Talulah Gosh

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Beatnik Boy

All my life I had a dream
Of someone I’d like to meet
He would be mine, he’d be so fine
My beatnik boy so sweet

How I wish he would be mine
He looks so neat, he looks so fine
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, my beatnik boy

Beatnik boy, beatnik boy

Now I think I’ve found the one
No boy can beat
He won’t be mine, but he’s so blind
My beatnik boy so sweet

How I wish he would be mine
He looks so neat, he looks so fine
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, my beatnik boy

Beatnik boy, beatnik boy

’Cause you’re my beatnik boy
You make me jump for joy
Each day I wonder why
You’ll never be mine

’Cause you’re my beatnik boy
You make me jump for joy
Each day I wonder why
You’ll never be mine

’Cause you’re my beatnik boy
You make me jump for joy
Each day I wonder why
You’ll never be mine

Never be mine


My Best Friend

I asked you a hundred times
Would you be my best friend
Forever, forever
You replied a hundred times
You didn’t need a friend
Not never, not never

I saw you cry today
Sad tears all down your face
I wanted to scare away your tears
You asked if I’d be true
To a boy who made me blue
But when I replied you pretended not to hear

In my mind, in your mind
We’re both the same, I think
So why should we be so sad

I’ll give you my heart
I’ll give you my heart
I’ll give you my heart
If you’ll give me yours

I asked you a hundred times
Would you be my best friend
Forever, forever
You replied a hundred times
You didn’t need a friend
Not never, not never

I always wondered why
You seemed so shy
When I asked you if we could be alone
But what you just don’t see
Is that’s not really me
Just when you’re going out I’ll be going home

In my mind, in your mind
We’re both the same, I think
So why should we be so sad

I’ll give you my heart
I’ll give you my heart
I’ll give you my heart
If you’ll give me yours

I wish you were mine
I wish it was true
I wish we were for real

I wish you were mine
I wish it was true
I wish we were for real

I’ll give you my heart
I’ll give you my heart
I’ll give you my heart
If you’ll give me yours

But I know that you won’t
Because you’re selfish that way


Steaming Train

I never said I’d love you always
I never said that I’d be true
A lesson people always taught me
Is I could be so sad with you

I’m on a steaming train
And I’m driving into your heart
I would have stayed with you forever
From the start

I never knew what love could be like
I never wanted what I got
But I’ve filled it up with love hearts
And games and polka dots

I’m on a steaming train
And I’m driving into your heart
I would have stayed with you forever
From the start

I listen every day hoping to hear
Some of the love in your heart
In your heart
In your ba ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba, ba

I thought that you could live in my life
And it would have to stay the same
I would not dance in public
Or play those silly games

I’m on a steaming train
And I’m driving into your heart
I would have stayed with you forever
From the start

Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba
Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba


Just a Dream

I saw a falling star
Although I tried to reach that far
It always seemed a million miles away

Down by the water’s edge
Collecting shells and holding your hand
I still remember walking in the sand

’Cause I remember days building castles in the air
Nights flying kites to the moon

Or was it just a dream?
Just a dream
Just a dream
Or just a falling star

Just like the days before
I followed footprints to the shore
Until the sea washed every trace away

But once the tide turns round
The past will not be found again
I know it’s just another lonely day

But I remember days building castles in the air
Nights flying kites to the moon

Or was it just a dream?
Just a dream
Just a dream
Or just a falling star

Don’t want to think about tomorrow
Don’t care, I only want to follow
Your footprints far beyond the silver strand

’Cause I remember days building castles in the air
Nights flying kites to the moon

Or was it just a dream?
Just a dream
Just a dream
Or just a falling star


Talulah Gosh

Every day she wakes up
Her life will be a movie
All the things she does
Written in her diary

But when the day is done
She cannot tell the truth
Pretend her life’s exciting
Pretend she’ll never lose

Talulah Gosh was a film star for a day
Talulah Gosh was a top celebrity
You can lie to everyone
But please, please don’t lie to me

Now she is a pop star
With her own TV show
Tells them all her stories
And hopes they’ll never know

