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Judge and Jury

by The Kalahari Hijack

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1.
I tried to fight it I can't defeat it Think I'm on top - keeps on making me pay I try to blank it Expropriate it No point resisting - it won't go away And I can't claim redemption Outcome - set in stone Let's get this all straight Before it's too late Say what I need to say Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah And something's dying inside me All my dreams fade away This was never meant to be All my dreams fade away And suddenly I feel free Got to make the most of my time Almost reached the end of the line Dirty I can't deny it I can't control it It always leaves me fighting for breath Always oppose it Try to ignore it It only drags me closer to death And I can't tell you what you Should do to release me Let's get this all straight Before it's too late Say what I need to say Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah And something's dying inside me All my dreams fade away This was never meant to be All my dreams fade away And suddenly I feel free Got to make the most of my time Almost reached the end of the line Dirty And something's dying inside me All my dreams fade away This was never meant to be All my dreams fade away And suddenly I feel free Got to make the most of my time Almost reached the end of the line
2.
All out attack Leave nothing to chance From the high ground, scan below A figure caught in advance Bugs crawling Over his body His eyes shut as you stare Now he finds himself on his own Doesn't seem to care He's got a birthright, a decree A small boy, a machine He can't fail or succeed I can't imagine that he'd kneel for me Oh, kneel for me He won't talk, can't be bought Brought up the British way Some call him a whipping boy He never had much to say His stature and value Increase every day I've had enough of this dead end show Got to put him away He's got a birthright, a decree A small boy, a machine He can't fail or succeed I can't imagine that he'd kneel for me Oh, kneel for me No more excuses Found the solution Provoke the violence Stoke the fire Winston Churchill: Sure I am that this day now We are the masters of our fate That the task which has been set us is not above our strength That its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance As long as we have faith in our cause and an unconquerable will-power Salvation will not be denied us In the words of the Psalmist, "We shall not be afraid" He's got a birthright, a decree A small boy, a machine He can't fail or succeed I can't imagine that he'd kneel for me He's got a birthright, a decree A small boy, a machine He can't fail or succeed I can't imagine that he'd kill for me Oh, kill for me
3.
Oh my heart Oh my heart is thumping Don't blame me for what I say When the light goes off I'll be on my way Struck a chord Took my reward And then I threw it all away I was adored Now I'm ignored Betrayed And I don't care No I don't care for nothing Why give me the chance and then take it from me Well my songs live on Left me on my knees Struck a chord Took my reward And then I threw it all away I was adored Now I'm ignored Betrayed Time will wash this all away Take the bough and break it Don't let apathy remain Struck a chord Took my reward And then I threw it all away I was adored Now I'm ignored Betrayed Struck a chord Took my reward And then I threw it all away I was adored Now I'm ignored Betrayed It's underway Redeem, restore It's come around I'm going back to where I was before It's underway Redeem, restore It's come around I'm going back to where I was before I'm going back to where I was before Was before Was before Oh
4.
You can't get higher Than standing at the gate Achieved the life within Offload your burden Before it's too late The ride's about to begin At the end of the day When all's said and done My highs, my lows Won't you please take me home Tired and confused Took control of my fate Worked hard to douse the flames My flaws and failings The lesson's been learned Now I've no one else to blame But it's all in the past There's nothing more to say My hopes, my fears Won't you please take me home At the end of the day When all's said and done And the rain has to fall To make a hole in the sky My time has come And no one knows why My time has come And no one knows why Won't you please take me home Won't you please take me home Please take me home
5.
You only talk about money You only talk about fame You always talk about fashion And all around you act the same If that's all that you do You won't get very far Just runnin' round in circles Oh, Oh Oh, your life just passes by One big opportunity In the end, nothing achieved Obsessed with the mundane Obsessed with the mundane You only talk about schooling You only talk about bills You only talk about working No escape from the real It's all about balance Between the humdrum and glam Why not change it while you can Oh, Oh Oh, your life just passes by Addicted to celebrity In the end, nothing achieved Obsessed with the mundane Obsessed with the mundane Get off your phone Get out of the house Be the best that you can be Get off your phone Get out of the house Got to make that breakthrough Before the routine breaks you Oh, your life just passes by One big opportunity In the end, nothing achieved Obsessed with the mundane Oh, your life just passes by Addicted to celebrity In this life, nothing for free Obsessed with the mundane Nothing for free Obsessed with the mundane Obsessed with the mundane Obsessed with the mundane
