No Future in the Past Part 1, The Best and the Rest LP (2009) (download)

by The Bristles

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Tracks 1-5 from the Don't Give up Ep. Recorded 1/11 1982, Master Sounds Studio.

Line-up:
Svegis-guitar
Lankan-drums
Viking-vocals
Ingemar-bass

Rothcher played bass on the record.

Track 6 appears on the compilation Really Fast Vol. 2 on Really Fast Records, 1985. Re-released on CD 1999. Recorded at Maskinen in the autumn of 1983.

Line-up:
Svegis-guitar
Lankan-drums
Puma-vocals
Ingemar-bass

Tracks 7-9, 14-16 from the Ban the Punk Shops Tape.

Line-up:
Svegis-guitar
Lankan-drums
Puma-vocals
Ingemar-bass

Tracks 10-13 from the Boys will be Boys Ep. Recorded by Sven Vikukel or Christian Odeholm at Maskinen 27-28/2 1984.

Line-up:
Svegis-guitar
Lankan-drums
Puma-vocals
Ingemar-bass

Tracks 8, 9 & 15 recorded by Micke at Kloakens Anti Studio in the summer 1983. Backing vocals by Lillis.

Line-up:
Svegis-guitar
Lankan-drums
Puma-vocals
Ingemar-bass

Tracks 6, 7, 14 & 16 recorded by Sven Vikukel at Maskinen in the Autumn 1983.

Line-up:
Svegis-guitar
Lankan-drums
Puma-vocals
Ingemar-bass

Bristles Song and Sick appears on the compilation Varning för punk, Distortion, 1997.

Don't Give Up appear on the compilations Welcome to 1984, MRR, 1984 and Svenska punkklassiker vol. 2, MNW, 2007.

Noise and Distortion Records, 2009.

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released January 1, 2009

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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: Bristles Song
Bristles Song
Zig zag zig zag oi oi oi
Zig zag zig zag oi oi oi
Zig oi zag oi zig zag zig zag oi oi oi

Zig zag zig zag oi oi oi
Zig zag zig zag oi oi oi
Zig zag zig zag oi oi oi
Zig zag zig zag oi oi oi
Zig oi zag oi zig oi zag oi
Zig zag zig zag oi oi oi
Zig zag zig zag oi oi oi
x2

We are the Bristles x8

Chorus:
Pogo pogo with the Bristles
Pogo pogo with the Bristles
Pogo pogo with the Bristles
Pogo pogo with the Bristles

We are the Bristles x4

Chorus:
Track Name: Punx and Skins
Punx and Skins
The new breed stand there tall and proud
To the cause they are vowed
No matter what our critics say
Punk the movement is here to stay

Chorus:
Punx and skins are here to stay
'cause we don't care what the assholes say
Punx and skins are here to stay
'cause we don't care what the assholes say

"He's a violent stupid lout"
They've no idea what the hell it's about
They try to explain but they ain´t got a clue
Let's all hope that they never do

Chorus:

So on we go, still oppressed
Trying to stop our lives being messed
We'll carry on making our noise
With crack aways and punk and skin

Chorus:
Chorus:
Track Name: Third World War
3rd World War
Everywhere you look it's just the same
From north to south you see a fucking war
They say it's fun to kill someone
But we have no chance in a third world war

Chorus:
3rd world war
3rd world war is coming soon
3rd world war
3rd world war is coming soon
Maybe in the afternoon

USA and Russia have their nuclear weapon
They'll kill us all if we don't fight back
I don't wanna be a soldier, I don't wanna fight for my country
I don't wanna see the whole shit blow up

Chorus:

Fuck the wars
Fuck the wars
Fuck the wars
Fuck the wars

Repeat second verse

Chorus:
Track Name: Don't Give Up
Don't Give Up
Punkrockers and skinheads
We must be together
Fight against the government
Not with each other

Punkrockers and skinheads
We must be together
Fight against the government
Not with each other

Chorus:
Don't give up
Don't give up
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up
Don't give up
Don't give up the fight

Punkrockers and skinheads
Don't get fooled by the bosses
Don't give them money or power
Just give them nothing

Chorus:

Punkrockers and skinheads
Do something against the unemployment
Do something now
Before it's too late

Chorus:
Track Name: Sick
Sick
Electric meters gone again
No money on the side
I feel my temper rising fast
I'm just like Jekyll and Hyde

I wanna smash a roller
I wanna steal some dough
I wanna go to a polling boot
And just vote no

Chorus:
We ain't Nazis, we ain't reds
Just ordinary people
Sick, sick, sick of being mislead

Bohman throw us on the dole
Another fucking statistic
But Palme ain't much better
He makes me more sick

Palme is supposed to be our man
The voice of working class
But he all line his pocket
And sit on his fat arse

Chorus:

Electric meters gone again
No money on the side
I feel my temper rising fast
I'm just like Jekyll and Hyde

'cept this time it's no party
This time it's for real
This time the working classes
Will show the bosses how we feel

Chorus:

You lead us up the garden path
To poverty and hunger
But you can only push us so far
And we ain't going under...

