Mercury Rev - Boces

As far as I know, there are no official lyrics available for this album so me and some other Rev fans have given it our best shot to figure them out ourselves. So there are undoubtedly many mistakes here. If you think you know a line which is screwed up here, please pass it along.
Big thanks to Aaron Young, Oliver Baty, Paul Etheredge, and Cera Marischel for their help.

Meth of a Rockettes Kick
Trickle Down
Bronx Cheer
Boys Peel Out
Downs Are Feminine Balloons
Something For Joey
Snorry Mouth
Hi Speed Boats
Continuous Drunks and Blunders
Girlfren
paragraph in liner notes


Meth of a Rockettes Kick

mounds of feeble trouble drop from the skies
I've seen an ailing nothing where the outer space lies
Powder kegs and marbles [of mumbles?] turn from gray to green eyes
I won't be sentimental
stay at a hospital tonight
hyrdrophonic sonic rhymes
submerge me in the water until i'm free of all crimes
[brussle?] propulsive healthy mouses
gurgle in slime
and fondle all the fishes and make them all cheer up
rage in their souls gotta be controlled
I'm often confused
waves in the pool
burr in my side
make it come back
you make it connect
you make it come true
and that's it
holes in my head
I'm holding my head
and it's slow motion blues
I'm free
I'm free
I'm free
cutting burned spiders
worshipping twine
laughing out the sugars in the sticky strange shrine
drinking mountain cider by the suicide mines
I want to be fighter when the pilots not light up
screaming, sucking, slurping chimes
it often makes me wonder if we'll be through in time
[_?_] boces
gurgle in grime
shoot it like a loon till you make the skin clear up
rage in the soul gotta be controled
and I'm often confused
often confused
waves in the water
burr in my side
make it come back
you make it connect
you make it come true
and that's it
holes in my head
I'm holding my head
and it's coming from you
I'm free
I'm free
I'm free
make it come back
you make it connect
you make it come true
and that's it
holes in my head
I'm holding my head
and it's slow motion blues
I'm free
I'm free
I'm free
I'm free
I'm free
I'm free
I'm free


Trickle Down

you think
you think
you think too much I think
I think you think too much I think
I think you don't know what you're talking about
you do, you do
I must be honest I hate [hit?] this stone [slower?] street [story straight?]
I park all ready to be robbed by people that I meet
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I hear
I know, I know, I know, got nothing to fear
you keep pushing
you keep pushing
pushy, pushy
don't push me
I'm an insect
I'm a figment
I'm a chief as a genuine minion
imaginations
imaginations
imagine my frustrations
I think [you pick?] a fight with a .45 caliber
won't [Lord?] help you
it was a dismal rain that cooled the hut [hot?]
when it trickled down we all saw spots
float over... float over
now I've been in jail for a million years
got all these people holding me back
I know, I know
I must be honest I hate this stone street
I park all ready to be robbed by people
I know, I know
and I'm growing tried
I'm growing tired
it's my favorite mangle
a fanciful tangle
that went down like the [V-neck?] fantastic spastic
[phonetic/fanatic/frenetic spasm?]
spasms and spasms
suffer the death of what you are
it's now, it's now
suffer the death of what you were
has no effect on a hard-boiled world
warm weary eyed
_?_ catskill world
you must follow blind
just shoot a pigeon-holed pigeon
you're waiting to be sheave
just like you sheave that grazes all over your face
and you've got the urge to be a lightning bolt
and you've got the urge to be a lightning bolt
I've gotta tell you I just don't know
I've gotta tell you I just don't know
what the fuck you're trying to say
what the fuck, man
what the fuck you trying to say
just sit there and shut your mouth
just sit there and shut up


