Violent Affair: The Cockroach Theory

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released September 10, 2013

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Track Name: No Future
I'm sick of macho shit plaguing out scene
It's come too far and we need to make a change
Realize the lies and wipe the slate clean
Take back the community built for you and me
So take your tough guy mindset somewhere else
You don't belong in our scene you belong in hell

You know there's no future for us
But we know there's no fucking way we're giving up
No way

These jocks in disguise are invading the pit
Viewing brothers and sisters as another target
This time lets rise and fight the real enemy
Cut out the cancer in our community
So take your tough guy mindset somewhere else
You don't belong in our scene you belong in hell

You know there's no future for us
But we know there's no fucking way we're giving up
No way

There can never be a future for the kids in our scene
If you just sit back I will tell you what I mean
Punk shows aren't the place to prove how tough you are
Shows are sanctuary from the outside world
This is my home and these are my friends
Your ignorant bullshit i will never understand
I just don't understand

You know there's no future for us
But we know there's no fucking way we're giving up
No way
Track Name: Dying To Live (Download only)
Another forty hours just wasted away
These monotonous tasks are eroding my brain
Just a slave for a wage or at least that's how it seems
I won't be sold mediocrity

Dying to live

We're dying to live while we fight to exist
I know in my heart there is more than this
So punch the clock and do as you're told
Your hopes and dreams are on the market to be sold

Spend six days a week breaking your back
Sacrificing your health in exchange for a check
We all kill ourselves a little everyday
Just to support the illusion that we're really free

Dying to live

We're dying to live while we fight to exist
I know in my heart there is more than this
So punch the clock and do as you're told
Your hopes and dreams are on the market to be sold

So we drown ourselves in caffeine
Just to make it through another week
Tell ourselves everyday that there's go to be a better way

We're dying to live while we fight to exist
I know in my heart there is more than this
So punch the clock and do as you're told
Your hopes and dreams are on the market to be sold
Track Name: Destroy Society
Bomb city life is like a loaded gun
But it seems like life has just begun
Sleepless nights on the move
And we don't care if you ever approve
But I guess we're lucky and we're young
But we're just out to have some fun
The highs are high and the lows are the low
Its the only life we've ever known

We don't give a damn what you have to say
Because this is our lives and its our way

Everyday and every week
Their system we will defeat
We're fighting to be free
Gotta destroy society

Everyday and every night
Its always just another fight
We're fighting to be free
Gotta destroy society

Open your eyes and then you'll see
I'm gonna be who I wanna be
Good times that will never end
You know I've got myself and I've got my friends
All your standards and your laws
They could never mean a damn to us
We'll make the best of this fucked up town
Because we're punks and we're proud

We don't give a damn what you have to say
Because this is our lives and its our way

Everyday and every week
Their system we will defeat
We're fighting to be free
Gotta destroy society

Everyday and every night
Its always just another fight
We're fighting to be free
Gotta destroy society

We don't give a fuck what you have to say
Because its our lives and its our way
Track Name: Internal War (Download only)
Stitches open flesh exposed
Pain and frustration no one knows
You cant you wont find yourself
Anywhere now its all been lost
Time is gone and blood is spilt
Answers to these questions uncover guilt
Tension builds behind these eyes
With pain directed at a world I despise

Take a look inside and tell me what you see
These burnt remains don't resemble me

The pressure builds
This mind it kills
But you don't know
Just what its like

The hate it flows
And the blood it pours
Bringing me closer
To this internal war

Faces staring so constantly
So disapproving of the life I lead
They cant think they never could
Illusions and delusions so misunderstood
A perpetual battle for control
Feel the flames of anger rise from below
Now seclusion seems to be the only way
To make it through this struggle every single day

Take a look inside and tell me what you see
These burnt remains don't resemble me

The pressure builds
This mind it kills
But you don't know
Just what its like

The hate it flows
And the blood it pours
Bringing me closer
To this internal war

When your mind it comes apart at the seams
You lose all sight of your hopes and your dreams
No nothing is right and nothing is fair
For this internal onslaught you could never prepare
A pain so intense never know before
Nothing in this world compares to internal war

This internal war
Track Name: The Cockroach Theory
Are we progressing as a whole or just continuing to decay
If our minds are not our own would it matter anyway?
Corruption is and understatement and it makes me fucking sick
The system as we know it slowly crumbles from within
Politicians and lobbyist laughing while we struggle
But if we could just stand together we could soon rise above them
We're gonna scream all the things you think in your mind
But we need to act fast because we are running out of time

Exterminate the pests
Put their powers to the test

No more no more
Inessential taxes
Now were waging war
Against the evil fascist
We won't conform
For the greedy bastards
Not anymore

The beast from Jekyll isle is still hunting us today
Working class men and women are the ones on which it preys
We’ve paid in our dues but we still don’t have a voice
We need to end the fed there is no other choice
Now our basic civil liberties are nowhere near in sight
But we’ll never admit defeat or lose the will to fight
There once was a line that they dared us not to cross
But our respect for authority has long been lost

Exterminate the pests
Put their powers to the test

No more no more
Inessential taxes
Now were waging war
Against the evil fascist
We won't conform
For the greedy bastards
Not anymore

Are we not citizens, we feel no connection with the government
Drowning in debt can freedom hold its breath?
It's a water boarding economic system, end the fed.

The cockroach theory
It's so much worse than what we see
The cockroach theory
They might fool you but they don’t fool me
The cockroach theory
I wont be forced to think we’re free
Track Name: Do Or Die
The days just seem to keep on flying by
I can't help but wonder why
If there's is nothing here why are we still here?
Although I know its home sweet home
I can't help but miss the open road
So pack your bags let's get out of here

So now we're
Flying down the highway going ninety-five
From city to city just trying to stay alive
We don't know what tomorrow brings
But that don't mean a god damned thing
Because tonight
It's do or die

So fuck off with your nine to five
I wanna know whats its like to be alive.
I wanna live not exist cuz there's more than this
I'm sick of sitting and killing time
Repetition makes me lose my mind
There's a whole world out there let's get out of here

So now were
Flying down the highway going ninety-five
From city to city just trying to stay alive
And we don't know what tomorrow brings
But that don't mean a god damned thing
Because tonight
It's do or die
Track Name: Damage (Download only)
Walking around and staring down
At these tired feet
Is this really what I want or is it what I need
Now the pain it flows so easily
From the clouded parts of my mind
There has to be a better way
To leave this all behind

Overwhelming overpowering sources of this hate
Can you take me by the hand or is it just too late

No more lies no more games
No more sorrow no more pain
I'll face tomorrow even though
The damage has been done

Now its all too much to bear from inside the wall
Of my head
Are we all really alive or are we all really dead
Now the winds of time take away
Everything we've ever known
There has to be a better way we all reap
What we all sow

Twisting turning aggression tears me from inside
Now is this what it's like to really be alive

No more lies no more games
No more sorrow no more pain
I'll face tomorrow even though
The damage has been done

You we're never so much the crutch I leaned on
More like the noose from which I hung
You cant take back just what you did
Now the damage has been done

Whoa
The damage has been done
Track Name: Tried And True
Down on Sheridan avenue
Acting like we always knew
Anything about the world back then
But we were young living recklessly
Studs and spikes would fill the street
The green door is where we would meet
The smell of sweat and stale beer
Punk rock noises ringing in my ears

Then that was the day
That the punks went away
They changed the way the looked
And got god damn boring
They've slowed their music down
But we're still around
Just as pissed as ever
And we're never backing down

Faces from six years ago
Every weekend was another show
The glasnost was so hot those nights
Downtown with my friends I was feeling alright
I remember being in the crowd
With my fist in the air screaming loud
Those days just seem so long ago
But they mean more to me than you'll ever know

Then that was the day
That the punks went away
They changed the way the looked
And got god damn boring
They've slowed their music down
But we're still around
Just as pissed as ever
And we're never backing down

We've seen them come
We've watched them fall
We're the tried and true
We outlast them all

It's so much more than music to me
It's who I am and who I'll always be
So deeply engraved into my soul
It's the only thing I've ever known

Then that was the day
That the punks went away
They changed the way the looked
And got god damn boring
They've slowed their music down
But we're still around
Just as pissed as ever
And we're never backing down
Track Name: Stronger Than Before
There's no end in sight and we refuse to die
And there's nothing that can stop us now
We were built to last we play too loud too fast
And there's nothing that can stop us now

Stronger than before!

We will laugh in the face of death one more time
If you think we would call it quits you've lost your minds

It's like we're under constant fire but we cant take cover
We've been through so much shit growing stronger than brothers
Now its pedal to the metal we will keep pushing forward
Hands raised in defeat is the calling card of a coward
We will never give up and we will never give in
It's a day to day battle our only choice is to win
We've made our persistence known so don't act unaware
No tragedy could kill the momentum of this affair

Stronger than before
We won't be ignored
Breaking through the barriers kicking down the doors
When hard times cross our path and you think we're done for
We're coming back again
Stronger than before

We're in it for the long haul so make no mistake
This road that we travel we will gladly embrace

Now we will pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off
There is a greater purpose at steak with a great cost
There's no money or fame to be made from this
We're screaming in defiance for the right to exist
Where so many others gave up we will carry on
It's the hardest of times that will keep us fucking strong
Inalienable rights are owed to every human being
And that's a cause more powerful than any catastrophe

Stronger than before
We won't be ignored
Breaking through the barriers kicking down the doors
When hard times cross our path and you think we're done for
We're coming back again
Stronger than before

Through the scars and bruises and broken bones
There are minds out there that are not alone
Through the pain the struggle and the hard times
We will never slow down and we refuse to die