Foreign Language

by Can't Swim

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released October 11, 2019


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Track Name: Foreign Language (feat. Adam Lazzarra)
stay the same
you’re gonna throw it all away
play the game
the bottom’s where you’re gonna lay
pick a sound, do it right
same old message every night

weren’t we promised more?

get in line
glorify monotony
do your time
crucify integrity
listen up, hear me now
this has got to stop

weren't we promised more?

I’d rather fucking hang myself
Track Name: Filthy Rich (feat. Spencer Pollard)
I plead the 5th
it’s all I could do
you left a trace
I signed the bill
and covered your name
oh, what a waste
is blood really thicker than the water you drink?
and was I your first choice or did you have to think?
swearing on the book, you didn’t know it was wrong
well it made you filthy rich, I guess you knew all along
your god complex, I’m not impressed
I saw what you became

I can play the perfect part in your game
(hey man what's really going on here?)
it’s not my place to critique any words that you say
(I’m not sure but it’s really seeming unclear)
the power of the pen is mightier than the sword: an arms race
but don’t you stick your fucking check in my face

think about it, could it be you?
if the tables were to turn,
would you know what to do?
looked me in the eyes, stabbed me right in the back
I was in the courtroom while you were counting your stacks
your god complex, I’m not impressed
I saw what you became

obviously running out of patience
let’s just face it
tables turned I know you couldn’t take it
let’s just face it

we’re relatives, but we can’t relate
I’m nothing like you and I never will be
burn in hell
Track Name: SHOOT!
coming home
working late
driving tired
asked me where I was going then said I was lying
what could I do?
from the big bad boys in blue
pulled me real close and then told me

put your hands up
high in the air
or we’ll shoot
you right in ya head
don’t speak
not a sound
you’ll be
dead in the ground

on the hood
face smashed up like a rat
called for backup, who knows when he’ll attack
one word, threw me right to the floor
he said, “Don't make me tell you again boy”

you’re all a bunch of murderers
Track Name: Power (feat. Frank Carter)
power to all the people
rise on up to stop the evil
heard it once now here's the sequel
we must stop to fight the evil power
look into your brother's eyes
the man in the street who's terrorized
day in day out by the civilized
because we can't admit the lies of power

Molotov’s and bricks and rocks
baseball bats Kalashnikovs
Knives and ropes and riot shields
Razor wire and mortar shells
When this is what your power brings
These are a few of my favourite things.

listen to your sister's screams
force fed by your American dreams
the politicians scam and scheme
destroy the system by the seams with power

fight the lies that breed injustice
fight the lies no hero saved us
fight to live the words you practice
fight to give the people back power

28 years the evil power still remains
Track Name: Sour (feat. Drew Dijorio)
all the press what a mess
it went sour
found a cheat nothing more
than a coward
lock him up lock him up
they yelled louder
the blind will lead the blind right off the…

I don’t wanna make amends
I don't wanna to be your friend.
I just want to burn it down


speak out or be part of the problem
stand up, got the numbers to stop them
what’s the value of truth does it come with a price?
so I suggest that we all burn it down

stash the cash rob the purse
hide it under
bucket seats in the car
of your mother’s
big shot big shot
they called your brother
he came to bail you out but crashed into the side of the….

I don't wanna bring you love
I don't wanna kiss and hug
I just wanna let you down


speak out or be part of the problem
stand up, got the numbers to stop them
what’s the value of truth does it come with a price?
and I've been trying to get it right
got off with some minor offenses
a quick death never heard a confession
how much guilt do you feel? does it cut like a knife?
so I suggest that we all burn it down

you’re pitiful
you’re cynical
from high on top your pedestal
and if I had my way, I swear I’d spit at you
you’re out of luck, without a buck
guess you weren’t rich enough
the papers say you’ll rot away
you ungrateful fuck

Track Name: Prick
does it have to be like this?

suffer through you paid the rent
guided by the most ignorant
but you look good at your work event

does it have to be like this?

now a days it makes you proud
all the zeros in your bank account
what's the deal bud, the man got you down?

does it have to be like this?

a better life but this ain't it
you’re nothing more than a selfish pig
you fuckin prick

money is the root of all evil
but it makes you feel so right
stack it high
the honeys come easy
they be keeping you up all night
so you wanna stay up all night?
do you wanna stay up all night?

was your family the one to blame?
they the type to make you go so insane?
cheer up pal, at least you got your fame

does it have to be like this?

all the years of discontent
money hungry with your ignorance
I hope you’re still rich when you’re fucking dead

so you think you’re better than me huh?
do you think you’re better than me punk?
what makes you better than me?
now it’s time
to put your money where your mouth is
motherfucker fix your face or get smacked in it

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