Alive and Well

by G.A.S. DRUMMERS

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This album was recorded during the "We Got The Light Tour"
at Sala Supersonic, Cádiz, the 25th of October of 2013.

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released August 29, 2016

Produced by Pablo Magallanes.
Mixed by Rafa Camisón at Estudio 79, Jerez.
Mastered by Mario G. Alberni at Kadifornia Mastering.
All lyrics by Dani Llamas.
All music by G.A.S. Drummers.
Artwork by Ricardo Cabrita @ Return To Life Design.

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G.A.S. DRUMMERS Jerez De La Frontera, Spain

G.A.S. DRUMMERS is a punk rock band from south Spain. They started in 1998 and have toured ever since throughout Europe and once in north America. the band is one of the few survivors from the 90’s in Europe that never called it quits.
Their sound gets influences from hardcore punk, 80’s American underground rock and power-pop, and their lyrics are inspired by Marxist and anarchist thinkers.
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Track Name: Phoenix
Phoenix

You build up a giant made of straw and wood,
once you lit the fire all you did was run

So your world burned down to ashes,
but the phoenix is alive.
Everyone is a hypocrite
you bought your alibi.

You made yourself a new suit and crafted a new face,
you started to sell candy to well distracted kids.

So your world burned down to ashes,
but the phoenix is alive.
Everyone is a hypocrite
you bought your alibi.

You lie; you lie.
Every movement is a lie.
Every sound you make: a lie.
Every gesture is a lie,
every word is just a lie, lie, lie.

Now you got a bunch of followers and you preach a new gospel
won’t anybody ever tell you stop lying to yourself.

So your world burned down to ashes, but the phoenix is alive.
Everyone is a hypocrite you bought your alibi.
Track Name: Outta mankind
Lean on something you don't know,
watch your soul and
Left (yourself) drown with the flow.
How fucked it's to live, believe! This world is a valley
Full of tears...

Religious impulses won't enlighten the darkness,
But I'll call my friends and we'll fly to heaven and
Make you pay, we'll break down thee walls of dumbness,
Kick religion out of our lives, out of mankind.

Tell me gods, I just really want to know, ain't we
Made of the same substance as you?, must be hidden beep
Inside my mind, buried somewhere in the ancient times...
So I hate you...
Track Name: Miamized
Miamized

Miamized, this is life without regrets,
With a plastic pandemonium
We can hide the pain and sorrow of the people in this
Land.

In every town, we can mask reality,
In this ontologic drama of Division and undercover you
Must pay to exist.
Culture is denied, forget it brother!
Look miamized, eat miamized, wear miamized

And do the exact moves or you will be threatened and
Blacklisted,
Rejected and damned to live in fear.
Culture is denied, forget it brother!

Look miamized, eat miamized, wear miamized

We like to watch the show but we know what is the truth
We know the truth In latinamerica, every city is
Miamized,
In Europe and usa we're getting there.

The ones that cannot hold this way of life are called
Subcitizens
This is the truth that we all know
There are a few names who rule a town, a country,
A world or uprights and subcitizens.
Track Name: Blind
Blind
I caught myself watching the news another day,
I don’t feel shame and I have no regrets
As I get old, I see the world clearer day by day, History is turning and our living is boring.
So pick your side, despite clichés and merchandise, despite the spell of charming neon lights. So flex your head, open the door to dirty games, we’re imprisoned in so many ways.

Don’t let my eyes go blind.

There’s no debate, Durruti and Chomsky make my day. So what makes yours? How much you buy and sell… The unveiled truth awaits inside a crystal cell You and I can only have a taste.

Don’t let my eyes go blind.

You got it here you know by now Do you want a better tomorrow or a simple stain on your pride?
Track Name: Sons of our time
Sons of our time

Right here we’re too busy at this side of the wall
beyond the limit of the blackened horizons,
i feel the scars of the ink, the chalk and the word
it should be easier to swallow.

take my hand to a journey across the fields of history.

house on fire,
let’s get out of here
take the cash
we just need to hide out

right here where lies keep me dazed and deranged,
i coexist with the best of every decade.
and we smoke in pipes and read between the lines
it should be easier tomorrow.

take my hand behind the curtains and grab the fruits of
history

house on fire,
let’s get out of here
take the cash
we just need to hide out
Track Name: South
South


I never thought I could cry when I cross
These mountains the South appears like that:
Honest, quiet and simple.

I travelled through peaks and valleys,
I drank the water from the rivers,
Found the path to dessert fields to your house.

As the sun reigns in the sky
I think of the fertile lands
We left behind the white sand,
The wind combs our hands.

I never thought I could cry when I cross
These mountains the South appears like that:
Honest, quiet and simple.


Where the saints and sinners
Confronted in a battlefield
Where the poets lay beneath
The solid ground.


I never thought I could cry when I cross
These mountains the South appears like that:
Honest, quiet and simple.


One word is enough
One word to miss my land.
This land is for everyone who ever
Wanted to love and fight.
Track Name: Back to innocence
Back to innocence

Time gives no reason to your acts,
it's a risk we have to cash,
like a castle made of sand.
Into your arms,
I go sixteen years before and, there I whisper to my past
Than I'm too scared of my brand new life.

But don't you think you are the only one, cause I'm a mess, I'm
Not effective, force me to land on my bed, I'm flying
High and that is my problem...

Cause I'm not doing like I always do, it seems to me I'm back to innocence, because I'm always
trying to be safe when I am scared,
I'm back to innocence...

Give me tour love so I can't turn the page,
kiss me before you start to fade to gray,
must I forget this and go ahead
to pretend it's lost, to believe it's lost?
Now 1000 miles away,
you hear my voice inside your head
as I'm singing on this stage.
Track Name: Grey words
Grey words

Grey words are those to make me stay
On the thin line of desire and celebrating iconography.
What's the price of submission?
Call it "breakdown", call it "background",
even executive violence.

Born and raised in disbelief, Educated by TV...
So easily burnt, weak, fucked of the defeat,
Behind the showcase there's a sordid landscape
with a battle of saints.

Show me scars and books with figures,
Erase the pain statistically,
Bring your self made man ambitions
Combined with your class -commodity.
I recall this history I more last shot to defy your destiny.
Track Name: Burnt land
Burnt Land

It’s not easy to accept
everything we lived just went away.
A long vacation for our souls,
soon to fall into oblivion.

I made it safe and sound,
I haven’t broken down.
It feels like burnt land with everything torn down.
I am alone in town.

In the distance we believe
there’s still time for our teenage dreams.
In the exile, we are free to think:
Fuck our sleeplessness routine.

I made it safe and sound,
I haven’t broken down.
It feels like burnt land with everything torn down.
I am alone in town.
Track Name: Back to decadence
Back to decadence

To pretend is to live
In the muddy waters of dignity
In the violent world of mortgage rates
In the anxiety of consumption.

Exercise your skill to die on a raw
Attack of unseen fires and thorns
Publicize your fears and blow up our minds
With terror and angst no reason why.

Nobody can predict when you'll be giving in
Nobody can decide if you corrupt your smile
If anybody could see how broken you are
Beyond your average acts...

I am one of those who ever failed
So I give my rock and roll away

An after all, when you assume your role
You're part of the game and that game is
Part of your new behavior
All bridges are burnt and fences are
All closed, you're deviate, you're fired,
You're a total freak and somehow that raises
Your pride

You are one of those who ever failed
So I give you my rock and roll away

If anybody could see how broken you are
Beyond your average acts...

You are one of those who ever failed
So I give you my rock and roll away.
Track Name: Standards down
Standards down

So you think our time is over,
Cured the bruises, cleansed the scars,
You have a bunch of broken dreams
You got new names for everything
And a transparent id.

You have the right to call me survivor,
Maybe I am too stuck in the past,
But our generation will pass
And the upcomers will demand
All the time that we gave in.

We still live in the ruins
We still breathe the ashes
We are the few that miss
What we lost in the battle.

And the last flame of reason
Will be hard to blow away.
A certain luminosity,
A simple shine, small victory,
As rudimentary as it seems.

We still live in the ruins
We still breathe the ashes
We are the few remaining as
Hostages of modern times.

Can’t you see that standards are down?
So what is coming next?

We still live in the ruins
We still breathe the ashes
We are the few remaining as
Hostages of modern times.

In the end of this long run,
There is a salesman giving us an answer
Let someone save us now
From emptiness, from nothingness.
Track Name: Red carpet
Once you were told the show must go on but in fact it never had to start.
You gave a lot of credit to this pantomime believing you'd become famous with your band.
"Rock and blow up the speakers!" and drive for hours in the van, it's never enough, never good enough.

Oh, the way you talk and the way you dress and the weirdest band names you can tell,
it's not facing the fact you are going nowhere fast, how relative is success.
If you palm off your audience with an awkward chicanery and a product that is far from good,
the greater it looks, the worst we got fooled.

You lose, this music is not the truth.


Once you were told the show must go on but in fact it never had to start.
You gave a lot of credit to this pantomime believing you'd become famous with your band.
And if music doesn't matter and if image is what counts, then what is what you're trying to say,
just say it again, please say it again.

You lose, this music is not the truth.
Track Name: We got the light
We got the light

The world that we have known has really changed for worse,
an apocalyptic hole for our daughters and sons.

But the city is on fire tonight, bridges are burning, we got the light.

We have to terrorize the powerful, they’re damned.
Burn like a million suns, the riots have begun.

But the city is on fire tonight, bridges are burning, we got the light.

My riot is not a pose, I’ll write with my own blood.
And there will be no peace, we’re raised in disbelief.

But the city is on fire tonight, bridges are burning, we got the light.

We got the light.