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This Is Planet Grot

by Ashley Reaks

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School children fighting in a school burned-down Everybody lives on the wrong side of town Housewife gagging for a dirty shag Her husband's not got enough money for a porn mag This is Planet Grot This is not a lot This is just a doss This is Planet Grot Lads walking streets looking well hard Middle-aged women playing bingo cards Helpless derelict has-been old dear So scared shitless - she doesn't want to live here We ain't got nowhere to turn to We got our backs against the wall We ain't got nowhjere to turn to We ain't got nothing at all
Addicted to thrills and overkill If there's trauma surrounding it - count me in Addicted to spiel and nothing real I live my life in black and white - extremities appeal I am an addict I am an addict I am an addict I am an addict Addicted to dreams and drama queens Pretty girls and pretty boys are never what they seem Addicted to the dole and murdering my soul I'm living like a carcass in a scum-infested hole
Broken dreams in broken homes Broken hearts and broken bones Little girls and little boys Little white lies little choice Never happy never free Never-ending misery Nowhere man nowhere to go We are the lost inhabitants of Planet Grot We are the lost inhabitants of not a lot We are the lost inhabitants of Planet Grot Waiting for something to believe in Underground and under threat Underpaid and under-dressed Got no future got no hope Got no money got no dope Given up I've given in Given up on everything Nowhere man nowhere to go
Strip away my soul my identity Bind and gag me to your dictatorial theories There ain't such a thing to me Just a neurotic robotic out-of-phase body Nobody has got a chance No-one got a clue Nobody that's living here has got a thing to do Everybody's desperate to just about survive There ain't nobody happy here Nobody here is alive Feed me work me and a bedtime story Warp my mind with your futuristic mentality There ain't such a thing as me I'm worthless and hopeless like the maggots inside of me Brainwashed! Paranoid! Controlled android!
This song is for… All those whose life is a mess Who feel they’re second best All those freaked out by sex And those who hate themselves All those who wanna die Who think of suicide All those who don’t know why This life has passed them by The disillusioned and the weirdos and the geeks The broken-hearted in this world Whose life just seems to have them beat Be proud of who you are and don’t give up the fight All the freaks in the world unite Stand up and fight! All the freaks in the world unite For all those who are living rough And those who’ve had enough For all those who’ve had no love Who can’t see no God above For all those who live in fear For whom hope has disappeared All those bringing up the rear And those who know they’re weird Don’t let the suckers get you down Don’t let them win! No! No! Don’t let the suckers get you down!
Manipulator 02:09
Seven foot of attitude he's never fucking wrong Hates me like a good man he won't be here long Kicks my stupid face in and grinds it in the dirt Gets a full erection when he kicks me where it hurts He is the manipulator Such a pretty thing fascist dictator He is the manipulator Total control over me Leather-bound and deviant he pisses on my face Mentally undressing me he wants my anal space Spoon feeds me baby oil my arms and body tied Brings himself to orgasm and fills me up inside Yes Sir! No Sir! Three bags fucking full Sir!
Going nowhere life's brought me to my knees Not just the symptoms I got the whole disease I've got everything that nobody wants I've got everything that nobody needs I've got everything that nobody wants I've got everything that nobody needs Great expectations they're going nowhere fast Straight into oblivion these days are never gonna last Now the race has been run and the day is done Teenager dreams ripped at the seams There ain't no yellow brick road that leads to the sun
There's no point in Jesus no point in God No point in religion no point in a job There's no point in believing 'meet a girl and settle down' No point in me living in this shitty little town No point in me being here now it's all gone wrong No point no point no point at all There's no point in porn mags no point in dope No point in expectations no point in hope There's no point in having all the money in the world No point having sex with that pretty little girl No point in me being here now it's all gone wrong I don't believe in a brand new future I don't believe in history I don't believe in the Virgin Birth me I don't believe in you and me
No Life 02:21
Stressed out burned out living off handouts User abuser a pitiful waste Jumped on stamped on not a leg to stand on Thank you so much for spitting in my face This is no life I am a lowlife Living no life No life at all Hunted affronted emotionally stunted Spaced out chased out buried in the ground Queasy uneasy I'm hyper-diseasy Everybody join in kick me when I'm down Get down down you son of a bitch Down down you're never gonna be rich
I haven't got a life speak of In fact I haven't got a life at all The only time I'm happy got a smile on my face Is when my back's against the wall My promises are all half-empty Dreams dripping down the drain Every single day it's the same old story Again again again again again I'm dead I'm dead I wish that I was dead right now I haven't got a friend to speak of In fact I haven't got a friend at all The only time I'm happy is when I'm going down the dole office Future heading for a fall I'm hoping that I'll win the Lottery But the money won't relieve the pain Every single day it's the same old story Again again again again again I feel like I'm dying
Soul-sick Pied Piper Guru to the weak and the unwell Leads the deaf dumb and blind kids Out of the sunshine straight into hell The Manipulator sitting pretty in his bottomless pit Turned on by his ego Rubbing the noses of the desperate in their own shit Don't you get lonely running away from reality Don't you get confused when there's nobody left to use Don't waste my time your paranoia's working overtime Don't you get lonely running away from reality You wanted to have a piece of me My heart and soul my dignity Fuck you and the lie that you're free I don't believe in you I believe in me



If you like classic, old-school influenced punk, This Is Planet Grot is the album for you! If you like musical freedom and real honest gritty art, Ashley Reaks is your man!

Ashley Reaks just dropped a punk album that is one not of your average sheit, but one full of actually high grade quality stuff. Rawness with untamed guitar and Ashley proving to be a in-the-know for some very catchy hooks and even manages to insert actual prettiness without losing the punk attitude. He is a man on fire, buzzing with words and knowledge of great riffs providing a really great refreshing take on punk. Wake up people! Punk has just been resurrected and is out on a possible rampage!


released August 22, 2016

Ashley Reaks - Vocals, guitars, bass...
Dan Mizen - Drums

Recorded and mixed by Dan Mizen at Active Audio Studios, Harrogate, UK.
All songs written by Ashley Reaks
Artwork by Ashley Reaks


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Ashley Reaks Harrogate, UK

Genre-hopping musician and collage artist.

"an incomparable talent and a true original, a man who often borders on genius" - Louder Than War (UK)

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