Demo 2013

by Goldstein

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We recorded these tracks so that we could listen to our songs from an outside perspective and decide if anything needs improving. But we figured we might as well put them up for you to listen to. The quality is predictably bad (but given that we recorded everything as one track on a dictaphone, they're not that bad) but you can get an idea of our sound.

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released June 19, 2013

Tom "Tiger" Hickingbottom - Guitar and Vocals
James "#2" Hickingbottom - Bass and Vocals
James "The Rocket" Spencer - Drums

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Goldstein Leicester, UK

Goldstein were brought together by a unifying love of modern punk music. From their covers to their originals, you'll find the power-chords and speed endemic to old school punk, mixed with more melodic vocals and skilful playing present in modern punk. Of course, variety is the spice of life, and Goldstein aren't afraid to mix some ska, rap or Muse into their set to keep things interesting. ... more

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Track Name: Undeserved
Burning lungs from liquid hell,
A fate most undeserved,
Button pressed and cloud unleashed,
Justice somehow served.

What provoked you to attack those who would just not fight back?
And what exactly did you gain from causing them such pain?

Broken bones and bloodied skin,
The dreaded baton's curse,
Reaper waves his mighty blade,
How could hell be any worse?

What provoked you to attack those who would just not fight back?
And what exactly did you gain from causing them such pain?

Pitchfork red from crowd serene,
The blood it pours and yet it gleams.
Track Name: Not Fucked Up Enough
All these thoughts running through my head,
Not one can drive me over the edge.
My parents never beat me, not a single scratch,
You've got a pretty good life, so where's the catch?
All this crime that pollutes the news, I'm yet to become a part.
How about you share some of those fucking drugs?
Because I'm not fucked up enough.

Never been angry enough to lose my sanity,
I'm way too timid to care about vanity.
What about some of that angst?
Is it not free? I'm willing to plea.
The roof on my house is blocking the sun,
If life is a game I think I just might have won.
I fight to lose and always come out on top,
I long in fear to the day this will stop.

*Guitar solo*

Life is good if you want it be,
You're in control of your destiny,
Why is it so hard to see,
You can't complain when living free?

Life is good if you want it be,
(Is it still punk if I'm not fucked up?)
You're in control of your destiny,
(Is it still punk if I'm not fucked up?)
Why is it so hard to see,
(Is it still punk if I'm not fucked up?)
You can't complain when living free?
(Is it still punk if I'm not fucked up enough?)
Track Name: Radioactive (Imagine Dragons cover)
I'm waking up to ash and dust,
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust.
I'm breathing in the chemicals.

I'm breaking in, I'm shaping up,
Checking out on the prison bus.
This is it, the apocalypse. Woah.

I'm waking up.
I feel it in my bones, enough to make my system blow.
Welcome to the new age, to the new age,
Welcome to the new age, to the new age.
Woah woah, woah woah
I'm radioactive, radioactive.
Woah woah, woah woah
I'm radioactive, radioactive.

I'll raise my flags, I'll don my clothes,
It's a revolution I suppose.
I'll paint it red to fit right in, woah.

I'm breaking in, I'm shaping up.
Checking out on the prison bus.
This is it, the apocalypse. Woah.

I'm waking up.
I feel it in my bones, enough to make my system blow.
Welcome to the new age, to the new age,
Welcome to the new age, to the new age.
Woah woah, woah woah
I'm radioactive, radioactive.
Woah woah, woah woah
I'm radioactive, radioactive.

All systems go, the sun hasn't died.
Deep in my bones, straight from inside.

I feel it in my bones, enough to make my system blow.
Welcome to the new age, to the new age,
Welcome to the new age, to the new age.
Woah woah, woah woah
I'm radioactive, radioactive.
Woah woah, woah woah
I'm radioactive, radioactive.
Track Name: Just Injustice
Caged like a monster, by the smart,
But these people, they've got no heart.

You don't need a voice to feel pain,
Just because you're smart don't make you sane.

People stress about jobs and money,
But what these creatures endure, just isn't funny.

You don't need a voice to feel pain,
Just because you're smart don't make you sane.

You don't need a voice to feel pain,
Just because you're smart don't make you sane.
Don't become a part of it and don't become the blame,
End this ruthless atrocity and douse this ancient flame.
Track Name: You'd Do the Same (Anti-Flag cover)
You think you're oh so different.
Well you'd do the same as me yeah.
You're just a hypocrite
When you make fun of me.

