THE OLD ME vs. THE NEW YOU

Trust Me Records (2001)

Album (CD)

 

 

 

1. The New You

2. Back Together

3. I Can’t Say Hi

4. Whole Wide World

5. Not The Right Time

6. Generational Pattern

7. Gimme The Nite

8. 21st Century Word

9. Social Life

10. Cool Scouts

11. Myth America

12. We Never Made It To Venice

 

 

All songs written by Jesse Hartman, published by © 1997-2001 Exurbia Music, Inc. (BMI), except 4, written by Wreckless Eric






 

 

THE NEW YOU

Your life is going nowhere fast
You never stand out
(just a face in the crowd)
And you have to if you want success
(and I know that you want success, doesn't everybody want success)

You need a gimmick
You need a shtick
You need to change something
You need to re-invent it
Change your name
Lift your face
Change your everything

I like it

I much prefer the new you
So much better than the old you
The new you
So much better than the old you

People are finally going to notice you
Hey, who is that man?
(I like what he's doing)
Let's give him lots of money
(send him a check, sign him up)

What a gimmick!
What a shtick!
The kids will love that!
The kids will imitate it!
They'll change their names
They'll lose some weight
Spread make up on their faces

They'll like it

They'll much prefer the new you
They'll much prefer the new you
The new you
So much better than the old you

Three cheers for the modern you
Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!
Three cheers for the modern you
Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!
Three cheers for the modern you
Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!

I like it

I much prefer the new you
I much prefer the new you
I much prefer the new you
I much prefer...


BACK TOGETHER

Hey baby, how have you been?
Yeah?
CoolÖ
Me, Iíve been fine
Well, actually not really
Iíve kind of had a rough time lately

See, Iíve been thinking Ďbout you every day
Yeah, every time I pass that spot in the pavement
Where we scratched in both our names
Yeah, I know youíre probably still mad about the way I ended things

Just think it might be time to get back together
It might be time to admit we were wrong
Ok, I was wrong
I could not find anything better
So Iím crawling back to say
It might be time
It might be time

Oh really
You are seeing someone new
Who is he? Iíll kill himÖ
Hey, come on Iím kidding
But does he make you happy?

Does he think about you every day
Just like I have ever since the girl I left you for
Showed me where to find the door?
Come on now baby, Iím just joking again

Just think it might be time to get back together
It might be time to admit we were wrong
Ok, I was wrong
I could not find anything better
So Iím crawling back to say
It might be time
It might be time

I know that itís a ďgo backĒ
And that they never work
I know that itís a ďgo backĒ
And that Iíve been a jerk
I wonít be a jerkÖ


I CAN’T SAY HI

What, you canít say hi?
Hello, how are you?
No, I canít say hi
Hello, Hello
Just want to walk on by
Like I donít know you
No, I canít say hi
Hello, Hello

I see you walking down the street
I look at the ground
So our eyes donít meet
ĎCause I canít deal with small talk
No, not today
Not to mention I canít even remember your name
Yeah, donít it start with a D or a G?
Something like David, Gavin or Donny
Well, it makes no difference
Weíre not gonna meet
ĎCause when I saw you coming
I just crossed the street

No, I canít say hi
Hello, how are you?
I canít say hi
Hello, Hello
Just want to walk on by
Like I donít know you
No, I canít say hi
Hello, hello

I know itís no big deal to nod or to wave
ĎCause thatís all thatís required
In these situations
I barely know you
God knows where we met
Yeah, at some stupid party
Around a bathroom sink
Well, that still donít mean
I got to stop in my tracks
Every time I take a walk to relax
Yeah, it just donít matter
ĎCause weíre not gonna meet
When I saw you coming
I just crossed the street

No, I canít say hi
Hello, how are you?
No, I canít say hi
Hello, Hello
Just want to walk on by
Like I donít know you
No, I canít say hi
Hello, Hello

When I see you coming
When I see you coming
I just want to cross the street

I canít say hi
Just want to walk on by
No, I canít say hi
Just want to walk on by
Good-byeÖ


WHOLE WIDE WORLD

 

(written by Wreckless Eric)

When I was a young boy
My mama said to me
There's only one girl in the world for you
And she probably lives in Tahiti

I go the whole wide world
just to find her
I go the whole wide world
just to find her
(just to find her)
Yeah...

