Ruder Than Rude [1988]


CD / LP / MC

(P) & (C) 1988 Weserlabel & 1989 Unicorn Records, UK & F

All songs recorded at Trick-Studio except "No Respect" and "Keen On Games" recorded at Ohrenschmaus-Studios
All songs written by The Busters except "Don't Worry, Be Happy" (M/L: Bobby McFerrin) and "Warship" (M: Trad. Arrangement)

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Tracks

1.

Bobby McFerrin-Cover

[M & L: B. McFerrin]
Release: "Don’t Worry, Be Happy" (single)

2.

...

[M: Trad. Arrangement]
Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

3.

hey! you! what are you expected to do?

sickened by this small old town you decided to leave
mum and dad got nearly upset but you said you had to go
all the things you left behind didn’t seem to bother you
but you’ll find out very soon that this is no relief

small town and small-minded people
is all you left behind
don’t let them break your ambition
or take your dreams away

do really know what you’re looking for
streets of gold fame fortune or is it just yourself
you didn’t want to do what everybody else wanted you to
so you left your home and choose the things you have to do

small town and small-minded people
is all you left behind
don’t let them break your ambition
or take your dreams away

big cities big dreams but you’ll find out very soon
without trying to get along within your own little world
with people staring, shouting and annoying you
the only place for you to be would be on the moon

i don’t condemn what you’ve done or going to do
cause i know what it means to be young
you’re seeking the answers of yesterday and i hope you’ll find them soon
i don’t condemn what you’ve done cause i know what it means to be young

hey!
you! what are you expected to do?

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

4.

i met her on a party on a summernight
i couldn’t believe my eyes she looked so nice
but all she did was playing hard to get
dancing to the rhythm she drove me mad

i tried so hard but all in vain
she looked so fine
i knew i should make her mine

rude girl - so what’s your game
rude girl - i didn’t know your name
rude girl - it could have been my chance
rude girl - but all i could do was dance

a pair of black loafers on her feet
with her dark hair cut so neat
she knew all the songs and danced around
the most beautiful girl to be found

i tried so hard but all in vain
she looked so fine
i knew i should make her mine

rude girl - so what’s your game
rude girl - i didn’t know your name
rude girl - it could have been my chance
rude girl - but all i could do was dance

i couldn’t stand it any longer
so i made up my mind - took me another pint
i’ll always remember how she smiled at me
and how we then kissed finally

i tried so hard but not in vain
she looked so nice
i knew now that she is my

rude girl - so what is your game
rude girl - i didn’t know your name
rude girl - it could have been my chance
rude girl - but all i could do was dance

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

5.

jimmy was a boy aged 17
but he was the leader of a gang
they chopped down their scooters into hot rockets
always on the run

they were scooting in formation
through the streets at night
motors and horns were blowing
looking for a fight

they are scooter maniacs
riding down the road
boys and girls go out of the way
of jimmy and his "crazy mods"

respirated scooters in two-tone colors
mostly black and white
chrome additions everywhere
mirrors left and right

a 20 feet long aerial
with a fox-fur on the top
27 lamps shine brighter than the sun
bought in the local scooter shop

they were scooting in formation
through the streets at night
motors and horns were blowing
looking for a fight

a 20 feet long aerial
with a fox-fur on the top
27 lamps shine brighter than the sun
bought in the local scooter shop

they are scooter maniacs
riding down the road
boys and girls go out of the way
of jimmy and his "crazy mods"

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

6.

there was a band coming from jamaica
playing a beat called the Ska
to many fans they are the best
thru the many years they passed all the tests

SKATALITES was their name and friends they were
it is their music we like to hear
SKATALITES was their name it was their music and beat
that gave us a musical treat

who can forget their "Lawless Street"
with the SKATALITES a musical treat
who can forget this music complete
and the many fans who rock to the beat

SKATALITES was their name and friends they were
it is their music we like to hear
SKATALITES was their name it was their music and beat
that gave us a musical treat

whether you’re white or whether you’re black
we want to keep you dancing now till you’re feelin’ dread
who can forget their feet moving beat
and the fun we had with their music complete

SKATALITES was their name and friends they were
it is their music we like to hear
SKATALITES was their name it was their music and beat
that gave us a musical treat

