Raising Ruins for the Future

by Mighty Midgets

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Raising Ruins for the Future

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released April 26, 2010

Track 1-4, 9, 10 and 12 by Niels Højgaard Sørensen
Track 5 and 7 by Troels Højgaard Sørensen
Track 6, 8 and 11 by Niels Højgaard Sørensen and Troels Højgaard Sørensen

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Mighty Midgets is a melodic hardcore band from Aalborg, Denmark.

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Track Name: Thoughts on Article 19
Just because you have the right to say what the fuck you want,
does not mean you absolutely have (to)
criticize and demonize everyone around you.

Are we really so damn self-absorbed
that we cannot interact with anyone around us
and not act like complete assholes?

Remember this:
this room points in both directions
and there's no room for double standards.

Take a look around and think before you speak.
Silence is golden and all your talk is cheap
I will not oppose your human right
but I still think that you're wrong

You can't defend
your own right to offend and expect not to be offended.

The conclusion:
Complete freedom of expression necessitates mutual respect.
Track Name: You Are Not Alone (The World Is Full of Assholes)
Thick makeup, stiletto heels placed with scrupulous precision
(as if) they walked the Hollywood cement.
Screaming kids in wheelchairs, (hushing) would-be hipster parents
who wish that they were young again.

Keep walking forward with the sun in your eyes.
The shopping mall is an ant hill where our species hibernates.
All things for sale if you are willing to pay.
I wonder if there's anybody here who noticed me.

A dumpster diver without teeth and slick important assholes
having a snack in business suits
Fat bodies in nerd shirts with in-joke print on the chest
A preteen goth kid sniffing glue

Keep walking forward with the sun in your eyes.
The shopping mall is an ant hill where our species hibernates.
All things for sale if you are willing to pay.
I wonder if there's anybody here who notices me.
Track Name: Ruins for the Future
"War, war never changes."

Like an unwanted guest we knock on the door,
ruin dinner with fine gifts of progress,
and state of art technology,
Christian thought and modern ways of living.

We sweep the land with one way empathy
like a bully equipped with a handgun.
And undetonated cluster bombs:
"Something for the children."

What are we preventing by making enemies?
For freedom or fairness, no matter the objective,
bombs are still made to raze and guns to kill
For morals or money, seen in the great perspective,
it is a world for our children the we burn down.

We'll leave again but we're not leaving much;
institutions for your legless children.
Still, from far away we're shocked to see
the works of the oppressor blown to pieces.

But between the ruins of the Bible schools
and the foundations of western values
lies the progress and initiative
made for the people.

No one burns down a house of their friends and family.
For freedom or fairness, no matter the objective,
bombs are still made to raze and guns to kill
For morals or money, seen in the great perspective,
it is a world for our children the we burn down. Burn it down!

You cannot fight terrorists (by) becoming one yourself.
All the arms we need are for hugging!
Track Name: Our Perfect Lies
Sunday morning,
there's nothing to do.
It's been the same way
for a week or two.

We're spare parts for the machine, the reserves
We drink to fill our empty hearts.
All we're missing is content, we've lost track
of our perfect lives.

We waste our youth here
in the smokescreen
and live so hard
we won't notice if we die.

We're spare parts for the machine, the reserves
We drink to fill our empty hearts.
All we're missing is content, we've lost track.
We flush our lives down the drain.
We got everything we need all paid for.
Our parents bought us better days.
All we're missing is their love, we've lost track
of our perfect lies.

The next generation, the future, dressed in fashion
A million special people march to the same beat.
(We) religiously depend on consumption to fill up our souls,
(but) deep inside ourselves we all know we are fucking useless
Track Name: Freezing Factory Floors
They're squeezed together in life as in death.
Sleeping on the freezing factory floors.
Memorial walls hold his family name.
He is walking in the footprints of those who have
SUFFERED DEFEAT.

"Of all the gin joints in this world,
I am born into this state of affairs."
Lived through a twelve hour working day
without thinking twice to support
HIS FAMILY.

He tried so hard just to fit in. (FIT IN)
No one helped him break this stalemate. (STALEMATE)

For all the nice things that he ever did,
nobody bought him a drink in the bar
or lent him a hand that would make him forget
that living his life made him carry the
WEIGHT OF THE WORLD.

He tried so hard just to fit in. (FIT IN)
No one helped him break this stalemate. (STALEMATE)

And this one will never be taught, taught in our history.
He sacrificed his life for the benefits of the likes
The likes of you and me.

"You get to pay for the things that you get".
It was by this rule that he learned to live.
He spent his life on his knees
so we can keep on living strong
with heads held high, standing up proud.
Track Name: Time Well Wasted
No one's getting out alive,
so let's live like we mean it.
Maybe there is life before death.
Kill your time before your time kills you.

