The most relevant bullshit

Zico Chain - Our Evil

Don’t let these children make a sound
Don’t let these children make a sound
Our evil
Watch us break this
Looks like we’re all going down.

This institution holds no ground
This institution drags us down
Our evil.
No complacence
Our bricks and guns tell you now

And as we take to the streets
One voice shout no

What just changed?
Blood stained and love turned to hate
Generations
One voice shout no no no.
Who’s to blame?
When sticks and stones go to waste
Silent nation
One voice shout “no”.

Don’t let this system break us down
Don’t let this system fail us now
Our evil
We’re all just numbers
Let’s fight with fire in this town.

And watch it burn to the ground
One voice said no no no.

Don’t let this system fail us
One voice is screaming inside us
This institution breaks us down
One voice shout
Don’t let this system fail us
Our children living in violence
This institution breaks us down
One voice shout.

T&N - Alone Again (Dokken cover)

I’d like to see you in the morning light
I’d like to feel you when it comes to night
Now I’m here and I’m all alone
Still I know how it feels

I’m alone again

Tried so hard to make you see
But I couldn’t find the words
And now the tears, they fall like rain
And I’m alone again without you
Alone again without you
Alone again without you

I said stay, but you turned away
Tried to say that it was me
And now I’m here and I’ve lost my way
Still I know how it feels

And I’m alone again

Tried so hard to make you see
But I couldn’t find the words
Now the tears, they fall like rain
I’m alone again without you
Alone again without you
Alone again without you
Alone again without you

I tried so hard to make you see
But I couldn’t find the words
Now the tears, they fall like rain
I’m alone again without you
Alone again without you
Alone again without you
Alone again without you

Strung Out - Somnombulance

I lie awake again
And no sleep tonight
I find no peace
In the quiet absence of the light
Whispering thoughts
Are floatin’ through my head
Sinkin’ by the minute
Lyin’ in my bed

One two three
Now it’s four in the mornin’
As the emptiness swallows me
One more time
I grow a little older
Every second that passes
I die a little every time
I close my eyes

No sanctuary in my dreams
No quiet place to hide
Every night I swear it’s the same
And I don’t know where I’ll be tonight
But I know the sleep will come
If I walk all night

It’s been a thousand hours
Maybe even more
Since I fell victim to all the thoughts
I tried to ignore
Nameless faces and sounds
Voices screamin’ in pain,
Huddled shadows and sirens
Voices calling my name.

Well I can’t sleep but I’m not awake
To this hazy dim version of reality
Hypnotized by everything I can’t control
Desensitized by everything that controls me

No sanctuary in my dreams
No quiet place to hide
Well I can’t sleep
So here in the dark
I’ll make my peace with all that I’ve learned
Sanity’s just another dream away
Maybe with time it’ll be alright

Every night I swear it’s the same
I walk all night and never ever get anywhere
It’s taken all my strength
It’s taken all the life
That used to flow deep inside of me

All my dreams are filled with no peace
All of my days are filled with no rest
Maybe with time it’ll be alright

Sum 41 - Angels With Dirty Faces

I need this to get me through
Can’t resist, don’t want to
Believe it I know it’s true
Can’t beat it, don’t want to try

A perfect hell.

It’s more to me than you ever will know
Down here where the rest of us fell
Waste away nothing left to show
While I’m in this perfect hell

Obsession has begun
Possessed by destruction
How did I get so low
Believe me no one knows
Sometimes I can’t hold on
And no one can help me

Now it’s got a hold of me (hold of me)
I don’t think I can make it through this
Now it’s got a hold of me (hold of me)
The less I do the more it makes no sense

I’m walking pollution who’s drained by delusions
On the verge of destruction I cave in to abduction
Thin blood I’m bleeding my pulse won’t stop racing
Just as my heart explodes

No chance that I could win
Too hard to not give in
I just don’t feel the same
'cause I'm the one to blame
Sometimes I can’t hold on
And no one can help me

Now it’s got a hold of me (hold of me)
I don’t think I can make it through this
Now it’s got a hold of me (hold of me)
The less I do the more it makes no sense

I need this to be myself
Feels like I need some help
It’s too late to save myself
Or it’s just in my head?

