Lyrics to The Hussy's Tokyo Elephant Brothers

All songs written by McColl/The Hussys, produced by Jimmy Neilson.

Mr. Rocky

C# A E D C# B / A C# / A B F# B
Me, Iím waiting at this bus stop
For a bus that was cancelled years ago
Thinking of the great manís words
Be a thinker, not a stinker
Who is he to give advice?
Itís getting dark in my life
Snow white blue collar underdog
In your pork pie hat you look like a slob
Greatest boxer of the '70s inspire me
Oh, Mr Rocky
Sing your song,
And all the southpaws sing along
All the millions of unknowns
Oh Mr Rocky sing your song
And all the southpaws sing along
Eyes gazing upwards for inspiration
Hey, Iíd break both hands to win this fight
Grab the trophy and make my way
Down the frozen fire escape
Doing it for the disenfranchised
Who have no trainer in their life
Snow white blue-collar underdog
In your pork pie hat you look like a slob
Greatest boxer of the '70s inspire me
Oh, Mr Rocky sing your song
And all the southpaws sing along
All the millions of unknowns
Oh, Mr Rocky sing your song
And all the southpaws sing along
Eyes gazing upwards for inspiration
[Instrumental]

Tokyo Motor Show

F G C / G F E D-C
Oh the girls of the Tokyo Motor Show,
They are smiling, so beguiling, having fun
Got a T-shirt with Suzuki, got a clip board and a movie
Of some car that can drive you to the sun
Oh the girls of the Tokyo Motor Show
Fending off those wandering, probing, groping hands
Giving leaflets out and grinning,ĒYes your company is winning!Ē
Weíve got 15 more percent than your brand
She takes a break, looks at the sky
Itís so blue that it makes you want to cry
Takes a clipboard, puts it in the bin,
She just cannot let the dark side win
Oh the girls of the Tokyo Motor Show
Got to go for coffee cakes round the back,
But Ayakoís doing sketches on the podium ledges
Of Monster trucks jumping over cows
She takes a break, looks at the sky
Itís so blue that it makes you want to cry
Takes a clipboard, puts it in the bin
She just cannot let the dark side win
Oh [repeat]
Oh the girls of the Tokyo Motor Show,
Have got bags and bags of freebies to give away
But Ayakoís looking at her drawings whilst the boss is standing yawning
Maybe sheís not Picasso anyway
She takes a break, looks at the sky
Itís so blue that it makes you want to cry
Takes a clipboard, from the grin
She needs the money and the dark side always wins

Winter Nights

G (BA-G E D . A B D) / D G
Thank God we have got our satellite subscription
And we should just make the heating bill when it comes through
I donít need anyoneís prescription,
I just want to spend those winter nights with you
I can hear the sound of the clubs and people getting taxis
And that shimmering alcoholic haze looks pretty good to me
I donít need anyoneís prescription
I just want to spend those winter nights with you
[Solo]
The rain is banging on the windows and the wind is talking
But I am under a duvet playing games with you
I donít need anyoneís prescription
I just want to spend those winter nights with you [repeat]

Boden Catalogue

G E F# G / F# ? D / Am B ? / D G
David and Samantha are coming out to play,
Yeah we jump in the Volvo and then weíre away
Yeah we look like something out the Boden catalogue
Heading down to Cornwall with all the other planks
Majorca is too hot so we say ďNo thanksĒ
Yeah we look like something out the Boden catalogue
Samanthaís tears make her make up run
She says that David always makes fun of stuff she says
that makes perfect sense
Oh why canít life just be like the pages from the style section?
Heading for an eco lodge that's carbon neutral
They read in the Telegraph that itís the future
Well they look like something out the Boden catalogue
David and Samantha have had an argument
And David tries to calm her down with a Soft Mint
Oh they look like something out the Boden catalogue
Had a little breakdown on the M5
David says ďat least you know youíre aliveĒ
Samantha pulls her hair away out of her eyes
And says ďWhy canít life just be like the pictures on the style section?Ē
Do do loo
David likes to smile and say ďMegaĒ all the time
But they only eat fish If itís caught on the line
Yeah they look like something out the Boden catalogue
David and Samantha are coming out to play
Yeah we jump in the Volvo and then weíre away
Yeah we look like something out the Boden catalogue
We look like something out the Boden catalogue (ah) [x4]

Lets Hope it Don't Cloud Over

A F# E C# A F# E C# E C# B G# A / F# E-D
Got a sunbed from Aldi
Got the ghetto blaster, gonna give it loudly
Make a piŮa colada from ice cream and Irn Bru
If you say you love me, I will say I love you
So please donít laugh when Iím on the phone to
Human Resources that would be wrong to
Laze around all summer, that would be a bummer
Just you and me, tweedle dee and tweedle dumber
Oh oh
Lets hope it donít cloud over (x4)
Clicking on your camera, take another photo
It bet it looks awful but does it really matter
Fire your water pistol,
I told you not to do that
I will get a bucket and pour it over your heart
Make a pina colada from ice cream and Irn Bru
And if you say you love me I will say I love you
Laze around all summer
That would be a bummer
Just you and me tweedle dee and tweedle dumber
Lets hope it donít cloud over (x4)
In this country it always clouds over
Got a sun bed from Aldi
Got the ghetto blaster gonna give it loudly
Make a pina colada from ice cream and Irn Bru
If you say you love me I will say I love you
Fire your water pistol
I told you not to do that
I will get a bucket and pour it over your heart
Laze around all summer
That would be a bummer
Just you and me, tweedle dee and tweedle dumber (ad lib)

French Affair

E A / C# B
That was the French affair
Looking back I want to cry
You left me at a service station
Just outside Marseilles
You said I was doing your head in
And I should hitchhike home with the German
2, 3, 4
Ooh La La [x4]
Ooh La La La La La So I slept rough on the beach that evening
Took a hitch down to the Carmargue
Spent a few weeks working with horses
Finally got back my spark
You said I was doing your head in
When I came back from that service station
I couldnít find your car in the car park
I cannot find a place for you in my heart
Two three four
Ooh la la [x4]
Ooh la la la la la
Ooh la la [x4]
Ooh la la la la
Put it down, put it down to experience
That was my French affair
Looking back I want to laugh
I got a job cooking dinners
For a cycling team full of winners
Ooh la la [x4]
Ooh la la [x4]
That was my French affair
Looking back I want to cry
That was my French affair
Looking back I want to cry

Just Think of my Heart like a Campervan

F E ? / B C# D# C#
Youíre looking dog eared like an old phone book
Get a hook-up and we both can cook
Weíll sit around all day
In our cut off shorts, oh yeah
Just think of my heart like a camper van
Iíll take you in and take you anywhere I can
The indicator doesnít work on the right
And the fridge makes a buzz all night
But these are our wheels
And weíre not swapping them for something ugly and new
Just think of my heart like a camper van
Iíll take you in and take you anywhere I can
[Harmonica Middle 8]
Got stickers on the back window
Of the interesting places we go
But Iíd be happy just to park up on a beach and make an open fire
Just think of my heart like a camper van
Iíll take you in and take you anywhere I can.
[Outro]

Steel Container

A F# E E C# B / C# B A
I will take all my feelings for you
Put them in a Maersk container
Pick them up on the dockside
I will see you bad memory later
Put them on a ship and send them halfway round the world to somewhere I donít know
Steel container take the key
And throw it to the ocean bottom
Steel container take those toxic feelings I will see you later
Steel container are you big enough to hold my disappointment?
That box will go from port to port, six weeks at a time upon the ocean
A shipping office clerk will get the message and then keep it going
Perpetual motion
Those feelings have the fish to talk to
Thatís not much but more than I could get from you
Steel container take the key and throw it to the ocean bottom
Steel container take those toxic feelings I will see you later
Steel container are you big enough to hold my disappointment?
Steel container, take the key and throw it to the ocean bottom
Steel container, take those toxic feelings I will see you later
Steel container, are you big enough to hold my disappointment?

