We Don't Work May 1st

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Don't Panic and The Greater Chicago IWW are pleased to present the We Don't Work May 1st comp, featuring 25 punk and hardcore songs from bands all across the city of Chicago. This record reflects an exciting time in Chicago punk and hardcore!

The IWW is a rank and file, radical, syndicalist labor union for workers of all industries, because an injury to one is an injury to all.

All workers.
All industries.
One Big Union.

If you're interested in joining The Greater Chicago IWW or would like to know how you can organize your workplace, contact chicago@iww.org or visit www.iww.org for more information.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE IWW'S STRIKE FUND

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released May 1, 2019

Curated by Danny Cheap Date & Paul Scanty
Mastered by Dave Hansen
Layout & design by Tara Zanzig: tararchy.com

Information on bands can be found on individual tracks

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Track Name: Underwire - Not Dating
If I say hello
Ask you about your show
We're not dating
No
We're not Dating
NO

Let you cut in line
Or do anything kind
We're not dating
No
We're not dating
NO

If she made you smile
Don't put her on a guilt trip
For your time worth while
Is not wanting a relationship

If I ask for the time
It's not a pick up line
We're not Dating
No
We're not dating
NO

Crack a joke
And ask you about your folks
We're not dating
No
We're not dating
NO

How many times
Does she stress
She doesn't want sex
If she shows up in a dress
Track Name: Payasa - Muñeca
Muñeca

We’re not your baby doll
We’re not your little fetish
You want to make us an object?
You see us no more than just a kink
Well let me see you cross this off your list

You wanna test my anger motherfucker?
It’s time for me to speak my mind
You’re degrading my sisters and our mothers
It’s time to put your teeth to the curb

Muñeca (3x)

We will no longer be treated like a bunch of muñecas
Track Name: Death of Self - Reality
All alone, and crumbled in this world
The plight continues for the common man
Unbeknownst, and growing introverted
A mind that's perfect for the master plan

Right in front of unsuspecting faces
Never to be seen..
REALITY
REALITY

So it goes, those left all alone
Take comfort in a world that is not at hand
So they search, and prostitute their souls
Just for something they can understand

Right in front of unsuspecting faces
Never to be seen
REALITY
REALITY

Past it's dawn and growing out of fashion
Never to be seen
REALITY
REALITY

Right in front of unsuspecting faces
Never to be seen
REALITY
REALITY
REALITY
REALITY
Track Name: Davey Dynamite - 380 Times
Do they work, three hundred and eighty times more than you do?
Do they know, three hundred and eighty times more than you do?
Do they starve, three hundred and eighty times more than you do?
Then why the hell, do they make, three hundred and eighty times more than you do?

Well I think, this is going too far, I think they are getting away
with our future, our past, everything that we once had
And I work, and I like it, I haven’t had it bad so far
but my degree, seems to be, worth less than the paper it was printed on

And my friends, and my family, stuck working dead end jobs
what did they do, to deserve it, a minimum wage barely helping at all?

Pull yourselves up by your bootstraps, is what they always say
they always forget to tell you, just how the boots get made

They are products of thievery, of telling the poor to be grateful
they are fine with you starving, as long as you’re willing and able

to work, three hundred and eighty times more than they do
to know, three hundred and eighty times more than they do
to starve, three hundred and eighty times more than they do
to make, three hundred and eighty times less than they do

So I think its time to redefine, just how this wealth is spread
who deserves to benefit, who deserves to be fed
things seem to be getting worse, but we can still resist
And I’m no master at economics, but let me tell you this:

You’re worth, more than the sweat off your brow
you’re worth, more than the night shifts allow
your worth, is something that they can’t buy
your worth, is only yours to define

