Mainstream Regime

by SkaAllüren

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Brainwashed 02:44
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
4.
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
5.
Sellout 02:52
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
6.
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
7.
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

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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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