Song Lyrics

(in alphabetical order)

 

4:33

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

It’s a rainy day in May

Another rainy day in May

I’m not sure if you’ll be there

I never told you I was coming

And I don’t know if you even care


Verse 2:

I’ve been away for a long, long time

Disappeared for a very long time

We each went our different ways

Did things that were more important

But I long for those bygone days


Verse 3:

I heard that you moved away

I was told that you’d gone away

To BC, and then Québec

Where you settled, found your home

I moved around too, and I lost track


Verse 4:

A friend told me where you live

I hope that you will forgive

Will you and I start anew?

I’m not sure if I’ll be welcome

But it’s something that I have to do


Endverse:

I’m on the 4:33 to Montreal

The 4:33 to Montreal

But when I get to your place

I see an empty cage

The bird has flown, and you are gone

Your old piano’s still there

An empty table, broken chair

I have a feeling you’re not in Québec anymore

I have a feeling you’re not in Québec anymore

The silence is deafening

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Boss Boss

© and ℗ 2018 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

They used to be your friend

You remember

But that came to an end

You know why

When your friends turn into bosses

You better count your losses


Chorus:

They became the boss, boss

They became the boss, boss

They became the bossiest boss in all the world

                                                           They became the boss, boss


Verse 2:

Everything goes better

With a boss

You’d better go and get her

You know why

You just don’t know what to do

When your boss is not there to help you


Chorus:

They became the boss, boss

They became the boss, boss

They became the bossiest boss in all the world

                                                           They became the boss, boss


Bridge:

Your supervisor

Is so much wiser

Is so much better

Than you have ever been

’Cause they’re the boss now

They are the boss now

They are the boss and they can

Never be your friend

I see right through you

You can’t fool me


Verse 3:

You know you’re at a loss

Without your boss

Whatever would you do

No clue

Your bosses know it all

They think they know it all


Chorus:

They became the boss, boss

They became the boss, boss

They became the bossiest boss in all the world

                                                           They became the boss, boss

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City Lights

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

City lights

City streets, running feet, in the rain

City streets, it’s a game, all the same

As yesterday


Chorus:

City lights, city lights, city lights, city lights 2x


Verse 2:

When we meet

Where we stay, when we stay, it’s the same

As yesterday, city streets, we’re complete

And it’s today


Chorus:

City lights, city lights, city lights, city lights 2x


Bridge:

It’s my city, it’s so pretty

In my city, city lights

It’s my city, it’s so pretty

In my city, city lights

Verse 3:

In the night

Till the light, when we meet, city lights

City streets, when we touch, it’s too much

’T was yesterday


Chorus:

City lights, city lights, city lights, city lights 3x

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Ctrl-Alt-Delete

© and ℗ 2018 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

We're on the information highway

On Instagram and Twitter all day

We've got an iPhone in each hand

We're on Facebook till the end

We've got nothing else to do

We know of nothing else to do


Chorus:

I have to Ctrl-Alt-Delete my brain

I'm gonna start all over again

Don't want a virus in my head

So what I'm gonna do instead

’Cause it's driving me insane

Ctrl-Alt-Delete my brain


Verse 2:

We get our news from every corner

But we’re afraid of every foreigner

And with our iPads in our hands

We've already made our plans

We've got nothing else to do

We know of nothing else to do


Chorus:

I have to Ctrl-Alt-Delete my brain

I'm gonna start all over again

Don't want a virus in my head

So what I'm gonna do instead

’Cause it's driving me insane

Ctrl-Alt-Delete my brain


Verse 3:

We're strangers in our own existence

It's time to build a strong resistance

It's like we're on some kind of drug

It's maybe time to pull the plug,

We've got nothing else to do

We know of nothing else to do


Chorus:

I’m gonna Ctrl-Alt-Delete my brain

I have to start all over again

Don't want a virus in my head

So what I'm gonna do instead

’Cause it's driving me insane

Ctrl-Alt-Delete my brain

Ctrl-Alt-Delete my brain

Ctrl-Alt-Delete my brain

Ctrl-Alt-Delete my…brain

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Dipshit Kid

© and ℗ 2018 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

So where the hell have you been?

