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by Royal Downfall

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released September 17, 2003

by Planekonomi

Recorded and mixed in Studio Spiff by Henrik Wiklund and Royal Downfall.
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg at Tonteknik Studio.

Royal Downfall is Fredrik Lindkvist, Janne Olofsson, Johan Philipsson and Robert Tenevall.

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Royal Downfall Sweden

* 2002
† 2014

Dead but dreaming.

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Track Name: Words Don't Come Easy When You're Young
Denied, words don't come easy when you're young
No they don't come, no they don't come at all

Got that way of saying I'll be fine somehow
I'm stepped on
I'll overcome
Blank stares and faces tried to shut me down
I'm stepped on
I'll overcome

Denied, words don't come easy when you're young
Track Name: It's Ours
The autumn was so intense
I could hear the leaves fall
It's ours
Action into moments
Our art is in the movement
It's ours
The autumn was so intense

And the summer was dying
We were taking back some dignity
It's ours
As the snow started falling
We were already gone
It's ours
As the snow started falling

The autumn was so intense
I could hear the leaves fall
It's ours
Action into moments
Our art is in the movement
It's ours
The autumn was so intense
Track Name: The Reactionary Hum
Someone or something
At least some kind of reaction
Not just the reactionary hum
Of agreeing with the argument
Just not the form

I try to comprehend
There are no words left
Can't hear you now
There's just contempt left

This force might seem unstoppable
When put into momentum
In the locker rooms and class rooms
In the school yards
And in our homes

Someone or something
At least some kind of reaction
Not just the reactionary scum
Making this land safe
For the pretty white children

I try to comprehend
There are no words left
Can't hear you now
There's just contempt left

I try to comprehend
There are no words left
Track Name: Cheap Excuses
Across the room on the second floor
Where you're cheap life lies, spread out for more
I've seen it all at least a thousand times
Watch you drench your sorrows with their gift of lies

Have you already clocked out, a silver sigh to deaf mind
It's not the first time, no it's not the first time

It has happened several times

Have you already clocked out, a silver sigh to deaf mind
It's not the first time, no it's not the first time

Along your life where your cheap excuses lie
Your current state is tomorrow's cries
I've seen it all and passed it along
Welcome to the real world, welcome It has happened several times
Track Name: I Got What I Deserved
This room takes the best of me
So help me
So help me
Privilege got me soaking in shame
Oh help me
Oh help me

And I got what I deserved
Spitting, screaming and stumbling
Waking up, waking up from the comfort of home and my fear of the other
No more, no more will I play the part that was laid out for me
And I got what I deserved
Now get me out of here

Can't move
Can't sleep
Should wash these dirty hands
And brush my teeth

And I got what I deserved
Spitting, screaming and stumbling
Waking up, waking up from the comfort of home and my fear of the other
No more, no more will I play the part that was laid out for me
And I got what I deserved
Now get me out of here

Oh help me
Oh help me
Oh help me
Track Name: One Way Communication
Obey, you'll see disinformation has come now
To set you free
Your race is lost, multiply, sum it up
And pay the cost

Talking to a face with a tounge made out of stone
That's what you get

Sacrifice, sacrifice my heart, turn me around and we'll go
Back to the start
Obtain, of course, your needs I don't need
To explain

Talking to a face with a tounge made out of stone
That's what you get

Obey, you'll see time has come to question
And questions are free
Your race is us, multiply, sum it up
And return your post

Talking to a face with a tounge made out of stone
That's what you get
Track Name: A Good Posture/Five Fingers Across the Black Board
A good posture
Use the crayons when you're asked to
Keep a straight face at all times
The words I scribble in the margin

So much more

A good posture
They'll clip your wings before you notice
Lined up for competition
They stole our subject position

Five fingers across the black board
Only one to wave goodbye
Five fingers form a fist now