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Found it in a Skip

by Culture Shock [ska-punk UK]

stranger than fiction its no contradiction theres nowt so new as an instant view day in day out see the heads stretch out for the headline brand of minimal understanding just enough to feed the need to point and nod its all agreed for hunger doesnt shrink away from all there is to eat today but lies and twisted gut reactions lay the world to waste negativity and cakes just nice enough to hide the taste of mindwash - throw out the trash its mindwash - pick the truth to pieces mindwash feel a bit older look over your shoulder keep up with the news before it happens to you stay in go out see the hands stretch out for at least some cash for a tabloid wrap to crash in not close enough to home to know the problem's everywhere you go so best stay in and see the blame apportioned to these nameless frames homeless jobless hungry foreign bodies in our sights our reflection in their eyes dares us to read between the lies of mindwash fear of immigration mindwash benefixation mindwash fear and suspicion creates the decision to walk out of vision and take a position in shadows of doubt see the world stretched out in an atmos-sphere of social engineering if the only way to keep the hordes distracted without getting bored enough to question what they're told is human base response control then all it takes to stay awake and rise above the shit is to say my base response is this fuck you and your misogynistic mindwash bigoted and racist mindwash war and money worship mindwash tits and bums and dumbin it down is your conscience in a coma?
Grinding Cogs prices rise wages fall quality loss and mass production mindless jobs lethargy poverty and desperation runs the slowly grinding cogs of the machine time to turn the lights on people who and what are we working for?
sky high they built the landscape so they can look down its the best way to get the buzz from being so first rate in the game of making it pay sky high capital investment in a building keeping it vacant while the homeless down on the pavement used to live here getting in the way sky high looking at dreams through windows screens at other people's nightmares short term memory lane closed down for the pain relief of looking elsewhere sky high figures on lists get bigger the closer you get to the pyramid floor its ctitical mass and poverty's the trigger people want to keep what they had before and the bloke who used to live next door has just signed up to the new class war he's heard too much and he's on the streets saying 'this no longer has any meaning' sky high out of his mind on what he could find on minimum waging war on boredom what did he find but similar minds set ready to go when called on the offchance of a mass connection so much going in the same direction is it sky high dreaming to be free from living in a rat race killing off human kindness? now its putting our heads together and changing the cultural corporate mindset sky high bringing it down to earth or winging it bringing it to the ground sky high higher they get the further they fall we'll see you on the way back down
the race it seems is on between volume and stupidity all the private revolutions go unheard in this confusion no peace comes with staying silent it just keeps it close to home its easy to hide in a crowded room and hard to achieve when you're on your own spirits bend to keep from breaking lean toward the entertaining mix and match the overwary with the empty loud and scary social nervous disbelief is this all there is good grief hope repeats its mantric curse you'll never get it better til youve had a lot worse inside outside all the woes can paint the world in shades of black contact impact on assumptions watch them all come bouncing back all these private revolutions waiting for the dam to break time to find the small but constant voice of common sense, and wake it UP your anger keeps me thinking your hatred makes me sick your sadness makes me silent your shouting makes me quick your smiling makes me equal your frowning makes me hide there's just so many people with all this stuff inside
123 i wanna be free every tom and harry wants a piece of me IDENTITY postcode please everything else is up on our screen PRIVACY we're doing that for free membership on the world wide sea CTV its looking after me safe and sound til i'm proven guilty CH watching out for being watched or noticed/ how the stage is set for acting out the new psychosis 123 nail me to the screen look at this face booked in to some re A-LIT-Y please like me all these instant friends are somewhere INBETWEEN the two realities solitude shares in the company ITS NOT 3D this visibility is social mediaocrity CH INFO WARS none of you is yours we're living in a film and its all recordid you FEEL SECURE when they told you what its for notional security better than before the INTERNET and dont forget the bigger it gets the more we use the WORDS 'PROTECT' +'under threat' it goes too far down you want to reconnect 123 do you really want to be nothing more than humanized machinery -LET'S SEE if we can all agree to somehow keep control of our need for visi BILITY i'll see you at the sea 3 dimensional no pretensional UNITY i dont wanna be numb or numbered 123


a CD version of what tapes of odd bits used to be like, a Dub version here, some live songs there, solo efforts and random rehearsal moments, the formats shift but its the same essential motivation- Tape Everything!


released July 30, 2019

Built and mastered in The Basement by Mike and Jasper 2019
vocals Dick, guitar Alex, bass Jasper and drums Bill
artwork by Ron Conductor




Culture Shock [ska-punk UK] Bath, UK

The original ska-punk-reggae fusioneers, who from 86-89 woke up the alternative scene with their 3 albums and incessantly energetic touring, and are now reformed since 2013, with another 3 albums since then- onwards!

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