May 1, 2008

All The Young...



Billy rapped all night 'bout his suicide
How he'd kick it in the head when he was 25
Speed jive, don't wanna stay alive when you're 25

And Wendy's stealing clothes from unlocked cars
And Freddy's got spots from ripping off stars from his face
Funky little boat race

The television man is crazy
Saying we're juvenile delinquent wrecks
Man I need a TV when I've got T. Rex

Hey brother you guessed I'm a dude

All the young dudes
Carry the news
Boogaloo dudes
Carry the news

Now Jimmy's looking sweet though he dresses like a queen
He can kick like a mule
It's a real mean team
But we can love
Oh yes, we can love

And my brother's back at home
With his Beatles and his Stones
We never got if off on that revolution stuff
What a drag
Too many snags

Well I drunk a lot of wine
And I'm feeling fine
Gonna race some cat to bed
Is this concrete all around
Or is it in my head

Oh brother you guessed I'm a dude

All the young dudes
Carry the news
Boogaloo dudes
Carry the news

Dude-age:
Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes
The Skids - All The Young Dudes
David Bowie & Billy Corgan - All The Young Dudes
Billy Bragg & Jill Sobule - All The Young Dudes
World Party - All The Young Dudes

6 comments:

Jeff said...

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden also did this song on his first solo album, "Tattooed Millionaire."

http://www.amazon.com/Tattooed-Millionaire-Bruce-Dickinson/dp/B00006IK1C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1209662978&sr=1-2

Fusion 45 said...

So THAT'S what he's saying!

William said...

Is Nazz Nomad a Boogaloo dude?

aikin said...

I thought there was a line in there about Marks and Sparks (some British dept store)?

Nazz Nomad said...

Aikan- you are correct...
Bowie wrote it and uses the unlocked cars line, mott (ian hunter) uses the marks and sparks line.

i went with bowie's version for the lyrics.

manicgirl said...

I love this song.

I'd have added "All the young punks (new boots and contracts)" to the list. Mick Jones was a huge fan of Mott.