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B i o g r a p h y
 (by Michael Sutton)

4 Non Blondes howled their way onto the charts in 1993 with "What's Up?" and then vanished without a whisper. Formed in 1989 with Linda Perry (vocals), Roger Rocha (guitar), Christa Hillhouse (bass), and Dawn Richardson (drums), 4 Non Blondes had no problems attracting major labels, but they didn't know how to market them. The band was eventually signed to Interscope Records and released Bigger, Better, Faster, More? in 1992. Dominated by Perry's high-pitched singing, "What's Up?" was slowly added to modern rock stations and then crossed over into the mainstream, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Top 200. The video for "What's Up?" became a smash on MTV, propelling sales of the album to over six-million copies worldwide. "What's Up?" was selected as Best Song by the Bay Area Music Awards; moreover, Perry was chosen as Best Female Vocalist and Bigger, Better, Faster, More? won for Best Album. The group toured with Neil Young, Pearl Jam, and Bob Dylan. The band recorded tunes for the soundtracks to Wayne's World 2 and Airheads. However, Perry felt that the group had become too pop; consequently, she left 4 Non Blondes. She released her solo debut, In Flight, in 1995. Perry departed from Interscope Records in 1998 and recorded her second full-length, After Hours, for her own label, Rockstar Records.




Bigger, Better, Faster, More !
- 1992 -

Train
Superfly
What's up
Pleasantly blue
Morphine & Chocolate
Spaceman
Old Mr. Heffer
Calling all the people
Dear Mr. President
Drifting
No place like home

 

Non Album Tracks
- Misc -

Bless the beasts and the children
Misty mountain hop
Sammy
(a.k.a do you really know)

 


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Bigger, Better, Faster, More !

Train

What ya gonna do child
When your thoughts are movin' slow
Find another to show you where to go
You'll be searchin' for that train
And you'll see it's a train
What ya gonna do child
When your mommy goes away
She won't take you
She'll leave you astray
You'll be searchin' for that train
And you see it's a train
And you see yourself
Searchin' for somebody else
But you know for sure it's that train
What are you gonna do child
When you leave it all behind
Find another, to blow it in your mind
You'll be searchin' for that train
And you'll see it's a train
And you see yourself searchin' for somebody else
But you know for sure it's that train

Superfly

Here i am and i'm waitin' on a chance to make it right
Every word you say makes my heart go bang bang
'Cause it sounds so nice
Well i've been alone
And you've been a fool
Baby don't you know that's the golden rule
Well i've been alone
And you've been a fool
Baby don't you know that's the way i like it
Let me take you away on the wings of my superfly
Maybe we'll celebrate all the room in the sky
Heaven knows we'll go boom boom boom
What can i do to get you in the mood
Baby i give up
I'm so misused and you're so confused
It's such a drag
Well i've been alone
And you've been a fool
Baby don't you know that's the golden rule
Well i've been alone and you've been a fool
Baby don't you know that's the way i like it
Let me take you away on the wings of my superfly
Maybe we'll celebrate all the room in the sky
Heaven knows we'll go boom boom boom
Here i am and i'm waitin' on a chance
To make it right
Do i turn you on or maybe i turn you off
Could you just decide
Well i've been alone
And you've been a fool
Baby don't you know that's the golden rule
Well i've been alone
And you've been a fool
Baby don't you know that's the way i like it
Let me take you away on the wings of my superfly
Maybe we'll celebrate all the room in the sky
Let me take you away on the wings of my superfly
Maybe we'll celebrate all the room in the skyheaven knows we'll go boom boom boom

What's up

25 years of my life and still
I'm trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination
I realized quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of this
Brotherhood of man
For whatever that means
So I cry somethimes when I'm lying in bed
To get it all out what's in my head
Then I start feeling a little peculiar
So I wake in the morning and I step
Outside I take deep breath
I get real high
Then I scream from the top of my lungs
What's goin' on
And I say hey...
And I say hey what's goin' on
And I say hey...
I said hey what's goin' on
And I try, oh my God do I try
I try all the time
In this institution
And I pray, oh my God do I pray
I pray every single day
For a revolution
So I cry sometimes when I'm lying in my bed
To get it all out what's in my head
Then I start feeling a little peculiar
So I wake in the morning and I step outside
I take a deep breaththen I get real high
Then I scream from the top of my lungs
What's goin' on
And I say hey...
And I say hey what's goin' on
And I say hey...
I said hey what's goin' on
And I say hey...
And I say hey what's goin' on
And I say hey...
I said hey what's goin' on
25 years of my life and still
I'm trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

