Friday, 29 May 2015

Louis Lingg And The Bombs - I Wish I Was Dead (Remastered)



Acid rain is stinging your eyes as you marvel at the crumbling city walls 

around you. It's the end of the world and the last cop wants to beat you to 

death for planting the last flower without a permit. Tear gas makes you

 claw at your face as you gasp at the beauty of the sunset. Red upon red 

upon red. 

"Must be all the pollution", you laugh, before you lose consciousness for the 

last time... 

  This is one of those songs I want to highlight a little more than usual, a song that immediately jumped out at me and one that'll no doubt end up in my end of year "best of" list. It's a bit of a strange beast, read the lyrics and you'll expect a downbeat, depressing or possibly angry sound but it's nothing like that. Despite the bleak lyrics it's one of the catchiest, most upbeat songs you'll hear. Hopefully it'll find the audience it deserves.

  Louis Lingg And The Bombs were featured on here a few months ago (http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/louis-lingg-and-bombs-destroy.html) and although it'd normally be a bit too soon to have them back, they've kicked down the Just Some Punk Songs' front door and demanded entry.

  As mentioned previously, they're an anarcho-punk band from Paris who take their name from the 19th century German immigrant and anarchist Louis Lingg.

  They've a new album in the works but whilst we await that they've released a mini album, called Songs For A Tear Gas Sunset, which contains today's song and which you can check out "name your price" here :  https://louislinggandthebombs.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-a-tear-gas-sunset

  This is the extremely depressing and upbeat I Wish I Was Dead.....

Oh, it gets worse, it gets worse, it gets worse

the future
seems so bleak

So, our lives, corroding, corroding away
Acid rain
burns my skin

whoa uh uh! 

And we wait, for cancer, for cancer to form
for the norm
is to die 

And we watch, and we watch, and we watch the earth die

Jumpin off a bridge
Would be more fun

Chorus:
Oh, I wish I was dead
And oh, I wish you were dead
Oh, I wish I was dead
And oh, I wish you were dead

Oh, the great, great depression
This is the great, great depression
Oh, the great, great depression
This is the great, great depression

Oh, they take more, they take more, they take more

fucking rich
bloodsuckers

Oh it feels like I'm drowning I'm drowning in shit

Won't submit
Rather die

Oh, I wish I was dead
And oh, I wish you were dead
Oh, I wish I was dead
And oh, I wish you were dead

Oh, the great, great depression
This is the great, great depression
Oh, the great, great depression
This is the great, great depression


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