Rise To The Occasion

by Smash The Statues

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    This 10" record contains 4 songs and an etch on the b-side. €1,- from every sale goes to Stichting Gast, a local organisation that supports and provides practical help to refugees and asylum-seekers who are given the cold shoulder by the Dutch government.

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
New Kings 01:22
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!
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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.

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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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