Sad that We're Not Friends Anymore

A G# F# A E
An unidentified object drifted inbetween us
I tried to burn it up with my flame thrower
Iíve known you since before the ice age
And itís sad that weíre not friends anymore
You got the blame for stealing that Curly Wurly
But it was me who steamed out of the door
Iíve known you since you couldnít put a knot in your tie
And itís sad that weíre not friends anymore
Bitterness will eat you like some crazed Pac-Man game
Iíve been racking in my brains
Searching down the drains
Imagining the chains of events
We wrote our names with the back wheels on that gravel pitch
Back then no one was counting up the score
Who wouldíve guessed, who wouldíve thought?
The way that things turned out
And itís sad that weíre not friends anymore
Yeah itís sad that weíre not friends anymore
Bitterness will eat you like some crazed Pac Man game
Iíve been racking in my brains
Searching down the drains
Imagining the chains of events
You ate a whole packet of Hubba Bubba in a oner
I wonít burst your bubble anymore
I will leave you alone
So donít bother to telephone
Yeah itís sad that weíre not friends anymore
I will leave you alone
So donít bother to telephone
Yeah itís sad that weíre not friends anymore
I will leave you alone
So donít bother to telephone
Yeah itís sad that weíre not friends anymore

Town Centre Car Park

C Am Bb Gm / E
They used your photo from fourth year
I remember that day in the gym hall
You were always larking around
She will never recover
And now everyone hates her
But sheís been punished, punished enough
And when you stood on top of that town centre car park baby
I wish Iíd paid attention to you
And when you stood on top of that town centre car park baby
I wish Iíd paid attention to you
The crowd let out a gasp
A girl was sick on the pavement
I had to go home
Lifeís just a bird in a house
You fly in and out of the windows
Into the unknown
And when you stood on top of that town centre car park baby
I wish Iíd paid attention to you
And when you stood on top of that town centre car park baby
I wish Iíd paid attention to you
Why did you join that dumb ass club?
You still had a lot of love to be loved
They used your photo from fourth year
I remember that day in the gym hall
You were always larking around
She will never recover
And now everyone hates her
But sheís been punished, punished enough
And when you stood on top of that town center car park baby
I wish Iíd paid attention to you
And when you stood on top of that town center car park baby
I wish Iíd paid attention to you

Elephant

G E F# / D
Iíve been hearing stories
And funny little echoes
Of things that get me so dejected
Snotty little tales that could only come from you
Well thatís what could only be expected
Youíre so nice to peoples faces
But underneath it, an ocean of hate
I marked your card years ago
But as usual it turns up too late
Hey hey
Hey hey
I never really liked you anyway
Hey hey
Hey hey
I never really liked you anyway
When you wrote that stuff with the capital letters
Man, you gave the game away
But youíre not smarter than a monkey on a Sputnik
And youíre never gonna change your ways
Talking about respect, well you got to earn it baby
And it doesnít only come with a smile
I heard someone say that your weatherís sunny
It was raining back there for a while
Hey hey
Hey hey
I never really liked you anyway
Hey hey
Hey hey
I never really liked you anyway
Well they say that elephants never forget
But I heard somewhere that they do
I keep my bitterness in a Swiss bank vault
And then I spend it all on you, on you
Iíve been hearing stories
And funny little echoes
Of things that get me so dejected
Snotty little tales that could only come from you
Well thatís what could only be expected
Youíre so nice to peoples faces
But underneath, an ocean of hate
I marked your card years ago
But as usual it turns up too late
Hey Hey
Hey Hey
I never really liked you anyway [x4]

Sherman Brothers

A G# G F# / A B
You flicked a crumb off the table
Told me that you werenít able
To keep this thing going at the intensity
Just then Ronald McDonald appeared
Handed you a balloon sculpture
You looked a little lost,
So you handed it to me
The Sherman Brothers sing their song
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah
My heart sings along
It was finished months ago so whatís the fuss?
The Sherman brothers sing their song
Zippidy Dooh Dah we all sing along
You're about last person I could ever trust
We stood outside in the car park
You said you wanted one last kiss
But I could smell dog sh*t on your shoes
You were looking for a handkerchief
I was feeling such deep relief
That I wouldnít be hanging round
The new improved you
[Chorus]
Lyrics to the fourth album.