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Teddybears — Punkrocker (w/ Iggy Pop)
Album: Soft Machine
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Released: 2006
Length: 4:05
Plays (last 30 days): 0
See me driving down the street
I'm bored with looking good
I got both hands off the wheel
The cops are coming

I'm listening to the music with no fear
You can hear it too if you're sincere

'Cause I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
Well I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
'Cause I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
Well I'm a punk rocker, yes I am

I see you stagger in the street
And you can't stay on your feet
And you're faking in your sleep
You wish that you were deep

But you can't hear me laughing to myself
If you could, you would be someone else

'Cause I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
Well I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
'Cause I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
Well I'm a punk rocker, yes I am

See me die on Bleecker Street
I'm bored with being god
See me sneering in my car
I'm driving to my star

I'm listening to the music with no fear
You can hear it too if you're sincere

'Cause I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
Well I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
'Cause I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
Well I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
'Cause I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
Well I'm a punk rocker, yes I am
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Well, at 69 years of age, not really Iggy, not really. Punk Pensioner more like!

And like all old farts he married a young woman to mask the fear of his death! I wonder sometimes how these young women can stand such an sagging wrinkly old body! 

I saw him with a bare chest in TV recently, geez I thought put a shirt on Iggy I do not want to see this. 

But I think money can make this more bearable. Close your eyes and think of Green!{#Money-mouth}
One of the best things on RP!

{#Motor} 
Alafia wrote:
:lol: My volume dial does...
My sadness does...
Lets dance :bananasplit:
No - Sheena's a punk rocker!
Hannio wrote:
My IQ drops 10 points everytime I hear this.
:lol: My volume dial does...
robco1 wrote:
Ironic irony. Almost as jarring as Iggy's song with Ryuichi Sakamoto. The more I hear this the more I like it.
Unfortunately, irony is not an adequate replacement for quality.
kcar wrote:
Was he really on Deep Space Nine?!? What a hoot.
Yes, he was the Vorta in the episode where the Dominion kidnaps Moogie and Quark, Rom, and some Ferengi go to rescue her/negotiate her release ("The Magnificent Ferengi").
Yes, this one works well.bdblinux wrote:
good tune



