Rise To The Occasion

by Smash The Statues

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released April 27, 2014

Bert - drums
Matthias - guitar & vocals
Nico - bass & backing vocals
Tom - vocals & guitar

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Nico van Montfort @ XPZ Sound & The Move

Released as 10" vinyl on White Russian Records, No Panic Records, Funtime Records and Laserlife Records.

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Smash The Statues plays melodic, political hardcore punk if you're okay with that.

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Track Name: Billion Dollar Baby
LYRICS

The worlds biggest corporations are putting their trust in our Dutch services
Diverting their profits through constructions of 'intellectual properties'

Representatives of democracy let them get away with it

Less accountable than you and I

Legitimate avoidance a substitute for old fashioned evasion
No palmtrees, white beaches are on or offshore (the) worlds largest tax haven

Representatives of democracy let them get away with it

Where money dictates our lives, kidnapped by plutocracy
Billion dollar babies, less accountable than you and I
Track Name: On Ne Matraque Pas l'Imagination
In 1848 some beard declared the class war
In 1903 the workers strong-arm promised more
Now the system's failing, who will rise to the occasion?

It took a summer of love, and a decade of dissent
We've lost that spirit now, let’s find it and take it back
Now the system's failing, will you rise to the occasion?

Walk like an Egyptian, rise like an Egyptian,
A Greek anarchist, the Spanish jobless youth
They all saw potential for a better, fairer world
Now it's time to complete their work

You might live with the fear of a truncheon in your neck
Don't let it shatter your imagination, this world must move ahead
You might live with some teargas in the eyes, but they can't blind what's inside

If we had all the answers, I wouldn't stand here today
But we need fire against injustice, and hope for a better day
They can't bludgeon all our hopes and ideals just yet, we can answer all of that

You might live with the fear of a truncheon in your neck
Don't let it shatter your imagination, this world must move ahead
You might live with some teargas in the eyes, but they can't blind what's inside
Track Name: New Kings
New 'kings' get inaugurated but the politics they stay the same
We have to set it all on fire, we have been gone to long
We're back, we're pissed!

As long as there's no change we will be screaming
As long as there's no change we will be screaming
Overthrow inequalities! Participate! It's up to you and me
As long as there's no change we will be screaming

Dismantling the welfare state, your newest policy
Power-hungry post-socialists, held hostage by liberal greed
They're back, we're pissed!

As long as there's no change we will be screaming
As long as there's no change we will be screaming
Overthrow inequalities! Participate! It's up to you and me
As long as there's no change we will be screaming

Ik zeg oeh!
Track Name: Eradication Of Dissent
She was standing there, heavily armed with cardboard and an opinion
One voice against the masses, not afraid of facing a majority.

Retained, taken, incarcerated.
A danger to docility
Deprived of fundamental rights

Again she's standing there once again armed with cardboard and opinion
It is the same sad story and we all know how this will end

Retained, taken, incarcerated.
A danger to docility
Deprived of fundamental rights

Retained, taken, incarcerated.
A danger to docility
Eradication of dissent until their game's over.