The Skunk​-​Boy Project

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Released in 2012

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released May 31, 2015

All tracks produced by Al Swettenham except Track 5 produced by John Etkin-Bell
Cover art by Henry Boon HBillustration.format.com

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The Skunk-Boy Project UK

I've been playing instruments since I was about 7 or 8, I began on the piano, moved to the bass and only picked up the ukulele in my teens.
Whilst others were listening to their parent's 80's rock collections etc. I was listening to my Dad's Randy Newman collection along with the Beatles, Beach Boys, Supertramp, suffice to say I picked up a pretty 70's palette for music.
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Track Name: 4th On My List of Loveable Evil Dictators
You’d be hot as a fox if you weren’t cold as steel If you had a little love you’d have some sex appeal Your effortless repellent is no match for a mortal man Self righteous in your rights crush any man in sight You could turn a light debate into a full on fight With an army at your hands I’m sure you’d have battle plans
You're fourth on my list of loveable evil dictators After Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler, you’re the greatest And if you yearn, to learn what earned you this status You’re a cynical, clinical all round satirical sadist.
Heart in a jar, no mercy no charm A look almost cruel, yet so close to calm Suspicious and malicious and frankly all kinds of rude. Emotionless or so claim the rest To feared to go near and put it to the test On a mission for positions of power to rule the world.
[Chorus]
Follow the march, or feel the wrath Of her secret service police Politicians on a mission seem to disappear Some say released, some say deceased.
There’s posters on the wall about 10 feet tall Just a cue that she’s watching you Don’t be a pest, fall in line with the rest Don’t stand out whatever you do
[Chorus]
Track Name: Just a Friend
You only know me as a friend but I think I’m in love with you once again.
I know it’s wrong but everything you do, well, it just turns me on.
You only know me as a friend but I think I need you close once again
And though I don’t have a chance well I can’t help thinking maybe we could last.
I know you don’t have a clue, the way I truly feel about you.
I can see it in your eyes, it makes me laugh that you don’t even recognise.

You only know me as a friend but I think I’m in love with you once again.
I know its wrong but everything you do, well, it just turns me on.

Well I met you through your friend, who met you through your brother
And we spent the night passing drinks to each other
And the moment I walked through that door, well, I’ve been loving you more and more.
And I know you’ve got some baggage but I think I can manage
And I promise that I’ll be your own personal bandage
‘Cos I know you’ve been hurt before, but I’ll heal you if you’re sore.

I won’t tell you ‘til you tell me first but I’ve got a feeling that I might burst
And I try to tell you subtle but it never works
And I guess I’m trying to tell you every time I rehearse but

You only know me as a friend but I think I’m in love with you once again
I know it’s wrong but everything you do, well, it just turns me on.
You only know me as a friend but I think I need you close once again
And though I don’t have a chance but I can’t help thinking maybe we could last.
I know, you don’t have a clue, the way I truly feel about you.
I can see it in your eyes, it makes me laugh that you don’t even recognise.

You only know me as a friend but I think I’m in love with you once again
I know it’s wrong but everything you do, well, it just turns me on.

Well I know I’m not your type but the feeling’s ripe and if I wait too long I’ll be here all night
I gotta feeling you’ll never know that the thought of you makes me glow
And normally when I know it, well I choose not to show it
‘Cos I trust my love about as far as I can throw it
But with you it feels so clear, darling I need you near.

I won’t tell you ‘till you tell me first but I got a feeling that I might burst
And I try to tell you subtle but it never works
And I guess I’m trying to tell you every time I rehearse but

You only know me as a friend but I think I’m in love with you once again
I know it’s wrong but everything you do, well, it just turns me on.
Track Name: Dear Lord
Dear Lord, I don’t like the way I look
And Lord, I don’t like the way I act
And Lord, I don’t like the things I do
So Lord make my life easy.

He said Boy, I made you the way you look
And Boy, you don’t have to act the way you act
And Boy, you don’t have to do the things you do
You can make your own life easy.

So I say Lord, make me quit smoking
And Lord, make me quit drugs
Lord, find me a girlfriend
Oh Lord, make my life easy.

He said Boy, you just gotta do what’s right
Boy, you can quit any time you like
And Boy, I introduced you to every girl you know
So you can make your own life easy.

So I said, you lazy, lying lover, you make pretend brother
You never give me what I need
I’m brick-a-brack broken I’m trying to be out spoken
All I’m asking is for you to fix me.
He said, you hear but don’t listen
You’re fixed, you’re forgiven
But still you choose to play these games
Turn the cheek seek understanding, no misunderstandings
Before you speak to try and shift your blame.

So I said, Dear Lord why don’t you ever talk to me?
Dear Lord, why don’t you ever listen to me?
And Lord, you never really did a thing for me
So you should make my life easy.

And he said, Boy, all you gotta do is let me in
I’m always here, I’m always listening
And as you live and breathe I gave you everything
So you can make your own life easy
Or you can make your own life hard
But if you ever need a helping hand
You can ask instead of demand.
Track Name: I Do It For Your Love
I was naive in my youth
the first time I recognised that I loved you
Searchin’ for your face tryin’ to catch your eyes
It was at that moment I recognised

I'm alive, I never really used to be a simple lad
A head mixed up with a thousand bad
Ideas my hopes my fears
Back when I couldn't bare to hold in my tears

I know you like a cup of tea first thing
and I know you never really liked that fake gold ring
when you sing I feel on top of the world
And I know the way I cling to you is so absurd but

I do it for, your love
I do it for, your love
I do it for, your love
I do it for, your love

Didn't take to long for a full sized flower
a blossom of love beats a blossom of power
and by the hour, you'd got me wrapped around your thumb
And I knew it but screw it I never did play dumb

It's a stream lined fiend with speed obscene
Love is a vehicle like you’ve never seen
it's only fit for two but some think three
and then you go and wonder why you lost me

You were so cute when you tidied the house
you got such a strict system that I can't work out
You love the still chill come september
all of these things I'll always remember

I did it for your love...

Friday marks the end of the week
and society marks the end of the meek
and us well trust the end was a must
But I loved you long past the end of us

cos I know you always got the same ringtone
set to Kiss just cos I hate Tom Jones
You got a funny knee when you walk too far
And you feel self conscious when your in small bars

Firemen fight fires and police prevent riots
Doctors help you heal but not how you feel
when it's real, the pain that breaks my heart
It only took us to finish what cupid started

I did it for your love...
Track Name: I've Got To Get You Out Of My Head
That old familiar feeling as I greet you at the door
Then just as your smile crumbles I wake up and long for more
It hurts me every time, when I see you in the street
Why must you be so cruel to me every time we meet

(chorus)
I’ve got to get you out of my head,
And forget about the places that our love could have lead
I’ve got to get you out, of my mind
Because your driving me insane, every time you walk by

I lean in close to kiss you like we’re so much more than friends
And then I find myself awake I’m dreaming once again
Could things have been different if I’d given you the time
But it’s to late to think like that, cos you’re no longer mine

(chorus)

I know things could be different if I only could let go
But its so hard to start sayin yes, when I’m so used to saying no
I know how I should feel, and I also know whats true
And the biggest truth right now, is I need to forget about you

I’ve got to get you out, of my dreams
And remember that my fantasies are not quite what they seem
I’ve got to get you out of my brain
Cos there’s only so much more, I can handle of this pain