We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £1 GBP  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes with original sleeve artwork and lyrics printed in booklet

    Includes unlimited streaming of Compassion Fatigue (1-8) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      £5 GBP or more 



Joyless Joy got a concrete heart
she wears crease-free jeans showing off her shot-putter’s arse
Joyless Joy got buns of steel
and an old deep-seated hatred of the weak she can barely conceal

Joyless Joy she’s a health guru
for an exorbitant fee she’ll come and sterilize you
Joyless Joy, she’s psychologically free
had a one-night stand with a non-white man back in ‘73

Joyless Joy, face like the Berlin Wall
her idea of love is a punch to the guts and a kick in the balls
Joyless Joy should have been Goebbels’ girl
with her power suits and jackboots she’d have fit right in to his death camp world

Joyless Joy she’s pathologically mean
she’s down on her hands and knees collecting crumbs from her haute cuisine
Joyless Joy, tight as a fly’s arsehole
putting pennies in her porcelain piggy bank she’s hidden amongst her mountain of gold

She don’t know how to play
Mama locked all her toys away
long ago yesterday
She’s forgotten how to fuck
keeps her doors and her windows shut
every second of every day

Joyless Joy says sex is obscene
every night she uses antiseptic wipes to keep her arsehole meticulously clean
Joyless Joy building muscle tone’s her kind of art
alternates her weights and her cardio training every morning 6 am sharp

Joyless Joy raises money for starving children
in reality you know if she had any of her own that she’d probably kill them
Joyless Joy wants a rugger-bugger boy
while she’s waiting she’ll be masturbating with her secret stash of stolen sex toys

She’s only a poor little Tory
my sweat and my blood on her hands
she left a shit-stain on my story
then took all the money and ran

Joyless Joy, she got a cold fish kiss
she ain’t got no hips and the milk from her tits tastes just like piss


from Compassion Fatigue (1​-​8), released March 1, 2014


all rights reserved



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)

contact / help

Contact Ashley Reaks

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account

If you like Ashley Reaks, you may also like: