THE JAM lyrics - In The City

Art School

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Anything that you wanna do, anyplace that you wanna go Don't need permission for everything that you want Any taste that you feel is right Wear any clothes just as long as they're bright Say what you want, 'cos this is a new art school Do what you want if it takes your mind Better do it now, 'cos you won't have time And never worry if people laugh at you The fools only laugh 'cos they envy you Time is motion and the hands are fast Young words are mumbled, they don't always last It's up to us to be sure they understand Who makes the rules that make people select Who is to judge that your ways are correct The media as watchdog is absolute shit The TV telling you what to think Anything that you wanna do, anyplace that you wanna go Don't need permission for everything that you want Any taste that you feel is right Wear any clothes just as long as they're bright Say what you want, 'cos this is a new art school Do what you want, 'cos this is the new art school

Any Time, Any Place

JANET JACKSON "Janet"
In the thunder and rain You stare into my eyes I can feel your hand Movin up my thighs Skirt around my waist Wall against my face I can feel your lips Oooh [BRIDGE:] I don't wanna stop just because People walkin by are watchin us I don't give a damn what they think I want you now I don't wanna stop just because You feel so good inside of my love I'm not gonna stop no no no I want you All I wanna say is [CHORUS:] Any time And any place I don't care who's around Mmmm Any time And any place I don't care who's around Nonononono Weeoooh-hooo Ooooooohooo Hoohoo Dancin on the floor Feelin the slow groove My mind is startin to burn With forbidden thoughts Strangers all around With the lights down low I was thinkin maybe we could Well...you know [BRIDGE] [CHORUS (2x)]

Carry Me Back

TOMMY JAMES
Carry me back, I don't wanna be here. (Don't wanna be here.) Take me back. Take me home. (Take me home.) I've been gone for such a long time. (Such a long time.) Won't you get me back (Get me back.) where I belong? (I belong.) Runnin' so hard to find my freedom And I lost myself (Lost myself.) along the way. (Along the way.) And it's gettin' too dark to travel on; (To travel on.) Much too late for me to stay. Oh, too late to stay. Carry me back. I don't belong here. I need to be with people, people like me. Oh, carry me back. Everything is wrong here. This ain't the way it's supposed to be. Makin' my way down a hard road; (Down a hard road.) Miles and miles, (Miles and miles.) day to day. (Day to day.) Lookin' too close to see the magic (See the magic.) And lookin' for love (Lookin' for love.) too far away. (Too far away.) Takin' a look around the corner: I close my eyes; (Close my eyes.) I can't take no more. Another street of only strangers, But I've seen 'em all before. Oh, seen 'em all before. So, carry me back. I don't belong here. I need to be with people, people like me. Oh, carry me back. Everything is wrong here. This ain't the way it's supposed to be. Oh, carry me back. I don't belong here. Yeah, I need to be with people, people like me. Yeah, carry me back. Everything is wrong here. This ain't the way it's supposed to be. Carry me back, (Carry me back.) I don't wanna be here. (I don't wanna be here.) Take me back. (Take me back.) Take me home. (Take me home.) I've been gone (I've been gone.) for such a long time. (Such a long time.) Get me back where I belong. Oh, where I belong.

Names And Dates And Times

ANI DIFRANCO "Puddle Dive"
I know so many white people I mean, where do I start the trouble with white people is you can't tell them apart I'm so bad with names and dates and times but I'm big on faces that is, except for mine I believe you when you tell me we've met before this time you've got my interest this time you've got the floor why don't you go and tell me something I don't already know give me something to remember you by when you go I eat too much I laugh too long maybe I'll like too much of you when I'm gone let's go over to the window and sit in the neon light let's go out walking you know, it's garbage night let's go down to the east river and throw something in something we can't live without and then let's start again the more you talk the more I get the sense of something that hasn't happened yet the more you talk the more I want to know the way I'll remember you when I go I eat too much I laugh too long maybe I'll like too much of you when I'm gone I am so many white people I mean where do I start they've got lots of personalities I just can't tell them apart and I never remember anything except for those things which I never forget you know there's no in between I'm big on your face yeah it's big in my mind you're like the rest of the human race you're one of a kind

Steven

JAKE MILLER "The Road Less Traveled"
Yeah, look Let me tell you about a kid named Steven He's slowly running out of things to believe in Every couple of months his mom leaves him, for no good reason his step-dad beats him Not too many friends, only ever had a few of them, but recently they don't want anything to do with him Always eating lunch in the bathroom stall, he just wants to feel normal and be cool again, yeah Always feeling like the outcast, he's been going crazy ever since his dad passed He needs guidance and advice but instead he only has breakdowns and flashbacks of the car crash uh It's been getting harder everyday, if he was still around everything would be OK 'Cause his dad was always the light at the end of the tunnel, but now that same damn tunnel is looking dark and grey He keeps quiet in the back of the class and when the bell rings Steven hurries home fast scared to death the other kids will kick his ass on the long walk home 'Cause its happened in the past so He's getting used to the black eyes and fat lips but all he's got is a fake smile and cut wrists Wishin' he could walk right up to them and show them the scars and say look you're the reason that I've done this Maybe they would finally understand and go back to how it was before it all began But he's just a little different so they taunt him and they beat him Yeah it's all just fun and games, they don't give a damn, yeah His older brother ain't around, in and out of jail, hanging with the wrong crowd He's been doing coke, smoking weed, getting drunk all his life he's a shame no, he's not too proud Now his habits are rubbing off on his little bro yeah, but guess what? Little did he know that every time he did a line, every time he lit a joint, every time he took a shot he would set the mode, So Steven's sitting in his room getting high now Doors locked, music up, with his lights out He just takes another toke til his room fills with smoke 5-6-7 hours til he knocks out Now he started stealing pills from his mom 8-9-10 at a time and now they're gone and maybe for a moment all his problems seem to fade, but the high fades too after not too long and that's when it really sinks in and that's when it hits him that these god damn drugs won't fix him Curled up on the floor, can't take it anymore Now he's talking to God 'cause he's the only one that gets him On his knees, looking up, can't stop crying "God I know we haven't talked in a long time but this time I really need you. Please God help me, say something just give me a sign, because now I'm falling apart and I don't think that I can do it. Please God, give me the strength to pull through it. Tell me, Should I give up? I could end it all right now. I just don't know if I'm brave enough to do it. 'Cause there's gotta be a better way than suicide. Try to wait it out, give it time, you'll be fine. But it's been so long and I still haven't been able to get rid of all the thoughts that I feel inside. So sick, so angry, so mad and to top it off no one even knows that" That's when he stood up, wiped his tears, walked over to his desk and got a pen and a notepad He just couldn't see it getting any better So on a cold dark night in December, Steven knew exactly what he had to do But first he sat down and wrote a couple letters One to his step-dad, one to his mother, couple to the kids at school, one to his brother Bringing them the pain that they once brought him tear drops on the paper one after another Yeah, I hope that you all feel guilty. 'Cause I'm broken now and you can't heal me And now you're all an accomplice in murder each and every one of you has chipped in to kill me So the reason that I'm writing you this evening, is to say goodbye and to tell you that I'm leaving But don't hold your breath 'cause I ain't never coming back Sincerely yours, Steven

Let Me Out

JET "Shaka Rock"
I don't have All of your answers I'm just taking my chances as I see them Someone get me home Every day I feel a little more alone I see the looks on their faces I don't feel the same And it's getting old Trying to do what I've been told I see it all in front of me now Yeeah Let me out Let me out Yeeah Let me out I don't have time for people draggin' me down Waiting on Waiting on someone to feel the same Waiting for someone who can talk straight And it's getting late Someone get me home Every day I feel a little more alone I give you all I can you say you will and then you won't I know everybody's tryin, they got problems of their own But it's getting old I'm trying to do what I've been told I see it all in front of me now Yeeeah Let me out Let me out Yeeeah Let me out I don't have time for people draggin' me down Yeeeah Let me out I won't be the last one shouting Let me out I don't have time for people draggin' me down I know you like I, know myself But there's, only so much that we can tell each other So you say we can, start again But there' so much I know that I've tried hard to forget I see it all in front of me now Yeeeah Let me out I won't be the last one shouting Let me out I don't have time for people draggin' me down Yeeeah Let me out I won't be the last one shouting Let me out Yeeeah Let me out

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