Cover Up

by Bad Tattoo

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Bad Tattoo's debut album 'Cover Up'. 15 short fast and poorly recorded songs covering topics ranging from pizza, skateboarding and coffee, to dysphoria, religion, and shit radio! Recorded at Dead Last Records (Which is really just a mac, mic and guitar in the corner of my living room) this album gives an 80's hardcore punk vibe.

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released January 1, 2017

Everything written and performed by Aria Vaya

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Track Name: Yeah, This Sucks
He said we suck! (He's not wrong)
Do I give a fuck? (Not another song)
I can't sing! (Got that right)
Don't mean a thing! (Are you alright?)

I just got to get this shit off my chest!
(You know It would be much easier on our ears if you just went and saw a therapist!)

I don't want a medal of loyalty,
For 20 fucking years with the company,
I don't want to be here, can't you see?
This isn't my fucking destiny!

Ughh, I fucking quit.
Track Name: Sick, Unequipped, Dysphoric.
Someone rip off my skin, let me start all over again,
Put your fingers down my throat, make me starve make me choke,
Someone come break my bones, let me heal all alone,
Someone rip out my heart, take me back to the start!

Everyones always staring, so about time I gave a show,
Come watch me ache, breakdown and decompose,
And when they're gone, well we're done, we are through,
I'm doing this for me, I'm not doing this for you!

As my skin turns to ash, and my lungs turn to black,
My blood begins to boil, and my hair all falls out,
My heart slows right down, and my bones break into two,
As my brains shutting down, my last thoughts of you!

Everyones always staring, so about time I gave a show,
Come watch me ache, breakdown and decompose,
And when they're gone, well we're done, we are through,
I'm doing this for me, I'm not doing this for you!

I feel their eyes lock on to me,
I feel my chest collapse when I breathe,
I feel their eyes lock onto me,
I wish they could see what I see!

Everyones always staring, so about time I gave a show,
Come watch me ache, breakdown and decompose,
And when they're gone, well we're done, we are through,
I'm doing this for me, I'm not doing this for you!
Track Name: Liz And Nancy
Our loves so high we can barely function,
A life of fun and self destruction,
We'll be living it up down in London,
Like Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen!

Give me an instrument I know I can't play,
Neither could Sid but he did it anyway,
You may not be liked by the other punks,
But you can be my groupie so let's get fucked up!

We'll destroy everything we see just for kicks,
Carve into my chest 'Gimme a fix'
Because you're my drug, I'm the abuser,
If we do it My Way we'll have No Future!

Just a couple of Bodies, living in New York,
We may have our Problems but we'll make it work,
We've got No Feelings and we're Pretty Vacant,
But amidst the Anarchy I think we'll make it!

I'll give you heroin, you can give me crabs,
We'll live happily ever after until one of us is stabbed,
They may never be able to prove it was me,
But I'll gladly do time for you Nancy!

We'll go down in history,
We may not live forever but we'll be happy,
We'll go down in history,
Just like Sid and Nancy!
Track Name: Coming Out Party!
Coming out party, and I'm cracking at the seams,
Haven't smoked in years, but I'm back on nicotine,
I'm saying I'm just fine, I may seem calm on the surface,
But I'm sweating and I'm shaking, God I've never been so nervous!

Coming out party, I've never understood this,
Going out of my mind hoping for other peoples acceptance,
'It doesn't matter who you are' is what we need to teach out kids,
Because no one should ever have to feel like this!

I never asked for this,
Why should I feel like shit,
For how I want to live,
I never asked for this!

24 years, that's how long it took,
but now this feeling can no longer be overlooked!
Coming out party, scared out of my brains,
Because now nothing is ever going to be the same!
Track Name: Killing On Caffeine
How can you expect me to work when I haven't had my cup,
You're talking and talking and talking. Please shut the fuck up!
I'm searching and I'm scrambling and I need to find my mug,
I need to get my fix, I just need to wake up!

