Lyrics from the New 'Theme Park' Album

Out Now, CRECD 202 Released on the 28th October 1996

This is a more varied album that the previous ones, with the usual influences still present, The Beach Boys, Johnathan Richmond etc. With the inclusion of the new band members Gabriel and Lawrence and being part produced by Kim Fowley these songs are instantly recognised classics. It's good to see that a lead female vocalist(Kle) features in two of the songs. The usual BMX Bandits mateys still feature - Including former members Gordon Keen, Finlay Macdonald, John Hogarty, and also Norman Blake, Joe McAlinden, Drew Mulholland, John Mc Cusker, Mike Bennet and Tracye.

If you haven't got this then why not?

Okey Dokey, now to the lyrics....

Thanks to Francis for pointing out the errors that I have made.

You can read the Q Magazine Review of 'Theme Park' here

Theme Park

BMX Bandits 'Theme Park'

Your Ticket To Music Heaven

|1.We're Gonna Shake You Down |2.Girl Nextdoor |3.Nuclear Summertime |4.Teenage Slaughter time|
|5.This Lonely Guy |6.I Wanna Fall In Love |7.One Big Heart |8.Opel Mantra |9.Milky Way |10.Motorboat|
|11.Love Makes The World Go Round |12.Before The Blue Moon |13.Lonely Love |14.Evel Kneivel|
|15.Ride The Iron Horse |16.In The Afterglow |17.Sparkle Finish |18.Our Time Has Come|
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1.We're Gonna Shake You Down
	Back in '85, I had a dream, 
	We'd be a band, we'd be a team,
	We went and played, and spun around, 
	On display, we had the sound,

	We wanna take you, we wanna make you, we wanna shake you down,
	We wanna take you, we wanna make you, we wanna shake you down,

	Back in '95, we had a plan, 
	We'd make em scream, they'd understand,
	So we went underground, in the dark, 
	We lit a fire, we were the spark,

	We wanna take you, we wanna make you, we wanna shake you down,
	We wanna take you, we wanna make you, we wanna shake you down,

	Turn up your radio, go buy our video,
	We're gonna rock and roll, all night long, now..

	We wanna take you, we wanna make you, we wanna shake you down,
	We wanna take you, we wanna make you, we wanna shake you down,

	We are alive, we are in overdrive,
	Lets be dynamite, its okay to survive,
	We go savage past, we are gonna last,
	We got the gas, we got the blast,

	We wanna take you, we wanna make you, we wanna shake you down,
	We wanna take you, we wanna make you, we wanna shake you down,

2. Girl Nextdoor

	You don't know why, I cry inside,
	I die each day, the terror of the powerglide,
	Your not here with me now, to help me feel alright,
	You not here with me now, to help me win the fight,

	Like I said before, I want more than the girl next door,
	Like I said before, I want more than the girl next door,

	I never knew, how to play the game,
	Burned out in the morning, crying in the rain,
	Sleeping in on the dreamscape, wondering where you've been,
	Overloved by your family, and to afraid to sin,

	Like I said before, I want more than the girl next door,
	Like I said before, I want more than the girl next door,

	The great unknown, lets bury it in the dirt,
	So now you know, the afterglow of the hurt,
	Trying to survive, each ugly day,
	It hurts me when, I see you walk away,

	Like I said before, I want more than the girl next door,
	Like I said before, I want more than the girl next door,

3. Nuclear Summertime

	Hey kids, throw your schoolbooks away, nuclear summertime starts today,
	Rock and roll in the red hot sun, beach barbecues and fun fun fun,

	Nuclear summertime, (woo hee oooh),
	Everything is fine, with nothing on my mind, (woo hee oooh),
	But nuclear summertime,

	Wearing shades when the sun goes down, looking cool for the girls in town,
	Hey baby, can I hold your hand, hey baby, can I be your man,

