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Darth Eggplant
12-15-2002, 11:11 PM
Reptiles and Samurai

Reptiles and samurai
Inhabit my head
Invading my dreams
Sleeping in my bed
They battle but they never die
They hear what I hear
Watching through my eyes
They don't like what they see


Reptiles and samurai
Under my skin
They hide in my mind
Speak with my tongue
They run amok in my terrain
They are not friends
But they are forced reluctantly
To share my brain


Reptiles have silly grins
Dark eyes
Shiny teeth
Some have fins!
Samurai they smile never
Serious
Pretty swords
Very clever!


Sometimes I watch them
From this place way in the sky
Your face is young and shiny
Transform right before my eyes
Without warning
Without reason
Samurais and lizards,
reptiles and samurai
Samurais and lizards,
reptiles and samurai


Reptiles and samurai
Inhabit my head
Invading my dreams
Sleeping in my bed
They battle but they never die


Reptiles all have pretty scales
They run real fast
Like to bite
Some have tails!
Samurai like their water hot
Very brave
Eat raw fish
They fight a lot!


Sometimes I watch them
From this place way in the sky
Your face is young and shiny
Transform right before my eyes
Without warning
Without reason
Samurai and lizards,
reptiles and samurai
Samurai and lizards,
reptiles and samurai


Reptiles and samurai
Reptiles and samurai
Samurai
Samurai


Reptiles and Samurai
Nothing To Fear album 1982
Oingo Boingo

Darth Eggplant
12-17-2002, 01:06 AM
Gratitude

Hoooooooooo!
Life's been so good to me
Has it been good to you
Has it been everything
That you expected it to be
Was it as good for you
As it was good for me
And was it everything
That it was all set up to be
(Now is that gratitude)
Ohh
(Now is that gratitude)

Now is that gratitude
Or is it really love
Some kind of reality
That fits just like a glove
Now is that gratitude
For everything I've done
Or is it something else
That's got me on the run

In the middle of a big tornado
On the tip of everyone's tongue
In the belly of a giant whale
All the girls just wanna have fun
In the look of a frightened neighbor
In a big warm bed at night
In a broken elevator
In the teeth of a dog that bites
In the middle of a revolution
In the look of a child's face
In the silence of a dinner table
In the stillness of disgrace
Now is that gratitude
(Now is that gratitude)
Now is that gratitude
(Now is that gratitude)
Now is that gratitude
(Now is that gratitude)
Now is that gratitude
(Now is that gratitude)

Yesss
But when I think of you
And what you've done to me
You took away my hope
You took away my fantasy
I once had lots of pride
The world was in my hands
I lived way at the top
In castles name of sand
(sand...)

Ooooh I dream of you sometime
Ooooh I dream of you sometime

Huh!

(In the middle of a big tornado)
In the middle of a big tornado
(On the tip of everyone's tongue)
On the tip of everyone's tongue
(In the belly of a giant whale)
In the belly of a giant whale
(All the girls just wanna have fun)
All the girls just wanna have fun
(In the look of a frightened neighbor)
In the look of a frightened neighbor
(In a big warm bed at night)
In a big warm bed at night
(In a broken elevator)
In a broken elevator
(In the teeth of a dog that bites)
In the teeth of a dog that bites
(In the middle of a revolution)
In the middle of a revolution
(In the look of a child's face)
In the look of a child's face
(In the silence of a dinner table)
In the silence...
In the stillness of disgrace
(In the stillness of disgrace)
Now is that gratitude
Oooh
(Now is that gratitude)
Now is that gratitude
Oooh
(Now is that gratitude)
Whooooo

Life's been so good to me
Has it been good to you
Has it been everything
That you expected it to be
Was it as good for you
As it was good for me
And was it everything
That it was all set up to be

(In the middle of a big tornado)
In the middle of a big tornado
(On the tip of everyone's tongue)
On the tip of everyone's tongue
(In the belly of a giant whale)
In the belly of a giant whale
(All the girls just wanna have fun)
All the girls just wanna have fun
(In the look of a frightened neighbor)
In the look of a frightened neighbor
(In a big warm bed at night)
In a big warm bed at night
(In a broken elevator)
In a broken elevator
(In the teeth of a dog that bites)
In the teeth of a dog that bites
(In the middle of a revolution)
In the middle of a revolution
(In the look of a child's face)
In the look of a child's face
(In the silence of a dinner table)
In the silence..
In the stillness of disgrace
(In the stillness of disgrace)

Ooooh I dream of you sometime
(In the middle of a big tornado
On the tip of everyone's tongue
In the belly of a giant whale
All the girls just wanna have fun

Ooooh I dream of you sometime
(In the look of a frightened neighbor
In a big warm bed at night
In a broken elevator
In the teeth of a dog that bites)

