War By Other Means

War By Other Means

"Every voice you’ve silenced and every life you’ve taken.
Recollections from your distant past.
The tortured and the dying from a legacy of hatred
are back to echo in your ears. Screams you thought for sure wouldn’t last

Because you can’t kill an idea, I will not be ruled…
You can’t kill and idea and we will not be ruled…

“Disrupt misdirect isolate and neutralize”
like the Trudells who burned alive in ‘79.
Now those enemies of the hour are the focus of this moment
for as long as we are here every voice remains alive.

Because you can’t kill an idea, I will not be ruled…
You can’t kill and idea and we will not be ruled by fear.

I pledge no allegiance to the flag of the undeniable mistakes of America.
Which due to plutocracy for which it stands.
So many nations and their gods have become invisible.
With liberty and justice reserved for a precious chosen few.
Let our allegiances remain with those betrayed by the façade.
For the calm is an illusion.

“The struggle is not over…it assumes new forms”
For no matter what the face, no matter what the name,
it’s still…WAR.

The laws are silent in times of war"

- TRIAL

DECODE

DECODE

"How can I decide whats are right?
When you're clouding up my mind
I cant win your losing fight
All the time

Nor could I ever owe what's mine
When you're always taking sides
But you won't take away my pride
No, not this time
Not this time

The truth is hiding in your eyes
And its hanging on your tongue
Just boiling in my blood
But you think that I cant see

What kind of man that you are
If you're a man at all
Well, I will figure this one out
On my own

(I'm screaming, I love you so)
On my own
(But my thoughts you can't Decode)

Do you see what we've done?
Were gonna make such fools of ourselves
Do you see what we've done?
Were gonna make such fools of ourselves

How did we get here
When I used to know you so well? 

I think I know
There is something I see in you
It might kill me, I want it to be true"

- PARAMORE

OVEREXPOSED

OVEREXPOSED

Middle seat
12-hour all-night drive
Pins and needles they break
Actions make more of a mess
Than words can make

Like a picture
I was overexposed
Believe me
I saw it with my eyes closed

Ohhh

A waxed ledge
Darkened from dirt and grinds
Break all your bones
Before they’re grown
You’ll never pay off
All of your loans

Let’s wake the world
And sing them back to sleep
But people don’t listen 
So we’ll scream and shout
As if these words are cheap

Like a picture
I was overexposed
Believe me
I still see it with my eyes closed


 - MATT & KIM

MURDER IN THE CITY

MURDER IN THE CITY

If I get murdered in the city
Don't go revenging in my name
One person dead from such is plenty
No need to go get locked away
When I leave your arms
The things I think of
No need to get over alarmed
I'm coming home

I wonder which brother is better
Which one our parents loved the most
I sure did get in lots of trouble
They seemed to let the other go
A tear fell from my father's eye
I wondered what my dad would say
He said, "I love you and I'm proud of you both,
In so many different ways"

If I get murdered in the city
Go read the letter in my desk
Don't bother with all my belongings
Pay attention to the list
Make sure my sister knows I love her
Make sure my mother knows the same
Always remember there was nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name
Always remember there was nothing worth sharing
Like the love that let us share our name.

 

- THE AVETT BROS

Return to Sender

Return to Sender

"Oh, look it's happened again
I find it harder to pretend.
But I guess I'm far away.
I wouldn't change it.
And by the look in your eye,
I see the feeling has gone away.
Deny it all you want, I know you taste it.
Dancing through life never leads to the answers.
Time takes its time & it's too late
To follow yesterday.

If there's one thing to remember.
You can't say that I didn't care.
I know it's time for you to run away with the pain in your heart tonight.
A case of return to sender.

I know how it's meant to feel.
I've had this happen to me the same.
You didn't stop to think about the danger.
If it's a matter of time.
Then I'll be taking what's mine today.
I'll leave the rest for you
Til you erase it.
Turning back time only leads to frustration.
Time takes its time & it's too late
To follow yesterday.

If there could be a way to follow the stars that fade away
I will celebrate.
The tangled ropes we cut through.
Now I see who you run to?
My dear, it's much too late.
My dreams will carry you away.
A case of return to sender."

- THE DEAR AND DEPARTED

shadowboxing

shadowboxing

"Your fighting yourself against these same walls.
Your own opposition and you're at it again.
In the mirror your hands clenched it's fists against flesh.
In the shadows in the mirrors it's deja vu again it's you once again.
The same walls your blood shatters  it's you against you.
What do you have to prove? There's nothing I can do
but watch yourself fight yourself - into a corner.
Got yourself against the ropes.
Fight against yourself and you will always win.

Shadowboxing.
Kill yourself. Fight yourself.
Tear down the blood walls with shadowed swings
and you've won once again.
Fight yourself Kill your self and you've won again.
Exclusive adversary personal opposition.
but you don't realize fight yourself you'll always win."

- INDECISION

save me save me

save me save me

"though this is all you'll ever get
it would be a strange delight
no eyes no nose no mind
the grey light of Porto stay with you
oh how can you love a tiny bug impressed
by the night when you cut yourself?
save me save me
your body rotten as the last melon on the vine
pull your shirt down save me save me
press my thumb onto your tongue
hand a knife up to me
no mouth no neck no rest
the white poem of self hate stays with you
even though you know a chance to cut
is still a chance to cure
pull your legs apart
save me save me
your body doomed as the last apple on the tree
so let me hurt you."

- XIU XIU

 

one step away

one step away

"Facing brutality I struggle with morality.
I don’t think that I can take it anymore.

Indoctrinated into cultural norms functionless forms:
“Dominate and bleed infect with greed” And we succumb…

I aggressively inherently
am the illegitimate child of the gun intertwined with the dollar sign
and now as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I have become your evil and your hate is within me
for the rod and the staff have taught me all too well.

These hands would drip with blood if I traded truth for certainty.
Power beckons to the unsure and afraid.
The atavists of ignorance who initiate

Our bodies cast the shadow of everyone who has ever lived and
all the gods all the demons all the heavens and all the hells are
within us…But that I, privileged revolutionary could prescribe rites
of passage for all? In preparing bloody defenses let our lineage
remain clear: Armenia, Nanking, East Timor, Cambodia, Rwanda,
Iraq, Kosovo the shattered lives and battered wives, underscored by forceful lies are inside of us, inside of me

I aggressively inherently could destroy humanity.
I’m only one step away.

With one single blow unjustified I’m only one step away.
Caught between rule or be ruled.
Want or want not.
With no easy way out."

- TRIAL

UNDERSTATEMENT

UNDERSTATEMENT

"I'm Sick of Smiling
And so is my jaw
Can't you see my front is crumbling down?
I'm sick of being someone I'm not
Please get me out of this spot
I'm sick of clapping
When I know I can do it better for myself
I'm sick of waiting
Sick of all these words that will never matter

I'll wire these nerves together
Hoping for a chance to think on time
And I'm tracing over your letter
To see if your intentions are as good as mine

But you're getting worse
I swear it
It's hard to prove you're an understatement
You're getting worse and I know
That you'll be calling me again

I'm done with everything
That had to do with you
Don't worry your pictures are already burned
I'm done with new friends
Don't sell yourself short
You'll lose it in the end

I can't help how I feel"

- NEW FOUND GLORY

I WAS MARRIED...

I WAS MARRIED...

