Lyrics

THE CBX! LIFE IN TRANSITION ALBUM

(1) THIS IS THE SOUND (Clint Boon)

Come alive with The Clint Boon Experience!
It’s always summertime with The Boon Army!
Come alive with The Clint Boon Experience!
The Boon Army is so cool
This Boon Army thing is so cool!
We bring you, once again
Something cool, something you need
Something you will come to love
Something which will make your life a happier place
The Boon Army bring you The Sound
This is the cool sound, the now sound
The Clint Boon Experience! sound
It’s the Space Opera sound
Music for now, music forever
It’s The Sound, this is The Sound
The CBX! Mr. Boon, play the tune
It’s the coolest sound
It’s the now sound
This is the time, this is the place
Now, now is the time that we’ve been waiting for
This is The Sound, it is The Sound
Once again, this is The Sound

(2) LIFE IN TRANSITION (Clint Boon)

I seem to think that it was 17
When it hit me in the face
Like a stealth bomber screamin’
Inspiration is a neighbour of mine
See him knockin’ on my door
From time to time
And, should he ever stagger back this way
I’ll mark the day in my dearest diary
‘cos you were the one who swore
By the crucifix you wore
He’d be back no more
Life in transition, life in transition
I never felt myself arrive in this position
I guess it comes to each and every, all
You can’t get ahead
You can’t get to the ball
And at 23, and at 24
I really thought my life
Was holdin’ nothin’ in store
I would’ve gone away a long time ago
But niggle nag niggle
At the back of my headbone
He don’t live far from my place
Wherever I go I’m like an alien
Y’know you’ve never seen a thing in your life
‘til you’ve seen a Happy Monday on high
You were big five-o
And I was six two
I want to spend the rest of time with you
We’ve got Presley on the stereo
The one man in the world
Who makes us want to go-go
We see our lives in transition
But inspiration’s my neighbour
So I spin around the diner
And do a little groovin’
With the woman I love
Last thing I remember
Layin’ on a bed
With the kids by my side
Turnin’ slowly to the wife and saying
“It’s barbed wire rippin’ at my very spine
But this is transition
The ultimate transition
Baby don’t let anybody ever
Take the tune away from you!”

(3)CLIMBING BACK INSIDE THE DREAM (Clint Boon)

Strange, the way I’m feeling inside
Nothin’s gonna get in my way
Nobody’s gonna spit in my face
I love the way I feel
You know how long it’s been
It’s been too long, long, long, long, long, long,
Long, long, long, too long, too long
Oooh, I gotta get back there
Take me, take me, take me
Take me slowly
Don’t give me c..chemical warfare!
Climbin’ back inside the dream
It’s where I’m wantin’ to be
And it’s strange
I took a look inside my head
It’s all red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red,
Red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red,
Red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red,
Red, red, red, red, red, red, red, red,
Oooh, I gotta get back there
Take me, take me, take me
Take me slowly
Don’t give me c..chemical warfare!
Climbin’ back inside the dream
Oooh, I gotta get back there
Take me, take me, take me
Take me slowly
Don’t give me c..chemical warfare!
Climbin’ back inside the dream
It’s where I’m wantin’ to be
Oooh, I gotta get back there
Take me, take me, take me
Take me slowly
Don’t give me c..chemical warfare!
Climbin’ back inside the dream
Oooh, I gotta get back there
Take me, take me, take me
Take me slowly Climbin’ back inside the dream
Don’t give me c..chemical warfare!
Climbin’ back inside the dream
Climbin’ back inside the dream
Climbin’ back inside the dream
Climbin’ back inside the


(4) COOL VACATION (Clint Boon)

When you feel that your miserable life has not got
No snap, no crackle, no crackle, no pop!
When you feel that your life has got nowhere to go
When you feel you could sue the f**kin’ radio show
I’m gonna buy myself on a cool vacation
Gonna buy myself on a cool vacation
Gonna buy myself on a cool vacation
In the sunshine
There’s A Stereo Phonic shoutin’ on in your headphone
There’s a stereo car radio screamin’
Outside your front door
There’s only one way out, only one way you can go
Ain’t no punk rock record gonna save your life, no!
I’m gonna buy myself on a cool vacation
Gonna buy myself on a cool vacation
Gonna buy myself on a cool vacation
In the sunshine
It was nice to get your message
Even though I was wrong number
For all that you are carin’ I could be six feet under
It’s clear that your miserable life has not got
No snap, no crackle, no crackle, no pop!

