Neurotics Single Lyrics


  • 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 front cover of the 'No Sanctuary'/'Licensing Hours' double 'A' side single

    No Sanctuary

    Hey you, what are you trying to do?
    You keep throwing me out your house
    And saying I'm through
    Well let me in
    I've got no-where to sleep
    I've got no money in my pockets
    And I've got no shoes on my feet

    You know all my fantasies
    'cos you found my magazines
    You call them dirty habits
    And you say that I'm obscene

    Can't you keep it down you're beginning to shout
    Can't you speak more quietly you're talking too loud

    Chorus:

    Quiet, don't tell me to be quiet
    Why don't you try to be quiet?
    What the hell are you trying to prove
    It's not me who's the arse-hole but, you
    I,I,I,I,I, I have no sanctuary
    I realise I'm the family sore
    I'm not your Mothercare baby no more I said
    I,I,I, I have no sanctuary
    Can't play no rock 'n' roll my parents knock and they bang on the floor/door

    When I bring a girl home
    You try your best to pretend
    'Cos you know I get so violently angry
    When you abuse my friends
    Just wanna hide my head at the end of the day
    Worn out by people like you
    Who are always trying to get their own way

    Chorus

    I,I,I,I have no sanctuary
    Sometimes I think I'm going insane, the same old arguments again and again

    I,I,I,I have no sanctuary
    Sometimes I just want to scream but then again it ain't as bad as it seems.

    (Copyright DREWETT - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited).

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    Image of the back cover of the 'No Sanctuary'/'Licensing Hours' double 'A' side single

    Licensing Hours.

    I'm sick and tired of having my drink snatched out of my hand
    you're enough to make a placid person into an angry man
    well I don't listen to you
    you can stand behind me breathing down my back

    Chorus:

    well I ain't drunk yet,
    but you're a pain in the neck,
    I said something's gonna happen, In these licensing hours.

    I realise this ain't a doss house and I do have a home to go to
    but you see my friends agree with me when I say I've had enough of you
    you've got your job to do, but you're ruthless too
    and you'll damn well make sure it's done

    Chorus:

    We love your licensing hours
    la,la,la,licensing hours
    yes we do, yes we do oh, yes we do oh yes we do.

    Give me your glasses, I want your glasses,
    give me your glasses now
    give me your glasses, I want your glasses,
    give them to me then get out
    well I don't listen to you, you stand behind me breathing down my back.

    Chorus:

    It's really hard to restrain yourself when you're being dragged out of the door
    and It's hard to be drunk and disorderly when they wont serve you anymore
    spend the night in a cell, all for the sake of a bell that you didn't hear anyway.

    Chorus:

    (Copyright DREWETT 1982 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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    Image of the front cover of the 'Blitzkrieg Bop' single

    Blitzkrieg Bop

    (Ramones: additional lyrics Drewett)

    A never ending arms race
    It's gonna blow in our face
    We've already had a foretaste
    At the Blitzkrieg bop

    We've gotta take a chance
    We've gotta gotta move fast
    'Cos this may be our last chance
    At the Blitzkrieg bop

    Chorus:

    Hey ho lets go
    Let's stop them in their tracks now
    What they want we all know
    Excessive power and control

    (Third verse same as the first)

    Do you understand me?
    Little cretins getting angry
    We wanna save our families
    From the Blitzkrieg bop

    Chorus:

    Is my skin receding?
    Am I really bleeding?
    No awareness and no feeling
    At the Blitzkrieg bop

    In this world of anguish
    Pain is our common language
    Into ashes we will vanish
    At the Blitzkrieg bop

    Lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Chappell/Bleu Disque music

    (Copyright THE RAMONES 1983 Published by CHAPPELL/BLEUDISQUE MUSIC

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    Image of the front cover of the 'Suzi Is A Heartbreaker' single

    Suzi Is A Heartbreaker

    Brought together by a rig-check
    It was love at first sight
    When we eyeballed at the burger stall
    On the A11 one night
    Pretty soon we were married
    We tried to settle down
    But it all fell apart
    Because of this sound

    Chorus:

    Her finger's on the pulse of the radio world
    The Casanova channel for shy boys and girls
    Well if you're ugly that's quite alright
    No-one will know out there in the night
    My Suzi was a heartbreaker

    I got used to sitting alone
    In our living room at night
    Watching awful comedies
    Through the TVI
    While she directed the riots
    From the gloom of her bedside light
    We had our arguments
    And we had our rows
    But no matter what I said
    She would not put that thing down

    Chorus:

    I woke up late one night
    And I turned my head
    I stared at the indentation
    Next to me in the bed
    I walked over to the CB
    And I turned it on
    I found her on the OneFour (14)
    She was telling me she had gone

    Oh yeah yeah yeah!
    Oh no no no!

    The streets aren't safe anymore
    I don't like to go out on my own
    So if I need any company
    I just bring it right into my home
    I just get on the OneFour
    And I've got thousands of friends
    And if I'm really really lucky
    I will hear her and see her again

    Chorus:

    OneFour for a copy!

    Glossary of CB phrases

    'Rig Check' - Using fellow CB'ers to check signal and reception
    'Eyeball' - Meeting fellow CB'ers face to face
    'TVI' - TV interference caused by unscreened rigs
    'OneFour' ('14') - Open channel for the purpose of initial contact of breakers
    'OneFour for a copy' - Phrase used for making aforementioned contact.

