DECLINE DEMO 2014

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DEMO 2014. Straight edge hardcore. 2 parts Expired Youth, 2 parts Noose.

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released July 16, 2014

All Songs C and P by DECLINE (XdeclineX)
Decline is Fernando, Chad, Kyle, Shariq and Nathan
Recorded by shariq at Chun Kin Studios, Chicago, Illinois
special thanks to the international back up crew 2014!!!

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Straight edge hardcore. 2 parts Expired Youth, 2 parts Noose. We may have just changed hardcore forever…nah, probably not.

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Track Name: Race to the Bottom
Institutions rot
Foundations crack
As progress marches
On our fucking backs

Falling Farther Faster…
Straight to the Bottom

We can’t reform
What’s been razed
More than austere
It’s fucking deranged

Falling Farther Faster…
Straight to the Bottom

Socialize Risk
Privatize Gain
Subsidize Predation
It’s fucking insane

Race to the Bottom…
There’s no coming back
Track Name: Persist
After twenty years
Commitment hasn’t waned
I chose the right path
And never fucking strayed

I said no compromise…
And I meant it
I said no compromise…
So I didn’t

Watch my peers decay
Grow old and obsolete
Experiments in living
Seal their fucking fate

I said no compromise…
And I meant it
I said no compromise…
So I didn’t

No False Witness

My Faith Persists
Track Name: Decline
A culture of violence
I will not buy in
Bottle, needle, gun, or fist
Not one a worthy end

In vino veritas? Just another lie
Told by the powerful to pacify the blind
Their social contract…I won’t sign
Reject its terms; Reject its bottom line

Rites of passage
Designed to obscure
The truth perceived
By those who seek more

In vino veritas? Just another lie
Told by the powerful to pacify the blind
Their social contract…I won’t sign
A Faustian bargain….I decline!
Track Name: Closed System
An arbitrary clustering
Of incoherent views
Held together by contempt
For those outside the group

Can’t justify…
The flags they fly
Can’t justify…
Those ties that bind

Assembled not for peace
But to bring a sword
As their grand narratives
Spin in the fucking void

Can’t justify…
The flags they fly
Can’t justify…
Those ties that bind

Cut the ties
That close your mind
Track Name: Mission Creep
Invent a threat; sell some guns
Inflate our fears; drop some bombs
Grow a cancer; hawk the cure
Job creation; blood will pour

See the shrinking GNP?
We can’t bear the cost of peace
First a tragedy, now a farce
Security contracts light the dark

Send the drones; bill us later
Pull the trigger; make us safer
Collateral damage? No one cares
Protection racket; buy more shares

See the shrinking GNP?
We can’t bear the cost of peace
First a tragedy, now a farce
Security contracts light the dark


Endless war…
What the fuck for?