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Second LP from ANECDATA, released June 27, 2017.

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TRACKLISTING

1. The Best Words
2. Never Clever Ever
3. Bannon (The Burninator)
4. Punch a Nazi
5. Blemish Be Gone
6. Idiot on TV
7. You Have Been Lied To
8. Are You Feeling Stupid?
9. Black Site
10. Waiting for Armageddon (Kamikaze Privateer)
11. Executive Order
12. Bowling Green Massacre
13. Living in Violence

plus Bandcamp-only track

15. The Man in the Street (2017 demo)

All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by D Satherley / Anecdata

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BEHIND THE MUSIC

The stories behind the songs – check it out here.

LYRICS

THE BEST WORDS

and in a landslide you’re supposed to win and you’re not supposed to complain
why’s it hard for me to explain?

is it that hard to know what it’s like for us
neverending losers in life who do all the work for you?

millions voted for me, but billions voted for the enemy
i have all the greatest words, i have all the bestest words
americans voted for me, but traitors opted for the enemy
i have all the greatest words, i have all the bestest words

make me great again

she was a cancer that we had to cut out
a mutation of the american dream, which is not to have your health

only 3 million, it’s not that many
if they disappeared without trace would it count against me now?

millions voted for me, but billions voted for the enemy
i have all the greatest words, i have all the bestest words
americans voted for me, but traitors opted for the enemy
i have all the greatest words, i have all the bestest words
bigly bop a wop do-doo

millions voted for me, but billions voted for the enemy
i have all the greatest words, i have all the bestest words
americans voted for me, but traitors opted for the enemy
i have all the greatest words, i have all the bestest words
bigly bop a wop do-doo

NEVER CLEVER EVER

lost my memory, remember 10/11
let’s add it all up, it’s never clever ever
up in my tower, it’s made of ivory
and a little bribery
what do you mean i called putin a good guy?
we haven’t played golf

never clever ever, i can’t be the one
puppet of the kremlin, just a hired gun
never clever ever, always be outdone
never clever ever

don’t cover it up, i want the world to know you lie all the time
it’s never clever ever
don’t fuck it up now
i didn’t want it, but now i have it so you’re gonna pay

never clever ever, i can’t be the one
pulling all the purse strings, i’m a bastard son
never clever ever, i can’t be the one
never clever ever

never clever ever, killing all the fun
sucking on big business, fucking everyone
never clever ever, north korea’s won
isis on the upswing, fucked in the long run
nazis in the white house, brains are in the bin
lies are the new black now, orange anakin
never clever ever, evil never wins
never clever ever

BANNON (THE BURNINATOR)

we’ve counted all the votes, discounted anecdotes
looks like you lost it in a landslide
but we prepared for this, cut thousands off the list
gerrymandered borders and lied to them all

it doesn’t matter how, we have the power now
we’re gonna keep it and burn it all down
dismantle women’s rights
red carpet, parasites suckling the blood of crown
bannon

i don’t care what you think, kool-aid’s a normal drink
this isn’t doublethink, it’s triple
let’s bet a dollar bill soma’s a normal pill
it doesn’t make you ill – just a cripple

it doesn’t matter how, we have the power now
we’re gonna keep it and burn it all down
fuck the ambivalence, i wanna be violent
don’t care if it’s a ghost town
bannon

it doesn’t matter how, we have the power now
we’re gonna keep it and burn it all down
crush the insurgency, this is an emergency, trust in the disharmony
bannon

PUNCH A NAZI

if you want to punch a Nazi i won’t stop you
but there better be a bloody good reason
that we can’t rely on good-old fashioned treason
and just kill the source of all this thought disease
this country’s armed, but none have the guts

and we sing la la la la la la la la all day
and la la la la la la la la all night

cutting off the head of a regime can’t win
when the truth’s alternative and fake news is in

and we sing la la la la la la la la all day
and la la la la la la la la all night

BLEMISH BE GONE

tonight i have a blemish
that won’t be there next time i wear pyjamas
and go to bed
by then i will have cut you off
and in the pain, i will remain determined to see you go

i don’t know why i took so long
it’s not like you made me strong
i hate you, so begone

i don’t know why i took so long
it’s not like you made me strong
i hate you, i want you so gone

these eyes will never forget
the awkward frames, the side-on gaze
the knife, the credit spent
i’m thirty-six and eighteen
it is so long, so long ago
and now, i want you gone
now i hate you

i don’t know why i took so long
it’s not like you made me strong
i hate you, so begone

i don’t know why i took so long
it’s not like you made me strong
i hate you, i want you out of my life

never come back
stay away, don’t come back
never come back
stay away, don’t come back
never come back
stay away, don’t come back
never come back
stay away, don’t come back

i hate you, so begone and don’t come back

IDIOT ON TV

we have a duty to fight
we have a mandate to march
we had a glimpse of the night
we’re gonna fight off the dark
it’s not a matter of if but where, when and how
this time it’s gonna be ours

just like a surgical knife and ancient carnivores
i’ve never taken a life
you better run for yours
it’s not a matter of if but where, when and how
this time it’s gonna be ours

listen to us
you cannot beat the mob
hear what they have to say
you need another job
be what you used to be
idiot on TV

we have a duty to fight
we have a mandate to march
we had a glimpse of the night
we’re gonna fight off the dark
it’s not a matter of if but where, when and how
this time it’s gonna be ours

dig under pitiful walls
kick over portcullis doors
burn the confederate flag
kill off the dinosaurs
the evolution is here and the extinction is near
this time it’s gonna be yours

listen to us
you cannot beat the mob
hear what they have to say
you need another job
be what you used to be
idiot on TV

YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO

here it is, here it goes again
hear the lie detector bing
open up, open up its mouth and let the lies come out
if we don’t let it get to us
they won’t exist

have you been lied to?

rip it out, rip it out again
cut off all its tongue and stab it dead
poke it in, twist the knife again
cut the head off medusa
if we don’t let it get to us
they won’t exist

have you been lied to?

no i don’t think you have
no i don’t think you have
no i don’t think you have been lied to

listen up, open up your ears
there’s a world outside brietbart i hear
colour in, colour in again
tweet it with a capital SAD again
if we don’t let it get to us
they won’t exist

have you been lied to?

no i don’t think you have
no i don’t think you have
no i don’t think you have been lied to

ARE YOU FEELING STUPID?

when he said he was out to ruin the lives of anyone who crossed him
was that when you thought, hang on – what is this madman capable of doing?

never putting the racists in their place
pushing hicks to cut off their own noses
pissing off the republican base
but not the motherfuckers in the G O P

are you feeling duped?
are you feeling stupid?

was it when he, said yeah, nukes – have em! was that when you thought, hang on now?
or was it when he booked a hotel – and what went on I can’t say now.

never putting supremacists down
saying shit on Twitter we can’t believe
pissing off the republican base
but not the motherfuckers in the G O P

are you feeling duped?
are you feeling stupid?

are you feeling misled?
are you feeling stupid?

are you feeling misled?
are you feeling stupid?
are you feeling stupid?

BLACK SITE

catacombs for the remains of a dream
black site
dead again in sepulchure, there’s a theme
black site

truth is not how you connect to the base
black site
rush again through all the orders apace
black site

and so we can’t be held to account or deja vu

hold ’em offshore ’til they forget the taste
black site
of fascism, of religion, of the main course
sunlight

and so we can’t be held to account or live up to you

WAITING FOR ARMAGEDDON (KAMIKAZE PRIVATEER)

holed up in a hideaway
the billionaire waits for a sign that it’s alright
resident, citizen (paid in full)
nothing we can do but wait for armageddon

if you don’t want me, too bad, I won’t leave
i don’t need money, i want a way to disbelieve

resident, citizen (paid in full)
there’s nothing like a rich right-winger to do my head in

if you don’t want me, too bad, I won’t leave
i don’t need money, i want a way to disbelieve

so when the bombs come falling down
stay safe with us in our playground
we call it home when you’re not here
you kamikaze privateer
so when the bombs come falling down
stay safe with us in our playground
we call it home when you’re not here
you’re no real kiwi

and if you don’t want me, too bad, I won’t leave
i don’t need money, i want a way to disbelieve

EXECUTIVE ORDER

and if you expect me to obey
think again, you fuck
ever since inauguration day i’ve been Mexican

you can’t tell me what to do, can you?
sounding like a man with a kazoo
signing laws you haven’t even read
stick it up your arse and say thank you

the benefit of a philosopher-king is light
especially when the philosophy is alt-right

tiny hands can’t build a border wall to keep me at bay

you can’t tell me what to do, can you?
sounding like a man with a kazoo
signing laws you haven’t even read
stick it up your arse and say thank you

the benefit of a philosopher-king is light
especially when the philosophy is outright wrong

BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE

darkest before the dawn, so we should carry on
coldest before the day takes all the frost away
gimme gimme the light, never ever the night

i wrote a note, it reads, i quote
gimme gimme the light, never ever the night
but it just needs one word
it’s one that we’ve all heard
gimme gimme some hope, always ever some hope

in case he kills us all, forgets the climate brawl
bowling green massacres happen to amateurs
gimme gimme the light, never ever the night

i wrote a note, it reads, i quote
gimme gimme the light, never ever the night
but it just needs one word
it’s one that we’ve all heard
gimme gimme some hope, always ever some hope

i wrote a note, it reads, i quote
gimme gimme the light, never ever the night
but it just needs one word
it’s one that we’ve all heard
gimme gimme some hope, always ever some hope

gimme gimme the light, never ever the night
gimme gimme the light, never ever the night
gimme gimme some hope, always ever some hope
gimme gimme the light, never ever the night
gimme gimme some hope, always ever some hope
gimme gimme the light, never ever the night
gimme gimme some hope, always ever some hope

LIVING IN VIOLENCE

if i was american i wouldn’t have a clue
they say they want silence
but only when it comes on the end of handgun

they’re living in violence
they’re not the only ones to live the news
and it hurts to see the corruption
it was a good idea
live free or die

how many have to die for the right to be a murderer?

you can’t beat the government so why do you pretend?
this isn’t the 1880s
you might have all the guns but they have nuclear bombs

they’re living in violence
they’re not the only ones to live the news

how many have to die for the right to be a murderer?

i don’t want to be shot in any arteries
i don’t want to need any major surgery
i don’t want to have blood coming out of my leg
it’s true

i don’t want a brain splattered on the morning train
i don’t need mcbain shooting up my lumbar vein
i don’t want to see a toddler with an M16
it’s true

they’re living in violence
they’re not the only ones to live the news
and it hurts to see the corruption
it was a good idea
live free or die

how many have to die for the right to be a murderer?