Zoë Blade

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Lyrics

Euro Style

I met a computer
Typeset in the future
Euro style
A bold upper banner
Like old Microgrammar
Euro style

Euro style
Stay a while

Beautiful, isn't it?
How do you do it? Recreate life?
The same as nature. We die trying.

There's no going back here
There's so many racks here
Euro style
Connecting the stations
Directing the nations
Euro style

Fight

by Zoë Blade, Olly Thorn, Antifa

Here's me recording the sound of the erosion of civil rights
From my mouth, directly to your ears

They won't just give us our rights
We have to stand up and fight

The Trump administration argued that its predecessor
Wrongfully extended civil rights protections to people who should not have them

They want us to leave
I cannot breathe
They want us to bleed
I cannot breathe

Turn on the TV and just see hate
My existence is not a debate

No borders
No wall

Nazis, go home

God Save Our Lobster Queen

by Natalie Wynn, Zoë Blade

God save our lobster queen
Long live our lobster queen
God save our queen!

(Spirit ever)
Strong our great crustaceous
From the late Cretaceous
Long may she fate to reign over us
God save the queen!

Hand in Hand

Every day a hot take
People saying we're fake
Every way people try to tear us down
And we give and they take

People keeping us down
Running us out of town
But we won't run, we will all unite as one
Here's where we stand our ground

You can't make me you
You can't make that true
This is who I am
I will take a stand

Go again and again
So you're doing the same
Think we're new, think we're scary through and through
You make us take the blame

Won't you look past the lies
Won't you open your eyes
We are people too, we are just like you
You can see if you try

You can't make me you
You can't make that true
This is who I am
We'll go hand in hand in hand in hand

Liquid

by Zoë Blade, various

I wanna clone myself and start a band
The Ruthless Dragons of Another Land
I wanna break the mould of same and same
I'm never, ever getting drunk again

My latest horny outlet, everyone
My contribution to the Sunday done
No point in getting outta bed today
I'm safe, and we're a million miles away

Staring at the ceiling through the night
A blackened void enveloped in the light
Give all your money, wipe away your debt
Is this the only life I'm gonna get?

I'll change my habits, continue, break the loop
No lone hacker, come and join the group
Reevaluate and realise
I may be in the dirt, but I am aiming at the skies

Line five is missing an apostrophe
Did I choose the machine, or did it choose me?
Don't sweat the details, try to make amends
Improvement is a journey, not an end
Improvement is a journey, a beginning, not an end
Improvement is a journey, a beginning, not an end

Logic Bomb

I give you layers of encryption blocking prying eyes
I give you fourteen different certs backed up by fourteen lies
I give you tunnels up the wazoo for the cleanest line
To keep out chancers and romancers tryin'a take up your time
I give you firmware interception and I'll intercept back
For all the sending and receiving so I own the whole stack
There's not a byte goes in or out of here that I don't see
And if I don't like what I'm seeing I can change it for me

Aah...

My zeroes propagating malware over USB
I tell you just 'cause they're offline don't make 'em safe from me
I got it checking and it's grepping so it knows where to go
I gave it surgical precision that no-one will ever know

I give you layers of encryption blocking prying eyes
I give you fourteen different certs backed up by fourteen lies
I give you tunnels up the wazoo for the cleanest line
To keep out chancers and romancers tryin'a take up your time
I give you firmware interception and I'll intercept back
For all the sending and receiving so I own the whole stack
So all that's left for us to still discuss is my fee
You think you know it all but son you don't know me

Losing Control

My wife's leaving me
I'm losing control
A joke on TV
I'm losing control
He thinks he's the boss
But who's in control?
Each sale is a loss
I'm losing control

Hearing protection
Band insurrection
Just parts of a whole
Losing control

The artwork is late
I'm losing control
They're named after hate
I'm losing control
They're losing their minds
I'm losing my soul
They're coming for mine
I'm losing control

His vocals are late
I'm losing control
He's kidnapped the tape
I'm losing control
He's shooting the wall
Abusing control
They're poaching them all
I'm losing control

They're all doing E
I'm losing control
They're coming for me
I'm losing control
The vultures are here
I'm losing control
The ending is near
I'm losing control

Old King Coal

Now I been told of Old King Coal, a dirty old soul
He takes it all, he makes it all, he takes all control
He smokes away throughout the day and drinks through the night
You best believe he won't concede without a good fight

He says our cussin's bluffin', says our fussin' ain't real
He says it's not the things you know, it's just how you feel
His lies are sweet and at his feet you feel like you're tall
It's not how hot, it's what you got, and he got it all

And if you prove that it's all true, you can't pass the blame
Explain the shame with hands so stained from playing the game
And who's to say that on this day the heat's not a plus?
He's getting old, his heart is cold, why kick up a fuss?