Bronx Cheer

have you seen her running 'round (have you seen her)
and the way she wears her hair (running 'round)
if you see her out tonight (have you seen her)
tell her I don't care (running 'round)
tell her I don't care (running 'round)
have you heard she's coming down (have you seen her)
with every sickness in the air (running 'round)
if you see her out tonight (have you seen her)
tell her I don't care (running 'round)
tell her I don't care
tell her I don't care (running 'round)
I don't care
I don't care
(kumbaya, kumbaya, have you seen her, let her know)
and if you get alone let her know that I don't really care
and if you get alone let her know that I don't really care
have you seen her running 'round
and the way she wears her hair
if you see her out tonight
tell her I dont care
tell her I dont care
tell her I dont care
tell her I dont care
I don't care
I don't care
(kumbaya, kumbaya, kumbaya)


Boys Peel Out

brains on your head
shoes on your feet
life still living [why still live?] from week to week
and cheek to cheek
waitin' for the phone to blink
waitin' for the phone to blink
waitin' for the blow to snow
skating around
the only place you know
prayin' for your hair to grow
now your mama say
back before the war
everything was sugar free
everything was sugar free
a girl's heart
was filled with stars
and the boys peeled out
in muscle cars
back before the war
the boys peeled out
in muscle cars
before the war
everything was sugar free
everything was sugar free
a girl's heart
was filled with stars
and your mom say
back before the war
everything was sugar free
everything was sugar free
a girl's heart
was filled with stars
and the boys peeled out
in muscle cars
ya got brains on your head
and shoes on your feet
life still living from week to week
and cheek to cheek
waitin' around
waitin' around for the phone to blink
waitin' around
brains on your head
shoes on your feet
brains on your head
shoes on your feet
brains on your head
shoes on your feet
life still living from week to week


Downs Are Feminine Balloons

ya gotta give me a scene from your battle sky zone [scars, oh?]
i don't know
go blur the things that matter to me most
friend or foe [from the foe?]
your fume, baby
soon, baby
kaboom, kaboom, kaboom
tonight I'll dig tunnels to your nightmare room
and if there's one thing I can't stand
it's up
and if it's one thing I can't stand
it's up
should have known better than to do that stuff
that stuff can mess you up (can mess you up)
that stuff can mess you up
and if there's one thing I can't stand
it's up
and if there's one thing I can't stand
it's up
kick in the crawl from your watering hole
wailing woo
my mind pines for fluid filled eyes
what to do
your fume, baby
soon, baby
kaboom, kaboom, kaboom
tonight i'll dig tunnels to your nightmare room
and if there's one thing i can't stand
is up
and if there's one thing I can't stand
it's up
and if there's one thing I can't stand
it's up
and if there's one thing I can't stand
it's up
should have known better
than to do that stuff
that stuff it can
mess you up


Something For Joey

crash land in an obscene movie
and find yourself on an outstretched finger
a p/massive heart as a massive hole
you see faces that you did not know
it's exact their [little?] stinger's intact
they're designed [they decide?] to rule [rue?] the day [warmer days?]
their mouths are moving a million miles an hour
it's the only way, hey
you're seeing illusions [I've seen the legions?] in this house
the things we never talk about
so place your lips around the [his?] spout
and slowly blow yourself away


Snorry Mouth

sunday night
sunday night
the killer of the week
sunday night
sunday night
the killer of the week
sunday night
I've finally found
I've finally found
something to plug up this snorry mouth
since the day ['cause today?] she said to me (she saw slee smore)
this house moves more than you (show so snow)
so I tell her I sleep (so so still snore)
to keep from thinking it through (bless me)
now it's all I can do (___shovel snow ___)
when you pull the sheets up overhead (sometimes so you know)
and she sends me out
to shove snow drifts in my bed (she sings sun she snore)
you'll reach for the door
arms feel weak
you'll make a mistake
and fly fly ahead
and it's all I can do
when you pull the sheets up overhead
and send me out
to shove snow drifts in my bed
today she said to me (sneer snore seer soar)
wanna get even with you more (sneer snore seer soar)
so I tell her she can (so show sea shore)
even more than before (full mouth sneer roar)
you'll reach for the door
and your arms feel weak
you'll make a mistake
and fly fly ahead
and it's all I can do
when you pull the sheets up overhead
and send me out
to shove snow drifts in my bed
I've finally found
I've finally found
something to plug up this snorry mouth
-?- see the sight
posts [puffs?] around my bed
you thrust up and down
arms around my head
pressures not mine
both in spirit and time
whisper wine
I've finally found
I've finally found
something to plug up this snorry mouth
so I bet she says to me (so show sneer snore)
need to see [to my side?] (seal the sown shear stone)
but by the time I made the bed (sneer snore sheer shore)
till you made up your mind (so so so so)
you'll reach for the door
arms feel weak
you'll make a mistake
and fly fly ahead
and it's all I can do
when you pull the sheets up overhead
and send me out
to shove snow drifts in my bed
I've finally found
I've finally found
something to plug up this snorry mouth
I've finally found
I've finally found
something to plug up this snorry mouth
this snorry mouth ( x 16 )


