The Musical World of Rocky Horror

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack: 19 song lyrics        520,700 views

All lyrics transcribed from memory and verified against the soundtrack to the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Note that three of the songs presented here (Sword of Damocles, Once in a While, and Planet Schmanet, Janet) are not normally on most versions of the soundtrack album. Also, the version of The Time Warp present on all soundtrack albums is shorter than the movie version since they cut out Columbia's tap dancing and one of the refrains.

  1. Science Fiction/Double Feature
  2. Dammit Janet
  3. Over at the Frankenstein Place
  4. The Time Warp
  5. Sweet Transvestite
  6. Sword of Damocles
  7. I Can Make You A Man
  8. Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul
  9. I Can Make You A Man (Reprise)
  10. Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me
  1. Once in a While
  2. Eddie
  3. Planet Schmanet, Janet
  4. Rose Tint My World
  5. Fanfare/Don't Dream It
  6. Wild and Untamed Thing
  7. I'm Going Home
  8. Super Heroes
  9. Science Fiction/Double Feature (Reprise)
Lips

Michael Rennie was ill
The Day the Earth Stood Still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there
In silver underwear
Claude Rains was The Invisible Man
Then something went wrong
For Fay Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace
It Came From Outer Space
And this is how the message ran...

Science fiction (ooh ooh ooh) double feature
Doctor X (ooh ooh ooh) will build a creature
See androids fighting (ooh ooh ooh) Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in (ooh ooh ooh) Forbidden Planet
Wo oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night, double feature, picture show

I knew Leo G. Carroll
Was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot
When I saw Janette Scott
Fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said prunes
Gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But When Worlds Collide
Said George Pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills
Like a...

Science fiction (ooh ooh ooh) double feature
Doctor X (ooh ooh ooh) will build a creature
See androids fighting (ooh ooh ooh) Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in (ooh ooh ooh) Forbidden Planet
Wo oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night, double feature, picture show
I wanna go - Oh oh oh oh
To the late night, double feature, picture show
By R.K.O. - Wo oh oh oh
To the late night, double feature, picture show
In the back row - Oh oh oh oh
To the late night, double feature, picture show

Brad Majors

Hey, Janet

Janet Weiss

Yes, Brad?

Brad Majors

I've got something to say

Janet Weiss

Uh huh?

Brad Majors

I really love the...skillful way
You beat the other girls
To the bride's bouquet

Janet Weiss

Oh...oh, Brad

Brad Majors

The river was deep but I swam it

Chorus

Janet

Brad Majors

The future is ours, so let's plan it

Chorus

Janet

Brad Majors

So please don't tell me to can it

Chorus

Janet

Brad Majors

I've one thing to say, and that's
Dammit Janet, I love you
The road was long but I ran it

Chorus

Janet

Brad Majors

There's a fire in my heart and you fan it

Chorus

Janet

Brad Majors

If there's one fool for you then I am it

Chorus

Janet

Brad Majors

I've one thing to say, and that's
Dammit Janet, I love you
Here's a ring to prove that I'm no joker
There's three ways that love can grow
That's good, bad, or mediocre
Oh J-A-N-E-T, I love you so

Janet Weiss

Oh, it's nicer than Betty Munroe had

Chorus

Oh, Brad

Janet Weiss

Now we're engaged and I'm so glad

Chorus

Oh, Brad

Janet Weiss

That you met Mom and you know Dad

Chorus

Oh, Brad

Janet Weiss

I've one thing to say, and that's
Brad, I'm mad, for you too
Oh, Brad

Brad Majors

Oh, dammit

Janet Weiss

I'm mad

Brad Majors

Oh, Janet

Janet Weiss

For you

Brad Majors

I love you too

Brad and Janet

There's one thing left to do, ah-hoo

Brad Majors

And that's go see the man who began it

Chorus

Janet

Brad Majors

When we met in his science exam-it

Chorus

Janet

Brad Majors

Made me give you the eye and then panic

Chorus

Janet

Brad Majors

Now I've one thing to say, and that's
Dammit Janet, I love you
Dammit, Janet

Janet Weiss

Oh Brad, I'm mad

Brad Majors

Dammit, Janet

Brad and Janet

I love you

Janet Weiss

In the velvet darkness
Of the blackest night
Burning bright
There's a guiding star
No matter what or who you are

