Damn Yankees Fifteen Minutes Of Fame

Young, rich and famous

What you want to be

You give it everything you got

But your sympathy

Been with everybody in the magazines

You know you’re spinning so fast

That you’re running out of fantasies

What you want is

What you need is

What you’re willing to be

It’s so strange

You feel so insane

It’s like–who’s that talking to me

Here’s your 15 minutes of fame

What you gonna give me

To ease the pain

When it’s all over

Won’t know your name

Here’s your 15 minutes of fame

No satisfaction

Your simple creed

You know you pour in everyone you got

Just to fill the need

No doubt you’re witness

To a major scene

But you better not lose your touch

Or you’re history

What you want is

What you need is

What you’re willing to be

It’s so strange

You feel so insane

It’s like–who’s that talking to me

Here’s your 15 minutes of fame

It’s a risky business

It’s a liar’s game

Into the spotlight and out again

Come and get your 15

Your 15 minutes of fame

Here’s your 15 minutes of fame

It’s a risky business

It’s a liar’s game

Into the spotlight and out again

Come and get your 15

Your 15 minutes of fame

Damn Yankees Renegade

Oh mama, I’m in fear for my life

From the long arm of the law

Lawman has put an end to my runnin’

And I’m so far from my home

Oh mama, I can hear you a-cryin’

You’re so scared and all alone

Hangman is comin’ down from the gallows

And I don’t have very long

The jig is up, the news is out

They finally found me

The renegade who had it made

Retrieved for the bounty

Nevermore to go astray

This will be the end today of the wanted man

Oh mama, I’ve been years on the lam

And had a high price on my head

Lawman said “Get him dead or alive”

Now it’s for sure he’ll see me dead

Yeah, mama, I can hear you cryin’

You’re so scared and all alone

Hangman is comin’ down from the gallows

And I don’t have very long

The jig is up, the news is out

They finally found me

The renegade who had it made

Retrieved for the bounty

Nevermore to go astray

The judge will have today on the wanted man

Oh mama, I’m in fear for my life

From the long arm of the law

Hangman is comin’ down from the gallows

And I don’t have very long

The jig is up, the news is out

They finally found me

The renegade who had it made

Retrieved for the bounty

Nevermore to go astray

This will be the end today of the wanted man

The wanted man

And I don’t wanna go

Mama, don’t let them take me!

Damn Yankees Bad Reputation

When you wake up in the morning, and you’re lyin’ in my bed

Do you think of me, how I made you scream

It was an all night love affair (are you ready, I’m ready)

Say “Mary go ’round again”

Would a lollipop get ya back on top from the candy man, yeah friend?

Got a hunger for affection, I just can’t get enough

Well I read you, baby, like an open book

Now the doctor’s in, let me take a look

Say yeah, yeah, s’alright

I got a bad, bad reputation

(I got) a bad, bad reputation

When you step into the spotlight, you’re a cherry red machine

(wanna touch you, wanna taste you)

Wanna kiss you in between

You legs say action, your body built for speed

I know what I do for you, won’t you do the same for me

Did I mention my intentions?

I just can’t get enough

You can huff and puff, try to blow me down

But the big bad wolf is back in town

Say yeah, yeah, I’ll bite

I got a bad, bad reputation

A bad, bad reputation

Ever heard the story (said it’s true)

‘Bout a travellin’ man (he’d been around)

He could have any woman (welcome to)

Palm of his hand (blow ya down)

She could never fight it (no she won’t)

‘Cause you know she needs it so bad, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Bad, bad reputation

