Bowling For Soup Thirteen

Pinch my arm because I’m dreamin’

Better get me out of here

Once again my head is screamin’

Gotta get her off my mind

She’s stayin’

And I’m prayin’

That she doesn’t know what’s on my mind

When she’s around

She’s stayin’

Complaining

Cause she doesn’t know what’s on my mind

When she’s around

Suddenly I’ve got this feeling

I can’t stop it anymore

Wake me again I’m dreamin’

Gotta get this off my mind

She’s stayin’

And I’m prayin’

That she doesn’t know what’s on my mind

When she’s around

She’s stayin’

Complaining

Cause she doesn’t know what’s on my mind

When she’s around

Pinch my arm because I’m dreamin’

Better get me out of here

Once again my head is screamin’

Gotta get her off my mind

She’s stayin’

And I’m prayin’

That she doesn’t know what’s on my mind

When she’s around

She’s stayin’

Complaining

Cause she doesn’t know what’s on my mind

When she’s around

Bowling For Soup 1985

Debbie just hit the wall

She never had it all

One Prozac a day

Husband’s a CPA

Her dreams went out the door

When she turned twenty four

Only been with one man

What happened to her plan?

She was gonna be an actress

She was gonna be a star

She was gonna shake her ass

On the hood of Whitesnake’s car

Her yellow SUV is now the enemy

Looks at her average life

And nothing has been alright

since Bruce Springsteen, Madonna

Way before Nirvana

There was U2 and Blondie

And music still on MTV

Her two kids in high school

They tell her that she’s uncool

‘Cause she’s still preoccupied

With 19, 19, 1985

1985

She’s seen all the classics

She knows every line

Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink

Even Saint Elmo’s Fire

She rocked out to Wham

Not a big Limp Bizkit fan

Thought she’d get a hand

On a member of Duran Duran

Where’s the mini-skirt made of snake skin

And who’s the other guy that’s singing in Van Halen

When did reality become T.V.

Whatever happened to sitcoms, game shows

(on the radio was)

Springsteen, Madonna

Way before Nirvana

There was U2 and Blondie

And music still on MTV

Her two kids in high school

They tell her that she’s uncool

‘Cause she’s still preoccupied

With 19, 19, 1985

She hates time make it stop

When did Mötley Crüe become classic rock?

And when did Ozzy become an actor?

Please make this stop, stop, stop!

And bring back

Springsteen, Madonna

Way before Nirvana

There was U2 and Blondie

And music still on MTV

Her two kids in high school

They tell her that she’s uncool

‘Cause she’s still preoccupied

With 1985

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna

Way before Nirvana

There was U2 and Blondie

And music still on MTV

Her two kids in high school

They tell her that she’s uncool

‘Cause she’s still preoccupied

With 19, 19, 1985

Bowling For Soup As Happy As Happy Gets

How am I? I’m doing fine

It’s been awhile since you were mine

But I don’t want you to sleep with him

Love is such an easy game

Cause everybody knows my name

But I don’t want you to sleep with him

No, I don’t want you to sleep with him

I wish that I could take back all the things that make you feel different

You made a difference in me

I hope you know that I never ever meant to make you cry

And I don’t want you to sleep with him

I found my way somehow

Things are so much better now

But I hate that you’re in love with him

Late nights and crazy times

You never really cross my mind

But I hate that you’re in love with him

Yeah, I hate that you’re in love with him

I wish that I could take back all the things that make you feel different

You made a difference in me

I hope you know that I never ever meant to make you cry

And I don’t want you to sleep with him

And I don’t want you to sleep with him

Warped Tour five years ago

Watching The Maine and All Time Low

Kiss me twice and before I knew

We were looking for something crazy to do

You laid beside me under the stars

With the background noise of the passing cars

You said

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I don’t want you to sleep with him)

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I hate that you’re in love with him)

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I don’t want you to sleep with him)

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I hate that you’re in love with him)

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I don’t want you to sleep with him)

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I hate that you’re in love with him)

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I don’t want you to sleep with him)

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I hate that you’re in love with him)

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I don’t want you to sleep with him)

“If this is as happy as happy gets, well, I’m fine with that”

(And I know that you’re gonna sleep with him)

Bowling For Soup The Bare Necessities

Look for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife

I mean the bare necessities

Old Mother Nature’s recipes

That brings the bare necessities of life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam

I couldn’t be fonder of my big home

The bees are buzzin’ in the tree

To make some honey just for me

When you look under the rocks and plants

And take a glance at the fancy ants

Then maybe try a few

The bare necessities of life will come to you

They’ll come to you!