You'd do the same.
(Woah woah woah.)
You'd to the same.
(Woah woah woah.)
You'd do the same.
(Woah woah woah.)
You'd do the same. Owoah woah.

*Guitar solo*

Well you've done it now.
You've blown your ride.
Wasted your time.
It's all your time.

You'd do the same.
(Woah woah woah.)
You'd to the same.
(Woah woah woah.)
You'd do the same.
(Woah woah woah.)
You'd do the same. Owoah woah.

Don't look down.
No don't look down.
Don't look down.
Don't look down no.

You'd do the same.
(Woah woah woah.)
You'd to the same.
(Woah woah woah.)
You'd do the same.
(Woah woah woah.)
You'd do the same. Owoah woah.
Track Name: Shut Up and Be Happy
James #2:
You've reason to believe that you have been forsaken.
Your plane has hit turbulence, your lifeboat has been taken.
The lost battles are adding up and you might lose the war.
But it's not life that's the problem, it's your attitude I abhor.

They say that clouds have a silver lining that you've missed,
But it's fair to say that neither of us are meteorologists.
The truth behind the matter is you don't have to feel down.
There are just as many reasons for you to smile as to frown.

So dial back the drama and get a check on your perspective.
Parallax is handy if you want to see things shine.
And if you can't find a spot from where things look appealing,
Then it's time to take a listen to the rules that I'll assign, so...

Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
And be happy.

Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
And be happy.

Tiger:
There's solid ground beneath this sinking sand
And it's only ankle deep,
So give us a smile and after a while
You'll begin to see your feet.
There's two sides to every coin,
No one can stop you from flippin' it twice,
In the end you'll see I guarantee
The result's not quite what it seems.
In the roadside puddle the other day
I thought I saw the sky,
So I lifted my head and what I saw instead
Was the sun staring into my eyes.

Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
And be happy!

Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
And be happy!

*Bitchin' bass solo*

Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
And be happy!
Track Name: That's Youth (Anti-Flag cover)
We were just hangin' on the corner, after skating for a few.
We were just killin' time lookin' for something new.
Then someone came 'long with a guitar, and we just started to play.
And we sang Clash songs and the songs of our lives late into
the night.

That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all.
That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all. Go!

We'd only been friends for a short time, but in just an hour or two
It was like we'd been friends our entire lives through.
And I was so in love with you, but not sure if I should say it.
So I though "Yeah I'm scared and I don't know if I should, but
I'll do it anyway!"

That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all.
That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all.
That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all.
That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all. Go.

When all you hear is "you can't" or "give up" or "you're a fool".
And you're so sick of all the in crowd trying to be cool.
Still you don't, still you don't, still you don't know what to do...
But in the end you do your own thing, and you tell 'em to get screwed!

That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all.
That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all.
That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all.
That's youth... That's all, that's all, that's all, that's all.
Track Name: Capitalist Paradise
Tiger:
We fell for your trap, we're fighting for scraps and the war in Iraq was just another attack,
For global oil spoils fuelling loyal royals from others toils till the pot overboils.
They eat the poor, they're hungry for more.
What are they fighting for? There's no reason for war,
Still you ignore, basic human rights and your own damn law. Yeah.
Aim down your sight, fight with all your might.
Consider the 1% aren't in the right.
Wrath, Greed, Pride, Gluttony and Envy,
Is there not yet a sin you aren't guilty?
If we continue to be crossed as you raise the cost,
Soon you'll find your paradise will be lost.

M-O-NEY, M-O-NEY, M-O-NEY, M-O-NEY!

A future for some but not all. Profit too small, ready for a class brawl.
Roll the dice! Pay the right price!
Welcome to paradise.

There are always gonna people richer than others,
But is that reason enough to sell out our brothers?
You're playing a God, that doesn't even care,
About the death of others or human welfare.
But to your disgust, your money's built on trust,
So you'll have to adjust, when your money turns to dust,
You won't think it's so funny, when we have all the money,
And you live in agony and witness all the poverty,
I'll look you in the eye when you're by the curbside,
And I'll decide you're not worth a second of my time,
Hypocrisy I can't abide, but you can't hide the capitalist inside,
So I spit in your face and give you change as I watch capitalism die.

M-O-NEY, M-O-NEY, M-O-NEY, M-O-NEY!

A future for some but not all. Profit too small, ready for a class brawl.
Roll the dice! Pay the right price!
Welcome to paradise.

James #2:
There's a toll on everything we need from day to day.
If you want to feed your family then you'll have to pay.
If you don't shell out for shelter you'll be on your way
To finding a deity up in the sky to which you'll learn to pray.

'Cause money brings you paradise, yeah it can bring you mirth.
But most of the millionaires were rolling in it from birth.
Now it's holding ransom on damn near everything on this earth.
So how long is it gonna be until we're finding out what a life's worth?

They could put a price on every part and parcel in our lives,
Charge us for the air until we're oxygen deprived.
Charge us for having the gall to want to stay alive,
Until we're selling our souls in a final bid to survive.

So you can swim in all your riches until you finally drown,
But someday your empire's time to fall will come around.
Our cheers at your downfall will indefinitely resound,
And we'll surround the ground of your mound at the sound of your tower going down.
Track Name: Where Is the Love? (Black Eyed Peas cover)
What's wrong with the world, brother?
People livin' like they haven't got any brothers.
I think the whole world addicted to the drama,
Only attracted the things that'd bring you trauma.

Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism,
But they still got terrorists there livin'
In the USA, the big CIA,
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK.

If you only have love for your own race,
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate.

Madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates.
Yeah we gotta have love just to set it straight.
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love.

People killin', people dyin'.
Children hurt, can hear them cryin'.
Do you practise what you preach
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us,
Send some guidance from above,
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love, the love, the love?

It just ain't the same, old ways have changed
New days are strange, is the world insane?
If love and peace are so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong?

Nations droppin' bombs,
Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones,
With ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young,
So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone?
So I can ask myself really what is goin' wrong?

In this world that we're livin' in, people keep on givin' in,
Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends,
Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother,
A war's goin' on but the reason's undercover.

The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug.
If you never know truth then you never know love.
Where's the love? (I don't know.)
Where's the truth? (I don't know.)

People killin', people dyin'.
Children hurt, can hear them cryin'.
Do you practise what you preach
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us,
Send some guidance from above,
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love, the love, the love?

*Guitar solo*

I felt the weight of the world on my shoulder.
As I'm gettin' older, your people get colder.
Most of us only care about money makin'.
Selfishness got us followin' the wrong direction.

Wrong information always shown by the media,
Negative images just to make criteria,
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria,
Kids just wanna act like what they see in the cinema.

Whatever happened to the values of humanity?
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality?
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity.
Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity.

And that's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under,
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down,
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under,
Gotta keep my faith alive 'til love is found.

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
People got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?

One world, one world.
We've only got one world, one world.
That's all we've got, one world, one world.
And something's wrong with it (yeah!)
Something's wrong with it (yeah!)
Something's wrong with the world.

We've only got one world, one world.
That's all we've got, one world, one world.
Track Name: Light-Switch Revolutionary
See the destruction in the world, you see it every day.
A child born, a mother lost - both we could have saved.
In the end it's not our fight to fight what for is right.
The only thing I care about is my life.

I'm angry for the minute but it's hard when I'm so jaded.
I can't help the fact I'm so easily placated. That's the world.
World of injustice and distractions.
There's so much to love and hate.
World of thoughts with no actions.
And don't we feel great?

Show me war or genocide, I'll be honestly distraught.
Partly at myself, for the last time I forgot.
But I'll recall that I can't change a damn thing on this earth
And empathy is futile in its worth.

I'm angry for the minute but it's hard when I'm so jaded.
I can't help the fact I'm so easily placated. That's the world.
World of injustice and distractions.
There's so much to love and hate.
World of thoughts with no actions.
And don't we feel great?

I'm not saying that there's a conspiracy.
Soma isn't making us happy.
Tv, radio and internet are innocent.
It's human nature to invent.
But there's a trap in these black mirrors.
We're paralysed when they are near us.
They distract us from the real world.
In our blankets we stay curled.

There's always something – to distract us.
Always a pea – in our mattress.
Unless someone – nuke attacked us,
We'd be blind to – global factors.
So raise your head; leave your bed
Think about the things you've read.
Raise your head; pull the thread.
Think about the world instead.

World of injustice and distractions.
There's so much to love and hate.
World of thoughts with no actions.
And don't we feel
Don't we feel
Don't we feel
Don't we feel great?