	Nuclear summertime, (woo hee oooh),
	Everything is fine, with nothing on my mind, (woo hee oooh),
	But nuclear summertime,

	(The following section is spoken)
	Hunting in the heat, rollerblade in the shade,
	Lets play house, surfing in the shadow,
	Saturday night, suicide,
	(musical interlude)

	Nuclear summertime, (woo hee oooh),
	Everything is fine, with nothing on my mind, (woo hee oooh),
	But nuclear summertime,

	So turn on the shortwave station, wanna hear them new vibrations,
	Don't need no aggravations, just having a fool's vacation,
	Nuclear summertime ain't gonna last, so while we can, we're having a blast,
	Nuke your body to the dyker beach, Clap your hands, and stamp your feet,

	Nuclear summertime, (woo hee oooh),
	Everything is fine, with nothing on my mind, (woo hee oooh),
	But nuclear summertime,
	Nuclear summertime, 
	Everything is fine, nothing on my mind,
	Nuclear summertime,

4. Teenage Slaughtertime
Piano music piece

5. This lonely Guy

	(NOTE: this song is a sort of link to 'I wanna Fall In Love')

	Lately, I've been wondering, whi I'm such a lonely guy,
	But if I sit back and wait for love to come, or it's gonna past me by,
	Got a head full of ideas, different things I'd like to do,
	And this lonely guy, needs a lonely girl,
	Would like to doove them too,

6. I Wanna Fall In Love

(Guest Lead Vocalist Kle who is Alan McGee's PA. This song sounds like a cross between Helen Love
and The Melons)

	I wanna fall in love, woooo ooh,
	Wanna fall in love, my hearts looking for some guy,
	And I don't wanna stay the lonely one,
	I'm gonna fall in love, and get that boy I've been dreaming of,
	I don't wanna be alone, I gonna find someone and keep him for my own,

	I've had so many sad affairs, but I've walked them out my mind,
	Doesn't matter if he's dumb or smart, just as long as he is mine,
	Is he out there, and will he come,

	I wanna fall in love, woooo ooh,
	Wanna fall in love, my hearts looking for some fun,
	And I don't wanna stay the lonely one,
	I'm gonna fall in love, and get that boy I've been dreaming of,
	I don't wanna be alone, I gonna find someone and keep him for my own,

	I wonder if he's passing by when I;m walking down the street,
	(Walking down the street), 
	I wonder if  I'll catch his eye, and if he's looking out for me,
	Is he from my town, can love be found,

	I wanna fall in love, woooo ooh,
	Wanna fall in love, my hearts looking for some fun,
	And I don't wanna stay the lonely one,
	I'm gonna fall in love, and get that boy I've been dreaming of,
	I don't wanna be alone, I gonna find someone and keep him, 
	Keep him for my own,

	I wanna fall in love, woooo ooh,
	Wanna fall in love, my hearts looking for some lad,
	And I don't wanna stay the lonely one,
	I'm gonna fall in love, and get that boy I've been dreaming of,
	I don't wanna be alone, I gonna find someone and keep him for my own,

7. One Big Heart

	Two hearts can make one big heart,
	If yours is lonely, mine is breaking apart,
	So before the teardrops start
	Lets put our hearts together, lets make one big heart,

	You'll always be my sweetheart,
	We're not supposed to be apart,
	We can make a brand new start,
	Lets put our hearts together, lets make one big heart,

	Sometimes I've acted crazy,
	There were things I didn't do,
	I let my love get lazy,
	But I've never stopped loving you,
	So, lets make a brand new start,
	Lets see that we're never gonna be apart,
	Lets stop the teardrops, before they start,
	Lets put our hearts together, lets make one big heart,
	(Music)

8. Opel Mantra
Guest lead vocalists- Anne Moyan and Phillipe Katerine,
Entirely spoken in French, with Francois Hardy style music in the background.

