straight outta South Africa (US release)

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Straight outta South Africa is “best of” album released by New York based label Punk Outlaw Records for the North American market. It features songs from four previous Half Price releases: Taking Life Seriously, Banned, The Monotony of Monogamy, and Programmed to Party.

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released May 1, 2016

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HALFPRICE Cape Town, South Africa

Half Price is a Non-Profit Party-Punk band from Cape Town, South Africa. Since their start in 2001 they have over 25 national tours, eight international tours as well as six full length albums and one ‘best of’ album under their belt.

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Track Name: Banned from the Jam
They’re locking their doors man they won’t let us play, They’re locking their doors but we wont go away. Cos we’re banned. Hey old man what did you say, what do you mean? We cant play? Sometimes we swear a lot and we take off our clothes. How do you think we get the kids to come to our shows. The venues don’t care about the bands anymore, Its all about the money that they make, at the door but we’re a punk band, we told ‘em screw you. That’s why we’re banned. Banned from the jam. Hey old man do you think we made the right move. We’ll just jam by ourselves inside the practice room. We’re doing all the work. We advertise the show do you think we get paid? Hell no! The venues don’t care about the bands anymore, It’s all about the money that they make, at the door But, we’re a punk band. We told ‘em screw you That’s why we’re. Banned We’re one f*cked up band.
Track Name: H.I.V
We live , in a country where thousands die every day OF AIDS
We all seem to think that it cant effect me (cant effect me)
But almost everyone I know might have HIV
Education Regulation abstain wait till you are old but
We don't listen we don't think we never did what we were told
There are drugs to help us all. But companies need to make a more pro -
fit so understand!!!People have to die.
The government is glad, less people means less unemployed after
all they cant afford the drugs,
Who cares we all think to ourselves man HIV it cant effect me!
So we pick up another fat easy score,
You and me , we all have HIV.
Track Name: Still Playing Punk
Well it’s been 10 long years, and we’re still having fun
Still making music, We’re still playin’
We live for the weekend while you file your tax returns
Now you’re an old man, we’re still playin’ Punk Rock, Running through our veins

And when I look back on, the different lives we’ve lived
We still got the feeling – yeah… We’re still playin’
You got it so wrong (and you sold out)
You’re just an old man – We’re still playin’ Punk Rock Running through our veins

Running through our veins
Track Name: Mighty Black Lung
I’m super stressed, I need a cigarette - Every day it’s the same
I wake up and tell myself I‘ll never smoke again
I went to see my doc, cos I’m coughing up a lot, he said son you got a mighty-mighty BLACK LUNG
I know it’s not healthy, but I gotta my fix
MY, MIGHTY BLACK LUNG
Well don’t think I’m a cynic but I MIGHT DIE, if I smoke this smoke
Everytime I light one up, I tell myself these lies!
Need to get my hands on, my dirty dirty hands on, a smoke is what I need.
Doctor can you heal my…..
MY, MIGHTY BLACK LUNG
Track Name: Programmed to Party
I’m out of control, and something lives inside of me
I’m not gonna sleep tonight, Since I been living, this life of rock and roll
Its changed the way I see the world, I got no self control
My time is running out, I don’t think about. the future past or present, and I don’t have no No alchohol, is bad for morale So drink it down, just one more round Wine and the hops, vodka and scotch Just drink it down, just one more round

I am a machine, this interface my program
Running on low batteries, Alcohol –it feeds my morale.
Programmed to party release the animal
No alchohol, is bad for morale So drink it down, just one more round
Wine and the hops, vodka and scotch Just drink it down, just one more round

When the sun goes down, We will all be set free , When the sun goes down, it won’t be long now.
Track Name: Suicide Bomber
Out on the streets with a message to send, we're out of control and its never gonna end. Crawling, crying screaming out of hell I’m insane, rocking in a riot. Chaos in the club and the pit is headed my way. Think I'm gonna die but I know I'll be ok Everybody’s thinking what they wanna be, I'm living each day. My life for me. My life. Not yours. My life, My cause. It's a one way ticket and I'm never coming back. It's a one way ticket once you cross over the track It's a one way ticket you're under attack cos I'm a Suicide Bomber Chaos in the club and the pit is headed my way. Think I'm gonna die but I know I'll be ok Everybody’s telling me what they wanna be, But I'm living each day. I've got a bomb in my hand, They tried to make me see, but they cant stop me. they won’t set my people free and I cant just let it be. They try to live my life for me, they are trying to live my life for me, Why can’t they see. My life. Not yours.
Track Name: Guess It's War
I believe we should fight for our freedom, I think that we should die for what we believe in. If you think that it'll end up alright. That's bullsh*t cause it wont, no it won't. Look around at all the bullsh*t on TV f*cking adverts and sitcoms we never will be free from the capitalistic state of mind, that we've been taught so hard to find. Can you really believe this Sh*t? Can you believe this sh*t. The rich man sits upon his profits, a pile 10000 feet high While his controversial brother lies face down in the gutter, With nothing for his family and wife. What shall we do with a drunken sailor? Early in the morning. Shave his balls with a rusty razor? Early in the morning. And now you tell me its fair I’ll tell you its not, no its not, its not fair. Can you even understand why someone can have so much while others have nothing at all we've got nothing. I'm so sick of living life this way, Always hoping for a better day. That never will come unless we fight, Fight. against the world against the people telling you what’s wrong and right. Unless we fight.
Track Name: Disorder
You’ve gotta hold on for a little bit longer,
This pain you feel will only make you stronger
I know you just want the pain to end.
Remember that I am your friend

