No Surprize
( Tyler / Perry )


Nineteen seventy-one
We all heard the starters gun
New York was such a pity
But at Max's Kansas City we won
 
We all shot the shit at the bar
A with Johnny O' Toole and his scar
And then ole' Clive Davis said
He's surely gonna make us a star
I'm gonna make you a star
Just the way you are

But with all his style
I could see in his eyes
That we is goin' on trial
And it was no surprize

The boys kept kickin'...
... As usual time would tell
But some bitch do the choir
Throw water on the fire a hell
She loved to show and tell
Lord she loved to tell

But with all our style
You could see in our eyes
That we is still on trial
And it was no surprize
No surprize
No surprize
No surprize

Midnight lady
Situation fetal
Vaccinate your ass wit'chor phonograph needle

I say looky here
Friend of mine
You scratch like you need calamine
Flamingo boots soles a creakin'
Still in love and Puerto Rican too

Ridin' on wheels of hell
Smokin' our axle grease
Oh the backstage is rockin'
And we're coppin' from the local police
That's right the local police
Or the juctice of peace

So what with all our style
You could see in our eyes
That we is still on trial
Baby it's no surprize
No surprize
No surprize
No surprize

Rock n' roll junkie whore
Got my foot inside the door
Knock knock... knock knock... knock
Nobody's keepin' score

Bad times go away
Come again some other day
Topaz and sazzafraz
Will keep the blues away

Candy store rock n' roll
Corporation jellyroll
Play the singles it ain't me
It's programmed insanity

You ASCAP if BMI
Could ever make a mountain fly
If Japanese can boil teas
Then where the fuck's my royalties... aar
Yak yak yak yak 'oow




Official No Surprize music video




Max's Kanas City  was a legendary rock club located at 213 Park Ave South in New York City


Johnny O'toole  was a tough huge-ass guy that took a liking to the band in the early days. He let them practice inside the Fenway Theatre for free, protected them from time to time when they got into a schuffle and introduced them to Frank Connelly, the bands first promoter.


Clive Davis  was a top executive at Columbia Records and signed the band after watching them kick ass on stage at Max's


ASCAP means The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers... they deal with copyright, licensing and royalties


BMI means Broadcast Music INC. And it performs the same duties as ASCAP