Demo 2016

by Nervous Triggers

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released September 14, 2016

All songs written and performed by Nervous Triggers
All lyrics by Jay Insult
All music by Patski except "My Flag" by Jay Insult

Nervous Triggers are:
Jay Insult - lead vocals
Patski - guitar/vocals
J Nixon - bass/vocals
Eric Truchan - drums

Gang vocals by Jay, Patski, J, Eric, and Ian Thompsen

Recorded January 1 & 2, 2016 by Mark Bronzino at Ray Cappo's Cantina in New Brunswick, NJ. Mixed by Mark.

Mastered by Dan Jensen at the Hideaway Studios in Minneapolis, MN. thehideawaympls.com

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Track Name: Risk Oblivious Youth
We live in the places that you won't
We live in the stress cracks in the asphalt
Of the citites that you abandoned
When you declared yourself an adult

We move into the fallout shelters
That you built when they started this war
That we pay for in taxes and lives
And we don't ask for more

Because we're the risk oblivious youth

We thrive in the desperate corners
Where only the vermin survive
We make our art in the dark
When the moonlight shines outside

We inhabit the basements
Living in the squalls of feedback and the sweat
The riot squads have other ideas
But you know they haven't shut us down yet

Because we're risk oblivious youth

We steal our moments when we can
Over cases of bad cheap beer
And a pot of beans on the stove
And seeing best friends twice a year

We take to the highways in vehicles
That just may not fall apart
All to search for every last kid
Whose lifeblood flows from fearless hearts

Because they're the risk oblivious youth
And we're risk oblivious youth
We're all risk oblivious youth
And we live where you won't
Track Name: Disarming Man
Shots fired!
Another body count
The only surprise left
Is the amount
Of blood in the soil
Of our precious homeland
We feign shock and horror
But it's all pretend
Watch the TV news
As the ghouls watch
The ratings rise
As every body drops
But this is just routine
This is America
We die with brains shut off
And fingers on our triggers

Bombs drop!
Civilian casualties
No surprises here
Just total apathy
It's a foreign soil
No frame of reference
To those in power
We offer complete deference
It's in our national interest
It's about security
A "War on Terror"'s
Not a war on you and me
It's not America
This blood in the sand
It's all just abstract concepts
In a far off foreign land

Disarm!

Shots fired!
And blood on city streets
We get more used to it
Every passing week
Another young kid dead
Another tragedy
And yet again
The killer had a badge, you see?
"The cops know what they're doing
To serve and protect"
That's how we justify
Every life that's wrecked
This is the arrogance
Of our white America
When we refuse to say that
Black Lives Matter

And your sacred
Right to bear arms
Says you reserve the right
To inflict harm
Well I don't trust you
Anymore than I trust the government
To me it's all the same
It's "might makes right"
It's violence

Disarm!
Disarm the populace!
Disarm!
Disarm the police!
Disarm!
Disarm every nation-state!
No war! No violence! Fight for peace!
Track Name: Raygun Youth
This is a song
For all the kids
We had more comics
Than we had friends
We'd go to bed
Lie awake for hours
Dream of any life
That wasn't ours

This is the story
Of the desperation
Of depression
In a free nation
We were such losers
That we would not
Have known what to do
Even if we won

We'd bury our heads
In sci-fi books
And dream of anyone
Giving us looks
We'd do our homework
Never have sex
But we had TV
And VHS

It was all lies
It was all myths
The American Dream
Had been fucked with
There were no heroes
Not anymore
Just PTSD
From shitty wars

And the problem was
We were too smart
And we wouldn't finish
What they made us start
A generation
Of lazy fucks
Spoiled rotten
Until it killed us

But we gather here
Under the stars
To make it worth it
To bear these scars
The future looks bright
In the black of night
"The future looks bright
If you're into the blight"
Track Name: Never Learned to Skate
Grew up as a 90s punk
Had bleached hair, mohawk, all that junk
But there was just one thing
That I never learned to do
I never learned to skateboard
Never had a wallet chain
Never took a half-pipe to the brain
I had my work shirt and plaid shorts
But I still can't do shit on a board
Track Name: My Flag
Heal the wounds of terror
With bandages of red, white, and blue
All we need is a dose of pride
To see our nation through

My flag is a red rag (x4)
Go!

So let's go and fight the oil war
And let's go and bury our dead
Let's bury them in shrouds
Of blue and white and red

Are you ready to bleed
For the colors that won't run?
Are you ready to show the world
Imperialism can be fun?

My flag!
My flag is a red rag
It used to be a white flag
Used to bandage the wounds
Of our fallen loved ones
My flag!
My flag is a red rag
It used to be a white flag
It's a flag I hope that we can use

We see the face of oppression
In the green, green eyes
Of the girl at the refugee camp
But do we ever stop to wonder
What those green eyes see
When they're looking back

Are we really so blind
That all that we can see
Is a "Land of the Brave"
And a "Home of the Free"?

My flag!
My flag is a red rag
It used to be a white flag
Used to bandage the wounds
Of our fallen loved ones
My flag!
My flag is a red rag
It used to be a white flag
It's a flag that I will salute

Two thousand, nine-hundred, seventy-seven
That can't be replaced by all the flags in heaven
One human life can't be replaced
By a million flags
Their blood is on the hands of a foreign power
Their blood is on the hands of our foreign policy
Their blood is soaked in the colors of my flag!

My flag is a red rag
My flag was a white flag
My flag is a red rag
My flag was a white flag
My flag, my flag, my flag
My flag, my flag
It's a flag I hope that we can use
Track Name: Spent the Rent
I got a call from the landlady
Asking for the rent
I said, "I'm sorry, but that money's already been spent
See, I had to go out and put gas in my car
And then I went back and spent the rest at the bar
Besides, the house I'm paying you for is falling apart
I could go live on skid row and that'd be just as smart"
She said, "You lousy, broke punk, that's the price you gotta pay
But if you don't have the rent, you can have it your way!"

I got a bad predilection
For a good time addiction
And now I got my
I got my notice of eviction

Spent the rent!
Yeah I spent the rent
Because landlords and warlords
Ain't nobody's friends
Spent the rent!
You know I spent the rent
Because landlords and warlords
Ain't nobody's friends

I got a letter from the taxman
Demanding my funds
I said "I'm sorry, but I ain't gonna buy no guns
For a war the president didn't need to declare
So he can send my friends to fight and die over there
Besides, I'd rather spend my cash on beer
Than pay any cop's salary working around here"
He said, "For that Commie-talk, we'll lock you up, so beware!"
I said, "At least in jail, I'll get decent health care!"

Conscientious objector
And now I'm on a vector
To being locked up by that
Homeland Security inspector

Spent the rent!
You know I spent the rent
Because landlords and warlords
Ain't nobody's friends
Spent the rent!
You know I spent that rent
Because landlords and warlords
Ain't nobody's friends

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Freak out!

Spent the rent!
I spent the rent
Because landlords and warlords
Ain't nobody's friends
Spent the rent!
You know I spent that rent
Because landlords and warlords
Ain't nobody's friends

They ain't nobody's friends!