New York Dolls Album

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Personality Crisis

length: 3:42
writer: David Johansen, Johnny Thunders

Well we can't take it this week
And her friends don't want another speech
Hoping for a better day to hear what she's got to say

All about that
Personality crisis you got it while it was hot
But now frustration and heartache is what you got
(That's why they talk about personality)

But now your tryin' to be some no you got to do some
Want to be someone who cow wow wows
But you think about the times you did they took every ounce
When it sure got to be a shame when you start to scream and shout
You got to contradict all those times you were butterflyin' about

(You were butterflyin')
All about that personality crisis you got it while it was hot
But now frustration and heartache is what you got
Break

And you're a prima ballerina on a Spring afternoon
Change on into the wolfman, howlin' at the moon, hooowww

All about that personality crisis you got it while it was hot
But now frustration and heartache is what you got

Now with all the crossin' fingers that mother nature says
Your mirrors get jammed up with all your friends

That personality everything starts to blend
Personality when your mind starts to blend
Personality impression of a friend,
Of a friend, of a friend, of a friend, of a friend
Personality wonderin' how celebrities ever met
(Look and find out on television)

Personality crisis you got it while it was hot
Frustration and heartache is all you got, don't you worry
Personality crisis please don't cry
It's just a personality crisis, please don't stop

Because you walk a personality
Talk a personality

Looking for a Kiss

length: 3:21
writer: David Johansen, Johnny Thunders
I always seen you, just before the dawn
When all the other kids, where just draggin' along
I couldn't believe the way it seemed to be
Rememberin' the things, you used to say to me

(About)
You know I can't be wastin' time
Cause gotta get my fun
I got to keep on movin'
Can't stop 'til it's all done

Listen when I tell ya, you got no time for fix
Cause I just gotta make it, can't afford to miss
And there's one reason, I'm tellin' you this
I feels bad
And I'm lookin' for a kiss

Why wontcha tell me, why those kids are movin' so slow
Is it just because they don't have no place to go
When the day starts breakin', the sun is gonna shine
It's hard to sleep, when I been cryin'

(And)
All you ladies are on
Your way to church
(I'm beggin')
Will I just be a' roamin'
Lookin' turn to a search

Listen when I tell ya, you got no time for fix
Cause I just gotta make it, can't afford to miss
And there's one reason, I'm tellin' you this
I feels bad
And I'm lookin' for a kiss

Well I been lookin' for a real hot kiss

You think it's bad, but you know that it's true
So why don't let me live baby
When I'm lookin' for a kiss
When everyone goes to your house, they shoot up in your room
Most of them are beautiful, but so obsessed with gloom

I ain't gonna be here, when they all get home
They're always lookin' at me, they won't leave me alone
I didn't come here, lookin' for no fix
(I know)
I been houndin' the street all night late baby
Justa lookin' for a kiss

I need fix and a kiss

I didn't come here, lookin' for no fix
(I know)
I been haulin' booty, all night long
Just lookin' for a kiss

Vietnamese Baby

length: 3:40
composer: David Johansen
lyricist: David Johansen
When I'm getting home to you
I gotta show you what I can do
But everything connects and that ain't nowhere
Well, but maybe they're just giving you all you've ever wanted
And maybe you never ever know what that was
And maybe you're just finding it out now
With a Vietnamese baby on your mind

Technology satellite, well
What's wrong today and why was
Everyone so busy they've forgotten why they're playing
That he said, what's wrong today is what wrong with you
You're so solid, busy solid, that's all you do
With a Vietnamese baby on your mind
Your pretty little mind

Catch me your slaves, shot at
Every riffle on the way and I gotta
Show you more mustard gas than any girl ever seen
Since I been blasted, I've been blown, I've been backing away
You've got to back it away
You've got to take a search of values, yeah
But I've got a concert out to play
With a Vietnamese baby on your mind
Your pretty little mind
Your pretty little mind

When I'm getting home to you
I've got to show you what I can do
But everything connects and that ain't nowhere
No no no baby no nowhere
It just won't give a no
I'm talking about your overture
Talking bout your overture
Got to shout about your overture
Now that it's over, now that it's over
Now that it's over, what ya gonna do?