Hi Speed Boats

clouds taste better than dirt
that's why you must evaporate above the earth
pressure can make the clouds burst
soon you wind up in the mud
just where you were
leaves may not reasons to believe in love
can't you see to me she means the whole wide world
queen bee shields my eyes
from the force inside of my mind
and the force they may you blind
is beautiful
on the imaginary side
even bored it is exciting
being a drone is better than being alone
bees may not be reasons to believe in love
can't you see to me she means the whole wide world
ain't yourself that fingers mean fun
shake a quarter flip in the air is gone
in your silent fears it's first
a little bit of help and the tournament's over [and you try and get sober?]
see the bladder bleed from an itty bitty hole
do the weird blitzing no, no, no
you bet your sweater should be all the way gone
these/bees may bot be reasons to believe in love
can't you see to me she means the whole wide world


Continuous Drunks and Blunders

"Space Patrol, uh... I gotta be brief. I said 'cheese!' My elastic's all stretched out. She's a gas powered witch, over."


Girlfren

[anyone want to help with this one? a lot of mumbling/scat.]

I hold you in my arm...
...
now I know...
...
hold you in my arm
then I feel your charm
..in the sky don't mean no thing, no
....
..gone our separate ways
....
..woke up this morning
....from the foe
..gone our separate ways


paragraph in liner notes

[Stream-of-consciousness liners from Boces. Thanks to Dav_Brav for transcribing them and sending them in.]