Give me coffee, give me coffee,
Let me smell those coffee beans,
Give me coffee, give me coffee,
With milk and two sugars please,
Give me coffee, extra strong,
Don't even try to mention decaf,
Give me coffee, give me coffee,
So I can get off my ass!

Give me one in the morning, and I'll be good for the day,
Give me three, yeah fuck it, and I just might earn my pay!
Holy shit, give me eight, hands are shaking am I okay?
Keep them coming want eighteen, might end up in A and E!

Give me coffee, give me coffee,
Let me smell those coffee beans,
Give me coffee, give me coffee,
With milk and two sugars please,
Give me coffee, extra strong,
Don't even try to mention decaf,
Give me coffee, give me coffee,
So I can get off my ass!

When I'm drinking coffee I can feel no pain,
You know what, screw the mug, inject it into my veins!

Give me coffee, give me coffee,
Let me smell those coffee beans,
Give me coffee, give me coffee,
With milk and two sugars please,
Give me coffee, extra strong,
Don't even try to mention decaf,
Give me coffee, give me coffee,
So I can get off my ass!

I just want it ALL!
Track Name: Cheap Knock-Off
There may always be a tell,
There will always be a difference,
But will there always be a reason to feel like this?

I want to be unmistakably me,
Not fake, not some rip off!
I want to be undeniably me,
Not cheap, not some knock off!

Won't you help me?
Won't you lie to me?
Tell me this is the person I've always been!
Tell me this is the person I've always been!

There may always be a tell,
There will always be a difference,
Let's move away from here where no one knows who I am!

I want to be unmistakably me,
Rip up all the old photos of me,
I want to be undeniably me,
Forget my old name, make me insane!

Won't you help me?
Won't you lie to me?
Tell me this is the person I've always been!
Tell me this is the person I've always been!

The girl in my head, she wants to be free,
Well bad luck instead you got me!
The girl in my head, she wants to be free,
Well bad luck instead you got me!

Convince me I was born this way,
That I never went through the pain,
Tell me this is the person I've always been!
Tell me this is the person I've always been!
Track Name: I Can't Skate
I can't skate, I fucking tried,
I bought a board and nearly died!
I can't skate, just fall down ramps,
I scraped my knees and wrecked my Vans!
I can't skate, I jumped the steps,
But hit the floor and banged my head!
I can't skate, attempted a grind,
But lost control and just declined!

I can't skate, don't you laugh,
I'll fucking snap this board in half,
I can't skate, don't have a clue,
Just stick to Tony Hawks Underground Two!
Track Name: Rip Out My Eyes
I don't want your attention,
I don't need you to be so loud,
I hardly even want to be me anymore,
Don't want to stand out from the crowd!

Do you see me?
The way I see you?
If I shown you what was inside my head would you run too?
Do you see me?
The way I see you?
Do you see everything that still haunts me? Can you see right through?

I don't need your affection,
I'm taking back my identity,
Don't want to be another face in the crowd,
But don't want this to be the reason that I stand out!

Do you see me?
The way I see you?
If I shown you what was inside my head would you run too?
Do you see me?
The way I see you?
Do you see everything that still haunts me? Can you see right through?

See right through me?
Track Name: 'Coffee And Cigarettes' And Coffee And Cigarettes
Finally It's here, I'm on my dinner break,
Man I'm bored, need to stay awake,
Because this sucks, and I need my fix,
Get me outside, or there will be conflicts!

A mug full, smoke in hand, headphones in, my own land,
Lagwagon, they come on, live version, guess what song!

I'm listening to Coffee and Cigarettes,
While having coffee and cigarettes,
Enjoying coffee and cigarettes,
While listening to Coffee and Cigarettes!
Track Name: Born Again Atheist
Catholic churches, Catholic schools,
Spoon fed lies and made up rules,
Forced to pray, forced to attend,
Preachers, teachers, play pretend!

Sit in class and read your bible,
Are these grown adults just in denial?
Do you really think there's a Hell and Heaven?
I stopped believing at age 11!

