No Honor Among Kings

by Strife of Thought Crime Collective

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about

After 2 1/2 years of blood, sweat, and tears and countless hours of writing, organizing, performance, political repression, frame-ups, and reflection Strife's first solo album "No Honor Among Kings" is finally here. This album is a wake-up call to the peasantry that we still live under the iron fist of business tyrants and that when backed into a corner, storming the castle yields better results than giving up and crawling onto the dead-pile.

We live in neo-feudal times, an age of peasants & kings, tenants & landlords, mansions & castles, guilded gentry pushing gentrification, commoners foreclosed from their meager hovels, aristocrats in business suits and knights & vassals in digital camouflage aiding mercenary armies who engage in armed conflict across the globe to secure access to ever-dwindling resources.

To understand the concept of my first solo album, "No Honor Among Kings" you have to understand that capitalism as we know it today succeeded in abolishing feudalism by instilling the belief in the poor, that if they worked hard enough that anyone could “pull themselves up by the bootstraps” and become a neo-feudal tyrant. Despite this oft-repeated rags-to-riches fairytale, the end of feudalism was never an end to the social relationships between kings and peasants or masters and slaves. Feudalisms demise brought about the beginning of the poisonous and elusive promise that tyranny could somehow be democratic and that aspiring to accumulate vast amounts of property and power were valid means to achieve personal freedom at the expense of our collective survival as a species.

Capitalism taught us that it is unimportant how many people you exploit, betray, or enslave in the process of climbing the social ladder as long as you end up on top, even if you lose your heart in the process. The wealthy convinced the poor to compete against each other for smaller and smaller portions of crumbs of the pie that we all baked in the first place and convinced us of our freedom prematurely, but there is no such thing as freedom when others are oppressed and the word rings hollow without true equality.

Most of us work our whole lives away trapped in life sentences of poverty with an iron fist around our necks and a boot-heel dug deep in our backs if we step out of line. As a result, instead of pursuing our collective self-interest by cooperating against those who oppress and rob us of our labor we choose to keep our heads down, distracted by symbols of consumer bliss, numbing ourselves with the mass-media spectacle, too focused on the happiness that a endless supply of possessions will supposedly bring, to realize that human connection is the most important thing that we have on this earth and exactly what we sacrifice in our shallow pursuit of products, status, and prestige.

Transnational corporate power has increased exponentially since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the invention of the assembly line and the spread of neo-liberal globalization which was an extension of feudal and colonial models of economic extraction and exploitation. This unprecedented trend towards efficiency and mass-production has had a very serious consequence of dehumanization of the workers who created these vast sums of wealth in the first place but it also meant that C.E.O.s. and shareholders now amass personal fortunes and collect political influence that would even make a king jealous.

This stark economic reality is coupled with the expanded executive power of the federal government in the U.S. and the militarization of police forces who have become increasingly brutal in dealing with social movements who aim to challenge the widening wealth gap (as witnessed by the coordinated crack-down on the Occupy Wall Street movement). The newly minted powers of the Department of Homeland Security granted by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 would make George Orwell roll over in his grave. The U.S. Empire has sought and been granted the power to lock up and indefinitely detain anyone suspected of "supporting" a very ambiguous definition of the word "terrorism" without knowing the charges, without a trial, or even access to a lawyer for demanding their rights as human beings and refusing to be treated as merely a means to an end. We are living a new dark ages, a time of grand jury witch-hunts of political prisoners, service sector alienation or sweatshop enslavement, drone-strikes and pre-emptive mass-murder, a time where our technology has outpaced our conscience and we are sliding ever closer into the abyss of fascism.

This album is a weapon to sharpen your mind and a call to sharpen your sword and prepare for the inevitable clash with the powerful that is on the horizon.

credits

released 01 September 2012

Vocals by: Strife, MK Ultra, Northern Draw, Valerie Irene
Produced by: Rey Holliday, C-Dot
Mixed by: Saif Bari
Mastered by: Jeremy Highhouse @ Carson Labs

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Track Name: Art of Culture War
"Art of Culture War"

Intro:

Arts a mirror of society reflected
But also… a hammer to shape it in the right direction

Arts A Weapon…Poetrys A Weapon…Musics A Weapon

Verse 1:

Arts a weapon
To be reckoned with
Watch, as I explode the myths of censorship
Self-expressions a loaded smith and wessun
aimed at the oppressors chest
Musics a weapon to sew seeds &
build connections
to Transcend our helplessness
Cultures a weapon
To bring us together
To name our nemesis,
Collective medicine
Against the greedy & decadent
Who gentrify everything
Homes for the wealthy
While the many sink
They Got no pity
Developer vultures,
swooped down on ya city
Embezzled ya culture,
Turn towns to yuppie playgrounds
police assault ya,
Treat us like prey now
The rich are the poachers
the owners, trespassed on ya conscience,
jailed those with less cash, and walled off commons
Til ya open wallets for implanted desires
Get panhandled by advertisers,
the master’s violence was implicit,
The tyrants raised the rent, we got evicted,
They Demonized the different… for dividends
Still we ain’t givin in…
To the state or big businesses
Cause they kissing cousins
Know the price of all things
But the value of nothing!

