Only Dead Fish Follow The Stream

by Final Command

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After releasing our first album we got tired of making music into a predetermined mold and decided to get rid of (most of) our metal ambitions in pursuit of an original style. And this is what we came up with - a blend of influences from 70s/80s punk, 70s funk and 90s alternative rock, all spiced up with political lyrics relevant to our day-and-age.

The songs on the Ep will be remixed and remastered for a future full-length release, which most likely will drop some time during fall. Therefore, this is a taste of what's to come as well!

(note that the files are lossy. Even the ones branded by bandcamp as lossless. We will solve this as soon as possible. Until that - don't try uploading this to what.cd - you'll get your ass banned.)

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released June 20, 2012

Isak H. - vocals, guitars
Gustav S. - bass
Ludvig S. - drums, percussion

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Final Command Sweden

Punk/alternative rock-group from Lidköping, Sweden, est. 2009.

Line-up:
Isak - guitar, vocals
Gustav - bass
Ludvig - drums

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Track Name: Bending the Truth
I'm looking at myself and realising
That my knowledge is centered around profiling
A profile based around an industry
Whose purpose is to pacify the enemy
The common guy who knows more than he thinks
But is stuck in his sofa, staring at things
And as I look at these things myself, what do I see?
A bourgeoisie weapon? My TV!

No one sees it - but everyone's watching
No one needs - but everyone's affected by it
No one hears it - but everyone's listening
No one feels it - but it's all around us!

Don't you know about the money behind it?
Don't you know who's buying it?
There are news and shows everywhere I see
A multimillion dollar industry
That can twist and turn reality to shreds
And still manage to get it inside our heads
It's a misrepresentation of what is right
So turn off your TV every night

No one sees it - but everyone's watching
No one needs - but everyone's affected by it
No one hears it - but everyone's listening
No one feels it - but it's all around us!

No one sees it, no one feels it
No one sees it, no one feels it
No one sees it, no one feels it
No one sees it, BUT IT'S ALL AROUND US
Track Name: Occupied
Whatever I do is okay by all measures
Because I am acquainted with the mighty man
My racism ain't racism - I can get away with it
It's foreign politics, nothing you would understand
But simple and straght forward - my army's just better
And I'm allowed to steal your land because I can
Yes, I got immunity - a permit to do anything
I wonder why the protests aren't bigger in my land

American bombs over Palestine
The buttons are being pushed by the blue-and-white
Bang bang bang - rebellion wiped out
It's accepted racism - over and out
Occupation in our modern age
A starving strip, suppressed in rage
You act surprised when reaction comes
And then you reply with more and more bombs

Terrorism ain't terrorism
if it's done by a governed state
Or white people for that matter
No one else can control your fate
Track Name: Only Dead Fish Follow the Stream
My mind is filled with confusing emotions
I'll tell you why - it's because of these notions:
You tell me I can choose eexactly what I want to be
But that doesn't really sound that truthful to me
When I was young you told me how to behave
In the back of my mind - your seeds made my a slave
And later in my life you pressured me to death
To make the right decisions - the ones that fit you best

I don't want to be a fucking fish in your fucking sea
And I dont want to be a victims of authority
My mind is my own, though you power is major
That's because you steal the fruit of my labour

Being different is harder than you think
And if you see yourself as different you need to realise one thing -
Don't conform to uniforms! Be your-fucking-self
You're different in your mind - not in what you wear
But somehow, you still conform to another scheme
Then it doesn't matter how much you try, you won't fulfill your dreams
Because if you don't to be tamed and put in place
Lace up your boots and kick your rulers in their face!

I don't want to be a fucking fish in your fucking sea
And I dont want to be a victims of authority
My mind is my own, though you power is major
That's because you steal the fruit of my labour