Wage Slaves

by Healer of Bastards

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    Three tracks, clocking up over 11 minutes of UK hardcore punk.

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This three-track EP is over 11 minutes of hardcore punk. The 7-inch release comes with a free download code.

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released January 18, 2016

Recorded in December 2015 by Dave McCabe at Muthers Studio, Birmingham. Cover artwork by Adam J Hall.

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Healer of Bastards Birmingham, UK

Healer of Bastards (H.O.B) are a melodic hardcore punk band from Birmingham, UK.

Formed in late 2014, the band play angry, but catchy songs about social injustice and the struggle for a better future.

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Track Name: Wage slaves
Mind and soul bound to a desk
Or on shop floors, no time for rest
All day you must answer the phone
Frowned upon when you go home
Cleaning streets and sweeping floors
To buy some clothes, and food of course
You work all day, then sleep at night
Or the reverse, there’s no respite
WAGE FUCKING SLAVES - ALL OF US ARE WAGE SLAVES (x4)
WAGES MAKE US BEHAVE
Sometimes you dream about work
It’s enough to make you berserk
You work some more, for overtime
You need the cash, to live your life
MPs would have us work to death
Retirement age at your last breath
Life reduced to bills and fees
Economic slavery
Do not live your whole life just for money
Do things that fell right to you, or make you happy
Break away from that mental state
See yourself more than just your wage
WE’RE FUCKING WAGE SLAVES!
Track Name: They are the drones
Dispatched to fight a war overseas
Programmed orders in their brains
Asks no questions, obeys all orders
No need to think what is humane
Not all wars are fought in defence
The Iraq war showed them this
But drones on hand when they’re needed
Prepared to kill when we wish it
They are the drones, on conflict they feed
War is a force that gives them meaning
An inner need resides within them
Anger rising from within
Confused with peace, they wonder blindly
Searching for their next victims
Glamorised by film and TV
War can win many awards
Celebrations for victories
Nothing learned from wars before
Track Name: What is this place? (Not on your own)
Looking at the newspaper, again you feel despair
You question if this mental world can ever be repaired
Another unjust law upheld, another species dies
Wondering how to function, don’t others empathise?
Feeling like an alien, lost in a faceless crowd
Every breath is an effort, but others seem so proud
Can’t understand the world, does anybody care?
So few speak up or act, whilst most others just stare?
NOT ON YOUR OWN. NOT ON YOUR OWN. YOU’RE NOT ON YOUR OWN (X2)
A friend says to ban dog meat, whilst eating bacon baps
Raising for child charities; kids made their clothes and bags!
Others mock your life choices, saying that you’re weird
You try to fit in anyway, holding back your tears
You’ve never eaten at Nando’s, or watched the X-factor
Yet somehow you’re a “freak”, they ask why it matters
What do you eat? How do you live? Do you have fun?
You try to think where to begin, but you just want to run
NOT ON YOUR OWN. NOT ON YOUR OWN. YOU’RE NOT ON YOUR OWN (X4)
You wake up some mornings – fighting back those images
The ones that changed your soul – your insides feel like a black hole
Changed forever more – can’t understand how you lived before
Or when others will see – the world is not what it’s meant to be
What is this place? – Why does that meal still have a face?
Words fall on your ears – but the meaning seems to disappear
Is it really important? – You cannot see the significance
It’s hard to walk the line – but still you say that you‘re “just fine”
NOT ON YOUR OWN. NOT ON YOUR OWN. YOU’RE NOT ON YOUR OWN (X6)