Slap​-​up and Noblest

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Recorded at Tsunami Sound Studios in Levin on 30th May 2016

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released June 25, 2016

Lyrics: N King
Music: N King, P King, S Hedgman, D Heath.

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Spank Carterton, New Zealand

Brass-led Britpop-boogie from Wairarapa based 4-piece Spank.

This is no BDSM inspired combo but rather a post-punk/roots outfit that delves into Smiths influenced domestic blues and the collective ironies of modern life.

Spank are Nikki King, Sam King, Pete King and David Heath based in Wairarapa, New Zealand
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Track Name: Crowd Mentality
There are some things you can never unsee
Like a dog's arse looking like a celebrity
Sharks with teeth and birds with arms
All these things, they cause you no harm.
But if you blindly copy and paste
and share something in your haste
to gain some kudos you will find
Someone else will not be kind.

You don't care just forward it on, don't think tomorrow it will be gone
Is it true? You just forward it on, then you think your job is done.
You don't care just forward it on, you don't care where its come from
Is it true? You just forward it on, coz everyone else just forwards, forwards it on.

Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,


Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,

This morning I spotted a post, it said my computer would turn to toast
If I don't copy and paste to warn, everyone so they're safe from harm.
I have three reasons to be glad, fifty facts that make me sound sad
Five days of grateful, oh I say, tag, tag, tag, tag me make my day.

Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,


Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,

(Trumpet Solo)

Publishing my dinner for one, I really think that this song is done.
Five likes for my fanboy page, how many more will engage.
I need to do a harlem shake, nek minnit planking over that lake
One does not simply write a song, oh oh oh what have I done wrong.

Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,


Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,
Dah do dah do dah,

You don't care just forward it on, don't think tomorrow it will be gone
Is it true? You just forward it on, then you think your job is done.
You don't care just forward it on, you don't care where its come from
Is it true? You just forward it on and it keeps going round.
Track Name: I Quit
It's better to walk away, than to compromise and stay.
That's how I roll.
It's better to turn my back, to cut away all this slack.
It's taken it's toll.

I have decided to get off this ride, to keep all my principles true.
This project it brings me no comfort inside.
Oh oh oh oh, I quit.

All the sleepless nights and all the stress inside,
I am letting go.
Perfection is my goal, from deep down in my soul.
If you knew me then this you would know.


I have decided to get off this ride, to keep all my principles true.
This project it brings me no comfort inside.
Oh oh oh oh, I quit.

Trumpet Solo

Mediocrity is a stance, the people want to dance
A crafted set of ideals.
But why all the guffaw, when I walk out that door
My ideals yes they're yours to steal.


I have decided to get off this ride, to keep all my principles true.
This project it brings me no comfort inside.
Oh oh oh oh.
Track Name: Fly Away
Oh, I'm sick of your hating, why can't you just stop complaining
Just for a while
Why can't you just look on the bright side, not everything has a dark side
Why don't you just smile.

I want to fly away, to make my big escape
Feel the wind on my face, oh yeah,
Just get out of this place, oh yeah.

Oh, I feel so frustrated, my life is so complicated
Lots of demands
I need to clear the backlog, see my way through this brain fog
It seems as clear as mud oh yeah.

I want to fly away, to make my big escape
Feel the wind on my face, oh yeah,
Just get out of this place, oh yeah.

(Trumpet Solo)

And I always get it wrong
And I feel like I don't belong
I need to find my escape
To get out, oh oh, oh get out of this place.

See my emotions are rising, there is no denying
Tears fall from my eyes.
When those tears start falling, please don't come a calling
I need to find myself, oh yeah.

I want to fly away, to make my big escape
Feel the wind on my face, oh yeah,
Just get out of this place, oh yeah.
Track Name: Caffeine
In the morning I climb out of bed,
last night's dreams running through my head
I stumble round, dropping things on the ground.
I flip the switch on my life support machine
And watch the light turn from red to green
I feel strong, I keep moving along.

So don't come near me, with a weak cup of tea
Before I give you a hug, you need to fill my mug
It keeps me alive, I have the will to survive
I just can't carry on, until my drink is all gone.

And I know I can be mean without caffeine
And life seems so obscene yeah.

Trapped inside my mortal soul
I need a mug to make me whole
Just grind the beans, oh you know what this means
Yes I need a double shot,
Come on barista give it all you got
I need that high, before it all goes awry.

Macchiato, flat white, you need to get it right
Americano, one shot, is that the best you've got
Here's my reusable mug, for that dose of the drug
So cut me some slack, before I chug it back.

And I know I can be mean without caffeine
And life seems so obscene yeah.

Guitar solo

So don't come near me, with a weak cup of tea
Before I give you a hug, you need to fill my mug
It keeps me alive, I have the will to survive
I just can't carry on, until my drink is all gone.

And I know I can be mean without caffeine
And life seems so obscene yeah.
Track Name: Deep Thought (Levin Mix)
Where does all my time go, moving fast then moving slow
I just smile and sit for a while.
I lie and look at the sky, millions of stars I wonder why?
My mind starts to sting with the thoughts that they bring.
I don't know

Up above the white clouds dance, watching their shapes I'm in a trance
Colours and glows shining red, blue and gold.
I don't know

And as my thoughts flow free, I think of what might be
I sit here and I wonder why?
Being deep in thought, dreams waiting to be caught
I daydream quite happily. Quite happily.

(guitar solo)

I wake in the middle of a dream, things not always as they seem.
Dreaming or awake that's the chance that I take.
Where does all my time go, moving fast then moving slow.
I just smile and sit for a while.
I don't know.

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