DENIM LYRICS



Back in Denim
Back In Denim
Fish and Chips
Bubblehead
Middle Of The Road
The Osmonds
I Saw The Glitter On Your Face
American Rock
Livin' On The Streets
Here Is My Song For Europe
I'm Against The Eighties


Denim on ice
The Great Pub Rock Revival
It Fell Off The Back Of A Lorry
Romeo Jones Is In Love Again
Brumburger
The Supermodels
Shut Up Sidney
Mrs. Mills
Best Song In The World
Synthesisers In The Rain
Job Centre
Council Houses
Glue & Smack
June Suck Dies In 77
Granddad's False Teeth
Silly Rabbit
Don't Bite Too Much Out Of The Apple
Myriad Of Hoops
Denim On Ice

Novelty Rock
The new potatoes
On a chicory tip
Internet curtains
Ape hangers
Ankle tattoos
Tampax advert
Supermarket
I will cry at christmas

Summer Smash


BACK IN DENIM


I'm back I'm back in denim and denim put the soul in your rock 'n' roll
here I am back again with a plan I made it up new York city scam in print on CD
and video I'll make a mint my generations slow they throw away cash on
new 45's they're trash who's selling pure gold? DENIM - tell 'em I'm coming
I'm back I'm back in denim and denim put the soul in your rock 'n' roll
back again in a modern Greek tragedy I made amends in a catholic church on
my knees camera lens take a shot take a piece of me deceptive trends I
just ignore they don't bother me go up Down st see the Mayfair chic get a
penthouse ready yeah tell 'em I'm coming I'm back I'm back in denim and
denim put the soul in your rock 'n' roll you'll get it if you really
try he's back he's back in denim and denim put the soul in your rock 'n' roll
I'm back I'm back I'm back I'm back


FISH AND CRISPS


Said you're going to a club tonight wanna go there said you wanna be
on your own I wanna go there I wanna go there I wanna go there I wanna go
there oh yeah yeah said you wanna be with your friends I wanna go there
said don't fit in well I'll try I wanna go there I wanna go there I wanna go
there I wanna go there oh yeah yeah you never were partial to the
gentle art of persuasion one and one makes two it's a simple equasion you said
it's too late it's already been planned oh you should know better you should
understand said you're Iiving in a different world I wanna go there
said I'm not part of the scene I wanna go there I wanna go there I wanna go
there I wanna go there oh yeah yeah put a plus on the door I'm coming in later
joe's coming round yeah I said that I'll wait here you leaving already it's
only quarter to nine oh before you go we must talk can you spare the time ?!?
said you're going to a club tonight I wanna go there said you wanna be
on your own still wanna go there I wanna go there I wanna go there I wanna
go there oh yeah yeah I wanna go there oh yeah yeah


BUBBLEHEAD


I wrote a chopin score for you I bit off more than I could chew I
singed my feet in the desert heat fooled around like o clown hoping we could meet
oh now it's gone oh yeah don't you know that it's gone oh yeah I baked o
sugarcake for you I teased up my beehive hairdo I lined my fingers with
same jewels sang same jailhouse rocks and don't be cruels oh now it's gone
oh yeah don't you know that it's gone oh yeah I never thought about it
until it all came unnaturally to a halt it was my own fault it was me we rode
our carriage to the sun we did all that hod to be done we fanned the flames
of fire from hell ascended from o cauldron rose and lived to tell yes we
did oh now it's gone oh yeah don't you know that it'ss gone oh yeah why don't
we talk about it? you're just another girl you're nothing without me HEY
Hey
Hey


MIDDLE OF THE ROAD


I hate the stones and I hate blues eddie cochran and blue suede shoes I
hate the king I hate chuck berry I hate hooker I hate leadbelly aallrightt I
hate funk and I hate soul rhythm and booze and rock 'n' roll I hate riffs
and guitar licks I hate coke and I hate spliffs aaallrightttl it's ok!! I
hate otis and marvin gaye early dylan aretha -heey ?! spector's wall knock
it down jerry lee run him out of town aaaalllrighttt - it's ok!-!!! there
ain't a lot I can do about it though I'm force-fed your so called heroes
don't be told who to like it's your choice it's your right to choose who to
listen to it's rock rock 'n' roll you will find me in the middle of the road


