Helmettes Lyrics

THE WORDS TO THE HELMETTES SONGS

© Joris Pelgrom & Pieter Kooijman

I DON’T CARE WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY

©Joris Pelgrom – Pieter Kooijman

Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
I just make my day

It ain’t their problem what I wanna be
It doesn’t matter what they see in me
I don’t care if they talk behind my back
It’s okay if they wanna make me black

Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
I just make my day

Doing strange on the street
Is like stepping on their feet
They say I am a “fucking” idiot
But, all I want is my private riot

Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
I just make my day

Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
Well, I don’t care what the people say
That’s all I gotta say.

Half Twee

©Joris Pelgrom – Pieter Kooijman

Half Twee; Your time is over
Half Twee; You gotta go
Half Twee; What you doing tonight
Half Twee; The sun is bright

Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee
Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee

Half Twee; I’m sick of you
Half Twee; What are you gonna do
Half Twee; So tough shit!
Half Twee; What time is it?

Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee
Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee

Half Twee; V.D. patients are dead

Half Twee; And I’m so glad
Half Twee; Bells on rhyme
Half Twee; Can you spare me a dime

Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee
Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee Halloo

Half Twee; Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee Half Twee
Etc.

Daddy Revolutionary

© Joris Pelgrom & Pieter Kooijman

Viva la revolución!
Viva Zapata
Che Guevara
Karl Iljitsj
Come out of your solitary

Cynical feeling has come over me
All those promises made
Generation after generation
Now, they say, it’s too late

Let’s burn down some barricades
I’m free this Sunday if you like
Throw down the bloody gates
Daddy, help me fight

Wake up
Daddy revolutionary
Wake up
Daddy, daddy, daddy revolutionary
Wake up

Richard Penniman
Bobby Zimmerman
Davy Jones
Me? No one knows

Are we the lazy sods?
Turn around in our cods
All those little revolted
Make me angry and numb

About egocentrics it revolves
I don’t want to know, it’s so dumb
I don’t want a new world order
And I don’t want to be controlled

Stop telling me what to believe
I just want everybody to wake up

Wake up
Daddy revolutionary
Wake up
Daddy, daddy, daddy revolutionary
Wake up

I wonder: is it fighting? Or is it fun
Pablo Picasso
Jackson Pollock
Andy Warhol

Away with the old?
A terrorist’s wild life
The US president
Wants you
Working for the Yankee dollar

Fight your demons
Kill your darlings
Destroy all evil
Behold the beholder
Money for nothing
Love thou neighbour
Make love not war
Peace is everything
Big brother is watching
I’m a chip of the old rock
Sing sing sing along
Nobody’s perfect
My name is nobody
Old news in new coats
Coat of many colours
Free the animals
Animals are taking over
Live is worth living
Walk a mile in my shoes
This glove fits all
Kill the pigs
God is everything
Everything is wrong
The times they are a changing
Good golly miss molly
We are the Monkees
Can’t get no satisfaction
Everything is upside down
I don’t care what the people say
I’m never wrong
Together we’re strong
Business as usual
It’s a beautiful day
It’s a wonderful life
What’s up doc?
I have a dream
If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution
A little rebellion is a good thing

Sweet summer sweet (I love you)

©Joris Pelgrom – Pieter Kooijman

The sun is red
Shining over your head
And I love you
No cloud in the sky
Who wonders why
‘Cause I love you

The sea is blue
The beach is you
And I love you
We swim like fish
It’s all we wish
‘Cause I love you

Sweet summer sweet
Let me kiss your feet
‘Cause I love ya’
Sweet summer sweet
You’re all I need
‘Cause I love ya’

After the sun
You’re the greatest fun
And I love you
You see you’ll get
Let’s go to bed
‘Cause I love ya’

I’m happy like I am
Who gives a damn
‘Cause I love you
Do you want to dance
Let’s give it a chance
‘Cause I love you

Sweet summer sweet
Let me kiss your feet
‘Cause I love ya’
Sweet summer sweet
You’re all I need
‘Cause I love ya’
Sweet summer sweet
I Love You

Summer is great
Let’s make it late
‘Cause I love you
We’re living today
Wish you could stay
‘Cause I love ya’

Awake all night
‘Cause it feels all right
And I love you
We play with sand
In this our land
And I love you

Sweet summer sweet
Let me kiss your feet
‘Cause I love ya’
Sweet summer sweet
You’re all I need
‘Cause I love ya’

