How To Prosper In The Coming Bad Years

by Hank

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released May 5, 2004

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Hank Kitchener, Ontario

Hank formed in winter 2002 in Toronto, Canada - the intention: to be The Biggest Group In The World (in terms of members rather than popularity). It only reached 8 but there was a lot of enthusiasm. Over the years, the group has continued to evolve, expand and contract and released three acclaimed LPs on Toronto's Blocks Recording Club. ... more

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Track Name: God Slick
I gotta rubicon!
I gotta rubicon, (hey baby, come on now)
I gotta rubicon
I gotta rubicon

Sometimes a custom
Is having to fail
I want none of that
When you’re nowhere the rails
Do you have Saran there?
I doubt it! I doubt it!
Is Victor S there?
I doubt it! I doubt

I gotta rubicon!
I gotta rubicon, (hey baby, come on now)
I gotta rubicon
I gotta rubicon

In younger times
It seemed so confused
My flesh and your flesh
Now are you enthused?
When the world gets wider
You will all see
When the world gets wider
We will agreeeeeee

I gotta rubicon!
I gotta rubicon, (hey baby, come on now)
I gotta rubicon
I gotta rubicon


When the world gets wider
You will all see
When the world gets wider
We will agree
Track Name: Carving Beef On Weck
This is another candle placed on a candlestick. I believe others will see light.
HIT IT!

I am a giant
I am a giant

We could magnetise this, baby
It’s just me and you
I’m getting out my rifles and my smartest shoes
On weck!
That’s where I’m going
I’m a weekend hunter
I got this leaflet in the mail, it said that I had better
On weck!
On weck!
On weck!
C-c-c-carving

We’ve gotta keep ‘em jumpin’
So we’ve gotta keep ‘em starvin’
We’ve gotta keep ‘em jumpin’
So we’ve gotta keep ‘em starvin’

Bucked off
Bucked off
Bucked off
Bucked off
Bucked off
Bucked off
Bucked off
Bucked off
We’ve gotta keep ‘em jumpin’
So we’ve gotta keep ‘em starvin’
We’ve gotta keep ‘em jumpin’
So we’ve gotta keep ‘em starvin’
We’ve gotta keep ‘em jumpin’
So we’ve gotta keep starvin’
We’ve gotta keep ‘em jumpin’
So we’ve gotta keep ‘em starvin’
We’ve gotta keep ‘em jumpin’
I’m a weekend hunter!
A fucking giant!
I’m a weekend hunter!
A fucking giant!

And when they’re all at their prime
C-c-c-carving
Track Name: Whatever Happened To The Forster Appeal?
My one question throughout the year
Whatever happened to the Forster appeal?

Migration flocking when they should stay
They thought about it all in the wrong way
Accusing 12-year boy instead of sixty year man
You treat your offspring like you treat your gran
Judge David Bryant do you sleep well?
Health assessments carried out whilst D is in his cell
And sick wife Elizabeth, who ever mentions her
Whatever happened to the Forster appeal?

I’ll talk to someone legal about this
I’m finding all the reports to be amiss
The Manfield clan are all in a rage
They’re called prostitutes and they should act their age
The Manfield clan are out to get revenge so
Whatever happened to the Forster appeal?
The Manfield clan are out to get revenge so
Whatever happened to the Forster appeal?
Whatever happened to the Forster appeal?
Whatever happened to the Forster appeal?
The Manfield clan are out to get revenge so
Whatever happened to the Forster appeal?
Track Name: Jimmy Falls Off Own Mountain
At certain times in my life I feel like no door ever opens
I treat those slags like shit in boiler rooms
But maybe those lessons weren’t thoroughly taught
I kept booze under the sink but swore I’d never touch it
But the guests never showed so I had to break the seals

I’m on the phone at all hours to keep my face young
I sleep rough and ready for the nightly rituals
The rumours haunt me and I try to forget them
But when I hear that lift door creaking in the dark…
There were occasions when I could have loved
But then who would care about my seedy recollections?

(Jimmy, Jimmy)
I was loved, I can prove it
(Jimmy, Jimmy)
I keep trim figure
(Jimmy, Jimmy)
This is eternal respect
(Jimmy, Jimmy)
I swear I was loved
Track Name: Piggeries Conversion Delayed
Man got off the train and walked to nowhere
But by the time that he arrived
I was no longer alone

So then I split!
So then I split!
So then I split!
So then I split!

Man tried to clean dust off all the ceiling
Classic Englishman repression
Drunken English idiots abroad

So then I split!
So then I split!
So then I split!
So then I split!

The overflowing pig collection
Is being thrown in the trash
I’m going to delay conversion
Til I’m fully compensated

So then I split!
Track Name: I'm just tired and depressed
Parts of me are falling down the sink
I daren’t retrieve them
I’m tired and depressed

That’s all
But don’t worry yourself
I’ll get my limbs back together in time for
I think I need to see daylight
And without any kneecaps it’s pretty tough

Parts of me are falling down the sink
I daren’t retrieve them

I can’t put my clothes on anymore
They’re covered in dirt and mopping up the floor
I don’t want to think about
How low I’ve been sent by loss of fingers
I don’t think I can go on much more
Because when there’s no touch
There’s no sense in going on

Parts of me are falling down the sink
I daren’t retrieve them
I’m tired and depressed
Parts of me are falling down the sink
I daren’t retrieve them
I’m tired and depressed
Track Name: The Earless
When many tongues unwind
It’s called The Earless
And parasites are fine
Well then it’s earless
The bleating calves will do no good
Our screaming lungs will do no good
And it’s The Earless
Yeah, it’s The Earless

I thought maybe
Just for a day

When iron wore the crown
Well, she was earless
And my baby let me down
So then she’s earless
I’ve seen it all around
And we are earless
We are earless, come on now
Yes, we are earless

I thought maybe
I thought maybe
I thought maybe
But we are earless
Track Name: Heswall Diesel
Rush to the bus to get the back seating
And then I’m going out to do some heavy petting
I see you watching and I see you look down
I see you leaving and you don’t look around

Hey square, have you not got a clue?
I mention something that I think you’d like to do
If you want to dance with us
You better get your limbs loosened up

And at the gates at three-thirty
I’m covered in dirt and I’m smoking and laughing
Whisper in your ear to see you squirm
You think I’m bad but you’re waiting your turn

I hang out with people older than you
Because they actually know just what to do
We’re kissing everyone on the bus
So really, why don’t you all get with us?

Hey square, have you not got a clue?
I mention something that I think you’d like to do
If you want to dance with us
You better get your limbs loosened up

Dead friends
Track Name: Blonde Wives & Dead Daughter
While I lay sleeping (in my platinum bed)
My young girl was drowning (within my head)
So many of them left me (when I needed the skin)
Blonde wives and dead daughter (are doing me in)

I bought all the marble (and the swimming pool)
I thought it would impress them (and I thought it looked cool)
But I didn’t pay much attention (to my life before)
Now blonde wives and dead daughter (have evened the score)

It was my world
It was my world

So now I’ve got nothing, (I lie on my own)
I’ve run out of skin flicks (and sex on the phone)
Drinking 'til I’m crying (and smoking dope)
Blonde wives and dead daughter, (it’s no joke)

It’s my world gone
It’s my world gone
Track Name: I Was A Cop 'Til He Busted Me
Gave it time
Now I’m fine
I’ve seen that life is a game above two nine

I may stare
When you’re there
But I’d know that flicker anywhere

He sees the scowls, flickers, and horrendous things
He turned us off and now we are gone

Fine,
I’m on time
So won’t you please put the windows back on?

