Strong Like Prawn

by Billy and the Lost Boys

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released January 1, 2002

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Track Name: Strong Like Prawn (Not Like Shrimp)
My parents say I am a mess
They think I am deranged
They talk about my punk rock band
As if things are going to change
You've got to grow up daughter
Put your passions on the shelf
Maybe it would happen
If their daughter was someone else

Everybody's telling me
What to think and who to be
They want to plan my future as if they know what's best for me
Why don't you fuck off fuckers
Get your asses out the door
I'm busy fucking up my life
Why don't you go and fuck up yours

Cause this is my life
And I'll fuck it up however I choose
Cause when you've already lost at least you've got nothing to lose

Everybody's telling me
What to think and who to be
They want to plan my future as if they know what's best for me
Why don't you fuck off, fuckers
Get your asses out the door
I'm busy fucking up my life
Why don't you go and fuck up yours

Cause this is my life
And I'll fuck it up however I choose
Cause when you've already lost at least you've got nothing to lose

This my life
And I'll fuck it up however I choose
Cause when you've already lost at least you've got nothing to lose
Track Name: Laid Off
An urgent message from head office:
"It seems inflation has been affecting profits now"
We never bought it
You've got it all and still you hog it
You want it all but you've already got it now
We never bought it

I've got a $1.50 to my name, I really don't think it's gonna last
I can't qualify for unemployment ever since they made those cutbacks
Tell me what you do when you've got nothing left to crash
When you've got bills to pay
And no check to cash

Another year of record profits
The suits said:
"We can't afford to stop it now"
We never bought it
You've got it all and still you hog it
You want it all but you've already got it now
We never bought in

I've got a $1.50 to my name, I really don't think it's gonna last
I can't qualify for unemployment ever since they made those cutbacks
Tell me what to do when you've got nothing left to crash
When you've got bills to pay
And no check to cash

I've got a $1.50 to my name, I really don't think it's gonna last
I can't qualify for unemployment ever since they made those cutbacks
Tell me what to do when you've got nothing left to crash
When you've got bills to pay
And no check to cash
When you've got bills to pay
And no check to cash
Track Name: This One's For You
If there was anything that I could say, it's that I wanted to stay
I wanted to stay
If there was anything that I could change it'd be the way things changed
Every weekend when we would hit that stage and we would start to play
Everything it was ok
Nothing's ever felt that way but something's changed and now I just can't stay

If there's one thing I learned from the miles that we've traveled
One thing I've learned from the past
No one can change themselves for someone else
And not everything was built to last

But as long as I live I will want it all back
It was all that I needed
All that I had
So for all that we've done and for all we've been through
This one's for you

If there was anything that I could say, it's that I wanted to stay
I wanted to stay
If there was anything that I could change it'd be the way things changed
Every weekend when we would hit that stage and we would start to play
Everything it was ok
Nothing's ever felt that way
Something has changed

If there's one thing I learned from the miles that we've traveled
One thing I've learned from the past
No one can change themselves for someone else
And not everything was built to last

But as long as I live I will want it all back
It was all that I needed
All that I had
So for all that we've done and for all we've been through
This one's for you