Bad, bad reputation

Bad, bad reputation

Damn Yankees Double Coyote

I was standing on the corner

With a suitcase in my hand

There was a woman right behind me

Sayin’ honey won’t you be a man

I said I’d love to baby

But I’ve got to go be with the band

I got to go go go

Go baby go

Go honey go

Double coyote man

I got to go go go

Go baby go

Go mama go

Double coyote man

I couldn’t believe it when somebody said

You was out on the road with another band

I got to go go go

Go baby go

Go mama go

I got to go go go

Go baby go

Go mama go

Double coyote man

I couldn’t believe it when somebody said

You was out on the road in the back of

The bus with the opening act and the

Technical crew and the manager too

What’s the matter with you

Damn Yankees Bonestripper

Ooooh ya got busted

On a midnight ride

And now ya want justice

Well, just step inside

He’s gonna roll ya

Like a loaded gun

You pulled the trigger

I heard the shot

You better get your mother

Ready or not

Goin’ down (Goin’ down)

Bonestripper

Ya don’t know what ya got

Until you turn to Mister

(Goin’ down)

Mr. Bonestripper

Do ya feel lucky

Are you ready to pay

Do ya feel guilty

‘Cause it’s judgment day

He’s got a notion

You’ll never see the sun come up again

You make a motion

But he make the law

You’re guilty, son

So down you go

Goin’ down (Goin’ down)

Bonestripper

You don’t know what you got

Until you turn to Mister

(Goin’ down)

Mr. Bonestripper

Time to take your medicine son

He’s got a notion

You’ll never see the sun come up again

You’ll make a motion

But he makes the law

You’re guilty, son

So down you go

Bet you wish you was never born

C’mon

Goin’ down (Goin’ down)

Bonestripper

You don’t know what you got

Until you turn to Mister

(Goin’ down)

Mister Bonestripper

Goin’ down (Goin’ down)

Bonestripper

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

Until you’ve seen her Mister

Going down down down down

Mister Bonestripper

I’m goin’ down

Yes, I’m goin’ down down

Down down down down down down down

Yeah down down

Damn Yankees Uprising

Thunder on the mountain

Fire in the sky

The rainbow is my brother

I will choose to live or die

A stampede on the prairie

That brings me to my knees

My spirit is the eagle

And he will set me free

Another night of horror

The streets are living hell

The gangland has no honor

Just that dying smell

Where is the vigilante

He is better than the knave

Life’s a penny ante

I refuse to be a slave

Because I am an uprising citizen

Red man

When you feel an uprising

And your blood runs cold

You dig a little deeper

To the bottom of the hole

Oh our time has come

Oh our time

Uprising

When you feel an uprising

And your blood runs cold

You look a little deeper

To the bottom of your soul

Oh our time has come

Oh our time

Uprising

You dig a little deeper

To the bottom of the hole

Uprising

Damn Yankees Piledriver

Nice licks

I can feel this’s gonna be a rhythm and blues song

Nice, real nice, tasty

Wait a minute

Well if you want it baby

Slide on up and take me home

And go ahead and drive me crazy

You can’t leave well enough alone

Ow

‘Cause I’m a piledriver

Piledrivin’ man

I’m a piledriver

Piledrivin’ man

So you say you love me

Well shake me up and cut me loose

Let’s shake me down like you’ve got rabies

And slip your neck inside of my noose

I’m a piledriver

Piledrivin’ man

I’m a piledriver

Piledrivin’ man

Another nasty situation (c’mon baby)

I heard that story line before (oh, hey)

We’re gonna rock this fuckin’ nation (oh! ow! yeah!)

I was cruizin’ backstage in Des Moines, Iowa

And a little girl comes up next to me and says

“Mr. Nugent do you think my skirt is short enough?”

I said, “Baby, you want to be alive you’ve got to piledrive!”

Did anybody get the license plate number of that truck?

