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all cut up

by Not The Ones

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1.
On The Chin 01:05
on the chin the world is tumblin' and I am stumblin' and even my bathtub is shaking nowadays there is hatred and fear spreading everywhere but somehow there's still no revolution in the air too fast, too much and all at once I wanna pack it all in, jack it all in so sick of the game that we ain't gonna win I feel small and unable, think of leaving the table why not chuck the bloody business and take it on the chin too fast, too much and all at once I believed in the sages in their caves and on stages now I'm doubting and falling, looking 'round and I find I'm so tired of the preachers, lost my faith in our teachers all the dust on our bibles made us drowsy and blind too fast, too much and all at once
2.
sort of necessary the kings are dead, yet still on stage their shadows larger than life all said and done, all played and sung we're settling for 7 to 5 they're covering my walls and all their words they fill my head but instead of taking to the streets I'm binge-reading in bed when I was young I climbed on trees with my penknife and my bow I was on guard and well-prepared to fight should evil show I spilled my blood at wounded knee with the brindled cow, I set sail I followed jack out on the road and hunter down the trail now I wish I could say I don't need heroes no more oh I wish I could say I no longer believe oh I wish I could say I don't need heroes no more oh I wish I could say that I found my place in reality it seems to me when lovers sing all love has long been loved all the kisses since 1642 BC have been rated and listed up now who could swear his love is true by the moon and stars above when juliet had romeo and westley buttercup and I wish I could say I don't need heroes no more ... the other day among the crowd when neil was up and played and no one in the stadium seemed to hear what wasn't said now bowie's dead and leonard's gone and I'm still looking up and wonder while they clap along when our time will come and I wish I could say I don't need heroes no more ...
3.
remote control we're frowning at the t.v. screen and we complain about rip-off prices, lifted faces facts I can't retain we're frowning at the t.v. screen and get upset about greedy leaders, blind believers easy to forget we're frowning at the t.v. screen and we despair about bombs that destroy people's hopes and their joy and still we're unaware we're frowning at the t.v. screen and we get scared 'cos there's climate change and the bees act strange let's pretend we haven't heard there's a cooking programme on channel one and big brother's on on four sky sports shows the champion's league and there's so much more more more more more when we change channel by remote control the picture's gone no longer meaningful we're frowning at the t.v. screen and we get sad 'cos kids make our clothes our chocolate, our shoes no reason to feel bad there's a cooking programme on channel one and top model's on on four sky sports shows the tour de france and there's so much more more more more more when we change the channel by remote control the picture's gone no longer meaningful I can change my mood by remote control the feeling's gone no longer meaningful
4.
the dream is gone I dreamed that spring awakened me you were here and we were free and the morning sun came up we had nothing to lose not to fear the least there was peace among men and peace among the beasts that was the paradise the dream is gone the dream is gone but I give all I've got to give to make it come true I dreamed that war was history you were here and we were free and the morning sun came up there was noone in prison no lock on any door there were no wars and no weapons anymore that was the paradise the dream is gone the dream is gone but I give all I've got to give to make it come true is there a land, a country where the dream is all true I really cannot tell I only know and that's what I'm sure of it's not a land I've seen ... the dream is a dream right now anyhow but not much longer get ready now to fight for the paradise we've got nothing to lose just our fear, understand that it's our future, our land give me your love, oh give me your hand the dream is gone the dream is gone but I give all I've got to give to make it come true
5.
blue wednesday when exactly did the ticking start? when exactly did you miss the beat? when exactly did you lose your touch? when exactly did you press repeat? when exactly did you start to fade? when exactly did you settle in? when exactly did you gain control? when exactly did you drop your chin? when tuesday turned to wednesday and you read the flashing signs and DRINK ME seemed a dubious demand when you got the golden ticket and you didn't take the ride 'cos NEVER seemed to awful long a time when exactly did you stop to ask? when exactly did you sign the deal? when exactly did you fall in line? when exactly did it all turn real? who exactly wrote the book of rules? where exactly did the good times go? how exactly did you lose your dreams? why exactly did you have to grow? 'cos tuesday turned to wednesday and you read the flashing signs then DRINK ME seemed a dubious demand and you had the golden ticket but you didn't take the ride 'cos NEVER seemed so awful long a time
6.
Out To Sea 02:57
out to sea painted nails and lashes dreams to ashes black's the colour, nil's the number chasing dogs, keeping logs scarred our arms, skinned our knees guns and booze and powder choose your medicine drop any expectations just give in all said and done now who's been wrong the words too frail to make much sense best minds AWOL they missed the call it's just the crescent, ladders fall guns and booze and powder they chose their medicine dropped any expectations just gave in so let star-crossed dreamers roam far away and on and on let the weary-hearted put out to sea let the star-crossed dreamers roam they're just looking for a home let the weary-hearted put out to sea painted nails and lashes dreams to ashes the bright blue stars, they've seen it all all said and done still hanging on it's just the crescent, ladders fall so let star-crossed dreamers roam on and on, the road is long let the weary-hearted put out to sea let the star-crossed dreamers roam they might never make it home let the weary-hearted put out to sea
7.
All Cut Up 01:22
all cut up no longer young but still howling in the subway pond'ring frailty of words throwing poetry and watches off the roof still racing death cigarettes no longer lighted dressed for lunch but habits show hear, the wind blows traces of the tambourine now look at you, kid where did you go your shoes can tell the tales of all the windings of the road now look at you, kid where have you been was it just words or Blakean visions that you've seen all out of time on holy boy and madman road alone along the way where life is faster than a heart can beat not giving in another dance beneath the diamond sky spinning ceaselessly mixing pop and politics with poetry
8.
Mona&Lucy 02:33
Mona&Lucy i saw you ridin' through the endless grasslands you and Lucy in the prairie sun you had followed the stars to the West, go West but Pocahonta's on the run not a penny to your name Stetson on your had and you know that she'll be waiting if your life ain't worth a dime i saw you lyin' on a palm-lined beach somewhere you and Lucy in the tropical sun you had followed the moon to the East, go East but Mother Nature's on the run not a penny to your name feather in your hair and if you wouldn't catch your dreams you'd surely lose your mind push the pedal down, the dream is gone we're dancing to a different song no diamond sky, it's darker than before push the pedal down, the dream is gone Mona's on a distance run and Lucy doesn't come around no more i saw you standin' on the highest rooftop you and Lucy in the setting sun you had followed your dreams far up, go up but Icarus has long been gone not a penny to your name shades to hide the signs you say the time is right for fighting in the street, boy push the pedal down, the dream is gone we're dancing to a different song no diamond sky, it's darker than before push the pedal down, the dream is gone Mona's on a distance run and Lucy doesn't come around no more
9.
drugs, booze and kicks no, I don't need drugs to see clearly and I don't need booze to be sick and I tend to choose reality over the kick no, I don't need schools to feel stupid and no sermon to see the light and I tend to choose discussion over a fight but sometimes when I'm over the top and sometimes when I'm real low I wonder why the truth is always so - just so... tell me why is reality so real oh, won't you tell me why is reality so real or is it just me? how do you feel? tell me why is reality so real no, I don't need friends to feel lonely and I don't need a partner to dance and I tend to choose by moonlight rather than chance but sometimes when I'm over the top and sometimes when I'm real low I wonder why all love songs are just so - just so ... tell me why is reality so cruel oh won't you tell me why is reality so cruel or is it just me, being a fool tell me why is reality so cruel
10.
single noble lie you said, you're scared of the day when the last survivor dies she said, she simply can't believe that we're trading off our rights for an illusion of security with one-click-buy mentality we get a giant bag of happiness what if democracy has failed? what if plato got it right? does it take a noble lie to get the wisest to decide you said, you're scared of the day when all the witnesses are gone and me, I sit and wonder why I still sing the same old song not much to lose, yet still not free we're lacking solidarity and get home with an empty plastic bag what if democracy has failed? what if plato got it right? does it take a noble lie to get the wisest to decide
11.
Tightrope 02:55
tightrope I walk a tightrope between an angel and a beastie boy I walk a tightrope between a woman and a man I walk a tightrope between sanity and vanity and I walk a tightrope it's far too high - it frightens me I walk a tightrope between an angel and a beastie boy I walk a tightrope between a geisha and a queen I walk a tightrope between family and perjury I walk a tightrope until my balance loses me what's your last memory? waking up - finding me my heart won't be used as whipping boy my heart has lead me astray my heart has locked me out in the dressing room my heart still wants me to play I walk a tightrope between an angel and a beastie boy I walk a tightrope between a nightmare and a dream I walk a tightrope between sympathy and infamy I walk a tightrope there's always someone shaking me what's you last memory? waking up - finding me my heart won't be used as whipping boy my heart has lead me astray my heart has locked me out in the dressing room my heart still wants me to sway I walk a tightrope between an angel and a beastie boy I walk a tightrope between a woman and a man I walk a tightrope between sanity and vanity and I walk a tightrope there's always someone pushing me
12.
let's go psycho it drove me mad, it made me sad I fought the tears, I lost and baby, I was desperate I lost my head, I stayed in bed I watched the walls and honey babe, I was desperate but now I see - it isn't me and now I know - it's part of the show so let's go psycho let's scream and shout let's go psycho and it doesn't really matter what it is about so let's go psycho let's jump and fall let's go psycho let's go for a head-on collision straight into the wall it made me sad, it drove me mad I sold my blood and took to whiskey I was desperate I stayed in bed, I lost my head I stood and stared at starry skies and I was desperate

