"Garbageman" as written by Lux Interior and Ivy Rorschach....
You ain't no punk, you punk
You wanna talk about the real junk?
If I ever slip, I'll be banned 'cause I'm your garbageman
Well you can't dig me you can't dig nothin'
Do you want the real thing, or are you just talkin'?
Do you understand? I'm your garbageman
Yeah, somethin' from the garage and down the driveway
Now get outta your mind and get outta my way
Now do you understand? do you understand?

Louie, Louie, Louie, Louie the bird's the word and do you know why?
You gotta beat it with a stick
You gotta beat it 'til it's thick
You gotta live until you're dead
You gotta rock 'til you see red

Now do you understand?
Do you understand?
I'm a garbageman. aw, jump on and ride
Yeah it's just what you need when you're down in the dumps
One half hillbilly and one half punk
Big long legs and one big mouth
The hottest thing from the north to come out of the south
Do you understand? do you understand?
Woo, I can't lose with the stuff I use
And you don't choose no substitutes
So stick out your can 'cause I'm your garbageman

Louie, Louie, Louie, Louie the bird's the word and do you know why?

You gotta beat it with a stick
You gotta beat it 'til it's thick
You gotta live until you're dead
You gotta rock 'til you see red

Now do you understand?
Do you understand?
Do you understand?
All right, hop off


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"Garbageman" as written by Lux Interior Ivy Rorschach

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    General CommentYOU PEOPLE NOT ONLY GOT THE LYRICS WRONG, THE SONG IS ABOUT A SPEED DEALER DUMMY. YOU AINT NO PUNK YOU PUNK IS MEANT FOR EVERYONEWHO DOESNT UNDERSTAND, LIKE LUX REPEATS OVER AND OVER DO YOU UNDERSTAND. THE GARBAGEMAN IS TO SPEED LIKE WHAT A JUNK DEALER IS TO HEROIN. HELLO ITS SOMETHNG THAT DRIVES YOU DOWN THE DRIVEWAY. DO YOU WANT THE REAL SPEED OR ARE YOU JUST A WANNABE
    jungleslipon May 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentCramps are real rock n rolL!!
    Catroaron May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"To live an unfettered life-- THAT should be what it makes you want to do!"
    -- Lux Interior

    The Cramps seem to have written this song as their manifesto-- a deadly warning to poseurs and a war cry to rock'n'rollers.

    It may also be about how the original music is the most real, a view held by Lux Interior to all accounts. There are references to 1960s band The Trashmen and the classic rock song "Louie Louie" ["Louie Louie Louie Lou-eye/ The bird's the word and do you know why"] Phrases like "You ain't no punk, you punk!" "You gotta live until you're dead/ You got to rock till you see red now" and "You can't dig me, you can't dig NOTHIN'" are further evidences of the general intent.
    LEnferon April 27, 2009   Link

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