99c LYRICS 

SHOOTING FROM THE HIP 

No one noticed you had disappeared

Its been two days no connection

Pile of hardware making hits

If the quality is high

At the party thereís a place for you

On the guest list thereís a place for you

In a somebodyís arms 



In the real world, its at your front door

Wanting everything and moving places

Worn to make the mind crash

Snaping into Making sense

Being off schedule with the world 



In the cosmopolitan we see jeff koons

Celebrating yummy things, celebrating,

And talking of hisÖof his suffering 



Break through programfor senior executives guide to slow dance Tokyo

unhealthy rise and danger, INB BSE chief impact

officers, whoís helping? fear of regional digital divide,

its mount fuji sitting above the clouds

searching for consensus

master bites the bullet

how clearly do you need?

your customers company economy going public

we have both 



Chorus:

it wonít work

it doesnít make sense

it canít be done

do it this way

no that way, stop!

it canít be done

do it this way!

do it this way! 



it wonít work

it doesnít make sense

it canít be done

do it this way

no that way, stop

imagine a different way

do it this way 



tickets unused, toys of the mind

we think improvement, a better feeling

generated, accelerating

that was a strange movie you took me through 



heís a finder of strange things

random, cardboard box

in the closet, left untouched

for a future functions

when the animal comes out

voice of terror

screaming at you

screaming at you

what you think is real 

 



nation in the grip of phone fever

three, the big three

shooting from the hip

this is no way to pick a president

shooting from the hip

cover feature, divided world

shooting from the hip

star bright, survival of the fittest

shooting from the hip

open market economy, Microsoft 8

shooting from the hip

deal in human rights, lost connection 



chorus 



WE DONíT PLAY GUITARS 



We always thought that we were not a rock n roll band but it sure feels
like rock n roll over here tonight 



We donít play guitars x 3 



Weīre standing on stage with our microphones, but we donít play guitars

Got the sherman up here with us, no we donít play guitars 



We donít play guitars

Can you play guitar?

We donít play guitars

said can you play guitar?

We donít play guitars

We donít play guitars 



Weīre standing on stage with a microphone but we donít play guitars

Got the Sherman up here with us, no we donít play guitars 



We donít play guitars

We donít play guitars

said can you play guitar? 

 



We can go shopping in the supermarket but we donít play guitars

We shop more than other people, we donít play guitars

Can you play guitar?

Can you play guitar? 



Were standing in Tobiīs studio but we donít play guitars

Neither do kiki or Melissa

No we donít play guitars 



We like to use gaffa tape but we donít play guitars

Give us your gaffa tape, we donít want your guitars 



We donít play guitars

We donít play guitars

No we donīt play guitars 



(Peaches): you may not play guitars but I do!

You know, maybe COS donít play guitars but

P.E.A.C.H.E.S plays guitar

I play guitar, thatís right

I play guitar

Well you may not play guitar but I play guitar

And I love it! 



We like using gaffa tape but we donít play guitars

Give us your gaffa tape cos we donít play guitars

Can you play guitar? 



We donít play guitars

We donít play guitars 

We donít play guitars

We donít play guitars

etc 

 



WORDY RAPPING HOOD (original text from tom tom club tina Weymouth) 



What are words worth?

What are words worth? - words 



Words in papers, words in books

Words on TV, words for crooks

Words of comfort, words of peace

Words to make the fighting cease

Words to tell you what to do

Words are working hard for you

Eat your words but don't go hungry

Words have always nearly hung me 



What are words worth?

What are words worth? - words 



Words of nuance, words of skill

And words of romance are a thrill

Words are stupid, words are fun

Words can put you on the run 



mots pressťs, mots sensťs,

mots qui disent la vťritť

mots maudits, mots mentis,

mots qui manquent le fruit d'esprit 



What are words worth?

What are words worth? - words 



Its a rap race, with a fast pace

Concrete words, abstract words

Crazy words and lying words

Hazy words and dying words

Words of faith and tell me straight

Rare words and swear words

Good words and bad words 



What are words worth?

