BATTLE THRU TIMEBattle Thru Time

Fifth LP from ANECDATA, released March 12, 2020.

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TRACKLISTING

  1. Surrender When
  2. The Second Amendment
  3. Richard III
  4. You Decide
  5. Superelevator
  6. Tokyo Regret
  7. Ephemeral
  8. Super VHS
  9. Hardly Angels
  10. You’re Not Alone
  11. Phantom Time
  12. Until the End

Tracks 13-24 are instrumental versions of the 12 songs above.

Bonus tracks (only in Bandcamp full album download)

25. Diabolical Machine
26. Arecibo

Plus  demo recordings of Tokyo Regret, You Decide, The Second Amendment and You’re Not Alone.

All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by D Satherley / Anecdata. Recorded between 2018 and 2020 in Glen Eden, west Auckland.

VIDEOS

LYRICS

SURRENDER WHEN

surrender when i recommend, you lay your gun down and we can bend

palaver then, y tambien, you lay your gun down and we can send

the best of ours, the worst of hell, the rest in malice, and we can fend

off your best, off your rest, the rest embarrass, we have no regrets

surrender when i recommend, you lay your gun down and we can bend

palaver then y tambien, you lay your gun down and we can send

the best of ours the worst of hell, the rest in malice and we can fend

off your best off your rest, and post-insurrect we are all regret

THE SECOND AMENDMENT

i love the NRA, i love the NRA, yeah

they keep me safe from harm

i wish i had a gun, i could save the world, and i could save the world

me and my 45 could keep the world alive and

you wouldn’t have to fear threats from afar and here

i could save the world, and i could save the woorld

and if you had to choose between me and nukes, who would

you trust your life with now?

nukes or a madman with the power to kill and the power to kill you

i love the NRA, i love the NRA, yeah

they keep me safe from harm

i wish i had a gun, i could save the world, i could save the world now

RICHARD III

why did it take so long to dig me up and rob me blind of my fame?

i was never gonna be your king too long

i was living dead ahead, to be fair forever

my kingdom for a horse

who messes with a king who left a string of family dead, rotting corpses?

are you not surprised to see me back alive?

supergrass’ man of war in the bones, sans flesh

my kingdom for a horse

where did you think i went? across the channel to france or germany?

i’ve been stuck here since before world war got foxed

oliver cromwell

none of them compared to me, richard III, old crouchback

my kingdom for a horse

YOU DECIDE

there’s far too much riding on this, far too much relying on this

whose idea was it to ask me ’cause i’m paralysed just thinking about it

i don’t know so you decide, so you decide what’s right

’cause if i can’t decide on nothing, nothing’s what we’ll be

so you decide what’s right and you decide who’s wrong

and you decide what’s right and you decide what’s wrong

the paradox of modern life is too much choice, none of it matters

whose idea was it to ask me ’cause i’m paralysed just thinking about it

i don’t know so you decide, so you decide what’s right

’cause if i can’t decide on nothing nothing’s what we’ll be

SUPERHABITABLE

n/a

TOKYO REGRET

would you believe i’ve never seen tokyo? or any capital of the world

of course i have been to wellington, but wellington is hardly tokyo

this is my one regret

i haven’t got many regrets yet

can you believe i haven’t been overseas, unless you count islands

and i don’t, so why should you care a bit about my plans?

this is my one regret

i haven’t got many regrets yet

do you think i should start with this urge to go across the sea

do you think i should start with this urge to go across the sea

EPHEMERAL

serendipity, ideas

i don’t know what to do or what to say

curiosity, i fear has been my perennial ephemeral

electricity in here

i don’t know just what to do or what to say

instability endears every one one to the critical parasitical

commonality, we fear in thrall to the criminal, hypocritical

electricity in here

i don’t know just what to do or what to say

negativity and fear, they rule, incompatible, ephemeral

you recommend instead i get out and make some friends to the bitter ends

an ephemeral, a mutineer

i can’t stand the smaller talk around the clock

HARDLY ANGELS

we should not be afraid of foreigners, locals i know are just as bad as us

whenever i’ve been mugged out on the street i know what they’re not

they’re from the north island, they’re from the south island

they’re from the north island, they’re from stewart island

in case it wasn’t clear from what i said before, new zealanders are hardly angels eh

the land of the ‘long white cloud’, at least we’re not australians

we’re not as bad as them, we’re not as bad as them

there are no rules when you get on the road – the only law’s stay out of my way

it doesn’t matter what passport you’re on or if you can drive

we’ve all got a death wish, we’ve all got a death wish

they’re from the north island, they’re from the south island

they’re from the north island, they’re from stewart island

YOU’RE NOT ALONE

so you thought you might be home alone tonight

i’ve got news for you it’s not so black and white

and did you notice that i have time for you?

or does it mean nothing to be one of two?

aaah aaah aaah aaah

you’re not alone

PHANTOM TIME

If you’ve got a story to tell of history you might as well reconsider times and dates

they’re nothing but lies, correlations of our past

nothing good can ever last

why on earth are we so vain? they’re nothing but lies

i recognise you in me, i live inside you

i never noticed you there

there’s never been a master plan, no tricks for the age of man

what happened to the sceptical patterns of our minds?

i recognise you in me, i live inside you

i never noticed you there

a phantom time of the year

UNTIL THE END