Don’t be anybody else
Forget about the rest
You’ll always be Talulah
You’ll always be yourself

Talulah Gosh was a film star for a day
Talulah Gosh was a top celebrity
You can lie to everyone
But please, please don’t lie to me

Talulah Gosh was a film star for a day
Talulah Gosh was a top celebrity
You can lie to everyone
But please, please don’t lie to me


Escalator over the Hill

If age or time should weary you
What would you find to remind you
Of trains we caught and buses we missed
Tickets we bought taking us through

The barrier to the escalator over the hill
Over the hill

In better(?) days I would hear your voice
Never a phrase to remind me
Of things we said and how we talked
Rushing ahead and stumbling through

The barrier to the escalator over the hill
Over the hill

You can’t go back, I’m sorry
You can’t go back, I’m sorry


Testcard Girl

A million people every day
Turn on the television set and say
Testcard girl, testcard girl
Don’t you get bored sat in there all day?

A million people every day
Turn on the radio set and say
Radio man, radio man
Don’t you get bored sat in there all day?

A million people every day
Phone up the speaking clock and say
Telephone lady, telephone lady
Don’t you get bored sat in there all day?

A million people every day
Turn on the speaking clock and say
Telephone lady, Mrs telephone lady, Mrs telephone lady
Don’t go away

A million people every day
Turn on the radio set and say
Radio man, mister radio man, mister radio man
Don’t go away

A million people every day
Turn on the television set and say
Testcard girl, little testcard girl, little testcard girl
Don’t go away

You’re the only one I’ve got


Bringing Up Baby

Sweetens her tea with jam
Takes five baths a day
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby

And the heel falls off her shoe
She says “Look at me walk, John
Look at me walk, both feet”

Maybe she will marry
The newspaper man
Or the one with the dinosaur missing

Cheekbones you could cut
La la la la, la la
La la la la, la la la

Sweetens her tea with jam
Takes five baths a day
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby

Thinks storms are lovely weather
She says “What day is it, John?
What day is it?” And they bib him

To think of them as one person
Really the girl and Spencer Tracy

Cheekbones you could cut
La la la la, la la
La la la la, la la la

Sweetens her tea with jam
Takes five baths a day
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby

Maybe if it all disappears it doesn’t matter
Maybe if it all disappears it doesn’t matter
Maybe if it all disappears it doesn’t matter
Maybe

Sweetens her tea with jam
Takes five baths a day
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby

Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby

Katharine Hepburn


I Can’t Get No Satisfaction (Thank God)

You burn with the fiery passion of youth
(I can’t be satisfied)
You read it in literature
So it must be the truth

You certainly know how to have a good time
(I can’t be satisfied)
I had some fun about eight
But I was alright by nine

Obviously you’ve got something I lack
Get out and don’t come back

Did you know I’m a pessimist?
Have you ever wanted to die?
Have you no decency?
It’s a hard world, that’s no lie

All the experiences you have had
(I can’t be satisfied)
Sometime you must let me know
How you tell the good from the bad

I just don’t care if I get out of bed
(I can’t be satisfied)
The first sign of apathy
And you check to see if you’re dead

Some of my best friends are bastards like you
At least they’re not neurotics, too

Did you know I’m a pessimist?
Have you ever wanted to die?
Have you no decency?
It’s a hard world, that’s no lie

It’s a hard world, that’s no lie
It’s a hard world, that’s no lie


Do You Remember

Do you remember me?
Because I remember you
You were the one who pushed me away
With your black suede shoes

Do you remember the time
You left me at the station
I thought I would see you again
But that was just an innocent dream

And now I’ve found a new friend
But I have to pretend sometimes
He’s you and me
And we’re together, together

Do you remember the day
You tried to teach me about art?
To tell me what it all meant
You were so patient when I laughed

Do you still see the girl
Who took you away from me
I heard you are in love now
I know I am

And now I’ve found a new friend
But I have to pretend sometimes
He’s you and me
And we’re together, together

And now I’ve found a new friend
But I have to pretend sometimes
He’s you and me
And we’re together, together


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