SPLIT 7" WITH SEVEN GENERATIONS

7" EP released November 2005 by Surprise Attack Records (S.A. Mob)

Recorded and Mixed by Doyle Odom at Electric Tide Studio (Houston, TX) as part of the Survival Instinct sessions

Oil pastel cover art by Daniel Austin

Daniel Austin–lyrics, vocals, guitars

Eric Gibson–bass

Jared Kuntz–drums

The Messenger

Forgive me for caring–have I said too much? 
Forgive me for caring–I haven't said enough (no, not enough) 

In the spirit of youth we scream to defy all authority 
Call us young, dumb, naive, but we still believe... 
That change can be made! 

Have you seen their hollow stares? 
Their wills broken beyond repair 
As entire lifetimes are spent working towards dead ends 
Domesticated like an animal 
That once was wild and free to roam 
Now packed tightly into cubicles with idle hearts and hands 

And that is the life we must refuse, no matter what the cost 
Let's seize the day and steal everything– 
To live the lives for which we lust! 

Here I am, laying bare my soul 
I give you me–my warts and all 
To live in pursuit of dreams often means stealing to eat 
And what have they to offer us? 
All things tangible return to dust 
So fuck them all 
Their pristine pomp and show 
Their gods we'll never know (deceit!) 

Forgive me for caring–have I said too much? 
Forgive me for caring–I haven't said enough (never enough) 

And for as long as I breathe the struggle may live 
But I'll clutch these dreams till the rigor sets in 
I may be swimming upstream but I won't relent 
I cannot accept the way it is

_____

Degradation

(words and music by Gorilla Biscuits)

 
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