Badlands

by Trespasser

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £5 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The full Badlands album, presented in a gatefold card case with incredible artwork by Karl Slater (www.karlslaterartist.com).

    Pay more than a tenner and get it signed by the band.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Badlands via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      £5 GBP or more 

     

1.
The End 01:26
2.
They lie to you again and again, Twisting their words like a knife in your back as you smile, And then they do it some more. Chronicle unquestioned; sold to us all. Break this stranglehold on our society, Tune out the system, think for yourself. Web of lies you believe will keep you pacified; As long as you think you are free you will never revolt. Stand up and fight, stand up and fight, REVOLT! Your anger will free you but first you must unleash your rage. (And I know there's some of you out there thinking 'look man, we can't change the system, life just deal you a hand, you gotta play it.' Well fuck you. We can change the system, we WILL change the system, and if you're not with us then you're in our fucking way.) You can't change the world with a Facebook status ORGANISE! ORGANISE! We're taking our lives back from the ones that betrayed us OCCUPY! OCCUPY! It's never gonna happen till we make the decision to MOBILISE! MOBILISE! We're all victims of reciprocal inhibition, GLOBALISE! GLOBALISED RESISTANCE! FIVE FINGERS FOLD TO A FIST! LIGHT UP THE MOLOTOVS AND RESIST! LIFT UP YOUR VOICE! You want the world to stand up and listen? You need to raise your voice to a scream, One voice, then two, then eight and then millions, UNITED RESISTANCE! Take back the streets of your town in live protest, The fire inside will show you the way: Freedom through anger turn on oppression NOW IS OUR TIME! RESIST! Light it up! Light it up! Stoke the fire! LET IT BURN!
3.
Heading north, escape the deadzone, Push out lead, escape from my home, Can't look back, this trail of regret, Road ahead will help me forget all... Can't stop now, the blood on my hands Damns my soul, but I understand; Kill or be killed, I made my choices, Live with this, embrace the voices NOW! Hear the voices from within, let go and see the light, Free your mind from everything, shut down, give up the fight Heading north, create new deadzones, One last chance to forget my home On and on, this trail of regret, Given up, no change to forget now.
4.
I see you looking, pointing your fingers at me As though defining, defining your property. Look away from your twisted plans; I'm not your puppet, don't expect you to understand. Look, I'm not buying, don't you get it? You won't make the sale. Walk away, because you've failed, you've failed, you've failed. Look, I don't see it. Not praying, I won't see the light. I won't submit to you, I'll fight, I'll fight, I'll fight I see right through you, I know what you're about Feed your addiction, salvation inside out You cannot change me, I question everything You cannot save me, my salvation is my sin Faith junkie, door to door, Don't want your propaganda 'cause I've heard it before Faith junkie, walk away, Don't want to fucking listen to a word that you say
5.
I never wanted you to save me from a life you deemed to be incomplete I never asked for your opinions either, and I'll never fit neatly in your niche No! No! No never again, since I've broken free and melted down your chains I! I! I feel awakened, now I try to save others from your pain Switch it off, pull the plug, breathe the air outside Smash the glass, rip the cable and reclaim your life Forced to open wide and swallow everything I need for your perfect fucking life, Keeping up with the Joneses isn't how I want to fill the emptiness inside No! No! No I'm fucking done with your constant flowing river of sculpted lies I! I! I pull the plug, smash the glass, rip the cable breathe the air outside Switch it off, pull the plug, breathe the air outside Smash the glass, rip the cable and reclaim your life Switch it off, pull the plug, get the fuck outside Smash the glass, reclaim your life! I never wanted you to save me from a life you deemed to be incomplete I never asked for your opinions either, and I'll never fit neatly in your niche No! No! No never again! No! No! No never again! No! No! No never again! No! No! No never again!
6.
Cyclothymic 04:25
Two sides, two sides to my story This is how it goes: One sorrow, the other glory, And I vowed to never ever let it show. I rise through sorrow and sadness, Centre struck, feel nothing at all. Blessing, Curse: two names for my madness, Temporary rise to the zenith, and then I fall Down... Here I go, getting better, one more step and... I'm denied release from the pain again Daemons replace the angels inside. Can't control the switch, feel it flip, and then Down, down down with no place to hide I can't control the switch, Can't control it. Building up to something, feel the power rising in me. See the god awaken; nothing stands in my way when I'm set free Soon I hit the ceiling, daemons exorcised and I fall, Feel the ground approaching, terminal impact, Crash through the floor and I switch SWITCH Listen to me: I've got no fucking control when I switch.
7.
Rebirth 00:54
8.
9.
When in Rome 03:15
I decry the system which generates the full collapse of everyone's souls Stand up, fight back, and choose the alternative: Freedom from greenback's ruthless control. But you sit and wait You want what they've got Patiently waiting For your time at the top Yeah you're hurting now But you force out a grin But you still don't realise: YOU WILL NEVER BE THEM Assimilation, complete and secure Forever a slave to it all. Surrender your free will, don't want to be poor, Determined to never fall down, down, down, down Toss your ideals on the fire of wealth and Well watch it all burn up into the night Once you're gone you'll never understand why you're losing the fight But you sit and wait Still want what they've got Patiently waiting For your time at the top But you still don't see So I'll tell you again: No matter how hard you try YOU WILL NEVER BE THEM Born into a broken system Cry; hand-to-mouth, scream, hand-to-mouth, scream We bleed red but you bleed green Content to be enslaved to dreams of acquisition Follow the path as laid down by your masters, Promised a kingdom of lies built on sand, Claim you're too deeply entrenched to be saved now; WHY AREN'T YOU MAKING DEMANDS? Power concedes nothing without a demand. Power concedes nothing without a demand. Power concedes nothing without a demand. Power concedes nothing without a demand. POWER CONCEDES NOTHING WITHOUT A DEMAND! POWER CONCEDES NOTHING WITHOUT A DEMAND! POWER CONCEDES NOTHING WITHOUT A DEMAND! BUT YOU WON'T EVEN WASH THE FUCKING BLOOD OFF YOUR HANDS! WE BLEED RED, BUT YOU BLEED GREEN