Now it’s got a hold of me (hold of me)
I don’t think I can make it through this
Now it’s got a hold of me (hold of me)
The less I do the more it makes no sense

Now it’s got a hold of me (hold of me)
I don’t think I can make it through this
Now it’s got a hold of me (hold of me)
The less I do the more it makes no sense

The Offspring - Get It Right

I’ve been told to get what you want
You just gotta give what you can
But I know for what I want
It don’t come easy as that
"Look out, boy, tmorrow comes
And things will look better by then”
But I’ll look out the window
And look in the mirror
The same old me again

Still can’t get it right
Still can’t get it right
Still can’t get it right
And for all I know
I swear I never will

Do you think you’d sell your soul
To just have one thing to turn out right?
For the thousandth time you turn and find
It just makes no difference to try
Like Holden Caulfield I tell myself
"There’s got to be a better way"
Then I lay in bed and stare at the ceiling
Dream of brighter days

Still can’t get it right
Still can’t get it right
Still can’t get it right
And for all I know
I swear I never

No way out
Same old stuff always drags me down
No way out
Never gonna get it

No way out

Get it right now

Still can’t get it right
Still can’t get it right
Still can’t get it right
And for all I know
I swear I never

Dag Nasty - Can I Say?

What can I say? Why should I try?
I tried to love what I knew I hated
I took a lie and I made a truth
I defended what I should have denied

I never gave a second thought
I never gave a second thought
I followed blindly part of the lot
I never gave a second thought
I followed blindly part of the lot
I never gave…

What can I say? Why should I try?
I tried to love what I knew I hated
I took a lie and I made a truth
I defended what I should have denied

I never gave a second thought
I never gave a second thought
I followed blindly part of the lot
I never gave a second thought
I followed blindly part of the lot
I never gave…

I never gave a second thought
I followed blindly part of the lot
How can I say I’m really free?
How can I say I’m really me?

What can I say?

Skid Row - Down From Underground

Building shrines to gods you’ll never know
Praying for rain, settling for snow
Spinning out of time to beats impaired
Do you know your name?
Do you even care?

Can you live your life staring at the lights
Naked on the ice?
If it comes too fast, will you get it
Back when it all goes black?

Down, goin’ down.
Goin’ down from
Down from underground

Icons that you hail are all mechanical
Feeling the pull lost in the fold
Digging through a hole of discontent
What did you learn?
Or did you forget?

Can you live your life staring at the lights
Naked on the ice?
If it comes too fast, will you get it
Back when it all goes black?

Down, goin’ down.
Goin’ down from
Down from underground

And just what should real life be?
Why don’t you show me the fiction of reality?
This so called life that I see
And just what real life should be
Can’t be what you have shown me

If it comes too fast, will you get it
Back when it all goes black?

Down, goin’ down.
Goin’ down from
Down from underground

Warning: Personal shit ahead.

A couple of weeks before Bad Religion’s The Dissent Of Man album was released, the tracklisting was put online. The title “Only Rain” stood out to me, because I thought it was a great song title. Yeah, sometime’s I’m that easy to get excited. I was staying at my then-girlfriend’s house when I read the news, and using her old beat up acoustic guitar, the excitement of it all got me coming up with a 4 bar chorus using the dummy lyrics “only the rain, it’s only the rain coming down on us”. Needless to say, I had a pretty clear vision how I expected a song with that title to sound - how it HAD to sound.

When the album was released, I was pretty dissappointed. I still don’t like it that much, but I’ve grown to love Only Rain, it is now probably my favorite song on the album. Of course, when it had just come out and sounded not quite like I expected it to it was a major bummer. It’s hard to appreciate things for what they are if you have a clear idea what they should be. Around that same time period, I remember me and the girl being in the car, and it was pouring rain. Back then that made me think of the song; now it’s kind of the other way around. We fought a lot on that day. And it didn’t get much better afterwards. The “only the rain”-song fragment never made it much further. I couldn’t quite get it right - listening back to it, the initial idea was pretty good, but further attempts to expand upon it only complicated the arrangement and hurt the flow of the piece. The relationship also didn’t fare much better afterwards; it came to a painful halt the next year.

It’s hard to appreciate things for what they are if you have a clear idea what they should be. It wasn’t the only problem with all these things, but it’s the one thing I’ve personally learned ever since. The hard way. But I guess it was the only problem with Only Rain, which is a kickass song in its own right, and which is the song that reminded me of all of this.


Bad Religion - Only Rain

Hey, scientist please save us from our rainy days
Because your counterpart in the magic art is manufacturing judgment day
There’s a fell wind blowing out of the east
Bringing famine drought and plague
Well now at least that’s what they say

Rain fell like judgment
Across my windowpane
Said it fell like judgment
But it was only rain

Well I know what’s wrong and I know what’s right
And I know that evil exists sure as the day turns into night
When a man gets down on his knees to pray you know he’ll find what he is able
But chances are he’ll find it either way

Rain fell like judgment
Across my windowpane
Said it fell like judgment
But it was only rain

Rain fell like judgment
Across my windowpane
Said it fell like judgment
But it was only rain

Oh lord, have mercy on a humble man
Lost in the wilderness without a guiding hand

Rain fell like judgment
Across my windowpane
Said it fell like judgment
But it was only rain

It fell like judgment
Across my windowpane
Said it fell like judgment
But it was only rain.

