Adrift

by Nuestros Derechos

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released 12 November 2011

Recorded and mixed by Menno Bakker at Bunt's Studio in Utrecht (NL), June-September 2011. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Media in New Windsor, NY (USA) in October 2011.

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Track Name: Under the Surface
Under the Surface

You pierce my eyes, with your blinding smile.
You show your whitened teeth to hide your vile.
Your glossy lips, your clear blue eyes.
They cannot hide the maggots and the flies.

The facade of good looks, hides the thieves and the crooks.
It´s all about appearance...

I see the cracks in your blinding smile.
You live your life in total denial.

chorus
Can´t help wonder what hides under your skin.
What lies underneath, under the surface.
I see all the dirt, I see all the pain
That lies underneath, under the surface

Your suit and tie make you look nice.
You sell your bullshit with your perfect lies.
Your hair looks sharp. Your talk is smooth.
But it´s no use ´cause I can see the truth.

The facade of good looks, hides the thieves and the crooks.
It´s all about appearance...

I hear the lies, you told them all.
But one day you will take the fall

chorus
Can´t help wonder what hides under your skin.
What lies underneath, under the surface.
I see all the dirt, I see all the pain
That lies underneath, under the surface
Track Name: Death, My Friend
Death, my friend

Death is knocking on my door
Do not hesitate and please, do come in.
Be my guest and stay some more
Read my books, you appear in most of them

Do not fool me with illnesses
that remain reluctantly unpronounced
Do not trick me with inconvenience,
left alone to perish in solitude

chorus
Death, my friend. You’re no stranger to me
Death, my friend......
Don’t want to be taken slowly
Don’t want to forget who I am
Just wipe your feet and be welcome
Don’t want to be humiliated
Don’t want to loose my dignity
Just wipe your feet and be welcome

Do not put me in a bed,
surrounded by really old, drooling kids
Don’t you dare to let me pay
for useless hours in fancy clinics

chorus
Death, my friend. You’re no stranger to me
Death, my friend......
Don’t want to be taken slowly
Don’t want to forget who I am
Just wipe your feet and be welcome
Don’t want to be humiliated
Don’t want to loose my dignity
Just wipe your feet and be welcome
Track Name: Soil to Embrace
Soil to Embrace

Running from the war on terror,
Attempting to flee sectarian and ethnic hatred.

Kids who’ve seen too much for one lifetime
escaped when death squads took their family
part of the spoils of war and being raped
traumatized by bloodshed and war crime

bridge:
Paid to embark on a treacherous odyssey
Thousands of miles through hostile lands
No rest for the wrecked
Wandering in search of soil to embrace

Soil to embrace

Now they are trapped, broke and hungry. Non-stop living in fear.
Casualties of moral cowardice.
Exhausted, no shelter from the cold and rain,
the stench of sickness and despair,
It is a miserable, feral existence.

chorus:
Victims of a war their government helped to unleash
Rejected, abandoned and adrift: how can they cope?
Victims of a world where authorities do as they please
Rejected, abandoned and adrift inside fortress Europe

Now they are trapped, broke and hungry. Non-stop living in fear.
Casualties of moral cowardice.
Exhausted, no shelter from the cold and rain,
the stench of sickness and despair,
It is a miserable, feral existence.

Bridge

Soil to embrace

Now they are trapped, broke and hungry. Non-stop living in fear.
Casualties of moral cowardice.
Returning home is no option, even though life here’s grim.
The truth is we all want a better life
Track Name: Tardigrade
Tardigrade

It's a slow walker despite its eight legs,
but coping with extremes it can do best

It can take six times the pressure in the deepest ocean trench
It even survives the vacuum of space, where we have no chance

This life form exists everywhere

chorus:
Consider this a serenade
for a die-hard little critter named Tardigrade
This microscopic invertebrate
is nearly impossible to exterminate

2x

Not affected by full exposure to the sun
It's immune to shots with heavy ions or a gamma ray gun

Heat it, or freeze it close to absolute zero: it survives
cryptobiotic for decades, from a deathlike state it revives

It's hard to find a more resilient kind

chorus
2x
Track Name: Crystal Demon
Crystal Demon


Digested by boredom
An eternal rut
No future lies ahead
We are left to rot

Crystallize our brains, illuminate our veins, consume our dreams

chorus:
Live by the law of the Crystal Demon
Just let him float to your brain
Live by the law of the Crystal Demon
The way of decay

A whole town fallen into
the hands of crystal meth
No more work, no more social life
Onward to death

Crystalize our brains, illuminate our veins, consume our dreams
Track Name: Bockereyders
Bockereyders

