Fountains Of Wayne A Road Song

We’re still in Wisconsin as far as I know

Today was Green Bay and tomorrow Chicago

Wish I was lying, but there isn’t much to report

My phone is dying, so I’ve got to keep it short

I just wanted to say hey

I’ve been writing you a road song

It’s a cliché, but hey

That doesn’t make it so wrong

And in between the stops at the Cracker Barrel

And forty movies with Will Ferrell

I need some way to occupy my time

So I’m writing you a road song

I sure hope you don’t mind

I bought you a light blue T-shirt last night

From some band I couldn’t stand

But their logo’s alright

Some kid threw a bottle on stage

He had an arm like a pro

I know it’s getting late

I guess I should let you go

But did I happen to say hey?

I’ve been writing you a road song

Don’t run away, ’cause hey

I promise it won’t be too long

I know it’s not what you call necessary

And I know that I’m no Steve Perry

But even if you roll your eyes and groan

I’m still writing you a road song

That you can call your own

Fountains Of Wayne A Dip In The Ocean

It’s you and me on a beach

In 1998

Leaning into the breeze

From the willows

And rhythm and grace are reborn in this place

I’m assured the procedure is painless

The taxicab with no brakes

Around the mountain pass

Keep your head in your hands

If anybody asks

What you mean when you were picking a fight

You were only complimenting the waitress

Give us a room with a mountain view

A tiny cabana by the water

Yeah, by the water

And I got a rental for an hour or two

For a ride up the coast and a dip in the ocean

The waterfront is alight

With citronella flame

Tourists flashing the night

From the grottoes

And gathering now on the heel-worn planks

For a drunken promenade or a mambo

And lovers paddle a boat

On the molten bay

Veering into the reeds

On a ripple

And playing it cool in a bar by the pool

With a Caribbean Kiss Amaretto

Give us a room with a mountain view

A tiny cabana by the water

Yeah, by the water

And I got a rental for an hour or two

For a ride up the coast and a dip in the ocean

Get a load of the light in the trees

And the sweet decay on the maritime breeze

The sun’s hitching on a weather balloon

And the heat off the tarmac

Burning a hole in a gold afternoon

Give us a room with a mountain view

A tiny cabana by the water

Yeah, by the water

And I got a rental for an hour or two

And a bottle in a cooler

Maps and a big brown towel

It’s a beater but today will do

For a ride up the coast and a dip in the ocean

Fountains Of Wayne Acela

There’s a train on a track

Painted silver, blue and black

Heading to Massachusetts

And then it’s coming back

And it’s entertaining by New Haven

Once you’ve had yourself a drink or two, ooh ooh

All alone on the Acela

Tell me baby, where the hell are you?

(Acela)

Ooh ooh

(Acela)

There’s a girl on the train

Leaning on a window pane

Reading People Magazine

Just to help turn off her brain

And I swear I caught her staring at me

Maybe I’ve been staring at her too, ooh ooh

Shot to hell on the Acela

Just as well, there’s nothing else to do

(Acela)

Ooh ooh

(Acela)

When they called “All aboard”

You were nowhere to be found

Though you swore you were sure

You’d come with me out of town

And I looked in all the stars

I looked in Hudson News

Searched for any sign of you

But you had not left any clues

I was so confused

What was I supposed to do?

Now the world is a blur

And the engine starts to purr

And we’re flying through Road Island

The conductor calls me

“Sir, for your information it’s a station at about 11:22”, ooh ooh

Got to get the next Acela

Got to make my way back home too

Got to get the next Acela

Got to get myself back home to you

(Acela, Acela)

Fountains Of Wayne Action Hero

Sometime after sunset

He is on his hands and knees

He is searching for his keys

At a small Vietnamese place

On East 11th Street

His daughters both at once say

Can we just get going please?

