AVENUE B

 

 

  1. No Shit
  2. Nazi Girlfriend
  3. Avenue B
  4. Miss Argentina
  5. Afraid To Get Close


  1. Shakin' All Over
  2. Long Distance
  3. Corruption
  4. She Called Me Daddy

  1. I Felt The Luxury
  2. Espanol
  3. Motorcycle
  4. Facade
    

 

 

No Shit

It was in the winter of my fiftieth year
when it hit me
i was really alone
and there wasn't a hell a lot of time left
every laugh and touch i could get
became more important
strangely, i became more bookish
and my home and study meant more to me
as i considered the circumstances of my death
i wanted to find a balance between joy and dignity
on my way out
above all, i didn't want to take any more shit
not from anybody

 

 

 

 

Nazi Girlfriend

I want to fuck her on the floor
among my books of ancient lore
so i will make a full report
i got a nazi girlfriend
it's not the four inch heels she wears
it's not the her baby-fine blond hair
it's more the desert in her stare
i got a nazi girlfriend
she's not the colt
that she once was
she's elegant
but youth is lost
still she has ways to make make me talk
i love you nazi girl
her french is perfect
so's her butt
she wears two crosses
tangled up
she's indipendent
she's not dumb
tough little nazi girl
so now i've fucked her on the floor
among my books of ancient lore
and i have made a full report
about a nazi girl

 

 

 

 

Avenue B

Rapper standing on the corner
wrappers flying in the wind
waitress up from Alabama
can't believe the cold she's in
and me, i'm sitting in my castle
on the verge of a divorce
and if i haven't got a hassle
i'll create my own, of course
still i gotta live with my feelings
but i know about science too
and fame and death and money
and what they do to you
and i am gonna need a miracle
i am gonna need a miracle
i am gonna need a miracle
tonight on Avenue B
i bought about a hundred candles
i'm burnin' em both night and day
i'm sleepin' when i should be eatin'
cryin' when i should be gay
my girlfriend's warm and loves me
she's knockin' but she can't get in
i'm a product of the paranoia
of the age i'm in
and i am gonna need a miracle
i am gonna need a miracle
i am gonna need a miracle
tonight on Avenue B
i see the students out my window
they're walking in their student clothes
eatin' books and information
to make their understanding grow
well, but this much i understand
it's hard to be an empty man
but since i gave em every part of me
i ain't free
and i am gonna need a miracle
i am gonna need a miracle
i am gonna need a miracle
tonight on Avenue B



 

 

 

Miss Argentina

Her skin is copper and her voice is spanish red
her vibe is golden 'till her anger kills it dead
she wants the world to see
a body rich in harmony
a mouth cruel as death she rides a fantasy she hasn't tested yet
she looks in every mirror to check her silhouette
the turning heads
the honking horns
gave proof to her
since she was born
that love in her game
she loves me, Miss Argentina
though she hides behind her smile
she runs free, Miss Argentina
dripping blood
with lots of style
she loves to stay in bed and watch the movies play
she wants a husband who will worship and obey
the moods that she enjoys like children's
games and football toys
she laughs without shame
she likes the military and the Rolling Stones
her little brother has a T-shirt from Ramones
she's shy and sensitive and doesn't know the
tougher games
but boy can she can love
she's easy, Miss Argentina
a masterpiece without a frame
she runs free, Miss Argentina
but venus is a dangereus game
she saves my spirit with a humanistic light
she's greedy, lazy, and impossible to like
she dresses sexually
and she's afraid of many things
like being alone
she's back with mother now
she's over twenty-five
i tried to keep her, but she buried me alive
in love and birth and jealousy
and every emotion totally freed
screaming at once
but she loves me, Miss Argentina
while she hides behind her smile
she runs free, Miss Argentina
dripping blood with lots of style
she's lovely, Miss Argentina
a masterpiece without a frame
she's easy, Miss Argentina
but venus is a dangerous game



 


 

Afraid To Get Close

Watching the cat asleep on my pillow
afraid to get close to anyone and afraid not to
the need of all creatures to be
warmed and touched
the girls who want dads
i think the writing is eating up myself
preventing any togetherness with anyone
hurting and recycling people over and over again
how much longer?
how many more?
i held her in my arms and i didn't want to realize
she was putting her life in my hand


 

 

 

 

Shakin' All Over

When you move in right up close to me
that's when i get the shivers all over me
shivers down my backbone
i get the shakes in the thigh bone
shivers in my knee bone
shakin' all over
just the way you say goodnight to me
brings a feeling out of sight in me
shivers down my backbone
i got the shakes in my thigh bone
shivers in my kneebone
shakin' all over


 

 

 

 

 

Long Distance

Alone with the phone again
the deepening light seeps in my mind
i'm desperate to hear a voice
can this really be my choice?
i'm fifty and i'm tricky
and i'm sick of being alone
you're twenty-five and pretty
but you're old enough to know
that actions form a pattern
and the heart's the last to know
and i'm waitin' for another friend
callin' long distance again
my mind is an antique room
there's overstuffed chairs and carpets too
where nobody ever comes
it's a good place to run away from
and i'm runnin' from a love
with every step i take
and if i can fall for you then
from the last one i am saved
and it's a cold grey wet december
shitty shitty day
and i'm waiting for another friend
callin' long distance again
you're dark and your french voice is lovely
and your bright eyes light
the receiver across the miles
i'm listening close and i'm hoping
to learn love, but i don't know how
callin' long distance again
callin' long distance again
i'm callin' long distance again
callin' long distance again





 

 

 

