The Plant

words and music by Steve Volkmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE INFORMERS

They’ll tell you everything you need to know
they’ll tell you all the best places to go
they’ll tell you you are on the side that’s right
they’ll tell you it’s your turn to pick up and join the fight

they’re the informers
they’re the informers

They’ll tell you everything you need to think about
no reason to stray too far from the crowd
they’ll tell you just to you should pledge allegiance to
they’ll tell you just whom you need to be on the lookout for

the informers
the informers

You let them in most every night, you will let them in each• day
they’ll show you just the way you should behave
why listen to them, why listen to me
make up your own mind and set yourself free

From the informers
from the informers
from the informer

 

FRANTIC

Frantic
sometimes I get a little frantic
I work myself into a panic
I just can’t help myself
I just can’t help myself
I can’t help nobody else
No nobody else

I gotta go
Igotta go
right now

Frantic
sometimes I get a little frantic
cause I let things get so gigantic
it’s all about myself
it’s all about myself
it ain’t about nobody
oh no nobody else

I gotta go
I gotta go
right now
Worry
I worry all the time
bout these things that I call mine
I want um for myself
I want um for myself
don’t wanna to share with nobody
no know nobody else

I gotta go
I gotta go
right now

 

HEROES

Where have all our heroes gone,
it seems that they’ve left us all alone
it used to be they’d saved the day
and we’d all shout out hooray

Now we’re looking for a new direction
one that won’t fade away
now we’re looking for a new direction
one that won’t fade away

So where have all my heroes gone
it seems they left me on my own
it used to be they save the day
and I shout out hurray

Now I’m looking for a new direction
one that won’t fade away
now I’m looking for a new direction
one that won’t fade away

Now I’m movin in a new direction
one that won’t fade away
now we’re movin in a new direction
one that won’t fade away

So where have all our heroes gone

 

THE PLANT

workin in the plant
Shes a workin in the plant
working in the plant all day

Ain’t Nobody told her
not to breathe the fumes
workin in the plant all day

Then she had a kid
But he wasn’t quite right
workin in the plant all day

You know the old man left
Cause he couldn’t take the kid
couldn’t take that fuckin kid no more

she aint got no real friends
all her family’s gone
workin in the plant all day

she tried to get some help
But there aint no heroes here
workin in the plant all day

She’s workin in the plant
workin in the plant
She’s workin in the plant all day

 

I SAW ELVIS

I saw Elvis on the train the other day
he told us he could help us find our way
to get back home
I think he thought he could
I’ve got to tell you now
I wish he would
I’ve got to tell you now
I wish he could

He told us he was an angel in disguise
he warned us not to look em in the eyes
he said we turn to stone
I think he thought we would
so I looked right at him
and there I stood
I looked right at him
and there I stood
I looked right at him
and there I stood

I saw Elvis on the train the other day
he told us he could help us find our way
to get back home
I think he thought he could
I’ve got to tell you now
I wish he would
I’ve got to tell you now
I wish he could

Everybody on the train that day
Was laughing at him in a way
like they laughed at me
the way they laughed at you
the way they laughed at
everyone we knew
the way they laughed at
everyone we knew

I saw Elvis on the train the other day
he told us he could help us find our way
to get back home
I think he thought he could
I’ve got to tell you now
I wish he would
I wish he could
I wish he would

 

IN THE CITY

In the country she’s Maryanne
in the country boy she’s Maryanne
in the country yeah she’s Maryanne
in the city she’s Ginger you see

She’s running all around in her bare feet
She’s running all around in her bare feet
She’s running all around in her bare feet
in a pair of cutoff jeans

she’s got a fancy dress and high-heeled shoes
she’s got a fancy dress and high-heeled shoes
Yeah she wears that fancy dress and them high-heeled shoes
She’s got her hair done up nice

Everybody knows I’m in love with her
well everybody knows I’m in love with her
Everyone can sees I’m in love with her
and that’s fine, just fine with me

she’s my love and my best friend
she’s my love and my best friend
she’s my lover and my best friend
she’s every woman to me

Cause In the country she’s my Maryanne
in the country boy she‘s my Maryanne
in the country yeah she’s my Maryanne
and in the city she’s Ginger to me

 

STEP IT OUT

Come on baby put your red dress on
your high-heeled shoes we’ll go and have some fun
we’ll step it out tonight
we’ll step it out tonight

Cause it’s Saturday night and I feel alright
it’s Saturday night and everything’s just right
Saturday night and baby you look otta sight

Come on baby let you long hair down
put on some makeup we’ll go downtown
we’ll step it out tonight
we’ll step it out tonight

Cause it’s Saturday night and I feel alright
it’s Saturday night and everything’s just right
Saturday night and baby you look outa sight

Come on babe were gettin otta here
We’ll go downtown and drink some beer
Were steppin out tonight
Steppin out out tonight

Cause it’s Saturday night and I feel alright
it’s Saturday night and everything’s just right
Saturday night and baby you look otta sight

Come on baby put your red dress on
your high-heeled shoes we’re gonna have some fun
Were steppin out tonight
Steppin out out tonight

Cause it’s Saturday night and I feel alright
it’s Saturday night and everything’s just right
Saturday night and baby you look otta sight

 

NEVER KNEW

You never know till it happens to you
you never know till it happens to you
you never know till it happens to you
you never knew what you will do
You know your life can change on a dime
You know your life can change on a dime
You know your life can change on a dime
Your life can change right on a dime

Then you’re left standing on your own
Then you’re left standing on your own
Then you’re left standing on your own
You’re left their standing there on your own

you hope it will get better in good time
you hope it will get better in good time
you hope it will get better in good time
Yeah you hope it will get better in good time

You never know till it happens to you
you never know till it happens to you
you never know till it happens to you
you never knew that it was true

I never knew until it happened to me
I never knew until it happened to me
I never knew until it happened to me
I never knew what I would do

And now it’s better than it was before
and now it’s better than it was before
and now it’s better than it was before
it’s much better than it was before

I never knew until it happened to me
I never knew until it happened to me
I never knew until it happened to me
I never knew what I would do
I never knew what I could do

 

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

Silence is golden
silence is golden so they say
who are they
who are they
who are they
what do they know anyway

If you have something you wanted to and
if you have something you want to say
Say it loud
say it loud
say it loud
say it true

If they don’t listen
if they don’t listen to what you say
Who are they
Who are they
Who are they
what do they know anyway

Silence is golden
silence is golden so they say

I wanna know
I wanna know
who are they

 

Copyright 2015 | Steve Volkmann Music

all songs ©2015 Steve Volkmann