Teenage Fanclub


Thirteen(+ USA/Japan bonus tracks)


"Hang On"

Been bought and I've been sold
and I've forgot what I've been told
and now I need someone
Of all the stars I've ever seen
you're the sun

Hang on, hang on
Hang on, hang on
I've not forgotten all the tricks
that you've done
I just need some fun

I'm going underground to reassess
just what I've found
and all that I can do
Been blinded by the light
now I can go with a smile

Hang on, hang on
Hang on, hang on
I've not forgotten all the tricks
that you've done
I just need someone

"The Cabbage"

Goodbye girl
Where did you go?
Woke up this morning
and I didn't know
We were together
but now we're not
Asked you for nothing
that's what I got

It's okay, even better this way
That's what they'll tell you
That's what they'll say

Are we together?
I guess we're not
Do you still want me?
that's what I thought
Look in the mirror
and I'm a mess
Open the window
forget about the rest

It's okay, even better this way
That's what they'll tell you
That's what they'll say

It's okay, even better this way
That's what they'll tell you
That's what they'll say

"Radio"

I think I'll kill the radio, don't want to hear this song
Can't relate to yesterday, what we did was wrong
yeah...mmm...
But now you lighten up my day with your views
Just out of school and you're "that's so cool"

Baby, justify the reason behind your style
Find a craze that fits and stay there for awhile
Love to hear your song
On the A.M.
On the A.M.
On the A.M. (background)

You can't even get it on
I don't know
what all your chances are
And when I try to trip you up
I'm the one who falls
Did you know when I was young
I'd paint my face with the latest craze

Baby, justify the reason behind your style
Find a craze that fits and stay there for awhile
Love to hear your song
On the radio, on the radio
On the radio, on the radio
You on the radio, on the radio
You on the radio, on the radio

"Norman 3"

Come on over
Break some bread
Close the window
and we'll lay on the bed
If you're the future
then I'm with you
Looking forward
to everything that we do
They are stupid
they don't know
Going nowhere
but we're ready to go
We're together
on our way
Are you ready
for what I'm going to say
Ohhhh...

[Chorus]
Yeah, I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
and I know that it's you

[repeat Chorus 10x]
Yeah....

"Song To The Cynic"

No, you won't leave your mark on me
I'm protected by an honesty
And all the dead people in the world
to scare, to give
You won't leave your mark on me
I feel stupid cause I'm lost at sea
And all the dead people in the world
to scare, to live

And if what you said was true
and it all returns to you
Don't need your false impressions
of the world in you
And if what you said was true
when it all belongs to you
I'll need your sacred blessing
just to talk to you

And you won't leave your mark on me
I'm protected by an honesty
And all the dead people in the world
too late, to live
And you won't leave your mark on me
You won't leave your mark on me
Ohhh...

"120 Mins."

I don't wanna be alone
I don't wanna be well known
I don't wanna be unsane
I don't wanna love in vain
I don't wanna need a change
I don't wanna be arranged
I don't wanna be amazed
I just wanna see your
face again
Be my friend

I don't wanna another drink
I don't wanna have to think
I don't wanna stay the same
I don't wanna another name
I don't wanna be defamed
I don't wanna be acclaimed
I don't wanna be amazed
I just wanna see your
face again
Be my friend

"Escher"

Tell your sins to me
and I'll do them all over
with you
I know it's speed
so I hope you'll come over

And I don't know if I'm
going up or down, with you
Don't know if I'm coming
going up or down, with you
But I don't mind

Change my thoughts of you
when nothing's easy
what comes true?
Wet turns to blue
when my thoughts are all over

And I don't know if I'm
going up or down, with you
Don't know if I'm coming
going up or down with you
But I don't mind

Say my prayers to you
when my fun is all over
and through
I always knew
when my fun would be over

And I don't know If I'm
going up or down, with you
Don't know if I'm coming
going up or down, with you
But I don't mind

Don't know if I'm going
up or down, with you
Don't know if I'm coming
going up or down, with you
But I don't mind

"Commercial Alternative"

I wanna thank you, cause I'm a mess
I wanna thank you, the way you dress
I wanna thank you, for staying here
I wanna thank you, I love you dear

Now I know you
like I know you
like I'm going to

I wanna thank you, for staying cool
I wanna thank you, cause I'm a fool
I wanna thank you, where have you been?
I wanna thank you, I love your scene

Now I know you
like I know you
like I'm going to

Now I know you
like I know you
like I'm going to

"Fear Of Flying"

Hey, I don't look back on all the things I've done
I've never looked for answers in a song
Ain't got no good ideas, I'm staring at the sun
Don't always look for comfort in a song

This is your one-way ticket so don't fuck it up
Your flight is boarding and you're running out of luck
Add a new vibration to the situation
Add a new vibration

I'd love to save the world like nature's only son
I've never looked for answers in a song
Don't have to paint no words the thoughts that don't belong
Don't always look for comfort in a song