PROPULSIVE MOUSES FREE TO BE YOU AND ME COME WITH ESSENCE INTO THE FULL BRILLIANCE OF YER BLACKNESS IS HOW TROUBLE MAKERS USE GIRLS TO PUT DOWN THE COPS THAT DROP FROM THE SKY TOMMY MAKEM ALL CHEER UP PICTURE A BUTCHER LOSING MONEY TURNS IT INTO A SIMPLE ONE-TRY A LEGGY LOOK KICKS OFF THIS IS OUR SECOND RECORD AND SOME OF IT DOES MORE THAN JUST LOWER YOU SUGAR IT DIRECTS MERCURY REV PRIMARILY TO WHERE IT IS NEEDED MOST IN MUSCLE WHOSE THE ROOT AND WHOSE SHOOT? IT ACTUALLY PROMOTES POP-LOSS DURING MATURITY ONSET AMONG ORAL AGENTS, RICHARD SCARRY AND BOCES HELPS COUNTER BALANCE THE INEFFICIENT ACTION OF ITS OWN RISK OF SECONDARY FAILURE THAT GRAZES ALL OVER 200 MILLION LITTER BUGS CANíT PICK UP A LITTLE DIRT NEVER HURT ANYONE EXCEPT IN THE WRONG PLACE IT PICKS UP SWEARING AT FIFTY YARDS TO THE PERSON STANDING NEXT TO YOU THIS LOOKS LIKE A CROSS-EYED BABOON BUTT IT DOESNíT MEAN YOU HAVE TO SEE IT THAT WAY COZ YOUíVE GOT THE URGE TO BE A LIGHTNING BOLT DAVE IF YER BIG NIGHTS ON THE TOWN HAVENíT BEEN PANNING OUT ALOT OF LITTLE THINGS ARE WRONG HEADACHES (OOOH-WEEE-EEE-OOOH) THIS RASH ON MY ASS AND SOMETIMES I THINK I DONíT LIKE BEING MARRIED SHOWS HOW THE DRIVER OF THE FIRST CAR IS GOING TO KILL THE DRIVER OF THE CAR BEHIND? BY DRIVING TO SLOW IF YOU SAW YERSELF IS STEAM AS AN OBSTACLE YOU WERENíT SITTING WHERE WE WERE BACK BEFORE THE WAR WHEN LOSS LEADS TO DEPRESSION GASTRIC UPSETS MAY BE TRIGGERED HERE IN THREE HOURS EVERY WOMAN AT THE PARTY WILL HATE A GIRLíS HEART PLANS FOR NEXT YEARíS BODY HAS ARMHOLES HIGH SO THAT GRASSHOPPER CAN LEAN ON THE BOSOMS AND GENTLY FOLLOW CURVES DOWN THE BODY SOMETHING KICKING A CROW CANíT DO IT TOOK YEARS FOR US TO MAKE SOMETHING A DUMB CLUCK COULD MAKE IN A DAY DAVID'S GOT 5IVE OTHER PEOPLE HOLDING HIM BACKLASH SMACKLASH THAT STUFF CAN REALLY MATTER TO ME MOST EVERYBODYíS BEEN THERE BUT WE BROUGHT BACK PICTURES A LOT OF PREGNANT GIRLS WOULD RATHER FACE THAN THEIR PARENTS THE SLOWER YOU PUT THEM TOGETHER THE SLOWER THEY FALL APART QUICK NAME A CHICKEN EGGING US ON A MILLION MILES AN HOUR ARE PEOPLE ARE DICKS TO YOU MAKE A MISTAKE AND FLUFF UP MY HEAD BORDERLINEíS LIMITED PATIENCE AND NEED FOR IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION MAY BE CONNECTED TO BEHAVIOURS THAT DEFINE OTHER BPD CRITERIA: IMPULSIVE CONFLICT AND RAGE MAY EMERGE FROM PRECIPITOUS MOOD CHANGES MAY RESULT IN INAPPROPRIATE OUTBURSTS OF ANGER MAY DEVELOP FROM A FAILURE TO CONTROL SOMETHING Tí PLUG UP WHAT HAS 216 SHARP TINY TEETH AND CATCHES SUZANNE IS THE YEARLONG JACKIE EARLIE HALEY COMING AND GROWING WILD ENOUGH FOR BROWNIES TO SQUEAZE ALOT OF MONEY OUT OF THE TRASH IN YOUR PARK TASTES BETTER THAN DIRT A BOY SAID CHEESE ! WHO DID IT I DIDNíT THINK WEíRE NOT NEW YER NEW MATH A KID CAN LOVE A LITTLE HERE IS LOSERS WHO STOOD UP TO THE DUMMIES IN THIS BAND ARENíT THE ONES WHO CANíT READ THEY'RE THE 3HREE WHO WONíT HELP THE TAKING OF MERCURY 123 HAVE A HAPPY 4TH JIMY KNOW ITíS THE ONLY THING ON THE RECORD I STILL THINK IT SHOULD BE LARGER IF YOU DONíT WHOOP IT TODAY WATCH OUT TOMORROW THE SPORT OF KINGS HAS RETURNED TO QUEENS DOING BUSINESS WITHOUT ADVERTISING IS LIKE FINGERING A PIRELLI GIRL IN THE DARK YOU KNOW WHAT YER DOING BUT NOBODY ELSE DOES JONATHAN FUCK YOU AND YER MOMíS NALDECON STONE WALL LIKE TWO DEEP SEA DIVERS COMING UP FOR AIR . . . YOU BOTH SUCK SO WHY DONíT YOU TEAR OUT THIS PAGE AND HANG IT ON YER OWN FUCKING WALL IF IT MATCHES CALL US PLEASE EVERYONE SEPARATE MAKE NEW YORK CITY A STATE THIS YEAR FOR LENT . . . . . . GIVE UP POP.Ē

 

                                                                                 

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