Song Details

Kooks

Original Lyrics

(So, uh, we’d like to do a, um

a mr. David Bowie song

featuring lead vocals by mr. James Iha,

he’s related to David Bowie.)

(My hair is, at least)

Will you stay in our lovers’ story

If you stay, you won’t be sorry

‘Cause we believe in you

Soon you’ll grow, so take a chance

With a couple of kooks

Hung up on romancing

Will you stay in our lovers’ story

If you stay, you won’t be sorry

‘Cause we believe in you

Soon you’ll grow, so take a chance

With a couple of kooks

Hung up on romancing

We bought a lot of things to keep you warm and dry

And a funny old crib on which the paint won’t dry

I bought you a pair of shoes

A trumpet you can blow

And a book of rules

On what to say to people when they pick on you

‘Cause if you stay with us you’re gonna be pretty kookie, too

Will you stay in our lovers’ story

If you stay, you won’t be sorry

‘Cause we believe in you

Soon you’ll grow, so take a chance

With a couple of kooks

Hung up on romancing

And if you ever have to go to school

Remember how they messed up this old fool

Don’t pick fights with the bullies or the cads

‘Cause I’m not much cop at punching

Other people’s dads

And if the homework brings you down

Then we’ll throw it on the fire

And take the car downtown

Will you stay in our lovers’ story

If you stay, you won’t be sorry

‘Cause we believe in you

Soon you’ll grow, so take a chance

With a couple of kooks

Hung up on romancing

(Haha, mr. Bowie…

Merci.

Beaucoup.)

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Cover of David Bowie.

Available On

Collection Items:
Version: Kooks live 1993/06/29
Version: Kooks live 1993/07/04

Tours & Recordings:
Version: Kooks live 1993/06/29
Version: Kooks live 1993/07/04