Squick
Artwork: Lisa Crowne

So Academic

get on the shovel
time to go to work
get in line
we’re gonna be
whistling while we work
down the musical mine
we’ll probably reach around 16 kilohertz

nobody here can try and tell me
i can’t finish what i’ve started
things are yielding i can feel it
first you tickle, then you do it

if you are thinking of the one
who gets it done
leaving all your shit behind
at the wash basin
writing like your pants on tight
clarity of language
just pass the mic

so academic
if you don’t know
it’s academic then
i think it’s time to show
so academic when
i sneak it in
it’s academic
whether out or in

doesn’t matter if you can’t
check in
you be wielding content like
a champion
take me to your photocopying
take this manifesto
put it in

get down on the double, see
time to hit the equations
got to get the reactions happening
no time for physical modelling
you’ve got to get the beats in

it’s academic
whether you
it’s academic
whether you want it to
so academic now
i spit it out
it’s academic how
we get this done

if you’re academic
you will know
it’s academic
when think you’ll let it flow
so academic
still spit it out
it’s academic
whether out or in


E.X.I.T.

shake it up now got places to go
shake it up now then when you know
the hand you hold don’t got the time to stay home feeding you
shake it up now like we said so

shake it up now got places to go
shake it up now then when you know
you will erode there will be nothing left to hold on to
shake it up now like we said so

i don’t want to appear too bold
but all that later shit gets old
if you don’t move your ticket will be sold
everyone knows

you have to E.X.I.T.
before you murder somebody
E.X.C.I.T.E. me
and when we leave
somebody tell me
you have to E.X.I.T.
before you murder somebody
E.X.C.I.T.E. me
and when we leave the community
somebody tell me

now is not the time for calculations or projections
got to reach into your bag don’t have to make it complicated
now is not the time for observations or delay
you have to reach into your bag don’t have to make it complicated

it could be now it could be you you know
not just in your room
it should be now it should be you you know
it should be now it should be you you know
not just down and gloom
it could be now it should be you you know

and you say

you have to E.X.I.T.
before you murder somebody
E.X.C.I.T.E. me
and when we leave
somebody tell me
you have to E.X.I.T.
before you murder somebody
E.X.C.I.T.E. me
and when we leave the community
somebody tell me


Larvae

you’ve got to sync with this
coding it to take it out its gestation
under the table follow it
fist in the air and get with this
and it’s never felt so good
syntax error, realise it’s time to get up
let your actions show you’re better
larval instincts till you catch with her

i’ve got the potentiality
i’ve got the sense to take it with me

oh
i’m larval ’til you get with me and
oh
i’m larval ’til you g.t.d.

can you sync with this?
are you going to render your vibrations?
if you take it longer i’m not waiting
if you think i’m not going to register it
’cause i see you wasting time
’round your territory, i’m smoking
bit of C i can hack you
so stick it in your notebook before you give in

i’ve got a mind to g.t.d.
i got the skills to take it with me


Private World

when all is hushed
I take my arm
push it in

the space like silk
a tunnel of warm
slip between

private world

feel the
contained
leave them
behind

private world

now looking down
the land sparkle
full

she take my hand
push in a transducer
ascending wetly over

private world

lucky i’ve found a private world
where all the fray
is echoed out

lucky i’ve found this private world
all my space
keep you out


Reptilian

not hard be lulled
into thinking you’re alone
floating in embryonic fluid

is it comforting
or is it stifling
your movements are slowed

if you think it’s going to be
the start of something
lower your head
if you think you’re going to have
his hand reaching in the tank
go back to bed

i’m going to have
the bones of a party in here
i’m going to grab a rubber teat to suck
my love is sincere

wake up
the journey’s half finished
from the other’s edge

hooked up
all your needs are slaked
as soon as they’re felt

if you think reptilian
cold filters in
ashes will form on you
if you think about the cold content of it
it’s no wonder we got here

i’m going to have
the bones of a party in here
i’m going to grab a rubber teat to suck
my love is sincere


Maritime Safety Announcement

we’re in the museum
i don’t yearn for it anymore
taxidermist drift
just hard behind the glass
that old magic feeling
we don’t learn from it anymore
just wasn’t interesting
we had to go over the water

you’re just an animal
i will eat you
skeleton leaking all those numbers.
Maritime Safety.

