Don't Call Me Dude

Album: Here Comes Trouble (1990)
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  • Here's my story, sad but true
    About a girl that I once knew.
    She broke my heart, I became unglued,
    It all started when she called me dude
    Well today I leave the psycho ward
    Cause my sentence did conclude:
    I had killed a man with my bare hands
    Because he called me dude
    The jury said that I was insane.
    Temporally insane - brain strain.
    But now the doctors say I'm A.O.K.
    So I start my new life today.
    This story starts some years ago
    As I vacationed by the sea.
    In the California sunshine
    Just me & my baby.
    I was in love feeling sky high
    When a big blonde lifeguard walked by.
    He looked at her, she looked at him -
    I knew it was good bye.
    He took her by the hand, kicked sand in my face.
    She looked & laughed & said, "Later Dude!"
    They were gone without a trace
    And the waves echoed her laughter
    And her words...Yo Later Dude.
    Later that night I was in such a bad mood
    Sittin' in a bar drinkin' hard, getting stewed
    Thinkin' 'bout that girl & how 'bout I'd been screwed
    When some guy walks in sits next to me & says
    What's up dude!
    I heard the word dude & I became unglued.
    Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch
    And put my hands around his neck, and I squeezed...
    DON'T CALL ME DUDE!
    So that's how I got where I am
    But this ain't where it ends.
    The doctors said they cured me
    I said good bye to my crazy friends.
    I was smiling as I left that place
    My life had been renewed.
    The guard at the gate, he stamped my pass
    And he said, "Yo Later Dude!"
    Slowly I turned... Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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