Unplugged in NY Lyrics


- About a girl
- Come as you are
- Jesus doesn't me for a sunbeam
- The man who sold the world
- Pennyroyal Tea
- Dumb
- Polly
- On a plain
- Something in the way
- Plateau
- Oh me
- Lake of fire
- All apologies
- Where did you sleep last night


About a Girl

I need an easy friend
I do ... with an ear to lend
I do ... think you fit this shoe
I do ... won't you have a clue

I'll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can't see you every night
Free
I do

I'm standing in your line
I do ... hope you have the time
I do ... pick a number too
I do ... keep a date with you

I'll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can't see you every night
Free
I do

I need an easy friend
I do ... with an ear to lend
I do ... think you fit this shoe
I do ... won't you have a clue

I'll take advantage while
You hang me out to dry
But I can't see you every night (x2)
Free
I do ... (x4)

Come As You Are


Come as you are, as you were, 
As I want you to be 
As a friend, as a friend, as an old enemy. 
Take your time, hurry up 
The choice is yours, don't be late. 
Take a rest, as a friend, as an old memoria 
Memoria (x3) 

Come dowsed in mud, soaked in bleach 
As I want you to be 
As a trend, as a friend, as an old memoria 
Memoria (x3) 

And I swear that I don't have a gun 
No I don't have a gun (x2) 

Memoria (x4) 

And I swear that I don't have a gun 
No I don't have a gun (x5)

Memoria

Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam


Jesus, don't want me for a sunbeam
Sunbeams are never made like me (Alt: Sunbeams are laughing at me)

Don't expect me to cry,
For all the reasons you had to die
Don't ever ask your love of me

Don't expect me to cry
Don't expect me to lie
Don't expect me to die for me

Jesus, don't want me for a sunbeam
Sunbeams are never made like me (Alt: Sunbeams are laughing at me)

Don't expect me to cry,
For all the reasons you had to die
Don't ever ask your love of me

(x2)
Don't expect me to cry
Don't expect me to lie
Don't expect me to die for me

Jesus, don't want me for a sunbeam
Sunbeams are never made like me (Alt: Sunbeams are laughing at me)

Don't expect me to cry,
For all the reasons you had to die
Don't ever ask your love of me

Don't expect me to cry
Don't expect me to lie
Don't expect me to die
Don't expect me to cry
Don't expect me to lie
Don't expect me to die for me

Originally by The Vaselines. Correct title should be "Jesus Don't Want Me For a Sunbeam".
An incorrect title, using "Doesn't", is printed on the MTV Unplugged CD and covers. Though,
I think the Vaselines used the title "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam" ... hmm.

The Man Who Sold The World


We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there
He said I was his friend
Which came as a surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long long time ago

Oh no, not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With The Man Who Sold The World

I laughed and shook his hand
And made my way back home
I searched for form and land
For years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazeless stare 
At all the millions here (Alt 1: We walked a million years)
(Alt 2: With multimillionaires)
(Alt 3: We walked a million hills)
I must have died alone (Alt: I must have died along)
A long, long time ago

(x2)
Who knows? 
Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the Man who Sold the World

Originally by David Bowie

Pennyroyal Tea


I'm on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that's inside of me
Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I'm anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally
I'm so tired I can't sleep
I'm anemic royalty
I'm a liar and a thief
I'm anemic royalty

I'm on warm milk and laxatives
Cherry-flavored antacids

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that's inside of me
I'm anemic royalty (x2)

Dumb


I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone
But I have a light
The day is done
But I'm having fun
I think I'm dumb
Or maybe just happy

Think I'm just happy (x3)

My heart is broke
But I have some glue
Help me inhale
And mend it with you
We'll float around
And hang out on clouds
Then we'll come down
And have a hangover ... 
Have a hangover (x3)

Skin the sun
Fall asleep
Wish away
The soul is cheap
Lesson learned
Wish me luck
Soothe the burn
Wake me up

I'm not like them
But I can pretend
The sun is gone
But I have a light
The day is done
But I'm having fun
I think I'm dumb

Think I'm just happy (x4)
I think I'm dumb (x12)

Polly


Polly wants a cracker 
I think I should get off her first 
I think she wants some water 
To put out the blow torch 

It isn't me 
We have some seed 
Let me clip 
Your dirty wings 
Let me take a ride 
Don't cut yourself 
I want some help 
To help myself 
I've got some rope 
You have been told 
I promise you 
I have been true 
Let me take a ride 
Don't cut yourself 
I want some help 
To help myself 

Polly wants a cracker 
Maybe she would like more food 
She asks me to untie her 
A chase would be nice for a few 

It isn't me 
We have some seed 
Let me clip 
Your dirty wings 
Let me take a ride 
Don't cut yourself 
I want some help 
To help myself 
I've got some rope 
You have been told 
I promise you
I have been true 
Let me take a ride 
Don't cut yourself 
I want some help 
To help myself 

