Hold & Release

by Matriarch

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released June 29, 2018

Recorded by Phil Jones
Mastered by Blake Francis

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Matriarch Seattle, Washington

No leash.
No master.
No fucks given.

Music Video: youtu.be/0qOIg3zvxn0

July 29th @ Clock-Out Lounge, Seattle - 7" release (21+)

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Track Name: Wit's End
Fear is seen as patriotic in this country
Leaders spreading chaotic misinformation
What can you do when there's no hope in the future?
Stand up, protect your mind from being taken over

Fear of disease, taking money
Fear your neighbor, who could they be?
Fear jealousy, keep guard your wife
Fear the police, taking your life
Fear of old age, fountain of youth
Fear intellect, ignore the truth
Fear everything, fear everything

[repeat opening refrain]

Let's stop talking "revolution"
Go out take direct action
It's our only hope for the country
if we're going to change its direction
Don't get caught up in controversy
Just go forth with your best effort
Put out good to balance the hurt
What do you represent?

[repeat opening refrain]

Fear of the ICE, break up family
Fear always rape, weighs heavily
Fear extinction, the native fight
Fear homelessness, constantly flight
Fear of old age, fountain of youth
Fear intellect, discard the truth
Fear everything, fear everything

I AM NOT AFRAID ANYMORE

Let's stop talking "revolution"
Go out take direct action
It's our only hope for the country
if we're going to change its direction
Don't get caught up in controversy
Just go forth with your best effort
Put out good to balance the hurt
What do you represent?
Track Name: Scene Queen
Gonna hang with my friends
gonna check out the scene
Where we go will be determined
by what is deemed cool in this town
and I know that
if I hang out long enough that
I will be deemed queen
of this whole scene
and I will get to tell you what is cool now
and you will have to listen to me
cause I am the scene queen of this whole town now
and I will tell you
what is deemed cool in this town?
I will tell you

What is deemed cool in this town?
I'll tell you!
I am the scene queen
and you will listen!
Follow me for who is the hottest band!

What is deemed cool?

Gonna hang with my friends
gonna check out the scene
If I hang out long enough
I'm sure I'll be deemed queen
Track Name: Fracking
First they came across the water
They were looking for some land.
And then they starting colonizing,
It was getting out of hand.

Their thirst is unquenchable
Their thirst is undeniable
For the black oil gold

They started coming over
And pushing natives out
Building up their downtowns
And using native names
But "it's ok" because
They "gave em" little plots of land
Called reservations
Where they're still stuck today!

Their thirst is unquenchable
Their thirst is undeniable
For the black oil gold

We've got to wake up to it!
We've got to fight them thru it!
We've got to wake up to it!
We've got to fight them thru it!

Now they've really fucked up
They've blown up mountains
And melted arctic
Taking up tar sands
And now they're pumping down
They'll suck up every last drop
They can get from the Earth, hear it!

Their thirst is unquenchable
Their thirst is undeniable
For the black oil gold

We've got to wake up to it!
We've got to fight them thru it!
We've got to wake up to it!
We've got to fight them thru it!

And now they wonder why
We don't want to help them.
We're looking for alternatives!
We must fight back before
There's nothing left of this planet
Think about tomorrow
Think about the species with
Who you share it!

We've got to wake up to it!
We've got to fight them thru it!
We've got to wake up to it!
They won't stop till they're through it!
Track Name: KYLAM (Kill Your Local Alpha Male)
Get your slimy hands away from me!
No I do not want to fuck you!
I don't give a fuck who you are!
Kill your local alpha male now
Kill your local alpha male now
If you want to sustain your scene

You must rise against
The threat to our solidarity
Look out for the vulnerable
And kill your local alpha male before
he destroys everything you stand for
in your community and
kill your local alpha male before
he destroys everything you stand for
in your community, you must
kill your local alpha male before
he destroys everything you stand for
in your community!

(both parts above repeat)

Look out for the creeps
Hiding in the back of the room
Disguised as allies
Lift up minor voices
Bring them to the front
Stop letting macho dudes be
in charge of everything
Gut all rapists, hang them by their entrails
Predators know they're unwelcome
Let's get together and
Kill...your...local...alpha...
Track Name: Ballard
They'll annex your little village
And make it part of the city

They will tear it down!
Build up their vision of
what they think of the future
Fuck your heritage!

Unless, they can somehow include it
In how they market $15 cocktails
(yeah)

They will tear it down!
Build up their vision of
what they think of the future
Fuck your heritage!

TEAR IT ALL DOWN!
BUILD UP CONDOS!
Yuppie playground
In the city
THERE'S NO HOPE FOR!
ANY PUSHBACK!

It's far too late to fight
It's already long gone
We must just figure out
how to succumb
Track Name: Cataraxx
The whole world is a blur now
And all the colors are getting dimmer
Must stay away from direct sunlight
Black is gray and red is pinker

I can't see
I’m going blind
I can't see
I’m going blind

Cut into your cornea
Break up the lens, and suck it out
Stick in the injector, put in the plastic
Now you are a cyborg

Glaucoma patients...have marijuana
But what do they have, for cataracts?

The whole world is a blur now
And all the colors are getting dimmer
Must stay away from direct sunlight
Black is gray and red is pinker
All the colors are getting dimmer
And the whole world is a blur now
Track Name: $$ Problems
Starting your day off on a bummer note
Your alarm goes off...gotta go into work!
Now you run for the bus...don't go berserk!
And you sit at your desk like some kind of jerk

Cash! Checks! Credit! Gotta pay up
Cash! Checks! Credit! Gotta pay up
Cash! Checks! Credit! Gotta pay up
Cash! Credit!

They hand you a bill as you step out of the womb
And then your parents take you home
Where they're renting out a room
And so it goes, and so it goes
until you're paying for your tomb
And the way that you worry about bills
you know it's coming soon
Soon

Now you're on your way home stuck in gridlock
Fill your gut with some shitty slop
Try to guess which to duck
Which collector's calls you gotta buck

Cash! Checks! Credit! Gotta pay up
Cash! Checks! Credit! Gotta pay up
Cash! Checks! Credit! Gotta pay up
Cash! Credit!

They hand you a bill as you step out of the womb
And then your parents take you home
Where they're renting out a room
And so it goes, and so it goes
until you're paying for your tomb
And the way that you worry about bills
you know it's coming soon
Soon, soon, doom
Track Name: Breakdown
What did you do today?
Bare minimum is not enough to slay
Don't you know, you've got to work maximum
But expect bare minimum in pay?

Who am I spending all my life
40 hours a week for?
And when I get to retire
will I enjoy my life more?
Or will I just be in the rat race
'til I turn Eighty-Four?
Spinning around
until I have a nervous breakdown!

This system is not for us!
There's no hope for lower class
No healthcare, no pension, no regard
for creativity or basic care

Who am I spending all my life
40 hours a week for?
And when I get to retire
will I enjoy my life more?
Or will I just be in the rat race
'til I turn Eighty-Four?
Spinning around
until I have a nervous breakdown-
oh bore!

What can we do about this?
There's no hope in the current system
We've got to start from scratch
and help each other out
Before there's more on the streets!
There is more on the streets!

Who am I spending all my life
40 hours a week for?
And when I get to retire
will I enjoy my life more?
Or just break down?!

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