Shakedown EP

by The New Enemy

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1.
Desperate measures for hopeless times Society’s soldiers committing crimes “Do as I say, not as I do” Still in power when it’s all through Fill up their plate, you go without Sit back and laugh, coke up their snout Who the hell are you gonna trust Shiny facade is starting to rust Cry you’re human, “we make mistakes” Idols built from lying fakes Mob shakedowns and stolen guns Justice served when your blood runs Fill up their plate, you go without Sit back and laugh, coke up their snout Who the hell are you gonna trust Shiny facade starting to rust
2.
Crawdaddy! 02:47
Frantic, attending in shifts, pay their disrespects Kin and sibling, attention in tow, an exhausted soul Gone, but only on the inside Victims of a meaningless existence With 2 feet in, you've chosen sides A catastrophe of its own design Scattered pixilated thoughts dotting mental terrain It's not honest A captive, assembly sits, practice discipline Comrade to coward, apprenticeship failed, shades of greatness pale Drawn, to thoughts of something greater Paranoid delusional behaviour The captain’s orders were loud and clear "You don't gotta go home, but get the hell outta here" Patterned degenerative faults whose relevance has come and gone Just be honest Pretend to understand You fucking hypocrite I'd rather think for myself
3.
Billy boy counts back from ten To see what he has left The kids hadn't ate that day It didn't seem like theft But the man behind the counter Had seen his kind before So he fires for lord and saviour When Billy runs for the door And the wind, keeps blowing ever harder And the trees, are rising from the earth But the thought, that keeps me up at night When the money's gone, I'll still know what I'm worth Billy boy lies caked in blood While shoppers stop to stare His life won't end that day But he'll spend it in a chair Now the clerk gets put on sick leave And Billy gets cut a check Still money don’t hide the problem He feels nothing below the neck And the wind, keeps blowing ever harder And the trees, are rising from the earth But the thought, that keeps me up at night When the money's gone, I'll still know what I'm worth Now the kids don't treat dad quite the same And his wives blue eyes have filled with pain Sunny days, spent inside Thinking he, wishing he would have died And the wind, keeps blowing ever harder And the trees, are rising from the earth But the thought, that keeps me up at night When the money's gone, I'll still know what I'm worth
4.
Staring at him float in the water Wonder if he'll walk again Did this for fun, was just a hobby Was pretty proud of how far he’d come My young friend is on the rise Blind to the world eyes on the prize. Can't get lost inside your mind, Mr. Bullyman Displaced princess, from this house she run Taking advantage of situations again (As usual without warning!) My young friend is on the rise Blind to the world eyes on the prize Can't get lost inside your mind, Mr. Bullyman He paid his dues and feigned surprise When finally his day arrived Said yes enough to make them decide, on My Bullyman Eyes closed, hands to the sky Waiting for his turn to die Remain calm, tell no lies, to Mr Bullyman
5.
Went to bat for the home team Time to fall in line Went to bat for the home team Thoughts no longer mine A system (don’t got nothing) Antiquated (don’t got nothing) Go forward (don’t got nothing) Without progression Went to bat for the home team A secure design Went to bat for the home team Empires in decline A system (don’t go nothing) Antiquated (don’t got nothing) Go forward (don’t got nothing) Without progression Troughs for the swine Allegiance is the draw Opinions may align But the feelings just as raw I don’t want your fucking life I don’t want your lies
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Shelf Life 03:10
Harsh wind strikes hard as a shotgun Wipes the surface clean Great wave churns fast as a bad thought Mass grave or vaccine Save me, save me from myself Take me, take me off the shelf Self-importance fuelled by arrogance Always know what’s best Mother Nature’s petty annoyance Soon been laid to rest Save me, save me from myself Take me, take me off the shelf All systems break down Entropy runs its course Fear natures brutal force Save me, save me from myself Take me, take me off the shelf Off the fucking shelf

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released September 1, 2009

Produced by Simon Head and The New Enemy
Mastered by Nick Zampiello @ New Alliance East
Artwork by Dominique Sinibaldi

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