Ooooh I dream of you sometime
(In the look of a frightened neighbor
In a big warm bed at night
In a broken elevator
In the teeth of a dog that bites)

Now is that gratitude
Oooh
(Now is that gratitude)
Ohhhh whoa
Now is that gratitude
Oooh ohwhoa
(Now is that gratitude)
Oohhhh whoa
Now is that gratitude
Oooooh whoa
(Now is that gratutude)
Now is that gratitude
Oh
(Now is that gratitude)


album: So-Lo
Danny Elfman
*Oingo Boingo*
1984

Darth Eggplant
12-20-2002, 08:52 PM
It Only Makes Me Laugh

I don't know why
I feel this way
I don't know
if it's right or wrong
To laugh at misfortune
Darkness can never last too long

Every time I think I'm falling
And there's nobody around
to hold me up
And it seems like the world
has come to an end
I look for miles
but not a face is friendly
Then suddenly a hole opens up
in the ground
The bottom of the hole
is a raging fire
I try to jump over
but there's no way
The next thing I know,
I'm going down

Does it hurt?
Oooh,
it really doesn't matter
Does it burn?
Oooh,
I don't feel a thing
Does it sting?
Oooh yeah,
it really doesn't matter
Does it hurt?
Oooh,
I don't give a damn

When I find myself falling
And I hit the bottom
It only makes me laugh
It only makes me laugh
When I go down the hole
And I hit the bottom

The last time that I fell in love
The love was milk and honey
But the milk turned sour
The woman became a monster
And everyone I knew
had become a stranger
Now the room went black
and my luck was spent
The floor opened up,
down I went

Does it hurt?
Oooh,
it really doesn't matter
Does it burn?
Oooh,
I don't feel a thing
Does it sting?
Oooh yeah,
it really doesn't matter
Does it hurt?
Oooh,
I don't give a damn

When I find myself falling
And I hit the bottom
It only makes me laugh
It only makes me laugh
When I go down the hole
And hit the bottom
It only makes me laugh,
it only makes me laugh
Only makes me laugh,
comin' right back
Comin' right back,
'cause you can't keep me down
Can't keep me down,
oh in the ground

(Does it hurt?)
Oooh,
it really doesn't matter
(Does it burn?)
Oooh,
don't feel a thing
I don't mind just a little pain
(I...)
Ooh, oh yeah
Whoa
(Ooooooh)

Remembering when I was a young man
How everything seemed
to turn against me
I didn't know a soul
it was an alien place
The sun was covered
by a dark cloud
And though I tried,
I couldn't find a way to escape
The only way to go,
straight down

Does it hurt?
Oooh,
it really doesn't matter
Does it burn?
Oooh,
I don't feel a thing
Does it sting?
Oooh yeah,
it really doesn't matter
Does it hurt?
Oooh,
I don't give a damn

When I find myself falling
And I hit the bottom
It only makes me laugh
It only makes me laugh
When I go down the hole
And I hit the bottom
It only makes me laugh,
it only makes me laugh
It only makes me laugh,
it only makes me laugh

I don't know why
I feel this way
I don't know
if it's right or wrong
To laugh at misfortune
Darkness can never last too long
When you laugh in its face
Ooohh yeah
When you laugh in its face
Huh!
I don't know why
I feel this way
(Only makes me laugh,
only makes me laugh)
I don't know if it's right or wrong
(AH! Only makes me laugh,
only makes me laugh)
To laugh at misfortune
(Only makes me laugh,
only makes me laugh)
Darkness can never last too long
When you laugh in its face
(Oooohh)
When you laugh in its face


album: SO-LO
1984
Danny Elfman\Oingo Boingo

Darth Eggplant
12-23-2002, 09:57 PM
Tender Lumplings

Oh, listen, tender lumplings
Let me take your little hand
I'll take you from this hellhole
To the promised land

But don't blame me, oh children
If those promises don't keep
'Cause promises, like lives
Can be bought so very cheap!


Album: Boingo
(Oingo Boingo)
Date: 04/01/1994

Darth Eggplant
12-28-2002, 07:32 PM
My Life

I would really like
to know you better
But sometimes I'm afraid
that it's not meant to be
I would like to believe
in something higher
But I can't get a grip
on all the little things
When the night comes
I cannot sit still,
you see
And the years,
they have not been
so kind to me
Got a gallery of figures
standing all in a row
And every single figure
has a soul of its own
But I never look back
Never look back
Don't turn your back on me

Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again
Like so many threads
Hey, yeah, my life
has begun unfolding
In so many pieces
Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again
Like so many threads in the wind
Drift away, drift away

There's a time and a place
for understanding
And a time when action
speaks louder than words
And I don't seem to get
no indications
And I don't know how
to get through to you
And when time
like the pyramids
has worn away
All the mountains
and the valleys
of the words that we say
We have got to make sure
that something remains
If we lose each other,
we've got no one to blame
Never look back
Never look back
Don't turn your back on me

Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again
Like so many threads
Hey, yeah, my life
has begun unfolding
In so many pieces
Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again
Like so many threads in the wind
Drift away, drift away

Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again
Like so many threads
Hey, yeah, my life
has begun unfolding
In so many pieces
Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again
Like so many threads in the wind
So many pieces...

Unraveled again
(Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again)
Unraveled again
(Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again)
Unraveled again
(Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again)
Unraveled again
(Hey, yeah, my life
has come unraveled again)
Unraveled again


album: Boi-ngo
(Oingo Boingo)
1987

Darth Eggplant
01-01-2003, 05:44 PM
Insects

Tiny insects in my hair
Tiny insects everywhere
Tiny insects in my pants
Watching insects make romance
Insects make me,
make me want to dance
Dance, dance
They make me want to dance
Dance, dance
Those insects make me
want to dance

Flying insects everywhere
Flying insects buzzing,
buzzing, buzzing through the air
Just like little diamonds in the sky
Insects buzzing in my eye
Buzzing insects make me want to dance
Dance, dance
They make me want to dance
Dance, dance
Those insects make me dance
Dance, dance
They make me want to dance
Dance, dance
Those insects make me
want to dance

Insects crawling all around
Insects squirming in the ground
Insects gooey, squeaky, chewy
Should I eat them?
NO! I'd rather stomp them
Hurt them, stomp them
Stomp them while I dance
Dance, dance (Hurt!)
I hurt them while I dance
Dance, dance (Stomp!)
I stomp them while I dance
Dance, dance (Hurt!)
I hurt them while I dance
Dance, dance (Stomp!)
I stomp them while I dance
Dance, dance (Hurt!)
I hurt them while I dance
Dance, dance (Stomp!)
Those insects make me
want to dance

Insects make me scream and shout
They don't know what life's about
They don't have blood
they've got too many legs
They don't have brains
in their heads
They know they'll rule the world someday
They bite and sting me anyway
They bite and sting and suck
They bite and sting and suck,
suck, suck
They bite and sting and suck,
suck, suck
They bite and sting and suck,
suck, suck
They bite and sting and suck,
suck, suck
They bite and sting and suck,
suck, suck
They bite and sting and suck,
suck, suck

Dance, dance,
dance (Stomp!)
Those insects make me


album: Nothing To Fear
Oingo Boingo
1982

Darth Eggplant
01-05-2003, 06:16 PM
Cinderella Undercover

When I was young,
my mind would always wander away
I couldn't talk,
I never had nothing to say
But now I'm grown
and nothing much seems to have changed
I think I'm going insane,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Is this a fairy tale,
are you the seven dwarves?
Did Snow White really die
while fighting in the war?
They were the only friends I ever trusted
And now they're scattered
and living in the city
Unlisted numbers.. huh!

Cinderella undercover
I say better alive than dead

The war is coming,
there's nothing much that we can do
Stuck in a payphone,
the operator won't let me through
I close my eyes,
the memories burn in my brain
I think I'm going insane,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

A little rumor:
they said it's gone nuclear
I stockpile cigarettes
and double-bolt the door
A sanctuary for all my friends,
stay in bed until the world ends
So please don't wake me,
I've gotta get some sleep!

Cinderella undercover
I say better alive than dead

I think I'm going insane,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Is this a fairy tale?
This can't be real
There's fighting all around,
there's screwing in the fields
The set of values change
when hunger or ambition strikes
Survival is essential
at any cost or any price
The cartoon animals
on Old MacDonald's farm
Are nodding off in hotel rooms
with needles in their arms
The seven dwarves... well,
there's only four alive today
Cinderella is working for the CIA

Cinderella,
the fairy tale's over
You should know
you've got scars to prove it
And your skin isn't
as soft as it used to
But I don't care,
come on and jump in

Cinderella undercover
I say better alive than
Cinderella undercover
I say better alive than
Dead


Oingo Boingo
*I think Only A Lad,
or pre Lad Demo*

Darth Eggplant
01-08-2003, 08:00 PM
California Girls

Pluto girls are neat,
but you know they'll eat you up alive
Although they're nice to know,
when it's a thousand below
It isn't easy to survive
(to survive)
Neptune girls are great for dancing
with a dozen arms and legs
They really hold you tight,
and they can boogie all night
But it's so hard to kiss three heads
(kiss three heads)

(Girls)
I wish they all could be California girls
(California.. wish they all could be California girls)
Wish they all could be California...
(California girls)

