The Alley Cats: It Only Hurts The First Time & The Hotel 1982

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The Alley Cats dominated the first-wave of LA punk.  They were fronted by then power couple Randy Stodola and Dianne Chai and backed by drummer John McCarthy.  Randy Stodola produced, wrote, sang and played guitar in the Alley Cats.  His lyrics are the most articulate, psychedelic and profound in the whole genre of punk.  These two tracks are from their last album “Escape From The Planet Earth” which was released in 1982.
Now a new version with of the Alley Cats with Randy Stodola are touring in California; check them out. 

It Only Hurts The First Time

“LIKE THE SPIRITS WE FLEW07281379
TO THE SEASHORE

WE LAY OUR BLANKET 
IN THE SAND
WE STARTED A FIRE
ONLY WE COULD FEEL
YOU TOUCHED MY HEART
I TOUCHED YOUR HAND
NOW THE ROAR OF THE OCEAN 
SOUNDS LIKE TH BEGINNING OF TIME
LIFE IS JUST ONE SMALL MOMENT
WE ARE BORN THEN WE DIE
IT ONLY HURTS THE FIRST TIME
PUSH ME UP
LAY ME DOWN
LISTEN TO THE SKY

FALL TO THE GROUND
FOLLOW ME
THROUGH DARKENED CORRIDORS
FOLLOW ME
WHERE THE RIVER FLOWS
WHEN WE ARE LIVING WE ARE DYING
ARE THEY NOT BOTH THE VERY SAME THING
CAN WE WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW
WHEN WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING

IT ONLY HURTS THE FIRST TIME”

The Hotel

“HERE LOST SOULS SWAY GENTLY
ON STAINED SHEETS OF DESIRE

YOUNG GIRLS CARESS THE SILENCEalleycats_santisi
THAT CREATES THE FIRE
HERE THESE SMALL ROOMS ARE SO LARGE
THEY DRIFT AIMLESSLY FROM THE PAST
AND THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE ENTERED SO EASILY
ARE NOW FORGOTTEN SO FAST
HERE AN OLD MAN DEFINES HIS EXISTENCE
WITHIN THE BLUE LADY’S FUR
THE ANIMAL HE STROKES SO SOFTLY
LAUGHS AND THEN STARTS TO PURR
HER BREATH, HER HOT VOLCANO BREATH
BLISTERS HIS ANCIENT SKIN RED
THE PIERCING SCREAM OF IMMORTALITY
LIES WRITHING IN HIS HEAD
THE RHYTHM OF THE JUNGLE WORLD tumblr_mbnnnsuFXH1r6mtcxo1_500
BOUNCES VIOLENTLY UP AND DOWN
IN SYNCOPATION WITH HIS HISSING
MOANING, PRIMORDIAL SOUND
GENERATIONS WERE SPAWNED SUDDENLY
IN THE PERFECT, COOL WHITE SAND
I TOUCHED THE ESSENCE OF CREATION
WITH MY DIRTY, SWEATY HAND
NOW WE SHALL LIE HERE TOGETHER
YOU AND ME IN THIS COLD CELL
BUT HE BROAD STREET LIGHTS
IN THIS AVENUE HOTEL
BUT HOWEVER CLOSE WE DANCE
WE’LL ALWAYS DANCE ALONE
FOR NOTHING ELSE HAS MEANING
AND NO WHERE ELSE IS HOME
NOW WE SHALL LIE HERE FOREVER”

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By August Bernadicou

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