Search

Not So Tough Now (1996)

Album image 1 Album image 2 Album image 3 Album image 4
Track
Title
Duration
1
**
0:27
4
1:58
5
1:39
7
1:51
8
2:08
10
1:42
11
0:22
12
1:39
13
0:59
14
2:42
16
2:30
19
0:07
 
Length:
34:27
1. ** (0:27) Back to tracklist
2. Punch In The Face (1:44) Back to tracklist

Middle class white boys trying hard to annoy
All we really needed (is|was) a ticket to ride
Fighting with no-one at all that's ok
We've got no balls
Someone needs to sort us out
And make Benny cry

All we need is
All we need is
It's a punch in the face

Lary Emdur is OK compared to us
He makes the grade
Self-depreciation is important for some
We deserve a beating can someone teach a lesson
All that they'd be doing is just having some fun

All we need is
All we need is
It's a punch in the face

We need a punch in the face

And they go bam ba ba bam etc...

3. Disappointment (1:37) Back to tracklist

I can see the pain in your eyes
It's hard to comprehend your way of life
Don't think I'm a failure at something
I haven't done yet
I'd be like you if I needed to
I know that you want me to be happy
As long as that happiness coincides
With your stylised distortions of my values
and work ethic that no longer applies

We don't want to work too hard
Just accept the way we are
It's the disappointment tearing us apart

Can't you understand this is our time
It's not a phase we're getting on just fine
It's easier to talk about redemption
Than questionable backwards moral lines
It might just be academic pretensions
or justifying when to fantasise

We don't want to work too hard
Just accept the way we are
It's the disappointment tearing us apart

I can see the pain in your eyes
It's hard to comprehend your way of life
I know that you want me to be happy
As long as that happiness coincides
With your stylised distortions of my values
and work ethic that no longer applies

We don't want to work too hard
Just accept the way we are
It's the disappointment tearing us apart

4. Parasite (1:58) Back to tracklist

You call me up and tell me that you want to talk to
Someone who's going to help you
Classify your cred
Attempt to be indifferent but it doesn't work out
It's difficult to try to justify your head

All you seem to do is hang around
You're a parasite

Want to be part of something, just a fashion
Might as well listen and look just like that
Demean yourself in public if you really want to
End up being nothing but a boring prat

All you seem to do is hand around
You're a parasite, call it what you like
You're a parasite, got such a nasty bite (you're such as stupid shite)

Like to mention all the cool gigs that you've been to
Like to mention all the cool bands that you've met
It's a fascinating diatribe of great proportions
However I would prefer to punch my own head

5. Wasted (1:39) Back to tracklist

(Listen)
a combination of vowel sounds and consonants
giving the impression of rapidly sung lyrics

why save a life when it's wasted anyway
why save a life when I've wasted it anyway

the dulcet tones of ben costello

a combination of vowel sounds and consonants
giving the impression of rapidly sung lyrics

6. Not So Tough Now (1:52) Back to tracklist

I see you walking down the street
Pit bull face and two doc'd feet
Don't give a fuck about who you meet
or what you say
Looking around, not a care at all,
Thinking you're king of pathetic world
When that truck mounted the curb
You should've got out of the way

Not so tough now

Lying around in your tee-pee squat,
Fire throwing fuckwits running amuck,
All you can think about is buying trip
or smoking pot
Candles and firesticks they're just the same,
You shouldn't sit close to a naked flame
Maybe you should have thought before
wearing that nylon top

Not so tough now

One, two, three, four...

