Mainstream Regime

by SkaAllüren

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Die Debut-EP der SkaAllüren

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released May 29, 2015

All Songs written and performed by SkaAllüren / Recorded at The Lab, Darmstadt / Mixed by Tom Spötter at Out-o-Space Tonstudio , Göttingen / Mastered by Hans-Jörg Maucksch at Pauler Acoustics, Northeim / Cover Artwork by Mike Parsons

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SkaAllüren Darmstadt, Germany

Die SkaAllüren sind eine 8-köpfige SkaPunk Band aus Darmstadt. Ihre Musik ist eine tanzbare Mischung aus schnellen Offbeats, verzerrten Gitarren-Riffs, Bläsermelodien und einer kraftvollen, vielseitigen Stimme. Zu ihren Einflüssen zählen u.a.: The Toasters, Vodoo Glow Skulls, Mad Caddies, Leftöver Crack, Rantanplan und No Respect. ... more

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Track Name: Life should be a skankin' Party
Refrain:
hey punks and skins get up (oi oi oi)
move your ass and move your skanking feet
rude boys rude girls united (ska ska ska)
skank down with us now get off your seat

Verse 1:
sometimes life can be really hard and falling down can make you smart
sometimes life can even break your heart
but watch all those in depressive decay, do you really want to be that way
you could die tomorrow seize today

Verse 2:
enjoy yourself but look around, help up your brothers if they fall down
your problems ain't so bad just wait for your chance
ignore 'em now just leave 'em be and take a drink, say cheers for me
this skanking party's waiting for your dance

Refrain:
hey punks and skins get up (oi oi oi)
move your ass and move your skanking feet
rude boys rude girls united (ska ska ska)
skank down with us now get off your seat

Verse 3:
now listen to what drives me really mad, this party without you would be so sad
so could you please now stop hangin' your head
hey drink with us come raise your cup, your sadness eve' hast just been dropped
we hope this little tune may cheer you up

Bridge:
you can not always plan for the things that will come
shit can happen any time but you'll have to get along
it can always knock you down but you will never know
so don't care about it now the next tune want's your freak out

Verse 4:
enjoy yourself but look around, help up your brothers if they fall down
your problems ain't so bad just wait for your chance
ignore 'em now just leave 'em be and take a drink, say cheers for me
this skanking party's waiting for your dance

Refrain:
hey punks and skins get up (oi oi oi)
move your ass and move your skanking feet
rude boys rude girls united (ska ska ska)
skank down with us now get off your seat

hey punks and skins get up (oi oi oi)
move your ass and move your skanking feet
rude boys rude girls united (ska ska ska)
skank down with us now get off your seat
Track Name: Rise & Recollapse
Intro:
so called winners are people, who cry in their pillow at night
because they're not allowed, they're not even able
to show their feelings by daytime
but when darkness falls upon the land, ordinary emotions return

Verse 1:
worse than the best but better than the worst
you think you must get higher (and higher) and higher
accept to step on lower people's neck
and push them even deeper in the mire
keep thinking life is all about
appearing a bit like gladstone gander
avoid to mess around with guys
like donalds, that dirty your splendor

Refrain:
life's a chain of failure and you never know what you get
perhaps you see it as a contest but it’s like get up and stand and recollapse
life's a chain of failure and you never know what you get
perhaps you see it as a contest but it’s like get up and stand and recollapse

they want you to play their game
the carrot lures the donkey
the donkey in a trap
purpose of society's a trap

Verse 2:
destiny is not your friend
and life's a chain of suffer
feels like nothing's gonna change your luck
every try makes headwind rougher
iIf self-pity is all you invest,
resignation you'll receive
In your narrow world you rotten everything
(everything) you could achieve

Refrain:
life's a chain of failure and you never know what you get
perhaps you see it as a contest but it’s like get up and stand and recollapse
life's a chain of failure and you never know what you get
perhaps you see it as a contest but it’s like get up and stand and recollapse

they want you to play their game
the carrot lures the donkey
the donkey in a trap
purpose of society's a trap

Verse 3:
world laughs at you but you grin back
not aiming for success.
gaining status at the cost of others
you can’t accept that as progress
you’re able to be contented
don’t need their scales to reflect on yourself
life’s no game so one can’t win it
(neither by power) nor by wealth

Refrain:
life's a chain of failure and you never know what you get
perhaps you see it as a contest but it’s like get up and stand and recollapse
life's a chain of failure and you never know what you get
perhaps you see it as a contest but it’s like get up and stand and recollapse

they want you to play their game about power, wealth and fame
they want you to play their game about power, wealth and fame
they want you to play their game about power, wealth and fame
they want you to play their game
Track Name: Brainwashed
Verse 1:
there were times we called you friend
though we didn't stick to it 'til the end
we never expected the way you changed
cause you ate from that hatred pie
and now you are a fascist guy
can't talk to you no more, feels so estranged

it seems to me we never really knew
I would like to know who brainwashed you

Verse 2:
you say that you've been that way
also in our common yesterdays
that it was inside you all the time
ignorance inside that's true
now you call it your attitude
I say you are scum, your thoughts are grime

one can not call that an attitude
you change your views just like you need

Refrain:
fuck you, fascist scum
I say fuck you, fascist scum
I say fuck you


Refrain:
.... ooooh fuck you, fascist scum
I say fuck you, fascist scum
I say fuck you (fuck you)
fascist scum (fascist scum)
I say fuck you (fuck you)
fascist scum (fascist scum)
I say fuck you
Track Name: The Hitchhiker's Tune
Verse 1 :
half past noon you walk down the road with a bottle in your hand
you raise your arm to thumb down a car in the middle of nowhere land

