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1.
Signals 02:46
Wake up You are a lab rat  Caught in a trap of your own desire  To not have to think  To shit where you drink  And dance on the brink, so  Get this straight They will never hesitate  To bait your fears and manipulate  Your hate and let them in to permeate  Your state with their signals    Wake up You are a captive  Force-fed a diet of bad ideas  To grab what’s not yours  To wall up our shores  And dance for their wars, so    Get this straight They will never hesitate  To bait your fears and manipulate  Your hate and let them in to permeate  Your state with their signals    They want to make the enemies of your enemies your enemies  A veiled threat A made-up crime  An outright lie We’re off to the races  Pay no heed to wrong or right as long you’re straight, male and white  In place of our sanity you’ve installed their vanity    Wake up You are a patsy  Duped in to pressing the button blind  You've opened the gate  For violence and hate  And now it's too late, so    Get this straight They will never hesitate  To bait your fears and manipulate  Your hate and let them in to permeate  Your state with their signals
2.
Meaningless 04:06
Where were you when they were left alone With black-starched collared monsters far from home  A special place in hell is set aside But you just watch while they leave satisfied
  And now your secret’s out 
 You keep your wolves leashed tight  And set them loose in shepherd’s clothes 
 It's no secret that your words Are Meaningless    
Where are you when hateful thoughts take flight On wings of lead and copper you incite 
 You pay your thoughts and prayers to raise the dead Then take cash for their discount lives instead 
  And now your agenda’s clear  You pimp your wolves in lights  And set them loose in fearful minds 
 It's no secret that your words 
    Are Void of meaning Void of feeling Void of humanity 
 Your mask is slipping Venom dripping  
It’s no secret that your words Are Meaningless 
 
 Where are we when heads are made to roll When sticks and stones are made to break our bones 
 When enemies and friends all look the same It all comes down to who can play your game 
 And now that your choice is made 
 You arm your wolves with knives  And set them loose on captive lives  
It’s no secret that your words  Are void of meaning Void of reason Void of reality  Your veil is dipping Poison dripping  It’s no secret that your words   Your words are meaningless
3.
Paralyzed 03:26
Who still receives pleasure in good deeds?    We press each other  We stress each other  We force each other  We urge each other  We strain each other  We feed each other another creed    Who still believes in the strength of spirituality?    We press each other  We stress each other  We force each other  We urge each other  We strain each other  We feed each other another creed    You'd know it all if you were listening,  You can't recall your words don’t belong here All of this time wasted on pretenses  Can't be retrieved  Paralyzed with fear Paralyzed
4.
Give me the answers Give me the questions, too  Deliver the rote instructions of the prophets so I’ll know what to do    Give us direction Give us our daily bread  Deliver the spoils of faith and dedication: Guilt and transubstantiation     I’ll let you go blind to show you the light  I’ll send you a light to part wrong from right    Teach me the business Show me the bottom line  School me in blackmail and misinformation to keep the sheep in line    Make my decisions Take away all control  Make me the perfect soldier: Full of hatred, ignorant and motivated  I’ll let you go blind to show you the light  I’ll set you alight to part wrong from right    Please don’t let me fade away - I can barely see    These Blinding Lights insist that the blindness  Is better than sight to a burning man  These Blinding Lights are all I can point to  All I can cling to to make things right  But can I be sure that living in darkness  Is bringing me closer to the light?    They’ll make us go blind to show us the light  They’ll burn us alive to part wrong from right
5.
Dirty Knees 03:14
We were howling at the moon before you came A primal glimmer of the first superstition  We were praying to the sun when you were born A desperate lifeline in a sea of confusion  We were writing on the walls when you were young An early monument to cult and tradition  We strung you up for thinking outside the circles Better to die than speak a dangerous truth, so
 

 Get up off the ground Dust off your dirty knees, boy  You’ve been acting like a slave 
 Get up off the ground Dust off your dirty knees, boy  They’ll kneel you straight into the grave 
 
 
 We were making up the rules when you were grown Laying foundations for a grim institution 
 We were buying up the world before you left Reaping the profits of pious indignation 
 We were lighting up the fires when you were gone Burning the twinkle from the eyes of invention 
 Now here we are, the thought police Our dirty knees'll save us from the burden of truth, so
 
 Get up off the ground Dust off your dirty knees, boy  You’ve been acting like a slave 
Get up off the ground Dust off your dirty knees, boy  They’ll kneel you straight into the grave 
 

