Do Nothing

by Sloth Hands

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about

I wanted to do something a little different when writing new songs. I've always wanted to play music that was similar to 80s hardcore. Bands like The Adolescents, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Minor Threat and countless others played music that was loud, fast, aggressive, and fun.

But it was also (sometimes) socially conscious. In a year full of immense social and political frustration, 2016 seemed like the perfect year for Sloth Hands to record some songs that are also loud, fast, aggressive, and fun. As an incredibly passive aggressive introvert, there's something about 80s hardcore that serves as the ultimate catharsis.

Lyrically, a lot of these songs are written in the context of holding the mirror up to the people and ideas I disagree with. Hopefully you knew that when listening to the songs, but if you didn't, well, now you do.

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released November 6, 2016

Recorded at The Bronze, Johnny's Basement, and Mom's Basement

On this recording, Sloth Hands is:
AJ -- vocals, guitar, bass on tracks 1, 8
John -- drums, vocals
Briana -- bass, vocals

Album cover photo by AJ

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Sloth Hands is a punk/folk band playing mostly fun songs about mostly serious things.

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Track Name: Silent Majority
Silent Majority

Breaking down I'm falling down the drain
This silence going nowhere and it's frying up my brain
Exhaustion crushes me and I can't feel anything
I just lay here numb and it's driving me insane

Shock me?
You already did

Fear -- make the problem what you want
You're rich -- but still screaming at your basement walls
Your words -- they're just jacking off your ego
Your suits -- they can't hide those bed sheets

Silent Majority
Student loans and capitalism
Silent Majority
Climate change and arms races
Silent Majority
Jim Crow, slavery, and colonization
Silent Majority
Not my fucking democracy
Track Name: Dropkick 2016
Build a wall, dropkick the world
Don't bore me with your problems
Pour the concrete, mount the guns
For every stone you throw I throw two

Cuz I want it all

Walking around with a gun by my dick
You've got these choices so take your pick
A dirty life or a quick death
Take your pick
Track Name: Do Nothing
Let the flies eat at their face
Do nothing
It'll trickle down someday
Do nothing

Isolate me

We can drop the bombs from here
Do nothing
It only killed a couple kids
It's nothing
Track Name: Rinse & Repeat
Everything we have will get taken away
Don't need this isolation--just need a change
Human health based on markets past
We know what you need--it's a kick in the ass

It's going away
Hang them up to dry then throw them out

To work for me you'll need a degree
Go get a degree--no, a higher degree
Some days you'll wonder how you'll eat
Don't worry, punch the clock rinse and repeat

Rinse and repeat
Hang them up to dry then throw them out

Some days you'll wonder how you'll eat
Don't worry, punch the clock rinse and repeat
Track Name: Don't Wanna Wake Up
Every day it's all the same
Every day it's in my brain
The things I see when I'm awake
The things I see put me to sleep

I don't wanna wake up

Don't tell me I'm getting lazy
Don't tell me I can get what I want
I promise that I'm trying but
I don't wanna
Track Name: Mouse Trap Killer
Run it all around let's do it again
Destruction back and forth we're collateral damage
Such a small mind I don't know if we can do it
Navigate the maze--is it even worth it

Mouse
Trap
Killer

Believe us when we tell you that they're just bad people
Believe us when we tell you that they're just not working
Blame it on the teachers when the kids start failing
Can't be that hard to think when you're starving

They just wanna watch you run until you die
Track Name: Revolver
Bite the bullet
Eat the revolver
Load the six gun
Pull the trigger and swallow it fucking whole

Breaking my teeth on lead-tipped opportunity
One for me and two for you
Is this all we can do
Or is this just what we wanna do

It's the only way and we've seen it time and time again
Just try to buy your way out of this chamber
Is this all we can do
Or is this just what we wanna do
Track Name: Shred
Wanna carve up your empty swimming pools
Break my bones and bust my head
Not so good at this I think I'll end up dead
Dawn 'til dusk it's the only thing I'll do

I just want to shred

Wanna carve up your parking lots
Peel away the flesh from my knees
Not so good at this I think I'll end up dead
Dawn 'til dusk it's the only thing I'll do