Something For Everyone E​.​P.

by The Disappeared

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released August 9, 2016

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Track Name: In These Names
Spoken (… In these names, new laws will be invoked...)

The war on terror, the war on drugs,
The war on poverty and here’s the rub
None of these wars are ever won
As none of these wars are ever begun

These are new soundbites without real meaning
Dreamed up in corridors and policy meetings
No-one gives a damn about your reality
It’s not about the content, it’s all delivery

Hang on a minute, did somebody shout
That the war’s now over and peace broke out?
Hang on a minute, did somebody say
That the war’s now over till the end of today?

Are we safer when we fly in their security theatre?
Is the shopping now cheaper or do we just work harder?
Can you still buy drugs on the same street corner?
Have the food banks shut now they’ve renamed hunger?

Hang on a minute, did somebody shout
That the war’s now over and peace broke out?
Hang on a minute, did somebody say
That the war’s now over till the end of today?

But I’m not a man on an omnibus
Whose name you can readily conjure up
As weight for your theory that these battles are nearly
over and over and over again

++++++++

And these sour notes ring out while I sing
Just keep calm and keep consuming
Drive me down and underground
Tape my mouth up, both my hands are bound

Like a nation on a mission without any roadmap
Not in my name, I never signed up for that
In these names, new laws will be invoked
And with these words, new rights can be revoked
Track Name: The Bastard Son Of Elvis Presley
I guess you knew that I’d show up one day
Like the first run blueprint of teenage outrage
Hey old man, I’m less than impressed
You promised me gold and it’s all gone west

Show me ambitions and show me achievements
Show me there’s still ++++ left to believe in
Tell me again about not selling out
Did those words come out of your mouth?

I’m the bastard son of Elvis Presley
17, 18, 19, 20
I’m the bastard son of Elvis Presley
Taking all the world on, if somebody lets me

I'll leave you standing and gasping for air
Watch the earth’s gravity bend in my wake
I’m sucking up the knowledge, make no mistake
If you’re looking for trouble then you’re in the right place

I’m the bastard son of Elvis Presley
17, 18, 19, 20
I’m the bastard son of Elvis Presley
Taking all the world on, if somebody lets me

Hey Joe, go with the flow; keep the line moving, nice and slow.
Take one, pass it on, enjoy the show, we’re all revved up and we’re ready to go.
The walls of this city had better watch out, once more round and they’ll be coming down
Send me a ticket to your counter-culture, speed like white light and travelling upwards
Eyes wide, all alive and into the future

I’m 0 to 100 in the blink of an eye
I can’t stand still for the rest of my life
I never explain or apologise
And the last train out leaves here tonight

I’m the bastard son of Elvis Presley
17, 18, 19, 20
I’m the bastard son of Elvis Presley
Taking all the world on, if somebody lets me
Track Name: Slow Down
Let’s pick things up, with a bit of a warning
This song contains some images that you might find disturbing
And if you’re feeling sensitive, please look away now,
You can turn back soon when the noise has stopped
And the music has run out

Slow down, slow down,
Take a deep breath and look around
Slow down, slow down
Take a deep breath and stand up, and stand your ground

We might be lions but we’re still living in cages
You might as well paint the bars straight onto our faces
Fat on a diet of bad TV and Sunday’s sport back pages
It’s sad to say but it’s plain to see that
We’re no longer dangerous

Slow down, slow down,
Take a deep breath and look around
Slow down, slow down
Take a deep breath and stand up, and stand your ground

Is the life that we’re living in, worth the price that we’re paying out?
I lock myself inside at night
Where it all looks better under sodium light
And the centre of this city’s like a Wild West bar fight
Sleeping under bridges and dying of frostbite
How can you be so out of touch
How can you just miss out on this much?

Are these the best minds of our generation?
I pray that they're not or else we've all got a real problem
We haven't come far in 100 years
Dead from the ground up, out of ideas
Everyone's talking and no-one gets heard at all

Slow down, slow down,
Take a deep breath and look around
Slow down, slow down
Take a deep breath and stand up, and stand your ground