"I married in the sun
(tell me where tell me where)
Against the stone of buildings built before
You and I were born
(start again start again)
And to my heart confusion rose against
The muscles fought so long
(fought so long)
To control against the pull of
One magnet to another magnet
To another magnet
Now we look up in
(tell me who tell me who)
Into the eyes of bullies breaking backs
They seem so very tough
(it's a lie it's a lie)
They seem so very scared of us
I look into the mirror
(look into)
For evil that just does not exist
I don't see what they see
(tell them that tell them that)
Try to control the pull of one magnet
To another magnet
To another magnet
To another magnet
To another"

- TEGAN & SARA

the saddest day

the saddest day

"And we won't be breathing in that same sun again. 
None of this will ever surface again. 
How we get older, how we forget about each other. 
And the angel falls to the sky. 
Raised and colled she blessed this day she did. 
And it rings our ears. 
She rarely flies anymore, burden broke her wings. 
And I know this ghost, i have seen it before. 
Young it is the dying to fast, too soon, i'll be okay. 
The air thins in the quick and our lips move but we hear no sound. 
Every time you justify, another good in you dies. 
Faith and fear sears me, and love and you pull all the right strings. 
"How we get older, how we forget about each other" she said. 
Entwined within the sadder of days."

- CONVERGE

can we start again

can we start again

"Can we start again
Go back to what it meant back then
Open minds and open hearts
The things that set us apart
Was it more than words
And do they still apply
And do you still believe
Well so do I
I was a 15 year old kid
With nowhere to fit in
I just wanted to skate
Listen to my Suicidal tape
When someone told me about a place
Where the strange were accepted
And judged by what's inside
A scene of truly open minds
Somewhere, somehow, everything has changed
Look at what we've gotten ourselves caught up in
The same mindless clicks
The same high school shit
All the walls you scream about breaking down
I've watched you build brick by brick
Do you still believe-I do
Look beyond the 3 chords that fill your lives
Look beyond the gossip and the lies
Beyond the dullest of outsides
Look beyond
Try harder
See what's inside this burning in my heart
Born under the same songs that you know
But our blood will never blend 
Until you let those doors go"

- BANE

TRUE LOVE

TRUE LOVE

"True love, set fire to my soul
Can't keep living this life alone
No love 
Make me lose control
Like your love, sweet love that I let go

I'm gone because you pushed me away
After all those times I said that I would never stray
And now you look back 
And see me in the distance
A thousand miles away but you can catch me blowing kisses
And the burning ain't quite as bad 
As the thought that we never had 

I'm back from a dark, dark place
Now your love has been replaced 
By my friends, they kept me alive
When I was so so weak
I didn't know how I'd survive

The burning ain't quite as bad (it ain't half as bad) 
I said the burning, ain't quite as bed
As the thought that we never had

Love, set fire to my soul
Set fire to your soul
Let love set fire to your soul
Lose control

It's a shame
True love don't know my name

And the burning ain't quite as bad
As the thought that we never had
True love"

- TRAPPED UNDER ICE

again & again

again & again

"I walked in step
Past the old times
I would fly
In a long field of bleeding death
And there was no sound at all
And I moved fast to look around
And I saw
Stand beside me one another
And the grounds steady

Again & Again

And I move fast on it
Back in the womb
My eyes were wide open
My feet were on the ground
I knew what could never quiet me
Felt so"

- BLACK LIPS

LINE #1

LINE #1

"Importance severed from this twisted life.
Everything evolves, at the same time, numbs.
Just let me feel.
Just let me touch.
Just let me love.
Just let me live.
We've all been fucked up.
Twisted lives that we all live.
Twisting the lines that we all take.
Sooner or later, we will all die."

- SWING KIDS

PURGATORY

PURGATORY

"We'll all suffer for what we've done.
We pay no mind but we're all guilty.
We were created and will be taken away just the same.
And we'll beg and plead and wish and fade away.
NO HEAVEN. NO HELL. NO HERE. NO NOW.
False sense fooled by society we've been deceived betrayed once again.
I have taken part and for that I am at fault.
I've lent a hand in destroying humanity.
We'll be judged. We'll be punished. We'll take responsibility once and for all.
NO HEAVEN. NO HELL. NO HERE. NO NOW!"

- INDECISION