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Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies

by Cliterati

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ReMY griFFiN ⚧ Queer punk is the truest punk.
Angry at endless, tedious, loathsome, dangerous, fascist bottom feeders and I love every vitriolic second of it. Xx Favorite track: Trans is Beautiful.
Hayduke X
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Hayduke X A real leader in modern political punk. A veritable flag lit on fire. Tremendous aggression cradling righteous rage. Favorite track: Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies.
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Gwynncore Aggressive, furious, and on the flip side, incredibly validating thrashy politically charged Hardcore Punk. I've been waiting for this album for a while and it blew my expectations out of the water. One of the best Punk releases of 2019, no question. Favorite track: Trans is Beautiful.
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Jamie Platt Punk that stands for something, a rare thing nowadays. Favorite track: Trans is Beautiful.
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Slow Burn 02:11
Divided to the bone Main Street America This all hits too close to home Before you say Not in my backyard Ü know these Truths r fuckin hard Families divided Never to b united Brother against brother Disdain for father and mother We can all disagree Shouldn't we find Commonality We are all the people Prolly want the same things Decent living wage Clean water to drink An education system Not on the brink of failure! It's possible to meet In the middle become whole situation is critical Sourcing your news Overloading with Nothing of value that's true Greed and corruption The basis of our democracy Another political disruption Thrown out there so we won't question The powers that be Alterna-facts That term is fuckin whack Just another Tribal politics attack! Whose the winner In the great divide Corporate news From their greed we can't hide Baiting us all with lies We need to question Their integrity What happened to compromise Seen as failure through some people’s eyes Ya know hat happened when Ya compromised baby All I saw was loss When I looked in yr eyes
Born in the wrong body Know this from an early age Identity felt within Others can’t relate Pronoun confusion Plays into the illusion What they see isn’t me They can’t see who we r inside Deep rooted identity won’t hide Trans is beautiful Let yr truth shine Trans is beautiful Sex is between yr legs Identity between yr ears Be true to yrself Fuck society’s fears Gender is complex Forever in a state of evolution Fuck society’s perceived illusions Trans is beautiful Let yr light shine
Unfuck the system It's starts with ü and me Unfuck Unfuck the system For justice and equality Living a life That's seldom recognized As truly free Instead of I against I What if we stood together Arm in arm in solidarity The underground thrives As the rich man dies Working poor Shan’t take no more Of the abuses and untruths Waged against us all Government needs to fear We need to make this clear For one day they shall fall
Nothing said Nothing done Fence walking Acceptance Systemic oppression When ones power is used To oppress the marginalized Psychological abuse We are created the same Let us stand against evil doers The oppressors Together Ignorance equals fear Silence equals death
Breakup Song 03:06
Stitched together Pulled apart Deep seeded issues From the heart Bad decisions Make things worse Guess it's part Of this living curse My life means nothing And that's just fine It's all I got And in the end It’s all I got And that’s just fine
Latinx Taken 02:00
TThey take our skills The take our labour They take our knowledge Our best ideas In the end These makers of men Turn around call us takers Throw us away Break up our families Call us illegal Seen as unequal I didn’t cross the border The border crossed me They take our talents They take our hearts They take our time Our best ideas And in the end These makers of men Turn around call us takers Throw us away Break up our families Call us illegal Seen as unequal I didn’t cross the border The border crossed me They take our jobs They take our culture They take our children Our best ideas And in the end These makers of men Turn around call us takers Throw us away Call us takers Break up our families Seen as unequal I didn’t cross the border The border crossed me
I’d rather have a mind Opened by wondering Than one closed By belief Hope to alway speak truth To listen with an open ear When others speak Be still and you'll hear The earth speak Time is borrowed And running short Living by choice Nor by chance Motivated not Manipulated Being useful Not used Making changes Not excuses Excelling yet Not competing Choosing self esteem Not self pity Ain’t gonna say The sky’s the limit There’s footprints On the moon
Multi national Billion dollar industry Built on killing off Mom and pops Cutting corners And saving a dime Working conditions A fucking crime Billion dollar industry Built on lies Built on the backs of The working poor When will we turn back How this all works Deserving of prosperity Equality and a fair wage Building frustration And hate Global power Forgets to negotiate People before profits Lining pockets of the One percent Creating desperation For the rest Corporate entities held Unaccountable Answering to none Corrupt system insurmountable Global power corruption lies!
The masks been ripped off White supremacist Amerikkka They march with tiki torches Terrorists in the night Bullies and loudmouths Spewing hate and disgrace The presidency of prejudice Quick to defend You can't equate Nazis With people standing up to tyranny And oppression Only 157 years out of a Slave economy Some wounds won't heal Bandaids don't fix lynchings While living in inequality Monuments to monsters Why are they still here? Ask a person of color they tell ya It's to instill fear Jim Crow era should b left in the past History destined to repeat itself The ugly truth is Amerikkka Is a land of racist hate The beautiful lie Is that many believing it's not Ugly truths! Beautiful lies!
Fire burns red Blood turns black Silver tears Can’t hold back Broken spirit Worn out soul From deep within Bones turn cold Smokey horizon Can barely breath Moaning breaks the silence The storm through the trees Bodies lie broken Scattered apart Remnants of war Unyielding from the start Man against man Fighting for what Religious beliefs Ain’t worth it The cost of lost life
Fox News Self abuse You ain’t even Got a clue Wear your white privilege Like a heroes cape Never gonna know how it feels To have yr heritage raped Chug yr bud Know that those colors run Red neck white and blue Don’t care if the facts Ain’t true Always crying what ya Been through Never thought to walk in Another’s shoes Red neck white and blue Sit on yr couch Talk yr shit How those damn foreigners Need to quit Comin’ here take our jobs Doesn’t really matter You’ll always b an unemployed slob!
Pizza rolls Not gender rolls My slice My choice Ü can’t silence my voice In crust we trust
When you black out The sky and night turns To day All things unknown Starts to shape shift Away Bottomless floor Throat constricts Pounding heart Open fist Mind tuned out Dreams of far off lands Time falls away Like hour glass Sands Remember to breath Inhale long and hard Yr lights been snuffed Heart darkened and charred Eyes forever closed As it all falls away


released August 30, 2019

Recorded by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios
Mastered by Joel Grind
Cover Art by Sugi


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