Hook:

I’ll Feed the fires… of your blazing passion
Til We rise… like a phoenix from the ashes
Be inspired to Create & Imagine
A life free of slaves and masters (x2)

A life free of slaves and masters

Strife from theories to practice…
Alive with genius and madness

Verse 2:

This songs for the crazies, the unruly misfits,
The ones who amaze us and refuse to give in
Those who see thangs different
whose flames leaders wanna extinguish
The round pegs in square holes,
The powder kegs about to b.b.b.blow
The Fiery dynamos of this world
No dreams deferred
We can’t quench our thirst
We keep the powerful on their toes
we share common foes, won’t follow biased rules
Double-standards, of the status quo
Hate getting micro-managed by this cast of fools
our existence is radical that’s the truth,
what the fuck do we hafta lose?
Hypocrites & their pious platitudes?
It’s the rich who have violent attitudes
It’s class war, a culture war, a social war
So My vocals cords act as a focused sword
slicing nooses that are choking the poor
Fear & Greed, are a Hopeless cause
Do more than consume… our fates to evolve
Create & explore… to move the human race forward

Hook:

I’ll Feed the fires… of your blazing passion
Til We rise… like a phoenix from the ashes
Be inspired to Create & Imagine
A life free of slaves and masters (x2)

A life free of slaves and masters
Track Name: By Any Means
"By Any Means"

Strife Verse:

Rise up, banks went bust, then stuck us up
People robbed, left in the dust, we're bankrupt,
we stay stuck, pray for luck, blind, deaf, dumb
check it son,
we heading towards collapse at a fast pace
capitalisms in it’s last stage
cataclysmic last days,
we treat the earth like our ash tray
Go out the fast way
Expressing my class rage
Make the past pay
don't forget the recession, or the bail-out
don't be thankful we’ve been fucked,
the whole earth's a jail now
all space is for sale now, the poor get blamed if we fail now
Bullets hail down
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
when every inch of ground is privatized
politicians caught in lies,
pigs keep us traumatized
talking heads vomit lies
the rich split a rotten pie
land and rights commodified,

Hook:

Were taught wants not needs,
Were taught to flaunt our greed
reclaim your self esteem
defy our enemies
we gone get what we need, by any means
we gone get what we need, by any means (x3)

MKUltra Verse:



crooked cops in the streets yo its due time
getting caught in the heat stumble straight lines
pig sties permeate state wide central power modified leviathan personified
Sapien suicide modern life formaldehyde
Criticize ask why italicize, malice lies like work consume die
Goodbye what’s the fate of human kind let it die <Naw!>
Educative rap styles squad wild weapons prowl surround foul police and hounds
Crowds hold it down team of goons that shoot you down
Loud rebels riot smash sounds, hoodies up masks down, never snitch
Never found, never cower vs the power in the final hour
Earth sour upper class devour profits spike from the bomb shower
Red blood fertilized poppy flowers heron flows out of golden triangles
Coming from many different angles guerilla tactics
Gats boots camos hatchets we attacking
Track Name: Dare to Struggle ft. Northern Draw
"Dare to Struggle"

Hook:
Northern Draw

We all got our dreams, all got families,
Hate, love, fear, and need
We all die and bleed
We all got our dreams, we all fight and scheme
Hate, love, fear, and need,
We all die and bleed, all got families

Verse 1:
Lifes a daring adventure OR nothing at all
Don’t be scared or apprehensive, grab the bull by the horns
Take risks I’m on the offensive against those living large
While children starve
The system scars
Fight back, like theres no tomorrow
Melt the prison bars
Find maps, follow the hidden stars
keep ya head up
stand tall, the time has risen ya’ll
Our plans will make the man fall
Make demands, this is your call to arms
Take chances, turn your life to beautiful art
Ignite musical sparks,
That burn down this guilded prison
Take courage to heart, and insist on better living conditions
actualizing potentials amidst the sea of indifference
don’t be ruled from your room at a distance, consumed by big business
Your too strong to give in,
smash television wombs that stole ya vision, left ya lost
You’re better than that mission, don’t allow yourselves to be farmed
do more than get by, despite the pain, all of us should swarm,
Nows the best time to rearrange the game, flip the house of cards

Hook:

We all got our dreams, all got families,
Hate, love, fear, and need
We all die and bleed
We all got our dreams, we all fight and scheme
Hate, love, fear, and need,
We all die and bleed, all got families

Verse 2:
Dare to care, or indifference will haunt ya
Share with others who dare to wander,
Let no one treat ya like a numbers
I’ll never be conquered
No potential squandered
They’re the Predators
We’re the prey
So time hunt the hunters
Wake the fuck up from ya slumber
tired of waiting for summer
To do what we wanna
Ya Killing time, I’ll be the First-responders
I see the big picture,
So call me a long distance runner
Tearing the whole system asunder
Don’t support pillage and plunder
I’ll Lift the boot-heel your necks under
They keeps us estranged from one another
Get back into the fray, or be a consumer goner,
Obey the rich till your old and grey, that’s a foolish mantra
Don’t cave to sordid sponsors
Plunge the blade into this corporate monster

