Petulant

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Shriekback are an English rock band formed in 1981 in Kentish Town by Barry Andrews, formerly of XTC and League of Gentlemen (keyboards/synthesizers/vocals), and Dave Allen, formerly of the Gang of Four (bass), with Carl Marsh, formerly of Out On Blue Six (guitars/vocals) soon added to the line-up. They were joined by Martyn Barker on drums in 1983. Other members included: Luc Van Acker, Linda Nevill, Emma Burnham, Brian Nevill, Pedro Ortiz, Clare Hirst, Lu Edmunds, Wendy and Sara Partridge (from Electric Guitars), Steve Halliwell, Eve Moon, Ivan Julian, Mike Cozzi, and Jessica Palin/Jose Fina Cupido. more »

They smile like nothing happened
They look out on the sea
The waves go splash & they don't care
These hard facts indicate to me that:
We're all built the same way -
Subject to the same laws
We all got our influences, I say: why shouldn't I?

We are not lovable in the usual way
The sun shines down on us this day & everyday
We are the pretty boys - self critical - self employed
I feel dangerous & I say: why shouldn't I?

They love this kind of detail
They ape the things they see
This all links up with what I knew -
It all seems sinister to me
My sacred mess my saving graces?
Insufficient alibi - I reason: why shouldn't I?

Some going out some coming round
Some moving up - some slowing down
We learned something back there
Something that licks it's way in - religiously
And I say: why shouldn't I?

Written by: BARRY ANDREWS, CARL MARSH, DAVID ALLEN

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