Free Radical Radio Fever

by Mischief Brew

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Come sit down, your name is on the table Between the graves and cradles Before the old and new Wait your turn and smile for the papers The sanders and the shapers Will have their way with you And shake the hands of masters While outside, insurrection The sound can't be mistaken So pretend like you don't know them And say you've gone beyond it You're ready for some peace And who can argue with that argument When no one says a thing? Come kneel down and beg for some redemption You've finally learned your lesson That this is how we change Not here nor there, no patriot or traitor You've learned to sit for supper And you're sleeping in your cage It's politics as normal It's votes and views and morals None of which mean nothing To the people kept in storage Who wake up in the morning, Their nights are in your hands At least the smashers and the crashers Know exactly where they stand Hey Mr. Talk Radio, for once we agree That we can't afford no liberals in times like these On our feet or on our backs And they're on their knees No we van't afford no liberals in times like these Come lay down, they'll put you underwater Like clay unto a potter They'll wash your dirty clean Let's hear your plan for a natural world order Free trade across the borders Gas-efficient war machine The dead tree needs a trimming The poisoned earth needs weeding Your houses are sinking And the seas, they are rising It's all so inconvenient Let's stall it while we can And so it's business as usual Give the liberal a hand Here in the brave new world Two sides of a grand old flag unfurled Here in the brave new world Hey Mr. Hannity, for once we agree That we can't afford no liberals in times like these On our feet or on our backs And they're on their knees No we can't afford no liberals in times like these Times like these...
Carried Away 04:24
They say that I was born on fire And saw the whole thing upside down Grew through the cracks and cut my wires And turned the stones all inside out A youth of smoke and coffee A game of tag that never ends And never learned my lesson And never sorry for my sins I'll never wash the mud away If you gave the chance to me Leave it be If ever I was caught And shaken by the feet And asked what for I'd cross something And say I just got carried away again Away again, away again So after 18 years, released me And picked myself up off the ground No master around could teach me So how I wore that atlas out Now, been underground and upward Seen the classes clash and fight But no one knows what we turned into When the moon is out and high And as we washed the blood away We couldn't help but say Hey, what a day The more that it's forbidden, the more I wanna fight To see you on the other side I know I'll never lose these scars But if you gave me the chance, no thanks I'll keep this fire burning high It circles me until I fry Let's just get carried away again Away again, away again...
I am a simple man I have seen kingdoms span I have seen empires rise and fall And turned my diamonds all into sands I scorned the body, the flesh, the bloody And tossed my money all down the drain I thought I'd feel so much lighter than air When I abolished my earthly chains But something more is calling me And I think my eyes can see it I think my hands can touch it So asking you, Lord above As you piled the plates up You gave them bread, you gave them water Then you told them what they could and they couldn't touch I scorned desire But now the fire is growing higher into the sky So I refuse to simply lock myself away And let this heaven on earth pass by There's no glory in greed and want But there's none in poverty either Like they give you salvation, damnation I'll take neither I once said it's not about riches or rags And now I do remember That these puddles of wax won't give me candles back And won't keep you warm in December So let's storm the castle Declare the kindgom rich And do away with slaves and masters No longer do we want the sleep of eternity To come around faster


Acoustic 7" single, part of the Gunner Records Singles Club. Released exclusively in Europe, but available worldwide as an online/downloadable version (which includes a bonus track, "The Ballad Of The Cloth").


released January 15, 2013


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Mischief Brew Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Emerging from the undead ashes of PA punk troupe The Orphans, Mischief Brew started with a scratchy demo tape in 2000 and has since spread the good word of anarchy, hilarity, and rebellion across state lines and even the Atlantic Ocean a few times. We've managed to exist for over 13 years in one form or another by kissing nobody's ass and doing everything ourselves, for the most part. No rules! ... more

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