THE OSMONDS

Guitar chords:
Intro:......Bm-A
G-Fm#-G-Fm#-G-A-B
Chorus:Bm-Em...G-A

In the '70s there was long hair there were left-over hippies everywhere
And I should know 'cause I was there
In the '70s they had prayer mats there were stringy beards and floppy hats and men looked like jesus in crushed
velvet flares
In the '70s there were osmonds there were lots of osmonds there were lots of little osmonds everywhere everywhere everywhere
In the 70's there were skinheads there were bovver boys and brummie reds and greasers,
grebos judge and natty dread
In the 70's there were chopper bikes oxford bags and kung fu fights trojan sounds lee perry dubin
In the 70's there were osmonds there were lots of osmonds there were lots of little osmonds everywhere
everywhere everywhere
In the 70's there were lots of bombs they blew my home town up and lots of people were killed on the news the relatives cried everyone knew someone who'd died they'll never forget it for the rest
of their lives and all around the people say we hate the I-R-A and we asked for justice but it never come
In the 70's there were osmonds there were lots of osmonds there were lots of little osmonds everywhere everywhere everywhere
in the 70's there was a hughie green lieutenant pigeon hit the scene
paper lace and candlewick green mouldy old dough chicory tip gilbert o and
hurricane smith billy don't be a hero hey david rock in the 70's lesley
whittle died the black panther went inside and jeremy thorpe oh he
resigned and at school the girls would bring a thousand volts of holt and sing
hey there lonely girl impossible love
In the 70's there were osmonds there were lots of osmonds there were lots of little osmonds everywhere everywhere
everywhere
In the 70's the rollers came best retired from the game and cassidy quit oh what a shame!
In the 70's I was just a kid still knew what it was all about I soaked it in now it's all dripping out
In the 70's there were osmonds there were lots of osmonds there were lots of little
osmonds everywhere everywhere everywhere osmonds oh now there were lots of
papers roses yeah there were lots of crazy horses everywhere everywhere
everywhere.
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I SAW THE GLITTER ON YOUR FACE

I know you’ve heard this before and I don’t love you anymore
what I’ve got to say isn’t new so I’ll use this old tune oh this
won’t take very long there’s no need to pinpoint where it all
went wrong I could never relate to you so you see baby we’re
through what it is to be free what it is to be free what it is to
be free what it is to be free oh to be free I saw you stagger out
of the light I said hey girl is everything alright I saw the glitter
on your face disappear leaving no trace of the life that you had
now it’s all gone bad and I’m truly sad you’ll get over me girl
yeah they always do you’ll go out in a week find someone new
there you go girl.


AMERICAN ROCK

American rock ooh yeah don’t you ever wonder why the whole
world’s falling in love a beautiful girl walked past me yesterday I
almost fell off my stoop I said to my best friend who is that girl
he said aah she’s goin’ out with jake I said that don’t matter
none you know he lives over the other side of town and she
lives on our block so we put on the radio and we listened to
some american rock american rock ooh yeah don’t you ever
wonder why the whole world’s falling in love I said to betsy I
said you know like er where does she hang out she said she’s
got a little job uptown sees jake comes homeand helps her mom
I said she should hang around with us I mean after all she’s just
moved in on the block betsy said forget about her let’s go out
tonight and listen to some american rock american rock ooh
yeah don’t you ever wonder why the whole world’s falling in love
he took a subway and he travelled to the other side of town he
hid in a back alley and waited for the sun to go down out of the
fading light emerged jake he said hey man come over here I
want to talk to you about your girl let’s go to a bar let’s have a
beer it was a hot september night on 83rd they never made it
to the bar it’s since been confirmed yeah that’s what everyone
learned I said hey baby where do you wanna go I’ll take you to
a ball game to the park or to a movie show “aah it’s too hot to
move about why don’t we just er stay on the block we can go
up to my place d’ya like er american rock??” now you’re talkin’!!
she didn’t know that jake lying in a pool of blood two men with
switchblades fighting in the name of love yeah that’s american
rock american rock american rock american rock ooh yeah don’t
you ever wonder why the whole world’s falling in love falling in
love in love – falling in love I’m never gonna fall in love no I
don’t want to fall in love who said we’ve got to fall in love? oh
come on girl let’s fall in love.


LIVIN' ON THE STREETS

it’s getting cold outside it’s winter in the city all the beggars
and tramps are freezing what a pity “you’re so cruel” oh yeah I
tell you someone’s gotta pay now we’ll hose down these dirty
streets and wash ‘em all away now you’re livin’ on the streets
you’re livin’ on the streets you’re livin’ on the streets you’re livin’
on the streets allright now!! the light from st paul’s splits the
shadows on the river a teenage girl is crying ‘cause her mother
wont forgive her the cardboard city kids dip dunkin’ donuts in
their strongbow some stinkin’ squatter high on glue’s just
stumbled through a sixth floor window you’re livin’ on the
streets you’re livin’ on the streets you’re livin’ on the streets
you’re livin’ on the streets “I’ll drive around in any car and claim
all this is mine I’ll live or die in any town I choose the choice is
mine” “I’ll take a ride in any car and claim all this is mine I’ll live
or die in any town I choose the choice is mine I’ll sit and watch
your cities burn I don’t care what happens now I’ll disappear
down your allewaysno-one owns me no not now I’m living on
the streets’’ you’re livin’ on the streets etc “I’ll watch your
cities burn down”.


