'Fallen Race' is a compilation of songs recorded by the band between 1992 and 1997 derived from the Punk Rock sounds of BLACK FLAG, PLASMATICS and DEAD KENNEDYS, as well as the power pop sounds of CHEAP TRICK, KISS and THE RAMONES. The original projects were called 'Raucous' (1992), 'Invasion of Sanity' (1993), 'Flagrant Violations Of Reality' (1995), and 'Psychiatria' (1997). Here on this one anthology CD, you hear the band's sound transformation over those five years. All songs written by Jef Jaeger and Robert Rivers. Produced by Jef Jaeger and Robert Rivers. 2005 Criminal Records. Recorded in 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1997. Running time: 73:12 Top Selling Download Single - '3-D' Fallen Race is: jef jaeger-drums, lead vocals robert rivers-all guitars, all bass, back vocals, lead on 8 greg ducharme-guest vocals on 24, 30 and 34 brett furuta-guest vocals on 27 and 32 Relative albums: BOBBY RIVERS - 'The Big City Bob Songs', 'No Direction - LUV U2: The Big City Bob Songs Vol. 2', 'Here and Back to There Again' and 'Basement Days' This page contains an album analysis and lyrics for individual song downloads. Here's the lyrics for this album: Lies (1993) Observe the walls around my mind Surrounded by deceit and lies My ability to love is gone Stripped away when I was young Chorus: Lies! Lies! Lies! Lies! Lacerate my innocence Twist my mind with vile intent Bled completely dry of trust I bandage all my wounds with hate (chorus) Brave New World (1993) Plastic faces smile from high places Skeletons shake the mannequin's hand Welcome oh brave new world Communal conspiracy Elusive thoughts - powder in the void To shallow minds - piles of toys Stranglehold our minds Willing to suffocate for lungs (solo) Mind (1993) Strange impulses guide my brain Downward spiral speeding train Clouded visions getting worse Can't escape psychotic curse There's something wrong with my mind Fighting out from the inside I'm trapped inside my mind Altered image reappears Can't avoid my needless fears Distorted actions dictate thought Losing sight of who I was There's something wrong with my mind Fighting out from the inside (chorus) Democrazy (1993) I could address you with demands But frustration forces cries You are an angel too free A devil in demise So if I have no hope, hope for me If I have no faith, pray for me If I have no sense, feel for me If I have no mind, blame democrazy Intoxicated stance by the mass Creation of disparity Indifferent approach by all Permission for anarchy (chorus) Invasion Of Sanity (1993) Don't teach me sanity I'm happy where I'm at - I'm free My life is simple Without the lies Don't bash my views with compromise! I plunge my arms in piles of shit To have something to use To wash my hands of all the plans Of this world's twisted views 3-D (1992) I know that you are in 3-D You wear green glasses to watch TV It's all in color but you don't see I know that you are in 3-D I know you are in 3-D I know you are in 3-D Yeah, you are in 3-D I know that you are in 3-D I know that you are in 3-D Show your dimensions - make love to me You flaunt your beauty for all to see I know that you are in 3-D (chorus) Music Magazines (1992) Sitting all day just wasting away My life and my love what I'm thinking of Music Magazines They dominate the teens Music Magazines They dominate the teens Sitting in class and it's hurting my ass The teacher's a pain - think I'm going insane! (chorus) Lying in bed - crazy thoughts in my head About life and my love, yeah - I'm thinking of (chorus) Shadow (1992) I fear as I walk down the street I'm kind of scared Don't know who I'll meet I keep walking It's just a shadow A figment of imagination You're only dreaming It's only an emanation I see as I'm running away I'm terrified Don't know what to say I'm still running Mannequins (1992) Lifeless statues made of clay Motionless - you look the same Plastic minds - as you fall in line Melt yourself to fit the mold Conformity - do as your told! Stand for this - you're all mannequins! Stand for that - you'll do anything! Face the wind - I watch you blow away Clone society! Flog the dead horse one more time Inundate your state of mind With hollow words - a symphony of lies March in faceless symmetry Clichés so mindless - repeated endlessly! (chorus) Clone mentality! Silent stance and vacant stare Empty thoughts that float on air Emotions cold - sanctity of mind Ignorance - the way you chose One door opened - two are closed! (solo) Clones (1992) We're clones - we follow everyone We're clones - we'll be number one In space - all our work is done We're clones - there to have some fun It's not my fault if I can't please you I can't please anyone and won't try to We're clones - just wanna be alone We're clones - we're just one of the guys We're clones - not government spies In space - no hears you scream We're clones - we're just dream machines I wanna be alone! Remote Control (1992) Plastic pictures - chrome TV You sit and watch but you don't see Video jukebox - electric chair You live your life but you don't care You live so different And when you talk It's in remote control The way you sleep at night And when you walk It's in remote control Moving robots - clone machines You live for money and not for dreams Electric drums and strange guitars You want to fly and touch the stars (chorus) Synthetic Man (1992) I'm the man in synthesis I'm here to tell a joke I don't want to see you panic