Look for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife

I mean the bare necessities

That’s why a bear can rest at ease

With just the bare necessities of life

Now when you pick a pawpaw

Or a prickly pear

And you prick a raw paw

Next time beware

Don’t pick the prickly pear by the paw

When you pick a pear

Try to use the claw

But you don’t need to use the claw

When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw

Have I given you a clue ?

The bare necessities of life will come to you

They’ll come to you!

So just try and relax, yeah cool it

Fall apart in my backyard

‘Cause let me tell you something little britches

If you act like that bee acts, uh uh

You’re working too hard

And don’t spend your time lookin’ around

For something you want that can’t be found

When you find out you can live without it

And go along not thinkin’ about it

I’ll tell you something true

The bare necessities of life will come to you

Look for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife

I mean the bare necessities

That’s why a bear can rest at ease

With just the bare necessities of life

The bare necessities of life will come to you

Bowling For Soup Graduation Trip

It was so long ago

That feels so strange to say

How does 18 years ago

Seem just like yesterday

A hundred kids from around the world

On a ship to the great unknown

Two boys for every girl

You had never been away from home

You were drinking something really green

Hopping around like a grasshopper

I was sipping diesel gasoline

Then I threw up on the mezzanine

I wonder if it ever crosses your mind

‘Cause I’m afraid it’s something I dwell on all of the time

I hear you’re doing amazing, and

Believe me, that makes me smile

But I hope you think of me every once in a while

We watched the stars shine

Ate chicken by the slot machines

I was with a friend of mine

He got into your roommates’ jeans

We danced to Aerosmith

And then we watched the sun appear

I took a bracelet from your wrist

You took an earring from my ear

You twisted one last twirl

Then kissed me so fucking hard

And all at once our friends would leave

Our hair tangled in the ocean breeze

You told me you loved me

I asked you if you were sure

You said you thought so

And then I said that I loved you too

I wonder if it ever crosses your mind

‘Cause I’m afraid it’s something I dwell on all of the time

I hear you’re doing amazing, and

Believe me, that makes me smile

But I hope you think of me every once in a while

Georgia girl meets Texas boy

Place in time so far away

Like Leonardo Di Caprio

But our ship sank a different way

A lifetime in four short days

Said goodbye and we never looked back

A few letters always ended the same

I love you, did you know that?

I wonder if it ever crosses your mind

‘Cause I’m afraid it’s something I dwell on all of the time

I hear you’re doing amazing, and

Believe me, that makes me smile

But I hope you think of me every once in a while

Yeah I hope you think of me every once in a while

Bowling For Soup Undertow

Another roller coaster ride,

We were stuck, in overdrive,

You were broken-hearted; I was all right,

When I met you….

She tried to ditch me and I tried to hate her,

But we’re still here ten break-ups later.

I’ve got this figured out, but I still don’t understand her,

She’s like the perfect wave in a shark infested sea.

When she breaks, she rains down on me,

And I can’t catch my breath,

But I won’t let ‘er go…

Yes, I feel at home in the undertow.

My friends told me “Man you’re gonna crash,

A car like that’ll knock you on your ass

I told ’em all that they could eat our dust,

And we’re still truckin’ on…

[Chorus]

Seems like I never win, I never learned how to swim,

I spend my whole life treadin’ water…

You got me off of the beach and now I’m back in the reef,

You can be my life preserver…

Ba-ba-da-ba [x6] (hold the last “ba”)

I’ve got this figured out, but I still don’t understand her,

She’s like the perfect wave in a shark infested sea.

When she breaks, she rains down on me,

And I can’t catch my breath,

But I won’t let ‘er go…

Yes, I feel at home in the undertow.

I’ve got this figured out, but I still don’t understand her,

She’s like the perfect wave in a shark infested sea.