Hook:

Verse 3:
How can a plant grow if you don’t nurture it?
How can we overcome the feelings of worthlessness
Searchin for meaning in the merciless pit, fiending
For more than forfeited dreams and a death-wish
How can the wound heal if ya won’t address it,
I’ll open your heart, reveal the essence, to transcend the present
See the past glimpse the future, speak your vision, manifest it
Free to grasp the root of class collision, a rebel perspective
While most settle for concessions
they swallow bad medicine
I’m Taking ya’ll on an exodus,
Away from ya fall off the precipice
If ya trained to be respectable
They turn ya brain to a vegetable,
Lettin’ fear get the best of ya
Leave ya readily digestable
I’m gritty and irrepressible
Witty and unpredictable
I’m a chess professional,
cause I know’s conflicts inevitable
Know the enemies move ahead of em
Throw royalty off they pedestals
Track Name: Insurrection
"Insurrection"

Verse 1:

Born into shit,
I’m sworn to resist,
Always been a thorn in the side of Big Biz,
We can’t afford to submit, time to Think big…
Take over ya workplace, hand ya boss a pink slip
He told us we're all pre-rich
i believed em till the sherriff came to evict
and my debts eclipsed, my right to exist, i've seen shit
Protests been villianized, I mean it,
it’s getting late
the states militarized, it’s plain as day
free speech ain’t free, the cost is a cage
speak up- get framed and locked away
maybe lost in the rat race maze
but it’s not too late,
I’ve lived under the gun,
and I’ve lived under strain
Still Driven to overcome the hunger pains
while some brains get branded and tongues get trained
I Reveal the puppeteers who fund campaigns
See the banks in flames will burn gepetto’s strings
Lemme explain the game and set it straight
we don’t stop em now, how can we see a better day?
In this free market state,
control breeds hate
wall street the target
let’s clear the slate
test ya free-will, time to wrestle fate
Manifest with skills, don’t just speculate
We’re not vassals or slaves
Grab tha torch and storm the castles gates

Verse 2:

I’ll bring it to ya face
Talk is cheap
Mean what you say,
Say what you mean
Our Love & Rage
We’ll take it to the streets
The owners won’t let us dream
We won’t let em sleep
I’m in ya corner
Best believe
I gotcha back
Til we’re wild and free
Launch attacks
Till we get what we need
Don the black mask
The math doesn’t add up
That’s a haunting fact
Raid the rich
take the sponsors cash
we’re coming for the king
now the pawns have gats

Tip the scales
Of robber-baron policy
Pistol sales can
Flip the script of inequality
&

Get off your knees
the foods under lock and key
Soon charged you for clean air to breathe
It’s Manufactured scarcity
we make ends meet precariously
you got the match, (huh.)
I got the kerosene
Now we baring our teeth
And sharing their feast
I’m daring to get free
They’ll never break me,
I ain’t a rat
chasing fast cheese
Manipulation leads to catastrophe
Gentrification is dastardly
Don’t accept it passively,
That’s not how it has to be
Blast with me,
Turn ya life to a masterpiece
Learn from trouble strife and tragedy
In struggle we’re all one human family
So Get the last laugh with me

Not surprised our rights been neglected
Watch us rise tonight, it’s insurrection

Verse 3:

Back Against the Wall
Waiting for the Axe to Fall
Facing Shock and awe
we cock and draw, plan and plot,
Get your neck off the chopping block
It’s the final straw,
This is the last stop
We’re the have-nots
Why we share what we got
Tired of being double-crossed
Strike while the irons hot
All ya need is
spray-paint, rocks, and molotovs
go to war, don the black camoflauge
smash the chain stores
it’s economic sabotage,
Track Name: Nomadic Wanderlust
"Nomadic Wanderlust"

Verse 1:

Hit the open road,
the whole worlds ya home
The winds of change have blown
So I share what I know
Stoke the flames of revolt
Underground overgrown
Wonder how… wisdom sewn
Beyond words, sticks, and stones
Around earth I roll
Like the moon hurls tides to the coast

everywhere I go… that’s my home…

When shit hits the fan,
Understand… I’m a Ramblin’ man,
anarchist vandalist with a gargantuan clan
Panhandling with a spray-can in my hand
Fly by the seat of my pants, the road is the plan,
Wind at our backs, damaging cameras,
gain advantage over the man
send him off in an ambulance
some can’t handle this…
but fuck the management
I’ve had enough, I can’t stand it
Won’t get cuffed, stuck, or stranded,
Won’t die ahead of my time forever panicked
I’m an adventure addict, I’m dynamic never static
I’m Clever and nomadic cause Freedoms what I’m after
Ya efforts to grasp it will soon uncover the magic
Feathers untethered, to fill the skies with my laughter
My wings spread wide, fly high til the casket

Hook:

Hold my own
Roam like a rolling stone
Blow sativa in my zone
Down the less beaten road

