Iron Front

by Strike Anywhere

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Strike Anywhere's new B9 full length 13 song album, "Iron Front"

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released October 6, 2009

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Track Name: Invisible Colony
The blood
For your freedom
The horror
That you taught to them
To kill
All your sheep
In the fold your power fades without control

Privacy invasions
The press dilates
A glamorous, divisible United States

Blown apart
The blood of soldiers
Testify to what preachers
Told us do or die
Distortions caught us
Out in the cold
I swear I'll never get that old

Privacy invasions
The press dilates
A glamorous, divisible United States

Blown apart
The precious sound
Blown apart
Weapons of peace
Blown apart
Uncivil disobedience
Blown apart
Burning these streets
Go!

On the TV map we're worlds apart
In line we're side by (Side)

Privacy invasions
The press dilates
A glamorous, divisible united States

Blown apart!
Track Name: I'm Your Opposite Number
Lower the flags
Raise Up the Earth
Freedom 'til death
Death until birth

We're still fighting each other
I'm your opposite number
I know we didn't have a say
I'm your opposite number

Unwritten violence
Aristocratic outrage
Were you there?

Forgotten in all of this change
New faces same system
It's true

Fuck You!

I'm your opposite number

Judges and victims
They rotate the symptoms
Were you there?

Forgotten in all of this change
New faces same system
It's true

Fuck you!

Lower the flags
Raise up the Earth
Freedom 'til death
Death until birth
Track Name: South Central Beach Party
Wake up
From under all this trash
Peel away your mask from the myths of sin
Pisstaken isolation
Men mistaken for
Buried in the sound
For all who turned around
You struck as the boots went up the stair
You didn't care
We're knocking like heartbeats
On the skyscraper door
Windows breaking with music can you feel it through the floor?
We're one
Don't misunderstand
This future, not chaos is what we demand
This is the one shot one life to see it through
I want to speak for justice when she can't speak for us anymore
No borders in our hearts
She can't speak, yet we are the damned and poor
Speak for good ones buried before their time
Mural the bank wall, teach in the rhyme in red and black
Because we're all coming back

We're knocking like heartbeats on the skyscraper door
Windows breaking with music, can you feel it through the floor?

We're one
Don't misunderstand
This future, not chaos is what we demand
This is the one shot
One life to see it through

I want to
Free our world from the trap between the walls
Tear up the stage walk out
And into the sun and the waves
And feel them crashing over, drowning out
Track Name: Failed State
We get torn apart
All our lives
Told that we're useless or gifted
Loved or despised
Too many generations passed
And passing
But all their progress
Lost its meaning
We call it evolution
You call it a crime
But as we run
From your culture
You're running out of time

Self immolation?
Just to keep you warm tonight
(Passing through)
How far could this world go
To reject you

I - will not fall in line
I - will not break in time
We can rebuild this,
Beyond
All our lives
Track Name: Hand of Glory
Dead boys
Dig through all this condescension
Speech from the desert echo to cities
Coming in louder and clearer

Communicate this capital cancer
Fuck no !
Here's my answer

What are you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
When it's all gone, without a warning
What are you gonna do when it all
Comes down and crashing through
What are you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
When it's all gone, without a warning
What are you gonna do when it all
Comes crashing down on you?

Dead boys
Pave the road with good intentions

Did the banks buy our president?
The corporate bail-out
Heaven sent

Legislation from a company town
Washington D.C. burn it down

What are you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
When it's all gone, without a warning
What are you gonna do when it all
Comes down and crashing through
What are you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
When it's all gone, without a warning
What are you gonna do when it all
Comes crashing down on you

Without a warning we're dead, boys

With what they value,
How is this a surprise?
A better world will live on
In our eyes
Track Name: The Crossing
I woke up screaming
But no one heard the drying river shining
To the breathing world (what was I dreaming of...)
And I missed all the gardens,
All the animals' footprints fresh in the rain
Now there is only the train the beast gives wait
Another master another day

In the borderlands
Cities forgotten
Borderlands crossing over me

So wipe the tears from your cheekbones
And the blood from your fingers
We are the ghosts in the theater of human rights
Just beyond their security lights

In the borderlands cities forgotten
Borderlands crossing over me
To the borderlands
Rivers and mountains
Borderlands
Crossing over me

(Crossed me)

This world is bigger than this
Bigger than lines drawn by governments
Illusions we're tracked by your eyes always watching

Just like the cameras twisting 'round this place
Out 24,000 miles in space
Always so cold and so clear
But how do we get to the world from here?

Crash the system's hate from the factory floor to the white house gate
Crush the system's hate
From the maquiladora to the White House gate

To the borderlands cities forgotten (crossing over)
Borderlands
Crossing over me

To the borderlands
Rivers and mountains
Borderlands
Crossing over me
Track Name: Spectacular
I ought to know I'm not so black and pretty
Too big, suspended two dimensional glory
In competition watch your suicide clothes:
Flat screen targets sweat shop fashion

My love
My love is bleeding out and
My love
My love is keeping doubt for
All this processed
Hatred from the heart's eye model citizen

No alibi burning their beauty from your face
In plastic we rust
One bomb for them
Another one for us

So wipe the smell of the bourgeoisie off me
And wash the billboard bus stop benches imprisoned you'll see
Caught in the act resist this dying, bloody
Model citizen lobotomy
Burning their beauty from your face
In plastic we rust
One bomb for them
Another one for us
Burning the time to say I'm sorry
Annihilate
One bomb for them
Another one for us

With the light's out
Would you be there?
Would you walk the words off camera?
Run beside me
Turning isolation into family
Would you be there?
Would you walk the words and open stitches
Don't follow run beside me
'Til we stand still and the world moves over
Track Name: Blackbirds Roar
All the world is waiting
In the half life where we live
Nobody left to lead us
Our time is closing in
We'll take it back
Our time is closing in
So make it last
Our time is closing in

