Surveillance E​.​P.

by We Are The Arsenal

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"Surveillance" is the highly anticipated, new E.P. from Southern California's We Are The Arsenal. The release features 6 politically-charged, guitar heavy rock & roll.

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released January 17, 2012

All Lyrics by: Ryan Terrigno
All Music by: We Are The Arsenal
Recorded @ For The Record - Orange, CA
Mixed and Mastered by: Justin Powell

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Track Name: Surveillance
i look around and all i see are blank faces and
storm chasers simply waiting to feed.
if the life you want is not the one you lead
then to cast out the first stone would be blasphemy.

all together now, sing as loud as you can
"We're not your means to an end!"
you've crossed the line. this cannot stand.
"We'll carry on till we're dead!"

I'm calling you out, I'm speaking out of turn.
But you wouldn't dare kill, no you cannot kill the messenger.
if you ever feel like someone is watching you,
it's because they are. from distant stars.
in your homes, at your job, all alone in your cars.

all together now, sing as loud as you can
"We're not your means to an end!"
you've crossed the line. this cannot stand.
"We'll carry on till we're dead!"
Smile for the camera
Try not to lose control
If you wanna start a revolution
Be prepared to risk it all.

Live your life however you like
One day, you won't have a choice.
Smile for the camera
Try not to lose control
If you wanna start a revolution
Well my friends, you're not alone.
Live your life however you like
One day, you won't have a choice.
Track Name: Ghost Town
This city is a ghost town, I've lived to see it fade
From a bustling little borough to a ghastly masquerade
There was a time when we would dance through the streets of our decay
But now we're all just standing still as the music plays and plays.

While we may be young, We once were educated.
While we may be naive, This can't be tolerated.
Though the day may come you don't know who we are
Let freedom ring through your heart.
One day their precious machines will all begin to rust
And everybody will be armed and dangerous.
Will you venture safe and sound
through the valleys of a ghost town?

All dressed up in suits, we offer our salute to the all-mighty squalor
You gotta learn a lot to earn that white collar
maybe someday we will find the words to save us from the blame
and make all of our problems go away.

While we may be young, our youth is slipping away
We're passing on the torch to hands that can't hold the weight
Track Name: Brushfire
You wanna wage a war against the world?
Well, i pray you do your homework
You've got some catching up to do.
It's like trying to explain the cold
To someone who's never seen the snow
It's fruitless boy, you were born to lose.

Years passed, and time went by
Your head was always in the sky
You saw your whole life through the clouds.
And if you don't believe in love, what will you do when push will come to shove?
Will you come undone?

We're all tired of feeling alone
Yeah we're all stuck to our couches and glued to our phones.
But we just want to go outside and feel alive while there's still time.
While there's still time

So tell me all your hopes and dreams
And everything that's in between
I'll do my best to hear you out.
But I can't promise anything
What never was can never be any more than your imagination.
I can't say goodbye to yesterday. We can't simply ignore the mess we've made.
The mess we've made

We're all tired of feeling alone
Yeah we're all stuck to our couches and glued to our phones.
We just want to go outside and feel alive
In the Summers we'll move toward the sea
In the Winter and Fall we'll be watching the leaves
Changing color as they fall, but life goes on.
Oh life goes on

What if everything doesn't figure itself out?
What if I'm the reason you're living with such doubt about the world?
In essence we are free, let's cast our lines to sea
Question what we believe and we can never go back home

We're all tired of feeling alone
Yeah we're all stuck to our couches and glued to our phones.
We just want to go outside and feel alive
In the Summers we'll move toward the sea
In the Winter and Fall we'll be watching the leaves
Changing color as they fall, but life goes on.
Oh life goes on
Track Name: Run For Your Life
we've traveled so far through the darkness, the sleet, and the rain
the moment this means nothing is the moment that i'm walking away.
it's not in my nature to mindlessly follow along
you can't change the world with a bullet, but you can with a song.

in a decade i've witnessed a definite changing of tides
but it didn't take 10 years to decide where my loyalty lies.
when money is power and socialites are leading the way
i'll throw in the towel when i feel i've got nothing left to say.

we rely on the values we learned long ago
you remind me of someone i used to know.
we can't pretend that our actions have no consequence
This is life. No one said it would make sense.
run for your life, there's a war for your mind
sometimes it feels like i'm being buried alive

How will you face when the pills that you take stop calming you down?
Reality is a lesson we all must learn. You either swim, or you sink and you drown.
What is the point in even trying if everyone eventually ends up dying?
Well it's never too late to run from your fate and build your own slice of heaven.

we rely on the values we learned long ago
you remind me of someone who i used to know.
we can't pretend that our actions have no consequence
This is life. No one said it would make sense.
run for your life, there's a war for your mind
sometimes it feels like i'm being buried alive

we rely on the values we learned long ago

here we are, at the dawning of a new age
things will never be the same.
will you evolve or fade away?

we rely on the values we learned long ago
you remind me of someone who i used to know.
we can't pretend that our actions have no consequence
This is life. No one said it would make sense.
run for your life, there's a war for your mind
sometimes it feels like i'm being buried alive
we're glutenous thieves, we're slaves to the past
we all believed that this way of life simply would last
Track Name: The Terrible Truth
Down in the fields out where i lie
Free of hassle, free of passers-by
i feel alone, yet so alive
i feel at home out of the public eye.
we're living in the age of industry
of radio waves and frequencies.
we feed the rich and we kill the poor
get in our way and we'll start a war.

We're not the voice of a generation
We are the voice of your imagination.
If you're anything like me
You just want to live and die in peace.
i never asked for this, oh no no no
but i accept the task i've been given.
i'll light your way through melody
because the terrible truth is that crime does pay.

Down in the fields where i used to play
From the crack of dawn until the sun escaped.
I never thought about such trivial things
Like where my soul would stand come judgment day.
in half a century, we've changed more than we can perceive
we've killed the american dream and we don't even notice.
We don't even care.

We're not the voice of a generation
We are the voice of your imagination.
If you're anything like me
You just want to live and die in peace.
i never asked for this, oh no no no
but i accept the task i've been given.
i'll light your way through melody
because the terrible truth is that crime does pay.

Get out of the dark, and get into the light x4

We're not the voice of a generation
We are the voice of your imagination.
If you're anything like me
You just want to live and die in peace.
i never asked for this, oh no no no
but i accept the task i've been given.
i'll light your way through melody
because the terrible truth, oh the terrible truth

The terrible truth, the terrible truth
is crime does pay
we're all from where we don't belong
and the terrible truth, the terrible truth about the world
is crime does pay