De tijden zijn donker het korte leven zwaar
De mensen vrezen god, de duivel en elkaar

Terwijl de welgesteld’ elite spuugt op ’t volk

De oogst brengt maar weinig, het vee niet veel meer
’t Gezag heerst meedogenloos, tegenslag keer op keer

Terwijl de heren en de kerk laveloos baden in goud

chorus:
Donkere wolken pakken zich samen boven ’t geteisterd land
Een horde van hoeven trekt door de Kempen: plundering, moord en brand
Kerken in vlammen, beroofde boeren, dorpen gedompeld in rouw
Scherper examens, valse conclusies: de schout zit in ’t nauw

Het gilde der vilders, gevreesd en veracht
een makkelijke zondebok, van ketterij verdacht

Zelfs de brave burgerman vreest zijn bestaan

God afgezworen, levend aan de rand
worden ze de Bockereyders van de Doode Hand

Terwijl de boeren in de gouw rillen van angst

chorus

Zondebokken zijn nodig, de roep om wraak zwelt aan
Op de pijnbank wordt alles bekend, al heb je niets gedaan
De schuldige wordt gehangen, zijn complicen opgespoord
Zo heeft justitie meer dan 400 mensen vermoord.
Track Name: Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia

I think I’m finally alone
Looks like no one else at home
A moment of relief is mine
For a moment I feel fine
But the next thing I know… they are here again
Whispering their commands… and eventually shout

When I reach this state
Of pure insanity
They will seal my fate
Inevitable

chorus:
Don´t want to be with my treacherous friends
Don´t want to be
Can´t I just be without my treacherous friends
Leave me alone

Crowded place inside my head
Given orders form a threat
No one´s here to stop the voices
An unbearable rouse of noises
My friends form a disease, a mental illness
From which I cannot be cured. It´s my damn curse

When I reach the core
Of my insanity
There will be no more
Redemption

chorus
Track Name: Devour
Devour

You are just influencing public, making decisions
Re-elections controlling your life
Representing politics from a corrupt state
Your political repression is stripping our rights

chorus:
I’ll devour
I’ll devour all your tax money
I’ll devour all your freedom and your votes
I will devour

You are a kleptocratic gainer, taking advantage
Degrading our quality of life
To extend your wealth and political power
Leaving an unwarranted government behind

chorus
Track Name: The Great Disruption
The Great Disruption

Welcome to the Anthropocene
a new stage in earth's history
Hail to the simulacrum
of boundless prosperity

A swift transition escorted by crises
An epoch in the making, urgency rises
Human impacts wreaking havoc
The prophets of profit keeping a deadlock

chorus:
Brace yourself cause impact is imminent
The Great Disruption has arrived
Scream Crash Boom
Let's see what species will survive
It is what it is
Get ready for the ride

The children of self-imposed doom
acting out atrocities
The sixth wave of mass extinction
A tragedy in progress, ceaselessly

Indelible scars by hubristic alteration
Time to dismiss the crown of creation
Much of life will be deleted
Mankind's fate nearly completed

repeat chorus

This means trouble for us humans,
not a problem for the earth as such
The world has coped with changes well before
Life forms will sprout once more

Tomorrow will be a brand new day
The blue marble will keep rotating
and the sun won't fade
in five billion years
Track Name: Lost Vegas
Lost Vegas

I am roaming the desolated sands
Sun is burning, this is where it ends
What once was shall never be the same
I am left here to end my brutal shame

There’s no saviour for my committed sins
I’ll do penance, here it all begins

Chorus:
On the horizon, an alluring light appears
A city of neon-lights absorbing pain and fears
Mammon welcomes me at the golden gate
Spend my money here, this is my final fate

I shall obey the only god that‘s here
Spending money on black jack, chicks and beer
Leave behind the values that I’ve learned
Only god knows this is what I’ve earned

I found saviour for my committed sins
I’ll do penance, everybody wins

Chorus:
On the horizon, an alluring light appears
A city of neon-lights absorbing pain and fears
Mammon welcomes me at the golden gate
Spend my money here, this is my final fate
Track Name: Koyaanisqatsi
An instrumental track doesn't contain lyrics :-)
Track Name: Trash Vortex
Trash Vortex


From the Great Pacific Ocean
It emerges from the deep
Chemical sludge
Spreading like cancer
Devouring all life
Into the Trash Vortex

chorus
The human race is a sinking ship
Gone adrift upon the shores of the Plastic Island

Created by our hands
We determined our fate
Overload of waste
Is eating our world
Drown in debris
Suffocate humanity

chorus
The human race is a sinking ship
Gone adrift upon the shores of the Plastic Island