Because we are worth more than their dollars
Track Name: La Armada - Fire
This song is a call for resistance in reaction to increased visibility and power in the hands of the alternative right, religious extremists and white supremacists. The song is a powerhouse punk assault with a heavy Latin-infused breakdown at the end.
lyrics
Who justifies the atrocities with scapegoats?
Piece by piece, you craft a fascist state:
With bibles, with kerosene,
With crosses and gasoline.
Fire!
The time has come.
Burning down your stupidity
We will refuse this fate
We will!
Who glorifies the futility of nations?
As they inhale to fill their lungs with hate
With bibles, with kerosene,
With crosses and gasoline.
Fire! Fire!
Burn.
From right to left and back to right again
Fascist state on the brink of complete destruction
We will react against
We will!
We get the leaders we deserve.
Fire!
The time has come!
Burning down your stupidity
We will refuse this fate
From right to left and back to right again
Fascist state on the brink of
Complete destruction
We will react against
We will!
Now we will refuse this fate.
Now we will defy.
Now we will refuse this fate.
Now we…
Defy!
Track Name: The Breathing Light - 10 Crowns
We're moving
Light the flame, code the god,
We're moving another plane
Hey, into the dark,
Take my hand,
Into,
We're moving, another plane
U N I C A way
Used to be
Dreaming
U N I C A way
Used to be

Out of the sun
Out of the sea
Kill the lamb
I am the beast
Close the world
Never look back
I am the night color me black

Love your son
Color of coal
Burn the body
Steal the soul
Close the world
Never look back
I am the night, color me black
I am the night color me black
I am the night color me black
Close the world
Never look back
I am the night color me black

Birth to me
Birth to me
Birth to me

I am the night color me black
I am the night color me black
Close the world never look back
I am the night color me black
Track Name: Indisposed - Intent To Hurt
without pride I cast aside
cast aside dignity repeat then return
defective
parity of our skin
wasted
abject to
poverty by your slight
Late night transgressions that keep me from sleep
Dejected dejected souls Rot
bodies

not growing
hours add up the grains,
withered in soil depleted
yet Inference fertile
and Infrared deceit

Keeps glaring
Glaring
with intent to hurt me
gently but covert

and you're still here
in my thoughts
there's a space for you


and the narrative persists, an exposition so clear,
but you gave it all a way, all yourself away
the narrative persists with your

faithless vows, faithless vows

Hell-bent on discerning truth, and I knew it would end with you, through the fire down below, I'll wave you down and I'll say to you.

I SAVED A SPACE FOR YOU
I SAVED A SPACE FOR YOU
I've got a place for you
I've got a place for you
Hell-bent on founding out
farce loyalty and your whereabouts
I've saved a space for you
Farce loyalty and your whereabouts
Track Name: Blacker Face - Ricercata
knocking you all the way down when you don't want to figure it out
G*d as a witness i'm barely more human oh how much you've grown
the judgement is crushing lend us a hammer to hit it down

i don't feel as close to
gods that i used to need

I know you can see Me
what game am I playing
I'm giving you one more chance
to just come out with Me
(i don't feel)
saving yeah we are
suffering there's no need
(used to need)
we keep ignoring
words we are praying

i don't feel as close to
gods that i used to need
turning my head to the stars
wondering if they could still see me

there's nothing in the sky looking down on us why do we even try why even bother what's the point go on step outside live your life just try
(am i doing the right thing / am i going the right way)

i don't feel as close to
gods that i used to need

am i just a tiny black speck of dust
Track Name: Badwater Sound - Dead Man's Coat
now that night has finally settled down across this never ending town
gather round and hear this sound i'm slinging
i've walked past anger hate and flames past six million unmarked graves
to spin sweat and thread into potatoes meat and gold
settle in this sinking city nothing but my coat to keep mecarrying the words from all the books and oil burned
but they'll be back with tanks and rage when i'm fed and half asleep to burn this city down to dust before my feet get to the street

drag me all the way down can't touch my awful screaming soul
my heart wrapped up in my bones my bones held up in this
dead man's coat

