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The Refreshments — Banditos
Album: Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy
Avg rating:
6.3

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Total ratings: 993









Released: 1996
Length: 4:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
So just how far down do you want to go?
And we could talk it out over a cup of Joe
And you could look deep into my eyes
Like I was a supermodel
Uh huh!

Well it's just you and me baby
No one else we can trust
We'll say nothin' to no one
No how or we'll bust
And never crack a smile or flinch or cry
For nobody
Unh uh

So give your ID card to the border guard
Yeah, your alias says you're Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Of the United Federation of Planets
Cause he won't speak English anyway

Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people
So meet me at the mission at midnight
We'll divvy up there
Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people
Well I got the pistol
So I'll keep the pesos
Yeah, and that seems fair

So put the sugar in the tank of the sheriff's car
And slash the deputy's tires so they won't get very far
When they finally get the word that there's been a hold-up
Uh huh

Give your ID card to the border guard
Yeah, your alias says you're Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Of the United Federation of Planets
Cause he won't speak English anyway

Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people
So meet me at the mission at midnight
We'll divvy up there
Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people
Well I got the pistol
So I'll keep the pesos
Yeah, and that seems fair
Well that seems fair
That seems fair
That seems fair, yeah yeah

Give your ID card to the border guard
Yeah, your alias says you're Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Of the United Federation of Planets
Cause he won't speak English anyway

Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people
So meet me at the mission at midnight
We'll divvy up there
Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people
Well I got the pistol
So I'll keep the pesos
Yeah, and that seems fair
Well that seems fair
That seems fair
That seems fair
Comments (174)add comment
 jp33442 wrote:

Maybe your stupid asswipe
 
Words fail.
 haresfur wrote:
That seems fair
 
{#Lol}
 Bosonator wrote:
Fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!! Whenever I'm dealing with Stupid People, I sing this song quietly to myself. :)
 

That seems fair
 Lonestar wrote:
Possibly some of the stupidest lyrics ever assembled. 
  
Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people....  


 Lonestar wrote:
Possibly some of the stupidest lyrics ever assembled. 
 
Maybe your stupid asswipe
Possibly some of the stupidest lyrics ever assembled. 
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
I trawled through the comments way back to 2002 and no mention of the naming of this album as a sort of 'homage' to The Who's compilation album "Meaty, beefy, big and bouncy" from 1971.

Just thought I would throw that in for a bit of nostalgia.
 

Good bit of nostalgia, it is surprising it hadn't been mentioned previously, but the title was "Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy"
it's bitchen to hear this song on this station!
Where is the repeat button for songs like this Bill?
{#Bananajam}just a fun one!
 coloradojohn wrote:
Kind of made the blueprint for The Presidents of the USA, I think... I like how they were right between righteous rock and winking pop...
 

Interesting connection, but PUSA were doing their thing simultaneously.  

I dig tongue-in-cheek lyrics, with plenty of power chords, so I guess that explains me being fans of both bands.
I haven't heard this in years...nice choice. Keep the surprises coming!
Very timely, headed down tomorrow to Puerto Penasco for Circus Meximus, featuring Roger Clyne and the Refreshments.  I got the pistols....
 flyboy wrote:
I had successfully purged this from my memory and was happily assuming I would never hear it again.  Alas, I was wrong in my assumptions again.
 
Play it more!
I had successfully purged this from my memory and was happily assuming I would never hear it again.  Alas, I was wrong in my assumptions again.
I trawled through the comments way back to 2002 and no mention of the naming of this album as a sort of 'homage' to The Who's compilation album "Meaty, beefy, big and bouncy" from 1971.

Just thought I would throw that in for a bit of nostalgia.
 losthiker wrote:
Kind of a shitty Cracker sound to me.

 
Really only one of yas noticed?
Kind of made the blueprint for The Presidents of the USA, I think... I like how they were right between righteous rock and winking pop...
Well, that's basic, solid 1-2 by the numbers party rock and roll. Kick ass guitar. 
Good stuff!
Love Roger Clyne !!!  Mix in a bit more please Bill....thanks !
 
Hooray for our local boys! Spent some time in college following these guys around town.....after the Gin Blossoms left.
This fucking jumps!!!
Right, about time to pick it up. The world is full of s..... people. Nice jam  with the world federation
Good old fashioned straight ahead rocker. Refreshing.
love this, rips.
 
 Sweet_Virginia wrote:

Yeh, but great chord changes and I got the pistols so I'll keep the pesos is a great line. It's pop!

 
Seems fair.
Bland R & R. Hot cover art.
 ppopp wrote:
Generic shouty rock jump-on-the-Green Day bandwagon stuff.