We ain't going under
We ain't going under
We ain't going under
We ain't going under

Chorus:
Track Name: Nowhere
Nowhere
We're nowhere

You only talk for the few
You haven't kept anything
Empty words are all we hear
Filled with anger, filled with fear

Chorus:
We don't think you really care
And we don't think that's so fair
But so what? you don't care
We're nowhere

I look at you on television
You're going to make a big decision
Tho' you don't know what's going on
And you don't care about right or wrong

Chorus:

You've always got the right clothes
You know exactly how to talk
I don't know what you say
But I know its a lie

Chorus:

You're making decisions for the crowd
Tho' you don't care what's it about
'cause all your care is about your career
And the crowd of friends that you're near
You got yourself the high pay
But it makes no difference anyway
'cause you never ever listen to the youth
And you never ever told us the truth
You never told us the truth
The truth, you never told us the truth

You're nowhere

Chorus:
Track Name: That's Life
That's Life
Every day is just the same
Always someone who tries to give me the blame
No matter what I do, no matter what I say
It's always the same thing anyway

Chorus:
They're trying to make me small
They're trying to make me crawl
And I, I don't belong
No I, I don't belong
That's right, I don't belong
That's life, I don't belong
At all

Don't do this, don't do that
It's always me who takes the crap
My girlfriends crying, my mothers begging
It makes no different what I'm saying

Chorus:

I don't belong to you
You don't belong to me
I don't belong to anyone
So fuck off and let me be

Out somewhere having fun
They're telling me to shut it down
Why are they always picking on me?
I just wished they'd let me be

Chorus:

Playing music, having a good time
My neighbours want me to turn it down
They hate me and my style
And they hope I'll move away

Chorus:
Track Name: City of Pollution
City of Pollution
Can you see the chimneys down in the harbour?
Can you see the smoke from the fucking chimneys?
Can you smell the polluted air that poisoning us every day?
We must stop the pollution before were dead

Chorus:
City of pollution
City of pollution
City of pollution
City of pollution

Repeat verse

Chorus:

Repeat verse

Chorus:
Track Name: Last Survivors
Last Survivors
In the beginning we we're takin' over
But now you're running 'round being sober
You said to me: it's all a joke
Do you think you're funny? Stupid bloke

The last survivors

Before it was trash and life's a riot
But now you're sitting home and being quiet
Letting the crap just pass by
And never thinking why?

Chorus:
Survival! You and I
Survival! We'll never die
Survival! We'll survive
Survive! We are the last survivors

You say to me I'm acting strange
No use fighting, there'll never be a change
But we'll keep on fighting 'til the end
'cause we've got something to defend

The last survivors

We're proud of what we are and what we're doing
Tho' you mean we're lost in ruin
Listen! We don't care what you say
Our heads held high and we'll survive

Chorus:

So now you've got a descent life
With a proper home and a pretty wife
While I'm wasting my time
Without the lust of being someone

The last survivors

I ain't never gonna settle down
'cause I like the way of messin' around
Ok! You're a winner and I'm a loser
So what the fuck? We ain't got no future

Chorus:
Track Name: 1984 (Reality Today)
1984 (Reality Today)
So the governments they come and go
So what the fuck, it's the same show
So many people blinded by their lies
They haven't seen the reality of today

So the future is an unwritten story
But it's got the power and it's got the glory
I ain't got no future and it's the same for you
So why don't you fuck off, fuck you

Before it was 83, now it's 84
What the fuck I'm living for?
I ain't got no future and it's the same for you
But what the fuck can we do?

Chorus:
1981 wasn't that fun
1982 not a shit for me and you
1983 what's it gonna be in 1984?
Is it worth living for?

The future is an unwritten story
But it's got the power and it's got the glory
It's our future which we ain't control
People in misery and people on the dole

Chorus:

The cold war is here to stay - reality today!
And it's always gonna be that way - reality today!
Until hell break loose - reality today!
It's up to us so you'd better choose - reality today!

