Who Sang I Abstain? Napalm Death

Napalm Death Utopia Banished cover art
Credits
release date: 1992-5
genres: Rock
styles: Grindcore/Death Metal
length: 3:30
producer: Napalm Death and Colin Richardson
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: Jesse Pintado
lyricist: Barney Greenway





Summon my pride? What pride lies behind blinkered eyes?


Your vigilance is shit!


"The lads together" - you'll fall!


Smug complacency, notions of reserving the right to think with your fists.


I abstain from this mundane apathy.





Committed to "all for red, white and blue" in effect you're fighting


for what's really fighting you.


"Grit those teeth, push out those chests" tears only for the flag.


Always the brave patriot as you slip to second class.





But you stand steadyfast?





People are not subjects, why should the few get more respect?


Open your eyes!





Imperialism feeds off you, not patrons but patronized.


Open your eyes!





They're shaping you - you're trapped with "pomp and circumstance"


Lose your discretion.


Soon, you'll not fall from grace endorse their rhetoric you fade,


they prosper.


They're shaping you - you're trapped with "pomp and circumstance"


Lose your discretion.


Soon, you'll not fall from grace endorse their rhetoric you fade,


they prosper.





I abstain!


Don't be a colonial slave.


Don't substantiate the act.





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