As his wife begins to sneeze

And his son is throwing peas

And eating with his feet

He’s an action hero

And he should be fighting crime

Leaping between the buildings

And racing against time

He’s an action hero

He’s an action hero

In his mind

He drops by Mount Sinai

Where they’re running through some tests

And they’ve taped things to his chest

And they’re all doing their best

To make him feel at ease

The doctor says it’s really just

An educated guess

I suggest you get some rest

Try to cut back on the stress

Cause I don’t like what I see

But the action hero

Swears he feels just fine

He’s got to finish saving

The world for all mankind

He’s an action hero

He’s an action hero

And he’s racing against time

He’s racing against time

There goes the action hero

He’s racing against time

Fountains Of Wayne Amity Gardens

Angel broke her wing

Oh, you poor thing

The hum of the motor gave way to

The tick tick ticking of the clock

And the rattle of springs

The Buick’s in the drive

It’s good to be alive

And if you knew now what you knew then

You wouldn’t want to go home

Wouldn’t want to go

If you knew now what you knew then

You wouldn’t want to go to Amity Gardens again

It isn’t very much, but

for now it’s home

A room in the shadow of a funny-looking man

On the phone to the bank about a default loan

I thank you very much

Ta ta we’ll be in touch

And if you knew now what you knew then

You wouldn’t want to go home

Wouldn’t want to go

If you knew now what you knew then

You wouldn’t want to go to Amity Gardens again

Where you came from

And act like you tried

Cause somethings are better kept

Deep down inside

But you’rs not driving

You’re along for the ride

Just checking out the scene

And taking in the green

Fountains Of Wayne Baby I’ve Changed

She used to love me

She don’t love me no more

I stepped over the line

Too many times

And she stepped out the door

Well Baby I’ve Changed

Won’t you come back home

‘Cause I’ve changed my wicked ways

And I’ll never throw your mail away

And I won’t tell you that your hair looks grey

And I’ll let you listen to Sugar Ray

And I’ll say I love you every day

‘Cause it’s true

Baby I do

Now I hope and I pray

I can turn this mess around

And I search for a way

To convince you to stay

And not just skip town

‘Cause Baby I’ve Changed

Won’t you come back home

‘Cause I’ve changed my wicked ways

And I’ll put away my socks and shoes

If the lights go out I’ll change the fuse

And I’ll let you listen to the blues

And I’ll say I love you

Just because it’s true

Baby I do

Baby I do

Baby I do

Fountains Of Wayne A Fine Day For A Parade

Mrs. Carver says she’s sorry

She knows enough not to worry

But what does she know about crime?

Believes the town is sinking

The price of forward thinking

You stay up all night half the time

Racking your mind

Alone in the night

While all your neighbors sleep tight

Years ago she lost her daughter

Off to a sacred order

Where they got stoned and worked the earth

Clears up her head with bourbon

Cause beer is so suburban

And declasse for what it’s worth

She drinks it down down down

For all the old old days

She’s thinking of it now

It’s nice to get away

But what a fine day for a parade

She stays up mending curtains

Until her fingers hurt, and

You can get so bored of it all

No one can say for certain

She’ll never safely know when

An asteroid will kill us all

She drinks it down down down

For all the old old days

She’s thinking of it now

It’s nice to get away

But what a fine day for a parade

Fountains Of Wayne ’92 Subaru

I bought a car of couple of ladies way off state

Took of the greenpeace sticker in the middle Hempshire plates

My friends are saying that I may have made a mistake but I

I tell’em to have a little faith now fellas just you wait

Put in the new shocks and the anti-light brakes

One touch ignition for a convenience sake

And when I’m through it’s gonna look and run better than new

So baby don’t make a move

Because I’m coming for you

I’m coming for you

You better make way ‘cos I’m coming through

In my late 92 baby-blue subaru

My cousin kerry is taking a look at the transmition

Putting in a lime green plasma screen television

Seats feel like leather, you can’t even tell that they’re fake

And I only got a couple easy payments lef to make

Just a little alcohol in the glove compartiment minibar

Open up the moon-roof so we sit back and watch the stars

Oh yes and the GPS so I always know where you are

So baby don’t go too far

Because I’m coming for you

I’m coming for you

You better make way ‘cos I’m coming through

In my late 92 baby-blue subaru

Pumping in are some trip from some swiss mountain

Alarm system so confusing we can’t even get in

This thing is a beast value will only increase

In negotiating terms I’m pissing in middleast

There’s only three of it’s kind they’re easy to find

Got people waiting in line to pay me double for mine

So baby just let me now

Are you ready to go?

C’mon sugar let’s roll

You know I’m coming for you

That’s what I’m gonna do

You better make way ‘cos I’m coming through

In my

You know I’m coming for you

Baby now it’s true

You better make way ‘cos I’m coming through

In my late 92 baby-blue subaru

Fountains Of Wayne …Baby One More Time

Oh baby baby, how was I supposed to know

That something wasn’t right here

Oh baby baby, I shouldn’t have let you go

And now you’re out of sight, yeah

Show me how you want it to be

Tell me baby cuz I need to know, because

My loneliness is killin’ me

I must confess I still believe

When I’m not with you I lose my mind

Give me a sign, hit me baby one more time

Oh baby baby, the reason I breathe is you

Girl you’ve got me blinded

Oh pretty baby, there’s nothin’ that I wouldn’t do

It’s not the way I planned it

Show me how you want it to be

Tell me baby ’cause I need to know, because

My loneliness is killin me

I must confess I still believe

When I’m not with you I lose my mind

Give me a sign, hit me baby one more time

Oh baby baby

Oh baby baby

Oh baby baby, how was I supposed to know

Oh pretty baby, I shouldn’t have let you go

Now I must confess

That my loneliness

Is killin me now

Don’t you know I still believe

That you will be here

And give me a sign

Hit me baby one more time

My loneliness is killin’ me

I must confess I still believe

When I’m not with you I lose my mind

Give me a sign, hit me baby one more time

Fountains Of Wayne Barbara H.

For a small girl Barbara sure has got a big crush

The kind that makes you want to break stuff

And blame it on a man you don’t know

She came down to New York City in a big bus

Nine hours driving and you can’t just stay home

So it doesn’t matter which way you go

And now all day the radio’s been playing the same song

Can’t shake that tune but it’s ok

Maybe the world isn’t so small

Barbara knows it doesn’t matter at all

And each day Barbara wakes up in a bad way

Tells me quietly she has absolutely nothing to say

But I don’t seem to mind

She says she won’t listen to the band play

She hates songs that never seem to go away

Now neither will mine

And now all day the radio’s been playing the same song

Can’t shake that tune but it’s ok

Maybe the world isn’t so small

Barbara knows it doesn’t matter at all

And now all day the radio’s been playing the same song

Can’t shake that tune but it’s ok

Maybe the world isn’t so small,

Barbara knows it doesn’t matter at all

Barbara knows

Barbara knows

it doesn’t matter at all