Mayday (EP)

by Launch Control

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about

There is so much shit happening in the world right now that it can be easy to become overwhelmed and say nothing at all. With this EP we have taken a step back to write about how it feels to look out of your window and barely recognise the country you’ve grown up in.

We'd love to know what you think, find us on Facebook and let us know.

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released August 31, 2017

Lyrics by L. Switzer
Music by Launch Control

Recorded, produced and mixed by Alex J Steer.
Find him here: www.facebook.com/alexjaysteer

Artwork by Mark Bell
Find him here:/www.facebook.com/markbellillustration

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Track Name: Outro
Outro

Emotions, alternative facts
Thrown down like feeding pellets
Draw hungry hate to the feet
Of folklore preachers and storybook zealots

While human rights are colour coded
Dressed up as finders keepers
Reserved for the fortunate births
The cloistered whitewash of true believers
It’s true

This has to be the beginning
Of fascism’s final throes
They’re rising up to the surface
Their ugly covetous grins exposed
Let our unity sing their outro

Validation, the new opiate
Doled out over the counter
The escapism, the distraction
The antidote to responsibility

They think they can lead
Via Munchausen by proxy
On a global scale
While promising to cure our ails
But we know snake oil when we see it

This has to be the beginning
Of fascism’s final throes
They’re rising up to the surface
Their ugly covetous grins exposed
Let our unity sing their outro

L. Switzer
Track Name: Single cells
Single cells

We've been conquered, divided, isolated
With our knives at the throats of our neighbours
We turned allies to scapegoats and strangers
Drove nails through the hands that feed

We turned the gun to our own feet
Now we can't stand for ourselves
Weakened, we devolve to single cells

Disconnected, infected, incubated
We are the hosts for the fear that they cultivated
In our fever dreams our outdated
Notions of pride grow teeth

We turned the gun to our own feet
Now we can't stand for ourselves
Weakened, we devolve to single cells

We've never been more enslaved
The advertised freedom
Has bought us a smaller cage
They induce our rage
Knowing the more that we fight
The more we tighten the chains

We turned the gun to our own feet
Now we can't stand for ourselves
Weakened, we devolve to single cells

L. Switzer
Track Name: Endangered
Endangered

You woke the beast
Embarrassed and angry
We fell asleep at the wheel
The progress we built
Is listed endangered
We got complacent
But now we're out to fight

We'll take to the street to the beat
Of the batons on the shields
Of the riot police
And this time
We'll raise our voice

L. Switzer
Track Name: Mayday
Mayday:

Drifting flotsam
Ostracized by
Foolish greed
And the lies it buys
Tried the patience
Of neighbouring nations
The blind follows
The blind ambition

Half were mis-sold their voice
Half were shouted down
We were all sold out
(Mayday, Mayday)

Dumped like jetsam
Redundant ballast
These gullible shills
Filled with small minded malice
Purpose served
Served up as oblations
To media moguls
And ghost corporations

Half found Stockholm syndrome
Half found out too late
We were all taken

So Mayday, Mayday
We're lost at sea
Isolated
Voluntarily
We'll prove our independence
By dying alone

L. Switzer

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