All Shook Down Lyrics

Merry Go Round

Hush was the first word you were taught
and they watched you wear
the clothes they claimed that they bought
they brought you down
to watch the merry-go around

In fall, you knew how much it cost
a trouble doll
around your neck when you lost
you wouldn’t make a sound
but I could hear your little heart pound
and I watched your feet slip off the ground

Merry go round in dreams
writes ’em down, it seems
when she sleeps, she’s free
merry go round in dreams

You wake to another day and find
the wind’s blowing out of key with your sky
only you can see
and the rain dancing in the night
everybody stands around in delight

Merry go round in dreams
writes ’em down, it seems
when she sleeps, she’s free
merry go round in dreams

and everybody thinks she’s sick
she’s got two worlds she can pick
and she’s sad

Hush is the only word you know
and I stopped listening long ago
they ignored me with a smile
you as a child
but the trouble doll hears your heart pound
and your feet they say goodbye to the ground

Merry go round in dreams
writes ’em down. it seems
when she sleeps, she’s free
merry go round in dreams

Merry go round in dreams
Merry go round in me
Merry go round
round and round in me
Merry go round
round and round in me

One Wink at a Time

One wink at a time
One wink at a time

Magazine she flips through
is the special double issue
smells like perfume
she leaves it on the plane

Baggage claim is this way
so watch her walk down that way
in a hurry
to put an end to his day

She’s got the devil in her eyes
only one way to exorcise him
one wink at a time
one wink at a time

A mail order ring wrapped tight
around a Singapore sling at night
thinkin’ to yourself it needs some more rum
use me to lean against

You try to hail an ambulance
try sticking out your tongue
she’s got the devil in her eyes
only one way to exercise him

one wink at a time
one wink at a time

any other time’s cool
any other time’s cool
any other time’s cool
any other time’s cool
one wink at a time

She’s got the devil in her eyes
and only one way to exercise him
and that’s one wink at a time
one wink at a time

One wink
one wink at a time
one wink at a time

Nobody

Heartaches, on your wedding day
double takes when they look my way
knees quake, there ain’t a shotgun in the place
you like the frosting, you just bought the cake
your eyes can’t fake
still in love with nobody
and I won’t tell nobody

The bridegroom
drags you ‘cross that room
said I do
but honey you were just a kid
your eyes said I did
still in love with nobody
nobody, nobody
and I won’t tell nobody

Take a look
on your wedding night
in your wedding book
see what name I signed
hey
love nobody,
nobody, nobody
then nobody
nobody, nobody, nobody

Hips shake
to the band for old time’s sake
now you make your getaway
and you’re waving to the stage
but on the last page says
love nobody
nobody, nobody
and I won’t tell nobody
nobody, nobody
yeah you’re still in love with nobody
nobody, nobody
and I used to be nobody
nobody, nobody
not anymore

Bent Out Of Shape

There’s popcorn for dinner
last night it was cheesecake
a little sleepy-time tea
spiked with another heartache
I smell you rhair
the clothes I wear
I miss your face
can’t you see I’m bent all out of shape
you got me bent all out of shape

I couldn’t lie if I tried
yeah you kept me staight
it don’t feel so good
but it made me feel great
bent out of shape

You wanna be a dancer
and I’m on my last leg
call but you don’t answer
I call again tomorrow
I call again today

I smell your hair
the clothes I wear
I miss you face
can’t you see I’m bent all out of shape
you got me, got me bent all out of shape

I couldn’t lie if I tried
oh you kept me straight
it don’t feel good
but it’s gonna feel great
bent out of shape

I don’t need no lover
I don’t need no more friends
they tell me to forget her
they tell me to forget her
but I never felt better

I smell your hair
the clothes I wear
I miss your face
can’t you see I’m bent all out of shape
you got me bent all out of shape

Well my friends all say it shows, it shows
now I don’t care who knows
and that feels good
it made me feel great
bent out of shape

Got me bent out of shape
Lock me up
Lock me up

Sadly Beautiful

From the very first day that you were born
to the very last time you waved and honked your horn
had no chance at all to watch you grow
up so sadly, beautiful
up so sadly, beautiful

Baby needs a brand new pair of eyes
cause the ones you got now see only goodbyes
had no chance at all to let you know
oh so sadly, beautiful
sadly, beautiful

Well you got your father’s hair
and you got your father’s nose
but you got my soul
sadly, beautiful

From the very last time you waved and honked your horn
to a face that turned away pale and worn
had no chance at all to let you know
you left me sadly, beautiful
left me sadly, beautiful
Sadly, beautiful
so sadly
so sadly

Someone Take the Wheel

Rip out the table
we need room to move
in a life unstable
you’re so easily amused
anywhere you hang
yourself is home
throw in a tape, fix the tone

Someone take the wheel
and I don’t know where we’re going
anybody say what you feel
back home I guess it’s still snowing

The windows are dirty let’s hope it rains
add another newspaper
something to do with my change
I see we’re fighting again
In some fucking land
throw in another tape man

Someone take the wheel
and I don’t know where we’re going
anybody say what you feel
everybody’s sad, but nobody’s showing

Show me one night
kiss until a long time
show me one night
show

the music is pounding
out in that rain
and we’re standing in the shadows
forever on the brink
turn it up so I don’t have to think

Someone take the wheel
and I don’t care where we’re going
anybody say what you feel
everybody’s sad, but nobody’s showing

