Iron Law of Wages (2012)

by Travelling Headcase

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released May 22, 2012

Credits:

Produced by Orson Presence, Natasha Desmarais and Travelling Headcase

All songs by Travelling Headcase except Road to Recovery by Orson Presence

Mastered by Ryan Morey at Grey Market Mastering

Artwork and silkscreen printing by Mille Putois

Liner notes proofread by Christiane Charbonneau





Thanks to:
Orson Presence, Natasha Desmarais, Joe Grass, Alice Tougas, Sébastien Côté, Stefan Kozminchuk, Fabrice Boutin, Éric Villeneuve, Ryan Morey, Mille Putois, Martin Vachon, Christiane Charbonneau, Tobias, Iris, Denis Leduc, John Savage, Ben Truchon, Mom, Douglas, Éric et Anik Brulotte, Max Ricard, 4N, Marjolaine Léveillé, Anik Beaulieu, Vwill, Jiacques, Max Cat, Marc-Antoine Leblanc, Maude Lefebvre, Marie-Ève Tessier, Anne-Marie Pederson, Pat Viau, Louis-Antoine Blanchette, Iris, Julian Houde-Hilton, Myrco Poitras, Véronique Clément and Mira Paquette-Perreault

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Track Name: For You
For You

There’s nothing I can do to make things right for you
But from now on I’ll keep my love, put it in a box
And bring it to you every time I go up north
May this melody keep you warm at least for awhile
Never mind what I said, I’ll never rest until I make things right for you
Track Name: No Respect
No Respect

I’ve been on a losing streak for too long now

There’s no respect for a man like me, no
Even if I work day and night
There’s no respect for a man like me, no
No matter how good I get, it’s never quite good enough

I had my head down for so long
I didn’t remember how it felt to see the sky

There’s no respect for a man like me, no
Now that I have nothing to lose
You’d better show some respect
Because that makes me a dangerous man

I had my head down for so long
I didn’t remember how it felt to see the sky
Track Name: Burnt
Burnt

I don’t know and I don’t care
I don’t care and I don’t know
I don’t know and I don’t care
I don’t care and I don’t know
About nothing anymore
I don’t know how that can be
But that’s the worst a man can feel
I don’t want anymore
I don’t need anymore
I don’t dream anymore
I feel shallow
I feel shallow these days
No 4x
Don’t tell me that I’m burnt
Don’t tell me that I’m through
But do tell me that I’m on my way
And this is just a state of mind
That’s about to leave and never look back
Track Name: Society
Society

You’re just no good boy
Run away into the woods
You’re just no good girl
Run away into the woods

They’ve shown it
They’ve shown it for thousands of years now
They’re just no good boy
Run away into the woods
They’re just no good girl
Run away into the woods

Egoistical money monkeys are running the world
While corruption is taking over our towns
Good people like me are on dope or at the end of a rope
They’re just no good boy
Run away into the woods
They’re just no good girl
Run away into the woods

No hate no love
No love no hate
I love you
I hate you
I need you
I hate you

They’re just no good boy
Run away into the woods
They’re just no good girl
Run away into the woods
You’re just no good boy
Run away into the woods
You’re just no good girl
Run away into the woods

No hate no love
No love no hate
I love you
I hate you
I need you
I hate you

They’re just no good boy
Run away into the woods
They’re just no good girl
Run away into the woods
You’re just no good boy
Run away into the woods
You’re just no good girl
Run away into the woods
Track Name: Flew Away
Flew Away

I learned to fly today
Because I had pressure from family
Pressure from friends
Pressure from my girlfriend
And pressure from myself
So I went on top of a twenty stories high building
And I flew away
Away, away
Away from this state of mind
Track Name: Forget All
Forget All

Forget all
Open the window
Empty the room
Let the wind blow

We only see
Emptiness
We’re searching in
Every corner
But we cannot
Find ourselves

(inspired by F. Kafka’s words)
Track Name: War
War

There’s more war because you always want some more
Track Name: Capitalist Mania
Capitalist Mania

The raising of the wages excites in the worker the capitalist mania
To get rich, which he however can only satisfy
By the sacrifice of his body and mind
(K.Marx)

Don’t sacrifice your body and your mind just
For the filthy money that you’ll never see in the end
No, you won’t be true to yourself, until the day that
You see and you hear what lies beneath their falsifications
Because everything you see is fake and everything you hear is a lie

Capitalist production is hostile to art and poetry while
Exploitation is veiled by religious and political illusions
Work confiscates every atom of freedom
Both bodily and intellectual activity
In the world we live in the worker must sell his human identity
(K.Marx)

I know that nowadays it’s impossible not to work
But work as little as you can not to sacrifice your body and your mind
Not to sacrifice your beautiful body
Not to sacrifice your beautiful mind