Long Live the Kings

by The Cardboard Crowns

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Long Live the Kings is the first album by The Cardboard Crowns. It is tasty tasty music.


released April 20, 2011

The Cardboard Crowns did everything :)
Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar by Joel "Rat" Kuehn
Lead Guitar and Backup Vocals by Matthew "Googles" Megannety
Bass by Franks "Mystery Skunk" Cuningham
Drums, recording, mixing, and mastering by David "Tokyo" Speirs



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The Cardboard Crowns Toronto, Ontario

The Cardboard Crowns, a band creating a mischievous maelstrom of adventure from the raw tenacity of punk, the majestic swagger of ska and not forgetting a very healthy dose of pop. High-energy entertainment is what they deliver and they're not afraid to show it!

Joel "The Rat" Kuehn, Matt "Googs" Megannety, Francois "Mystery Skunk" Cuningham, and David "Dubs" Winstanley
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Track Name: De Kings
They say that things are looking like they're in control,
because the T.V and the papers killed the names that they don't wanna know.
But I say "Well there's just one thing that I gotta know,
who appointed us the kings to rape and profit off of those below?"
Well I don't wanna come off as an asshole or sound too bold
but we wash another blood-bath off our hands with a blindfold
so excuse me if the peek I give ya makes you feel a little pissed off.

They say that we have privatized the industry
to give ourselves a few more seconds with the mirrors in our S.U.V's.
Well I'm not trying to tell you to become another yahoo
or a building burning cop-car turning sideshow for the day news,
simply I'd suggest we try to fight the selfish urge to stay on top.
Track Name: PANIC!
Well it's evil and it's in your head,
It's lying next to you in your bed,
Bullets can't kill it so save your lead...
Still no one panics, they just smile instead.

It doesn't only come out at night,
Can't hear the bark over the bite,
It's killing people in the broad daylight.
Don't defend yourself, don't you quote you rights

No one panics cause there's nothing to see,
Their view's obstructed by a shoreline wall of plasma TV's.
No one panic's for the sweeping wrath of death and disease,
cause the murder and the rape happens overseas.
Now let's PANIC.

(megaphone) the fear inherent in self development feeds the people's mass complacency; so eagerly we use ourselves as blindfolds to strangle out the underdog and serve him on our plates. Reject the comforts of conformity, embrace and empower yourself, then in the mass confusion, stop greed systems where they stand.

We don't need your money, we don't need your power, and we don't need your permission.
Track Name: Long Armed Bandits

Well I heard the last man cry,
and I watched the last brick fall,
I could feel him as he died and I could smell him while he crawled
down the streets where prophets lied,
screamed "obedience will save us all"
watched the rich and poor divide,
exporting guilt past nation wall,
watch them prey upon their fear,

"does this look good on me my dear?"

"blessed deity austere give me convenience,
bless my peers... and let those other fuckers burn,
I pray that someday they will learn,
how to work hard and to try to pay back all the alms they've pried,
from the ashtray in my truck cause I still don't give a flat fuck,
if they say they're dying now, if they can't find some help somehow"

"And I don't care that they're breathing fumes,
as they sew up another pair of brand-name shoes,
I don't that my flag is planted in the hearts of those who lose."

I saw them when no one was watching I saw them stealing,
I heard them when no one was listening, I heard them screaming.
And I have witnessed and will testify against all our patriotic crimes,
and all the times we've ostracized revolutionary alibis.
And they've trained us to believe that we deserve to steal hard-earned relief,
from the global working class we've stashed in secret overseas.

Globalized economy it has a human face,
you are not some damn Canadian, you're the human race.
Globalized economy it has our human face,
you are not a free american you're the human race,
The tyranny of industry it has our human face,
you are not just an Australian, you're the fear they taste,
and injustice here on planet earth it wears a human face,
and we are not the way we think we are.