UltraNurd wrote:
Iggy has to pay the bills, and he can't guest star on Deep Space Nine anymore.
Was he really on Deep Space Nine?!? What a hoot.
but the lyrics..Punkrocker...sounds more like he is a bum*****r...which makes me laugh everytime!!!!
i wanna be your dog - whatever happened to iggy's edge?? candy-pop again
rluking wrote:
I can't help but grin at a punk rocker singing pop about being a punk rocker.
Iggy has to pay the bills, and he can't guest star on Deep Space Nine anymore.
bdblinux wrote:
good tune
I get the whole 'bear in a teddy' thing, but did anyone else think this: Soft Machine/Strict Machine... Just a random thought...
My IQ drops 10 points everytime I hear this.
Gosh and sorry, but this is not good. Allegedly fun, but simply grating to me. And yes, I have seen Iggy Pop (in Kyoto), so this is not a comment from someone who dislikes a performer already and uses this as a basis for criticizing a particular piece. Really, this is pedestrian.
good tune
This is a first time song. One that sounds good the first time you hear it. Everytime after that you catch yourself in the same chorus wondering why I'm singing this song.
This song makes me think of my best friend Mandie. She's a punk rocker, yes she is.
The more I hear this the more I like it.
4 => 6
rluking wrote:
I can't help but grin at a punk rocker singing pop about being a punk rocker.
Ironic irony. Almost as jarring as Iggy's song with Ryuichi Sakamoto. The more I hear this the more I like it.
I can't help but grin at a punk rocker singing pop about being a punk rocker.
At the strangest times of day, in the most incongruous situations, I will find myself singing this song.
Different for Iggy, but still a great little song. Sounds like somebody I've heard before, but I can't remember who.....
UltraNurd wrote:
Random trivia: Iggy Pop has played a Star Trek alien.
No refuting Iggy being a punkrocker, but he does not really sound up to it in this track.
That was fun.
Doesn't do it for me.
Random trivia: Iggy Pop has played a Star Trek alien.
I keep hearing "I'm a FuddRucker, Yes I AM" My ears: Too damned much rock and writhe
For all the pop garbage this song is, Iggy still delivers the goods and makes it worth listening to. 7
There's another really cool song on this CD that I heard on KCRW's "Morning Comes Eclectic". "Yours to Keep". I uploaded it. It didn't even make it to review status. Rats. One should check it out.
I don't know - I happened to be listening to "Gimme Danger" on the way to work this morning and then heard this - seems pretty lame when compared. Still love Iggy, though.
dionysius wrote:
And Iggy can sing recipes for butterscotch cookies and make it sound like punk rock.
Brilliantly 100% correct :clap: :biggrin: , and that's a good thing.
is that guitar riff a Stereophonics sample, or just coincidence?
Of course this isn't any kind of punk rock, but that makes it, um, ironic an' stuff. And Iggy can sing recipes for butterscotch cookies and make it sound like punk rock. So: enjoyable after all.
xkolibuul wrote:
Generally I try to avoid getting mauled by bears, but I'll make an exception for that one.
Gives a whole new meaning to the term "black teddy"
Generally I try to avoid getting mauled by bears, but I'll make an exception for that one.
See me drivin down the street, I'm bored with looking good. I got both hands off the wheel, The cops are coming. I'm listening to the music with no fear, You can hear it too if your sincere... Coz I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Well I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Coz I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Well I'm a punk rocker yes I am. I see you stagger in the street, And you cant stay on your feet. And your faking in your sleep, You wish that you were deep. You can't hear me laughing to myself, If you could you would be someone else. Coz I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Well I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Coz I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Well I'm a punk rocker yes I am. See me die on bleaker street, I'm bored with being god, See me sneering in my car, I'm driving to my star. I'm listening to the music with no fear, You can hear it too if your sincere... Coz I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Well I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Coz I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Well I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Coz I'm a punk rocker yes I am. Well I'm a punk rocker yes I am.
hippiechick wrote:
You see me drivin' down the street, I'm just not looking good I got both hands of the wheel, I got you runnin' I'm listening to music you can't hear I got pretty music in my ear Cos I'm a punkrocker, yes I am Well I'm a punkrocker, yes I am I see you standing in the street, and you can't stay on your feet And your walking in your sleep, right across the street You can hear me laughing to myself You can hear the music in my head Cos I'm a punkrocker, yes I am Well I'm a punkrocker, yes I am You see me drivin' down the street, I'm just not looking good You see me drivin' in my car, I'm drivin' in my sleep I'm listening to music you can't hear I got pretty music in my ear Cos I'm a punkrocker, yes I am Well I'm a punkrocker, yes I am