 Dust off your dirty knees No master here to please 
 No need to justify what nobody else can see 
 When judgement only burns in the minds of the diseased  
The time has come to get up and dust off your dirty knees 
 
 Get up off the ground Dust off your dirty knees, boy  You’ve been acting like a slave 
 Get up off the ground Dust off your dirty knees, boy  They’ll kneel you straight into the grave     Dust off your dirty knees No master here to please  No need to justify what nobody else can see  Dust off your dirty knees 
6.
Memory 06:35
This can't be right there's a voice keeps me waking up at night  It knows what to say So I’m reminded of the pain  It's been too many years now It's been too many years  It's cooled all my blood and dried up all the tears.    Memory These memories.    How could I conceive that I'd miss these memories?  I built these walls alone Yes, I built them stone for stone  It's been too many years now It's been too many years  It's cooled all my blood and dried up all the tears.    Memory These memories.    I don’t know what I want Don’t know what I need  What I know is something’s missing in me  I can’t help it ‘cause I don’t even understand  How my past slipped right through my hands Memory   Like a demon haunting me cannot run and can’t break free  Nothing left to say to me So I reckon with what they do not see  It's been too many years now It's been way too many years  It's cooled all my blood and dried up all the tears.    Memory These memories  They’re still here    I don’t know what I want Don’t know what I need  What I know is something’s missing in me  I can’t help it ‘cause I don’t even understand  How my past slipped right through my hands   Memory When the past is behind you The demon will remind you  When the past is behind you The demon will remind you    Memory
7.
Where are we going in this day and age?  What is our purpose? Where is our place?  Why are we too occupied, Too occupied, Too occupied?  Why are we too occupied, Too occupied, Too occupied?    Who makes a profit by raping the earth?  What is the cause? Who will pay the price?  It’s like a mass suicide, Mass suicide, Mass suicide  It’s like a mass suicide Mass suicide, Mass suicide    Life will prevail Will we survive to see it? Life will prevail Despite what fails  Life will prevail And will we want to believe it? Life will prevail Despite what fails.    Reprogram Human kind    Life will prevail Will we survive to see it? Life will prevail Despite what fails  Life will prevail And will we want to believe it? Life will prevail Despite what fails.    Life Will Prevail 
8.
Fire 04:20
It was a cold night and I could tell that something bad was going to happen I was just a child but I could tell that something bad was going to happen.  He had a plan, and I just knew that something bad was going to happen   I was in my bed trying to sleep when I heard her scream   Run, son, go get help Run as fast as you can Run, son, go get help or your papa’s going to be a dead man   I've never been so scared of the dark but I couldn't let it happen.  It was a dirt road with no lights but I couldn't let it happen The houses out here are few and sparse but I couldn't let it happen Had to make it to the closest neighbour's house 'cause I couldn't let it happen   Run, son, go get help Run as fast as you can Run, son, go get help or your papa’s going to be a dead man   As the sirens carried me away Across the lake I saw the flames I heard a man say someone died I heard him say he burned alive   That night was long and full of tears Couldn't believe it really happened  His body burned in a house of flames Couldn't believe it really happened  They found his hands holding his head Couldn't believe it really happened  I see his face and tormented eyes as he sets himself on fire    Run, son, go get help Run as fast as you can Run, son, go get help or your papa’s going to be a dead man   As the sirens carried me away Across the lake I saw the flames I heard a man say someone died I heard him say he burned alive He's on fire Burned alive Oh he burned alive Fire

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released November 12, 2020

Signal Static

Gino Klein: Guitars, Vocals
Ryan Stringer: Bass, Vocals
Randy Camponi: Drums, Vocals
Connor Smith: Lead Vocals


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Produced by Gino Klein, Ryan Stringer, Randy Camponi and Connor Smith.

Engineered by Gino Klein.
Recorded by Gino Klein and Ryan Stringer.
Mixed and Mastered by Oliver Weiskopf @ Stonehenge Studio (Siegburg, Germany).
Mix preparation and editing by Gino Klein and Claudio Chariarse.

Jacket and cover design by Nathan Speller.

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Signal Static Victoria, British Columbia

Signal Static's songs express equal parts personal introspection and social commentary, exploring the minds of villainous characters (both real and imagined), and delving into painful experiences, as well as inhabiting the joy of good times.

Whatever the topic, Signal Static emphasizes honesty and openness, both musically and lyrically.
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