Basements: Music To Fight Hypocrisy

by Wild Animals

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1.
I feel tired of passing out before dark and losing a vital spark of my childhood charm It was fun but now I’ve turned into a bore No more hospital wards and I owe you one. I could’ve let you slip through my fingers Sleepless Sundays put through the wringer It’s something I wanna do but they doubt that I’ll see it through I’m half convinced that’s how things are gonna be. At times we're all invaded by doubt A desire to blow out, a flickering flame No shame, a drunken reverie No pain, till you're a memory Though I've never been the king of moderation I did upset you when I was on a winner And will I still shine in your eyes as my hair gets thinner It’s something I wanna do but they doubt that I’ll see it through I’m half convinced that’s how things are gonna be.
2.
Paula had no hope of joining the sports team Her father said that it was just a fad He had no idea why. ('Cause) she'd heard Young 'till I Die She snuck in her brother's room just to play along Fon always says the first time he really heard a bass line Was on the opening track of And Out Come The Wolves Some values that he stands by Fourteen songs that changed his life 1996 Less Talk More Rock What would be of me if I had never come across you? Music to fight hypocrisy So crank up the stereo let’s celebrate before it is too late Those chords that tie us all together Oooooh if I could repay all those hours you gave me, fond memories! So i'm most grateful for friends I've made, for your sonic embrace. I know it sounds funny but I must confess Heavy metal saved my life when I was depressed So crank up the stereo let’s celebrate before it is too late Those chords that tie us all together Oooooh if i could repay all those hours you gave me, fond memories! So I'm most grateful for friends I've made for your sonic embrace.
3.
Elevator Boy 01:59
I took a ride rusty old time machine, to summer 2000 my conscience was clean. At nights me and Fali would get lost in the alley and sunrise wake up on the beach. 2 bottles of cava with Evelyn and Barbara, I worked through the summer and flew out to see her. Stayed with her family, took ‘shrooms at a party and when I got back I started my degree. So where is my life, I do see it once or twice And don’t forget when all this comes to an end, I’m just an elevator boy. Jump 12 months later the same elevator, though we’d started a new band called “Hour Standard Romance”. Played a few shows then we all came to blows, just a video and a cd for posterity. The sour taste of failure, 2 goths from Australia at the hotel Flamingo, my friends’ old blue Twingo. It’s not about nostalgia but some things do haunt you like Mary with a tear running down her cheek. So where is my life, I catch glimpses once or twice And don’t forget when all this comes to an end, I’m just an elevator boy.
4.
Avocado 02:54
Wheels in motion and a chill in my bones Gas stations, I'm sick of looking on the labels Avocado is God! I collapse down in your basement Disintegrated Tomorrow's friends, tonight we're only strangers (No jokes!) Appreciated Broken twisted necks, singalongs and political discussions Highway police, make my heart beat faster Go fuck themselves! Nobody at the show last night It's overrated Your words and smile mean the world to us (For real!) Appreciated I collapse down in your basement Disintegrated Tomorrow's friends, tonight we're only strangers (No jokes!) Appreciated
5.
Left no options, home evictions, these men in suits condemn our fate Sad ones wear frowns, kicked my door down and marched my ideals to the county jail Do their privileges work against us? Now we realize we have to react. This monopoly that disgusts me, states abuse illegitimate violence to maintain the status quo Could I use it if I knew things were gonna change? Mum’s expecting, laws rejecting and in the end it all boils down to this Slanted futures they will use your paper slips to buy a sweeter life Is there anybody to defend us? Now they’ve gone and taken the little we had. This monopoly that disgusts me, states abuse, it’s nothing new to maintain the status quo Could I use it if I knew things were gonna change?
6.
Wave goodbye, coastline. I'm leaving you to find a bigger picture, another state of mind. Say hello, city lights. A new and stressful fight, I've won tonight. A means to an end? Are we still afraid? Autumn birds scrape the sky, they're leaving me to find a dead-end future, established currency of life. Mine's a different plight. Hush the inner voices I just crushed tonight. A means to an end? Are we still afraid? I'd never stopped to think about pollution. Their repression won't bring me down. My folks here, they talk about revolution. My ennui's a thing of the past. A means to an end, and now we're not afraid! I'd never stopped to think about pollution. Their repression won't bring me down. My folks here, they talk about revolution. My ennui's a thing of the past.
7.
Do you remember when you found out Bob was Leland? Your grandma's red curtains, they never looked the same. Did you imagine your own death at the start of Six Feet Under, and do you ever wonder who'll put you in the ground? Do you connect with them or are you only dreaming? The screen cut to black but we don't stop believing! Did you feel upset when Bodie took down Wallace? On Baltimore streets you can't trust even your best friends When the credits rolled did you stop to think just where the ducks went when they flew away? Do you connect with them or are you only dreaming? The screen cut to black but we don't stop believing! Television blows!
8.
Guilty 01:16
Lately everybody's talking about the boy lying on the beach. When everyday the same thing happens And you don't take the streets We were all schooled to look the other way! When it comes to national pastimes You scream for animal rights Another way to clean your conscience As you sit and take another bite Are we all culprits of the same old crime? I never said I wasn’t At least I don’t deny it A battle fought within me That I hope I’ll win someday
9.
Looking back though me and Zack weren’t as tight as I often made us out to be We shared moments, absent fathers He always seemed a gentle soul to me Sometime late last year, he thought he had a bright idea Took off all his clothes And went for a swim in a fountain Now when I see him he always asks me for a cigarette When my parents got divorced She drove me down to the shore Where me and Javi would talk for hours about her She was my first but not the last I’d be lying if I said that she did break my heart Three months were green, not grey Stuck out in California Unlike Luigi I never pay for Wi-Fi My green illusion, a blood transfusion It was the worst mistake I’d made until today Three random stories, a shortcut to glory The worst mistake I’d made until today
10.
A ten year habit hard to break a new relationship was sure to be the worst mistake 5 months later while on tour I saw you hide behind cymbals all my plans went up in smoke but it was supposed that you liked girls so I had to talk to Elias resolve those feelings that did hurt That night in Zaragoza! This heart has no logic but who listens to it when you meet someone who is damn near perfect 5 years later I'm still hooked on your green eyes although Pablo and Blanca say that you are blonde We're not dumb enough to think our thing will last forever but I'm sure of one thing: Whether we're together or we're not I will love you no matter what if we're together or we're not No matter what! Forever! I'm also pretty sure I'll always sing this song thinking about you and with a smile I hope you feel the same and sing it the same way thinking about me with affection.

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Thanks also to all who support and keep the DIY community alive. This release is a collaborative effort in this spirit. Much love to the labels below!

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Bcore Disc (Spain)
La Agonía de Vivir (Spain)
Pifia Records (Spain)
strictly no capital letters (UK)
Good Post Day Records (UK)
Dingleberry Records (Germany)
Epidemic Records (Italy)
Inhumano Records (Switzerland)
One Wild Collective (France)

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Waterslide Records (Japan)

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Pifia Records (Spain)
Finu Records (Spain)

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released May 20, 2016

Wild Animals are Jamie, Fon and Paula.
This album was made during four days in January 2016. If truth be told we had pasta for dinner every night.
Recorded and mixed by "The Almighty" Santi García at his studio Ultramarinos Costabrava (Sant Feliu de Guíxols)
Mastered by Víctor García at Ultramarinos Mastering.
Artwork by Manu Griñón (www.manugrinon.com)
Photo by Niko Bleach
All songs by Wild Animals

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