LES DONKEES LYRICS

Lyrics

Les Donkees: Brooklyn Bastards
music and lyrics by Louie Fleck, arrangements by Les Donkees
all rights reserved Bungbilly Moosic, ASCAP goodidea_car-boatGood Idea

I wish I could say I didn’t feel this way
For every mistake (I’ve made), I wish I had a dime
But, it’s only fair (you know), we both we there (you know)
And it seemed like a good idea at the time
And it seemed like a good idea at the time

Like a prison cell, there’s a world of Hell
There’s no turning back for us from a life of crime
But, (you know) one part is true, it was always you (you know)
And it seemed like a good idea at the time
And it seemed like a good idea at the time

To say I love you I would never think twice
What would it take for me now, to break this wall of ice?

I wish I could say, nothing got in the way
Now I can’t wash away the pain and the grime
But, it’s a two way street, (you know) still the memory is sweet (you know)
And it seemed like a good idea at the time

howcomeHow Come?
It started off slow, it started off sweet,
I used to think my life was complete
Our romance took off with a shot, but
There’s trouble in paradise, that’s what we’ve got.

How come (how come) I don’t turn you on?
How come (how come) in the morning you’re gone?
How come (how come) you’ve got me thinking?
How come you only love me when you’re drinking?

Ain’t it a bitch? Ain’t it a shame?
I almost wish I had someone to blame
Our romance was strong, it was fine…
As long as we had an open bottle of wine

How come (how come) you wake up and cry?
How come (how come) when the bottle is dry
How come (how come) it feels like we’re sinking?
How come you only love me when you’re drinking?

Did I do something wrong? Is there somebody new?
Are you plagued by demons inside of you?
Tell me, where does it hurt? What should we do?

Ain’t it the truth? Ain’t it a crime? Salt and tequila goes better with lime.
Our romance used to be nice, when happy hour ends you turn into ice
Ain’t it a curse? Ain’t it a lie? I’m still not ready to tell you good bye
Our romance could still be a dream with a steady supply of Kahlua and cream

How come (how come) the rules are reversed?
How come (how come) you’ve got such a thirst?
How come (how come) you totaled the Lincoln?
How come you only love me when you’re drinking?
How come (how come) it’s lonely and dark?
How come (how come) we lost that old spark?
How come (how come) our future is shrinking?
How come you only love me when you’re drinking?

cutthecrap1Cut The Crap
From the day that we met it was never the same
But you keep changing the rules of the game
I wouldn’t mind, but time is so rare
And I know that you know that I know… how much you care

I was alone, and you set the trap
I should have known you’d never draw me a map
Hang up the phone, let’s call it a wrap
Cut the crap, cut the crap, cut the crap and tell me you love me.

You’ve been hard to find since you disappeared
You’ve been blowing smoke rings in my mind by acting so weird
What can I do to make you come around?
I know that you know that I know… what was lost can be found (CH)

I see the sky, I see the sun, I know that we have only begun
I see the moon, I see the trees, I see that you have brought me to my knees

Why waste the time, why waste your breath?
Every day we waste away a little closer to death
Since I found you I’ve been living the dream
You know that I know that you know we make an excellent team

I was alone, and you set the trap
You’re out of the zone, no need to recap
No need to atone, but you could mind the gap
Throw me a bone, don’t make a flap
Cut the crap, cut the crap, cut the crap and tell me you love me.
cutthecrap2

4.2.3

Let’s Make A Deal
It comes from out of nowhere, I am shocked but not surprised
Could it be my vindication or a new plot you’ve devised?
I’d say it is unlikely to leave here smelling like a rose
More like the stink of history or battle, I suppose

Should I be protective of my old heart from new harm?
But when you dangle new beginnings, I am bound to bet the farm
Should I accept your invitation? To slip on this banana peel?
Commence negotiations… let’s make a deal

I need to leave the bargain basement, you won’t believe what I’ve been through
It’s surprising me to find, we could find anything that’s new
While I am running out of options, there’s no tricks up my sleeve
I still have a few possessions I never wanted you to leave

We can visit all the landmarks, take some time to clear the air
Sign off on the final details and resume with the affair
I must learn to hold my tongue, before it all becomes too real
Say there’s a limit on the offer? OK honey, let’s make a deal

Still it seems that time hasn’t dimmed the fire
Could it be that I’m the only one you desire?

