Sink Or Swim (Bonus Track)

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    The digipack CD package includes the restored album cover, photos (circa 1979), a 16 page booklet that contains every lyric (both sung and spoken), along with the original and reissue credits.

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    The digipack CD package includes the restored album cover, photos (circa 1979), a 16 page booklet that contains every lyric (both sung and spoken), along with the original and reissue credits, personally autographed by Skafish.

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    11" x 17" limited edition poster, personally autographed by Skafish, shipped in a sturdy poster container.

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    Black t-shirt with full-color album cover on front. Sizes available are S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. The shirts are Gildan 5000 Heavy 100% preshrunk cotton. T-shirt comes in a plastic bag.

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about

This bonus track was originally only available as the B-side to the single, Obsessions Of You. It is one of the most “out-there” tracks from the 1970’s Skafish era, featuring multiple, distinct sections that combine punk with a complex, musically virtuosic performance, along with lyrics that robotically discuss discarding a baby in cavalier fashion.

lyrics

Funny baby, gotta get rid of it
Drop it in the water
Get it on its own
Get rid of it
Sink or swim

Okay baby, you’re on your own
Get away from me
I don’t want you anymore
Sink or swim
Drop you in the water

Mister, want a baby?
Hey mister, want a baby?
Take this baby away from me
I don’t want it anymore
Get away sink or swim

Finally born, baby just sink or swim

Cockroach baby
Gotta drop you in the water, lake, lagoon, toilet
Here’s a sink or swim ugly baby

I am trying
I am drowning
I try to swim
Help me to swim

Finally born, just sink or swim
Get, get, get, get, get, get away from me, baby
You’re on your own
Just sink or swim

Drop the baby in the water

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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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