Lyrics

All songs written by Ginger

GREETINGS FROM SHITSVILLE

The paper’s hanging off the walls,
There’s ‘roaches dancing in the halls
You still pay a fortune and crawl down Misery Street
The euthanasia dream brigade
Are melting in the Hampstead shade
The zombies of life they parade down Misery Street

So come on over with something to do baby
I need the company
Greetings now from Shitsville, North West Three
Why do we stay here?
God only knows!
It’s not the scenery!
Greetings now from Shitsville, North West Three
Greetings now from Shitsville, London

And all my neighbours disappear
The second that I get too near
I stick out like elephant ears on Misery Street
It gets so hard to sleep at night,
The left of me the drunks still fight
While sirens scream off to the right down Misery Street

So come on over with something to do baby
I need the company
Greetings now from Shitsville, North West Three
Why do we stay here?
God only knows!
It’s not the scenery!
Greetings now from Shitsville, North West Three
Greetings now from Shitsville, London

The heating’s set on sauna
And the carpet’s getting thin
My vacuum cleaner’s blowing out
Instead of sucking in
I drink myself to coma
So that sleep escapes the din
And start this shit all over again…

So now I got a brand new day
To tackle in the same old way
The ducking and diving of bills that arrive
In their seemingly hundreds to pay

So come on over with something to do baby
I need the company
Greetings now from Shitsville, North West Three
Why do we stay here?
God only knows!
It’s not the scenery!
Greetings now from Shitsville, North West Three
Greetings now from Shitsville, London
Greetings now from Shitsville, London
Greetings now from Shitsville, London

TV TAN

I’m living on a landmine, my body’s ticking away
My cartoon eyelids and my skin, a sickly grey
And if I waited by the phone line, I’d wait a couple of days
So I’m here lying on my bed, until I fade
I flick the channels one to one, I flick them through again
And all the time I’m dreaming better days

And now (I see no sun, I see no light behind my one-track mind)
Here I (need no fun, I need no time to find a new design)
Move along, I’m working on my 3D TV tan
So-so KO – I need another show
So-so KO – it’s just a part of the plan
So-so KO – there’s only me and my TV tan

Someday maybe I’ll call you, I’ll see whenever I’m free
Maybe Tuesday when there’s nothing on TV
Twenty Regal and a four-pack, I guess I’m set for the night
And antisocial to keep in shape, thin and white
I like to smoke and in ‘tween tokes, consult the TV guide
The bible for the pig who stays inside

And now (I see no sun, I see no light behind my one-track mind)
Here I (need no fun, I need no time to find a new design)
Move along, I’m working on my 3D TV tan
So-so KO – I need another show
So-so KO – it’s just a part of the plan
So-so KO – there’s only me and my TV tan
TV tan

Thinning, I’m thinning and insanely grinning
As fools peering out of my TV try hard to be funny
Unfortunate for me they start to entertain me

I’m living on a landmine, the kind that never ignites
And I’m here waiting here for nothing

And now (I see no sun, I see no light behind my one-track mind)
Here I (need no fun, I need no time to find a new design)
Move along, I’m working on my 3D TV Tan
So-so KO – I need another show
So-so KO – it’s just a part of the plan
So-so KO – there’s only me and my TV Tan

EVERLONE

Life has teeth, it bites the feeding open hand
You wanna be in a band?
I got to feeling I got too much too soon, too fucked up, I don’t know?
I gotta get to the show

Well, what have I got to do?
What have I got to do to get through to you?
Well, what have I got to do?
What have I got to do to get next to you?
Like a telephone call would do, fuck it!

Everlone, everlone, a thousand fake heroes appear at the throne
Everlone, into the great unknown
Leaving it all to fate for a while ’til the fire in my eyes passes by

When ideas run out, any fool can make a fist
I got the will to resist
I got the power of one, the fear of none, the arms to judge the man
I bet you don’t understand

Well, what have I got to do?
What have I got to do to get through to you?
Well, what have I got to do?
What have I got to do to get next to you?
Like a telephone call would do, fuck it!