What are words worth? - words 



Words can make you pay and pay

Four-letter words I cannot say

Panty, toilet, dirty devil

Words are trouble, words are subtle

Words of anger, words of hate

Words over here, words out there

In the air and everywhere

Words of wisdom, words of strife

Words that write the book I like

Words won't find no right solution

To the planet earth's pollution

Say the right word, make a million

Words are like a certain person

Who can't say what they mean

Don't mean what they say

With a rap rap here and a rap rap there

Here a rap, there a rap

Everywhere a rap rap 



Rap it up for the common good

Let us enlist the neighbourhood

It's okay, I've overstood

This is a wordy rappinghood, okay, bye. 



What are words worth?

What are words worth? - words 



What are words worth?

What are words worth? - words 



He'll stop ... Don't stop ... Stop. 

 



COVENTRY 



Hanayo lives in Berlin cos she says the rent is cheap

Couldnít afford that lifestyle, Tokyoīs too fast and steep

Juergen lives in Munich, that cozy comfy town

Got a nice BM that he drives all over town

Mimi lives in Hamburg, that fishy harbour breeze

She says itís the best place in the world

And then she starts to sneeze

dean lives in London, does the music business thing

He likes to take girls to the park

And do that sweet, sweet thing 



People and places, people in different towns 



erkki lives in tampere, now where the hell is that? 

works the web like no other, gotta put him on the map

Weasel sheís in New York, she got it all set up

she drinks her frappuccio from a glass and not a cup

Jeremy moved to Rome, Italiano style

Gave up all that fashion jazz and says that with a smile

Russell lives in Cov, that a really brutal place

Itís in the middle of England, right into your face 



People and places and places and people 



People and places, people in different towns 



99 CENTS 



open your eyes and see my face

slow down for me in this dirty rat race

you could be fat, you could be thin

wake up with me in a in the raddisson

Itís two for one or one for free

get it now cos itís a freebie

one, two, three, four

Iím the one that you adore 



99 cents 



Iím not crazy about money, but

I like what it can do

Shopping is a cultural activity

In this worlds nothings for free

Buy a book or buy a car

Look what a stud you are

Its not the what, its more the where, 

Who you know and how 



99 cents 

luxury, the income tax of vanity  



supermarket shoppers all over the world

Itís not as cheap as it may look

rob you blind cos Iím a crook

read all about it in john pilgers book 



Rattrap, I see a rat trap

but the cheese I want the sleaze, sleaze sleaze so

jimmy up the street singing something great to the beat

goody goody boy, got you back in town

gotta go gotta go

gotta go gotta go

where is what with who and how

you want it fast you want it now

give it to me right now high and low

fun and free got loads of dough

life is fast life is cheap

got nothing to do but hang in the street

where is what with who and how

you want it fast you want it now 



99 cents chorus 

 

 



SELL OUT 



Do it!, just do it! 



exploit yourself just sellout, cash cards, just sellout

Do it to yourself before its done to you 



Itís the euro, dollar, the yen or rubal

Sellout is the aim

On the billboard, in the adverts, this is the big game 



Exploit, sellout, poser sellout,

Cos were up for sale

This is steep not cheap and get in now

Before it all goes stale

Take back your Cadillac

Your bike, cab, train or plain

Jet set in poverty

If I walk its just the same 



Do it 



Adbusters, slashers, snipers

Cultural jammers, heyíall

Paper tiger, this is your call

come with me letís burn down the mall 

 



the world has gotten just so unbelievably commercial, right?

And people are starting to go a little bit crazy from it!

Theyíve completely bought into it

And itís been a hell of a ride

But now theyíre reaching a saturation point

They think, maybe, theyíre getting to the end 

of this business of glitz and hype and you gotta have it

so we say, in a fact, yeah, your instincts are right

for the first time in forever, marketing isnít cool

eccess isnít coolÖ.

we do a trend piece, not a think piece

but more of a package for four or five spreads

we built a package around these people

we turned them into stars 



exploit yourself just sellout, cash and cards, just sellout

Do it to yourself before its done to you 



For the cash 

 

 



CULTURE VULTURE 



You ask me what I did today but Iím not gonna say

I was watching something in a really really really big way

Iím asking you questions better tell me something good

Fifteen minutes aint fast enough 



Culture vulture 



Smashing things on the weekends to get my kind of thrills

Smashing things on the weekends to get my thrills

I use sensation to get my stimulation

My stimulation it spells sensation 



I need sensation to get my stimulation

My stimulation is spells sensation

More, more, more of what? 



I need sensation to get my stimulation

My stimulation is spells sensation

More more, more of what? 



