Couch Potatoes [1989]


CD / LP / MC

All songs produced by Weserlabel and recorded at Trickstudio, July 1989
All songs written by The Busters except "Space Patrol Orion" (M: P. Thomas)

(P) & (C) 1989 Weserlabel & 1991 Moon Records, USA



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Tracks

1.

i never get too funny - i never get real mean
i gave up havin’ emotions - they happen on the telly screen
i wanna watch the movies - i wanna watch the news
i wanna watch the popshows - i want tv abuse

Wrestling, Football, Planet Of The Apes,
Flintstones, Waltons, TV liberates

Wrestling, Football, Planet Of The Apes,
Flintstones, Waltons, TV liberates

i try to get the credit for another tv set
i put one in the bathroom - i put one in the loo
they said you always were alone - the tv set will do

Wrestling, Football, Planet Of The Apes,
Flintstones, Waltons, TV liberates

Wrestling, Football, Planet Of The Apes,
Flintstones, Waltons, TV liberates

it freezes you from reality - it freezes you from your fears
every shadow on your mind - slowly disappears
i became a couch potato drink a million cans of beer
i weight at least two tons - i can’t get out of here

Wrestling, Football, Planet Of The Apes,
Flintstones, Waltons, TV liberates

Wrestling, Football, Planet Of The Apes,
Flintstones, Waltons, TV liberates

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

2.

everybody’s havin’ fun, only me i ain’t got none
everybody’s havin’ fun, only me i ain’t got none
cause my baby’s gone, no one to keep me warm
cause my baby’s gone, no one to keep me warm

everybody’s havin’ fun, only me i ain’t got none
everybody’s havin’ fun, only me i ain’t got none
cause my baby’s gone, no one to keep me warm
cause my baby’s gone, no one to keep me warm

i wanna get high, high, high, over and over again...

i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie with the bartender

i wanna get high, high, high, over and over again...

wanna get high, high, high, over and over again...

boogie, i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie with the bartender

everybody’s havin’ fun, only me i ain’t got none
everybody’s havin’ fun, only me i ain’t got none
cause my baby’s gone, no one to keep me warm
cause my baby’s gone, no one to keep me warm

i wanna get high, high, high, over and over again...

i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie with the bartender

i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie with the bartender
i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie, i wanna boogie with the bartender

[M & L: L. Aitken]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

3.

do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
you make me mad and blue, mad and blue

everytime i go to your place i never got a smile upon your face
and all you ever say is, you got to have your way (hey, hey)
and when we go out to dance on a party you dance with anybody else but me
you make me a fool, so you play it cool, so cool

do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
you make me mad and blue, mad and blue

but time’s on my side, you can be sure
just swallow your pride, don’t you be no fool
the bad you do, comes back to you, one day (hey, hey, hey)

do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
you make me mad and blue, mad and blue

one fine day i’m gonna be real rich, i don’t want you no more, you stupid bitch
when you’re down on your knees i say what do you want from me (hey, hey)
and when we go out to dance on a party you dance with anybody else but me
you make me a fool, you don’t play it cool, so cool

do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
you make me mad and blue, mad and blue

do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
you make me mad and blue, mad and blue

but time’s on my side, you can be sure
just swallow your pride, don’t you be no fool
the bad you do, comes back to you, one day (hey, hey)

do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
you make me mad and blue, mad and blue

do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
do you know what you do?
you make me mad and blue, aah
you make me mad and blue, ooh
you make me mad and blue, aah
you make me mad and blue, mad and blue

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

4.

right from the start they tell you what to do
where to go and what clothes to wear
about what they say, you shouldn’t care
it’s your life so go your own way

never trust in what they say,
cause they will tell you lies and not the truth
believe in yourself,
that’s the power of youth, believe in yourself

friendship can never fail is what you’ve been told,
live like the wind in the trees,
but don’t be surprised if there’s nobody there,
when you’re left in the cold

never trust in what they say,
cause they will tell you lies and not the truth
believe in the world,
that’s the power of youth, believe in yourself

feel like ridin’ high, ridin’ with the storm,
ridin’ over the seas and across the land

feel like ridin’ high, ridin’ with the storm,
ridin’ over the seas and across the land

they’re seeking for all pleasures,
it’s time to call the rest
you never stayed alone,
you’re always on the run
your’re a free man
but nothing will last
you will face the dead

right from the start they tell you what to do
where to go and what clothes to wear
about what they say, you shouldn’t care
it’s your life so go your own way

never trust in what they say,
cause they will tell you lies and not the truth
believe in the world,
that’s the power of youth, believe in yourself**

feel like ridin’ high, ridin’ with the storm,
ridin’ over the seas and across the land

feel like ridin’ high, ridin’ with the storm,
ridin’ over the seas and across the land

