D​.​I​.​Y

by The Scratch

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The Scratch's 2003 Debut album remastered and re-released.

Referencing the sounds and spirit of DIY punk and early British alternative and even a dollop of the pre-acid house Manchester vibes while maintaining a common edge throughout, the album sold out when originally released back in 2003 and due to demand from newer fans the timing felt right to re-issue ‘DIY’ and make it available for download for the first time.

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released October 10, 2010

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Track Name: I relax to Spiral Scratch
I crush my spirit myself, I donʼt need u 2 help
I am like no-one else, I crush my spirit myself
you ride a corporate horse, dead in the head of course
a song for corporate freaks, donʼt dare to be unique
I RELAX TO SPIRAL SCRATCH
BOUGHT MY MIND FROM A FAULTY BATCH
I RELAX TO SPIRAL SCRATCH
BOUGHT MY MIND
Iʼve got your tiredness, my head is in a mess
I am obsess possessed, canʼt take the mental stress
I do the wild thing, my moods a pendulum swing
I feel the bitter sting, wan oo end up like the king!
Track Name: Rotten Soul
somewhere in the distance both forward and back
I see the vision b4 me of a heart attack
driven on by the wolfpack
deep down in the dips
fl oat the street like a zombie
with my arthritic hips
they say shouldnʼt feel worthless
just live a pretence?
cos behind my successes
there is circumference
My Rotten Soul My Rotten Soul
My Rotten goal My RockʼnʼRoll
been feelin so tired but just cannot rest
her head is a fi re inside my chest
been kissing the babies
been linin the streets
lookin out for a reason
that is mine to eat
Track Name: Texture to the Flava
all the legendary years of mucho mucho joy
heinz 57 with the salford boy
the dulce delighter an out everynighter
Put the rough in the smoothy doobie heʼs a prize lighter
add a texture 2 the fl avour oo oo oo oo oo
One eyed bear, gotta razor sharp gob
fl ustered as custer, never had a day job
balloon and a tune, 2niteʼs gonna soop,
with u in trap 2, gonna smarten one up
Hey Hey Hey Hey texture 2 the fl avour
H ey Hey Hey Hey texture 2 the fl avour
amp in the kitchen, Billy Bear curry
loves the chill but always gotta worry
wear the brown doll shoes and blue dotty strides
and weʼll getta lock in til half past 5
Gonna be Blown Away
Hey Hey Hey Hey texture 2 the fl avour
Hey Hey Hey Hey texture 2 the fl avour
days in a daze dunna where you are
get a stone of cheddar from behind the bar
up and do a spot even if its crap
its great 2 the north of the watford gap
Hey Hey Hey Hey texture 2 the fl avour
Hey Hey Hey Hey texture 2 the fl avour
days in a daze dunna where you are
get a stone of cheddar from behind the bar
up and do a spot even if its crap
its great 2 the north of the watford gap
Hey Hey Hey Hey texture 2 the fl avour
Hey Hey Hey Hey texture 2 the fl avour
Track Name: Brainstorm
Come bring some brainstorm into your life
your son your daughter husband or wife
the constanation burns like a knife
so much so u donʼt know what u came for
DVDtv is the new age
the sight of crystal puts paid to the rage
its all the clearer we need to be saved
driven insane, by the boredom
donʼt be the pea b breakin the pod
fi nd a new drug to be your new god
fi nd a reason to keep going on
thatʼs not based somewhere like Deadenders
the generation with squares in our eyes
remote controls will take over our lives
weʼll soon be turned off, weʼll never die
pushed down the sofa by our big brothers
Track Name: X-Ray Eyes
This is for all the people at studio 6
We’ve no thanks for contribution
We’ve all reached the same conclusion
We are bruised by the same delusion
That anything makes a difference
With these xray eyes
I can see the deformity the pain from your perfect form
With these xray eyes
I can see the deformity the cry of pain from your perfect form
With these xray eyes
Never loose when you decide, to test another’s love and pride
Purple penguin
Red snapper
The disciples
Scilatchi
Dillinger
Massive dub beats
Cool breeze
Come on his me there
Beatniks
The wood shed
Put in my hand
We are convenience food
Here to look over our brood
We’re a Heinz 57 of
Tension and derision
Track Name: Trigger Finger
I put all my energy since I was me
into my trigger fi nger wanna b a rock singer
I put all my energy since I was me
into my trigger fi nger wanna b a rock singer
Iʼm insane
drove past your house rolled back the years
kentish town west end lane wish u were still here
i remember r last drink intrepid fox 2 loud 2 think whole new
life but still its true i owe mine no doubt 2 u
pj and with nail and the stella mange tout
your netball girls and magazines and my kurt style moods
i remember jd drinks stoning by the kitchen sink
now weʼre both wives but still its true i owe my rebirth 2 u
Iʼm insane
I wanna b a rock singer
come and suck my trigger finger
Track Name: Back to Ten
taken a pounding since my ground ing
self enforced that of course is astounding
had what we all would have been jealous of
gave it up enuffs enough now get a real job
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ee ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ee ooh
play the game get on the tread mill
eat the crust enough canʼt grow up till I STOP ...
all Iʼm trying 2 do is get back 2
I cast assunder my life of wonder
common sense get on the fence or awful blunder
all iʼm tryin to so is get back to 10
I cast assunder my life of wonder
common sense get on the fence or awful blunder
divided fractions pay to the factions
the things we do when we are blue to get reactions
play the game get on the tread mill
eat the crust enough canʼt grow up till
But its a longshot and whatʼs the answer
14 years and many beers from me the chancer
just get my head set on procreation
and hire a bank vault for my frustration
play the game get on the tread mill eat the crust its not enough canʼt grow up till
all Iʼm trying 2 do is get back 2 10
Track Name: Alcohol's a Depressant
Youʼre the prism in my tunnel vision
a voyeurist anueyrsm
clean my teeth and I go to bed
Still got your taste in my head
on a cloud not alive or dead
thinkin what i heard you said

Heard Alcohol is a depressant
But helps me with my aggression
Heard Alcohol is a depressant
But helps to ease my depression
Tiny windows in this schism
aliviate my lonely prism
stolen glimpses from afar
scared of knowing where you are
in the streets or in the car
'specially when I play guitar
Track Name: Supermodel
Wood u deface that supermodel
could u deface that supermodel
Keep her best arm keep her best eye
take her friends lips put them in a pie
when the pies baked will the birds sing
or have you missed the point the point of everything
Wood u deface that supermodel
could u deface that supermodel
Gettin our kicks from those wedding flix
u ate then ran to trap one to b sick
publicly shamed when u claimed to be maimed
some of the powder on your face musta gone to your brain
Iʼd like a decent share out of the cake
and average hour of what average people make
not Mary Shellys monster
with only one solution
I need time to think about my
new years resolution
Wood u deface that supermodel
could u deface that supermodel
Track Name: Erotomaniac
you showed me some kindness
which i mistook for love
now i canʼt accept that
we arenʼt hand in glove
i love the attention
its when i feel alive
as long as you resist me
my determination thrives
things look bad,things look black
you promised me cracker and I got jack
things look bad,things look black
youʼll never be rid of the erotomaniac
you showed me some kindness
which i mistook for love
now i canʼt accept that
we arenʼt hand in glove
i love the attention
its when i feel alive
as long as you resist me
my determination thrives
and things look bad,things look black
promised me cracker and I got jack
youʼll never be rid of the erotomaniac
Track Name: Logical Mind
Your a kite youʼre a pretty thing
I struggle so hard to hold the string
someday Iʼll know when I canʼt say
Iʼll loose my grip and youʼll fl y away
I wish I had a logical mind
Youʼre a buzz youʼre a temptation
my mind is beyond redemption
someday I know when I canʼt say
one slip and youʼll fl y away
Iʼve so much to loose
but so many would be in my shoes
such a risk a high price to pay
but you donʼt come along everyday