The Knack Terrie & Julie Step Out

Ah ah ah ah

Tell me what you like what you really like

In a psychedelic style

Don’t the sixties seem like a lovely dream

That you’re living for a while

While sliding backwards onto carnaby street in your mind

It was nine nine nine yeah number nine

From a whisper to a shout

No this retro thing isn’t happening

So you better cut it out

You’d sell your future for a past that you never can find

(number nine)

Down you slide you start to trip and glide

You’re on the other side of anywhere

Don’t you know it’s just another show

No matter where you go you’re never there

Ah ah ah ah

If we tell you what it’s like what it’s really like

It’d only make you cry

And a paisley youth searching for the truth

Can only live a lie

You missed the circus and it’s not coming back in your time

The Knack Mr, Handleman

Come mr. handleman take my wife home

You can’t leave a woman like a chippy alone

She’s plenty pretty like a woman in prime

No you won’t need a waterbed to have a good time

Mr. handleman mr. handleman

Take my wife home

Mr. handleman mr. handleman mr. handleman

Take my wife home take my wife home

La señora is a sight for sore eyes

Half an hour in a paradise

You’re not the first and you will never come last

But the natives are restless so you better grab fast

The Knack Mister Magazine

Who hocks the headlines who sets the style

Behind the deadlines behind the smile

He’s the man digging dirt trying to keep himself clean

He’s the pimp he’s the prostitute mister magazine

Where someone suffers he’s always there

To make it rougher to foul the air

He’s perfected the art of the vicious and mean

Just a day at the office for mister magazine

Conscience has he any (not much)

Ideals no not many

Only what a penny buys

Remorse he can’t feel it

His source won’t reveal it

Of course it’s the public’s right to buy it

I’ll keep on praying there’ll come a day

I hear them saying you’ve gone away

And we won’t shed a tear as you’re leaving the scene

It’s a pleasure not knowing you mister magazine mister magazine

Mister magazine

Mister magazine

Mister magazine

Mister magazine

Mister magazine

The Knack Lucinda

She hides behind a smile

She lies

Beware of what you do

Take care, she will get to you

Trust in experience

Believe it’s true

Lucinda gonna cut you down

Lucinda gonna make you cry

She been around don’t ask me why

She got to hurt you

She gonna hurt you, hurt you

This girl is not a child

She’s wise

She knows just what to say

She knows how to get her way

Don’t let her steal your heart

‘Cause when she’s through

Lucinda gonna cut you down

Lucinda gonna make you cry

She been around don’t ask me why

She got to hurt you

She gonna hurt you, hurt you

You’re thinking you’re the number one

You’re king and she will wear your crown

Lucinda gonna cut you down

It’s gonna hurt you

It’s got to hurt you, hurt you

Lucinda gonna cut you down

Lucinda gonna cut you down

Lucinda gonna cut you down

Lucinda gonna cut you down

The Knack I’ll Be Your Mau Mau

Baby baby come an’ sit down on my bed

You and me are gonna get down raise the dead

Screaming like I got a hellhound on my trail

See me headed for a meltdown, hear me wail

Gimme your love, gimme your love, gimme a bite

Gimme your love, gimme your love, gimme tonight

I’ll be your mau mau oh oh yeah

Your spunky mau mau now now yeah

Nobody can ooh, wow like I can

I’ll be your mau mau — mau mau man

Shakin’ it up, shakin’ it up, shake it on down

Rippin’ it up, rippin’ it up, whip it around

I’ll be your mau mau oh oh yeah

Your spunky mau mau now now yeah

Nobody can ooh, wow like I can

I’ll be your mau mau — mau mau man

Mau mau man

Mau mau man

Shakin’ it up, shakin’ it up, shake it on down

Rippin’ it up, rippin’ it up, whip it around

I’ll be your mau mau oh oh yeah

Your spunky mau mau now now yeah

Nobody can ooh, wow like I can

I’ll be your mau mau — mau mau man

Mau mau man

Mau mau man

The Knack I Knew The Bride

Well the bride looks a picture in the gown that her mama wore

When she was married herself nearly 27 years before

They had to change the style a little but it looked just fine

Stayed up all night but they got it finished just in time

(Now on the arm of her daddy she’s walkin’ down the isle)

(I see her catch my eye and give me a secret smile)

(Maybe it’s too old fashioned but a-we once were close friends)

(Oh but the way that she looks today) she never could have then

(Well I could see her now in her tight blue jeans)

(Pumping all her money in the record machine)

(Spinnin’ like a top, you should have seen her go)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

Well a proud daddy only wanna give his little girl the best

So he put down a grand on a coze little lovers nest

You could have called the reception an unqualified success

Had a flash hotel for 150 guests

(Well take a look at the bridegroom smilin’ pleased as pie)

(Shakin’ hands all around with a glassy look it his eye)

(He got a real good job and his shirt and tie is nice)

(But I remember a time when she never would have looked at him twice)

(Well I can see her now, drinkin’ with the boys)

(Breakin’ their hearts like playin’ with toys)

(She used to do the pony, used to do the stroll)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(Well I can see her now with her walkman on)

(Jumpin’ up and down to her favorite song)

(I still remember when she used to want to make a lot of noise)

(Hopin’ and a-boppin’ with the street corner boys)

(She used to wanna party, she used to wanna go)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(I knew the bride) when she used to do the pony

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll)

(I knew the bride) when she used to wanna party

(I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll

The Knack Lil’ Cals Big Mistake

I still remember the whole affair

But I don’t go for nothing like that

After it’s over what gets you there

Do you still hang around with that cat

Who told you lies

Fogged up those innocent eyes

Blessed you with death in disguise

Guess you were bloodied but

That’s how you live

Now it’s your turn to give

No I do not believe that you really care

You got no place for wearing your hat

Over by dewey you met the man

And he blew you away in a flash

Seems someone set you up and when he ran

You were left holding onto the stash

You bought the farm

Dead with your head on your arm

I knew he’d do you some harm

Why did you try to be

Like all the thieves

That you see on tv

You were bound and determined to make your stand

But you couldn’t come up with the cash

Fagenson looked out of his window

And he could not believe what he saw

Calvin thinking he was bobby fuller

Squealing and swinging

Don swore he was singing

A verse or two of I fought the law

Yours was the hungriest mouth to feed

But it just wasn’t meant to be fed

Six shots of shelter is what you need

But you got seven ounces of lead

It’s not so nice

After they put you on ice

I see no virtue in vice

This time you blew it

But next time around

When you breeze into town

Just remember they’re watching so keep your hands

Both securely on top of your head

The Knack Girl I Never Lied To You

Picking up the pieces

They’re shattered all around me

I’m looking at a photograph

And it hurts so bad

Girl I never lied to you

But I wish I had

I hear there’s people talking

I know just what they’re saying

You read it in a magazine

And it’s never any good

Girl I never lied to you

but I wish I could

Sitting in this lonely room

Sometimes I wonder why

To think that I could hold you now

All I had to do was lie

Picking up the pieces

To put them back together

I never meant to hurt you girl

And you never understood

Girl I never lied to you

Now I wish I could

Sitting in this lonely room

Sometimes I wonder why

To think that I could hold you now

All I had to do was lie

Picking up the pieces

To put them back together

I never meant to hurt you girl

And you never understood

Girl I never lied to you

Now I wish I could

Girl I never lied to you

Girl I never lied

Girl I never lied to you

Girl I never lied

The Knack Rocket O’ Love

All right.

Baby.

One shot. Ecstasy,

Funk has fever gotta hold on me,

Big Bang! Vacancy.

Shake down grove on in the machine

I’m a rocket of love – Take me.

I’m a rocket of love – Take me. Ride.

I’m a rocket of love – Take me.

Oh yeah! Now listen:

So fine, shake it down,

Bring your thing down on the town

Shotgun, shine your name:

1! 2! 1! 2! 3! HEY!

I’m a rocket of love – Take me.

I’m a rocket of love – Take me. Ride.

I’m a rocket of love – Take me.

But, I’m a driver,

And I’m a raver,

Well I’m a flamer,

Yes I’m saver

Oh-uh and I’m a diver, YEAH!

‘Cause I’m a craver,

Oh Baby, baby look at me I’m on fire!

I’m a rocket of love – Take me.

I’m a rocket of love – Take me. Ride.

I’m a rocket of love – Take me.

Ride on the Rocket of Love!

The Knack Ambition

Who wants it who dares

Why bother oh yeah

You’re eager you’re square

You’re headed somewhere

Take a little off your backspin baby

Just remember how to play and play to win

Just like an uptown hope chest someone’s throwing overboard

Another downtown leftout living on the second floor

You’re still the same just rearranged

Ambition it’s guaranteed

Ambition it’s all you need

Taking nothing on the backend baby

Just a smile and a knife will close the deal

Just like an uptown hope chest someone’s throwing overboard

Another downtown leftout living on the second floor

You’re still the same just rearranged

Ambition it’s guaranteed

Ambition it’s all you need

I hear you knocking

Are you for real

Are you just shopping

For a better deal

Who needs it who cares

Why bother oh yeah

You’re bleeding you’re scared

You’re speeding nowhere

Take a little off your backspin baby

Just remember how to play and play to win

Just like an uptown hope chest someone’s throwing overboard

Another downtown leftout living on the second floor

You’re still the same just rearranged

Ambition it’s guaranteed

Ambition it’s all you need

Ambition

Ambition

Ambition

Ambition