[background chatter]

Piledriver

Piledrivin’ man

I’m a piledriver

Piledrivin’ man

Yes I am

Piledriver

Piledrivin’ man

Piledriver

Yes I am a

Piledrivin’ man

Whoa nice

Oh rapture me, right now

Damn Yankees High Enough

I don’t wanna hear about it anymore

It’s a shame I’ve got to live without you anymore

There’s a fire in my heart

A pounding in my brain

It’s driving me crazy

We don’t need to talk about it anymore

Yesterday’s just a memory

Can we close the door

I just made one mistake

I didn’t know what to say

When you called me baby

Don’t say goodnight

Say you’re gonna stay forever

Oh, whoa, all the way

Can you take me high enough

To fly me over (fly me over) yesterday

Can you take me high enough

It’s never over

Yesterday’s just a memory

(Yesterday’s just a memory and)

I don’t want to live without you anymore

Can’t you see I’m in misery

And you know for sure

I would live and die for you

And I’d know just what to do when you call me baby

Don’t say goodbye

Say you’re gonna stay forever

Oh, whoa, all the way

Can you take me high enough

Can you fly me over (fly me over) yesterday

Can you take me high enough

It’s never over

Yesterday’s just a memory

I’m running

I was running for the door

The next thing I remember

I was running back for more, yeah

Don’t say goodbye

Say you’re gonna stay forever

Oh, whoa, all the way (all the way, all the way, yeah)

Can you take me high enough

Can you fly me over (fly me over) yesterday

Can you take me high enough

It’s never over, whoa, whoa, whoa

Can you take me high enough

Won’t you fly me over (won’t you fly me over) yesterday

Can you take me high enough

It’s never over, whoa, whoa, whoa

Damn Yankees Mystified

You don’t have to love me baby

I don’t give a damn

You’ve got the time I’ve got the touch

And you know who I am

It’s simplified, I’m mystified

A case of hit and run

Ain’t no use no more abuse

You are my number one

And I’m in love

I’m mystified, baby

Yeah, I’m in love

I’m mystified, baby

yeah, yeah, yeah

You’re my kind of lover

You always keep me mystified

I’m in love

And I’m mystified, baby

Yeah, yeah, yeah, now

You’re my kind of lover

You always keep me mystified

Well I get out of the kitchen

When I can’t take the heat

What you’ve got cooking, hun

It’s good enough to eat

Well, in walked the boss man

With a boom, boom, boom

He said, “Break time’s over, boy,

Get back to pushin’ that broom.”

Well, that’s the way it goes sometimes

He said “sweep!”

It’s the story of my life

Whoa oh yeah yeah

Yeah yeah yeah now

You’re my kind of lover (you’re my kind of lover)

You always keep me mystified

You just keep it comin’, babe

You always wanna keep me satisfied

You’re my kind of lover (you’re my kind of lover)

You always keep me mystified

Whoa oh oh oh

I don’t mind pushing that broom baby

Long as I’m pushin’ back towards you

mm mm, mm mm, ooh, say

Yeah, yeah, yeah, now

You’re my kind of lover (you’re my kind of lover)

You always keep me mystified

Yeah, you’re my kind of lover, baby (you’re my kind of lover)

You always wanna keep me satisfied

You’re my kind of lover (you’re my kind of)

Woah, oh–

You know you keep me mystified

Damn Yankees Silence Is Broken

Never again

You say the words and let

The sunshine in again

You can close your eyes

And know it’s safe inside

To sing you lullaby

Now I lay me down

You broke the chains

And you won’t be silent anymore

Oh no! Now you’re gonna shout about it

No! No more! Yeah yeah this is the end

The silence is broken now

It’s over now

The words have been spoken

And with every word you say

You blow away

The tears of another time

Face to face

Anyone can see you’re not

The child you were before

Now I lay you down

You take your place

No one can take away your heart

Oh no! There can be no doubt about it

No! No more! Yeah yeah this is the end

The silence is broken now

It’s over now

The truth has been spoken

And with every word you say

You blow away

Yeah

Never again

You say the words and let

The sunshine in again

You can change the world

No one can take away your heart

The silence is broken now

It’s over now

The words have been spoken

And with every word you say

You blow away

The tears of another time

The silence is broken now

It’s over now

The truth has been spoken

And with every word you say

You blow away

The scene of another crime