Suicidal Tendencies - Alone

I scream at the sky, it’s easier than crying
I’m shyest when I’m shouting out loud
I feel so alone in a room full of people
I’m loneliest when I’m in a crowd

I’m alone
And nobody hears me
Can nobody heal me
Won’t somebody help me

I’m alone, I just need someone to take my hand
And pick me up when I’m feeling down
Someone to take my heart and give it a home
Someone to be with me and help me through the times
When I’m down and lonely
Someone to be with me
When I’m alone

I’m alone
Alone is the way I live
It’s not the way I want it
But you know you can’t give in
Alone is the way I feel
It’s so hard to understand
Why I’ve got to be alone

If you looked in my heart you’d see it
I’m trying to be something better
If you looked in my heart you’d feel it
I’ve got to keep moving on
If you looked in my heart you’d know it
I’m just trying to make my world better
If you looked in my heart you’d see it
I got to do it alone

I’ve been down, I’ve been down
I’ve been down, down, down so low
I’ve been lost, so lost with no place left to go
I’ve had emotions, emotions that you better hope you never know
Sometimes it feels like I just can’t take no more

If you looked in my heart you’d see it
I’m trying to be something better
If you looked in my heart you’d feel it
I’ve got to keep moving on
If you looked in my heart you’d know it
I’m just trying to make my world better
If you looked in my heart you’d know it
I’ve got to do it alone

Seems like things just keep getting further out of hand
Why can’t for once things just go as I plan
How dare you, how dare you tell me that you understand
Let me tell you straight out, there ain’t nobody here that can

I’m all alone
I’m so alone
To be alone
Just leave me alone

If you look in my heart you’ll see it
If you looked in my heart you’d feel it
If you looked in my heart you’d know it
I’m not trying to make no one bitter
I’m just alone, leave me alone, alone alone, now leave me

I’ve lived in places that you wouldn’t never ever want to be
Places where for a minute you couldn’t ever stand to be
I’ve seen things, I’ve seen things you’d never want to see
SO what gives, what gives you the right to be the judge of me
I’m all alone, I’m so alone, to be alone, just leave me alone

A room full of people
Can’t nobody hear me
Can nobody help me
I’m alone

I just need someone to take my hand
And pick me up when I’m feeling down, when I’m down
Someone to take my heart and give it a home, when I’m down
Someone to be with me and help me through the times
I’m down and lonely, when I’m down
Someone to be with me when I’m alone

I’m alone
Alone is the way I live, it’s not the way I want it but I
Know I can’t give in
Alone is the way I feel, there ain’t nothing quite as sad as
A person that’s alone

Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate

Can’t you feel it can’t you see it
The promise of prosperity
It’s overwhelming you and me
It afflicts us like a disease
Ubiquitous compelling too
We cling to you like crazy glue
And inject such a potent seed
It’s best for all humanity

The spread of culture
The sword of progress
The vector of suffrage
A warm and septic breeze
The pomp and elation
The duty and vocation
The blood of the hybrid
It’s just a recipe

Re-living our ancestry
The frightful lack of harmony
Our fore-fothers who led the way
Their victims are still here today

Now it’s time to erase the story
Of our bogus fate
Our history as it’s portrayed
It’s just a recipe for hate
A recipe for hate

The spread of culture
The sword of progress
The vector of suffrage
A warm and septic breeze
The pomp and elation
The duty and vocation
The blood of the hybrid
It’s just a recipe

Gama Bomb - Final Fight

Cody, Mad Gear, Haggar, vengeful, slums,
uptown, subway, Hollywood, 2P, Axel,
Sodom, Thrasher, katanas, barrel,
dynamite, burger

Subway, city, violence, cage
Thriving on the streets of rage

My car, street fighter, wheelchair, pipe knife,
glazed ham, trash can, Molotov, Jenny
Get the fuck up out of that chair it’s you
I’m battering now
Armies of the night combined can’t stop
revenge somehow
A moustache-wielding mayor with two-fisted
slamming power
To save my daught

Subway, city, violence, cage
Thriving on the streets of rage

No Use For A Name - Undefeated

Lyrics:
I see you have lost the ambition to love
When did you get so hard and callous?
Things are good today
But I think I’ve had enough
Here comes the part where you turn off the switch

Everyone’s dumb, taking the wind out of your sails
Victory claims, this is your song
How will you sleep when you’re alone, when they are gone?

Over and over just like a broken toy
Heard all excuses, what makes you do it?
You pedal back for miles, just to claim the prize
Here is the exit, to your home built on lies

Nothing is true
How can you expect them to stay?
Undefeated, who did you burn?
Cannot be taught, everyone’s hurt, nothing is learned.