BRICK BY

BRICK

 

 

  1. home
  2. main street eyes
  3. i won't crap out
  4. candy
  5. butt town


  1. the undefeated
  2. moon light lady
  3. something wild
  4. neon forest

  1. starry night
  2. pussy power
  3. my baby wants to rock and roll 
  4. brick by brick
    

 

 

 

HOME

I work so hard, man, so don't trip me up 
shakin' a leg like the tail o' the pup '
i'm payin' dues till i register heat 
sure hope i don't end up on the 
street 
home, boy home, boy 
everybody needs a home home, boy home, boy
everybody needs a home 
so many people rise and fall 
who's lookin' after you at alI? 
nobody knows anybody at alI
strangers in paradise down at the 
malI 
home, boy home, boy
everybody needs a home 
home,
boy home, boy
everybody needs a home 
home home 
everybody really needs a home 
home home 
everybody needs a home 
the life we live is tricky tricky 
ì love my home and my family who's gonna love you when the 
mountain gets steep? 
we.re gonna make it-in a jeep 

 

 

 

 

MAIN STREET EYES


This whole country is scared of
failure.
my head keeps trying to sell me
ambition,
but in my hearth, i want
self-respect.
there's a conflict.
boy, i feel so outgunned today
but i'll get up in fight back,
anyway
you and i are not huge
mainstream stars
but unlike them, we're really
we are
we got main streets eyes
watchin' as the big boy roll by
under rotten television skies
we got main street eyes
i saw a kitten squashed in the
street
i read about a plastic surgeon and
his art
collection.
we are played for suckers all the
time
phony rock and roll
it's a crime
i don't want to dip myself in trash
i don't want to give myself for 
cash
we got main street eyes
tryin' to do what's decent
with our lives
under funny television skies
we got main street eyes
walkin' around sometimes
i see a tension under the surface
people are just about ready to
explode.
so hold me, and trust me
i love you. don't worry.
keep your main street eyes 
keep your main street eyes 
keep your main street eyes
eyes
eyes

 

 

 

 

I WON'T CRAP OUT

I'm standin, in a shadow, hating 
the world 
i keep a wall around me, block 
out the herd 
it's a nerve-wreck place to be, it 
kills real 
quick 
you gonna scrape the concrete off
your dick 
but we're gonna live so happily 
in a faraway place, just you
and me 
if i don't crap out 
the sun will shine and give us 
a hug
the world will sing like a happy 
bug
if i don't crap out
no and i won't crap out
i won't crap out
i'm glad i am crazv, it keeps
trying
i despise the trendies, i know
they're lying
if you want to stir up real mud
you had better pay with real blood
but the birds will sing a sweet
melody
in a couple of green indifferent
trees
if i don't crap out
and you're gonna know how fine
you are
gonna write your name on a violet
star
if i don't crap out
we'll have a window and we'll
have a
door
and a reason to be living for
if i don't crap out
and the material singers will fade
into dust
like forgotten merchants of
disgust
if i don't crap out
no i won't crap out
no i'll never crap out
oh i won't crap out
i won't crap out

 

 

 

CANDY

It's a rainy afternoon
in 1990
the big city geez it's been 20
years-
candy- you were so fine
beautiful beautiful
girl from the north
you burned my heart
with a flickering torch
i had a dream that no one else
could see
you gave me love for free
candy i can0t let you go
all my life you're haunting me
i loved you so
candy i can't let you ho
life is crazy
candy baby
yeah, well it hurt me real bad
when you left
i'm glad you go out
but i miss you
i've had a hole in my hearth for
so long
i've learned to fake it and just
smile along
down on the street
those men are all the same
i need a love
not games
not games
candy i can't let you go
all my life you're haunting me
i loved you so

 


 

