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released July 27, 2017

All songs written by The Phosphorus Bombs
Produced by The Phosphorus Bombs
Recorded/Mixed by Michael Sale
Drums recorded @ The Shed
Assistant Drum Engineer - Flynn Daley
Mastered at Bill Stevenson's Blasting Room by Jason Livermore
Art & Design by Sam Harwood

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The Phosphorus Bombs Sydney, Australia

The Phosphorus Bombs play blistering punk rock that harkens back to those halcyon days when Survival of the Fattest was the only soundtrack you ever needed/could afford.

For Fans of NOFX, Bad Religion, Strung Out, Good Riddance, Propagandhi
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Track Name: Hitchhiker
We have arrived!
We've tried the hectic scramble now it's biting at our feet
There was a time to justify but now we're
Running out of words

And those that will keep it, the few that will keep it the same
And those that do speak it, they fear we will keep it same...THEY'RE WRONG!

Cause I can see what's going on
And you can see what's going on
We all know what's going on
So wrong!, so wrong?, SO WHAT!

I don't have a right to say, maybe it's not my place
What about their reputation, let's plea to saving face
I heard that it was only once and they've learnt from this experience
Stay seated through this turbulence
YOU FUCKING COWARD!

Cause now we see what's going on
And you can see what's going on
We've all known what's going on
So wrong!

But now we can't deny it's been there right before our fucking eyes
And we're standing up for those in the rows behind
So wrong to believe one above us all
Surround yourself with the rest assured

So wrong, so what
So wrong....
So wrong, so what
So wrong, so what
So wrong, so what
So wrong,
So wrong, so what
So wrong, so what
So wrong, so wrong, so wrong, so wrong, so wrong
Track Name: We Remain
The faith of some is held in ideal forms, while the murmurs rising from the gallery but…I…have…nev-er-shed a single thread, left opportunity resounding hollow in the void of constancy

But now…it’s time for a change!

And the pride of our elected point of view ,suspected left untested, gathers bodies, rank and file
And needless to say we’re opposed, I’m needless, ashamed and exposed

But now…it’s time for a change!
It’s time I explain
It’s time we settle all our differences with the strength we’d left remain

We remain!

We remain!
Sincere to the unfolding course of exchange
We remain!
Urgent, determined against those who seek to restrain
We remain!

And where will you seat at the table?
What do you hear, these friends of mine?

We remain!
Track Name: Lethe
Hey look, they’ve come to find a common ground
Deflect the point across
Til our gift to empathise remains discrete

Have a seat, we may be here awhile, could you please vacate the aisle
There’s dissension of the terms these are none of your concerns
Of what it means to be free

Hey look, they’ve come to lose themselves
in suits custom to criticise
So talk in circles surging hope a thousand leagues
And rest our feet upon revisions to our wealth for toil
Create a queue for the most basic human needs

But don’t misread, we may be here awhile, and we’d prefer a single file
At their expense let us rejoice
Til all that’s left, left without a voice

Left at sea hey hey
Left at sea hey hey
Left at sea hey hey hey ho
Track Name: All Punks Welcome
t's hard for you to commit to plans when you don't believe in time
These impression that you leave when there's strangers at your feet
And there's never ending talk of the value placed on change
But deflection of the question when your staring face-to-face

So who do we become when we have given up all semblance of youth

It occurs to me, we never did fulfil that aching need
It's reality dismissing that tired paradigm of an aging dude who hasn't found his feet

So who do we become when we have given up the pretence of youth
I'm a stranger to the scene that you've left in front of me

Overwhelmed and overcome

Numbed by a wall
My senses can't handle at all
Let's step outside to air
The problems that brought you here
Maybe see it for ourselves
In the light of parallel
If there was any other choice to make
You know we'd still rebel
Let's put it on the shelf
Myself a former shell

And then it's safe to realise
IN ANOTHER FEW YEARS TIME!

Overwhelmed NOT overcome!
Track Name: Piss-Stained Cuff
Can I speak for change when there is little cause
To investigate and analyse the opposing driving force
Left little to creativity and nothing of the heart
They live ages, oceans, personally apart

This major change
We can’t explain
Can’t make up my mind so for today
I’ll redirect and reinstate
Procrastinate!
Yeah!