Another necessity left here on the shelf

Do it fast or just tag along

Another necessity left here on the shelf

Do it fast or just tag along 



In the evening when I come home

You ask me what? What did I say?

Well, Iím not gonna say

Anno dommini but add another d

Attention deficiency, thatís me

Iím the disease of the century but I donít care

Anno dommini but add another d

Attention deficiency, thatís me

Iím the disease of the century but I donít care 



Stop flicking my channels with your remote control

Stop flicking my channels with your remote control

Stop flicking my channels with your remote control

Defining the world through regurgitated, updated, mediocre, mainstream
media information

that smacks of sensation 



You ask me what I did today but Iím not gonna say

I was watching something in a really really really big way 



Culture vulture

Hey you culture vultures 



You ask me what I did today but Iím not gonna say

I was watching something in a really really really big way 



Culture vulture

Hey you culture vultures 



You ask me what I did today but Iím not gonna say

I was watching something in a really really really big way 



Culture vulture

Hey you culture vultures 



UNIVERSAL PUSSY 



My my my my 

 

 



Pink, yellow, blue 

Sealed it in a bag

And sold it back to you

Put it on a shelf

Filed it under p

Itís a universal pussy

No longer me 



my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar 



See it up high

You can see it down low

See it on times square

I donīt own it no more 



We see it on the billboard

On youíre your bedroom floor

my universal pussy

Cominī through your door 

 



my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar 

 

 



Died it died it, I got it die, its dead itís died its now its yours 



my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar

my universal pussy and a superstar 

 

 



LOVE LIFE 



No reference no consequence

I think of you, I think of you

No commitment, nonexistent

Lovely you, I think of you 



Living the high life, as the girlfriend of a star

A circle of friends who were girlfriends of stars

Sheís in no good mood, he orders the car

She tells the driver to drive really far

Are you happy now?

Are you happy now? 



No reference no consequence

I think of you, I think of you

No commitment, nonexistent

Lovely you, I think of you 



A stylist takes a cab uptown Bergdorf Goodmanís

She takes back the belts she used for a test shoot

On her credit card

Living in a box outside its fancy free

Lying that she lost her job while hunting the boutiques 

Are you happy now?

Are you happy now? 



No reference no consequence

I think of you, I think of you

No commitment, nonexistent

Lovely you, I think of you 

 



At the end there is a house by the sea like a perfect end of a movie

From in here thereīs s just these gray walls around you 



No reference no consequence

I think of you, I think of you

No commitment, nonexistent

Lovely you, I think of you 



SHICK SHAVING 



Well you know, 

Id love to be a shick on speed

Running every morning

Over blonde German faces

And shave, just shave 



If I was a shick on pills

Id go in a discotheque

Run over dancefloor maces

And shave, shave again 



Nice to be a shick on stick

Laying every morning

On the patchwork blanket on my bed 

And shave and shave and shave 



Now I am a shick on spleen

Cutting every morning

All my legs, all my head

Born to shave, only shave 

 



FASHION RULES 



you fashion people in your camouflage wear

you think you're really quite up there

but the fashions you wear aren't so cool

you really should go back, you're old school

and martin hides behind our stripes

the t-shirts yeah! that's what she likes

nicking off with logos at cartier

the grand mister d, or charly, some say 



fashion is for fashion people

it's hard to be cool if you don't follow these rules

fashion is for fashion people

get out there now and break the rules 



dress-up dummies for a little while

crashed the crash party in real chicks style

karl and his lens they like to watch

king of the thing

but we dont give aÖÖ.

gucci's got the monopoly

fifty handbags - thats victim's luxury

voguefied in 01, enough of that fake, it's said and done 

 



fashion is for fashion people

it's hard to be cool if you don't follow these rules

fashion is for fashion people

get out there now and break the rules 

 



bless your dress, you're out of style

you're a brainwash victim for a while

off with their heads is what we say

after marie antoinette it's the only way 

 



you're a model and you walk the beat

they even told you what to eat

bacteria inbred in fashion schools

get out there now and break the rules 

 



fashion is for fashion people

it's hard to be cool if you don't follow these rules

fashion is for fashion people

get out there now and break the rules 

 



fashionÖÖfashionÖÖ

its hard 

 



ahhhhhhhhh 

 

CoS lyrics