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released May 17, 2019

All songs written by Smash The Statues in December 2018 and January 2019.

Music recorded by Beau Eckhardt and Nico van Montfort at RPM Studios, Amsterdam.
Vocals recorded by Nico van Montfort at XPZ Sound, Nijmegen.
Produced by Nico van Montfort, Beau Eckhardt and Smash The Statues.
Mixed and Mastered by Nico van Montfort at XPZ Sound, Nijmegen.

Artwork by Tom Tornij - www.instagram.com/tomtornij

White Russian Records - WRR102-1 - www.whiterussianrecords.nl

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Track Name: Dvm Navis Praetoria Resvrrectionis Ad Profiscendvm Parata Est
Countrymen beware there's a new ship sailing in
Protecting our identity and masculinity

Old fascism, new face, we've seen it before
Captain of culture, sailing to purified shores

Countrymen beware, ghost ship is not what it seems
New Edicts of expulsion and modern witch burnings

Old fascism, new face, we've seen it before
Captain of culture, sailing to purified shores
Old fascism, new flair, elitist's their game
It's always the same bullshit, that comes back with a different name
We'll be sinking your ship...
Track Name: Shores of Europe
I hope you fall from your high horse
While the death of humanity is washing up on European shores
Oh how we mock another man’s wall,
but our ignorance blinds the barbed wire at our own front door

This continent is thriving on the disparity we created
All the while it’s shrugging to the refugee’s fate

Walls and fences, to keep us free? From what?
Free from our own fear of sharing you mean!
The table is lavishly laid but there is no chair
for anyone who is colonially late

The Politics of Pretend, it raises a levy
on the lives of countless women and men
Track Name: See the Ruse
We no longer see the ruse
Attention effectively diverted to
A subterfuge for telling the truth
The damage has been done

Distracted and constructed, the next #outrage does its job
We learn to question others and forget what‘s done to us
Distracted and constructed, suspicion is default
Easy-chair damnation calls all reason to a halt

Scapegoat politics, complacent as elitist late-night-entertainment resentment
It's follow the money stupid, not your neighbours gender or faith
Keep carrying on like this, you’ll see it when it is too late
Track Name: Failed Intelligentsia
“The guy’s got a point you know.
I mean, present company excepted,
They tend to be a bit different than us”

Wasted money on your education
short-circuit in your brain somehow
I’m waiting with anticipation till everyone sees what I see now

“I found this on the internet. No really, It’s more A-political
This is meta. This research is sound, it goes back to eighty years ago”

You just keep flying high on your pure white kite
You’re a hobby-hater, but i’ll raise the alarm!
Track Name: Forvm
Let me paint a picture, in tones of black and grey
of an oppressive society, unwanted elements? Eliminate!
And I guess you get the irony, when there will be the day,
where freedom or democracy, never been more far away

Don't say we didn't warn you

Secured into that picture, where brothers are watching you,
dissent voices long been gone, do what you've been told to do

Don't say we didn't warn you

The darkest walls of a new world are closing in
What would you do if we're just one step away from it?

Can't you hear 'em knocking? They're on your doorstep?
They're not that far from here
We're allowing their takeover
Don't say we didn't warn you
Don't say I didn't warn you

The darkest walls of a new world are closing in.
What would you do if we're just one step away from it?
When resistance's gone and you can never run from it
Soon we'll fit the mold and turn into their “citizens”

We're allowing their takeover
Track Name: The Eternal Nation
Welcome to the eternal nation
We’ve got fun and hate (for you)
jump in and ride our social river
as long as you’re the same

We’ve done away with all coercion
Unanimity is comfortable
Ignorance is strength

We’re built upon the right assertion
that equality is flexible
And we decide how much you need
To each one his own

This is what you longed for.
This now is your home
You made this and we make you
Track Name: The Spectre
Singled out, mistrusted for our outlook on life
for our colour, our culture, that’s how we arrived at this point
Neglect and persecution, separating us from them
Forced to designated homelands, desolate and grim.

I am an invisible man
not the spectre you expected
but the spectre that’s created to be ostracized

We are the ones to keep the hatefire burning
We define the boundaries of safety and fear
Comfortable but malicious enough we keep you mistreated
Diluted we live, branded unpure

I am an invincible man
the spectre that you should expect
the spectre that’s created and will rise
Track Name: The Greyish Lines (There is no I in Life's Itinerary)
Who am I? What am I?
Living the life along the greyish lines
I should be following until I die
Pain and strive have been made obsolete
but they also killed the beauty of it.
Sufficient is now good enough for us

Rank and file without prospect, never seen before
Pick your colour as long as it is black
Rank and file without prospect, never seen before
There’s no colour, fucking bore

Who am I? What am I?
Living the life along the greyish lines
Building blocks are poisoning my sight
Distinction made obsolete
but they also killed the beauty of it.
Effective is now good enough for us
Track Name: The Battery Cage
We're searching for the Forvm man
The breed is clean and pure
A chain in the production line
That's only what you're for

Objectified, dehumanized, inseminated
Wombs on legs are chained
The dull, grey masses repopulated

Your limited existence
For a greater goal?
What's Good is not for everyone
It's obvious who lost

Just a laying hen in a battery cage
The patriachy claims you as a slave
Defiance here is only for the brave
Track Name: The End of History
Fed, clothed, provided
Educated on need to know
Free from pain and free from want
Purity determines affection
No space to digress from the norm
Peer pressured, conditioned from birth

Here is the future in action
The end of history
We’ve got it all figured out
Here is the future in action
The end of history
Anesthetized but comfortable enough

Watched, observed, connected
Categorized, subdued
Classified lives: value or trash
Elevated or put down
Penalized and broken
Collateral to a definitive way of life

This is what you get
This is what you chose