THE UNDERTONES The Lyrics


FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

So you think you`re so clever never in doubt But I`ve seen you two together fooling about Don`t get me wrong now I`ve seen what you are Mummy wouldn`t like it it`s gone too far Got to Keep it in the family Like to Keep it in the family Have to Keep it in the family Want to Keep it in the family Playing with the devil it`s your favourite thing Never trying to hide it there`s no shame Something discovered what will you do then Family entertainment will come to an end Got to Keep it in the family Like to Keep it in the family Have to Keep it in the family Want to Keep it in the family Keep it in the family

GIRLS DON`T LIKE IT

Hey wasn`t Eddie driving that car Yeah I don`t go for him do you Here comes Eddie in a brand new car Driving like that he won`t get far Kissing in the back seat all the way home You can`t do that if you`re on your own But what else can you do if the girls don`t like it Says he doesn`t have nowhere else to go No late night movies now on radio Just a TV switched up really loud Know what I mean it becomes part of the crowd But what else can you do if the girls don`t like it If the girls want to know what were gonna do know Always up to things they`re not supposed to allow Leading us on telling no Making us stop instead of letting us go But what else can you do if the girls don`t like it

MALE MODEL

When I was young I never wanted toys Things like that were for little boys My mamma got me clothes for her favourite son Freeman`s island make it six to one I wanna wanna be a male model I wanna wanna be a male model I wanna wanna be a Model Model Read women`s magazines for fashion scenes Til you know the prices they`re in pounds and pence Reminds me that I can`t afford to buy you clothes I never got a chance to say I`ll take those I wanna wanna be a male model I wanna wanna be a male model I wanna wanna be a Model Model I`m fed up of wearing things second hand The coat that must belong to another man Sizes that got out of style years ago Anything cheap I don`t wanna know

I GOTTA GETTA

Jackie Trainer says that she`s never at home Cos when she`s in she knows she`s never alone They`d always be somebody whose just hanging around Waiting for a chance to start putting her down Next time we`ll have to better I gotta getta I gotta getta I gotta getta Never see me hides in the boot of the car He`ll never learn to drive he knows it`s too late now He turns ignition on and it`s ready to start As the car begins to move he feels it falling apart Next time we`ll have to better I gotta getta I gotta getta I gotta getta

TEENAGE KICKS

Are teenage dreams so hard to beat Everytime she walks down the street Another girl in the neighbourhood Wish she was mine She looks so good I wanna hold you wanna hold you tight Get teenage kicks right through the night I`m gonna call her on the telephone Have her over cause I`m all alone I need excitement oh I need it bad And it`s the best I`ve ever had I wanna hold you wanna hold you tight Get teenage kicks right through the night I wanna hold you wanna hold you tight Get teenage kicks right through the night

WRONG WAY

Stop treating me this way girl Cos you know I meant no harm Is this the way you wanted to be now My head`s going round and round I can`t understand the way things are This is the wrong way You will have to change someday

JUMP BOYS

Jump boys Jump boys Jump boys Jump boys Jump boys are crazy they don`t have no sense Never getting lost in coincidence Never lost for words always shoot from the moon To make it with the girls who can`t come to their rooms Jump boys Jump boys Jump boys Jump boys To be set to be psyched got more energy than most Night time`s the long time they prowl just like ghosts Spit at your face never trying to get away Get into trouble they`ve got a lot to say Jump boys Jump boys Jump boys Jump boys

HERE COMES THE SUMMER

Oh baby baby what can I do You know you drive me crazy when I`m looking at you The summer`s really here and it`s time to come out Time to discover what fun is about Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Keep looking for the girls with their faces all tanned Lying on the beaches all covered in sand Stretching out their long legs lying in the sun They know they`re beautiful they`re having fun Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer

GET OVER YOU

Dressed like that you must be living in a different world And your mother doesn`t know why you can`t look like all the other girls They stop you in the street they wanna know your name To reach you on the phone cause they know your game Always running up the alley Trying to get home Or standing on the corner Never alone And I don`t wanna get over you It doesn`t matter what you do I just can`t get over you Over you You say the boys with the bikes and the leathers like to beat you to hell And the girls where you work don`t treat you too well You think you`re such a slapper but you ain`t so bad Get what you want with looks like that Always running up the alley Trying to get home Or standing on the corner Never alone And I don`t wanna get over you It doesn`t matter what you do I just can`t get over you Over you And I don`t wanna get over you It doesn`t matter what you do I just can`t get over you Over you

BILLY`S THIRD

If you say no it would break my heart in two But don`t you realise There`s too many watching you We`re making too many problems Making matters worse Maybe it`s a curse But oh baby it`s hurts But oh baby it`s hurts Don`t look down cos if you do you won`t see what`s in front of you Can`t turn your back on me this time Cos if you do I won`t mind We`re making too many problems Making matters worse Maybe it`s a curse But oh baby it`s hurts But oh baby it`s hurts If you say no If you say no We`re making too many problems Making matters worse Maybe it`s a curse But oh baby it`s hurts But oh baby it`s hurts

JIMMY JIMMY

Little mummy`s boy He wasn`t very old Though he was very small He did what he was told Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Oooh Jimmy Jimmy Poor little Jimmy wouldn`t let go He`d stay awake at night Lying in his bed No one ever listened To a single word he said Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Oooh Jimmy Jimmy Poor little Jimmy wouldn`t let go Silly boy Silly boy Silly boy Such a silly boy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Oooh Jimmy Jimmy Poor little Jimmy wouldn`t let go Now little Jimmy`s gone He disappeared one day But no one saw the ambulance That took little Jim away Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Oooh Jimmy Jimmy Poor little Jimmy wouldn`t let go

TRUE CONFESSIONS

Don`t look so surprised You`ve been telling me lies True true true confessions It`s hard to wake up to your makeup So let`s take off that disguise True true true confessions Let`s sit down and sort this out It`s not so hard to talk about True true true confessions I got a picture from your sister There was writing on the back True true true confessions

RUNAROUND (SHE`S A)

She doesn`t know what she`s feeling inside She`ll never get what she`s never had She wants to leave home but she can`t get away Always on her own every single day Cos she`s a run-around What a total disaster She`s a run-around She`s got nothing to do She`s a run-around Doesn`t know what she`s after She`s a run-around She hasn`t a clue She wishes she could live in a world of her own Go someplace where she`s not known There`s no more her to do any good Can`t get the satisfaction she wishes she could Cos she`s a run-around What a total disaster She`s a run-around She`s got nothing to do She`s a run-around Doesn`t know what she`s after She`s a run-around She hasn`t a clue She doesn`t know what she`s feeling inside She`ll never get what she`s never had She wants to leave home but she can`t get away Always on her own every single day Cos she`s a run-around What a total disaster She`s a run-around She`s got nothing to do She`s a run-around Doesn`t know what she`s after She`s a run-around She hasn`t a clue

I KNOW A GIRL

I know a girl I know that she knows about me She not just a girl I think she knows how I feel I know a girl I know a girl I know a girl I know that see her all the time in the street She makes me feel I`m in love every time that we meet I know a girl I know a girl I know a girl See her everyday of the week She makes me feel I`m in love every time that we meet I know a girl I know a girl

LISTENING IN

I was sitting on my own No one rang so I picked up the phone Then I heard your voice I was listening in You were talking in the hall I wasn`t there but I heard it all Nothing I could do Just listening in On the carpet you`re so small Who had you covered wall to wall Nothing I could do Just listening in Now you`re gone any your line`s dead Nothing I can do instead No more No more No more listening in

CASBAH ROCK

Now it won`t take long Now before you know If you`re not thrown out Then you`ll want to go Cos you`ll never get pop at the Casbah Rock You`ll never get pop at the Casbah Rock Ooh you won`t get pop at the Casbah Rock You`ll never get pop at the casbah Rock

