The Rave

The Rave Band - Lyrics to Songs


Intro

Centuries ago there existed a council of four
So wise and powerful, no one dare defy them
Tommy Dominopolis
Lyle Diamondus
Herbert Tareytonius
And the dreaded Werewolf of Athens
The torch was passed through the generations
To a second council of four
Who are none other than...
The Rave!


Dream Girls

I've been waiting so long
Waiting like this is so wrong
Why can't we pack up and be gone?

As soon as she powders her nose
She'll be ready to go

Always takes so long to prepare
From the color of her nails to her hair
Dressing up's a gala affair

As soon as she powders her nose
She'll be ready to go

Girls like this are Dream Girls
Going out in style
What I'd give for just a smile!

She's bright
She's always on top of the scene
She's cool
She has to be--you know what I mean

She's just simply divine
She comes from a family so fine
She's savored like the finest of wine

As soon as she powders her nose
She'll be ready to go


For You Girl

Every time I call you, baby
Your mother says you're not at home
Although there's no way I can tell you
They'll never catch us on the run

Little girl why can't you see
What your love has done to me?

For you girl
I would give up my whole life's work
For such a silly quirk

For you girl
I would wait every night after school
To teach you all the rules

They say, "You don't belong
And what you're doing is wrong!"

Someday they're going to see things our way
You know it can't be far away
And then you'll know the words I tell you
Are just the words that people say

Little girl why can't you see
What your love has done to me?

For you girl
My love would last 'til the world runs down
Doesn't make a sound

For you girl
Oh, I would stand in the rain all night
Just let me come inside

Don't say, "You don't belong
And what you're doing is wrong!"


Sometimes

Sometimes a feeling comes over me
This time it feels like it's gonna be now
It's got to be now

Seems like there's no getting over you
I guess it takes all the time in the world
The time in the world

Sometimes it finds me at night
Alone in my room--it's just not right
You know, you're driving me crazy
Driving me crazy

Sometime tonight
I will be waiting
Call me tonight
I will be waiting

Last night the world seemed so strange to me
This night it feels like it always will be
It always will be

Call me--call me tonight
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah


You're Coming Back

Waiting at the end of the day
I was hoping for a word that might say
You are sending me your love all the way

You're coming back
It's not too late, I'm keeping track
Another day and you'll be back
Don't make me wait--you're coming home

You'll laugh and never be sad any more
One thing I promise you, that's for sure
I'll never let you down again

You're coming back
It's not too late, I'm keeping track
Another day and you'll be back
Don't make me wait--you're coming home

And we can begin over again
I know we can make it through 'til the end

Each moment feels just like the rest
When all you feel is loneliness
How long can I go on this way?

You're coming back, it's not too late
You're coming back
You're coming back, don't make me wait
You're coming back
Hey, hey, you'll be back--I know it


New York, New York

New York, New York
The world is trying to tell you
New York, New York
With the love it's trying to sell you

Sometimes I feel we've lost our way
Somewhere between the night and day
Once I was sure we had the time
But now, looking back, it's hard to find

Maybe there's truth in what you say
People like us, we have to pay
Now I'm beginning to see the light
Things that we've dreamed of all our lives

Your juju dust is blurrin'
Blurrin' up my eyes

Sometimes I feel we've lost our way
Somewhere between the night and day
Now I'm beginning to see the light
Things that we've dreamed of all our lives


Say It Today

I'm saying that I want you
As clear as it can be

I'm hoping that you realize
And then please, please, please, please, please
Say it to me

I'm feeling like a tiger
Caught in a hunter's sight

I'm hoping that you realize
And then please, please, please, please, please
Say it tonight

All the world is running after
On the heels of each disaster
Blindly throw themselves into the blue

I believe I've started something
But you see I won't be running
Even in the next election--I'm through

Oh, this world has shot me up with madness
Ever since I was a child
Always knowing I was weaned on something wild


Everytown

Everytown
Everytime
Everytown, everytown

They tell me new hope's born of every day
But why should I believe anything they say
When I'm the same stranger wherever I go?
Who everybody knows, there's no need to know

Down in everytown
Hangin' round a little too long
Hittin' bottom every time in everytown

Starting every day with a face in the mirror
Looking back at a road stretching from there to here
Chained to these memories weighin' me down
Pushin' me on--pullin' me down

Down in everytown
Where some have found a better life
I'll make believe
That's the life for me

I'll go ahead and hang around
I'll stay to see new dawn in everytown

Down in everytown
Waiting for the bell to sound
Getting beat in everyround
In everytown


I've Got a New Girlfriend

You trip me up
Every time I turn around
You put me down
And treat me like some foolish clown

But that's alright
'Cause everything is turning out alright

That kind of love
It was the best we ever had
But now we find
That it was just a passing fad

But that's alright
'Cause everything is workin' out now

I've got a new girlfriend
She's coming tonight
I've got a new girlfriend
This time it feels right

And she promises she'll always treat me right


There You Go Again

I saw your photograph
It made me want to laugh
It made me want to cry

I heard you're still the same
And some things never change
I thought at least, you'd try

All I want to know
Are you gonna go and play your games again?
All I need to know
If what they say is so?