Martian girls are really pretty
with complexions bright and green
But nothing can surpass
an Andromeda lass
I think their pointed heads
are keen (heads are keen)
Hey, Saturn girls are really funny
they can make you laugh to death, ha ha ha
But methane clouds of gas
combined with hydrogen gas
Why it's a chore to take a breath
(Take a breath)

(Girls)
I wish they all could be California girls
(California.. Wish they all could be California girls)
Wish they all could be California...
(California girls)

(Girls)
I wish they all could be California girls
(California.. Wish they all could be California girls)
Wish they all could be California...
(California girls)
I wish they all could be California girls
(California.. Wish they all could be California girls)
Wish they all could be California...
(California girls)
I wish they all could be California girls
(California.. Wish they all could be California girls)
Wish they all could be California...
(California girls)

(Girls, girls, girls, yeah, I dig girls)
I wish they all could be California girls
(Girls, girls, girls, yeah, I dig girls)
(Girls, girls, girls, yeah, I dig girls)
I wish they all could be California girls
(Girls, girls, girls, yeah, I dig girls)
Chicks, chicks, chicks, chicks, chicks, chicks
(Girls, girls, girls, yeah, I dig girls)
We're chicking pickafornia chicks, chicks, chicks
(Girls, girls, girls, yeah, I dig girls)
We're chicking pickafornia chicks, chicks, chicks
(Girls, girls, girls, yeah, I dig girls)
We're chicking picalifornia chickchickchickchicks
(Girls, girls, girls, yeah, I dig)

Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(Hey!)

Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(Hey!)

Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(Hey!)

Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(-fornia!)
Cali-
(Hey!)


album: Only A Lad
Oingo Boingo
1981

Darth Eggplant
01-13-2003, 06:48 PM
Where once was light
Now darkness falls
Where once was love
Love is no more
Don't say - goodbye
Don't say - I didn't try

These tears we cry
Are falling rain
For all the lies
You told us
The hurt, the blame!

And we will weep
To be so alone
We are lost!
We can never go home

So in the end
I will be - what I will be
No loyal friend
Was ever there for me

Now we say - goodbye
We say - you didn't try

These tears you cry
have come to late
Take back the lies
The hurt, the blame!

And you will weep
When you face the end alone
You are lost!
You can never go home


Gollum's Song
Emiliana Torrini
LOTR: The Two Towers

Darth Eggplant
01-19-2003, 01:34 PM
Insanity

I'm so sorry
please forgive me
Who do I pray to
to straighten out this problem?
Straighten out this problem,
straighten out my mind
Straighten out this crooked tongue,
this crooked tongue,
this crooked tongue
My mind has wandered
from the straight and narrow
My mind has wandered
from the flock, you see
My mind has wandered,
the man just said so
My mind has wandered,
I heard it on TV
And the flock has wandered
away from me, now


All around the world now
Like a big bright cherry cloud
Travelling from home to home
TV sets and telephones
Here it comes just like a storm
Bathe in it and be reborn
Time to let the world know
Welcome, madness, say hello
Say hello
Say hello

Like a wave we cannot see
Washing over you and me
Hiding here and hiding there
Madness hiding everywhere
Such a curiosity
Here it comes to set us free
Plenty left for you and me
Say hello, insanity

I am a virus,
are you the cure?
I am morally,
I'm morally impure
I am a disease
and I am unclean
I am not part of God's
well-oiled machine
Christian nation,
assimilate me
Take me in your arms
and set me free
I am part of a degenerate elite, yeah
Draggin' our society into the street
Into the abyss,
into the sewer don't you see
The man just told me,
he told me on TV
and Do you think you're better than me?
Do you wanna kill me
or befriend me?

The alcoholic bastard
waved his finger at me
And his voice was filled
with evangelical glee,
while Sipping down his gin and tonics
While preaching about
the evils of narcotics
And the evils of sex,
and the wages of sin
While he mentally fondles
his next of kin
'cause My mind has wandered
from the flock you see
And the flock has wandered
away from me
And he waved his hypnotizing finger
at me, yeah

Let's imitate reality
- insanity
Let's strive for mediocrity
- insanity
Let's make believe we're all the same
- now that's for me
Let's sanitize our little brains
- insanity
I'd love to take you home with me
and tuck you into bed
I'd love to see what makes you tick
inside your pretty head
I'd love to hear you laugh tonight,
I'd love to hear you weep
I'd love to listen to you
while you're screaming in your sleep

Christian sons,
Christian daughters
Lead me along like
a lamb to the slaughter
Purify my brain
and hose down my soul
White perfection,
perfection is my goal
Do you think you're better than me?
Do you wanna kill me,
or befriend me?
Christian nation,
make us all right
Put us through the filter
and make us pure and white
'Cause my mind has wandered
from the flock, you see
And the flock has wandered away from me
Let's talk of family values
while we sit and watch the slaughter
Hypothetical abortions and imaginary daughters
The white folks think they're at the top,
ask any proud white male
A million years of evolution,
we get Danny Quayle

