Rockin' Shopping Center

Studio CD: Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers +4
Compilation: Radio On, Roadrunner, Roadrunner Roadrunner
Other: Home of the Hits
Live Bootleg: The Boarding House, The Paradise 1977, The Quiet Knight Club 1978, The Other End, The Rex Club, Mississippi Nights
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

Chords

C                  C7       F       C             C7     F
Well, I landed at a shoppin' center, in an unknown state
C              C7    F       C           C7     F
Unknown kind of architecture, atmospheric trait
C                C7      F C               C7      F
Unknown brand and labels,    unknown market chains
C                          C7        F
The strangest collection of buildings here
C               C7      F
Upon the fruited plain
C               C7 F
And let's rock,
C             C7 F
And let's go


C                                            C7        F
You see, you got the different labels and the different brands,
C                 C7         F
Each little region across the land
C                      C7        F
Different colors in the different states
C                          C7       F
Different labels, and let's tell 'em about
C                           C7                F
All the different states for all the different traits,
C                    C7      F
And as of this date I hate no state
C               C7 F
And let's rock,
C             C7 F
And let's go


C
Well, I walked through the mall and I walked up and down,

I done got tired so I done sat down
                                     C7
I watched the people for a while, you always learn a little
                        F
De-doily doidy doit doit doit doit diddle


C           C7 F
Let's rock
C         C7 F
Let's go


C                        C7    F
Well, the giant sign says "Momo Plaza,"
C                     C7       F
These centers, I don't know, it has a
C                          C7      F
weirdo insignia they put on all the bags,
C                          C7           F
they wrote it on the walls, even paint a flag



If I were a shopping center, I'd sure be embarrassed

I know I'd never get a date with some cute little building, like from Paris


C           C7  F
Let's rock
C         C7  F
Let's go

Chordpro

[C] Well, I landed at a [C7] shoppin' [F] center, [C] in an unknown [C7] state [F]
[C] Unknown kind of [C7] archi[F]tecture, [C] atmospheric [C7] trait [F]
[C] Unknown brand and [C7] labels [F], [C] unknown market [C7] chains [F]
[C] The strangest collection of [C7] buildings [F] here
[C] Upon the fruited [C7] plain [F]
[C] And let's rock, [C7][F]
[C] And let's go [C7][F]

[C] You see, you got the different labels and the [C7] different [F] brands,
[C] Each little region [C7] across the [F] land
[C] Different colors in the [C7] different [F] states
[C] Different labels, and let's [C7] tell 'em [F] about
[C] All the different states for [C7] all the different [F] traits,
[C] And as of this date I [C7] hate no [F] state
[C] And let's rock, [C7][F]
[C] And let's go [C7][F]

[C] Well, I walked through the mall and I walked up and down,
I done got tired so I done sat down
I watched the people for a while, you [C7] always learn a little
De-doily doidy doit doit [F] doit doit diddle

[C] Let's rock [C7][F]
[C] Let's go [C7][F]

[C] Well, the giant sign says [C7] "Momo [F] Plaza,"
[C] These centers, I don't [C7] know, it [F] has a
[C] weirdo insignia they put on [C7] all the [F] bags,
[C] they wrote it on the walls, [C7] even paint a [F] flag

If I were a shopping center, I'd sure be embarrassed
I know I'd never get a date with some cute little building, like from Paris

[C] Let's rock [C7][F]
[C] Let's go [C7][F]

Lyrics

Well, I landed at a shoppin' center, in an unknown state
Unknown kind of architecture, atmospheric trait
Unknown brand and labels, unknown market chains
The strangest collection of buildings here
Upon the fruited plain
And let's rock,
And let's go

You see, you got the different labels and the different brands,
Each little region across the land
Different colors in the different states
Different labels, and let's tell 'em about
All the different states for all the different traits,
And as of this date I hate no state
And let's rock,
And let's go

