Sideshow of Shit EP

by Liberated Squid

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The third EP from New Zealand punk rock band Liberated Squid, available on Savant Garde Records.

Go to Savant Garde Records Bandcamp page for much better music than this, such as, the brilliant Prophet Motive, the fantastic Super Narco Man and the underwhelming Threat.Meet.Prorocol.

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released January 26, 2014

All tracks written by Mike Baxter

except:-
Proof (Once Summer's Started) By The Prophet Motive (Mitch Cookson)

Goodbye Heart (Words Mike Baxter, Music sounds suspiciously like 'Hello Mary Lou' by Gene Pitney and Father Cayet Mangiaracina)

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Liberated Squid Tauranga, New Zealand

Liberated Squid are a punk rock band from Tauranga, New Zealand. Their sound is influenced by old school punk rock with melody. Influenced by bands like The Neurotics, Ramones, Stiff Little Fingers, Their songs cover various subject matter, sometimes political, sometimes fun. Witty lyrics and self proclaimed poor musicianship make Liberated Squid a great band to listen to. ... more

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Track Name: Pretty Good
His house is his castle, his wife is his queen
is daughter is his princess, His son is in his teens who doesn't know him any more

He's lost his mind, she's lost her looks
It's not the life he read in books
His eyes are closed when they make love
Screw your eyes up really tight she'll still look pretty good


Her house is her prison, her husband is a jerk
Her daughter is a nightmare
Her son is out of work and losing all his self respect

She's had affairs, he's had enough
His easy life has turned out tough
He swears to leave he probably should
Compare it to a lot of folks it still looks pretty good

Clear the pamphlets from the mailbox
Save up for the latest brand
Make another cup of tea
Has it gone the way you planned
Track Name: Goodbye Heart (Carcinogenic Remix)
It's hard to breathe, it's hard to quit
You're better off without that shit
You've given up a million times before
You'll lose a limb, you'll lose a child
Inhaling tar and formaldehyde
A heart attack will leave you on the floor

Half of smokers won't be alive
By the age of 55
But that's not all the worst is yet to be
while breathing out your poison breath
You'll kill five more with your second hand death
Your sons, your daughters, your friends and you and me

hello early death and goodbye heart
Wise up fuck you know it's killing you
Just give it up, don't even start.
So hello early death and goodbye heart

Puff puff puff on your cancer stick
it makes sense to give up, it makes sense to quit
I've seen too many families torn apart just do what's right
There is no tomorrow, gotta do it today
Reach into your pocket and throw that pack away
Do the right thing and give up on that shit tonight.
Track Name: Squid
Squid
Track Name: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Represent the likes of you and me
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, We're entitled to the right to disagree

They'll tie a noose around your neck, while you are trying to breathe
They'll look you right between the eyes, while lying through their teeth
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, lying hypocrites
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The fight's not over yet

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, elected by the few to serve us all
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, remembering the rich forget the poor

They'll tie a noose around your neck, while you are trying to breathe
They'll look you right between the eyes, while lying through their teeth
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, lying hypocrites
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The fight's not over yet
Track Name: Last Train Out Of Shitsville
We're on the Last Train Out of Shitsville and we're leaving from the top
Climb aboard the dining car and feast upon the rot
We pull out of the station, we're leaving right on time
Engine's working overtime, boiler sits on red D,B
Pressure's building all the time, full steam ahead D,B
Conductor takes your ticket, he also takes your rights G,A

All aboard, all aboard, strap yourself in
We're on the last train outta here
All aboard, all aboard, strap yourself in
Shouts the rail-road engineer
All aboard, all aboard, strap yourself in
We can see the end of the line
We're not stopping for the signal man
We're running out of time

We're on the Last Train Out of Shitsville, we're leaving town like rats
We're not stopping at the crossing to let the children pass
There is no chance of slowing down, the brake man doesn't care
Engine's working overtime, boiler sits on red
Pressure's building all the time, full steam ahead
Conductor takes your ticket, he also takes your rights

The Train is getting faster now
The Train is getting faster now
it's getting faster now
it's getting faster now
Track Name: Proof (Once Summer's Started) written by The Prophet Motive
There's no depression in New Zealand, just like there's no racism
If you scoop out your eyes, If you plug up your ears you'll never have to suffer through
The cries of the desperate, the pleas of the cold
The inconvenience of inequality: just a memory of a resentment grown old

Once summer's started we'll forget to think about what it means to be
Living in this apathetic country, stupefied by drink and the myth of democracy

Oh man, I love progress. The sweet decline of success
And I think John Key's cool, wish he'd come to my barbeque and drink my beers
If you scoop out your eyes, if you plug up your ears
You'll never be desperate, never shed no tears

Once summer's started we'll forget to think about how it feels to be
Little more than just a bunch of morons who trade love for fear
And we just traded up last year
Yeah once summer's started we'll be at the beach watching the Rena sink
Out there on the horizon is what we fail to see
And it's quickly reeling us in

Forget national pride, no we're not egalitarian
The rats used to move amongst us, but now I'm sad to say we're moving amongst them

Yeah once summer's started we'll forget to think about all we stand to lose
'Cause this is Aotearoa and we love reggae at a barbeque
But we hate the hear the truth
Just look at our Prime Minister for proof

(Lyrics reproduced with permission)