All around the world now
Like a big bright cherry cloud
Travelling from home to home
TV sets and telephones
Here it comes just like a storm
Bathe in it and be reborn
Time to let the world know
Welcome, madness, say hello

Let's imitate reality
- insanity
Let's strive for mediocrity
- insanity
Let's make believe we're all the same
- now that's for me
Let's sanitize our little brains
- insanity
I'd love to take you home with me,
I'd love to tuck you in
I wish I could protect you
from the wages of our sin
I'd love to hear you scream tonight,
I'd love to hear you cry
Protect you from the madness
that is raining from the sky

Let's imitate reality
- insanity
Let's strive for mediocrity
- insanity
Let's make believe we're all the same
- now that's for me
Let's sanitize our little brains
- insanity
I'd love to take you home with me
and tuck you into bed
I'd love to see what makes you tick
inside your pretty head
I wish that I could keep you
in a precious Chinese box
On Sundays, I would pray for you
so it would never stop

I'd love to hear you laugh tonight,
I'd love to hear you weep
(All around the world now)
I'd love to listen to you
while you're screaming in your sleep
(Like a big bright cherry cloud)
I'd love to soothe you with my voice
and take your hand in mine
(Travelling from home to home)
I'd love to take you past the stars
and out of reach of time
(TV sets and telephones)
I'd love to see inside your mind
and tear it all apart
(Here it comes just like a storm)
To cut you open with a knife
and find your sacred heart
(Bathe in it and be reborn)
I'd love to take your satin dolls
and tear them all to shreds
(Time to let the world know)
I'd love to mess your pretty hair,
I'd love to see you dead
(Welcome madness say hello)
(Say hello)
Dead! (Say hello)
Dead yeah! (Say hello)
(Say hello)


album: Boingo
Oingo Boingo
1994

Darth Eggplant
01-25-2003, 08:05 PM
Wild Sex (In The Working Class)

I work so hard
trying to make a few bucks
I pass the hours in a dream
The sweat keeps rolling off
the tip of my nose
There's only one thing,
one thing, one thing
Keeps me on my feet

And I may be
greasing the wheels
Of a noisy factory
Or I may be
hunched over metal machines
Watching the gears
as they move
Just reminds me
of bodies in motion
The sweat and the sound
Makes me think of wild sex
In the working class
After five, it's a gas
Wild sex in the working class
Count minutes,
gonna get home fast
Gonna get home fast

Thinking of your warm skin
While I touch cold steel
The days go by
to the pounding beat
My back is aching so bad
But I'm grit inside
Thinking of you,
thinking of you
Keeps me on my feet

And I may be
greasing the wheels
Of a noisy factory
Or I may be
hunched over metal machines
Watching the gears as they move
Just reminds me of bodies in motion
The sweat and the sound
Makes me think of wild sex
In the working class
After five, it's a gas
Wild sex in the working class
Count minutes,
gonna get home fast
Gonna get home fast

I work so hard
thinking of you
Work so hard
thinking of you
Work so hard
Wild sex
In the working class
After five, it's a gas
Wild sex in the working class
Count minutes,
gonna get home fast
Gonna get home fast

Thinking 'bout wild sex
In the working class
Wild sex, wild sex


album: Nothing To Fear
Oingo Boingo
1982

Darth Eggplant
01-30-2003, 06:13 PM
Grey Matter

They say you're stupid
That you're too young to vote
They say you'll swallow anything
that they Choke down your throat
They say that you can't think
That you haven't got a brain
That you're just there to listen
That you're just being trained
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head

They say you
lost the ability to even think
That your tiny little brain
slipped down the kitchen sink
They say
that you'll buy anything
that they turn your way
That you'll listen to everything
that they decide to play
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head

Grey matter, grey matter oh oh
Grey matter, grey matter oh oh
Grey matter, grey matter oh oh
Grey matter, grey matter oh oh
Ahhhhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhhhh

I think you like it
Like it
To be told
what to do
Ain't that true?
I think you're better
Better
Better off stone cold dead
Without your head!

