This song captures perfectly a certain desparate anger that I feel about the politcal status quo of the mid twenty teens in Australia.
Favorite track: Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face.
Probably my favourite Smith Street song ever. The soft verses mixed with the hard chorus really helps bring this songs point across, thankfully our country is rid of this dick head, we may have won the battle but there is still a war out there in politics, there needs to be a shake up, it is not enough to be quiet on the train back home.
Written and performed by The Smith Street Band
Produced by Jeff Rosenstock
Engineered by Sam Johnson at the Otways Loft, Forrest, VIC, Australia
and by Matt Voigt at Sing Sing Studios, Cremorne, VIC, Australia
Mixed by Jonathan Low at Miner Street Recordings, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Track Name: Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face
I’ll sink slowly into cement, running round the city square
I’ve always felt a little different, now I can breath in the anger on the dirty air
grubby beauty blocked out by streets and time
painted their slogans on the silhouette of my skyline
It is not enough to be quiet on the train back home
A change is gonna come, our country’s mind can’t stay this closed
Enter the decade fearing failing and our heart starts beating in time
with the white noise and the ranting and raving, their official party line
we must respond we need a fight, decide how the destitute will survive and then die
So wipe that shit-eating grin off your punchable face
these people are human beings that you’ll destroy and displace
when you sit in Kirribilli House and there’s no one else around do you know just to keep your job you’re putting bodies in the ground
drowning refugees at sea, kiss babies screaming vote for me
I’ll take you to the future via the 1950s
Were we supposed to feel hope when you said you’d stop the boats?
cause that’s some fucking evil shit, politicizing killing kids, drip feeding fear into our brains, new leader clearly insane
gonna change the culture in our cultured minds
start a war with an alibi we can justify