Lonely Planet Boy

length: 4:11
writer: David Johansen, Johnny Thunders
It's hard,
It's so hard

And it's a lonely planet joy
When the song from from the other boys
That's when I'm a lonely planet boy
And I'm tryin', Baby for your love

Whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah

Oh, you pick me up
Your outta drivin' in your car
When I tell you where I'm goin
You're always tellin' me it's to far

But how could you be drivin'
Down by my home
When ya know, I ain't got one
And I'm, I'm so all alone

Whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah

Oh it's a lonely planet joy
When the song from your other boys
That's when I'm a lonely planet boy
And I'm tryin', I'm cryin',
Baby for your love

Whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah

Oh, It's so lonely

Whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah

Oh can't you hear me callin'
I'm a thousand miles away
And I don't want to stay
I'm thinkin' words I gotta say

Cause I want to be there witcha
And I know what to bring
I remember, from the days
You got over, everythin'

Whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah

Oh it's a lonely planet joy
When the song from your other boys
That's when I'm a lonely planet boy
And I'm tryin', I'm cryin',
Can't ya see I'm dyin'
Baby, for your love

Whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah
Whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah
Whoa, whoa, whoa, yeah

Now you are lonely

Frankenstein

length: 6:01
writer: David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain
Something must have happened over Manhattan
Who can expound all the children this time
Could they ever, could they ever
Expect such a Frankenstein, Frankenstein
I remember when you were jammin'
You worked at 'em and any of them
There was never nothing you would eve understand
But you know who was there to be your master
Making his demands and plans
As though he's making his friends
And when those plans they don't mix your style
You get a feeling of your own ordeal
That's when he starts calling you, wow
Bud, you just don't know what to do
So now you come around here
And you're trying to take over the town
Just because of back home, baby
Oh, he puts you down
Oh, baby, how he puts you down
I know they put you down

So now, you're off starting 'round here
Here you ask and demand
In a place where they don't expect nothing
You're trying not to dirty your hands
When asking you as a person
Is it a crime, is it a crime
For you to fall in love with Frankenstein
Is it wrong, could it be wrong
Wrong, baby, don't you want a friend
Cause you're trying to be so selective
You never realize the whole time
Who's the one you're loving
Misunderstood like a Frankenstein
And down, down, down, just go just down
Like Frankenstein, like Frankenstein

So now you're telling me
What everytime you can get down home
Well don't you know there's place, it is my home
So where am I gonna go
You know, when you don't expect nothing
You know, when you're not alone, you know you're not alone
Cause something must have happened over them higher
Who can expound all the children this time
Could you ever, could you ever
Expect such a Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Frankenstein

And all this shoes are too big
And house jacket's too small
How you don't know Frankenstein, a Frankenstein
We're asking you as a person
Is it a crime, is it a crime
For you to fall in love in with Frankenstein
Wrong, could it be wrong
Baby, don't you want a friend
Well, Frankenstein, oh, Frankenstein, Frankenstein
You're gonna get it, you're gonna get it
You're gonna get it, from Frankenstein
That's what I'm gonna shout about
Gonna scream about, I'm gonna shout about, scream about
Scream about, shout about a Frankenstein
Frankenstein, Frankenstein, Frankenstein

I've gotta ask you one question
Do you think that you could make it with Frankenstein?

Trash

length: 3:10
writer: David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain
Trash, go pick it up, take them lights away
Trash, go pick it up, don't take your life away
Trash, go pick it up, the doctor take my knife away
And please don't you ask me if I love you
If you don't know what I'm doing
What you know is,

Trash, go pick it up, take them lights away
Trash, go pick it up, don't throw your love away
Trash, go pick it up, the doctor take my knife away
And please don't you ask me if I love you
Cause I don't know what I do
What I know is,

Trash, pick it up, take them lights away
Trash, go pick it up, don't take my knife away
Trash, go pick it up, the doctor take them all away
And please don't you ask me if I love you
Cause I don't know if I do
I want to wipe it out here with you
And take a lover's sleep with you
I'm gonna talk alone with you
I'm gonna talk and be with you
But I just don't know if I do
I just don't know if I do

Ah how do you call your loverboy?

Trash, pick it up, take them lights away
Trash, go pick it up, go put that knife away
Trash, go pick it up, don't give your life away
Trash, pick it up, don't throw your love away
Trash, pick it up, don't take my knife away
Trash, pick it up, the doctor take them all away
Trash, pick it up, don't take my knife away
Oh trash, wow, wow, my sweet baby, wow, wow
Oh, oh, trash, wow, wow, you're the one
Trash!
Trash!

Bad Girl

length: 3:06
writer: David Johansen, Johnny Thunders
A new bad girl, who get on my block
I gave her my keys, said don't bother to knock
I said c'mon, ya got what I need
I said come on, don't make my heart bleed

(I'm beggin')
Whoa bad girl, whatcha tryin' to do
What is the matter with you
Bad girl what are you tryin' to do

Cause I'm early in the mornin', not too late at night
And you're tryin' to tell me everything's alright
Then you're gonna ask am I gonna take it slow
I said don't you worry there's no place to go
(My bad girl)

I'm walkin' to the corner, to go in th cafe
That's when I seen her, a'walkin' my way
She's all dolled up, in her waitress' skirt
I said c'mon, don't make my heart hurt

(I'm beggin')
Whoah bad girl, whatcha tryin' to do
What is the matter with you
Bad girl what are you tryin' to do

With my twenty dollar bills,
And you can keep the change
All you gotta do is get down in my range
If you're gonna ask me am I gonna take it slow
I said don't you worry there's no place I gotta go

(You're bad, bad, so bad)

(I'm beggin')
Whoah bad girl, whatcha tryin' to do
What is the matter with you
Bad girl what are you tryin' to do

I'm beggin' please little lover, stop this carryin' on
Gotta get some lovin' before the planet is gone
If you're gonna ask me, am I gonna take ya home
I says dontcha worry, there's no place I gotta go
(My bad girl)

Hey bad girl, I know why you're bad
But don't ya know, it just make me glad
When everybodys gonna put you down
Lookin' for your friends, I'll be around

(I'm beggin')
Whoa bad girl, whatcha tryin' to do
What is the matter with you
Bad girl what are you tryin' to do

I'm beggin' please little lover, stop this carryin' on
Gotta get some lovin' before the planet is gone
A nuclear bomb, come an' blow us all away
Come on bad girl give me some lovin' today

Right here
Right now
Bad Girl

Subway Train

length: 4:23
writer: David Johansen, Johnny Thunders
I can't ever
Understand
Why my lifes, been
Cursed poison,
Condemned
When I been tryin' every night
To hold ya near me
But I'm telling you
It ain't easy

Ever since I been
Ridin', right on the
Subway Train
You can hear the whistle blowin'
What might think I'm goin' insane

And now your friends
They're fillin' up my car
But your so busy readin' Suzy says
Ya can't look now
You didn't see your lovers
There all just in rags
Ya know ya hid as pushin' up posies
Tryin' get ya fed

We was all
Ridin', right on the
Subway Train
And you can hear the captain shoutin'
He thinks I've gone insane

Cus I keep
Ridin', keep on
Ridin', cus I keep on
Ridin' ridin' ridin', keep on
Ridin', yeah

You stop and you stare,
As I'm leavin' my favorite place
We have no regards
Ya can't find a trace
Ya gotta get on back to daddy
That's all its gonna be
He got the poison black arts of the pimps
But don't ya st- st-

I seen em travelin'
Right on the
Subway Train
Ya can hear th captain shou-ow-tin'
He thinks we've all gone insane

Cause we keep on
Ridin' ridin' ridin'
Ridin', cus we keep
Ridin' ridin' ridin'
Keep on ridin'

I think a see the train
I see ya got open track
I'm hopin'
One of those gonna bring my baby back

(Cause I guess I said)
Dinah wontcha blow
Dinah wontcha blow your horn
Dinah wontcha blow
Dinah wontcha blow your horn
Someones in the kitchen with Dinah
I know whoa whoa whoa
I said someones in th kitchen with Dinah
I know

I keep on
Ridin' ridin' ridin'

Pills

length: 2:50
composer: Bo Diddley
lyricist: Bo Diddley
As I was lyin' in a hospital bed
A rock 'n' roll nurse went into my head
She says, hold ya arm, stick out ya tongue
I gots some pills I'm gonna give you somes

