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Everything Louder Than Everything Else

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released June 1, 2008

EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE was recorded, mixed, and mastered by chris vita (vitamastering.com) at quagmire headquarters and the contra house. it was produced by the contra and chris vita. gang vocals were sung by blake, eric, joey, timothy, bobby , quiz, and doe. additional vocals on nothing inside were performed by bobby serious.

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Joey D - Guitar, Vox
Eric - Guitar, Vox
Blake - Vox, Bass
Tim - Drums

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Track Name: Interconnected
fingerprints on the window / smog stains on the door / this nightmarish scenario is industry's old whore / final warning leaflet / an ashtray overthrown / the stress of fifteen centuries culminating in one's soul / JUSTIFIED / INTERCONNECTED / THERE'S NO HOPE FOR ME / COME TO FIND / INTERCONNECTED / JUST CAN'T COPE WITH WHAT YOU SEE / NEW REAL LIFE / INTERCONNECTED / BUILT UPON SHALLOW GROUND / SCREAM AND FIGHT / INTERCONNECTED / TEAR IT FUCKING DOWN / last pay stub from a fortnight / the letter explained it all / brought in new technology / obsolete is what you're called / from a factory in china / to an office in LA / its stocks traded on wall street / it's seen financial gains / CHORUS / the courts ended in deadlock / the politicians were absolved / it's amazing how morality works when there's so much cash involved / the dynas- ties of power / the same US regal class / wallow in the fact that they can make their fortunes last / a drug dealer in Burma / a stock broker in Prague / our monetary system is a fat and bloated hog / a thousand different fuses / one global powder keg / its hard to withstand changes when you're missing both your legs.
Track Name: Freedom 35
removing our rights / picking up fights / no one's safe as you / that's no reason / you breed suspicion / remove tradition / 'till your freedoms are through / it's open season / arrest old ladies cause surely maybe a mush- room cloud could ensue / don't worry about me cause freedoms not safe and I don't care about you / WELL IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO LAY IT DOWN / YOU'RE NOT OUR MOMS BUT A SECURITY CLOWN / DON'T TRY TO BULLY AND PUSH YOUR WAYS / CAUSE TRUE FREEDOM IT RESTS / IN PEACE / SO DON'T FUCK WITH ME / CAUSE I'M JUST FINE / AND DON'T NEED YOUR SAFETY / walk away/ walk away/ get away / get away / what's the choice / in this state of mob control / lost my voice / from shouting at these shallow fools / leave me alone / go fuck yourself/ don't need you worrying about me/ try to understand this is my life.
Track Name: Anthem To Arms
straight from the house of the dying sun / now war's declared and you're the one / this anthem is a call to fight / ready the troops / deploy tonight / aggression / is a word of fear but desperation will draw it near / honor / though weak and frail will persevere to the last exhale / WE CAN’T RETREAT / LET OUR OWN BE HARMED / THIS IS A CALL / AN ANTHEM TO ARMS / baseless threats excreted from / the worm like stature you've become / descend into the bowels of hate / destroy yourself and blame your fate / WE WON’T BE WEAK / OR STUNNED WITH ALARM / THIS IS OUR LIVES / OUR ANTHEM TO ARMS.
Track Name: Nothing Inside
you shoot down the dreams of the one's you know / your will to survive won't let go / the pain in your heart is the pain that you spread / its cruel to admit / i wish you dead / A LET DOWN / A PUT DOWN / THE THINGS THAT YOU SAY / YOU'RE NOTHING INSIDE / YOU DISH OUT THE INSULTS BUT YOU TAKE NONE AWAY / GO RUN AND HIDE / there will be no one left when it comes to the end / you lit all the bridges / burned your friends / you wear a disguise made of hatred and fear / you can't see the truth when you look in the mirror / THE LOATHING / THE ANGER IS GRAFTED TO YOUR SOUL / YOUR NOTHING INSIDE / THE PAIN THAT I SEE IS THE ONE THAT YOU KNOW / GO RUN AND HIDE / the filth / the hate / the misery and the mind breaks / for love / contempt / jealousy / emotions i resent / destroy / their lives / family / no hope of reprise / the filth / the hate / the misery / a smile breaks across your face / for love / contempt / happiness / jealousy / the emotion you try to erase / CHORUS.
Track Name: Third World Country
no need to adjust the station / we're part of the westernized nations / come here to protect and sell / our interests / your oil wells / we'll start a fight pit side against side / make a stink when too many have died / the UN forces will assume control / no doubt plunder will be plentiful / THIRD WORLD COUNTRY / THIRD WORLD COUN- TRY / IT'S OK TO STEAL FROM THE HUNGRY / THIRD WORLD COUNTRY / THIRD WORLD COUNTRY / SET UP SHOP WITH CLONED PROSPERITY / THIRD WORLD COUNTRY / THIRD WORLD COUNTRY / GLOBAL DOMINATION FOUNDRY / THIRD WORLD COUNTRY / THIRD WORLD COUNTRY / swoop down on the pregnant hare / sack it all 'till the land is bare / no relief no end in sight / western culture is the one that's right / CHORUS / Our culture, is thriving whilst the billions are striving! / Your blind protests ring untrue when I see the mass consumer in you / feast upon the feudal sweat but your privileged life you won't admit to yet/ why even bother trying to save the ones that you've turned into slaves / when I see you cry, it makes me laugh, your self righteous and self loathing act.
Track Name: Rights And Wrongs
Don't speak / don't try / don't look into the devil’s eyes / just turn your head and look away / tuck your tail / live another day / rules suffice / rules for life / slit your rulers neck with a rusty knife / it's a situation of you or them / just one against the whole of man / RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT / DO THE DANCE ON THE MORAL GROUND / RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT / DESTROY YOUR WORLD WITH THE STRENGTH OF SOUND / RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT WRONG / CONSEQUENCES SAY SO LONG / RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT WRONG / MY PACIFISM IS LONG GONE / no one to fight / fight for the truth/ your indiscretions have robbed you youth / your angst has become a benign lump / Idealized wasteland / rhetorical dump / you've codefied / your pc speech / offend nobody / don't overreach / assimilated / your passions gone / I'd rather die than sing your song / don't splash / just sink / don't drown yourself in the devils drink / don't use a single name in vain / we'll steal your soul and make you sane / no emotion / no regret / no sex / no booze / no love / don't fret / assimilation read the new marquee / they're closed for good now come join me / RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT WRONG / SENSOR CONTENT OF THIS SONG / RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT WRONG / EMBRACING WEAKNESS WILL MAKE YOU STRONG / RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT / STILL ATTACK YOU EVERYNIGHT / RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT / UNTIL I'M DEAD I WON'T GIVE UP THIS FIGHT / faith / in our own minds / for all our freedoms / we’ll always strive.