it’s not dreaming
to want to be an exhibit
you want to be showing it
all wide open
soil and formaldehyde
you are there hoisting your letter
you are there in Helvetica
got your fire exit on

you feel the sun
you want to fill us up
out into the bone
leaking to the home

you fill us up
yearning how to sup
the object from the bone
starting to tickle

what happened when you called?
what happened to you?
i tried to call
phone call is hold and
garbled up

you feel the sun
you want to fill us up
out into the bone
learning to tickle

you’re just an animal
i will eat you
skeleton leaking numbers.
Maritime Safety.
i’m too peak to learn now
your skin like plastic
primal
making those announcements

you’re just an animal
i will eat you
skeleton leaking numbers.
Maritime Safety.
i’m too peak to learn now
your skin like plastic
primal
beneath the colosseum


The New Thing

on top of the reed
you want to get on top of the reed
play it ’til ya bleed
getting down

all ’cause of you
’cause you’re giving me the tune
sounds like treacle leaking in
all because of you

You’re the New Thing
Out and hard, you
play out all the stress
play it, make a mess

heard it on the decks
and i heard it on the net
got a library card
have it on cassette

i want to wind it back
i want to make you repeat repeat the track
turn you over
press it down

You’re the New Thing
Out and hard, you
play out all the stress
play it, make a mess

here in my room
is it alright if i play that tune
you have to be here soon
don’t know if I can wait for you

play it until you can do no more, then
play it build it up until your fingers are sore, then when you
play it play it play it ’til the reed wears out now, you
play until the tape’s warped, warble, flutter, wow
play until the record scratch, watch the disk collapse and
play it again, ’til the machine old and break in my room
play it ’til the chords grate and burn
play the fire in your body
play, make it churn
then play it more

play, play it hard
want you to follow, follow the charts
when you can’t do that anymore
put that horn down and roar

(gonna sing you this song
so you know where i’m coming from
so you know what to put on
when we’re taking it down)


You’re the One

you’re the one that has to do it
you’re the one that must go through it
you’re the one that stores memories
when the fight is over

you’re the one who’s left with problems
all the war wounds pounding
you’re the one that trudges through it
why let others tell you how to do it?

fix the past
revise it fast, now, oh
you’re not gonna be the one that’s last, no
’cause there are lots of us now

when they told us we can’t do it
looked at it, and then said ‘fuck it’
we’re the ones that hurt without it
when that fight is over

you’re the one that will be bothered
by that false alliance trade
you’re the one that needs the comfort
of those friends who are better made

fix the past
change it fast, now, oh
you’re not gonna be the one that’s last, no
’cause there are lots of us now

it’s time
it’s our time
time
bend time
change time
end time

’till we’re back in time
in time
in time


Forward Dream

i don’t want to
do what you do
i only want to
want to soothe you

in the future
we might never get to meet
so turn on your mp3 player
just turn on your mp3 player

let me take you on a voyage
let me take you overseas
if i imagine you a part then
will you make me
will you make me

and if the flag upon the prow
it lurch and point to me
if restless on your pillow then you
forward dream
forward dream
forward

i’m not trying to
do your thing for you
i just want to
want to relax you

if i ever called to you
over dark and gasping sea
that doesn’t mean anything
no, it doesn’t mean anything

let me take you on a voyage
i will take you overseas
if i imagine you a part, then
will you make me
will you make me

and if you’re on the pier
and then you hear the siren scream
don’t cover up your ears
you have to forward dream
forward dream
forward

in a strange building
a tourist’s map, a camera
and you hear a whisper from behind a pillar
no matter what you say
i will find you
whatever you say
i’ll find you
i’ll find you

let me take you on a voyage
let me take you overseas
if i imagine you a part then
will you make me
will you make me

and if the flag upon the prow
it lurch and point to me
if restless on your pillow then you
forward dream
forward dream
forward

let me take you on a voyage
i will take you home to me
if i imagine you a part, then
will you make me
will you make me

and if you’re on the pier
and then you hear the siren scream
don’t cover up your ears
you have to forward dream
forward dream
forward