BUTT TOWN

The cops are well-groomed, with
muscled physiques in butt town
their tan uniforms are tailored in 
chic 
in butt town 
any young black male who walks
down the street 
is gonna get stopped by a car full
of meat 
but the girl with the hair 
flies by in her underwear- 
she's done nothing so far to
deserve that car 
when you live in butt town
you gotta get down 
but in butt town i'm learnin'
in butt town i'm earnin'
in butt town i'm turnin' 
into my worst nightmare 
i'm tellin' you. it's a motley crew in
butt town 
monday you're new, and friday
you're through 
in butt town 
the producer is wily, and owns
what he sells 
the talent is eager to go straight
to hell 
the tits are amazing, and
everyone's 
gazing. 
at some body part- 
that's the nature of art in butt
town 
alI over butt town dreams have a
show down 
alI over butt town values are
thrown down 
but in butt town i'm learnin'
in butt town i'm earnin' 
in butt town i'm turnin' 
into my worst nightmare
in butt town baby 
i'm gonna be a star 
i'm gonna shake my butt far
now here we go 
i'm gonna shake my butt 
shake my butt shake my butt 
in buttown 

 

 

 

 

THE UNDEFEATED

I was gently raised 
fussed over in school 
fed and housed and entertained
wanting to be cool 
summers in the grass 
winters warm and slow 
until the one thing on my mind 
was to just 
get up and go 
we're the undefeated 
we got what they want 
we're so bored and spoiled 
life is just a bag of pot 
we're the undefeated
T.V. in the shade 
girls at alI our parties 
we have really got it made 
there's a real mean world outside 
where many lives are lost 
but struggle builds character 
and we are growing soft 
i don't want to sit and watch no 
T.V. show 
i want to roam and be challenged
i want to grow and grow 
we're the undefeated
We got what they want 
we.re so bored and spoiled
life is just a bag of pot 
we're the undefeated
T.V. in the shade 
girls at ali our parties 
we have really got it made 
what have we made? 
a giant jail 
a bunch of walls 
that.s alI that we've made 
oh,my 
we.re the undefeated we got 
what they want 
we're so bored and spoiled
life is just a bag of pot 
we're the undefeated we got 
what they want 
we.re so bored and spoiled 
life is just a bag of pot 
we're the undefeated always undefeated 
we're the undefeated we.re the undefeated,
now. 

 

 

 

 

 

MOONLIGHT LADY

Who's gonna tell you goodnight? 
who's gonna put out the light? 
i love you and love is almost crazy
slippin' through the so and so's 
over alI the fields we go 
moonlight lady 
don't wanna tell you so long
don.t wanna mess up your song
feelin' like i do i'm almost crazy
choosin'all the red blue jeans 
watchin' people be so mean 
moonlight lady 
i'm on fire 
and i can hardly breathe 
time goes by 
and alI alone 
my poor heart grieves 
i love you just 'cause i do 
i didn't plan it with you 
but now we're here we might as 
well accept it 
we're together for alI time 
marching through the fields of 
dimes 




 

 

 

SOMETHING WILD

Sometimes i don't even move a 
muscle 
baby while you lie awake alI night 
i think i've got 9 lives in these 
corpuscles 
girl, you know sometimes i don't think right 
i hear voices in the hall 
i wake up and it's nothing at alI 
a hungry wolf-an angry child 
or something wild 
something wild 
something wild 
something wild 
it's not as if we could think 
that things 
was one way 
or they would alI just be that way 
right now 
when i was a kid i thought that 
some day 
i could tame thjs lion heart some 
way, some how 
now i.m hungry for the love 
that doesn't know what it's 
thinking of 
searching for the meek and mild 
like something wild 
something wild 
something wild 
something wild 
there's a hole where the wind 
blows 
through 
and some curtains too 
but i can't hide a thjng from you- 
you know where i'm comin' from 
well i tried gettin' there under my 
own steam
but my very last chance was shot 
now you're ridin' me down like a 
submarine 
i can feel you in my veins, runnin' 
hot 
i went out and stole a new pair 
of shoes 
some pocket money and a place 
to go 
now we gotta get up and scream 
at the 
top of our lungs like it was 
gonna die 
if we didn't make it so
i hear voices in the hall 
i wake up and it's nothing at alI 
a hungry wolf-an angry child 
something wild

 

 

 

NEON FOREST 

I'm sliding like a lizard on my belly 
and back 
it's a miracle i haven't fallen 
through any cracks 
the life on display is trouble for 
sure 
the drugs that i took have made 
me impure 
the neon forest is lighting up 
the neon forest is lighting up 
my brain 
i've learned some nasty lessons 
so i'm shutting 
my mouth 
a fury in my gut is spinning me 
round 
and round 
to be a total phony is the winning 
design 
when the fabric of life is a horny 
goldmine 
the neon forest is my home 
and like a cartoon cat i roam 
where only kids are stilI alive 
and anyway they're gonna fry 
my brain 
you can get a weird prize for 
being adored 
you can join the 'in crowd' for 
being a whore 
although you are lonely you wish 
for a fence 
america takes drugs in psychic 
defense 
you can say what you want but 
nobody's 
there 
have you got any money? 
are you anybody?