My heart is my home
The seeds have been sewn,
into the dark unknown
Now my dreams have grown,

recite the CRAZIEST poems,
to ignite ya dome
rip mics that EXPLODE
with Spontaneous combustion flows

Verse 2:

Travel expands my minds frame
the time came
to explore concrete jungles and high plains
Get lifted with misfits, hitch-hike & ride trains,
Kissing under bridges my desires to disobey
drinkin' whisky night and day,
Pass the sensi light and blaze,
Lifes too short to behave or die a slave
When pigs twist our wrists, we live our lives enraged,
bring knives to fist fights and take a dive at your face
Recline in redwoods, rhyme in a haze…
Rebellin’ tellin stories around the fire-place
Dwell in the glory of stars get high as space
Make love til morning light after the cyphers slayed
We Smile at the wrath of the wine and grapes
That Finally let our minds escape
We want the worlds wide embrace,

On a journey to live

We crave simpler things,
Music that tug heart-strings
piss and vinegar pumpin through my veins
Dumpster-dive our food, you might call that strange
But if it’s free, then why pay?

Hook:

Hold my own
Roam like a rolling stone
Blow sativa in my zone
Down the less beaten road

My heart is my home
The seeds have been sewn,
into the dark unknown
Now my dreams have grown,

recite the CRAZIEST poems,
to ignite ya dome
rip mics that EXPLODE
with Spontaneous combustion flows

verse 3:

Laugh & Love with us wandering spirits…
Blast off in the blue yonder, cause were fearless
Enough resolve & calm perseverance, magnificent
We Know where we stand, we’re gifted dissidents
Traveling caravan of shoplifting miscreants
Actions riskiest, but I’m gathering life experience
Attack ignorance, and the avarice of big businesses
we lost our innocence
found out how real it gets, when feds bury militants,
neck deep in the sand
Still Wonder why we throw blows in advance
Never froze-up, we dance
Scream, shout, and let it out
you know my style,
you know what I’m about,
I’m volatile,
Always known as
the problem child
subversive & wild
cutting hands off ya clock dials,
Track Name: Freedom
"Freedom"

Intro: What you risk determines what you value

Verse 1:

Shell-shocked I’ve been through protest warzones
Got battle-scars on my mind & more than a few broken bones
hit with night-sticks til I’ve bled spoken poems
Left in the cold and froze, STILL it ain’t over though
Don’t switch sides, Hit the frontlines, get off the ropes
The going gets rough, I’ll get tough, won’t just blow smoke
Put my body on the line, it’s do or die, blow the chrome at those hording dough til the overthrow
While Suits & Ties, rule and divide,
Whose got control of ya mind, you decide
I’m Risking life and limb for my beliefs
Never give up, never give in to corporate cannibal schemes
Defend the mountains, the seas, the animals, the trees
Fight for the poor, pigs closing the door, we’re demanding the keys

Hook:

STAND UP, for what you believe in
WAKE THE FUCK UP, we spent too long sleeping
SPRAY EM UP, WALL STREET [THIEVES] LEFT US BLEEDING
BREAK THE HAND-CUFFS, STEAL BACK YOUR FREEDOM

Verse 2:

I’m a man of integrity,
I won’t just let it be
We don’t hang together,
We’ll hang separately,=
For revolt, I got the recipe
fight back collectively,
in the open and clandestinely
Outspoken til the death of me
Ya choking,’ Give the rich a vasectomy
Soak em, since they hijacked the necessities
Stole our lasting legacy,
aimed at our backs with weaponry
Left us to freeze horrendously
Shortened our life expectancy
Destroy self-esteem to control us mentally,
In the streets, on the job… or in the penitentiaries
We’ve been getting robbed… for mother-fuckin centuries
Once upon a time, we overthrew kings and dynastys
Now corporate tyrants rule behind the scenes quietly
They buy off politicians, and crush movements violently
Every dollar we give em, funds financial piracy,
They prey on passivity, twist the knife and fire me
Silence is complicity when the accrue property privately,
…no room for accountability…
They bury our urgency in the tomb of stability
So consumed with security ya hand over ya liberty
Free yaself from mental slavery, resist physically
The rich won’t surrender wealth willingly
toss the nobility in a guillotine, for their tyranny

Hook:

STAND UP, for what you believe in
WAKE THE FUCK UP, we spent too long sleeping
SPRAY EM UP, WALL STREET [THIEVES] LEFT US BLEEDING
BREAK THE HAND-CUFFS, STEAL BACK YOUR FREEDOM

Verse 3:

I’m a black block militant,
Wild, & free-spirited
A hell raising, Maverick, and a drastic lyricist
They’ll call me crazy and savage cause I’m passionate and serious
An outcast inverting the fascist pyramid
A different cast of characters,
Pushing the master’s narrative
Don’t trust the markets heartless math we’ve inherited
I’m a truth-teller, a warrior, a rebel, why they fearin this
I’m peerless, it’s blowback, spitting hard facts
Gotta think fast, theres a target on my back
Monopoly has spread, so I’ll go father than the rest
cause
Property is theft, so now your martyrs are dead
Business is government, governments a business
Nothing left,
but a gun to our head
and a rope around our necks
Use our fear of violent death
To rule us till our dying breath,
I won’t stay silent in check,
I cheat the reaper laugh in death’s face,
Even when getting dragged to an early grave,

