#1 Smell Yer Ska E​.​P.

by Rudebeard

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1.
Back to work tomorrow after my holiday There is no more spieling, there is no parlez I really can't tell you where all the time has gone But I'm shaking like a jakey and I'm sweating like yer maw I wish I could run away and just never come back Find a desert island and build myself a rum shack But they'd only find me and fucking drag me home So it's back to work tomorrow like a grateful little prole And you know it's all inside out You gotta go upside down I wake up every morning wishing that I'd never been born Inside out You gotta go upside down I wake up every morning wishing that I'd never been born I wish I was famous and I wish I was rich But I'm standing peeling totties and I stink of meat and fish I have made some piss poor decisions in my time And you're all fucking experts on other people's lives.
2.
I know a girl, she's out of this world, she's got my jaw on the ground And I'd do anything that she asked me to The belle of my work with her looks and curls The hottest girl in town I go to pieces when she's in the room She drives around in big flash car and her handbag cost a million pounds And she wears diamonds like she's royalty And I don't care what anyone says, she makes my head spin around And I kid myself on that she's into me And I know she's right out of my league She's so fine and I'm a hopeless romantic Even though she's right out of my league She's got me wrapped around her finger and she knows it She's so fine, she's got the look, she's got style She's got all the boys hanging on Got them acting all predictable She's so sweet, I would fall at her feet She could have any guy she wants But I'm probably invisible She's so Gucci, like she's out of the movies and she knows how to work a crowd And I realise it's a long shot She's electric, it's totally kinetic and the air is buzzing all around Gonna hit me like a kilowatt And I know she's right out of my league She's so fine and I'm a hopeless romantic Even though she's right out of my league She's got me wrapped around her finger and she knows it She's a total distraction And I can't seem to concentrate She's a total distraction I can't eat, I cannae sleep, cannae sleep And she's me got me hanging On her every move, every word, every word She's a total distraction She's keeping me off my work, off my work And I know she's right out of my league She's so fine and I'm a hopeless romantic Even though she's right out of my league She's got me wrapped around her finger and she knows it
3.
She's going out on Friday Ring O' Stanes Karaoke She's a trooper, she's there every week But there's not a lot else to do around here Her old man's in Falkland He's got a hot new boyfriend What a drama, it was the talk of Facebook But there's not a lot else to do around here No, there's not a whole lot else to do around here anyway But you should hear her on the karaoke Gin and nicotine everywhere Baby, when she gets that mic in her hand She's a rock'n'roll queen, you know there ain't no stopping her Last week she was Gloria Gaynor This week she's Shania Twain Baby, when she gets that mic in her hand She's a rock'n'roll queen, you know there ain't no stopping her now Her only son's in Auckland He had to get outta Scotland When he got outta Saughton Cos the polis know his face around here And her daughters coulda been Superstars of stage and screen If it wasn't for ketamine But there's not a lot else to do around here No, there's not a whole lot else to do around here anyway But you should hear her on the karaoke Gin and nicotine everywhere Baby, when she gets that mic in her hand She's a rock'n'roll queen, you know there ain't no stopping her Last week she was Gloria Gaynor This week she's Shania Twain Baby, when she gets that mic in her hand She's a rock'n'roll queen, you know there ain't no stopping her now She's going out on Friday This weekend's payday She's a trooper, she never drops a beat She's gonna do Dead Ringer And Pearl Is A Singer Jägerbomb, she's ready to go But there's not a lot else to do around here No, there's not a whole lot else to do around here anyway But you should hear her on the karaoke Gin and nicotine everywhere Baby, when she gets that mic in her hand She's a rock'n'roll queen, you know there ain't no stopping her Last week she was Gloria Gaynor This week she's Shania Twain Baby, when she gets that mic in her hand She's a rock'n'roll queen, you know there ain't no stopping her now
4.
Au Revoir 03:41
Heading off to New Zealand, I hope one day you'll understand I was left with nothing so I had to get away I'm writing to say farewell And although I love ya still I never made you happy so I'm heading for Hawkes Bay Jetting off first thing the morn From Embra down to London Stopping off in Vegas cos we go via LA Where I'm gonna rule the tables They'll remember me forever Sorry you're not with me but you wanted it this way And I don't know how to tell ya I'm not coming back for ya And I don't know how to break it I don't know how you'll take it This is the end for both of us So Viva Las Vegas Sleep tight, tomorrow it's au revoir Heading off for the New World I've heard the streets are paved with gold And fortunes are awaiting for a jakebaw like me And I don't know if you'll miss me You made your bed but more's the pity I'm gonna make the most out of this opportunity Jetting off in the morn Gonna get outta this dismal town Stopping off at JFK for New York City I'm sorry you're not by my side But you chose a different life I'm gonna have some fun now that I'm young and free And I don't know how to tell ya I'm not coming back for ya And I don't know how to break it I don't know how you'll take it This is the end for both of us So Viva Las Vegas Sleep tight, tomorrow it's au revoir Heading off for El Dorado Bags are packed I'll leave tomorrow Though my heart is heavy and this life can be mean But I'm master of my destiny I'll be alright, just you watch me Just as well I never gave up on my dreams Heading off to the sun Stopping off in Amsterdam Gonna get some culture and a spliff and coffee Flying off in the morn Gonna stop in London Town Gotta stick two fingers up to her majesty And I don't know how to tell ya I'm not coming back for ya And I don't know how to break it I don't know how you'll take it Sleep tight, tomorrow it's au revoir
5.
If your life is empty, sad and lonely And other people are controlling you If you've never felt so down and alone Don't you worry, gadgie, cos we're here for you If someone is giving you a stresser Well, gadgie you've just gotta get them telt Cos you know that life is for livin' and lovin' And there is ska to be smelt... You can smell yer ska (smell yer ska) You can smell yer ska sisters and brothers Gadgie, has your woman gone and left you? And did she turn out just to be a belter? Did she break your heart and shatter your dreams? But wouldn't listen to a word you telt her? And if you seek salvation in a bottle Cos nothing that you touch ever turns out right Don't you give up cos the journey is dark We're here to help you find the sunlight... You can smell yer ska (smell yer ska) You can smell yer ska sisters and brothers No-one can take that away If you think that everyone's your enemy And that people love to see you fail And that it feels like you v the world Don't you worry, gadgie, cos we've been there If you cannae get your head together And some days you just can't shake the guilt There ain't no shame in having some fun And there is ska to be smelt If you feel like arguing with idiots Dinnae do it, it'll twist yer melon We got your front and we got your back And there's your ska to be smelt... You can smell yer ska (smell yer ska) You can smell yer ska sisters and brothers Smell yer ska

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released April 1, 2019

Roderick Drysdale - vocals
Graeme Mearns - lead guitar, vocals
Gordon Davidson - bass, vocals
Fudgie McFadden - guitar, vocals
Ollie Farrell - keyboards
Ali Hendry - trumpet
Adam Lawson - drums

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Rudebeard Scotland, UK

Formed at the end of 2018, Rudebeard specialise in energetic, sweaty, sweary, usually loud & occasionally thoughtful ska- punk, fast ska, slow ska, ska that’s not really ska and one attempted Scottish fitba anthem cos why no?

Two years, five EPs & one pandemic later we have accrued a back catalogue larger than you should reasonably expect & we herein present it to you for your aural delectation.
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