This is your one-way ticket so don't fuck it up
Your flight is boarding and you're running out of luck
Add a new vibration to the situation
Add a new vibration

hey, hey, hey
hey, hey, hey
hey, hey, hey
hey, hey, hey
hey, hey, hey
Add a new vibration
hey, hey, hey
to the situation
hey, hey, hey
to the situation
hey, hey, hey
to my foundation
hey, hey, hey
Add a new vibration
hey, hey, hey
Add a new vibration
hey, hey, hey
to my foundation
hey, hey, hey
Add a new vibration
hey, hey, hey
to the situation
hey, hey, hey
to the situation
hey, hey, hey
Add a new vibration
hey, hey, hey
Add a new vibration
hey, hey, hey
hey, hey, hey
hey, hey, hey

"Tears Are Cool"

I wanna talk to you don't want something that
I get for nothing I wanna talk to you
I know when something isn't worth discussing

You might say I know but you always knew
I could be unkind but I can't be cruel
All my lies are false but your heart is true
When I see you cry I think tears are cool

I wanna talk to you I don't wanna lover
that I take for granted I wanna talk to you
I wanna say something that you'll find romantic

[Chorus]
I don't say my prayers but I pray for you
I might say who cares but I know you do
You're the one who knows that my lies aren't true
When I see you cry I think tears are cool

[repeat Chorus 1x (drums enter)]

"Ret Liv Dead"

If you don't care, why are you standing there?
You're all alone with the memory
Thinking about something that will never be
Just get out of here, wait for the air to clear
You're all alone and you'll never see
that everybody hated you
apart from me

Don't know what to do
Say you need her
but she don't need you

What's all the fuss?
Come on and stay with us
You're all alone with the memory
Thinking about something
that you'll never be
Just get out of here
you're running out of air
You're all alone and you'll never see
everybody hated you
apart from me

Don't know what to do
Say you need her
but she don't need you
Ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh...

"Get Funky"

[footsteps]
Okay we're rolling...[spoken]
Howdy, disco citizen!

[clapping]

"Gene Clark"

When the circle finally formed you called me up
the only one making a sound
I can't work out what I want to see
I bury my thoughts in the ground
All the seeds you sow
are just looking for a space to grow

So sleep, sleep and lay your white body down
So sleep, sleep and lay your white body down

No matter what you do it all returns to you
No matter what you say you'll hear it all someday
No matter what you do it all returns to you
No matter what you say you'll hear it all someday
No matter what you do it all returns to you
No matter what you say you'll hear it all someday
[fades out]

"Genius Envy"

I don't care
I don't wanna hear about
what I'm thinking
I wanna hear something new

But I know you always say
what's on my mind
And I know I'll always know
that I'm not mine

So what if you see other people
I only get jealous when I listen
to The Beatles
So go and get someone new

But I know you'll always be the one
who cares
And I know you'll always be the one
who's there

"Chords Of Fame"

Found him by the stage last night
He was breathing his last breath
A bottle of gin and a cigarette
was all that he had left
I can see you making music
cause you carry your guitar
God help the troubadour
who tries to be a star

[Chorus]
So play the chords of love my friend
play the chords of fame
If you wanna keep your soul
don't, don't, don't
don't play the chords of fame

I've seen my share of hustlers
as they try to take the world
When they find their melody
they're surrounded by the girls
But it all fades so quickly
like a sunny summer's day
The foreigners ask the questions
they write down what you say

So play the chords of love
my friend
play the chords of fame
If you wanna keep your soul
don't, don't, don't
don't play the chords of fame

[repeat Chorus 1x]

They'll rob you of your innocence
they will put you up for sale
The more that you will find success
the more that you will fail
I've been around
I have my share
and I really can't complain
But I wonder who I left behind
the other side of fame

So play the chords of love
my friend
play the chords of fame
If you wanna keep your soul
don't, don't, don't
don't play the chords of fame

"Weird Horses"

See
See what I wanna find
I can find it by myself
But I feel
I feel like I recognize
what I see in someone else

When I feel like I'm fucked up
I don't know if the stars
have been stuck up
and somewhere behind
time has snuck up

Why
Why is a friend of mine
He reminds me of you so
So why
Why should I recognize
what my thoughts are gonna grow

When I feel like I'm fucked up
If I feel like the stars
have been stuck up
and somewhere behind
time has snuck up
You call by to say hi

When I'm fucked up
And I don't know if the stars
have been stuck up
But with you all my fears
have been sucked up

"Golden Glades"

Your mind is strong
but your will is weak
And it's no wonder
you can't stand
on your own two feet
The past is gone
you can't call it back
That's no reason
for you to paint it black

All said and done
There is no one
who can turn your love to hate

Meet him head on
but I'm still around
And it's no wonder
I can't tell if I'm up or down
The feelings gone
I can't get it back
But that's no reason
for you to stab my back

When all is love
There's only one
who can free your mind of hate

"Older Guys"

I don't ever think about tomorrow
What or why, it's all on another day
And I think that it's been said
By somebody up ahead

The older guys tell us what it's all about
The older guys really got it all worked out
Since we've got the older guys to show us how,
I don't see why we can't stop right now.

It's so costly living down on the ocean
Bed on the beach is where I wanna make my home
And I think that it's been said by somebody up ahead

The older guys get the ladies with their style
The older guys squeeze 'em till it makes them smile
What's the sense of looking like a cop on the beat?
What's the sense of looking like a girl on the street?