She went into my head, into my head
A rock 'n' roll nurse, went into my head
Into my head, into my head
While I was lyin' in a hospital bed

A little pill for my legs, but that didn't ache
I tried some pills for my heart, but a little to late
Gots some pills for my love, to put me at ease
That's when a rock 'n' roll nurse shook me down to my knees

She went into my head, shoved into my head
A rock 'n' roll nurse went into my head
Into my head, into my head
As I was lyin' in a hospital bed

(I got the rock n roll nurse)

Nursey nursey, I don't see
Well I don't understand what your doin' to me
Said ya give me tha pills, then ya give me the shot
Got me wonderin' what is worse I got

She went into my head, shoved into my head
A rock 'n' roll nurse went into my head
Into my head, into my head
As I was lyin' in a hospital bed

(I got the rock 'n' roll nurse
She's a makin' it worse
Keep shootin' it right
To my head)

Doctor doctor! Run here and see
I don't think the job the nurse is givin' me
Gives me the shots, gives me th pills
Got me takin' this junk, against my wills

She went into my head, shoved into my head
A rock 'n' roll nurse went into my head
Into my head, into my head
As I was lyin' in a hospital bed

Private World

length: 3:41
writer: David Johansen, Arthur Kane
(Break-down)
Private World
Private World

Well I just lost a lover, who done found somebody else
I get cool and lonely, feelin' sorry for myself

Private World
Private World

Oh you call that drivin' then see us dream
How could it last, I'm tryin' hard not to scream

Private World
Private World

The joint start shakin', it's ready to crumble
The boys are dukin', lookin' for a rumble

Private World
Private World

One that is movin', at least I'm movin'

(Better shut that door)
Private World,
Private Girl,
Private World
(Better keep it confidential)

Private World
Private World

Oh, you know I want some money, she replies
When uptown comes downtown, better take her for a ride

Private World
Private World

How many called, called my name
I'm tryin' to explain, that I'm not the same

In a Private World
In a Private World

Well I just lost a lover, who done found somebody else
I get cool and lonely, feelin' sorry for myself

In a Private World
In a Private World

One that is movin', at least I'm movin'
(Shut that door)
Private World,
Private Girl,
Private World
(Better keep it confidential)

You got to keep it confidential
You got to keep it confidential
When I says hush
Child don't you cry
I'm beggin' you hush
And dry those tears from your eyes
You gotta hush
Dontcha know you gotta hush

(Oh, alright)

Jet Boy

length: 4:41
writer: David Johansen, Johnny Thunders
Whoso fly up in th' sky
Faster than any boy could ever describe
Who's got that love so deep
And everything alive

(I said)
Jet Boys fly
Jet Boys gone
Jet Boy stole my baby

Flying around New York City so high
Like he was my baby

This's the kinda place where no one cares
What your living for
And Jet Boys so preoccupied
He don't care 'bout before

(That's why)
Jet Boys fly
Jet Boys gone
Jet Boy stole my baby

Flying around New York City so high
Like he was my baby

My baby

Jet Boys fly
Jet Boys gone
Jet Boy stole my baby

Flyin around New York City so high
Like he was my baby

We was all endangered charms
Swear we're havin fun
And Jet Boy knows all we done
That's why he's the one

(That's why)
Jet Boys fly
Jet Boys gone
Jet Boy stole my baby

Flyin around New York City so high
Like he was my baby

My pretty baby
My pretty pretty baby
My pretty baby

When I first came around this dump
I knew I couldn't stay
Cause up above the world are Jet Boy
That's why I gotta play

(Don't ya know that)
Jet Boys fly
Jet Boys gone
Jet Boy stole my baby

Flying around New York City so high
Like he was my baby [Repeat: x5]

Jet Boys fly
And ya know he's gone
I said he been gone,
Gone, gone gone

And he been flying
And he been flying
He been flying
He been flying

Baby up all night
Baby New York City
Baby so so high
Baby so so high

(Don't know that)
Like he was my baby
Like he was my baby
Like he was my baby

Like he was my my my my baby
My my my my baby
My my my my
My baby
My baby, my baby
M-m-m-m-m-my baby
My baby