Sparks 'Big Beat' Lyrics (1976)


Big Boy, I Want To Be Like Everybody Else, Nothing To Do, I Bought The Mississippi River, Fill-Er-Up, Everybody's Stupid, Throw Her Away And Get A New One, Confusion, Screwed Up, White Women, I Like Girls, Looks Aren't Everything (BONUS TRACK)


 The album lyrics to 'Big Beat' by Sparks


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Sparks 'Big Boy' lyrics
(Ron Mael)


The earth is shaking, so am I
If you don't run, it's suicide

Big Boy, Big Boy

My name is David, he don't care
He's never nice, he's never scared

Big Boy, Big Boy

Big Boy comes around
Throws his weight around
Throws our girls around
Leaves without a sound

Big Boy, Big Boy

He's well-equipped, the girls are sure
Is that a guess, or something more

Big Boy, Big Boy

We're bored to tears until he comes
And then we're crying cause he's come

Big Boy, Big Boy
Big Boy comes around

Throws his weight around
Throws our girls around
Leaves without a sound

Big Boy, Big Boy

The earth is shaking, so am I
If you don't run, it's suicide

Big Boy, Big Boy


Sparks 'I Want To Be Like Everybody Else' lyrics
(Ron Mael)


Dressing up when the world is Levi Strauss
Dressing down when tuxedos fill the house
Going out when the rest are coming home
Coming home when the rest are going out
And when I'm broke and really down
Everybody's throwing tons around
And when I finally get my pay
Everyone's in India or so they say
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be


I want to be like everybody else
I want to be like everybody else
Gravity don't work on me
I want to be like everybody else

Drink your milk, then your coke, then your rye
First you're born, then you live, then you die
First you cry, then you sing, then you moan
First you're wet, then you're dry, then you're bone
It's such a 1, 2, 3 affair
Where did I go wrong, I'm stuck out here
I'm stuck, it's up to you
Hold me so tight they think I'm you

I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be

I want to be like everybody else
I want to be like everybody else
Gravity don't work on me
I want to be like everybody else


Sparks 'Nothing To Do' lyrics
(Ron Mael)


I want you
I want you bad
I need you
I need you
I do, I really do

Better drop the requirement that everything be great
Nothing to do, nothing to do
Nothing to do, nothing to do

I come home
I throw my coat down
I spin round
I plop down
Gimme a break, a break

Better drop the requirement that everything be great
Nothing to do, nothing to do
Nothing to do, nothing to do

If I had a million thumbs
I'd twiddle, twiddle
But I just have two
Nothing to do, nothing to do
Nothing to do, nothing to do

I see you
I don't want much
Just something
A little something
To do, to do

Better drop the requirement that
everything be great
Nothing to do, nothing to do
Nothing to do, nothing to do


Sparks 'I Bought The Mississippi River' lyrics
(Ron Mael)

I bought the Mississippi River
Of course that don't include the towns

or the people
around the Mississippi
Well, to cinch the deal the man threw
in a boat with crew
and then I knew I'd better grab that river fast
It wouldn't last
They never do, they never do
It wouldn't last, last, last

So now I own the Mississippi
I couldn't decide if I should leave it there
or lug it out West with me
The best thing was to think about it,
not to make a move I might regret
cause then I'd have to have the
Mississippi sent back East, complete
with boat and crew
That wouldn't do, do, do

It's mine, all mine
(You know, it's yours, all yours)
It's mine, all mine
(You know, it's yours, all yours)

Do rivers ever need companions
Should I enquire if the Seine is
available, yeah, I would rather have
a classy little Frenchy than a Nile or a Tybo, oh
Now wait a minute, how about the
Amazon, now that could be real fun
For Mississippi, for Mississippi, for

Mississippi, My Mississippi

I hope that I didn't make an error
I hope this ain't a lot more trouble
than it's all really worth


Sparks 'Fill-Er-Up' lyrics
(Ron Mael)

One gallon for that certain start
Two gallons once around the park
I don't need any servicing
Just fill-er-up with anything

Five gallons gets me up the hill
Six gallons, I don't need no pills
I'm never gonna stop again
So fill-er-up with premium

Ten gallons, everyone's a her
Eleven gallons, I'm a blur
I'm coming and I'm going
So fill-er-up with premium

Twelve gallons gets me out of town
Where no one's poor or black or brown
And nothing ever seems to change
I'm past all that, just fill-er-up

Fifteen, gallons, more, more
Twenty gallons, more, more
I feel I'm running out of steam
So fill-er-up with gasoline
Fill me up with premium
Fill me up with anything etc.


Sparks 'Everybody's Stupid' lyrics
(Ron Mael)

You fell for me, I fell for you
You think I'm great, I think you're good
and that's enough to prove
the point once more
Everybody's stupid, that's for sure

(Oh yeah) Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure
(Oh yeah) Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure
(Oh yeah) Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure
Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure

I light my filter, then reverse it
And burn a mouth that's weak on verbs
and nouns and nouns
but I'm not sore
Everybody's stupid, that's for sure


(Oh yeah) Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure
(Oh yeah) Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure
(Oh yeah) Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure
Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure


I traded you for Jean and Myra
I traded them for the Mormon Choir
Now I got some music and the Lord
And I'm feeling dumber than before

(Oh yeah) Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure
(Oh yeah) Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure
(Oh yeah) Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure
Everybody's Stupid, that's for sure


Sparks 'Throw Her Away And Get A New One' lyrics
(Ron Mael)


Just like everything else in this world
Time wreaks havoc on every girl
What do you do, what do you do, what do you do?

