Home Invader / Sink or Swim Intro

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Home Invader

Written by Skafish in 1976. This track is previously unreleased.
This composition has never been released in any form prior.

Sink or Swim Intro

Written in 1976 by Skafish. This track is previously unreleased.
This abridged recording is the second version of the song to be released. The first appears as the "B side" to the single "Obsessions of You," released May 20, 1980. The "A side," Obsessions of You, was taken from the self-titled Skafish album.


Home Invader

Ring your door bell at 2 am
The baby sitter lets us in
We tie her up and wait for you
The innocent family didn't know what we would do

So how ya' doin'?
How's your blood circulating?
Are you ready to die?
Say good-bye to your home

No one treats me like a human being
So I can't respond like a feeling human being

I take lessons from Ma Barker
How to raise and lead my boys
They know mother knows best today
They won't fuss with me or disobey

How ya' feelin'?
Get ready to back down
Are you dyin' now?
Say good-bye to your home

Is this awkward elation that I'm crying?
As I watch this poor family die it's really dying

I'm not sexually attracted to you
But as you cry I'll play with you
We spread her paws do they always laugh?
As you cry and beg us to go back where we came from

So how you feelin'?
Are you ready to die?
How's your life insurance?
How's the college kids?
How's your nice swimming pool?
How you feelin' - tonight?
How you feelin'?
Get ready say good-bye
Say good-bye to your home

Don't pretend I prevent a gun or whips now
I don't like guns or knives but two hard fists now
Binding torture is not what we will give to you
It's just like making love but equal drought's here

Home invader
C'mon that's not what we've been told
Like the home I never had
Like the home I never had
And it makes me feel bad
Oh I am impure
Oh I am not crying
'Cause I need a home

©Copyright 1976 Skafish Music/BMI

Sink or Swim Intro

I'm trying to swim above the water but I'm drowning
No one will help me I'm sinking

Help me, help me to swim
I'm drowning I need some right away
I'm sinking...

©Copyright 1976 Skafish Music/BMI


from BOOTLEG 21​-​35, track released August 29, 2012
Home Invader Personnel:
Skafish: Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Guitar
Larry Mazalan: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Karen Winner: Guitar, Adapted Slide Guitar
David Prochazka: Organ, Electric Piano
Greg Sarchet: Bass Guitar
Larry Mysliwiec: Drums

Sink or Swim Intro Personnel:
Skafish: Vocals
Larry Mazalan: Lead Guitar, Guitar
Karen Winner: Guitar
David Prochazka: Electric Piano, Organ
Greg Sarchet: Bass Guitar
Larry Mysliwiec: Drums



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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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