Down in flames

by The Resignators

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Rocket Ship 02:52
ROCKET SHIP WE SEE THE SAME MOON BUT A DIFFERENT SET OF STARS WE SEE THE SAME MOON BUT A DIFFERENT SET OF STARS WE SEE THE SAME MOON BUT A DIFFERENT SET OF STARS GONNA BUILD A ROCKET SHIP FASTER THAN MY CAR SEE YOU ON THE TV BUT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD ALL IN ONE MAN'S HAND DOES IT TAKE A BLOODY FIGHT TO PROVE WHO'S RIGHT I DON'T THINK SO HEARD YOU TELLING LIES HOPE YOU DON'T BELIEVE PROPAGANDA THAT YOU'RE PREACHING YOU'RE TRYING TO DECEIVE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT YOU'RE TELLING IT'S UP TO YOU AND ME I DON'T THINK SO THERE'S NO DISTANCE THAT'S TOO FAR WHEN IT COMES TO PUSH AND SHOVE EVERY NIGHT I GO OUTSIDE AND STARE AT THE STARS ABOVE WHEN I DO IT'S YOU I'M THINKING OF I FEEL MY SKIN CRAWLING, EVERY TIME I LOOK AT YOU IT'S NOT THE WAY YOU LOOK IT'S JUST THE THINGS YOU DO ALL THE REASONS THAT YOU'RE GIVING YOU THINK YOU WON'T GET CAUGHT I DON'T THINK SO I TASTE THE VENOM FLOWING WITH ALL THE WORDS YOU SAY YOU TELL ME IT'S ALRIGHT YOU TELL ME IT'S OK BUT I'VE SEEN IT ALL BEFORE YOU'RE ROTTEN TO THE CORE YEAH I THINK SO
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DOWN IN FLAMES I WAS DRINKING IN A DUSTY BAR DOWN IN TIJUANA WHEN HE CAME TO ME (IN A DREAM OR SO IT SEEMED) HE SAID I HAVE A JOB FOR YOU I KNOW YOU’RE THE MAN TO DO THAT JOB...... FOR ME WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE WE KNOW WE’RE ALL THE SAME WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE SO WE GO DOWN IN FLAMES YOU’VE GOT A REPUTATION FOR OPENING UP THOSE BOLTED DOORS THAT HINDER ME (CAN’T YOU SEE IT’S STILL A DREAM) PRICK YOUR FINGER, SIGN IN BLOOD GET TO THE HILLS BEFORE THE FLOODS COME... WITH ME THE DEED IS DONE THE GAME WELL PLAYED I AWOKE, YOU’RE AFRAID SET ME FREE (YOU AND ME FROM THIS DREAM) I’VE PAID MY INDULGENCES GIVE ME MY FORGIVENESS PADRE PRAY... FOR ME WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE WE KNOW WE’RE ALL THE SAME WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE NO MATTER WHAT THEY CLAIM WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE WE KNOW WE’RE ALL THE SAME WE CAN’T HELP THE WAY WE ARE SO WE GO DOWN IN FLAMES
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SUMMER GIRL SMILE HEADING DOWN THE ROAD TO MY DESTINATION GONNA GET SOME RELAXATION LOOK OUT NOW IT’S A NEW SENSATION KICKING BACK WITH THE REGGAE NATION HERE'S A VARIATION FIRST FORMATION JUST A LITTLE FLIRTATION IT'S A NEW CREATION PRETTY GIRL SMILE OLD SCHOOL STYLE MAKIN' ME WALK A THOUSAND MILES JUST A LITTLE GLANCE WILD ROMANCE I'D WAIT FOR YOU IF I HAD A CHANCE SURE SEEMS SWEET SOUNDS ON THE STREET DANCING AWAY TO THE REGGAE BEAT ADMISSION FEE ONE TWO THREE MOVIN' TO THE OCEAN JUST YOU AND ME (SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN FLOATING ON THE OCEAN FISHING IN THE OCEAN LIVING BY THE SEA SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN FISHING IN THE OCEAN FLOATING ON THE OCEAN DRINKING BY THE SEA SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN SURFING IN THE OCEAN SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN FLOATING ON THE OCEAN FISHING IN THE OCEAN YOU AND ME) IT'S A BIG TEMPTATION SING IT OUT NOW TO THE POPULATION IT'S A REVELATION HERE'S MY RESIGNATION HEADING DOWN THE ROAD TO MY DESTINATION GONNA GET SOME RELAXATION LOOK OUT NOW ITS A NEW SENSATION KICKING BACK WITH THE REGGAE NATION
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Black Jack Swing Does nothing I say make any sense to you? You scrub up real well but you’re not brand new Second hand person in a second hand land Nothing you can do to make me understand Your business is your business and no business of mine Can’t get involved in your life of crime You’re gonna get caught and the time is soon If the cops don’t catch you then the grim reaper will Making a point of it Another point to prove There’s other opportunities Other opportunities for you Selling yourself on the production line It’s no good for you and you’re losing your mind Better get off while you’ve still got the chance One last time for me to start to dance Making a point of it Another point to prove There’s other opportunities Other opportunities for you
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Wish I Wish 02:50
WISH I WISH WISH I WISH I WISH I WISH, TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE WISHING FOR I HAD TO COME I HAD TO HEAL I HAD TO KNOW, HOW I FEEL HAD TO STEAL AWAY FROM YOU AND FORGE MY MIND. CAN'T YOU SEE, I'M FRIGHTENED TO FIND WHAT WILL I FIND? CAN'T YOU SEE I'M SO DEADLY TO MYSELF? WISH I WISH I WISH I WISH, TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE WISHING FOR I LET IT OUT , I LET IT OUT, THE RIVER FLOWED, I LET IT FLOW, I JUST WANT THESE BRITTLE SHARDS TO GO. SISTER, MY SISTER SEE THIS GASH, THIS TAINTED GASH THAT COMES STRAIGHT FROM MY BLACKENED HEART WISH I WISH I WISH I WISH, TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE WISHING FOR CAN'T YOU SEE, I'M WANDERING, LOST WHAT WILL I FIND? WHAT WILL I FIND CAN'T YOU SEE I'M A HAZARD TO MYSELF? OH MOTHER, UNHOLY MOTHER TAKE THIS HEART, THIS PURPLE HEART AND NOURISH MY BENT AND TWISTED MIND. WISH I WISH I WISH I WISH, TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE WISHING FOR
