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released February 8, 2016

Aimee on drums.
Fishlock on bass.
Ivo on vocals/guitar.
Rah on melodica/vocals.
Stu on guitar.

Dani (Faintest Idea) on poke-political speeches.

All tracks written and performed by Pokémon Liberation Army, except 'Don't Let The Bastards Catch 'Em All' music and lyrics re-worked from The Toasters' 'Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down'. (and 'Stop Burning Squirtles' adapted from the Ivo classic 'Stop Burning Turtles').

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ivo Johansen at The Trouser Flapping Manor - Bristol.

Artwork by Rebecca Hahner Illustration
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Track Name: No Pokémon Gods No Pokémon Masters
Verse 1
No Pokemon Gods, no Pokemon masters,
Fuck Officer Jenny ‘cause all coppers are bastards,
I refuse to play by the rules,
Of a system that perpetuates the slavery of Poke Balls,

Verse 2
We’re gonna make sure that the Elite Four,
Are a thing of the past and that they are no more,
Listen up lads, yeah your time has come,
If you wanna keep breathing, release your Pokemon!

Verse 3
For those that are psychic in Saffron City,
You know what is coming and you know it ain’t pretty!
I’ve got a rope and I’m gonna make a noose,
Unless you open up your Poke Balls and stop all the abuse, ‘cause

Verse 4
Pokemon ain’t property,
But they don’t seem to understand that in Viridian City,
Giovanni; hear our warning, right,
Change your ways if you wanna see the morning light!

Chorus a
If you wanna have a battle let the battle ensue,
But we ain’t gonna fight your pokemon, we’re gonna fight you!
We’ve got our hands on some specialist tools,
Now we’re gonna break open all Poke Balls!

Verse 1a
No Pokemon Gods, no Pokemon masters,
Fuck Officer Jenny ‘cause all coppers are bastards,
We’ve got our hands on some specialist tools,
Now we’re gonna break open all Poke Balls!

Chorus b
If you wanna have a battle let the battle ensue,
But we ain’t gonna fight your pokemon, we’re gonna fight you!
I refuse to play by the rules,
Of a system that perpetuates the slavery of Poke Balls,

Chorus a
If you wanna have a battle let the battle ensue,
But we ain’t gonna fight your pokemon, we’re gonna fight you!
We’ve got our hands on some specialist tools,
Now we’re gonna break open
We’re gonna break open,
We’re gonna break open all Poke Balls!
Track Name: World At War
Verse 1
Pokemon trainers, we despise,
At least Team Rocket know they're the bad guys!
We refuse to believe your lies
(That you even remotely care for your Pokemon)

Verse 2
Well how could you? When all you do,
Is force them to fight on your behalf,
Then get 'em healed by the Poke Centre staff
(Just so they can fight for you again)

Verse 3
What kind of life is sitting in a Poke Ball?
It's not a life, it's not a life at all,
When your only freedom is to fight and brawl!
(How would you like it? You wouldn't fucking like it!)

Verse 4
Their life ain't fair, trainers don't care,
'Cos all they care about is their fucking egos!
And if you won't yield, well come on then let's go!
(And this time behind your Pokemon don't hide!)

Chorus
This world's at war and no one seems to mind,
And there's nowhere left to hide,
For the Pokemon being hunted down,
It's time to fight, fight, fight!
Against the status quo,
In this land we call Kanto,
'Cos when we stand together,
We will be stronger!

Verse 5
Join our army, we've got a plan!
We're gonna put a bomb on the S.S. Anne!
'Cos it turns out that just like Charmanders
(Pokemon trainers' weakness is water)

Verse 6
Those bastards will get what they deserve,
Unless any of their Pokemon know Surf,
In which case we'll be waiting on the shore
(To give those bastards a tiny little more)

Chorus
Track Name: Meowth, That's Right!
Verse 1
Pokemon can only say their own names 'cos they hear it all the time when they're given a command,
With some education this will all change and then we'll live with Pokemon hand in hand

Case in point, my mate Meowth taught himself to talk from his own mouth,
Failed to impress another Meowth...
Well, he ain't got love but at least he's got freedom!

Chorus
Meowth used Scratch, Meowth used Bite!
That's all you ever hear!
(Meowth that's right!)
They're only ever taught to fight, fight fight,
Don't get no elocution lessons
(Meowth that's Right!)
Afraid of education in case they just might,
Use their voice for freedom
(Meowth that's right!)
Promoting liberation
In the name of education
Gonna cause some devastation
(Meowth that's fucking right!)

Verse 2
Living on the streets of Hollywood where none of the others thought that he could,
Put in his place since the day he was born, instead of making new friends, all he got was scorn

So Meowth went out and got himself a job; ended up joining that infamous mob
You know the world's shit when lessons in respect can be learned from the bastards at Team Rocket!

Chorus x2
Track Name: Don't Let The Bastards Catch 'Em All
Verse 1
Each day I wake up in Pallet Town,
Each day this system of ours is bringing me down,
These Pokemon battles and butchery,
Are kidnap, abuse and slavery

Bridge
And the whole damn world is ganging up to bring them to their knees!

Verse 2
And the gym leaders, they make it loud and clear,
They want no activists causing trouble round here,
I won't throw balls, won't do as I'm told,
This Pokedex shit is getting old!

Chorus
Don't let the bastards catch 'em all,
Don't let them catch 'em all!
Don't let the bastards catch 'em all,
Don't let them catch 'em all!

Verse 3
I'm living in a world that's stuck in the past,
Every day walking through the same long grass,
If you catch my eye you'd better be prepared,
For trouble (make it double!) 'cos I'm not scared

Pokerap
Electrode, Diglett, Nidoran, Mankey, Venusaur, Rattatta, Fearow,
Pidgey, Seaking, Jolteon, Dragonite, Gastly, Ponyta, Vaporeon, Poliwrath, Butterfree, Charizard, Machamp, Pinsir, Koffing, Dugtrio, Golbat, Staryu, Magikarp, Ninetales, Ekans, Omastar, Scyther, Tentacool, Dragonair, Magmar!
Don't gonna catch a single Pokemon!
None o' them!

Chorus x 3
Track Name: Stop Burning Squirtles
Stop burning Squirtles it’s very fucking simple!
Stop burning Squirtles (x6)
Stop burning Squirtles it’s very fucking simple!

I’ve got a question for you -
How would you like it if a Squirtle came up to you and burnt you?

You’d be confused,
Cos Squirtles can’t learn fire moves,
Confused,
How is Squirtle doing fire moves?
Confused,
Squirtle’s not a fire type!
You hurt yourself in your confusion!

(Chorus)
Giovanni owns a fascist company,
They burn up all the Squirtles to make a little money!
Giovanni owns a fascist company,
If you see a burning Squirtle –
Pick it up! Pick it up! Pick it up!

Stop burning Squirtles it’s very fucking simple!
Stop burning Squirtles (x6)
Stop burning Squirtles it’s very fucking simple!

The Digletts they - also burnt the Digletts!
The Slowpokes - they also burnt the Slowpokes!
The Cubones – they also burnt the Cubones!
The Vulpix – actually it was fine, it’s a fire type.

(Chorus)

[Stop burning Squirtles it’s very fucking simple!
Stop burning Squirtles (x6)
Stop burning Squirtles it’s very fucking simple!] (x3)