Lost My Mind In The Lizard Lounge Lyrics

lost my mind in the lizard lounge

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Ain't slept for 40 days
Fountain in the centre of the town
Further on down the road
Larkspur street
Learned about love the hard way
Lone rider
Lost my mind in the lizard lounge
No hours left
Rockin rocket girl
She's so neat
Stay
Strange Sensation
Suitcase on the moon
Tree of yellow flowers
Welcome to my planet
Wild card
Black hole eyes

 

Ain't slept for 40 days

I can't sleep, stay up late
I can't seem to think straight
Hit the bunk, I can't dream
I slump like a punk and surf TV
I'm a wreck just drifing through the haze
Since we met I ain't slept for 40 days

I tried whisky, I tried wine
To drink you out of my mind
Was gtting on with Mogadon
Til I saw you dancing wih that cat suit on
I'm a wreck just drifing through the haze
Since we met I ain't slept for 40 days

I called to tell you how I feel
My voice went squeaky like a seal
Now I'm in no fit state
To take any type of girl on any kind of date
I'm a wreck just drifing through the haze
Since we met I ain't slept for 40 days

Now my senses are shutting down
I'm a love-struck messed-up clown
A zombie fom a horror show
Got one foot in the grave, but I can't let go
I'm a wreck just drifing through the haze
Since we met I ain't slept for 40 days

Fountain in the centre of the town

There's a fountain in the centre of the town
It's a place where people go when they are feeling down
They sit and watch the water splash and play
For a moment they forget about their day

On one side of the fountain people live behind bars
They've got alarms, fancy curtains and long, black cars
Got to be the saddest place to live
When you hide from your neighbours and you got no love to give

On the far side of the fountain, there's the no go zone
Boarded-up back streets where pimps and pushers roam
There's killers in the alleys after dark
And the kids - well they really break your heart

On the third side there's these offices like cathedrals of towering glass
They reflect the water and the people as they pass
All buying and selling stuff that don't exist
Man I cannot live my life like this!

Hippy chick sits cross legged with braids
She looks kind of dazed
Beside guy with a worn book
Tears hang above each page
Young boys sits with his great aunt
Her face lined deep with age
And into the water they all gaze

By that fountain in the centre of the town
It's a place where people go when they are feeling down
They sit and watch the water splash and play
For a moment they forget about their day

 

Further on down the road

Maybe you hope that I'll forget further on down the road
For what you've done you're gonna regret further on down the road
I can't say when or what place, but further on down the road
I'll tear that fat grin from you face further on down the road

What goes down comes around further on down the road
You can try to hide, but you'll be found further on down the road
Well I'm no priest in a confessional so further on down the road
I'm gonna fly at you like a demon from hell further on down the road

You might have changed, we're all gettin older
But you better keep lookin over your shoulder
One day you're gonna get a knock on your door
Gonna make you walk in the shoes I wore

I seen you after ll these years further on down the road
Life ain't been so kind I hear further on down the road
I could think of things to make it worse further on down the road
But I already haer the sound of you hearse further on down the road

 

Larkspur street

The prison blocks on Larkspur Street
Have long since been shut down
But the spirit of them poor vagabonds
Still haunts the hanging grounds
Junkies in the seven eleven
Rub shoulders with the living dead
Werewolves howl where the loan sharks prowl
I wake each day in dread

They say this neighbourhood has changed, but it's always been the same
They say this neighbourhood has changed, but it's always been this way

The old asylum's a gafitti gallery
Gaps cut through the fence
Skaters dodge whores down the corridors
But you don't have to pay no rent
On the horizon we see the bright lights
Towers of phones and computers
I could learn to push them buttons, I guess
But this is no post code for commuters

They say this neighbourhood has changed, but it's always been the same
They say this neighbourhood has changed, but it's always been this way

The library was my oasis
It was warm and I like to read
Catch up on all the crazy shit in the world
The freaky lives others lead
They shut it last spring, now it's empty too
Shipped the books out to Mozambique
There's forests thee full of giant butterflies
All we have is dead rats on this street

They say this neighbourhood has changed, but it's always been the same
They say this neighbourhood has changed, but it's always been this way

 

Learned about love the hard way

She drove off in the middle of the night
Don't know why, she left no note,
I thought we were doing all right
Now I know she played me for a fool
I threw away all I had before
Now I've lost it all

The girl I thought I loved has gone away
The one whose heart I broke, she wanted me to say
I learned about love the hard way

Across the valley trains fly through the clouds
Down by the river people laugh out loud
Don't need your words of wisdom, no shoulder on which to cry
I just want to wake each morning with someone by my side

The girl I thought I loved has gone away
The one whose heart I broke, she wanted me to say
I learned about love the hard way

I lie up on the headland surrounded by the sea
The warm earth feels like when you lay next to me
I stand in the ocean, waves crash over my head
Chilling me to the bone like that cold space in my bed

The girl I thought I loved has gone away
The one whose heart I broke, she wanted me to say
I learned about love the hard way

 

Lone Rider

I'm not a piece of you puzzle
I don't fit in
Not part of your scene man
I like to do my own thing