They say you're stupid
That you're too young to vote
They say you'll swallow anything
that they Choke down your throat
(If they say) Lie down
(You'll do it if they say)
If they say, "Buy it now"
(You'll do it if they say)
If they say, "Turn around"
(You'll do it if they say)
If they say, "Hit the ground"
(You'll do it if they say)
If they say, "Bite the big weenie"
(Do it, do it, do it)
If they say, "Wasn't that good?"
(Do it, do it, do it, do it)
If they say, "Bend over baby"
(Do it, do it, do it, do it)
If they say, "Take it and like it!"
(Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it)
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head

Grey matter, grey matter oh oh
Grey matter, grey matter oh oh
Grey matter, grey matter oh oh
Grey matter, grey matter oh oh
Ahhhhhhhhhh
Ahhhhhhhhhh

Ahhhhhhhhhh
Grey matter
Ahhhhhhhhhh
Grey matter, grey matter
Grey matter, grey matter ahhh
Grey matter, grey matter


album: Nothing To Fear
Oingo Boingo
1982

Darth Eggplant
02-03-2003, 12:43 AM
Nasty Habits

Whahhoa! Hooooo
whoa whoa whoa whoa
Ahhhhh!

Here's something to think about
Where would we be now without
Nasty habits, nasty habits
Makes me want to scream and shout
Life would be so dull without
Nasty habits, nasty habits
All those naughty little things
That we don't discuss publicly
Nasty habits, nasty habits

Tell me your secrets
Tell me your name
Tell me your secrets

Does it please you to employ
Little girls or little boys
Nasty habits, nasty habits
Do you like to romp and play
By yourself when they're away
Nasty affair, what do I care
Do you peek at magazines
Filled with doggies
and leather queens
Nasty habits, nasty habits

Tell me your secrets
That no one should hear
Whisper them softly
Into my ear
I won't tell,
I won't tell

People act so proper
when they're going 'bout their business
Cup of coffee,
friendly conversation
Til they get home,
til they get home
Take the phone off
lock the door
and shut the curtains
Make sure that the neighbors
are without suspicion
No one will know,
no one will know
Nasty habits I must condone
No one knows what I do
when I'm all alone
Nasty habits,
I'm so ashamed...

Nasty habits here to stay
Now they'll never go away
Try and stop you'll have to pay
Nasty habits here to stay

People act so proper
when they're going 'bout their business
Cup of coffee,
friendly conversation
Til they get home,
til they get home
Take the phone off
lock the door
and shut the curtains
Make sure that the neighbors
are without suspicion
No one will know,
no one will know
Nasty habits I must condone
No one knows what I do
when I'm all alone
Nasty habits,
I'm so ashamed
But we must not
let that stop our little game
Nasty habits
are so much fun!

Nasty habits here to stay
Now they'll never go away
Try and stop you'll have to pay
Nasty habits here to stay


album: Only A Lad
Oingo Boingo
1981

Gexx
02-03-2003, 10:43 PM
so thats how you got all those posts...

Darth Eggplant
02-04-2003, 02:02 PM
well for a while the form was kind of quite,
so I was posting in the Blue Casket, just to kind of keep our forum alive (or as alive) as Grim Fandago site can be.;) plus I am an Oingo Boingo fan or fanatic, take your pick. also the Blue Casket gets the least posting traffic on the forum and I like to haunt here, and I am doing a public service by educating souls in the ways of Danny Elfman and company.:D

Darth Eggplant
02-26-2003, 01:57 PM
Who Do You Want To Be

Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Do you want to be just like
someone on TV?

Oh boredom is so terrible
It's like a dread disease
And nothing could be worse
Than when there's nothing on TV
I'd rather be a cowboy
Than to stare blank at the walls
I've been reborn so many times
I can't remember them all

And I say
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Do you want to be just like
someone on TV?
Just like somebody on TV?

I think I'll be a teddy boy
I think I'll be a hunk
I think I'll be a tough guy
And I think I'll be a punk
I might just be a fashion star
All dressed in frilly rags
Or perhaps I'll cross the other side
And walk around in drag!

Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Do you want to be just like
someone on TV?
Just like somebody on TV

Oh yeah!

Do you like to live
just like a rock
In the middle of the sea
Do you want to suffer by yourself
In a pool of blissful misery
Do you feel like a saint
in artist's clothes
With a rosary in your hand
Do you wanna be crazy
like Van Gogh
Like a stranger in a strange,
strange land

Would you rather push the buttons
And be feared by all humanity
Or perhaps you'd like to be a bum
Do you wanna be stupid,
just like me?

Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Do you want to be just like
someone on TV?
Just like somebody on TV?

Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be?
Who do you want to be today?
Who do you want to be!


album: Farwell
Oingo Boingo
1996

Darth Eggplant
03-09-2003, 05:18 PM
*no song lyrics today just the Faq's*

What is Boingo?
Boingo
(also known as Oingo Boingo)
is an eclectic musical group
from Southern California
that could never really be catagorized,
though people have often tried.
They have recorded 11 albums
since 1980, but have been together
since the mid-1970's.
The names "Boingo",
"Oingo Boingo",
"Mystic Knights",
and
"The Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo"
are all synonymous
(essentially the longer the name,
the older the reference)
On occasion they have also used
the alias
"The Clowns of Death"
(usually for private
or "secret" shows).
Boingo
(in all it's monickers)
ceased to exist
after a final run of shows
ending on Halloween 1995.

