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1.
Money money money All I ever hear these days Every song that the DJ plays Talking of a similar situation Aint got none and got to get some Gotta have more than I had before Gotta have more than the man next door Every day I gotta have some more some more some more Gimme a break yeah Let me take some time out I gotta frisk my mind out Before I lose my life now Gimme a break yeah Let me take some time out Now do I Live to work or do I work to live And do I Give to earn or do I earn to give And if I Do my best for society Will it care about money or will it care about me do I Live to work or do I work to live And do I Give to earn or do I earn to give And if I Do my best for society Will it care about money or will it care about He works early in the morning till way past dark And the people in power say that he’s doing his part If he works real hard might make it to the top But we all know that’s not true so stop Talking this bullshit And face facts Almost all the money owned by the fat cats While they Tell lies to justify war They’re making all their money selling guns to the poor It’s a Super sinister situation When you look at where the first world funds come from It’s a Super sinister situation When you’re Buying your food by Selling a gun It’s a Super sinister situation When you look at where the first world funds come from It’s a Super sinister situation When you’re Buying your food by
2.
A Solution 05:04
I don’t know what’s been going on But I know that it feels so wrong yeah yeah I don’t know what’s been going on But I know that it feels so wrong yeah We’ve got to find a solution yeah X4 There are many ways of killing days and time To rhyme is mine but I lose my mind when I’m working nine To five. I strive to keep my mind alive With thoughts of ways to make the days blur into a haze Struggling through a maze of many ways Thinking of summer days and summer haze And thinking of all the lazy ways I used to spend my days when I was raised Back in the days when I would blaze purple haze As I’d lie getting high on my back in the maize. I said I’d lie getting high on my back in the maize We’ve got to find a solution yeah X4 As well as lazy days there were crazy days and easy ways to ease the greys I used to praise the lord for giving us the liberty cap ‘Cause if it wasn’t for that the winter would have been crap We all just used to wrap ourselves in layers of clothes And go and pick a thousand being careful which ones we chose And then we’d go back to my house and make a mushroom brew You’d grimace as you finished cause it tastes like spew And that was when the fun would begin, the giggling The figuring of bigger things that always baffle bigger men And there and then our answers seemed to all make sense Even when the questions got a little intense And then we’d have a vision and we’d come to a decision And we’d set off into nowhere on some fucked up kind of mission Yeah we’d end up wishin that we didn’t have to come down Around on the ground in some imaginary compound Hearing shit in hedges saying “What the fuck was that?!” When we went to look we’d find out it was just a cat. But nowadays those days are gone and it’s not the same Except for Glastonbury and shit When everyone just goes insane But I think my brain is probably quite pleased I’ve eased up Otherwise my frame of mind eventually would have freezed up Seized up So nowadays I just read up Flexing in the muscles in my brain till I speed up And when I’ve freed up all the power that I can My overflow will grow enough to overthrow the Taliban I’m a man with a mission Gonna make a new addition To the old traditional verbal communication I’ll be dishin out my lyrics to the whole entire nation Like a radio station so if your patient then just listen As I’m dishin out nutrition to the wishin coalition Gonna get myself in a position where people just have to listen To my idle dissin with a kinda blind superstition You’ll be wishin you’d never challenged me I’m like an analogy for an allergy to your very reality While you be itchin I be scratching it up Mixing and matchin it up Until I’m walking out with the cup And when I’m walking out I’m walking out laughin Cos I got the last laugh in while you were still barfin In the bathroom cos you drank too much too soon Then you just swooned like a pussy on the dance floor Like a pay me in advance whore You never take a chance of a stance for Anything that you believe in No your just deceiving yourself if you think you’ll be leaving this place You’re a disgrace boy so We’ve got to find a solution yeah X4
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Snap Back 03:49
Don't know what it's coming to but I see the world through different eyes just lately Seems like we are coming through something of a superficial age gone crazy People amaze me Act so hasty Rest a minute then they call you lazy What's the game? We've Gone insane, we're Chasing money till it brings us pain and CHORUS It's so plain to see that we need to Snap back to reality It's so plain to see that we need to Snap back, snap back to reality Sat back in my living room looking at the TV telling me what to wear I'm dreamin of another day when I get away from the walls that keep me there why do I care I'm so unaware of the reasons that I sit and stare in to the scene be- hind the screen I long to live inside a tv dream but CHORUS Don't see who represents me Not the TV Not my MP Not the MC on the MTV Talking so big but words are empty Well he's talking bout cash, he got plenty Egocentric in an ego century Make me feel sick but can't prevent me From advancing my dream of a new reality Where I'm a Member of a world society and I'll be keeping my individuality and no I Don't need religion or creed and I Don't feed on a culture of greed no I Just keep on planting my seed of positivity because I believe that ah as long as I can still breathe then I can achieve anything I conceive Cause I'm taking my lead and breaking it free Taking my mind and making it see And I'm taking this world and making us peel All the superficiality back till it's real I'm taking my lead and breaking it free Taking my mind and making it see And I'm taking this world and making us peel All the superficiality back till it's real back till it's real, back till it's real All the superficiality back till it's real yeah Don't know what it's coming to but I think I might know where it's coming from Don't know what we're gonna do but I think I might know where we're going wrong Don't know what it's coming to but I think I might know where it's coming from Don't know what we're gonna do but I think I might know where we're going wrong Going wrong, going wrong I think I might know where we're going wrong
4.
Open your eyes and let life inside Stop trying to hide from what’s been going on You build up the walls, escape from it all A prison of comfort is what you’re hoping for But listen to the wind you’ll hear the pain Of suffering souls that fuel your gain It wasn’t me I didn’t do nothing the guilt is all somebody else’s you claim But it’s in your name It’s in your name Open your heart and maybe you’ll start to see That we are all the same The rich and the poor, the queen and the whore The lines that we draw to justify our claim But listen to the wind you’ll hear the pain Of suffering souls that fuel your gain It wasn’t me I didn’t do nothing the guilt is all somebody else’s you claim But who is to blame? When it’s in your name It’s in your name It’s in your name The food that you eat The gas for your Jeep So good and so cheap Yeah well, it’s in your name. The clothes that they make The countries they rape The lives that they take It’s in your name But listen to the wind you’ll hear the pain Of suffering souls that fuel your gain It wasn’t me I didn’t do nothing the guilt is all somebody else’s you claim But who is to blame? When it’s in your name
5.
I'm gonna be alive to the day that I die gonna keep on living if it's only to defy the grim reaper he's putting men to sleep I don't want to be buried six feet deep I just want to keep a hold of my sanity I want to be a member of a globalistic family that's all I really want to be All I really want to be All I want to be is recognized in the eyes of the nation You tune into my lyrics like a radio station soaking up my lyricolour information this one going out to the whole collaboration of music lovers right across the nation we've got to keep it in a tight formation said none of this bad boy rude boy confrontation no I'm not digging that situation you just got to keep it on a vibe of elation because that's what it's all about I don't need to shout like a lager lout because I've got my own kind of style It's wicked and wild I'm keeping it keeping it keeping it on a low profile because I want to stay underground yes I’m touching down with the sound of the drum and bass underground everybody in the town got to move it up and move it down, move it down. That’s why I say Everybody move to the sound That I’m laying down X4 I said wouldn't it be great if we could get creative keep it on a positive vibe never being negative. One big tribe with the singular prerogative of living your life the way you want to live As part of a collective, a retrospective, I'm sniffing out those lyrics like the singing detective I'm a lyrical sleuth its the truth I'm a ruthless jungalist, In a this don’t diss don’t take the piss because I never miss the point no, I spark myself a big joint and then I pass it to a friend because at the end of the day there is no other way with a hey hey, we don’t play go with the mic with the get what a say with the mc billy no delay no replay doing it my own way I keep on going to the break of day the break of dawn I keep coming on keep coming on keep coming on keep coming on strong That’s why I say Everybody move to the sound That I’m laying down X4
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Ode to Tony 03:53
7.
You gotta work until the day that you die Never knowing why Rather be getting high than getting Sweaty in a tie So why do we do it? Maybe God is just a sly work-master Sitting up in heaven getting plastered Bastard While I’m down here and life keeps Getting so much faster Before you know I’m gon have a Wife and a daughter Cause every day I’m living now The days are getting shorter There’s gotta be more to My being born Cause every single morning, well I wake and I yawn and I say to myself Hey hey The sky’s still grey So what am I gonna do today? What am I gonna do tomorrow Maybe borrow some dough And go and drown my sorrow till I throw I don’t know Maybe I should go To the pub To think about it Then I won’t feel so Tired I’m gonna get wired it isn’t my fault events conspired to make me do these things to this mind of mine living at a pace that is my decline and if I don’t take the time just to sit right back and unwind well I’m probably never gon find find my peace of mind peace of mind Cause time is only relative to How long your alive And the speed that you’re living at Determines how long you survive Your heart’s only got so many beats in it And every time your stress your getting Closer to your limit yeah Well maybe life is a race But if you wanna win it You gotta move slowly Minute by minute yeah Hour by hour And day by day Cause if you think in years Well your life it’s gonna slip away Before you know it you’ll be back in the earth’s crust Ashes to ashes and dust to dust and if I don’t take the time just to sit right back and unwind well I’m probably never gonna find find my peace of mind peace of mind
8.
Too Stoned 03:16
9.
Every time I watch the news these days I see the same old leaders Trying to lead us into wars with Propaganda that they feed us As the unelected president Of the United States of General Motors Plans his next move aimed to help his Business partners meet their quotas And I I watch the world just Step aside Waiting for their piece Of the American pie. Yeah and as Blair kisses Bush’s butt And calculates his cut NBC does its best to stir your Patriotic feelings up And as the people we’re protecting they pile up In the soil I tell you this My friends Blood is thicker than oil. Well people they try to tell me The ends justify the means Well I guess these people haven’t ever Listened to the screams And there’s really many questions that I Really can’t ignore Like “Is it a just war?” “Or is it just a war?” State of emergency National security Fear of an enemy that you can’t see Saving my liberty That’s what they’re telling me Make more space in the military cemetery Troops in Afghanistan Wiping out the Taliban They had other plans Moved to Pakistan Overseas enterprise Dollar signs in their eyes Yesterday’s allies are soon to be enemies. Well we went on in there looking for The WMD Instead we found a country that was Practically empty Except for one commodity Of which they had plenty Enough to power Bush’s Fleet of cars for the next century yeah And I I watched the world just Step aside Waiting for their piece Of the American pie Yeah and as Blair kisses Bush’s butt And calculates his cut NBC does its best to stir your Patriotic feelings up And as the people we’re protecting they pile up In the soil I tell you this My friends Blood is thicker than oil.
10.
I’ve got a pocket full of pennies and pounds Weighing me down As I’m heading down to town To meet my mates for a round And as I round the end of the street I see by my feet A bundle of rags on the concrete But discreetly hidden in the folds of the clothes Hidden from the cold Are two eyes and a nose And then I meet those eyes I realize I recognize The face as a mate from the old times But embarrassed by my own luck I look away Thinking what I’d say if he asked me what I’m doing today And as I’m wondering whether I should give him money or say Hi I realize it’s too late. Why? Cause like life itself I just passed him by I just passed him by I said like life itself I just passed him by I just passed him by Now I’m no communist But I believe in the need for community And I’m no socialist But I’m perceiving the greed of society And I’m no psychologist But I exist in the midst of insanity And I don’t want to be A capitalist because they feed on greed So what’s wrong? I really wanna help But seeing him reminds me of myself And my relative wealth And as I listen to my selfish inhibitions I be wishing I could be a better man With a positive addition To be making To this fake and unaccountable society That hired me (to make it rich) But never inspired me But now it’s too late I’ve come too far In another couple of years I get more money and a new car And a new title to be sticking on my door Like “deputy executive corporate whore” But who am I to disagree With this society When it gets me down I’ll buy some therapy on HP (hire purchase) Get a pat on the back from Tony For helping the economy People going on at me About what’s on TV Alternative reality I’m a celebrity Get me out of here I’m sick of all these seedy greedy Parasitic ways of living that you feed me So stop trying to lead me and just let me be me Well I’ve seen people begging in the gutter Just to get enough to buy a bite to eat And I’ve seen people walking by them Like they’re living in a different reality And I’ve seen people who’ve got More than they could ever need But it’s not greed they tell me Cause that’s the way that it was meant to be And as I break away from all these thoughts And look up from my feet I realize I’m nearly at the end of the street And as I go to turn the corner I hesitate Look over my shoulder I can still see my old mate Is it really fate? Is it really too late For both of us to escape from the lives that we both hate? Two minutes later and I’m back by his side I take a deep breath and say Hi Now I’m no communist But I believe in the need for community And I’m no socialist But I’m perceiving the greed of society And I’m no psychologist But I exist in the midst of insanity And I don’t want to be A capitalist because they feed on greed

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This album is a confusing entity... originally it was a demo CD for sending to festivals and was never intended for sale, as it contained 5 tracks from an older CD I sold for a while. Anyway, as it turned out, this CD has been sold to thousands of fans over the last few years, so it is time to accept that it is "an album" and call it such! As for the older CD "Feed on Greed"... well, lets just say, if you've got one, hang onto it until I'm famous then flog it on ebay... ;)

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released May 1, 2008

All tracks written, recorded, produced and performed by Billy Rowan Salisbury

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The Undercover Hippy is actually UK based singer-songwriter Billy Rowan. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. He now plays with a 5 piece band, bringing together, keys, drums, bass, congas and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. ... more

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