Old King Coal is a dirty old soul
And a dirty old soul is he
Old King Coal is a dirty old soul
The soul of all our industry

And if we cannot fix the skies, and run out of lies
And if the ocean starts to rise, and we can't deny
The end of times is prophecised, so don't be afraid
'Cause we rely on what he provides, and what he has made

He takes and makes and runs our lives, and we have no time
And we don't care who lives and dies, to save us a dime
As long as we have big TVs, so we can all see
Facsimiles of big green trees, like these used to be

He says that we won't do a thing, he'll call and we'll fold
So bow before your mighty king, and fall as you're told
But I don't know, it's getting late, as lights fill the town
This restless air don't feel too great, like cards crashing down

One Thing

Every day somebody asks again
Every way phrasing it to explain
You pretend that you are here to learn
In the end you want to watch us squirm
We've all heard it before
But you still talk more

Don't tell me that you can understand
This is something you must do firsthand
Don't tell me that you know what is right
You have no idea what it is like
Don't tell me that you know
Don't tell me, just go

There is one thing
That I cannot stand
And it's you, dear
Head in the sand
It's not really
Ignorance I mind
Just the wilful
Bigots who find us

You must think that you are so unique
Trying to educate all the freaks
Blissfully unaware of how crude
Heard before, bigoted, and plain rude
All the things that you say
Come off every day

Existence is resistance

Complaining
Cissplaining
Words raining
So draining

There is one thing
That I cannot stand
And it's you, dear
Head in the sand
It's not really
Ignorance I mind
Just the wilful
Bigots who find us
Don't let them define us

The Second Summer of Love

A month of busy days
At least I'm getting paid
Check out the latest Moore
Then make it through the door

Now I'm here with my friends, looking for some romance
If tonight is the end, then I'm going to dance
While the lasers are high, inhibitions are low
As we reach for the sky, this is all that we know

Forget the troubled times
Forget the closing mines
Berlin's dividing Wall
While silos wait for calls

Now I'm here with my friends, looking for some romance
If tonight is the end, then I'm going to dance
While the people are high, inhibitions are low
As we reach for the sky, this is all that we know
As we open our eyes, we are starting to glow

Secrets

And the crowd keeps grooving
And I meet your eyes
And you look approving
And I know you're mine

Penetrating

And my hands keep moving
And you close your eyes
And you look approving
And your secrets are mine
And your secrets are divine

Tape

I slice the tape in two
And mend it whole again (Erased)
The peaks are normalised
So we all sound the same (Erased)
And by a thousand cuts
A feeling is attained (Erased)
A lifeless, muted tone
Increasing in its gain (These days)

One more day
I'll find a way

Caught in the moment
I've finally lost myself (My flow)
I wish it could last
It's over so fast (Where'd I go?)
Caught in this moment
I've finally lost myself (My flow)
I wish it could last
It's over so fast (Where'd I go?)

The camera's rolling
And I force myself to smile (Erased)
The album's coming
Yes, it's been a little while (Erased)
I play them out, and
For a second I forget (Erased)
Just in that moment
I need that moment, just for (These days)

One more day
I'll find a way

Caught in the moment
I've finally lost myself (My flow)
I wish it could last
It's over so fast (Where'd I go?)
Caught in this moment
I've finally lost myself (My flow)
I wish it could last
It's over so fast

One more day
I'll find a way

Walking In the Rain

When I walk with you
We keep ourselves warm
Fending off the rain
Fending off the storm

With You

With you
I cannot give you
Everything I need to
My fears start to bleed through
Thoughts spiralling

I'll do
All I can to see through
Everything I need to
Nothing left to breathe through
Everything echoing true