Are You Living in Legoland?

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released January 18, 2013

All words & music by B M Hunter, except Legoland in Suburbia - words by B M Hunter, music by B M Hunter, D DIvall, V. Samuels & J McCleary.


Musicians:

Smoke: B Hunter (guitar & vocs), J Rowbotham (drums), M Carl (bass)

Bat-Wing Girl: B Hunter (guitar & vocs), J Rowbotham (drums), M Carl (bass), E Morrison (guitar), I Donald (keyboard)

Porcelain: B Hunter (guitar & vocs), J Rowbotham (drums), M Carl (bass), I Donald (keyboard)

Legoland in Suburbia: B Hunter (guitar & vocs), C Cooper (bass), M Rodrigues (guitar), C Fell (drums)

Bat-Wing Girl (Acoustic): B Hunter (guitar & vocs), J Rowbotham (drums & bass)


Smoke, Bat-Wing Girl, & Porcelain recorded at Song Lounge studio, Reservoir Vic by Matt Collyer

Legoland recorded live at Soundsuite Studio, Bassendean WA by Brett.

All songs mastered by Simon Paul at ninety nine 100, Melbourne Vic.

Produced by Bradley Hunter & Matt Collyer

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Track Name: Smoke
One tiny thing she says
One tiny thing she does
And it all goes up in smoke again

One little move she makes
One little song she sings
And it all goes up in smoke again

She's dancing on a high wire
She's tripping on a dream
She's living off tomorrow
And it's ripping at the seems
And it all goes up in smoke again
And it all goes up in smoke again

I can't help the way I feel and I can't help the way I am
And you can't help the way you feel and you can't help the way you are
And it all goes up in smoke again
And it all goes up in smoke again

One tiny thing she says
One tiny thing she does
And it all goes up in smoke again

She's dancing on a high wire
She's tripping on a dream
She's hanging like a scarecrow
That's ripping at the seems
And it all goes up in smoke again
And it all goes up in smoke again
And it all goes up in smoke again
Track Name: Bat-Wing Girl
The bat-wing girl flies around the room
she is caught a thousand miles from the moon
but she is happy, happy as a bat-wing girl can be
because tonight is bat-wing night for bat-wing girl and me

The bat-wing girl says, "shhh," I am a bat-wing girl
and bat-wing girls don't talk in bat-wing world
I'd like to fly, just bat-wing girl and me,
and be bat-wing girl's bat wing boy, for she
is caught a thousand miles from the moon
and she flies, she flies around the room
but she is happy, happy as a bat-wing girl can be
because tonight is bat-wing night for bat-wing girl and me
because tonight is bat-wing night for bat-wing girl and me
bat-wing girl and me
Track Name: Porcelain (Meegan's Song)
You look like porcelain
lying in my bed at night
you look like porcelain to me
I'm afraid that you might break
like porcelain, late at night
I'm afraid that you might break for me

And when the daylight comes
I wake to find you in my arms
and when the daylight comes
it's porcelain for me

And when the sun rises
it's porcelain in my eyes
and when the sun rises
it's porcelain for me

You look like porcelain
lying in my bed at night
you look like porcelain to me
I'm afraid that you might break
in my bed, late at night
I'm afraid that you might break for me

And when the daylight comes
I wake to find you in my arms
and when the daylight comes
it's porcelain for me
porcelain for me
porcelain for me
porcelain for me
Track Name: Legoland in Suburbia
Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland is suburbia

Suburbia:
A place where they tear down trees
and name streets after them;
Where we pay our taxes
so politicians can build towers –
monuments to themselves,
phallic symbols for a pompous gits.

Bigger fish:
Like a dead man staring at me
and asking why I put him on TV –
Why?
Why is he dead for being black?
Like I said, bigger fish.
Like bodies in a river – thousands
of bodies in a river, thousands.
Bigger fish.
Like, why does money ruin everything?
(I would like to ask Juan Antonio Samaranch that one)
Like I said, bigger fish.
And just what did happen to the Waltons?
(at least we could laugh at them, if nothing else)
I can’t laugh at a dead man on TV,
or BODIES IN A RIVER!


Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland is suburbia


Apathy:
So it gets harder to understand
why things are really getting worse
when they appear to be getting better.
Like, why is my local pub
serving overpriced imported beer?
And why are all the bar staff
young, barely dressed, blonde females?
And why has Germaine Greer come out of reclusion
if things are so much better now?
And why are the young so vacant?
(didn’t we learn anything from LSD?)
Acid, yeah man, acid is back in fashion…
if you can afford it.
And if you can’t, you just get more vacant
and less enlightened – UNTIL YOU DIE!


Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland is suburbia

Vacant smiles:
No one knows the end product anymore.
Hell, we could all be making Atomic bombs
but we wouldn’t know it, no siree:
‘Just tighten that screw, weld that join,
add another piece of that gunk there, Jim-Bob;
and hide that plutonium
when the inspector comes around.’
Because we all know those inspectors are spies anyway.
Inspector – spy – inspector – spy
And they all have bigger fish to fry, anyway.
Bigger fish.
FUCK! … Soon there’ll be no bigger fish
If we don’t stop dumping our shit in the ocean
And cutting down all the trees
And pumping noxious crap into the air.
And we’re doing it all with vacant fucking smiles
So we can build our own grown-up version of LEGOLAND!


Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland … Suburbia
Legoland is suburbia


Legoland:
genetic engineering
biological warfare
weapons(?) of mass destruction
CIA (Contra’s and missiles)
IRA FBI JFK
Terror is the truth
And the truth is a crime.

Open your eyes, people
It’s OK to criticise, people
Look around you, people
Do things confound you, people?
Then confront you local Member of Parliament
Ask difficult questions
And demand direct answers
After all that is what they are there for
Our taxes pay their salaries
And if you’re not satisfied with the answers
Don’t be afraid to break the law if that is what it takes
Your conscience is more legitimate than any arbitrary rules
Lock-on to a bulldozer if a Tuart forest is about to go under its blade.
Demand an environmentally friendly tidal power station
Don’t let politics dictate that a gas or coal or nuclear are ‘better’
They’re fucking not!

You have the power to control your own destiny
I have the power to control my own destiny
WE have the power to control our own destinies.
The power is in your voice
The power is in my voice
The power is in OUR voices.
So stand up and be heard, people
STAND UP AND BE HEARD AND BE LISTENED TO PEOPLE!


Open your eyes, people
It’s OK to criticise, people
Look around you, people
Are you living in Legoland?