When you see the smoke I see the shattering of mirrors Is driving you insane The man who's wearing flowers He's the one to blame But it can't be him - 'cuz he's not real He walks in the shadows and he's made of steel Synthetic man I'm the man in synthesis Exposing all my shades I'm not like the other ones All my color fades The illusion is a masquerade Fogging up my brain I'm the man who's wearing flowers I'm the one to blame Raucous (1992) I'm so raucous I wanna shout Rip my shirt and work it on out I'm so raucous there's no doubt Wanna get off and take a new route! Can't stop now! Won't stop now! I'm so raucous I wanna scream Right along with the record machine I'm so raucous I'm in a dream Can't break free - can't leave this scene! Avulsion (1995) Spoken: Blind men scream unintelligibly in offices of power Like narcissists who look for catalysts To insure themselves a sense of being. Meanwhile, all the engineers are in the caboose Smoking wisdom as the train is moving And they claim to be on board. ...And the followers are put in front Bound to the wheels! Blind men stare down at the avulsion Looking for a needle and thread Followers scream from the avulsion Wishing they all were dead All tearing away from being All tearing away from healing Engineers feed on the avulsion Until it's completely bled Followers scream from the avulsion Wishing they all were dead (chorus) Kick Me (1995) You go behind my back and talk Spreading shit that isn't true Now my friends all hate my guts I feel I owe it all to you Kick me When I'm down Kick me All around You come and tell me to my face That you're a loyal friend of mine You'd never say a spiteful thing Your word is nothing but a lie (chorus) I used to think you were my friend But my patience finally reached it's end There's nothing you can say to me That won't be laced with treachery You'll never get another chance To... Kick me! When I'm! Down! Brainwashed (1995) One by one we step in line Plastic smiles, identical minds Happiness - a programmed drone My crooked face looks out of place From the clones Yeah, I'm out of place from the clones Nodding heads and lifting hands Recite a liturgy of commands Then we're told to follow behind But not me - I'm stepping out of line From the clones Yeah, I'm stepping out of line from the clones Out of line from the clones Reality Surreal (1995) Frustration feeds the pain No longer sane Can't stop the hate That fills me I cannot be free Inside of me I've lost my way Unable to see I am not afraid I'm fill with rage Trapped in this cage Miles away Piece of mind Something I left behind While falling Into nothing I can't tell what's real Unable to feel No hands on the wheel I'm going to break I lose all control Bottomless hole Spiraling down Up comes the ground Survival means To wake from this sleep Stop the lie And open my eyes Control (1995) Control - is what you want 'Cuz you've got no life of your own Deception - the only way That you can control my mind Corrupt - manipulate Bend the truth to get your way Power - is what you crave From those who cannot give - you take I will resist every move you make No matter how hard you push I will not break I have something you will never take... Control - is what you want 'Cuz you've got no life of your own Deception - the only way That you can - control! Stone (1995) Look at me, I'm just a rolling stone By the masses I've been thrown Skipping along on quiet waters Take their wind and they will make no waves Take their wind and they'll still find a way Watch me drown 'cuz I'm a sinking stone Impossible to keep afloat Under fluid-like conviction When I hit bottom, I'll look different When I hit bottom, you'll all look different Yes Man (1995) My head's like a hole Devoid of decision Perception is blurred No insight or vision You know that I'll always say yes! I'll love everything You want me to I'll hate everything You tell me to (chorus) Twist my arm I'll nod my head Conform to your will Like living dead (chorus) Verbal Rifle (1995) What did I hear you say? That I've got no more right to say what I think if the guy that's left ain't the one that's right Well, I'm not gonna deal 'cuz I'm not a vote to steal or another empty stomach that you say you're gonna fill I'm not a fool Like you I say what I mean Preach - with Judas lips Go ahead and blow your kiss You think your aim is sure for all but this one's gonna miss Well, I'm not gonna deal 'cuz I'm not a vote to steal like the laughing stock who thinks that you are real I'm not a fool Like you Who says nothing Stupid Wisdom (1995) Narrow mind claims to be wide Common sense in short supply I know enough of what you believe Your tunnel vision won't let you see No beliefs - no religion All you know comes from television Blind perspective in need of revision Simple thoughts - stupid wisdom If you say that it feels good Does that mean that you should?! Corrugated comprehension Lack of mental stimulation Stupid wisdom is what you earn When you see no need to learn King of all that you survey A violation of reality Psychiatria (1997) The world is crumbling Social fabric ripped apart Apathy the new religion Selfishness replacing God Humanistic thinking Destroys humanity Civilization breaks down A suiciety Humankind has capsized Common sense has run aground Independent thought is lost No survivors have been found (chorus) Looking Down On You (1997) I've got a pocketful of promises That I made when you were hypnotized