Who Sang Nevada!? Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu Cloudland cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-5
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave/Art Rock/Punk
length: 3:22
producer: Paul Hamann and Dave Meegan
mixer: Dave Meegan
recording engineer: Paul Hamann

[Verse 1]
We've come on the sloop John B
My grandfather and me
Around Nassau Town we did roam
Through them dry sea beds and them dinosaur bones
The heat beat down fit to crack them stones
Man, I feel so broke down, I gotta go home

[Chorus]
Hoist up the John B sails
See how the main sail sets
I call for the captain sayin', "I gotta go home!"
I call for the captain sayin', "I wanna go home"
Them good days are gone (the good days are gone)
Good days are gone (the good days are gone)
Them good days are gone (the good days are gone)
The good days are gone

[Verse 2]
The first mate - her heart sunk
She went and cried in the captain's bunk
I said, "Aw, don't cry baby! Don't fly in a rage
I'll tell you a story about the Golden Age!
30 cents a gallon, the superhighway
You could fly like the wind through the hollow of the day!
John Stone would leave you alone
You'd never get broke down, never go home!"

[Chorus]
Hoist up the John B sails
See how the main sail sets
I call for the captain sayin', "I gotta go home!"
Man, I call for the captain sayin', "I wanna go home"
Them good days are gone (the good days are gone)
Good days are gone (the good days are gone)
Them good days are gone (the good days are gone)
The good days are gone

[Outro]
Nevada! Baby, don't go to bits
We get to Reno and we call it quits
I said-a, Nevada! Baby, don't go to bits
We get to Reno and we call it quits
Nevada! Baby, don't go to bits
We get to Reno and we call it quits
I said-a, Nevada! Baby, don't go to bits
We get to Reno and we call it quits
Nevada! Baby, don't go to bits
We get to Reno and we call it quits
Nevada! Baby, don't go to bits
We get to Reno and we call it quits


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Breath
  • 2 Race the Sun
  • 3 Cry
  • 4 Why Go It Alone?
  • 5 Waiting for Mary
  • 6 Ice Cream Truck
  • 7 Bus Called Happiness
  • 8 Monday Night
  • 9 Love Love Love
  • 10 Lost Nation Road
  • 11 Fire
  • 12 Nevada!
  • 13 The Wire
  • 14 Flat
  • 15 The Waltz
  • 16 Pushin'