January 25th, 2005

Lyrics: The Joker (Fatboy Slim)

Originally published at blog.jameslick.com. Please leave any comments there.

It’s amazing how wrong so many lyrics sites can be

Artist: Fatboy Slim (featuring Bootsy Collins)
Song: The Joker
Album: Palookaville

(Yeah Yeah) Yeah (Yeah)
I wanna know if I got any, uh,
Pockets of resistance… tonight
If not, I want you to join me and uh,
Just put your hands together like this, yeah and, uh

Yeah, lemme tell you what I’m talking ’bout baby

Some people call me the space cowboy
And some people call me the gangster of love (yeah)
And some people walking round calling me Maurice (Maurice?)
Cause I speak of the pompitous of love, yeah.

Oh, have no fear my dear.

People talk about me, baby (talk about me, bad too)
They say I’m doin’ ya wrong, doin’ ya wrong, doin’ ya wrong
Well, don’t let that worry you baby (oh baby baba)
Cause I’m right here, right here, right here, right here at home
(Everybody singing along)

And I want you to know baby

Cause I’m a picker
I’m a grinner
I’m a lover
And I’m a sinner
I play the music in the sun

I’m a joker
I’m a smoker
I’m a midnight toker
I give my loving on the run

Oh, the joker is wild, baby

Come on and follow me
You know I really want you for your company
Even though I’m attached to you physically
My computer mechanism wants you mentally (yeah, baby)
(Shoo be doo be doo shoo be)
You know I really want you for your company (yeah, baba)
(Shoo be doo be doo) (yeah)

Well, uh

You’re the cutest thing
That I ever did see
I really love your peaches
I want to shake your tree
Lovey dovey, dovey lovey, dovey all the time
Ooh eeh baby, I’m gonna show you a good time baby

Cause I’m a picker
I’m a grinner
I’m a lover
And I’m a sinner
I play the music in the sun

I’m a joker
I’m a smoker
I’m a midnight toker
I sure don’t want to hurt no one

The joker is wild (yeah, baby)
You know, he’s got a lot of style (yeah)
(and he) And he swept me off my feet (yeah, baby)
(yeah) You know, he’s gotta be the freak of the week

The joker is wild…

People keep talking bout me like a low down dog (like a low life dog)
They say i’m doin’ ya wrong, doin’ ya wrong (doo doo doo doin’ ya wrong)
Well don’t you know, don’t you worry bout a thing pretty mama (mama, don’t you worry)
Cause i’m right here, right here, right here singing along (yeah baby)

You’re the cutest thing
I ever did see
And I really love your peaches
Woman, come shake for me (shake it)
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time
So, uh, dance on over here, mama,
You know let’s have a good time (let’s have a good time)

That’s what I’m talkin’ about

Cause I’m a picker
I’m a grinner
I’m a lover
And I’m a sinner
I play the music in the sun (yeah, baby)

I’m a joker
I’m a smoker
And I’m a (fo shizzle dizzle my nizzle fizzle bizzle)
I give all of my lovin’ while I’m on the…

Watch out now (yeah)
The joker is wild (yeah, baby)
You know, he’s got a lot of style (fo shizzle dizzle my nizzle fizzle)
And he swept me off my feet (yeah, it’s getting wild here)
You know, he’s gotta be the freak of the week

Hit me

Come on and follow me
You know I really want you for your company
Even though I’m attached to you physically
My computer mechanism wants you mentally
(Shoo be doo be doo shoo be)
You know I really want you for your company
(Shoo be doo be doo doo)
My computer mechanism wants you mentally

Yeah, the joker is wild (joker)
I’m taking back my style (he’s getting wild)
Yeah, get off my cloud baby (yeah)
He’s throwing down deep, deep (yeah)
I guess I’ll be the freak of the week
I guess you’ll be the freak of the week

The joker (yeah) is wild

The joker is wild

miscellany

Just to start out with, for all of you's been bugging me to get Skype, well ring me up as user jameslick.

Today and yesterday has brought us fantastic weather here. You'd almost think it was spring already.

Yesterday my wife decided that the TV upstairs in the office needed to have cable. Previously it was just hooked to a DVD player and that was fine for me. But somehow that wasn't good enough, so a couple of guys come over and string a cable over the roof and down the side of the building, and now I can watch all the crap on TV again. Whoo-whee.

Today I went down to Subway for lunch and afterwards went over to the Sunfar 3C store to get some random computer stuff. That's where I got a headset/mic for Skype. I also got a new mouse since my old one is flaking lately. I got a Logitech MX510 800dpi optical mouse that has something like 20 buttons on it. Some CD sleeves cause I'm running out. And for my Shuttle SB62G2 box that runs Solaris 10, I finally got a CD-ROM with a black faceplate and while I was at it I also got a black mini-keyboard. That Shuttle system has a really nice black aluminum case, but when I installed it I just threw in a standard beige CD-ROM drive. It shouldn't be that big of a deal, but it just looks pretty uncool to have such a sweet looking box with a lameass beige drive ruining its funk. And besides, CD-ROM drives are practically free these days. (The new mouse cost 2.5 times the CD-ROM drive price.) And the black keyboard was even cheaper, so might as well just complete the whole makeover. After I get around to installing it I can finally ask the question "It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black."

I've been playing with openvpn a lot lately. I've gotten it to the point where I have a pretty solid VPN link between my Taipei and Santa Clara networks. So now I can finally talk direct IP between any machines on the two networks even though they are 6500 miles apart and both behind firewalls. Pretty cool stuff. Previously I was doing ssh tunneling or squid proxying, depending on what I wanted to do, but that's always kinda of a pain. Setting up openvpn is a pain too, but once it is working, it just plain works.

By the way, if you have a 64-bit Solaris system, the right way to install the tun driver is to compile and install the 32-bit version and install it normally, then compile the 64-bit version (for gcc just add -m64 to flags and recompile) and install it in the sparcv9 directory under where you installed the 32-bit one. There's sites that tell you to compile just the 64-bit version and install it where the 32-bit drivers are supposed to go, but they are wrong. You always want to install both 32-bit and 64-bit drivers in case you ever need to boot into 32-bit mode.