The Success Pill EP (2012)

by RISKEE & THE RIDICULE

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1.
I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da Verse One I'm on that minimum wage train (work, eat, sleep) Formation lodged in my brain (work, eat, sleep) Over and over again You've gotta get a job and be societies slaves Cos my manager's a weasel and his manager's a rat I'm working for vermin what would my mother think of that And they just want the status to become the fattest cat But don't try and take my goods cos this rat trap's gonna snap Well there must be more to life than this but I got my doubts Up and down round and round on these swings and roundabouts I kill myself at work on the crap wages they hand out Then I kill myself for three pound a pint and six pound for a pack of snouts Bridge I'm just drowing in my sorrows which are so much worse than yours We don't care 'bout your troubles so leave your troubles at the door Hook I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da Verse 2 Blood tears and sweat (work, eat, sleep) With that p45 threat (work, eat, sleep) Hanging over your head Is it best to be a robot or is it better to be dead So my manager's above me so she thinks she owns my soul If I feel like nothing then she's achieved her goal She's the big fish I'm insignificant I know But if a frog can turn into a prince well that frog used to be a tadpole So I'll just persevere and try an' avoid the volcano I can't get too close 'cos that ***** is gonna blow And I'm supposed to put up with this because that's just how she roll She thinks that I'm too thick to know the word tribunal Bridge I'm just burrowing in these tunnels Which are so much more thin than yours We don't care 'bout your troubles So leave your troubles at the door Hook I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da Break down Drowing in my sorrows Drowning in my Drowning in my sorrows Drowing in my Drowning in my sorrows Drowning in my Drowning in my Drowning in my Drowning in my Drowning in my sorrows Drowning in my sorrows Drowning in my sorrows Drowning in my Drowning in my Hook I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da!
2.
I sell halos to angels and horns to devils I'll calm you right down if your blood is boiling like a kettle You're angry and I'm like settle petal Let me clear this mess up like I was Detol I've got a degree in psychology Didn't go to uni I learnt it for free Don't need a bit of paper to tell me I'm clever You need an education (yeah whatever) Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Going round and round going nowhere fast Everybody knows you can't blag this blagger I speak clearly you won't hear me stutter Hook Jack of all trades master of none I'm an armed robber but I've forgot my gun Banana in my pocket I don't need no weapon Jack of all trades master of none Verse 2 I'm a modern day Del Boy round all the places Selling hard hat turbans dollies out of suitcases I'm in your area brushing shoulders with faces And they're like there's that boy (oi) that always wears the braces My idea I'll make you think that it's yours Manipulation is the way to win wars Political correctness I class that as chains The bottom line is bull shit baffles brains It's me it's me it it it's me It's me it's me it it it's me It's me it's me it it it's me Instrumental break down Scank! (Scream) Verse 3 If I go broke you won't see me at them dole tills I'll be in the white lab making mountains out of mole hills The banker rings me up for his money back I say no deal He asks why (huh huh) because I'm so ill My idea I'll make you think that it's yours Manipulation is the way to win wars Were you born in a barn? Shut it divvy If it's good enough for Jesus it's good enough for me Hook Jack of all trades master of none Jump right in at the deep end but I've never swum Lend us five quid I'll give you back one Jack of all trades master of none
3.
Lightning 03:19
And it's just like lightning striking But lightening never strikes twice You hit me once you hit me twice you hit my head and heart at both times And it's just like lightning striking But lightening never strikes twice You hit me once you hit me twice you hit my head and heart at both times Verse 1 Show me where the door's at and I'll leave 'Cos all these idle threats are just make believe We float like a body bag sleeping with the fishes There's more to this argument then me not doing the dishes You're my missus where's the kisses I'm the man that your mate disses And why does it always have to end up like this Me clenched fists you say it's 'cos I'm pissed But I'm adamant I'm not having it you're the one that always twists What we were talking about originally And if you take it from the horse's mouth you take it from me (Yee haa) feel the bass run through your veins The looser the grip the tighter the reins Let me slip into a female's brain Let me maintain Hook And it's just like lightning striking But lightening never strikes twice You hit me once you hit me twice you hit my head and heart at both times And it's just like lightning striking But lightening never strikes twice You hit me once you hit me twice you hit my head and heart at both times Verse 2 I've got it good you've got it better This song is just not another love letter I'm banging my head against a brick wall And I banged it so hard humpty dumpty toppled Constant concussion can't be good for my health Forgive me if I keep repeating myself Forgive me if I keep repeating myself Could you even tell Hook And it's just like lightning striking But lightening never strikes twice You hit me once you hit me twice you hit my head and heart at both times And it's just like lightning striking But lightening never strikes twice You hit me once you hit me twice you hit my head and heart at both times Verse 3 So I wanna know I really wanna know It feels like I'm stuck in a k-hole I'm trying to climb out but I slip down Because it's world war three if I go up town What do you wanna know (what do you wanna know) You can't catch someone that's not falling though Maybe you're the one that's falling Maybe you're the one that's slipping What's my problem nothing last time I checked I leave my phone anywhere 'cos I aint got no hidden texts Are you vexed where's the sex Keep talking about my ex You care more about her then I do Was she there do I care Anytime anywhere She thinks I'm acting sheepish I'm Try'na pull the wool over her eyes I'm not having none of it I will just make fun of it I will just make fun of it Hook And it's just like lightning striking But lightening never strikes twice You hit me once you hit me twice you hit my head and heart at both times And it's just like lightning striking But lightening never strikes twice You hit me once you hit me twice you hit my head and heart, my head and heart at both times Both times
4.
Icarus 03:36
We all paint using the same brush But what we create is what defines us If you burn out then you'll become dust Don't fly to high towards the sun you'll be Icarus Verse 1 I don't know what I'm supposed to be what I'm supposed to feel Am I a big fat nothing am I nil If I make it to the top can excess kill Will I overdose on the success pill If you move so fast what happens when you stand still Where do you go once you've reached the top of the hill You come tumbling back down to earth again You don't have to dry up if you've made it through the rain And again I'm right back to square one Turns out square two weren't all that fun I rejected the call when success rung I covered my ears when success sung Hook We all paint using the same brush But what we create is what defines us If you burn out then you'll become dust Don't fly to high towards the sun you'll be Icarus Verse 2 Let them think that you're just another geeza The critics didn't believe in Michaelangelo either The ghosts of the past will teach you Ebonezar But you can teach these dogs still you're Ceasar You can't teach an old dog new tricks? Watch me pick up the mic and teach an old man to sit Nobody's supposed to like their boss The bible says they nailed the son of god to a cross You need your sun close to keep you warm through the day The coldest planet is the furthest away But not too close the heat stings You'll start to melt away like Icarus' wings No longer will you be capable of flight But for one moment you set the sky alight Hook We all paint using the same brush But what we create is what defines us If you burn out then you'll become dust Don't fly to high towards the sun you'll be Icarus You'll be Icarus You'll be Icarus You'll be Icarus You'll be Icarus Break down You've got that look of god in your eye And when you smile it personifies You've got that look of god in your eye And when you smile it personifies It goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on It goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on It goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on And on and on and on and on and on and on and on (PAINT) Hook We all paint using the same brush But what we create is what defines us If you burn out then you'll become dust Don't fly to high towards the sun you'll be Icarus
5.
I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da Verse One I'm on that minimum wage train (work, eat, sleep) Formation lodged in my brain (work, eat, sleep) Over and over again You've gotta get a job and be societies slaves Cos my manager's a arsehole and his manager's a dick I'm working for genitalia what would my mum think The arsehole wants to let me go 'cause he thinks I'm shit And the dick thinks I take the piss, ain't that rich? Well there must be more to life than this but I got my doubts Up and down round and round on these swings and roundabouts I kill myself at work on the crap wages they hand out Then I kill myself for three pound a pint and six pound for a pack of snouts Bridge I'm just drowing in my sorrows which are so much worse than yours We don't care 'bout your troubles so leave your troubles at the door Hook I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da Verse 2 Blood tears and sweat (work, eat, sleep) With that p45 threat (work, eat, sleep) Hanging over your head Is it best to be a robot or is it better to be dead So my manager's above me so she thinks she owns my soul If I feel like nothing then she's achieved her goal She's the big fish I'm insignificant I know But if a frog can turn into a prince well that frog used to be a tadpole So I'll just persevere and try an' avoid the volcano I can't get too close 'cos that bitch is gonna blow And I'm supposed to put up with this because that's just how she roll She thinks that I'm too thick to know the word tribunal Bridge I'm just burrowing in these tunnels Which are so much more thin than yours We don't care 'bout your troubles So leave your troubles at the door Hook I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da Break down Drowing in my sorrows Drowning in my Drowning in my sorrows Drowing in my Drowning in my sorrows Drowning in my Drowning in my Drowning in my Drowning in my Drowning in my sorrows Drowning in my sorrows Drowning in my sorrows Drowning in my Drowning in my Hook I'm just a weekend superstar No one knows me 'part from the bar My friends are my backing la la la la On Monday you're above me well la dee da!

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Recorded, mixed and mastered at Emeline Studios in Whitstable by Ian Sadler in May 2012.

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released June 6, 2012

REVIEWED BY DAVID HORN - SOMOJO MAGAZINE

'I'm just a weekend superstar'. That's the first of literally 2000 lines that will stick in your head for the next few weeks after hearing Riskee and the Ridicule's E.P. It would be be annoying but they're good so hopefully you'll let them off.

The Success Pill E.P is four tracks of infectious energy like some glorious sonic vaccine. Weekend Superstar kicks things off, but I have a feeling you'd already guessed that. A juicy bass line pounds through the gap between your ears before being joined by a frankly loverly guitar riff. All backed by solid drumming lead vocalist Scott Picking delivers words we can all relate to, bosses on power trips!

An angry guitar signifies the arrival of Jack of All Trades. Exploding into life you're dragged into the maelstrom of sounds like a someone badly placed around a mosh pit (speaking of which if you've seen them live you'll know they're good at those to). Speaking more truths your brain will a) agree with or b) strongly disagree with you'll come out at the end of the song disoriented, scuffed and singing 'blah blah blah blah blah' over and over ... and over again.

Clearly all worn out after Jack of All Trades, Lightning is much more chilled out - well by their standards. A tale of relationship happenings the song is carried along by chiming guitars and strong drumming. As the words bounce around your head the vocal break down will catch you by surprise just like when you find you have a few biscuits left over you forgot about.

Icarus closes the E.P with another gentle opening, but this time your jolted out of it violently. The bands fury and energy shines through again, showing Scott's vocals at their most versatile. As the song pounds along the entire bands sounds strong and inventive.

So yeah, this E.P is a bit good - get hold of a copy by finding them live or visiting their Bandcamp!
Awesome times await.




RISKEE AND THE RIDICULE ARE:

Scott Picking - Lead Vocals/Poetry/Lyrics
Jimbo Aglony - Lead Vocals/Guitars/Screaming
David Thomas - Bass/Backing Vocals
Matt Verrell - Drums/Vocals/Keyboards

Gang shouts by Scott Picking, Jimbo Aglony, Ian Sadler, Matt Verrell and David Thomas.

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