Lying on the beach thinking life's a drag
Speedos hugging your enormous cags,
Biceps bulgmg you want to punch someone
for giving you lip
Go for a dip and you swim around,
You're such a good swimmer that you'll never drown
Obviously no one told you not to swim against the rip

Not so tough now

7. Jesus (1:51) Back to tracklist

The power of the church is real
The queen and state has
Lost it's zeal but you will find
That Satan still holds court

And if you find another way
You'll be more popular than
Green Day if you decide to
Take the chance
Wait for me

wooooooooo, hoooo whh jesus
wooooooooo, hoooo whh jesus

He is hated more than us
But loved more than the d.s.s.
And if you had the choice you would pay the rent
Scientific humanism might replace
The icons we know
But there is no-one there to lead us in

wooooooooo, hoooo whh jesus
wooooooooo, hoooo whh jesus

8. Uncle Ken (2:08) Back to tracklist

I never liked your boat shoes
Or your white cotton slacks

And when you run for council
Did you get a vote or did you get a push in the back

When someone finds you out
Will you walk or will you get a kick in the sack

(Build 'em high|Feel the vibe)
(Left|Let's) (kick this|???) guy

Theres a stupid background fuck ????? lose your thoughts
I swear you've worked this in your favour ????? Never gonna take the prize

(Build 'em high|Feel the vibe)
Touch (the sky|this guy)

Coz
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend

This (gun|guy) thats in my (hand|head)
I wouldn't leave it up, I wouldn't leave it up to you

If i had a chance i'd break your jaw, 1 less ?????

(Build 'em high|Feel the vibe)
Touch (the sky|this guy)

Coz
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend

And when you run for council
Did you get a vote or did you get a push in the back

When someone finds you out
Will you walk or will you get a kick in the sack

Jesus

Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend
Uncle Ken is not your friend

9. Not Your Thyme (1:59) Back to tracklist

Into this garden you don't belong
Tearing stresses and defects
Don't take my parsley or my sage or my oregano

This is not your thyme

Cyclonic winds, droughts or floods
Herbs grow but not in poison
The healing action, the colour, song
They are all flying south now

10. Wrong Is Right (1:42) Back to tracklist

Two wrongs are right that's so incredibly right
It's just the thoughts and opinions of these
Polarized millions reflected in one phrase
It's so practical

Every arsonist (arse that is) smoking
Every rule to be broken
Placebo justice

Truth hides from a winner's history
And when the message is said
And the image is spoken
It's an airbrushed untruth this feign humanity

Every arsonist (arse that is) smoking
Every rule to be broken
Placebo justice

Sex will sell but do you want what it buys
You wouldn't think you'd make the same mistake

How will you judge your contribution to this
Foul Oprah religion of sanitised views
And self congratulation
Who will feast on all you sheep

Every arsonist (arse that is) smoking
Every rule to be broken
Placebo justice

Scapegoat slaughtered sacrificed regardless
Execution is a hearth where violence reignites

11. Human Excreta (0:22) Back to tracklist

do not be alarmed by the inordinate
amount of human excreta

12. Urban Myth (1:39) Back to tracklist

If I gave you another wish
you'd be hanging out for married bliss
waiting for your life to control you

Married bliss is an urban myth with concrete smiles and bloody wrists
I never thought it would come to this, did you?
Oh ho

Haven't you seen the end of it all
One more fantasy before you fall

who ho ho, who ho ho, who ho ho,
who, ho ho, who ho hoo who ho ho

Sometimes it's best to pass
???
sinking to your boring point of view

???
???
I never thought it would come to this did you?

It's not cynicism but the same old contradictions
a repeat of the same jaded mistakes

13. Pants (0:59) Back to tracklist

I walk all around the house in nothing but a shirt
I'm not embarrassed to go out,
it wouldn't be the first
I've looked underneath everything
the place is such a mess
there's stuff to do, I must go out,
it's probably for the best

I couldn't find my pants today
I think it's probably better that way

I used to dream I was at school
and running with no pants
that nightmare has become my dream,
it's difficult to grasp
even though I must avoid a visit from the cops
there's nothing I like better than to walk up to the shops

I couldn't find my pants today
I think it's probably better that way

I walk all around the house in nothing but a shirt

14. You Are A Knob (2:42) Back to tracklist

Political aspirations have never been
that high on your list
your minimal contributions are enough
to win the smiles of some
If your self made institutions are
strong enough to save your face
then maybe you'll be around
for the next punk rock band from the States
Because

You are a knob

It's your together disposition,
can't cover your lack of conviction
it's easy to be funny when
the jokes are all that you've got
and if your day old contradictions
are not enough to shut you up
then maybe you will be around
to write another fucking song
about vivisection

