Last Stand

by Kroovy Rookers

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released February 6, 2005

Rod Rooker - Vox + Guitar
Rowdy Rooker - Drums + Backups
Remi Rooker - Bass

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kroovy Rookers

All song written by Kroovy Rookers

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Track Name: Backlash
We're crawling out of the gutter they put us in
they thought they could keep us down
but we're back for them
Backlash it's okay
cuz we know what's right

Bullshit is all we get, now it's time to fight

We got one life to live to live they wanna lock the door
They're gonna shit when they see our footprints
on their floor

You asked for it
You asked for it

We're crawling out of the gutter they put us in
they thought they could keep us down
but we're back for them
Backlash it's okay
cuz we know what's right

Bullshit is all we get, now it's time to fight

We got one life to live to live they wanna lock the door
They're gonna shit when they see our footprints
on their floor

You asked for it
You asked for it
You asked for it
You asked for it

Backlash
here we go - there's no turning back
some hot shot's going to get one in the sack
Backlash we say no
to all your'e lies

come on old chap, don't act surprised...

You asked for it
You asked for it
You asked for it
You asked for it

Backlash
Track Name: Rowdy Rebels
On the streets and in the pubs
doing our thing cuz it's what we love
Rowdy Rebels - we ain't like the rest
having a laugh is what we love best

When we're out it's always fun
We're the boys no reason to run
try to stop us you won't get far
you'll see how Rowdy we fucking are!

On the town or in the yard
shut yer mouth - put down your guard
Rowdy Rebels we know what's what
even if we're in a rut

if you're a rebel then you're alright
we deserve to rule the night
stick together,
that's the way
Rowdy Rebels Rule OK!
Track Name: Whatcha Gonna Do Now?
Whatcha gonna do now?
you had it all and you threw it away
whatcha gonna do now?
looks like you got to start moving on
whatcha gonna do now?
so many things are gettin you down down down
whatcha gonna do now?
you gotta do the best you can...

You don't wanna choose
you don't wanna lose
you don't wanna see
what you don't wanna be
don't wanna fail
you don't wanna get nailed
every time you close your eyes
ain't gonna try
don't wanna cry
you want to escape and leave it all behind
shit out of luck
you don't give a fuck
so much of you has died...
Track Name: Street Rock
It's fucking poetry in motion
Street Rock causing a commotion
skins and punks - it's a magic potion
loud and rowdy drunken explosion

Everybody's going to the gig
it's a bone shaker and it's big
everybody's happy but the pigs
that's alright I don't give a frig

Street Rock Street Rock (X4)

let's go let's play some rock n' roll
it's one thing they cannot control
life can go ahead and take it's toll
no one said you had to sell your soul

Jam packed the place is getting hot
just spilled half the beer that you bought
a night like this really hit's the spot
like i said before it's all we've got

Street Rock Street Rock (X4)
Track Name: Sinkin' Ship
Yarrr!

I wanted off of that sinkin' ship
I'm trying hard to reach the shore
I could see she was going down
I couldn't stay aboard no more
the sun it burns me skin
the salt it steals me breath
me ears are ringin'
sirens are singin'
as i crash into the waves of death...

Yarr!
Arrr!

I feel a thousand eyes upon me
and they're all hungry - I never wanted this!
gasping and wailing
my limbs tired and flailing
I'm swallowed deeper into the abyss

look behind me at the endless ocean
the ship's long been buried in the waves
it seems the sea
which was a way of life for me
was destined to become me grave!

Yarr!
Arr!
Narrr!
Yarr it's to far....
Track Name: If You Spew
Driving all night long in the name of fun
that's alright
everybody's gonna be there drunk tonight
something to do sure beats nothing going on
so let's all go to the show
bring it on!

First one to go
your'e passed out at the table
that's alright
you've got friends all around
what remains
drunk out of their brains
laugh about this, joke about that
good times...

Gonna be a mess we'll clean it up tomorrow
that's alright
gives us something to do
Barf on the floor
Barf on the door
nothing new with this crew
if you spew
Track Name: See You There
Well I'm going
I'm going down
if i don't see you around
I guess i'll you there

I've made mistakes
and I've been bad
and i've been hateful
of this world at times

So as they say
it's time to pay
and we're all going
down
down
down

where we'll be burning
and getting whipped
turned inside out
for minor shit
and the cops down there
must fucking suck
ten times worse then the ones up here...

Human nature
a sin in itself
everything we do
has got to be wrong

so is all this
just so we can suffer
even more when it's all over?

If that is all
this life's about
there ain't no way nobody's gettin' out

We'll all be burning
and getting whipped
turned inside out
for minor shit
and the cops down there
must fucking suck
ten times worse then the ones up here...

Well I'm going
I'm going down
if i don't see you around
I guess i'll you there

I've made mistakes
and I've been bad
and i've been hateful
of this world at times

So as they say
it's time to pay
and we're all going
down
down
down
Track Name: Beast Within
He's always fighting with himself
he finds it hard to keep his chin up
it would be easy to give in and give up
he wonders why he even tries

He looks around he ain't got nothing
and maybe nothing is gonna show up
and he tries hard to keep it inside
one of these days, he hopes he doesn't blow up

And you know it knocks him down to the ground
when he gives in
To the Beast Within

He's got violence in his mind
too many things they start to build up
he wants to rip and tear
destroy and scare this world
give it a wake up

He never gets too close to anyone
cuz he don't want no one to see it
he can't come up with the words to explain it
and a part of him wants to be it...

And you know it knocks him down to the ground
when he gives in
To the Beast Within

He lets go although he knows better
and he always seems to regret it
but he loves it
when he does it
although he knows that he just can't forget it

And he knows that it just ain't right
and so he fights
this endless battle
but tings get boring and the Beast is always roaring
for some action
some satisfaction

And you know it knocks him down to the ground
when he gives in
To the Beast Within
Track Name: What They Don't Wanna See
They say it's dead I see it every day
and it's as real to me
as it could ever be
and it always was
they got no right to say
that this is the end
well it ain't for me...

Well it ain't over and it's never gonna be
lets give them more of what they don't wanna see
well it ain't over and it's never gonna be
lets give them more of what they don't wanna see


We still go out and we still don't care
we still have a blast
and they still stare
they still don't understand and that's O.K.
it ain't ll that different
then back in the day...

Well it ain't over and it's never gonna be
lets give them more of what they don't wanna see
well it ain't over and it's never gonna be
lets give them more of what they don't wanna see

Some dropped out cuz they got bored
after a few things were explored
now they're talking like they've seen it all
laughing at the kids
that just started last fall

Well it ain't over and it's never gonna be
lets give them more of what they don't wanna see
well it ain't over and it's never gonna be
lets give them more of what they don't wanna see

What they don't wanna see
what they don't wanna see
kids having fun like you and me

What they don't wanna see
what they don't wanna see
kids having fun like you and me
Track Name: So Bad So Good
I'm a stand up man don't tell no lies
and i see what I see through my own eyes
I drink a lot of beer hanging out with my gang
is there really any reason to feel any shame?

Can you tell me why
everything so bad's gotta be so good
can you tell me why
I just can't do what they say I should

Iv'e never known what's best for me
the inside of my head is like a raging sea
whatever it is I can't figure it out
but I like to rock n' roll without a doubt

Can you tell me why
everything so bad's gotta be so good
can you tell me why
I just can't do what they say I should

I'm drawn to things labeled mean and obscene
midnight movies and the street rock scene
growing up man, that was all i had
and it kept me alive
was it really that bad?

Can you tell me why
everything so bad's gotta be so good
can you tell me why
I just can't do what they say I should

Maybe I'm tougher to entertain
cuz i don't like things when they're all the same
and you can see what's coming like clouds and rain
watered down crap for watered down brains

Can you tell me why
everything so bad's gotta be so good
can you tell me why
I just can't do what they say I should
Track Name: Bad Girl
Checked you out sent me on a trip
It must have been that smirk on your lips
Girl you got me on a slow drip
it's a teenage warning on a pink slip

I wanna have you all over the place
up front and in my face
about as subtle as a spray of mace
a smooth ride in a death race

Bad Girl you look so cool
Bad Girl you fucking rule
i wanna see you after school

Bad Girl you look so hard
Bad Girl like a rock star
i wanna put you in the guard...

Can't believe that I got a chance
to put my Rookers in your leather pants
put a sheilds on my friggin lance
and drag it out like the last dance...

Bad Girl you look so cool
Bad Girl you fucking rule
i wanna see you after school

Bad Girl you look so hard
Bad Girl like a rock star
i wanna put you in the guard...
Track Name: Shit Job
Shit Job
what can you do?
they put the pressure on you
and you say okay

Shit Job
wanna get out
but you doubt you can find any other way

Gotta pay for an education
they want too much information
and your resume might as well be toilet paper
locked in a cage
you can't turn the page

Shit job
clock keeps ticking
looks like your'e sticking
right where you are
Shit Job
too much thinking
time for some drinking when you're out the door

Gotta make money
can't please everybody
and no one wants to hear you complain...

Insult to injury
again and again
again and again

Insult to injury
again and again
again and again

Shit Job
what can you do?
they put the pressure on you
and you say okay

Shit Job
wanna get out
but you doubt you can find any other way

Gotta pay for an education
they want too much information
and your resume might as well be toilet paper
locked in a cage
you can't turn the page

Shit job
clock keeps ticking
looks like your'e sticking
right where you are
Shit Job
too much thinking
time for some drinking when you're out the door

Gotta make money
can't please everybody
and no one wants to hear you complain...

Insult to injury
again and again
again and again

Insult to injury
again and again
again and again
Track Name: Every Year
Here come the kids
all looking for the truth
standing in the shadows
of yesterday's youth
thinking for themselves
they wanna make it on their own
every kid is different
but he shouldn't walk alone

Under the gun from when they're out of school
looking for something
something to do
to keep from the troubles of the poverty line
wanna make the money you've gotta do the time

Every year
every generation
the times they are a changing
and we don't make the rules
every kid in a different situation
so many born to have it all
so many born to lose...

There go the jobs
to the ones who had connections
the ones with education
the ones who played it straight
motivated focused,
they swarm in like locusts
and take all they want
leaving nothing on their plate

And then the others
the rejects, the rockers
the ones who never wanted
more then they could chew
pissed up on the weekend
wishing it would never end
too much to think about
when there's nothing to do

Every year
every generation
the times they are a changing
and we don't make the rules
every kid in a different situation
so many born to have it all
so many born to lose...

Here comes the future
there ain't no place to hide
it's waiting on your doorstep
and underneath your bed...
ain't no way to fake it
we've got to try to make it
this world will rip your roof away
if you can't get ahead

We can rant and rave
that life just isn't fair
but it doesn't make a difference
in a world that doesn't care
we've got too much pride
to fall to far behind
no ones gonna see us fall
we'll take whatever's there

Every year
every generation
the times they are a changing
and we don't make the rules
every kid in a different situation
so many born to have it all
so many born to lose...
Track Name: Rock 'n Roll Rebel
Rock n' Roll Rebel
he don't care
about the sound that's going around

Rock n' Roll Rebel
likes it street level
gotta dig into the underground

Rock n' Roll Rebel likes it loud
and it's the way it's gotta be

A blast from the past
is guaranteed to kick ass
on the crap that's on T.V.

1-2-3-4
rippin' out the power chords
Rock n' Roll Rebel
he ain't gonna quit

tell him to play
any other way
he's gonna give you the finger
and say "Eat Shit!"

You'll never catch him at a rave
cuz that, just ain't his scene
country crap and gangster rap
don't make his toes tap
if you know what I mean

Cuz he's a Rock n' Roll Rebel
and he don't care
about what's out there
what's out there

Rock n' Roll Rebel
he knows what's cool
he's old school
he's old school

Rock n Roll Rebel
makes his own rules
he ain't no ones fool
he ain't no ones fool

Rock n Roll Rebel
dude, this ones for you
this one's for you!
Track Name: All We Got
it was a turning point for so many kids
who without it
would have been lost forever
did they find it or it did find them?
seems like the only way
it makes you wonder

Iv'e got no regrets
and endless respect
for what it was, is and always will be
the voice of the street
the kids that you meet
the bands
the shows
the glory...

For a lot of us it's all we've got
For a lot of us it's all we've got

Pay no attention to the ones who fly the flag
cuz they're trying to be hip or trendy
and shrug it off
like it didn't mean shit
just a fly on the wall
for the weekend

Punks and Skins
I know it's been said
so many times but it feels so right

the only thing in this place
that puts a smile on my face
when everything else
is fucking shite

For a lot of us it's all we've got
For a lot of us it's all we've got

Bouncing all over the place
even landing on your face
so fun - you don't give a shit
cuz it's here and it's now
who gives a fuck how
you make a living
you are forgiven

Do what you must
don't leave us in the dust
remember, friends are forever
the shit that we shout
isn't all that we're about
if your'e one one of us, man
you know better!

