They Serve Themselves

by Kingpin

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  • Kingpin "They Serve Themselves" 7" vinyl
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    3 tracks of crushing metallic hardcore / crossover thrash released via Demons Run Amok Entertainment.

    SIDE A:
    "Last Warning"
    "They Serve Themselves"

    SIDE B:
    "Just Step Aside"

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  • wine-damaged "They Serve Themselves" 7"
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    A few years back, Gary spilled a bottle of wine into the merch box and all over a bunch of copies of "They Serve Themselves" on black vinyl. These vinyl have just been sitting in a bag up in Lev's loft since then, drying out, even after we sold out of all our other copies of the EP, because it never felt right selling something that's not in brand new condition. It's time we got rid of them one way or another, though, so if you want one you can pay what you want for them from 50p up here. The inserts may look and feel a little water-damaged and the actual vinyl may need a little wipe, but I don't see any reason why the tunes wouldn't play absolutely fine; I doubt the wine was acidic enough to melt the grooves in the record, but then it does seem to have melted the grooves in Gary's brain so you never know.
    Regardless, whatever you decide to pay for this will be taken as a donation directly towards the Minnesota Freedom Fund (minnesotafreedomfund.org) or organisations recommended by the Minnesota Freedom Fund, as will the money for anything else you buy from us today while BandCamp are waiving their fees.
    We'll send out the records we perceive to be in better condition out to people who donate more, but in all honesty if you're not the type of person who isn't picky about the sleeve being in perfect condition then every single one of these will be fine for you.

    For complete transparency, whatever you pay for postage will be used for postage (any change WILL be donated though), which is why we've dropped postage costs to NON-tracked for today to keep that cost down. In buying something from us today you accept the risk of anything getting sent getting lost in the mail, but if you want to message us to arrange tracking anyway then we'll do that. You can also still select "Afghanistan" as usual to just have a record set aside and pick it up from us at a show or whatever, whenever the hell we can have one of those again, but note that BandCamp will still add 25p for this (if anyone knows a way to do optional NO SHIPPING choices on BandCamp, let me know).

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1.
Last Warning 02:52
You know this life is a fight. Put your fists up. Valour and self-confidence; These are things you'll need if you're planning to succeed. Purpose and straight common sense; You don't need to fight, wait until the time is right, coz You've fallen, you've fallen behind, You've missed your calling and you're losing your mind, But don't stop searchin', Don't stop lookin', Coz this life's an open book and there's still so much to find. Life's a battle against time, You'll never win. Show some spine and you'll be fine, now. Take this world on with a grin. Last warning, You better listen to it, Coz you know you'll never do it by just wishing your way through it. Each morning, When you open your eyes, Take this world as your prize and cut 'em down to size. The shape you take when the stakes get high dictates your fate, defines you from I, But the shape you take when the stakes get high can be what makes you break down and scream at the sky. Life's a battle against time, You'll never win. Show some spine and you'll be fine, now. Take this world on with a grin. Life's a fight, Take it on. Put your fists up.
2.
They turn their backs on us, They serve themselves. A badge and a hat won't mask the black in your heart, You're supposed to uphold justice but just don't play your part. You should have integrity, you should earn respect, But the country roll our eyes at those who should protect. A loved one's missing, you'll presume they're dead Coz you've got some parking tickets to be handing out instead. Faced with real issues, you'll always turn your head. You bother decent people and avoid the real threat. The serve themselves. We're the ones they should be there for, we're the ones they swear they care for, But their word's as good as dirt, they're not worth shit, corruption fills their core. The biggest cowards on planet Earth, Flashing blue lights and yellow spines they put their own agenda first, They serve themselves. They serve themselves. Always vigilant, always alert, always fulfil your quota no matter who gets hurt. Fidelity? Bravery? Integrity? You're kidding me! They seem to be nothing but cowardly. They serve themselves. There is no justice but rough justice. Sometimes it feels like this whole world is a prison, They watch your every move until you need them then they're missin'.
3.
I don't need your God damn commentary track, Every chat feels like a Q&A - just stop talkin' smack and get back. It's a fact you think I've lost control, soul black as coal, Frustration takes its toll, better know your role or I will attack. So don't give me your lies just give me your all, Because your lacking in pride doesn't mean you can't fall. So don't give me your lies just give me your all, Because you're lacking in pride doesn't mean you get out alive; no-one survives. The time has come for you to stop runnin' that mouth, Coz what goes 'round comes back 'round it's your own crown you should worry about. So don't worry, I'll take care of me. Your opinions one of a million that I won't hear and I will not see. So don't give me your lies just give me your all, Because your lacking in pride doesn't mean you can't fall. So don't give me your lies just give me your all, Because you're lacking in pride doesn't mean you get out alive; no-one survives. Create divides when truth's denied. I can't abide what you've implied. When worlds collide, just step aside. Ya better watch out. The students, the teachers, The believers and the preachers, The prudent and the leeches, We don't need your fucking speeches. Shut your mouth.

credits

released July 24, 2014

Recorded and mixed by Yorgo at Audio Lounge Studios in Maryhill at the end of June 2014.

Gang vocals by JJ & Spud from The Colour Pink Is
Gay, Thermo, Snitch and Lev.

Artwork by Yer Auld Da, the Original Straight Edge OG & hardcore champion of the world xMETTAx.

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Kingpin Glasgow, UK

Crossover thrash. GHC.

Influences: Leeway, Suicidal Tendencies, Merauder, Cro-Mags, Sepultura, Crowbar, Killing Time, Life Of Agony, S.O.D, WarZone, Biohazard, Body Count, Nuclear Assault, Sick Of It All, etc.

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