9. Milky Way
Hauting/futuristic music by Sushil. Sound a bit like a Radiohead tune, or something from a Levi's advert.

10. Motorboat

	Mondo Deco, a rock fugitive,
	Brave and vogue, in a zone of clones,
	Don't shy, Stay alive, 
	Shampoo your head in a hurry, lets go dancing a fury,
	Dancing on the ceiling, dancing with the feeling,
	Moving like a motor, rrrrrrrr, motorboat, motorboat,

	Hey babe, can you float on water,
	You move like Graco's daughter,
	Listen to me rrrrrrrrrrrrr, motorboat,
	No Billy don't, 
	Hey kids you wanna swell vacation,
	Lets rrrrrrrrrr clean across the nation,
	Dancing on the ceiling, dancing with the feeling,
	Moving like a motor, rrrrrrrr, motorboat, motorboat, motorboat, motorboat,

	Mondo Deco, a rock fugitive,
	Brave and vogue, in a zone of clones,
	Don't shy, Stay alive, 
	Shampoo your head in a hurry, lets go dancing a fury,
	Dancing on the ceiling, dancing with the feeling,
	Moving like a motor, rrrrrrrr, motorboat, motorboat, motorboat, motorboat,

	Mendo drama, switchblade seranade,
	Will their hearts sway, in a London rave,
	Feel powerglide, on a wack glide,
	Download your blues in the ocean, of internet emotion,
	Dancing on the ceiling, dancing with the feeling,
	Moving like a motor, rrrrrrrr, motorboat, motorboat, 
	motorboat, motorboat, motorboat, motorboat,

	(Hey guys do you like to rumble,
	Beauty Queen of the neon jungle,
	We need the pleasure, of your buried treasure,
	(music) on my ride)

11. Love Makes The World Go Round

	Raindrops falling, 
	Down from the sky, I hear you caling,
	Roses bloom through the thunder,
	See the lightning in the clouds were under,

	Love makes the world go round, and harmony is what we've found,
	I really love it when you come around, you are the love,
	And love makes the world, love makes the world, love makes the world go round,
	
	Theres no moonlight beam on the people,
	Church bell ring out from the steeple,
	Traffic jams, a cities violent, 
	Fight in the green, the meadows silent,

	Love makes the world go round, and harmony is what we've found,
	I really love it when you come around, you are the love,
	And love makes the world, love makes the world, love makes the world go round,

	Used to living in an empty world,
	You were the shadow girl,
	Mow you've got a life to share,
	I'm glad your still there,

	Love makes the world go round, and harmony is what we've found,
	I really love it when you come around, you are the love,
	And love makes the world, love makes the world, love makes the world go...,
	Love makes the world go round, and harmony is what we've found,
	I really love it when you come around, you are the love,
	And love makes the world, love makes the world, love makes the world go round,
	Around the world, I go, I go, I go, I go, I go, for love, *4

12. Before The Blue Moon

	Get up honey, we're wasting time,
	The sun is shining, a new days begun,
	Lets put on our jackets, lets put on our boots,
	Get round the city, before the blue moon,
	The sun is shining, and it feels like Christmas time,

	So keep on walking, we've got so much more...(to share),
	Spend time together, there still so much more...(to explore),
	Lets put on our jackets, lets put on our boots,
	Get round the city, before the blue moon,
	The sun is shining, and it feels like Christmas time,

	Duglas: How long have we been walking?
	Kle: Eerm, must be 5 miles or more.
	D: And how much longer is there to go?
	K: Well, Duglas, there are some things that we will never know.
	Lets put on our jackets, lets put on our boots,
	Get round the city, before the blue moon,
	The sun is shining, and it feels like Christmas time,

	The candles are burning, to guide us through the night,
	The bells are ringing, and it feels like Christmas time,
	The birds are singing, and it feels like Christmas time,
	The stars are shining, and it feels like Christmas time,
	We'll keep on walking,

	Kle: Keep walking through the rain, through the thunder, through the hail,
	through the snow, I don't care where we go, lets just walk.