Pleasantly blue

Every time you wake in the morning
And you start to cry
So i figure there's something up baby
But you don't tell me why
So i know that's why i call you blue
'Cause there's always something baby
That's why i call you pleasantly blue
Hush hush you walk on by you don't say a word
Talk to me baby please talk to me baby
What haven't i heard
So i know that's why i call you blue
'Cause there's always something baby
That's why i call you pleasantly blue
Oh no, here we go
What's wrong with you
Come here baby come to me baby
What can i do
Yea i know that's why i call you blue
'Cause there's always something baby
That's why i call you pleasantly blue

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Morphine & Chocolate

Substitute my gloom with happiness
Substitute my sickness with health
Substitute my enemies with real good friends
Morphine & Chocolate are my
Substitute, substitutes
Morphine & Chocolate can bring me up
Can warm my heart whenever I want it
And every once in a while when I stop and think
Morphine & Chocolate are my
Substitute, substitutes
And you can say " Hey, we've really come a long way "
And you say " Hey, it can only be this way "
You might be careful, It really hurts when it's real
You might be careful, It really hurts when it's real
You'll go down, down, down, down, ooh !
Set the alarm clock, baby
Don't you miss the sun ?
I'm feeling really warm hearted baby
Don't you know I'm feeling like someone
I'm fearing for my life again and I am
Fearing for my heart
Morphine & Chocolate could never
Substitute my art !
And that's real love baby X3

Spaceman

Starry night bring me down
'Til I realize the moon
It seems so distant yet I felt it pass
Right through
So I see what I see
A new world is over me
So I'll reach up to the sky
And pretend that I'm a
Spaceman, in another place and time
I guess I'm lookin' for a brand new
Place, is there a better life for me
Subtle wind blow me gone
Let me rest upon your move
I trust I'll end up sleeping
Cradled in my doom
So I feel what I feel
I can't grasp what is not real
So I'll get myself real high
And imagine I'm a
Spaceman, in another place and time
I guess I'm lookin' for a brand new
Place, is there a better life for me
I remember in my mind
They say I'm a daydreamin'
Is it all that It seems
Or am I all the things I'm looking for, yea
So I see what I see, A new world is over me
And I'll reach up to the sky
And pretend that I'm a spaceman
In another place and time
I guess I'm lookin' for a brand new place
I remember living in a different life
Is there a better life for me

Old Mr. Heffer

Stumbled my way on the darkest afternoon
I got a beer in my hand
And I'm draggin' a stoogie too
The back of my brain is tickin' like a clock
I simmer down gently but boil on what the fuck
Get back 'cause I'm feelin' good tonight
Get back 'cause I'm feeling right
Trouble is a word that starts with a capital T
I refer myself to the word 'cause I'm so keen
Little do they know that I'm struttin' such a style
It makes the trouble in me all worth the while
So get back 'cause I'm feelin' good tonight
Get back 'cause I'm feelin' right
There goes Billy and Susie walkin' hand 'n hand
I quickly caught up slurring yo what's the plan
They had fear in their eyes and bellies that ran like dogs
I barrelled down laughing screaming Susie
You forgot your clogs
Well, Old Mr. Heffer
I'm really pleased to meet you
I didn't mean to scare your blue-eyed-child
But billy wouldn't talk to me
And Susie wouldn't look at me
It made me so doggone crazy
I had to chase them for a mile
All I wanted was change for a buck
Well I'm back and I'm feelin' good tonight
Yea I'm back and I'm feelin' right
So get back 'cause I'm feelin' good tonight
Get back 'cause I'm feelin' right
Jesus

Calling all the people

How can you tell
When your wellness is not well
Make no mistakes now
Please do excuse
My itchy attitude
I'm feelin' righteous
Why, why are we always asking why
To lamely try to justify
For what it is a lack of drive
Calling all the people
Have you nothin' brewin'
Time to flap your big fat mouth
Let's rap how we be doin'
Say might what you say
That's really all it takes to break through
Where is it at
When your moral is a hat
Full money
Can you explain
Why the messy kitchen sink
Is so confusing
Why,why are we always asking why
To lamely try to justify
For what it is a lack of drive
Calling all the people
Have you nothin' brewin'
Time to flap your big fat mouth
Let's rap how we be doin'
Say might what you say
That's really all it takes
Calling all the people
Have you nothin' brewin'
Time to flap your big fat mouth
Let's rap how we be doin'
Say might what you say
That's really all it takes to break through
Calling all the people



