EPLP

by Subhumans

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credits

released December 1, 1985

Dick voice/words
Bruce guitar/voice
Grant bass
Trotsky drums

tracks 1-6
Demolition War 7" EP
recorded Pickwick, Corsham 8/8/81
engineer Steve Collinson
released Dec 81
spiderleg SDL3/bluurg XEP1

tracks 7-10
Reason for Existence 7"EP
recorded Southern, London 31/1/82
engineer Pete Stennett
released April 82
spiderleg SDL5/bluurg XEP2

tracks 11-14
Religious Wars 7" EP
recorded Pickwick, Corsham 9/5/82
engineer Steve Collinson
released July 82
spiderleg SDL7/bluurg XEP3

tracks 15-19
Evolution 7" EP
recorded Southern, London 29/1/83
engineer John Loder
released May 83
bluurg Fish 2

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Track Name: Parasites
The government are real good to us
They crowd in their shelters and let us die
The nuclear holocaust won't last long
White turns to black in the sky

[Chorus]
You build your demolition war
What the hell are you fighting for?

You keep your peace with the starving countries
The Cambodians have to be fed
But can't you see we've got our problems?
You're taxing us to buy tons of lead

[Chorus]

Labour can take the businesses over
Because they've got the workers' rights
A choice of three for democracy
And they're all parasites

[Chorus]

Parasites - taking over the country!
Parasites - taking over your home!
Parasites - taking over your mind!
Track Name: Drugs of Youth
Get away from the window
The D.S. are outside
The little packets in our pockets
Stuff we gotta hide
Sitting in a corner of a disco
Mouth stuck in a bag
It's hard to fake the high intake
It turns your brain real bad

Drugs of youth

Crush a barb put it in a syringe
Stick it in your arm
Let the feeling crawl to your head
It won't do you no harm
Sniffing sulphate up my nose
Doing it for a joke
It makes the world spin so fast
Things go better with coke
Track Name: Animal
Ever since they put you away
Things haven t been quite the same
They cut off all your lovely hair
And gave you a brand new brain
Sent you to university
'Cos that was the next step up
Studying sociology
They gave you a plastic cup

[chorus]
What happened to you with your brand new brain?
What will they do if they get you again?
Animal! Coming to get you!
Animal! Cos you went insane!

Your new brain was working really well
And they were satisfied
They thought they'd done a miracle
But you had something to hide
They left a bit of your old brain
Stuck inside your skull
That bit screwed up your culture
You became an animal

[chorus]

One night you were drinking
In the student bar
Two pints blew your animal mind
Your brain just went too far
The laughter turned to slaughter
You took all you could get
Now you sit alone in a disco
Smoking cigarettes

[chorus]
Track Name: Society
Our society, what a drag
Another nervous breakdown, another fag
You can't get to sleep cos you lost your pills
And the protein tablets make you ill

[chorus]
Our society, what a drag!

Drive around in a smashed up car
Sometimes you wonder who you are
You look depressed as you walk upstairs
Cos you lost your job and no one cares

[chorus]

See the policemen running round
Driving culture underground
They get paid to put you away
Cos that's how the system works these days

[chorus]

Join the people on the dole
They lost interest years ago
What hope is there for you and me?
If this is our society?

[chorus]
Track Name: Who's Gonna Fight in the Third World War?
The government talks about conscription
Another self-imposed restriction
Their excuse is no conviction
Patriotism it's all fiction

[chorus]
There ain't no patriots no more
Who's gonna fight in the third world war?

Everyone knows it just ain't right
Don't we get the chance to live or die?
They give us hardship all our life
And when we refuse they wonder why

[chorus]

Well I won't fight for my country
Cos the government wouldn't fight for me
They can't afford the dole money
So they'll put the unemployed in the army

[chorus]
Track Name: Human Error
There's a bomb going off in Belfast
There's a war in Vietnam
There's a T.V. documentary
To help you understand
But the other channel is better
Cos it doesn't tax your mind
Relax in the ignorance of your home
As man destroys mankind

And the rest of the world has gone to sleep
Because they couldn't care less
The world is going, so am I
It's such a bloody mess

