Who Sang Awake (To a Life of Misery)? Napalm Death

Napalm Death Utopia Banished cover art
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Mitchell Harris, Shane Thomas Embury
release date: 1992-5
genres: Rock
styles: Grindcore/Death Metal
length: 2:05
producer: Colin Richardson and Napalm Death
engineer: Colin Richardson
co engineer: Pete Coleman
bass guitar: Shane Embury
guitar: Jesse Pintado and Mitch Harris
membranophone: Danny Herrera
lead vocals: Barney Greenway
composer: Mitch Harris
lyricist: Shane Embury
Thought trained to succeed.
From here on the pain begins.
We're maggots, cast in the sea of struggle
Bait for the big fish.

Crawl, forever crawling,
Faith holds no answers,
Ravenous - they greedily suck away your will to even argue.

A belief in something better,
Downtrodden hopes still linger,
Faces bear the same shallow fear of forgotten prosperity.

Powers change.
The promise of reward,
Declarations false and in just,
Tame insecurity.
A dreamlike notion that life eases by.
Cushioning the blow of impending reality,
Aimlessness is flogging us - awake!



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Discordance
  • 2 I Abstain
  • 3 Dementia Access
  • 4 Christening of the Blind
  • 5 The World Keeps Turning
  • 6 Idiosyncratic
  • 7 Aryanisms
  • 8 Cause and Effect, Part II
  • 9 Judicial Slime
  • 10 Distorting the Medium
  • 11 Got Time to Kill
  • 12 Upward and Uninterested
  • 13 Exile
  • 14 Awake (To a Life of Misery)
  • 15 Contemptuous
    7" Vinyl 2
  • 1 One and the Same
  • 2 Sick and Tired
  • 3 Malignant Trait
  • 4 Killing With Kindness