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Subhumans

The Day The Country Died


All Gone Dead

All is quiet, all is dead, the city has melted
The sound has penetrated through our heads
The world has ended, the gas is gone
It killed the people, now the mutants live on

So long to the world
Thatís what they said
Itís 1984 and itís all gone dead
Dead, dead, dead, dead, dead
Dead, dead, dead, dead, dead
It's all gone dead

There is no England, anarchy is right
But donít contradict or try to fight
Itís always dark, there is no light
And 77 had rose to its height

So long to the world
That's what they said
It's 1984 and it's all gone dead
Dead, dead, dead, dead, dead
Dead, dead, dead, dead, dead
It's all gone dead

They shouldnít have brought back hanging, it caused a lot of fuss
No one trust the government, we had the fuckers sussed
There are no banks left, they've all gone bust
And the houses of parliament is just pile of dust

So long to the world
That's what they said
It's 1984 and it's all gone dead
Dead, dead, dead, dead
It's all gone dead

Itís 1984 and thereís gonna be a war
It's 1984 and there's gonna be a war
War -- War -- Who needs war?


Ashtray Dirt

Ashtray dirt

Your lungs have got a dirty stain
All you feel is a cancer pain
Fingers turn a sticky yellow color
Every one fag is less one hour
Of your life, life, life, life, life

You're an ashtray dirt
Donít be a sucker, it'll mess up your life
Smoking them fags from nine till five
You might as well eat the dirty dog-ends
You know your going round the bend
Theyíll put you away, away, away, away, away
I don't know why you smoke them Number Six
A packet of fags is a packet of tricks
I don't know why you smoke them fucking cigars
Youíre gonna stay helpless the way you are
The way you are, you are, you are, you are....


Killing

You, youíre driving me insane
But you know thereís something wrong with my brain
My head is really in a whirl
While you look just like a normal girl

But you donít really care
It happens everywhere
You donít give a shit
Forget about it
Forget about it, forget

I was living in a plastic bag
I didnít know what to do
I didnít know she was a slag
Well what would you do?
What would you do?

But you don't really care
It happens everywhere
You don't give a shit
Forget about it
Forget about it, forget

I didnít know I killed her
I was out of my mind
She only wanted my money
But she made me blind
She made me blind

But you don't really care
It happens everywhere
You don't give a shit -- You never did!
Forget about it, forget about it
Forget, forget, forget about it, forget
Forget, forget about it


Minority

Donít ask the people what the people think
Theyíve got no opinions but they still think we stink
The Great British public, the great majority
The safe foundation of our society

Weíre the minority and weíre O.K.
Weíre the minority, wonít go away
Weíre the minority, weíre O.K.
Weíre the minority got something to say

Weíre the minority the ones with the brains!
Putting the country on a nervous strain
They canít stand the truth -- The truth never lies
The Great British public got bricks in their eyes

We're the minority and we're O.K.
We're the minority won't go away
We're the minority we're O.K.
We're the minority got something to fucking say


Mickey Mouse Is Dead

Mickey Mouse is dead
Got kicked in the head
Cos people got too serious
They planned out what they said
They couldnít take the fantasy
They tried to accept reality
Analyzed the laughs
Cos pleasure comes in halves
The purity of comedy
They had to take it seriously
Changed the words around
Tried to make it look profound
The comedian is on stage
Pisstaking for a wage
The critics think heís great
But the laughter turns to hate

Mickey Mouse is on T.V.
And the kids stare at the screen
But the pictures are all black and white
And the words donít mean a thing
Cos Mummyís got no money
And Daddy is in jail
He couldnít afford the license
She couldnít afford the bail

The kids out in the road
Their minds have all gone cold
Cos Mickey Mouse is dead
They shot him through the head
With ignorance and scorn
They believed in something new
They read the papers, watched the films
And they thought they new the truth
Look what you done to Mickey Mouse

But reality deceives
No matter what you believe
Thereís always another idea
And theirs is based on fear
The fear of being sussed
For what they really are
The fear of being laughed at
When they go too far

They call it paranoia
You can laugh it away
Until you come to realize
That everyoneís the same
People hide their problems
Under faces of contempt
They hide them till it kills them
And no one is exempt
Not even you, you, you
Look what you done to Mickey Mouse

1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Look what you done to Mickey Mouse
1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Look what you done to Mickey Mouse
1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Look what you done to Mickey Mouse
1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Look what you done to Mickey Mouse
1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- Why d'you even laugh it away, away, away, away


Nothing I Can Do

Oh my god itís raining again
And a seven-year-old anarchist is blowing up Berlin
My Subs L.P. is still brand new
But what does it matter? Thereís nothing I can do!

Thereís a great big hole in my back door
And everyone expects a nuclear war
Iíve been on the beer, I think Iím gonna spew
But what does it matter? Thereís nothing I can do!

The dust in the road gets in my eyes
And the system tells such fucking lies
Why should I believe what they say is true?
But what does it matter? Thereís nothing I can do!

Thereís nothing I can do!
I wouldnít do it for you!
But you wouldnít do it for me
Well thatís the facts you see

My ten-year-old sisterís on the pill
Ronnie Biggs got a flat in Brazil
The third generation ainít got a clue
But what does it matter? Thereís nothing I can do!
Nothing I can do, nothing I can do

There's nothing I can fucking do!
I wouldn't do it for you, anyway!
It's another day! We've nothing to say!
And there's nothing I can do!


Dying World

There's a hole in the bottom of the earth
Where the blood pours out at the end of the day
When the usual amount of people have died
Sit back and watch the death and decay

It's a dying world

When you're living in a dying world
Panicking becomes the everyday thing
Buy up the food, the power and the guns
Get used to the threat of the final fling

It's a dying world

There's a hole in your mind where nothing exists
Except fear and loathing of the strange but true
Facts that defy your inner intelligence
Like man kills himself for something to do

It's a dying world
It's a dying world
It's a dying world
It's a dying world


Subvert City

And it all went quiet in the city
And the wind blew down the road
Someone cried out "Subvert"
And the people all went cold
Subvert, subvert, subvert, SUBVERT

And it all went quiet in the city
And the wind blew down the road
Someone cried out "Subvert"
And the people all went cold
Subvert, subvert, subvert, SUBVERT

Meanwhile back in Subvert City
Someone's writing on the wall
'Fuck the government' spray-paint hero
Someone wants the state to fall
Religious dogma crucified
Ritual slaughter, no one lied
Living standards were dying morals
A state-controlled mass suicide

And it all went quiet in the city
And the wind blew down the road
Someone cried out "Subvert"
And the people all went cold
Subvert, subvert, subvert, SUBVERT

The dying breed of Subvert City
Crept into the underground
The state police just left them there
Blocked the holes, and gassed them down
Ten years later they emerged
Mutated minds so full of hate
Tried again to change the system
But this time round it was too late
There was no system left to change
The people ran the entire land
The subverts became politicians
And finally got the upper hand

Meanwhile back in Subvert City
Someone's writing on the wall
'Fuck the government' spray-paint hero
But in Subvert City, it's subvert rule
Subvert, subvert, subvert rule
Subvert, subvert, subvert rule
Subvert, subvert, subvert rule
Subvert, subvert, subvert rule
Subvert, subvert, subvert rule
Subvert, subvert, subvert rule
Subvert, subvert, subvert, subvert
Subvert, subvert, subvert, SUBVERT


Big Brother

Here we are in a new age
Wishing we were dead
There's a T.V. in my front room
And it's screwing up my head
There's a scanner in the toilet
To watch you take a bath
And there's a picture of Hiroshima
To make sure you never laugh

And somebody told me, "Big Brother's watching you"
And somebody else said, "You know it's not true"
Who do you believe?

Well the police have all gone crazy
You never had it so bad
They take away the dignity
That you never really had
They know all about you
They even know what you drink (neither a lie)
And if they thought you were worth it
They could sus out what you think
And people are crazy

And somebody told me, "Big Brother's watching you"
And somebody else said, "You know it's not true"
Who do you believe?

Here goes Big Brother

Well they asked me how to prove it
And there was nothing I could say
I said "Watch out for Big Brother"
And then they put me away
And there was nothing I Big Brother"
And then they put me away
They said I was paranoid
Because I wrote this song
But they didn't need to read it
Because they knew it all along

And somebody told me, "Big Brother's watching you"
And somebody else said, "You know it's not true"
Who do you believe?


New Age

So you're living in fast world
See the people you've already killed
See what you've done with that machine of yours
You can't justify it, you ain't got a cause

It's only cos we're living in a new age
You don't know what you're like when you're in a rage
They're gonna put you away in a cage
You better start to act your age
You better start to act your age

Victims running, they are screaming
Living nightmares, they're not dreaming
They're too scared to walk the streets
The one with a gun they're afraid to meet

It's only cos we're living in a new age
You don't know what you're like when you're in a rage
They're gonna put you away in a cage
You better start to act your age
You better start to act your age
Age, age, age, age, age, age, age
Age, age, age, age, age, age, age

You know you're killing off the race
They'll lock you away and change your face
Hatred of the new age turned your mind
Can't bear to live with the rest of mankind

It's only cos we're living in a new age
You don't know what you're like when you're in a rage
They're gonna put you away in a cage
You better start to act your age
You better start to act your age


I Don't Wanna Die

Go!

