Matador

by BURNING FLAG

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1.
Thrown Out 03:07
Free speech does not equate hate, ignorance is not bliss. Won't get killed cos you're straight, bullied to suicide, thrown out on the streets Always there back in the day, beaten for you love. Unhealthy urge to castrate, bullied to suicide, thrown out on the streets Free speech doe not equate hate (thrown out), ignorance is not bliss (thown out) Free speech does not equate hate, ignorance is not bliss. Won't get killed cos you're straight, bullied to suicide, thrown out on the streets. Free speech does not equate hate (thrown out), ignorance is not bliss (thown out)
2.
Man Up 02:24
Hard man No control Suppression takes its toll (Man up, Man down) A hegemonic playground Rage engulfs you Communicate with violence Turn to drink, unleash moods with fists True to macho Aggression defines you Through the red smoke No will to exist (Man up, Man down) Hegemonic playground Tough guy Dubbed weak A child a father beat Conform No help sought You battle toxic thoughts Rage engulfs you Communicate with violence Turn to drink, unleash moods with fists True to macho Aggression defines you Through the red smoke No will to exist (Man up, Man down) Hegemonic playground
3.
Ghost Skin 03:48
Serve and protect, watch your step Got civil rights, dressed in white The cops and the klan, are out in force You score 3 K’s, a Trojan Horse No, no, no mercy No mercy, no release Protect and serve, in a hood Fine white knights, thin blue lines Uphold the law, with brutal force You’re a Ghost Skin, a Trojan Horse No, no, no mercy No mercy, no release Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas (Serve and Protect) Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas (Watch your step) No mercy, no release Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas (Serve and Protect) Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas (Watch your step) Wake up, wake up, wake up with fleas Wake, wake, wake up You’ll wake up with fleas No mercy, no release Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas (Serve and Protect) Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas (Watch your step) No mercy, no release
4.
What, democracy, do we live in? When voting for a broken Britain What, future, do we face? When voices can be swayed by hate Don’t think they’ll ever change Funded by the upper classes Only way to make a wave, is to riot in our masses Resist, organise, revolt (Welcome to a broken Britain) Reject, liberate, exalt (Welcome to a broken Britain) How, complicit can you get? With a vote to kill the NHS How, many lies are unseen? Do as were told, what to believe Don’t think they’ll ever change Funded by the upper classes Only way to make a wave is to riot in our masses Resist, organise, revolt (Welcome to a broken Britain) Reject, liberate, exalt (Welcome to a broken Britain) What? Future, do we face? When we’re swayed by hate
5.
Matador 03:25
I lose my sight With every lie My body becomes weak I’m stunned unable to fight Held captive in your pen And like a lance to my neck And a matador to a bull I fall for the red flags again These spurs are digging Into my skin My blood is pouring Into the ground The heat is burning I’ve lost my mind Light is upon me You’ve won this time Immobilised Blindfold tied tight Lie lifeless and numb Tears roll down from my eyes Held captive in your pen And like a lance to my neck And a matador to a bull I fall for the red flags again These spurs are digging Into my skin My blood is pouring Into the ground The heat is burning I’ve lost my mind Light is upon me You’ve won this round Held captive in your pen And like a lance to my neck And a matador to a bull I fall for the red flags again Spurs are digging My blood is pouring The heat is burning Light is upon me
6.
Man-made, man destroys Heading for the void Can we change, change our fate Is it to fucking late? Ice melts, coal sells Forests burn in hell Landfill waste, wastes of life We are toxic by design Who’s gunna save us? Save us from ourselves Man-made, man destroys Heading for the void Can we change, change our fate Or is it to fucking late Oil spills, blood spilled Rarest species killed Arms race, kids displaced Society fuelled by hate Who’s gunna save us? Save us from ourselves A species driven by being told what is a necessity, to the degradation of mother earth, that leaves us drowning in self-pity. We listen to corporations and industries, lining their pockets with greed, funding oil fuelled wars and cutting down our trees. We, the human race, destructive by nature, when everything burns to the ground, who will be the ones that save us. Man-made, man destroys Who’s gunna save us? Save us from ourselves
7.
Eat the Rich 01:59
