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Celebrating 25 years of music: JEAN KONING vs. !JP


To J.J. Brine, with love...

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released June 6, 2016

Digitally remastered by Robert Ludwig
Supervising engineer: Jean Koning

This compilation ©/® 2016 Out Of Office Records

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Jean Koning New York, New York

Jean Koning has been a compelling force in the underground music scene since his unlikely folk&jazz debut transferring the band The Children of a Lesser God into the avant-punk extravaganza !JP in 1988. His star-studded career includes albums such as Notes from Purgatory, Man Enough to be a Woman and Wake Up In L.A.
Throughout his career, Mr. Koning has been honored with numerous awards.
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Track Name: Do What I Like To Do
I was born in the summer heat
The dairy farm at Ludlow Street
Passed the cradle to eleven more
Mother was such a filthy whore

Torture kittens, that’s what I do
My sister’s puppy’s eyelids I sealed with glue
I chased the chickens with my daddy’s gun
And drowned a pig just to have some fun
Most people ‘round here think I’m mad
Strangely disturbed or downright bad

When you look deep into my eyes
You’ll find a web conceived by lies
If there’s a cure to make me well
I wouldn’t want it, can’t you tell

Animals fall like soldiers in war
Everyday I fight this goddamn bore
I pass the bug of every sling
I know what my future will bring
I know humans and their secrets too
That’s why they allow me to do what I like to do

Do what I like to do
Do what I like to do
Do what I like to do
Track Name: !JP - One Morning You Will Be Mine
I went down to Arizona
And I been there forty days
I met someone special out here in the rain

Do you remember the day we said: there will come a morning when you will be mine
One morning you will be mine

I went to Arizona
I been there forty days
I used to live next to the milkman
I used to witness his early morning parades

I used to live in Arizona
I lived there for forty days
And I know one morning you will be mine
And I know one morning, and I know one morning, and I know one morning
You will be mine
Track Name: !JP - Old Friend
Hear this from your dear, old friend
"Been on a trail of blood"
I say "Amen"
"Greed is a gift," said the Son of Sam
Now hear this prayer from your dear, old friend

Hear this from your dear, old friend
"Been on a trail of blood"
I say: "Amen"
"Greed is a gift," said the Son of Sam
Now hear this prayer from your dear, old friend

"You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun"

Feel the waste land of romance
Begging you to give this love a chance
Been on a trail of blood, I say "Amen"
"Did you hear that from your old friend?"

"You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
You play with my trigger then you blame my gun
My gun
My gun
My gun
My gun
My gun
My gun
My gun"
Track Name: Gravedancing
Back home they call me crazy
Got no feel for my ideas
They live a life that's lazy
Wrapped in the vale of their fears

The true sense of adventure
Has none to do with murder
Sharp dressed into their thick dreams
A close call to all their screams

I am gravedancing
I am gravedancing

I thought they'd like what I do
The widows who say "I love you"
To the stones on the graveyards
I'd be the place where to start

A pinch of empty keyhole
And Voodoo in the threshold
Where there is darkness and blame
I give a voice to a name

I am gravedancing
I am gravedancing

I am gravedancing
I am gravedancing

Perhaps the soul that I bare
Could not inhale the thick air
Of love and lust on dark nights
They give their hope to this Christ

No hope could bring them, alive
Could feel the need of this jive
But it is all in their hands
Or will it mess up their plans

When Gravedancing
When Gravedancing
When Gravedancing
When Gravedancing

Back home they call me crazy
Got no feel for my ideas
They live a life that's lazy
Wrapped in the vale of their fears

They even think I'm dirty
But I can see their pity
I say again and again
I give voices to the names
Track Name: !JP - Cruel
Many days in strange devotion
Teenage Angst has served us well
Many bloods be soon discovered
Conquer past time blasphemies

Each desire is not a new one
Magazines the left wing wrote
Cradle days and bruising patches
Not to leave the blame with you

Well

You're cruel
So cruel
You're so cruel

Feel the mess we shall uncover
Pages turning, severed youth
Everyone will be the same one
Filling cages in your zoo

Well

You're cruel
So cruel
You're so cruel

Lifting steps to turn the stiff stones
Minor bombings clean the wells
You're shifting gears to leave me lonely
I feel the gripping of the noose

Well

You're cruel
So cruel
You're so cruel
Track Name: Can You Gimme Love
I never cared for your medication
High notation, celebration
I never cared for your bruised vocation
Light detention, federation
I never cared for you meditation
High voltage brain, defecation
I never cared for your silent witness
Do not trespass, broken glass

But can you gimme love?
Can you gimme love?

