap a few thighs before you patent your new fountain pen
FLASHBACK!
its a feeling coming up like phlegm
i'll foreclose your mortgage
increase your interest
you can't pick up that princess phone
i'll call up the squad....
make you a roast lamb of god
i'll tell you all you wanna know about supply and demand
so...come on baby....stick with me
i wont let you be a casualty
just as long as you realize that my wish is your command
FLASHBACK!
its comin outta ma ears
foreclose the mortgage and increase your interest
and hand me over that princess phone
i'll call off the squad -
make you a roast lamb of GOD
i don't think you're inferior
behind a heart of stone lies a cold interior
gonna take a franchise on a chain of chicken stores
and i'll fricassee any refugee
who thinks i should be payin' you more and more and more and MORE
YEAH yeah yeah yeah FLASHBACK!
FLASHBACK!
its vomiting all over the place
increase my interest
increase my growth
just hand me that there princess phone
to poids in a pod
a roast lamb of god
gimme your teeth or an axe, what's the difference
nose to the grindstone shoulder to the wheel
whoa....FLASHBACK......it's a futile exercise
congratulate me on my repartee
i'll give you more cash than Stevie Wonder has eyes...
FLASHBACK
i'm proposing a merger of two companies
to increase growth
i'll help us both
make it 50/50, 60/40, 70/30, 80/20
A ROAST LAMB OF GOD
<<all my life i was stepped on, shoved around by dozens of strongarms
and shoved into a convent......then the lunatic legion offered me power......
but you didn't believe me, did ya? you didn't believe me when i heard those voices......
but those voices were real......they said i was the deadliest agent on earth......
and now all i want is REVENGE


Negative Energy

i am full of negative energy
and i deserve to die
i am full of negative energy
this is the atavistic urge of human nature
i am full of negative energy
and i deserve to die
i am full of negative energy
this is the atavistic urge of human nature
i think we are all going to die
i deserve to die
i think we are all going to die
this is the atavistic urge of human nature
i am full of negative energy
and i deserve to die
i think we are all going to die
this is the atavistic urge of human nature


Transcribed by: someonewithwaytoomuchtimeonhishandsiguess

Courtesy: Serge Elnitsky