Everlone, everlone, a thousand fake heroes appear at the throne
Of everlone, into the great unknown
Leaving it all to fate for a while ’til the fire in my eyes passes by

Passes by, like a train, like the strangers all around
Passes by, like a pain, like the only friend I’ve found
But if you mix self-confidence with some common sense
Maybe then you’ll realise you touch me never, never, ever…
(Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever)

Everlone, everlone, a thousand fake heroes appear at the throne
Of everlone, into the great unknown
Leaving it all to fate for a while ’til the fire in my eyes passes by

SHAME ON ME

Passing information now
I’m waiting at the station for the train
Fools that threw their mouths about
With nothing more to do than pass the blame
Seems there isn’t any reason to remain, yeah

Second, third and fourth-hand words
Their twisted lips spit out the same old lines
On and on the grapevine gathers
Anyone who needs that kind of high
Those whose tired little lies ain’t worth the time

And it’s shame on me
If it’s all the same to you
All the time I see
Someone try to put the blame on me

Passing information now
I’m waiting at the station
For the same old train

CAFFEINE BOMB

Eyes dried tight, gotta get myself together
Need a kick-start cocktail, 10% coffee with a
High-rise, family-size, guaranteed to catonise
The little bit of brain I got a-hanging on from last night

I need a double take, adjust to get awake
And try to counteract the hollow feeling nature makes
It’s gonna work a treat, gonna get me on my feet
It’s a teasing little tonic with a kick like a mule and a skip on the beat

It ain’t right, it ain’t wrong, I need a bomb I need a caffeine bomb
Too sweet, too strong, I need a bomb I need a caffeine bomb
I need a bomb I need a caffeine bomb
I need a bomb I need a ca-ca-ca-ca caffeine bomb

Over-do the sugar and the coffee and the whisky
In my biggest mug ’til the varnish starts to melt
I gotta wake up shake any webbing I’m a-shredding
Any grogginess I felt before I sweated all the poison from my body to my quilt

And it’s been too long, I need a bomb I need a caffeine bomb
What a buzz, what a song, I need a bomb I need a caffeine bomb
I need a bomb I need a caffeine bomb
I need a bomb I need a ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-ca caffeine bomb

Hangover, so hungover, pour me a doctor, send it over
Something that’ll stop my legs from shaking
Something that’ll stop my head from aching
Hangover, so hungover, breath of a juiced-up holy roller pounding

Baby can’t you see I’m shitting brown water
It’s a case of easy come and easy go
I need a caffeine bomb to wake me in the morning
I need a caffeine bomb to get me to the show
“Oh no, I think I’m gonna throw…”

Hands all sticky and I’m spilling all the whisky
On myself, my friends, my dog, my floor,
My God, my head feels like something crawled inside it
But the medicine I ordered should be kicking any second
And I gotta be getting me more

So let’s go, let’s get it on,
I need a bomb I need a caffeine bomb
Faye Wray, King Kong,
I need a bomb I need a caffeine bomb
I need a bomb I need a caffeine bomb
I need a bomb I need a ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-ca caffeine bomb

I need a caffeine bomb
I need a caffeine bomb
I need a caffeine bomb
I need a caffeine bomb

LOVESHIT

When you’re young and you say you believe it
And that you’re never going to ch-ch-ch-change
You can read about it all in imaginary stories
But you never get the glory cause in life it ain’t the same
So you give a bit and you give a bit
And it’s all you’ll ever d-d-d-do
Oh but you still keep believing in your loveshit
’cause you’re hoping one day it’ll happen to you, like

“Night baby with the sunset eyes
Making moves that can burn my soul”
Well it’s the last song we’ll ever hear before we go

What can I do about this loveshit anyway?
There’s nothing you can do to ease my mind, yeah
What can I do about this loveshit anyway?
D’you have to waste your life before you find it’s all love shit!?

Sign your name on the dotted line
It’s time for you to s, s, s, suffer
You’re gonna wish you’d changed your mind in three weeks time
’cause then you’ll find that one lover’s like another
Say goodbye to it, maybe cry a bit
It’s a waste of fucking t-t-t-tears
Oh but you still keep believing in your loveshit
’cause if you ain’t holding hands people say that you’re queer

Teacher, teacher won’t you open your eyes
Teach me something that I need to know
’cause it’s the last song we’ll ever hear before we go

What can I do about this loveshit anyway?
There’s nothing you can do to ease my mind, yeah
What can I do about this loveshit anyway?
To have to waste your life before you find it’s all love shit!?