(5) EARWORM (Clint Boon)

Oh, cool friend of mine
I figure it’s about the right time
To tell you ‘bout the guy that you sent ‘round
Who’s eatin’ away at the back of my mind
And I can hear ba ba dn ba ba ba!
Ba dn ba ba dn ba ba ba!
Ba ba dn ba ba ba!
Ba dn ba ba dn ba ba ba!
I wrote a song about a rainy day
I never meant to change your world
Sometimes reality gets me that way
And all I really got to say
Is as I do what I do to you
Do what you do to me too, oo-ooh!
As I do what I do to you
Do what you do to me too
Hey, my little earworm
I can hear you workin’ around in my head
And eatin’ at my nervous system
I can hear you workin’, workin’, workin’ away
And I can hear ba ba dn ba ba ba!
Ba dn ba ba dn ba ba ba!
Ba ba dn ba ba ba!
Ba dn ba ba dn ba ba ba!
I wrote a song about a lonely man
I never meant to change your world
Sometimes reality gets me that way
And all I really want to say
Is as I do what I do to you
Do what you do to me too, oo-ooh!
As I do what I do to you
Do what you do to me too
And I can hear ba ba dn ba ba ba!
Ba dn ba ba dn ba ba ba!
Ba ba dn ba ba ba!
Ba dn ba ba dn ba ba ba!
I wrote a song about a rainy day
I never meant to change your world
Sometimes reality gets me that way
When all I really want to say
Is as I do what I do to you
Do what you do to me too, oo-ooh!
As I do what I do to you
Do what you do to me too
Yeah!
As I do what I do to you
Do what you do to me too, oo-ooh!
As I do what I do to you
Do what you do to me too
Na, Na, Na, Na….etc

(6) 17…& OVER! (Clint Boon)

Never could say what you feel
Never could get where you want to be
Never could seem to achieve
Never could get where you want to be
She was insecure at 17
No-one would look in her general direction
Any more
And it’s no big deal to anyone
To her it’s the end of the line
The end of time
Never could say what you feel
Never could get where you want to be
Never could seem to achieve
Never could get where you want to be
He was 17, so insecure
No one would look in his general direction
Any more
So he mixes up all he can find
Everyone tells him the same thing
Over & over & over & over!
Never could say what you feel
Never could get where you want to be
Never could seem to achieve
Never could get where you want to be
The same things come around
Same things all the time
The same things always happen
Over & over!
Never could say what you feel
Never could get where you want to be
Never could seem to achieve
Never could get where you want to be
The same things always happen
Over & over!
Everyone tells me the same things
Over & Over!

(8) KIDS GET KICKS (Clint Boon)

Yes sir, superintendent
I did it with the flight attendant
She said
“I’m gonna take you ‘bout a mile high!”
And then she took me
About a mile high
Choppin’ on a baby changer
Choppin’ it with a stranger
Gonna get fifty mile high
Gonna get fifty mile high
Kids get kicks in aeroplanes
Kids get kicks in aeroplanes
Kids get kicks in aeroplanes
They’re doin’ it all the time
And daddy’s goin’ on another bender
He’s buggin’ a Canadian called Brenda
He’s throwin’ up and down in the aisle
Man, he’s sure got his own style
He always wanted to be a pilot
He sees a jet he wanna get inside it
A 747 with it’s fuse lit
And a party goin’ on in the cockpit
He be doin’ it thro’ the night
We be doin’ it thro’ the night
Kids get kicks in aeroplanes
Kids get kicks in aeroplanes
Kids get kicks in aeroplanes
Kids get kicks in aeroplanes
They’re doin’ it all the time
They’re doin’ it all the time
They’re doin’ it all the time
They’re doin’ it all the time

(9) ME I’M JUST A GIRL (Clint Boon)