HERE IS MY SONG FOR EUROPE

Here is my song for Europe all the judges beware
Here is my song for Europe and little girls everywhere
I'm singing my song for Europe, I'm singing my song for Europe yeah!
Look in the mirror tell me what you see
Is it a face of beauty staring back at me or should I face the facts
I'm just an old roadie
I said hello just as the time bell went
I said well where's the money you said it's all been spent
I said well what d'ya do you said
I paid the rent you were living in a mayfair mews
I was living in a tent riding on camels through the Himalayas
In the middleeast with arab polo players
Propping up the bar a drink with Leo Sayer?
Just do one show for the BBC, you didn't like the contract
Said it's not for me, well take a look at this, a gig on itv, oh yeah
While you're riding in your chauffered limo, spare a thought for me
I don't know why I came here, oh no
I don't know what I'm doing here oh no
I don't know why I stay here oh no, oh no, oh now
There's one thing you should know
Here's my notice, here I go and I won't be rolling joints for you no more
I still love you maan
Just do one show for the BBC, you didn't like the contract
Said it's not for me, well take a look at this, a gig on I-T-V, oh yeah
While you're riding in your chauffered limo, spare a thought for me


I'M AGAINST THE EIGHTIES

I’m against the ‘80s I don’t care what you say I’m against the ‘80s you don’t listen to me anyway
well I’m for the ‘70s –oh- and for the ‘90s too yeah I’m against the ‘80s girl look what
they’ve done to you I made a new sound and they put it underground it was a thunderbolt crash they said it’s never going to last in the ‘80s we’re victims of the ‘80s yeah you and me girl deflated by the ‘80s getting caught up in its social whirl you should have seen me in the ‘70s I was different then
oh but those times have gone and they ain’t never coming back again so I formed myself a band and I toured it ‘round the land I took a look around there was nothing going down inthe ‘80s
remember in the ‘70s when we were at school hangin’ out with the older boys bending all the little rules remember in the ’73 yeah you and me in a little wood leaning up against the tree if the truth’s to be told then we were 12 years old they say crime doesn’t pay but it surely did that day in the ‘70s, yeah yeah
yeah I’m against the ‘80s duran duran fake make-up boys the rum-runner clan I knew you when you were at school you were nothing then and when you left the band you were nothing again you bought yourself a farm and you looked about as calm as a man who’s going to freak ‘cause an earthquake’s hit his
street in the ‘80s well I’m against the ‘80s bands that couldn’t play I’m against the ‘80s singers with nothing to say you heard it on the radioyou saw it on the tv you still went and bought it
thought – aah it amazes me you wouldn’t know know style if it ran you up the aisle you couldn’t spot a star if he camewithin a mile of the ‘80s I’m looking forward to the ‘90s yeah I’ve got a new girl we’re into ravesignal III ‘cos “we’re in love with the modern world” I’m sick of winklepicker kids mary chain debris
I’ve just had enough of that nah it doesn’t interest me I’ve made a new sound this ain’t going underground it’s a thunderbolt crash concerns the future and the past but not the ‘80s no not the ‘80s we’re talkin' 'bout the ‘80s.



IT FELL OFF THE BACK OF A LORRY

Officer we're so very sorry but it fell off the back of a lorry
Oh it fell off the backof a lorry
Give the kids a break
It's their first mistake
Ah for heavens sake give the kids a break
Oh officer oh officer oh officer, officer
Off a lorry, off a lorry lorry, off a lorry sorry!


ROMEO JONES IS IN LOVE AGAIN

There's a space over here, won't you come and sit down
Won't you please come and keep me company
Ah what's your name, yeah mine's that too!
Won't you please come and keep me company
I like your style, punk rockin the UK
Won't you please come and keep me company
-Punk love on the underground-


THE NEW POTATOES

The New Potatoes - The New Potatoes - We Are The New Potatoes - We Are The New Potatoes - The New Potatoes - N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N - The New Potatoes
I Lived In A Field - I Live In A Tin - I Lived In A Field - And Now We Live In A Tin - We Are The New Potatoes
The New Potatoes - The New Potatoes - We Are The New Potatoes - We Are The New Potatoes - The New Potatoes - N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N - The New Potatoes
I Lived In A Field - And Now I Live In A Tin - I Lived In A Field And Now I Live In A Tin - I Lived In A Field And Now I Live In A Tin - I Lived In A Field And Now I Live In A Tin - We Lived In A Field And Now We Live In A Tin We Are The
The New Potatoes - The New Potatoes - We Are The New Potatoes - We Are The New Potatoes - The New Potatoes - N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N - The New Potatoes - That's What We Are - The New Potatoes - We Are The New Potatoes