I never cared for your pony action
Mustang fraction, lack of reaction
I never cared for the dresses you wear
The books you sometimes tear, the soul that you bare
I never cared for your music-business
The greener grass, the fake forgiveness
I never cared for your masturbation
Passing Zoo Station, fly rotation

But can you gimme love?
Can you gimme love?

I never cared for your medication
High notation, celebration
I never cared for your passing station
Fly rotation, masturbation
Track Name: !JP - The Amber Inside The Piss
When the bad angel kissed the taste of his sangria lips
I saw a dirty couple spread The Amber inside the Piss

Stay tuned in for the magazines
Style, plastic?
Magical dreams?
Lap dancing to The Stereo Three?
The Amber of a Hungry Scream?

He said I was a love machine
He could have seen it in his dreams
He said I was a love machine
He could have quit the winning team

He said: "Is that what I taste your juice?
The satellite motion of your fluids?
Like sponges reaching for the drinks?"
Is this really what you think?

So when the bad angel kissed the taste of his sangria lips
I saw the dirty couple spread The Amber inside the Piss

He said I was a love machine
He could have seen it in his dreams
He said I was a love machine
He could have quit the winning team

He said I was a love machine
He could have seen it in his dreams
He said I was a love machine
He could have quit
Track Name: Asbestos Poisoning
As long as I breathe this in
The danger crawls right under my skin
I didn't ask for this, man
I didn't ask for this, man

I walk alone the city streets
Silence is the only thing I come to meet
I didn't ask for this, man
I didn't ask for this, man

I don't know tides on my shore
I don't know my face no more
Because all my cells are now in panic
All my cells are now in panic

I return to the factory
Where my name is a number and they don't know me
I am insignificant
I am insignificant
Track Name: !JP - 2 Them
I'll try but I am too high
Sign and enter my eyesight
Bright crossing along the sky
I try but still too high
Lie in these arms of mine
Embrace the silence and I
I try but I am too high

I'll try but I am too high
Sign and enter my eyesight
Bright crossing along the sky
I try but I'm too high
Lie in these arms of mine
Embrace the silence and I
I try but I am too high
I try but I am too high

It's driving me mad
It's driving me mad
It's driving me mad
Track Name: !JP - Calendar Boy
I will be your calendar boy
I will deflower you with my best tool
Trust me and go home with me
And drown in my desire

I'll be your calendar boy
I'll be your calendar boy

For I am your boy
And you get higher
And my loins are on fire
Just let it be

I'll be your calendar boy
I'll be your calendar boy

I'll bathe you in warm milk
I'll stroke with this silk
I'll rock you 'till you're open
This could drop your ocean

I'll be your calendar boy
I'll be your calendar boy

I'll bring you more than joy
I'll bring you more than joy
Sting you with perfect devotion
Make you drink my love potion

I'll be your calendar boy
I'll be your calendar boy
I'll be your calendar boy
I'll be your calendar boy
Track Name: !JP - Offices
SS police, arrest this one
He's talking mathematics and science
I think he thinks he's the new Einstein
But he sounds more like a broken typewriter

SS police, arrest this one
Her Hitler hairdo is making me nauseous
Her intentions may be virgin like
But she took me by surprise overnight

Play the record straight
We have a shortness of offices

SS police, arrest this one
Clearing all the icons of our past
Listening to music for the masses
Peacefully mating to attuned rhythms

Take the record straight
We have a shortness of offices
Play the record straight
We have a shortness of offices

Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away

SS police, arrest this one
Trashed my office for the second time
They will stop at nothing: it's just business
But it kills me to read their Voodoo Economics

Play the record straight
We have a shortness of offices
Play the record straight
We have a shortness of offices
Play the record straight
We have a shortness of offices

Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Before they were towed away, I've arrested myself
Track Name: !JP - Let's Do It
Come on, just do it
For you anything
Where'are the others?
What others?
Why don't we stay here forever?
The dress looks even better this way
Wanna trade?

Come on, just do it
For you anything
Where'are the others?
What others?
Why don't we stay here forever?
The dress looks even better this way
Wanna trade?

