Lockjaw

Released: August 29, 1995
Label: (510) Records / MCA

The Dance Hall Crashers second full-length LP was a significant departure from their early, ska-heavy recordings (found on their self-titled LP and 1989-1992/The Old Record). The horns were dropped and the modern DHC sound was born. The album was produced by Stoker and DHC (except “Enough” produced by Rob Cavallo).

TRACK LIST

1. Shelley \ Lyrics
2. Don’t Wanna Behave \ Lyrics
3. Queen For A Day \ Lyrics
4. Flyin \ Lyrics
5. Good For Nothin \ Lyrics
6. Buried Alive
7. Sticky
8. Too Late
9. Go
10. Enough
11. Pictures \ Lyrics
12. Day Job
13. So Sue Us
14. We Owe

FACTS

  • Videos were produced for the songs “Enough” and “Go” and are included as part of the enhanced features of the Blue Plate Special EP.
  • The song “Pictures” was written by DHC co-founder Tim Armstrong (of Rancid).
  • Guitarist Scott Goodell departed DHC after this album was released.

LYRICS

SHELLEY

Why are you listening to all the things they tell you everday?
Why are you listening, what happened to your own mind anyway?
Why are you listening to their advice on what to watch and do?
Why are you listening, has your own mind been overrun – what do I do?
I don’t know how they pulled you fast and buried all the trace of your past
I don’t know how you left so fast – I really hope that this won’t last.

Oh Shelley
Oh Shelley
Oh Shelley
Oh Shelley listen to me

What are you doing? It’s been too long, I never even see you.
What are you doing? You’re a different girl but I don’t know who.
What are you doing? Fall asleep and disappear for days.
What are you doing? Come back flying in a total haze.
I don’t know how they pulled you fast and buried all the trace of your past.
I don’t know how you left so fast – I really hope that this won’t last

Oh Shelley
Oh Shelley
Oh Shelley
Oh Shelley listen to me

What are you thinking? I suspect you’re losing it for good.
What are you thinking? Promise I would save you if I could.
What are you thinking? I probably don’t even wanna know.
What are you thinking? Please just say goodbye before you go.

Oh Shelley
Oh Shelley
Oh Shelley
Oh Shelley listen to me

DON’T WANNA BEHAVE

I can’t seem to remember if you were kinder
Did you even care about my peace of mind
I find that in the end you’re just a big old…
I can’t seem to recall why you keep on laughing
At your stupid jokes, they’re a waste of your time
Cause I find that in the end, you’re just a big old bore
And I never wanted more than just a little fun

I don’t wanna behave
I don’t wanna behave
I don’t wanna behave
And I don’t wanna live up to your standards

I can’t seem to believe how your little obession
Has you by the throat and has you running blind
I find that in the end you’re just a big old…
I can’t seem to believe how you keep on clutching
With all your might to your nickles and dimes
I find that in the end you’re just a big old bore
And I never wanted more than just a little fun

I don’t wanna behave
I don’t wanna behave
I don’t wanna behave
And I don’t wanna live up to your standards

I’d always thought that we had the same goals
But now I know what you’re after
You’ll do anything to get what you want
And there’s nothing that I wouldn’t put past you
It’s pathetic to see how uptight you can be
When things don’t all go your way

I can’t seem to remember when you first began to start this shit
And tried to mess with my mind
I find that in the end you’re just a big old…
I can’t seem to recall why years have gone by and you’re still the same
You stay trailing behind and I find that in the end
You know you’re a big old bore
Who wished that she’d had more than just a little fun

I don’t wanna behave
I don’t wanna behave
I don’t wanna behave
And I don’t wanna live up to your standards

QUEEN FOR A DAY

It’s never gonna work out
Quite the way that they plan
Their little greasy games
They’ll drop you just as soon as they can pick you up
It might be fun for a while
What happens tomorrow?

