The Best of a Bad Bunch

by Pellethead

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    Vic Godard has hand-selected tracks from 25 years of Pellethead that have then been remastered and released on Vic's label GNUinc Records

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1.
Social stopped my dole Identity’s been stole Seems I’ve got no soul My life’s in a hole Girlfriend went astray Took her love away So, I smoke a J Take the pain away Yeah… Nothing’s going wrong (x4) Girlfriend came back Had a heart attack Said she’s on the smack In losing do I lack Government sold out Left us all with nowt What’s it all about? Yeah there’s Nothing’s going wrong (x4) Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho He he he he he he he Ha ha ha ha he he Hoo ha hhha hhhhaa Heee hooaaah ahhhhhaha hah Yeah… Nothing’s going wrong (x8)
2.
I felt lost I was lonely You left me on my own It was cold It was cloudy And you left me Feeling blue I was drunk Two Regal Kingsize And you left me On my own On me own Feeling Blue A mile from home Nothing else to do I was on drugs I’d had about 13 pints You left me On my own It’s another era It’s a different time You left me On me own We were in the red light district Oooooooh And you left me Feeling Blue I wish I was Alone On me own Feeling Blue Two fags left And I was drunk Ooh La la la La la la la La la la la On me own La la la La la la Feeling blue La la la La la la la On me own Ooh On me own As I walked home I was sick Fish and chips Kentucky fried You left me On me own You left me Feeling blue You left me On me own You left me Feeling buh blue On me own
3.
02:22
Remember when Northern was in? Early Motown, Aretha Franklin Every weekend we would go To the one and only Wigan Casino Northern was a blast Northern happened fast Northern couldn’t last Northern was a blast Then we would chill right out Listening to the Northern Soul sounds Then they’d play three before eight Guarantee we’d get home real late Northern was a blast Northern happened fast Northern couldn’t last Northern was a blast Northern was a blast Northern happened fast Northern couldn’t last Northern was a blast Oh, Northern was a blast
4.
It’s been a hard day’s nine hour storm I’ve been thinking into the early morn I’ve got an oil can by my head And I got up before Alycia, Ooh I was at Broadway 5th Avenue Wow, look up its quite a view Early morning, 9 AM It’s a rush hour point of view It’s been a hard day’s nine hour storm I’ve been thinking, think all night long I’ve got an oil can by my head And I got up before the rest of them, Ooh I was at Broadway 5th Avenue It’s the coldest place that I’ve ever been It’s the biggest place that I’ve ever seen In a rush hour point of view It’s been a hard day’s nine hour storm I’ve been thinking, thinking all night long She said “Give me a dollar, you Irish bum And I’ll put you in the Movies” Oooh “Are you looking at me? Are you looking at me?” “You fucking Irish bum, you fucking Irish bum” “Are you looking at me?” Yeahhh “Are you looking at…”
5.
05:35
I looked here, I looked there Could not be found anywhere Was it a dream or reality? All alone again, you see Looking here, looking there No one around anywhere Living in Living in Skips (X 4) Was it a dream or reality? Strangers turn away from me On my own, no money All alone again, you see Was it a dream or reality? Turned around, gone from me L...L...let it be One for you nineteen for me (chorus) Was it a dream or reality? On my own again, you see Sleeping here, sleeping there Sleeping here, sleeping there Was it a dream or reality? L..L...let it be One for you nineteen for me L..L...let it be Skips Skips Skips Skipsssssss said the snake
6.
02:41
It’s hard, It It’s soft, It It’s everywhere, It It’s somewhere, It Oooooh Ooh, ooh ooh ooh Oooooooh Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh It’s hard, It It’s easy, It It’s everywhere, It It’s over there, It (chorus) It’s hard, It It’s soft, It It’s everywhere, It It’s nowhere, It
7.
03:08
Big John Mack, Barry Maguire Friday night Brambles Farm on fire Hard men and hard women were there Singing and dancing on chairs When you’re up, you’re up When you’re down, you’re down Wind your window up Wind your window down When you’re up, you’re up Cocaine brings you down Wind your window up Six feet underground Then he got 10 years in prison For dealing these drugs And inside everybody loved him He sorted out all the thugs When you’re up, you’re up When you’re down, you’re down Wind your window up Wind your window down When you’re up, you’re up Coke can bring you down Wind your window up Six feet underground Then he moved onto a hard life Dope drops on a car park But I’ll never forget, oh, where you were Big John, Big John Mack When you’re up, you’re up When you’re down, you’re down Wind your window up Wind your window down When you’re up, you’re up Cocaine brings you down Wind your window up Six feet underground (repeat)
8.
04:33
