Who Sang Screwed Up? Sparks

Sparks Big Beat cover art

Some other versions of "Screwed Up"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ronald D Mael
release date: 1976
genres: Rock
styles: Power Pop/Pop Rock/Glam
length: 4:22
producer: Rupert Holmes
engineer: Godfrey Diamond
associate producer: Jeffrey Lesser
In 1900 you held hands and felt like you'd scored
In 1910 you'd never need a horse anymore
In 1920 you could dance
In 1930 lose your pants
In 1940 you could go to war really soon
In 1950 you could just be dull and a bore
In 1960 set the world on fire
That was then, this is now
And nothing's blowin' in the wind

[Chorus:]
Screwed up, that's the problem
You're going down, down, down, down, down
Screwed up, that's your problem
You're coming unwound wound, wound, wound
You're wasting time seeking comfort
From any sight or any sound
I knew you when you weren't a bit screwed up
Now what you got is spreading around

It really doesn't matter if you know how to sing
The only thing that matters is the girl that you bring
So when I saw you sitting there just asking for some curly hair
I knew that I was getting where I wanted to be
But someone must have warned you, so it's Anchors Aweigh
This Johnny's marching home again tonight
You couldn't leave quietly You had to tell the world and loud

Screwed up, that's the problem
You're going down, down, down, down, down
Screwed up, that's your problem
You're coming unwound wound, wound, wound
You're wasting time seeking comfort by having anyone around
I knew you when you weren't a bit screwed up
Now what you got is spreading around

I'm getting on my nerves I'm getting
On my nerves and
Everything you're throwing at me's
Coming up a curve
Swing & miss
Swing & miss
Swing & miss and then you're out

[Chorus:]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Big Boy
  • 2 I Want to Be Like Everybody Else
  • 3 Nothing to Do
  • 4 I Bought the Mississippi River
  • 5 Fill-Er-Up
  • 6 Everybody‚Äôs Stupid
  • 7 Throw Her Away (And Get a New One)
  • 8 Confusion
  • 9 Screwed Up
  • 10 White Women
  • 11 I Like Girls

  • Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin