Unnecessary Evils

by Dead Work

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This little EP was recorded over a few weeks back in 2014. It took me forever to get it mixed and even longer for me to get it released. But here it is. I figured since it took so long I should go back and remix the whole thing, but I decided to let it stand as it is and focus on new things.

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released July 15, 2016

Guitar & Vox - P
Bass - Trevor
Drums & Vox - Bret

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Track Name: Mouse Tower
The people starve while you sit on your throne
Forced to decay on the shores of our home
Distended stomach speak of hunger
Congregated on the step we cry for bread, bread, bread.
Behind closed doors, you feast on your stores
The land stripped bare and the prices soar
Have you no sympathy for the people put to death
So you can fuel your greed

Hark you! Hear the mice scream as the flames consume them all
Hark you! Hear the mice scream as they stand and look in wonder at the lives they tore asunder.

Our numbers grow, our voices strained
Drown out the violence in your peaceful dais
Showing some kind of relent
A gesture masked in kindness filled with discontent
Joyous hearts fill the land with praise
For the man who has set them free
Unaware of whats about to transpire
He locked the fucking doors and set the barn on fire

Hark you! Hear the mice scream as the flames consume them all
Hark you! Hear the mice scream as they stand and look in wonder at the lives they tore asunder.

Down on his knees the bishop fell
Faster and faster, his beads did he tell
As louder and louder drawing near
A gnawing of teeth did he hear
And in at the windows and in at the door
Through the walls helter skelter did they pour
And down from the ceiling and up through the floor
From the right and the left
From behind and before
From within and without
From above and below
All at once to the bishop did they go.

They chewed through the doors and they fell upon him x 6
Track Name: Stonewall
Line them up on the wall
Violate them with your ignorance
Extinguishing vibrant cultures
You deemed unfit to exist
Men and women gather round
Just to see how all of this ends
Growing restless at the sight
Of pointless intolerance

Burn it down
Destroy expectations that we won't resist
Burn it down
Cowering in fear for the crimes you commit.

Take an eye for an eye
Bloody and broken and free
Intent to destroy your moral fallacies
You're protecting no one from nothing
Yet yer breeding criminals
Sanctity of marriage is a joke
So if yer status quo

Burn it down
Destroy expectations that we won't resist
Burn it down
Cowering in fear for the crimes you commit.
Born in the darkness raised in the shadows
We'll find our way into the light.

When the violence stopped
We took our fight to the crowded streets
No more hiding our faces
Running through the night as the cops give chase
Cause we've had enough
Of the senseless laws that fuel your hate
We're not gonna play these games
Find peace in yourself and youll lose your shame
Track Name: Wonderful
Put together care packages
Wrap them up in crisp paper for a nominal fee
Who knew the bargains we'd get
By pretending that democracy is a product you can trade at ease
New York New York
I wish i could see it now
The countries fucking reeling as hysteria breaks
The drums are beating faster as we fall into rank

And oooooh, isn't it wonderful
And oooooh, isn't it magical

It's high time we learn from our wrongs
Instead of raising up a flag and singing patriot songs
They're biting back we're getting mad
And the whole damn worlds gonna feel our wrath

And oooooh, isn't it wonderful
And oooooh, isn't it magical
And the ones that shall remain will speak of fire and stone
As not a way to hurt a person but a way to build homes

Deserving what we choose to deny
To those who chose a different life
To sacrifice your sons and daughters
Spill their blood upon the alter
Built up by gods who look like men
Determined to extend our sovereign land
Despite expected resistance
And predicated on belief that we're killing with kindness