Well, I walked through the mall and I walked up and down,
I done got tired so I done sat down
I watched the people for a while, you always learn a little
De-doily doidy doit doit doit doit diddle

Let's rock
Let's go

Well, the giant sign says "Momo Plaza,"
These centers, I don't know, it has a
weirdo insignia they put on all the bags,
they wrote it on the walls, even paint a flag

If I were a shopping center, I'd sure be embarrassed
I know I'd never get a date with some cute little building, like from Paris

Let's rock
Let's go

The Boarding House

Lyrics

[[Jonathan speaking softly]]

Uh oh modern lovers, Jonathan's out of control
???
I have no bearings on my compass anymore
I'm very confused
???

1 2 a 1 2 bass man

Well, I landed at a shoppin' center, in an unknown state
Unknown kind of architecture, atmospheric trait
Unknown brand and labels, unknown stores and chains
The oddest collection of buildings here
Upon the fruited plain
So let's rock,
And let's roll

???, You got the different labels and the different brands,
Each little region across the land
Different packaging in all the different states
Different labels, and let's tell ???
All the different states for all the different traits,
And as of this date I hate no state
And let's rock,
And let's go

You like Leroy?

Well, I walked through the mall
I walked up and down,
I got pretty tired so I ??? done sat down
I watched people for a while, I always learn a little
De-doily doidy doit doit doit doit diddle

Let's rock
Let's go

Asa

All right

I don't know about this shopping centre
I don't know, uh oh
Well

We'll get to him, we'll get to him
???

Well, the giant sign says "Momo Plaza,"
These centers, I don't know, it has a
Weirdo insignia they put on all the bags,
They wrote it on the walls, even paint on a flag
If I were a shopping center, I'd be embarrassed
I'd never get a date for example with some cute little building, like from Paris

So Let's rock

???
We know you have a lot to say about the shopping centre too
???

The Paradise 1977

Lyrics

[All right 1, 2 a 1, 2 bass man]

Well, I landed at a little shoppin' center, in an unknown state
Unknown kind of architecture, atmospheric trait
Unknown brand and labels, unknown market chains
Well the strangest collection of buildings here
Upon the fruited plain
And let's rock,
And let's go

[Leroy]

[???
???]

You got the different labels and the different brands,
Each little region across the land
The different colors in the different states
The different packages, and tell 'em my mates
All the different states for all the different traits,
And as of this date I hate no state
And let's rock

Well, I walked through the mall
I walked up and down,
I done got tired so I done sat down
I watched the people for a while, you always learn a little
De-doily doidy doit doit doit doit diddle

Let's rock
Let's go

[Thank you Leroy]

[I don't know about these places ???]

You know, the giant sign says "Momo Plaza,"
These centers, I don't know, it has a
Weirdo insignia they put on all the bags,
They wrote it on the walls, even painted a flag

If I were a shopping center, I tell ya, I'd be embarrassed
I know I'd never get a date with a cute little building, from Paris

Let's rock
Let's go

Let's go

The Quiet Knight Club 1978

Lyrics

A 1, 2, a 1, 2, bass man

Well, I landed at this shoppin' centre, in an unknown state
Unknown kind of architecture, atmospheric trait
Unknown brand and labels, unknown market chains
The strangest collection of buildings here
Upon the fruited plain
So let's rock

You got the different labels and the different brands,
Each little region across the land
The different packaging in the different states
The different labels, and let's tell 'em about ???
All these different states for all those different traits,
And as of this date so far I hate no state
And let's rock

Well, I walked through the mall and I walked up and down,
I done got tired so I done sat down
I watched the people for a while, you always learn a little
De-doily doidy doit doit doit doit diddle

Let's rock
Let's go

The giant sign says "Momo Plaza,"
These centers, I don't know, it has a
Weirdo insignia they make up for all the bags,
They wrote it on the walls, even made up a flag

If I were a shopping center, I'd probably be embarrassed
I'd never get a date with some cute little building from Paris

Let's rock
Let's go

[Folks I got an idea, in the past I've been thinking about this, on a fast song, you are supposed to sing along but when it gets a little slow, the tape didn't hear me, so I don't usually like to get into things like this but in this extreme case I have to so let's see, OK?]

