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Once Upon a Weapon

by Wrong War

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1.
Come on you bastards Tell us how you care About our well-being and safety Of those instantly spared It’s boilerplate language Meant to quell the beast Feigned compassion As your profits decreased Your top priority Of pretend transparency Visions of invulnerability Your return Is not our return To normalcy
2.
Dead Tank 02:23
Resist whatever seems so inevitable Resist all who seem incredibly invincible Resist those who are ever satisfied And resist all who tell you where resistance resides And it’s all drained dry Depleted energy One more dead tank Buried deep in the ruin of this world Resist nothing that seems objectionable Resist all who seem incredibly convincible Resist those who are ever terrified And resist all who tell you where resistance resides And it’s all drained dry Depleted energy One more dead tank Buried deep in the ruin of this world Tomorrow’s headlines, tomorrow’s headlines Resist the repetitive screed Tomorrow’s headlines, tomorrow’s headlines Lacking in what we need Tomorrow’s headlines, tomorrow’s headlines Quotes that omit the critical part Tomorrow’s headlines, tomorrow’s headlines Resist the urge to crack and fall apart
3.
You could be so enraged these days So many idiocies to engage A distraction diet Of lies and entitlement We’ve lost our way And it’s once, or so you think Repeating viral weapon Turned on by savagery Turn it off and Get the fuck away You could be so enraged these days So many idiocies to engage And it’s once, or so you think Retreating static essence Turned on barbarity Takes you so Ever far away And a chorus rose behind him And a chorus rose behind her And a chorus rose behind them And a chorus of no consequence answered Repeating viral weapon Turn on by savagery Turn it off and get the fuck away
4.
You ran right towards the point of it Left a hole in your head Ask yourself what malicious weapon Left a hole in your head They care not for life forged as weapon They’ll let you rot on that fabricated lie They care not for life forged as weapon They left you dead as they ran Right towards it Left a hole in your head Ask yourself what malicious weapon Left a hole in your head You ran right towards it wide-eyed And now you’re a weapon With a hole in your head Ask yourself what malicious weapon Left a hole in your head They care not for life forged as weapon They’ll let you rot on that fabricated lie Ask yourself what malicious weapon Left that hole in your head
5.
It’s far outside us prescribed Ignored forever until inside One year to ancient The rending drain One year to ancient Index the pain Resist abide Never satisfy The will to guide The ceaseless hands of time It’s all around us inscribed In our skin on our faces and eyes One year to ancient The vernal bane One year to ancient Index the pain Resist or hide Never satisfied With the grave inside The ceaseless promise of time One year to ancient You’ve seen it all Making the wonder cease Leave only what you recall One year to ancient Refuse the chain One year to ancient Embrace the pain Resist defy Never satisfy The will to guide The ceaseless hands It’s time Give youth your light It’s time Give youth your fight It’s time Give youth your might It’s time Give youth their rite It’s time
6.
No account of pain Just forward eyes That saw The crimes of the age And all the resulting rage The future will conquer And reconstruct this monster They’re gone Immortalized In the criminal’s painting of a mother and her immigrant child Cast as wise or sage And committed to the page A collective altar To reconstruct this monster They’re gone Immortalized In the criminal’s painting of a mother and her child And how they’ll howl of legacy A doctored resume to maintain their supremacy On the rehabilitation of monsters
7.
A wrong call Vexed warnings Left wondering, what’s important The callous controller that watches the way No craft No calling Slick dialects that lead us astray All false All stalling The wrong call Vexed warnings Left muttering, and dormant The poison is pushed, that’s fine you say No task No pausing Advertised as so quick to obey All false Beguiling Of minds A proffered phrase You take no action when taking action these days You take no action when Taking action these days A wrong call Vexed warnings Left staring at the abhorrent The poison is pushed, that’s fine you say No craft No pausing Advertised as so quick to obey All false Beguiling
8.
They taunt change The fear of unknown sound It’s on display As it comes back, comes back around Another time War-bolstered walls Architects of the deranged There’s never common ground It’s all punching down With tyrannous aspirations Asp-tongued, viper-brained So tightly wound Victims of coordination Evolutionary casualty War-bolstered walls Architects of diversionary dated dreams Where they all knew their place They're so tightly wound Victims of coordination Evolutionary casualty It’s all punching down With tyrannous aspirations Asp-tongued, viper-brained They taunt change For fear of change
9.
You claim the role of herald and ambassador Yet you quailed and gave the way So strange you attach yourself to this rotting brain And when questioned turn the other way With time and materials inconvenient to the fray Yet you’re shocked when we pull away Tired of it all Through and through Has your master come to different wisdom Has your master come to So strange you attach yourself to this rotting brain And when questioned turn the other way With time and materials inconvenient to the fray Yet you’re shocked when we pull away Tired of it all Through and through Has your master come to different wisdom Has your master come to It’s so strange you’d attach yourself to this rotting brain Tired of it all Through and through Has your master come to different wisdom Has your master come to Tired of it all Tired of you Tired of it all Through and through

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Council Records No. 31
Atomic Action! Records AA!#99

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released January 14, 2022

Wrong War is Dan, Dave, Matthias, Pat (@wrong.war)
Recorded and mixed by Michael Manthei at Eberly Studios, Summer 2021 (@eberlystudios)
Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL (www.brmastering.com)
Artwork by John Yates at Stealworks.com (@stealworks)
Publicist: Heather West at Western Publicity (www.westernpublicity.com)
'The Munitions Girls' oil painting by Alexander Stanhope Forbes, England, 1918. Science Museum, London. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Digitally released January 2022.
Vinyl pre-order now! Shipping in mid-October 2022.

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Grizzly Butts: grizzlybutts.com/2022/01/27/the-top-20-albums-of-january-2022
Razorcake: razorcake.org/wrong-war-once-upon-a-weapon-digital
Collective Zine: collective-zine.co.uk/2022/07/24/wrong-war-once-upon-a-weapon-lp-2022
Turn Up the Volume: turnupthevolume.blog/2022/01/24/mosh-pit-ferociousness-chicago-misfits-wrong-war-rage-and-blaze-on-their-new-album

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Formed in late 2019, Wrong War is comprised of former members of Current, Ottawa, Calvary, The Phenoms, and Salvo Beta.

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