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1.
This is your industry I will not let inside me - NO I steered clear long (and hard) ago I wiped the slate clean As the whistle I hear Downtown - noon Within a visible distance It's with invisible distance
2.
Never would have been a use for the axle If someone hadn't invented the wheel Necessity broke and killed evolution Now at times the circuitry feels You can't go straight unless you're not turning for #1 to win #2 must lose You can't rebuild without destruction And you can't close your eyes to get a good view Statement just stopped being an answer And suddenly turned into a prayer Relative thought waved goodbye The lights went out and nobody cared The product dis-assembled perfect The parts stacked up and got in line Full function worked all backwards Now all is well and nothing is fine Take down the signs - don't hide your eyes The switch is down
3.
You broadcast: "What it is to be a man" Channel changes - so does your mind In this day - at this time Your mind declines - your chair reclines No more butterflies left in her blue sky (Air is still) Ripped out her flowers one by one (Field left empty)
4.
Clear Set 02:02
Divine construction Life mechanism Properly fastened Very seldom questioned Just think: your head turns In both directions End straight forward Take a look around
5.
Benedict 01:52
River run dry But I still find myself swimming upstream Ghosts in my headlights But I still find myself driving down the street
6.
There's a hole in the back Of the head of the madman Some say it's the spot where all The good stuff comes out And I'm picking up where his steps left off and I'm digging out my own rut And what you say it stays inside me - Brightly gleaming Now there's a hole in the back Of the head of the madman And it's covered up by a scar It acts like a plug - It keeps him from flowing out It keeps him from sharing All that's penned up inside He'd stand on the corner I'd open my window He'd sing a song I would try to use my interpretation Hear him singing in the midnight hour My friend you're no longer stranger
7.
Flux 01:10
Stamped out the ember That burned your skin It wasn't easy - complication You caught the glow Of a flame past burning Try to put it out - with desperation Sit down with a flickering bit of what You thought would never burn You never thought you'd catch fire- I never thought you'd ever learn
8.
Symptom 02:39
I lick my hand When the pill won't slide The beautiful taste On which I rely Sugar made it sweeter But not any brighter Get it down safe and sound My symptom I got my hands on it
9.
Gears and rods and run by fuel It is machine that acts so unknowingly cruel Machine means the end of hope The end of all inspiration You are this end You are this machine It frightens me to think what could be done If all machines ran together In a straight well defined line This can't happen machine You choose not to use your hearing - I not mine And now we run together Both blind But I'm full of fuel that will forever run My own set of gears and rods My own soft engine Turn me on - watch me run
10.
Wire straight Weather bent Forget yourself SHE triumphant In a heart In a mind Forget yourself As two combine Plant a seed Watch it grow Forget yourself Just let go In a brain In some skin Forget yourself There is no sin Around you About me Forget yourself Start to see It's getting very close to being far away
11.
I WENT DEEP DOWN INSIDE - IT FELT SO GOOD TO BE INSIDE MYSELF AN ENERGY GAINED BY THE CLEANSING STATE MY MIND WAS IN I BRUSHED OFF MY HEART AND NOTICED AS MY MOUTH BEGAN TO SING I CREATED A SONG AND OFFERED IT UP TO THE SKY THE WORDS CAME OUT SO CLEAR THEY ALMOST TORE A HOLE IN MY THROAT THE SKY'S REACTION WAS SO GRAND SHE SMILED AT ME AND GAVE ME HOPE
12.
City 01:50
Under bridges - on sidewalk ways Hopeful children pretend and play Near ugly sayings - painted on Spending hours to have them gone Here you find me - with my tears In my city for countless years
13.
Rules take time to break apart, Just like living in a four measure start, Like hanging from the bough of a tree, Like loving things you can't see Then you'll know - you go insane (It's not too bad, it's not forever) Then you'll know - you'll fly away (Not too high, not too far) Take the time to use your heart, Just like living in a four measure start, Like missing things before your eyes, Like loving things you despise
14.
Mud 02:13
And I watch you And I wish I could build you an Iron Bouquet Saw you standing Like a picture of a skyline on my burning day Spill like the sun I'm inside a petal ringing You're staring upward Soak up the precious light and begin the process Transform and blossom singing: "I love the rain"
15.
Fence Song 01:48
Keeps you in Keeps me out Pointless process to me Just the same

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The complete Switch is Down 12" plus everything you may or may not have already heard by this legendary east coast hardcore band.

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released August 27, 1996

Guitar - Tonie Ryan Joy
Bass - Scott Malat
Drums - Brooks Headly
Lyrics/ Vocals- Colin Seven

Recorded '92/'93 in Baltimore by Tony French.
Rear cover art by Robert Andrews.
Skull from Arnhem Land.
Diagram by David Elliot
(from the book Your Face Never Lies by Michio Kushi).
Additional vocals on "Fence" by P.R.

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