10.
ONE: Still kisses softness Break the surface, scarlet flow TWO: Lessons learned and forgotten Crimson rivers welling from below THREE: three times I've healed now Scratch the surface, can't get in You cannot damage me anymore. Armoured tissue, diamond fucking skin. Bleed me dry, drain the colour from this Aging face, you gave me life and then you Took it all, and left me standing here a shattered waste But I survived, scar tissue covering me Hard as steel, reforged in flames of hatred I still live, you'll never take from me these Scars thrice healed I stand stranger, hardened from inside Dead no longer, watch the phoenix rise Nothing can touch me within armoured flesh Now these memories finally laid to rest Now's the time to fix what used to be Now's the time to take it back Now's the time to fix what used to be Let the past die in the past Mirror image stands before me (I won't give up) Open up and watch me bleed (I won't give in) Clench my fist and shatter the glass (I won't give up) Let the past die in the past (You will not win) Lies lost trying to change what was, I'll never be fooled again. Murdered myself, reborn three times, no longer this mind condemned
11.
Force-fed lies, Brainwashed children, Mobilising silent armies. Fill the void With slick deception; Shut their minds and damn their souls. Claim your holy book is nothing but the truth, You're slowly sewing shut their eyes And if they question you, you'll punish them for Peeling Back the layers of your lies Indoctrinate them so they've never question you And you can carry on controlling generations Building up your armies, gathering your strength And lying to the fucking world. They've built temples founded on broken faith Rise, fight them, blinded by years of hate Stand, reclaim what was taken from you Eyes open, all they said was untrue Cut through their lies, open your eyes find the truth Smash temples, cast them down with the proof Moulded firm, Grown up ignorant, Youth in turn replace the generals. Circles closed, Torches passed on; 100,000 wasted lives. Close your mind for so long lies become the truth Why does nobody see your proof? Scientists are all wrong! Why would preachers lie About the book that holds the truth? Wake up, shut your book of fucking lies And find the answers to the questions for so long denied There's no conspiracy, there's no satanic plan, So smash the circle, break out now! They've built temples founded on broken faith Rise, fight them, blinded by years of hate Stand, reclaim what was taken from you Eyes open, all they said was untrue Cut through their lies, open your eyes find the truth Smash temples, cast them down with the proof
12.
Don Quixote 03:27
Not in your back yard? Well fuck you! Have you got an alternative plan for the future too? The oil is running out, See that's what it's all about, We can't go on living like resources are infinite. A handful of turbines, No big deal, But you think that your house price will fall, so you fucking squeal. The oil's still running out, You sit there and scream and shout, You ain't got solutions, so you're part of the problem Well dig up your back yard, We're coming through, 'Cause we've got the alternative plan, and we've got the crew The oil is running out We're not gonna scream and shout 'Cause we are the future and you're all on your fucking way out! We dug up your back yard, It's all true! Built the turbines and split, so what the fuck are you gonna do? Your time here is running out, We laugh as you scream and shout, We'll carry on living 'Cause the weather is infinite Get out of your back yard, You're fucking done, I'm so sick of your bullshit, propaganda runs on and on, Don Quixote: FUCK YOU! Don Quixote: FUCK YOU!
13.
Model 101 04:39
Cold steel built to replace the people Less work, more time to enjoy your lives No jobs, replaced by machinery, No lives to live, now we're dead inside I reject this, now it's time to reclaim it all, Rise - take it back, and help orchestrate the fall. Wired in, permanent resident, Broadcast your life to the fucking world. Stock market, controlled by the processors Step one, step two and their plan unfurls I despise this, now it's time to destroy it all, Rise - Low tech, rise up or we're bound to fall The war is lost before it's begun. Why can't you see where it's leading us? Why do you worship the got that we built? He can't save us from ourselves and now We're losing the war. New minds built out of silicon New life begins to self replicate We smile, pleased with the things we've built The things destroying the human race I can't see why you're happy to live like this, Rise - fight back before the world is destroyed. We built a god for ourselves but we followed him so far he dragged us through hell. We must reclaim our lives while there's still enough left to fight Why can't you see where it's leading us? Why do you worship the got that we built? He can't save us from ourselves and now The world's fucking done
14.
Lost sight of everyone. Loneliness as empty as the fog. I've no choice but to run and hide, Haunted day and night by this black dog. Unwilling fugitive Dredging up resistance from my core. Switch, cover up to give a false Impression of me forever more Crushed under the weight of a thousand fucking lies, This Stockholm Syndrome existence Dug my own grave and lined it well with broken promises, But I refuse to die. Still alive, still functioning, Burning all the bridges that I cross. Won't stop now everything is gone, When you feel nothing at all you feel no loss A thousand lies, a thousand deaths, a thousand fucking more A thousand shattered slivers of life Manifest in me, distorted mocker iof self, but hear me: I WILL NOT STOP NOW! Dug my own grave and lined it well with broken promises, But I refuse to die.