Thankfully, Iggy brought lots of changes in the verses. And much more so than the band's female lead singer, Iggy hits this one out of the ballpark.
...and that's coming from an Iggy fan.
Shoot it now, put it out of its misery.
Got to love it! Go IGGY!
jagdriver wrote:
Go Iggy! BTW, I'd back this up with Mexican Radio.
Wall of Voodoo?
meydele wrote:
The best Iggy quote ever: Iggy Pop says it's not as easy to feel good as it once was. "To feel good when I was 21, all I had to do was to smoke a joint," the 59-year-old rock dinosaur tells the March issue of Spin. "Now I have to turn off my phones, do tai chi for an hour, drink a strong cup of coffee, and stay away from bad people, so I can feel good for an hour or two — knowing when it ends, I'm gonna feel like the miserable 59-year old prick that I actually am."
That is hilarious! I can relate. *sigh* Thanks for sharing!
You see me drivin' down the street, I'm just not looking good I got both hands of the wheel, I got you runnin' I'm listening to music you can't hear I got pretty music in my ear Cos I'm a punkrocker, yes I am Well I'm a punkrocker, yes I am I see you standing in the street, and you can't stay on your feet And your walking in your sleep, right across the street You can hear me laughing to myself You can hear the music in my head Cos I'm a punkrocker, yes I am Well I'm a punkrocker, yes I am You see me drivin' down the street, I'm just not looking good You see me drivin' in my car, I'm drivin' in my sleep I'm listening to music you can't hear I got pretty music in my ear Cos I'm a punkrocker, yes I am Well I'm a punkrocker, yes I am
"You can hear it to if your sincere..." :dance:
catchy :dancingbanana:
ginger wrote:
Not if you're Iggy Pop, I suppose.
Go Iggy! BTW, I'd back this up with Mexican Radio.
Dominados wrote:
its just Iggy Pop that makes it good, nothing else
it really is I found the original and immediately trashed it
Is it just me, or was the sole purpose of making this song to appear in a car commerical?
Shesdifferent wrote:
I thought he said 'cause I'm a bumfucker'
Ha! I wondered if anyone else was hearing that too. What's wrong with us? :neutral:
its just Iggy Pop that makes it good, nothing else
Well for you, yes. Iggy, on the other hand, can say he's friggin' santa claus if he wants, he's still a punk rocker. ksb wrote:
Doesn't just saying "I'm a punk rocker, yes I am" mean you're not one?
jenakle wrote:
I shouldnt like this I should hate that they even wear the bear heads in concerts I should hate that they got iggy freaking pop to sing I should hate how poppy and bouncy and happy it all is this all should distain me and yet I like it :bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam:
What they said. :arrowu: :yes: :arrowu: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
:doh: I thought he was singing "I'm a bomb-dropper, yes I am".:roll: :lol:
IMGoph wrote:
they were the BEST act at 2007 coachella....an AMAZING live show!
They were outstanding. I loved the crazy video background, too.
steeler wrote:
:roflol: Just saw him last week. Started out the show by saying: "I'm fucking Iggy Pop and these are the fucking Stooges. We're fucking happy to be here. We're fucking happy to be anywhere."
Fuck me! Iggy got it fuckin' right! :bananajam: :drummer:
manbirdexperiment wrote:
:no: :yes: :no: :yes: :no: :yes: :no: :yes:
Nice beat you got going there manbird.
I shouldnt like this I should hate that they even wear the bear heads in concerts I should hate that they got iggy freaking pop to sing I should hate how poppy and bouncy and happy it all is this all should distain me and yet I like it :bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam: :bananajam:
they were the BEST act at 2007 coachella....an AMAZING live show!
"59-year-old rock dinosaur"? Huh? Dinosaur? Hardly: Bob Dylan - 65 Neil Young - 62 Mick Jagger - 63 Bruce Springsteen - 57 Lou Reed - 65 Pete Townsend - 62 Link Wray (R.I.P) - gigged into his 70's Bo Diddley - still gigging at 78 B.B. King - over 80 and still workin' You get the idea. Calling these guys 'dinosaurs' is likely to earn you an ass-whippin'. Seems rock either kills you early or keeps you young! c.
ksb wrote:
Doesn't just saying "I'm a punk rocker, yes I am" mean you're not one?
Not if you're Iggy Pop, I suppose.
ksb wrote:
Doesn't just saying "I'm a punk rocker, yes I am" mean you're not one?
No.
ksb wrote:
Doesn't just saying "I'm a punk rocker, yes I am" mean you're not one?
yes it does. does that mean no it doesn't? :no: :yes: :no: :yes: :no: :yes: :no: :yes:
Doesn't just saying "I'm a punk rocker, yes I am" mean you're not one?
Fridays on RP are the BEST!
meydele wrote:
The best Iggy quote ever: Iggy Pop says it's not as easy to feel good as it once was. "To feel good when I was 21, all I had to do was to smoke a joint," the 59-year-old rock dinosaur tells the March issue of Spin. "Now I have to turn off my phones, do tai chi for an hour, drink a strong cup of coffee, and stay away from bad people, so I can feel good for an hour or two — knowing when it ends, I'm gonna feel like the miserable 59-year old prick that I actually am."
