Your State's Not Great

by Crazy Bomber

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This is the second iteration of "Your State's Not Great", a digital-only preview for our still-upcoming demo. Now mastered by Jack Productions.

Every year, Canada Day is a celebration of white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, imperialism, borders, prisons, capitalism, private property, wage exploitation, resource extraction, police, and on and on and on.

This year, Canada Day and Canada 150 is celebrating 150 years of the same.

We will not celebrate this!

We celebrate the acts of defiance and resistance happening all over on this day.

For more info about Canada and more info about what we're talking about: www.nocanada.info

If you disagree with or want to discuss our lyrics, please contact us directly via the contact link on the panel on the right.

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Your State's not great
Your State's not great
Drop the patriot act*
And accept the fact
Your State's not great

Your State's not great
Your State's not great
Till the anthem's complete
Glue your butts to your seats
Your State's not great

The borders of empire are treated as given
And natural and hard as the walls of its prisons
But empire's imperative is war and expansion
The 'maple leaf' flies over land that is stolen.

Subjugate
Alienate
Incarcerate
THAT'S you're State

Conquest condoned by the myth of this nation,
The sword and the shield of all fucked-up relations.
We're kept cowed and docile in moral negation.
It's end, and the means, is self-determination.

Subjugate
Alienate
Incarcerate
THAT'S you're State

Flag? Burn it.
Anthem... singing
Slaughter. Nation.
State. Pride.
Hubris!

Fucking hubris.

*Or alternately the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015.

For more info about Canada and what we're talking about: http://www.nocanada.info

The members of CxBx recognize and appreciate that we are guests lucky to live in Nogojiwanong ("the place at the end of the rapids" in Anishinaabemowin), territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee. Indigenous Peoples have been here, and all over Turtle Island since time immemorial.

"Your State's Not Great" is a philosophical and political disagreement with not only the concept of the state, statism, all government and it's attendant multi-faceted forms of coercion and domination, but a rejection of the country Canada, it's government and police and in particular its colonialism and imperialism.

We support self-determination and sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples and all peoples, communities and Nations who have experienced and are experiencing the violence of Canada's colonialism and imperialism.

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released July 1, 2017
Recorded spring 2015 to spring 2016 / edited and mixed spring 2016 at New Lard Pit Studios by Leezus and Stu. Re-mixed subsequently throughout 2016 and spring 2017.

Mastered by Jack Productions.

Guitar & Vocals: Stu
Drums & Vocals: Leezus
Bass: Pat

"Gang" Vocals: Stu, Leezus, Pat, Paul, Riley.

Lyrics by Stu and Leezus.

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Hardcore against hierarchies, hardcore for liberation.

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