I don’t wanna be no queen for a day
Oh, I got what you want and I may just walk away
I don’t wanna be no queen for a day
I just gotta get away

Wonder why they think about
What they can get from me
I guess I’ll let them believe
Whatever it is they want to see
I know it’s sick
I hope it’s only paranoia

I don’t wanna be no queen for a day
Oh, I got what you want and I may just walk away
I don’t wanna be no queen for a day
I just gotta get away
Gotta get away

Admit it’s not all bad
It’s almost like a real cheap high
Till you get knocked on your ass
Thinking you can fly
Suppose it’s something that you
learn before you die.

I don’t wanna be no queen for a day
Oh, I got what you want and I may just walk away
I don’t wanna be no queen for a day
I just gotta get away
Gotta get away

FLYIN

She don’t want anybody to be there for her
She don’t want anything

She goes into her room
And turns off all the lights
Gets a candle from her drawer – pulls the
curtain and then locks the door
It’s the same old thing she wants to be
alone night after night
Got herself into a mess
Doing what she loves the best
Flyin to avoid the rest

She don’t want anybody to be there for her
She don’t want anything from anybody
She don’t want anybody to be there for her
She don’t want anything

Try to tell her what I see
And how I think her mind’s
Dying slowly day by day – but she
only smiles and turns away
Doesn’t wanna have to justify herself to anyone
Why do people nag her when she’s only
trying to have some fun
Flying up towards the sun

She don’t want anybody to be there for her
She don’t want anything from anybody
She don’t want anybody to be there for her
She don’t want anything from anybody

Years went by and still
She claimed to be in control
Try to grab her on the way down -
missed her hand and had to watch her drown
Even at the end her eyes were open but
she couldn’t see
The beauty of the world or at least
what she had meant to me
Why did she fly away

She don’t want anybody to be there for her
She don’t want anything from anybody
She don’t want anybody to be there for her
She don’t want anything from anybody

GOOD FOR NOTHIN

They said you led your life with a well mannered state of mind
They said that you kept your eyes forward
and your feet were held by no bind
They said you were good for me, but I just
can’t see how they were ever right
I guess they didn’t know you half as well as they must’ve thought

I guess your friends are just as fooled as you
And you talk and talk but you ain’t doing nothing

You said that in all the world there were
only two things you despised
The first was a coward and the second was a liar
You said that honesty was your policy, but that in itself is a lie
Forgot to add hypocrite to your little list of how to run your life

I guess your friends are just as fooled as you
And you talk and talk but you ain’t doing nothing

Well I say I lead my life with a well mannered state of mind
I say I like to keep moving forward and be held by no binds
You may call me ambitious, but I don’t see
how there’s any other way to be
Cause a day is a lifetime if you’ll only sweep your problems away

I guess your friends are just as fooled as you
And you talk and talk but you ain’t doing nothing

PICTURES

If you don’t know me please why don’t you tell me
cuz I don’t want to be with you no more.
The story that you tell please somebody yell
I feel the sound before I hear your voice
A midnight battle, the moon casts a shadow
I swear I won’t know of you anymore
From a phone booth, [dime, dyin] tell the truth
I look up through this splint of broken glass.

Now you don’t got a picture of me anymore
Now you don’t got a picture of me anymore

If you don’t know me please why don’t you tell me
cuz I don’t want to be with you no more.
The story that you tell please somebody yell
I feel the sound before I hear your voice
If I thought it possible would you render it impossible
Get as close to darkness as you can
From a phone booth, [dime, dyin] tell the truth
I look up through this splint of broken glass.
Now you don’t got a picture of me anymore
Now you don’t got a picture of me anymore

If you don’t know me please why don’t you tell me
cuz I don’t want to be with you no more.
The story that you tell please somebody yell
I feel the sound before I hear your voice
A Midnight battle, the moon casts a shadow
I swear I won’t know of you anymore
From a phone booth, [dime, dyin] tell the truth
I look up through this splint of broken glass

Now you don’t got a picture of me anymore
Now you don’t got a picture of me anymore
Now you don’t got a picture of me anymore
Now you don’t got a picture of me anymore