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MAXWELL MURDER

Maxwell can tell he's in hell he just wants you to visit him there same old game that he's playing his rules are never fair nobody want to look back everybody want to get high tonight before they run out of time where's the felon the chargiale felon the name of the crook who committed the crime 999 if you really want the truth dial 999 if you can't see it through he ain't jack the ripper he's your ordinary crook calling maxwell murder for you maxwell got a hand in this plan he knows who you are in this plan chop the rock before you bought it sickness maxwell knows you caught it nobody want to look back everybody want to get high tonight before they run out of time where's the felon the name of the crook who committed the crime!

THE 11TH HOUR

Hey sister do you know what time it was when you finally seen all your broken dreams come crashing down your door they demand an answer and they demand it quick or the questions fade and the wasted days come crawling back for more do you know where the power lies? and who pulls the strings do you know where the power lies it starts and end with you the face of isolation well well this one you recognize well you can't get straight it's a lonely place and it's one you do despise boredom is for sale now and helplessness you feel it's a wounded dove and the hawks are above blood splattered on a reel to reel i was almost over my world was almost gone in a sudden rush i coul almost touch the things that i'd done wrong my sungle's made of concrete through silence i could feel my aim is true i will walk on through these mountains made of steel

ROOTS RADICALS

Took the 60 bus out of downtown cambell ben zandito he was on there he was waitin' for me all the punk rockers and the moon stompers are out on the wriers where they sparing for change i started thinkin' you know i started drinkin' you know i don't remember too much of that day somethin' struck me funny when we ran out of money do you go now when your only is with the music execution and the talk of revolution it bleed in me and it goes give 'em the boot the roots the radicals give 'em the boot you know i'm a radical give 'em the boot the roots the reggae on my stereo the radio was playin' desmon dekker was singin' on the 49 bus as we climb up the hill nothin' incoming but the reggae drummin' and we all come from unloving homes why even bother i pick up the bohle hey mr. bus driver please let these people on rude girl carol was a mini-skirt girl my blurry vision saw nothin' wrong.

TIME BOMB

If you wanna make the move then you better come in it's just the ability to reason that wears so thin living and dying and the stories that are true the secrets to a good life is knowing when you're through black coat, white shoes, clackhat, cadillac the boy's a time bomb he's back in the hole where they got him living like a rat but he's smarter than that nine lives like a cat take him to the youth authority home first thing you learn is that you got to make it in this world alone now he's gotten out he's gotten free he's gotta go gotta car 21 years old he's runnin' #'s from the bar his pager's beepin' he's got in deep in what ever he can move on in you know that kid's a creepin' in tears come from the razor that's been tattooed below his eye his mother cries she knows that he is strong enough to die he's rollin' in the cadillac it's midnight sunroof is down three shots rung out the herd's deal the new king is crowned.

OLYMPIA, WA

Hangin' out with lars on 6th street he knew i was in trouble i was feeling much like the devil there was something burnin' deep inside of me ran into three puerto ricans these girls took us to the funhouse where we played a lonely pinball machine hangin' on the corner of 52nd and broadway cars passin' by but none of them seem to be goin' my way new york city well i wish i was on a highway back to olympia…i'm having a hard time understanding it gets all too demanding she's all gone and i'm stranded something burning deep inside of me all i know it's 4'o'clock and she ain't never showed up and i watched a thousand people go home from work how many times will it take me before i go crazy before i lose everything something burning deep inside of me ran into three puerto ricans those girls took us to the funhouse i don't wanna be alone again.

LOCK, STEP & GONE

The ending isn't here somethin' wrong but it's comin' real soon i lock step i'm gone i said the feeling isn't fear there's something wrong it's just telling you to move i lock step i'm gone a fire on the corner and it's never gonna stop killer in the neighborhood never got caught i lock up my door step out and i'm gone waitin' for the buses but the buses won't come all the docks are quiet there's somethin' wrong and there's no ships comin' in i lock step i'm gone where there once was a riot there's somethin' wrong there's a whole lot of nothin' lock step i'm gone the stop signs broken and the meters goin' down wild dogs are runnin' themselves into the ground everything was clear for that moment in time if i don't come back well throw me a line well the docks are quiet something wrong and there's no ships comin' in i lock step i'm gone where there once was a riot there's a whole lot of nothin'…….

JUNKIE MAN

The common man doesn't suffer pain like this only the soul that has never been kissed let us adore our beautiful son he's ridin' on the river of babylon bootin' up, shootin' up bring on the brightness see the son of god is comin' up and i see a likeness internalize the lunacy of the misery is showin' when you're brought up you're caught up in a system that's goin' no one answers no one takes that call from you junkyman tell me what your story is… water i despise some parents house is on fire slowly the house gonna burn to the ground the neighborhood will watch will someone be a witness please tell me that he's crazy but he's not and they know that and they can't get him cause he's not crazy beat lock him knock him take him away his authority hit 'em, ship 'em, club 'em submitted conformity my hand went blind clairvoyant i make love to my trance sister my trance sister went on and my trance parents see from the balcony i looked out on the big field it opens like the cover of an old brief and out come the wolves their plans trampling the snow the asphalt i stand on my head and watch it all go away, bootin' up, shootin' up bring on the brightness see the son of god is comin' up and there's a likeness internalize the lunacy the misery is showin' when your brough up and caught up in a system that is goin'

LISTED M.I.A.

Stuck in the sewer beneath all the maggots i ain't foolin' i've been pursuing god damn it man i almost had it a way to get out of these dirty old ruins i'm checkin' out i'm never comin' back i'm checkin' out i'm listed m.i.a. god damn it man i almost had it threw me out the door and called me a faggot i ain't done i've only yet begun west oakland is the place where i'm comin' from god damn it man i almost had it well i did it again yeah i do it outta habit well i'm numb it ain't no fun i'm less than zero when you add up the sum i'm checkin' out yeah it ain't no doubt yea a courtship built from anger is what it amounts i almost had it i came so close man i almost had it i almost had it

RUBY SOHO

Echos of reggae comin' through my bedroom wall havin' a party up next door but i'm sittin here all alone two lovers in the bedroom and the others start to shout all i got is this blank stare and that don't carry no cloud at all destination unknown ruby soho he's singin' and she's there to lend a hand he's seen his name on the marquee but she will never understand once again he's leavin' and she's there with a tear in her eye embraces with a warm gesture it's time to say good-bye destination unknown ruby soho ruby's heart ain't bleedin' cause she knows the feeling is gone she's not the only one who knew there's somethin' wrong her lover's in the distance as she wipes a tear from her eye ruby's fading out she disappears it's time, time to say good-bye destination unknown ruby soho

DALY CITY TRAIN

He was an artist and a writer and a poet and a friend in a man's life he will take a fall but how low he goes it just depends he's shooting dope in the men's room at the station daly city train have you ever seen an angel well i know i have they'll stay here for a while and then they'll fly away jackyl had a beer in his hand last time i seen him when he rolled the dice he never thought twice never thought twice about being here some grown up and some grow old but what about the kid who never learned the rules spent all these years on this earth when you look back it's just a flicker of time jackyl was one of the one's that he was one of the one's that was already saved through all the evil and wreckage he maintained a sense of himself some men are in prison even though they walk the streets at night other men who got the lockdown are free as a bird in flight

JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE EAST BAY

Reconcile to the belief consumed in sacred ground for me there wasn't always a place to go but there was always an urgent need to belong all these bands and all these people all these friends and we were equals but what you gonna do when everyone goes on without you to the end i'll journey to the end started in '87 ended in '89 you got a garage or an amp we'll play anytime it was just the four of us yea the core of us too much attention unavoidably destroyed us four kids on tour three thousand miles in a four door car not knowing what was going years it would turn out like this hell no no premonition could have seen this my friend came from far away from new orleans into the east bay he said this is a mecca i said this ain't no mecca man this place is fucked three months go by he had no home he had no food he was all alone matty said fool me once shame on you he said fool me twice he went back to new orleans

