Stray Cats – Choo Choo Hot Fish lyrics

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ELVIS ON VELVET
All night long way black top highway midnight hittin’ the groove
Mustang radio rag top jukebox hound dog don’t be cruel
Roadside rest stop all night truck stop side show out of a van
Rhinestone lunchbox ashtray junk shop key chain hittin’ the fan

Elvis on velvet – don’t know why it makes me blue
Elvis on velvet – it’s got a strange effect on you
Elvis on velvet – somehow it makes me mad
Elvis on velvet – and I can see him tonight up on the road ahead

Well, drift back daydream Memphis street scene 1955
Street flair flat bed three piece string band shakin’ man alive
Then heartbreak hotel, jailhouse rock, love me tender please
I’m all shooked up, too much, so treat me nice and wear my ring

Elvis on velvet – I don’t know why it makes me blue
Elvis on velvet – it’s got a strange effect on you
Elvis on velvet – somehow it makes me mad
Elvis on velvet – and I can see him tonight up on the road ahead

Well, Graceland wasteland right this way ma’am one low price to pay
His life, his love, his home, his stuff, his final resting place
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, thy records re-released
All kneel to second guess and bless him, let him rest in peace

Elvis on velvet – I don’t know why it makes me blue
Elvis on velvet – it’s got a strange effect on you
Elvis on velvet – somehow it makes me mad
Elvis on velvet – and I can see him tonight up on the road ahead

Elvis on velvet – I don’t know why it makes me blue
Elvis on velvet – it’s got a strange effect on you
Elvis on velvet – somehow it makes me mad
Elvis on velvet – and I can see him tonight up on the road ahead

 

CRY BABY
Pick you up on a saturday night
Hopin’ that later I can hold you tight
Spendin’ my money like it’s out of style
I love my truck, it brings a smile from you
Oh yeah, baby, all right
You don’t like it, I’ll say goodnight
I don’t need no cry, baby bye bye

Took you out on another date
I begged you baby please don’t be late
Supposed to be ready about an hour ago
Me downstairs just pacin’ the floor
You’re late – oh yeah
I’ll wait – all right
You don’t like it, I’ll say goodnight
I don’t need no cry, baby bye bye

The moon is rising, we could be driving
Girl, we’re just wasting time
With all your crying your just denying
Any love that comes to you

Bless my soul what’s wrong with you
Crying all the time like babies do
The game you’re playing is just not my bag
Why must you be such a drag
No fun – oh yeah
I’m done – all right
You don’t like it, I’ll say goodnight
I don’t need no cry, baby bye bye

The moon is rising, we could be driving
Girl, we’re just wasting time
With all your crying your just denying
Any love that comes to you

Bless my soul what’s wrong with you
Crying all the time like babies do
The game you’re playing is just not my bag
Why must you be such a drag
No fun – oh yeah
I’m done – all right
You don’t like it, I’ll say goodnight
I don’t need no cry, baby bye bye
Baby bye bye
Baby bye bye
Baby bye bye
Baby bye bye
Cry, baby bye bye
Cry, baby bye bye

 

PLEASE DON’T TOUCH
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much

Well, there ain’t no other woman that makes me feel this way
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)
When she comes up close I just ain’t got a word to say
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)

Please don’t touch, I shake so much
Please don’t touch, I shake so much

Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much

You know I get so nervous when I see her eyes that shine
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)
She looks right through me and a shiver runs down my spine
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)

Please don’t touch, I shake so much
Please don’t touch, I shake so much

I don’t know why she’s got her claws in me
I wanna be a bachelor fancy free
Runnin’ from the preacher, oh what a relief
Spending my life just shakin’ like a leaf

I remember the first time her ruby lips brushed my cheek
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)
Well, I opened up my mouth but the rest of me just couldn’t speak
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)

Please don’t touch, I shake so much
Please don’t touch, I shake so much

Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much

I don’t know why she’s got her claws in me
I wanna be a bachelor fancy free
Runnin’ from the preacher oh what a relief
Spending my life just shakin’ like a leaf

I remember the first time her ruby lips brushed my cheek
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)
I opened up my mouth but the rest of me just couldn’t speak
(Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much)

Please don’t touch I shake so much
Please don’t touch I shake so much

Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much
Don’t you touch me baby ‘cause I’m shakin’ so much

 

SLEEPWALK
— Instrumental —

 

LUST N LOVE
The wind is blowin’ beer cans down a cold deserted street
I feel as empty as those beer cans rollin’ past my feet
I can hear Chicago blues from an out of tune guitar
And a 1939 neon sign buzzin’ above the bar

I’m at an intersection lost my direction
And I don’t know which way to go
She left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
She left me on the corner of lust and love

I got an old tattoo dedicated to you covered up with thorns
But the heart bleeds through and your name does too forever on my arm
Each night I go walkin’ through the darkness all alone
But I never get of that dirty old street, no matter how far I roam

Intersection lost my direction
And I don’t know which way to go
She left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
She left me on the corner of lust and love

Underneath the street lights, I strain my eyes to see
The silhouettes reflection of a long black Mercury
Shadows on the pavement from the corners of my eye
Fool me into thinkin’ my baby’s passin’ by

Intersection lost my direction
And I don’t know which way to go
She left me on the corner of lust and love
You’re the only one I’ve been thinking of
Left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love
She left me on the corner of lust and love
Left me on the corner of lust and love

 

BEAUTIFUL BLUES
Always a queen, always so fine
Always some joker standin’ in line to get a view
And now he’s hittin’ on you
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

Since you were a babe you’ve been heaven sent
Just think of all the money
These crazy men have spent on you
I guess I’m one of them too
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

