So over on Twitter +Seth Tisue asked for the definitive lyrics to "Sham Shack"!

Here they are — keep in mind that the last line has been changed since it was recorded, and it's now sung this way!

Here's what Brighton music blog TWENTY JAZZ FUNK GREATS said about "Sham Shack" when it was re-released on NEW YORK NOISE Vol. 2 (Soul Jazz):

"UT sound so now it hurts, the sleevenotes say that they were an all-girl post-no wave outfit who changed instruments between songs, well, cor blimey, whoever was doing the drums at Sham Shack had some chops, because the beat pounds along with the poignancy and sheer exhilarating power of say, Can in Vitamin C, sexy voice, ghostly keyboards and a killer bass, I don’t know where these people are now but for all I know they might as well have just moved into my house, I’ll sleep in the sofa."

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SHAM SHACK
S. Young/UT
Released: 1984

this party
faces begging focus
center of attention 
displacement of the dance
fog in the square
did anybody notice?
there are houses on the outside
bruised from bombardment 
there are houses on the inside
sinking in cushion

society seesaw
inequity cribs
society seesaw seesaw
inequity cribs, yeah
inequity cribs

a hand in hunting
sliding up the banister
searching other landings
a floor still withstanding
without all this noise
the shouting of toys
crying for attention
batteries waning
batteries waning
batteries waning
batteries waning

some purpose
asking to be wanted
heaving residues
with compliance of shackle
far from grasping it
I fall down the stairs
voice peters
sinks conscience
voice peters
sinks conscience
just a tottering rod
waving in the sea slop
just a tottering rod
waving in the sea slop
just a tottering rod
waving in the sea slop
just a tottering rod
holding up this sham shack
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