Suspicion
Suspicion round the clock
Suspicion
Suspicion round the clock
Suspicion
Round and round
Track Name: Ferox
Keep it still
There’s no looking back
You only need to have one conversation!
All-night celebration

A little known fact about ‘The Great Escape’
It was plagued by disaster and the story was fake
A long hard trawl over to the UK
He came to visit then never went away
The drinks are flowing, the offers pouring in
Another 48 exposures of film

It’s an uncivilized country about to be tamed

This is dedicated to the ones we’ve had
Take this as a permanent invitation

A lazy slog towards the grey
It’s complimentary so there’s nothing to pay
No guests of mine should waste another day
We came to visit then never went away

Get off on ecology of the…night?
We came to visit then never went away
The club scene’s dead, I’m for the homelife
We came to visit then never went away
I’ll be your ghoulish experiment
We came to visit then never went away
When I fester in the corner it creates amusement

A lazy slog towards the grey
It’s complimentary so there’s nothing to pay
No guests of mine should waste another day
If there’s any leftovers they’ll have to stay
Crept through customs in the UK
We came to visit then never went away

We came to visit then never went away
Track Name: Taffy/Solo
In the snow the tiger’s pacing
The children are stuck on a hill
I’m like a rabbit, I am chasing
But you know the rabbit is always killed
And when we meet each other again
I want to ask you what was it all for?
We could be out, chasing together
But instead you slowly push close the door

And in the morning when you wake me
I never ask what time it is
So you invited me into your world
But I was only ever a tourist
Track Name: The Stomp Of Sloth
My friend says
Do you know a DJ Sloth?
My friend says
He once stayed in bed for a month
We were stumped

DJ Sloth
Keeps us going with his songs
DJ Sloth
Is never awake for too long
He’s soon gone

Sloth creeps in
Danny, Johnny, what you say?
Sloth creeps in
Donald and Jim
Oh, we don’t know
No no no

Do you know
A man here called DJ Sloth?
DJ Sloth
Yes, he’s awake minimal time
And that’s fine

Needs to sleep for a long time
And that’s fine
Track Name: Le Brumisateur
I was needed once, there’s some who ain’t
I have seen both sides, sinner and saint
See, when I lost my luck, I would cry
But now I don’t do that and this is why

I’m counting on the present
Before I counted on the past
And I was needed once
That didn’t last

When water sprayed on me, I saw the sky
And when it rained on me, I said goodbye
We’re stuffed in shoeboxes, the shoes don’t fit
And when we squeeze too much it turns to shit

But shadows in alleyways
And kissing in the streets
And taking the circuits apart
A spring back in your feet

And when you hold somebody
And you hold way too tight
It takes some time to understand
What isn’t right
And then you said
“It’s what I wanna do
It’s what I’ll do”
“It’s what I wanna do
It’s what I’ll do”
“It’s what I wanna do
It’s what I’ll do”
“It’s what I wanna do
It’s what I’ll do”
“It’s what I wanna do
It’s what I’ll do”
“It’s what I wanna do
It’s what I’ll do”
Track Name: Defreeze & Top Gal
Streetcar tracks
Streetcar tracks
Streetcar tracks
Streetcar tracks

My name is well never you mind now
I’m sure there’s ways to find out somehow
But then I’m tired of all your reasons and intent
Being driven underground once again

I tried to leave (WHY?)
I told you (HOW?)
It was always like this
I got to bawling and shouting
And making a big mess
When I squeeze tight, it hurts
So I then do it some more
I got to rocking and rolling
And shaking 'til I can’t go on any more

My name is sealed in a cell
If you feel the same, then do it as well
'Cause what we’re on is like a cruise ship on land
And where we’re going is somewhere you don’t understand

And I was leaving (YOU WERE?)
I was (WE SEE)
It was always like this
I got to screaming and jumping
And cleaning up this big mess
I start digging and tunnelling
And I uncover more shit
I got to rocking and rolling
And shaking around it
And now I’m clocking and I’m bopping
And we’ll keep going on
Because when you forget to get me
I string myself along
When I squeeze tight, it hurts
Hurts so good some more
I’ve got to rock it and then roll it
'Til I can’t go on any more

Streetcar tracks
Streetcar tracks
Streetcar tracks
Streetcar tracks