Come on, just do it
For you anything
Where'are the others?
What others?
Why don't we stay here forever?
The dress looks even better this way
Wanna trade?
Track Name: Glorious Love
I did not know it
I did not feel it
I did not show it
Not show it

I just needed a friend to run to
I just needed a friend to run to
I just needed a friend to run to
I just needed a friend

Make me believe it
Starving for no reason
Expanding my mind

I just needed a friend to run to
I just needed a friend to run to
I just needed a friend to run to
I just needed a friend

Glorious love
Glorious love
Glorious love
Glorious love

I promise not to hide it
I promise not to pride it
I promise I am frightened
Frightened

I just needed a friend to run to
I just needed a friend to run to
I just needed a friend to run to
I just needed a friend

Glorious love
Glorious love
Glorious love
Glorious love

I did not know it
I did not feel it
I did not show it
Track Name: !JP - Begbie Doesn't Live Here
Did you finally?
Lost yourself?
Put all your dreams on the shelf?
For all to see?
Did you break down for parenthood?
Find a place in your neighborhood?
Aha

Make the scene in your travesty?
Found Plato's philosophy?
Your life for rent?
Did the schoolboy just break your heart?
Made the runway in Punk E-charts?
Aha

The package inside your drag was lit like another fag?
So all falls down?
Take a zip of your new perfume?
Why did it all die so soon?
Aha

So?
Bow your head to his lazy stare?
I got barbwire tinted hair
Found out today
They tried to drown you in the pool at that boring Neo-Hitler school?
Aha

Did you finally?
Lost yourself?
Put all your dreams on the shelf?
For all to see?
Did you break down for parenthood?
Find a place in your neighborhood?
Aha
Aha
Aha
Aha
Track Name: Soft
If you drink my drink I'll eat your food
If you're still hungry I got some lemon pie
Your common endurance will break the wave
Your listed emotions are passed on to Dave

Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too soft?

You find the mind game controlled by a big trick
Stalk Vampire Weekend at the Holiday Inn

Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too strong?

Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too strong?
Tell me
Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too soft?
Did you bring it on too strong?
Did you bring it on too soft?
Track Name: !JP - Oui, Je Sais
Suicide must be lovely when you're seventeen and you have no friends
That Joy Division brought me the rope around my neck
This should reveal what state I'm in

Baby, I got this blues for you
You want to try to make me happy
Baby, have I got news for you
I'll never be happy

Your sickness is my health
Your brain thinks for me
Your heart pumps my blood
Your dick is my horney

The honeycomb I sucked from your girlfriend
The honey that I licked from her cunt
You know I'd like to be around you
You know I'll be this hard when I wasn't down

But, baby, have I got news for you
All this blues is cause of you

Your cup is running over
With bullshit from your mouth
You think you'll be this clover
When something went down south

I have the blues for you
In the Big Apple
Track Name: When Doves Cry
Dig if you will the picture
Of you and I engaged in a kiss
The sweat of your body covers me
Can you my darling
Can you picture this?

Dream if you can a courtyard
An ocean of violets in bloom
Animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat
The heat between me and you

How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world that's so cold?
So cold
Maybe I'm just too demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father too bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied
She's never satisfied
Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry

Touch if you will my stomach
Feel how it trembles inside
You've got the butterflies all tied up
Don't make me chase you
Even doves have pride

How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world so cold?
So cold
Maybe I'm just too demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father too bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's never satisfied
She's never satisfied
Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry

How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world that's so freaking cold?
And maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe I'm just too demanding
And maybe I'm exactely like my father when you feel that I am too bold Maybe you're just like my mother
You know she's never, ever, ever satisfied
Then tell me, honey, why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like

When doves cry


(When Doves Cry lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group)
Track Name: !JP - Suitcase
In the company of my moral fibers
My razed orifice would swap it
Aware?
But I'll survive

My access was certainly not sheltered
Pending a solitary date an illicit came knocking
But I'll survive

Even narrow eyes could see that soil stuff festers the stuff that destroys
But I'll survive

But I'll survive
But I'll survive
But I'll survive

Contracted intelligence could stalk it
So I expire a minute to acquire it
But I'll survive

I reserved it in a crate
Watched it howling
But prepared it to dwell
But I'll survive

