2011 DEMO

by NO SIR I WON'T

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released December 3, 2011

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Track Name: NO MORE POETRY (demo)
no more fucking poetry
that world is done
we've sold off all the metaphors
we've pawned the moon, the sun
and laid them in the ground beside our old imagination
beside the corpse of history
just stories that they tell to us
not written by the victors because no one is victorious

the ghost of 1984
nothing means much anymore
the future is so bright
that we've all been blinded by it
the old world is gone
it's a new world, but there's no bravery
we've gotta find a new life
we must be free



oh you're bored of politics?
well so the fuck am i
but just because you close your eyes won't make it go away
oh the party's over?
well what a tragedy
but did you really that kindness could be replaced by greed?
if you hide your head beneath the sand
the rest of you is going to end up underneath the ground
if you're only watching your own back
you won't even notice when the television screens go black
we've gotta find a new life
Track Name: MORE POLITICIANS (demo)
you think you've got us fooled with your eloquent talk
but your finger's on the button, crossed behind your back
showing so much compassion in the public eye
but what about 30,000 more that you've sent to die?
a peace prize in war time and more tears for prime time
more politicians, more politicians
more politicians, more politicians

more politicians, now another one dead
first Jack, then Bobby, now the last one's Ted
keep us distracted from the lies that we're fed
the stink is always different but the herring's still red

it's the same old trick, just the same bullshit
and nothing changes for anyone but the rich
what's more important? what have you done?
killed a generation or just one man?
same man, same God, same fraud, same shit
more politicians, more politicians
more politicians, more politicians

more politicians, now another one dead
first Jack, then Bobby, now the last one's Ted
keep us distracted from the lies that we're fed
the stink is always different but the herring's still red

the same war in Afghanistan
a brand new war in Pakistan
more money for the pentagon
and shit for education
shit for welfare nation
shit for what we've got
and shit for men who fought
but if shit is all they spew
then what we gonna do? what we gonna do?
what we gonna do? what we gonna do?
what we gonna do, are we gonna keep voting?
what we gonna do, are we gonna keep shouting?
what we gonna do, are we gonna keep waiting?
what we gonna do? what we gonna do?

i'll tell you mister big man: if i gotta kick your head in
to make you fucking get it, well then i'll have to fucking do it
'cause i wanna make you pay and if that's the only way
remember, you made this system. you did it, not me.
i never did like violence
but i hate your fucking state
and i won't wear your chains
even if i have to fight!
Track Name: WORLD IS SHIT (demo)
the whole fucking world is shit
and so is everybody who lives in it
right down from the baby sucking on a tit
to the miner dying in a mining pit

but something's gotta be done
and we're gonna have to be the ones to do it
when the revolution comes
are you just gonna sleep through it?
Track Name: NO PARTY SYSTEM (demo)
two party system, two party system
i took my shot... but i missed 'em
one party system, one party system
i took off my drawers... 'cause i shit them
no party system

1, 2, 1, 2
always just the 1, 2
marching in line, no we haven't got a voice
3, 4, 5, 6
will it make a difference?
well won't it be better than the illusion of choice?
No party system!
No party system!
No party system!
No party system!



smiling faces greet him, handshakes and a warm words
a decent man, a citizen, they hand him his card
the pen feels snug in her hand, as she draws the curtain
and steels herself to sign away her self-determination

1, 2, 1, 2
always just the 1, 2
marching in line, no we haven't got a voice
3, 4, 5, 6
will it make a difference?
well won't it be better than the illusion of choice?
No party system!
No party system!
No party system!
No party system!

in the political theatre, it's the final curtain call
and if we just sit and stare then it's the end for us all
this vast farce mounted for the public's entertainment
the program of power, while we watch it they maintain it
distraction for the masses, one more reality show
well, of course it's fucking real, what'd you think, this was joke?
but the jokes on all of us because we've let them make the choice
if it's left and right, the same old shit, then we've already lost
the say they represent us, that we're the one's with the power
we choose who will rise and who will fall
but it's no choice at all
because they represent nothing but their own little clan
and they're all in it together, the brotherhood of man
the lesser of two evils, well i've heard it all before
and look where it got us! and we've got the same fate in store
because the money keeps flowing, and we keep voting
and nothing's changing but the names on the ballots
but i won't vote the line anymore
i won't vote against my conscience anymore
if there's a real choice to be made then i'll make it
to be free....

looking out from the inside we can't see
that there's another way for it to be
"i'm part of something larger, it's my duty," oh, that's shit
when you gonna realize the whole thing's been rigged?
we feel involved so we let ourselves be fooled
we're complicit in our own oppression... we're their tools
every time we climb into that little box we've given them our blessing
to grind us down even further,to steal our rights,
to spend our money on war, death, pollution
to implement the final political solution
we don't want to have to think, and we don't want real freedom
because then we'd be guilty, we'd have to take responsibility for our own lives

and they've taught us to be weak, so we can't function without rules
and we won't know what to do when the system finally falls
but if we can get up off our knees and face the future without fear
then maybe we can find the strength to make our stand right now, right here.
Track Name: ELEVATORS (demo)
how can i find the truth
when i can't even find a job?
we're too busy making things easier
to notice what we've lost
okay, okay
how can i sell myself
when i don't even know the cost?
we're too busy making things cheaper
to find out what we've lost
okay, okay
the elevator's waiting
but we're still on the ground floor
is it the door that keeps us out
or is it something more?
we've got a lot to do
but it's not shit, i know, i know
the endless loop repeating
while the elevator's waiting

Human dignity and self-respect cannot be constrained by the laws of nations
nor can they be destroyed by the soulless technology with which we surround ourselves
progress is just one more empty notion thrust upon us by this so-called society
while we drift further and further from the essence of a compassionate life
we think we've got the answer
but we've got to face reality
we've got it the wrong way around
invention is the mother of
necessity!
necessity!
well what do you need?
what do you really need?

they're not selling the product, it's the con
Edison knew this
selling an infrastructure, selling a need
one used to serve so many, now everyone's got their own
do you even know how hard it is to find a public telephone?
the clock outside the bank, the church bells in the square
we've cut the cord of community, but no one seems to care
how can i find the truth?
i'm just a human being being human
and I never did like elevators. I'd rather take the stairs.
Track Name: WHEN YOU GONNA REALIZE? (demo)
was there ever a time when everything turned out right,
when we didn't have to fight for every breath?
was there ever a time when we didn't feel this way,
when life didn't just mean hanging on day to day?
was there ever a place where we were really safe,
or was it all just the ignorance of youth?

when you gonna realize?
when you gonna realize what you gotta do?
when you gonna realize it ain't about you?
when you gonna realize?

was there ever a world that really cared for us,
or were we just too blind to see the truth?
was there ever a song that really meant something,
or did we sing just because we felt alone?
how can we fight for justice, fight for love, fight for peace
when we're so full of despair?

when you gonna realize?
when you gonna realize what you gotta do?
when you gonna realize it ain't about you?
when you gonna realize?

love is not a plaything for the rich and powerful
and hate, well you taught us hate, we never had a choice at all
born into a system of
institutionalized greed
but it's just another effect,
a product of your social policies

when you gonna realize
what's at stake?
isn't it obvious?
isn't it obvious?
isn't it obvious?
what the fuck?
isn't it obvious?
isn't it obvious?

when you gonna realize what you've gotta do?
when you gonna realize it ain't about you?
a million people in the same position
a billion people, and all of them wishing
that they could be you, but it's easy to be free
when you're part of the problem, just a leaf on the tree
while we're being punished
for accepting a fate we don't want to begin with
we never asked to be part of this
I don't want to be part of this
we never asked to be part of this
i refuse to be part of this