PRETTY UGLY

by Fatcat & Fishface

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FATCAT & FISHFACE's fourth album is swarming with shipwrecks and sharks, plenty of possums and pretty ugly creatures. Supported by Creative New Zealand and the Department of Conservation.

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released July 7, 2013

All songs written, performed and produced by FATCAT & FISHFACE
Mixed and mastered by Gil Eva Craig in Wellington, New Zealand
Associate Producer Wobble Te Hau
Cover artwork by Cecil Bevis
Layout and design by Charlotte Hird
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Thanks to Creative New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (NZ)

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FATCAT & FISHFACE are the award-winning outlaws of New Zealand children’s music. Their cheeky style and offbeat humour have been compared to Spike Milligan, Roald Dahl and Maurice Sendak.

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Track Name: PRETTY UGLY
When will you say that you love me?
When will you say that you care?
I ain't got a feature to recommend me
I'm pretty ugly but I really don't care

I was the ugliest baby
I was the ugliest child
I ain't got a feature to recommend me
I'm pretty ugly but I'm one of a kind

I can't remember my birthday
I can't remember my name
I ain't got a feature to recommend me
I'm pretty ugly, all my family's the same

Nobody's taken my picture
Nobody's taken my place
I ain't got a feature to recommend me
I'm pretty ugly but you won't forget my face
Track Name: BAT FLY
I like eating guano
From a short tailed bat
So what if I like guano
I like it for a snack
There’s nothing like guano
From a bat, a short tailed little bat

What about the bat fly?
B B B B Bat fly
Who will save the bat Fly?
Me

I’m a wingless bat fly
Fly without a wing
So what if I am wingless
I live upon a bat
Deep inside the black fur
Of a bat, a short tailed little bat

I won’t see you later
Because I am blind
So what if I have no eyes
And everything is black
I love too zing a bat fly song
On the back of a short tailed little bat

And I
I cannot see
I cannot fly
Yet I
I will travel throught the sky
On the back, on the back
Of a short tailed bat
Track Name: HARK
Hark
The shark
Glides alone in the dark

Bite
He might
Swim away in fright

Missing you

Fin
So thin
Shivers past my skin

Thrill
He will
On the move, never still

Missing you

I long to be near
But darling I fear
The dangerous beat of your heart
I want only you
But darling it's true
This love will tear us apart

White
Delight
Shadowing the night

Hark
The shark
Glides alone in the dark
Track Name: THE WRECK OF THE DIDDLEY
THE WRECK OF THE DIDDLEY

Was a bright summer’s day back in 1859
No it wasn’t, it was 1863
And we sailed on the good ship ‘My Darling Clementine’
No we didn’t, it was ‘Mary Jane Marie’

Then came a storm, a typhoon I recall
And the waves they crashed all around
They were 20 foot high and they looked us in the eye
And we thought to a man we would drown

We thought we’d die diddley die
Diddley diddley diddley die
We thought we’d die diddley die
Diddley die

It was young Nick Magoo who saw the rocks ahead
No it wasn’t, it was old man John McGee
And the captain steered to port and we headed into land
No he didn’t, it was starboard out to sea

Then was a mighty crack, a terrible sickening sound
And the brave mast came a-tumbling down
The salt it stung our eyes, ”Abandon ship”, we cried
And we thought to a man we would drown

We thought we’d die diddley die
Diddley diddley diddley die
We thought we’d die diddley die
Diddley die

The water was a-boil with a dozen drowning men
No it wasn’t cos I counted 43
And we clung to bits of wood and anything we could
No we didn’t, we were sinking helplessly

We shouted to the skies and we said our last goodbyes
As the darkness gathered all around
We were frozen to the core and we couldn’t swim no more
And so to a man we did drown

Oh we die diddley die
Diddley diddley diddley died
Yes we die diddley die
Diddley died

And sometimes late at night on the shores of Island Bay
If you listen you will hear a ghostly sound
And some do say it’s wind and some do say you may
Hear the singing of the sailor men who drowned

Oh we die diddley die
Diddley diddley diddley died
Yes we die diddley die
Diddley died
Track Name: The POSSUM WALTZ
Get rid of me
From the treetops
Get rid of me
From the valleys below
I'm such a problem
I might look cute but I'm bad
Isn't it sad
Get rid of me

Take me away
From the forests
Take me away from the wee baby birds
I'll only eat them
Look at damage I do
It's sad but it's true
Take me away

I have to go
From the heartland
I have to go from this green paradise
I can't be trusted
It's in my nature to kill
And you know that I will
I have to go

Poison me now
For your own good
Poison me now
Before it's too late
Do what you have to
Got to be cruel to be kind
Don't change your mind
Poison me now
Track Name: MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
When you're stuck in the muck and you're running out of toilet paper
When you went and you spent every cent in your pocket and you're broke
When you're worried that the wind and the rain will last forever
And it's never getting better and the weather forecast's a joke

You can scream
You can cry
You can stand in the middle of the road
And shake your head from side to side

You can scream
You can cry
You can stand in the middle of the road until you...

When you're left in your bed and you haven't been fed for ages
When you're mad with your mother and your sister and your brother and your dad
When you're lying and your crying and you are trying to keep your temper
And forgotten to remember that you lost everything you had

When your mind's in the slime and haven't got the time to clean it
When you thought that your wart's disappeared but now it's back
When you're late for your plate but your mate's a bigger pig than you are
And the more that you meddle then the fewer friends that you have
Track Name: HOW DOES A LEG
How does a leg
Know to be a leg, not a finger
And an arm is an arm
With a hand on the end
And not a nose?

How does an eye
Know to be an eye with an eyebrow
And a tooth is a tooth
In the roof of your mouth
And not a foot?

Your body grows
How does a hair
Know to be a hair, not a toenail
And a heart is a heart
And it beats like a drum
And not a lung

How does a throat
Know to be a throat with a tonsil
And an ear is an ear
And it knows how to smell
And not to smell

Your body grows

How does a bone
Know to be a bone with a marrow
And a brain is a brian
And it can explain
The way you think

How does a lip
Know to be a lip, not an armpit
And a tongue is a tongue
And a song can be sung
So sing along

Your body grows
Track Name: GET WELL SONG
Sad to hear that you are sick
Hope someone can treat it
I myself am in good health
And I want to keep it

I know how you caught it
And I know who from
Hope to see you well again
Before very long
Track Name: 1 cm
I get out of (my) bed
I put on my left shoe
What will I do today?
I can't remember

I brush all my (front) teeth
I wash television
What did my mother say?
I can't remember

I lie on the (good) couch
I practise piano
What did I have to play?
I can't remember

I stay in my (bed) room
I eat too much chocolate
What did I do today?
I can't remember

I get into (my) bed
I turn out the light
Track Name: DEEP DEEP TROUBLE
Wherever light stops
Sunless,dark and strange
Deep in the blackness
Atmospheric change

Are you friend
Are you foe
Deep deep trouble

Under the ocean
Sinking way below
Another world waits
Alien unknown

Are you friend
Are you foe
Deep deep trouble

Who are these creatures
In the pressure zone
They're strangely graceful
In their seabed home

Are you friend
Are you foe
Deep deep trouble
Track Name: WONDER WHY
Everybody wanna live
Everybody gotta die
Everybody wanna laugh
Everybody gotta cry

Everybody gotta stand
With their feet upon the sky
Everybody gotta wonder
Wonder why wonder why

Everybody tell the truth
Everybody live a lie
Everybody lying low
Everybody flying high

Everybody gotta stand
With their feet upon the sky
Everybody gotta wonder
Wonder why wonder why