Disgracing The Family Name

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One of the most noteworthy Skafish tracks to date, this punk/new wave anthem is based on the true story of Skafish’s mother walking into his bedroom, seeing he was outrageously dressed, and proclaiming, “All you ever do is disgrace the family name!” In response, Skafish wrote this defiant romp where he reveled in being the ultimate family outcast.

lyrics

Spoken: How are the old folks at home?

Grandmother built respect for family name
My father worked to keep it just the same
My mother once was proud of family name
Paralyzing the family name with paralysis

My brother, Peter, does not understand
My sister, Mary Lou, hopes the best
When I was small they knew I was a pest
Pesty little moron, now I am

Disgracing the family name
Debasing the family name
Erasing their fine, fine reputation
How are the old folks at home?

Parents rejected me, household germ
I crawl all through the garden with the worms
I am the rotten apple with the worms
Chewing at my core, now I am

Disgracing the family name
Debasing the family name
Erasing their fine, fine reputation
Listen to them whine as they dine
Whi - whi - whi - whi - whi - i - ne, yeah

I started school at a primal age
Teachers were so enraged, hated me
I lifted old ladies dresses at age three
Dirty as a baby, goo goo, now I am

Disgracing the family name
Debasing the family name
Erasing their fine, fine reputation
How are the old folks at home?
Oh, they hang their heads in shame

Better leave the neighborhood
And change your name ‘cause I am
Disgracing the family name
Destroy
Debasing the family name
Wrecking, ruining
Erasing their fine, fine reputation
I will embarrass
Defacing their lovely reputation

Disgracing the family name
Destroy
Debasing my family name
SuffocatIng
Erasing, oh their fine, fine reputation
Defacing their lovely reputation
Wrecking, ruining
Mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama

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from SKAFISH (2019 Remastered Reissue), released November 29, 2019

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Skafish Chicago, Illinois

Chicago and Indiana's first punk, new wave, alternative, indie and underground rock artist, and a pioneer of these art forms internationally. Skafish made his first record in 1970, has released 7 LP’s, toured/performed with such artists as The Police, Ramones, Iggy Pop, XTC, UB-40, Stranglers, The Cramps, English Beat, Sha Na Na, Scorpions, & U-2, and appeared in the film "Urgh! A Music War! ... more

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