You are a knob
You are a knob (annoying mother fuckers that you can't ignore)
I see your face in the crowd,
stand up proud
I cry out loud

It's your conceited propositions
why don't you let me count the reasons
it's difficult to swallow when
my mouth is so clamped shut
when your day old contradictions are not enough
to break your back
then maybe you will be around
to witness what you have and what you lack

You are a knob
You are a knob
You are a knob (annoying mother fuckers that you can't ignore)

15. Here Today Gone Late Today (1:58) Back to tracklist

Good to know that you've been had
Time to tell you that your life's so bad
You show no difference between camps
Not looking forward to those morning cramps

Here today gone late today

You're one fascinating type
It's so amazing how you read between the lines
The t.v. shows you what to do
But it can't tell you what it thinks of you

The politics you can replace
With looking for the truth in melrose place
Now you know that it's the best
To find the answers in central park west

16. Big Brother (2:30) Back to tracklist

I can't vote even though it's not my fault
I'd like to see what they believe
And if I try I just stop and wonder why
Those decisions make me sigh

Big Brother isn't watching
Big Brother's ignoring you

I know I should but never really understood
What these people meant to be
But I still try to vaguely have some grasp of it
So I can read between the lies
Those fucking lies

17. Wish You Were There (1:51) Back to tracklist

It's time you went away for good
No apologies I think you really should
Always demonstrate your self righteous and
Boring outlook now if in doubt

Wish you were there

It's probably not long before
This feeling will subside won't choke me anymore
But until that day
Your fucked up justifications
Keep coming and coming

Wish you were there

To contemplate just wastes my time
About as interesting as this annoying vocal whine
It could be advantageous to shove you
On an icebreaker south now somehow

Wish you were there

18. Ben (secret tracks on CD) (2:36) Back to tracklist

To see what has he done
what has he done
nothing at all
Ben is a fuckwit, he's a cunt
Ben's a cunt
Ben is a fucking silly cunt
Ben is a fucking stupid cunt
Ben is a fuckwit
Cunt
Ben is a cunt
Ben is a fuckwit
fuckwit

18. Something Really Quiet (0:20) Back to tracklist
19. Secret Track (0:07) Back to tracklist
20. Another Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
21. Yet Another Secret Track (0:14) Back to tracklist
22. More Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
23. Yep... Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
24. The Where Will It End Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
25. Secret Track Remix (0:04) Back to tracklist
26. Secret Track Unplugged (0:04) Back to tracklist
27. Secret Track... The Early Years (0:04) Back to tracklist
28. The Real Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
29. Not Secret Anymore Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
30. Secret Track Live (0:04) Back to tracklist
31. Are You Getting It Yet Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
32. Secret Track Outtakes (0:04) Back to tracklist
33. Secret Track Demo (0:04) Back to tracklist
34. Things You Can Do With Secret Tracks Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
35. The Long And Winding Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
36. Secret Track Dub Mix (0:04) Back to tracklist
37. The Don't You Wish This Would Stop Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
38. Theme From Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
39. Theme From Secret Track Part 2 (0:04) Back to tracklist
40. Secret Track Feat. The London Philharmonic Orchestra (0:04) Back to tracklist
41. It's Only A Joke So Far Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
42. Sinatra Sings Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
43. Secret Track Gospel Version (0:04) Back to tracklist
44. Guess What... Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
45. The Origins Of Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
46. Rare Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
47. Secret Track Radio Edit (0:04) Back to tracklist
48. The Secret Track So Secret We Didn't Know It Was There Till We Counted Them Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
49. Maybe We Missed Some (0:04) Back to tracklist
50. Ummmm...Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
51. The Never Ending Spiral Of Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
52. The Fuck Off You Stupid Secret Track Secret Track (0:04) Back to tracklist
53. The Biggest And Most Amazing Super Duper Extravaganza Of An Extraordinarily Large Maybe Even Humongus Secret Track Secret Track And This Is The End Of This Madness So Go And Read A Book (0:04) Back to tracklist
Back to Top