Verse 2 :
through the sweat on your shirt you feel the dust in your coat and the sun is burning high
you just try to play a good mood while the cars all pass you by

Refrain:
like a cowboy without his horse trapped in the desert that's how you feel
is there no one to give you a ride just for a few miles not a big deal
but there is this inner voice saying someone will pick you up soon
so you wait and keep on whistling the hitchhikers tune, the hitchhikers tune

Verse 1 :
half past noon you walk down the road with a bottle in your hand
you raise your arm to thumb down a car in the middle of nowhere land

Verse 2 :
through the sweat on your shirt you feel the dust in your coat and the sun is burning high
you just try to play a good mood while the cars all pass you by

Refrain:
like a cowboy without his horse trapped in the desert that's how you feel
is there no one to give you a ride just for a few miles not a big deal
but there is this inner voice saying someone will pick you up soon
so you wait and keep on whistling the hitchhikers tune, the hitchhikers tune
Track Name: Sellout
Verse 1:
yes I can still remember, how that felt to me
hanging around at some stupid disco, yearning for a skanking beat
now it seems I can hear it everywhere, radio and TV
background jingles or mixed with pop and I wonder what it means

Refrain:
cause I don't know what's going on a new trend or real growth
but if it's gonna be a sellout then I will sure say no
I will say no

Verse 2:
don't get wrong what I'm saying, I'm not against an honest growth
but bigger crouds can attract big money and it means that something could be sold
well some might say that it will be okay if the audiences grow
but major labels can scent the money, try to sell ska as the next big show

Bridge:
yes I fear that ska could grow and the audience grows too
I'm afraid that it could change the spirit
will rudeboys still be rude?

Verse 3:
sometimes it's worth to sit back, remind the spirit in your heart
sometimes it's worth beginning, it all again just from the start
even if mainstream destroys our subculture and you're disgusted and you got no plan
go back to the roots and just do what you wan't and try to build it up again

Refrain:
cause I don't know what's going on a real trend or real growth
but if it's gonna be a sellout then I will sure say no
no I don't know what's going on a real trend or real growth
but if it's gonna be a sellout then I will sure say no
I will say no
I will say no
I will say ...... no
Track Name: In Tango with Establishment
Verse 1:
we're living in a land with no space for creative people
everyone seems grey thinks grey
and all the people colorful minded are forced to be like them
but grey will turn to brown these days

Bridge:
we are, the last, who would, defend
the lie, of freedom, we're living, in this land.

Verse 2:
but here we are that's how we are, we won't just go away
you can't ignore us anymore
if anyone tries fighting brown by using just the grey
the battle will be lost for sure

Refrain:
that's the status quo, that is how we feel
in tango with establishment, no enmity, no deal

Verse 3:
with one hand they throw you out, they push you far away
and then again they bound you to their rules
be careful 'cause it is not fair the game they try to play
it's all about the question "who's the fool?"

Refrain:
that's the status quo, that is how we feel
in tango with establishment, no enmity, no deal

Verse 4:
it would be so easy just to say I quit the game
but everything will also concern you
when no one's left to fight again the grey men turning brown
and you just stand there saying "yes I knew"

yes I knew
yes I knew
Track Name: Mainstream Regime
Verse 1:
an unfriendly takeover of subcultural retreat
a culture without space is easier to defeat
underground flair immitated by mainstream, dillution of the roots
what you get is a new brand to sell, free of critical attitudes

Verse 2:
there was a threat that we ignored, we almost waited too long
but we didn't avoid confrontation, put pressure back on them quite strong
if they make you believe they're all powerfull, their aim is half way reached
frustate their plans and don't give way, you might succeed if you don't leave

Refrain:
mainstream regime puts pressure on you
don't let 'em drive you away
remember the mission of every subculture
to face the mainstream today

Verse 3:
don't let subculture end up in itself, be always conscious of what you stand for watch out
don't loose direction by splitting hairs with the subculture next door
always keep a critical view, even if pressure seems far away
there is more than being against, fight for your virtues and pave 'em the way

Refrain:
mainstream regime puts pressure on you
don't let 'em drive you away
remember the mission of every subculture
to face the mainstream today

mainstream regime puts pressure on you
don't let 'em drive you away
remember the mission of every subculture
to face the mainstream today

mainstream regime puts pressure on you
don't let 'em drive you away
remember the mission of every subculture
to face the mainstream today