I find I get things done my own way
In my own time
The kind of man who says
“Come what may!”
When the room starts shaking
She was just a girl who liked a good thing
Find a fallen star
She’d pick him up and take him home
And yeah, sometimes it’s wrong
But life’s too short
And death is so long
So who was I to say
“Maybe, girl you’re gonna throw it away!”
And she said…
“Life’s so good, I’m gonna live it tonight!
Life’s so good, I’m gonna live it tonight!
Life’s so good, I’m gonna live it tonight!
So stick around and do some givin’ tonight!!”
“Me I’m just a girl who likes a good thing
Find a fallen star
I’ll pick him up and take him home!”
“Baby it’s you who’s in my dreams and
There’s a little place I’ll take you
Just to keep you warm!”
“I’d like to spend a night just
Sitting, thinking on a moonbeam
Sliding on a rainbow
Spend some time sleeping on a daydream”
“Me I’m just a girl who likes a good thing
Find a fallen star
I’ll pick him up and take him home!”
“Me I’m just a girl who likes a good thing
Me I’m just a girl who likes a good thing, baby!”

(10) THE FRANKIE GENERATION (Clint Boon)

Do it Frankie…Go!
I’m in a long thin bar
With curious carpeting
A weird little woman
From the world of marketing
The weft went the wrong way, wrong way
So tell me what you do on that kind of day
Do it Frankie…Go!
After some time I found myself wondering
What it was about and why
I’m the seventh son of no one
She said
”I’m sure honey that must make you someone!”
And I said “Why the long face girl?
Why the face girl?
Be my screen saver
And I’ll save from the screen
I’d like to take you home
And meet your mum and your dad
I’d like to take you home and put my mouse on your pad!”
My, My, My,
My, My, My Generation!
Do it Frankie…Go!
Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Generation!
Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Generation!
Do it Frankie…Go!
She’s got this mum who gets her kicks
From keeping shoes in boxes
And her daddy gets his kicks
When he’s out shooting foxes
That’s the way it goes
It doesn’t make an ounce of sense
But that’s the way it goes
I’m gonna sit right here and wait
For a train that’s late
‘Cos I know that pretty soon
It will pull into it’s place
In my station
I’ll be the envy of the people
Of the nation
And now will be the time
And here will be the place
Why the face? Why the face?
Why the face? Why the face?
I’m gonna get away
To any destination
Gonna get away from
The Frankie Generation
Do it Frankie. Go!
Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Generation!
Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Gener!, Generation!
Do it Frankie…Go!

(12) THE CRAZIEST DIAMOND (Clint Boon)

You’ve heard of rule 41?
‘Don’t write love songs!’
I heard you criticize me
You said “You never write about me!”
Well you’re the craziest diamond
You’d better keep shining
As we’re moonlight driving
Second verse
Where I develop on a theme
And yeah, I borrowed someone’s words
It’s just the cool ones I steal
And you’re the prettiest star
You are a daydream believer
And you’re the craziest diamond
This is my love song for you
I simply had to write it
And put it on a little shiny disc for you
It says so in my contract
And you’re the craziest diamond
You’d better keep shining
As we’re moonlight driving
And you’re the prettiest star
You are a daydream believer
And you’re as crazy as I am


(13) SOMEWHERE IN TIME (Clint Boon)

Driving north again
In a long shadow fast lane
Of a blood red sun
See dusk descending
Beaten and scarred
Broken horizon
We’ll live again
We’ll live again
Someday
And I swear I’ve never seen
The sun set as quickly
As it did this evening
Or even been aware
Of my own destiny
The edge of a knife as never been
A good place to be
Hey man, look at these boots I’m in
Were they ever made for walking
Backwards, slowly?
We’ll live again
We’ll live again
Someday
Somewhere in time
Somewhere in time
Someday
If we live again
Then we’ll meet again
Someday
“Live again..oh yeah!”

(14) IN CHAOS I SEE (Clint Boon)

Let’s revel in the splendor of our madness
‘Cos in chaos there is energy, colour and excitement
In peace I see stagnation and death
In chaos, life and beautiful lights
In peace, your eyes will close
In chaos there is movement, achievement, direction
In peace, only existence
Embrace the chaos
For when you least expect it
Peace will be put upon you