A friend has tix to see him soon - by coincidence it'll be the Ig's 60th BD. That should be something.
kickass tune
Why is this CD so expensive??
I thought he said 'cause I'm a bumfucker' :whistle:
meydele wrote:
The best Iggy quote ever: Iggy Pop says it's not as easy to feel good as it once was. "To feel good when I was 21, all I had to do was to smoke a joint," the 59-year-old rock dinosaur tells the March issue of Spin. "Now I have to turn off my phones, do tai chi for an hour, drink a strong cup of coffee, and stay away from bad people, so I can feel good for an hour or two — knowing when it ends, I'm gonna feel like the miserable 59-year old prick that I actually am."
:roflol: Just saw him last week. Started out the show by saying: "I'm fucking Iggy Pop and these are the fucking Stooges. We're fucking happy to be here. We're fucking happy to be anywhere."
Hannio wrote:
Sooooo..... You say you're a punkrocker? I kinda like it. Punk rock boiled down to its fundamental essence and nothing more.
Definitely growing on me. Wanna slam dance.
The best Iggy quote ever: Iggy Pop says it's not as easy to feel good as it once was. "To feel good when I was 21, all I had to do was to smoke a joint," the 59-year-old rock dinosaur tells the March issue of Spin. "Now I have to turn off my phones, do tai chi for an hour, drink a strong cup of coffee, and stay away from bad people, so I can feel good for an hour or two — knowing when it ends, I'm gonna feel like the miserable 59-year old prick that I actually am."
Sooooo..... You say you're a punkrocker? I kinda like it. Punk rock boiled down to its fundamental essence and nothing more.
Apologies to all who like this song: I can notnotnotnotnotnot stand it... Repetive, monotonous and annoying.
What's a pondrocker? {checks web site} Ahhh, it's punkrocker! It makes more sense now. :shifty:
David Bowie's influence on Iggy is clear. They are old friends; in fact, DB saved IP's career.
:dancingbanana_2: These teddy bears are quite likable.
F yeah p.s. "i'm a punkrocker yes I am" repeated 500 times doth not a punkrocker make Iggy is/was punk and if anyone can sing it.. it would be him. google "iggy punk rock" and learn
Love this song! As silly as it may be, I got hooked on it by that darn Cadillac commercial. rock on!
Fenrisulf wrote:
The band "Torgny Melins" has done a version of this called "Dansbander". It's about the swedish phonomen 'Dansband' (Danceband).
Is it even possible to look at a band name such as "Torgny Melins" and NOT read it backward, thinking you'll discover that it's some kind of backward thing joke? p.s. "i'm a punkrocker yes I am" repeated 500 times doth not a punkrocker make.
No...see...it's a bear...wearing, um...a teddy. It's the cleverness that got me. I think Iggy should be singing that he has a lust for Caddies.
Darkmatter wrote:
Teddybears? :eh: With Iggy Pop? :eek: On Radio Paradise? :sorry: :roflol:
you made me laugh really, thank you. :biggrin:
I just hate this song and I don't know why, it just drains my energy for some reason
:bananajam: :bananasplit: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana_2: :drummer:
Teddybears? :eh: With Iggy Pop? :eek: On Radio Paradise? :sorry: :roflol:
The band "Torgny Melins" has done a version of this called "Dansbander". It's about the swedish phonomen 'Dansband' (Danceband).
I hear "Police on my Back" ... Clash version. Hey ... let's hear that!
optimusprime10 wrote:
wasn't this in a cadillac commercial?
Yes, I think so. I was trying to figure out if that was an altered version of Interpol's Evil.
squidish wrote:
I always hate gigs like this..."Hey put on this bear head and crawl around. Oh yeah, and look sexy." Or worse. You tell all your friends you got photo'd for the cover of the Teddy Bears album, and they cover your freakin' face in Photoshop.
oh - changed the comment - even funnier! :lol: :roflol: :lol:
squidish wrote:
I always hate gigs like this..."Hey put on this bear head and crawl around. Oh yeah, and look sexy." Or worse. You tell all your friends you got photo'd for the cover of the Teddy Bears album, and they cover your freakin' face in Photoshop.
LOL, must happen often to you....eh?
I can't explain why...but I like this.
I always hate gigs like this..."Hey put on this bear head and crawl around. Oh yeah, and look sexy." Or worse. You tell all your friends you got photo'd for the cover of the Teddy Bears album, and they cover your freakin' face in Photoshop.
Iggy must need money ... maybe he is late on payments ... I am a punk rock-ker yes I am .... Please... would you hear this in CBGB in 79?
squidish wrote:
I always feel sorry for girls with gigs like this..."Hey put on this bear head and crawl around. Oh yeah, and look sexy."
:lol:
:dancingbanana_2:
wasn't this in a cadillac commercial?
The whole time I was listening to this, I was wondering where I'd heard this song before. Something wasn't right, though... the version I remember had different words. I just couldn't place it, though! It turns out Thomas Rusiak remade this song - as "Hiphopper," which as you might guess has a slightly different take. It was on the soundtrack for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, which is where I'd heard the melody before.
:cool: