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Paper Tie

by Drug Life

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This mist of sisters
Heart to heart
Arm to arm, dream to dream
They don’t belong to you yet
This sanctimony as an art
Blossoms up to make you good
We’ll live idealised

Who am I to come between the myth and what you are?
Who am I to contradict a proof that leaves no scar?

From the cradle they’re awaiting
The moment they can’t teach you any more
In her home she’s been postponing
The things they don’t believe a girl should be

But they can’t see what she can see
They’ll never be what she can be

Power the cowards, it makes them doubt you
The need to have freed you, that’s where they keep you
Once you reach through they’ll snatch it from you
Condemned to contend, they don’t need the consent

Just because we relinquished an idea
Doesn’t mean we don’t resent it
The paper tie pretending to empower
Doesn’t take you off the payroll
Doesn’t take you off the backseat

Culture over choices
They stoop to entitle your
Culture over choices

Normalising behaviour


released May 17, 2018
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
Thanks to Andrew Kenny for the mics



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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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