Uphill Battle

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GRETCHEN STEEL - VOCALS
GAB HOLE - BASS
JO CAPITALICIDE - GUITAR
MARK USELESS - DRUMS ON THIS RECORD
ALL MUSIC COMPOSED BY JO CAPITALICIDE
LYRICS BY GRETCHEN STEEL AND JO CAPITALICIDE
ARRANGEMENTS BY GAB HOLE AND MARK USELESS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2017 C+P ZEX
RECORDED JANUARY 2017
AT APARTMENT 2 RECORDING - OTTAWA, CANADA
ENGINEERED BY TOPON DAS
PRODUCED BY JO CAPITALICIDE
MASTERED AT AUDIOSIEGE STUDIO
BY BRAD BOATRIGHT
PHOTOGRAPHY BY EILEEN CARTER
ARTWORK BY JO CAPITALICIDE
DEDICATED TO VASSIL MESTER 1987-2015

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released June 9, 2017

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Track Name: No Sanctuary
NO SANCTUARY (STEEL SEPT 2016)

THERE IS NO SANCTUARY
NOWHERE TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE
THROUGH THE DARKNESS, THROUGH THE LIGHT
NO USE IN TRYING TO FIGHT
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN RUN AWAY
CAN'T RUN FOREVER, IN TIME YOU'LL PAY
HE WON'T BE FOOLED BY YOU TODAY
THIS TIME THERE'S NOWHERE TO HIDE

NO SAFETY IN TIME, NO SAFETY IN DARKNESS
NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS
NO SANCTUARY
NO SANCTUARY
THERE IS NO SOLIDARITY
NO ONE CAN STOP YOU FROM YOUR FATE
THE CHOICE WAS MADE FOR YOU TONIGHT
NO ONE CAN SAVE YOU FROM YOUR FRIGHT
Track Name: Cold War
COLD WAR (CAPITALICIDE OCT 7, 2016)

SHORTEN THE AGONY OF WAR
SENT ON A SUICIDE RACE
THEY SAY THE THREAT IS NO MORE
EMPIRES HAVE FALLEN FROM GRACE
ARMS RACE SAVE THE NATION
ARMS RACE BLOWN TO PIECES
ARMS RACE TO DAMNATION
WHO WILL SAVE US FROM OURSELVES?
COLD WAR NEVER ENDED
COLD WAR DOOMSDAY HOUR

ALL FLAG WAIVERS ARE GUILTY
OF OUR FUTURE EXTINCTION
SAME OLD GOD, FEAR THE BOMB
SEALING THE DOOMSDAY HOUR

DON'T SIGN MY NAME ON YOUR WARHEAD
MY STARS HAVE NO BARS OR AIN'T RED

REDECORATE A NEW FACADE
NEW REGIME NAME BUT NOTHING'S CHANGED
NUCLEAR STOCKPILES OF THE MAD
LIVING IN FEAR OF NUCLEAR
Track Name: Child Soldier
CHILD SOLDIER (CAPITALICIDE OCT 23, 2016)

YOU'VE KILLED ME FAMILY NOW I'M YOUR SLAVE
TRAIN ME TO SHOOT, RAISE ME TO HATE
TO BATTLEFIELDS I'M SENT AS FODDER
DOPE IN MY VEINS SO I WON'T FEAR DEATH

A CHILD SOLDIER GOT NO FUTURE FORCED TO FIGHT
A CHILD SOLDIER SENT TO RAPE KILL AND DIE
I'LL KILL FOR COCAINE, KILL FOR DIAMONDS
ETHNIC CLEANSING, KILL FOR POWER
I'LL KILL FOR HEROIN, KILL FOR OIL
DOING GOD'S WORK, KILLING FOR ALLAH
DEEP IN THE FOREST I'M A GANGSTER
THEY FEAR MY NAME, I CAN'T GET OUT
DRINKING THE BLOOD OF THE NEWBORN
I'VE GOT THE COURAGE, DESTINED TO DIE

DON'T WANT TO BE A CHILD SOLDIER
NEVER WANTED TO BE A CHILD SOLDIER
NEVER WANTED TO KILL A CHILD SOLDIER
Track Name: Let Them In
LET THEM IN (CPAITALICIDE DEC 8,2016)

HOMES BLOWN APART THERE'S NOTHING LEFT NO TOMORROW
FAMILIES HAVE DIED AND THEIR LIVES ARE SHATTERED
FORCED TO FLEE A PLACE SO LOVED TO SURVIVE
REFUGEE CAMPS ARE NO LIFE AT ALL MY FRIEND
SO I TELL YOU LET THEM ...

