Passive Regressive

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Tracks:

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

Lyrics:

Double Down
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.
WorkHard
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
New Song
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.
Media Snare
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.
Wastelands
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!

Reviews:

Louder Than War

Info:

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

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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