RAID!

by RAID!

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This album is the result of something I've wanted to do for a long time: contribute one of my greatest loves that has shaped who I am... Music. It is the result of some of the most physically spending, emotionally rewarding, just plain fun days that I've had in the last few years. This will forever be a reminder of the incredible people and friends that I left behind when I moved out of Indiana. The album's content speaks for itself. I just wanted you to know that the guys that helped me put this together are my brothers, and the best friends anybody could ask for.

Long live The Benefit.
Long live democracy.

Thanks for listening.
-Jack

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released June 19, 2013

All music and lyrics written and performed by RAID!

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tags: punk Indiana

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RAID! Indiana

Midwest punk. Influenced by hardcore, reggae, and pizza. Fueled by hardcore, reggae, and pizza. Thoughts from minds to pens to pages to instruments to laptops to laptops to ears. We are RAID.

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Track Name: Congress
Cult semantics and a fistful of hate
More treason in his reason than you could appreciate
All in all, another citizen
Dressed up, Sunday's best, constant Halloween politician

Masked by the air of aristocracy
Pleasant smiles, shark eyes, Razors shaped like teeth
Look for the cord behind his ear, can't be found
No removing this guise while the camera's around

Now pan across the great divide
More separation than the Canyon in which they've so much pride
Scream, shout, attempt to break this wall
Prisons less secure, China more likely to fall

Representatives of the state
Polluted by the fuel that keeps this nation "great"
Combustible abhorrence, our oldest tradition
Loathing our brothers, nothing's more American

Self appreciation over communication
Announcement by ticker whose policy's bigger
Moderation better in extinction
This is how liberty dies

With thunderous applause
Track Name: Conservativism
Underneath the crops, the soil, the roots
There lies a disturbing, awful truth
Water runs stagnant, blood runs cold
Nothing really matters if it isn't of old

What's in the water? What's in the Kool-Aid?

Children grow into their mothers and fathers
Tradition molds their sons and daughters
Nothing gets questioned, everything's safe
Terrorism in the form of political debate

What's in the water? What's in the Kool-Aid?

Education from the 70's, perspective never changes
New priest, new president, perspective never changes
All we are, all we've been, perspective never changes

What's in the water? What's in the Kool-Aid?
Track Name: Opinion
Society searches for a scapegoat
Attempts for reason of the chaos born of their throats
Ethics forced to breed with nutrition
No consent for beasts, artificial insemination

This is the sound of the inanimate
The opinion of the lifeless
The agenda of a fast food nation needs no reservation
It just stands and speaks its mind

Opinions served in the drive-thru lane
Place an order, take a stand, just sign your name
Receipt punched, a ballot on the front lines
more value than the troops giving their time

This is the sound of the inanimate
The opinion of the lifeless
The agenda of a fast food nation needs no reservation
It just stands and speaks its mind

"We're defined by what we buy, that's how corporations see it. But sensitive, polarized issues like that shouldn't be reduced to just demographics."

"Why does a chicken sandwich have to stand for anything? Can't I eat a chicken sandwich without being concerned that Democrats are going to boycott fast food and the Republicans are going to shove religion and french fries down my throat?"

"They give voice to a voiceless
Poultry producing political debate.
Silenced in thousands
Why must equality be measured in taste?"

"Sour tendencies consumed at the root
Taste so potent poison serves to dilute
Verbal crosshairs, focused on the family
'Comfort' food laced with imbecility"
Track Name: Revolution
ONE if by land
TWO if by sea
It's just a fading memory

Prepare yourselves for an aerial attack
When the drone strikes, you can't strike back
I know, I know I've seen it before
I know, I know who started this war

It's just a 'Merican Revolution
American Revolution
Foreign policy, we've only one solution
Americans instigating revolution

Like a colonist when the British came
Don't you think they all feel the same
Foreign men fighting for a foreign cause
Foreign men fighting for a foreign God

It's just a 'Merican Revolution
American Revolution
Foreign policy, we've only one solution
Americans instigating revolution

When we gonna wipe our noses clean
Of the foreign oil streams
When we gonna bring the boys back home
A life of peace is a life alone
Track Name: Narcissa
Mirror mirror, what's on the wall
Am I not the greatest of all
Casualty lives behind corporate eyes
They shine bright with American pride
Burn burn let the fire reside
Capital burns, no innocents die
The higher up, the harder the fall
Am I not the greatest of all

I need something to believe
Narcissa won't you comfort me
I need something to believe
Narcissa won't you comfort me

Narcissa won't you come to bed
I need another shot to the head
Narcissa don't you ever leave
What's wrong with my society

Mirror mirror I need a release
Escape rope from the thought police
Society crumbles, rots and decays
The more they push the louder we play
Jump jump just do what they say
Capitalist pigs invade and obey
She's all I've got to believe
Narcissa won't you comfort me

I need something to believe
Narcissa won't you comfort me
I need something to believe
Narcissa won't you comfort me

Narcissa won't you come to bed
I need another shot to the head
Narcissa don't you ever leave
What's wrong with my society
Track Name: Equality
"To them this government has no just powers derived from the consent of the governed. To them this government is not a democracy. It is not a republic. It is an odious aristocracy; a hateful oligarchy of sex; the most hateful aristocracy ever established on the face of the globe; an oligarchy of wealth, where the rich govern the poor." - Susan B. Anthony, 1873

The truths our fathers held dear are no longer self-evident
Clouded by the haze of a thousand false prophets
Citing songs of apocalypse and traditions forgotten
The people rise with the clamor, ignorant of the mouths so close to the prophets' ear
Whispering, teasing, tempting, trying these "holy" men
Subverting their understanding of the words THEY hold dear

Definition rendered connotation
The oil dripping from the teeth of the judges
Their robes soiled by the stains of two thousand years, made invisible behind the dais on which they sit
The innocent stand unmasked
Their irreproachability a valiant effort diminished by the power wielded by the state
Denied equality by a conflict of the meaning of a single word…

MARRIAGE.

Exegetics be damned
Lives are not meant to be at the mercy of academics
Cutting throats with every stroke of the quill
These quarrels of meaning end now

No longer will we stand in silence
No longer will we hold our tongues
This insurrection is decades past due
It ends tomorrow with OUR verdict chiseled in stone.