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by Fish Hook

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Chiptune rock/Nintendo Ska Trio "Maze" Herbold, "BLen" Lennox, and "Jmac" Macleod return with their highly anticipated full length debut!!!1! The album vividly illustrates the band's [8-bit] summer full of synths, guitars, bongos, and strawbombs . Producer Dave Charbula exclaims, "Throw this in your walkman and choke on it."

Fish Hook is...
Cam Herbold - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Shakers, Synth
Bryan Lennox - Vocals, Synth, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele
Jamie MacLeod - Vocals, Guitar, Bongo, Bass, Synth, Glasses filled with Water

Recored and produced by Dave Charbula at "The Fish Pond" AKA "The Chimp Cave".

All songs written by Fish Hook, except "Seaside Town", written by Nintendo, from Super Mario RPG. This song is also known as 'Going Shopping in Ripple Town'. (Composed by Koji Kondo, Nobuo Uematsu and Yoko Shimomura)

Additional vocals courtesy of Dave Charbula and Julian Baisa on tracks...err...well...pretty much every one...noticeably track 3.

Gangs on track 7 courtesy of Doug Beedller, Kyle Wong, Ben Bublitz, Julian Baisa, Andrea Gurniak, Krishan Siew, K.B. + Erica, and...others?

(Let us know if you were there for that big drunk gang vocal recording and we'll throw yer name up! We can't remember!)

Album art by Madison Beedller.

Much love and thanks to friends, and families!

Find us on internets!

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released October 20, 2011

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Track Name: The Strawbomb Emporium (AKA Jmac's Front Lawn)
1 2 3 4!!!!
Track Name: X = Octoshot
X = Octoshot!

Feel the sun on, your face it reminds
you of the good times, and now the new times
Grab me a brew, not that molson shit,
go get the good stuff , b len is back and
we will get drunk, maybe once or twice,
or we can make everyday the weekend
this is what we, go through all the shit for,
fuck the spring time it's fuckin summer

we can waste away every damn day,
don’t give me shit cause I wont listen anyway
no job, no car, no bills to pay,
just find some change for a six pack and life’s okay

should we go get food? Fuck that lets drink!
The night is young the fridge is full you don’t have to think,
about tomorrow cause Jmac just poured 16 shots of absinth.

lets go outside and we can have a smoke,
and forget I don’t even smoke too late its done now

I think that now im done, no way im never done,
has anybody heard from doug since he did that last octoshot?

We can waste away every damn day,
don’t give me shit cause I wont listen anyway
No job no car no bills to pay,
just give me change for a six pack and life’s okay

Lets go inside, next door they are
pissed cause they don’t even smoke or have any good times
I think jmac is done, no way hes never done,
hey everybody look its doug! Now lets go do an octoshot.
Track Name: Bright Tunes
Bright Tunes

I gotta a friend who doesn't like
the tunes they play at 60 dollar concerts,

And I gotta a friend who hates the taste of Bud
so he buys Lucky Lager.

I don't wanna be the one who says that
I think you guys need a calibration.

And I don't wanna sit around and play nintendo,
unless the game has an awesome soundtrack.

We are the ones who see the light
Your boring and we don't get
why You care so much,
we don't wanna hear you play the same song

on and on.

I gotta friend who always asks
why I wear all those stupid ska T-shirts

And I know a guy who laughs at jokes
only beacause others think it's funny

I don't care if you like Mega Man 2 more than Mega Man 3.
I'll never tell you that you have bad taste. You don't have bad taste.

We are the ones who see the light
Your boring and we don't get
why You care so much,
we don't wanna hear you play the same song

on and on.
Track Name: Smile
Smile

THE SUN, is out, The clock is tickin', and time?s up now.
The time will show how.accomplished I.am, but i'm still happy.

She.said her life is moderate, happy but unfortunate,
Here in this establishment, he lives a life that?s lucrative.

39.out is what i'm told, Siew's complaining that his beer's not cold,
Herbold's got to work tomorrow, looks like today he's in trouble.

You say you've lost yourself, well I can't see myself,
Get up off your couch and let's start the party now.

And I now the times are tough,
And you're never good enough,
But I'm gonna help you out,
So sing these words out loud:

Don't forget to smile
The days are getting shorter so we better make the most of it.
I'm feeling fucking lazy and I think I'm going crazy,
But, when I see you smile it makes my day worth while.

Jon's drunk, so it's time to catch up
Let's hit the road, yell "go go go"!

To Jmac's cabin, load the canon
you're seriously 2 out of fucking ten.

I've studied all my calculus, confused by all this randomness,
A beer would be so fabulous, I'm excited by all of this!

And sure some can days bring you down,
when all your luck is not around,

But take another look again,
and realize that you not even dead,

Pick up the phone and give me a call,
If you're bored on Sunday, let's make it a Friday.

I realize that we are lucky,
This world is just so damn lovely.

Don't forget to smile
The days are getting shorter so we better make the most of it.
I'm feeling fucking lazy and I think I'm going crazy,
But, when I see you smile it makes my day worth while.
Track Name: For Everyone
For @Everyone

I wish I had something more to say this time around,
I could go on and on about how I lose my mind.

This shit is getting old, why can't we just grow up?
Or would you rather I tell you to have a drink and just shut up?

Why not for once just write a song that doesn't talk about
how bad my life is, or about how I hate everyone?

This is probably not what you want to hear from me.
But you should know I don't care so join me in misery.

Why not for once just write a song that doesn't talk about
how bad my life is, or about how I hate everyone?

Yeah I guess someday I'll write a song that doesn't talk about
how bad my life is, or about how I hate everyone.

Cause I don't wanna hate everyone.
Track Name: ALL CAPS AND EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!1!
ALL CAPS AND EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!1!

I'm having trouble finding ways to,
let you know I'm struggling with you.

You say you're indestructable but,
there nothing that destroys you more than truth.

I can't help you out till you let me in (It's all in my head).
Step back, throwback, argue back now (It's all in my head).

Brighten up my day if you can,
don't stop till I say if you can stand it.

Pouty faces all around not,
everything I say is just a put down.

I can't help you out till you let me in (It's all in my head).
Step back, throwback, argue back now (It's all in my head).
Track Name: My Alarm Clock Is You
It wasn't what you thought I'd be like my friend.
And now your job you liked is running away.

It wasn't your fault, but she left you.
And now your nights are spent infront of the tv,
watching shows that you can't stand.

But don't you worry
I'm also lonely
and hopeless,
Just give me a call.

We'll watch a movie
cry over Toy Story
the night is young,
Just give me a call.

He wasn't the man you thought he'd be like.
And every night you wish that he would just leave.

Your parents kicked you out,
and you got no where go,
and tallie's throwing a party you'll miss tonight.

But don't you worry
We're all so lonely
and hopeless,
Just give us a call.

We'll throw a party
Invite all your friends
B-Y-O-B.
Just give us a call!
Track Name: Seaside Town (Super Mario RPG Cover)
Seaside Town

Bah Dah dah dah DAH DAH
Bah dah dah dah-dah-dah-dah
Bah dah dah dadadadldlada.
Track Name: Party Party Partay!
Party Party Partay!!!

If I could go back to yesturday
and pay my rent, and think that everything's OK.

Or maybe not why should I pay 1200 bucks
for this shithole anyway?

I hear everyday so can you please shutup for once?
I don't need another lesson to become just like you.

I rather go up down the street
to find some more to rest my feet,
I'll text you later probably,
I know a place that's always free.

You should'nt count on me to be there
I'm right here, I'll be here till I'm dead.

I hate these danceclubs I'd rather be in bed
I don't know anymore
just point me to the nearest store
the nearest way up off the floor

and i'll call you in a week...