I have disorder in my mind,
I feel the hate from deep inside
I have disorder in my mind
I feel the hate

Do my words fall upon deaf ears?
It seems as if there’s, no-one left who cares
My mind is empty and the feelings gone
I tried to hold back but I couldn’t hold on

Staring up at the sky
Staring up at the sky

You’ve gotta hold on for a little bit longer,
This pain you feel will only make you stronger
That’s what they said – when I gave up
And that’s what they said – when I gave in
Track Name: Break Out
Just 5 more days, Just 4 more days, Just 3 more days…
Day by day I sit inside this cage
Wondering how am I going to escape

When I break out
WHAT THE FUCK WILL I DO
I thought about - This so long now I am confused

I am here for something I did not do
Authorities fabricated the truth
Till I break free from it all

I must be wise in the paths that I choose
For error there is no room
Till I break free from it all

I had a good normal life - But you turned it around
To save face time and money - In the name of the crown
Now I’m going away - For a long long time
But before I get locked up I got something to say
That in no form or front or way was justice served
When my time is up you’ll get what you deserve
When this is all over I’ll make sure you burn
Cos every last motherfucker will know
The truth’s been heard

Break out, Break out you’re still alive
Break out, Break out you’re still alive
Break out, Break out you’re still alive
Break out, Break out YOU’RE STILL ALIVE

Break out, Break out you’re still alive
Break out, break out
You’re still alive
You’re dead inside
Track Name: Sex Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll
I still live with my mom
While she works hard all day long
I don’t work 9 – 5
And all I want is…..

My body is a party machine
I’ve been going crazy since I turned 16
I know I was born to be free
A life of sex, drugs and apathy
I stare up at the sun….
Five days blur into one…

workers of the world, you have nothing left to lose
except the shackles through which you are chained,
this song is for everyone,
who ever worked a dead end job
who ever wanted to challenge the status quo…….

Sex, drugs and rock and roll
Track Name: The Crack of Dawn
One night we ..... Drank so much beer and we got so fucked we played monopoly for like four and half hours, Then we tried to stick a stick up the DFG's nought, the bat was dripping with cream it was the funniest thing that i've ever seen but it didn't work cos he woke up. But he didn't know that we gave him the crack of Dawn till the early morn - ing. This what happens if you pass out around any of us, i better not pass out till he forgets about it.
Track Name: Buy Your Own
People are always coming up to me and asking me if they can use my shit. Now, Dont get me wrong man. Normally i wouldnt mind being a nice guy and all, but the truth / thing is...... If you do actually manage to get your shit back, which usually doesnt happen very often
Its more than likely in broken in half, wrecked or most probably totally
fucked up.

You try to be friend
You lend some one a hand
And then you get it back
And they fucked it up

It's been far to many times that i lend out what is mine
I never got it back, I never got it back its gone
Guess tho i shouldn't bitch and moan, cos i'm one of them
I gots about 50 Cd's and i only own about 10

Hey dude arn't you that guy from halfprice? YAH
Can i maybe borrow some money /amp NO
How about a CD NO NO NO NO NO
I'm freezing man lend me your rancid hoodie NO
Cmon, gimme a beer NO
What about an enchie NO NO NO NO NO

Leave me alone, why dont you leave me alone why dont you leave me alone why dont you buy your own? (X3) Buy your own buy your own
Buy your own fucking shit

You try to be friend
You lend some one a hand
And then you get it back
And they fucked it up
Track Name: 15 Years
Lying here say you'll never do it again
After a few beers the desire kicks in
Friend we tried to help you... HELP YOURSELF

your'e still young you thought the party would never end
but what you dont realize is that the young ones are the the ones to go.

15 years down the line
Stop convincing yourself that everythings fine
15 years down the line
all your friends are O'Ding and dying

Collapsed and convulsing on a hospital floor
you're almost in a coma but you still want more

you know its just a matter of time before the drugs take over your life

15 years down the line
Stop convincing yourself that everythings fine
15 years down the line
all your friends are O'Ding and dying

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