I'm sending out my smoke signals across this taillight vigil glowing
pouring in and out of this neglected ancient city
so they might send me refugees I'll split my wallet split my feed
with deserters homeless killers saints and punks and skins and whores and thieves
or lead me to their water wave their guns until I drink
put a bullet in my head and leave me facedown in the sink
this life ain't like they say at all some people rise some people fall
but if you wait here long enough you'll end up with the latter ones

drag me all the way down until I'm bleeding out in the middle of this grave paved road
my heart bursting out my bones my bones bursting out this
dead man's coat
Track Name: The Cheap Dates - Living on the Minimum
I feel it in my chest
This shitty job will be my death
I only live to work
I only live to hurt

I know I'm gonna die
Living on the minimum

How can I never sleep
And still get nothing done

I know I'm gonna die
Living on the minimum

Uphill, all day, every day, fuck that
Punch in, punch out, rush home, pass out
Sharp cramps and sweat soaked to the bone
Under the breaking sun
And the worst has yet to come

This ain't no life for me
This ain't no life for me
This ain't no life for me
This ain't no life for me

I know I'm gonna die
Living on the minimum

This ain't no life for me
Track Name: Bone Stomper - Haunted
Can’t you see these scars i bare?
There's no fucking way we compare!
You don't dwell from these horrors
You’re not haunted by this pain!

I’m not the only one suffering in agony
We just dwell In our own different way

Can’t you see these scars i bare?
There's no fucking way we compare!
You don't dwell from these horrors
You’re not haunted by this pain!

I’m not the only one suffering in agony
We just heal In our own different way
To maintain our inner rage Its enough
Enough drive anyone to hate.

Can’t you see these scars I bare
There’s no fucking way we compare
You don’t dwell From these horrors
You’re not haunted by this pain

I’m not the only one suffering in agony
We just heal with it In our own different ways
To maintain our inner rage Its enough
Enough drive anyone Hate!

Can’t you see these scars i bare?
There's no fucking way to compare!
You don't dwell from these horrors
You’re not haunted by this pain!
Track Name: 2Minute Minor - Unite the Crew
Keep the hardcore & punk scene alive
Practice unity & watch us all thrive
Black, yellow, brown & white
Join together for an unforgettable sight

Chorus:
UNITE THE CREW! UNITE THE CREW!
I'm not better than you!
UNITE THE CREW! UNITE THE CREW!
Respect through & through!
UNITE THE CREW! UNITE THE CREW!
Embrace the differences is how we do!
UNITE THE CREW! UNITE THE CREW!
Positivity in oldschool!

El racismo no tiene lugar en nuestra escena
Música de unión para que el mundo sea libre
Nunca no haremos daño y haremos de este un mundo mejor

Racism's not allowed in our scene
Unity music for the world to be free
We won't tear each other down
We're building up humanity

Chorus

Sexism is a cancerous trait
Homophobia is nothing but hate
Empowerment message is what we preach
Our brothers and sisters is who we teach

Unite The Crew! 3x
I'm not better than you!
Unite The Crew! 3x
Respect through & through!
Unite The Crew! 3x
Embrace the differences!
Unite The Crew! 2x
Positivity in oldschool!
Track Name: Coronary - Coronary [Live]
BLOOD IS PUMPING
STRAIGHT TO MY FUCKING BRAIN
I CAN’T STAND IT
BECAUSE OF YOU IM GOING INSANE

I CAN’T STAND IT, IM GONNA KILL THEM ALL

BLOOD IS BURNING IN MY BRAIN
I CAN’T TAKE IT, THE WORLDS INSANE
VIOLENCE, HATE, RAPE OF THE WORLD
EXPLOITING EVERY BOY AND GIRL

I CAN’T STAND IT, I’M GONNA KILL THEM ALL

FEEL THE PRESSURE EAT ME UP
THIS WORLD IS SHIT AND I AM GIVING UP
IT BEATS MY BRAIN, MY HEART IS GONNA BURST
TODAY IS BAD, TOMORROW’S FUCKING WORSE

MY HEART IS PUMPING WAY TOO FAST
DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT CAN LAST
DISREGARD MY OWN HEALTH
YOUR STUPIDITY EQUALS MY DEATH

I CAN’T STAND IT, MY HEART IS GONNA BURST

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