The Other End

Lyrics

[Hey now let's do
I don't know we could go either way,
Glad to do all my tunes you want to hear one of mine or do you want to hear some old rock n roll tune?
Mine, I'll do something of mine,
I've got lots of them, things you haven't even heard, ??? play,
That's too old,
I was nineteen then I'm thirty now, huh, rocking shopping centre,
I've not done that in years just for fun we're gonna to that one]

Well, I landed at a shoppin' center, in some unknown state
There was different kinds of architecture, atmosphere and trait
Unknown brands and labels, unknown market chains
Well it was The strangest collection of buildings here
Upon the fruited plain
So let's rock,
Let's go

You got the different labels and the different brands,
Each little region across the lands
Different packaging in the different states
The different labels, and let's tell 'em my mates
All these different states for all their different traits,
And as of this date I hate no state
So let's rock,
And let's go

Oh four bars now

Well, the giant sign says "Momo Plaza,"
These centers, I don't know, it has a
Weirdo insignia they put on all the bags,
They wrote it on the walls, they even made up a flag

If I were a shopping center, I'd sure be embarrassed
I know I'd never get a date with a cute little building from Paris

So Let's rock
Let's go

The Rex Club

Lyrics

[I don't think that's a good idea, it's another slow song,
We should do an up tempo one, Rockin Shopping Centre,
I'm in the mood for this I think we'll do Rockin Shopping Centre ???
Like Rocking Shopping Centre,
I was near St Louis in an airplane near the home of Chuck Berry so I decided I would try an make up a song like him,
Chuck Berry, ???,
So now I'm going to do a real american song for you cause there's nothing much more american than this song about Rockin Shopping Centre,
In fact we even admit in this song that this building isn't even cuter ??? one of those buildings from Paris,
So we're gonna do this song]

Well, I landed at a shoppin' center, in an unknown state
Unknown kind of architecture, atmosphere and trait
Unknown brand and labels, unknown market chains
The strangest collection of buildings here
Upon the fruited plain
So let's rock,
And let's go all right

You got the different labels and the different brands,
Each little region across the land
The Different colors in the different states
The Different labels, let's tell 'em my mates
All the different states for all the different traits,
And as of this date I hate no state
So let's rock,
So let's go all right

Well now, the giant sign says "Momo Plaza,"
These centers, I don't know, it has a
Weirdo insignia they put on all the bags,
They wrote it on the walls, even made a little flag

If I were a shopping center, I'd tell ya I'd be embarrassed
I know I'd never get a date with a cute little building, like from Paris

So Let's rock
Let's go

Mississippi Nights

Lyrics

[Ok, we'll do I'm a Little, I think we'll do that first
Cause this one I haven't done so much for the past four or five years but see since I made it up when I was flying in St Louis and it had an airport there
Right there I thought up this song
In fact, I wanted to make up something kind of like Chuck Berry so I made up this song called 'Rockin Shopping Centre']

All right

Well, I landed at a shoppin' center, in an unknown state
Unknown kind of architecture, atmospheric trait
Unknown brands and labels, unknown market chains
The strangest collection of buildings here
Upon the fruited plains
So let's rock,
So let's go
Ok what time now?

Well, you got the different labels and the different brands,
Each little region across the land
Different packages in the different states
Different labels, and let's tell all my mates
So All the different states for all the different traits,
As of this date I hate no state
So let's rock,
So let's go

All right now

Ok

Well, the giant sign says "Momo Plaza,"
These centers, I don't know, it has a
Weirdo insignia they put on all the bags,
They write them on the wall, even paint up a flag

If I were a shopping center, I'd sure be embarrassed
I know I'd never get a date with some cute little building, from Paris

So let's rock
Let's go