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Hold & Release

by Matriarch

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1.
Wit's End 03:47
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?
2.
Scene Queen 01:30
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
3.
Fracking 02:47
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!
4.
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...
5.
Ballard 02:23
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
6.
Cataraxx 01:40
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
7.
$$ Problems 01:49
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
8.
Breakdown 02:53
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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released June 29, 2018

Recorded by Phil Jones
Mastered by Blake Francis

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Matriarch Seattle, Washington

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Music Video: youtu.be/0qOIg3zvxn0

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

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