It’s a popular myth that we’ve grown up with
Since the age of man’s desire,
If it’s true romance to be in your pants
I don’t buy, I don’t buy,
You know I don’t buy…

What can I do about this loveshit anyway?
There’s nothing you can do to ease my mind, yeah
What can I do about this loveshit anyway?
To have to waste your life before you find it’s all love shit!?

THE MILES AWAY GIRL

She’s always busy caring ’cause that’s all she’s ever done
She’s a thousand Florence Nightingales all rolled up into one
And people take advantage but she loves her fellow friend
(With a slow, slow count from ten)
When strangers die around her she still cries herself to sleep
And she seldom gets the chance to pick the company she keeps
And the ring around her finger is a ring around her past
And a youth that couldn’t last

When people ask if she’s OK she doesn’t even answer
Her mind is set on auto think for heaven knows how long
With the body of an angel and the features of child

She’s miles and miles and miles and miles away
She’s the miles away girl,
She’s the miles away girl
And she slaps miles and miles of smiles on every face
She’s the miles away girl,
She’s the miles away girl
She’s the miles away girl
Right next to me

She sends a man to slumberland with just one little kiss
Her silence is refreshing and her honesty is bliss
She’s probably clairvoyant, but she never had the call
Oh, but that’s not long at all

Her head’s up with the stars because she knows that’s where she’s headed
The good guys think she’s different, the rest just think she’s weird
She doesn’t eat, she doesn’t sleep, she’s thinking all the while

She’s miles and miles and miles and miles away
She’s the miles away girl,
She’s the miles away girl
And she slaps miles and miles of smiles on every face
She’s the miles away girl,
She’s the miles away girl
She’s the miles away girl
Right next to

And maybe you’re the angel I knew that you could be
Well that must be the reason you bring out the devil in me
And deep under the covers, an easy place to hide
And imagine the world isn’t really going on outside
But you never seem to have any money
‘cause the decent people never get paid
But it’s never really ever a problem
‘cause you can get miles away, miles away,
Miles away…

She’s miles and miles and miles and miles away
She’s the miles away girl,
She’s the miles away girl
And she slaps miles and miles of smiles on every face
She’s the miles away girl,
She’s the miles away girl
She’s the miles away girl,
She’s the miles away girl
She’s the miles away girl
Right next to me

MY BABY IS A HEADFUCK

Drags me round all day just like a ball
On a chain or tooth pain,
Man I confess I’m just a mess

Do I have to take this shit from you every time
I look your way or say “Hey!”, it’s about time,
You show me yours and I’ll show you mine
And I hope you can keep that turd-eating grin of yours
Upon your face when you find that you’re thrown to one side
’cause no-one likes a long roller coaster ride

’cause she’s the kind of girl who’ll take your heart
And leave you feeling worse than you did at the start
’cause she’s a headfuck, my baby is a headfuck

In a bygone age engaged in the passion trip
A final score was required just to make worthwhile
All the patience and the wasted time
But it seems today, the play did mutate
Into a movie scene where the aim is to get the best line
Crashing heads for the second time

’cause she’s the kind of girl who’ll break your mind
And make an easy meal of the sensitive kind
’cause she’s a headfuck, my baby is a headfuck

Oh no – Day tripper, prick teaser yeah…

So a parting word to those young unfortunates
That cannot get to sleep ’til one little snake uncurls
Raise a glass to the underworld
You can try all week and still keep on waiting
It’s a messed up, stressed out, loss situation
Where pearls end up changing into headfuck girls

’cause she’s the kind of girl who’ll steal your smile
And chuck it over there on the rest of the pile
’cause she’s a headfuck, my baby is a headfuck
’cause she’s a headfuck, my baby is a headfuck
’cause she’s a headfuck, my baby is a headfuck
Headfuck me!

