Remnants​.​.​.

by Bitter Grounds

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released February 5, 2016

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Watching the energy and urgency of their old punk rock scene decay, four friends rekindled their love for a dirty mix of punk, ska and reggae. Because when grit is replaced with style, street-level attitude with mainstream rock sensibilities, and frustration makes way for a general sense of well-being, there's only one thing you can do: form a band on BITTER GROUNDS... ... more

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Track Name: Radio Silence
Radio silence

Ever smashed into a wall you didn’t build?
Ever been assaulted with a weapon you would never wield?
Ever been ignored by all the players in the field?
No home to rest the soul

One of “them” gone bad and we hate all of their guts
One of “us” gone bad ensures that they hate all of us
It’s a vicious cycle that is never going to stop
That’s one thing that I know

Big or small, some or all
Cycles of hate are gonna be our downfall
Amidst all hollow calls
Radio silence once and for all

The tongue is so much faster than the mind
Staggering and fumbling in the dark deaf dumb and blind
Are the voices of the millions that may never realize
What it is they’re fighting for

Raised fists and angry lines don’t reconcile
And it feels like there is no need for another rally cry
To reaffirm division and to magnify the lines
That run between us all

Big or small, some or all
Cycles of hate are gonna be our downfall
Amidst all hollow calls
Radio silence once and for all

“You’re not one of us” it said
The silent mantra that’s carved in stone in our heads
And on its leash this is where we have been led
A desolate plain at sunset

Sides squaring off like the parted red sea
Ready to come crashing down on everything that’s in between
We’ll be swept away and we’ll never again be seen
On this dark and misty road

When truths meet then you know there’s war at hand
A storm is raging furiously in the promised land
And the blood is streaming like a ruby river of the damned
That makes the Dead Sea overflow

Big or small, some or all
Cycles of hate are gonna be our downfall
Amidst all hollow calls
Radio silence once and for all…
Track Name: Halos
HALOS

When there’s so much strife and doing wrong there’s one thing we can depend on
Denial of our connection that over time has come undone
It’s like the power of the sun: self-sustaining operation
With blindfolds on and conviction, a policy of hit and run

A strange feeling suddenly came over me as he smiled and shook his head
The way he looked at him… a hidden agenda crossed his plan
Is there anybody out there, someone who really cares?
Someone with power and vision and a war to declare

It’s such an endless charade
A campaign funded by hate
It could well be much too late
For redirecting our fate
Why are we so afraid
To take the smallest of blames?
No one knows who cast the first stone
So all have halos…

Can’t explain this interrelation, diplomacy and aggression
In eternal contradiction, and bound by law and convention
With hands firmly on the button, watching the other’s expression
And through the smiles we might be stunned to witness our own reflections

Am I ever gonna find it or should I realize I got to accept the impossible I’m sick and tired of all this talk about justice, who’s in control?
But I think I found a way today, yeah I really think I found a way
To handle trust I’ll clear my mind and question you until I’ll fucking die

It’s such an endless charade
A campaign funded by hate
It could well be much too late
For redirecting our fate
Why are we so afraid
To take the smallest of blames?
No one knows who cast the first stone
So all have halos…

And we see biblical prediction reaching surgical precision
Mankind’s final destination, some say the son of god will come
No redeeming left to be done, we all have found our salvation
In hands washed clean of suspicion are a bloody knife and a smoking gun

I’m feeling disillusioned as I’m walking down that road
I switch my TV on and see another story left untold
It’s what it is, it has come to this, there’s more to spill
You don’t believe in murder but you’re going for the kill…

It’s such an endless charade
A campaign funded by hate
It could well be much too late
For redirecting our fate
Why are we so afraid
To take the smallest of blames?
No one knows who cast the first stone
So all have halos…
Track Name: My Reaction
My reaction

There’s a black day coming soon, no need to cry or deny, it’s cool
Don’t have to preach to the converted or to rally up more souls
It’s a rollercoaster ride my friend, we’re moving forward but going back
I used to feel it was up to me but this time it feels so old

I’ll introduce you to a friend of mine
It’s my reaction
It’s just reflection of ourselves
There’s no perfection
The are just some things we can’t help
And one of them seems to be
This deep and human need for self-destruction

Move on, get that groove on, feel that blue note
Let that mood swing, make the kill
The lips seem to be working but the mind just feels so numb
My emotions are overfloating but I know now where we’re going
I want to watch from a safe distance then just turn my back and run

I’ll introduce you to the end of time
It’s my reaction
It’s just reflection of ourselves
There’s no perfection
The are just some things we can’t help
And one of them seems to be
This deep and human need for self-destruction

No need to worry please, enjoy your ride, enjoy your destiny
There’s no way out of this, you can’t stop it, you’re a part of it

I’ll introduce you to a common crime
It’s my reaction
It’s just reflection of ourselves
There’s no perfection
The are just some things we can’t help
And one of them seems to be
This deep and human need for self-destruction
Track Name: Bad Plan
BAD PLAN

Saw it coming but never put an effort in trying to prevent
It all coming untied and bursting at the seams
Save for a vain attempt at calming the senses
So within reach but elusive like a dream

We’re in trouble
It’s such a sad end
We’re in the rubble
Of a bad plan
Of a self-made catastrophe
Of a self-made mound of adversity

Our lineage but a minute in the global agenda
But we never watched the time so we never took heed
Naturally assuming we would live far beyond midnight
Our darkest time could be the last that we see

We’re in trouble
It’s such a sad end
We’re in the rubble
Of a bad plan
Of a self-made catastrophe
Of a self-made mound of adversity

Apologising doesn’t do any good if you don’t know whom it’s to
Should we turn to God or turn to our fellow man
Or is it wiser to not even bother asking the question
And just apologise to our ourselves…