SHE'S AUTOMATIC

The way that she moves well i was aroused empowered, impassioned by every move it's cold outside we need a place to hide go into the club to thaw out for the night she's automatic the way that she moves she asked me if i would stand by her side like glue that i would till the end of the night my head was spinnin' a million miles an hour the chance i was takin' i get anxious around her she put her head on my shoulder i started to hold her swingin' and swayin' the morning began

OLD FRIEND

Look up you're in cleveland again a solid line that never ends i've got stories you'll never realize and i know it i wear it on my sleeve there must be somethin' about you that i liked but right here in the rain you know it just don't seem right i always go out i never hide but in cleveland i should have stayed inside good morning heartache your like an old friend come and see me again testify my love for you i know it runs deep through your body too from the cold blacktop to the hot concrete the old tan van it ain't so sweet somewhere in america in the city at night we were far from home but you know it was gonna be alright the unfortunate get prayed on by vultures eyes 86 cents in these pockets of mine

DISORDER AND DISARRAY

Business man come shake my hand show me numbers that i understand your my candle i'm your burnin' wick two sides comin' in quick say goodbye when you see me sign now i'm crucified crucify me the ground is fertile and the grass is green so many things to be seen so many bands to be heard just for once can i be ignored

THE WARS END

Little sammy was a punk rocker you know his mother never understand him went to his room and smashed his billy bragg record didn't want him to hear that communist lecture you know his mother tried to take him to war sammy now the war is over now we're at the wars end now it's time for you to leave home

YOU DON'T CARE NOTHIN'

A cat lies awake when it sleeps was she conscious of her own miseries will the amount of her pain win her to enlightenment and set conscience free do you really wanna know what's happenin' do you really wanna know what's goin' on hey girl you better please take a look around you better explore your heart and find out for yourself jenny demilo you don't care nothin' about me i never really had a reason never had a use for one before but now i know that there's now a prize but for the wise and the unwise do you really wanna know what's happenin' do you really wann know what's goin' on hey girl you better please take a look around you better explore your heart and find out for yourself

AS WICKED

I saw an old man on the street he was in a dumpster lookin' for somethin' to eat he moved so slow like a dyin' dream like a machinist who got caught in the machine i saw this lady and she was cryin' she said it's hard when someone you love is dyin' i saw this kid who was about 5 years old he was in the park all alone he was cold there's something coming around as wicked as it may seem as wicked as anything could be i know this girl she's barely alive she's all haggard she's only twenty-five she said she never had a friend before i said "hey girl i'll be your friend but who's keepin' score" i saw this other little girl on the phone her mother comforts her from far from home the little girl was very hesitant her best friend lie dead on the pavement i always end up back on the hill lookin' down at the landfill i always go there when i can my friend marty said tim you're a lucky man

AVENUES AND ALLEYWAYS

I figured out the problem but you can't take my heart it's in the city behind yea the problem is you you didn't see us comin' now there's nothin' you can do times are gonna change, change or step aside it's my point of view that took you by surprise the sun's comin up yea the new dawn arrives a new generation standing stand with anger in their eyes no love in the city because there's no connection been stricken with disease a racial infection i'm a battering ram comin' through to you in every alleyway on every avenue actions could erase all the fear that we suffer people segregated no one understands each other he's a different color but we're the same kid i will treat him like my brother he will treat me like his well an eye for an eye yea a tooth for a tooth brother against brother should be singin' with the group the inner cities burnin' yea it's screamin' black and blue the power and the passion of a million youth figured out the problem yea the problem is you you didn't see us comin' now there's nothin' you can do he's a different color but we're the same kid i will treat him like my brother he will treat me like his all the blood that spills of all the guts that fly the media paints a picture that stands pits dogs against cats now who is responsible the power in the issue the force is unstoppable

THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT YOU

Pick me back up just to throw me back down apologies too like when you're up against the wall compassion heals while duplicity kills you say i'm different the only thing different is the way i feel about you you moved up the ladder at a very rapid speed we mived methodically and calmly when you got to the top you see enemies if i knew back then what i know that it would all turn out like this i'd sit back and i'd watch you squirm cause you say i'm different the only thing different is the way i feel about you….