Now there must be times when you get tired of being idolized
It’s got you searchin’ for a man who ain’t that kind of guy
Where you gonna be when you get old
You’re gonna need somebody to have and to hold on to
Who really cares about you, I do
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

Always a queen, always so fine
Always some joker standin’ in line to get a view
And now he’s hittin’ on you
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

I’m gonna tell you since you were a babe you’ve been heaven sent
Just think of all the money these crazy men spent on you
I guess I’m one of them too
Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

Now there must be times when you get tired of being idolized
It’s got you searchin’ for a man who ain’t that kinda guy
Where you gonna be when you get old
You’re gonna need somebody to have and to hold on to
Who really cares about you

Well, let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful
Let me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful
Let, me hear you sing it
Baby, sing the beautiful blues

 

CROSS OF LOVE
Well, where does it say all the love that we made must disappear
And who made the rule that the one who is cruel won’t cry the tears
Well, we woke up unsatisfied, got out of bed and said goodbye
But don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
I got down on my knees and prayed to the lord above
Don’t leave me now, baby realize you can’t make our love a sacrifice
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Who pays the cost if the love that is lost goes unredeemed
And why should I care if this cross that I bear is destiny
My heart was pure, my love was strong, forgive me if I’ve done you wrong
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
I got down on my knees and prayed to the lord above
Don’t leave me now, baby realize you can’t make our love a sacrifice
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Where does it say all the love that we made must disappear
And who made the rule that the one who is cruel won’t cry the tears
Well, now I know how cruel thou art
Have mercy baby on my heart
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love
I got down on my knees and prayed to the lord above
Don’t leave me now, baby realize you can’t make our love a sacrifice
Don’t leave me here dying on the cross of love

Don’t you leave me here dying on the cross of love
Don’t you leave me here dying on the cross of love

 

CAN’T GO BACK TO MEMPHIS
Low down dealin’ in Memphis, a card game in a back room
I was lookin’ at my last dollar hopin’ lady luck would come by soon
They raised the betting limit, the cards were flying fast
I bet away my future, I’d already lost my past

I can’t go back to Memphis
I can’t go back to Memphis – I played out every game
Can’t go back to Memphis
Can’t go back to Memphis – Everybody knows my name
Too many people wanna even out the score
And I can’t go back to Memphis no more

I hung out on the east side, I heard my reputation was in doubt
It was starting to look like a bad ride
It looked like time for gettin’ out
I sent the man a message, said I was gonna split
He sent a message back that said I don’t let nobody quit

I can’t go back to Memphis
I can’t go back to Memphis – I played out every game
Can’t go back to Memphis
Can’t go back to Memphis – Everybody knows my name
Too many people wanna even out the score
And I can’t go back to Memphis no more

I tried my best to beat the system but the system put me back in my place
They maintained a delicate balance where no one got in nobody’s face
I tried to make a dollar just surviving in the streets
I fought the gangs, I fought the law but they both had me beat

I can’t go back to Memphis
I can’t go back to Memphis – I played out every game
I can’t go back to Memphis
Can’t go back to Memphis – Everybody knows my name
Too many people wanna even out the score
And I can’t go back to Memphis no more

I can’t go back to Memphis
I can’t go back to Memphis
Get outta town

 

JADE IDOL
— Instrumental —

 

MY HEART IS A LIAR
Sittin’ by myself lookin’ out a broken window
And out on the street crowds of people passin’ by
But how are they to know I’m feeling so alone
I feel like I could break down and cry
Now I know how broken hearts must feel

But my heart is a liar for you
My heart is a liar it’s true
The flame keeps on burnin’, burnin’ so high
Never gonna die, why

Sittin’ all alone, feelin’ sorry for myself
I catch my reflection and I see the kind of fool I’ve been
But how was I to know I had to let you go
The only way to make it alright
Now you’ve lit the flame again

My heart is a liar for you
My heart is a liar it’s true
The flame keeps on burnin’, burnin’ so high
It’s never gonna die, why

Sometimes I think, I pass you by
But it’s just love blinding my eyes

Sittin’ all alone, feelin’ sorry for myself
I catch my reflection and I see the kinda fool I’ve been
But how was I to know I had to let you go
The only way to make it alright
Now you’ve lit the flame again

My heart is a liar for you
My heart is a liar it’s true
The flame keeps burnin’, burnin’ so high
It’s never gonna die, no no
My heart is a liar for you
My heart is a liar it’s true
The flame keeps burnin’, burnin’ so high
Never gonna die, why

 

LET’S GO FASTER (bonus track for Europe and Japan)
Hey, let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

Well Johnny’s got a car
He drives it much too fast
And if he keeps it up
You know his life won’t last
But Johnny wants to go
He don’t wanna stop

Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

Johnny’s got a girl
She tries to slow him down
They’re headed for a crash
On the streets of this here town
But Johnny wants to go
He don’t wanna stop

Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

One rainy night racing down highway nine
He hit the brakes just in the nick of time
But too late to see the bend in the road up ahead
He’s out of control like the life that he led

Let’s go

Johnny’s got a car
He drives it much too fast
And if he keeps it up
You know his life won’t last
But Johnny wants to go
No, he don’t wanna stop

Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster
Let’s go faster, faster
Hey, let’s go faster, faster

 

MYSTERY TRAIN
Train arrived sixteen coaches long
Train arrived sixteen coaches long
Well, that long black train
It’s got my baby and gone

Train train comin’ around the bend
Train train comin’ around the bend

Train train comin’ around the bend
Train train comin’ around the bend
Well, it took my baby
But it never will again

Train train comin’ around the bend
Train train comin’ around the bend
Well, it took my baby
But it never will again

Hey Jim, are you ready
Lee, are you ready
We get on the train