When she breaks, she rains down on me,

And I can’t catch my breath,

But I won’t let ‘er go…

Yes, I feel at home in the undertow… [x3]

Bowling For Soup Life After Lisa

I’m waking up and bakin’

Watching the parade cause today’s the day I got over you

Taking out the trash and the pictures that I stashed

Of the two of us in 1992

You stole my heart when Eddie Veder was king

I gave you a foot massage I gave you my ring

You left me for a drummer cause you said I couldn’t sing

But, That’s ok

[CHORUS]

Cause there’ll be

No more mountain climbing in the rain

No more Long hair clogging up the drain

No more Life will never be the same

Life after Lisa is not so bad at all

Saw you with the dude who gave us our first tattoos

Did he cover up my name that was fast

Can you believe that I’m alive, still not working 9 to 5

And my little band is kicking some ass

So when you asked me if I hated you now

It’s not you it’s just all of the times I missed out

On sleeping with your roommate every time you passed out

But, That’s ok

[CHORUS]

I’ll bet you’re saying to yourself that you’ll find somebody else like me

But all I’ve gotta say is there ain’t no fucking way that you’re getting me to say

I’m sorry……….Not today!!!

[CHORUS]

Cleaning up the house again

Listening to House Of Pain

Having headaches in my brain

Listening to you complain

Shopping at the mall again

I’m out of rhymes I’ve gotta say

Life after Lisa is not so bad at all!!!!

Bowling For Soup Valentino

She got a valentine from Gary

I opened it up it said, “Would you please be mine.”

I gave her flowers and some candy

She opened them up and said, “You’re trying to

make me fat.”

[chorus]

(now)

I just want a new girlfriend

I just want someone to make me laugh

I just want a new girlfriend

I just want someone to laugh at me

not to smart, not to tall,

likes to watch tv and play basketball

I bought a car and let her drive it

She opened the door and said “ Oh bother, this is

red.”

I gave her all my notes from algebra

She opened em up and said , “I can’t believe you’re

so stupid.”

I won’t ever make her wash my car, NO!

I won’t ever take a walk, not unless she’s there

Oh, oh, oh, oh!

Bowling For Soup Catalyst

I want you to sit and listen now

I know it’s more like me to wanna make out

But I thought that we could try something new

I’m not perfect but you swear I am

Doing my best to be a better man

And I have to say it’s all because of you

You are the catalyst

You make me the best me that I’ve ever been

You are the catalyst

You make me trust you and like myself again

Can you tell me

How in the world could I ever ask for more

You show me love I’ve never felt before

You are the catalyst

Up in lights but all alone in the crowd

You found me underneath the darkest cloud

And it’s safe to say you saved me that day

I hope you know that you’re my best friend

I’ve got your back until the very end

And together we will find our way

You are the catalyst

You make me the best me that I’ve ever been

You are the catalyst

You make me trust you and like myself again

Can you tell me

How in the world could I ever ask for more

You show me love I’ve never felt before

You are the catalyst

Remembering the first night we were drunk in the cab

I got so lost in you that I forgot where I lived

So you looked up my address on your phone

You are the catalyst

You make me the best me that I’ve ever been

You are the catalyst

You make me the best me that I’ve ever been

You are the catalyst

You make me trust you and like myself again

Can you tell me

How in the world could I ever ask for more

You show me love I’ve never felt before

You are the catalyst

(I wanna see you smile everyday)

You are the catalyst

(I hope you know you’re my best friend)

You are the catalyst

(You are, you are)

You are, you are, you are the catalyst

You are…

Bowling For Soup Ack!!

She’s a lovely girl

But only when she gets her way

She can be thoughtful

Which is cool sometimes

I think i like her

But she sends an inconsistent vibe

I hold my hand out

Then she punches me good-bye

She’s got me tied up in her eyes

Makes me compromise myself

Feeds on dis-illusion

I wish she was just an illusion……Whoa

Kicked the grass up

While ya waited outside my front door

She drove it twice around

Before she stopped and let me in

I want to tell her, exactly how confused i am

I try to stop, but then i can’t begin

She’s got me tied up in her eyes

Make me compromise myself

Feeds on dis-illusion

I wish she was an illusion…..Whoa [x2]