Brad and Janet

There's a light

Chorus

Over at the Frankenstein place

Brad and Janet

There's a light

Chorus

Burning in the fireplace

Brad and Janet

There's a light, light
In the darkness of everybody's life

Riff Raff

The darkness must go
Down the river of night's dreaming
Flow morphia slow
Let the sun and light come streaming
Into my life, into my life

Brad and Janet

There's a light

Chorus

Over at the Frankenstein place

Brad and Janet

There's a light

Chorus

Burning in the fireplace
There's a light, a light

Brad and Janet

In the darkness of everybody's life

Riff Raff

It's astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely

Magenta

Not for very much longer

Riff Raff

I've got to keep control
I remember doing the Time Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me

Riff and Magenta

And the void would be calling

Chorus

Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Criminologist

It's just a jump to the left

Chorus

And then a step to the right

Criminologist

With your hands on your hips

Chorus

You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Magenta

It's so dreamy
Oh, fantasy free me
So you can't see me
No, not at all
In another dimension
With voyeuristic intention
Well secluded, I see all

Riff Raff

With a bit of a mind flip

Magenta

You're into the time slip

Riff Raff

And nothing can ever be the same

Magenta

You're spaced out on sensation

Riff Raff

Like you're under sedation

Chorus

Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Columbia

Well I was walking down the street
Just a having a think
When a snake of a guy gave me an evil wink
He shook-a me up, he took me by surprise
He had a pick up truck and the devil's eyes
He stared at me and I felt a change
Time meant nothing, never would again

Chorus

Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Criminologist

It's just a jump to the left

Chorus

And then a step to the right

Criminologist

With your hands on your hips

Chorus

You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane
Let's do the Time Warp again
Let's do the Time Warp again

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

How do you do
I see you've met my faithful handyman
He's just a little brought down because
When you knocked
He thought you were the candyman
Don't get strung out by the way I look
Don't judge a book by its cover
I'm not much of a man by the light of day
But by night I'm one hell of a lover
I'm just a sweet transvestite
From Transexual, Transylvania

Let me show you around, maybe play you a sound
You look like you're both pretty groovy
Or if you want something visual
That's not too abysmal
We could take in an old Steeve Reeves movie

Brad Majors

I'm glad we caught you at home
Could we use your phone?
We're both in a bit of a hurry

Janet Weiss

Right!

Brad Majors

We'll just say where we are
Then go back to the car
We don't want to be any worry

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Well you got caught with a flat
Well how 'bout that
Well babies don't you panic
By the light of the night
It'll all seem alright
I'll get you a Satanic mechanic
I'm just a sweet transvestite
From Transexual, Transylvania
Why don't you stay for the night

Riff Raff

Night!

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Or maybe a bite

Columbia

Bite!

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

I could show you my favorite obsession
I've been making a man
With blonde hair and a tan
And he's good for relieving my tension
I'm just a sweet transvestite
From Transexual, Transylvania
Hit it! Hit it!
I'm just a sweet transvestite

Chorus

Sweet Transvestite!

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

From Transexual

Chorus

Transylvania

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

So come up to the lab
And see what's on the slab
I see you shiver with antici...pation
But maybe the rain
Isn't really to blame
So I'll remove the cause
But not the symptom

Rocky Horror

The Sword of Damocles is hanging over my head
And I've got the feeling someone's gonna be cutting the thread
Oh, woe is me
My life is a misery
Oh, can't you see
That I'm at the start of a pretty big downer
I woke up this morning with a start when I fell out of bed

Chorus

That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

And left from my dreaming was a feeling of unnameable dread

Chorus

That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

My high is low
I'm dressed up with no place to go
And all I know
Is I'm at the start of a pretty big downer

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Oh, Rocky!