    (Copyright DREWETT 1984 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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    Image of the back cover of the 'Suzi Is A Heartbreaker' single

    Fools.

    Have you ever spent the night on the streets?
    when your body's so numb you can't feel the rain on your feet
    I do believe in love and the things it can do
    but I'm sorry I can't find a trace of it in you.

    You can get cornered in an alley
    feel a fist strike you hard in the face
    you get kneed in the groin and left to feel your own pain
    I do believe in love and the things it can do
    but Ií m sorry I can't find a trace of it in you.

    Chorus:

    you're all fools, fools, fools
    you're all fools,fools, just fools

    Well your lips are moving but I can tell that you lie
    'cos your teeth are too white and your mouth's open too wide
    I do believe in love and the things it can do
    but I'm sorry I can't find a trace of it in you.

    Well I've seen your policies, they're stuck on toilet walls
    what kind of a party, competes with sexual based scrawls?
    I do believe in love and the things it can do
    but I'm sorry I can't find a trace of it in you.

    If that noose in your hand
    hangs from a racialist stand
    then a life of a nation
    will be choked from the land.

    A hand full tyrants rules a kingdom of hell
    what kind of a future are you trying to sell?
    I do believe in love and the things it can do
    but I'm sorry I can't find a trace of it in you.

    Chorus:

    and there are a hell of a lot of people in the world like you, that I have seen
    there are hell of a lot of people in the world like you.

    (Copyright DREWETT 1983 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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    Image of the back cover of the 'Suzi Is A Heartbreaker' single

    When I Need You.

    You were throbbing at my dirty thoughts
    And you know at times this evening
    You made it hard for me to walk

    Chorus:

    But now I've got this pretty girl
    And she's lying here waiting/sleeping
    So where are you when I need you?
    When I need you, when I need you
    Where the hell are you?

    You've always been there when I needed relief at night
    But now I've got the real thing you're nowhere in sight

    Chorus

    Sometimes when you try to prove you're a man
    You end up mutton dressed as lamb
    I must have drunk more than I realised
    'cos this little thing has taken me completely by surprise

    Chorus

    I can't manage it, I can't do it at all
    It's so embarrassing
    You make me feel only four inches tall

    Chorus

    Sometimes when you try to prove you're a man
    You end up mutton dressed as lamb.

    (Copyright DREWETT 1983 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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    Image of the front cover of the 'Living With Unemployment' single

    Living With Unemployment.

    I was living in a newtown
    I had problems with my parents
    So I moved on up to London town
    Where they said that things were happening, going down

    Chorus:

    Living in a bedsit
    Bunking the tube trains
    Sleeping all day long
    And you know no one, cos you don't go out, cos you've got no work
    You just watch television
    Living with unemployment

    I, I ain't got a job, and, there's no work in the city
    They, they always try to blame it on the blacks
    But it's really those in power who stab you in the back

    Chorus

    Well 'round our way, we ain't got a lot but after two years on the dole, I felt I'd been left to rot
    but now I've joined the Army and, believe it or not
    I'm going to Northern Ireland and, I'm going to get shot!

    Chorus

    Living with unemployment Oh you get so lonely
    Living with unemployment
    It gets so frustrating
    Living with unemployment
    And the Neurotics wanna tell you, what it's like to be
    Unemployed, out of work, unemployed, out of work (repeat)

    "Try to stay, out of trouble dear..."

    It's lonely for you
    And it's lonely for me
    It's lonely for all of us - can't you see?

    Chorus

    Living with unemployment
    Oh you get so lonely
    Living with unemployment
    It gets so frustrating
    - living without

    When you're out of work
    They treat you like dirt
    I said when you're out of work
    They treat you like dirt

    It's all part of the plan (8)
    We are the scroungers (4)
    Living with unemployment

    (Copyright JEAN MARIE CARROLL/NICKY TESCO alternative lyrics DREWETT 1983 Published by STREET MUSIC)

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    Image of the front cover of the 'Never Thought' single

    Never Thought

    At Holborn station the vagrants greet my eyes
    It's a wonder they survive these cold and bitter nights
    The chill I feel comes not from these cold winds
    But from seeing youth pulling food out of the bins
    And hour by hour their numbers increase and you know

    As we lay in front of the fire
    You hate your body and I hate mine
    As if in someway we're deprived
    I just gaze into your eyes, and I coo into your ears

    Chorus:

    Never thought that I would ever need someone,
    someone like you
    Never thought that I would ever meet someone
    as lovely as you

    I watch the snow falling in Parker Street
    London shivers while it's trying to get to sleep
    And there are those who won't be waking up anymore
    Yes winter kills but it only kills the poor
    And hour by hour their numbers increase and you know

    As we lay in front of the fire
    You hate your body and I hate mine
    As if in some way we're deprived
    I just gaze into your eyes, and I drivel in your ear

    Chorus:

    When you've no money, you have nothing at all
    When you have no love and no home, you cannot walk tall
    The chill I feel comes not from these cold winds
    But from seeing youth pulling food out of the bins
    From cardboard city to the dreaded spike and you know

    As we lay in front of the fire
    You hate your body and I hate mine
    As if in some way we're deprived
    I just gaze into your eyes, and I coo into your ear

    Chorus

    (Copyright DREWETT 1988 - Cote Basque Music Publishing Limited)

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