Big Star Motel Blues

In this town, television shuts off at two

What can a lonely rock ‘n’ roller do?

Bed so big, the sheets are clean

You’re girlfriend said you were nineteen

The Styrofoam ice bucket’s full of ice

Come up to my motel room and treat me nice

I don’t wanna make no late night New York calls

I don’t wanna stare at those ugly grass mat walls

Chronologically I know you’re young

But when you kissed me in the club you bit my tongue

I’ll write a song for you and put it on my next LP

Come up to my motel room and sleep with me

There’s a Bible in the drawer, don’t be afraid

I’ll put up a sign to warn the cleanup maid

There’s lots of soap and lots of towels

Never mind those desk clerk scowls

I’ll buy you breakfast, they’ll think you’re my wife

Come up to my motel room and save my life

Big Star Back Of A Car

Sitting in the back of a car

Music so loud can’t tell a thing

Thinking ’bout what to say

I can’t find the lines

You know I love you a lot

I just don’t know, should I not?

Waiting for a brighter day

I can’t find a way

I’ll go on and on with you

Like to fall and lie with you

I love you, too

Wo wo wo

Baby, I’m too afraid

I just don’t know if it’s okay

Trying to get away

From everything

Why don’t you take me home

It’s gone too far inside this car

I know I’ll feel a whole lot more

When I get alone

I’ll go on and on with you

Like to fall and lie with you

I love you, too

Wo wo wo

Sitting in the back of a car

Music so loud can’t tell a thing

Thinking ’bout what to say

I can’t find the lines

Big Star Stroke It Noel

Child will you come on down

Come on in with me

Morning says to idle on

Stay clear of the street.

On the wing

And on the land

Can you sing

With anything

Do you wanna dance

Do ya

Do ya, do ya, do ya wanna dance

Stroke it Noel

They say we’re lazy men

Drinkin’ our white wine

We could go right insane

‘Cause we can buy the time

Oh, keep an eye

On the sky

Will they come

Oh the bombs

Do you wanna dance

Easy now, easy now

Do ya, do ya, do ya wanna dance

Do ya wanna, do ya, wanna dance

Big Star Downs

Take downs

Things sinkin’ with a melody

Someone’s gonna ask if you graduated

But as for you

Throw down

Isolated as far as you go

I’m well versed in the walls of worst

In the windows of most

Wind down

A.C.

Coast to coast

High cool ‘cept when I lie with you

Naked on a southern love

Oh cool downs

Cool downs

Wise and prosperous

That I am

Flustered and erratic

‘Cept when I lie with you

Naked on a southern love

Give downs

Rub downs

Lie downs

Any downs at all

Any downs at all

Big Star Hung Up With Summer

The sun in her hair

Under blue sky

Something in the air

Maybe that’s why

I wonder it’s so out of sight

All hung up with summer

Along the trees

Standing there

Flowing with the breeze

Her wavy hair

And I wonder it’s so out of sight

All hung up with summer

I wonder it’s so out of sight

All hung up with summer

And I wonder it’s so out of sight

All hung up with summer

Big Star O, Dana

I rather shoot a woman than a man

I worry whether this is my last life

And girl, if you’re listening

I’m sorry, I can’t help it

O Dana

O Dana, come on

I’m forevermore fighting with Steven

We do our goo-goo-koos

But we know

Overboard and down

And strung out twice

O Dana

O Dana, come on

We seldom know what things are

Two illusions going very far

O Dana

O Dana, come on

I got busted across the bridge

They rounded up every soul

Now never the East Side

She says, “Don’t give a girl a chance”

She’s not afraid to take a chance

O Dana

O Dana, come on

She’s got a magic wand

That says play with yourself before other ones

O Dana

O Dana, come on, come on

O, O Dana, Dana come on

Big Star In The Street

Hanging out, down the street

The same old thing we did last week

Not a thing to do

But talk to you

Steal your car and bring it down

Pick me up, we’ll drive around

Wish we had

A joint so bad

Bust a street light

Out past midnight

Ahh ahh ahh ah

Ahh ahh ahh ah

Hanging out, down the street

The same old thing we did last week

Not a thing to do

But talk to you

Big Star Try Again

Lord, I’ve been trying to be what I should

Lord, I’ve been trying to do what I could

But each time, it gets a little harder

I feel the pain

But I’ll try again

Lord, I’ve been trying to be understood

And Lord, I’ve been trying to do as you would

But each time, it gets a little harder

I feel the pain

But I’ll try again

Big Star Lady Sweet

Lady Sweet, I declare

That you’re the troubled girl for me

And the stars above

And there is no either

Better lover down the street

Looks like you can’t be beat

I might as well be losing sleep, for all the good it would do me

When the fear of failing runs so deep and purely

Lady Sweet

Don’t tell me that I’ve gone crazy

And your beauty is only in my mind

For I can say

That what I see

Is so exactly what I need to find

(maybe one more time)

I might as well be losing sleep, for all the good it would do me

When the fear of failing runs so deeply and truly

Lady Sweet

Can’t you see?

That I’m am free to choose

And I choose Lady Sweet

I know she can’t be beat

I might as well be losing sleep, for all the good it would do me

When the fear of failing runs so deep inside

Just one more time

I might as well be losing sleep, truly straight on trough me

When the fear of failing runs so deep

I do believe is Lady Sweet

Big Star The Ballad Of El Goodo

Years ago, my heart was set to live, oh

And I’ve been trying hard against unbelievable odds

It gets so hard in times like now to hold on

But guns they wait to be stuck by, at my side is God

And there ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

There’s people around who tell you that they know

And places where they send you, and it’s easy to go

They’ll zip you up and dress you down and stand you in a row

But you know you don’t have to, you could just say no

And there ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

I’ve been built up and trusted

Broke down and busted

But they’ll get theirs and we’ll get ours if you can

Just-a hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on

Years ago, my heart was set to live, oh

Though I’ve been trying hard against strong odds

It gets so hard in times like now to hold on

Well, I’ll fall if I don’t fight, and at my side is God

And there ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

Ain’t no one going to turn me ’round

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on