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Sloan lyrics!



Well, folks, it's incomplete, but here's most of the Sloan songs I have
transcribed - the other 5 or 6 left are on their way.  I just burnt out 
trying to do "A Case of You"...

Please send me any corrections - we can discuss uncertainties via the
list, so everyone can put their $0.02 in...

Scotto

AMPED from European CD single _Underwhelmed_
-----

Up on pills that made me happy
Not about to drown on you
Drinking ink to bring me down
Fall apart and leave the blue
S'funny, sometimes I'm the eight-ball
Funny, sometimes I'm the cue
Took a page out of the phonebook
Only listing was for you

Sometimes I see everything
Most times I close my eye-eye-eyes

Took a bite out of the brick wall
To taste its bitter concrete truth
Outer space just knocks me down
Hit the floor and pass on through
I have no faith in my subconscious
Place my trust in rocket fuel
Want a house out in the country
Walk around and share with you

Sometimes I see everything
Most times I close my eye-eye-eyes (x2)

S'funny, sometimes I'm the eight-ball
Funny, sometimes I'm the cue
Took a page out of the phonebook
Only listing was for you

Sometimes I see everything
Most times I close my eye-eye-eyes (x2)

Up on pills that made me happy
Not about to drown on you


SLEEPOVER from European CD single _Underwhelmed_
---------

Think that I could stay with you?
I realize it's after two
In the morning but I need
To put my head down and to feed
My empty belly but don't you worry
It's been awhile now
I'm in no hurry

I don't care if there's no bed
I would love to meet your pet
I'd be surprised if there's a pillow
I just take what I can get
I missed a little
Dental hygiene
Sometimes it feels good
When I am not clean
I know that I can never wash away my sorrow
But I'll sleepover
Until tomorrow

Think that I could stay with you?
I realize it's after two

Why's this always happening to me?
Oh, I don't know why
It's always happening to me
To me
Oh, I don't know why


RAG DOLL from U.S. radio promo CD single _Take It In_
--------

I see you when you sleep
And I wonder what you dream
So I open your eyes
And inside I see you
Fall around
Fall around
Like a rag doll

Suffocated by your breath
Sucked into the    (?)
Of the white page that you write
And inside, we both
Fall around
Fall around
Just like rag dolls

On a beach of bleached white sand
The soothing motion of your hand
Pushes me to wonder why
Sometimes we both
Fall around
Fall around
Just like rag dolls


LAYING BLAME from U.S. radio promo CD single _Take It In_
------------

Fame and fortune don't interest me
Just as long as I have you
Notoriety (?) 
Just as long as I have you
As I have you

Just as long I have you (x2)

Wealth and success, I couldn't care less
Next to you they leave me unimpressed
Sex and fame seem pretty tame
Next to knowing that you feel the same
That you feel the same

Next to knowing that you feel the same (x3)

La, la, la...

Love and romance don't stand a chance
'Cause I'm drinking for the dance
Laying blame by any other name
Would sound as sweet
As once I have you at my feet 
You'll feel the shame

I will know that you will feel the shame (x3)
Feel the shame


UNDERWHELMED from the album "Smeared" (**)
------------

She was underwhelmed if that's a word
I know it's not 'cause I looked it up
That's one of the skills that I learned in my school

I was overwhelmed, and I'm sure of that one
'Cause I learned it back in grade school
When I was young

She said you was funny, I said "You are funny"
She said "Thank you" and I said "Never mind"
She rolled her eyes, her beautiful eyes

When it's not the grammar, it's the feeling
That is certainly in my heart
But not in hers

But not in hers (x4)

We were talking about people that Eve meets
I felt like an ass cause I was one
She said "It's ok" but I felt like I just ate my young

She is obviously a person with a cause
I told her that I don't smoke or drink
She told me to loosen up on the way to the L.C.

She skips her classes and gets good grades
I go to my courses rain or shine
She's passing her classes while I attend mine

While I attend mine (x4)

She wrote out a story about her life
I think it included something about me
I'm not sure of that but I'm sure of one thing:
Her spelling's atrocious

She told me to read between the lines
And tell her exactly what I got out of it
I told her "afection" had two f's
Especially when you're dealing with me

I usually notice all the little things
Since I was proud of it, she says it's annoying
She cursed me up and down and rolled her r's
Her beautiful r's

She says I'm caught up in trivialities
But all I really want to know is what she thinks of me
I think my love for her makes me miss the point

I missed the point (x7)
Hey mister

(**     Versions of _Underwhelmed_ also grace the "Hear and Now"
        compilation, and the "Peppermint" EP.)