There's an arms race in America
The race that no one wins
If somebody pushed the button
The accidental sin
Meanwhile baby wonders
"What's a nuclear war?"
And mummy says "to tell the truth, I'm really not quite sure"

And the rest of the world was ignorant
Because they weren't told more
The pamphlet said 'just stay at home
Avoid the threat of war'

The computer pressed the button
The rain was full of lead
And more bombs dropped on Belfast
And Vietnam went dead
The T.V. documentary
Outlined the possible cause
It was just a human error
Because man invented war

And the rest of the world has gone to hell
Because they never cared more
The children cried before they died
So this is nuclear war
Track Name: Big City
Here we are in the big big city
Plenty of ways to spend your money
Getting ripped off is a way of life
Stick your money on a skinflickknife

[chorus]
No no no no it's too shitty
I don't want to live in the big big city

Tourist attractions look at that!
Buy me a plastic policeman's hat
But there's a riot uptown they're fighting back
And the boys in blue are wearing black

[chorus]

Flying squad what a farce
If pigs could fly they wouldn't need cars
Got control over us all
New Scotland Yard ,the new Berlin Wall

[chorus]

Give me a break don't tell me
That life is great in the big city
It's all based on money and greed
Everything you'll never need

[chorus]
Track Name: Peroxide
Peroxide girl with a false ID
Lost and lonely she can t see
Peroxide hair and burnt out eyes
Blinded by so many lies

[Chorus]
Peroxide! Peroxide!
Because nobody cares
What do you do?
You dye your hair

Her hair was just a boring mess
She had never known success
Saw the punks they didn't care
Walked around with peroxide hair

[Chorus]

Now she s out of trouble cos her hair is white
And the punks all think she's all right
But she is blind her face is red
Peroxide soaked into her head
Track Name: Reason For Existence
What's your reason for existence?
Do you believe in anything?
Or does your lifestyle contradict
The words you write for the songs you sing?

Are you happy in your work
As you protest about the unemployed
You don t wanna work but you need the money
The reality you can t avoid
But do you wanna work for the money?
Do you wanna work for the system?

Are you happy as you vote
To keep the parasites alive?
You don t want to vote but you think you should
They said it was right and you never asked why
But do you wanna vote for your conscience?
Do you want to vote for the system?

Are you happy signing up
In the army just to get some pay?
Fighting a war without a cause
Can you manage to ignore your self-decay?
But do you wanna fight for your country?
Do you wanna fight for the system?

You're their reason for existence
They use you to finance their state
The words you shout with such conviction
Is it the only way to express your hate?
Track Name: Cancer
Smile - it's impossible
I-I feel disposable
You laugh - and it fucks me up
Fag? - has he woken up?
Words - lots of words
Mindless - I ain't listening
Life - is it such a drag
You - don t you wanna fag?
What s wrong? Do you feel OK?
Drink? or shall we go away?
Speak! Don t just sit there!
Freak! You re going nowhere!
C'mon! Don t you want a fag?
You! Don t you want a fag?
"NO...I got cancer"
Track Name: Religious Wars
Do you believe in the afterlife
Termination with a rusty knife
Religious wars no reason why
What a glorious way to die

[chorus]
In the name of God they left you to die
Religious wars there's no reason why
They left you to die

The ultimate excuse is here
Die for a cause, religion is fear
Fear of the threat of something unreal
Abdicate the way you really feel

[chorus]

In the darkness of death
There's no light in your eyes
A cross in your grave
Your time has arrived
Track Name: Love Is...
Love is a bastard it tears you apart
Just when you thought you didn't have a heart
Couldn't give a fuck cause you didn't know how
And suddenly everything brings you down

Love is a bastard it fucks you up
Make up break up totally messed up
Lipstick stains and little white lies
Can you see the blood running out of my eyes?

Love is a bastard it makes you cry
Do something wrong and you don't know why
Can't remember what you said
Lie on the floor and wish you were dead
Track Name: It's Gonna Get Worse
I don't like the way I m living
No-one gives me any choice
You don't like the way I m singing
But all I got is my fucking voice
I can't get a word in edgeways
Surrounded by so many lies
They just treat us like subhumans
We're the people they despise

[Chorus:]
I m telling you it s gonna get worse...