Living in apocalypse
Closing in
From the streets to the towers
Where the air is thin
What does it take
Take to survive
In the lumpen maze
How to get out alive

Our gardens in the ghetto
Abandoned lots
Loved in secret
It's all that we've got
So when the police come
We'll tell them it was all of us
All of us

Our time is closing in

There's the college of protection
For the rich white men
Who frame us for their camera eyes
But their science of injustice
Can be dispossessed every time we organize
From the halls of litigation
To the empty docks
Where the product rolls on by
Production is protected like an innocent
While our dreams are hung and dried
The straw men
Built up
Will be burning my friend
To light and guide
Our way our way

All the world is waiting
In the half life where we live
Nobody left to lead us
Our time is closing it
Track Name: Omega Footprint
We move from fear to fear
I don't believe in consolation
No matter what falls out
Of the bloated mouthpiece of the nation
You close the doors beyond your petty
Pain remains in vain we realize
All the lives, 24 hour eyes

Another world inside me
Singing as we go
All the way to green lands
Rolling out too
Burning bright from both ends
Radiation sky
All I want's the time
To say goodbye

The melting continents of water
Do their blessed balance homeostasis - to colder places
Storms to rust and quiet
All the cities charge!
The dreams they follow dreams
And I'll believe it when I see you pick up
The hammer with me

Another world inside me singing as we go
All the way to green lands rolling out too
Burning bright from both ends
Radiation sky all i want's the time
To say goodbye

You've always had a choice,
You've never had to look too far
One world colliding with our disillusion pole to star
Red tides and lightning under mountain under seas until
The seasons change us and
We're fucking tired of standing still

Another world inside me singing as we go
All the way to green lands rolling out to
Sea burning bright from both ends
Radiation sky all i want's the time to say goodbye
Track Name: Summerpunks
The driver shouted out,
"Time to turn this around,
Wipe the dust and spit from his face."
Out loud
Sang starvation and blight
Gone from the light and
We're so tired of running

We can move
The finish line
We can move
But we won't be left behind

Doubling over
Buckling under
Left behind
We waste the daylight
Burn in the night to find
The words of violence
And history's silence
To answer the question
Is this human kind?

Sing!

Is all our innocence
Driven underground?
Are these electronic gallows
For the urgent sound
With our tendons cut
How do we run for sport?
But we're so tired of running
We can lose
In the sun
We can lose
But all we have to win is one

Doubling over
Buckling under
Win is one
We waste the daylight
Burn in the night to find
Win is one
Words of violence
And history's silence
Win as one
Won't answer the question
Is this human kind?
Track Name: First Will and Testament
Every September I always remember
To sing to your headstone
And hear you sing back
Wait for the day
Work for the day
How could I forget the world you showed me
Courage and brilliance curiosity
Wait for the day
Work for the day
Too many watery eyes in protest
For a brighter age
All the while I'll shine in this song
Even when my body's gone
Too many watery eyes in protest
For a brighter age
All the while you shine in this song
Even when your body's gone
I'll hear you sing back
Wait for the day
Work for the day

Now every September, I always remember
To sing to your headstone and hear you sing back
Wait for the day
Work for the day
Too many watery eyes in protest
For a brighter age
All the while I'll shine in this song
Even when your body's gone
Too many watery eyes in protest
For a brighter age
All the while you'll shine in this song
Even when your body's gone

Beyond time and place
In your footstep's trace
When we close our eyes
And we see your face
Beyond the days
Your art and voice are missed
Beyond sentiment
Every word is bond
Beyond memory
When these days are gone
I'll carry you in my heart and soul and fist
I promise now
Through the days
Every smile's memorial
Every time
We raise a glass to your name
It's your energy flows through me
I promise you
I will walk
With my heart still open
Courage spoken loud
I put my song on the track
To hear you sing back
Track Name: Western Scale
Half alive, we fall through worlds we go
To colorful altars in the grip of war and woe
And the desperate charge to make the damage look undone
Here's another war across the ocean

Casualties of war
You better learn
Casualties of war
Whose souls are reaching
Casualties of war
You'll find better way
Casualties of war
That's all

Through days of hunger and nights that we forget
I think that we could heal together
Strength to strength
And from the scars of everything we've left behind
To find a new life
Set our souls alight

Casualties of war
You better learn
Casualties of war
Whose souls are reaching
Casualties of war you'll find a better way
Casualties of war
That's all
In rebel learn

Casualties of war
Whose souls are reaching
Politics in war
We'll find better way
We're casualties of war
That's alright from the scars of
Everything we left behind
To find a new life
Set our souls alight
Through days of hunger
Nights that we forget that
We could heal together
Strength to strength
Track Name: Postcards from Home
If you could see
In the dark hallways old lights flicker
Strobelight shows of gurneys silver and rust
Refrigeration stalled
When the fuse box blew
The medicine needed to save you

Holding tight to a weapon
In the place of a toy or your mother's hand
White diamonds red earth
It's slavery, understand

Home now is the place
Between right and this
The blast still sings
The bullets blaze
The target missed
Atrocity calmly
In your narcotic bliss
This last harvest of our innocence

Holding tight to a weapon
In the place of a toy or your mother's hand
White diamonds red earth,
It's slavery understand

Postcards from post colonies,
Post kingdoms
Progress twisted
From sea to sea

Postcards from post colonies
Post kingdoms
Progress twisted for you and me

You can't walk
The light will follow you
You can't walk away
Because you're so conditioned (like me)
You can't walk away
This land will follow you
You can't walk away
'Cause this is home