 

"I know it's only rock 'n roll, but I like it."  {#Roflol}
Haven't heard this in an age.  Thanks, Bill!  {#Bananajam}
 ppopp wrote:
Generic shouty rock jump-on-the-Green Day bandwagon stuff.

 

Yup.  Rated a generous 2......


 ppopp wrote:
Generic shouty rock jump-on-the-Green Day bandwagon stuff.

 
Yeh, but great chord changes and I got the pistols so I'll keep the pesos is a great line. It's pop!
Generic shouty rock jump-on-the-Green Day bandwagon stuff.
Happy to hear it.
 
Kind of a shitty Cracker sound to me.
I loved this song in '96!
RCPM is one of my all time favorites.  Good straight up rock and Roger is a great lyricist.  Maybe not poetic or cryptic in that way so many know-it-alls seem to like just because they don't know what the hell the lyrics mean.  Roger.....no prob getting the point of the song.  Can't wait for 9/19/2015....been a while!!!
Another nice eclectic selection Bill.  Certainly will not make everyone happy but I like it!
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers  :)
  SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
9 for the cover, 5 for the tune. 

Me? Shallow?

Oh yes, yes indeed. 
 
Aw come on she looks like my sister-in-law....

With a bit more bewbs and guts...

Hippostar wrote:
Oddly enough, after 15 years of not hearing it, this song is still tired and overplayed.

 
Well I had never heard this song in my life, and suddenly I grew a goatee and played bass in a fake-teenage punk band...
Oddly enough, after 15 years of not hearing it, this song is still tired and overplayed.
9 for the cover, 5 for the tune. 

Me? Shallow?

Oh yes, yes indeed. 

 AMH wrote:
This song has aged better than I would have thought.
 

Actually, I was thinking the exact oppostite. I liked it a lot when it first came out, but is not wearing like a favorite pair of jeans, does not hold up under oversaturation, meh.

Weak.
What if the border guard has a Universal Translator, Jean-Luc?
 Nuance wrote:
Sucko barfo. can't even think of a second verse? idiotic singing? lame guitar riffs?
 
Thank you ever so much for not using that horrible little barfing emoticon. {#Notworthy}  Erm, and there IS a second verse (the "sugar in the tank" one)? The singing is "idiotic" because the lead singer sings that way (think "Green Day")?  The "lame guitar riffs" are just simple because this was a throwaway song and they have much better stuff on the CD but this was so much fun?

Yes

 
fingerpin wrote:
This is the King of the Hill Refreshments, yes?
 


This is the King of the Hill Refreshments, yes?
This song always makes me laugh.  The video was so cute.
Sounds like something Billy Joel would do....
I love this song.  Such snarky, snappy lyrics, and a sort of "Thelma and Louise" feel to it.

So just how far down do you want to go
And we could talk it out over a cup of joe
And you could look deep into my eyes
Like I was a super-model
Uh-huh

Well, it's you and me baby no one else we can trust
We'll say nothin' to no one no how or we bust
And never crack a smile
Or flinch or cry for nobody
Uh-uh

Chorus:
Well give your ID card to the border guard
Yeah, your alias says you're Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Of the United Federation of Planets
'Cause he won't speak English anyway

Everybody knows
That the world is full of stupid people
So meet me at the mission at midnight
And we'll divvy up there

Everybody knows
That the world is full of stupid people
Well I got the pistol so I'll keep the Pesos
Yeah and that seems fair

So put the sugar in the tank of the sheriff's car
And slash the deputy's tires and they won't get very far
When they finally get the word
That there's been a hold-up uh-huh


likely a repeat on my part but:
No truer words have been sung......"Everybody knows, the world is full of stupid people"
They seem to be poppy, perfect mediocrity at best.
Hated it then, hate it now.
And I'm trying to decide between Excellent and Outstanding.
Good old rock and roll {#Dancingbanana}
 AMH wrote:
This song has aged better than I would have thought.
 
Depends on your perspective...I've never heard it. Sounds like guys having fun, but nothing special. {#Ask}


Sucko barfo. can't even think of a second verse? idiotic singing? lame guitar riffs?
I am trying to decide whether this is more "marginal" or "sucko-barfo"....
go Jean Luc go!!!!!!  you bald hunk of burning love!!!!!
God, this is a FUN song...gets me everytime!!!   {#Bananajam}
My thoughts exactly...

 
derekd wrote:
I"m glad to see others so happy. But really? On RP? {#Think}
 


Sucks as bad as the opening tune to Friends....
Wow... I have had this cd for a long time.  As I recall this was the only decent song on this album... I'll have to give it another listen.
This song has aged better than I would have thought.
Great song.  Good album. 

