The Garden Folke

by Invincible Pigs

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1.
Immigration to your nation Ain't no kind of crime It's just another way of splitting put what's yours and what is mine A line drawn in the sand Divide and conquer 101 all under the same sky and stars spinning round the sun. But there's those that speak of hatred and there's those that speak of sin There's those those that try to tell you don't let anybody in They're a drain on our resources Nothing more than parasites Better keep em over there, out of mind, out of sight But it ain't no Tsanko Tsankov that done took away your job Not Aweys, Sanjeev or Ibrahim that sold the housing stock It's the bosses and the bankers, the landlords and the lords They're doing it for profit They do it for reward I hear a lot of talk of quotas and of nationalist pride How "we'd love to help, we really would Can't you see our hands are tied? It’s not so very simple Think of the economy There's no room to live among us There's no room for empathy!" But they're strangely fuckin' silent when it come to paying tax or selling off your industry while covering their backs. You might be fleeing from a nightmare Or seek a better life Look for something better Than the edge of the knife But it ain't no Tsanko Tsankov that done took away your job Not Aweys, Sanjeev or Ibrahim that sold the housing stock It's the bosses and the bankers, the landlords and the lords They're doing it for profit They do it for reward Unemployment is a symptom of a system that’s diseased And it surely ain’t the fault of some poor cunt from overseas We play into their hand when we ain't questioning their lies they're setting the agenda and their selling the disguise Keep them tired, keep them hungry keep them homeless and keep them poor keep them at each other throats as you march them off to war Political people playing Political games it's a Political cesspit and it's all done it your name But it ain't no Tsanko Tsankov that done took away your job Not Aweys, Sanjeev or Ibrahim that sold the housing stock It's the bosses and the bankers, the landlords and the lords They're doing it for profit They do it for reward
2.
Sadie she was tough, Sadie she was mean Sadie had a head as hard as any you've ever seen If Sadie wants your wallet, you'd better be watching out That stony head will put you to bed, knock you fuckin' out And then we come to Gallus Mag, she was a-6 foot tall She had an inn in harlem of the name of the Hole in the Wall Mag's a savage Mag's a brute Mag'll fill you heart with fear Stormy night, got in a fight, Sadie lost an ear Sadie fled the Bloody Fourth, she needed to lie low A-skulkin' down the dockyards, she encountered Scally Joe In a no-good nest of ne'er-do-wells with a need to steal a craft Captain and crew, strong and true, they threw them fore and aft Sadie saw her chance and she rallied them to a man In a jig they had a boat and their pirate life began Sailin' down the Hudson, with the Jolly Roger flying Sadie the mean was a pirate queen without barely even trying Down the Hudson and the Harlem sailed Sadie and her men They drunk and fought they plundered then they drunk and fought again They held a few for ransom, they made some walk the plank They filled the hold with piles of gold and stuff they hadn't drank The river folk were getting uneasy, started fighting back The homes and lands of landlubbers they could no longer sack So it's back to the Bloody Fourth, but with booty and reputation And Sadie found in her old stomping ground provides congratulation Now she's Queen of the Waterfront, she's no reason to fear Made amends with Mag, who kindly returned her ear Some they say that crime don't pay well Sadie would prove them wrong She was Sadie the Goat, queen of the boat, and that's the end of the song! Sadie the Goat, hijacked a boat, was queen of the river that's all that she wrote
3.
I had a mate named Billy, I thought I knew him well I looked him up the other day He's joined the EDL Billy was my buddy his heart in the right place But now it's all skinheads, combat boots and the fucking master race Oh Billy, can't you see? these people ain't your mates They'll fill your head right up with lies They’ll fill your heart with hate They ain’t this country's saviours Nah this ain't religious war They're just a bitter bunch of bonehead bastards best to be ignored I had a mate named Faisal I thought I knew him great I looked him up the other day He's joined Islamic State Faisal was my buddy, now he's in a terror cell He's on Youtube with an AK He's beheading infidels Oh Faisal, can't you see? these people ain't your friends, They'll chew you up, they’ll spit you out use you for their own ends You're off to fight an old man's war It’ll outlive you and I As long as those who pull the strings convince young men to die Well Billy he's been banged up And Faisal's in the ground Two more lives are wasted and the world turns around Too late for Bill and Faisal, But not for you and me And him and her and all of us Just think what we could be What we could be together, together, standing strong So when you see this propaganda Well you scream out that its wrong!
