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CHOKEHOLD Prison Of Hope

by Chokehold

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1.
TURN THE PAGE WHY CAN’T I HAVE PRIDE IN MY SCENE PUT DOWN FOR THE CHOICES I HAVE MADE WON’T CHANGE MY IDEAS JUST TO PLEASE YOU YOU HAVE LOST SIGHT OF WHAT IT MEANS I THOUGHT WE WERE IN THIS TOGETHER UNFAIR JUDGEMENT YOU’VE PASSED ONTO ME DESTROYING THE CHANCE AT A FRIENDSHIP THAT NOW WILL NEVER BE TOO MANY TIMES I’VE SEEN IT NOW IT’S A CHANCE I MUST TAKE TURN THE PAGE OPEN YOUR EYES
2.
02:26
DEPOPULATION TOO MANY QUESTIONS NOT ENOUGH ANSWERS NO EXPLANATION FOR THIS SUDDEN DISASTER I FEEL I KNOW I’VE BEEN CONDITIONED TO THEIR LIES THE THOUGHT OF THESE FACTS HAS PLACED FEAR INTO MY EYES A DISEASE CREATED TO ACHIEVE A NEW WORLD ORDER PREDICTED REQUESTED AND DEPLOYED THINK QUESTION IT’S JUST A THOUGHT BUT THE PROOF IS CLEAR AIDS WAS CREATED SO WE LIVE IN FEAR ABSTAIN FROM SEX IN FEAR OF DEATH KILLING THOSE THEY CLASS MORAL-LESS THE POPULATION HAS SHRUNK THE PLAN HAS WORKED DO YOU WONDER WHY THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO CONCERN THEY TARGETED THE BELIEFS THAT THEY WANT WRECKED NOW THEY WATCH THEIR FASCISM TAKE EFFECT
3.
DEAF TO REASON I’M TIRED OF TRYING TO GET MY POINT ACROSS NO ONE EVER LISTENS NO ONE EVER CARES EVEN IF NOTHING CHANGES I KNOW DEEP INSIDE MY THOUGHTS MY HOPES ARE WHAT KEEP ME SATISFIED THE BRIGHT SIDE HAS FADED TO ALMOST TOTAL BLACK RELYING ON OTHERS TO DO THE WORK WON’T HELP BECAUSE TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG AND DIVIDED WE ARE SURE TO FALL TAKE IN A BIT OF REALITY AND MAYBE YOU’LL SEE WE CAN’T GO ON LIKE THIS OR WE WILL BE GONE IT’S HARD I KNOW BUT THE CHANGE HAS TO BE MADE CAUGHT TRAPPED NO ESCAPE NEVER WILL I GIVE IN
4.
02:59
LIES ONCE AGAIN YOU EXPECT US TO BELIEVE YOUR LIES BUT I REMOVED THE BLINDFOLD THAT YOU PUT ACROSS MY EYES I CAN NO LONGER SIT BACK AND WATCH THIS SYSTEM DESTROY WHAT’S LEFT OF ME EVERYTHING THAT SURROUNDS ME IS A LIE NO MORE THIS IS NOT FREEDOM WE DON’T EVEN QUESTION IT THESE ARE YOUR STANDARDS THESE ARE YOUR IDEALS THESE ARE YOUR MORALS BUT THIS IS MY LIFE I’M TAKING BACK MY FUCKING LIFE I WON’T LET YOU MAKE A LIVING OFF MY MISERY
5.
MORE THAN EVER UNTIE ME I CAN’T BE HELD BACK ANYMORE BUILDING UP INSIDE ALL OUT WAR SHADE OF RED ON EVERYTHING I SEE NO TELLING WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF YOU FUCK WITH ME MORE THAN EVER IT’S BECOMING QUITE CLEAR THAT MY HATE FOR YOU IS A FUCKING OBSESSION I WISH I COULD LOOK THE OTHER WAY I’VE TRIED SO HARD TO IGNORE YOU BUT YOU KEEP COMING BACK THE TIME HAS COME TO ATTACK
6.
04:45
DECEPTION YOU THINK YOU GOT ME PINNED DOWN YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME LIKE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND YOU THINK I’M WEAK THAT I WILL FALL INTO YOUR SCAM SELL YOUR PRODUCT BY EXPLOITING WOMEN A SALES CATCH FOR ONLY THE BLIND TARGETING PEOPLE’S ADDICTION SELL A PRODUCT THAT EATS AWAY AT THEIR MIND I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU THINK SOME PEOPLE ARE LESS THAN HUMAN YOU USE THEM TO MAKE A SALE YOUR SEXIST AND YOUR RACIST ADVERTISEMENTS ARE BECOMING VERY STALE YOU CAN’T GET THROUGH YOU WON’T GET THROUGH YOU’LL NEVER GET THROUGH YOU CAN’T BREAK ME BILLBOARDS SELL THE LIE THEIR BOTTOM LINE IS DO OR DIE DRINK UP AND DON’T FORGET THAT YOUR ADDICTION IS THEIR PAYCHECK GLAMORIZE THE POISON THAT THEY’RE TRYING TO SELL MAKE IT SEEM LIKE HEAVEN BUT IT’S REALLY FUCKING HELL