SMARTER THAN YOU

I`m a little intellectual Some one who knows it all I could be your summer special You could be my New York doll My doll I`m a little intellectual Some one who knows it all I could be your summer special You could be my New York doll My doll Smarter than you Smarter than you Smarter than you Can`t you see I`m Smarter than you Smarter than you Smarter than you Can`t you see I`m I met you we talk a little Find you fascinating by five past ten I kiss you and call you later Cos I want to see you again You again Smarter than you Smarter than you Smarter than you Can`t you see I`m Can`t you see I`m smart

EMERGENCY CASES

Everybody hates an emergency case ah ha Everybody hates an emergency case ah ha Cos who disgraces Emergency cases Cos when you say we`re gone we still hang on ah ha Cos when you say we`re gone we still hang on ah ha Cos 999`s a waste of time Everybody hates an emergency case ah ha Everybody hates an emergency case ah ha Cos who disgraces Emergency cases Cos when you say we`re gone we still hang on ah ha Cos when you say we`re gone we still hang on ah ha Cos 999`s a waste of time We still hang on when you say we`ve gone Everybody hates an emergency case ah ha Everybody hates an emergency case ah ha Cos who disgraces Emergency cases

TOP TWENTY

Talking on the telephone The boys won`t leave the girls alone So what are you gonna do now Hey hey hey Top Top twenty Oh no Top Top twenty Oh no Top Top twenty Oh no Take you for another ride It`s hard attempting suicide And everything`s ok Hey hey hey Top Top twenty Oh no Top Top twenty Oh no Top Top twenty Oh no Can`t get the things we want Cos all the girls can do is taunt Say what are we gonna do now Hey hey hey Top Top twenty Oh no Top Top twenty Oh no Top Top twenty Oh no Hey hey hey I can`t get no satisfaction All I want is easy action baby Hey hey hey

REALLY REALLY

I really really love her It wasn`t hard to do I really really love her It wasn`t hard to do She has to be the one No one else could be such fun The little things that make her nice She`s gonna stay with me all the time I really really love her It wasn`t hard to do Now I know what it means To always have you in my dreams I don`t know why you happened to me This is the way it`s got to be

MARS BARS

I need a Mars Bar Hey raid the Spa To help me through the day I need a Mars Bar I`ve had total fun It helps me Makes me Work rest and play It helps me Makes me Work rest and play I never eat my dinner I push away the plate You can see I`m getting thinner Because I just can`t wait I need a Mars Bar Hey raid the Spa To help me through the day I need a Mars Bar I`ve had total fun It helps me Makes me Work rest and play It helps me Makes me Work rest and play To Patrick Moore and David Bowie And all the other stars There`s evidence here to show That there`s life on Mars I need a Mars Bar Hey raid the Spa To help me through the day I need a Mars Bar I`ve had total fun It helps me Makes me Work rest and play It helps me Makes me Work rest and play There`s glucose for energy Caramel for strength The chocolate`s only there To keep it the right length I need a Mars Bar Hey raid the Spa To help me through the day I need a Mars Bar I`ve had total fun It helps me Makes me Work rest and play It helps me Makes me Work rest and play To anybody out there who still eats Twix Anybody on packets of Buttons I gave them up when I was six I hope your teeth are rotten I need a Mars Bar Hey raid the Spa To help me through the day I need a Mars Bar I`ve had total fun It helps me Makes me Work rest and play It helps me Makes me Work rest and play Work Rest and play

SHE CAN ONLY SAY NO

I got to find a way to face the day Got no time to hesitate No more hanging around the door Cos she can only say no No boy has gone ahead and asked her straight I don`t have the time to wait Don`t know what I`m supposed to say Though she can only say no She can only say no no no No boy has gone ahead and asked her straight I don`t have the time to wait Don`t know what I`m supposed to say Though she can only say no Does she like you or something

ONE WAY LOVE

She`s got so hard to talk to Though he can`t forget her name She`s some to hold on to But he`s not who to blame One way love One way love One way love One way love One way love One way love Getting so tired of One way love She wishes he was older Then she won`t feel so bad She knows she has to tell him Even though it`ll make him sad One way love One way love One way love One way love One way love One way love Getting so tired of One way love She know she doesn`t love him And there`s nothing he can do She knows she has to tell him She has to say they`re through One way love One way love One way love One way love One way love One way love Getting so tired of One way love