The Revolution Demos

by Slow Faction

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released April 19, 2016

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Slow Faction London, UK

“Slow Faction is a 1st generation-influenced punk band with a real London 77 sound. The aim of Slow Faction is simple – to make the music they want to hear; politically-charged songs with big hooks and choruses, reminiscent of the 1st wave of British punk. Slow Faction’s live sound has been described as a cross between The Clash and The Buzzcocks.” ... more

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Track Name: The Definition of Madness
The Definition of Madness

I’ve seen the city lights – they’re shining brighter than before
The money men are happy now – they live as though above the law
With zero hours, enslave the poor – big business doesn’t care at all
Donations to the ruling class – ensures the profits stay offshore
I think we’ve seen this all before

This is the definition of madness – we’re doing it all again
Just doing the same thing again and again – we’re doing it all again
How can we expect a different outcome – we’re doing it all again
Until we curb this arrogance and greed

Create a playground for the rich – as Knightsbridge swings and thinks it’s hip
No questions asked of provenance – their laundered money’s welcome here
Sell national assets behind closed doors as they privatise hospitals and schools
Award the bids to companies which offer paid directorships
The politicians’ benefit

It’s just the same old story
The end of history now
Capital is King they say, there’ll never be another way
As the guilty walk scot free
They use the word austerity
As their narrative to wage class war.

Now it’s time to start the revolution – up against the wall
And put these bastards up against the wall – up against the wall
Now it’s time to start the fight for justice – up against the wall
And end this madness once and for all
Track Name: There's A War Going On Out There
There’s A War Going On Out There

Can’t you see, there’s a war going on out there?
The whole country’s under lock-down now
But you don’t really care
You think it doesn’t affect you
They’re cleansing the cities of the ones you’ll never meet
As they evict them from their homes
Social housing’s being torn down
As they’re forced to the outer zones

Can’t you see, there’s a war going on out there?
It’s a fight for survival now
But you don’t really care
You think it doesn’t affect you
Two million children live in poverty
And they say we’re a civilised land
The social contract’s been rescinded
As a million queue for food banks

So come on take my hand
And I’ll lead you through this hell
And I’ll show you everything
That you deny is happening
This hunger and this pain
This mortal suffering
I’ll show you it all
So come on take my hand


Can’t you see, there’s a war going on out there?
They’re lying and a-cheating now
But you don’t really care
You think it doesn’t affect you
The propaganda ministries
Are working overtime
To falsify the facts & figures
And scare you into line

Can’t you see, there’s a war going on out there?
They’re dividing the whole country now
But you don’t really care
You think it doesn’t affect you
They criticise and demonise
Until your heart is filled with hate
The weak, the poor, the vulnerable
Are abandoned to their fate

So you think you’ve got it good and you’ve got a nice life
With your model kids and your Stepford wife
So you’ve played the game and you’ve come so far
With your house and your money and executive car
You think you’re so secure as your boss loves you
Because you do everything that he tells you to
Everything is perfect, not a cloud in sight
You’ve never had to struggle and you’ve never had to fight
So what you going to do when it all comes crashing down
And you’re left unprotected when the bad times come around
You thought you’d lived the dream but there’s nothing left
Just a mortgage in arrears and a mountain of debt
And your new boss calls you in because he’s got bad news
They’ve found someone younger and much cheaper than you
So you see through all the lies and you finally see the truth
There but for the Grace of God go you….