I'm lone rider, I go my own way
Might right alongside yer, but I won't heed a word you say

I don't play space invaders
So don't get too near
I know where I'm headed
Don't need to hear your big ideas

I'm lone rider, I go my own way
Might right alongside yer, but I won't heed a word you say

I'm not being unfriendly, I'll wave and shout hello
As I pass you by on the far side of the road
So please don't take it personally
Lonesome freestyle is he only way for me

I'd like to have my own place
With a painted picket gate
You can move in next door if you want
Just stay the hell out of my face

I'm lone rider, I go my own way
Might right alongside yer, but I won't heed a word you say


Lost my mind in the lizard lounge

I played my guitar at the side of the street
To earn enough for a drink, a little something to eat
A blue cotton angel flew down though the heat
Settled in the dust by my feet

She said, you remind me of someone I used to know
So far away, so long ago
Tiger is that you, tell me what went wrong?
So I tuned up my guitar and I played her my song

I lost my mind in the lizard lounge
Left my soul in the dark side of town
My heart was stolen by a burlesque queen
Four maked aces took away all my green

She took me to a cafe for a meal
One of them all you can eat buffet deals
The waitress gave me a look when she saw my tray
I said, I've not always been this way

I'm not the man she used to know
So far away, so long ago
In case you're wondering what went wrong
I'll tune up my guitar and I play you my song

I lost my mind in the lizard lounge
Left my soul in the dark side of town
My heart was stolen by a burlesque queen
Four maked aces took away all my green

 

No hours left

My car's heading for the wrecking yard
Smoke coming out the rear
Sounds like I'm breaking rocks wih a hammer
Each time I shift through the gears
There's a knocking from the engine
A shriek whenever I brake
The exhaust's held on with wire
And the bonnet's stuck down with tape

I work all though the night, I slave all through the day
I work all though the night, I slave all through the day
There's no hourrs left, I've still got bills to pay

My son he needs new soccer boots
My girl needs books for school
My wife's best friend down the street
Just put in a swimming pool
Her old man drives a Mercedes
They've going on a nine island cruise
I keep a jar of loose change
Saving for a can of booze

I work all though the night, I slave all through the day
I work all though the night, I slave all through the day
There's no hourrs left, I've still got bills to pay

The roof has started leaking again
There's a blockage in the U-bend
I can't tell where the mould starts
And the wallpaper pattern ends
There's a crack running down the back wall
The floors lean to the left
The wife's moved to her sister's
Til I find that cockroach nest

I work all though the night, I slave all through the day
I work all though the night, I slave all through the day
There's no hourrs left, I've still got bills to pay


Rockin rocket girl

The moon is so bright tonight
I can hardly see the stars
I know you're somewhere up there
Halfway to Mars
You said you were a space cadet,
I thought you were just spinning me a line
Now you've taken my heart
Somewhere beyond the blue of the sky

Trust me to fall for a rockin rocket girl
To think I once told you, you were out of this world

I dream that I'm holding you
Across the empy reaches of space
I wake and I'm clutching
That crumpled photo of your face
Now I won't sleep sound until
You're back safe down here with me
Cause I know you could explode into the heavens
Upon re-entry

Trust me to fall for a rockin rocket girl
To think I once told you, you were out of this world

 

She's so neat

Each time I see her she looks better than before
Each time I see her my tongue hits the floor

She's so neat
From her Sassoon bob to her pedicured feet
Every hem, every crease, every pleat
She's so neat

She likes them bad boys with tattoos and oil stains
I ain't no filthy trucker, but she digs my guitar playing

She's so neat
From her Sassoon bob to her pedicured feet
Every hem, every crease, every pleat
She's so neat

I shouldn't reach up for such high hanging fruit
My hobo slacks are no match for her Dior trouser suit

She's so neat
From her Sassoon bob to her pedicured feet
Every hem, every crease, every pleat
She's so neat

 

Stay

It's late but I want to stay sitting here
At this table for two on this trembling chair
Waiting for the streets to empty, more stars to appear
So we can be together forever like two statues in this square

The late night drinkers pass talking loud, I can hardly speak
I should melt away into that crow, but I'm too weak
So you see, I have no choice but to remain
Ignoring the call of that last train

Well it's late you say and you have to go
I'm not listening I don't want to know
Time snatches us up into the dark
Drags us along as we linger by the gates to the park

The church clocks are all lit up for us sinners to see
But the fires of damnation hold no fear for fools like me
Blinded to the dangers that lie ahead
Between these cold streets and the warm sheets on your bed

Well it's late you say and you have to go
I'm not listening I don't want to know
Tonight I don't feel much like being alone
Come on, admit it, you don't want to be on your own

 

Strange sensation

You've got my heart in a fiery whirl
Spinning rainbows like a catherine wheel
I got shivers up and down my spine
Prickles all over like a porcupine

The way you move gives me waves of excitation
I'm suffering from over stimulation
I've got fevers and palpitations
Cause the way you groove's giving me
A strange sensation

My heart is trying to beat its way out of my chest
Scorching a hole right through my vest
You set off an earthquake in my knees
I'm shaking like a rattlesnake, Lord help me please

The way you move gives me waves of excitation
I'm suffering from over stimulation
I've got fevers and palpitations
Cause the way you groove's giving me
A strange sensation

I called up the nurse, I said you better come quick
I'm burning up I'm real sick
Every inch of me is stiff, it's a weird, weird feeling
My head is throbbing and I need healing

The way you move gives me waves of excitation
I'm suffering from over stimulation
I've got fevers and palpitations
Cause the way you groove's giving me
A strange sensation


Suitcase on the moon

I left my suitcase on the moon
Full of alien perfume
A little gift to you from me
Some lunar duty free
I ain't been up to any tricks
I've been on the mother ship

It sounds strange, but it's true
Would I lie to you?