Who are Oingo Boingo?
(final tour)
Oingo Boingo is/was
Danny Elfman
(leader, songwriter, lead singer,
rhythm guitar, co-arranger)
Steve Bartek
(lead guitar, co-arranger)
John Avila (bass, vocals)
Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez (drums)
Sam "Sluggo" Phipps (horns)
Leon Schneiderman (horns)
Dale Turner (horns
George McMullen (horns)
Warren Fitzgerald (guitar)
Marc Mann (keyboards)
Doug Lacy (accordian, rhythm)
Katurah Clarke (rhythm).
Former
(or session) members include:
Carl Graves
Richard Gibbs
Kerry Hatch
Mike Bacich
Bruce Fowler
Rich Sumner
Willy Winant.
On the average
there are 5-8 members of Boingo,
but there have been as many as 20
playing all sorts of traditional
and not-so-traditional instruments.

What does Oingo Boingo mean?
The name Oingo Boingo
has no specific meaning -
well at least nothing
that anyone involved will admit.
Richard Elfman
(brother of Danny Elfman)
came up with the name.
Originally known as
the Mystic Knights of The Oingo Boingo,
the name was shortened to
Oingo Boingo in 1980
for their first album release.
Shortened again with the release
of their self-titled 1994 album,
they were known by there more
aerodynamic and environmentally
friendly moniker - Boingo.
For nostalgia's sake
(and because the horns returned),
they went back to Oingo Boingo
for their final shows.
"Oingo Boingo means 'the best'
and now the best is no more!"
[Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez].

What albums have Oingo Boingo released?
"Oingo Boingo" [EP] (1980)
"Only A Lad" (1981)
"Nothing To Fear" (1982)
"Good For Your Soul" (1983)
"So-Lo" [Danny Elfman] (1984)
"Dead Man's Party" (1985)
"BOI-NGO" (1987)
"Boingo Alive" (1988)
"Skeletons In The Closet" (1989
"Dark At The End Of The Tunnel" (1990)
"Best O'Boingo" (1991)
"Boingo" (1994)
"Farewell" (1996).

What is Oingo Boingo's
best selling album?
The best selling album is
"Dead Man's Party"
- released in 1985,
it is the bands first
and only album
so far to go gold.
Both "Boingo Alive"
and "Best O'Boingo"
are threatening to go gold soon.

What is Oingo Boingo's
best selling single?
The best selling single
is "Weird Science" -
which was on the
"Dead Man's Party" album
and is the only Oingo Boingo
song to break the Top 40,
"Dead Man's Party"
is probably the next highest
ranked single.

so now you know.:D

Darth Eggplant
03-17-2003, 06:43 PM
Change

Don't you ever wonder why
nothing ever seems to change
If it does, it's for the worse,
seems it's just a modern curse
Sometimes when I take a peek
outside of my little cage
Everyone looks so asleep
will they die before they wake
and Hey,
don't you know
We're just products of our time
and Hey,
what do you say
Show me yours,
I'll show you mine

Better dumb and happy than
smart and without any friends
Better cute and better loud,
better join up with the crowd
Keep up or be left behind,
there's a dust storm in my mind
Seems I can't see straight these days
doesn't matter anyway
and Hey, don't you know
(Ooh, la la-la)
We're just products of our time
(La la la la la-la la la)
and Hey, what do you say
(Ooh, la la-la)
Show me yours,
I'll show you mine
(La la la la la-la la la)

Hey, what do you say
Hey, what do you say
Please don't ever

Oh, God, here's that question now
The one that makes me go insane
I'd gladly tear my heart out
If you never, never, never,
never Change

Do you want to change?
Do you want to change right now?
Do you want to change?

I like my stupid life
just the way it is
And I wouldn't even change it
for a thousand flying pigs
And I like you
just the way you are

I like your face
just the way it is
And I wouldn't even trade it
for a herd of screaming kids
And I like you
just the way you are

I like you,
though you may not like me back
I would dazzle you with brilliance
if I only had the knack
Cause I like you
just the way you are

I like this life
just the way it is
And the castles all around me
have been melting now for years
And it kills my brain to think
of all the time I wasted here
All the effort, sweat,
and broken hearts,
the screaming and the tears

And I'm dreaming again
And I'm dreaming again
And I'm dreaming again...
I'm dreaming again
And I'm dreaming again
I'm dreaming again
And I'm dreaming again
I'm dreaming again
And I'm dreaming again

