FRANK BLACK BSIDES

 

 

Headache single

Frank Black & Teenage Fan Club Peel Session

The Kitchen Tapes

The Marsist single

Men In Black single

You Ain't Me single

The Cult Of Ray cd bonus

Dog Gone single

 

Headache single :

HATE ME
Awwwwwww / Hate me / My jacket's not right / Hate me / Hate me / My shirt is shitty / Hate me / And you hate my slacks / You don't even like me / I got my money / I've been here standing in line / Am I so funny ? / Standing here all the time / Hate me / My jacket's not right / Hate me / And my frozen head (?) / And my sudafed tonight (?) / Hate me / My shirt is shitty / Hate me / And you hate my slacks / Damn, you don't even like me / I've got my money / I've been here standing in line / What is so funny ? / Standing here unable to decide (?) / Hate me / My shirt is shitty / Hate me / Yeah I combed my hair / It's still not pretty / Hate me / Hate me / Ooh, hate me / Hate me / What, you don't like my slacks ? / Oh, I see (?)

THIS IS WHERE I BELONG
There's no place that I would rather be / The whole wide world doesn't mean so much to me / For this is where I belong / Whoa this is where I belong / Tell me now if you want me here to stay / Well it don't matter / Cause I'd stay here anyway / For this is where I belong / Whoa this is where I belong / I ain't gonna wander / Like the boy I used to know / He's a real unlucky fellow / And he's got no place to go / I'm won't search / For the house up on the hill / Oh no no no no why should I/ When I'd only miss you still / For this is where I belong / Whoa this is where I belong / This is where I belong
(words by Ray Davis)

AT THE END OF THE WORLD
He came from the north / On a late-night, comedy show / At the end of the world / The cameras they rolled to the floor / Candy whet and blew my mind / Today / was apparently normal / Now he's gonna spend some time / Away / Oh, I feel so abnormal / Candy whet and blew my mind / Today / At the end of the world / Down in Durango / I said pretty please / Candy don`t do / The sun came up / Less on ray / Candy whet and blew my mind / Today / Oh, it was apparently normal / Now he's gonna spend some time / Away / I feel so abnormal / Candy whet and blew my mind / Today / He came from the north / On a late-night, comedy show / At the end of the world / The cameras they rolled to the floor

ODDBALL
I feel so strange / Ahhhh... / In between the matter I would fall/ Like the notes between the chords of this song / The impossibilities would be great/ /I could attend I would not be late / For the gathering of the society of the / Oddballs / Though everybody's different / Oddball / I might as well be all alone if I'm not / Oddball / Cause time between the oddballs is so very long / Ahhhh / Okay I'd like to talk to all you about math / Mathematics moves at such a crawl / And gravity is mighty strong / It's so strong that every place is an orb / There are so many places the count I cannot absorb / Yeah, but every now and then -?- / Oddball / Though everybody's different / Oddball / I might as well be all alone if I'm not / Oddball / Cause space between the oddballs is so very long / Ahhhh


Frank Black and Teenage Fan Club Ep :

HANDYMAN
Commacommacommacommacomcomacomma / Yeah yeah yeah / Hey girls gather round / Because of what I am broken down / Oh baby I'm your handyman / I'm not the kind to use a pencil or rule / I'm handy with the love / I'm not no fool / I fix broken hearts / I know I really can / If your broken heart / Needs repair / I am the man to see / I'll whisper sweet things / You'll tell all your friends / And they'll come running to me / Here is the main thing I want to say / I'm busy twenty-four hours a day / I fix broken hearts / I know I really can / If your broken heart needs repair / I am the man to see / I'll whisper sweet things / You'll tell all your friends / And they'll come running to me / Here is the main thing I want to say / I'm busy twenty-four hours a day / I fix broken hearts / I know I really can / Acommacommacommacommacomcomacomma / Yeah yeah yeah / Acommacommacommacommacomcomacomma / Yeah yeah / Yeah yeah / Yeah yeah / Yeah yeah / Yeah yeah / Oo-ooh / Oo-ooh / Oo-ooh / Oo-ooh
(written by Otis Blackwell and Jimmy Jones)

THE JAQUES TATI
Got a brand new walk / Make you real happy / So let's declare it a dance / It's called the Jacques Tati / Dance the Jacques Tati / You kind of lean your head / You kind of get on your toes / Try to take big steps / And when you start to coast / Take a look on down at nothing in particular / Lean in / Dance the Jacques Tati / You gotta move real fast / There is a certain flow / And all the people you pass / Will try and smile hello / Cause it's a lame old world / When the future meets the past / Stuck out here in traffic / On the road to the rocket blast / Dance the Jacques Tati / And all the steel and glass / Don't let it bother you / Cause there's a lot of laughs / Always in the view / Now I'm not saying there's nothing / You can't do you can you can / Now we must all try and understand / The films of Jacques Tati, so / So let's declare it a dance / And carry on the legacy / Dance the Jacques Tati / Got a brand new walk / Make you real happy yeah / Dance the Jacques Tati / Oh / Aaahhh / Ooh