 

 

 

 

STARRY NIGHT

Stars in the sky 
i like them better than you 
stars in the sky 
they tell me what to do 
i don't care about your city 
or your fat income 
i don't care about your vanity fair 
or your fucking sitcom 
starry night 
starry night 
that starry night 
makes me feel alright 
i heard a lotta mean talkin' 
i met a lotta tough guys-they 
all look 
pretty ugly under the stars 
go out to the desert and just look up 
you can feel yourself 
under the stars 
alI man's buildings 
will soon be gone 
'cause something here 
is absolutely wrong 
starry night 
starry night 
makes me feel alright 
like a human being 
take your building and your 
income and 
shove it up your ass- 
take your building and your 
income and stuff
it wish your cash-
i heard a lotta big talk-met a
lotta tough guys-that shit
looks ugly under a starry night-
which country is strongest?
who play the best guitar?
who fucking cares
under the stars

 

 

 

PUSSY POWER

An evil shadow across my brain
a certain burning that make me
insane
she's on my beam oh no she's
in my room
she's all around me now and i'm
a tool
pussy power
pussy power
pussy power
pussy power
she wears a raincoat in the sun
all day
she says she wants to have some
fun, well, hey
she calls me over the sidewalk
she's got a joint, she's got a cute
walk
pussy power
pussy power
pussy power
pussy power
pussy power-hour by hour
pussy power oh what a flower 
i want to hold her close to me 
'cause pussy power's pulling me 
down 
down 
down 
down 
when it's there and i can't have it 
i get real real rabid 
i've got to figure out a way 
i'm so pent-up, like this i can't stay 
i've got to look this in the eye 
i'm much too crazed, i'm much 
too shy 
but alI in alI, at least i am i 
oh my oh my oh my oh my 
pussy power 
pussy power 
pussy power 
pussy power 

 

 

 

 

MY BABY WANTS TO 
ROCK AND ROLL

My baby wants to rock and roll 
she likes pictures and thoughts 
control 
she's shoppin' wild and she's 
comin' down 
superman couldn't turn her 
around 
she wants ta rock rock rock rock 
rock and roll 
rock it on down till she cures 
her soul 
she wants ta rock her way right 
outta the hole 
she wants to rock and rock and 
roll
she wants information and she
wants it raw
she don't believe the way they
lay things out
she's gotta try it till she's too
fucked up
i was the same way once myself
i hadda rock...
going down those empty streets
you know that other guy's got all
the money
he doesn't deserve it-screw
him-rock and roll-
car crash on the grey highway
bodies murmur under blankets
the party's full swing
the boys are high and ready
for fucking new blood
bodies are needed constantly
escapees from all history
voyagers in the animal state-
whoops!-
here come the asshole they
can smell the money-
the meanest little bitch in 13
states-
she's what god creates-
...rock and roll...
nobody knows if she'll live or die
the manager has got the drugs
he wishes he was the cute one
but he's just the big one
he needs to rock and roll

 

 

 

 

BRICK BY BRICK

people are sad and i know why
with no chance to live before
you die
you get pretty sick if you hafta
keep it inside
i wanna build a house where an ad
don't scream
i wanna live in peace-quietly
i wanna have a place of love &
safety
people oughta live how & where
they want
people oughta have respect
in front
people oughta get along
pretty O.K.
so get off my dick
i'm building it brick by brick
brick by brick
i'm building a house where i can
think
and have some balance and
dignity
i'm building a house where no
one can hurt me
i'm building a house where the
weak are strong
i'm building a house with a real
song
i'm using a faith that is immortal
i'm building it with simplicity
and the way that we feel, you
and me
i'm building it with what i
believe in
so get off my dick
'cause i'm building this brick by
brick
brick by brick
brick by brick
now i'm looking at just a little time
so be it-i want ot
be true to my simple hearth
and not put nothing else above it
brick by brick
brick by brick
brick by brick
brick by brick
brick by brick by brick