4.
What if the circus skipped right out of town, and now there's no place to frequent what if the chursch it burned right to the ground and now there's no place to frequent what if that whiskey you pour down your throat never will slacked your thirst What if you're caught with a gun in your hand? conclusions drawn are the worst What if the light in her eyes it went out now shining for somebody new what if the warmth in her hand and her heart are as dead as the hope you one knew? If you're lost or your lonely, cursed or youre damned Seen a vestige of love fall away from your hand Whatever your reason, whatever you do... Do it by the light of the moon Maybe those blood writers wrote you all wrong Now infamy hangs to your name Maybe you mixed with the wrong sort of crowd Like gasoline tossed to the flame Maybe the tragedies played out on stage Fall short of what you're about Maybe the ship you've been stowed away on is lost in an ocean of doubt Maybe your conscience was just a mirage And now it dissolves in the dark Maybe the ship you've been stowed away on Is lost in a night without stars No you won't resurrect the remains of a scene Dead or alive, or just some place between Whatever your reason, whatever you do... Do it by the light of the moon
5.
We'll benefit From the good of migration We'll benefit From the wealth of the nation We'll have our health And a good education and we'll pull up the ladder behind us Pull, pull, pull up the ladder We'll pull, pull, pull up the ladder We'll pull, pull, pull up the ladder We'll pull up the ladder behind us I've got my rights Someone fought hard to get them I can walk the streets And vote in elections I've for me and mine I don't need intersection and I'll pull up the ladder behind me Pull, pull, pull up the ladder I'll pull, pull, pull up the ladder I'll pull, pull, pull up the ladder I'll pull up the ladder behind me Your ancestors At one time were peasants Now you own the land And you shoot your own pheasants And the working class They're oh so unpleasant so you'll pull up the ladder behind you Pull, pull, pull up the ladder You'll pull, pull, pull up the ladder You'll pull, pull, pull up the ladder You'll pull up the ladder behind you They benefit From the good of migration They benefit From the wealth of the nation They have their health And a good education and they pull up the ladder behind them Pull, pull, pull up the ladder They pull, pull, pull up the ladder They pull, pull, pull up the ladder They pull up the ladder behind them
6.
There were three old gypsies came to our hall door They came so brave and boldly oh One sang high and the other sang low They all sang the raggle taggle gypsy-oh It was upstairs and downstairs the lady went Put on her suit of leather-oh There was a cry from around her door She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy-oh It was late that night that the lord came in Enquiring for his lady-oh The servant girl, she said to the lord She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy-oh Ah well saddle for me my milk white steed For my brown horse is not speedy-oh I must ride till I seek my bride She's away with the raggle taggle gypsy-oh He rode east and he rode west He rode North and South also Until he came to wide open plain It was there that he spied his lady-oh Tell me how could you leave your goose feather bed With blankets strewn so comely-oh? And how could you leave your newly wedded lord All for some raggle-taggle gypsy oh? Last night I slept in a goose feather bed With blankets strewn so comely-oh Tonight I lie underneath the stars In the arms of my raggle taggle gypsy-oh Well how could you leave your house and your land How could you leave your money-oh? How could you leave your only wedded lord? All for some raggle taggle gypsy-oh What care I for my house and my land? What care I for money-oh? I'd rather have a kiss from my yellow gypsies lips I'm away with the raggle taggle gypsy-oh

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Recorded in slooooow-motion at Diva Studios / Murder Dungeon Manor. Harkening back to the first iteration of Invincible Pigs, The Garden Folke presents some early tracks from the band.

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released August 1, 2018

Olly - Vox / Bass / Banjo / Guitar
Katie - Fiddle / Vox
Ellie - Clarinet / Whistle / Vox
Pete - Cajon
Tom - Vox / Bass / Guitar

Mixed by MOA - www.moamixandmaster.com

'By the Light of the Moon' stolen shamelessly from Danny and the Moonlighers - dannyandthemoonlighters.bandcamp.com

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