You only just turned sixteen

Barely done playing Lego

You got your gf preggo

But you don’t care


Chorus:

You’re just a dipshit kid

You always ruin it

You break your collarbone

You break your iPhone

Your parents pay or it

Grandparents pay for it

You’re such a dipshit kid


Verse 2:

You drank your mother’s booze

You found your father’s bong

Your grandpa gives you weed

You think it’s all so sweet

And you don’t care


Chorus:

You’re just a dipshit kid

You always ruin it

You break your collarbone

You break your iPhone

Your parents pay or it

Grandparents pay for it

You’re such a dipshit kid


Verse 3:

Oh oh you’re such a moron

And you don’t know what’s going on

Don’t even finish high school

You’re such a bloody fool

But you don’t care

You just don’t care


Chorus:

You’re just a dipshit kid

You always ruin it

You break your collarbone

You break your iPhone

Your parents pay or it

Grandparents pay for it

You’re such a dipshit kid


Outro:

You’re such a dipshit kid

You’re just a dipshit kid

And you don’t care

Dipshit kid!

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Don't Be an Asshole

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

Don’t take up two spots parking your car

You may think you’re alone, yet here we all are

You can be direct, but you shouldn’t be rude

Just be polite, it’s not that hard to do

All people are equal, live and let live

Don’t hold a grudge, but forget and forgive

Don’t block the sidewalk, you’re not the police

A blind man may just want to go by, so please

Don’t smoke in parks when there’s kids everywhere

Go a fair distance and don’t spoil the air

Don’t use the F-word with children around

Just mind your language, it’s not a nice sound

Clean up your dog poop, I know it’s a drag

The street looks much cleaner, so just bring a bag


Chorus:

Don’t be an asshole, don’t be a jerk

But do what you can to make it all work

At home, on the street, or in school, or at work

Just don’t be an asshole and don’t be a jerk


Verse 2:

When you lead your life with the people around you

Start thinking of how you do what you do

When you’re watching a movie, turn off your phone

Others are there too, you’re not there alone

Please use your blinkers when you turn left or right

And switch on your headlights when it’s dark at night

There’s kids on the street, so don’t run a red

And don’t ignore stop signs, you may end up dead

Bullying people who are different from you

Is so not cool! What if they did that to you?

Don’t leave your shopping cart, put it away

Damaging cars is not okay

Say please and thank you, say sorry too

Good manners are easy, that’s nothing new


Chorus:

Don’t be an asshole, don’t be a jerk

But do what you can to make it all work

At home, on the street, or in school, or at work

Just don’t be an asshole and don’t be a jerk


Endverse:

And most importantly, don’t drink and drive

Be a DD and arrive alive


Chorus:

Don’t be an asshole, don’t be a jerk

But do what you can to make it all work

At home, on the street, or in school, or at work

Just don’t be an asshole and don’t be a jerk

Don’t be an asshole, don’t be a jerk

But do what you can to make it all work

At home, on the street, or in school, or at work

Just don’t be an asshole and don’t be a jerk

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Get a Doughnut

© and ℗ 2018 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

Going through the drive-thru

That is what we all do

Tim Hortons to the rescue

Fifty folks in front of you


Chorus:

Get a doughnut

Get a doughnut

Get a doughnut with your coffee

Get a doughnut

Get a doughnut


Verse 2:

By the time you get your ammo

A paper cup of hot joe

Giving you some gusto

Cappuccino or espresso


Chorus:

Get a doughnut

Get a doughnut

Get a doughnut with your coffee

Get a doughnut

Get a doughnut


Verse 3:

Fill me up with caffeine

Squeeze them out, those coffee beans

My body’s favourite gasoline

Makes me run like a machine


Chorus:

Get a doughnut

Get a doughnut

Get a doughnut with your coffee

Get a doughnut

Get a doughnut

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Ham and Eggs

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

In the morning, or in the afternoon

When the sun is high, or with a full moon

I don’t want haute cuisine

Want nothing complex

All I want for a meal is ham & eggs (2x)