7.
04:03
EXISTENCE NEVER AGAIN WILL I FALL PREY TO THE ELEMENTS THAT ENTRAPPED ME TURNING MY BACK ON THE LIFE YOU KEEP TRYING TO SELL ME DON’T TRY TO TELL ME IT WON’T LAST THE DEDICATION IS UNDYING THE FIRE BURNS ON IN OUR HEARTS AND THE FUEL IS NEVER ENDING THE BELIEFS I HOLD I WILL NEVER FUCKING HIDE THE OTHERS WILL FALL AND TURN TO THE DARK SIDE YOUR WEAKNESS MAKES ME STRONGER AND MORE TRUE TO MY WORD I WILL NEVER BREAK THE EDGE RUNS IN MY BLOOD I WILL STAY TRUE NO NEED FOR A SECOND CHANCE HOW CAN YOU SELL OUT TO A FEELING YOU SAID WAS SO STRONG
8.
03:16
ON FIRE WAVING YOUR FLAG LIKE I SHOULD KNEEL DOWN AND PRAY I DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOUR COLOR OR NATIONALITY YOU PREACH ABOUT POWER YOU’RE WHITE AND YOU’RE PURE YOU’RE THE KIND OF IDIIOT YOUR CONTRY PREFERS TOO IGNORANT AND BLIND TO SEE THEIR LIES THROUGH THEIR CORRUPTION THE TRUTH THEY HIDE HONOR THE FLAG AND THE NATION OF LIARS WATCH ME SHOW MY HATE AS I LIGHT IT ON FIRE TOO BLIND TO SEE I’M TOO PROUD TO SEE I’M ON FIRE
9.
TO KILL A COWARD YOUR ACTIONS YOUR HABITS I CAN’T PUT TO WORDS YOU’RE JUST A COWARD ASKING TO GET WHAT YOU DESERVE I FEEL THE PAIN OF THE MILLIONS SLAUGHTERED EVERYDAY FROM YOUR GUN IS WHERE YOU GET YOUR BRAVERY YOU THINK YOU’RE FEARLESS I THINK YOU’RE MURDEROUS I’M GOING TO PUT AN END TO YOUR BLOODTHIRSTY GAMES A BULLET THROUGH YOUR FUCKING HEAD
10.
BURNING BRIDGES I REACH OUT MY HANDS TO TRY TO EDUCATE YOU ON YOUR CRIMES I’M NOT A FUCKING PREACHER BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOUR DESTRUCTION FOR THE DEPLETION AND THE RAPE OF THIS EARTH YOU’RE JUST UNAWARE I CANNOT BLAME YOU JUST THIS SYSTEM FOR TEACHING US DESOLATION THE CORPORATIONS ARE AWARE WHILE THE AVERAGE PERSON IS NOT VIOLENCE AGAINST ONE MEAT EATER IS NOT GOING TO LIBERATE ONE MILLION ANIMALS WE MUST TAKE ACTION AGAINST THOSE WHO RUN THE INDUSTRY NOT THE ONES WHO LIED TO TAKE THEM DOWN WE MUST USE AS MUCH VIOLENCE AS THEY DO ANIMAL LIBERATION EARTH LIBERATION HUMAN LIBERATION WILL ONLY COME THROUGH EDUCATION
11.
MINDSET NOT NATURAL NOW YOU’RE PLAYING GOD A HARD ROLE TO PLAY WHEN YOU CAN’T PROVE IT EXISTS LAW OF NATURE N OTHING IS WRITTEN IN STONE IT’S HARD NOT TO SEE LOVE HAS NO SEXUAL PREFERENCE YOUR VIEW OF DEVIANCE IS MY VIEW OF LOVE AND I CAN ONLY SAY YOU’RE THE ONE THAT’S SICK I’LL NEVER LIVE BY YOUR BULLSHIT VALUES I WISH YOU’D SEE THE PAIN YOU INFLICT
12.
INSTILLED YOU CLOSE MY EYES TO ANY IDEAS BUT YOUR OWN YOU KEEP ME DEAF TO THE SOUND OF REVOLUTION TIE MY HANDS FROM ACHIEVING FREEDOM YOU WANT MY BRAIN TO ONLY THINK YOUR THOUGHTS WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BREAK THE CYCLE TALKING DRUNK AND INHALING THEIR LIES OR ARE YOU ABSTAINING AND STAYING STUPID EITHER WAY WE’RE STILL LEFT BEHIND SO TELL ME HOW THEY CAN BE YOUR ACTIONS WHEN IT’S THEIR IDEALS THAT FILL YOUR HEAD THESE THOUGHTS ARE INSTILLED UPON US AND WE’RE TOLD FREEDOM IS BEING LEAD WHEN IN REALITY FREEDOM WILL ONLY COME WHEN WE REALIZE WHO THE FUCK IS IN CONTROL WITHOUT THEIR COOPERATION THEIR SYSTEM WILL FALL IT THRIVES OFF THE MISCONCEPTION WE CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT THEM WHEN WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS CAPABLE OF THINKING YET WE’VE BEEN INSTILLED WITH DEPENDENCIES AND THE MYTH THAT WE CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT LEADERS HOW CAN THEY BE YOUR ACTIONS WHEN IT’S THEIR IDEAS THAT FILL YOUR HEAD
13.
ANCHOR YOU WON’T BE MY GUIDING LIGHT IN THIS WORLD GONE MAD I DON’T NEED FAIRY TALES TO LEAN ON YOU MANIPULATE THE MIND THAT STILL HAS TO LEARN REPLACE THEIR THOUGHTS WITH BULLSHIT DECEPTION BURNS YOU PRESENT YOURSELF AS CARING BUT I CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH SLAVERY AND MIND CONTROL IS ALL YOU QUEST FOR I WON’T FALL I WON’T FALL INTO YOUR GROUP IN NEED OF SOMETHING TO HOLD I’VE GOT MY MIND AND IT’S THOUGHTS ARE ONLY MINE I NEED NO RELIGION TO PROVE I EXIST ONLY ROOM FOR MY MIND TO LEARN AND TELL ME WHAT’S RIGHT NOT NO FICTICIOUS MALE BEING NOT NO SEXIST BOOK OF LIES I NEVER NEEDED A CRUTCH TO MAKE ME STRONG OR TO HOLD ONTO MY BELIEFS I’D NEVER TURN TO SUCH A FUCKING LIE I’D NEVER BE THAT WEAK
14.
CULTURE CEASE THIS LAND WAS NOT FOUND IT WAS STOLEN AND RAPED IT’S NOT THE LAND OF THE FREE FREEDOM BRINGS EXPRESSION AND CULTURE THE REAL VOICE OF THIS LAND HAS NOT BEEN HEARD IT’S BEEN GAGGED BY UNTHINKING WHITE TRADITION THEIR BLOOD STAINS THE STREETS WHERE OUR CITIES STAND AS WE WATCH THEIR CULTURES DECAY SO WE GAVE THEM A CHOICE OF HOW TO LIVE THEIR LIFE THAT BEING OUR WAY OR NO WAY AT ALL YOU’LL BELIEVE OUR RELIGION LIVE BY OUR TRADITION AND FORGET EVERYTHING YOU DID IN THE PAST LIVE BY OUR LAWS LIVE BY OUR RULES AND WE’LL TAKE EVERYTHING YOU EVER HAD NOW YOU SCREAM LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT WITH YOUR FLAG SO HIGH AND PROUD WHICH IS NOTHING MORE THAN A SYMBOL OF RAPE AND HATE THE AMERICAN DREAM IS FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT THE TRUE PEOPLE OF THIS LAND

about

CHOKEHOLD initially formed in 1991 as a straight-edge hardcore band. Over their brief yet prolific existence, the band evolved into one of most outspoken political bands of the 90’s underground scene: tackling topics as veganism, gay rights, sexism, institutionalized racism and police violence years before it became commonplace in the modern hardcore scene.

This is the definitive edition of CHOKEHOLD’s legendary 1993 debut LP ‘Prison Of Hope’ which also includes the ‘Instilled’ EP from 1994 as bonus tracks. All audio has been completely restored (IE: the missing bass intro on ‘Turn The Page’) and re-mastered.

RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF: Culture / Earth Crisis / Raid

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CHOKEHOLD
LOCATION: Hamilton, ON - Canada

Chris Logan (Vocals)
Jeff Beckman (Guitar)
Josh Fletcher (Bass)
Matt Beckman (Drums)
Sandy Robertson (Guitar)

Recorded by: Roman K (Hyland Studios)
Remastered by Brad Boatright (Audiosiege)
Layout by: Dwid Hellion

RELATED BANDS: 78 Days / Haymaker / Left For Dead / Longest War / Pick Your Side / XOur WarX

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released January 1, 2015

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