Owwww, Ow ow ooh from the mountains to the valleys To the dawn ‘til late at night From the rain into the river to the seas with all their might In an ocean of an emotion you are drowning with the fish with which you find yourself surrounding In an ocean of an emotion you are drowning with the fish with which you find yourself surrounding The drummer, the drummer, the drummer He’s the drummer, lord, he’s the drummer, he’s the drummer, yeah The drummer, the drummer, the drummer He’s the drummer, lord, he’s the drummer, he’s the drummer, yeah Well, he’s the drummer he might be a marra of mine And quite frankly he’s not had the time There are things he should have said He should have said but he never did Cos he’s the drummer, baby He’s the drummer, baby The drummer, the drummer, the drummer He’s the drummer, he’s the drummer, he’s the drummer, yeah The drummer, the drummer, the drummer, He’s the drummer, lord, he’s the drummer, lord, he’s the drummer, yeah Well, she’s a drummer, she might be a sister of mine And, quite frankly, she’s not had the time There are things she should have done She should have done but she never did Cos she’s a drummer, baby, she’s a drummer, baby The drummer, the drummer, the drummer She’s the drummer, lord, she’s the drummer, lord, she’s the drummer, lord, yeah The drummer, the drummer, the drummer She’s the drummer, lord, she’s the drummer, she’s the drummer, yeah Lee’s a drummer, he might be a brother of mine He took all the money, and spent it on cocaine There are things he should have said He should have done but he never did Cos Lee’s a drummer, baby, Lee’s a drummer, baby Drummer, drummer, drummer Lee’s a drummer, he’s a drummer, lord, Lee’s the drummer, yeah Drummer, drummer, the drummer Lee’s a drummer, he’s a drummer, Lee’s a drummer, yeah Owwwww, Ow ow owooooh To the river Late at night To the valley All their might The drummer, the drummer, the drummer He’s the drummer, he’s the drummer, she’s the drummer, yeah, ooh
9.
03:26
Ask my friends and they will tell you I’m not a religious man Roman Catholics, Christians, Mormons could be Sons of Sam Alan Bates and Hayley Mills, yeah, Whistle Down the Wind Bless me Father, Gideon’s bible, several times I’ve binned Who is David Christ?(x4) Jesus in a leather jacket, Elvis Presley grin One night down by the river she walked on water for him Jesus in a leather jacket, arrived in Wichita Falls He was handsome, he was pretty, he was 6 feet tall Who is David Christ? (x 4) Ask my friends and they will tell you I’m not a religious man Roman Catholics, Christians, Mormons could be Sons of Sam Alan Bates and Hayley Mills, yeah, Whistle Down the Wind Bless me Father, Gideon’s bible, several times I’ve binned Who is David Christ? (x 4)
10.
02:13
Bert revert, It always hurts, Bert revert, But the pain goes away Bert revert (x4) You’re going upwards just as fast as you can go You lay your hand down just as you begin to slow You’re sliding You’re sliding You’re sliding Up and round you go Until you’re going faster than you were before Bert revert Face in the dirt Bert revert But the dirt washed away Bert revert (x4) Bert rev-hurt hurt hurt hurt hurt hurt hurt Bert revert
11.
03:56
Years ago, I was caught Stealing things, I should have bought, yeah Prison life Pass the knife Prison life Now my wife, yeah I was sent to prison Banged up with a guy called John, yeah Prison life Now my wife Girlfriends travel Visiting the animals Prison life Pass that knife Prison life Now my wife, yeah I was released yesterday Never going back anyway Prison life Prison life
12.
05:39
Yeah, you picked a fine, fine time to leave me Oh mother You should see me now Now that I’m a star I’ve got me name in lights I’m going to go real far You should see me now Now that I’m a star He said you’re going to be a bus conductor Going to be a dustman Going be a bus conductor Going to be a dustman Going be a bus conductor Dustman Yeah you picked a fine, fine time to leave me Buck buck buck Meaow Woof woof woof Buck buck buck buck Just watch me now Hear me now Just watch me now Hear me now Buck buck buck Meaow Woof Yeah you picked a fine, fine time to leave me If she should see me now Now that I’m a star I’ve got my name in lights I’m going to tread the boards She should see me now Now that I’m a star He said you’re going to be a bus conductor Going to be a dustman Going be a bus conductor Going to be a dustman Going be a bus conductor Going to be a dustman Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (x5) Oh by the rivers of Baylon where we sat down and cried Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Oooh, kiss me baby, it feels so good, ooh Yeah yeah yeah yeah ooh
13.
Knock, knock, knocking at my door Gotta let them in, gotta let them in They want to take all this away What can I do, what can I do? They talk as if I’m not here I don’t care, I don’t care I’m just trying my best To keep it together, keep it together Ohhhh The walls are getting thicker (x8) Little man thinks he knows it all But he knows nothing, he knows nothing His boyfriend he’s searching the halls They don’t know what they’re doing, don’t know what they’re doing They look around my bedroom I feel a bit uneasy, I feel a bit uneasy They take photographs Click click click, click click click The walls are getting thicker (x8) Knock, knock, knocking at my door Gotta let them in, gotta let them in They want to take all this away What can I do, what can I do? They talk as if I’m not there But I don’t really care, I don’t really care I’m just trying my best To keep it together, keep it together Oh here goes… The walls are getting thicker (x15) The walls are getting thick!

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A selection of the best songs from 25 years of Pellethead hand-picked by Vic Godard and released on Vic's label GNUinc Records

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released May 25, 2018

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