Alphabet of a Revolution

by Louis Lingg and the Bombs

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StrangeVibration Cant praise this album enough. One of my favorites. Punk in its purest form. Favorite track: Destroy Civilisation.
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This is the soundtrack for the anti-capitalist demonstration currently camped out in your city.
This is the sound of people screaming for another way of doing things before it's too late for us all.

This is the smell of teargas and the leather of a riot cop's glove suffocating all hope.

This is the joy of taking back the streets, of taking back what's rightfully ours.

These are the sounds of freedom and hope.

"We were heavily influenced by the current revolutions raging across every country in the world. In these songs, we were trying to express the optimism and excitement we were feeling. A furious energy was burning through us! However, we're smart, realistic/pessimistic people too so there is a very dark side lurking in there too."
- Louis Lingg and the Bombs?

"Louis Lingg and the Bomb's third album and... the band has obviously redoubled their efforts, as this new material shows their sound taking a bold new direction in a big way. Existing fans shouldn't worry. The group's frenetic energy and humorous take on anti-authoritarian politics are still in full force here. What's new is polish. Where "Lullabies" and previous records embodied the sound of pure DIY garage band punk, these tracks all shine with professional presentation. My impression of the change is like drinking an aged whiskey after a younger one. Listeners unfamiliar with the old sound of Louis Lingg and the Bombs may want to jump straight into the new songs. To draw comparisons to other bands, I can't help but think of The Clash and their radio hit "Rock the Casbah." You can expect to hear the pure spirit of classic hardcore punk (not this modern Green Day stuff) with just enough pop mixed in to make it accessible to casual listeners without selling out. Once you've cut your teeth on it, check out the old stuff as well."
- Flamepanther, Dallas, Texas

Stunning 2nd full length album. A real complete work. A concept album! Don't worry though, still loads of punk fun and energy! Mega cool!
Released on CD by Thirty Hour Drive Records. Go check them out too!

credits

released July 3, 2012

Recorded by Joshua Hudes
Mixed by Hadrien Grange
Mastered By Joshua Hudes
Excellent cover by Aurelia

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Louis Lingg and the Bombs Paris, France

Louis Lingg and the Bombs are goddamn punk-rock-garage-pop-anarcho saviours of the 2 and half minute pop song. The bombs they throw are musical, they come from Paris (they could only come from Paris!) and they'll grab you and demand your instant attention.

Their sound is a mix of ultra-political anarchic punk rock and fizzing children's nursery rhyme riot-pop.
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Track Name: Destroy Civilisation
Destroy Civilisation

Intro : arno

Verse 1 :

I hate the smelly cars

I hate those plastic stars

I hate those fucking iphones

I hate the wi-fi free zones

I hate the wired weirdos

I hate that my skin has flaws

I hate my baby’s cyst

I hate capitalists

And I love my guitar pedals

And I love when my belly’s full

And I love when my band fucks

around.

And I love to help people out

Arno bridge

Verse 2:

I hate those muthafukkers

I hate those nylon jumpers

I hate Sex and the City

I hate when life gets shitty

I hate the ads on TV

I hate that brand new skin cream

I hate that I’m losing hair

I hate that thing’s ain’t fair

And I love cabbage patch dolls

And I love those funny lil’ trolls

And I love baked beans of toast

And I love to hate it the most

Arno bridge then pause....

Destroy it !

Juliette: Des- Des- Destroy

Destroy civilisation

It’s the only form of action

Destroy civilisation

It’s the only form of action

Hardcore shouting bit:

Destroy!

It all!

Destroy!

You gotta destroy it all!

Chorus:

Destroy it!

Destroy it!

Destroy it!

Des – des - destroy

Destroy civilisation

It’s the only form of action

Destroy civilisation

It’s the only form of action

Chorus:

Destroy it !

Destroy it !
Track Name: Going nowhere fast (new version)
What’s the deal, what’s the deal man? – what’s the fucking deal?

We’re out there on the street man – fighting for the people!

Amidst the cops and teargas – know your enemy!

Rubber bullets and the molotovs – keep it fucking real!

Ha ha ha ha ha !
Because:

we’re going nowhere fast X4


Change happens on the street man – only time will tell!

Civil disobedience - make the protest real!

You taste a little freedom – tell me how it feels!

Back to work the next day, man – that’s a fucking raw deal

Ha ha ha ha ha!
Because:

we’re going nowhere fast X4



Time’s running out running out
Running running running no time – time!

It’s Slavery, slavery
Working working working’s a crime – crime!

So, Quit your job quit your job
Quit it quit it quit it right now – now!

Go, Hit the streets hit the streets
Rebel, rebel, rebel right now – now!


Chorus
Chorus verse canon thing
Chorus
Track Name: Gave it away (B-side)
Give it away

Hey!

Hey!

Hey!

Hey!

Rap 1

Make it

Shake it

bake it

take it

Rape the mother earth for a little profit

Mine it

Burn it

hump it

Junk it

And you accuse me of being a hypocrite.

Now here is something that I wanna confront

There’s no such thing as a fucking free lunch

So cha cha cha cha cha cha change your ways

I wanna b b b b b b b b b blow out your brains

And we say (peut etre suprimme “and we say”)

whoa – oh – oh – oh! We…

Gave it away

We gave it away – away

Gave it away

We gave it away - away

Away

Away

Away

Away

Hey!

Hey!

Hey!

Hey!

Rap 2

fight you

smite you

Hit you

spit you

We’re gonna replace you all with something new

Slap you

Trap you

Kick you

Stick you

I gotta be honest man, y’e fucking screwed

Now listen up, this is what I wanna say

We all got to stand up, make the fuckers pay

It’s g g g g g g g g g g g g gonna be messy

But it’s v v v v v v v v v v v v very necessary

And we say (peut etre suprimme “and we say”)

whoa – oh – oh – oh! We…

Gave it away

We just gave it away

Gave it away

We gave it away

Away

Away

Away

Away

Away, away, away, away, away, away, away,

away,…

And we say whoa – oh – oh – oh! We…

Gave it away

We just gave it away – away

Gave it away

We just gave it away - away

Away

Away

Away

Away

Away, away, away, away, away, away, away,

away,…
Track Name: Are You High?
Are you high?
First couplet:(italics = Juliette)
You feel that you’re isolated - yeah
Feel that you’re persecuted – yeah!
You feel that all the people – well...
Around you are fucking evil – right!

You wanna get a new morgage-duhh
You could end up livin’ homeless - wherrr
Believe in what your leaders say – hey!
Think there is no other way – hey!

First bridge:
It’s time you woke up, and slapped your stupid face
Get it together, and join us in the fight

refrain: (X2)
Are you high?
Are you high?
Are you high?
tripping, fucking high

second couplet:
You believe that it’s all gonna last, -what?
that the environment is not that bad – yeah righ!t
You believe that the police - yuck
are there to protect your arse - fuck

Think that greed’s a motivator -fool!
Think that Jesus is your savior – who?
Think you should obey your betters –what?
Think your boss can give you orders – fuck?

second bridge:
Is it possible to change somebody’s mind?
Change what they believe, join us in the fight!

refrain: (X2)
Are you high?
Are you high?
Are you high?
tripping, fucking high

Break:
Open your eyes
change your mind
this is life
Don’t run away from the truth my friend
The world is dying, open your eyes
Refrain (x4)
Track Name: Alphabet of a Revolution (Lesson 3)
This is the alphabet of a revolution

A B C, sing with me
sustainability
Is for transgression
For the unions / peoples uprising/ people rising up
We’re the vanguard
The worker councils
For xerox flyers
For you and youth!
For Zapatista

This is the alphabet of revolution

A B C, sing with me
Track Name: Old Skool Boom Boom
Old skool Boom boom

Now I like punk rock
And I like guitars – (duh nuh on a real guitar)
Expressing my beliefs in all the rocking bars

But I like hip hop too
Scratchin up the beats – (quick scratch)
Throwing out rhymes, talkin politics

Bringing back the old old school
Anarchist beliefs
Louis Lingg, he was there, fighting the police

Back in the day
Yeah, it’s 1885
They’re dying for the cause, they’re giving up their lives


Chorus
Boom boom tick tick boom (kick kick snare snare kick) whiny noise thing
Takin out the banks – oh yeah! (scratch interlude)
Boom boom tick tick boom
Taking out their tanks – Oh yeah!
Boom boom tick tick boom
Takin out the corporations
Boom boom tick tick boom
I’m talkin bout an end to exploitation

Yeah, I know things are different,
It ain’t the same world
Still too many people
Follow too many rules

People nowadays
they got too much to lose
With the world burning up
That’s just a goddamned excuse

Blowing up the world bank
Blocking out the G8
Stopping coca cola
fuckers gonna get a taste

We gotta hit hit the streets
Take the power back
Government warning
This anarchist will attack!




Bridge
Chorus

(in radio voice apart from acronyms shouted together!)
“GGG good morning slaves
This is your C E O
This is a newsflash for you
Your life is P O O (double O)
Dddd do what we say
I’ll call the I M F
All your social programs
Can fuck O F F (double F?)
All that we be feedin ya is G M O
You better all respect the status Q U O
Yer fuck with us I’ll send the C I A
Yer joke book democracy is D O A
Cccc consume and die
enter your P I N
Believe all the hype
Rebellion’s an S I N”

Chorus x2:
Boom boom tick tick boom (kick kick snare snare kick) whiny noise thing
Takin out the banks – oh yeah! (scratch interlude)
Boom boom tick tick boom
Taking out their tanks – Oh yeah!
Boom boom tick tick boom
Takin out the corporations
Boom boom tick tick boom
I’m talkin bout an end to exploitation
Track Name: Throw me out the door
Verse 1:

I say what, what is this?

I – I don’t know what you mean

I come home from work my tele’s broke

Spank me

I say why, why did you?

Beat me baby come on!

Destroy the thing I love the most

I didn’t really mean to

I say, you, your cruelty

C-come on you’re exaggerating now
.
Makes me lock myself away

I’ll miss you then honey

Now what, the fuck’s wrong

I-I don’ t think it’s plugged in

How’m I gonna fix my tele

Does it really matter?



Chorus: wooh oo oh




Verse 2:

I say what, what is life?
Let’s keep things in proportion now
Life with no TV’s fucking shite
Can you stop swearing please
If I hate, my job
That’s not my fault honey
TV makes it far away
That’s illusion honey


Ending:

Why did ya break my TV?
Throw me out the door
I loved that fucking widescreen
Throw me out the door
When’re ya gonna pay me?
Throw me out the door
Oh! It makes me very angry
Throw me out the door

Chorus: Whoaaaaaa whoaaaaa!

I’m feeling psychopathic
Throw me out the door
Without the tube cathodic
Throw me out the door
My TV’s therapeutic
Throw me out the door
I suppose you think I’m brainsick
Throw me out the door

Chorus: Whoaaaaaa whoaaaaa!
Track Name: Alphabet of a revolution (final exam)
Part 4.

High hat continues

So have can you remember them all?

Let’s try…. (beat rap run down)

Children do all the letters

A for anarchism…..

B for……

(Well done! I’m impressed!)

This is the alphabet of a revolution

A B C, sing with me
Track Name: A song for my baby (Secret Track)
What do baby say? – oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
What do baby want? – oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
What do baby do ? - oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
This the baby life it’s - oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!

Verse:

Ohhhhh! I’d die for my kid, fight for my kid
Anyone would yeah
Ohhhhh! Teach him to see - what this world could be
Anyone would yeah
Ohhhh! Show him greed corrupts, messes life up
Anyone would yeah
Ohhhhh! Wanna shake up this place, give him his chance
Anyone would yeah

Chorus :

What do baby say? – oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
What do baby want? – oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
What do baby do ? - oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
This the baby life it’s - oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!

Verse:

Ohhhhh! Hope he never despairs ‘cos things just aren’t fair
Anyone would yeah
Ohhhhh! I know he’ll achieve, what’s there in his dreams
Anyone would yeah

Chorus :

This what baby say – oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
This what baby want – oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
This what baby do - oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
This the baby life it’s - oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!

Break:

This what baby say: (ethan babbles)
This what baby want:
This what baby do:
This the baby life it’s:









Break 2:

I love it when you laugh
I love it when you sleep
I love it when you smile
I love it when you pee

I love it when you dance
I love it when you play
I love the way you kiss me
every single day

Chorus :

What do baby say? – oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
What do baby want? – oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
What do baby do? - oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!
This the baby life it’s - oooooh aaaah oooooh aaaaah!