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Gastwerk Saboteurs

by Imperial Wax

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Louis Jagger
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Louis Jagger Revisited this today and found it glorious on a cold, bright November morning. I love every album this band has done, but Gastwerk Saboteurs might be second to YFOC, it's that good. Curran brings a different energy - less cryptic or mystical perhaps, but it's erudite, forthright and attuned. Long live Imperial Wax. Favorite track: Turncoat.
Richie Tommy Thompson.
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Richie Tommy Thompson. My mate plays guitar on it and it sounds feckin great!!
Anarch
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Anarch Pre-ordered this on the basis of No Mans Land. I love the sense of urgency in the music and the vocals, a real uplifting, fast paced show stopper. I am rubbish at describing how a song sounds but that's how I see it. It reminded me of my first listen to MC5, not saying they sound the same but it just invoked some memories. Really looking forward to hearing the rest.
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1.
So I was living in a crowded room Another reason not to pay my dues Consideration wasn’t on my side Cannot erase until the first coat dries Your routines not up to scratch Crowned the king of council flats Might not listen, and might not grow Might pretend so that nobody knows Always thinking of my self Always seeking out opposition Masters in the art of projection There’s no applauding for a discount dance More dehydration for the inhouse plants Too busy living life in single file We could be happy but it’s not worthwhile Your routines not up to scratch Crowned the king of council flats Might not listen, and might not grow Might pretend so that nobody knows Always thinking of my self Always thinking of myself Always seeking out opposition
2.
Turncoat 06:26
I never hold my breath So now I wallow In a stagnant home Been hollowed out To where the opposites roam The stench of lying Lay upona your breath Deflector gain another Partner in death Upon reflection I can see your face All of my transgressions Manifest in place It never ceases to amaze me how it all broke down A true defenestration Of a pointless crown Defected deserter I’m a turn coat man Snitching to the enemy your Filthy plans Perfected performer of the modern man Go crying to the mother, she will Understand Submissive And I’m past the point of no return No answers That are ever gonna help you learn The ocean parted for a little while Not long enough To let me ever see your smile You kept on pushing through the first blockade Provide the pressure And apply no aid Save all your excuses for a rainy days Cos they’re just around the corner Yeah they’re on their way Defected deserter I’m a turn coat man Snitching to the enemy your Filthy plans Perfected performer of the modern man Go crying to the mother, she will Understand The deepness swallows and You start to drown As you scramble to the surface You remember the sound And you draw all the attention Far Away from yourself You were basking in the shadow In acquaintance’s wealth If you offered helping hands I’d have to bite them off I would never let you think You built me better off And now all of my epiphanies Divulge the mirage I’m the infant in disguise Who started taking charge And all of my epiphanies Divulge the mirage They divulge the mirage I never hold my breath And now I wallow In a stagnant home Been hollowed out To where the opposites roam The stench of lyin Lay upon your breath Deflector gain another Partner in death Upon reflection I can see your face All of my transgressions Manifest in place It never ceases to amaze me how it all broke down A true defenestration Of a pointless crown Defected deserter I’m a turn coat man Snitching to the enemy your Filthy plans Perfected performer of the modern man Go crying to the mother, she will Understand
3.
Forcing out another lie Softened over time Crumble, sleepless Foes are fiendish Fearing something Days are dreamless Over powered Keyboard coward Never sleeps And he never showers Welcome to the daily grind Can you be with him for the rest of life? What do you say? I’m saying nothing Forcing out another smile Feeling so sublime Waiting patient Feeling vacant Private castle With lowered pavement Made redundant Instinct judgment Shedding skin of over indulgence Welcome to the daily grind Can you be with her for the rest of you life What do you say I’m saying nothing - Noise section - He Never sleeps He Never showers She never sleeps She never showers Welcome to the daily grind (repeat) Suffer yourself (repeat) Welcome to the daily grind Can you be with him for the rest of your life ? What do you say. I’m saying nothing What do you say I’m saying nothing
4.
Wax On 01:05
(instrumental)
5.
Sleeping with an open mouth You Let the spiders clamber out They made a nest inside your throat Now every word that’s ever spoke Will filter through a web of lies Watch the bullshit catch the flies Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba Nothing seems to go your way Which just so happens makes my day It won’t be long till your awake And Now your soul is mine to take Paralysed from the neck down And hide your nightmares underground Ba ba ba b an aba aba a Weeping like an open wound Guide the witnesses to their doom Stare into my blinking eyes And waste no words to rectify Pull your brain out through your nose Dungeon cast off bungalows Plant the seeds Plant the seeds
6.
A million different people say I don’t understand As They mime a silent union But still promote the brand I’m just barley getting by What a lovely way To waste my time Waiting on you Death to all those on the fence The Cries for wolf Won’t pay the rent I dropped the act That lapped you up But I’m still not enough And I’m running out of ways To spend money I don’t have I’m just loving doing nothing With a pair of open hands I’m the manikin of justice That shouldn’t understand I know many different ways That can still provoke the bland It’s a never ending lie What a lovely day To stay inside Waiting on you I’m just barley getting by What a lovely way To waste my time Waiting on you
7.