IN THIS LAND THERE'S PLENTY OF SPACE : LAND SO VAST
WHY NOT LEND A HAND TO A NEW NEIGHBOR
SEE YOURSELF LEAVING BEHIND YOUR WHOLE WORLD
REFUGEE CAMPS ARE NO LIFE AT ALL MY FRIEND
SO I TELL YOU LET THEM IN

FAMINE AND SICKNESS SPREADING FAST ACROSS THE LAND
A WAR THEY NEVER ASKED FOR NEVER ASKED FOR
SOME DON'T ESCAPE GET SENT BACK SOLD AS SLAVES
REFUGEE CAMPS ARE NO LIFE AT ALL MY FRIEND
SO I TELL YOU LET THEM IN
REFUGEE, REFUGEE, REFUGEE
REFUGEE CAMPS ARE NO LIFE AT ALL MY FRIEND
SO I TELL YOU LET THEM IN
Track Name: Burn The Flag
BURN THE FLAG (CAPITALICIDE DEC 8,2016)

IN A COUNTRY SO GREAT MY EYES HAVE SEEN THE TRUTH
IN A COUNTRY SO FREE MY EYES HAVE SEEN THE CHAINS
IN A COUNTRY SO GREAT IN A COUNTRY SO FREE
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LAND WE LIVE IN, THE GREAT WHITE NORTH
SO WILD AND UNTAMED TRULY ONE OF THE LAST
IN A COUNTRY SO GREAT IN A COUNTRY SO FREE
BURN THE FLAG BURN THE FLAG
SACRED FIRE BURN THE FLAG

THIS GLORIOUS PLACE WAS TAKEN FROM MY PEOPLE
VIOLENCE AND BLOODSHED IS THE ANTHEM YOU SING
IN A COUNTRY SO GREAT IN A COUNTRY SO FREE

I'M A HUMAN BEING I'M NOT A MAPLE LEAF
I'M A FRIEND OF THE WORLD, I'M A SOLDIER OF PEACE
DON'T NEED ANOTHER BORDER TO KEEP ME OUT
BLIND PATRIOTISM NOT WHAT I'M ABOUT
Track Name: Iron Will
IRON WILL (CAPITALICIDE OCT 7, 2016)

I MAY HAVE THE HEART OF A LION
HARD MATCH AGAINST YOUR BULLETS
I MIGHT HAVE SOME NERVES OF STEEL
YET LIFE GRINDS ME TO THE GROUND
HELL: FAN THE FLAMES
TO MAKE SURE THAT I BURN
KILL: RAPE MY SPIRIT
TO MAKE SURE I CAN'T RISE
OPPORTUNIST TO SAY THE LEAST
STEP ON ME TO REACH THE TOP
BREAK DOWN AT EVERY MOMENT
I GET RIGHT UP AGAIN

HATE: YOUR FULL OF HATE
HATE FUELED YOU ARE
HARD: I WON'T DIE
I'VE GOT AN IRON WILL
IRON WILL, IRON WILL
I CAN SEE THROUGH YOUR SOCIAL JUSTICE
YOU'VE BUILT TO FIT YOUR NEEDS
ITS SO THIN THAT IT PROTRUDES
YOUR MASK OF SO CALLED VALUES

HELL: FAN THE FLAMES
TO MAKE SURE THAT I BURN
KILL: RAPE MY SPIRIT
TO MAKE SURE I CAN'T RISE
IRON WILL, IRON WILL

GOT A PLAN, KNOW WHERE I'M HEADED
NOT THE FIRST TO TRY AND STOP ME
YOU'LL FIND THAT I'M IMMORTAL
'CAUSE I'VE GOT AN IRON WILL
I'VE GOT AND IRON WILL
Track Name: Murdered
MURDERED (CAPITALICIDE SEPT 2016)

ANOTHER WOMAN ON THE STREET
SHE'S GOT TO WORK TO LIVE, TO EAT
WE ALL NEED SOMEWHERE TO SLEEP
HOW MUCH BLOOD WILL SPILL
THOUSANDS OF WOMEN KILLED

MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD
MURDERED IN THE NIGHT
MURDERED NO ONE CARED

ANOTHER WOMAN N THE RES
SHE'S GOT NO POWER, GOT NO HEAT
GOT NO FUTURE, LOOKING BLEAK
I FRY FOR THE UNKNOWN
VICTIMS DUMPED IN THE COLD