RASPBERRY from the album "Smeared"
---------

Through the music there's a dancing girl
She can be broken in your hands
She knows you're looking at her
But that's what scares her
You're in the space that she commands

She still likes you, you might get a call
She'll ask you why you stood and stared
You will be hearing from her
But that should scare you
She still likes you, be prepared

"Pardon me for calling
But I'm just checking in
You don't know who I am
But I know where you've been"
You sit and tap your fingers
When you should tap your phone 
Tap all your resources
Until she leaves you alone
She leaves you alone

The girl's got nothing on you
But that's what bugs you
'Cause you still let her get to you

"Pardon me for calling
But I'm just checking in
You don't know who I am
But I know where you've been"
You sit and tap your fingers
When you should tap your phone 
Tap all your resources
Until she leaves you alone
She leaves you alone


I AM THE CANCER from the album "Smeared"
---------------

So long Matthew
I will miss you
There is too much to do
Or I'd go with you
It's a bad time
I haven't got a dime

So long Astlan
I now know where you've been
But I don't know where you're going
There's security in knowing
But I know some morning
Without any warning
You'll be gone
Oh, you
Kiss me, kiss me
Now you're s'posed to miss me

So long Andrew
I will miss you
I just wrote you
I don't know it's you
Better answer
I am the cancer
Removed from you
Oh you
Missed me, missed me
Now you got to kiss me
Kiss me goodbye

So long Scarecrow
At least with you I know you're
Going nowhere
What do you care
There's nothing up your sleeve
You can never leave
Why would you
Stay there Scarecrow
Sorry I had to go but
I shall return
It was my turn
To get away
Sorry you have to stay
So I can go

Miss you most of all
Kiss me, kiss me
I can't wait until you kiss me
Until you kiss me
I can't wait until you kiss me
Kiss me again


MEDIAN STRIP from the album "Smeared"
------------

I can't tell you what I want to
I can't tell you I can smell you a mile away
Measured arms you flexed before
Next to a battleship
You made me mad, I made you sad
And now I'm glad you're gone
Take me on, take me on

Count to ten and I'll be there
Tone it down, I'll be in the barrel
Point came for you to be Glenn Close to me
Can't you see I can't be
Who you be I M-I-S-S
I assess the situation
Differently

You should hit the median strip (x2)

Take me on, take me on

Through the bend I set you straight
Til the flies were both untied
To fight was on your mind
Tonight I don't feel fine
Feel free to dwell on what you feel
Free to say I don't feel free
You made me mad and now I've had 
To say that I was wrong

You should hit the median strip (x2)

Take me on, take me on


TAKE IT IN from the album "Smeared"
----------

I know it's none of my business what you do
But you don't have a clue
He's just a friend but he's got it out for you
I thought I should tell you

Hold this close to your chest, no one can know
He won't let his feelings show
He keeps them under wraps although
They would love to flow

What he never told you
Is that he would love to hold you
Take a look around
Take it in

Take it in (x2)

I don't think that it's appropriate to cry
Here's something to wipe your eye
His only fault is that he was much too shy
And he didn't even try

Sobbing all by yourself is no way to be
There's plenty of fish in his sea
It's not the end of the world take it from me
You can take from me

'Cause you have more to offer
Than you will ever know
Take a deep breath
Take it in

Take it in (x5)

Hold me close to your chest before you go
There's something that you should know
Put your mouth on my back and gently blow
Where does the warmness go?

Into my arms and shoulders
Could I be any bolder
Looks like you have been 
Taken in

Take it in (x7)


500 UP from the album "Smeared"
------

She comes running down like water
Splashing around with the ones that taught her
She's just like that farmer's daughter
Everyone laughs at the joke
And we're laughing
She don't know what it means
She just knows that it's not what it seems

Everybody knows that she's going nowhere
Everybody always tells her how much they care
When all they really care about is growing their hair
And getting it cut
And we're laughing
She don't know what it means
She just knows that it's not what it seems

She's running down much faster
Home base is around the corner
All she can hear is laughter
And that's all that's in store for her

Sliding downwards yelled the batter
That's what they say
Five hundred up
On the ladder

She comes running down like water
She comes running down

Everybody knows that she's going nowhere
Everybody always tells her how much they care
When all they really care about is cutting their hair
And letting it grow
And we're laughing
She don't know what it means
She just knows that it's not what it seems

She running down much faster
Home base is around the corner
All she can hear is laughter
And that's all that's in store for her


MARCUS SAID from the album "Smeared" (**)
-----------

Follow me
I know the artist has to see
And when I heard about his scene
I'm just glad my top was clean


When the ceiling hit my friends
What tragic ends

Marcus said
Or at least he might have said
"I know what it is to be sad
You should see what I once had"

Eighty-three
The man I swear I'd like to be
God help me

Hardy-hardy-hartist
I am the artist
That makes it easy for you
To      

What I find
Is I can't drink until I'm blind
But I don't mind

Just take one look at my eye

It means everything to me

Hardy-hardy-hartist
I am the artist
That makes it easy for you
To

Alcoholic alchemy
Write some for me
I can turn it into gold
How did I get old?


SUGARTUNE from the album "Smeared"
---------

I wrote for you this sugartune
To help you through what you've got to do
When you're on the ground and keep falling down
Remember how I made these sounds
Sounds, sounds, sounds, sounds

When you're on your own feeling all alone
Remember that you always got a home
I'm outside trying hard to hide
The fact that I'm scared to be by your side

I know when everybody's got one, you want one too (x2)

I know when everybody's got one, you want one too (x2)

I wrote for you this sugartune
To help you through what you've got to do
When you're on the ground and keep falling down
Remember how I made these sounds
Sounds, sounds, sounds, sounds


LEFT OF CENTRE from the album "Smeared"
--------------

I remember Uncle Owen
Because the story's aimed at me
That was 1977
I was in grade three
Since then I got to thinking
I really can't remember
The last time I was the centre
Of the target of pop culture
You see, I'm slightly left of centre
Of the bullseye you've created
It's sad to know that if you hit me
Then it's because you were not careful

Yeah, I got the middle child blues
I couldn't wear your platform shoes
But now it's safe to go back in the water
And I prefer Neptune's daughter
My older brother's pushing forty
My kid sister's only nine
Everything he knows is retro
The only word she knows is mine
You see I'm just outside of nowhere
But pretty soon you'll be in my care
And there's just so many of you
But not enough like me to love you


LEMONZINGER from the album "Smeared"
-----------

Sound asleep
Asleep with the radio
A feel-good show
Played a song
The one that hits your heart
>From the start

Hits your heart, from the start (x2)

The melody
So sweet you want to die
Violently
Like the guitar
I'm a teenage superstar
Stereo

Superstar, stereo (x4)

Love the chorus
Somehow the perfect voice
Is the world to me
I'm on your side
Those were the sweetest words
Spoke to me

Sweetest words, spoke to me (x2)


TWO SEATER from the album "Smeared"
----------

Boy, what is worse
You were all matches
And my roots go
Deep into the earth
How deep they go
You'll never know
You'll never know

I'm sorry (x2)

First it was me
And then it was you
God it was
I stop in for two
You know how it feels
Then what do you do
What do you do

I'm sorry
About the way I liked it
I'm sorry
I'm sorry

You wanna be one
You wanna have one
Wishes and
What is the reason
You wanna be one
You wanna have one
Wishes and
What is the reason

I'm sorry about the way I liked it (x2)

Friend, what is worse
When you're all matches
And my roots go
Deep into the earth
How deep they go
You'll never know
You'll never know

I'm sorry about the way I liked it (x2)
I'm sorry (x4)


WHAT'S THERE TO DECIDE from the album "Smeared"
----------------------

Where did ya go to
And how did ya get there 
Hope you come back soon
I've left your empty room

Where did ya go to 
And how did ya get there
Hope you come back soon
You left me with plenty of room
To breathe

But I feel like I'm choking
You see
Can't you see

Whether it's a half a mile
Or a thousand miles
Well, won't put on your shoes 
Just for something to do
For me

Whether it's a half a mile
Or a thousand miles
Well, it's probably too far
More like a trip across the stars
To you

And I feel like I'm choking
You see
Can't you see

What's there to decide
You figure one step forward
Is one step back
Stuck on a circus ride
It always stops up in midair
No one even knows you're there

What's there to decide

But I feel like I'm choking
You see
Can't you see

What's there to decide
One step forward is one step back
Stuck on a circus ride
Self assured but you don't care
Don't get blinded by the glare

What's there to decide
What's there to decide