I gave up on religion because the teaching all seemed flawed,
He created man in his own image, or did man create their God?
Track Name: Fuck Your Hate (And Fuck You Too!)
Fuck your hate, based on gender,
Fuck your hate, based on race,
Fuck your hate, based on sexuality,
Fuck your hate, on my music taste!

Fuck your hate,
Fuck your hate,
Fuck your hate,
Fuck you!

Fuck your hate, based on age,
Fuck your hate, based on class,
Fuck your hate, based on disability,
Fuck your hate, gonna kick your ass!

Fuck your hate,
Fuck your hate,
Fuck your hate,
Fuck you!

Fuck your hate,
Fuck your hate,
Fuck your hate,
Fuck you!
Track Name: Smash The Radio
I'm working 8 'til 5 and it's hard e-fucking-nough to want to survive,
Then someone hits the switch and I hear that voice,
The radio presenter and all his fucking noise!
No CDs no headphones because my boss is a dick,
But not as much as the guy who's playing all this shit,
I try to change the station but it's always the fucking same,
The same 7 songs and it sounds so fucking lame!

Smash the radio, smash the radio, smash the radio please!
Smash the radio, smash the radio, smash the radio,
If you'd be so kind, before I fucking lose my mind!

The songs are as repetitive as my motherfucking job,
Almost makes me want to pray to motherfucking God,
get me out of here, yeah that would be just swell,
Because I'm sick of spending 8 to 5 in a motherfucking hell!

Smash the radio, smash the radio, smash the radio please!
Smash the radio, smash the radio, smash the radio,
If you'd be so kind, before I fucking lose my mind!
Track Name: Your Imaginary Deity Won't Save Our Powerless Leader
God save our gracious Queen, long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Pretend victorious, crappy and furious, wrong to reign over us!
God save the Queen!

I hear everyone singing it so help me understand this,
God save the Queen is our national anthem,
What happened now is she being held ransom?
Does she need saving from her billion pound mansion?

No, hold on a minute, she seems okay,
She's got her servants and she's got money,
She's not being tortured or enslaved,
So why the fuck does she need to be saved?

So hey, God, you listening to me?
Please go and save our motherfucking Queen,
Fuck the kids starving with no food left,
The suicidals praying for death,
The forced homeless who can't afford rent,
The beaten and abused just because they're different,
So again, God, if you're listening to me,
Please go and save our Royal Family,
Fuck everyone else who is actually in need,
God save the King, and God save thee Queen!
Track Name: Cranges McBasketball
Just finished my 9 hour shift,
No mood to cook, feeling pretty pissed.
Think I'll order tonights meal,
Go online, what a deal!

There's a knock at my door,
She hands me a box, then 3 more,
Put on a movie it's about to start,
Happiness fills my heart!

I open the box, have a look inside,
I can't help it, jaws open wide,
All together this is a blessing, 8 little slices of Heaven!

We've got pizza! Ordered pizza!
There's really nothing better than dough tomato and mozzarella!
Pizza! Ordered pizza!
With a side of garlic bread and wedges with garlic sauce to dip in!

Onions, green chillies, mixed peppers, jalapeños!

So what do you think? It sounds just right!
Can we order pizza tonight?
Track Name: Dead Last
Attraction to distraction, probably not the best reaction,
Subtraction, satisfaction, but fail to take on any other action,
Compassion, it's in fashion, but I can't feel even just a fraction,
Inaction, inaction, leads to thermonuclear reaction!

I better get moving fast,
Because I'm not thinking anymore!
I don't want to be rich,
But do I have to be so fucking poor?

Attraction to distraction, probably not the best reaction,
Subtraction, satisfaction, but fail to take on any other action,
Compassion, it's in fashion, but I can't feel even just a fraction,
Inaction, inaction, leads to thermonuclear reaction!

I better get moving fast,
Because I don't want to lose my mind!
I don't mind being in dead last,
But do I have to be so far behind?