But I'll survive
But I'll survive
But I'll survive

However I never learned how
However I never learned how
However I never learned how
However

I'll survive
I'll survive
I'll survive
I'll survive
Track Name: You Make It Something It's Not
Your latest test, your wrecking ball
Your breath ran pest, your missing call

You’re doing this, you’re running hot
This awful truth, this awful spot
My empty grave, my hairy chest
The blue eyed stare, my Sunday best
The spat out cum, a slipped out note
A tiny crust, you rock that boat

My blocking hand, this funky smell
One hit below, this is your hell
My blocking hand, this funky smell
One hit below, this is your hell

Little white lie, a secret date
A bottle of wine, this is what you create
What now my love, is this the end
What about all the letters that you send
A broken vase, a closing door
There’s nothing here, still you want more

My blocking hand, this funky smell
One hit below, this is your hell
My blocking hand, this funky smell
One hit below, this is your hell

With syphilis you run me down
I leave the throne, you steal the crown
The master bed is empty now
And I remember a single vow
He was a tourist is our bedroom
That would make me your wretched groom

You say: fuck me I say: just die
I bless you with love you spit in my eye
You leave the house, you make me cry
Is there only but and no question of why
You walk away from every plot
You’re shouting now: you make it something it’s not
Track Name: SexyBack
I’m bringing sexy back
Them other boys don’t know how to act
I think it's special what's behind your back?
So turn around and I'll pick up the slack.

Take 'em to the bridge

Dirty babe
You see these shackles
Baby, I’m your slave
I’ll let you whip me if I misbehave
It’s just that no one makes me feel this way

Take 'em to the chorus

Come here girl
Go ahead, be gone with it
Come to the back
Go ahead, be gone with it
VIP
Go ahead, be gone with it
Drinks on me
Go ahead, be gone with it
Let me see what you’re twerking with
Go ahead, be gone with it
Look at those hips
Go ahead, be gone with it
You make me smile
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead child
Go ahead, be gone with it
And get your sexy on
Go ahead, be gone with it
Be gone with it
Be gone with it
I'm bringing sexy back
I'm bringing sexy back
I'm bringing sexy back
I'm bringing sexy back

I’m bringing sexy back
Them other fuckers don’t know how to act
Come let me make up for the things you lack
'Cause you're burning up I gotta get it fast

Take 'em to the bridge

Dirty babe
You see these shackles
Baby, I’m your slave
I’ll let you whip me if I misbehave
It’s just that no one makes me feel this way

Take 'em to the chorus

Come here girl
Go ahead, be gone with it
Come to the back
Go ahead, be gone with it
VIP
Go ahead, be gone with it
Drinks on me
Go ahead, be gone with it
Let me see what you’re twerking with
Go ahead, be gone with it
Look at those hips
Go ahead, be gone with it
You make me smile
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead child
Go ahead, be gone with it
And get your sexy on
Go ahead, be gone with it
Be gone with it
Be gone with it
I'm bringing sexy back
I'm bringing sexy back
I'm bringing sexy back
I'm bringing sexy back

I’m bringing sexy back
Them motherfuckers watch how I attack
If that’s your girl you better watch your back
Cause she’ll burn it up for me and that’s a fact

Take 'em to the chorus

Come here girl
Go ahead, be gone with it
Come to the back
Go ahead, be gone with it
VIP
Go ahead, be gone with it
Drinks on me
Go ahead, be gone with it
Let me see what you’re twerking with
Go ahead, be gone with it
Look at those hips
Go ahead, be gone with it
You make me smile
Go ahead, be gone with it
Go ahead child
Go ahead, be gone with it
And get your sexy on
Go ahead, be gone with it
Be gone with it
Be gone with it


(Sexyback lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group)
Track Name: Fading Picture Of A Wedding Dress
One simple morning turning into a day of magic
Freezing frames and unwantedly so tragic
A mysterious smile was carving through the looking glass
I remember the cool white wine and you dancing on their trash

They couldn’t frame you so where are you now
They couldn’t tame you so where are you now
I said: where are you now for me

The fading photo of my lovely wedding dress
A two year wedding design: to be a test
The restless counter fact still howling at the door
The eyes of Laura Mars can see what’s there no more

They couldn’t frame you so where are you now
They couldn’t tame you so where are you now
I said: where are you now for me

