Cages

by Redbait

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Rule sometimes a scream of politics is fun and gives me the feels
Thomas Vanderpol
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Thomas Vanderpol These folks do hardcore for the right reasons. They believe in and create community, they live the lifestyle they project in their message, and they are good people. Support this band and support this release! Favorite track: Bred for the Knife.
Mark Basile Jr
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Mark Basile Jr the sonic qualities and the politics are each on their own enough for me to support this band but both are here and the band themselves seem like really cool people nothing not to love here
Francisco Hernandez
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Francisco Hernandez The 1st time I heard The Red Tape I was super pumped and felt like yelling along with the tunes and pumping my fist in the Air... Cages is a far more Dark and Emotional Album that still delivers that Hardcore Sound with Gut Wrenching lyrics. The first 2 tracks are still badass but the second the title track played the entire tone had shifted... it got to me man. It won’t let up either on the final two tracks. Solid Stuff all around especially if you’re Pissed & feeling Down about current eve Favorite track: Cages.
Dumb mmmn
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Dumb mmmn when Redbait tell you to do something, you fucking do it
Televiper
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Televiper As ferocious and perceptive as any hardcore band in history. Favorite track: Cages.
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1.
System built to self destruct Power will consume itself The rich drain the poor They started this class war They could hire half of the working class to kill the other half We must fight against capital Educate! Agitate! Organize! Consumerist mentality will leave us paralyzed You don't need to buy that You just need to fight back We are all exploited For our sweat and toil Profits are unpaid wages Working class liberation Solidarity among workers All races All genders All wage earners We choose to fight not suffer We choose to fight not suffer
2.
Our Town 02:40
We roam the streets of our town We go out late at night Hide your face don't speak out in our town The murder capital Don't go north of Delmar if you want to stay alive Lies sit outside on the south side And you'll be burglarized Lies Don't get on the metro There is no security Lies Don't trust anyone Unless they look like me Lies Too many in the streets Why don't they get a job They're just a bunch of thugs An aimless violent mob All lives matter Protest is a waste of time I don't see a protest for black on black crime I am not a racist I just rock racist bands Whats the problem That first record stands I'll argue for the sake of it You don't run this town I'll do whatever I want You need to just calm down Driving through Ferguson We don't want to go Someone tried to talk us down But we don't want to know Don't get on the highway They probably shut it down They burned down their own town These are all lies Ferguson is a place with barely a tax base The police raise money By getting in your face Going door to door Handing out citations Harassing residents for dress code violations Ticketed doing 30 in a 25 Talk back to a cop And you can lose your life Shut it down
3.
Cages 02:34
Children in cages Assaulted by the state Suffocating bureaucracy Propped up by hate X2 Taken for a shower You'll never see your mother Sleeping on the concrete floor Alone Scapegoated by the public uprooted by the state by politicians and corporations who make America great Colonized the world Sowing atrocities couldn’t stand the fallout Making prison a home Crime against humanity Torn from a mother's arms Deported fathers gone Upholding white supremacy Children in cages Locked up by hate Suffer little children As these institutions allow it We don't want to see it. Suffer little children IN CAGES We don’t see these prisons when we’re staring at the screens While people are taken by gestapo secret police They use power to divide Power to imprison in a country so free it incarcerates children
4.
Bred for the knife on the factory farm Taste tradition convenience don’t justify such harm Torture rape and murder Someone's life, she was someone’s mother The blood in your mouth flesh in your face Brains, bodies, tissue Severed familial bonds All gone to waste Animals don't want to die Bred for the knife Blood on your hands Commodified and voiceless with no way out Bred for the knife Blood on your hands An individual is not a product An entire sea of pig shit Devastates the land Hidden so you don't see it Blood on your hands Do you know how animals die Killed by complacency stolen for consumption Bred for the knife Blood on your hands Commodified and voiceless with no way out Bred for the knife Blood on your hands An individual not a product Hundreds of thousands are unnecessarily slaughtered every day for what amounts to preference in taste. Choose to abstain from this injustice. An individual is not a product. Bred for the knife Just eat something else Not a conscious life Bred for the knife Commodified and voiceless with no way out Bred for the knife there’s no way out On the factory farm there is no way out
5.
No one can save you now You reached into hell It dragged you down Poison runs through your veins A blackened void Succumbed to pain I love you forever But forever ends now You decided to end forever now I hope it was worth it Highs better than life Did you think about your daughter Forever broken I'll miss you my friend Wish I could have saved you I guess drugs were better Than anything I gave you I'd tell you my friend Anything to help you But heroin was better Than anything life gave you Forever ends now No one could save you Heroine down No one could change your mind I replay the day Over and over You slipped away A fraud recovery Tolerance weak Dosage strong Judgement lapsed Now your life is gone I'll miss you my friend Wish I could have saved you I guess drugs were better Than anything i gave you I will love you forever But forever ends now

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released June 14, 2019

Madeline - Vocals
Rebecca - Vocals
B - Guitar
C - Drums
N - Bass
W - Guitar

Layout and photography by Rebecca Redbait
Recorded and mixed by Will Jameson

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