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Secret Army Barcelona, Spain

Hitting the stage and kicking out brains since 2004. Honest punk rock from Barcelona. No more, no less!

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Track Name: Combat Ready
You better come out combat ready
cause the times are tough ahead
There’s no complexion in confrontation
as the radio waves fill the air
The son has killed the father
and has opened the gates of hell
The trumpets release a quiet noise
that you can hear down in the squares

History is cyclical
and is now demanding some young blood
While the kids stare at the future
with a blend of rage and hope
And the dogs of war are loose today
‘cause they can’t take it anymore
The power-at-be is no longer clear
Organize your hate to be free

You better come out combat ready
Emancipate yourselves from the hands of fate

You better come out combat ready
when the innocence is all gone
a new wind is getting stronger
and these times reclaim their sons
the paths of history are waiting for you
wherever you were born
the call is clear, and the fight is near
injustice has to be exposed

You better come out combat ready
Emancipate yourselves from the hands of fate
Track Name: Guns at the Door
The night is our allied and Cirro is at the wheel
we go through europe like a hurricane
a fistful of songs and something to drink
we are going down down down
She says everything is alright I know something is wrong
nobody knows what is going on
they are outside waiting for us
with those guns at the door

I don't care if I die tonite At least I had some fun
we where hanging out with prostitutes and drunks

And there was...

GUNS AT THE DOOR, I DONT WANNA DIE ALONE
WE WHERE THERE DRINKING UNTIL DAWN
DESPITE THOSE GUNS AT THE DOOR

Dying day by day and another town to burn
Long-distance calls on the telephone
I see strange lights in the sky
Will that be a good sign??
I live like a gipsy I don't need no diamond ring
but at least I'm right here doing what I feel
the time is right and you got to know
we are going down down down
Track Name: Another Way
Have you ever been afraid of this life's secrets
what tomorrow will bring with the new light
well, to me it seems that all the love has gone
and there's no hope anymore
we go forward in this age without knowing for what
and I search and I search
And I pray and I pray
and I wonder if there's any other way

So please take me by the hand
take me back where there is no time
where the fields are open and wide
back to everything that was pure and bright
and forget the vanity of our time
while those greedy bastards pave their way to hell

cos I searched and I searched
and I prayed and I prayed
and I'm sure that there must be another way

THERE HAS TO BE ANOTHER WAY
Track Name: Sleepless in Stockholm
Waiting for a present and the present was you
You left me there standing so what could I do?
Something unexpected, something brand new
Eleven years after you still thrill my mood

There's something going on whenever you walk
You just keep me breathless wherever you stand
You are all my life, my pride and my heart
But hurry up, honey, cause we're fucking late

A plane heads to Skavsta so get a thick coat
Cause there where we're going is just fucking cold
My birthday became a surprise on its own
Cause you left me sleepless in Stockholm

Joel and Nille, now you're in my prayers
Salvation is waiting just one step ahead
Though it's cold outside there's warm-hearted feelings
And inches of my skin that read "True Romance"

And soon it gets dark, the air is so cold
And soon it gets dark, the air is so cold
It's fucking freezing, we'd better move on
It's fucking freezing, we'd better move on

I'll fucking never forget
Those days were so fucking great

Back in Barcelona it seems almost unreal
Call it reality or fucking routine
I just can't imagine how you made it
To give such a good time to a loser like me

Cause I felt so glad
You made me so good
And I am just waiting to be back at you
Wherever your heart is I'll call it home
Cause you left me sleepless in Stockholm
Track Name: Uprising
Down here where nobody hears you crying
Things are getting out of hand
If you are making plans for tomorrow’s future
Tomorrow may never come
This decadent system infects you with pain
Destroying everything that once was
While the cynical honest citizen
Turns his head the other way

Say goodbye to that false halo of protection
Oh goodbye you are nothing but a paid slave
Wait your turn in line and be quiet
They got a whip just waiting for you

Sedition, stand up and confront their lies
Uprising, we got to build a brand new day
This frustration can be turned into a burning flame
That will set fire to the heart of this dying state

The truth lies there somewhere in some hidden paths
That society has covered with lies
If you want to take your freedom back
We got to take them down
And maybe you are in comfort in your sweet dreams
But scratch a little and you will see
That is perfectly obvious that this system has failed
And we have to finish it
Track Name: War Economy
Austerity is at its peak, it’s really hard to live like this
In this war economy

It’s hard to put food on the plate, there has to be some way to end
All this misery

A war is going on,
within rented and public houses
See some trenches in the dole office
and the casualties waiting in line
the rich man puts a boot on my throat
but for me it is invisible
‘cause they are getting richer while we are getting poorer
Here in the killing zone

Everyday is just the same, you try to get a life and then
Just find total agony

Exploited in a crappy job, to pay a rent you can’t afford
What an irony

‘cause they keep telling us that we decide
How they run this country but you cannot decide
About all that precariousness caused by all those corporate crooks
The bombs are falling down on our neighbourhoods
And we got no artillery
An invisible war makes a drama invisible
for those that are not in the front

Living in a war economy
Track Name: New Direction
There are some plates in the sink and an empty chair
The clock keeps ticking but the time stands still
The autumn light gets lower outside
You have less years ahead than the ones you have passed

The decisions you made and the life you created
It seems that everything has passed so fast
And yet you still wonder what this life’s about
While you cross the door with a tear in your eye

I guess it’s really hard but both of us needed a break
I’ll love you all my life but for me is hard to see
How everything that I took for granted has faded away
As the years go by so fast

New direction

Everything is quiet in the home front
Mother peels potatoes while the radio’s still on
An empty apartment a new lock in the door
Boxes full of memories are waiting to be loaded

And out on the streets the world is moving so fast
But just for a second I’d love to freeze the time
‘cause both of you game everything you couldn’t have
No matter what happened I’ll love you til I die
Track Name: Bitterboy's Ballad
He went far from home to stand on his own
His fists would talk for him
When he was back the challenge was done
He dragged that Thai to the ground

Then he felt weird 'cause he firmly believed
That the world had no more chances
He feels alone in a dumb odd world
That has nothing to offer

He beats the blues with shots of booze
So bring here that bottle of whisky
He feeds his soul with reggae tunes
While his feet stomp the dancefloor

For this good fellow has lost his faith
So he has tons of heart to offer
Let's hope the world respects its new foe
Or someone will be in trouble

He respects few and fears no one
He knows life'll try to beat him up
His bruises will be nothing but just triffles
In the end the Bitter Boy
Will hang in there hoarding the joy
Of smashing down the arrogance of this fucking world

He doesn't care but he should know well
That some day the tables will turn
He'll grab the world by the balls
And will make it promise

That his family and friends will be OK
If something bad ever happened
Hey Bitter Boy, here come more blows
But we'll stand here to stop them
Track Name: Days Gone on the Ropes
How are you doing? It’s been a long time
Since we last met in the bar that night
I still remember how stupid you sound
Talking about concerns no one minds

I don’t know and I don’t care
If your brainless speech was near from best
Though life’s blows you were to me wise
I just hope you’re fine

You felt safe in the bottom of a bottle
As if no one could reach you from the outside
You felt sad cause sometimes the world
Had plans for us you wouldn’t like

You wandered around with grey expectations
In every corner life would strike again
That’s why you spent all days drunk
But I still hope you’re fine

You’ve been the last sip of beer
The first to talk but last to hear
The one who had the strongest will
Bravest at heart, standing still

You’d taken it once even twice
As far there’s whisky there’ll be life
All your banter, your laugh and your rant
I just hope you’re fine
Track Name: Fighting Man
Well, listen to my story I’m a fighting man
And in 39 I crossed the border to France
It seemed everything was lost but here we are
I joined the legion XIII

When we marched through the open fields it was pouring down rain
But memories of Sepharad kept me warm in the pain
I saw a lot of horror and I want this to end
What we will keep on fighting until our very last breath

And as the sun sometimes refuses to shine
In this old European land
I know I’m about to die but my sons will see the Promised Land

We were made prisoners and sent to this camp
Some of us still here while I’m dropping these lines
Stripped from our dignity, dehumanized,
Will we ever overcome this darkness through light?
We have dragged our bodies through the mud and the blood
We have seen our friends lying dead on the ground
But if you trade liberty for comfort you’ll never get neither of both

And as the sun sometimes refuses to shine
In this old European land
I know I’m about to die but my sons will see the Promised Land

I know I’m about to die soon, but I’ll make this land bright
‘cause we are fighting to reach the promised land
Track Name: Said and Done
What else we got to say after all that has been said and done
We’ve got our times but now, now it’s time to say goodbye and go
And maybe none of us realize like how to behave during this time
I’ll love to live a thousand lives but I know I only got one

And the winds are changing and so our lives are turning
Our dreams have fallen
It’s time to go separate ways
And maybe someday I will remember the good moments
But now I want to turn my back to life

Now it’s time to pack our lives and go
Sometimes we rise but today we fall
All the love has gone
After all that has been said and done

The clouds are moving as our hearts grow cold
Everything dies and that’s for sure
All the love has gone
After all that has been said and done

As the rain keeps falling the lights of the cars pass by
In this uncommon road we have to make it through the coldest night
And somehow it felt strange when you turn your head and walk away
All I got is this emptiness and I can’t take any more pain
Track Name: Face Our Fear
What else we got to say after all that has been said and done
We’ve got our times but now, now it’s time to say goodbye and go
And maybe none of us realize like how to behave during this time
I’ll love to live a thousand lives but I know I only got one

And the winds are changing and so our lives are turning
Our dreams have fallen
It’s time to go separate ways
And maybe someday I will remember the good moments
But now I want to turn my back to life

Now it’s time to pack our lives and go
Sometimes we rise but today we fall
All the love has gone
After all that has been said and done

The clouds are moving as our hearts grow cold
Everything dies and that’s for sure
All the love has gone
After all that has been said and done

As the rain keeps falling the lights of the cars pass by
In this uncommon road we have to make it through the coldest night
And somehow it felt strange when you turn your head and walk away
All I got is this emptiness and I can’t take any more pain
Track Name: Where We Come From
It’s like it was yesterday but it’s really long time ago
when the poison of this lifestyle was out to get me

waiting for the bus with your boots and your hair cropped short
Laurel Aitken on the walkman and the world
out there to be taken

Fighting at the weekends at the pre-match
when football wasn't a men’s wear catalogue crap
getting in trouble and having lots of fun
when the poison is out to get you what else are you going to do
you gotta pay the price for the life you choose
FOOTBALL, SKINHEAD REGGAE;
ROCK AND ROLL, FROM THERE'S WHERE WE COME FROM

Now we are pretty much older but the energy still the same
in the way you learn a lot, that’s the way it is

Been stabbed, been beaten down, music made me the man that I am
Conquered my fears and left my troubles behind

We listen to the boss-sounds at the weekenders
with those around that are still true to the game
take no shit from no one, no way
if the poison is out to get you remember that you are not alone
We are the secret army and we are coming back for you!

FOOTBALL, SKINHEAD REGGAE;
ROCK AND ROLL, FROM THERE'S WHERE WE COME FROM