They couldn’t frame you so where are you now
They couldn’t tame you so where are you now
I said: where are you now for me
Track Name: BubbleGum
Did you come here for my crown?
The Bubble Gum in your mouth
You’re cruising the town
When I was going south

Did you come here for my crown?
The Bubble Gum in your mouth
You’re cruising the town
While I was heading down south

I’m reliving it all again
I’m reliving it all again
I’m reliving it all again
I’m reliving it all again

The spells
The growth
The touch
The bruise
(The touch, touch, touch, touch)

Did you come here for my crown?
Can I cum in your mouth?
You’re cruising the town
When I was going south

Did you come here for the crown?
Bubble gum in your mouth
You’re cruising the town

I’m reliving it all again
I’m reliving it all again
I’m reliving it all again
I’m reliving it all again

It’s coming now: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 lucky charms
Track Name: California
Lying on a Californian Beach
Completely out of reach
Last night you had Judy on the phone
But now you found out no one’s at home
They’re joyfully playing in the sand
You wish they’d crash the plane on land
The little minded slender girl
Is showing off her latest swirl

And no one is there just for you
The sun is bright but you’re feeling blue
The telephone is off the hook
They’re beautiful and you’re afraid to look
So you just take another beer
You have no friends - no one is here
Flipping through a magazine
There’s nothing that you haven’t seen
Another day, another dime
Just praying away this awful time

You’ll wake up in L.A.
You’ll wake up in L.A. by yourself
You’ll wake up in L.A.
You’ll wake up in L.A. by yourself

There’s nothing there to suit ya
But, hey dude, it’s California
Where The Terminator reigns supreme
And everybody has a dream
But everybody just ain’t me
So let us get away from here
The 101 until we reach the end
That’ll be a lovely day spend

You’ll wake up in L.A.
You’ll wake up in L.A. by yourself
You’ll wake up in L.A.
You’ll wake up in L.A. by yourself

Finally you will take another test
Where you’ll be just like all the rest
Your rejection will be send in mail
By the time you crack another nail
Stripping off your hardwood floor
And begging God for that little more
Fuck it; you will never ever reach
That skinny girl with her teeth in bleach
Track Name: Pain
Tied by the moon
Tied by your chain
Wishing it was you
Who would feel this pain

Pain, caused by your love

You changed my life
You changed the scene
You changed everything
First the colors and then me

Pain, caused by your love

For you I’d face the fire
For you I’d crawl the flames
For you I will deny
I ever felt such pain

Pain, caused by your love
Track Name: Poor Edward
Did you hear the news about Edward

On the back of his head
He had another face
Was it a woman's face
Or a young girl
They said to remove it would kill him
So poor Edward was doomed

That face could laugh and cry
It was his devil twin
And at night she spoke to him
Of things heard only in hell
They were impossible to separate
Chained together for life

Finally the bell tolled his doom
He took a suite of rooms
And hung himself and her
From the balcony irons
Some still believe
He was freed from her
But I knew her too well
I say she drove him to suicide
And took poor Edward to hell


(Poor Edward lyrics © JALMA MUSIC)
Track Name: !JP - Life Is Sweet
This one is for the girl who says she’s unlucky in love
You deserve to have the world at your feet
And if one person, one man could be enough
Then I wish it could be me
I wish it could be me

This one is for the boy whose daddy never had the time for him
Wish I could build you a little house for you to hide in
And give you back your summers
I’d give you back all your summers
You still have summers

Life is sweet
Life is sweet
Life is sweet
Bittersweet
And the days keep rollin’ along

This one is for the girl who says those voices in her head
Never leave her alone
Don’t listen to your teacher, you’re not crazy
Just smarter than the rest of them
Paint a picture, write a song
Tell your story
Untill it's gone

Life is sweet
Life is sweet
Life is sweet
Bittersweet
And the days keep rollin’ along
Rollin’ along

This one is for the boy who’s not allowed to be part of the gang
You don’t need those losers I think you’re beautiful
And you meet a girl and you fall in love and it doesn’t work out
Well it won’t be the first time and they don’t make a cure for that
So you eat your breakfast, read a book
Open up your window, be alone

Life is sweet
Life is sweet
Life is sweet
Bittersweet
And the days keep rollin’ along
Rollin’ along


(Life Is Sweet © Little Diva Music Corporation)