Drones Overhead, Drones Underfoot

by Vietcong Man Son

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No capitalists (nor their defenders) were harmed during the creation of this record. We'll work on it.

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released January 31, 2014

A.C. Hawley/ bass
Chairman Joseph 'Mao/ guitar, vox
Joe Ross/ drums

engineered and mastered by Abby Black at Flat Black Studios

cover painting by Karin Waskiewicz

back cover photo by Zak Neumann

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Vietcong Man Son Iowa City, Iowa

We're not the band America needs right now but we are the band it deserves.

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Track Name: Magic Words From 1969
UP AGAINST THE WALL STREET MOTHERFUCKER, THIS IS A STICK-UP!

It ain't really stealin' if they stole it from you first
Are you supposed to watch them drown while you're dying of thirst?
You ain't really one of us, I guess that makes you one of them
The enemy of my enemy may not always be my friend
But I'll take what I can get 'cause they haven't killed me yet
And I ain't gonna be treated this way

All the stores will open up if you say the magic words
These kids would be hungry if it weren't for the Panthers
But there ain't gonna be no free breakfast for children today
Cause Hoover done shot Bunchy Carter down at UCLA
Cause he takes who he can get and he ain't thru yet
Until everyone has to live this way
Track Name: German Shepherds in Crown Vics vs. Anglophile Freaks in Volkswagens
AAAAHHHHHHHHH
I don't feel safe at all
Bike cop eats shit on a skate park ramp
It was truly gnarly as hell
Convincing him it would be easy should have been a harder sell
You can win the battle but you'll lose the war
It might as well be all you ever hope for
(I wanted to take care of him right here in Brainerd but I just didn't have the balls)
K9 unit tracked my ass down
It's been a hell of a ride
Wish I had my English bulldog right here by my side
You can win the battle but you'll lose the war
It might as well be all you ever fight for
Track Name: Blood on the Beach
When the sun goes down you can't tell the men from the trees
And you don't know if you're better off on your feet or your knees
And the silence screams 'don't you dare go to sleep'
Cause you know they're out there waiting
I really wish I could have seen you bleed your blood on the beach
As you shiver in your hole more awake than the sun
And you don't mind staring down the barrel of your gun
And you pray to your God to just kill everyone
Yeah you hope He's up there waiting
I'm so glad I didn't see you bleed your blood on the beach
Track Name: Serpent on the Mount
There has always been enough for everyone but you didn't hear that from me
There has never been a mouth we couldn't feed but you didn't hear that from me
There has always been a cure for every disease but you didn't hear that from me
When Pilate backed into Christ in a parking lot
All the witnesses got confused
They would have all died for anything
They had no fear of feeling used
Can we go home now?
If it hissed we could not hear it
If it slithered we couldn't see
If there was ever a serpent on the mount you didn't hear about it from me
They said he minced his words and stuck the needle in the camel's eye
And you can bet he brought his credit card to heaven with him when he died
Track Name: Dirty Sexy Swamp Thang
We've got something to show you
but we're not sure if you'll approve
Your face might even flush itself
when you see the way we move
But there's a reason why
this thing you might be repulsed by
could never go by any other name

Yeah, we'll show you but you won't understand
'cause it is such a dirty sexy swamp thang

It's not something we're proud of
We just can't bring ourselves to be ashamed
You just don't up and quit something
When it's your claim to fame
But there's a reason why this thing you are so repulsed by
could never go by any other name
Track Name: (Almost as Rad as) Dying Young
It ain't as easy being obscene as it once it used to be
With your belt wrapped tight around your arm
it ain't so hard to feel free
But there's no future for the ones who've been buried in the past
'cause they don't know who they are or if their parts been cast
And if they were promised anything well they'd probably have to laugh
'Cause it's almost as bad and it's almost as sad
And it's almost as rad as dying young
This one will always go out to the suicide generation
They have always played their parts to hanging ovations
Supporting roles not withstanding, didn't know it was so demanding

Only the young die good just like you said they could
And it makes no difference to you or me
Only the young die good just like you said they should
And it makes no difference to you or me
Only the young die good just like we knew they would
And it makes no difference to you or me
Track Name: If I Only Had a Soul
I was halfway to the kingdom when you asked me to turn around
And I even came back for you, babe, but then I was struck down
Well I'm sorry you were worried but there was nothing I could do
I woke up in the most wonderful place and babe, you were there too
Well we wandered around forever on a golden spiral road
And I might have even known the way there if I'd only had a soul

Pardon me for not saying hello, I thought I was a scarecrow
Pardon me if we didn't agree, I thought I was an effigy

You were halfway to the kingdom when I asked you to save me a throne
Well I would have never held your hand if I'd known you were gonna rule alone
But you had to be dead to be grateful or at the very least in control
And I might even be totally sane if I only had a soul

Pardon me for not saying hello, I thought you was a scarecrow
Pardon me if we didn't agree, I thought you was an effigy
You know we're always gonna act like we're here to stay
Eternity is killing us every day
I shook the wizard's hand, I heard him say
"You'll never get back the time you wasted today."
Track Name: Sympathy for the Devil (Under the Angel's Thumb)
Bad vibrations on the speedway tonight
Air so thick you could cut it with a knife
And that's exactly what they'll do
There's enough speed here to kill the beast
We'll be riding this one out for a year at least
Five hundred bones buys a lot of brew

Who's fighting? What for?

Who's the black motherfucker in the lime green suit?
He's keeping the piece, do you think he'll shoot?
Too late, he's already black and blue
Alan Passaro had to think real fast
Street fightin' man, yeah it's a gas
Don't you think a sleeper hold would do?

I got sympathy for the devil under the Angel's thumb
I don't care if he had a gun