SISTER ISABEL
Far off in the distance / I can hear the bells / Beside the church there stands / A girl I knew so well / As I get closer / I can feel a chill / She's changing her name from Nora / To Sister Isabel / Isabel / Can you hear the words I'm singing ? / Isabel / Can you hear me while you're praying ? / I can still remember / The night she said goodbye / She said we'd meet again someday / In a castle in the sky / The choir has stopped singing / I no longer hear the bells / She changed her name from Nora / To sister Isabel / Isabel / Am I really gonna lose you ? / Isabel / Does he need you more than I do ? / Isabel / Am I really gonna lose you ? / Isabel / Does he need you more than I do ? / Isabel
(words by Del Shannon)

 

The Kitchen Tapes :

MODERN AGE
Well I found a door /And I passed through it / Met a man with no little toe / And with a real big head / Though I did not speak / Somehow I said / Where are you from ? / He said the modern age / Where are you from ? / I said the modern age / On the shore by the sea / I was still lathering / Met a man in a business suit / Hunting and gathering / Somehow we understood Each other's blathering / He said where are you from ? / I said the modern age / Where are you from ? / He said the modern age / Stop at a light in my car / I ask the next car how the are / They say that we are fine and how are you / I say that I am fine and thank you thank you / I'm feeling fine in the modern age / Hanging around in the modern age

JUMPING BEANS
When I was just a little boy / My Daddy gave me a special something / Then he explained about the toy / No they can't go / No oh no they're jumping / Now time and space began to squirm / And that little squirm turned into bumping / I once did hear a little worm / And they can't go / No oh no they're jumping / Though they may not understand / They feel the burning in my hand / They're jumping beans I'd like to know why they're violent / Them jumping beans I'd like to know why why why why why / I put the beans in my shirt pocket / So close to my heart that is pumping / I'd even take them in a rocket / But I can't go / No oh no I'm jumping / The time and space began to squirm / And that little squirm turned into bumping / I once did hear a little worm / And they can't go / No oh no they're jumping / Though they may not understand / Yeah they feel the burning in my hand / They're jumping beans I'd like to know why they're violent / Them jumping beans I'd like to know why why why why / So come on / Though they may not understand / They feel the burning in my hand / They're jumping beans I'd like to know why they're violent / Them jumping bean they like to go round round round round / Yeah

 

The Marsist single :

BETTER THINGS
Here's wishing you the bluest sky / And hoping something better comes tomorrow / Hoping all the blush is fine / And the very best of promises too / Follow up the doubt and sadness / I know that better things are on their way / Here's hoping all the days ahead / Won't be as bitter as the ones behind you / Be an optimist instead / And somehow happiness will find you / Look for happiness today / I know that better things are on their way / It's really good to see you rocking out and having fun / Living like you've just begun / Accepting life for what it brings / I hope tomorrow you'll find those good things / I know tomorrow you'll find those good things / Here's wishing you the bluest sky / And hoping something better comes tomorrow / Hoping all the / And the very best of promises too / Follow up the doubt and sadness / I know that better things are on their way / I know you gotta let the good things happen / You've got the head / The past is gone and so they said / Here's to what the future brings / I know tomorrow you'll find those good things

 


Men In Black single :

JUST A LITTLE
Ahhh / I can't stay / Yes I know / You know I / Hate to go / But goodbye / Love was sweet / Ours can / Never meet / And I cry just a little cause I love you so / And I die just a little cause I have to go away / Can't you see / How I feel / When I say / Love's unreal / So goodbye / It's been sweet / Even though incomplete / And I cry just a little cause I love you so / And I die just a little cause I have to go away / Every night / I still hear / All your sighs / Very clear / Now love's gone / Gone away / As I once heard you say / And I cry just a little cause I love you so / And I die just a little cause I have to go away / Ahhh

RE-MAKE/RE MODEL
I tried but I could not find a way / Looking back all I did was look away / Next time is the best we all know / But if there is no next time where did I go? / Shes the sweetest queen Ive ever seen  / See here she comes see what / I mean  / I could talk talk talk talk myself to death / But I believe I would only waste my breath / Ooh show me ...
(written by Brian Ferry)

 

You Ain't Me single

YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT ME
Uh-huh... / I had heard nobody singing / And I had heard no rock n' roll / It was the kind of my upbringing / That's right / Now maybe you will see / You never heard about me / About me / Well you can write a novel / And you can theorize / You can want me something awful / That's right / Money-back guarantee / You never heard about me / About me / Ahhh / Well I heard nobody singing / And I heard no rock n' roll / And I do not get the meaning / That's right / Absolutely definitely / You never ever heard about me / About me...