My so called friends have warned me to leave the past behind
But when if comes to you, I never seem to mind
Is it hopeless or romantic? I can feel the first incision
The small print says no refunds, once you’ve paid the price of omission

I’ve been waiting in the wings, ever since the curtain fell
Still got some self-esteem to burn, soon you’ll hear the closing bell
I’ve been waiting for this call, there’s not much left to steal
Maybe I’m heading for a fall or simply tryin’ to cop a feel
I can be your Monty Hall, baby, you can spin the wheel
Sign upon the dotted line… OK honey, let’s make a deal

homebynowHome By Now
Yes, I want to make love, you said that you’ve got to go
I’m wishing you wanted to stay, but, still your answer is no
I’m trying to make it clear in any way I know how
My dear, if you lived here… well, you’d be home by now

Oh, baby, these are the facts, your shoulders are tense
You know it’s time to relax… It’s the only thing that makes any sense
I’m trying to make it clear in any way I know how
My dear, if you lived here… then you’d be home by now (you’d be home by now)

I think I’m ready to yield, I’m through with playing the field
You hear me singing this song
Let’s see if cats and dogs can find a way to get along…

You’ve got a smooth way with words, I love the shape of your nose
I’ve got an extra key, sure there’s space for your clothes
I’m trying to make it clear in every way that I know how
My dear, if you lived here you’d be home by now
My dear, if you lived here you’d be home by now
You’d be home by now.

babywerecoolBaby, We’re Cool
I got a five dollar bill on a Saturday night
I know it ain’t much, but we can make it all right
As long as you say: O.K., baby we’re cool

I got a little bit of bait hanging on a string
If the big one comes along, I know that I can reel it in
As long as you say: O.K., baby we’re cool (we’re cool)
As long as you say: O.K., baby we’re cool

I got a shitty little job, in a horrible place
If I can make it to the bell, then I get to see your face
As long as you say: O.K., baby we’re cool
I got a fragment of a tune that could turn into a song
If I can find the chords, then you can sing along
As long as you say: O.K., baby we’re cool (we’re cool)
As long as you say: O.K., baby we’re cool

But that darkness is almost everywhere
It feeds on hope and leaves behind despair
I can’t explain how you banish pain
I reach for you and you are there

I got a five dollar bill on a Saturday night
I know it ain’t much, but we can make it all right
As long as you say: O.K., baby we’re cool

brooklynbastardThis Brooklyn Bastard
This Brooklyn bastard’s coming out of his shell
This Brooklyn bastard is as stubborn as all hell
This Brooklyn bastard used to think he had the power to choose
This Brooklyn bastard… looks like he’s blowing a fuse

This Brooklyn bastard’s been washing out the stains
This Brooklyn bastard’s got ice cubes in his veins
This Brooklyn bastard’s got a big ass case of the blues
This Brooklyn bastard… well, he’s got nothing to lose

After the romance of a life time made shrapnel of his heart
Someone sold the donkey and held onto the cart
I guess you could say they kind of drifted apart
And now he’s got to hang his head down low

This Brooklyn bastard’s got away with not caring
This Brooklyn bastard’s got a mouth made for swearing
This Brooklyn bastard’s got nerves made of steel
This Brooklyn bastard… he has planned his final meal

After the sentence of a lifetime, there appeared no hope for bail
It was the price he had to pay and now, the check is in the mail
I guess you could say it was a fool who told the tale,
And now he’s got to lay his head down low

This Brooklyn bastard… don’t know quite what to do
This Brooklyn bastard’s gonna ride the whole night through
This Brooklyn bastard… when you wake up you will be O.K.
This Brooklyn bastard… will be many miles away

powerofdynamiteThe Power Of Love
She cut off my arms and legs and she left me there
She poked out both my eyes and chopped off my hair
She tripped me and I fell to the darkest part of Hell
It’s a drag and it’s a shame, but I won’t despair

Because… I believe in the power of love
I believe in the power of love

The sheriff found me again with my paws in the pot
The judge said, “This time, boy, you’re gonna rot.”
“There’s no tale you can tell, and its off with you to your cell.”
The jailer took my stash, and asked me if that’s all I’ve got.

