SHOCK TREATMENT

(Alternate Version)


 
    Two versions of this song were recorded, but only one appears on the soundtrack.  The second version, sung entire by Richard O'Brien with Nell Campbell singing backup, can be heard over the end credits on most prints, and video releases, as well as the 7" and 12" single.  It can also be found on compilation CDs and Bootleg CDR.
 


 
Verse: I'm not a loco with motives to suture myself
        I've been a cynic for too many years
        Playing doctor and nurse, it can't be good for your health
        I've seen clinics, with those gimmicks in tangiers
        But if you open your heart to a smooth operator
        He'll take you for all that you've got
        He'll hand you a curse that'll be with you later
        It'll shake ya the way he takes off like a shot
 
Chorus: You need a bit of, ooh, shock treatment
        Get you jumping like a real live wire
        You need a bit of, ooh, shock treatment
        So look out, mister, don't you blow your last resistor
        For a vista that'll mystify ya
 
Verse: You're blinded by romance, you're blinded by science
        You're condition is critically grave
        But don't expect mercy from such an alliance
        Suspicion of tradition's so new wave
 
Chorus 2: You need a bit of, ooh, shock treatment
        Get you jumping like a real live wire
        You need a bit of, ooh, shock treatment
        So look out, mister, don't you blow your last resistor
        For a vista that'll mystify ya, -fy ya, -fy ya
        You need a bit of, ooh, shock treatment
        Get you jumping like a real live wire
        You need a bit of, ooh, shock treatment
        So look out, mister, don't you blow your last resistor
        For a vista that'll mystify ya, -fy ya, -fy ya, -fy ya.