Chorus:

Ham & eggs is what I’m saving for

Ham & eggs is what I’m craving for

Ham & eggs is what I like the best

Ham & eggs, and you can keep the rest


Verse 2:

In a restaurant, or in a drive-thru

Don’t get me donuts, or any Irish stew

Don’t want no fancy stuff

No obscure objects

All I want for a meal is ham & eggs (2x)


Chorus:

Ham & eggs is what I’m saving for

Ham & eggs is what I’m craving for

Ham & eggs is what I like the best

Ham & eggs, and you can keep the rest


Verse 3:

For second breakfast, or elevenses

I don’t like Thai food, or any specialties

So, for my supper

And my midnight snacks

All I want for my meal is ham & eggs (2x)


Chorus:

Ham & eggs is what I’m saving for

Ham & eggs is what I’m craving for

Ham & eggs is what I like the best

Ham & eggs, and you can keep the rest

Ham & eggs is what I’m saving for

Ham & eggs is what I’m craving for

Ham & eggs is what I like the best

Ham & eggs, and you can throw away the rest

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How's Yo Sista?

© and ℗ 2018 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

Here I am with all these people

Asking all these questions all the time

How are you? How’s your dog?

How’s your mother? How’s yo sista?

How is work? How is life?

How’s the weather? How’s yo sista?


Chorus:

How’s the weather? How’s yo sista?

How’s the weather? How’s yo sista?


Verse 2:

Every time I see the same people

And I keep telling them I’m fine

I’m okay, I don’t have a dog

My mother passed away, but not my sista

Work still sucks, life passes by

The weather’s shit, but not my sista


Chorus:

How’s the weather? How’s yo sista?

How’s the weather? How’s yo sista?


Verse 3:

So, if you really care about me

Ask me something real and don’t pretend

Show some interest, be a friend

And don’t ask me the same thing every time

How’s yo sista? How’s yo sista?

How’s yo sista? How’s yo sista?


Chorus:

How’s yo sista? How’s yo sista?

How’s yo sista? How’s yo sista?

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I Really Like The Ramones

© and ℗ 2018 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

They came from New York City

And started off in Queens

Masters of the punk-rock

Rulers of the scene


Chorus:

Nothing like The Beatles

Different from The Stones

I really, really, really, really

Like The Ramones


Verse 2:

I just want to have

Something to do

Rock and roll high school

Now I want to sniff some glue


Chorus:

Nothing like The Beatles

Different from The Stones

I really, really, really, really

Like The Ramones


Verse 3:

Teenage lobotomy

We're a happy family

Too tough to die

Anybody would agree


Chorus:

Nothing like The Beatles

Different from The Stones

I really, really, really, really

Like The Ramones


Verse 4:

It wasn't like the old days

When bands played rock and roll

They started off a new wave

And people liked it all


Chorus:

Nothing like The Beatles

Different from The Stones

I really, really, really, really

Like The Ramones


Bridge


Verse 5:

Joey, Johnny, Tommy,

And Dee Dee Ramone

They were the kings of punk-rock

But now they're all gone


Chorus:

Nothing like The Beatles

Different from The Stones

I really, really, really, really

Like The Ramones


Outro:

Nothing like The Beatles

Different from The Stones

Nothing like The Beatles

Different from The Stones

Nothing like The Beatles

Better than The Stones

I really, really, really, really

Like The Ramones

I really, really, really, really

Like The Ramones

I really, really, really, really

Like The Ramones

I really, really, really, really

Like The Ramones

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It's Rock and Roll

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

When I was young

I had dreams

The world lay open

Or so it seemed

 

Chorus:

It’s rock and roll

All the way

It’s here for all

And here to stay

 

Verse 2:

I got older

And I grew up

And the music

Would never stop

 

Chorus:

It’s rock and roll

All the way

It’s here for all

And here to stay

 

Verse 3:

Then I got married

And I got kids

And I would teach them

About the hits

 

Chorus:

It’s rock and roll

All the way

It’s here for all

And here to stay

 

Verse 4:

I am old now

A little grey

But the music

Won’t go away

 

Chorus:

It’s rock and roll

All the way

It’s here for all

And here to stay

 

Verse 5:

And when I die

And I am gone

There’s rock and roll

You’ll hear my song

 

Chorus:

It’s rock and roll

All the way

It’s here for all

And here to stay

 

Letter in the Mail

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

Every morning I’m hoping for more bills to pay

But without warning there’s a letter from you

As I’m walking to the front door

I’m wishing there was more

But all there is, is that letter from you


Chorus:

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again


Verse 2:

As I get it from the mailbox, I’m asking myself

Why do you send me all these letters in the mail?

What we once had is gone

So when will you catch on?

But every day there’s a letter from you


Chorus:

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again


Bridge:

I don’t know how many more

I’ll be able to store

I’ve got letters coming out of my ears

There are letters in the front

There are letters in the back

And every day there’s the mailman at the door



Verse 3:

I’m trying to ignore it, I put it in a drawer with

All the other letters that you sent

Can’t get myself to burn ’em

Why don’t I just return ’em

Because things will never be like before


Chorus:

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

There’s a letter in the mail from you again

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Like Dying

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

And everyone’s worried

About you and him and her

Not saying it’s not important

Or it shouldn’t be done

But I’m the one dying in here, ding ding


Chorus:

My life’s not over yet

My life’s not ending

But I’m the one dying here

I feel like I’m dying every day, ding ding


Verse 2:

I have things I want to tell you

Songs I need to sing

But you won’t let me

You deserve to live your life

But so do I, so do I, ding ding


Chorus:

My life’s not over yet

My life’s not ending

But I’m the one dying here

I feel like I’m dying every day, ding ding


Bridge:

The bells are ringing

The bells are ringing all the time, ding ding

The bells are ringing

The bells are ringing all the time, ding ding


Verse 3:

You’re so impatient

Always want to be the first

You’re so demanding

You think you’re the only one

And you don’t know it that you do, ding ding

Chorus:

My life’s not over yet

My life’s not ending

But I’m the one dying here

I feel like I’m dying every day, ding ding

My life’s not over yet

My life’s not ending

But I’m the one dying here

I feel like I’m dying every day, ding ding

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The Mighty Band

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

He read it in the paper

It was on the radio

He heard it from his friends

And it was on a TV show

The mighty band is coming to town

The greatest show is going to go down

He bought his ticket in advance

He didn’t want to take a chance

The greatest show is coming to town


Verse 2:

He has almost all their albums

Except the latest one

He still has to earn some money

Before he can call it done

The mighty band is coming to town

The greatest show is going to go down

He bought his ticket in advance

He didn’t want to take a chance

The greatest show is coming to town


Verse 3:

That Tuesday night is coming

It’s only days away

The anticipation for his

Favourite band to play

The mighty band is coming to town

The greatest show is going to go down

He bought his ticket in advance

He didn’t want to take a chance

The greatest show is coming to town


Verse 4:

Then finally that night came

He got to see his band

That November night in ’69

From beginning to the end

The mighty band is coming to town

The greatest show is going to go down

He bought his ticket in advance

He didn’t want to take a chance

The greatest show is coming to town


Verse 5:

Fifty years down the line

The boy has gotten old

But he remembers that night well

And the memory is gold

The mighty band was coming to town

The greatest show was going to go down

He bought his ticket in advance

He didn’t want to take a chance

The greatest show was coming to town

The greatest show was coming to town

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The Old Man and the Sea

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

Arthritic fingers shaped like claws

Aching knees that make him pause

The old eyes, the wrinkled face

His crooked body out of place

His vision sharp despite the years

Today it isn’t death he fears

The sea the colour of his eyes

Tears are falling as he cries


Chorus:

The old man and the sea

The old man and the sea

How can he see in the future

When all he has left is the past

He’s ready to let go at last

The old man and the sea


Verse 2:

The old man walked and walked his road

A hard and heavy path he strode

The cruel sea took both his sons

But they were not the only ones

The cold grey water took his wife

And ended so her precious life

The memories are always clear

But often they will bring a tear


Mmm mmm mmm mmm

Mmm mmm mmm mmm


Verse 3:

The sea, his love, to whom he’d sing

He hates her more than anything

He slowly walks the sandy beach

His distant history out of reach

The old man’s life has passed him by

His death will come, the end is nigh

The cancer’s eating him away

But his life will be the sea’s today


Chorus:

The old man and the sea

The old man and the sea

How can he see in the future

When all he has left is the past

He’s ready to go home at last

The old man and the sea

The old man and the sea

The old man, the sea

The sea

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Radioman

© and ℗ 2018 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

When I drive to work

In my beat-up car

With my mug of joe

And an old guitar

And the radio’s on

And the music’s loud

When I drive to work

That’s what it’s all about


Chorus:

I listen to the AM in the AM

I listen to the FM in the PM

In mono or in stereo

I’m a radioman


Verse 2:

I’m drumming on

The steering wheel

I think you know

How good that that feels

The song that’s on

Makes me want to stay

When I drive to work

On a rainy day


Chorus:

I listen to the AM in the AM

I listen to the FM in the PM

In mono or in stereo

I’m a radioman

Verse 3:

When the work is done

Then the music starts

And those first few notes

Really touch my heart

In the afternoon

When I’ve gone out far

While I’m driving home

In my beat-up car


Chorus:

I listen to the AM in the AM

I listen to the FM in the PM

In mono or in stereo

I’m a radioman

In mono or in stereo

I’m a radioman, I’m a radioman

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Rich Someday

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

I want to be rich someday

Want to be a superstar

I want to be famous

Want to be like Ringo Starr

I want to be rich someday

I want to be rich someday


Verse 2:

I want to be wealthy

I want to eat caviar

Want to wipe my ass with money

Want to drive a Jaguar

I want to be rich someday

I want to be rich someday


Verse 3:

Want to win the jackpot

Want to smoke a big cigar

Want to light it with a hundred dollar bill

Want to be like Roseanne Barr

(Well, maybe not like Roseanne Barr)

I want to be rich someday


Verse 4:

Want to speak a different language

Want a different repertoire

I don’t want to say “I’ll see ya”

I want to say “au revoir”

I want to be rich someday

I want to be rich someday


Verse 5:

Want to be top musician

Want to be the best by far

Buy expensive instruments

Like a fancy bass guitar

I want to be rich someday

I want to be rich someday


Verse 6:

But more than anything else

I want something real bizarre

I want you to notice me

I want to be on your radar

I want you to notice me

I want to be on your radar


Outro:

And I want to be rich someday

I want to be rich someday

I want to be rich someday

{fade out}

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What I'm Talking About

© and ℗ 2019 Music & Lyrics by Peter Stutterheim

Verse 1:

In the courtyard by the river

It’s cold and damp now and we shiver

Raindrops falling on the asphalt

Double-decker buses coming to a halt


Chorus:

I don’t know what I’m talking about

I don’t know what I’m talking about

Everybody’s gonna scream and shout

And I don’t know what I’m talking about


Verse 2:

Emerald horseshoes in the graveyard

Everybody’s doing their part

In the morning before the sun comes up

In the corner of your eyes there’s a teardrop


Chorus:

I don’t know what I’m talking about

I don’t know what I’m talking about

Everybody’s gonna scream and shout

And I don’t know what I’m talking about


Verse 3:

Better come home before the night falls

Early summer when the owl calls

Metamorphosis of a butterfly

Through an open window you can hear a baby cry


Chorus:

I don’t know what I’m talking about

I don’t know what I’m talking about

Everybody’s gonna scream and shout

And I don’t know what I’m talking about


Verse 4:

This whole world does not make sense to me

But there is no place where I’d rather be

All the misery, all the beauty

This is one world and it belongs to me


Chorus:

I don’t know what I’m talking about

I don’t know what I’m talking about

Everybody’s gonna scream and shout

And I don’t know what I’m talking about

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