Living a Lie

by Battle-Ska Galactica

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This song tells the tale of an ageing punk rocker who is coming to terms with growing old and respectable


I'm living a lie
I never thought I'd be a 9 to 5 guy
I'm living a lie
I used to go out and just party all night

No rules, no regrets
I'd take all I could get
Sex and drugs and rock n roll!

I met her one night
Outside the party asking for a light
She gave me the eye
What could I do I had to take her inside

Punk rock princess
Drinking smoking sniffing glue
We did the business
Now that girl is drinking for two!

I'm living the dream
I look like every other bloke in my street
The girl is my wife
Sometimes it cuts me up to look at my life

Down with anarchy
I'm done living on the street
Life's been good to me
Paying my tax to the IRD!


released August 31, 2020
Written by John Downes and Saali Marks
Recorded at The Surgery, Wellington NZ
Mastered by Mike Gibson
Art by Trace Hodgson


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Battle-Ska Galactica Wellington, New Zealand

Battleska Galactica, Aotearoa New Zealand ska explosion!

Combining all the best elements of ska music with a whole bunch of fun and a healthy dose of cynicism, Battleska Galactica make ska music to keep you honest - and fit!

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