NIHILISM

Come in to the union district drive down on sharmon palms white ghettos paint a picture broken homes & broken bones i was so full of scotch i could not stand up i was hittin' the shots and i moved to a cup release me from moral assumption total rejection total destruction nihilistic feelings are moving if you try real hard you'll see right through them nihilism walking a path of self destruction not affected by the percussions lady on the billboard offer me a drink said not right now i need time to think nihilistic feelings are movin if i try real hard i'll see right through them

RADIO

Never fell in love until i fell in love with you never know what a good time was until i had a good time with you if you wanna get the feelin' & you wanna get it right then the music's gotta be loud for when the music hits i feel no pain at all warm summer night i was drinkin' with my dad he tried to give me love that i never had but he gave more love to his bottle of wine so i had to go out and find love of another kind here it is here i am turn it up fuckin' loud radio radio when i got the music i gotta place to go radio clash magnificent 7 i was a choir bot you showed me no heaven two tools surely lost no remorse ignoring the cost

SIDE KICK

I had a dream i was a vigilante's side kick my name is tim i'm a lesser known character i had a dream i was a vigilante's side kick fighting crime in the streets together down in oakland off of west grant st. joseph relief program a good place where good people get food help your fellow man a good thing to do government agency said be afraid of me i shut your doors down it won't phase me wolverine came through left the agent for dead opened up the doors back up, everyone was fed do not bill the abandoned buildings it's nice to sleep when you got a ceiling neighborhood watch said we gotta put a stop said we can't have people livin' for free call the cops here come the swat team & the m-16 shoot the walls in destroy the building wolverine was sad & it made him mad every single cop got a bullet in their head

SALVATION

There's a neighborhood called blackhawk where all the rich people hide i was down on my luck workin' for the salvation army the shelter is where i reside every day we drive in to blackhawk & we pick up the offerings microwave ovens refrigerators for the suffering i can't believe these people live like kings hidden estates and diamond rings i'm a rat on a mission i'm in your front yard under suspicion come on baby won't you show me what you got i want your salvation

TENDERLOIN

Realize you're dehumanised you criticize your existence it's your demise when no sun arise when you're paralyzed by your lack of resistance she knows she is she knows she's goin' down below where the fire's glowing tenderloin the tricks she gets them she's not a victim she makes a list of them and reads them all alone for money she's walkin' down on larkin' in t.i. they're rockin all night long

AS ONE

War between races war between lies. war between something that was deep inside you were wrong all along i was right you lied u. to the n. to the ity. straight down too late can it kick the feelin' lookin' from the bottom i can't see the ceiling. shots rang out in the oakland winter. can't stand alone you can't stand together. no matter what they do they'll try to divide you. fear you up. what's inside you way down down down the scale hook the anchor to the gates of hell. once you realize that it was so simple. what you're given you can't take with you. i asked somebody if they had the same vision. he said yeah i had the same vision.BURN red and white stripes flyin' white for skin & red for dying why can't i walk on through and not feel like one is in hell we don't need no water let the motherfucker burn we don't need no water let the motherfucker burn

THE BALLAD OF JIMMY AND JOHNNY

Jimmy & johnny are two friends of mine skinheads what they claim outside similarities but they don't feel the same johnny thinks jimmy's a mod & jimmy thinks johnny's a punk jimmy listens to ska & johnny likes last resort jimmy & johnny in the trenches went down tonight drinkin' guiness smokin' sees once you're in the middle you feel alright skinhead tats and a fred perry there's a war in the cemetery start to fight stop drinkin' what the fuck were they thinkin' jimmy and johnny tell me what you're seein jimmy had his two tone girl on the back of his scooter that night johnny had a jacked up chevy that could blow you right off the line

I AM THE ONE

Are you gonna be ready to use it if you hesitate they'll pursue it put the gun to your dome no question now the holy ghost in question what about the banks when they say go standin at the top and can't let go standin can't take can't take that time when i try sometime i can't stay high are you gonna be ready to use it if you hesitate they'll pursue it good & evil me from above death peace eternal love bleedin' at the gates & i can't come in courage that abates a life of sin sure that it holds and it holds no other with the lies of the brave the kid don't matter