By the times Coasting on the ferris wheel Hoping I'll stay on because You know that I have got nothing to lose I'm sitting up on top Looking down on you Now I'm all content with my wallet full Although your pockets are empty too Just like your minds Coasting on the ferris wheel Hoping I'll stay on because You know that I have got nothing to lose I'm sitting up on top Looking down on you ...On you Shattered Soul (1997) Depression beckons me inside A hollow place in my own mind I close my eyes - my blood turns cold I languish in my pain alone I claw at nothing - lovingly I fall to nowhere - but still I feel The icy blood within my veins The void I'm feeling feeds my pain (solo) I wake up screaming - in my dreams The nightmare becoming reality My frozen soul comes crashing down One million pieces on the ground Survival (1997) Time is racing by me Picks up speed along the way Minutes eaten by hours And swallowed up by days In this world of confusion My happiness an illusion Growing jaded and cynical Treading water in a sea of delusion Now the pain I felt within me is gone I've learned to turn it off when I have to Feeling this cold inside seems wrong But this is to survive I see the world around me Indulge in meaningless games They all lead to nowhere And always end the same Caught in a vicious cycle Vortex in a drain Frustration pulls me under And I drown beneath the waves (chorus - repeat and fade) I Don't Mind (1997) You cry - you whine You point your finger at the next one in the line You try to hide That small angelic dust within your eye Well, I don't mind I don't mind You bark - you bite But the dog that has the bone can't win the fight You're talking so frantic Trying to change the world Your good intentions Are just borrowed words And I don't mind I don't mind 'Cuz we're only here for a little while And you're only there for a little while So I don't mind I don't mind (solo) ...I don't mind Junior (1997) Junior's standing by the roadside looking great Sharing with birds the cookies mommy made And passing there in a long black caddy Junior stares - it looks a lot like daddy Junior's standing by the roadside looking sick Storing away - the mental pictures click Junior's standing by the roadside looking low Wondering why his daddy had to go And in his mind is a perfect family Junior dreams a childhood memory Junior's standing by the roadside looking pale Wondering what the hell he ever did (solo) How Many Times (1997) How many dreams can be taken out of reach before your mind ceases to dream? Sometimes it's hard to keep me from sleep 'Cuz I'm only alive when I'm inside it deep How many times can you fall in and out of love? How many times can you try but lose it all? How many times? And how many years has it been since I could feel anything at all? Emotions that are real So Far To Fall (1997) I used to think I knew what love was In my youth I thought I knew it all I was proud And I would always say I'll do it all my way 'Cuz I know everything I didn't realize the tightrope I'd been on But the ground was a long way down And I had so far to fall I thought my life and love were doing fine No obstacles would ever bring me down I was wrong I'd thrown it all away With selfish things I'd do and say I ruined everything I lost my balance and my life turned upside down Overnight I would lose it all And I had so far to fall I've learned so much - it's too late It's far too late it's too late I fell so far - it's too late It's much too late it's too late You (1997) Ooh yesterday Seems so long ago Yet not so long I said goodbye to you Years go by Time moves on But memories of you Will always stay with me You were mine We were young and free We though it would last forever Now it's just a faded dream Sometimes I see You and I in my dreams Memories of those carefree times Will always make me smile We were young Innocent of experience Everything we did was new I shared so much with you Life goes on We've gone our separate ways The time we spent is part of me I'll never forget you Picture (1997) (The riff from this tune was used by the rock group GLITCH in 1999 to make their song 'Fruitloop' as part of the 'We Love Glitch' ep. Permission was given to Lisa Starr to use the riff. It was also used by Fallen Race during the invasion of sanity session on a lyric called 'timebomb ticking' which was sung by Brett Furuta, but is not included on this compilation) You're only two dimensions Only height and width You're not really there Your body has no depth You are just a picture An image on the wall My imagination Not really there at all I wish you had three dimensions I wish you were like me We could live forever In a world of make believe And deep inside my mind Your image seems so real At night sometimes I tell you All the things I feel (chorus) I wish you had three dimensions I wish you were like me We could live forever (solo) When I Hold You Close (1997) If I were a rich man with a pocket full of gold You would take me This I know But if I were a poor man with just a head full of dreams Would you want me? Well, I hope so 'Cuz when I hold you close Something inside tells me I know This is right When I hold you close oh it feels so right When I hold you close I know I'm not the kind who knows what love's about 'Cuz I keep falling in and out But there must be something wrong 'cuz something's feeling right within me I have no doubt.
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