Grooming the youth for your bloodshed Numbing their minds with TV Brain wash them through the media Count your coins whilst they slave all day We are the class that you fear We are the proles that see through Why don’t we eat, why don’t we eat them Why don’t we eat, eat the fucking bourgeoisie Starve, or we will just starve I’ve got no chains, you can’t enslave me Why don’t we eat, why don’t we eat them Why don’t we eat, eat the fucking bourgeoisie Starve, or we will just starve I’ve got no chains, you can’t enslave me Eat them, eat them, eat them
8.
Vendetta 03:18
Whilst we undo the work that has been done, women from afar arising with a gun, liberating sisters, slavery and war, we are stepping back further than before. A bullet for every sister whose rights that have been stripped, (have been stripped) every drop of blood frees them from their grips (from their grips) Women marginalised by evil regimes, we just sit back bow to the powers at be, a feminist revolution seed grows, they’ve seized their chance, we will reap what we sow. A bullet for every sister whose rights that have been stripped (Have been stripped), every drop of blood frees them from their grips (from their grips) She awaits in the shadows, with him in her sights, she pulls on the trigger, with no fear in her eyes He falls into the bloodied sand (bloodied sand), with his life flashing past, women tortured, by his own hand Whilst we undo the work that has been done, women from afar arising with a gun, liberating sisters, slavery and war, we are stepping back further than before. A bullet for every sister whose rights that have been stripped, (have been stripped) every drop of blood frees them from their grips (from their grips) She awaits in the shadows, with him in her sights, she pulls on the trigger with no fear in her eyes He falls into the bloodied sand (bloodied sand), with his life flashing past, women tortured, by his own hand Whilst we undo the work that has been done, women from afar arising with a gun, liberating sisters, slavery and war, we are stepping back further than before. A bullet for every sister whose rights that have been stripped (have been stripped), every drop of blood frees them from their grips (from their grips) She awaits in the shadows, with him in her sights, she pulls on the trigger with, no fear in her eyes He falls into the bloodied sand (bloodied sand), with his life flashing past, women tortured, by his own hand
9.
Step Back 03:52
Fuck your archaic laws and bans Can’t see the wood for the trees Awash with blood from your hands Step back and listen, take fucking heed The path you choose is yours to take, no one can hold you back Your body, your mind, your life, is yours nobody can take that The path I choose is mine to take, no one can hold me back My body, my mind, my life, is mine, nobody can take that Take your religious politics Keep the fuck away from me Bigoted, far-right misogynist Step back and listen, get on your fucking knees The path you choose is yours to take, no one can hold you back Your body, your mind, your life, is yours nobody can take that The path I choose is mine to take, no one can hold me back My body, my mind, my life, is mine, nobody can take that (nobody can take that) Baron, spinster, up to no good Qualities based on motherhood Take your religious politics Keep them the fuck away from me It’s my life, my mind and my fucking body Take your religious politics Keep the fuck away from me The path you choose is yours to take, no one can hold you back Your body, your mind, your life, is yours nobody can take that The path I choose is mine to take, no one can hold me back My body, my mind, my life, is mine, nobody can take that (nobody can take that)
10.
Are you watching this chaos unfolding? Slow or no reaction from this government All the while, people die Are you listening, to lies and contradiction? Their bad decisions cause, mass confusion All the while, they lie Do you trust, your government, more than you, trust yourself? While your observing death and devastation They choose the economy, over our mortality All the while, thousands die Do you trust, your government, more than you, trust yourself? Blood on their hands, blood, blood, blood, blood on their hands

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released April 16, 2021

‘Matador’ released 16th April 2021

Recorded at Distant City Studios
Mixed by Orion Studios
Mastered by Northern Mastering Co.

Intro/Outro Credits:
youtube.com/c/PianoDeuss
ironcthulhuapocalypse.bandcamp.com

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BURNING FLAG Halifax, UK

Spewed forth from the blackened mill towns of Northern England, Burning Flag are a venomous twisted sludge of scathing Punk noise, 90s Hardcore and Industrial Riff.

Holly Searle / Vocals
Jonesy: Guitar / Backing Vocals
Mark Midgley: Bass
Matt Fortune: Drums / Backing Vocals
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