I said… I believe in the power of love
I believe in the power of love

She tried to crush my will, she tried to sap my strength
She stuck me with the bill, she went to every length
She left the house in flames, but that’s not the worst part
She even called me names and Mama, she tried to break my heart…

I went to the local church to conjure up the lord
His man told me, “In this life, there is no reward.”
He said, “Let us get down and pray.” I pushed the Monsignor away
I can’t buy what you can’t sell, and no man can afford

Nonetheless… I believe in the power of love
I believe in the power of love
I believe in the power of love
I believe in the power of love

maggieMaggie
Maggie, would you give me a second chance? Why has it been so long?
Aside from a few small disasters I don’t know what I done wrong
Maggie, would you give me a second chance? Why must you play it cool?
Give a little water to a drowning man
Yes, I know I’ve been a fool, I know I’ve been a fool

Maggie, would you give me a second chance? I could crawl around your floor
I’ll be coming in through the window unless you open up the door
Maggie, would you give me a second chance? You would think by now I’ve learned
I know we’re playing with fire here…
You can see every bridge I’ve burned, see every bridge I burned

There’s no face I’d rather see, there’s no one I’d rather know
There’s no place I’d rather be, besides I got nowhere to go

Maggie, would you give me a second chance? Is it time to be on my way?
I could take a hitch with my rider or come back on another day
Maggie, would you give me a second chance? Or release me from your spell
You got some powerful juju here and I’ve done my time in Hell, I’ve done my time in Hell

againstthewallAgainst The Wall
I’m throwing myself up against the wall, against the wall, against the wall
I’m looking for a way to break my fall, break my fall, and that’s not all
There was a time when time moved slow
But, we’re out of time, there is no time,
I’ve told you everything, so now you know, now you know, now you know…

I’m looking for a place to place my dreams, to hold my dreams, to stow my dreams
I’m washing my hands of all those dreams, my foolish schemes, bye bye dreams, bye, bye dreams
I’m looking for a place to make my bed, to bake some bread, to lay my head
Looking for a place to lay my head, lay my head, and that’s not all…
There was a time when time moved fast
Deep inside, now worlds collide and so it seems, that time has passed,         time has passed, the time has passed…

I’m bringing myself up to the ledge, up to the ledge, right near the edge
I feel like I could disappear, disappear, disappear… but it’s not clear…
I wonder what is left that I can
When I said the words I said, I believed it all was true
I can’t get through… what’s left to do?

I’m throwing myself up against the wall.

edgeofthenightEdge Of The Night
Well, the doctor sauntered in and said the patient is so ill
It is nothing I can fix with a potion or a pill
I have not seen a case like this since the inmates were released
From the asylum on the hill, maybe you should call a priest

In the darkness there is light, in the blindness there is sight
Now I see eternity, at the edge of the night

Well the captain took the helm and he called his mate aside
He whispered in his ear about the turning of the tide
He said the wind and the stars are clearly beyond my command
There will be a mutiny if we don’t find dry land

Well the corporal grabbed his gun and counted up the rounds
The news was mighty grim when he knew he heard the sounds
Of the enemy advancing on his sorry little cave
Counting minutes, counting seconds, until it became his grave

But the morning is for dreaming, you lose track of the day
But there’s no way avoiding… when your future fades away

Well the lawyer told his client, I have plum run out of tricks
He said: the jury screamed for blood, you are in the deepest fix
The governor is sleeping,, the press has gone away
The sands are running out, anything you’d care to say?

Well, I guess you made it clear – that our time is done
Truth be told, I always thought – you would be the only one
Despite the way you slammed the door, despite the tears and pain,
You always were so good with words, and despite that I remain

bringoutyourdeadmontyBring Out Your Dead

First the fever came and went, wish I never left the bed
Every dime and nickel spent, the cart is here, bring out your dead
Burn the sheets, burn the clothes, purge the urge, then someone said…
Worst of times? Well, I suppose… the cart is here, bring out your dead

As I replay the haunted scenes, hard to say what it all means
Way back in the good old days, distant, soft and vague
Long before this modern rage, long before we reached this page
Way back in the good old days… Right before the plague

Now I know, I should have tied her to a stake and painted red
It’s not enough to have tried, so take a break, bring out your dead
As I replay the haunted scenes, hard to say what it all means
Way back in the good old days, right before the plague

Despite the tears and best of times, whoever meant a word they said
Rewrite the top ten list of crimes, the cart is here, bring out your dead
Bring out your dead, bring out your dead, A E I O U and sometimes Y.bring_out_your_dead

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