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Start From Scratch! (2010)

by Antillectual

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Bring it on Let's start from scratch We need a reality check Armed with second opinions Not afraid to use them Now it's time, time for plan B My First Crisis This is not a drill Too true to be good Think outside the box Every crisis is a moral crisis Now we can become what we want to be The system broke Repairing is not possible Replacing the only option Recycling what is useful Now the dust has settled It's up to us We want regime change
Stop calling me sick! This is not the disease I meant Healthcare for all This is not the cure I need Swallow it whole Who doesn't want to become a doctor I will tongue your pills Don't want to be a healthy consumer Built to resist Challenge everything I can't believe it's not out yet, how come we buy it, time after time Maybe we're born with it, maybe it's make-believe, I'm lovin' it I object, practically and principally Supported by overpriced products and underpaid temp jobs I hope our backs didn't hurt your knives? On your profit crusade Selling the biggest dwarf alive Despise the converted Selling the smallest giant alive Where is our money? Bailing out the sinners Where is our lobby? What happened to our voice our vote Where dreams begin Let's make things better The best a man can get Make the most of now Impossible is nothing Just do it, yes we can Because you're worth it Be all you can be
The hunt is on! The gloves are off! Another attempt to protect your own self interest Another attempt to corrupt our moral principles Denying rights to those who blow their whistle Corruption, fraud and dirty linen Whistle-blowers outlawed by established authorities Losing the battle but hopefully winning the war Sexual abuse among the abstinent Selling us cigarettes for medicines Price-fixing pushing the prices Illegal weapon trade and export Corporate, clerical and political arrogance Exuberance, I hope it will fall And push up those who have been pushed down before Never asked for this role but they'll play it The church in all its manifestations The political arena and all its participants The corporate community and those who rule it All scared to death their crooked secrets will come out
Why the hell should we follow you? What kind of example is this? America's worst role model Reconcile, "shock and awe" Why the hell should we follow you? For the example you set at home? The government allows the industry To tease us with what they forbid Selling you sex when it's oh so wrong But having a gun is your right A sweet and sour taste is all that's left Once you tasted forbidden fruit Only god can judge you, you say Only god can judge the USA and its policy What do you think his verdict will be? Is god still on your side? But thank god I'm not religious All these omens would be threatening me Scared to death I'd reconsider And regret that everything is a reaction Two-faced ethics, fond of scandals and hypocrisy Impose morality from above Media bombing us with "wardrobe malfunctions" from below
Nike commercials telling me that skateboarding is not a crime Maybe not anymore since they bailed it out From independent and resistant to contracts, million dollar cars Upgrading culture, conformed to cruise on the main stream Graffiti in the galleries, studded belts at the H&M Tattoos on the playing field, counterculture fully enclosed Upgrade underground culture if you cannot forbid their domain Or push them out of the market. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em They try to cut the ground from under our feet and steal our thunder How are we supposed to dissociate us from them? And resist against the mainstream if that mainstream keeps on chasing us Before you know it, you will hear this, on your radio
The next casualty in line The next threat rising from youth culture Either disarmed or illegalized Downgraded and removed Squatting is not a crime Squatting continues The petty bourgeoisie at war with their own legacy Defending speculation Artists, students, bands like us Culture in general, greatly indebted to squatting A shelter For what is valuable For what is not for sale For what has no commercial interest at all Callousness, why should I care I've got my house, I can drink my beer Ignore its role in art and housing Stress the conflicts and incidents A place for those without one A home for those without one An outlet for those without one No squatter is illegal
"It's dead already" "As if you make a difference" "You don't know what you're missing" "It's in our nature" Inconsistency galore Bullfights nay, slaughtering OK? Double standards the norm Fur pelts nay, leather jackets OK? Let's get this done Take the next step, emancipate Beware of sliding scales and slippery slopes Pamela Anderson, Weird Al Yankovic, Hitler and Meatloaf can't be wrong Join the club, enter our sky box Moral crusaders Shout down to the plebs A call to morality, the always effective "It's in your own best interest" Somewhere halfway it's me Climbing the slope Together with the rest of us So far to go Join the club
Take a look at our economy Take a look at our politics Take a look at our morality What a chance to progress A Western world at sixes and sevens Now is the time To push over what is staggering And welcome the new paradigm Crisis Opportunities for others The orient knocking on our door Claiming what is theirs And a final closure of colonization But to every advantage There is a disadvantage Together with their takeaway We import and accept their standards
Our Hearts 03:01
We are the poets who scream Stumble and swear We are the artists who paint With black and gray This is a personal fight, this fight is personal We shut the fuck up And let our actions speak We cheat on life With five finger discount We embrace the night with adventure in our eyes With fire in our hearts Every silence that we break, every life that we reclaim We seek for the beaches Beneath the pavement* We look for the forests Behind the skyscrapers
The New Jew 03:32
Forget about the fascists Forget about the communists We are in need of a new enemy Thank god we found one, the new jew Without "you" we don't know who "we" are We need a new enemy To consolidate those divided We need a new enemy Create cohesion, one national family We are fighting wars of fear Terrorized by intimidation Panic and fear spreading insecurity Their uproar against us A natural reaction Could you swear to react different Under the same circumstances? Criminalized as threat Generalized and forced to deviate From our biases Biased till proven otherwise
You might think it is old fashioned To preach about the bio industry You might think it is not hip To worry about nuclear waste You might think it is politically correct To fight discrimination You might think it's simply boring To use words like capitalism Old fashioned, not hip & politically correct But in this changing world there are certain rights worth fighting for Human, animal and environmental rights Of all times, of all places, always of value Anti-globalism, climate change Making politics sexy again It's getting hot in here Trim your sail to the wind of change A weather beaten dusty squat our foundation The maxims on its walls our inspiration
So Much More 03:35
Patience, time to relax This is what people do in their weekends This is what some do for a hobby A nice distraction to others It certainly should not be That forced family meeting The same faces, talks and expectations Even though it sometimes feels just like one This is our life We put our hearts and heads into My brain, my hands, want to be inspired We are not in it for the back stage beer Not for the girls We are not in it for the after-party Or the big pay-check at the end of every month Fuck the reunions, fuck the macho competition Fuck the hypes, if I can't revolt, it's not my party This is our life We prefer it meaningful Not our safe haven


released November 1, 2010

Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Nico van Montfort (XPZ Sound) and Antillectual




Antillectual Nijmegen, Netherlands

Antillectual from Nijmegen, the Netherlands plays a socially conscious, melodic blend of music, ranging from ‘90’s skate punk to ‘00’s emo and ‘10’s orgcore. Creating their own unique blend of stolen riffs and borrowed song titles, while carrying the torch of European punkrock. ... more


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