ANOTHER WOMAN DISAPPEARS
FIVE O'CLOCK NEWS WILL NOT SHED TEARS
WHY ARE THEY UNIMPORTANT
Track Name: Steel Gates
STEEL GATES (STEEL OCT 1, 2016)

DARK FOREST WANDER AT NIGHT
BUILDING FIRES ALONG THE WAY
IN THE DISTANCE SEE THE LIGHT
COLD STONE AND STEEL GATES
THEY GIVE THEIR PROMISES: TELL US TO PRAY
THEY CLAIM TO BE CHOSEN FROM FAR AWAY

NOW IN CHAINS WE WALK THE NIGHT
CRYING CHILDREN ALONG THE WAY
IN TH DISTANCE, SEE THE CHURCH
COLD STONE AND STEEL GATES
PROMISES THEY TURNED VIOLENT: TELL US TO PRAY
THEY CLAIM TO BE THE CHOSEN FROM FAR AWAY

WHY HAVE YOU COME FOR US
LOCKED BEHIND THESE GATES
THEY TAKE OUR LIVES AWAY

NOW IN CHAINS WE CRY AT NIGHT
BODIES PILE EVERYDAY
IN THIS ROOM WE WATCH THEM ROT
COLD STON AND STEEL GATES
THEIR PROMISES OF FREEDOM SEEM FAR AWAY
THEY SAY WE ARE SINNERS, LOCK US AWAY
THEY CLAIM TO BE THE CHOSEN FROM FAR AWAY
Track Name: Give It All
GIVE IT ALL (GRETCHEN SEPT 2016)

EVERY TIME I WALK 'ROUND THE CITY
EVERYWHERE I'M NOT WELCOMED
TAKE A CHANCE LEAVING MY HOME
WHY COME FOR ME, I DON'T KNOW
EVERY TIME I WALK 'ROUND THE CITY
EVERYWHERE SEEMS I CAN'T GO
TAKE A CHANCE BEING SO FRIENDLY
WHY WANT BLOOD, I DON'T KNOW
GIVE IT ALL, GIVE IT ALL
GIVE IT ALL YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE
YOU'VE GOT NO RIGHT TO SAY I DON'T BELONG

EVERY TIME I WALK 'ROUND THE CITY
IN THIS PLACE I AM FROM
MAKE A CHANGE BEING SO HEALTHY
WHY DESTROY ME, I DON'T KNOW
EVERY TIME I WALK 'ROUND THE CITY
EVERY TIME I HEAR THEM YELL
TOOK A CHANCE BEING SO CALM
WHY BE ANGRY, I DON'T KNOW
GIVE IT ALL, GIVE IT ALL
GIVE IT ALL YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE
THEY'VE GOT NO RIGHT TO SAY I DON'T BELONG

EVERY TIME I WALK 'ROUND THE CITY
EVERYWHERE I'M TURNED OUT
MADE A CHOICE NOT TO STAY ANGRY
WHY COME TAUNT ME, I DON'T KNOW
EVERY TIME I WALK 'ROUND THE CITY
EVERYWHERE, LIVING VICTIM
TOOK A CHANCE, BEEN SO FORGIVING

EVER YTIME I WALK 'ROUND THE CITY
EVERYWHERE I AM STRONG
MADE A CHOICE TO LEAVE MY H0ME
WHY HIDE HERE, I DON'T KNOW
EVERY TIME I WALK 'ROUND THE CITY
EVERYWHERE I WILL GO
TOOK A CHANCE, BEEN SO FORGIVING
I WANT BLOOD, THAT I KNOW
EVERY TIME I WALK 'ROUND THE CITY
EVERYWHERE I CAN'T GO
TAKE A CHANCE BEING SO FRIENDLY
WHY DESTROY ME, I DON'T KNOW
Track Name: Bad Decisions
BAD DECISIONS (STEEL SEPT 2016)

STUCK AT A CROSSROAD
WHICH WAY SHOULD I GO?
YOUNG AND SENSELESS
SUNK TO A NEW LOW
BLINK OF AN EYE
YOUR LIFE CHANGED FOREVER
BAD DECISION WE'VE MADE

END OF THE ROAD
THERE'S NO TURNING BACK
LOST AND RECKLESS
NO PLACE TO CALL HOME
I'M ON MY OWN
NO ONE CAN HEAR ME
BAD DECISIONS I'VE MADE

LOST IN THE DARK
ITS HERE THAT YOU FOUND ME
SAD AND HOPELESS
WITH NOWHERE TO GO
NOW IN THE DARKNESS
TOGETHER WE ROAM
BAD DECISIONS WE'VE MADE