Rise Like a Phoenix

by The Drafted / Last Ride In

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These are the four Drafted tracks contributed to the split EP with Last Ride In released on September 15th 2007. Rise Like a Phoenix: Chapter One was intended to be the first in a series of split EPs from Lower Records (Austin, TX).

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released September 15, 2007

Engineered by Shane Hopper and Adam Brinkley of Lower Records.

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Fast, aggressive punk rock music from Baytown, Texas.

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Track Name: Seem So Vile
used to think that you were smart
but now i know you're just a hypocrite
you said that it's so dumb when your friends get all messed up
but now i've learned that you did it too

I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU
i thought your head was straight
I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU
i thought that it was great
I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU
you used to make me smile
I THOUGH I KNEW YOU
now you seem so vile

i'm not holier than though'
i just thought we had a common ideal
i hope that it was just a lie, but why would that good friend of mine
deceive me for no reason at all?

I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU
i thought your head was straight
I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU
i thought that it was great
I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU
you used to make me smile
I THOUGH I KNEW YOU
now you seem so vile

thought your head was straight
thought that it was great
used to make me smile
now you seem so vile
Track Name: Dance Away
you're a multi-cultural girl
you listen to rock, as well as rap
sing along with all the songs about usin' girls for sex
you won't be dancing when it happens to you, dance-a

dance away
dance away
dance away
dance-a
dance away
dance away
dance away

you're as open-minded as a goldfish
you saw it on mtv, so you like it too
you bought it at hot topic so it must make you a rebel
try to be the black sheep in a flock that's dark as night, dance-a

dance away
dance away
dance away
dance-a
dance away
dance away
dance away

you said you're in love with the 80s
coincidence, so did carson dailey
you love the boys who look like girls, wonder what that means
now they're catching on,
they've started wearing all your jeans, dance-a

dance away
dance away
dance away
dance-a
dance away
dance away
dance away
Track Name: Get a Brain
i'm
not gonna play your mind games
not gonna join your club
no one needs your commentary
you speak more than is necessary
why don't ya

get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, a brain
(why don't ya get a brain)
why don't ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, a brain
(why don't ya get a brain)

no one wants to fake a smile
pretend like they want you to stay
you're not funny and you're not smart
it's time to just go away
why don't ya

get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, a brain
(why don't ya get a brain)
why don't ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, a brain
(why don't ya get a brain)

your opinions do not matter
[farsi language]
mine do they make more sense
[farsi language]
you've got some learnin' to do
[farsi language]
right now nothin' getting through to you

you voted for george bush
now that just don't make sense
you thought that he was talkin' to you
but he was talking to the rich
he said three words "i'll cut taxes"
and then you fell in love
tax cuts came, the rich got more and we
started up a war

get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, a brain
(why don't ya get a brain)
why don't ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, a brain
(why don't ya get a brain)

i know i sing off key
it just sounds cool to me
this is a punk rock band
you wouldn't understand

why don't ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, a brain
(why don't ya get a brain)
why don't ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, why dont' ya
get a brain, a brain
(why don't ya get a brain)

your opinions do not matter
[farsi language]
mine do they make more sense
[farsi language]
you've got some learnin' to do
[farsi language]
right now nothin' getting through to you

i've got a brain, i've got a brain, why
dont you get a brain, too?
Track Name: The Wal-Mart Rock
wanna work for the lowest wage?
discriminated by your gender and your race?
hope you don't wanna unionize,
cuz they're outa the question here
you're gonna have to work over time
but you won't see an extra dime
at wal-mart you do what you're told
if you wanna make it out alive

and if you want an insurance plan
you're better off askin' uncle same
cuz your check's not big enough to
get the one that they provide
you're gonna needa get federal aid
it's okay cuz it's the walmart way
they'll even show ya how to fill out
all the very gruelling paper work

so don't work at wal-mart
so don't shop at wal-mart
don't give your money to wal-mart
cuz wal-mart will make you pay
much more than you think

at the overseas factories
the workers live in the dormatories
cuz if you wanna live on your own
you're gonna pay the rent anyway
and over there you'll get your pay
workin' over 12 hours a day
makin' less than three dollars an hour
but you're lucky just to even get that

they got the "open door policy"
which means that they dont think you need
to have any kinda union at all
but they treat you all just like dogs
and if you're here illegally
at wal-mart that's okay
you can get a job cleanin' the store
locked safe inside for hours at night