Neurotics Lyrics - Singles

  • Hypocrite
  • You Said No
  • When The Oil Runs Out
  • Ohno
  • Kick Out The Tories
  • Mindless Violence
  • No Sanctuary
  • Licensing Hours
  • Blitzkrieg Bop
  • Suzi is a Heartbreaker
  • Fools
  • When I Need You
  • Living With Unemployment
  • Never Thought

  • Image of the free sticker originally enclosed with the Hypocrite/You Said No single

    This single had no picture sleeve
    but came with a free sticker (above)

    Hypocrite

    You are a bloody hypocrite
    But you don't seem to realise it
    You never exercise your freedom of choice
    You just agree with the loudest voice and

    Chorus:

    you don't care no, no,
    You don't care, no, no, no, no
    You don't care, that's right!
    I can tell by your face you don't care

    Anarchy in the study
    But sanity prevails in the home
    A radical social consciousness
    Causes riots over the phone

    Chorus

    Tell you the truth
    You've had us in fits (of laughter)
    Yeah I know
    Sarcasm is lowest form of wit

    You call me friend but I disagree
    you say I'm different
    Well maybe
    You say you enjoy my company
    But to tell you the truth You embarrass me

    Chorus

    There are so many people you wanna be
    You keep having a change of hypocrisy
    So tonight you're gonna try to be bored
    You wanna hear them shout 1-2-3-4

    Chorus

    Goodbye! 

    (Copyright DREWETT 1979 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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    Image of the free sticker originally enclosed with the 'Hypocrite'/'You Said No' single

    You said no.

    Soon after I met you
    Things began to move in my world
    But, to think it was love I was feeling
    Struck me as being absurd
    But now you've got me by the balls
    I've ended up another pathetic fool 'cos

    Chorus:

    You said no
    But why can't we be friends
    You said no, no, no, no, no,
    I'll do no good to pretend

    I didn't want to ignore you
    So I gave in and said "alright then"
    But it really chokes me, to see you
    Showing interest in other men
    You're driving me completely insane
    Cos' I know damn well that I have no claim
    Over you

    Chorus

    Just wanted to love you, just wanted to help you
    I wanted to belong to you and to have the
    Opportunity to fuck you
    You're telling me how lonely you are
    And I'm standing here aching to hold you in my arms

    Chorus

    I feel so embarrassed about the things that we said while alone
    I've got my filter tipped crutches to help me survive on my own
    People lose limbs in terrorist games and
    I have the nerve to complain I'm in pain

    Chorus

    (Copyright DREWETT 1979 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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    Image of the front cover of the'When The Oil Runs Out' single

    When the oil Runs Out

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    Think about the fat men who wear their slippers to drive they're cars
    while their machines are running, they wont walk very far
    they never realise what they've got,one day they will lose the lot because....

    Chorus:

    What's gonna happen when the buses don't run
    and what's gonna happen when the, winter comes
    what are you gonna do,
    what are you gonna do
    when the oil runs out?

    Think about the record industry and the people its used
    self indulgent pampered popstars, which ones did you choose?
    I'll be far more drastic than no-more 12 inch plastic because....

    CHORUS:

    Are you prepared, for such a drastic change in life style
    you say "yeah" I don't believe you,look at your home
    the things that you own, the job that you work in
    they all could go

    what about the tax exiles who live in the sun
    when the oil runs out, they'll have no-where to run

    And what about the comfortable people who just cant go without
    they're forever panic buying, in case things run out
    they never realise what they've got, one day they will lose the lot because....

    Chorus:
    Whats gonna happen when cycling becomes a strain
    and you need a drop of 3 in 1 on your bicycle chain
    what are you gonna do,
    what are you gonna do
    when the oil runs out.

    Are you prepared for such a drastic change in life style
    you say "yeah" I don't believe you, look at your home
    the things that you own, the job that you work in
    they all could go.

    (Copyright DREWETT 1980 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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    Image of the back cover of the 'When The Oil Runs Out' single

    Oh no.

    You say 'Look at him', ah what a fucking state'
    Well he's a hippie maaaaan
    Well I'm sorry but you're wrong again
    Well I've got an American Express Card
    Says more about a person than cash ever will

    Oh no, looks like I'm being Neurotic again

    I can't stand being alone and it tears me apart at night
    And I'm so scared of being owned and always backing down in a fight
    Well, I can feel the strength in me
    And when I use it I feel all right

    Oh no, looks like I'm being Neurotic again

    Well I don't listen to them
    I try to use my own mind
    That's when it gets confusing
    Something's not right

    I'm burning the candle at both ends
    But then at least there's some light
    Another silent newtown problem
    With no solution in sight

    I'm not the type for suicide
    Or having a wife just
    to beat
    And I'm no shotgun crazy
    Pulling hostages off the street
    I just can't sit down, I can't relax
    And I can't give up smoking, try as I might

    Oh no, looks like I'm being neurotic again

    Well, I don't listen to them
    I try and use my own mind
    That's where if gets confusing
    Something's not right

    Oh no

    (Copyright DREWETT - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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    Image of the front cover of the 'Kick Out The Tories'/'Mindless Violence' double 'A' side single

    Kick Out The Tories.

    Lets kick out the Tories
    the rulers of this land
    for they are the enemies
    of the British working man
    and it shows, while that bastard is in unemployment grows
    and it shows, in hospitals, factories and
    the schools that they've closed.

    Evil will triumph, if good men say nothing
    evil will triumph, if good men do nothing
    and it shows, while that bastard is in unemployment grows
    and it shows, from Toxteth down to the Crumlin Road.

    Lets overthrow them soon
    cant you see what they're trying to do
    Lets overthrow them soon
    Cant you see what they're trying to do
    We'll all be frying soon
    cant you see what they're trying to do
    We'll all be frying soon
    they just abuse their power/ both black and white are being screwed.

    Don't believe every thing that you read in the press
    don't believe what you read

    lets kick Out The Tories NOW!

    (Copyright DREWETT 1981 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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    Image of the back cover of the'Kick Out The Tories'/'Mindless Violence' double 'A' side single

    Mindless Violence.

    Mindless violence is a newspaper phrase
    it’s an excuse to vandalise a human frame
    what a clever little gang can attack a single man
    and then run into the night before you've seen what you'd done
    yes, you ran into the night before you'd seen what you'd done.

    Mindless cowards
    'cos that’s what you are
    but you'll go far you'll go far, you'll go so very far,
    have you had your bit of fun, now you've seen someone’s blood run
    and then you run into the night, before you've seen what you'd done
    yes, you ran into the night before you'd seen what you'd done
    and I say to you, what if the old man doesn't pull through?
    what if the geezer doesn't pull through, now that the blame lies squarely on you
    what if the old man doesn’t pull through?

    Mindless violence
    , what does it prove
    it proves you don’t know the people who are shitting on you
    see the blood stains on his shirt
    Picasso's completed another work
    he's just another exhibit in a hospital bed
    just another exhibit in a hospital bed
    and I say to you, what if the geezer doesn't pull through?
    What if the geezer man doesn't pull through
    now that the blame lies squarely on you
    what if the old man doesn't pull through
    Mindless violence- who is to blame?


    (Copyright DREWETT 1981 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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