Floating in a pool of mud,
trying to get back where I was
and I don't really care
Got a little talking-to
by the mirror in my room
and I don't really care
Whispering voices from the dead
come from underneath my bed
and I don't really care

I like my stupid life
just the way it is
And the chaos that surrounds me
like a flock of screaming pigs
And it hurts my brain to think
of all the stupid things I've said
And if I could change the future,
I would change the past instead

And I'm dreamin' again
And I'm dreamin' again
And I'm dreamin' again
And I'm dreamin' again

(Speaking)
Woman: Well, well who else did you know?
What other famous people did you know?
Man: Oh, uh, you name 'em.
Woman: Yes,
Man: I went to, uh South American
with Richard Nixon.
Woman: Oh, yes?
Man: I went to uh...
South America...
Woman: Richard Nixon!?
Man: And it..
and it really wasn't that funny.
Heh...

Woman 2: Did you see the Joneses?

Baby, sometimes I worry 'bout you
Sometimes you're so far away,
tell me what to do
and I say Baby,
sometimes I worry 'bout you
Sometimes I just can't believe
everything you do,
I say Baby,
sometimes I worry 'bout you
Every day I feel the same,
don't you feel it too,
I say Baby,
sometimes I worry 'bout me
(I've been feeling too much pain)
(sometimes I worry about me)
Seems I'm falling down a lot
in between the scenes,
I say Baby,
(Seems I'm falling down a lot)
(never change, never change)
sometimes I worry 'bout me
(Don't you ever wonder why)
(nothing ever seems to change)
Getting harder all the time,
harder now to see,
I say Baby,
(Getting harder all the time)
(never change, never change)
sometimes I worry 'bout me
(Sometimes when I take a peek)
(sometimes I worry about me)
Light another cigarette,
have another dream
(Light another cigarette)
(never change, never change)

It's the same thing every day
Nothing ever seems to change
and I...

Do you really want to,
really want to
Hey, what do you say
Hey, what do you say
Please don't ever

Testaments and growing pains
Tranquilizers for the soul
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Evolution's cruelest joke
Why is everyone upset?
I once knew, but I forget
Something happened, something strange
Something, it appears has changed

and Hey,
don't you know
(Ooh la la-la)
We're just products of our time
and Hey,
what do you say
(La la la la la-la la la)
If I show you yours,
will you show me mine
(La la la la la-la la la la-la la la)

Hey, what do you say
Hey, what do you say
Please don't leave
Oh, God, here's that question now
The one that makes me go insane
I'd gladly tear my heart out
If you never change, never change
Never change, never change
Never, never, never,
never Change


Oingo Boingo
album: Boingo
1994

Darth Eggplant
04-01-2003, 01:59 AM
Elevator Man

I said who's going down
Who's going down,
who's going down,
who's going down

I ride my elevator
through the shafts of your heart
When you climb aboard, baby
- there's no getting off
I'm a silent operator,
won't you please take my hand?
I'm so polite,
I'm the elevator man

Said friction and harmony
Who's gonna ride with me?
I'm the elevator man

Who's going down,
who's coming with me
Who wants to take a chance
on a piece of abstract reality?
It's only just a dance
Won't you come and ride
with the elevator man

I said who's going down,
yeah
Moving slow without a sound
Who's going down,
who's going down,
who's going down
I said who's going down,
who's going down,
who's going down

Please, pretty baby,
won't you come to me
Won't you let me be your daddy,
come sit here on my knee
Come tell your sugar daddy
all of your fears
Cry for me darling,
let me taste your tears
As they roll down your face
and onto the sand
We're going down together,
I'm the elevator man
Now we're moving slow
without a sound
Going up and going down
Take an intermission while
the bird is in the hand
It's worth two in the bush,
so give yourself a push
Won't you come and ride with
the elevator man

I said who's going down,
who's going down,
who's going down
Ooh, I said who's going down,
who's going down,
who's going down

I said who's going down,
who's going down,
who's going
I said who's going down,
who's going down,
who's going

Say goodbye to hate,
goodbye to love
Goodbye to the world
that you used to know above
Say goodbye to your mama
and your daddy too
We're going to a place
that you never even knew
'Cause we're moving slow
without a sound
Going up and going down
Take an intermission while
the bird is in the hand
It's worth two in your bush,
so give yourself a push
Wanna take a ride
with the elevator man

Friction and harmony,
who is gonna ride with me
Far across the ocean
on a floating bed of sand
With the eyes towards the empty sky, searching for the big surprise
Who's gonna ride
with the elevator man?
Who's going down,
who's going down,
who's going
I said who's going down,
who's going down, who's going
I said who's going down,
who's going down,
who's going
I said who's going down


Oingo Boingo
(too lazy to look up the album and year)