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

5.

not too long ago, a century or so
alice was a girl that everybody knew
every man’s desire, the talk of the town
but look at her face and your face will frown

her beauty is gone, she has become old
no more lovers left, she is all alone
walking down the road by the harbour side
normal faces turn getting drunk each night

broken dreams - what has become of you?
time passed by, you’ve lost your youth and grace
broken dreams - what has become of you?
your beauty is gone, it swept away

look at the mirror, can’t be the truth
you look at yourself, you’re a cheat
but who are you cheating?
can’t you see anyone but you?

it’s cold outside, rain is pouring down
all her dreams have gone, she has lost her grace
nowhere left to go except port place
where she meets her friend: liquid, tasty and brown

no more drinks are spent, no one left to chat
she never cared a lot about a broken heart
now she seems to rot, her skin becomes a mess
she looks embarassing in her evening dress

broken dreams - what has become of you?
time passed by, you’ve lost your youth and grace
broken dreams - what has become of you?
your beauty is gone, it swept away

look at the mirror, can’t be the truth
you look at yourself, you’re a cheat
but who are you cheating?
can’t you see anyone but you?

look at the mirror, can’t be the truth
you look at yourself, you’re a cheat
but who are you cheating?
can’t you see anyone but you?

look at the mirror, can’t be the truth
you look at yourself, you’re a cheat
but who are you cheating?
can’t you see anyone but you?

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

6.

Cover of the theme from the German TV series "Raumpatrouille"

[M: P. Thomas]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

7.

summertime is back in town
time to get your scooter out
winter days are far away
you're take it for a ride

show them all your custom bits
get your chromate gats polished
seaside runs will come again
and you will meet all your friends

your scooter looks just like a mess
although you tried your very best
somebody stole your pork pie hat
your girlfriend moved to switzerland
and i beg she?s got a new boyfriend

soundsystems are back in town
blasting out the sharpest sound
club events and all-nighters
getting dressed up really cool

having fun and getting pissed
is what you have so long missed
take your chance and join the fun
and keep on dancin' all night long

your scooter looks just like a mess
although you tried your very best
somebody stole your pork pie hat
your girlfriend moved to switzerland
and i beg she?s got a new boyfriend

summertime is back in town
time to get your scooter out
winter days are far away
you're take it for a ride

soundsystems are back in town
blasting out the sharpest sound
club events and all-nighters
getting dressed up really cool

your scooter looks just like a mess
although you tried your very best
somebody stole your pork pie hat
your girlfriend moved to switzerland
and i beg she?s got a new boyfriend

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

8.

i’ve been waiting for so long
until the train take you back home
my lonely days will go away
and i’m no longer alone

i’m gonna hold you tight tonight
i wanna feel your body next to mine
i wann hear, hear your breath
everything’s gonna be alright

i can’t wait to take you home
you’ve been away for so long
and will never let you go
cause my lonely days are gone

kiss me quick, kiss me quick
and let me feel your warmth
kiss me quick, kiss me quick
and hold me tight tonight

dreaming of you every night
reading your letters again and again
only hearing your voice on the phone
and i’m no longer alone

i’m gonna hold you tight tonight
i wanna feel your body next to mine
i wann hear, hear your breath
everything’s gonna be alright

kiss me quick, kiss me quick
and let me feel your warmth
kiss me quick, kiss me quick
and hold me tight tonight

i’ve been waiting for so long
until the train take you back home
my lonely days will go away
and i’m no longer alone

i’m gonna hold you tight tonight
i wanna feel your body next to mine
i wann hear, hear your breath
everything’s gonna be alright

i can’t wait to take you home
you’ve been away for so long
and will never let you go
cause my lonely days are gone

kiss me quick, kiss me quick
and let me feel your warmth
kiss me quick, kiss me quick
and hold me tight tonight

kiss me quick, kiss me quick
and let me feel your warmth
kiss me quick, kiss me quick
and hold me tight tonight

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

9.

licence to kill!

he was the man who came in from the cold
and crossed the border in a dark limousine
but now these days he has become very old
but he is still one of the best

he's got forty-five and a thirty-eight
a flick-knife and some razorblades
and all the women fall in love with him
his Aston-Martin is his best friend

undercover - he's a secret agent man
undercover - he loves living in danger

London, Moscow, Washington D.C.
another job and another broken heart
he has no name and he has no home
and nobody knows where he gets his loan

he has no friends - only enemies
he has no heart but he loves his job
you only will meet him around midnight
he doesn't care a lot about a human life

undercover - he's a secret agent man
undercover - he loves living in danger

he was the man who came in from the cold
and crossed the border in a dark limousine
but now these days he has become very old
but he is still one of the best

he's got forty-five and a thirty-eight
a flick-knife and some razorblades
and all the women fall in love with him
his Aston-Martin is his best friend

undercover - he's a secret agent man
undercover - he loves living in danger

undercover
undercover
undercover
undercover

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

10.

