Public Liability

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Band, studios, photograph, and visual design all hail from Frankston

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released October 6, 2018

All tracks written by and performed by Public Liability (except Beds Are Burning written by Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie and Peter Garrett)
Recorded at Hellfire Studios by Dave Walker
Mixed and mastered at Singing Bird Studios by Andy Fernando
Additional guitar in Parliament of Owls by Dave Walker
Photography by Sebastian Corvi

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Public Liability Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne four peace political assault of punk rock goodness with an astronomical portioned injection of hardcore and thrash metal.

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Track Name: Don't Buy It
Remember that one time when the whole world burnt out?
Purified our minds, left us in doubt
Callous feelings of their lives versus thought
This isn't Armageddon. This natural 

'Cause knowledge is brain food and media is arsenic 
We're all searching the answers but ignorance only breeds sadness
If knowledge is brain food the media is poison
We're all searching for the answers but we won’t find them. Not here 

Don't buy it! 

When was the last time that you turned on your television?
Saw a news report covering a war?
They only tell you what you want: lies and propaganda
Information fabricated for personal gain

If knowledge is brain food the media is arsenic 
We're all searching the answers but ignorance only breeds sadness
If knowledge is brain food the media is poison 
We're all searching for the answers but we won’t find them, ‘cause they're not here

Don't buy it!
Track Name: What I Used To Be
Conformity and what I used to be
It’s all the same but times have changed, we must progress
Since the dawn of time Earthlings have adapted to their environments

Darwin said the fittest will survive
Bee the queen and dominate the hive
We have grown up so much. Don’t say that we have not
We have come so far from what we once were
‘Don’t lose touch Don’t forget your roots’
I won’t forget my roots but I must grow

So now we’ve reached a junction
A Mid Youth Crisis must ensue but I Don’t Want To Grow Up
I’m So Sick of You and this Common Thread
You Take Your Own but you give No Credit
Track Name: Religions
Burn down the mosque and while you’re at it burn the church
Humanity will benefit when we discard that crutch
Break down the walls and blur the lines of segregation
Underneath your holy views we are all just people
It’s time to end the war!

Religions of the world
Made up fairy tale stories
Never let them come between us
Hatred is a tool
Religions of the world
Made up fairy tale stories
They want us to feud because division is the goal
It’s time to end the war! What the fuck are you fighting for?

Thou shalt not kill unless that fucker is a heathen
He who is a non-believer has made his own bed
Free the oppressed. Allow us all to live as humans
Limiting our freedoms can never be justified

We need to look after each other, because after all, we are all just HUMANS
Track Name: God's Law
Where do they choose to sleep, these paedophile priests?
Under the blanket of silenced lambs under God
Burning hope and trust, the clergies cloth stained with injustice to the cross their hearts and minds
Victims in silence, Vatican crimes 

Stealing futures by the burning hand of God under cloth
Deluding conscious thoughts, behind closed doors

What do you think this is, a fucking gift from above?
Take advantage of the lost. That's what you've always done
Eternity burning alive isn't good enough for you
Where's you whore God now, as he leaves you to rot? 

Stealing futures by the burning hand of God under cloth
Deluding conscious thoughts, behind closed doors of God's Law

God! God! God! God!
Track Name: Say To Me
Break away, From the, BYO, Your own thought's

And you say to me, “That’s the way things should be.”
And you say to me, “That’s the way things will go.”

Brick by brick, Take it all, Free mind, In control

No control
You’ve got not control
No control
Track Name: Foreign Land
We are free in this foreign land, but the freedom’s false, the land is stolen
The irony of our liberty is that we are not willing to share our
Prosperous lives with immigrants or even allow refugees
Onto our soil. Could these boat people be much different from Cook?

“Oh they’re not the same colour as us and their religion’s different too,
Are they willing to assimilate to our different way of life?”
Myall Creek Massacre, Tassie Genocide, Stolen Generations: Our True History
A country built on racism. A White Australia Policy. What are you voting for, freedom or tyranny?

They say healthcare is a civil right. I say it’s a human right whether you are
Born in Australia, Greece, Lebanon, Chile, Spain, Sudan or Vietnam
Let them in! Let them in! Let those boats into Australia.
Track Name: Venus Project
In this world corporations reign
With an iron fist of economic gain
Corruption is the only way to maintain systemic plans
Of an empire sustained with debt to keep their masses on their knees

And they’ve sealed your fate. You have one role to play
Submission to a modern day slavery.
And they’ve sealed your fate. You have one role to play
Indentured servants in a modern day slavery.

In this game of chess, bankers sit at the throne
Utilising currency to move their pawns
Inflation is the only way to regulate increasing strain
Of international debt that cannot be repaid, they keep the masses on their knees.

