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Iggy Pop - People, Places, Parties (Lyrics) 

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Iggy Pop first recorded "People, Places, Parties" live at Maida Vale Studios in 2019 for BBC Radio 6 Music. Over the course of the five-minute song, which repurposes the instrumental from Sleaford Mods' 2009 song "Chop Chop Chop," Pop revisits some of his craziest party stories from years past. Quite a lyrical ride! 

Chop chop chop!

[Chorus]

People! Places! Parties!
People! Places! Parties!
You don't wanna get me started
People! Places! Parties! (C’mon)

[Verse 1]

I used to go over to Mickey’s house
And wash the dishes for a spoonful of c****ne
And I would take that  c****ne into the bathroom
And sit down on the stool
Overcome by the medicinal odors
And I'd fix it up with a little water
And shoot it into my arm
'Til I went cross-eyed
Whoa! I felt good!
But my arm got bigger and bigger
And pretty soon
Everybody got busted
But I survived!

[Chorus]

People! Places! Parties!
People! Places! Parties!
You don't wanna get me started
People! Places! Parties! (C’mon)

[Verse 2]

So, later on, I was a homeless cat
Living with pr*stitutes in Hollywood
And one of them was named Janet Planet
And she had a bad case of scabies 
So I would walk around the streets of Hollywood
With my little planetary pants on
Scratching my scabies
And waiting for my break into rock 'n' roll history
And somehow, I survived!

[Chorus]

People! Places! Parties!
People! Places! Parties!
You don't wanna get me started
People! Places! Parties!

[Verse 3]

Pretty soon it was the ‘80s
And I was gettin' a little older
And staying in one of those cheap hotels
Where legionnaires go to have conventions
And I was laying on top of a girl named Stella
She had a Harvard phD
But she only really wanted to be Barbie
And get loved by a rock star
And I was the closest thing she could find!
So I was drillin' her and drillin' her
But pretty soon I got bored
And I told her to leave
And as I closed the door
It slammed on her finger
And the finger was laying there on the floor
And I didn't know what to do
Because she was on L-S-D
And I might be liable
So I called the bass player and said
Clean this up!

[Chorus]

People! Places! Parties!
People! Places! Parties!
You don't wanna get me started
People! Places! Parties!

[Verse 4]

So boys and girls
Don't do like I did
Stay in school
And do everything that mom tells you to do
And remember
Don't go to those-

[Chorus]

People! Places! Parties!
People! Places! Parties!
You don't wanna get me started
People! Places! Parties!