GARLIC

by The Shabbab

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    Forged by fire and steel, this polyphonic pirouetting audio disc follows in similar footsteps as its Mediterranean staple ingredient namesake - it's strong and keeps the vampires away.

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released August 29, 2016

This album was created on Wurundjeri land - people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge them as the rightful owners and custodians of this land on which we live and work. Land which was stolen and sovereignty never ceded. We pay our respects to their elders both past and present.

All tracks written and produced by The Shabbab, except tracks 1, 3, 10 and 11 with help from Zac Milner-Cretney. The Shabbab are Shuki Rosenboim, Jad Choucair, Vito Lucarelli and Constantine Stefanou. (C) and (P) The Shabbab 2016. Recorded at The Annex, Wattle Glen by Vito Lucarelli with help from Cody Scarff and Joseph Franklin. Mixed by Vito Lucarelli. Mastered by Mikey Young. Cover image and layout by George Johnson. Licensed to Hive Minds by The Shabbab. HM015 (fb.com/hivemindsmusic)

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The Shabbab Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne/Middle-East-Brunswick’s very own garage band, The Shabbab, bring their eclectic backgrounds together creating a high energy and original performance.

Passionate, hard-hitting and informative lyrics complemented by explosive drumming and garage-punk guitar riffs with that renowned arabesque twang.
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Track Name: Runing Away From An Apartheid State I Found Myself In That Colony
running away from an apartheid state
i found myself in that colony
and its a beautiful, beautiful place to be (in)
but it doesn't let many go in
especially not the one in need
like the victims of its own wars overseas

you stole that land
and locked the gate
you stole that land and
tony is gonna die tonight

running away from an apartheid state
I found myself in that colony
and its a beautiful, beautiful place to be (in)
but the colony choose to ignore
the people who were here before
it doesn't try to understand
the real owners of this place
Track Name: We Keep Coming
everybody's talking about a problem
sounds like they talking about you and me
i hear the fear in their voices as we farewell white hegemony

they call me immigration flood
i am a terrorist attack
i'm why your father lost his job
and i got pockets full of drugs

and we keep coming we keep coming
but don't worry mate
we wont do to you, what you did to the indigenous of this land

i see all those red worried faces
as colour fills up the street
i hear all their dumb reasons why this is not the place for me
Track Name: Needle
blood dripping all over my bed
i picked up the needle again
just cant think of
something better to do

it's so cold here and i'm so far away
from a place i don't like
but it runs in my veins
so i had to pick up the needle again

here i am i picked up the needle again

i'm high and i'm down and it isn't much better
all i want is to be helen keller
just cant think of
someone better to be

now i'm locked in a cave and my body is aching
the rewind button just doesn't working
so i had to pick up the needle again
Track Name: Big Brother
yeah, i made it to the free world
i feel like a movie star
but the government is the paparazzi
yeah, they got cameras all around

those inspectors look like cops
and the cops look way too armed
soldiers are box inside a drone
and there's a spy inside your phone

they make you live in fear so you put your head down and serve a system that is not meant for you

brother, you got a big brother
there's a big brother watching you
they said something about terror
but it's your government who terrorise you!
Track Name: Someone Desex The President, Please
the emperor is naked
the empire is corrupt
your eyes are wide open
but your mouth is shut
you in a safe place
you don't mind to die young
but it's time to wake up
time to see the lie

someone desex the president, please
and set us free

the emperor is naked
in the city square
he thinks he got us in his pocket
but the time has changed
we gotta save ourselves from the rat race
from the dark age
we gotta ask ourselves is it working
is it fair?
Track Name: Shut Them Up
i went to rehab just to shut them up
i had to listen to doctors and priests
talking about blood and god
from the prison of junk
to the prison of life
from being scared of what's out there
to be scared of what's deep inside

I went to rehab just to shut them up

I went to rehab, now i can say i tried
but all i want is those waves of euphoria
to wash down my spine
and i wont look back
all the way to the guillotine
coz i remember you telling me
i don't worth the air i breathe

I went to rehab just to shut them up
Track Name: Sirens
i hear the sirens and the boom
i guess they started another war
not a good time to quit smoking
not a good time to fall in love
mum doesn't stop praying
and dad wouldn't open his mouth
on tv they singing and digging
the graves for you and i

and on either side
a mass suicide

i see the fire and the smoke
it must have been very close
not a good time for day dreaming
not a good time at all
mum doesn't bother cooking
and dad wouldn't open his eyes
on tv they singing and digging
the graves for you and i
Track Name: Genocide And Pop Groups
uncle hitler, uncle sam
you know they all the same
they all insane
they wanna own you
they want your thoughts and working hands
they'll take your heart and fill it up with hate
you yell out
no one listen

we still tolerate genocide and pop groups
we can't tolerate no genocide no pop groups

the roulette spins and it lands
and it might be where you at
this time around
it's you in danger
did you yell out when you could
for others just like you?
do you realise
we all one?
Track Name: Bush Tucking Blues
we sell the time of our lives for survival
they call work
every morning like a bullet in the head
you give up to the clock
you used to shine like a diamond
now you just a burnt light bulb
you someone else's shadow
and you nothing at all

like flies banging against the window
you wanna get out
thinking of the dreams
you littered behind
as you make your way up the ladder
you realise it was a trap
you sick of being a servant
you run to the window and jump

but it's not how i wanted to live
there's gotta be an alternative
i'd rather be a primitive
i'm gonna go bush tucking
Track Name: Cemetery
i wanna be with her but that would be a sin
don't want to have to tell her about the things my eyes have seen
she never done no harm you can tell by touching her skin
sleeping next to her i'm waking up into a dream

you could be my wife for a couple of years
i'll hold your hand til i get back on my feet
we would be so pretty just like a cemetery
you would be the flowers and i'm the dead thing

i wanna be with her i got to have a sniff
slowly my confidence turns into fears
but i dived the dead sea with my eyes open just for her
she's making me do things no other man can
Track Name: Playing With My Freedom
playing with my freedom is playing with fire
and you shouldn't dare
mind your own business, tax the rich, get off my back

playing with my freedom is playing with fire beware
no more puppetry no more mind control
things are about to change

coz just like smoke
i always find my way out
yes, just like smoke
i always find my way out

playing with my freedom is playing with fire
and you should be scared
as millions of people all over the world are taking out to the squares

playing with my freedom is playing with fire
and you shouldn't dare
mind your own business, tax the rich, get off my back
Track Name: Make Love And A Class War
got no thread to stitch the hole in my pocket
but who cares it's empty anyway
all that we get is made out of debt
call it what you want but we enslaved to the banks

they say they wanna turn the forest into paper
and i know this is no good
they wanna cash it over in asia
but those trees gonna stay where they got their roots

we gonna make
love and a class war

seen enough of those good looking coffins
stuffed with us the victims of war
we counting the dead, they counting the cash
and planing the next place to drop their bombs

but we are paving down the road to utopia
its always darkest before the dawn
we gonna revolt, rebuild it all
we put our bodies behind those words

we gonna make
Track Name: Baby's Gonna Get Deported
she had roses coming out of her neck
a smell that even god
could not understand
she came from far away, yes, she crossed a few oceans
i held her in my arms
it felt like heaven

longer chains and bigger cages was all that she wanted
but the satan from immigration said no no no
no no no no no

my baby's gonna get deported

she started crying said she is scared
shit can go wrong if she goes back
and there's so much room on that stolen land
they took her off my arms
it felt like hell