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Tribute to Richie Teeter (1951-2012)



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Find lyrics from:   The Dictators Go Girl Crazy!, Manifest Destiny, Bloodbrothers,
The Dictators Live: New York New York, Manitoba's Wild Kingdom: And You?,
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THE DICTATORS LIVE:
NEW YORK NEW YORK

THE NEXT BIG THING

I used to shiver in the wings
But then I was young
I used to shiver in the wings
Till I found my own tongue

I sock 'em everywhere that I sing
Cause you know baby
I'm the Next Big Thing

I knocked 'em dead in Dallas
And I didn't pay my dues
Yeah, I knocked 'em dead in Dallas
They didn't know we were Jews

I sock 'em everywhere that I sing
Cause you know baby
I'm the Next Big Thing

I'm a fuel injected legend
I don't wanna be a bore
I just wanna live a rich life
And I wanna die poor

But I won't be happy
Till I'm known far and wide
With my face on the cover
of the TV guide

I sock 'em everywhere that I sing
Cause you know baby
I'm the Next Big Thing



TWO TUB MAN

Two Tub Man
I am a pilgrim looking for danger
I am an outlaw, I am a stranger
I'm just a clown walking down the street
I think Lou Reed is a creep
I need a girl I need release

I can go anywhere, people look and people stare
They all know that I'm the one, not to let your son become
What I want to do I do, who I want to screw I screw
Playin in a heavy band, guess I'm just a Two Tub Man

I drink Coca cola for breakfast
I've got Jackie Onassis in my pants
I'm never gonna watch channel 13
Edjumacation ain't for me
I'm so drunk I can barely see

I can go anywhere, people look and people stare
They all know that I'm the one, not to let your son become
What I want to do I do, who I want to screw I screw
Playin in a heavy band, guess I'm just a Two Tub Man

I never graduated from high school
I wore paisley I was too cool
I think color TV's a gas
I think Joe Franklin is real flash
I don't mind if I gotta kick your ass

I can go anywhere, people look and people stare
They all know that I'm the one, not to let your son become
What I want to do I do, who I want to screw I screw
Playin in a heavy band, guess I'm just a Two Tub Man



BABY, LET'S TWIST

Well she used to be lonely
But she ain't anymore
She was a teenage madonna
But now her clothes are all torn

She's got red lips, red lips
She's got blood on her fingertips
She's got red lips, red lips
But they ain't the kind you wanna kiss

She looks for love
Where the sun never shines
She's crying
"I'm so strange"
"I'm so strange"
Then she says

Baby, let's twist, baby let's twist
Baby, let's twist, baby let's twist
I need love; one, two, three
Cause I can't fit in society
So baby, let's twist

A safety pin in her earlobe
A tattoo on her thigh
It's a funky situation
And a treat for the eye

She's got red lips, red lips
She's got blood on her fingertips
She's got red lips, red lips
But they ain't the kind you wanna kiss

She looks for love
Where the sun never shines ...
She's crying
"I'm so strange
I'm so strange"
Then she says

Baby, let's twist, baby let's twist
Baby, let's twist, baby let's twist
I need love; one, two, three
Cause I can't fit in society

SCIENCE GONE TOO FAR!!

Hark! Listen here
I've been locked in this laboratory fifteen years
I had a thirst and desire
till you came along and it all backfired

It held the key to understand
all of the secrets stored in man
now it will ravage all in its path
as it grows! as it grows!
as it grows and grows and grows and grows

Science gone too far!
Science gone too far!
How did you ever break the jar?
Science gone too far!
Science gone too far!
Maybe it hasn't crawled too far?

Don't let it die
its molecular structure is one of a kind
It's a world gone haywire
radiation only added the fuel to the fire

Now there's a creature on the loose
mammoth proportions it has induced
Innocent people have to die
as it grows! as it grows!
as it grows and grows and grows and grows

Science gone too far!
Science gone too far!
How did you ever break the jar?
Science gone too far!
Science gone too far!
Maybe it hasn't crawled too far?



LOYOLA

Who talks back to the teacher in class
cause she always wants to have her way
And who's getting hurt cause she's taking on the world
what a drag growing up in LA

Loyola, Loyola what a drag growing up in LA
Loyola, Loyola what a drag growing up in LA

She's just 16 reads Circus magazine
got the keys to her daddy's new car
she can drive all night to the radio's light
dreaming she's a rock and roll star

Loyola, Loyola, Loyola la la la
Loyola, Loyola, Loyola la la la

She looks in the mirror
she likes what she sees
she straps on her guitar
tonight she's gonna try
tonight she's gonna fly

Sittin in her room with the records on the floor
she's got the colour TV and the posters on the wall
laughing on the phone with her best girlfriend
It's so much fun when you can't fit in

Loyola, Loyola, Loyola la la la
Loyola, Loyola, Loyola la la la
Loyola, Loyola, Loyola la la la
Loyola, Loyola, Loyola la la la



FASTER AND LOUDER

Talk, talk, talk, talk, keeps getting in the way
Speaking as a young artiste who has so much to say
So now you know my situation
understand my aggravation
building up so strong inside
cause I wanna make some noise

I can play
Faster and louder
I can dance
Faster and louder
I can live
Faster and louder
I'm a man
Faster and louder

Feel the need to express myself
Think I'll form a band and call it Yazoo Squelch
Some say it's an abberation
I know it's my avocation
step aside and watch me fly
cause I'm gonna make some noise

I can talk
Faster and louder
I can eat
Faster and louder
I can screw
Faster and louder
I'm a man, I'm a man
Faster and louder

I can scream
Faster and louder
I can jive
Faster and louder
walk the dog
Faster and louder
mow the lawn
Faster and louder
jump back jack!
Faster and louder
get down Bernice!
Faster and louder
Hot Pants!

WEEKEND

Oh Weekend
Benny took downs in class
The principal found his stash
His mother's gonna get his ass

Oh Weekend
In his room he'll stay
Dreamin when he's king he'll say
Everyday is Saturday

Set me free
I might know better when I'm older
But until then
Just give me a sopor for the weekend

Oh Weekend
Bobby is a local punk
Cuttin school and getting drunk
Eating at Mcdonald's for lunch

Oh Weekend
Soon he threw up in the store
But if he does it anymore
I'll make him eat it off the floor

Set me free
I might know better when I'm older
But until then
Just give me a sopor for the weekend

Oh Weekend
Time to go a bit insane
Beatin up the kids from Spain
I'm tired of this social change

Oh Weekend
Flashing rock and roll guitars
Cruising in my daddy's car
I'll do my homework in the bar

Set me free
I might know better when I'm older
But until then
Just give me a sopor for the weekend



NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Smoking marijuana
Watching channel five
Got to get my strength up
In this struggle to survive

Everyone's an asshole
Everyone's a creep
I look out my window
And there's garbage in the streets

I live in the city
I breathe dirty air
I ride trains with b-boys
junkies, queens and squares

Everybody's hungry
I don't know what to do
I used to live on pizza
Now I live on Chinese food

I can't stand my neighbors
Screaming all the time
If I wasn't blasting Sister ray
I could lose my mind

I live in the city
I breathe dirty air
I ride trains with b-boys
junkies, queens and squares

Safely someone's smiling
The fat man waits his turn
Soon he'll count his money
While the south Bronx slowly burns
Get out for the children
Get your ass and run
Get out of this stinkin mess
To a safe suburban slum

I live in the city
I breathe dirty air
I ride trains with b-boys
junkies, queens and squares



Words and music Andy Shernoff
copyright Shernoff Music