We got nothing to lose but our chains, and the world to gain
Track Name: Night Of Love & Rage
"Night of Love and Rage"

Love is mutual aid carried into practice
Love is more than mere words, it’s actions
Love is the enemy of preconceptions and prejudice
Love is the highest evidence,
We don’t need mayors and senators
that peoples needs more important then the rights of creditors
Love is the defiler of establishment norms and laws
Love is the annulment of our marriage to alienations many flaws
Love is the conqueror of hopelessness and despondency
Love is the heightened awareness of one’s own capabilities
Love is not allowing our dreams be smothered
Love is the intensified compassion for others
Love is actualizing desire
Love is actually lighting fires
Love is defending a comrade till death
Love is fighting back, defying threats
Refusing to be ruled till your dying breath
Love is a challenge in fact, a careful balancing act
takes tons of talent and tact
To weigh the needs of the individual with those of the collective
And ensure that the earth’s rights are universally respected
Love is the soil where solidarity finds purchase
Love is disobeying when they say resistance is worthless
Love is overcoming the confines of ego
Love is the inescapable attraction of equals

When they slay the dove?
Who gets paid…
Who can afford to shrug?
My Rage… comes from a place of love.

Whenever I spark upheaval,
Remember my hearts with the people…"
Track Name: License to Be Violent ft. Valerie Irene
License to Be Violent

Hook:

The way things are, is not the way they outta be
They use authority to extend our poverty
No prisons bars, destroy private property
Fuck those in charge, overthrow the aristocracy

Verse 1:

I don’t wanna live til I’m old,
rather die bold, be bolder
I’m tired of the weight of the world on my shoulders,
instead of getting what’s mine what I’m owed, sir
They want me passing time,
behind bars busting boulders
They raise walls but I’ll get over, I’m a get over
Guns go bust, when you a soldier
I’m a soldier in this class war, I thought I told ya
We burn millionaires mansions till they smoulders

Hook:

The way things are, is not the way they outta be
They use authority to extend our poverty
No prisons bars, destroy private property
Fuck those in charge, overthrow the aristocracy

Verse 2:

I don't stick to to life that scripted
I don't think the rich are god's gift cause they're tight-fisted
the necks of these pigs might get twisted,
for leaving us poor, sick, and evicted,
neglected, cold, hungry, and naked,
lift em off their feet in a second
left us with less to eat, we got digested
feed the world starve the rich, since they invested in paying us pennies for boring routines,
assign chores til we feel we we're born to please,

Hook:

The way things are, is not the way they outta be
They use authority to extend our poverty
No prisons bars, destroy private property
Fuck those in charge, overthrow the aristocracy

Verse 3:

Fuck a right to be silent
I gotta license to be violent
overthrow ruling class tyrants
meet in the streets, start a food riot
make the rich choke on gold like that fool king midas
ya fearin this? just listen
watch as I’ll topple pyramid systems
fuck power-hungry politicians
backed by big business villians,
let’s cut the noose of profits
the time has risen… the time has risen
we demand greater options
than dying in a gold-plated coffin
stop playin possum
if your following stock-tips,
you'll be swallowing glock clips
don’t knock this
Challenge the path of least resistance
betray privilege gained through indifference
Take the less traveled road
It’s time to lock and load
Take the less traveled road
Time to take back what were owed
Track Name: Stay True
"Stay True"

Verse 1:

Find the fire inside of me
Display my desires and
what inspires me
my hearts the only compass
that’s guiding me
focus on my art single-mindedly
not on those despising me
cause my foes lied to me
Said we’re Free in society
But the divide is steep
Ya gotta grind to eat
Or die in these streets
So Most stay quite and meak
But Not me… Not me
Reveal my mind and speak
smoke the finest weed,
dance with revelry
Sail wide and deep
Across the 7 seas,
let’s get free collectively,
Our destiny
destroy the dollar diety
money brings bliss fleetingly
Connection with others is what we need to breath
So I Flow fluidly,
To pursue my dreams
Spit the truth lucidly
But no one will sign me,
Show the bigger picture in it’s entirety
I think too deeply, and I rhyme too fiery,
I get heated and irie, I’ll never go quietly,
piss on your piety, leave this cold world firing,

Verse 2:

Smothered
In societal stencils
Fear of taking chances
Paralyzes potential,
Snuffs our creative spark,
Limits our mental angle
Til we don’t know where to start
Imagination strangled
They made us hate ourselves
And love their wealth
But falling short on this route
Drained minds and hollowed us out
Self-esteem destroyed by fears and doubts
But There’s more to life than being someone elses cash-cow
So don’t back down ya’ll
it’s not too late
Don’t listen to what liars say
All Empires fade away
I’ll Inspire ya to grow and change,
The whole of society could be equally arranged
Don’t get stuck in place, Don’t avoid or delay
Or ya might get sucked into the void and decay
be daring and brave,
not scared and afraid
Voice ya rage
Time to seize the day