Polly said 

Polly says her back hurts 
She's just as bored as me 
She caught me off my guard 
It amazes me, the will of instinct 

It isn't me 
We have some seed 
Let me clip 
Your dirty wings 
Let me take a ride 
Don't cut yourself 
I want some help 
To help myself 
I've got some rope 
You have been told 
I promise you 
I have been true 
Let me take a ride 
Don't cut yourself 
I want some help 
To help myself 

On A Plain


I'll start this off without any words 
I got so high that I scratched 'till I bled 

I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

The finest day that I ever had 
Was when I learned to cry on command

I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 
I'm on a plain 
I can't complain 
I'm on a plain 

My brother died every night 
It's safe to say, don't quote me on that 

I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

The black sheep got blackmailed again 
Forgot to put on the zip code 

I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

I'm on a plain 
I can't complain 
I'm on a plain 

Somewhere I have heard this before 
In a dream my memory has stored 
As a defense I'm neutered and spayed 
What the hell am I trying to say? 

It is now time to make it unclear 
To write off lines that don't make sense 

I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

And one more special message to go 
And then I'm done, then I can go home 

I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

(x3)
I'm on a plain 
I can't complain 

Something In The Way


Underneath the bridge 
The tarp has sprung a leak 
And the animals I've trapped 
Have all become my pets 
And I'm living off of grass 
And the drippings from the ceiling 
It's okay to eat fish 
'Cause they don't have any feelings 

(x2)
Something in the way, mmm 
Something in the way, yeah, mmm 

Underneath the bridge 
The tarp has sprung a leak 
And the animals I've trapped 
Have all become my pets 
And I'm living off of grass 
And the drippings from the ceiling 
It's okay to eat fish 
'Cause they dont't have any feelings 

(x4) 
Something in the way, mmm 
Something in the way, yeah, mmm 

Plateau


Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the plateau
Some belong to strangers and some to folks you know
Holy ghosts and talk show hosts are planted in the sand
To beautify the foothills and shake the many hands

The nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
And an illustrated book about birds
You see a lot up there but don't be scared
Who needs action when you got words

When you've finished with the mop then you can stop
And look at what you've done
The plateau's clean, no dirt to be seen
And the work it was fun

There's nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
And an illustrated book about birds
You see a lot up there but don't be scared
Who needs action when you got words

Well the many hands began to scan around for the next plateau
Some said it was in Greenland and some say Mexico
Others decided it was nowhere except for where they stood
But those were all just guesses, wouldn't help you if they could

Originally by the Meat Puppets

Oh, Me


If I had to lose a mile
If I had to touch feelings
I would lose my soul
The way I do

I don't have to think
I only have to do it
The results are always perfect
And that's old news

Would you like to hear my voice
Sprinkled with emotion
Invented at your birth?

I can't see the end of me
My whole expanse I cannot see
I formulate infinity
Stored deep inside me

If I had to lose a mile
If I had to touch feelings
I would lose my soul
The way I do

I don't have to think
I only have to do it
The results are always perfect
And that's old news

Would you like to hear my voice
Sprinkled with emotion
Invented at your birth?

I can't see the end of me
My whole expanse I cannot see

(x2)
I formulate infinity
Stored deep inside me

Originally by the Meat Puppets

Lake Of Fire


Where do bad folks go when they die?
They don't go to heaven where the angels fly
They go to the lake of fire and fry
Won't see them again 'till the fourth of July

I knew a lady who came from Duluth
She got bit by a dog with a rabid tooth
She went to her grave just a little too soon
And she flew away howling on the yellow moon

Where do bad folks go when they die?
They don't go to heaven where the angels fly
They go down to the lake of fire and fry
Won't see them again 'till the fourth of July

Now the people cry and the people moan
And they look for a dry place to call their home
And try to find some place to rest their bones
While the angels and the devils try to make them their own

Where do bad folks go when they die?
They don't go to heaven where the angels fly
They go down to the lake of fire and fry
Won't see them again 'till the fourth of July

Originally by the Meat Puppets

All Apologies


What else should I be
All apologies
What else should I say
Everyone is gay
What else should I write
I don't have the right
What else should I be
All apologies

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Married
Buried

I wish I was like you
Easily amused 
Find my nest of salt
Everything is my fault
I'll take all the blame
Aqua seafoam shame
Sunburn with freezeburn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun

(x2)
Married
Buried

Yeah, yeah yeah yeah

(x13)
All in all is all we are (All alone is all we all are?)

Where Did You Sleep Last Night? 

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm going where the cold wind blows

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

Her husband, was a hard working man
Just about a mile from here
His head was found in a driving wheel
But his body never was found

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm going where the cold wind blows

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl, where will you go
I'm going where the cold wind blows

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

Originally by Ledbelly. Written by Huddie Ledbetter.