This Never Happens To Us. Honest​.​.​. [DEMO]

by Downpipe

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Release #2.

Four hastily recorded tracks from Summer '13 and a live recording from April '14. Y'know, because even the shittest bands have those lifeless, basement-dwelling, discarded roach-collecting, stalker-types, and we're kinda shit, so go nuts.

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released December 25, 2014

Johnny Rothwell - Vocals/Guitar
Ami-Jay 'AJ' Tarrant - Guitar
Dan 'Bench' Bench - Bass/Vocals
Sam 'Beats' Bowen-Wild - Drums

Recorded by Joel Barrett

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Downpipe are a three-piece punk band from Cumbria, England.

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Track Name: NFA
Now you've got nowhere to go,
And still you don't even know,
In which direction you're traveling,
Up, or Down,
You've got yourself in a twist,
And as you're taking a fist,
I seem to notice,
How you don't make a fucking sound,

And you still don't know,
They want your fucking soul,
And you you still don't know,
They'll leave you nowhere to go,

They kicked me out in the May,
They gave me nowhere to stay,
They left me homeless,
'Til the following fucking June,
And when my benefits stopped,
I started lifting the shops,
And then they made me feel,
Like a fucking crook,

And if still didn't know,
They want your fucking soul,
And if you still didn't know,
They'll leave you nowhere to go,

Don't trust a council official,
Don't trust a job-centre advisor,
Don't trust your own fucking parents, man,
Don't trust, don't trust, don't trust,
Don't trust anyone,

And if you can't make ends meet,
They'll kick you out on the street,
One day you're chillin', and,
The next you might be out on your arse,
And sure, you think that you're safe,
But if you make a mistake,
They'll repossess you,
Feed you to the fucking dogs,

And if still didn't know,
They want your fucking soul,
And if you still didn't know,
They'll leave you nowhere to go,

Don't trust a council official,
Don't trust a job-centre advisor,
Don't trust your own fucking parents, man,
Don't trust, don't trust, don't trust,
Don't trust anyone,
Track Name: Generic I: DoleScum
Fuck the system, fuck tradition,
Fuck religion and especially Christians,
Fuck the rich, man, fuck the poor,
There's fuck all in the middle, and it seems there's becoming...

...more unemployed, young and annoyed,
In fact, it's not just age specific,
It seems, our dreams,
Are crushed by the country we live in,
Less jobs, every day,
Parliament kills industry,
I've heard them say,
Looks like we might not be okay,

All my life, I've spent my time,
Thinking of a way to break the chain,
Destroy, enjoy,
But time has come for me to make a change,
And now I'm trying to fit in,
Doesn't look like I'm gonna win,
Me and a million others,
If it seems you're being fucked I wanna you shouting;

Fuck the system, fuck tradition,
Fuck religion and especially Christians,
Fuck the rich, man, fuck the poor,
Let's fuck ourselves up, and break the fucking...

...law dictates we live our lives,
Living out of compromise,
We scratch their backs, they break our spines,
And somehow we're still guilty of,
Not actively seeking work,
"Get a job, you lazy low-life scum",
Take a look in the mirror shit-face,
Looks like there's even less to come,

One million unemployed,
Who's left to pay the tax,
The banks will make a killing,
As our livelihoods all crack,
One billion unemployed,
Who's left to pay the tax,
Celebrities? The upper class?
It's time to take a little...

Back in time they knighted heroes,
Instead of pop musicians,
Actors and even Alan Sugar,
The inventor of defunct computer systems,
Is there, any pride in getting fucked,
Without consent? Cos I'm pretty sure that's rape,
But since we're being filmed by CCTV,
We're all on tape,

Fuck the system, fuck tradition,
Fuck religion and especially Christians,
Fuck the rich, man, fuck the poor,
There's fuck all in the middle, so let's go fuck it all,
Track Name: New Year's Revolution
I'm getting left behind now,
Everyone is starting to grow up,
They act so condescending,
Well everyone can just fuck off,
I'm nearly 24 now,
No job, no noose around my neck,
I might be down but I'm not out,
And I won't stop til there's nothing left,

Every day just feels like the last,
I'm starting to decay,
Am I, gonna be a burn out,
Or Will I just fade away,
I'm not sure I have a purpose,
In fact man, I don't have a clue,
I might be down, might be out,
But at least I'm not like you,

You make me sick, the way you live,
The way you take and never...

They've got me sleeping with an axe,
For the goodness of my health,
The cops are so fucking useless,
Well they can go and fuck themselves,
Someone shouts 'REVOLUTION',
And five billion stand and cheer,
They check their watch then wander off,
Back to live their lives in fear,

They make me sick, the way they live,
The way they take and never...
Track Name: Ignorance Is Bliss
You people seem to walk through life,
A perfect balance of joy and strife,
But rarely get the time to think,
(INDEPENDENTLY)
So scared of being alone,
Won't venture out of your comfort zone,
Too scared to even raise a fist,

You've got to do it for yourself,
Don't just stop and wait for someone else,
It's up to you to make a stand,
There's no-one there to hold your hand,
You've got to do it for yourself,

I find it hard to sympathise,
With anybody living a lie,
Pretending everything's okay,
They say they'll change, you don't care how,
Now picture twenty years from now,
Yeah that's your kids there being fucked,

You've got to do it for yourself,
Don't just stop and wait for someone else,
It's up to you to make a stand,
There's no-one there to hold your hand,
You've got to do it for yourself,

(IGNORANCE IS BLISS x4)

Blissfully unaware you live day to day,
You talk with nothing much to say,
So how about that weather Bench?
(IT'S PARTLY CLOUDY)
When will you people realise,
Too late when bombs ignite the skies,
You'll wish you used your fucking heads,

You've got to do it for yourself,
Don't just stop and wait for someone else,
It's up to you to make a stand,
There's no-one there to hold your hand,
You've got to do it for yourself,

You've got to do it for yourself x4