split 10" w/ Chainsaw To The Face
(Lyrics and music by Mike except where noted.)
1. First We Should Observe The Ancient Ritual Of The Traditional Pre-Fight Donut (music by HOD)
2. Shittier Luck Next Time
It's over, you're done. Drag your ass back to your cave.
You lost, you're fucked. Go the fuck home, never come back.
Shut the fuck down, you fucking asshole. Never again.
It's not gonna work, not anymore. We won't forget.
Cynical, corrupt. It's obvious you can't get enough.
Pious hypocrisy laid bare for everyone to see.
Intelligent people have understood from the start that you're no good.
Everyone else, they now know you can't be trusted farther than you're thrown.
I realize you're stubborn as shit, but that won't matter one fucking bit.
'Cause everyone knows your shit's fucking old.
Your abuse undone, receding into the past.
But I know you'll be back, and I'll wish further rejection on your ass.
3. Great Annoyance And Displeasure
All you ever do is talk shit every fucking time. What the fuck's your problem anyway?
You cry yourself a river, but you forget to build a bridge and get the fuck over it.
To you positivity does not apply. Why can't you let the past fucking die?
Why go through life always holding a grudge? Who the hell died and made you a judge?
And I can't change how you choose to act.
But you can't clap your hands and erase my discomfort at seeing your face,
or the nervousness that I feel with every mention of your name.
Try to remove the bug from your ass.
Maybe then we'll finally make peace.
4. Ordinary Hard-Working Law-Abiding Homophobes
Officially sanctioned hatred and fear. No bastion of tolerance here.
The votes are in: no equal rights for so-called "sodomites."
Watching my neighbors' cheerful embrace of subpar intellect with a straight face.
Feeling embarrassed, feeling ashamed, but still confused just the same.
Why the fuck are you so scared?
Jesus god, it's the 21st century.
Take some free advice and chill the fuck out already.
Is it so hard to respect others who aren't just like you?
I hope you will live to regret what you've put gays through.
There's no reason to be scared. Live your life, let them live theirs.
Go to sleep with conscience clear. Awake to find the world's still here.
This was written in November 2006, shortly after a majority of the state of Idaho's voters
elected to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage. Now gay people are officially
second-class citizens in our state. Seriously, people, what the fuck?? Where is the threat here?
5. Acid Casualty
Originally written and performed by Koro in 1983. Go buy their self-titled 7" or their
"Speed Kills" LP. The song is on both releases!
6. Anytown USA
Rise and shine one more time.
Today's commute to work could be your very last,
as a roadside bomb explodes and you're caught in the blast,
shrapnel tearing through your face and limbs.
Time for bed. Rest your head.
Tonight could be the night a death squad comes for you,
inflicting pain and torture until your life is through,
leaving behind your decapitated body.
Bury your bullet-ridden child's remains in the yard.
Traveling safely to the morgue is too fucking hard.
How much terror can one learn to disregard?
Such is life, day by day, just like Anytown, USA.
"Look, you got to remember that if Washington D.C. were the size of Baghdad, we would be having
something like 215 murders a month. There's going to be violence in a big city. It's five and a
half million people." Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defense, June 18, 2003
"I'm more puzzled by comments that the violence [in Iraq] isn't any worse than any American city.
Really? In which American city do the headless bodies of ordinary citizens turn up every single day?
In which city would it not be news if neighborhood school children were blown up? Day-to-day life
here for Iraqis is so far removed from the comfortable existence we live in the United States that
it is almost literally unimaginable. I don't know a single family here that hasn't had a relative,
neighbor or friend die violently. Imagine the worst day you've ever had in your life, add a regular
dose of terror and you'll begin to get an idea of what it's like every day for a lot of people here."
-Jane Arraf, NBC News correspondent, October 10, 2006