Verse 3:

It’s non-phixion
As the plot thickens,
I think critical
but I spit optimistic
caught in this twisted prison
I Got no inihibitions
Use my guts and intuition
Cause the clock is ticking
The sands are shifting
our potentials infinite
Manifest a vision of resistance
A world without the poor getting charged out of existence
Not a place where victors play the victim
Hiding his hate behind a fiction of innocence
leave no stone unturned
no task unfinished since
Time waits for no one
no matter how vigilant
These capitalist left a void, so I’m filling it
their house of cards, I’m flippin it
even if I gotta put a hit on big business, shit
Only got one life, I’ll live it to the fullest
No lies or gimmicks ya’ll... I’ll bite the bullet
Track Name: Politicians Interlude
"Politicians Interlude"

"Why they do us like that?
Why they do us like this?

The invisible hand of the market has a tight fist
Ruling class donates, wealth gap widens
Only foolish Lambs vote to lie down with lions
Corruption payin for systematic violence
So gluttons stayin rich while they rapin the environment
Reforms just forestall the collapse
We live in a war basically based on class
gender, sexuality and race detract
from how much cash you can stack
A run on the state by the banks
public purse ransacked, safety nets slashed,
you ask why that’s
stray-shots spray cops who die fast
when fat cats scratch backs for pay-offs
Riots are backlash,
For sweat-shops and lay-offs,
fast-track to liberation from brain-wash so blast back!



While they did us like that

We’ve Reached critical mass,
No turning back, It’s physical fact,
We live in the earth’s dying gasp
Got out the fire now here’s the frying pan
streams so polluted wonder how the fish hatch
trees consumed for lumber, forests turned to thick ash
what the point of land-grabs if planet can’t adapt
what good is hording wealth when no one left to buy ya crap

so think on that,
when you vote republicrats
they don’t represent you,
they represent the owning class
Phony cats, with crony rats
Who signed donation checks
Won’t toe the line, I pay em no respect!"
Track Name: The Forgotten Ones
"The Forgotten Ones"

Intro:

No Honor Among Kings

Strike fast
when nights black
It’s all a heist man
Lives get high-jacked by the crimes of finance
To get your rights back
Go to war, burn a white flag

When the poor get buried, light a match
We’re canaries in the mine shaft

Verse 1:

Where will they go, when they’re kicked out of their homes?
Who will they rob, when they lose their jobs
Who gets killed, when folks can’t pay the bills
Who slayed ya neice, when babies need to eat
When everywhere is gentrified, who get’s left to die?
Who gets arrested for flying signs, then can’t pay the fines
You wonder why, we undermine their designs
those who baked the pie deserve a fair slice
Rich parasites won’t share a bite
They Pave over paradise,
wonder why terror strikes
YOUR too scared of their might
To step out of line
But I’m fuckin down to fight, down to grind,
cause suckers want us outta sight outta mind
Robbed on the job for hours of our time
The most important thing that we own in our lives
Artists, Writers, Musicians unite
hip-hoppers, punk-rockers, Choose A Side
Buskers, Street-kids, Hustlers, get it poppin tonight
Drop some dynamite & topple corporate giants,
The time is ripe, Pigs can’t stop a force of lions


Hook:

Cockin guns… we’re the forgotten ones
Ain’t got a lot… but theres a lot of us
We get left to rot on the bottom rungs
So we scheme and plot like robin hood
Mob deep… on ya metropolis,
Share the feast… that belongs to all of us
Free the populace from greed and dominance

I shot the sherriff of Nottingham
We’re Tougher than any cage he could lock us in
We will not run,
we’re the… forgotten ones
Ain’t got a lot but theres a lot of us
Who Get left to rot on the bottom rungs
So we scheme and plot like robin hood
Mob deep on ya metropolis,
Share the feast that belongs to all of us
We’ll free the populace from greed and dominance

Verse 2:

It’s a paradox
A catch 22
Never given a fair shot
By those that rule
Why We ain’t scared of the cops
That protect silver spoons
We’ll climb the bean stalk
And steal his golden goose
it’s fight or flight
We’ll Unite to win
get off the fence
We’re risking life and limb
through thick or thin
Cause It’s Sink or swim
So Resist til your very last inch
Don’t choke, flinch, or retreat
See a pigs nose… go for broke
til HE turns the other cheek
How we roll when
Hanging by the skin of our teeth
Fewer jobs, means the price of life is cheap
They slashin food stamps we can’t provide for our seeds
In a flash, we’ll spark riots in the streets
we need friends to make ends, meet
Don’t just make amends, take revenge with me
and bite the hand that beats
aristocracy is obsolete democracy is a fantasy
guilty til proven wealthy is insanity
from sea to shining sea
reclaim ya humanity

Hook

Verse 3:

We Couldn’t make the payments
Now we’re Kicked to the pavement
It’s insane children freeze
When buildings are vacant
Like people under the stairs
Chained in the basement
The down-trodden face displacement
We Want housing gotta take it
Back,
Raise the stakes
slay these fat cats
We need a jail break
Face the facts
Cut the barbed wire
We’re Dressed in all black,
spark desire
to smash the bars of this cage
fight fire with fire to go out in a blaze
Tear down the fences
Friends unarrested,
Sledgehammers to the walls of this prison
Sending a message,
To those that oppress
we don’t need your blessings
To achieve our aims
we’ll do what it takes
to break our chains
no one has the right to exploit and enslave
so I draw a line in the sand
Got the spine to take a stand
the teeth to bite the hand
tenants are peasants
to those who lord the land
companies got blood on their brands
not safe to leave my fates in the palms of greedy men
till all are free, we’ll take the streets again
These thieves prey on the powerless,
that displays cowardice
Do you know how late the hour is?
Track Name: Now or Never ft. MK Ultra
"Now or Never"

MK Ultra Verse 1:

its like give your life up for the hustle
give your life up for the game
dollars dollars get it get it
any way it’s all the same
police wanna jail us investgate detail us
federales forensic files trail us
white collar swine ATF FBI
Im fighting back going in for mines
Poisons Pesticides cancers not benign fam cries
Vest strapped with 40 and a 9
Physically collide, World wide.. heads high.
For those killed, jailed never testified never snitched
Never Lost their pride, tot the state grime

Strife Verse 1:

Take a look in the mirror
And repeat this here:
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death
total obliteration in all respect
I will face my fear.
I will let it pass through me with patience
And when it’s past I will see my minds eye adjacent
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. At last
... I’ll wipe a tear from my eye and blast back
Chug a beer, and that’s that… yeah… that’s that
we on the fast track, to a class clash, status… pending
born into a life of shit
Go out declaring my own ending
you understand the meaning, declare my own beginning
go out of this cruel world swinging
and grinning, you understand the meaning,
understand how I’m leaning, tight…
Point blank
Who has the right to run your life?
You have the right to run your life

Hook:

we deserve better
than this
were in this together
now or never , light spliffs

we deserve better
than this
were in this together
now or never, raise ya fist

we deserve better
than this
were in this together
now or never , load clips

we deserve better
than this
were in this together
light spliffs
raise ya fist
load clips

Strife Verse 2:

Keep it in perspective
I’ll make it explicit
As long as oppression existed
There’s always been resistance
As long as there’s been shady big business,
There’s been resistance
As long as there’s been lazy government indifference
There’s been resistance
As long as we’ve been fooled by religious restrictions
There’s been resistance
As long as most have conformed to petty systems
Some have learned to overcome the deadly contradictions
And that’s resistance, pulling triggers, question how you living, that’s resistance, and that’s the realness


MKUltra 2nd verse:

prison complex generating profits
billionaire execs cash the biggest checks
corporate conquest global markets
Military swine department
special forces US marshals
Execute demands of the major caucus
pig is a pig no conscious noxious progress
locked populous forced through the process
for drug relatd nonsense
caught in a case lost behind steel gates
lifting weights reading books, poison food on your plate
industries of slavery dominate
subvert economies
study Feasibly of getting paid illegally,
risking prison time unreasonably
the grind is resistance basically
resist complacency
Track Name: A Better World is Possible
"A Better World Is Possible"

Hook:

Together, we’re unstoppable
A Better World Is Possible
Together, we’re unstoppable
A Better world is possible
Never sell out to corporate control
We are building a new world in the shell of the old X2

Verse 1:

We are the 99%
the ones who get left behind in all this mess
Banks bailed out, now they shred the social safety net
If we rise up, we face crazy threats
Spend our whole Lives trapped in a haze of debt,
Can’t pay student loans or pay the rent
Most Living paycheck to paycheck,
So our Cars & Homes got Repossessed
Can’t keep a roof over our heads
living in streets, or living in tents,
Either way, We’re Facing death by benign neglect,
The time is now to Resist the 1%,
They try to blame the victims, that’s pure nonsense
They got their riches through enslavement and conquest
The time is now to Resist the 1%,
Never Submit, we’re facing death by benign neglect

Hook

Verse 2:

We Need unity for community
We need unity for co-mutiny
Get off your knees
& get what you need!
Occupy Wall Street, all day all week
Occupy All Streets
& Bring the golden bull to it’s knees
For true equality
Bridge communities
Reclaim space &
live communally
spark mutiny
And soon you’ll see
We got Strength in Numbers
Don’t let the social fabric be torn asunder
Occupy and provide for ya sisters and brothers
Time to strike like thunder, time to strike like thunder
We have a right to resist any system
Rewardin’ greed and indifference
but can’t feed it’s children
Can’t do it alone… We need Unity in Resistance
Don’t sell out, Don’t Lose Your convictions
We need unity in Resistance
What’s missing in this system, human connection, just listen
You’re hearts not made of pumps, gears, and pistons
The 1% got bailed out, the titanic christened…

Hook

Verse 3:

The 1% got endless wealth to thrive
Bare-bones we counting pennies to survive
they’re the few, we are the many, time to rise
No orders from on high, we’ll self-organize
Build below, grass-roots resistance
Directly democratic autonomous interdependence
Self-defense of our tents, repression’s senseless
The poor are put on trial we’re full time defendants

