Big Star
Radio City - Lyrics
Alex Chilton - Vocals/Guitars
Andy Hummel - Bass/Vocals
Jody Stephens - Drums/Vocals
Recorded: 1973 (Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN)
Original Release: 1974 (Ardent)
CD Release: 07/17/1992 (Stax)
Produced by Big Star
Tracks 1-6   Tracks 7-12


O my soul mama
I lose control
Go ahead, shake if you wanna
And I'll never know
Come on
You know it's all right
We've got all night

You're driving me mad, now
You shouldn't do that
Gotta get enough
Drink till we drop

You're really a nice girl
And I think you're the most
And when we're together
I feel like a boss

Trying to see you
I knock off your doors
Dying to see you
I'm down on the floor

I can't get a license
To drive my car
But, I don't really need it
If I'm a big star

Never you mind
Go on and have a good time
Yes, indeed


Don't like to see your face
Don't like to hear you talk at all
I could be them
But, I'd just get bored
Can't even bring myself to call

And I don't want to see you now
'Cause I know what you lack
And I can't go back to that

Whatevers all the same
Now, there's nobody to know
And I can't recall, recall your name
All I can say is "so"

Your life is white
And I don't think I like
You hangin' around


She's a schemer and she makes me bad
But I love her a lot, those lonely nights
I was in a big room, playing my things
Oh, I wish she were here, she can be so kind
When she's not trying to hide
She tries not to love me but she knows she can

And why don't you come on back
From way out west
And love me, we can work out the rest

She thinks she's a mystery to all
But I know what's behind those eyes
Sometimes, I think she'll make me forget
What I need most to remember
And then I'll slip on back
Even if they say it's better


I liked her face and oh, those eyes
She left today, oh, goodbye
And looking at you I'm drained outright
And isolated in the light

Don't resent everyone
Ever since I was young
I'm starting to understand
What's going ahn and how it's planned

I like love, but, I don't know
All these girls, they come and go
Always nothing left to say

Oh, no


Try to understand what I'm going through
Don't blame me for what folks will do
For some of us it's not a good time
But, you're going to get choosed to
And you'd better resign yourself

You get what you deserve
You ought to find out what it's worth
And you've gotta have a lotta nerve.

You just do what pleases you
Go on and sigh out every move
You gonna get place in the scene
All God's orphans get face in the dream now

Too bad such a drag
So much pain went down the drain
And a lot of us ain't got many friends


I can't be satisfied
What you want me to do
So I moan, had to leave my home

Love my girl, ooh yeh
She got to save my soul
I want a witness, I want to testify

How long can this go on

All night long I was howling
I was a barking dog


Sitting in the back of a car
Music so loud, can't tell a thing
Thinkin' 'bout what to say
And I can't find the lines

Know I love you alot
I just don't know, should I or not
Waiting for a brighter day
And I can't find the way

I'll go on and on with you
Like to fall and lie with you
I'd love you too

Baby, I'm too afraid
I just don't know if it's ok
Trying to get away
From everything

Why don't you take me home
It's gone too far inside this car
I know I'll feel a whole lot more
When I get alone


I'm drivin' alone, sad about you
Not goin' home, what's to do
You better not leave me here
Better not leave me here
Ooh, I want you here
How can you leave me here
I lie in the stream, I'm floating fine
Receiving things in my beautiful mind
Sometime drags, sometime, sometime, so sublime
Lover, yes I am, lover, you know I am

Now I'm in a bar, it's gotta be where they are
Gonna dance in the bar, they're gonna fight on the floor
Faster than I can see

Now I'm gonna score, break for the door
who is this whore
Soon be beggin drags

And I'm thinking, Christ
Nullify my life, nullify my life

You're gonna die, yes, you're gonna die
Right now
You're gonna die, gonna decease


Think so, what, maybe
One, two, three, four

She don't believe anything
She can dance oh now all night
So wild, she's a mover
She's so wild

Drag, fast we go
Ooh I dig speed so good
Destroy her in the cruiser
It destroy her

She name was Marsha
Marsha the name
She look like a dove now
And when she smile like crocodile

She tells the men to go to hell
And where that's at is where I'm coming from
So wild
Ooh she's a mover

She was devil you know
She finds herself in Catholic school
So wild
Ooh she's a mover


September gurls do so much
I was your butch and you were touched
I loved you,  well,  never mind
I've been crying all the time

December boys got it bad

September gurls, I don't know why
How can I deny what's inside
Even though I'll keep away
Maybe we'll love all our days

When I get to bed, late at night
That's the time she makes things right
Ooh when she makes love to me


Morpha too small
You're going to hurt yourself
I might call and I might need some help

I'm an old shoe
And I don't know what to do
I'm in love with you

Kitty asked me
To read her stars
I had liked her from afar

Going to play with your heart
I knew not to start
But there you are


I'm in love with a girl
Finest girl in the world
I didn't know I could feel this way

Think about her all the time
Always on my mind
I didn't know about love

All that a man should do is true

I'm in love with a girl
Finest girl in the world
I didn't know this could happen to me