Was driving over to you place
When a strange light shone in my face
A flyng saucer came down
Beamed me up into the clouds
Now my pick-up's trashed on Mars
And my head is seeing stars

It sounds strange, but it's true
Would I lie to you?

They played tricks with my mind
Probed evey place that they could find
Then dumped me back on earth
Lying naked in the dirt
Tattoed a strange face on my back
It looks a little like Johnny Cash...
Crossed with Mama Cass

It sounds strange, but it's true
Would I lie to you?

I know what you're thinking
But I ain't been out drinking
I ain't touched blow for days
It's them little green men that took me away
They did things to my brain
But now I'm home again
Honey, it sounds strange, but it's true!

Would I lie to you?

 

Tree of yellow flowers

Grandad moved to George Street
When he was five years old
In the communal gardens
He found heavenly gold
Lived there his whole life
Always, man and boy
And that tree of yellow flowers
Was his pride and joy

He got married, then he got called up
In the desert he fought the war
Sometimes talked about the men he met
Never about the things he saw
He said the thing that kept him sane
When the mortar fire showered
Was the thought of his wife and child
Beneath that tree of yellow flowers

We were on the bus one time
In the summer heat
A girl let out yell
And she leapt up from her seat
He scooped up that bumble bee
Let it fly away from his hand
The tree of yellow flowers
Had made him understand

Nan passed first from a fever
He struggled on for a while
Tending his leeks and his peonies
Masking his pain with a smile
They needed to build some new flats
So that tree had to be cut down
The very next week we planted
Poor old grandad in the ground

He didn't want a headstone
No words for strangers to read
He just left a couple of medals
A tobacco tin of seeds
He made me promise him faithfully
In his final hours
Wherever he was laid to rest
I'd plant a tree of yellow flowers

 

Welcome to my planet

They say flying saucers are a myth
And life on other planets may or may not exist
Since you left I fell to pieces
I crash landed like an alien species
So welcome to my planet
Full of low life forms like me
This alien world
It's so cold and lonely

I'm gonna build me a rocket ship
Fly up to the stars today
Oh keep them retro boosters blasting
Til I am far away

You made me feel like I belong
Now my lizard skin's showing since you've been gone
I'm floating since I left your gravity pull
Them cazy things I said, I was such a fool
So welcome to my planet
Full of low life forms like me
This alien world
It's so cold and lonely

I'm gonna build me a rocket ship
Fly up to the stars today
Oh keep them retro boosters blasting
Til I am far away

As I wander these barren valleys
I come to realise
There's a lot of folks here like me
With shallow smiles and alien eyes
So welcome to my planet
Full of low life forms like me
This alien world
It's so cold and lonely

I'm gonna build me a rocket ship
Fly up to the stars today
Oh keep them retro boosters blasting
Til I am far away



Wild card

Baby got a pet tiger
She keeps it in guilded cage
She got a big black whip to wave
In case he misbehaves
I'm not one of your beasts baby
I don't play them type of games
I'm the wild card, honey
Not some joker you can tame

Baby got a pet python
She don't like it to squeeze too hard
She sedates it, drapes it 'round her neck
Like a snakeskin scarfe
I'm not one of your beasts baby
I don't play them type of games
I'm the wild card, honey
Not some joker you can tame

Baby got a pet eagle
She don't want t to fly away
She clips its silver wings
And keeps it on a golden chain
I'm not one of your beasts baby
I don't play them type of games
I'm the wild card, honey
Not some joker you can tame

 

Black hole eyes

I used to hear the shouting late at night
Now she's on her own she says everything is all right
She smile, yes she smiles and says she's doing well
But them black hole eyes got a different story to tell

I see the dreams and schemes in your head
I know you work like a dog and when you get home
you feel like the living dead
But them kids are growing up fast
Got to make sue they're well fed
And stories rich with dreams each night are read

She's not got much money, but she always dresses nice
A little sweet wine and bitter chocolate are her only vice
She smile, yes she smiles and says she's doing well
But them black hole eyes got a different story to tell

The powers that be, they don't care
About folk like me and you
We've got to keep our heads down and plough on through
I pass you you on the street most days
And for what it's worth
I, for one, know that you are the salt of the earth

I see the dreams and schemes in your head
I know you work like a dog and when you get home
you feel like the living dead
You smile, you always smile and say you're doing well
But them black hole eyes got a different story to tell