Penury

by Hard Up

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released December 5, 2014

Recorded by Wawa in his cold ass loft at fattal.

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Track Name: Devil Sticks
Hey!
Everytime I sing, I don't sing for the lord.
I sing with the struggle, those who can't afford
To believe in higher power a crucial hour
when the people are pulling the chord
on a system that thrives on ignorance, fear politics, war here and abroad
The harper regime is robbing people of their rights. Is he a deciple of god?
And on what day did god create the pipelines and did he mean for them
to unite us all?
Or did he create a molotov cocktail as a tool to advance the systems fall.

Folk is a music for the people by the people there's no room for blind faith at all.

Hey!
Music is a tool, use it wise. Where will your god be when they've sucked this planet dry? No more water, no more oil
Will he give you reasons why or will you throw the book down when you feel he's left you here to die.
Only the people can save themselves and destroy the powers that be who put them on a shelf to be ignored as they waged a war and urged them to look up towards the sky.

Isn't it fitting that so many's truth is the world's most elaborate lie?

HALELLUJAH!

Don't turn to god for salvation
Don't fall prey to christian intimidation
Paradise doesn't lie in the heavens
It will come when we rise up and crucify those responsible for perpetuating this disgusting civilization.
Track Name: Ashes
"Mama burn them prisons down!"
She said to me, "What about the murderers, the rapists and the thieves?"
"You celebrate 'em with a yellow ribbon on the back of your SUV!
Now I know you'd hate to hear me criticize the military but the system they help keep in place ain't one representative of me!"

Mama when the ashes fall while the fire rises high it'll feel like liberation from a system occupied with injustices and punishments for those who don't abide. See the laws are set in place feeding on the desperation of the poor. Capitalism is perpetual class war!

While all the people are escaping, no longer prisoners but men, kill the guards, fetch the warden and hang him till he's dead. The pigs will soon be here but they'll be tossed into the flames. The memories of oppression: washed away with the rain with room to grow and start anew again.

Oh, how beautiful it will be! The war that the government wages will be fought by the ones who are no longer locked up in cages!

FIRE!
Track Name: Haymaker
Fascists on the rise, fascists on the rise, everywhere I look I'm seeing Fascists on the rise.
We got french Sovereigntists trying to pass religiously oppressive laws
We got revolutionary Aryan Ukranians standing tall

Is it just me? Oh, aren't you sick of it all?
Well, what goes up, must come down I think it's time for them to fall!

Pigs are arming up, pigs are arming up, everywhere I look I see the pigs are arming up.
It's bumper to bumper on the road less travelled. They're scrambling to cover up truths being unravelled.

The seeds been planted, slogans are chanted everyday.
Justice demanded, caught 'em red handed, lay the blame!

If the right eye offends thee then you must pluck it out.
Nothing great was ever achieved with just a single shout.

HAYMAKER!

Democracy is dead, democracy is dead, it's clear to see that representative democracy is dead.
the system's rotten like milk gone expired. Is this police state really what you desire for your children? Your children's children? they will resent you.
Cowardly candidates hide their rotten agendas behind headlining issues.

Ignorance is rampant, ignorance is rampant, everywhere I look I see that ignorance is rampant.
Whether on the street or in the mirror.
Anyone different from themselves is what people fear.

Oh, what a self indulgent society we live.
Millions are crying out for help each day
Oh, say, can you hear them?


If the right eye offends thee then you must pluck it out.
Nothing great was ever achieved with just a single shout.

HAYMAKER!

Set the bomb, detonate
Watch it crumble, our glorious state
Blow the whistle, pull the trigger
The indications of a need for change could not be bigger

They build it up, We tear it down!
Track Name: Don't Care
When it feels like I should cry, but I don't
When I know I shouldn't laugh, and I do
Am I insensitive? Or just desensitized?
I'm getting older, I'm getting bitter, not better

I don't care anymore!
I don't care anymore!
I don't care anymore!
I don't give a fuck anymore

I don't want to go anywhere, I've seen everything before
I don't want to listen, I can't learn anymore
When things that used to make me laugh
Now they fill me with rage
Apparently you get better, better with age

I don't care anymore!
I don't care anymore!
I don't care anymore!
I don't give a fuck anymore
Track Name: Roots
In the days of the old dust bowl troubador there was alot to be said.
And anyone who stood up for something was blacklisted for being a red.
It was high times on wall street and hard times on main street.
Ol' Woody couldn't believe his eyes. He wrote songs of resistance sung for unions who were fighting for their rights. With the likes of Heyes and Seeger by his side.

Y'all bound to lose!

Up comes a kid from Minnesota who discovers folk and blues.
Idolized Ol' Guthrie thus a similar career he would pursue.
But the times they were a changing, he'd visit his hero everyday before he died.
They nicknamed him the kid and everyone said he had that twinkle in his eye.
Now he walks not alone but with one of the most influential song books by his side.

How does it feel?

Many decades later and the influence of these men is still strong.
Generation after generation the kids are still compelled to sing along.
One of these kids was a young punk rocker from Florida and they're influence on me was great.
They sang of love, loss, the importance of community and smashing state.
I decided then and there I would do something if only a fraction as great.

You're gonna fuck it up!!
Track Name: Find A Way
When you're broke as shit
All you got is your butts in your ashes
You're smoking roaches in a dirty lung with some humid matches
What am I going to do today?
Do I want to live for tomorow?
Time is getting heavy with all this sorrow
Well time is getting heavy...

I've got my own life to live
I got my arms, my legs and my own head
I don't need that pity, no, not even when I'm dead

The world will keep spinning without me
Existence is living in the present tense
I am where I want to be
Where I want to be

Do I have what it takes to make it through the day?
I'll find a way, I'll find a way
Everything you know and love will someday go away
I'll find a way, I'll find a way

You made your bed now lie in it
It's not my fault if you're having such a fit
you made your own damn choices
Now you got to deal with it

The world will keep spinning without me
Existence is living in the present tense
I am where I want to be
Where I want to be

Do I have what it takes to make it through the day?
I'll find a way, I'll find a way
Everything you know and love will someday go away
I'll find a way, I'll find a way