13. Lonely Love.

	Lonely love, where are you,
	Oh my love, sometimes I wonder what you do,
	Tonight I'm lying in my bed, all alone,
	And your so far away in the new bed of your own,
	Lonely love, now I'm free,
	Is this the way, that it should be for you and me,
	You're just waking, as I lay down to sleep,
	Living your life down there, while I lay up here and drink,
	Stormy love is all I need,
	Now lonely love, is all you've got to pull me through,
	Now I've woken up, to what was going wrong,
	Now we've broken up, and still I feel oh so lonely, love,
	Lonely love, lonely love.

14. Evel Knievel
Sounds like a kiddies tune

15. Ride The Iron Horse

	Isolation, is the only place I know,
	It's the remain, of the places I don't go,
	Late at night in the backstreets of time,
	The places and faces of people going by,

	Climb on board with the overlord, when the sunscape pulls you close,
	Hold on tight, we can fly all night, beside the iron horse,

	Exploration is the only way I know,
	Takes me down to the place I wanna go,
	Clear blue skies in the stormy morning light,
	Carbon pathways in the slipstreams of the night,

	Climb on board with the overlord, when the sunscape pulls you close,
	Hold on tight, we can fly all night, beside the iron horse,

	Rainbows change now, find your space,
	Cut up your window, see the alien space,
	Keep on flying, living and dying,
	Please be crying, and you'll be born,
	(music)

	Climb on board with the overlord, when the sunscape pulls you close,
	Hold on tight, we can fly all night, beside the iron horse,
	Climb on board with the overlord, when the sunscape pulls you close,
	Hold on tight, we can fly all night, beside the iron horse,

16. In The Afterglow

	Now that I've found you, gonna surround you with my love,
	Your my world, because your electric girl,
	When your around me, you always astound me with your love,
	I won't destroy, your more than a wind-up toy,
	Feels like all the worlds should know,
	I'm never gonna let you go,
	You took my heart and said lets go slow,
	Love began to overflow,
	In the afterglow, (Come on and hold on tight),
	In the afterglow, (Scream and dance all night),
	In the afterglow, (Gonna feel alright),
	In the afterglow, (Gonna see the light),
	Can't get to sleep now, walk in the streets now, your not here,
	All alone, and it gets so hard when I'm on my own,
	Hold on me tight now, everythings right now your so near,
	Upside down, turning around,
	Feels like all the worlds should know,
	I'm never gonna let you go,
	You took my heart and said lets go slow,
	Love began to overflow,
	In the afterglow, (Come on and hold on tight),
	In the afterglow, (Scream and dance all night),
	In the afterglow, (Gonna feel alright),
	In the afterglow, (Gonna see the light),
	Don't go changing the how you feel,
	You know the love is real,
	Can't pretend your not here,
	Feels like all the worlds should know,
	I'm never gonna let you go,
	You took my heart and said lets go slow,
	Love began to overflow,
	In the afterglow, (Come on and hold on tight),
	In the afterglow, (Scream and dance all night),
	In the afterglow, (Gonna feel alright),
	In the afterglow, (Gonna see the light),
	(Repeat from 'In the Afterglow')

17. Sparkle Finish
Music with morse code samples, that probably makes up a message.

18. Our Time Has Come

	Newscasters on TV, made you feel so afraid,
	Turn off your mind in your set,
	If you don't like, what they say,
	Our time has come, Our time has come,

	You know you can't go back,
	You know the way you gotta face,
	New sounds turn you on,
	By dance that you know, your not yesterday,
	Our time has come, our time has come,

	The time to live is now,
	Don't need to tell us how,
	(musical interlude)
	Our time has come, Our time has come,

	Bury your head in sand, and problems don't go away,
	Take lessons from the past, and don't make the same mistake,
	Our time has come, Our time has come,
	Our time has come, Our time has come.

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