Thursday, 13 August 2015

Ghost Mice - Free Pizza For Life


  A song that many of you will already be familiar with today but one that deserves a place in any blog celebrating great punk songs.  

  Ghost Mice are a diy folk punk band from Bloomington, Indiana and currently comprise of Hannah  (violon/vocals/bass), Chris Clavin (guitar/vocals/uke), Pascaloo (uke/bass) and Emily (mandoline/melodica/concertina).

  Since their formation in 2002 they've released a number of albums, eps and splits, many on Clavin's Plan-it-X label. You can get most of them (and today's song of the day), "name your price" here :
There's also a Plan-it-X  bandcamp with loads of great music here :

  Based on a true story and originally on 2005's split album with Pretty Hot, this is one of those feel good songs that it's impossible not to love. Free Pizza For Life......

I'm gonna write this in a book one day
but for now this song will have to do
It's about the lengths you and I were willing to go to
to get some free food
it was 1997 something I cant remember
I'm bad with dates
you and I were living in my van
everything that we had we had to take 
and the saddest song ever heard on the radio

let it snow let it snow let it snow 
let it snow let it snow let it snow 
it said we have no place to go
let it snow let it snow let it snow 
we didn't have any place to go
it snowed it snowed it snowed 

but wait

lets take it back a few years
to the day were first met
I moved to Bloomington to be a bum
you were here on a full 
mathematics scholarship 

I was from a small town 
you were from a small town
we became the best of friends 

Where our story begins
is where our trouble begins

I never had a dime to my name
you liked playing games 
a local pizza place had a deal 
10 coupons got a free 12inch
well here's what we did
you see the college kids
they never cut the coupons out 
wed dig through the trash and find them
a few nights work put pizza in our mouths

we started to wonder where the coupons went
after people turned them in 
so we looked in their dumpster and what did we find 
we found 140 of them 

sooner then later we started making our own 
when kinkos got the red copy machine 
one day they busted me
the manager said "we don't take photocopies"

So I jumped into the car
told the driver to drive 
as we sped off into the night we yelled

Free Pizza For Life 
Free Pizza for Life
Free Pizza For Life
Free Pizza For Life

A few years later you dropped outta school
we both spent a few months in our home town 
we've both been down and out 
but we were doing our best to get back up now 

One night we were sleeping in my van 
it was fourteen degrees below 
I woke up because I heard something crack 
you said it was your foot frozen to the window

Our desperation drove us to dishonesty 
we were criminals distinctive and vile 
declared most of the world to be our enemy

we stole checkbooks
and credit cards
signed signatures that were not ours
slice after slice we ate
pizza every night 
we always shared it with our friends
gave the driver a mighty tip 
in our simple minds we had
a slice of a paradise 

but I guess we took it a little too far
cause you ended up doing some time
when they slammed the door to your cell 
I swear I heard you yell

Free Pizza For Life
Free Pizza For Life
Free Pizza For Life 
Free Pizza For Life

On the night that we bailed you out of jail 
it was 2 weeks later you looked scared and pale 
to celebrate setting you free
we ordered some pizza 
and paid with forgery

cause when they knock you down 
you cant stay on the ground
you gotta keep getting up 
you gotta keep putting your faith in luck 
and as we can clearly see 
that we made some mistakes

for the most part I have no regrets 
at some parts I feel a little ashamed
but it all worked out okay in the end 
and I think I would do it all over again

sorry your the one they caught
I wish it coulda been me my friend
I'm not saying we were wrong
and I'm not saying we were right 
all I know is what we want

Free Pizza For Life
Free Pizza For Life 
Free Pizza For Life 
Free Pizza For Life

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