In this world we must make a choice
To rise up and use the peoples voice
The current economic system must be thrown away. It’s time to make a change
To a resource based economy. Let’s put The Venus Project into place

No war, no money, no politics
No hunger, no debt, no suffering
No churches, no fossil fuels, no nine to five
Just honesty, compassion, technology. Joy!
Track Name: Commonwealth Games
Now I can see the problem
With the way we have treated
All the people. All the citizens of this “fine country”
The Indigenous people are now a minority

And that doesn’t justify the treatment of people like animals
We’ll hunt them down then we’ll take their kids away
The UN defines these kids of actions as genocide
But we don’t care because we like to play our Commonwealth Games

Reassess the situation, are we doing our best?
The right to vote does not change that they are still oppressed

And that doesn’t justify the treatment of people like animals
We’ll hunt them down then we’ll take their kids away
The UN defines these kids of actions as genocide
But we don’t care because we like to play these Commonwealth Games

Redefine black and white. Could you put that next to a dollar sign?
Nullius, he’s one of us. Don’t be afraid of the Indigenous
Here’s your warning European, don’t create another Day of Mourning
We want their rights and want them now, and we should not have to fight
Track Name: Harvey Milk
Miss Teresa banished from the forum for being openly gay
Microhardon said, “You’re not natural and you’re not welcome to stay
Other users find you offensive for the way you live your life
And what ever happened to God’s intentions for you to be a wife?” 

It’s your right to choose if that makes any fucking sense
You do not have to hide your sexuality, it’s who you are
Do not be afraid of those who are afraid of you
Next time someone calls you ‘faggot’ ask them if they eat meatballs too

Homophobic seXbox
That’s what you are
Homophobic seXbox.

Why the fuck should sexuality be so important?
People in this corporate sector are so ignorant
Harvey Milk fought for the freedom of the homosexuals
It seems to me that we have reverted to primitive morals

How do you justify the double standards that you make?
Girl on girl is fine as long as it’s kept behind computer screens
Turn on your TV. Tune into the heavyweights
With that legend Clay. Would he still be a legend if he was Muhammad Gay? 
Track Name: Mayweather
Driving home from work. Office mayhem plays on the mind
Anxiety caused by the stresses of the daily grind
I get in the house. Winding down is what I need
You start a fight. This relationship is in terrible plight

You are the only one I love
You are the only one I trust
You are the only one that hurts me

To the bottle shop goes a loving husband, a spouse
Silence. Don’t piss him off, be quiet, be a mouse
Oh she’s done it now. Husband beats her skin black and blue
She ‘deserved it’. Spoke out of turn in front of his crew
Track Name: You're Toast
Stomach's growling, bones are yearning, struggling to make ends meet
When your time comes you hold your hand out, but you don't get none, you're still starving

You work so hard for the money they make
You're a victim of this human race
No time for vacation, no time for a break
This life we live is a spit in the face

Health is turning, stomach churning, freezing as the wind chill cuts to your bone
You find a safe place to set up your bed and until morning this will serve as your home

You work your arse off to no avail. You're getting nowhere fast
You hold your hand out, but no one answers the call. You're toast
Track Name: Breakneck
I once knew a character; confident and smart
A misguided Picasso, a master of his art
Demons haunted, gravel rash, tormented soul
Hopelessly romanticised his own downfall
Angry Kid was Raised By Wolves 11:74
There’s always a Price Of Silence that’s when you hit the floor
Lived your life in Steadfast fashion didn’t give a shit
Filled in some of your idle time with 36 Grit

Break neck!
Run with life. Break neck pace
Roll with life. Can’t slow down

Billy No Mates, no such luck, a social butterfly
Cracking jokes and breaking glass, a hell of a guy
Thieves and Tyrants to their own, he stuck to the Cynics
Alas he could not keep away from those ghosts in the clinics
I once knew a character; confident and smart
A misguided Picasso, a master of his art
Demons haunted, gravel rash, tormented soul
Hopelessly romanticised his own downfall

I once knew a character; confident and smart
T.K. You’ll be remembered until we all depart
Track Name: Parliament of Owls
I remember your smiling. I remember your love
I remember the things you loved to do
Whether it be your gardening or any aspect of life 
You managed to instil warmth within every deep embrace

And amongst the senseless knick-knacks you kept on your dresser
There was a parliament of owls
And of all the memories I'll hold onto forever
I'll remember your love when I see those owls

I remember your fake crying 
And at times not so fake
I remember all the good times I spent with you at Newstead

I fell through a skylight and I fell directly into your arms
I made a sandwich, of which I exchanged for your love
I won't forget you because you meant so much to me 
But I'm moving on even though you're gone, because that's what you would want
Track Name: The Shepherd of Bethlehem
The family system has failed, when you can no longer put aside a time for your children to talk to you about anything and everything that’s going on in their lives. What ever happened to dinner time, where a family would sit at a table with no TV, no ICT, let’s talk about our day?

You’ve got to lead the way. Don’t let your children pay for your mistakes. Amenability
You are the Shepherd of Bethlehem taking care of your flock at night

Help to find the way. Help to find their way. Just promise me you’ll shine with light

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