Corruption


From the drip drip drip of the teardrops
to the chink chink chink of the cash
from the end end end of the friendship
to the wack wack wack of the bash
corruption corruption corruption
rules my soul
corruption corruption corruption
chills my bones
corruption corruption corruption
rules my soul
corruption corruption corruption
chills my bones
from the scream scream scream of the babies
to the recht recht recht of the youth
from the lie lie lie of the righteous
to the lost lost lost way i feel
corruption corruption corruption
rules my soul
corruption corruption corruption
chills my bones
corruption corruption corruption
rules my soul
corruption corruption corruption
rules my soul
corruption
corruption
order in the court
decision to abort
the monkey wants to speak
so speak, monkey speak
speak monkey, speak
speak monkey, speak
speak monkey, speak
everything leads to corruption
everything leads to corruption
corruption



 

 

 

She Called Me Daddy


She's gone
i froze her out
move by move
first i didn't hold her hand
then i didn't touch her in bed
then i wasn't tender with her upset
then i just told her to go
and still, she didn't go
i had to push.
Now this place is peaceful as a grave
it's dead quiet without her
stupid t.v. shows
and young girl laughing
i was always ashamed she read Cosmopolitan
i should have been proud of her
what did she wanted to believe that someone would
love her and look after her always
she called me daddy
she called me daddy

 

 

 

 

I Felt The Luxury


She sat on the pavement
as i pulled in the drive
wearing leopard skin velvet
and shiny black eyes
"she looks like a sleeper"
said my wife at the time
she had curls like Delilah
and a smile like the sun
she held my poor corpse
like she'd never be done
and the caption in my mind said
"this is the one"
but i'm strong and i'm disciplined
and i avoided her for years
'till one night, as asual
with my hearth full of tears
a hand touched my back
and she was standing right there
and i felt the luxury of her
i felt the luxury of her
i felt the luxury of her
i felt the luxury
whispering
whispering
now i'll try hard to tell things just like they is
how my life was a desert before she came in
and wrecked it and ripped it
and rubbed my nerves thin
how i liked to see her little feet pad
around the house
the way she curled up quietly on the couch
i can still see her in my mind that way now
i felt the luxury of her
i felt the luxury of her
i felt the luxury of her
well time went back quickly
and her confidence grew
and she wanted this and that
and she wanted those too
and she wouldn't shut up
and one day i just blew up
now she's in the hospital
for the second time
maybe she'll die
maybe i'll cry
therapist would say
"you're in denial"
but love became inconvenient
love became a literal drag
very bad for businnes
i'd be better off a fag
i felt the luxury
she's a model de sport
that i can't afford
'cause i'm a practical american
from the middle-west
and i can piss on a grave
while welcoming guests
if cold's what i am
i'm cold 'till the end
and i felt the luxury of her
well, now i'm going to continue walking
in the modern world
which justifies every egotistical perversion
with scientific talk and new ways to talk
but i'll remember the religion
that she became to me
and the other person i could have been
so for now i'll say so long
i gotta go do wrong
i gotta go do wrong
i felt the luxury
i felt the luxury
i felt the luxury
ahh, luxury



 

 

 

Espanol


Soy un gringo
americano
del pais brutal y frio
nada de esa mierda
es mi culpa
y un dia yo vì la salida
ya yo hablo espanol
ya yo hablo espanol
ya yo hablo espanol
yo hablo espanol
vendi la esposa
vendi los ninos
tome un chance a curar mi vida
yo corrì
por sur yo corri american por Espana
ya yo hablo espanol
ya yo hablo espanol
ya yo hablo espanol
yo hablo espanol
ella se mueve con las olas del mar
ella me enseno a crear
en su sonrisa en su sexo en su amor numero uno
ya yo hablo espanol
ya yo hablo espanol
ya yo hablo espanol
yo hablo espanol

 

 

 

 

Motorcycle


I saw her in a dream but it wasn't true
through the smoke and fire
of the exhaust fumes
she just laughed and loved me 'till i was no use
and i'll never fall in love again
she's a motorcycle that i can't ride
she's a precious jewel that i can't buy
she's a shene i'm playin' in which i die
and i'll never fall in love again
"i never play to win"
is what she said
and poured a little cocaine in my head
she's a fuckin' Picasso in bed
and i'll never fall in love again
now your voice
so spanish and clear
rings like a church bell in my ear
but i don't believe in a word i hear
and i'll never fall in love again
my mind calls you in the night
my minds calls you and i want to take flight
to some other garden of sweet delight
and i'll never fall in love again

 

 

 

 

Facade


A little girl trapped in her knowledge and craft
came tripping to my room last night
i cooked her a steak and i tried not to fake
and still make everything alright
she had dreads in her hair and problems and cares
she tried hard not to let 'em show
she was decent and sweet
and i was sizin' up the meat
but doubts feel in my mind like snow
and when the shove comes down to love
the facade falls down
and when the bricks fall from the tricks
the facade falls down
it's a sunny afternoon and i'm sitting in my robe
i'm dirty and i'm here alone
there's a story on my table that talks about me
and i want to stuff it down the author's throat
and i'm sleeping with someone new every night
and in the morning politely saying bye
and i'm nowhere and no one
and i only wanna run
and i feel like a hamburger bun
and when you must
believe or bust
the facade falls down
when you're scared of a brand new care
the facade falls down
i got no reason to believe
i got no reason but i'm New York scumbag tough
and i'll keep on truckin'
so night is falling
and i'm getting tired
and it's time to get my slippers and books
got a sweater and glasses
and something that passes
for a way to get by in this world
and i'm gettin' tired
of so many different things
and when voice says make a choice
the facade falls down
when your knees start to concede
the facade falls down
when the shove comes down to love
the facade falls down
and when the bricks fall from the tricks
the facade falls down