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Kidd: Vocals/Guitar
Hugo: Bass/Vocals & Keyboard on All Cut Up
Palme: Drums/Vocals

Marcel: 2nd Guitar on On the Chin, All Cut Up and Mona&Lucy

Matt Dangerfield: Backings on Out to Sea and 2nd Guitar on Drugs, Booze and Kicks (Middle Part)
SmaiL ShocK: 12-String Guitar on The Dream is Gone and Tightrope
Laura Knapp: Violin on The Dream Is Gone
Vom Cowbell: Tambourine on Blue Wednesday
Matt, Laura & Vom: Backings on Drugs, Booze and Kicks

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released June 12, 2022

All songs by Not the Ones, except Tightrope by Fisher Z and The Dream Is Gone by Ton Steine Scherben – English rendering by Kidd.

Recorded and produced by In Charge Productions and SmaiL ShocK Productions at AK18, Studio A, Berlin.
Mixed by SmaiL ShocK. Mastered by MASTERBLASTERAUDIO.

Vinyl released on Wanda Records.
www.wandarecords.de

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Not The Ones Berlin, Germany

NOT THE ONES aus Ost-Berlin spielen simplen 77-Punk mit Ohrwurmmelodien.
Dem Titel der ersten LP entsprechend versuchen NOT THE ONES seit Jahren, mit ihrer Musik schlechte Laune zu verbreiten, doch Publikum & Kritiker sprechen stets von Gute-Laune-Musik.
Bei Wanda Records heißt es: „Charmant-britische Guitar Punk-Nummern in Richtung Alternative TV & Adverts, versetzt mit Boys/Lurkers-Melodien.“
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