Don Drummond on trombone gave us the heat
and Lloyd Knibbs on drums showed us the beat
Tommy McCook and Mr. Alphonso
made Baba Brooks and the rest of the horns blow

SKATALITES was their name and friends they were
it is their music we like to hear
SKATALITES was their name it was their music and beat
that gave us a musical treat

SKATALITES was their name and friends they were
it is their music we like to hear
SKATALITES was their name it was their music and beat
that gave us a musical treat

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

7.

i left San Quentin last night
i killed a man i’m on the flight
since the first rise of the sun
i’m already on the run

i shot tommy ray he took my girl
he knew that she was my only pearl
before he failed he was my friend
but now he has found a dreadful end

oh tommy ray what have i done
i shot my best friend with a gun
oh tommy ray what have i done
i shot my best friend with a gun
oh tommy ray what have i done

now everywhere i’ll be a stranger
where i’ll go i’ll be in danger
for this murder i will pay
cause i’m the man who shot tommy ray

oh tommy ray what have i done
i shot my best friend with a gun
oh tommy ray what have i done
i shot my best friend with a gun
oh tommy ray what have i done

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

8.

i’m going pissed to church and sing
the russian national hymn
i like to fart in libraries
and i do it with a grin

fuck fuck fuck my best friend’s girl
and tell him she’s a slag
and in a crowded aeroplane
i love to use the bag

i’m mean, i’m bad, i lie to you
i never tell the truth
set fire to your bed at night
and i shit into your boot

so if you ever should think for yourself
how nice it would be oh so nice
rip off your sister’s teddy-bear
stay rude - that’s my advice

selling dope to teenage kids
is the biggest fun
the money i get out of it
enough to buy a gun

i steal old ladies handbags
and I drink the last beer
i nick my bosses’ jaguar
and sell it much to dear

i’m mean, i’m bad, i lie to you
i never tell the truth
set fire to your bed at night
and i shit into your boot

so if you ever should think for yourself
how nice it would be oh so nice
rip off your sister’s teddy-bear
stay rude - that’s my advice

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

9.

mickey mouse in Moscow pornos sold at GUM’s
the russians all go crazy, their government went punk
gorbatchev wears DMs, gromyko looks real mosh
instead the international hymn Bob Marley and Peter Tosh

forget old marx and lenin
who cares about the old farts
let’s party at the kremlin
and skank down in gorki park

police are growing dreadlocks, the army’s on vacation
the KGB smokes homegrown grass like the rest of the soviet nation
red square full of burger kings, komsmolski kids on dope
gimme gimme vodka all the russians sing, abandon any hope

forget old marx and lenin
who cares about the old farts
let’s party at the kremlin
and skank down in gorki park

forget old marx and lenin
who cares about the old farts
let’s party at the kremlin
and skank down in gorki park

meanwhile back in the western block russian fashion’s up to date
join your local brioska shop before it is too late
throw away your trendy clothes, get yourself new gear
furcoats, feltboots, furcaps - perestroika is here

forget old marx and lenin
who cares about the old farts
let’s party at the kremlin
and skank down in gorki park

forget old marx and lenin
who cares about the old farts
let’s party at the kremlin
and skank down in gorki park

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

10.

drinking in the pubs having lots of fun
also in the clubs till the mornig sun
watching people play at the billiard pool
every Saturday looking very cool

in our favourite pub sitting watching looking round
our favourite pub getting pissed and singing loud
our favourite pub watching girls and havin fun
in our favourite pub in our favourite pub

walking in the rain stupid small old town
all the days the same feeling like a clown
till the evening comes making up my mind
having rude boy’s fun of the dirtiest kind

in our favourite pub sitting watching looking round
our favourite pub getting pissed and singing loud
our favourite pub watching girls and havin’ fun
in our favourite pub in our favourite pub

when the weekend comes wonder what to do
got to give up drinking maybe this time i will do
meeting good old friends making plans for holidays
playing silly games findin’ out who will have to pay

in our favourite pub sitting watching looking round
our favourite pub getting pissed and singing loud
our favourite pub watching girls and havin’ fun
in our favourite pub in our favourite pub

talking with myself ordering a pint
ending up with 12 mixing up my mind
my head feels like a rock don´t know where i am
and suddenly a shock she said her name was anne

in our favourite pub sitting watching looking round
our favourite pub getting pissed and singing loud
our favourite pub watching girls and havin’ fun
in our favourite pub in our favourite pub

