Bigger Than Punk (2012) (LP​/​CD​/​download)

by The Bristles

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Recorded at Studio Motion in august/september 2012.
Engineered and mixed by Tommy Tift.
Produced by Tommy Tift and the Bristles.
Mastered by Mattias Persson - sceleris.se.
Saga – piano on Spirit Way.
Neli – vocals on A Woman's Work is Never Done.
All songs by the Bristles.

Cover by Saga Ukkola Jönsson & Thomas H. Johnsson.

The Bristles:
Svegis – guitar
Ingemar – bass
Ray – drums
Puma – voice

Contact:
thebristles@gmail.com
thebristles.wordpress.com

A shout out to Klas Josefsson and Dead Prez for bigger!

Free Pussy Riot!

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released November 2, 2012

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The Bristles Landskrona, Sweden

The Bristles is a raw punk band formed in 1982 from Landskrona, Sweden. The band broke up in 1985. In 2008 reunited. In 2010 the album Reflections Of The Bourgeois Society was out, In 2012 the band’s 2:nd album, Bigger than Punk, was released.
In 2014 the cassette EP "Val"" was out and now the the new album Last Days of Capitalism" is out Oct 23 2015
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Track Name: Gulag
Gulag
the sick are abolished
unemployment erased
work or starve
labour on sale

ch:
gulag, gulag, gulag x4
arbeit macht frei

we live to serve
a minority
the upper class
the power elite

ch:

arbeit macht frei
work til you die
x2

ch: x2
Track Name: Bigger Than Punk Rock
Bigger Than Punk Rock
union boss is signing
worse than bad deals
in return for an office
no-show work and free meals
the foreman’s a bully, bossing workers around
sucking up, kicking down, striving for promotion
backstabbers rewarded by management
the less the workers get, the more to themselves

ch:
it’s bigger than punk rock x2
bigger than punk

turning punk into
music business
crying for too long
in the wilderness
what words to spread? there were no ideals
just for show, bought and sold, never ever for real
hardcore pop, social liberal lyrics
jesters praise big corporate profits

ch:
it’s bigger than punk rock x4
bigger than punk

unions, now insurance companies
cheap home, family, pet insurances
the revenues: member fees and dividends
from the investments of the strike funds
money over bullshit; workers rights
bottom line, there won’t be no fight
the cash flow guarantees the unions existence
a means to an end

ch:
it’s bigger than punk rock x2
bigger than punk
Track Name: The Great Wall of Europe
The Great Wall of Europe
they steal our diamonds, they steal our oil, they steal our gas, they steal our trees
they bribe governments, they force our kids to slave in sweatshop factories
they steal our minerals, they steal our metal, they steal our fish, they steal our animals
they steal our land, they destroy our homes, they divide families, separates relatives
they hire war lords to pave the way for the companies, killing and raping
kidnapping kids, burning down villages, shooting cattle, poisoning fields

ch:
the great wall, the great wall, the great wall of europe x2

they’re trying to keep us out, trying to kick us out, they wanna lock us up, and send us back
they blame us for everything’s gone wrong, they say were the reason for welfare cut back
well, we work night and day on jobs no-one wants, no rights, no safety, starvation wages
and the wall that’s built, to protect the empire, its wealth, is getting higher and higher
they’re passing more and more anti-immigration laws, hiring more and more to the immigration service
the amount spent on worker safety is just a fraction of what’s spent on their immigration policy

ch:

they’re supplying weapons and information keeping dictators in power for their own means
profit before human rights, profit before liberal democracy

standing on the outside, looking up, at the great wall, at the great wall x4

ch:
Track Name: The American Dream
The American Dream
the american dream, the american scheme
us of a, the land of opportunity
the american dream, the american scheme
from rags to riches, education and jobs for all

the american dream, the american scheme, anyone can become rich
the american dream, the american scheme, anyone can become powerful

the american, the american, the american dream x2

the american dream x4

the american dream, the american scheme
skill and effort determines your place
the american dream, the american scheme
through hard work you can achieve prosperity

the american dream, the american scheme, anyone can become rich
the american dream, the american scheme, anyone can become powerful

the american, the american, the american dream x2

the american dream x4
Track Name: In the Closet
In the Closet
ch:
shalala.. in the closet x2

faggot this, faggot that
cock sucking pederasts
all gods says it’s a crime
bigots with nothing better on their minds

woman equals being weak
beat ‘em up cos’ they breath
for being so disgusted by it
they sure do know lot about it

ch:

against the survival
of the human race
against nature
the punishment for decadence: hiv and aids

the women are ugly
the men are sissies
lacking male role models
who’s the man? who’s the woman?

ch:

everything that’s held true
the exceptions prove the rule
everything that’s held true
everything, everything’s true

ch:
Track Name: Home is Where the Danger is (Home Sweet Home)
Home is Where the Danger is (Home Sweet Home)
its not in a dark alley
not in a garage or parking lot
not on the bus or subway
not on the playground nor the football field
its not at the day care center
its not at the nursing home
nor in the hospital
no no no

ch:
home is where the danger is
home sweet home

its not in the store
its not at work
not on the jogging trail
or on the street at night
its not in the club, pub, bar, restaurant or cinema
its not in the cab home
no no no

ch:
Track Name: Holidays in Thailand
Holidays in Thailand
at home he’s a fat, ugly, nobody
down there he’s a handsome lover boy

ch:
holidays in thailand
holidays in thailand in the sun
and the fascist regime

they’ve got drugs and bitches enough to spare
bribes will get you out of anything

ch:

every little, filthy dream can come true
what happens in thailand…

ch: x2
Track Name: Revolution of the Rich
Revolution of the Rich
the standard of living’s reduced
with the growth of the numbers in need
there are subsidies for home services
and for construction work at houses

the state co financed your dental care – cui bono?
the price was raised by just as much - cui bono?
as the price for subsidized services - cui bono?
plus all fake jobs and no jobs at all

ch:
revolution of the rich x3
politicians and capitalists
x2

privatization, increased diversity
politicians selling out public activities
to themselves or friends to knock down prices
regulations limiting their competition

our schools, nursing homes and hospitals - cui bono?
pre-schools, care for disabled - cui bono?
are all suffering ‘cos a minority - cui bono?
only wants the best for themselves

ch:

tu nos
perdo

ch:
Track Name: A Woman's Work is Never Done
A Woman's Work is Never Done
mother of all, mother of all x2

she stays sober during pregnancy - mother of all, mother of all
he needs to get pissed more than ever - mother of all, mother of all

ch:
a woman's work is never done

when the child’s born she’s the one who stays home - mother of all, mother of all
he doesn’t want his income to fall behind - mother of all, mother of all

ch:

when the days of parental leave - mother of all, mother of all
are over and she’s back at her job - mother of all, mother of all
she’ll still do all the house work - mother of all, mother of all
when he gets home he’s tired - mother of all, mother of all
if the kids are sick and must stay home - mother of all, mother of all
from school or day care - mother of all, mother of all
she’s the one who will do it of course - mother of all, mother of all
the firm just cant do without him - mother of all, mother of all
Track Name: Spirit Way
Spirit Way
you know I miss you, you know I do, but you can’t come back
our shared psychosis, our imposed madness, one of us had to crack
haunting me
you’re haunting me
longing for your love x2

ch:
spirit way, spirit way feel the rhythm
spirit way, spirit way to the ledge
spirit way, spirit way feel the rhythm
spirit way, spirit way the dance – of death

every year that passes it somehow gets a little bit better
still everyday’s a struggle not to yield that seems to go on forever
haunting me
you’re haunting me
longing for your love x2

ch:

ch: x2
Track Name: The End
The End
0.8 C and speeding, towards the end

0.8 C and speeding, towards the end
speeding towards the end
x2

0.8 C and speeding, towards the end

0.8 C and speeding, towards the end
speeding towards the end