The Crisis Of Modernity 7"

by Critical Convictions

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released March 5, 2010

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Track Name: Hardcore Sick
Part of the herd, never once straying
Your attitude makes me fucking sick

Macho and pretentious, you don’t belong
Take your rare records and go back home

Hardcore sick
Scene with no ethic

Always concerned about appearance
Well hardcore should be more than skin deep

Hardcore sick
Scene with no ethic

When did hardcore become a fashion contest, an apathetic mess of meaningless trends?
When did the shirt that your wear start dictating your social rank?
Track Name: Anomie
Anxious, a lack of direction
Isolated, no real purpose

Anomie

Questioning their values
Who’s lacking morality?

Anomie

This alienation in an urban setting, an inherent contradiction of modern cityscapes
Anomie, wont you tell me when this unrest will disappear?
An outsider, I’m left deconstructing how industrialization was a means of separation
Track Name: Condos
Living in a city where the condos are sprawling
We need more community housing
Death to fucking yuppies

Corporations try and market a lifestyle of security
Alienating those who can’t afford to live in constant excess

Living in a city where the condos are sprawling
We need more community housing
Death to fucking yuppies

The gentrification of our city, the marginalization of poor communities
All so called irrelevant aspects of profitable urban expansion

DEATH TO FUCKING YUPPIES

Tearing up the downtown core, to build high rises only the rich can afford

Living in a city, condos are sprawling
Living in a city, death to fuckin yuppies
Track Name: Crisis of Modernity
Crisis of modernity, apathy everywhere I see

An indifferent society with selfish priorities
More concerned by individual profit

Crisis of modernity
Fucking apathy
Crisis of modernity
Individualism will be our demise

It’s our belief in materialistic values that prevents any change
There’s more to fucking life than what money can buy
Track Name: Manifest Destinty
A regime that’s held in place with the help of the US government
A heavily subsidized military that’s occupying land that’s not theirs

Manifest Destiny
God gave you this land
Manifest Destiny
The hypocrisy of your plan

A holy land handed over by the UN and British Empire
Meant to appease a people at the expense of another

Israel, a state built by a victimized people
Who forgot their past and dispossessed others of their land

END THE ILLEGAL OCCUPATION
TEAR DOWN THE WALL NOW
Track Name: Incarcerated
Incarcerated, your youth robbed away
A monster unworthy of rehabilitation
A life sentence you can’t escape

Incarcerated
Don’t rehabilitate
Neutralize
Remove from sight

The billions wasted on incarceration could have been better spent on viable social services and fucking
treatment!

Over 2000 youth sentenced to life without parole
Futures robbed by the state
As governments promote the prison industrial complex
Warehousing undesirables
Juvenile crime rates are dropping, yet we back repressive judiciary acts
A society that incarcerates its vulnerable sectors has forgotten the meaning of justice
Track Name: Break
Make no mistakes control’s an illusion
That I can’t maintain confused by ambition

Time is circular, repeating mistakes
Self-destructive cycles are hard to break

Struggle between push and letting go
A middle ground I can’t discover

No ultimate end, no greater good
Life is a constant morality battle

No one holds the answer to all these questions I have
A reality I’m left to face as the past gnaws at my insides
The future is hard to grasp and uncertain
Where’s the grey zone between certainty and doubt?