Planned Obsolescence

by Stöj Snak

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How Much Teargas Does It Take before You Start Seeing Red? They’ve got their guns, they’ve got their shields They’ve got their water cannons and their billy clubs What do we got? We’ve got these songs and we’ve got faith in the futures better days Yeah, we’ve got faith in the future We are sheep dressed for the day, we are running while they are keeping track They set the scene and we obey; uphold the status quo to make sure the wheels are running Our finest duty is to stand up and protest How else will they know that things are fucked up where we are? We own their guns, we own their shields We own the billy clubs that are knocking on our skulls What do they got? They’ve got no right They are here for us and not the other way around And we all own the future
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Past Destinations and Dreams Your picture on the nightstand and a dried out potted plant, a few bags with the stuff that you left, flowers and condolences from people that we knew but whose names I can’t recall A faded Post-It note with an obsolete to-do, things I would otherwise forget. As everything else fades the smile in your shining eyes is never far out of mind I want you to know when the world gets me down that’s what’s keeping me up I won’t forget, these silhouettes can still bring back a life of feelings As details fade and pictures break their frames, our lives maintain their meaning Someone came to visit I had this feeling I should know You said you were doing pretty well I said: ‘So am I’ and we sat silently and smiled for a while And then she left A faded Post-It note listing all our common goals; past destinations and dreams. Most are left untouched because our remaining time suddenly ran away I want you to know that though we never got that far, I couldn’t ask for anything more I won’t forget… Our love maintains its meaning
3.
Hoops and Safety Nets Jump through their hoops, jump as the world’s set on fire Don’t live a long life and expect to be remembered Burn all the safety nets and throw yourself on the wire Life’s too short for lasting heroes Everyone knows because everyone been there before you With hearts set on fire and no need for explanations Everyone knows how easy these moments will pass you They all dwell on wasted chances You’re searching your life for an alibi, pushing the past until now It seems all opportunities passed you by but these problems seem to fix themselves somehow Heed their directions then go find your own destination Break all their cages and forget about being remembered Pass all the obstacles and speed bumps at your own pace and sing your heart out like it mattered Run out of here Nothing is holding you back
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03:50
Float out with the wind, head for the horizon Take all that you have in mind and dump it into the ocean Here the distance will kill, words get lost in the wind We scream till there’s nothing to hear at all and the echoes drown out the answers We are all passengers on this vessel, floating All just waiting a tidal wave of change I am not scared to die; I am scared to leave you behind me But I will see what I can believe and hold you while I can still breathe We are both passing on like everything before us But just waiting for the ending is not the same I will keep on hanging on till the edges are frayed As long as this still feels like a journey I will remain on this vessel we made
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Something to Drink About Go fuck the world, let's have a party I have an urge to somehow blow my mind out It's filled with thoughts I want to un-think about our lives and how we keep from giving in Let's fucking drink Let's raise a glass to this fine evening and lower our hopes for what the future will bring us Let's drink to all our empty choices - here's to whatever and just another round before we pass out There is no point in trying to return We still have memories to burn Let's drown the night in jokes and dance and song Before we turn to face the places we belong We are young and we are hopeless We drink to become numb to our perspectives Our hopes and dreams are long forgotten We'll make the best of what our parents left us here They left us here There's no point in trying to return We still have bridges left to burn Let's be unbound by all their rights and wrongs We won't be free until there's nowhere we belong We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. - Charles Bukowski
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Planned Obsolescence Sinking to the ocean floor with feet in concrete in breaking dawn We would walk among the shapes of yesterdays that are long gone Let’s all embrace the present now as it’s unfolding into our arms Because what we have is not build to last We won’t be saved, we’re all the same We cling to ancient ideas, the script in concrete that fit our needs Let’s all embrace what we have left, what we achieved and broke again Nothing we made was built to last There’s no escape, we won’t be saved… Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers. - Mignon McLaughlin

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released March 13, 2012

Written, produced and recorded by Niels Højgaard Sørensen
Mastered by Rasmus Glassau Clausen
in the 5FeetUnder Studio
2012

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Stöj Snak Aalborg, Denmark

Stöj Snak is a SCREAMER-SONGWRITER project from Aalborg, DENMARK.

Musically and creatively Stöj Snak is shaped by the punk scene. And though Stöj Snak is a step away from punk and the limitations of a traditional band, the political engagement, raw energy and anarchistic DIY approach is still very visible in the songwriting. ... more

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