Defusing the Popular Struggle Lyrics

Good Riddance

album: Track 11 in album Symptoms of a Leveling Spirit
release date: 2001-7-10
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genres: Rock
styles: Punk
length: 2:18
producer: Stephen Egerton, Jason Livermore and Bill Stevenson
drums: David Wagenschutz
lead vocals: Russ Rankin
mixer: Jason Livermore, Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton
engineer: Stephen Egerton, Jason Livermore and Bill Stevenson
guitar: Luke Pabich
bass guitar: Chuck Platt
lyricist: Russ Rankin
composer: Russ Rankin

Cover Art

Good Riddance Symptoms of a Leveling Spirit cover art
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Shutting down we抮e devoid of things to say
Prospects are growing worse with every hour
With no voice it seems we抳e got no power

Overcome by headlines
We believe what isn抰 true
You抳e got no empathy for anyone but you
Our moral contradictions
And subjective, hollow tomes
Perpetuate the fear asphyxiating us at home so

Seems like there抯 no place left to hide
From the cold, amorphous dread
That we all feel inside
Actions might dictate who survives
The hopelessness which punctuates
Our empty lives

Could there be something
I need a reason
Could there be anything at all

Systems of technology which once kept us
Now endeavor to perpetuate the norm
Privatization of concentrated wealth
While millions still suffer
In dilapidated health so

Who cares to calculate
What indigence will cost
How will we replicated urbanity that抯 lost
The curtain falls on the ultimate disgrace
We hunger for equality
Though we抳e never had a taste

The irony will make you laugh
Intervene on our behalf
To undo this mask of false complicity

The despotic, right-wing government
Has manufactured our consent
Can we entrust ourselves
To transform their doctrine to dissent

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fire Engine Red
  • 2 Enter the Unapproachables
  • 3 Yesterday’s Headlines
  • 4 Great Leap Forward
  • 5 Cheyenne
  • 6 Libertine
  • 7 Trial of the Century
  • 8 Nobody Likes a Cynic
  • 9 Year of the Rat
  • 10 Pisces/Almost Home
  • 11 Defusing the Popular Struggle
  • 12 All the Joy You’ve Ever Known
  • 13 Blue Black Eyes
  • 14 Spit You Out / In My Head