ON A CHICORY TIP

We're On A Tip Oh Yeah - We're On A Tip Oh Yeah - We're On A Tip - On A Tip - On A Chicory Tip


INTERNET CURTAINS

We Ain't Been Going Very Long - We've Only Written One Good Song - And Here It Is We Will Play - The Best Song That We've Got It's Called - Internet Curtains
I Know The Intro's Far Too Long - And The Middle Bit's All Wrong - But Even So It's Still Our Song - So When The Chorus Comes Please Sing Along - Internet Curtains
And Now We've Got Ourselves A Hit - Because Chris Evans Played It - Everyday On His Show - I Owe It All To A Song Called - Internet Curtains - I Thank The Lord For A Song Called - Internet Curtains
Internet - Internet Internet Internet Internet Internet Internet Inter Internet Curtains



APE HANGERS

You Said Stop - I Said Go - I'm Always Saying Yes And You're Always Saying No
Yet When I Look Into Your Eyes - I'ts Like I'm Riding Streets Of Blinding Light I'm A Bulletproof Machine On My Way To You
You Said Stop - I Said Go - I'm Always Saying Yes And You're Always Saying No
Hey Now Come On Here To Me - Listen Here Girl Honestly Do You Believe That One - I'd Let You Go - And Two Do You Think I'd Say All This For Show?
You Said Stop - I Said Go - I'm Always Saying Yes And You're Always Saying No - I'm Always Seeing Which Way The Wind's Gonna Blow - I'm Always Saying Yes To You - You're Always Saying No To Me - I'm Old Enough To Care But Young Enough To Set You Free



ANKLE TATTOOS

Oh I Always Think Of You When You're Not There And - I Think Of Your Funny Face And Your Curly Hair - Oh Yeah - And You Always Think Of Me - It's Like A Bond You See - I've Got A Brand Of You - And You've Got A - You've Got A Brand Of Me Too
Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos - Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos - Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos - Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos - Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos I've Got One And You've Got One Too Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos One For Me And One For You - Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos I've Got One And You've Got One Too Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos One For Me And One For You - Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos - Oh Oh Ankle Tattoos



TAMPAX ADVERT

I Like Thos Tampon Adverts Where All The Girls Are Beautiful - I Like That One Where The Woman Doesn't Give A Fig About Being On - She Gets Into Her Skimpiest Shorts And Goes Off To The Beach To Play Volleyball With All Her Mates - She Gets Right Into It - Has The Time Of Her Life - After They All Drive Into The Sunset In An Open Top Jeep - Being On Is No Hassle - Girls Love It - Yeah It's Really Great! Tampax Ad - Tampax Ad - Tampax - Tampax Ad - Oh Ho Tampax Ad


SUPERMARKET

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I WILL CRY AT CHRISTMAS

I Will Cry At Christmas Time - I Will Cry I Will Cry A Tear
Loneliness Is A Virtue - If You're Strong Then Pain Won't Hurt You But If You're Weaker Than Me - Then You'll Burn Like A Fire In The Breeze
I Will Cry At Christmas Time - I Will Cry I Will Cry A Tear
You Worship The Ground That I Walk On - You Kiss My Feet Into The Night You Talk On And On And On About Me - I Need Some Space I Can't Breathe - Why Don't You Leave Me Alone - Get Off My Back Why Don't You Go On Home I Don't Care If You Live Or If You Die - At Least Walk Away With Some Pride
I Will Cry At Christmas Time - I Will Cry I Will Cry A Tear



SUMMER SMASH

Summer Smash da da da da da
We've got a Summer Smash da da da da da
It's a Summer Smash da da da da da
We've got a Summer Smash da da da da da

Oh the radio is on and the kids are having fun* and it's summer
and we're gonna sing along to a brand new Denim song about the summer
It's shining for you and for me cos when I feel the warm breeze then it's summer

Summer Smash da da da da da
We've got a Summer Smash da da da da da
It's a Summer Smash da da da da da
We've got a Summer Smash da da da da da

Oh I'm gonna go away on a little holiday in the summer
Cos i think i'm gonna come
straight in at number 1 and stay there all summer, summer
It's gonna happen for you and for me
Ooh when I feel the warm breeze then it's summer

Summer Smash da da da da da
We've got a Summer Smash da da da da da
It's a Summer Smash da da da da da
We've got a Summer Smash da da da da da

Smash
Summer Smash

Denim Summer Smash

Summer Smash da da da da da
We've got a Summer Smash da da da da da
It's a Summer Smash da da da da da
We've got a Summer Smash da da da da da

Here comes summer

*In the Brian Pugsley version (4), Lawrence sings "..tuned to Radio 1..", instead of "and the kids are having fun". - Remark made by Paul Bevan