Throw her away and get a new one

If you've got a girl with elegant taste
It's only a matter of time
Bowling or root beer or taking the train
A girl in her decline

Throw her away and get a new one,
Throw her away and get a new one,
Throw her away and get a new one, a new one

Just like everything else in this world
Changes come to the strongest of girls
What do you do, what do you do, what do you do?

Throw her away and get a new one

Now may we present, she's the top of
the line a 1959
In top notch shape, but it's always the same
It's only a matter of time

Throw her away and get a new one,
Throw her away and get a new one,
Throw her away and get a new one, a new one

If you've got a girl, better look at her waist
If you've got a girl, better check out her face
Or maybe it's only a change in your taste

Throw her away and get a new one,
Throw her away and get a new one,
Throw her away and get a new one, a new one


Sparks 'Confusion' lyrics
(Ron Mael)

I'm going back to see my girl
I hope it's all the same as then

I'm going back to see my girl
I hope it's all the same as then

Confusion, pardon the intrusion
This must not be the room I was in the other night
Confusion, an optical illusion, you see, you see
The number's the same as then
The color's the same as then
But something just isn't really right

Retrace your steps and see what happens, happens
Right from the doorway to your home
Back to your lonely room with only confusion
Was that her (yes, yes it was)
Was that him (yeah, yeah it was)
The girl was familiar but he wasn't me, no

Confusion, you think you know where you stand
But you're not even standing, you're flat on shaky ground
No clue then, and everything you knew then
Was only true in specialized cases, yes, in specialized cases
But in your case it wasn't true at all

Retrace your steps and see what happens, happens
Back to the day when you were born
Father and mother were just pictures, photos
The color was (the same as yours)
The surname (same as yours)
But you got the feeling, the feeling, the feeling

Confusion, la de da
Confusion, oh pardon me
Confusion, la tati

It's lovely sitting next to you
There's no one within miles of you
It's lovely sitting next to you
There's no one within miles of you

Confusion, you think you know where you stand
But you're not even standing, you're flat on shaky ground
No clue then, and everything you knew then
Was only true in specialized cases, yes, in specialized cases
But in your case, in your case
It wasn't the case, not at all


Sparks 'Screwed Up' lyrics
(Ron Mael)

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

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 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


Sparks 'White Women' lyrics
(Ron Mael)

What's good enough for Adam
Is good enough for me
I'm awfully glad we got 'em
They're easy to see (as long as they're)
White women everywhere
There's always a replacement, anytime, anywhere

They walk without a swagger
Their power's on the wane
But something deep within me
Cries out all the same (it's gotta be)
White women everyday
To me it doesn't matter that their skin's passe

As long as they're white
As long as they're white
As long as they're white from head to toe
As long as they're white
As long as they're white
As long as they're white I'll have a go
White women, everywhere

The places that I'm cruising
The places that I stay
Are filled with Anglo-Saxons
And I get my way
White women, everyday
You can see'em blush, at least by light of day

I've tried most every package
From Peking to Berdoo
I'm sticking with a brand name
I'm sticking with you
Because you're a white woman, so very fair

Because you're a white woman, so very fair


Sparks 'I Like Girls' lyrics
(Ron Mael)


No one is restricted, no one is tied down
But the Greece of old collapsed 'cause no one liked their girls
We won't have that problem, I'm doing my part
No one asked me but I'll still answer la-la-la-la-la-la

I like girls, I like girls
I like girls, I like girls

I sweat in the daytime, I don't sweat much at night
No one asked me but I still answer "I like girls, I like girls"
All those who are with me, let's all raise our hands high
When they ask you, you'll surely answer la-la-la-la-la-la


I like girls, I like girls
I like girls, I like girls

Day of wedding preparation, you must decide
Has your choice been made?

Yes, I like girls
I like girls


Sparks 'Looks Aren't Everything' lyrics
(Ron Mael)

I bought a car it's yellow
I drove around a lot
I caught a fish and fried it
I ate it on the spot - hot
And that's my year in review
With you things could be different

Looks aren't everything
Looks aren't everything
Looks aren't everything

By jove I think I've got it
By jove it's come at last
By jove there's fingers on it
By jove it's come at last

For the one who has made us all
can't be seen even if you're tall
Looks aren't everything

Sleep sound and dream you've earned it
A most impressive day
Deeds and props rewarded
It's almost Saturday - say!

I like you more when the view and you are less than perfect

Looks aren't everything
Looks aren't everything
Looks aren't everything

Wake up the dawn's upon us
No don't go run and hide
I've got some jokes to tell you
and God is on your side

For the one who has made us all
can't be seen even if you're tall

Looks aren't everything
Looks aren't everything

We'll move in to the city
Where we just bought a house
and nature's non existent
but there they under stand that

Looks aren't everything

By jove I think we've got it
By jove it's come at last
By jove there's fingers on it
By jove it's come at last

For the one who has made us all
can't be seen even by the tall
For the one who has made us all
can't be seen even if you're tall


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BIG BEAT LYRICS:-  Big Boy, I Want To Be Like Everybody Else, Nothing To Do, I Bought The Mississippi River, Fill-Er-Up, Everybody's Stupid, Throw Her Away And Get A New One, Confusion, Screwed Up, White Women, I Like Girls, Looks Aren't Everything