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released August 5, 2016

All songs by White Ape

Produced and Mixed by Dave Holmes @ Soup Studios, Limehouse
Mastered by Simon Trought @ Soup
www.soupstudio.co.uk

Photos by Joe Hunter Photography
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Artwork and typesetting by Dazzle Monroe
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White Ape London, UK

"A garage rock band but not at all retro"

Inventive and irrascible London quartet rated by Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and John Robb.

"The artful sneer of the best post-punk rushed with the infernal garage band beat"
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Track Name: Courtney Love Will Tear Us Apart
If I was a woman I'd be Courtney Love, killing teenagers with a razor glove.
I tried to be nice to get to heaven above but it wasn't in me when push comes to shove

Chorus: You think you're shit hot and you're half right x3
You think you're shit hot

He thinks that he's clever cos he spends his time thinking, thinking about how clever he is.
I know you're rich and you know you're handsome, you write a good tune but so could Charles Manson.

Chorus

In twenty years where do you see your daughter? With a rifle up a tower, guarding the last of the water. I taught her to slaughter, to get ahead in the pecking order.

Chorus

Spoken word bit:
It's like The Beatles on acid x2
It's like The Beatles on more acid
It's like the Beatles on Better Acid
It's like Sun Ra, Lee Perry, Captain Beefheart and Syd Barrett jamming. In a big brass bell. On The Moon.
It's like if Motown was in Madchester and Madchester was on the Missisipi delta but also in Memphis.
It's like Giorgio Moroder and Sonic Youth team up to rewrite the Dr Who theme tune.
It's like if Madonna was born in Sheffield in the post-punk era.
It's like if the Fall went to San Francisco, it's like if Jimi Hendrix went disco, it's like if Beyoncé joined the Pistols.
It's like The Beatles on acid etc

Chorus to fade.
Track Name: Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Cheated
You want a show, show me the money
I'm going broke, you think it's funny
I'd tell you my price but you'd never make it
Give you advice but you'd never take it

This country's old, I'm sick of it
What it's done to me, what I've done to it
The cost of living, an arm and a leg
If you ask me I'd rather steal than beg

Chorus
Ever get the feeling?
Feeling you've been cheated? x 2

I followed my dreams to the end of the earth
When I got there I found it wasn't worth
The price that I paid trying to catch it
If you get a chance you might as well snatch it

Chorus

Instrumental break

Chorus

Guitar solo and coda.
Track Name: Men And Women
Boys and girls, girls and boys, you're thirty bloody three
Not everything's the best or worst ever: OM fucking G!
Breakfasting on Coco Pops, four fifty a bowl
Who told you to hide from reality by acting like you're eight years old

Chorus:
You can run but you can't hide, you're going to have to try being men and women
No-one ever died from looking at their lives and saying that it's time to be men and women.

There'll be times you may be lonely, there'll be times you may be sad
You'll get through it if you put your mind to it, the better times are yet to be had.
Don't be scared of being grown-ups, being adult can be fun
There's life under the covers for accomplished lovers with the expertise to get the job done

Chorus:
You can run but you can't hide, you're going to have to try being men and women
Give it a try, you just might like living your lives as men and women.

You will find out
Time won't time out
Not for you or anyone.

Chorus:
You can run but you can't hide, you're going to have to try being men and women
No-one ever died from looking at their lives and saying that it's time to be men and women.
You can run but you can't hide, you're going to have to try being men and women
Give it a try, you just might like living your lives as men and women.
Track Name: Lovers In The Desert
Coffee for breakfast and whiskey at night
Your blankets are frozen, your friends are in flight
Here in the dustbowl the wind stings your eyes
As you ride through the prairie to reclaim your prize

Chorus:
Lovers in the desert
We roll in the sand
And the sand sticks to our bodies
I tremble under your hand

I was so thirsty, I came here too soon
Now I'm crossing the desert to reach your lagoon
Cacti and cowskulls, the dust and the heat
You'll smell the old country on me when we meet

Chorus

You will rust into dust
Take me where you must

Chorus