6.
Trying to win you round, trying to make you see He can't give no guarantee Don't make a move, stand your ground Oh don't be too up cos he'll bring you down. Oh don't just stand there sweating No regretting What will be will be If you've gotta do something, don't do what Jack does If you've gotta do something, don't do what Jack does If you've gotta do something, don't do what Jack does If you've gotta do something, don't do what Jack does You've made your bed - he won't set you free Lock you up, throw away the key You might have seen this all before Don't know what you're looking for Oh in the water, treading The way you're heading You're going all the way If you've gotta do something, don't do what Jack does If you've gotta do something, don't do what Jack does If you've gotta do something, don't do what Jack does If you've gotta do something, don't do what Jack does Don't do what Jack does
7.
Vigilante 05:38
Bloodstains on the streets You start to turn a blind eye 9 to 5 fight against the heat You're being forced to comply What's going on under this burning sky? No energy to shout I only hear it in my head I can't escape the darkness On this road I tread As time goes by under this burning sky Oh, oh, oh, oh, day by day Oh, oh, oh, oh, slowly fading away Just keep on living Keep on believing it's OK Dark to light it has begun Dark to light it has begun When all around's confusion I always find a resolution I keep an eye on everyone We vote them in so they can Meet and discuss All they have are thoughts and prayers No one left to trust So why am I under this burning sky? Oh, oh, oh, oh, day by day Oh, oh, oh, oh, slowly fading away Just keep on fighting Keep on believing it's OK, it's OK Dark to light it has begun Dark to light it has begun When all around's confusion I always find a resolution I keep an eye on everyone Dark to light it has begun Dark to light it has begun When all around's confusion I always find a resolution I keep an eye on everyone On everyone On everyone A burning sky over everyone
8.
Kindred Foes 04:10
Nothing to live for Under this sky All your hope's gone Yeah, your dreams have run dry There's no breakthrough It's an eye for an eye No matter what you do You're going home in a bag A bullet in your skull Bring it all to an end But no one can can doubt you Oh, you got to pretend Hold your head high Yeah, you got to believe In a strange way You start to feel free Break the impasse Prepare to destroy Take the high ground Your plan you deploy The night is so black An unholy roar And your kindred foes Fall to the floor
9.
Autumn broke the boy When the leaves they fell no more And all his hope is gone Ignorance of youth Could never see the rainbow's end The innocence corrode On a razorblade A loser in your game But I won't make the same mistake Bitter taste of truth He could not see the rainbow's end The writing on the wall You tried to change Into a selfless man You only care for number one Oh, Oh, Oh Yeah, you caught me unaware My name defamed And in the gutter lay Feel like you don't belong Get down on your knees and pray Your work here's just begun In stone for evermore It was never going to go your way When all was said and done You act so fake It's the only way you can Get through all of this again Oh, Oh, Oh Yeah, you caught me unaware My name defamed And in the gutter lay Oh, Oh, Oh Yeah, you caught me unaware My name defamed And in the gutter lay Misled With my back against the wall You had your chance My heart's gone its own way My heart's gone its own way In the gutter where you play
10.
The dog sniffs the air in anticipation His downtrodden master has yet to waken As the smug city scorns and scolds Humanity in a broken down bus shelter This man has faced a storm and lost His spirit shattered, does it matter? Oh, does it matter? He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother Toxic fumes engulf his frame As in a cloud of poison and hate We are tainted like the rust around him This dirty, unshaven, drunken sod This godforsaken human being His life is ebbing, not fit for purpose Oh, why bother? He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother He's got a name, he's got a mother The dog sniffs the air in anticipation Motionless, lying prostate on the ground His dog is weeping.

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Stoke The Fire: youtu.be/0PaJrBbbvjE
I Threw It All Away: youtu.be/Uwy02CN6JY4
Please Take Me Home: youtu.be/xWyjG8liUSA
Obsessed With The Mundane: youtu.be/ZE3o5xdeRX8
If You've Gotta Do Something Don't Do What Jack Does: youtu.be/fc5FkeV6MX8
In The Gutter Lay: youtu.be/bzIUBGIwATE

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released January 10, 2020

produced by S. McGregor
recorded at Glengyron Studios
artwork by K. McGregor

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The Kalahari Hijack Scotland, UK

The Kalahari Hijack is a rock band.

The Hijack's material varies from epic classic rock to more plaintive acoustic tracks via the occasional catchy pop chorus.

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