Skabengas EP

by Skabengas

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Debut EP from South Africa's swinging, skanking band - the Skabengas

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released July 1, 2012

Vocals, guitar - David Constantaras
Trumpet - Twyla Spiller
Upright bass - Jimmy Mngwandi
Drums - Mlungisi Shongwe
Lead guitar - Luc Spiller

Recorded and produced at Gloryvale Studios and Rechord Studios, by Andrew Orkin and Mike Wright. Mastered by Leon Erasmus

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Skabengas Johannesburg, South Africa

A stomping groovy mishmash of gypsy jazz, African and roots music. Melodic, infectious and just plain strange tinged with hell-bent manic energy. Hot on the heels, steamy swing and swagger!

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Track Name: Killer
Well shes a player
Playing all night long
Shes a slayer
Dont cross her path, you'll get her wrong

Shes a killer
She'll get inside your head
She smells just like vanilla
Man be better off if you were dead

And as you see her striding down the street, you'd think her sweet
The kind of girls you'd like to meet
And even though she tells you that shes loves you and you love her
Shes a killer

Well shes so smoothe
Silky long black hair
She'll get you in the mood
And then she'll kill you, you know she dont care
She's got no inhibitions
You can see it in her swagger
She's on a murdering mission
Beneath that cloak she hides a dagger

And as you see her striding down the street, you'd think her sweet
The kind of girls you'd like to meet
And even though she tells you that shes loves you and you love her
Shes a killer

Shes a killer, but we love her
Track Name: Gypsy Stomp
Down down down into the bottle we go
To heal our hearts and drown the sorrow
The sun may shine and the wind might blow
We're on the road and we've still got a million miles to go
A million miles to go
And make it thought the summers sun and winters frost
You know not all
Not all who wander are lost
Track Name: Ska for Skabengas
Now I know what it means to be alone
Well I've travelled so many miles and still I cant find a place to call my home
Some places I go, they call me the drifter man
Im wondering around, wondering how, wondering why oh why oh why Ive got no plans
So Im standing here, on the open road
And Ive never felt so bold
And I find myslef in a strange new place
Lady adventures got a beautiful face
Got the wind in my hair and the sun at my back
Just heading down the lonely track
Feel so young, but Im getting old

Now I know what it means to feel free
Its when you're trudging along, and dust covered and oh so weary
But for this freedom Ive got a price to pay
Im walking in my own shooes, singing my own blues, suffering this solitude

So Im standing here on the open road
And Ive never felt so bold
And I find myself in a strange new place
Lady adventures has a beautiful face
Got the wind in my hair
The sun at my back
Just heading down the lonely track
Feel so young, but Im getting OLD
Track Name: Ahab
Well, he was Captain Ahab and she his great white whale
All hands on deck he cried, to distant seas we sail
And the sailors on the ship were drunk from the keg
Oh Moby, for mercy you will beg.

So they made their way beyond, the snow, sleet and hail
Onwards he cried, we've got a giant mammal to impale
So through the blinding fog, the salt spray and gloom
Ahab caught a glimpse of fate and sailed towards his doom

Oh heave ho, heave ho
There she blows, shes chugging like a steam boat
Heave ho, Heave ho
Arm yourselves, a whaling we go.

So he would never stop until the beast was done
Ahab made his way, by staring into the sun
And all his faithful crew, thought him stark raving mad
Coz harpooning big ass whales was the greatest fun he ever had

Oh heave ho, heave ho
There she blows, shes chugging like a steam boat
Heave ho, Heave ho
Arm yourselves, a whaling we go.
Across the seven seas,
Fight the storm and breeze

Baton down the hatches
Theres a storm acoming
Faster me matees, shes getting away
Bring the thunder
And the lighting
You cant stop me
Oh Moby
'Captain behind you!'
Noooooooo

Whether its the horrors of the deep
Or the terrors of the skies above
There are 6 billion lonely souls
Braving the seas of love
But poor old lonely Ahab
He never got his wishes
Moby Dick sent him down
Now he's sleeping with the fishes
Track Name: Day Dreamer
Well I was just watching my TV inside a room
Imprisoned in a chair
Many things did I see there
And so I took a page out of her book
Staggered up and had a look
Saw that She'd said yes to me
Day dreaming free

And so I ventured to look outside the window
Across the city skyline
All cast in shadow
And I dreamt of all the places we could go
Across the seven seas
Day dreaming free

And now our dreams are built we'll see them float and rise
Look how swiftly they move, across the clear blue skies
So dont disguise those fears, the ones you hide behind those eyes
Just let it all go, before the dreaming dies
Track Name: Something Bout This Town
And you breathe it in
Then you breathe it out
You're in the big smoke
You can taste it in the air you choke
Can you feel it running through your veins
Constricting flows
While your body is taking all the strain

And feel so weatry
Coz theres something about this town
So weary
And I dont know why
Everyday I feel so good
Why everyday I feel so ill
Why everyday I feel so good
Everyday I feel

Everyday I feel so good
Why everyday I feel so ill
Why everyday I feel so good
Everyday I feel

SO you wake up early with the bell
Devils at your front door
And you've only got your soul to sell
And you work so hard to get your pay
Its the same old thing in the city
Dont you know there's no escape

And I feel so weary
coz theres something about this town
Open my front door and look around
The schitzophrenic bi-polar bear are I
And I realy dont know why

Everyday I feel so ill
Why everyday I feel so good
Why everyday I feel so ill
Everyday I feel


Everyday I feel so ill
Why everyday I feel so good
Why everyday I feel so ill
Everyday I feel