"Dream as if you will live forever.
Live as if you will
YOU WILL DIE TODAY."

We are just nihilists doing what we believe in
Spending a lifetime
seizing the day
TIME WELL WASTED!

Someday all your time is up
and your life will flash be-
fore your eyes so make sure it's
worth watching because it's the final cut

Life barely exists
Death forever
but tomorrow will
Will soon be today.

We are just nihilists doing what we believe in
Spending a lifetime
seizing the day
TIME WELL WASTED!
TIME WELL WASTED!
Track Name: Plea for Peace
Just defy!
This is not a prose
or a dull reminder of what we should be.
This is everything we are
(Sing it from the top of our lungs!)
This is now the time to stand up for what you believe in
This is a simple plea for peace!

Here's to unity and love.
Here's to freedom and the truth
Lay down your arms
and realize that we're are all we have and
we're one and the same.

This is not the time
to divide us into black and white
The Soylent green is people!
(Scream it from the top of our lungs!)
These walls keep closing in
in on me,
the romantic pioneer of unity.

Here's to unity and love.
Here's to freedom and the truth
Lay down your arms
and realize that we're are all we have and
we're one and the same.

The blank eyes of the war vets tell us
that we should not trust, no we should not trust
this worn out plan that they believe
will form a better world, yeah a better world.
Track Name: Greed Energy
I see trees of green
red roses too.
How I love to see
the bright, blessed day.
But lately this pollution
got nature on its knees
struggling hard to breathe.

Green energy is still a fuckin myth.
Politicians they don't care.
I cannot find relief in
what they say.
It's our obligation to
not fuck it up!
not fuck it up!
It's a logical consequence
of wasting to our hearts content
and we're going down! Down! Down! Down! Down!

What we are seeing now
is just the top
of the melting iceberg and
someone told me once LONG AGO,
"There's calm before the storm!"
Don't fuck it up!
Don't fuck it up!
It's a logical consequence
of wasting to our hearts content
and we're going down! Down! Down! Down! Down!

DOWN!

Here comes the sun
in the sky,
burning everyone
and leaving oceans dry
And soon hard rain
and melting snow
is going to wash away
everything we know.

Don't fuck this up!
Track Name: Too Punk to Funk - Part Deux
I thought I found a place to stay where one could breathe freely,
a place of reason and room for everyone.
(A place to be myself)
But all I found was bullshit and know-all attitude,
I'd choose my friends over this scene any day.
Because everything you fight
is everything you are.

I came here to be spared from your narrow-minded views,
for openness towards diversity.
(A place to be myself)
Not to hear your morals or be taught to live my life.
What good are ideals when you don't live by them?
Because everything you fight
is everything you are.

We don't need more church to live decent (LIVES!)
We don't need more rules than we've already got
We don't need your morals, we'll make it on our own
I'll find my own way out. [x2]

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name
and at least pretend they're glad you came.
When all you get is bullshit and know-all attitude
I'll choose my friends over this shit any day.

Because everything you fight
is everything you are.
Track Name: The Final Anthropogenic Extinction Event
We are the world and its technology,
originators of the fall.
The future's clear but we refuse to see.
We'll take the paved road to our demise.

We are the wave and we are the lottery
We've past the point of no return here
We can't reverse this, we are the enemy
There's no looking back, no looking back.

We can't change direction anyway.
There will be no one but us to blame.

An endless line of pleas for social change;
What does it matter in the end?
One million chords could never change our ways.
This global virus will kill itself.

We are the wave and we are the lottery
We've past the point of no return here
We can't reverse this, we are the enemy
There's no looking back, no looking back.

We can't change direction anyway.
There will be no one but us to blame.
Track Name: Fuck the System Etc.
As we, the ruling species try to backfill all the holes
and right the wrongs of those who try to backfill holes before us,
every new decision seems to drag us further down.
We are all just powerless until our final moments.
They are never coming back. Our visions for ourselves we're just too
optimistic and naive for us to reach them.
JUST GIVE UP!
IT"S TOO LATE!

More knowledge gives awareness of more things out of our hands.
The more you educate yourself the less you understand.
In theory, the status quo should keep us safe from harm.
We are all but humans so we enjoy our final moments.
Look at all this misery and how everybody acts indifferent
it is easy to become just that or simply lose hope.
JUST GIVE UP!
IT"S TOO LATE!

As the hard lead pierced his temple, in a mind-numbing sound blast
that drowned the music from the small stereo,
a bird flem from the rooftop of the building he was in.
His thoughts were emptied- All over the wall.
His parents were both shocked by the knocking on their door.
Two officers explained the tragic events.
With a stale look they expressed their
surprise, they did not see
that one coming their way.
He was such a nice kid...

You should be the change you want to see in this world!