The Best Of Tommy Binks [Early Years 2000​-​2005]

by Tommy Binks

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credits

released June 15, 2017

Tommy Binks : Guitar & Vocals.

Lee Bradley : Bass on "Ladiez", "Kondomniverance", "Couldn't" & "Dorisday".

Matt Davies : Bass on "Number Twentyfive", "Fondu", "I'll Be What You Want" & "Craving".

Dave Davis : Drums on "Number Twentyfive", "Ladiez", "Fondu", "Kondomniverance", "Couldn't", "I'll Be What You Want" & "Craving".

Rachael Osguthorpe : Guitar on "Ladiez" & "Couldn't".


Tracks 4 & 7 taken from the forthcoming album "Mongoose"
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/mongoose-2
Track 17 is an acoustic version from the Mongoose sessions

Track 8 taken from the "Live At The Casbah" album
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-casbah

Track 14 taken from the album "My Dish Rags Hang"
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/my-dish-rags-hang

Tracks 10,11, 16 & 19 taken from the album
"Feeling Brown Smelling Green"
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/feeling-brown-smelling-green

Track 12 taken from the unreleased "Straight To Seedy Sessions"

Tracks 2 & 5 taken from "The Waking Up EP"
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/the-waking-up-ep

Tracks 18 & 23 taken from the album "Early 4-Track Demos at M.I.S"
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/early-4-track-demos-at-m-i-s

Tracks 21 & 22 taken from the "Rover, Metro EP"
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/rover-metro-ep

Tracks 1 & 13 taken from the "Broken Nose EP"
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/broken-nose-ep

Tracks 6, 9 & 20 taken from the album "Arty Chokes"
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/arty-chokes

Track 15 taken from the "Posthumerous" album
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/posthumerous

Track 3 taken from the "Unplugged" album
tommybinks.bandcamp.com/album/unplugged

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Mostly home recordings of me and / or other people. Songs, noises and experiments. Some live stuff. There's a lot more to upload so I'll be adding and changing things regularly.

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Track Name: Broken Nose
Won't you help me heal my broken nose, got pushed into a river
Won't you help me heal my broken nose, got pushed into a river
I'll repeat this line until you're hating me
Won't you help me heal my broken nose, just push me in a river, set me free

Don't blame the drinks it's not their fault, got pushed into a river
Don't blame the drinks it's not their fault, got pushed into a river
I drunk them, it was not them drunk me
Don't blame the drinks you just blame me and my instinctive personality

The river was cold, wet with water, trees all around
The river was cold, wet with water, trees all around
A playing field by a forest, the forest where I took your daughter
Trees all around

Won't you call my friends and ask for help? Got pushed into a river
Spent the evening watching candles burn
Got high on matchstick fumes
I will hold you close until you're burning me
Won't you help me put this fire out
Just push me in a river, pull me out

Won't you help me heal my broken nose, got pushed into a river
Won't you help me heal my broken nose, got pushed into a river
I'll repeat this line until you're hating me
Won't you help me heal my broken nose, just push me in a river, set me free
Track Name: Number Twenty-Five
If I could just hold your hand for a while
Or rest my head on you, to make you smile

Gotta keep getting me up
Gotta keep getting me off
At number twenty-five
That's where I spent the night
And then you call me on the phone
You tell me that you are at home and then you ask:
What do you wanna do?
What do you wanna do?

I just want to be a single page in your diary
Just like Mr E before

Gotta keep getting me up
Gotta keep getting me off
At number twenty-five
That's where I spent the night
And then you call me on the phone
You tell me that you are at home and then you ask:
What do you wanna do?
What do you wanna do?

Well, I want you
In your bedroom
With no clothes on

Wrap things up and get the hell out of this town
Come on Grandpa, stick your foot on the gas.....
Track Name: Dissatisfaction
Don't wanna see you when you're listening
I don't wanna hear that you survived
I shouldn't I put up with your happiness
I don't wanna see you in my dreams

Dissatisfaction
Never could put up with all your dissatisfaction
You make me neck wanna break your dissatisfaction
Never could put up with all your dissatisfaction
Can't see why you wanna make me scream

Don't wanna hear about your new found friends
I don't wanna see you survive
Why should I change my life to suit your plans
When you don't appreciate my efforts

Dissatisfaction
Never could put up with all your dissatisfaction
You make me neck wanna break your dissatisfaction
Never could put up with all your dissatisfaction
Can't see why you wanna make me scream

Dissatisfaction
Never could put up with all your dissatisfaction
You make me wanna break your neck dissatisfaction
Never could put up with all your dissatisfaction
Can't see why you wanna make me scream

Dissatisfaction
Never could put up with all your dissatisfaction
You make me neck wanna break your dissatisfaction
Never could put up with all your dissatisfaction
Can't see why you wanna make me scream.
Track Name: Ladiez
My baby she swallows her food after it has been chewed
She never spits out her food 'cos that would be so rude
And when she arrives it's not a minute too soon

He likes to check out all the ladiez, when he's clubbing on a Saturday night
He likes to check out all the ladiez with the babies that go clubbing on a Saturday night
'Cos he says they all look the same when he turns out the light

I went up hill last night
She smiled at me with those come to bed eyes
I went up hill and it was good

He says we're getting too complacent to be giving each other any good
He says we're getting too complacent to do each other any help or give each other any good
Looks like we'd like to learn to help ourselves

I went up hill last night
I feel complete when I'm between your thighs
I went up hill and it was good

My baby she swallows her food after it has been chewed
She never spits out her food 'cos that would be so rude
And when she arrives it's not a minute too soon
Too soon, too soon, too soon.
Track Name: Fondu
Lemon sorbet
Macaroni
Port and lemon
Ravioli
Artichokes

Cheese and ham
Rancid pickle
Ham and piney
Mozzarella
Garlic Bread

Olive pits
Strangled spaghetti
Twisted tuna
Strange as scrambled eggs
I'm just, in fact, a fondu
I'm just, in fact, this fondu
I'm just, in fact, this fondu
I'm just, in fact, a fondu

Cheese and ham
Rancid pickle
Ham and piney
Mozzarella
Artichokes

Olive pits
Strangled spaghetti
Twisted tuna
Strange as scrambled eggs
I'm just, in fact, a fondu
I'm just, in fact, this fondu
I'm just, in fact, this fondu
I'm just, in fact, a fondu.
Track Name: Eskillater
One day I went to a supermarket
Or maybe it was a department store
I don't know
But it doesn't make a difference to this story
I saw it there in the corner
I wanted to take it home with me
I wanted to put it in my trolley
I wanted to take it home

But I couldn't buy it
I couldn't buy it
So I walked right by it
Eskillater
Assistant said he couldn't swipe it

I never saw the woman with the frog you spoke of
I never danced right on the spot
But my heart skipped a beat on the first time that I saw it
And I don't wanna tell you what happened the first time I rode it
Rode it, rode it yeah

I couldn't buy it
I couldn't buy it
So I walked right by it
Eskillater
And then we progressed

And it wasn't it, but it was she
And she filled my waking thoughts at night
And if I ever wrote poetry it would be about her
And if I died for anyone except myself it would be her

Then I went home and she wasn't there
I felt deserted, I felt alone
I turned into a psycho
I am a weirdo
The most messed up mess you could lay your hands on
There's only one place that I want to be
And it's not where I am
No it's not where I am
No, no

I couldn't buy it
I couldn't buy it
So I walked right by it
Eskillater

I couldn't buy it
I couldn't buy it
I couldn't buy it
Eskillater
Eskillater
Eskillater
Eskillater

Eskillater.
Track Name: Kondomniverance
Subconsciously conservative in early years
To make time for a good time sir ce soir
Too much of a good thing leads to rolling kennels
And waitresses that bring soiled cutlery

Bring me a fork
And don't make it dirty
I want my kondomniverance

Lost your underwear somewhere we never found
Girls piss standing, lay one under me
Won't eat this toad without a black and white grain
Don't use fingers when your company's polite

Bring me a fork
And don't make it dirty
I want my kondomniverance

I'm talking back so come with me
I'm told somebody could be me
I'm talkin' 'bout some cutlery
I'm toast some barmaid cooked with me
I'm talking back so come with me
I'm told somebody could be me
I'm talkin' 'bout some cutlery
I'm toast some barmaid cooked with me
Yeah
Track Name: Couldn't [Live Version]
Got this dirt growing in my nails
Feeling brown but my skin is pale
Hairbrush died a week last Friday too
Hope Mama don't find what's lurking in my shoe

Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Couldn't make it without you
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Grip so strong, don't have to chew
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Couldn't get myself downstairs
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't

Parts of me that smell like moldy bread
Passage of the night to morning breath
Leave out bean gas, keep your friends at bay
Stay up at night, inspired by sugar cane

Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Couldn't make it without you
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Grip so strong, don't have to chew
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Couldn't get myself downstairs
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't

Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Couldn't make it without you
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Grip so strong, don't have to chew
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Couldn't get myself downstairs
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't
Couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't, couldn't.
Track Name: She Is My Summertime
She wakes up late on Sundays
She always talks to me
She says it's nice to see the sun
She wears her hat

She skips and jumps in long grass
She lies there in the heat
She always rubs my lotion in
Makes me wear my hat

Never shady, shave my baby

She is my summertime
She is my summertime
She is my summertime
She only comes once a year but I don't mind

She likes to lick my lolly
She gets it down her chin
She laughs and jokes and wipes it clean
In her purple shades

Never shady, shave my baby

She is my summertime
She is my summertime
She is my summertime
She only comes once a year but I don't mind

It will always be summer
As long as I always love her
I hope she will never burn me
She is my summertime.
Track Name: Dinosaurs
You became extinct two weeks ago
And already everybody seems to know
They all ask me; "Why'd she have to go?"

It makes no sense if you're not there
Makes no sense if you're not there
Makes no sense if you're not there

I could be in fourth or maybe in third
I could be a flock or maybe a herd
Dinosaurs are related to birds

But I don't care if you're not there
I don't care if you're not there
I don't care if you're not there

It could be a Friday night or a Monday morn
They're all the same now that you've gone
I'm thinking less straight than I ever did before

It doesn't matter if you're not there
It doesn't matter if you're not there
It doesn't matter if you're not there

"I think I've been short-changed 25p"
Well don't go expecting my sympathy
There's more important things in life, can't you see?
Can't you see?

But all I see is rain when you're not there
All I see is rain when you're not there
All I see is rain when you're not there

And all it would've taken is you.
Track Name: The Day I Tasted Shotgun
Plug me in so you can turn me on
I didn't realise 'till you'd gone
What me is that you can mean to me
I live with people I don't see

It sounds like you need someone to come and cheer you up
I don't think that someone could ever be me

The Christmas-sock girl's looking straight at you
Her pants-on-show look that's been copied by a few
I know she loves him, slapstick, her choice is free
But don't you think she'd be better off with me?

It sounds like you need someone to come and cheer you up
I don't think that someone could ever be me

She's got an Uzi
She's just a floozy
She's an oozing floozy
Yeah

Plug me in so you can turn me on
I didn't realise 'till you'd gone
Don't go thinking it's a rebound, mozzarella, you'd be wrong
'Cos this stuff's been building for a long long long long
Long long long time

It sounds like you need someone to come and cheer you up
I don't think that someone could ever be me
It sounds like you need someone to come and cheer you up
I don't think that someone could ever be me.
Track Name: Beans And Melonhead [Acoustic Version]
Put on my new shirt and I sit and shine my shiny shoes
Put on my new shirt and I sit and shine my shiny shoes
Drive to your house, past your bus stop
Look in your window and wave at you

Gonna get all my hormones removed
Same girl makes you laugh's gonna make you cry
Gonna get all my hormones removed
The same girl makes you laugh's gonna make you cry
Then you'll end up with a butterfly hair-clip poking you in the eye

He's only 24 years old, the last few days of his life are a blur
He's only 24 years old, the last few days of his life are a blur
And he's the only boy in this room, who knows I'm in love with her.
Track Name: Morning Comedown
Going out tonight, I take you by the hand
Going out tonight, 'cos we are in demand
So many people I wanna see
Why don't they want to see me?

Leave your light on when you go to sleep tonight
Close the curtains so they can't see you
Bite your thumbnail with your teeth to make you tired
Morning comedown

Going out tonight, she takes him by the hand
Going out tonight, 'cos she is in command

Saddam Hussein must be insane in his brain
Tony Blair's got TB, just like me and Bennett, T.

Leave your light on when you go to sleep tonight
Close the curtains so they can't see you
Bite your thumbnail with your teeth to make you tired
Morning comedown

Leave your light on when you go to sleep tonight
Close the curtains so they can't see you
Bite your thumbnail with your teeth to make you tired
Morning comedown

Going home again, a taxi takes us there
Going home again, 'cos work tomorrow scares
Going home again, we've had one for the road
Going home again, another night out older
Going home again, he steals a kiss goodnight
Going home again, don't forget to leave your light on.
Track Name: Waste
Seen as you asked me I feel I should answer
I don't really want to, I don't want to encourage
You are not for me
You are not for me

When there's a problem I'm not gonna ask you
I could never trust you, I don't value opinions
Me is not you see
Read so easily

Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
I'm alone doing fine
Why you wanna waste my time?

Seeing your fakeness I feel I must confess
I could not be like you
I could never love you
Again you try and deceive
Trick me to concede

Now that we're just friends
I'm glad I don't see you
I try not to think of the time that you've wasted of mine.....
is what you are not
You're more annoying than my spot

Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
I would like you to define
Why you wanna waste my time?

Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
I'm alone doing fine
Why you wanna waste my time?

Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
I would like you to define
Why you wanna waste my time?

Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Why you wanna waste my time?
Track Name: Happy
Last night I was pissed off
Right now I'm just pissed
Tomorrow I'll be off
Yes tomorrow I'll be gone

I thought you were the one to make me happy
To make me happy takes less than the world

Morning came with his regrets
He didn't seem much pleased
Tomorrow he'll give up
Yes tomorrow it will stop

He thought she was the one to make him happy
To make him happy takes more than for me

Paving ways for golden days
But shining silver's gone
Tomorrow it will come
My happiness will come

We should all be happy tomorrow
We should all be happy

I thought you were the one to make me happy
To make me happy takes less than the world
I hoped you were the one to make me happy
To make me happy is your gift to me.
Track Name: Rover, Metro
It's got McDonald's in the back
The engine's stalled, the windscreen is cracked
The rain comes in through a hole in the back door
Baby

Cruising over tarmac and concrete
With suspicious stains on the passenger seat
When you're inside it stinks like my feet
Oh baby

My little Rover, Metro (his little Rover, Metro)
My little Rover, Metro (his little Rover, Metro)
Goes wherever I goes
And doesn't mind if I pick my nose and flick it

Got no hubcaps, they've all fallen off
There's no air in the tyres, they're soft
Can't get FM 'cos the aerial broke off in the carwash

And there's a hole in my petrol tank that's draining money out of my bank
It's gonna be expensive to replace the crankshaft

My little Rover, Metro (his little Rover, Metro)
My little Rover, Metro (his little Rover, Metro)
Goes wherever I goes
And doesn't mind if I wear the same clothes everyday

You may not be a Subaru
You're stuck together with superglue
Your painted coat is a rusty shade of blue
But I love you
And I need you
Baby

(His little Rover, Metro)
My little Rover, Metro
(His little Rover, Metro)
My little Rover, Metro
(Goes wherever he goes)
You're the one I want to take me home tonight
(His little Rover, Metro)
My little Rover, Metro
(His little Rover, Metro)
My little Rover, Metro
(Goes wherever he goes)
And doesn't mind if I pick my nose and flick it.
Track Name: Dorisday [Acoustic Version]
Look so clean so un-divided
Stand to attention when you get me excited
But it still feels black when I look inside it
Thinking about him only makes me deny it

I'm so low

I wanna be explored
Wanna be explored?
Wanna be explored?
I wanna be explored

Granny's greatly grieved but it's not your fault
Being here makes me think nasty thoughts
Gotta stop thinking cos it's bringing me down
Got a lotta cash gotta throw it around

Arse around

Wanna be explored?
I wanna be explored
Wanna be explored?
I wanna be explored

Aah I wanna be explored
I wanna be explored
I wanna be explored
I wanna be explored yeah yeah yeah
I wanna be explored
I wanna be explored
I wanna be explored
I wanna be explored

Me and me Mum and me Dad yeah
We're after Doris Day
Me and me Mum and me Daddy
We're after Doris Day
Me and me Mum and me Daddy
We're after Doris Day
Me and me Mum and me Daddy
We're after Doris Day.