For a lot of us it's all we've got
For a lot of us it's all we've got
Punks and Skins like us it's all we've got
for fucking kids like us it's all we've
got
got
got
got
got......
Track Name: Kroovy Rookers
Got a song and it won't take long
me and the boys are coming on strong
do what we can with what we know
fuck those chumps on the radio

Our noize - Kroovy Rookers
Bad Boize - Kroovy Rookers
Oi! Oi! - Kroovy Rookers
We ain't no emo losers....

I got no life but I got my band
I play Git-R with a fucked up hand
call it Street Rock
call it Punk
just get us gigs and get us drunk

Hard stuff - Kroovy Rookers
Had enough? - Kroovy Rookers
Play Rough - Kroovy Rookers
Coming soon to yer local Boozer!

We will never have a hit
cuz we don't play no stupid shit
like it or not
this is fucking - it
so finish your beer
and start a pit

Good times - Kroovy Rookers
Bad rhymes - Kroovy Rookers
Sound crimes - Kroovy Rookers
Last time we're KROOVY ROOKERS!
Track Name: Last Stand
Last Stand
with a new band
wanna do something
tired of doing nothing

New stage
with an old rage
burning inside
since the early days

It's gotta be done
and it's gonna be fun
and we don't expect
to impress anyone
stand back and say
that it's all been done
but we haven't done it
so here we cum

Last Stand
with a new band
wanna do something
tired of doing nothing

New stage
with an old rage
burning inside
since the early days

You just can't beat
the sound of the street
everybody's jumpin'
no one's taking a seat
plenty of beers
and plenty of bands
having a good time
while making a stand

When your'e young
you gotta have fun
if you got a song
you know it's gotta be sung
who fucking cares
about the next big scare
cuz it's great in here
when it sucks out there

Last Stand
with a new band
wanna do something
tired of doing nothing

New stage
with an old rage
burning inside
since the early days
Track Name: Big Man
Went to school nobody knew you you were there
cuz you never made a joke and you didn't care
about the kids who liked to have a laugh in class
but it made you smile when they didn't pass
serious business was always your way
and now they gotta listen to what you say

Your'e a Big Man - Now
You got a mustache - Wow!
You got a big gun too
And you're ready to use it
when they come at you

Too bad everybody can't be just like you
you wouldn't have to push them
tell them what to do
but for the rest of the world
the joke's getting old
cuz all that you stand for is all that you're told

You hate everybody that don't show you respect
and it just ain't fair, what did you expect?

Your'e a Big Man - Now
You got a mustache - Wow!
You got a big gun too
And you're ready to use it
when they come at you

When you're on the beat you can feel the heat
and we pay the price when we're at your feet
outta your way if you had a bad day
we piss you off there's a price to pay
you treat everybody like sons of whores
cuz no one else has got a mind like yours

Your'e a Big Man - Now
You got a mustache - Wow!
You got a big gun too
And you're ready to use it
when they come at you...
Track Name: Couple Of Brews
Woke up at ten with a pounding head
but i had a good time last night
guess you gotta take the good with the bad
I know it's gonna be alright...

The floor is covered in steel toed shoes
and Punks and Skins
who drank too much booze

But we ain't got much to lose
after a Couple of Brews

Cranked out the tunes till the early dawn
and the cops didn't even show
The neighbors all knew we were fucking trashed
but they all just let it go

Once in a while you gotta make some noize
drink yer beers and shout yer Oi!'s

Cuz we ain't got much to lose
after a Couple of Brews

hey hey hey
let's go!

Off to work but i don't care
cuz i had my fun last night
had a shower and a cup of coffee
and the sun is shining bright

Nothing's gonna stop me from having fun
as long as I'm up when it's time to run

Cuz we ain't got much to lose
after couple of brews
We ain't got much to lose
after a Couple of Brews!
Track Name: Kroovy Roookers - Good Times
In and out
day to day
doing what we do
long lines
hard times
needing something new
gonna go
see a show
it's what we're living for
go downtown
see who's around
you know there ain't much more...

Good times are the only times i wanna remember, yeah
when I lose I don't care
it's only gonna fade away

Got one shot
ready or not
even if it's a low blow
make it quick
get your kicks
we've got places to go
society - don't need me
you think that I don't know?
When I'm alive I'm gonna have a good time
till it's time to go...

Good times are the only times i wanna remember, yeah
when I lose I don't care
it's only gonna fade away

In and out
day to day
doing what we do
long lines
hard times
needing something new
gonna go
see a show
it's what we're living for
go downtown
see who's around
you know there ain't much more...