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Lest we forget It’s not what happened out there All the things that we know Shooting of guns And bombs that explode The feelings you hold Not able to share Night terrors scare in the cold dark air Experiences not shared only by a few Who understand nothing But relied on by you Family tries but can’t understand How you came back such a changed man Didn’t take your life But it stole your youth A condemned man Caught in a moment of truth It seemed so exciting When you’re waiting to go The horror of war How were you to know? Experiences not shared only by a few Who understand nothing But relied on by you Family tries but can’t understand How you came back such a changed man Chorus: (STACE) Brothers and sons and daddies too We stand on the brink we’re looking for you Despair for dinner and grief in our hearts Waiting, waiting, waiting for a brand new start (FRANCIS) As we stand to attention With a glass in our hand Remembering comrades who no longer can Resighting the ode And all that it means Lest we forget all of their deeds Called on by your country It’s hard to resist Comrades and mateship One raised fist It all seems so futile When all have returned An unfortunate lesson That never got learned Experiences not shared only by a few Who understand nothing But relied on by you Family tries but can’t understand How you came back such a changed man
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PRETEND FRIEND YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN EVERYDAY SOMETIMES THINGS WILL COME TO YOU SOMETIMES THEY MAKE YOU PAY THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON WHY I JUST CAN'T SAY GUESS THE TIME IS COMING NOW JUST BE ON YOUR WAY. I GOT ANSWERS QUESTIONS THAT I HEAR ALL THOSE PROBLEMS SOON TO DISAPPEAR THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT NOW I THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE REAL IT'S NOT THAT BIGGER DEAL IT'S JUST THE WAY I FEEL. NOW IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY IMAGINARY FRIEND I REALLY THOUGHT YOU'D BE THERE WITH ME TIL THE BITTER END NOW IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY IMAGINARY FRIEND ENDINGS ARE BEGINNINGS IT'S TIME TO START AGAIN IT ALL STOOD STILL THE TIME IS RIGHT I WAIT FOR MY REPLY. DROWNING IN YOUR TEARS I HOLD MY BREATH AND CRY TOO LONG FOR THE ANSWER I SAY IT'S DO OR DIE I ALWAYS THOUGHT I'D BE THERE WITH YOU STANDING BY YOUR SIDE NOW IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY IMAGINARY FRIEND I REALLY THOUGHT YOU'D BE THERE WITH ME TIL THE BITTER END LIGHTS ARE OUT SOUND IS OFF DREAMING IS PRETEND AU REVOIR AUF WEIRDER ZEN ADIOS MY FRIEND.
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Buy More Shit. buy more shit, buy more shit, You're no-one till you fill your life right up with it buy more shit, buy more shit, screw the earth, consume the lot, Gotta Do Your Bit Your Car reflects your character, Your Shoes Reflect Your Sole, If You dont wear a new pair everyday... You're no good to us all It's quantity not quality that makes the jobs and keeps us fed, It quantity that get's the girls into your awesome king size bed They'll be so impressed when they see your pad, filled with stuff that makes you feel like you're a man It's quantity not quality that makes the jobs and keeps us fed, It quantity that get's the girls into your awesome king size bed They can Sell you a platinum Jetski, sell you a silver phone, sell your dog a fur coat,.............,and a little golden bone, a banker takes your hope and money , till you're sad and old no matter how you work and pray.......... they'll always keep your soul buy more shit buy more shit, buy more shit, You're no-one till you fill your life right up with it buy more shit, buy more shit, screw the earth, consume the lot, Gotta Do Your Bit It's quantity not quality that makes the jobs and keeps us fed, X4 buy more shit! (x3)
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SUMMER GIRL SMILE HEADING DOWN THE ROAD TO MY DESTINATION GONNA GET SOME RELAXATION LOOK OUT NOW IT’S A NEW SENSATION KICKING BACK WITH THE REGGAE NATION HERE'S A VARIATION FIRST FORMATION JUST A LITTLE FLIRTATION IT'S A NEW CREATION PRETTY GIRL SMILE OLD SCHOOL STYLE MAKIN' ME WALK A THOUSAND MILES JUST A LITTLE GLANCE WILD ROMANCE I'D WAIT FOR YOU IF I HAD A CHANCE SURE SEEMS SWEET SOUNDS ON THE STREET DANCING AWAY TO THE REGGAE BEAT ADMISSION FEE ONE TWO THREE MOVIN' TO THE OCEAN JUST YOU AND ME (SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN FLOATING ON THE OCEAN FISHING IN THE OCEAN LIVING BY THE SEA SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN FISHING IN THE OCEAN FLOATING ON THE OCEAN DRINKING BY THE SEA SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN SURFING IN THE OCEAN SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN FLOATING ON THE OCEAN FISHING IN THE OCEAN YOU AND ME) IT'S A BIG TEMPTATION SING IT OUT NOW TO THE POPULATION IT'S A REVELATION HERE'S MY RESIGNATION HEADING DOWN THE ROAD TO MY DESTINATION GONNA GET SOME RELAXATION LOOK OUT NOW ITS A NEW SENSATION KICKING BACK WITH THE REGGAE NATION

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The Resignators, Australia’s premier ska‐punk band, kick off lucky 2013 with a big bang by releasing their new EP “Down in Flames” on March 15 on Care Factor Records, produced by Craig Harnath (Living End, Jet, Oasis, Wilco, Bodyjar) and guitarist Steve Douglas (GWAR), and mixed by Jez Giddings at Hothouse Audio in Melbourne.

The 7 year old 7 piece band runs the gamut of “innocence to experience” with an astounding 40 year span in the member’s ages, representing 3 generations of musical background and influences, from 1st wave Jamaican ska to today’s hardcore punk.

The Resignators have always been about having fun, onstage and off, but “Down in Flames” is different from previous recordings in that it reveals a more serious side of the band, with lyrics and musical content that reflect The Resignators’ concerns with a number of topical issues that the band feels should be expressed.

The sound of the new EP is appropriately huge with monster guitars, epic organ, heavy drums, thunderous bass, and one of Australia’s best horn sections – laying a bed for passionate vocals that cry out the meaningful messages of these new songs, all the while propelled by the danceable drive of a ska backbeat infused with punk energy that is The Resignators trademark.

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released February 19, 2013

Down in flames Credits:

Produced by Craig Harnath and Steve Douglas
Recorded by Craig Harnath and Jez Giddings
Mixed by Jez Giddings
At Hothouse Studios St. Kilda, Australia

Mastered by Tony “Jack The Bear” Mantz
at Jack the Bear’s Deluxe Mastering

The Resignators are:
Francis Harrison - Vocals
Ben Sharp - Drums
Steve Douglas – Guitar, Vocals
Stacy Kilpatrick – Keys, Sax, Vocals
Jeremy Meaden – Trumpet, Vocals
Leda Scott - Trombone

Additional musicians on this recording
Jono James – Trombone, Rap
Ben Koulloutas - Bass

Pre production
Thanks to Charley Phypers (drums) and Tarquin Anderson (bass) for preproduction assistance.

Horns arranged by Jeremy Meaden

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The Resignators Melbourne, Australia

The Resignators, from Victoria, Australia, are a seven headed brash and boisterous ska punk monster, featuring blistering guitar, thumping bass, melodious keyboards, driving drums and a military like horn section, ready to attack, putting a bomb under the relatively easy, feel-good vibes that are often spun in the genre, with their punk-inflected ska. ... more

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