Lyrics: Soldier Jane (Beck)

Yet another example where looking up the lyrics on the net results in painfully incorrect lyrics. I’m not saying this is 100% right, but this is a hell of a lot better than what’s out there. I’ve also added a ‘歌詞 / Lyrics’ category now that there are a few of those on this blog. (By the way, the new Beck album is good!)

Artist: Beck
Song: Soldier Jane
Album: The Information

No one cares what dress she wears at all
Tattered rags and paper bags and all
She’s the one sleeping in the dirt
Drag her down, don’t let her drown in dirt

Lovers drag their canes across the gates
Gamblers light candles for the days
No one wake her up, she’s sleeping still
So put a candle on her window sill

Soldier Jane, don’t be afraid
Take your heart out of the shell
Take your heart out of the shell
Throw it away

Stars, they strike the darkness in the room
Knives, they take the poison from the wound
Cars, they drive us down into the ruins
We sweep our cares away with dirty brooms

Soldier Jane, don’t be afraid
Take your heart out of the shell
Take your heart out of the shell
Throw it away

Lyrics: Champion Sound (Fatboy Slim)

Here’s another case of hard to find lyrics for a Fatboy Slim song. Previously I had transcribed the lyrics for the Fatboy Slim version of The Joker because the lyrics sites had just copied over the lyrics for the original version which was quite incomplete.

On the “Why Try Harder” album there are two new songs, “Champion Sound” and “That Old Pair of Jeans”. There’s acceptable lyrics available on line for the latter, but I couldn’t find any lyrics at all for “Champion Sound”. My CD’s liner notes has lyrics for it (in English and Japanese!) but only the first eight lines of it.

Here is my work in progress for the lyrics to “Champion Sound”. I’m pretty sure it’s at least 90% correct. Suggestions welcome!

(2016-06-18: fixed the line “They they they botch time zones around the world and” almost 10 years on…)

Artist: Fatboy Slim featuring Lateef
Song: Champion Sound
Album: Why Try Harder

Anybody lost looking to get found
Know it when they hear the champion sound
Works like a magnet on the people all around
Know it when they hear the champion sound

Anybody loving music up in your town
Know it when they hear the champion sound
Love it when they hear the champion sound
Need it when they hear the champion: “Watch Out!”

We’ve made tragedy, ripped up sporadically and (4X)

Gimme ride at the party with the bump full of Pearl (3X)

You can’t remain hit and we detect your identity

Anybody lost looking to get found
Know it when they hear the champion sound
Works like a magnet on the people all around
Know it when they hear the champion sound

Anybody loving music up in your town
Know it when they hear the champion sound
Love it when they hear the champion sound
Need it when they hear the champion: “Look Out!”

They they they botch time zones around the world and (4X)

And her true women they cried gradually (3X)

Do your soul grow by holding no rock

Anybody lost looking to get found
Know it when they hear the champion sound
Works like a magnet on the people all around
Know it when they hear the champion sound

Anybody loving music up in your town
Know it when they hear the champion sound
Love it when they hear the champion sound
Need it when they hear the champion

Bugger back to collect the due wanted by (2X)

And then whoever try to disrespect a mighty good time
Or a mighty good rhyme with a fight for the mind
Present at time or let me line flex
Listen and rewind it rebel pirates band at highest

Try this skit trampled by the stampeding feet of the fans
in the crowd screaming: “Yo, that’s Lateef! MaROON!”
That boy Slim on the tune
Rally round it if you’re strong
Throw your arms to the moon, c’mon

Anybody lost looking to get found
Know it when they hear the champion sound
Works like a magnet on the people all around
Know it when they hear the champion sound

Anybody loving music up in your town
Know it when they hear the champion sound
Love it when they hear the champion sound
Need it when they hear the champion: “Watch Out!”

Lyrics: The Joker (Fatboy Slim)

It’s amazing how wrong so many lyrics sites can be

Artist: Fatboy Slim (featuring Bootsy Collins)
Song: The Joker
Album: Palookaville

(Yeah Yeah) Yeah (Yeah)
I wanna know if I got any, uh,
Pockets of resistance… tonight
If not, I want you to join me and uh,
Just put your hands together like this, yeah and, uh

Yeah, lemme tell you what I’m talking ’bout baby

Some people call me the space cowboy
And some people call me the gangster of love (yeah)
And some people walking round calling me Maurice (Maurice?)
Cause I speak of the pompitous of love, yeah.

Oh, have no fear my dear.

People talk about me, baby (talk about me, bad too)
They say I’m doin’ ya wrong, doin’ ya wrong, doin’ ya wrong
Well, don’t let that worry you baby (oh baby baba)
Cause I’m right here, right here, right here, right here at home
(Everybody singing along)

And I want you to know baby

Cause I’m a picker
I’m a grinner
I’m a lover
And I’m a sinner
I play the music in the sun

I’m a joker
I’m a smoker
I’m a midnight toker
I give my loving on the run

Oh, the joker is wild, baby

Come on and follow me
You know I really want you for your company
Even though I’m attached to you physically
My computer mechanism wants you mentally (yeah, baby)
(Shoo be doo be doo shoo be)
You know I really want you for your company (yeah, baba)
(Shoo be doo be doo) (yeah)

Well, uh

You’re the cutest thing
That I ever did see
I really love your peaches
I want to shake your tree
Lovey dovey, dovey lovey, dovey all the time
Ooh eeh baby, I’m gonna show you a good time baby

Cause I’m a picker
I’m a grinner
I’m a lover
And I’m a sinner
I play the music in the sun

I’m a joker
I’m a smoker
I’m a midnight toker
I sure don’t want to hurt no one

The joker is wild (yeah, baby)
You know, he’s got a lot of style (yeah)
(and he) And he swept me off my feet (yeah, baby)
(yeah) You know, he’s gotta be the freak of the week

The joker is wild…

People keep talking bout me like a low down dog (like a low life dog)
They say i’m doin’ ya wrong, doin’ ya wrong (doo doo doo doin’ ya wrong)
Well don’t you know, don’t you worry bout a thing pretty mama (mama, don’t you worry)
Cause i’m right here, right here, right here singing along (yeah baby)

You’re the cutest thing
I ever did see
And I really love your peaches
Woman, come shake for me (shake it)
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time
So, uh, dance on over here, mama,
You know let’s have a good time (let’s have a good time)

That’s what I’m talkin’ about

Cause I’m a picker
I’m a grinner
I’m a lover
And I’m a sinner
I play the music in the sun (yeah, baby)

I’m a joker
I’m a smoker
And I’m a (fo shizzle dizzle my nizzle fizzle bizzle)
I give all of my lovin’ while I’m on the…

Watch out now (yeah)
The joker is wild (yeah, baby)
You know, he’s got a lot of style (fo shizzle dizzle my nizzle fizzle)
And he swept me off my feet (yeah, it’s getting wild here)
You know, he’s gotta be the freak of the week

Hit me

Come on and follow me
You know I really want you for your company
Even though I’m attached to you physically
My computer mechanism wants you mentally
(Shoo be doo be doo shoo be)
You know I really want you for your company
(Shoo be doo be doo doo)
My computer mechanism wants you mentally

Yeah, the joker is wild (joker)
I’m taking back my style (he’s getting wild)
Yeah, get off my cloud baby (yeah)
He’s throwing down deep, deep (yeah)
I guess I’ll be the freak of the week
I guess you’ll be the freak of the week

The joker (yeah) is wild

The joker is wild