Hook:

Together, we’re unstoppable
A Better World Is Possible
Together, we’re unstoppable
A Better world is possible
Never sell out to corporate control
We are building a new world in the shell of the old x 2
Track Name: The Right to Resist
“A Right To Resist”

Intro:

I see how it is…
Repression for the Poor
Tax-Breaks for the Rich?
How’s that justice?
Bailouts for the upper crust
While We Face Death by a 1000 budget cuts, the systems corrupt
Enough is enough, the systems corrupt, enough is enough
Refuse to submit

Hook:

We have a right to resist
When the state serves the 1%
Their powers illegit
Refuse to submit
We have a right to resist
When the state serves the 1%
Their powers illegit

Verse 1:

We’re losing sight
Foods a basic human right
We’re losing sight
Educations a human right
We’re losing sight
Health cares a human right
We’re losing sight
Shelters A Human Right
Choose to fight or lose your rights
When the states serving corporate might
Don’t get bitten twice
Don’t just ask for a piece, demand your slice
Take control of your own damned life
Occupy all sites all day all night,
Unite to fight then call a general strike,
Make the rich will pay for all this strife
Make the rich will pay for all this strife

Hook:

We have a right to resist
When the state serves the 1%
Their powers illegit
Refuse to submit
We have a right to resist
When the state serves the 1%
Their powers illegit

Verse 2:

Never kneel, to the dollar bill, greed kills, the rich steal
Look at the blood they spilled,
For Short-sighted profit, Corrupt business deals
Decolonize your mind, resistance for real
No more united state of amnesia,
No more monopolistic media
No more bowing to these corporate leaders
Who cheat and beat us
Our rights face search and seizure

Hook

Verse 3:

Capitalism is the crisis… face-it,
Reforms given us longer chains, bigger cages,
The 1% gave us genocide, & eco-devastation
colonialism, imperialism, & privatization
Now It’s a race to the bottom for these slave wages
Bootstrap mythologies, backed by free market hatred
Monopolies, & bureaucracies have more than two faces
So the whole globe bowing to neo-feudal corporations

Hook x 2

Verse 4:

From the Paris Uprisings to Tahrir Square
We’re looking for a world that’s equal & shared
the Zapatistas to the Spanish Acampadas
A new worlds in our hearts no, we haven’t forgotten
the stolen lands of Palestine to the tribes of the Lakota
For a world free of military & corporate takeovers
the Battle in Seattle to the Squatters in Greece
As long as there’s no justice, there can never be peace
Cascadian Tree-Sits to strikes in Flint, Michigan
The owners want endless expansion though resources dwindling
From the Oakland Commune to the Demands of the Black Panthers
For a world free of bosses, bureaucrats, & landlords
From revolutions in Syria, Bahrain, & Tunisia
From the Arab Spring to the factories of Argentina
to occupy wall street and all comrades who believed us
Solidarity world-Wide to those fighting for their freedom
Track Name: Splendid Vengeance
"Splendid Vengeance"

Hook:

Pull the plug,
And Cut the cord,
make these sick fascists
fall on their own swords

Pull the plug,
And Cut the cord,
make these rich bastards
fall on their own swords x2


Verse 1:

They wonder why we’re so lawless
it all makes sense,
when you can’t make enough dollars,
Whose left behind, whose stuck in squalor,
Rise up, time to rip off ya collars,
rip off your muzzle, hit me up, piece, holla,
I’m a street scholar,
Bringin the heat, Dropping knowledge,
Throw down in a tussle,
Hold it down, like jobs we juggled
Reppin the hustle, busting gats with gusto,
Raise ya fist
Got brains and muscles to resist
Drinking a fifth
Strife struggling, bare-knuckling it
the beast nipples you been suckling, kid…
they got you stuck in place but somethings got to give,
wall street smothers ya dreams, so fuck that shit
big brothers fronting for fat cats & foolish pigs
cut the upper crust, so we all can l truly live,
blaze this shit…
for all ya’ll unruly kids
bring the ruckus, somethings soon to give,
cut the upper crust, so we all can truly live,
bring the ruckus, somethings soon to give,
cut the upper crust, so we all can truly live,

Hook

Verse 2:

pull my sword out,
on the route to war now
With more style, I’ll take ya whole force out
Wall Street will be torn down
By the poor child, on the route to war now, blasting
When exploited from the cradle to the casket
Can’t afford to forget The Struggles everlasting
I fight with the cunning masses
against the moneyed masters
Their Coveting our assets, and covering their asses
Fuck these fascists and their minions
The rich Claim the earth as their own dominion
They Have An Unconscious wish for extinction
Obssessed by power’s and wealth’s sick prescriptions
They Left the whole globe in miserable conditions
As they crush resistance,
And imprison the living
Tell us to follow, listen
and bow in submission
But What happens
when most got no pot to piss in?

The poor are on a vengeance mission
To overthrow this horrendous system
The poor are on a vengeance mission
To overthrow this horrendous system