Well, maybe she's in the Bahamas
Where the Caribbean Sea is blue
Weeping in a tropical moonlit night
Because nobody's thought about you

Why am I hanging around in the rain out here?
Trying to pick up a girl
Why am my eyes filling up with these lonely tears?
When there are girls all over the world

I go the whole wide world
just to find her
I go the whole wide world
just to find her
(just to find her)

Ou est tu?

Well is she lying on a tropical beach somewhere
Underneath a tropical sun
Finding her way in a heat wave there
Hoping that I won't be long?

I should be lying on a sunset beach with her
Caressing her warm brown skin
And then in a year or maybe not quite
We'll be sharing the same next of kin

I go the whole wide world
just to find her

Ou est tu?
Where are you?
I'm waiting
I'm weeping
I'm waiting


NOT THE RIGHT TIME

I havenít found anything wrong with you
Even my mother thinks youíre something special
Youíre comical
(Sheís got it all)
Youíre oh so sexual
Youíre everything but there is just one problem

Itís not the right time
Itís not the time to fall in love
Itís not the right time
(Itís just the wrong time)
To fallÖ
Is it every gonna be the time?

My friends already thought I was crazy
But now they wanna lock up
(Donít screw this up)
They sick of hearing me complain much
ĎBout how Iím tired of being alone
And now I wanna ďgo cat goĒ

Itís not the right time
Itís not the time to fall in love
Itís not the right time
(Itís just the wrong time)
To fallÖ
No, itís never gonna be the time

(Come on, man, itís time to grow up)
Is it ever gonna be the time?
(Youíre no spring chicken)
Is it ever gonna be the time?
No, itís never gonna be the time
Is it ever gonna be the time?

Is it ever gonna be the time to fall?
No, itís never gonna be the time to fallÖ


GENERATIONAL PATTERN

Something tells me I need to live in the city
Something tells me I used to live on a farm
Something tells me my bathtubís in the kitchen
Something tells me Iíve tattoos on my arms
Something tells me I used to be religious
Something tells me that this will carry on and onÖ

Donít let me near your mirror
Please donít be my model
Iím following a generational pattern
Donít let me near your mirror
Please donít be my model
Iím followingÖ

Something tells him he needs to live in the suburbs
Something tells him he came here from an island
Something tells him he needs to change his name
Something tells him he should play the corporate game
Something tells him he used to have no money
Something tells him that this will carry on and onÖ

Donít let him near your mirror
Donít let him be my model
Iím following a generational pattern
Donít let me near your mirror
Please donít be my model
Iím following a generational pattern

Things tend to go in cycles
Things tend to go in cycles
Things tend to go in cylces
Things tend to go in cylces
Weíre on a loopÖ

You know what Iím doing, man
Iím following a generational patternÖ

Donít let him near your mirror
Donít let him be my model
Iím following a generational pattern
Donít let me near your mirror
Please donít be my model
Iím following a generational pattern


GIMME THE NITE

Nothing in common
You hate the movies I like
You hate my hair
I hate your clothes
Everything's wrong
But that's all right

Change your mind
It's last call soon
Your place or mine?

