Drug War

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Originally put out as 7" Vinyl. Vinyl available at blowback.org

"Four songs that bring back memories of early DOA (at their best) and MDC (circa Smoke Signal period, one that I love) and this little record is just fantastic from start to finish. Great songs, nifty riffage and you can just feel the anger and passion in every song. .... Looking like one of my fave 7"s this year so far." - Profane Existence

"Surprising stuff here. Competent and detailed hardcore with a great recording...I’m hearing Agnostic Front, Dead Kennedys (mostly due to the heavy sarcasm and mocking Southern accents in the song “Bible Belt”), Pennywise and, finally, Voodoo Glowskulls..there’s some definite power here, and the sonic similarities to the aforementioned bands are definitely better off for being built off a hardcore template like the kind that Blowback’s laying down." - Razorcake

"Blowback brings a strong political message to their rock. I felt a strong link to M.D.C. and The Dead Kennedys, good music with a positive message." - Juice Magazine

"This 7” from Blowback is blistering punk/HC with a melodic twist. The songs here are full on attacks and take on the current society sung in both English and Spanish, blasting through the speakers without a lot of polish. Raw and unapologetic, Blowback’s music is aggressive, aware, and powerful.... I really should have heard this EP sooner." -- Trouble With Normal

"The Drug War EP is great. Love the title track. Sounds like a long lost, amazing DOA song!" -- AMP Magazine

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released August 1, 2009

Recorded and Mixed by Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios.
Mastered by Adrian Morgan, Timeless Mastering

Bob III- Bass
Franklin Stein- Vox
Johnson- Drums
Senor- Guitar

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Track Name: Drug War
Oh say can you see?
Our nation lives in fear.
Twisted health into a war,
TREAT THE SICK LIKE DYING DOGS.

How convenient
to forget about the "laws"
of supply and demand.

Increase profits,
Healthy coffers,
What you get
is more of the same.

Filling up the nations jails. (Drug War - Lock 'em up)
Jailing rates tops in the world! (Drug War - Set 'em straight)
Fueling conflict overseas. (Drug War - Let 'em rot)
A soundbite: all they seek (Drug War - State of Hate)

How convenient
To ignore
When the score
Shows we've got nought

Healthy markets
For war profits - SIKORSKY!!
What they want
Is more & more & more &…

Hearing from all walks of life: (Drug War - Drug War)
No sense to fuel the strife!
Better ways to money spend: (Drug War will never end)
Don't fill the nation's jails!

Now you see it metastasize? (Drug War is a lie)
It just struck the Bill of Rights!
Tell me: what will you do? (Drug War will come for you)
Where art thou Home of the Brave?
Just Say No!
Track Name: Transformacion
Lying is "legal" and so are the killings
You properly frame'em enshrine 'em in law

National security Justifications
Driven by fear, accepting the wrong.

Isn't it time we change things?
Do we look for something new?
Does history have some lessons?
Perhaps we ought to shift our views?

"Us vs. them" That's how we frame things
Winners and Losers Will that ever end?
Look at the game board! Die are all loaded.
Why then insist on playing that game?

How do we lose this game board?
How do we leave the shell game?
Marching on the same old treadmill.
Screaming at the wrongs of "them."

We must change the words we have
We must change the words we think
We must change the words we say
And what we do.

An elder once asked me Where is Your Love?
Made me realize I had lots of work.

An Abbot then told me it'd all be cosmetic
Till we realize what we need is love.

We need a different game board:
I know that it's really there.
Shifting antagonism. Transformación.

Me dices que quieres vivir en paz.
Me dices que quieres tranquilidad.
Me dices te gusta la libertad.
Entonces, no entiendo, porque dirás:

"Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!"
Para la paz?
"Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!"
Tranquilidad?
"Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!"
Con que final?
"Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!"
Qué ganarás?

Me dices que quieres vivir en paz.
Me dices que hay que ajusticiar.
Me dices que hay que asesinar.
Tu crees que la paz la lograrás?
[con la]

"Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!"
Para la paz?
"Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!"
Tranquilidad?
"Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!"
Con que final?
"Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!"
Qué ganarás?

Tu me dices lo que quieres
es lograr la paz
Pero explicas que se logra
con las armas ya

Entra rabia, entra el odio
La venganza ya
Ganas viudas, mas dolor y
sufrimiento acá

Subversivos, criminales
Violadores, mal!
Deja a un lado estos nombres
No te ayudarán

Es dificil, trabajoso,
hay que callar y escuchar:
Todo bueno lo logramos
con el dialogar!

Vamos juntos
como hermanos
Vamos juntos
como hermanos

La guerra?
No, la guerra,
No, la guerra,
No, la guerra, No
Hay que rechazar!
Track Name: Bible Belt
In Greenville county, South Carolina,
Young people out on a Friday night
Telling others they'll go to hell
Just because they don't like Bob Jones?

Bible Belt -Is that your bible?
Bible Belt - condoning hatred?

In the town o' Murphy, North Carolina,
people are good and God-fearin'
yet a killer finds they sympathize:
"why he's pro-life; he kills for God!"

Bible Belt - Is that your bible?
Bible Belt - condoning violence?

Bible Belt - Is that your bible?
Bible Belt - condoning murder?

Bible Belt - must be a weird bible
Bible Belt - or bad interpretation?
Bible Belt - there must be a reason
Bible Belt - fundamental mistakes

Let's see if I've got this straight:
Originally spoken in Aramaic
Handed down orally for decades
Many versions written in Greek
Translated into Latin about 400 A.D.
Copied by hand for 1000 years
English translations for the next 700
- Forget hermeneutics?
You're telling me you know exactly what was meant?
I don't theeenk so.

Now in this here country,
the U.S. of A.
Good folk say:
"God Bless You"
But they don't mind invading countries,
inflicting suffering while smiling from pews

Bible Belt - Is that your bible?
Bible Belt - condoning warfare?

Bible Belt - just because
Bible Belt - God's on your side
Bible Belt - it doesn't follow
Bible Belt - you're on God's side