Always rising unemployment
Always debates on nuclear war
Do you think that any government
Gives a shit what we stand for?
Sometimes you wonder what to do
When you haven't got no cash
Better start thinking what you'll do
When your country turns to ash

[Chorus]

You can blame the fucking Tories
Every government's the same
They don't believe in the public good
Just in their financial gain
Then the bastards throw you out
And take your furniture away
Cos you can't afford the rent
Unemployment doesn't pay
Track Name: Work Experience
Working for money and the system too
Thought the dole queue made you worthless
Now you're slave to a public machine
Getting somewhere...is this what they mean?
Worthless....not enough money!

[Chorus:]
I'd rather work for money
Than just for something to do
But then why bother working at all?
Do you want to stay totally normal?

You wanted more and what did they say?
You'll never sell yourself to anyone
Come back and try in six months time
Don't you know there's a social decline?
Politics - don't it make you mad?

[Chorus]

You said you'd look for another job
Well try it sonny you won't get far
Do as you're told and stop complaining
Being conned is part of the training
Crash course - learning how to lose

[chorus]
Track Name: Evolution
Out in the garden there's a little white rabbit
Like Revlon torture for your clean little habits
As you wash your hair to keep it clean
You get to wonder why Vosene's green
And forget about the silent animal screams

Out in the garden there's a little white dog
Shampoo in your eyes like a burning fog
But it's tried and tested so you won't go blind
Animals killed for the good of mankind
For your shining hair so many have died

Out in the garden there's a little white cat
And you're catching cancer as you smoke that fag
"When will they find the cure?" you choke
When enough cats have died of smoke?
And they say that animals go for the throat

And the monkeys in the zoo they look so tame
In the name of science they removed their brains
To think that man evolved from this beast
Civilised savages down from the trees
The animals who run these laboratories
Track Name: So Much Money
[chorus]
So much money where does it all come from?
We're paying for democracy never mind the bomb
So much money what does it do?
It puts them in power where they shit on you

You don't care about the social disease
You got so much money you can do as you please
Too many people voted for you
Now you re telling us what to do
Money is power and you re so rich
You married for money to a classy bitch
Use the cash to build up a regime
The silent man behind the killing machine

[Chorus]

Political war is an easy game
Using the people to support your aim
State your idea of your ideal state
And after they've voted it ll be too late

And when the country's in a fucking mess
They want to know the secret of your success
You never used weapons you never used tools
But money is power and people are fools
Track Name: Germ
I am a germ under your skin
I crawl through your veins and I work my way in
I play with your health I destroy all there is
I m the germ in your mouth when you give her a kiss

[chorus]
And tomorrow they'll put you away
And the doctors all they will say
Is- You're gonna die

I am a germ under your skin
Like a hypodermic needle pushed in
I run in your blood and I screw up your brain
I've got a disease just to send you insane

[chorus]

I am a germ under your skin
And I got a feeling I m gonna win
It s no use believing in the national health
Cos when you are dead I'll destroy someone else

[chorus]
Track Name: Not Me
Who's gonna fight?
Who thinks it's right?
The threat of war is a passing phase
Try telling that to a waiting grave
They say the bunkers will be safe
They're not big enough for the human race

So who's gonna fight?

Who's having fun?
Gonna carry a gun?
I got to fight I got no choice
They'll never hear my fucking voice
Deafened in the deathly noise
Created by their brand new toys

So who's gonna fight?

Who's gonna die?
I'll tell you why
I won't do what ever they say
Even if it means getting put away
That's what I think - OK?
You got to react - it's the only way

So who's gonna fight?

Who's gonna fight the system?
You, me or fucking no-one?
Track Name: Song No.35
Working class hero? No such thing
Put on your Martens, you still can't sing
No organised class, it's out of control
Your mates are so young, you feel so old

No new religion follow yourself
Plastic fashions lined up on a shelf
The shop has closed down it's a supermarket pose
Wander back home and change all your clothes

No price tag on the cost of shit
Shit is free they got plenty of it
Conveyor belt message to the ignorant youth
This is free shit it's better than truth

Don't quote German freaks at me
It's all crap that's my philosophy
Shit class structure fuck TV
Looks like I gotta die if I wanna be free

Pessimist! Nihilist! Optimist! You don't exist
It's all in your dreams
Can't you hear the screams?