Not Made In China (EP)

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released August 16, 2010

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Track Name: The Rat Race
I lost all my motivation for pursuing education
And in a fit of desperation got stuck in here
If I don’t focus my attention to correct my situation
Then I’ll still have no direction in 10 more years

And I can’t seem to make it happen
Because I’m too easily distracted

Sometimes I find I’m dreaming
Of a life thats less demeaning
Where there’s more to life than cleaning
And stacking shelves
I just want something to believe in
A cause, a life, a meaning
‘Cause I’m rinsing and repeating
And can’t move on

Earn some money to survive
Become a nameless nine to five
Track Name: Adieu To My England
Adieu to my England
Farewell to all that made it mine
Adieu to my freedoms
So you can wear your veil with false pride
Adieu to all we used to stand for
Adieu to never taking sides
Adieu to anyone who tells you
They disagree with what you had in mind

But I promise I will never try to abandon you
My red, white and blue
I will never say...

Adieu to my England
I’m surprised you’d take the time to say goodbye
To say adieu to my England
You don’t appreciate its kind words
Adieu to all our common sense
Adieu to opening our eyes
And adieu to anyone who tell you
They don’t think that what you did was right
Track Name: Retro Rejects
Lego, Brio, Etch-a-sketch
Mighty Max and Train sets
Magna-doodle, Stickle bricks
Marbles, Pogs and Airfix
Jenga, Cindy, Hula-Hoops
Tamagotchi, Rubix cubes
Game Boys, Trolls and Play Doh
Scalextrics and Kaleidoscopes

Fuzzy Felt, Mechano, Yo-yo
Action man, Jigsaws, Magic sand

We used to be your best friends
Lay strewn across you floor
Now we’re in your attic
And never in your thoughts
You’ve put away your play things
And put on your striped tie
Now we’re in your memory
And never by your side
We guarded you from monsters
And slept inside your bed
We are, we are your retro rejects

We are, we are your retro rejects
We are, we are discarded play sets
Track Name: Why?
It’s always something with you isn’t it?
One thing after another
Sister against brother
And then you change your mind
Why can’t you decide?

It’s alway something with you isn’t it?
One day you’re the devil
The next day you’re a saint
And then you change your mind
And you drag us all behind you

You see just because you say it
Doesn’t make it true
All you’re doing is repeating what they’ve said to you
Just because you feel it doesn’t mean we feel it too
And why should we have to?

And now it’s something else isn’t it?
One thing led to another
Now you’re waiting for the cover of darkness
You can’t change your mind
No, not this time

You see just because you said it
Didn’t make it true
All you were doing was repeating
What they’d said to you
Just because you felt it didn’t mean we felt it too
And why should we have to?

Can you see now why we tried so hard
To talk to you
But nothing that we said could ever make it through
They told you what to do and then you followed suit
But why should you have to?
Why should you have to?
Why did you?
Track Name: You
Taking every word you’ve ever said
Taking every sound you’ve made so beautiful
Your words are so profound
And on my lips they do not sound the same
How can I compete or make something so complete?

Like you do. Like you do.

In your shadow I find myself
Looking for the spotlight
Everything you’ve done I hope to do
Everywhere you’ve been I’ve followed you
How can I compete or make something so complete?

Like you do. Like you do.