On The Sly

from The Stone Operation by Mischief Brew

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Gather up ye pots and cans
Gonna have to share the amps
And move along from band to band
A race against the sinking sand
If the pigs come cruising by
We'll turn off all the lights
And keep the stick from hitting skin
Until they're round the bend

This is where the salt are sharing spit and sweat and steam
The kids may all get out alive but none of them go home the same
Another space has closed
Got no place left to go
So go save someone else
And don't you tell me 'bout no fire code

So welcome to the show
Down, underground, underneath, below
Here you can make your own
Just keep your smoke down
Keep your smoke from rising

There's a laundromat on Main
By night, another place
From generators, vacant lots
To underneath the coffee shop
Someone upstairs is cool
Just leave no trace of you
It's like a new inebriation
Against prohibition

Only catch is you can't post the time and place
Got whisper codes on down the lane
It works better anyway
See, we tried to be legit
Got bound in red tape
So had to do it on the sly
This is your noise complaint

We stand against the law
Stand against the law
Singers, dancers, brewers, drinkers
Stand against the law
We stand against the law
Stand against the law
We see a celebration and they see a battle call
We stand against the law
Stand against the law
Let's put the middlemen out of a job
We stand against the law
Stand against the law
Is this a celebration or is this a battle call?
We stand against the law


from The Stone Operation, released May 10, 2011


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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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