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Education or Catastrophe

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1.
Every minute I’m out here extends the risk I’d rather melt than be burnt to a crisp With my body a liquid I’d be free to flow And you’d need a dam to keep me whole I’m a living god A living liquid god
2.
I’m coming down to holy water Rat fit screaming through my head I can’t trust the, the things I ought to Blister packs exploding down my legs It’s Saturday… Magdalena, see you later Dream your dreams out in your unmade bed Track the danger, shoot the stranger Leave the goth to find himself… self. You bring the milk and I’ll bring the shake You bring the earth and I’ll bring the quake (quake!) I’ll raise my high ideals You make the badges You bring the Daily Mail I’ll bring the matches...
3.
Edge Fund 03:29
Hedge fund, Edge Lord Chauvinistic, tour de force Head case, M-m-male gaze Man-spreading on a crowded train You think it’s going your way? Nothing’s going that way. You think it’s going your way? No one’s going your way. Meat head, dead leg Superhero bed spread Creepy c-c-crawly Your parents raised you poorly I’m not gonna go your way, no way I’m not gonna think your way, no way We’re not gonna go your way, no way I’m not gonna speak your way, no way You build it up, we knock it down Chase your arguments around and around and a- You fill it up, we pour it out Leave a puddle of hate on the ground and You never felt an ounce of guilt Never bothered with empathy Now you’re sat on your sofa With nothing but (your deep-faked) memories Impact player Subtlety is not your flavour Side swipe, lens wipe Spraying spittle on the miners and majors Liar, liar Too wet to set your pants on fire Bubble in the briar Called your mum to change your last flat tyre. Liar, liar Too wet to set your pants on fire Bubble in the briar Lost your bottle in a burned out byre.
4.
Can’t remember Can’t forget Three course sorrow with a side of regret Hold your cards To your chest Never mention you are hedging your bets Hide your hate Behind a smile Makes up for what you’re lacking in guile Obfuscate Your desires As you assemble your funeral pyre Strike your matches Build the pyre Hands up if you want to build higher Distant Memory Long forgot Found it lacking a suitable spot Daily motion Daily grind Ever feel like you were just killing time? Making plans Taking names Just like numbers from the side of a train Rev that engine One more time I’ll shove the keys where the sun doesn’t shine Taking numbers Taking names Adding fuel to the flames Taking pictures Taking aim Play the hand Not the game Strike your matches Light the fire Hands up if you want to go higher
5.
Open hand, and empty heart Systematically falling apart Broken down and broken in Left to rot in a basement of sin Time, time, toeing the line Spending a lifetime just waiting for signs Blood flows, and everyone knows The lessons we learn are forgotten too soon Open hand and empty heart Systematically tearing apart Out of luck and out of time Hard to prove it’s a victimless crime Flood, flood, drawing the blood Better to lose than to never be loved Time flows, and everyone knows The friends that we knew are forgotten too soon...
6.
You should hear what she says about you Cos you’ve been saying it too But you don’t have the right, you said Even if it’s true It’s the principle int it? It gets right under your skin Febrile and aimless It’s the 21st Century sin You’re not right, You don’t care Your face is everywhere, You’re not liked, You don’t care, Your face is everywhere Like a rich man looking for context In the people he meets Like a bull searching for a simile When he can’t even see Blind bull in the night, blind bull in the night No context, no sight, blind bull in the night Blind bull in the night, blind bull in the night No content, no fight, blind bull in the night Et tu Barberoux, gonna paint your face blue 3, 4, ever more, kicking in the church door Hip, hip, double dip, kiss around your fat lip Five pounds into town, have to push it deep down… Burnt out in a battle bus, Burnt out in a battle bus No virtue, no blush Burnt out in a battle bus, Burnt out in a battle bus, Burnt out in a battle bus You put your left arm down, and your right arm up Burnt out in a battle bus We walked through the sleeping city, blood blue moon over our heads Through deserted streets and the underpass to the multi-storey where you left your car We drove for hours through the suburbs and you never once stopped talking A pointless anecdote for everything we passed As dawn approached we climbed the parapet of your castle Gazed down on the muddled masses following in your digital shadow You stopped. Mouth wide. Surprised to see… All the friends you had left, All the friends you had left, All the friends you had left Have left... Have left. All the friends you had left, All the friends you had left, All the friends you had left Have left
7.
It’s not how he planned it And it’s not what it was If he’d felt it was coming Then he might’ve washed He was invested heavily All his interests tied up In the service industry That was basically fucked Locked down, lucked out Put down, fed up His money was everything His karma, his curse When he entered a room His wallet went first When he lost his investments He saw how little he’d done When he lost his male privilege He was totally stunned Locked down, lucked out Put down, fed up Lucked out, locked down Fed up Born into it, let’s undo it Isolated, mostly hated Instamatic, oh-so tragic Burn the boy’s club, Burn it, burn it, burn it...
8.
It all started back in 1997, in a once stately rundown house in the countryside Big rooms, high ceilings, faded splendor, rotten plaster The girl I arrived with had vanished, left me alone in a damp house of strangers No light, no heat, two chairs pushed together to sleep on Darkness filled the room like water fills a bath I was dimly aware of others close by Whispering duos, snorting soloists, scratching rodents As I struggled to drag the security blanket of sleep over my torso A sudden scream pierced the veil No more than six feet away from me a girl was shrieking in mortal fear Tenderly her partner talked her down, banishing the night terrors But from that moment on my own ghost took root It found a way in, and gripped on tight Yes, my terrors found me But there’s nothing supernatural about the state I’m in It’s not super, it’s not natural, it’s just annoying I try to take the pressure off by trusting in others But it’s never a good idea to put all of your eggs in somebody else’s basket People love eating eggs My ghost is cur, my ghost is a fiend It undermines me, consoles me, then trips me up because My ghost is insecurity, my ghost is compassion My ghost is disappointment, my ghost is aggression My ghost are no part time phantom, no temporary spectre They are a constant ghost, They are a constant ghost Haunting every moment I see through them, they see through me They speak in whisper, I scream in time
9.
Pencil Case 02:30
How’s your century going? You’ve lost your reason for showing Your purpose, ambition is slowing You still don’t get the joke You made the worst of decisions But with the best of intentions You mothered all the worst of inventions The grit is in your throat Upset the sausage cart Kick out the lads They’re all just shapes to me Wrong uns, and scum bags False starts are new beginnings No chance of sharing your winnings I miss you like I miss not knowing Just how bad things can get Upset the sausage cart Kick out the lads They’re all just shapes to me Wrong uns, and scum bags Burn down the after life Push out the prams No more excuses Stick it to the man We’re just bits of lead in a pencil case Broken bits of lead in a pencil case… False starts are new beginnings...
10.
Sunk Estate 03:50
Conserve energy / Fight posterity Exclusivity / Stuck in the mud Claim imperative / Chain executive Fuel austerity / Close down the pubs Blind rigidity / Masculinity Toxic effigy / Never stood up My integrity / All I’m meant to be Safe as anything / Given good luck The flood has taken hold We shall not die old Who is in control? This assisted living is making a killing I’m empty, so build me, then fill me, and thrill me Close-knit lethargy / Expound synergy Sensitivity / Raw from the rub Drain proclivity / Stained rapacity Sanguine truancy / Never showed up From obscurity / To promontory I rise up to see / Everything fall From particulate / Angles accurate Purpose definite / Monumental The flood has taken hold We shall not die old Who is in control? This assisted living is making a killing I’m empty, so build me, then fill me, and thrill me I am home / I am mean I am concrete / I am steel I’m a fortress / I’m a cell I’m the 25th circle of Hell I am brutal / I am bleak Give me your humble / Give me your weak I am compressed / I am cracked A dystopian statement of fact
11.
Top deck princess Hi top priestess Sailed down the valley and burnt the bush Top deck princess Not her business Made up and made out and made a fuss I have seen a world of torture Pledge your first born son and daughter Put your faith in modern convenience And pray to me, pray to me, pray to me Pray to your council highness Top deck princess Low rent pen-friend She'd steal the air from a dead balloon Top deck princess Full of pretence Fluffing you up as she works the room Her trainers are filthy She dresses like trash And she will engage you in underhand tasks She has a rare talent for getting her way And heaven forbid that you ruin her day Will not be defeated Have her cake and eat it
12.
Spare Change 03:09
It’s approaching I feel a shiver It whispers Come hither There’s a storm bowling right up the valley Like a gran with a trolley in the middle aisle of Aldi We start to suffocate Stuck in the kissing gate The few coins In my pocket Sound a toll Non-profit Rings a bell in a broken tower Like a priest drunk on wine shouting “Fight the Power!” We start to suffocate Stuck in the kissing gate While you eviscerate All the things you hate

about

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." - Herbert George Wells (1921)

The brand new studio album for 2021. Two years in the making, 40 minutes on the turntable. An album about self belief, openness, transformation and reflection. A series of reminiscences on a metaphysical journey through familiar landscapes. Another moment of pause at a fork in the road. Education? Or Catastrophe?

NOTE: Vinyl scheduled to start shipping in Mid-November following COVID-related delays and significant global increases to lead times and order backlogs in pressing plants.

"Upon listening, and re-listening to this album, my ears are so full my eyes explode." - Louder Than War / louderthanwar.com
"...art-punk at its finest..." - A&R Factory / anrfactory.com
"...(there is) a generosity and a richness in the compositions which bring a desire to come back to them regularly." - Noisy Tapes / noisytapes.com
"...a blisteringly impressive return..." - Birthday Cake for Breakfast / birthdaycakebreakfast.wordpress.com
"...grabbed me in the first two seconds...one of the good things to come out of lockdown 2020..." - Pint-Sized Punk Zine
" 'Constant Ghost' is such a brilliantly dark record. Keeps growing on me everytime I listen back to it. Check it out..." - Tom Robinson / BBC 6Music

credits

released April 30, 2021

all lyrics by P Broome

music by P Broome, M McNamara, D Henderson

except
1, 2 & 11 by P Broome, H Broome, M McNamara, D Henderson
6 by P Broome, J Zorn, H Broome, M McNamara, D Henderson


Paul Broome - guitars, vocals and Mullard Rhodes
Dicky Henderson - drums
Mike McNamara - bass and backing vocals

Jimm Zorn - backing vocals and Mullard Rhodes
Lincoln Broome - piano and gurgling

Recorded at Giant Wafer Studios, Wales - 9th to 12th October 2020

Produced by Jimm Zorn
Mastered by John McBain
Design by Adam Kelly-Williams

thanks to our spouses, children, parents, siblings and friends
special thanks to Heather


a DIE DAS DER product, 2021 - DDD30

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It's a Youth Opportunity Scheme to breathe life and love into the jaded cynic.

More post than punk
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Paul and Heather and Dicky and Mike make the sounds for your ears with the guitar the bass and the drums and the microphones.
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