It's getting out of hand they don't understand
They never ever will they never ever can
I don't wanna live if I can't be free
The system kills but it won't kill me

I don't wanna die
I don't wanna die
I don't wanna die
I don't wanna die -- die -- die -- die -- die

Can't run away come back someday
Cos it won't change whatever you say
Fear and guilt up to the hilt
They can't escape from the walls they built

I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't wanna die
I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't wanna die
I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't wanna die
I don't -- I don't -- I don't -- I don't wanna die -- die -- die -- die -- die

They gave me a gun and told me to run
Defend your country from the atom bomb
I said "Why?" they couldn't reply
The system kills but I don't wanna die

I don't wanna die
I don't wanna die
I don't wanna die
I don't wanna die -- die -- die -- die -- die -- DIE


No

No I don't believe in Jesus Christ
My mother died of cancer when I was five
No I don't believe in religion
I was forced to go to church, I wasn't told why

No I don't believe in the police force
Police brutality isn't a dream
No I don't believe in the system
Cos nothing it does makes sense to me

Don't worry you'll get over it
You'll grow up, you'll calm down
Another youth, another fashion
You'll get over it, you'll calm down
You don't really mean what you say
You've had too much to drink
Don't be so full of hated
It's not as bad as you think

No I don't believe in what you say
You're just part of what I despise
Yes you're part of the fucking system
I ain't blind, I can see your lies

Cos the system thrives on ignorance
What the public don't know, they can't reject
In the face of you all I stand defiant
The rest of the people, they wanna forget


Zyklon B-Movie

There's a film at the cinema
And people go in pairs
They show it at night
And some people get scared
And once you're inside
They lock all the doors
And the seats are all empty
And there's blood on the floor

It's a Zyklon B-Movie
Straight out of the past
It's a Zyklon B-Movie
And it could be your last

And there's a nine-year-old girl
Who came for a scream
She's screaming all night
And it isn't a dream
This is just the support film
To get you warmed up
But it's quite the reverse
Because it freezes your blood

It's a Zyklon B-Movie
Straight out of the past
It's a Zyklon B-Movie
And it could be your last

And the gas rises up
From under the chairs
This film is so lifelike
It feels like you're there
It's a Zyklon B-Movie
Certificate X
If this was the first film
Then what could come next?
It's a Zyklon B-Movie
Certificate Z
The Z is for Zyklon
And the people are dead -- dead -- dead -- dead -- dead


'Til The Pigs Come Round

Are you ready? No!

Oh! what a great experience
My house is full of deviants
My Dad is going mad downstairs
My brother has just died his hair

We got punks and drunks
And thrills and pills
And lots of things to make your head go round
It's fun, fun, fun, fun, fun til the pigs come round

Someone's banging on a drum
Smoke and drink, well this is fun
Neighbors are smashing in the walls
My mum is making telephone calls

We got punks and drunks
And thrills and pills
And lots of things to make your head go round
It's fun, fun, fun, fun, fun til the pigs come round

Pigs outside but no one cares
Heavy jackboots up the stairs
It's the D.S., what a joke
"Hey man, do ya want some smoke?"

We got punks and drunks
And thrills and pills
And lots of things to make your head go round
It's fun, fun, fun, fun, fun til the pigs come round

This is a fun day, wow

We got punks and drunks
And thrills and pills
And lots of things to make your head go round
It's fun, fun, fun, fun, fun til the pigs come
It's fun, fun, fun, fun, fun til the pigs come
It's fun, fun, fun, fun, fun til the pigs come round


No More Gigs

In a smoke-filled room
"How's it going then?" (Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha)
It's not going at all
We got no more gigs
You always knew it could be better
But you never thought it would end
It only happens cos of other people
All the money that that they spend
On David Bowie L.P.'s

When I told her we were finished
She smoked a cigarette and sighed
"One last fag before we go home"
She said she loved me then she died
It doesn't happen like this

So you always get what you pay for
But the end result is always the same
You lose everything you always wanted
Because you couldnít afford to pay
All the smoke-filled room contains
Dejected people with no aims
A bottle of gin, a packet of cigs
Sing, brother, sing, we got no more gigs
Sing, brother, sing, we got no more gigs
Sing, brother, sing, we got no more gigs
Sing, brother, sing, brother, sing, brother
Sing, brother, sing, brother, sing, brother
Sing, we got no more gigs Do you really care?


Black and White

Silence -- is no reaction
'Violence' -- that one-word caption
Can you say it with just one word?
Unspoken -- the sins that go unheard

Government... bullshit
Black and white... fight -- fight -- fight -- fight

Look though this broken window
From normality into the ghetto
Broken through madness, hate, and boredom
U.K. -- a disunited kingdom

Government... bullshit
Black and white... fight -- fight -- fight -- fight

Enquiries, but no solutions
Faceless, empty illusions
Reasons are always pushed aside
Remember the day the country died

Remember the day the country died
Remember the day the country died
Remember the day the country died

Remember the day the country died


Subhumans.
Dick -- voice.
Bruce -- guitar.
Grant -- bass.
Trotsky -- drums.

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