Illuminate

by Ripoff

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released February 2, 2017

Engineered/Mixed/Mastered by Chris Palfrey

All music written by Ripoff
All lyrics written by Chris Palfrey

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Track Name: 1st Things 1st
something going on today in this fine country
free speech is on the ropes and getting beat to shit
what you say is not ok if you hurt feelings
society needs to get a fucking thicker skin

i have the right to speak my mind
even if its something that you dont like
and im not gonna apologize
for this phony outrage from narrow minds

then there comes the day
when free speech is taken away
well know we did this to ourselves

sticks and stones may break my bones but words cant hurt me
kids know this but lobbyists are fucking wimps
theyll take your job and smear your name but for what reason
soon prying eyes will realize they act the same

i have the right to speak my mind
even if its something that you dont like
and im not gonna apologize
for this phony outrage from narrow minds

then there comes the day
when free speech is taken away
well know we did this to ourselves

politicians live a life thats best kept secret
racist homophobic creeps can blend in fine
dont want a speech in which you preach moral character
when your private life is more fucked than mine

i have the right to speak my mind
even if its something that you dont like
and im not gonna apologize
for something in the motherfucking bill of rights
Track Name: Slactivist
its a growing trend
people slack and then pretend
theyre not, but i know
all this work is just for show

it makes me sick
social media slactivists
that think outreach
happens electronically

hooray! hooray!
sent my hundredth tweet today
status! update!
i want to act but its too late
my thoughts, en masse
while sitting on my ass!

slacking
is it easier in the digital age?
public service
reflected on your profile page

it makes me sick
social media slactivists
its all so fake
fabricated charity

hooray! hooray!
sent my hundredth tweet today
hashtag! who cares?!
apathy we all can share
my thoughts, en masse
while sitting on my ass!

youre virtually enslaved
appearance becomes an endless charade
youre living a lie
keep telling yourself a difference was made
fall! fall!
hypocrisy is coming to take us all down
fall! fall!
get off of your high horse and take off your crown

fall! fall!
get off of your high horse and take off your crown
fall! fall!
hypocrisy is coming to take us all down

act right now
start right now
get off your ass now
Track Name: Illuminate
look to the sky
theyre watching every day
in on your phone
on every communique

you were blind
to this tyranny
trade free life
for a false sense of security

dont speak your mind
unless you want to be
another name
bled into obscurity

all we want from you is a little transparency
if we dont get it well gladly take it forcefully
pull the pin and count to ten, its going down again

illuminate what they try to hide
a tangled web of twisted lies
you know
detonate whats dead inside
with the head cut off would the body die?
hell no

you cant deny
the worlds a scary place
but are we safe?
just because we turned our heads away

you were blind
to hypocrisy
open your eyes
to see a different side of things

all we know now is theres no privacy
raped in the name of national security
just put your head in the sand, its going down again

illuminate what they try to hide
a tangled web of twisted lies
you know
detonate whats dead inside
with the head cut off would the body die?
hell no
Track Name: Detonate (instrumental)
its an instrumental dummy
Track Name: Pilgrims
back in 1620 we sailed across the sea
foreign lands in high demand with nice white folks like you and me
the natives showed us kindness and generosity
in return they got casinos and European STDs

pilgrims by proxy
cant be undone
dark past
red blood
we got the land but have we won?

next we turned our focus to imagined heresy
it wasnt easy being weird in salem 1693
even though they left us with thanksgiving turkey
they also wore those buckle hats, kinda ruined their legacy

pilgrims by proxy
cant be undone
dark past
red blood
we got the land but have we won?

but have we won?
cant be undooooonnnnneeeeee
Track Name: Hipster Youth
irony is back but now 10x more lame
at least grunge kids they had real angst and pain

light a match just to watch it burn
the kind of cool that you cant learn

every day every day
hipster kids come out to play
blame their parents for this mess
shame!
every day every day
hipster kids come out to play
they all think theyre so unique
lame!

in your face
fucking rad
in your face
you take your pride and you set it aside

in your face
fucking rad
in your face
the hipster youth must be denied

participation the highest goal in life
fear of missing out cuts through you like a knife

grab some vinyl just to watch it turn
in a sweet fedora with sideburns

every day every day
hipster kids come out to play
blame their parents for this mess
shame!
every day every day
hipster kids wont go away
you think youre unique snowflake?
lame!

in your face
fucking rad
in your face
you take your pride and you set it aside

in your face
fucking rad
in your face
the hipster youth must be denied

lots of problems in the world today
but none bigger in the USA
throw these douchebags in a slayer pit
or nothing will change
nothing will change!
Track Name: Lead Parachute
corporate greed and malfeasance
happening all the time
ceos get parting gifts
they shouldnt get a dime

its called a golden parachute
a nice graceful fall down
i say we fill their sacks with lead
and watch them hit the ground

impoverish the one percent
youre out of gas, you have to walk
now you cant pay the rent
sleeping outside on the sidewalk

nothing golden, no severance package
no special goodbye
lead parachutes dont fly
nothing to spend on special treatment
just a regular guy
had the dream now watch it die

the rich get rich the poor get poor
a wider gap each day
lets even that shit right up
make those fat cats pay

maybe then know what they did
was so fucking wrong
when the cops are poking them
saying move along

impoverish the one percent
youre out of gas, you have to walk
now you cant pay the rent
sleeping outside on the sidewalk

nothing golden, no severance package
no special goodbye
lead parachutes dont fly
nothing to spend on special treatment
just a regular guy
had the dream now watch it die

good luck
you old fuck
the old boy network is crushed
thats right
youre fired
out on your ass in the cold
Track Name: Damage Done
an old father tells his son
youll grow up strong one day
hate the western world
and martyr your life away

lets go for a ride
straight down to suicide

holy wars and faith based zealotry
damage done each day
theres no way this can end peacefully
damage done each day

an old father tells his son
youll grow up wise one day
be the fucking president
and put terrorists away

lets vote for drone strikes
straight up stealth homicide

holy wars and faith based zealotry
damage done each day
theres no way this can end peacefully
damage done each day

justice with unjust ends
at least the means were pure
death for the greater good
better damn well be sure

holy wars and faith based zealotry
damage done each day
theres no way this can end peacefully
damage done each day
Track Name: Motivation Zero '17 (top secret hidden b-side)
ill do that
tomorrow
thats what we all say

but only
if tomorrow
goes perfectly

every time i look inside
i see an ambitious soul
but it takes more than blind ambition
to climb out of this hole

you know that
every day i wake to find ive lost my way again
it gets harder to find a way back

ill do that
tomorrow
at least ill try

then one day
the world ends
and we all die

every day i wake to find ive lost my way again
it gets harder to find a way back
Track Name: Night Hunter (japanese import track)
here i am hiding in the trees
i got lurking endurance
im watchin you every night and day
just waitin for my chance

better start runnin you know that im comin
keep huntin back for you
better start runnin you know that im comin
we fuckin know where you live

im runnin, huntin, huntin every night
im huntin evil, huntin every night

im runnin huntin, huntin every single fuckin night
im huntin evil, huntin every night

CU-CU-CU-CU-CU-CUMAHHHNNN!!

look at you, all scared and shit
about to piss your pants
im watchin you every night and day
just waitin for my chance

better start runnin you know that im comin
keep huntin back for you
better start runnin you know that im comin
we fuckin know where you live

im runnin, huntin, huntin every night
im huntin evil, huntin every night

im runnin huntin, huntin every single fuckin night
im huntin evil, huntin every night

SOLO!

im runnin, huntin, huntin every night
im huntin evil, huntin every night

were comin back for you
nothing you can do
cuz we fuckin know where you live!