Dear Mr. President

I'm looking outside of my windows
The view that I see
Is a child and mama
And the child is begging for money
Tell me why, tell me why
The woman is blind is she so broke
The kid's dealing crime
It's such a beautiful city
But the world is burning it down
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
It's such a beautiful city
But the world is it burning down
I go to my room to turn on the T.V
I sit myself down
And I start laughing hard
'Cause this man he's asking for money
He sats "if you send me lots of cash I'll send you
Stuff to make you rich fast"
It's such a wonderful country
But the man he's burning it down
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
It's such a wonderful country
But the man he's burning it down
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
And it's burning down
And it's called the U.S of A.
One day I'm going to have lots of money
But I'll have to give up
For this rich society
Oh please Mr. President will you lend me a future
'Cause you'll just get it back
From the little blind woman
With the kid on the corner
And the people all over, doin' crack
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
It's such a wonderful country
But the man he's burning it down
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
And it's burning down
And it's called the U.S of A.
I'm walking outside on a sunny day
With no one around
And I wonder what's wrong
The I hear this loud piercing siren
Oh my God the bomb has just dropped
And everybody climbed right on top
Screaming, what a wonderful country
But the man he's burning it down
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
It's such a wonderful country
But the man he's burning it down
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
Yea yea yea yea yea yea
And it's burning down
And it's called the U.S of A.

Drifting

What a wonderful hesitation
Who would bear to feel sorry for me
Dropped another pill just to calm me
Collapsed to my knees and fell fast into sleep
There I was drifting
Way out into the sunshine
Expecting to crash but I'm tied to a string
Look at me I'm a tangled puppet
I might be a mess but I sure can survive
Find myself awake counting sad days
1-2-3 that's too many for me
Dropped another pill just to find me
Reached for my hand
But It was already there
Then I started believin'
That I fell out of a tiny raindrop
That lost its way when it decided to roam
Chasing me was a hungry dweller
But I had escaped it by pretending to die
Come follow me you won't expect the illusion
You'll see, it's my imagination
Hand me your eyes
I will put them in front of mine
You'll see a little better
You'll see a little better
What a wonderful destination
Where I am now
I can no longer see
Dropped another pill just to kill me
Collapsed to my knees
And fell fast into sleep
There I was drifting
Way out into the sunshine
Expecting to crash but I'm tiet to a string
Look at me I'm a tangled puppet
I might be a mess but I sure can survive
But I had escaped it by pretending to die

No place like home

When I wake up in my house
I get dressed then I get lost
I don't know which way to go
I guess I'll have a cup of Joe
Where the hell was I anyways
So I end up on the street
Walkin' talkin' to my own beat
In a fog, in a haze
I've been trippin' out for days
Can you help me find my way home
1-2-3
Don't rock teh boat now, just let it slide
Groovy people walking back and forth, that's right
So I hop on to this bus
Destination reads please save us
Not a soul that I know
To be found in this dark hole
Can you help me find my way home
Can you help me find my way home
I'm so tired of looking for the door
Please help me find my way
Please help me find my way
I can't find the door
Where am I now, where am I now
I find myself just out there floating

Non Album Tracks

Bless the beasts and the children

Bless the beasts and the children
For in this world they have no voice
They have no choice
Bless the beasts and the children
For the world can never be
The world they see
Light their way
When the darkness surrounds them
Give them love
Let it shine all around them
Bless the beasts and the children
Give them shelter from a storm
Keep them safe
Keep them warm
Light their way
When the darkness surrounds them
Give them love
Let it shine all around them
Bless the beasts and the children
Give them shelter from a storm
Keep them safe
Keep them warm
The children
The children

Misty mountain hop

Walkin' in the park just the other day, Baby,
What do you, what do you think I saw?
Crowds of people sittin' on the grass with flowers in their hair said,
"Hey, Boy, do you wanna score?"
And you know how it is;
I really don't know what time it was, woh, oh,
So I asked them if I could stay awhile.
I didn't notice but it had got very dark and I was really,
Really out of my mind.
Just then a policeman stepped up to me and asked us said,
"Please, hey, would we care to all get in line,
Get in line."
Well you know, They asked us to stay for tea and have some fun,
Oh, oh, he said that his friends would all drop by, ooh.
Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see,
And Baby, Baby, Baby, do you like it?
There you sit, sitting spare like a book on a shelf rustin'
Ah, not trying to fight it.
You really don't care if they're coming, oh, oh,
I know that it's all a state of mind, ooh.
If you go down in the streets today, Baby, you better,
You better open your eyes.
Folk down there really don't care, really don't care, don't care, really don't
Which, which way the pressure lies,
So I've decided what I'm gonna do now.
So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains
Where the spirits go now,
Over the hills where the spirits fly, ooh.
I really don't know.

Sammy

Do you even know your name
it's so hard to tell you with my face
And Sammy all the things i'm going through
It's so hard to tell with my face

And I know you never blame me
Can you feel me now
Sammy I'm going crazy

And Sammy all the things i'm going through
All the things i'm going through

Sammy maybe you could just come back
Maybe you don't round my bag
I miss you

And I know you, yeah you will never blame me
Can you feel me now
Sammy am I going crazy

Sammy do you even know your name
Do you even ???
I love you in my heart
Oh Sammy all the things i'm going through
And all the things im going through
I love you in my heart...

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