HARRY BRIDGES

Bloody thursday was july 6th the pigs killed three workers harry bridges grabbed the mic the city shut down july 6th the workers outraged it was a general strike the media claimed that the commies were taking over and some believed it was true 3 uncompromising strikes paved the way minn sf. & toledo over and over again the doors are locked and the windows are broken eddie worked for general motors & he swore that he'd never lose his job again a union man who owned his own home in beautiful flint, mich. eddie lost his job and eddie lost his wife so eddie lost his self esteem last time i saw eddie he was livin' in the trailer park again i believe eddie forgave too much too soon i got a letter about eddie & it was bad news

BLACK & BLUE

I starred watching them all down the line keep steppin' & rejectin' all of the time they try to pull me in can't let that happen again they try to do it again all on me sedation through the nation we're screamin', we're screamin', black and blue the blind leading the blind they told me i was dumb they said their security system was too big to outrun but i broke away and i'm never goin' back for all the souls they broke mine never cracked

ST. MARY

She's got her ticket and she's waitin' at the station she's got to get away as far as she can her problems will arise as sure as the sun does shine she's got to get used to living on the line now mary's out the door with a loaded .44 in her hand shootin' down the law that shot down her dear departed man when i last saw her she was lookin' troubled she said this is the 90's i'm gonna be alright she took the greyhound in to salinas i got a letter then that she dropped out of sight shrouded in anger encompassed by pain he was your best friend and now you'll never ever ever see him again

DOPE SICK GIRL

Dope sick girl hit and run she took my money 87 dollars gone now she's running. how was i. i to know that girl could take my heart every where she go. dope sick girl. a rig and a ride she got no freedom little demon gonna hide inside she's gotta feed them. how was i. i to know that girl could take my heart everywhere she go everywhere everywhere she go. dope sick girl there she was at the methadone clinic drank a cup. she called it a base coat. swore not to get back in it how was i. i to know that girl could take my heart everywhere she go. dope sick girl gotta rig and a ride to new york city gonna run away gonna watch it burn in the heart of new york city how was i. i to know that girl could take my heart….

INTERNATIONAL COVER-UP

Back down no back down comin' up rise up no rise up showin' up lock down no lock down comin' up international cover up what about the state of union what about the games they're using what about the kids that don't matter what about a general strike you don't know what it's like what it's like what it's like… what about the cage gettin' rattled what about the international battle what about the kids who are dreamin' what about the kids who got stopped you don't know what it is like…

SOLIDARITY

Solidarity love & unity set me free with a bullet & a gun you said it was nothin' i said it was somethin' it was no surprisin' i saw you cryin' about you - said it's a long time gone about you - said your life's too long didn't see it coming your fears were hunting 9 millimeter stops you running about you - said the pressure's on about you - said you can't go on about you - now you're long time gone about you - so what went wrong solidarity love & unity set me free with a bullet & a gun

MIDNIGHT

Midnight i know where i am that's right i know where i'm goin' shut down - vacant city ghost town - tensions risin' kick kick kick the door in look look look around and affairs affairs of the nation when the pressure came down sustain authority midnight - i know i can that's right - i ain't broken…

NAME

You don't know my name man you don't know my name paint a number on my head work me till i'm dead i can believe i've wasted all of these years i've tasted a million days & nights all this pain and struggle all for what i ask all the hate & trouble punch drunk from the punch clock opportunity never gonna knock no more blue collar all the unions gettin' smaller one million nights & all the pain and struggle all for what i ask all the hate and trouble…

7 YEARS DOWN

There's a place where i like to go when i got no food or i got no shelter it's a house where i can get away for maybe three days to get off the drink and haze who's the opposition i'm 7 years down the human spirit prevails yeah i'm down down down woke up in the bushes 6:30 tuesday morning with an unopened heineken end ahead that was burning for 7 years i walked the same path dream

ADINA

I want to go where the action is i wanna fly through the urban blight i wanna live like a shadow in the dark and only move at night a story bought, a one story house that lets the winter bleed 21 years old and no money to read (chorus) how did she know the roof would cave in over and over again beat up bruised a record that's broken. adina's crying again beat up chevy with a trailer in tow is what they call home now one more hill or river to cross on on the way to another town crying in her beer and always running away maybe not so much running, but hoping for better days (chorus)

HYENA

I'm money broke it's no joke can't cope use the rope this time knuckle up, buckle up the ride's getting rough but i will not lose my mind i asked them if i could come in and the first thing they said was no if i can't come in, that means i can't come back that means i got nowhere to go (chorus) i'm a hyena fighting for the lion share sometimes the lion share ain't there absent from political authority an animal i've become total disorder and confusion is the lifestyle that i run permit me to do what i want and i will i'm a nomad to travel concrete glass stone and gravel (chorus) every time i turn around it's the same sad story getting ganked i wish it would end and life's commissary i'm a bad missionary with a wicked message i send who could i trust in a world of green? what i'm taught to take and not give

DETROIT

I didn't know what time it was when the sun went down detroit, mission the bus downtown last i was fighting in the street but tonight i have a girl next to me in this cold world she brings me heat (chorus) i gotta good feeling in a bad city tonight i gotta good feeling that everything's gonna be alright some run, some fight detained in illegal custody spent the nite in jail with a drunken priest and a hooker $500 bill nobody know who was standing in the street like that i hit the ground to make a sound (chorus) bus dropped me off and i had to cough i couldn't breath cuz i got ripped off i couldn't realize by being satisfied cuz it runs so thin and that's why i'm pissed off we had no money, we had no time she had the champagne, i had the cisco wine she said "do you want to come, you better hurry because we'll have hell to pay (chorus)

RATS IN THE HALLWAY

Knock, knock come in if you want to fight i'm gonna win i'll take you out in a minute step in my flat see what's in it i live in the land of the welfare state my flat used to be section p now it's a rat infested cocaine run my whole world plays like a broken drum (chorus) drunken bum rats in the hallway again set up get put go away & ride away sit up our bed up your bed to lay kick up our rip up this place apart even when i finish i'm back at the start i'm out of line on adeline st. heat don't keep this crooked beat 4 a.m. no waves breakin' what's left of the p.m. the a.m. has taken (chorus) outside my gate my crew is drinking a 40 oz. they asked me if there's still rats in the hallway i said some things ain't like the weather they never change for the better this girl came up to me she said she would do me no harm rolled up her sleeve and showed me the tracks on her arm i said, "what's your name?" she said "i'm mya." she said "tim i wanna take you higher." junkie drunken bum rats in the hallway again zombie walking kid out on his own with no moral mr. high leave the body in comes mr. withdrawal pain is the only thing the body will allow the kid wants to dance the gangster knows how johnny bought some shit down on market st. shoot up boot up the human target he hit the dirty spike when he hit the scene it's easy to stay dirty when nothing is clean johnny's a writer who tags up jackal jackel just clamped on unclampable shackles rout up shoot up some dope to go like legal currency it's money it's like that rat tat tat kid got shot point blank in the back my land lord said not to be bumming he was a cocaine stoop and he had it coming he was only 12 years old he was in the blizzard he got shot for being cold it don't seem right tonight hit the lights alright watch the roaches run into the darkest room (chorus)

ANOTHER NIGHT

In the dark with the oakland skyline as i cross the city i avoid the landmines all i wanna do is make it through without dyin' all i wanna do is keep on tryin' (chorus) another night in the streets for me no sanctuary another night come and watch me bleed another night in the streets for me she wouldn't move until the coast was clear she always knew the final battle was near if you got a bag of dope she'll give it up for free if you got a song of hope it will help her see (chorus) in the dark lookin' up at the skyline…

ANIMOSITY

Break down the fear i got my animosity i'm gonna break it down armegeddon is comin' so you better start runnin' 'cause the big wave is comin' to the shore no surprise that you see thru the lies of the system that's rotten to the core high tech surveillance paranoia & violence keeping the city at a calm break down, break down tear it apart the thing's going off like a bomb (chorus) helicopter's come down on me tonight my brother's sellin' cocaine he knows how to fight hounded and harrassed in a power elite bought sun ain't arise so i abide by my route (chorus) i remember a cold december when i heard the revolution rock didn't hear what they were saying i ran thru the mayhem of a police state on my back high tech surveillance…

OUT OF MY MIND

You're workin' like a monkey who's been trained by a sick junkie on a mission to get money for a new suit and tie to where to a reception where they envy your deception and one compliments and praises to the ones they despise. practising your smile in the mirror all the while try to cultivate the style of the bastards in power i know what they're sellin' cuz their nervous twitch is tellin' you're comin' off smellin' like the pig of the hour i've got a lot of people tellin' me i'm out of my mind and i don't know why my brain was bleeding and my fingers were proceeding through a notebook i was keeping since the dawning of time senses were corroded you know that i was loaded you were dealing i was reeling from the feeling and the madness was concealing like a siren song people that i trusted would surely have me busted if they ever had a clue what was really going on. i got alot of people telling me i'm out of my mind and i don't know why

WHIRLWIND

Every cities got an artery where the blind breaks down an avenue or a boulevard and a boy who wears a crown indignant life styles implies simply lack of means dogmatical authoritarians dictate the cities remain (chorus) a promise to go to heaven won't put salvation in sight whirlwind is coming a promise to go to heaven won't put salvation in sight whirlwind is comin' down on me when the factory shut down so did the place he lived blood money for junk bonds by a white collar fugitive all the tax free incentives ain't goin' to help him now generations of job security gone out like the horse and plow my old man worked his troubled life in a nowhere dead end he drank the pain away i'll be damned if that's me having my dreams robbed the working class cries a country that has been rotting inside for years the rigs cuffed my old man in the front yard i saw through my eyes of tears

REJECTED

I could not fit in i was the one who got caught i was the one who got realized i was the one who got dropped shut out banished and locked away the knife that did me in i carry to this day (chorus) rejected- crossing bridges in the land of the forgotten rejected distrust existed that i never saw deep seated distrust i was victim of (chorus) unspoken among the more privileged or the so-called i was not good enough not good enough at all at first out of loneliness i tried to conform but all that bullshit left me all alone (chorus)

INJURY

Excuse me while i pull a knife out of my back how could i ever trust a person like that alongside the slow is someone moving faster behind the warm image is a cold cold bastard corporate liberal bullshit ruling class take your money and shove it up your ass take your lies i've had enough of you all the shit you put me through (chorus) i'm injured injury- i look for the truth it's getting hard to find money grabbin' dragon and the tie you hide behind i'm so fucking stupid with you i was a buyer i believed in you you deceiving liar— set me fucking free

THE BOTTLE

Climb in, climb in, climb inside of me-pain another night of drinkin' another night of being out of my head and i don't know where i was last night drinkin' on an empty stomach or an empty mind it makes no difference when i'm way out of line things i can't remember come back to haunt me alot of people out there who seem to want me climb in the bottle and never come out (chorus) i made no nothin' but i'm good at something i would drink until the sun comes up no more one of these days gonna come outta my haze better hurry up it's getting harder to come back

TRENCHES

1987, at a 7-11 police out lookin' for problems but i'm no average hoodlum still runnin from the pigs so it seems to me this is not the land of love and liberty it's more like a waiting room in hell drink a quart and watch me dwell (chorus) i got it right out in the trenches tonight glass towers rise above the filth and the pain i'm a moral degenerate feel my pain passed out on a squat on a mission that night i was shocked in to submission straight down, straight down to hell i head system of sewers is where i lay my head people on their way are like on a different dimension i need no correction (chorus) some of my friends moved on a simple domestic life they're all gone only a few of us remain only a few of us want to keep it the same (chorus)

HOLIDAY SUNRISE

So i packed everthing i owned midnight christmas eve a kid could feel alone i drink my scotch my mind goes away midnight christmas eve starts out in a way (chorus) i cried when i had no shoes till' i met the man with no feet it's just a holiday sunrise i suddenly realized i got no alibis holiday sunrise relatives of mine said they were born again fucked up world has made me born against i'm a sinner and my soul should be cleansed i'll take my chances when i'm dead

