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from The Corporate Body by Drug Life

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One time to be seen
One style by decree
That was the mistake

One time on the guillotine
One year in the military
That was the mistake

Brush up on your curtsy
You can live on in conspiracy

For sale is the fairytale
Of a state long dead
Your shame coronates the lame
To the royal bed

One crown impossible
Gold-drilled to the follicles
Ordains the mistake
Every blood-clogged clarion failure
Won’t shield the mistake

Brush up on your curtsy
You can live on in complicity

Empty aisles stretching miles
Either side as you glide
To the sparkling coup
Every right to decide
Bloody tatters, dragged behind
While the gutters fill with glue

The new kleptocracy is here
Kneel down and rest your neck
It’s all the same to me
‘Cos either way I cash the cheque


from The Corporate Body, released November 4, 2019
Gordon Moakes : Bass/Vox
Joey Cortez : Guitar
Terry Irwin : Drums

Recorded by Ryan Rooney at Big Orange, Austin, TX and at home
Mixed by Kevin Butler at Test Tube Audio, Austin, TX, 2018.



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Drug Life Austin, Texas

Noise/Rock from Austin, Texas.

Formed in Austin in 2013, Drug Life pairs British ex-pat Gordy (Bloc Party, Young Legionnaire) on bass and vocals with native Texans Joey Cortez (Employer, Employer, Pushman) on guitar and Terry Irwin (Markov, Pretty the Quick Black Eyes) on drums.

Expect chaos, heart, crunch and heat.
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