Oh there you go again
You're breaking hearts again
If you had one of your own
You might have known--oh you should know

Before you go again
Just take it from a friend
If you ever need someone
You can't have done the things you've done
Oh there you go again

I let the time go by
I told myself that I
Would hear from you someday

But now the time has gone
I've waited for so long
But not another day


Test Tube Babies

Give me test tubes, give me test tubes
Test tubes all the time
That way, my mommy and my daddy
Really, they are mine

Not misplaced, no disgrace
A baby out of time
I know I'm my daddy's
Not that dirty uncle of mine

You've got to try so hard today
To climb your family tree
Don't want no adopted brother of mine
Taking my bucks from me

They tried hard, they really did
Worked it overtime
But in that doctor's office
They sure did shine

Shot from guns like cereal
Aimed at who knows where
Glide on down that hairy leg
In that dentist's chair

But if they're broke and they flunk
The Dun and Bradstreet test
Just smash my little test tube
And leave my weary brain to rest


Hole in Your Heart

Seems like you've already
Made up your mind
You've turned into someone
Nobody can find

You've been on vacation
You'll never come back
Your heart's on the doorstep
Your bags are still packed

My first impression was a dirty lie
Deep down inside you know you wish you could die

You cry in your sleep, girl
You wet your bed
Your sad world is dying
Inside of your head

Oh you drove me away
Swept me like a driving rain
The look in your eyes was
Cold as the rain

Oh you push me away
Swept me like a driving rain
All your feelings flow out through
The hole in your heart


(Is That Your) Mother

Is that your mother on the phone?
She's telling you to come on home
Leave tonight

She got me on the other line
She called me up just in time
To say good night

She's calling all the way
From North Carolina
Just about to lose her mind
'Cause she can see you all the way
All the way, all the way

If everything were backwards
What a mixup it would be
Your father'd be your mother
And your mother would be me

My shoes are on the ceiling
My face is on the floor
I'm throwing away my razor
I don't need it anymore

I'm going to take some time
To show you on another day
And I know you will want to be
With me on Mother's Day


The Dance of the Teenagers

Her Mom and Dad were worried Janey wouldn´t finish school
They feared that Janey worried more about being cool
When 'summer's long' and 'life is short' is the rule

Her friends could see that Janey wasn´t even really there
She'd left her shoes and socks and drifted out to who knows where
A band was playing and the sounds of The Rave filled the air

at The Dance Of The Teenagers

Janey had a boy she liked for just a real good time
Bob liked the way she looked but wasn't sure, he's almost blind
They danced and danced and Janey cried 'Bobby your mine mine mine!'

The music shattered and the lights were burning way down low
The band kept rockin' but the clock on the wall said go!
But if we wake out of this dream then we might miss the show!

at The Dance Of The Teenagers


(Is That Your) Mother (alternate version)

Is that your mother on the phone?
She's telling you to come on home
We'll leave tonight

She got me on the other line
She called me up just in time
To say good night

She's calling all the way
From North Carolina
Just about to lose her mind
'Cause she can see you all the way
All the way, all the way

If everything was backwards
What a mixup it would be
Your father'd be your mother
And your mother would be me

My shoes are on the ceiling
My face is on the floor
I've somehow lost your mother
Now I need you even more

You're much too young to understand
It'd never cross your mind
But let me say before you go to play
Won't you help me through this time?

When everything seems backwards
What a mixup it can be
I will try to be your mother
Or in other words
Your mother will be me

If that's your mother on the phone
Just tell her that we're not at home
Not tonight

Or tell her that we're doing fine
And that we'll call her back sometime
To say goodnight

Just tell her that we love her
We'll always think of her
Home is here for you and I
Still we can see her all the way


She's All She Says She Is

She's All She Says She Is
She's All She Says She Is

She's the kind
You just can't get off your mind
No matter how hard you try

She's the one
The one and the only one
She's not one to be outdone
But still she is
She's all she says she is

Here comes that girl again
Wearing that look again
She knows I'll follow her now
She's all she says she is

Five 'til nine
Even though it's way past the time
I still hang around 'cause I know she is

I know everybody says
Watch out for that girl
She will tear your dreams apart
And take away your world
But I don't care what people say
'Cause they don't know that girl


Carolyn, Caroline

Carolyn, you know you've been a lucky girl
All your life
Now and then
I think of when I knew a girl
So free and easy

Carolyn, oh Carolyn
Carolyn, my Carolyn
Caroline, oh Caroline
Not this time

Carolyn, you still pretend
That if you say you're really sorry
That any man would understand
And hold you tight and say it's all right

Carolyn, oh Carolyn
Carolyn, my Carolyn
Caroline, oh Caroline
Not this time


Closed Doors

Close your doors if you've chosen
To stay inside
We're going for a ride
We're leaving you here

I don't want to hear you say
We're wasting your time
Life is such a crime
Why, you're not even there

We're all runners in the human race
If we come in last, it's no disgrace
I keep running 'til I hear them say
This situation is so hard to face

My sister Sally says she needs it
She needs it all the time
It helps her to unwind
Though she's only a little child

In the rain, this morning's headlines
Ran like tears
It washed away her fears
And she's managed to change her mind


The Blue Crusties

You left me without saying a thing
I didn't even hear the telephone ring
I called you up to ask you why
You tell me things, you make me cry

'Cause you gave me The Blue Crusties!
Yeah, you gave me The Blue Crusties!

Now I'm sittin' all alone
I even took a hammer to the telephone
You better watch out what you say or do
'Cause I'm coming out, after you

You better watch out
You better watch out
You better watch out

You better watch out!

Now we're home and you are mine
You're all beat up and feeling fine
A big, fat smile across your face
There's drops of blood all over the place

You're really glad you gave me The Blue Crusties!
Yeah, you're really glad you gave me The Blue Crusties!
Yeah, you gave me The Blue Crusties!

"Test Tube Babies" Copyright 1978, G. Oostdyk

"The Blue Crusties" Copyright 1977, K. Hisel

"Intro" Copyright 1978, B. Slichter

All Other Material Copyright 1977-2006, B. Cook


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Musical selections copyright 1978, The Rave and Asleep 'Til Noon Productions.
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