Good times are the only times i wanna remember, yeah
when I lose I don't care
it's only gonna fade away
Track Name: Spring Fever
Winter's dead i hope it's departed
something in the air makes me feel retarded
now I say Dam when I see a Beaver...
I've got Spring Fever!

It was a long one but we got it beat
and it's time to go hang out in the street
when I see snow I might have to leave her
but for now I've got Spring Fever

Ya I know it's a ridiculous song
but you gotta admit that the winters too long
you say it sucks and brother I heard ya
welcome to fucking Alberta!

Don't wanna hear the song of the summer
whatever it is I'm sure it's a bummer
turn that crap off my reciever
play more Spring Fever

Spring Fever - come on Punks
Spring Fever - let's get drunk
Spring Fever - it's alright
gonna drink till I fucking puke tonight

Spring Fever - it's no lie
Spring Fever - you know why
Spring Fever let's take it outside
and tie one on till we're covered in flies
Track Name: Soak It Up
Damn those hippies I just don't like em
I don't pick em up when they're hitch hiking
even in the pouring rain
I say "It ain't my problem, man"
I wish you luck son, getting dry
but the rain ain't stopping and neither am I
I've got better things to do
I don't feel like talking to you

And you know that the tunes I'm playing are better
then the one your'e whistling in you dirty sweater
but the path you chose is yours to handle
so put some miles on those mellow sandles!

Damn those hippies I just don't like em
I don't pick em up when they're hitch hiking
even in the pouring rain
I say "It ain't my problem, man"
I don't pick em up
I just don't like em
I don't care if it's thunder and lightning
soaking up that acid rain
can you dig that groovy rain?
Track Name: Steel Toed Shoes
This sucks that sucks
welcome to the real world
what you gonna choose?
This or the latter
doesn't even matter
let's go pound some booze

They're making it harder
They're pushing it farther
Nothing but more bad news
and it's pissing me off
stepping on my toes

gotta get some steel toed shoes...

I don't care
Take it way
I'll live to see another day
and maybe, just maybe I might pull through
yeah...

Can't win
and i won't cheat
pull the rug out from under my feet
but remember this:
I'll think you suck till your'e dead
that's right!
Track Name: Crackdown
it just gets worse
the more that you read
it's fucking disgusting
it's nasty indeed

you'd think that a priest
is a man you could trust
but there's too many tales
of corruption and lust

out of the shadows with his wrinkled old squid
trying to jam it in somebody's kid
how many childhoods has he gone and wrecked?
exploited your trust and abused your respect

It's hard to believe that it's still going on
it boggles the mind that it has all along
how can we hold them in such high regard
we need to crack down
crack down on them hard!

The bible tells them to resist all temptation
but millions are victims of their degradation
nuns ain't no fun - so the whole congregation
are out for your kids cuz it's beats masturbation

it's time to crack down
let's turn up the heat
catch them with their pants down
and drag them through the street
it's time to put a stop to them
before they go too far
expose them for the perverts
that they really are

you think this is just a cheap shot at religion?
well look in the papers and you'll find a smidgen
about another holy man who diddled some kid
why lock em em up, why not smash in their heads...
Track Name: Do It Yer Selfer
He really wishes
he didn't have no need for anyone
Do it yer selfer
you know it just ain't quite as fun

The bars are garbage
most of the people in them suck
Do it yer selfer
once again he's out of luck...

He always was the kind of guy that would give anything a shot
fun for a while, then bite your tongue and smile
when you're watching everything around you rot

Can't understand
why it's getting out of hand
he feels like scum
just doesn't get it
and when he does he gets it on the run
he's gotta get up
he's gotta go out and get him some

cuz he's a handy man, his loving ain't no sham
he just can't seem to fucking stand anyone
Track Name: Here Comes The Judge
Court day got nothing to say
you know you're gonna get F'd in the A
the whole deal is fucking lame
it's your balls - it's their game

here comes the judge
and he fucking sucks
why'd you even dress up?

He treats you like a clown
he calls you up just to put you down
he makes a wise crack ha ha ha
out on the street you'd break his jaw
here comes the judge
and there's plenty of proof
that he's a fucking goof

All alone you make a stand
cuz a lawyer would have cost a grand
cat and mouse a song and dance
you never even had a chance

Here comes the Judge
who cares what he thinks
he's a fucking DINK!