Headfuck, headfuck, headfuck, headfuck
Headfuck, headfuck, headfuck, headfuck

SUCKERPUNCH

Can’t believe that I got so down,
I dropped my guard again, hit me, hit me
Palpitations and goo-goo eyes,
The transformation is sad and sickly
She pulled out a Tyson from out of the blue
And met with a sickening crunch

She got me, woah, she got me
She got me, with a suckerpunch

Senses reeling from too much shit
I hit the floor again, panic, panic
Calm and cold as a witch’s tit,
Sometimes I think that that girl’s mechanic
With all of the shit that flew out of my lips,
There’s no use in asking much

She got me, woah, she got me
She got me with a sucker, sucker, sucker
Woah, you fucker!

One, two, three, four

Why I see her face in a million stars,
I’m wondering?
Thought I had good taste
’til I found I’d none at all
Nearly did appear
As the asshole of the year
And then she strikes
And now I’m back
The guy I’d been,
Before the idiot set in

Can’t believe that I got so down,
It probably happens on a daily basis
Many millions of messed up minds
Compete to win in the loser races
Peeling my mind like she’s one of a kind,
Or maybe just out to lunch

She got me, woah, she got me
She got me, with a suckerpunch

NEWS OF THE WORLD

Here’s the eighth of the seven wonders
Here’s the painback without a crime
Here’s to all the baby shit so major at the time
From the last of the great pretenders
To the new television age
And the few who still remember passion over rage

We changed, we didn’t even try
We opened up our mouths
For telling all those lies to ourselves
And everybody helps

‘cause we’re just wanters, not needers
Hypocrites and cheaters
This is the news of the world
Pseudo-heroes masturbating our egos
This is the news of the world, the news of the world

I could hide in the foreign legion
I could live in the south of France
I could pick a thousand reasons given half a chance
But the pricks are the whole world over
Every sex, every colour of skin
Maybe we’re just too far gone to shape the mess we’re in

We changed and we didn’t even try
We opened up our mouths
For telling all those lies to ourselves
And everybody helps

’cause we’re just wanters, not needers
Hypocrites and cheaters
This is the news of the world
Pseudo-heroes masturbating our egos
This is the news of the world

Take me far away from it all
The news of the world

(What’s next?) I got my bills to pay
(What’s next?) And oh I need a holiday
(What’s next?) I got police upon my back
(What’s next?) Internal politics
(What’s next?) Some humans make me sick
The fakes, the judges, liars, greed
The laws that judge the life I lead,
The fucked up shit that I don’t need

Wanters, wanters, wanters, wanters

’cause we’re just wanters, not needers
Hypocrites and cheaters
This is the news of the world
Pseudo-heroes masturbating our egos
This is the news of the world, the news of the world
The news of the world, The news of the world
The news of the world, The news of the world

DRINKING ABOUT LIFE

I can be anything I want to be
Anything you hate in me, multiplied by twenty three

Sometimes in my head I think I’m someone else,
That makes me feel bad
Badder than before
It’s my life, my time
I can do what I wanna do

When did I give you an invite to come round here?
Make me feel bad
Badder than before
It’s my life, my time,
I can do what I wanna do

It’s my solo party, it’s my body
And if I choose to abuse it with my lifestyle and my music
What the fuck!?
I can’t lose
It’s my life!
Why is it I can’t keep you far enough away?
LOVE U TIL I DON’T

Well I used to think that bad times lay behind me
I used to think I’d had my share of pain
My friends all tried to tell me I was dreaming
Yeah but I just stood behind you all the same

Come take me down and make me dirty
I guess that’s all I’ve ever been

Well I should have realised there ain’t no reason
I should have seen the writing on the wall
The Frankenstein you tried creating
To give your trust and I’m still waiting
Take me as I am or not at all

The only thing I ever wanted
Was the only thing you never gave

Ooh I la-la-la-la-la-la love ya until I don’t
Ooh I la-la-la-la-la-la love ya
And if it takes me all my life
Just to get you out of my head
Well maybe I’d rather be dead, ow!

When I get hot she turns away
I wish I’d never called to say
Ooh yeah

Ooh I la-la-la-la-la-la love ya until I don’t
Ooh I la-la-la-la-la-la love ya
And if it takes me all my life
Just to get you out of my head
Well maybe I’d rather be dead

Now honey please (now honey please)
Now honey please (now honey please)
Now honey please (now honey please)
Now honey please (now honey please)
Now honey please (now honey please)
Now honey please (now honey please)
Now honey please (now honey please)
Now honey please (now honey please)

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