when i saw you at the market hall
i thought you were lovely and nice
but after a few days out with you
i discovered you had your price

you want to get married
but i feel much too young
cruising and coupling all that things
anything will be dead and gone

oh, baby, don't wanna be a member of your family
oh, baby, don't wanna be your parents' son in law
oh, baby, don't wanna be the father of your kids
oh, baby

your father cleans his brand new car
at least every second day
and i bet he needs a hand
cause he's asked me to stay

your mama bought your wedding dress
your father bought a suit
i guess i'm gonna get away
although it might be rude

oh, baby, don't wanna be a member of your family
oh, baby, don't wanna be your parents' son in law
oh, baby, don't wanna be the father of your kids
oh, baby

you want to get married
but i feel much too young
cruising and coupling all that things
anything will be dead and gone

don't wanna hear sweet wedding bells
and won't wear a ring
so please get lost, it's nought for us
and shout out loud and sing

oh, baby, don't wanna be a member of your family
oh, baby, don't wanna be your parents' son in law
oh, baby, don't wanna be the father of your kids
oh, baby

oh, baby, don't wanna be a member of your family
oh, baby, don't wanna be your parents' son in law
oh, baby, don't wanna be the father of your kids
oh, baby

oh, baby, don't wanna be a member of your family
oh, baby, don't wanna be your parents' son in law
oh, baby, don't wanna be the father of your kids
oh, baby

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

11.

the tie-break makes me nervous
my nerves are made of steel
if i would have the racket
i would make the deal

splish-splash into the pool
these guys swim far too slow
this is not a bathtub
that's what i would let them know

i'm a sportsman and i never lose
no game is too rough, no race is too tough
i'm a sportsman, can't you see?
i'm the champion in front of my tv screen

i survive all accidents
on the grand prix race and track
even if a car explodes
it's just a little gag

they sometimes need some doping
it's controls that they fear
but i don't need those dirty tricks
i rather drink my beer

i'm a sportsman and i never lose
no game is too rough, no race is too tough
i'm a sportsman, can't you see?
i'm the champion in front of my tv screen

shooting goals for victory
it's the job i would never fail
the silver for the losers
send them all to jail

i'm a sportsman and i never lose
no game is too rough, no race is too tough
i'm a sportsman, can't you see?
i'm the champion in front of my tv screen

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

12.

R.I.P. Laurel...

[M & L: The Busters-L. Aitken]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

13.

that's a one little important thing
every man should know
even if you can't believe it
it's more than just a show

let me sing this little song
and keep on skankin' all around
and hopefully you don't get me wrong
when i explain to you

the way they dress and move about
fills every rude boy's head
and then the way scream and shout
enough to wake the dead

as soon as there are two of them
they seem to ignore you
they keep on talking, never stop
and you wonder what to do

that's a little important thing
every man should know
and you'll find out very soon
that women think they rule the world

one day you'll meet your special girl
and you find it hard to speak
so make up your mind and go ahead
and she'll give you a treat

earrings, lipsticks and miniskirts
all her little weapons
they try their best to look so good
but you know it's all to please you

you cannot do but love them

no matter what you do
they can brighten up your life
when you're alone and feelin' blue

you know women seem to rule the world
and thats the way it goes
even when they are just little girls
they try to let you down

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

14.

i still can remember the first time i saw you
you were standing just right in front of me
down in the supermarket in the queue
you looked so pretty good and wonderful

i tried to talk to you and said 'hello'
but when you turned around something was wrong
you looked at me with your wonderful eyes
you became to scream and run away

is it true what they say?
your nose is too long
is it true what they say?
your ears are too big
is it true what they say that my hair is allright
but my third eye belongs to the other side?

i tried to find out what was wrong with my face
cause i couldn't believe what everybody told me
it is really impossible and hard to believe
but when i tried to take a look the mirror broke

is it true what they say?
your ass is too fat
is it true what they say?
you got smelly feet
is it true what they say that my hair is allright
but my third eye belongs to the other side?

when i walked trough the streets i had a strange feeling
all the people had disappeared where i was about
when i woke up next morning i saw the headline
"there is a monster in town - so people should stay at home"

is it true what they say?
your nose is too long
is it true what they say?
your ears are too big
is it true what they say that my hair is allright
but my third eye belongs to the other side?

is it true what they say?
your ass is too fat
is it true what they say?
you got smelly feet
is it true what they say that my hair is allright
but my third eye belongs to the other side?

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)

15.

R.I.P. Laurel...

[M & L: The Busters-L. Aitken]
Release: "Couch Potatoes" (album)