The Crocketts - 20th Century Vikings

FROG ON A STICK EP

Originally released in 1996 by the original line-up of The Crocketts, the CD was sold mainly in Acberystwyth's Andys Records and also re-released along with Stuff Your Cherry Pie in 2002.
Crocketts.net Release Info:
In their pre-Blue Dog days they were commonly known as 'The Crocketts 20th Century Vikings' (as Davey explained to us, the record company got sneaky and 'dropped the 20th Century Vikings part when we weren't looking...'). This ep was released under Aberystwyth's own Oozy (Ed: more likely 'Dozy') Bozone label. Only 500 copies were produced in 1996 although it's been a long-standing rumor that this one might be re-issued...? Hmmmmm!

CD Tracklisting:
Piggy Eyes
Rasta Vega
Banana Striped T-Shirt
The Last Note
Stunner
The Stone Age Gypsy
Billy And The Dragon


FOAS Front Cover

FOAS Rear Cover

FOAS CD

FOAS Re-Release

Piggy Eyes

I was thinking that
I like you
Don't know me
I'm a stranger
Seventh son of a washer woman
Crazy boy from the emerald island
I would like to
talk to you
I can't speak
my mouth's shut
in the end I
get some courage
and I strole up
and I say

You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the one that makes me smile
Stop!

Now I know that
you think that
I wish I
was not stoned
but I am and
that's it now
sit down and
shut up and
you think that
I can't do
jack shit but
I'll tell you
Seventh son of a washer woman
Crazy boy from the emerald island.

You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the one tht makes me smile
Stop!

And I see you
everyday on
the streets of
this small town
and I'd like to
and I wonder
but you don't know
and you can't think
You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the one that makes me smile.

You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the girl with the piggy eyes
You're the one that makes me smile

How was that?...


Rasta Vege

I walk up four flights of stairs into the room where she lives.
She is sitting in the corner by the window, she always looks so pretty.
I am just a guy who sometimes knocks on her door.
I am just a guy who calls around and sits on her floor.

I thought I could see straight but I was blind.
And I never even realised that she was just being nice.
I am just a guy who sometimes knocks on her door.
I am just a guy who calls around and sits on her floor.
Well I am just a guy, just a guy, just a guy
I am just a guy,
Just some souped up rastaferian vegetarian guy.

I drift down along the seafront past the wishing well, the Bay Hotel.
Underneath the angel I sit and watch the starlings making beautiful shapes in the sky.
I am just a guy whose head is all funny on.
I am just a guy who doesn’t really know what's going on.

I thought I could see straight but I was blind.
And I never even realised that she was just being nice.
I am just a guy who sometimes knocks on her door.
I am just a guy who calls around and sits on her floor.
Well I am just a guy, just a guy, just a guy
I am just a guy,
Just some souped up rastaferian vegetarian guy.

Bannana Striped T-Shirt

Got this yellow bannana striped t-shirt on
Peanut butter and custard cream sandwiches
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah

So I'm not James Dean
I'm a skinny little guy
Don't do class 'A'
Not today anyway.

Got this yellow bannana striped t-shirt on
Peanut butter and custard cream sandwiches
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah

Got this yellow bannana striped t-shirt on
Got this yellow bannana striped t-shirt on
Got this yellow bannana striped t-shirt on
Got this yellow bannana striped t-shirt on
Got this yellow bannana striped t-shirt on
Peanut butter and custard cream sandwiches
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah


The Last Note

I want to die on stage
but the people will turn and say
That guy, yeah that guy
he was kind of OK.
They'll turn their heads and smile
and start another day.
They are laughing at my name.

And again
And again
And again I'll say
They are laughing at my name.

I want to die on stage
I want to return then
return to watch them marching
standing with me
in their buggered brains
pionary botched up brains
around this place
around this place
and back again.
They are laughing at my name.

And again
And again
And again I'll say
They are laughing at my name.

I want to die on stage
I want to leave the trampled flowers trampled
to never steal again.
I leave the last door hanging
till it echos, to (?)
Grasses have been trampled
and they are laughing at my name.

And again
And again
And again I'll say
They are laughing at my name.

And again
And again
And again I'll say
They are laughing at my name.


Stunner

And I realize, it seems
like I don't really mean
what I say to you
but hey I know it's true
So stop, breathe deep
take a little look in the mirror and say
I'm tough, not a runner
I'm a first rate fuckin stunner.
I'm tough, not a runner
I'm a first rate fuckin stunner.

Don't you just love the day
when things start going my way.
You said Hello, good morning
What a beautiful beautiful day.
I said stay, stay, don't ever go away
You're tough, not a runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.
You're tough, not a runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.

Well if you knew how I felt
when you come round for tea
In your dress and your hat
looking pretty just for me
You know that we'd dance to Elvis
round and round and round
I said You're tough and not a runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.
You're tough and no runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.

Well you've been saying the same thing
every bloody time.
And you've been saying it
for years and years and years
and I guess that's why
you twist me up inside.
This could go on, and on
forever and ever and ever.
You're tough and not a runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.
You're tough, not a runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.

You're tough and not a runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.
You're tough, not a runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.
You're tough and no runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.
You're tough, and not a runner
you're a first rate fuckin stunner.


The Stone Age Gypsy

And so we are
small men in a small town
But we wanna be
big men in a big town.

We drift on.
We drift on.

So we believe
that we can make it happen
But the fat men in suits
Are sitting on our heads.

We drift on.
We drift on.

Little Billy looks into the shop window and smiles
Turns up his collar
Slicks back his hair
And strolls on down the street.

Down at the bottom of Terrace Road a young man speaks
He says I am the seventh son of a washer woman
A stone aged gypsy
A crazy boy from the emerald isle

And people I am here to tell you of tall tall tales.

And so we are
small men in a small town
But we wanna be
big men in a big town.

We drift on.
We drift on.

I hide in the corner
I don't like the noise.
I hide in the corner
I don't like the noise.

We drift on.
We drift on.


Billy and the Dragon

Picked him up at the corner shop
he was looking shabby so we dressed him up real fine.
Dropped him of at the cave mouth, he was gonna fight the dragon
Gonna be a mighty, mighty, mighty battle.

Well locals came from miles around to hear them fight
The dragon was down.
Billy cut the head off the dragon, brought it back
and left it on the city wall.

Well Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy,
Billy has killed the dragon.
Yeah Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy,
Billy has killed the dragon.

The King came over said Billy you have saved my people
from fire and death and danger.
For your reward you can marry my daughter the Princess
then come and live in my castle.

Well the Princess was pretty and the castle was big but Billy
had no desire to be a prince.
So he sat on his donkey and he rode out into the
12th Centuary sunset.

Well Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy,
Billy has killed the dragon.
Yeah Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy,
Billy has killed the dragon.

He was always remembered as the man who had killed the terrable
fire breathing dragon.


All lyrics (p) & © 1996 The Crocketts.

All lyrics interpreted by Nim Donnai, Jon Birch and Christopher Friend.
As they were worked out by ear they may be wrong in places.