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Rational Policy for the 19th Century

by Resistors

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Over It 02:33
Come to you from this painted corner Do my best to explain But I’m tongue-tied and jetlagged Growing tired of this game Keep up with the fleeing bullseye Causing unneeded stress Following the downside Guess I tried my best Maybe it is getting better And I guess I’ll just believe But the air is getting heavy Gonna have to wait and see This self-inflicted silence Worthless as can be Don’t mean to be ungrateful This means nothing to me Over it Torn up, battered and bruised Over it Are we wasting our breath Through the darkness, made it out alive Had to bust on through to the other side Had to take everything that was lost Whoa oh oh
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They said he had a defect and cast him to the side to be forgotten Told everyone they could his heart was rotten Drew some blood to prove he was broken It’s what they had to do Bet they wish they would have known Plotted for hours About getting his revenge Whoa oh he’ll have his day He was a reject, if he could just control the impression He could just change their perception Might be enough to feel welcome It’s what he tried to do Now I think they figured out He plotted for hours Now he’s having his revenge
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Wish List 00:35
You’re a fucking asshole And I wish you were stillborn Or Jeffrey Dahmer ate you When you were still young None of that happened So we’re all shit out of luck Please take your family, friends And all your fans Tie them to a subway track Adios!
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Here you are with pitchfork and stake Right in the center of an amateur arms race Because everyone is coming after you Stockpiles for days United you stand here in your safest place Hands up there is nothing we can do You cannot recognize your madness One for all, all for one Is your brain completely gone? Sounds like you’re fully loaded You go off, can’t be undone Nor can the rhetoric you drum Or all the lives taken away You cannot recognize your madness Until the bullets come screaming right through Right through
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Hanging On 03:43
I once had dream Woke up and believed, you didn’t Just think about yourself Thought was a sign of advancement But that’s not what it means Wrote down as much as I could More than I should And compared all of the notes Came back to extremes That’s where the roads all seemed to lead Everything is not about you Right or wrong, keep hanging on Big cloud of rubble raining down Right or wrong, we’re moving on Yeah Always talking, have to be the center of it all Can you ever switch it off? Always talking, center of it all Not your style to let it go
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Drag 02:18
Hey kid, look around Are you tired of playing by their rules? Just come right on in, don’t know where to begin Never have to think quite as much as before Inside you’ll find A whole new attitude and moral code Here’s what to love and here’s what to hate Here’s a list of what you can’t tolerate Dubiety, my friend Kept your head….close to the ground Piety, my friend That might be what’s dragging you down No longer earthbound Sky is the limit and beyond You’re with us here now, see it’s as great as it sounds We’ll take ten percent if you’re sticking around Plan for afterlife That’s where all of this starts to pay off Think of white light, run right across Here take this spritzer, this is gonna be boss
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I’d like to introduce Pile of concerns into the record And a motion to exclude This 1950’s propaganda Bottles of pills are fine But plants are where we draw the line Pigheaded pious creeps always having it their way Not just stupid it’s a shame Prohibition on the rise Extract the wool right off your eyes Bottles of pills are fine But plants are where we draw the line There’s not enough time to explain the multitude of benefits It’s not that hard to justify 420dudezzzz
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Step back for just a few Take a look around and observe Demagogues and xenophobes Breaking silence now they’re heard They’re all out there now See their faces now Fuck it, turn the lights out And fucking fuck this shitty world Every day it gets a little worse Seems we get what we deserve They’re all out there now Smash their faces now Ahhh they stand alone Cretins yaarrrrgghhhhzzz they stand alone Crawled from the hills and trees Selling hate like a commodity So naive we didn’t see til now Out with torches flickering This is the world that we are in Nyyyyoow
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Holy Toledo 02:21
Started out didn’t know much of anything Was hanging out with the local dull kids But then one day the light came flashing on And it never went off Heard a voice yeah it spoke to me You know it wasn’t jesus It said “fuck the man we have come here to rock” How could I turn it down Means more than a song It keeps playing on and on Whoa oh Oh oh Indebted and thankful Eternally grateful Trail blazed Spent all day standing at the wonderland Or smashed up in a scorching skatepark Spent my last five bucks just to get to you Drove for hours just to see ten minutes Means more than a song It keeps playing on and on Whoa oh Oh oh Indebted and thankful Eternally grateful Trail blazed Never be the same again Every day is a time machine to way back when So you better get up and off your ass, when these fuckers come to town
10.
Oh so tough, oh so viral Red blooded, ball of fire Get out of the way, coming on so strong He who has the loudest most incoherent voice Has the last word, oh that last word Nothing to see here Nothing to believe here Nothing….absolutely nothing Take it in, recognize There’s another ill-advised decision Making up for what he lacks Inadequate, inconsequential That’s a good one, yeah that’s a good one A parade of insults, and a show of force Flaunting authority, settling the scores Covering up an empty fucking life That empty life, that empty life Tries to forget he’s nothing He’s nothing Please dwell upon and See through dead eyes To a pile of useless thoughts And don’t forget he’s nothing
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Danger Zone 03:08
Revvin' up your engine Listen to her howlin' roar Metal under tension Beggin' you to touch and go Highway to the danger zone Ride into the danger zone Headin' into twilight Spreadin' out her wings tonight She got you jumpin' off the track And shovin' into overdrive Highway to the danger zone I'll take you Ridin' into the danger zone You'll never say hello to you Until you get it on the red line overload You'll never know what you can do Until you get it up as high as you can go Out along the edges Always where I burn to be The further on the edge The hotter the intensity Highway to the danger zone Gonna take you Right into the danger zone Highway to the danger zone Right into the danger zone Highway to the danger zone Gonna take you right into the danger zone Highway to the danger zone Right into the danger zone Highway to the danger zone Gonna take you right into the danger zone Highway to the danger zone Right into the danger zone
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released January 26, 2018

Recorded in 2017, and remixed by Scott Wolff in February 2019 at Dead Flamingo.

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Resistors are a punk band from Brooklyn, NY. Formed in 2012, they get cuter and cuter by the day.

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