Garbageman Lyrics - Cramps

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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, lou-i
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, lou-i
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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What can you say? | Reviewer: Glenn L. | 11/25/12

This is one of the best songs out there, let alone by the Cramps. It plain rocks!We use to thrash before it was called a "Mosh" pit. It was just slam dancin' to us. Never saw the Cramps, but listened to em' a lot.

cramped | Reviewer: rick rodine | 6/15/09

I saw the Cramps twice back in '80 and '81. Unbelievable shows. This song still holds up for me as one of the best rock songs ever. I like the single crunchy guitar chord that repeats over and over. RIP LUX.

Garbageman | Reviewer: george lloyd | 4/15/07

Is it not true that the music for Garbageman Is
The song Boss by The Rumblers?

the real meaning behind this song | Reviewer: marc la Fauce | 3/23/07

I've always loved this song....even got to party w/the cramps once on their stay sick tour...fucking mind blowing...such wonderful people.I'm pretty sure this song is about heroin cuz they actually shot a video and when lux says stickout your can,he slaps his arm and sticks it out like hes talking about shooting up was shot in a graveyard so cool...if anyone knows where i can find a copy of it please e mail me ill pay well.i have some "collectibles" from the night i hung out with them ...they are quite risque ,,,lets just say we had the same taste for opiates.anyway think about it as you read the lyrics...i cant lose w the stuff i use...cya by the way the collectibles are for sale...if yer sick enough ya might want to hear what they are ,,not just paraphanalia,dome clothes,,wine bottle lux drank on stage,,,a black t shirt worn by him after the show that says chicago on it i never washed it so dna is on it...they better clone him and IVY in the future cuz they dont make 'em like those two anymore...

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