I just sold my soul Buy one get one free Spit shake on the deal And Plead for poverty The Former mothers Smother them to sleep Pile it on thick Plead for poverty yeah I’d never be there for myself If I could help it I wouldn’t even try x3 Climb aboard and Break my back Trampled like a Welcome matt Rammy, Taxi, Illuminati Stride round like a Chimpanzee Engage brain less Company Rammy taxi illuminati Dive into the wishing well I dried out
8.
I wonder if she’ll spin Another web Or if she sets aside the time To make amends instead But I doubt that self reflection Is in her head She’ll pass around that book Until there’s no more pages left It must have just been something That I said I opened up that broken heart To flick it of my chest I wana know where the spotlight shines I wana know Where the blame illuminates [Chorus] So now they’re Scratching at my window now they’re scratching at my door It was a type open mind invasion A kind that no man can ignore And I’m still waiting for a call back I’m still waiting for that call I close my eyes and I still see you With a mind that’s never felt this small And no one seems to hold an arm out No one seems to get involved I’ve been cast out into no mans land In a war that’s unresolved And I’ve been firing all my bullets I’ve used all my magazines I’m still captain of this sinking ship But I won’t by any means Go down like I’m a dying breed yeah Pictures of my self On my wall Reflections of the time When imperfections weren’t involved I whisper to my self What I know Crippled by the tide Of always feeling unresolved And it must have been when I Was still involved Been Chasing my own tail while While all my enemies had evolved I wana know where the spotlight shines I wana know where the blame illuminates [Chorus] So now they’re Scratching at my window now they’re scratching at my door It was a type open mind invasion A kind that no man can ignore And I’m still waiting for a call back I’m still waiting for that call I close my eyes and I still see you With a mind that’s never felt this small And no one seems to hold an arm out No one seems to get involved I’ve been cast out into no mans land In a war that’s unresolved And I’ve been firing all my bullets I’ve used all my magazines I’m still captain of this sinking ship But I won’t by any means Go down like I’m a dying breed yeah I wana know where the spotlight shines I wana know where the blame illuminates I wana know where the spotlight shines I wana know where the blame illuminates Chorus So now they’re Scratching at my window now they’re scratching at my door It was a type open mind invasion A kind that no man can ignore And I’m still waiting for a call back I’m still waiting for that call I close my eyes and I still see you With a mind that’s never felt this small And no one seems to hold an arm out No one seems to get involved I’ve been cast out into no mans land In a war that’s unresolved And I’ve been firing all my bullets I’ve used all my magazines I’m still captain of this sinking ship But I won’t by any means Go down
9.
Poison Ivy 04:13
Works in a cubicle with no lock, makes money off the back but eating nothing Selling it Day by day Blue smoke, seeping through the crack, red coat cold Caller never off my case, She’s taken too much, had I been a betting man I’D SAY, Mania was the case Plastic yellow smile - them crocodile tears, She could smell the blood - her eyes turned black I’ve been telling him for years, I could see right through it irritate pain your sap still creeping up my spine, I could feel it stinging, Clip clop stomping round the aisles, I believe what you just said, I still hear it ringing Round and round and round and round my head You’ll never change Breakdown...1 This is part 2 of a three part story x 2 Chorus.....2 Plastic yellow smile - them crocodile tears, she could smell the blood - her eyes turned black I’ve been telling him for years, That I can see straight through it Plastic yellow smile x 3 And I can see right through it Breakdown 2 And I, see right through it x 4 SEE RIGHT THROUGH IT Chorus.....3 Plastic yellow smile - them crocodile tears, She could smell the blood - her eyes turned black I’ve been telling him for years and years yeah Plastic yellow smile x 2 Out And I, see right through it x 4 SEE RIGHT THROUGH IT
10.
Wax Off 01:39
(instrumental)
11.
More Fool Me 04:06
Come on out And I’ve been making a killing And I’ve been making a killing I’ve seen my guts are spilling I’ve not kept track She don’t know what she wants Yeah she don’t know what she wants She don’t know what she wants And it’s all my fault I watch us drift apart into our own Separate lives away from home I’ll never love her but she’ll have to accept it Cos I never wana be alone Climbing out from the pile I seem to crack a smile I’m not in love with someone I’m just pretending Come on out I couldn’t watch it unravel I couldn’t watch it unravel I’ve been poked like cattle I’ve been branded a fool I don’t know when she will come back Or if she will come back I’ve been trying to fallback I’m already down I wasn’t keeping it secret I wasn’t keeping it secret Take advice from a leaflet Cos I’ve got nothing else Watch us drift apart into our own I feel my heart runaway from Home She’ll never love me and I’ll Have to accept it Cos I never wana let her go Climbing out from the pile I seemed to cramp her style I’m not in love with someone I’m just pretending The confession was a waste of time Infatuation was a waste of time I know I’m not half as good as you My discretion was a waste of time Self expression was a waste of time I’m not in love with someone I’m just pretending The new beginning was a waste of time The time killing was a waste of time I know I’m not half as good as you I wouldn’t let it happen I wouldn’t let it happen I wouldn’t let it happen I’m not in love with someone I’m just pretending Come on out Watch us drift apart into our own Separate lives away from home We’ve gotta think of something Cos it’s not working And I never wanna let her go
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'Gastwerk Saboteurs' is the debut album by Imperial Wax. Imperial Wax are the surviving members of the last and longest running edition of legendary UK post-punk band The Fall.

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