Gimme the nite to talk with you
Gimme the nite to sleep with you
Gimme the nite, I promise you
It's no big thing I do this all the time

I got a feeling you're like me
A damaged package filled with uncertainty
You hate those awkward breakfasts for two
But that don't matter, I hate them two

Change your mind
It's last call soon
Make up your mind

Gimme the nite to talk with you
Gimme the nite to sleep with you
Gimme the nite, I promise you
It's no big thing I do this all the time


21st CENTURY WORD

I want a planet of my own
Iíll use my schizoid children to gain control
They can see into the future
A thousand buildings going up
Tips on land I can invest in
I like my children all screwed up

Gubble, gubble, a 21st century word
(time slip)
Gubble, gubble, a 21st century word
(time slip)
In the 21st century

With a kind of x-ray vision
He sees inside skulls, inside skin
Greens turn to rotten things
A nightmare, endless decay
He sees the buildings crumble
But I donít care
I want to make money
I want to be king

A very distant planet to call home
A brood of schizoid children all my own
They can see into the future
Some people say that itís a curse
I say language is overrated
I like my children and their couple of words

Gubble, gubble, a 21st century word
(time slip)
Gubble, gubble, a 21st century word
(time slip)
In the 21st century

Tell it to me
I donít understand

Time slip in the 21st century


SOCIAL LIFE

Social life
Social life
Everybody thinks I need more social life

ďYou look so paleĒ
ďYou look like youíve been living in a jailĒ

Oh, everybody thinks I need more social life

Social life
Social life
Everybody else is going out tonight

ďDonít you care Ďbout whatís going on?Ē
ďThis isolationismís gone too farĒ
Come on

Everybody else is going out tonight

Social Life
Social Life
Everybody thinks that I am not all right

ďWe think itís time that you do get some helpĒ
ďWe worry that youíre gonna kill yourselfĒ

Everybody needs a little social life

Social life
ďYou gotta have a littleĒ
ďWhatís the matter with you?Ē
You gotta get outta that apartment
Come up for airÖ


COOL SCOUTS

The first time cool scouts came my way
Was the first time anyone cared what I said
The DJ asked me what to play
Designers inquired what we wore that day

Cool scouts coming
Letís run away

Cool scouts coming to take ideas
Cool scouts coming to find next year
This time Iíll lie through my teeth
Cool scouts coming
Teel them the wrong thingís neat

Cool scouts coming
Letís run away


MYTH AMERICA

Echo says, that heroes mean nothing
Echo says, thereís nothing original to say
Emulation is the only answer
In platitudes and quotes that rhyme

Sheís lost all faith
She says the truth donít mean nothing
An empty space in heart and mind
It makes a stomach drop
Itís a hard way to live your life

Miss Myth America
Miss Myth America
Where thereís nothing left to say
Miss Myth America
Miss Myth America
All your heroes gone away
Sheíll get you
Echo says

Forget your dreams, girl
Itís just a set-up, man
You think sheís pretty in pink
But sheís not who you think she is
It must be fate
That your heroes mean nothing
Emancipate, free your mind
It makes a stomach drop
Itís a hard wayÖ
It make you now regurgitate this thing called pop
Itís your only life

Iím on a quest for her

Miss Myth America
Miss Myth America
Where thereís nothing left to say
Miss Myth America
Miss Myth America
All your heroes gone away
Sheíll get you
Echo says that heroes mean nothing

You know who you look like?
Who?
Come on, do you know who you look like?
No, who?
Come on, itís a movie starÖshitÖ
Wait, I got itÖ

Glamour they sold you
Platitudes and quotes that rhyme
Adopt every attitude
Champions explode in time
So, throw away everything
Yeah, I know what they told you
I know what they sold to you

Miss Myth America
Miss Myth America
Where thereís nothing left to say
Miss Myth America
Miss Myth America
All your heroes gone away
Sheíll get you
Echo saysÖ
All your heroes gone


WE NEVER MADE IT TO VENICE

We never made it to Venice
We didnít last very long
We didnít make it to Venice
Our little fling fell apart
We never made it at all
We never made it to Venice
We didnít last very long
We never made it to Venice
We never go that hotel
We never made it to Venice
We didnít last very long

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