Have had this since it came out and only hear it when it comes up on random.

Too much damned good music out there.

seems fair to me....


WOW!  This really sucks doesn't it?
I"m glad to see others so happy. But really? On RP? {#Think}
love this song! soooo much fun{#Dancingbanana_2}
Fun!
Like a really, really poppy Mike Doughty.
YYYYYUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCK !{#Arghhh}

...rollicking good fun...
I always liked this one.
The Cars - Moving In Stereo
Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
Beatles - Come Together

I'm up!  I'm awake! (throat clearing).
Love this set (27 here)
5 for the song, +1 for the LP cover.
Sorry, I have to break ranks with the majority of comments...I think this song is poo poo; canned cheese.

 ematt wrote:


"Make it so..."
 
Yeah, nothing says kick ass rock n roll like an obscure Star Trek reference

I'm with Bubba!!!!! {#Bananajam}{#Arrowd}

This song just kicks ass!

is this the guy that sings the "Free credit report dot.com" song  ?  a solid 3.2
Thanks, RP!!! I've heard this song before (had it on a mix tape from a friend when I was in high school) but I never  figured out who it was by. Awesome.
This reminds me that "The Rugburns" should be welcome at RP too. =P
LOVE this album! Good time, hard drinkin tunes
I do really love this song, but I don't think it fits on RP.


"Make it so..."
 islander wrote:


The lyrics are a strong 8, but the music is a 'meh' 5, I'll settle on 7
 

Exactly.
Does King of the Hill link this set?

this rocks! {#Bananajumprope}


Somehow I still like this song.
 FlamingLotus wrote:
Reminds me of Slobberbone! :)
 

TOTALLY!
Great set! I forgot where I was for the last few minutes. All hail Bill!{#Bananajam}

This is a perfect example of what I hate about good old American Rock (post 70's) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. No interesting rhythms at all.
It's awesome Radio Paradise plays this song! I'm from Phoenix and it's always nice to hear some local boys get some play :-)
Not impressed.
i love their other big hit, "that thing you do."
Reminds me of Slobberbone! :)
I wish I had an ID card that said my name was Jean-luc Picard.
Takes me back to every radio station, every minute, of every day, from 1996-1999.

Alpine wrote:
The album cover art is worth a 9.
The lyrics are a strong 8, but the music is a 'meh' 5, I'll settle on 7
I was on the verge of turning this off 'til the chorus caught my ear, and I started listening to the words. Excellent. 8
:bananajam:
The album cover art is worth a 9.
RobRyan wrote:
MAN I love this song...
i agree. lots of saturday nites in the 90s spent dancing to this one... :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2:
MAN I love this song...
this needs to be followed up with a little Cracker....
Cool hearing something stuff like this here.
Bosonator wrote:
Fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!! Whenever I'm dealing with Stupid People, I sing this song quietly to myself. :)
If I did that I'd be humming it 24/7...
Fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!! Whenever I'm dealing with Stupid People, I sing this song quietly to myself. :)
UltraNurd wrote:
Bonus points for any song that mentions Captain Picard.
Absolutely! A fun, catchy song. The critics need to lighten up. Everything doesn't have to have "great meaning" or perfect intonation.
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I LOVE this song...it always makes me sing happily every time I hear it. Thanx for showing some Arizona Love Radio Paradise :-) :dancingbanana:
Welly wrote:
Very average, middle of the road, noisy crap.
I think you are being overly generous.
Welly wrote:
Very average, middle of the road, noisy crap.
Couldn't have said it better.
Get used to the feeling, it becomes a second skin that you'll learn to appreciate as you laugh at the goofy-ass stuff that "them young-uns" are fired up about. "DAMN, can you believe that Paris was sent to prison? She is so not guilty..." Soak it up, it's a blast! :yes: joyjoy wrote:
Wow...this song makes me feel old; I used to listen to it in high school!
Like that there gitar. Lyrics ain't bad 'neither. More please.
Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
I don't mean to be a killjoy, but this song certainly doesn't do it for me. The vocals drive me nuts. It sounds like Offspring....Yuck. A 2 from me!
The Offspring?? Have you ever heard the Offspring before? I would just say, "You gotta keep em separated". :-) This is a great song from a great album, and if you listen to the other songs on this album, there is a lot of variety and it's a lot of fun. Too bad these guys sort of fell of the face of the earth.