(Spoken over the top of each other)
But I work so much better under pressure
I just don’t care enough!
I was never good at it anyway
I gotta give it 100% or whats the point
I just don’t have the time
I don’t know what to do

Back again
My lonely friend
Your indecision paralyses in the end
So reinstate the debate
Procrastinate
…………………………………………………………………………………

So here I am to choose, to break down all the rules assemble my new plan, gotta get it done today
What you got to lose? There ain’t no stopping these idea when I’ve sent it into play
And I’m alive from the very first day
Now I’m alive
And I’m alive from the very first day
Now I’m alive and I can learn that there ain’t no stopping….
TIME!
Track Name: Only Once
This is the last place
I expect to turn
Herald an inner demon
in hopes of lessons to be learnt
In company of the pioneer
no reputation left to burn
“They all say it was only once”

Now it's safe to say we never knew
It's comfortable to reach back and pull through
Yet I'd be lying, I'm still hoping that you are one of them too

It's easy to escape the void
when there's nothing left but holes
In a life that once mattered
we never meant to break the mould
In a story full of promise
like the one that you once told
“They all say it was only once”

There's promises you were never meant to hear
“And we never have”
“And we never have”
Til we can't feel, can't speak, our senses obsolete
“But we never had”
“What we ever had”

Now it's safe to say we never knew
It's comfortable to reach back and pull through
Yet I'd be lying, I'm still hoping that you are one of them too

They're subdued by finding
trust in the stores above
The back and forth anonymity
amplified to be enough
Til we can't hear, nor speak convincingly
what’s left to call the bluff
“They all say it was only once”
Track Name: Cancers
You filled me, so briefly, left seeking for, oh certainty, yet you hold it in demand
I’m left here, and all ears are free to quote, assuredly bespoke dick left in my hand

How many answers can be wrong?
How many masters follow on?

You filled me, so briefly, left seeking for, oh certainty, yet you hold it in demand
I’m left here, and all ears are free to quote, assuredly bespoke dick left in my hand

How many answers can be wrong?
How many masters follow on?
How many cancers have we found?
How many, how many, how many answers can be wrong?
Track Name: For a Song
Now the hunt is really on
Stay the course, it can’t be long
Take time to capitalise, quit while we’re young

We’ll sell out our standards if answered all for a song

Chains and balances, income slaves
And everyday’s a new betrayal….Just want to
Rack up the poverty lines and run them all out on rail

Just give us the keys, we’re eager to please, you can’t go wrong
We’ll sell out our standards if answered all for a song

Weak at the knees, desperate for feed, yet we strive on
Bystanders to all questions answered all for a song

There’s no point from day-to-day
Self respect drips from my brain
And if I am asked are you OK
I’ll bring new depths to life through pain
But how I wished that you would stay
Away, away, away
Track Name: Chromo-Clocking
It only seems to boil the blood
of people that we love
And matters never settle when the push it comes to shove,
and now

It's time to get a grip
On this chromo-clocking shit
Not all the world's to blame
For you’re pathetic attempt at change

Overriding the words to speak
It cripples you're autonomy
And renounces all authority
Just seething tirades to repeat,
in love

It's time to get a grip
On this stare-down, macho shit
It's better that you stayed
Then the neandethal charade

It takes patience to compete, and I’m better left alone
In spite of all our actions, our better guidance shows
(Whoas) I’m better left alone x 3
I’m better than I know
Track Name: Tommy Has a Plan (That's a Compliment)
Who's got the gear, who's got the keys
Be careful where you stand
He'll collect your head while you’re necking the dregs
When Tommy has a plan

He never sleeps, brings extra sheets
He'll pay with a helping hand
He'll get you there with time to spare
Cause Tommy has a plan

Exceptional and to the rule
That 9-5 will eventually suck the soul from you

...Screaming his lungs out
Catch him when you can
In a couple of days, he's back on a plane
When Tommy's got a plan

Won't miss a show, in the front row
Quick when you're in a jam
But you'll never know when he's bout to blow
Cause Tommy's has a plan

There's all the time in the world for the things that you love
This is more than a need, plays his music high-speed, turn it up!
GO TOMMY GO!
Track Name: ...And Left
We let it suffer, strip away the sinew from bone and display
All that’s left to offer, but the shame begs a call to reclaim the course should you stray

So here we are again…
Ultimately I’m alone
And left..

And left..
Unspeakable
Undeterred
When you shift your feet
Please don’t consider me

I am nothing special; You will only settle, nestled in comforting status quo
So here we are again…
Finally I’m alone and left…

To find others to sing the same tune
Teach someone a strain hardly new
Another refrain in full view
And left to..Entertain, entertain, entertain

And left
Track Name: Apples & Trees
And then it was me, questions unanswered
Left bloated, distended, the waste gathered flies
Soliloquy, and tongues firmly pigeonholed

There’s plenty of time to learn all the movements
Dismissing improvements, ignoring exceptions
And standard lines to press histories unfold

It's OK to lose all that fear
And it's OK to look forward another year
Yes you deserve a brighter day
Yeah it's OK to be OK

The spokes on the wheel let down the cause
But there is a pause more suggestive than grieving
It’s hardly ideal, brings to mind apples and trees

(slow) Envelop any patterns relating to you
First it’s the key, and then it was me

It's OK to lose all that fear
And it's OK to look forward another year
Yes you deserve a brighter day
Yeah it's OK to be OK

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