Sweet summer sweet
Let me kiss your pretty feet
Sweet summer sweet
You’re all I need
Sweet summer sweet
Let me kiss your sandy feet

Sweet summer sweet
You’re all I need
‘Cause I love ya’

Close My Eyes

©Joris Pelgrom – Pieter Kooijman

I have been driving for hours
Forty-eight or even more
Under the sun through showers
Forgetting what I passed before

Never did I go to fast
I stay on the middle lane
Never first never last
Never completely insane

Long never ending tunnels
With more lights than the naked sky

I stop at a tollbooth
From autostrada
To autoroute

I have been gone for days
Seven eight or more
To get out of this maze
Been over here before

My job got lost
Faithful made the most of it
Pleased the family at all costs
Than started all this shit

Long never ending tunnels
With more lights than the naked sky

I stop at a tollbooth
From autostrada
To autoroute

A dark slow truck
Black, small red lights
Accelerated, what the fuck
Must be one of those nights

Feel no pain, not a thing
There is nothing out there
Not Elvis, the king
It just is not fair

[crash]

Please take my hands of the wheel
And close my eyes
Take my hands of the wheel
And close my eyes

We’re Not Dead Yet.

©Joris Pelgrom – Pieter Kooijman

We’re not dead yet.
And if we were, we wouldn’t tell you.

We have just been sleeping.
Time flies, when you’re dreaming.

We’re making plans.
Using the same old, agenda.

We, we, we, we, have to go.
You, you, you, you can stay.
We, we, we, we, go astray.
We, we, we, we are not dead yet.

We’re not dead yet.
And if we are, you are as well.

We’re only dreaming.
It’s true, you’re only dreaming too.

We know you’re out there
And only we, can bring you back.

We, we, we, we, have to go.
You, you, you, you can stay.
We, we, we, we, go astray.
We, we, we, we are not dead yet.

We, we, we, we, have to go.
You, you, you, you can stay.
We, we, we, we, go astray.
We, we, we, we are not dead yet

Angry No More.

©Joris Pelgrom – Pieter Kooijman

I don’t want to get angry no more.
Don’t want to get pissed.
Over an opportunity missed.

I don’t want to get angry no more.
I should calm down a little.
It ain’t easy when nobody helps a bit

I don’t want to get angry no more.
If no one seems to care why do I?
I yell and I cry.
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I don’t want to get angry no more.
==
I don’t want to get angry no more.
Don’t want to get pissed.
Over an opportunity missed.

I don’t want to get angry no more.
When I see those boozers,
with pensions for losers.

I don’t want to get angry no more.
When I hear educated nobodies.
Talking bout stealing as a cult thing.
==
I don’t want to get angry no more.
==
I don’t want to get fucked up.
No intentions to shut up,
but still angry no more.

I feel no anger when they mention.
There is no chance, no intention,
to change a little bit.

So fuck them, fuck you.
If this is all you want to do.
Make a choice if you dare.
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I don’t want to get angry no more.
==
Don’t want to get angry no more.
Don’t want to get pissed.
Over an opportunity missed.

I am no coward.
Just want to get a bit forward,
when my anger is out of the way.

Where has your patience gone?
It’s no longer in the sack
where it used to belong.
==
I don’t want to get angry no more.
=

Marmellata.

©Joris Pelgrom – Pieter Kooijman

Cara Amica
Vedo le lacrime nei tuoi occhi
Sento come tremano le tue mani
Ascoltato il dolore nelle tue parole

Noi siamo amici da un bel po’
Noi ci conosciamo molto bene
Noi siamo pronti ad aiutarci
Siamo il tuo sostegno

Hanno parlato di zucchero nella benzina
Hanno pensato ad accendere
A me non sembra abbastanza
Ne faccio marmellata

Vado a trovare quello stronzo
Non ce una strada sicura
Non ce una piazza aperta per lui
Non ce un posto per nascondersi

Ne faccio marmellata
E verrà dimenticata

Cara Donna
Lascia scorrere via le lacrime dai tuoi occhi.
Riprendi la forza di prima nelle tue mani.
Togliamo l’amaro dalle tue parole

Non si parla più
Non si ricorda più
Non lascio una traccia
Di lui non si parla più

Ne faccio marmellata
E verrà dimenticata

Amen

(Lyrics published with the kind permission of  Half Twee Tunes)

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