01 – Double Down
02 – WorkHard
03 – Make a Change
04 – New Song
05 – We’re Going Down
06 – Media Snare
07 – Wastelands
08 – Time To Lose
First at being last Bottom of the class Never really up to Speed kills so we'll never play it safe And sound in last place Ourselves right In harms way Slow and steady, is how to lose the race Always last in line Never quite on time Just too little too Late to the party; we really missed the boat Treading water - just to stay afloat In an apathetic sea of our own greed At drowning gracefully We're second to none Far from the fast track Taking up that slack Dealing from the bottom of the Packing it in towel thrown and pulling out Of contention, and out for the counting Our eggs before they have hatched Now at being lapped, we're number one We had it all, and let it slip away We took the bribe and threw the game. Gentlemen, please place your bets And we went all in with no regrets We had it all and pissed it away We took the bribe and threw the game Now everyone, please place your bets And we went all in with no regrets We had it all and threw it away We took the bribe, so they took that game Idiots; now place your bets So we went all in with no regrets We had it all and threw it away They took the cash, and did it in our names Like greedy fools, we backed their bets. Now out in the cold. With only our regrets.
One piece of the big picture is what we have to be Your USP QCD wins each opportunity One clockwork cog in our revered old British industry Forgotten grafters named to save our limp economy Stand in line to Push the orders through Fight to be the one they choose Your margins will make or break you Nodding donkeys, turbines, rams and foundries work all night Micro, nano, clean rooms, robots, test tubes on our side Technologists, designers, engineers; the brains unite From the claws of investment bankers the 'doers' prize our plight Play the tough guy Stand your ground while silent wheels grind out of sight Your pride will be your war cry Put your heart and soul Into your work and hope they don't fuck you Over, be sure to play so god damn hard It's worth the sweat and blood the slice of your soul.
Make a Change
It's what we've not said But what we've seen Wars to feed the oil states And their American dreams The Global policies Of war and greed Ensure the bodies of the poor Feed the machine No! Lady Justice's scales In god they rust People shouldn't fear the state Your system will fear us The time has come For us to make a change Righteous indignation It's all the rage We're being driven to a nanny state Surrendering your freedoms Doesn't make you safe Instructed how to live And what not to say It's not the terrorists That took your life away Away! A hundred million ways to say it's wrong In the end you only needed one, instead of the gun A hundred million voices for this fight That "will not go gently into this good night." We all have in us the potential to resist A chorus screaming lungs A wall of clenched fists We've waited long enough To turn this page We have to make the change Its all the rage
Synthesised and hoemogenised, Cookie cutter cardboard clones, From manufacturies of misery attaching pretty flesh to brittle bones Identical in mediocrity, a numb manilla monotony Those faces, names and clothes may change but those fucking songs always sound the same. We don't want what we don't need It's time for a new song, not another repeat Some new blood for a new regime Free from unfair use policy Where we make music just for fun and share what we love with everyone A revolution of you and me to destroy their fucking industry, Technology brings social change then our new song will never sound the same We won't make those same mistakes 'Cos this is our new song, and it's what they hate Three big chords and lungs full of breath With broken sticks and no regrets, With enjoyment and integrity For those who listen and believe A revolution of you and me to destroy their fucking industry Then we'll make music just for fun and share what we love with everyone We don't want what we don't need It's time for a new song, not their old greed No! We don't want what we don't need It's time for a new song, not another repeat
We’re Going Down
We did our best but everything turned to shit We pushed ourselves but got fuck all out of it The situation wormed itself into our heads And in the end we'd be better off dead The path of least resistance ahead of us A chance to win, in a team that we can trust A greater cause, often draws common flaws from us all We're taking you down with us now. Stand in line for their crimes for the hell of it To understand what was planned for our benefit You never get the choice that you never choose Taste the stale and inevitable right to lose The deck is stacked for the pack in a sneak attack The're coming round to the sound, a stab in the back A common tale, that we fail and get nailed to the wall We're taking you down with us now. A victim of the scene that we never read Stood up, got counted, took the heat instead Cause and effect to protect the neglect Of a system we respect without regret A nest of corporate vultures and their carrion The Profits made, and displayed cost everyone We must do what can, damn the plans of the man We're taking them down with us now. We're taking them down with us now. We're taking them down with us now. We're taking them down with us now. We're taking them down with us now. We've got to fight for the rights of all us When their system stalls, turn our fears of its gears to rust Make stand, take command and demand what you can Can't stop a fighting force that's got common cause We need a show of strength that they'll understand Take their profit from their pocket for your brother man Be one voice, use this noise, blast down the walls We're taking them down with us now. We're taking them down with us now. We're taking them down with us now. We're taking them down with us now. We're taking them down with us now.
I’m watching, waiting, willing for the proof Watching scenes made up, another cover story ‘truth’ I listen hard, avoid the blatant traps, Hearing lies I’m waiting rising of some real hard facts. You dig those stories wanting glory, to Be revered and nominated as the best at what you do. Show me the dignity in chasing pap I want the real news, give me reviews of our world and cut the crap Don’t get the scoop? Edit our statements, de-contextualise Not front page news? Monger a rumour, then sensationalise We're fed our fixes by the episode You write our future, set the compass and then push us down that road Re-written meaning of democracy We choose our paper not our leader now that’s just hypocracy Save the fiction for our fantasies Speculation, contemplation and debate: philosophy A-list terror, global bankruptcy Report today – no doubt tomorrow brings a worse reality.
He will always have Her hard shoulder In safe hands she knows that He will hold her From wastelands thrown together They are each other's ever After those toxic losers wasting time they found their never- Never land where they plan two Of a kind through the quicksand. Together struggle hand in hand they are each other's refuge She will shelter him With her clipped wings and He will comfort her With stilted language
Time to Lose
No time to No time to No time to No time to No time to No time to No time to Lose Every second every day Feel the moment slipping away All we have is our rage At the time we wasted away And what's done is done We've all had our fun The die's been cast The west was won Once it's gone, then it's gone And all we can be is undone Moments like this must be seized Die on your feet, don't live on your knees No! No time to No time to No time to No time to No time to No time to No time to Lose Every second every day Feel the moments slipping away There's a choice to be made Carpe diem or just fade away And what's done is done But the fight is still on Grab the wheel with both hands And just get it done Once it's gone, then it's gone And all we can be is undone Moments like this must be seized Die on your feet don't live on your knees Today's another opportunity To beat the odds and face adversity Never listen to a word they say No one said that you can't make mistakes You're moving forward when you fall on your face So dust yourself off and finish this race Die on your feet, don't live on your knees!
Recorded at the Fish Tank September 2012
All tracks written and performed by Shooting Fish
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Dave Sloan
Photographs by Shooting Fish, Paul Hammond, Dave Kirby and Sam Taylor
Design and Production cobbled together by Shooting Fish
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.