PRAY A LITTLE FASTER
Breathe deeper through your lungs / In your native voyeurescent (?) tongue / Gaze at no pigeon / Just get religion / Pray a little faster / Pray a little faster / Pray a little faster / We got too far to run / Forget about the girls and forget about the boys / Turn off the TV and put away your toys / You can't do what you want to do / So get out your voodoo / Come on pray a little faster / Pray a little faster / Pray a little faster / We got too far to run / Pray to the cheese or pray to the sun / If you don't believe pray to the alien / Look up to heaven / And turn it up to eleven / Oh pray a little faster / Pray a little faster / Come on pray a little faster / We got too far to run

ANNOUNCEMENT
Down by the beach today / Not out of sight / Just out of mind and memory / Blind like the time before day / And after night / The reverend he came to say / Here is the white / And there is the house that sent him (?) / Beyond the waves of the bay / Between water and light / Ooh / I'm watching between the gray / For something not right / Just out of mind and memory / Blind like the time after day / And before the night / Before the night / Before the night / And in my mind / The Earth is blind to the problems / And in my mind / The Earth is blind to the problems / And in my mind / The Earth is blind to the problems / And in my mind / The Earth is blind to the problems

 

The Cult Of Ray cd bonus :

VILLAGE OF THE SUN
Well I've been hanging downside-up / Feeling really banged up / Wishing everybody would shut up / In the village of the sun / Well it's more than just a little bit loud / But are we more than just a little proud / To think that the opinions of rocks and of clouds / Would even give us recognition / Oh wow / I hear a sound that is delayed / And I know that help is on the way / To the village of the sun / To the powers that be / To the powers that be / To an hour to be / Is it the intention of that child / To be a bastard in the wild / Eventually move to his inventions / Like the invention of a cannon / Of course a cannon makes a ruckus / Or like the lady in that circus / We could try to make them fly us / Right at the village of the sun / To the powers that be / To the powers that be / To an hour to be / Well maybe I have said enough / And I wasn't trying to be all funny / And I wasn't trying to be all tough / And I'm almost done / Doesn't matter what I see / And for that matter what saith he / And ain't that the way / In the village of the sun / To the powers that be / To the powers that be / To an hour to be / To the powers that be / To the powers that be / To an hour to be / Oh

BABY, THAT`S ART
Then we crush the heart / Then we meet, we part / Then we're close to the sound of electing the honey (?) / Well maybe I'm singing / Well baby, that's art / The radio's playing / And I laugh cause I said something funny / Well I've gotta sing / Well, baby that's art / Then we crush the heart / Then we meet, we part / Then we're close to the sound of electing the honey (?) / The radio's playing / And I'm cool cause the day is sunny / Then we crush the heart / Then we're close to the sound of electing the honey (?) / I'm crushing / I'm crushing / I'm crushing

EVERYBODY GOT THE BEAT
On the inside / You're hot / On the bright side / You're not / Teach me reach me / You'll like it a lot / Little loser / Big head / So unpopular / No shit / Never have fun I just shake my head and sing / Everybody got the beat / Everybody got the beat / Everybody got something stuck in their head / It's not nothing / I'm just / Just unpopular me / On the inside / You're hot / On the bright side / You're not / Everybody got the beat / Everybody got the beat / Everybody got something stuck in their head / It's not nothing / I'm just / Just unpopular / Everybody got the beat / Everybody got the beat / Everybody got something stuck in their head / I'm not nothing / I'm just / Just unpopular me

CAN I GET A WITNESS ?
Maybe you've got faith / In where this is going / Maybe I'll pull up the stakes / And I could let you know / I could not believe / I could not believe / Can't I get a witness ? / You know a lot of times / I think I'm dead / And I feel lost on the exit now / I could not believe / I could not believe / Can't I get a witness ? / And some of these people are just so lame / I don't feel like a pupil / Just a loser on a game show / I just can't believe it / No I can't believe it / Can't I get a witness ? / I'm rooting for you / And I toasted when I heard about you / And how you got a witness / A citizen maybe in another place / Here comes the wind / I'm a chaser / And it's time to leave / Here it comes / It's time to leave / Can't I get a witness ?

 

Dog Gone single

 

I'm Goin' Down

We sit in the car outside your house
I can feel the heat coming 'round
I go to put my arm around you
and you give me a look like I'm way out of bounds
well you let out one of your bored sighs
Well lately when I look into your eyes
I'm goin down

We get dressed up and we go out, baby, for the night
We come home early burning, burning in some fire fight
I'm sick and tired of you setting me up
Setting me up just to knock-a knock-a knock-a me down

I pull you close but when we kiss I can feel a doubt
I remember back when we started
My kisses used to turn you inside out
I used to drive you to work in the morning
Friday night I'd drive you all around
You used to love to drive me wild
But lately girl you get your kicks from just driving me down

THE BIG HURT

(Wayne/Shanklin)

Now it begins, now that's you've gone Needles and pins, twilight till dawn Watching the clock till you return Lighting that torch and watching it burn Now it begins, day after day This is my life, ticking away Waiting to hear footsteps that say Love will appear and this time to stay Each time you go I try to pretend It's over at last And this time the big hurt will end Now it begins, now that's you've gone Needles and pins, twilight till dawn But if you don't come back again I'll wonder when, oh when will it end The Big Hurt The Big Hurt The Big Hurt