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

11.

i’ll always remember when we were one
now my heart is left in pain
once life seemed to be so much fun
and now i’m waiting in the rain

i just can’t stop thinking about you
you left me for a friend of mine
and i keep asking myself what to do
i wake up at night crying out your name

you went away and took along my heart
now all the days seem the same
don’t know who to talk to since we part
and i start crying again and again

i need you girl to take the blues away
i feel so lonely now that you’re gone
i could not be happy any other way
please tell me girl what’s going wrong

i’ll always remember when we were one
now my heart is left in pain
once life seemed to be so much fun
and now i’m waiting in the rain

i just can’t stop thinking about you
you left me for a friend of mine
and i keep asking myself what to do
i wake up at night crying out your name

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

12.

...

[M: The Busters]

Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

13.

let’s do jamaican stomp - people get ready for tonight
let’s do jamaican stomp - bring along all your friends
let’s do jamaican stomp - on the beach tonight
let’s do jamaican stomp - we’ll have some joy and fun
let’s do jamaican stomp - and you will feel alright
let’s do jamaican stomp - let’s dance the night away
let’s do jamaican stomp - till the morning comes
let’s do the stomp

let’s do jamaican stomp - just have another drink
let’s do jamaican stomp - and all the fish in the sea
let’s do jamaican stomp - even the birds in the tree
let’s do jamaican stomp - they can feel the beat
let’s do jamaican stomp - and you can’t stop your feet
let’s do jamaican stomp - the moon and stars are shining bright
let’s do jamaican stomp - let’s dance the night away
let’s do the stomp

let’s do jamaican stomp - and in the streets of birmingham
let’s do jamaican stomp - and in a club down in soho
let’s do jamaican stomp - and on a party in amsterdam
let’s do jamaican stomp - and in a pub in rickelrath
let’s do jamaican stomp - and on the isle of sicilly
let’s do jamaican stomp - and on the beach of barcelona
let’s do jamaican stomp - and in the streets of sidney
they do the stomp

[M & L: The Busters]
Release: "Ruder Than Rude" (album)

14.

i don't wanna be like you
i don't like the clothes you wear
i don't wanna be seen with you
it's your music i don't wanna hear

your friends just make me feel bad
i don't like the way you look
your girlfriend is a slag
and i don't wanna be one of your group

i don't wanna do the things you do
to be like you would make me feel blue
i don't wanna do the things you do
and the things you say drive me insane

it's your kind i'll always hate
no matter if you think you're right
that things are still the same
and people won't unite

all you have to say
and i bet you already know
it doesn't matter anyway
and people like you should go

i don't wanna do the things you do
to be like you would make me feel blue
i don't wanna do the things you do
and the things you say drive me insane

i don't wanna do the things you do
to be like you would make me feel blue
i don't wanna do the things you do
and the things you say drive me insane

i've got no respect for you
you soon will have to see
that i'm gonna get through
and then i'm free

i don't wanna do the things you do
to be like you would make me feel blue
i don't wanna do the things you do
and the things you say drive me insane

i don't wanna do the things you do
to be like you would make me feel blue
i don't wanna do the things you do
and the things you say drive me insane

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "No Respect" (single)

15.

i used to have two friends
they drunk until the morning light
but all in all they were alright
playing gave their living sense

they were working on a system
to grab the colored chips
they were working on a system
that ever fits

keen on games - life could be so funny
keen on games - making lots of money
keen on games - they will never be the same

one night they found a trick
now they?re traveling Reno to Las Vegas
took a flight to Bali
thats were they now go
earning lots of money but they?re feeling rather sick

they were working on a system
to grab the colored chips
they were working on a system
that ever fits

keen on games - life could be so funny
keen on games - making lots of money
keen on games - they will never be the same

they were making lots of cash
changing girls like smelly socks
drinking whisky on the rocks
ended up in a car crash

they were working on a system
to grab the colored chips
they were working on a system
that ever fits

keen on games - life could be so funny
keen on games - making lots of money
keen on games - they will never be the same

keen on games - life could be so funny
keen on games - making lots of money
keen on games - they will never be the same

[M & L: The Busters]

Release: "No Respect" (single)