The reason I go out on Friday night,
is beacuse I'm too lazy to fight with you
about how I would rather stay home and watch TV.

We're all waiting for the weekend
coke hits, smokes and alcohol
and sleep till 3, you won't see me again
this early if at all.

Hold my calls cause I'm busy now
too busy to pick up the phone
I'm not going to go out out tonight
Instead I'm sitting here alone.

You should'nt count on me to be there
I'm right here, I'll be here till I'm dead.

I hate these danceclubs I'd rather be in bed
I don't know anymore
just point me to the nearest store
the nearest way up off the floor

and i'll call you in a week...
Track Name: Ska Kid
Ska Kid

Growing up I asked my teacher how come we
have to learn all these things to make you dumb.

A litte shit with nothing to do
but play nintendo and learn about 2 times 2.

The only one who could hold on to my attention
was my hipster older brother and his record collection.

Put down that gameboy kid, and listen to some tunes,
and there you`ll find a better way to waste your afternoons.

This aint Cristina, Avril, or Brittany Spears.
This shit has trumpets and they sing about drinking beers.

A plastic cup full of upstrokes and fun!
You can call me what you like, but from now on I`m know as:


Ska Kid!
Always have my walkman and my headphones cranked now.
Ska Kid!
Don`t give a fuck about whatever it is you like.

A litte older now and all I wanna do
from the minute I`m awake is listen to Less Than Jake

The posters on my wall will tell you that Reel Big Fish
is the bomb, if you don`t think so then just move on.

You can tell me what you think of this new wave shit
but I don`t even care instead I will site and stare

Into space and dream of the day
When Big D and The Kids Table come to town later this May.

This aint The Beatles, Madonna, or Tears For Fears.
This shit has trumpets and they sing about drinking beers.

A plastic cup full of upstrokes and fun!
You can call me what you like, but from now on I`m know as:


Ska Kid!
Always have my walkman and my headphones cranked now.
Ska Kid!
Don`t give a fuck about whatever it is you like.

I`m the Ska Kid.
Track Name: Lemonade
Lemonade

I hit the highway at 3:30 pm
the sun is shinning through the clouds.
Lights on the dash tell me I need fuel,
and to check the engine soon.

I don't know which way is home
and i don't care I won't make it anyway

I'd rather sit in traffic any day
and drink some lemonade

Still on the highway now sun's fading fast
but I don't mind at all
Lights on the dash tell me the car is dead,
i guess I'll walk the rest.

I don't know which way is home
and i don't care I won't make it anyway

I'd rather sit in traffic any day
and drink some lemonade


Still on the highway now sun's fading fast
but I don't mind at all
Lights on the dash tell me the car is dead,
i guess I'll walk the rest.
Track Name: Playing Shows In Nuclear Bomb Shelters
Playing Shows In Nuclear Bomb Shelters

Open up a bottle and save me a sip,
I'm gonna be there as soon as i can.

I got stuck in traffic, it's a bit of habit
so i'll ditch my car, and sprit the rest.

I hear the fans are there, our band ready to play
I haven't drank in days and I'm gonna black out.

Tonight we're gonna play your favorite songs,
Buy our T-shirts, buy our t-shirts!

Can't you see?
We're doing this for the money.
I'll have a few,
Then play another show in my friend's backyard.

I started to write my own song,
with a guitar, and a bottle of Rye

I showed it to my band and they thought,
it wasn't generic enough.

We better change it's sound,
then change our first album's sound too.

Then we gotta it get it on itunes,
only gonna sell it for at least 10 bucks.

Can't you see?
We're doing this for the money.
I'll have a few,
Then play another show in my friend's backyard.

It's not worth it,
I deserve this.
I'm not gonna play a show for 30 bucks tonight.

You're not going to hear anything original over
the radio waves these days.
Are you sure you wanna be a part of that?

Making music is about creating art. Not about who's more
popular. Playing a massive show is a dream for
everyone. But is that really a reality in today's music industry?

Great music is hard to find.

Great art is hard to find.

Can't you see?
We don't give a shit about the money.
We play what we want.
We'd love to play in your basement!

It's so worth it.
We all love this.
We don't give a fuck if we make nothing tonight.
We'll never play infront of 10, 000 people.

And we just don't give a fuck.
Track Name: Stay And Sing
Stay And Sing
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When I'm feeling down,
no friends around
Whatever you sAY
will make my day

So please don't go
Just stay and sing
untill the night
turns to morning.

So light the fire
tune your guitar
pull up a chair
Let's sing some songs

I know it's late
And you wanna sleep
But all i ask
Is to stay and sing.

Just stay and sing.

So raise a glass
forget the past
just haveadrink!
no need to think

and please don't go
just stay and sing
it's all I ask
Just stay and sing.

Just stay and sing.
Track Name: Have A Drink Part II
Have A Drink Part II

Twenty minutes from now things will be much better,
I'll be gone and you'll be drunk again and again.

Wait nevermind it's the other way around
I'll be drunk
And you'll be gone again I know now this is the end.

I don't know what I did wrong
I don't even want to write this song again

Life's a bitch find someone else to vent to
wait nevermind life's awesome you're the bitch.

I'm on my way to Jmac's lets party
go to the hill
then play beer pong
shot gun a beer
piss off neighbours!

No more sad songs, let's get wasted
grab me a strawbomb from the freezer.

Twenty minutes from now things will be much better,
now I"m drunk my friend and I will be again and again

Wait nevermind it's the other way around
we're all drunk
The liqour's gone again but the good times never end.

I'm on my way to Jmac's I'll be there soon.

I don't know what I did wrong
I don't even want to write this song again

Life's a bitch find someone else to vent to
wait nevermind life's awesome you're the bitch.

I'm on my way to Jmac's I'll be there soon......
Track Name: I Still Have My Uke
I Still Have My Uke
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There are bills to pay, with a shitty job
and never any time to play.

I was late to class, my car won't start
no change to take the bus.

I never thought i'd be so alone with such a short shelf life.
At least I have a place to sleep and a uke to kill the time.

But, then I met a homeless man who didn't look so sad.

He slept on a bench everynight and loved to see the sun.

I never thought about how awesome
it is to have so many friends

So many to spend time with.

It's the people I love the most.
Who never give up hope.
Who never feel so hateful for
something not worth a mintue of our time.

The summer's ending, the fall is
coming, it's time to move on out.

The lawn chairs go under the stairs,
and the hammock on the shelf.

We got to finish all the brews we
left in Jmac's fridge.

At least Doug will be happy when he gets
to buy that winter ale

And drink it on a frozen lake, as if he were on vacation.
And drink it at a bar to prevent all of that fustration.
And drink it on a field covered snow you know it's
nothing like our home it's for pre-graduation.

It's the people I love the most.
Who never give up hope.
Who never feel so hateful for
something not worth a mintue of our time.

(I got tuition payments due pretty damn soon)

Let's drink it on a field covered in snow you know it's
nothing like our home it's for our creation.

It's the people I love the most.
Who never give up hope.
Who never feel so hateful for
something not worth a mintue of our time.

I got tuition payments due
(At least I have a home)
No girl to come home to.
(So i'll party out with you)
My boss is such a dick.
(At least I have a job)
No reception in my house.
(At least I have the sun)
I'm about to fail again.
(I can't wait to drink with you)
And i'll always be in debt.
(I got 5 bucks for a pint)
Dirty laundry on my floor
(I got funday Monday off!)
And Summer's ending soon
(I got a snowboard and a toque)
I got nothing else to do
(At least we have our tunes)
My life is such a mess
(At least I got my uke)
My life is such a mess
(At least I got my uke)
My life is such a mess
(At least I got my uke)

At least I'm here with you.

so Raise Your Plastic Cup.