DEDICATION 7"

by OUTRIGHT

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released September 22, 2012

Recorded and mixed by Jason Fuller at Goatsound Studio, Melbourne.
Mastered by Don Fury at Don Fury Studio, New York.
Cover art by Shane Kenning, Long Hound Studio.

All music and lyrics by Outright.
Released by Reason and Rage Records.

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OUTRIGHT Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Hardcore
est. 2010

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Track Name: Dedication
Tribute to those standing tall
Who fought to write the truth and defend us all
For each fist in the air
So the tortured know somebody cares
Gun barrel view
For the right to speak, be our insurgency
Showed what it takes
To beat each injustice - all scales, all stakes

Your spirit will drive my fight
Your courage will be my light
Your struggles teach me to cope
Your survival feeds my hope

Common like us
Will and strength in ideas backed up with guts
Neighbour next door
Who called for help when her head hit the floor
Our sisters and mothers
Recognised the wrongs and kicked up a fuss
Those whipped red raw
Til you can’t see the skin they’re fighting for

Your spirit will drive my fight
Your courage will be my light
Your struggles teach me to cope
Your survival feeds my hope

You lit this torch - In thanks I’ll throw it

The dedication (In) Your spark, Our blaze
(This is) My dedication (To) Your spark, Our blaze

The dedication (In) Your spark, Our blaze
(This is) My dedication (To) Your spark, Our blaze
Track Name: Severed Hands
My worst enemy
The harshest judge, she sees all I see
My worst enemy
I close my eyes, she scowls back at me

I know my strengths but still disdain
As disapproving habits reign
A feast served from my heart
With no absolution - I starve

We sever our own hands, they choke us down
When we need them to lift up off the ground
We sever our own hands, they choke us down
Got to lift yourself back up from the ground

Your own adversary
You hear the truth but he overpowers
Your own adversary
Face him now - Don’t cower

Betrayed by doubts and fears
The self-made knives and spears
Wars lost dreading failure
Before you even sensed the danger
To yourself, a danger

Don’t stand in your way when you’re all you have

We sever our own hands, they choke us down
We need them to lift up off the ground
We sever our own hands, they choke us down
Got to lift yourself back up from the ground
Track Name: Only One
Freedom from all expectation
Free to reject your generalizations
Free to live life for myself
One of a kind because I’m no one else

I set my own goals (I set my)
I have my own hopes (I have my)
This world is mine (world is mine)
You’ve had your time

Freedom from this cultural genocide
Free to reject your homogenous lie
Free to live renouncing apathy
One of a kind because there’s only one (only one) only one (only one) me

So tell me how
Living your way will help me now?
Constraint. Control
Surrender your soul
Leave mine to me
Through my eyes I see
It’s a stall
Live deliberately or not at all
No life at all

I dance to my own drum (dance to my)
To keep from going numb (I will try)
This world is mine / World is mine
You’ve had your time

Just be you / Beautiful
Track Name: State of Denial
Separate the church and hate
Hearts rejected by the state
When love’s illegal, we question why
We support the structures that divide

How can all be equal
When some are denied
Bias implied
The rights of others aren’t at your expense
It makes no sense

You say, it hurts kids they raise
As if nurture affects nature’s ways
Child welfare is no excuse
When queer fear is its own abuse

Love is never wrong
Don’t think that you can choose who belongs

In a state of denial
You call another’s love a curse
Defending fake family values
But just making them worse

A message of intolerance
Through propaganda of hate
Teaching prejudice in place of love
Is this the world you’d create?

Denial is a thinker’s sin
What do you really win?
Love is never wrong
Don’t think that you can choose who belongs

Love is never wrong

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