Chorus

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

Oh no no no

Chorus

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

Oh no no no

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Oh, my baby!

Chorus

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

The Sword of Damocles is hanging over my head

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Oh, really!

Chorus

That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

And I've got the feeling someone's gonna be cutting the thread

Chorus

That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

Oh, woe is me
My life is a mystery
And can't you see
That I'm at the start of a pretty big downer

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Come here!

Chorus

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

Oh no no no

Chorus

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

Oh no no no

Chorus

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
That ain't no crime

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

Oh no no no

Chorus

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror

Oh no no no

Chorus

Sha la la la
That ain't no crime
That ain't no crime
Sha la la

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

A weakling weighing ninety-eight pounds
Will get sand in his face
When kicked to the ground
And soon in the gym
With a determined chin
The sweat from his pores
As he works for his cause
Will make him glisten
And gleam, and with massage
And just a little bit of steam
He'll be pink and quite clean
He'll be a strong man
Oh, honey!

Chorus

But the wrong man

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

He'll eat nutritious, high protein
And swallow raw eggs
Try to build up his shoulders
His chest, arms, and legs
Such an effort
If he only knew of my plan
In just seven days

Chorus

I can make you a man

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

He'll do press-ups and chin-ups
Do the snatch, clean, and jerk
He thinks dynamic tension
Must be hard work
Such strenuous living
I just don't understand
When in just seven days
Oh, baby
I can make you a man

Eddie

Whatever happened to Saturday night?
When you dressed up sharp and you felt alright
It don't seem the same since cosmic light
Came into my life, I thought I was divine
I used to go for a ride with a chick who'd go
And listen to the music on the radio
A saxophone was blowing on a Rock and Roll show
We climbed in the back seat, really had a good time
Hot patootie, bless my soul
Really love that Rock and Roll

Chorus

Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll

Eddie

(saxophone solo)

My head used to swim from the perfume I smelled
My hands kinda fumbled with her white plastic belt
I'd taste her baby pink lipstick and that's when I'd melt
She'd whisper in my ear tonight she really was mine
Get back in front and put some hair oil on
Buddy Holly was singing his very last song
With your arms around your girl, you try to sing along
It felt pretty good...Whoo!
Really had a good time
Hot patootie, bless my soul
Really love that Rock and Roll

Chorus

Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll

(saxophone solo)

Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll
Hot patootie, bless my soul
I really love that Rock and Roll

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

But a deltoid and a bicep
A hot groin and a tricep
Makes me - Ooh! - shake
Makes me wanna take Charles Atlas by the hand

Chorus

In just seven days

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Oh, baby

Chorus

I can make you a man

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

I don't want no dissension
Just dynamic tension

Janet Weiss

I'm a muscle fan

Chorus

In just seven days
I can make you a man

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Dig it if you can

Chorus

In just seven days
I can make you a man

Janet Weiss

I was feeling done in
Couldn't win
I'd only ever kissed before

Columbia

You mean she?

Magenta

Uh huh

Janet Weiss

I thought there's no use getting
Into heavy petting
It only leads to trouble
And seat wetting
Now all I want to know
Is how to go
I've tasted blood and I want more

Magenta and Columbia

More, more, more!

Janet Weiss

I'll put up no resistance
I want to stay the distance
I've got an itch to scratch
I need assistance
Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me
I wanna be dirty
Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me
Creature of the night

Then if anything grows
While you pose
I'll oil you up
And rub you down

Magenta and Columbia

Down, down, down!

Janet Weiss

And that's just one small fraction
Of the main attraction
You need a friendly hand
And I need action
Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me
I wanna be dirty
Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me
Creature of the night

Columbia

Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me

Magenta

I wanna be dirty

Columbia

Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me

Magenta

Creature of the night

Janet Weiss

Oh, touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me
I wanna be dirty
Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me
Creature of the night

Rocky Horror

Creature of the night

Brad Majors

Creature of the night?

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Creature of the night

Magenta

Creature of the night

Riff Raff

Creature of the night

Columbia

Creature of the night

Rocky Horror

Creature of the night

Janet Weiss

Creature of the night!

Brad Majors

Once in a while, she don't want to call you
Speaking on the telephone
And once in your life, she won't want to know you
You look around
The one you've found, she is gone

And that's all the time that it takes
For a heart to turn to stone
The sweeter the wine
The harder to make the break
You hear something about someone
You'd thought you'd known

So baby don't cry like there's no tomorrow
After the night there's a brand new day
And there'll be no pain, and no more sorrow
So wash your face
And phone my place, it'll be OK

And that's all the time that it takes
For a heart to beat again
So give me a sign
That a lover makes
You look around
The one you've found is back again

Dr. Everett v. Scott

From the day he was born
He was trouble
He was the thorn
In his mother's side
She tried in vain

Criminologist

But he never caused her nothing but shame

Dr. Everett v. Scott

He left home the day she died
From the day she was gone
All he wanted
Was rock and roll porn
And a motorbike
Shooting up junk

Criminologist

He was a low down cheap little punk

Dr. Everett v. Scott

Taking everyone for a ride

Chorus

When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy
You knew he was a no good kid
But when he threatened your life
With a switch blade knife

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

What a guy

Janet Weiss

Makes you cry

Dr. Everett v. Scott

And I did

Columbia

Everybody shoved him
I very nearly loved him
I said hey listen to me
Stay sane inside insanity
But he locked the door
And threw away the key

Dr. Everett v. Scott

But he must've been drawn
Into something
Making him warn me
In a note which reads

Chorus

What's it say? What's it say?

Eddie

I'm out of my head
Oh hurry, or I may be dead
They mustn't carry out their evil deeds

Chorus

When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy
You knew he was a no good kid
But when he threatened your life
With a switch blade knife

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

What a guy

Janet Weiss

Makes you cry

Dr. Everett v. Scott

And I did

Chorus

When Eddie said he didn't like his teddy
You knew he was a no good kid
But when he threatened your life
With a switch blade knife

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

What a guy

Chorus

Whoa ho ho

Janet Weiss

Makes you cry

Chorus

Hey hey hey

Dr. Everett v. Scott

And I did

Chorus

Eddie

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

How could you!

Dr. Everett v. Scott

This way! This way!

Riff Raff

Shut up!

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

I'll tell you once
I won't tell you twice
You'd better wise up, Janet Weiss
Your apple pie don't taste too nice
You'd better wise up, Janet Weiss

I've laid the seed, it should be all you need
You're as sensual as a pencil
Wound up like an 'E' or first string
When we made it, did you hear a bell ring?
You got a block, well take my advice
You'd better wise up, Janet Weiss
The Transducer will seduce ya

Janet Weiss

My feet! I can't move my feet!

Dr. Everett v. Scott

My wheels! My God, I can't move my wheels!

Brad Majors

It's as if we're glued to the spot!

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

You are! So quake with fear, you tiny fools!

Janet Weiss

Oh, we're trapped!

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

It's something you'll get used to
A mental mind-fuck can be nice

Dr. Everett v. Scott

You won't find Earth people quite the easy mark you imagine
This sonic transducer - it is, I suppose, some kind of
Audio-vibratory, physiomolecular transport device

Brad Majors

You mean

Dr. Everett v. Scott

Yes, Brad
It's something we ourselves have been working on for quite some time
But it seems our friend here has found a means of perfecting it
A device which is capable of breaking down solid matter and then
Projecting it through space, and who knows, perhaps even time itself

Janet Weiss

You mean, he's gonna send us to another planet?

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Planet, schmanet, Janet!
You'd better wise up, Janet Weiss
You'd better wise up
Build your thighs up
You'd better wise up

Criminologist

And then she cried out

Janet Weiss

Stop!

Columbia

It was great when it all began
I was a regular Frankie fan
But it was over when he had the plan
To start working on a muscle man
Now the only thing that gives me hope
Is my love of a certain dope
Rose tints my world
Keeps me safe from my trouble and pain

Rocky Horror

I'm just seven hours old
Truly beautiful to behold
And somebody should be told
My libido hasn't been controlled
Now the only thing I've come to trust
Is an orgasmic rush of lust
Rose tints my world
And keeps me safe from my trouble and pain

Brad Majors

It's beyond me
Help me, Mommy
I'll be good, you'll see
Take this dream away
What this, let's see
I feel sexy
What's come over me?
Woo! Here it comes again

Janet Weiss

I feel released
Bad times deceased
My confidence has increased
Reality is here
The game has been disbanded
My mind has been expanded
It's a gas that Frankie's landed
His lust is so sincere

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Whatever happened to Fay Wray?
That delicate satin draped frame
As it clung to her thigh, how I started to cry
'Cause I wanted to be dressed just the same
Give yourself over to absolute pleasure
Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh
Erotic nightmares beyond any measure
And sensual daydreams to treasure forever
Can't you just see it. Whoa ho ho!
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it

Chorus

Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it
Don't dream it, be it

Dr. Everett v. Scott

Ach! We've got to get out of this trap
Before this decadence saps our wills
I've got to be strong and try to hang on
Or else my mind, may well snap
And my life will be lived
For the thrills

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Don't dream it, be it

Brad Majors

It's beyond me
Help me, Mommy

Janet Weiss

God bless Lili St. Cyr

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

My my my
My my my my my
My my my my
My my
I'm a wild and an untamed thing
I'm a bee with a deadly sting
You get a hit and your mind goes ping
Your heart'll pump and your blood will sing
So let the party and the sounds rock on
We're gonna shake it 'till the life has gone
Rose tint my world
Keep me safe from my trouble and pain

Chorus

We're a wild and an untamed thing
We're a bee with a deadly sting
You get a hit and your mind goes ping
Your heart'll pump and your blood will sing
So let the party and the sounds rock on
We're gonna shake it 'till the life has gone
Rose tint my world
Keep me safe from my trouble and pain

We're a wild and an untamed thing
We're a bee with a deadly sting
You get a hit and your mind goes ping
Your heart'll pump and your blood will sing
So let the party and the sounds rock on
We're gonna shake it 'till the life has gone, gone, gone
Rose tint my world
Keep me safe from my trouble and pain

Riff Raff

Frank-N-Furter, it's all over
Your mission is a failure
Your lifestyle's too extreme
I'm your new commander
You now are my prisoner
We return to Transylvania
Prepare the transit beam

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

On the day I went away

Chorus

Goodbye

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Was all I had to say

Chorus

Now I

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

I want to come again and stay

Chorus

Oh my

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Smile, and that will mean I may
'Cause I've seen blue skies
Through the tears in my eyes
And I realize I'm going home

Chorus

I'm going home

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Everywhere, it's been the same

Chorus

Feeling

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Like I'm outside in the rain

Chorus

Wheeling

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Free to try and find a game

Chorus

Dealing

Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Cards for sorrow
Cards for pain
'Cause I've seen blue skies
Through the tears in my eyes
And I realize I'm going home

Chorus

I'm going home
I'm going home
I'm going home

Brad Majors

I've done a lot
God knows I've tried
To find the truth
I've even lied
But all I know
Is down inside I'm

Chorus

Bleeding

Janet Weiss

And super heroes
Come to feast
To taste the flesh
Not yet deceased
And all I know
Is still the beast is

Chorus

Feeding

Criminologist

And crawling on the planet's face
Some insects called the human race
Lost in time, and lost in space
And meaning

Chorus

Meaning

Lips

Science fiction, double feature
Frank has built and lost his creature
Darkness has conquered Brad and Janet
The servants gone to a distant planet
Wo oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night, double feature, picture show
I want to go
Oh oh oh oh
To the late night, double feature, picture show