So the governments they come and go
So what the fuck, it's the same show
So many people blinded by their lies
They haven't seen the reality of today

Chorus:
Track Name: Never Give Up
Never Give up
Clever people gives me advice
That I've got to cheat to survive
Lies and corruptions all around
Think about it and it gets you down

Chorus:
Never ever, never give up
Never ever, never give up
Stand up and fight

Never stop smashing your head to the wall
Stand up straight tho' you're feeling small
Don't believe when they say you're wrong
Never give up, just keep fighting on

Chorus:

They're treating us just like slaves
We're just some marks in their play
For how much longer can we let them go on that way?
It's about our future but the fight is today

Chorus:
Track Name: Boys will be Boys
Boys will be Boys
We're running wild just for fun
Don't tell us to grow up, shut it down!
Repeat

We're just looking for some action
And always gets the girls attraction

Chorus:
Boys will be boys
Will be boys, will be boys
Always will be
Boys will be boys
Will be boys, will be boys
Always

We're out on the street in the middle of the night
You're jealous on us so you wanna fight
Repeat

We're all messed up and we're havin' fun
So you can never put us down

Chorus:

We're on a party wild as hell
What we're doing you can't tell
Repeat

We just live from day to day
What's the point? We're going to die anyway

Chorus:
Track Name: Unemployed-83
Unemployed 83
You were always reminding me about how stupid I was
But whatever you said I didn't give a toss
You promised me a proper job and a proper pay
But when I joined the union, you sacked me

You were giving me orders, do this and do that
I was working me sick while you were getting fat
You were the boss and I was your slave
And you were always counting the money
That you made

Chorus:
Ain't got no job, ain't got no money
Do you really think that's so funny?
You were giving orders what to do
but now I'm thru with you, fuck you
I'm so useless, I'm so worthless
So now I'm unemployed
I'm so useless, I'm so worthless
So now I'm unemployed

You were giving me orders, do this and do that
I was working me sick while you were getting fat
You were the boss and I was your slave
And you were always counting the money
That you made

Chorus:

Sometimes I'd like to kick in your brain
'Cause all your orders were driving me insane
Now I no longer take more of your crap
And I didn't give a damn when you got me sacked

Chorus:
Track Name: Lost Generation
Lost Generation
Lost, lost generation
Ain't got no future in this nation
You, you give us no hope
We are completely irrelevant
Bastards, bastards you say we are
But now, this time you've gone too far
We say, we say what we wanna do
But you don't care, oh fuck you

Chorus:
Lost generation
Lost generation
Lost generation
Lost generation
Ain't got no future

We are, we are, the youth of today
Listen up 'cause we've got something to say
Soon, soon there will be a riot
We'll never surrender, never keep quiet
We say, we say, fuck your rules
This time you have gone too far
We don't, we don't need your laws
Up your arse with them all

Chorus:

You say, you say we ain't too clever
But for that were going to live for ever
Hate, hate society, we ain't to blame, you and me
Future, future, how about that
They treat us like a bunch of fools
We're all together, all unite
All this time, the endless fight

Chorus:

Lost, lost, generation, I got no future in this nation
Lost, lost, generation, I got no future in this nation
Lost, lost, generation, I got no future in this nation
Lost, lost, generation, I got no future in this nation
Ain't got no future in this nation
Ain't got no future in this nation
Ain't got no future in this nation
Ain't got no future in this nation
Track Name: Unga & arga
Unga och arga
Vi e ungdomen av idag
Dom tror vi ställer upp på deras jävla krav
Ingenting gör dom för oss
Mot pamparna ska vi alltid slåss

Unga och arga

Dom delar upp oss i samhällsgrupper
Sen skickar dom ut oss i arbetstrupper
Samhället är så jävla fel
Så jävla fel att jag tror jag får spel

Refräng:
Vi e dom unga
Unga och arga, unga och arga
Vi e dom unga
Unga och arga, unga och arga
Vi e dom unga
Unga och arga, unga och arga
Vi e dom unga
Unga och arga, unga och arga

Ingen chans ger dom oss unga
Fan vad jag tycker dom e dumma
Nu ska vi sätta hårt emot hårt
Förena oss ska väl inte bli så svårt

Unga och arga

Vår värsta fiende är samhället
Om nåt går fel så får vi skället
Dom bryr sig aldrig om vad vi säger
Dom skiter i oss, eller

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