UNWRITTEN RULES

Kick the kick drum increase the weight of the sound the dialogue of maximum decibels is enough to move the fucking ground i'm gonna amplify the rage of a class that's not inferior the message in the volume this song's a carrier (chorus) unwritten rules rules understood unwritten rules boomin' out the speakers and amps in the hood i like to drink beer play music and go to shows it's not about paying your dues if you do it out of love i'm not no jaded junkie runnin' dry i don't know anything else i'll be playing until i die (chorus)

I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE

She's got her life going she is still breathing it's not a proven fact it's just a feeling her old man doesn't own her like he did before he once was so clear but now he's a blur i'm not the only one who's not afraid of you the homeless child is no roll she played it is real as anything the system has made she's a monument forever standing inner city exposure can be extremely demanding the pattern is circular as we pass the wine she could no longer live with the lying her family tried to control her feelings it just gave her new life a deeper meaning either you shut up or you shut down i'm not the only one you mother fucker i'm not the only one who's not afraid of you

BATTERING RAM

Some people are rotten deep down to the core some people got the kick of a bull and the lies of a chronic thief in store some people try to take you out if they can but i'll go right through them i'm a battering ram been running my whole life and i'm still running integrity is something you never had reverence to your lies as a person you're bad falsified living on the truth you're gonna choke i'll just sit back and watch you cut your own throat back biting hypocrite you're a liar telling lies is what fuels your fire once you get discovered the bull ends i ain't stopping battering ram right on right on right on right on thru to you some people got no reliance some people are some people got no validity not a bit some people want to break down what's inside if they can but i go right thru them i'm a battering ram been running my whole life and i'm still running the man who talked i shut him down he's through beat down the lies till they're black and blue he talked so much but not today i'm a siege engine get outta my way i disregard the attempt to take me out i curse the thought of another bout but it's my method i ain't stopping battering ram right on right on right on right on thru to you to ing you some people are rotten deep down to the core some people got the kick of a bull and the lies of a chronic thief in store some people try to take you out if they can but i go right thru them i'm a battering ram battering ram right on right on right on right on thru to you

THE SENTENCE

My life the blessing understand my aggression i don't regret nothing it's all been a lesson me and my friend got the music like a loaded gun we're gonna use it tell us we ain't i won't listen try to hit us but you keep on missing i knew the sentence then i knew it was gonna blow don't say i didn't warn you apocalypse radio sometimes i'm a total wreck i want to break someone's neck i get a subwoofer going four twelves get my blood stream going never saw it coming paid my price in time it's been ten years or more with all the battle scars in my mind i knew the sentence then i knew it was gonna blow don't say i didn't warn you apocalypse radio

MEDIA CONTROLLER

Another show with a ed up promoter kids sent in by the media controller they arrived in a '87 ford with a gun rack case of bud and stiletto blade it's the kind of show you end up at when you get stabbed by the blade big business made i wanna go boot i wanna go blade the main controller tried to buy me out but i didn't buy it some people did and there is nothing i could do about it they arrived in a '87 ford with a gun rack case of bud and a stiletto blade it's the kind of show you end up at when you get stabbed by the blade big business made i wanna go boot i wanna go blade the kids unloads his glock into the urban blight bullets sprayed the car as we drove into the night we lived to tell the story and i'm gonna tell you the state of the union of the state of california i wanna go boot i wanna go blade

IDLE HANDS

Chaos discontent i'm a lunatic thirty days in the street is how i'm doing it a life of no money a quart of cisco the horses are loose i got mine let's go the enemy would not expect an attack at this hour the moon is a sliver the darkness gives me power come and find me i'm gonna be here come and find me i like it spent some time in a shelter down on webster you think i'm going back you must be joking if i ever forget how bad it was to be homeless i must still be high from the dope i was smoking last night i was thinking early morning drinking the devil's got work for idle hands spent some time in a shelter down on webster you think i'm going back you must be joking if i ever forget how bad it was to be homeless i must still be high from the dope i was smoking last night i was thinking early morning drinking the devil's got work for idle hands

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