Someone take the wheel
someone take the wheel

When it Began

Stop at a light that shine bright blue
and where you’ve been is still in view
you stop at nothing at your first chance
now it’s nothing like when it began
when it began
when it began
when it began

Long ago, or yesterday
the queen sits quietly, the jester plays
she plays off with their heads and on with my pants
oh and it was something, when it began
oh when it began
when it began
when it began

Oh and nothing
yeah that’s something I understand
I dance, try to make you laugh
I play the fool a king at your command
oh yeah

I never had to bow to you when we began
now I can play you a tune
at your command
Ooo and if you say nothing
then that’s something I’ll understand
when it began
when we began
when it began
when it began

All Shook Down

Hollywood cops
shoot each other in bed
and I wouldn’t go to see ’em
they put the checkbook to my head

Tinkertown liquors
emperor’s checkers
some shit on the needle
like your record

The fifth gripping week
an absolute must
one of the years
best ain’t say’in much
throw’in us trunks
as we’re starting to drown
we’re all shook down
all shook down
shook down
all shook down

She don’t do dance
and she don’t do us
the black and white blues
oh yeah I got’em in color

The fifth gripping week
an absolute might
one of the years
best in sight
they throw us trunks
as we’re starting to drown
we’re all shook down
all shook down
all shook down
shook down

Praises they sing
a register rings
one of the time
that nobody brings
Praises they sing
shake my hand as I drown
all shook down
all shook down

Attitude

Well when you open that bottle of wine
you open a can of worms every time
now you don’t stop, that ain’t true
never said a word, I never had to
it was my attitude
that you thought was rude
it was my attitude

Old habits are hard to break
and I don’t know how much I can take
what I think is on the tip
of my tongue so I let it slip
it was my attitude
that you thought was rude
it was my attitude
that you thought was rude

Remember sitting back in school
I held my tongue
until it turned blue
they said I had an attitude

You just failed my test
cause I know you be the best
so wipe me off as you conclude
A POV is what I can’t use
I got an attitude
I got an attitude
Said I had an attitude
said I had an attitude
said I had an attitude
an attitude
said I had an attitude

Happy Town

The plan was to sweep the world off its feet
so you sweep the garage for the neighbours to see
the plan was to set the world on its ear
and I bet you don’t know why you’re here

Who knew
that avenue was bound for happy town
happy town
happy now
happy town

Actors, authors, artists and thieves
have afternoon parties where nobody heaves
former strippers and junkies and men of the cloth
and we all fell in line and got lost

Who knew
that avenue was bound for happy town
happy town
happy now
happy town
happy town
happy town
happy town

The plan was to set the world on its ear
and I’m willing to bet you don’t last a year
the plan was to set the world on fire
but it rains every day on the liar

In happy town
happy town
happy town

Torture

A million baby kisses
from a kissing booth on wheels
this sign is pretty poison
on the envelope she seals
and your love is by the way
who knows exactly how she feels
Whose torture
without you, it’s torture
what new

You climb into your rocket ship
and count from ten to one
there’s no television coverage
for that loser on the run
you hide yourself in darkness
but we’re heading for the sun

Whose torture
torture ooh
without you, yeah torture
torture ooh
what to do, it’s torture
torture ooh
without you, it’s torture
torture ooh
Tighter and tighter and tighter soon
yeah torture

An 809 is rockin
with a party full of lies
and on the tenth floor smokin
till the sun’s about to rise
there’s trouble in 302
can’t you see it in my eyes

Whose torture
torture ooh
without you really torture
torture ooh
what to do, it’s torture
torture ooh
without you it’s torture
whose torture

Little Problem

The feeling you’re getting
is downright depressing
do you foresee
a way out for me

Well it’s not my problem
to help you solve them
do you wanna go through it
do you really wanna do it
Don’t you wanna be my little problem
don’t you wanna be my little problem

Probably tell your friends
you were on a bet
but I’m a man of pieces
that you’re never gonna mend
Let’s put it together
some way, somehow
something’s wrong
but I can’t stop now, no…

Don’t you wanna be my little problem
slide up next to me any time
don’t you wanna be my little problem

I never had a problem
till I knew you’d try to solve it
well I never had a problem
don’t you…
till I told you yeah

The feeling you’re getting
is downright depressing
do you foresee
a way out for me

I never had a problem
till I met you try to solve ’em
oh I never had a problem
don’t you wanna
don’t you wanna be my little problem

shup up next to me any time
don’t worry I can see my little problem
don’t you wanna be my little problem
My little problem
my little problem

The Last

Does it hurt to fall in love so easy
does it hurt to fall in love so fast
does it hurt you to find out
thirty-second hand
is it such a big task
such a big task
are you too proud to ask
remember last one was your last

It’s too early to run to mama
it’s too late to run like hell
I guess I would tell ya
cause it don’t work to ask
that this one be your last
and this one child is killing you
this one’s your last chance
to make this last one really the last

Oh are you too proud to ask
is it such a big task
remember last one was your last

The next one’s always
gonna last for always
the next one’s always on me

Would it help to fall in love a little slower
I know it hurts at any speed
so you have another drink
and get down on your knees
you been swearing to God
now maybe if you’d ask
that this one be your last
cause this one child is killing you
this one’s your last chance
to make this last one really the last

gonna last for always
it’s gotta last for always