about

AS A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE ABORTION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN, AND ALL THE WOMEN OF IRELAND, WE HAVE REPEALED THE EIGHTH TRACK. IRELAND, FOLLOW OUR LEAD AND REPEAL THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT

ONE POUND OF EVERY PURCHASE WILL BE DONATED TO THE ABORTION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

We are fuelled with the rage of the unfulfilled, and this music is our only outlet. 13 tracks of progressive anarchic hardcore, some personal, some political, but all delivered with the raw passion which burns in our hearts, and the undying spirit of DIY punk.

Over a year in the making, we have sweated blood to produce this album, but it's the culmination of our lifelong dream - to bring music to the masses, free from the constraints of recording contracts, faceless publishers and sneering money men.

This is our sound, these are our words, and we want to share them with you.

credits

released April 16, 2016

All songs by Trespasser except "The End" and "Rebirth", by Trespasser and Alex Shercliff.
Album artwork by Karl Slater www.karlslaterartist.com
Recorded at Phoenix Studios, Stafford, UK

license

tags

about

Trespasser Stafford, UK

Trespasser is a progressive hardcore band based in Stafford, UK.

The band has many different influences, but started out as an effort to reintroduce some of the energy, anger, rage and passion which has been missing from hardcore punk for the best part of a decade ... more

contact / help

Contact Trespasser

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Report this album or account

Trespasser recommends:

If you like Trespasser, you may also like: