Make Them Talk EP

by RACETRAITOR

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released January 1, 1999

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RACETRAITOR Chicago, Illinois

Racetraitor was one of the most controversial political bands of the 1990s. The band was known for aggressively challenging audiences to confront the ways they might help perpetuate racist and exploitative social and economic systems. Many of their shows turned into heated arguments and they became one of the most talked about hardcore bands of their era. ... more

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Track Name: Islands To Burn
Bury me in this belief…men so weak fall to sleep…do our ears fail…do our knees buckle…ever faded dream shackled is a monument to death…and I won’t wait for hell’s apology to come…how many times do we submit to flesh…how man times do we submit to truth…when…those in bonds…we’re bound with them…and as the current pulls and I slip under…the bonds dissolve by sea…do I believe…when wounds burst with ash we all bleed like pilgrims feet…do you believe you are free…when this cage was built for you…we’re bound with those in bonds…all as one…
Track Name: Stolen Footsteps
Let’s build the envy…let’s hide our shamed faces…let’s drown the image of yesterday…the footprints lashed across this land…they mark trails we fear to walk…so when this river finally runs dry…the blood is the water we will drink…and then we cry to smiling guns “reform and compromise”…but the countless prayers are answered in…lies…and this put fills with bodies in drowning trust…knots on every belly tighten…blisters on every hand bleed…so when this river finally runs dry…the blood is the water we will drink…let’s build the envy…let’s hide our shamed faces…let’s kill the dead of all time…before the sun returns home…
Track Name: Hope Kills Fear
I’ll keep the promise in the last breath of martyrs…these feet are heavy but they’ll move on…from broken limbs to broken halos…these words of war become words of shame…and I still scream for days of sun…the trigger pulled…the horror echoes…where is the ease I need to feel…where is the faith I need to murder…does terror rule complete…hope kills fear…hope kills fear…the breath of life…hope kills fear…turning back into golden shells…we close our hearts and minds…but keep flying if you rise because this beast will never rest…one thousand times the devil lied…my complacency…burn it to the sky…“the chains of sha’tan were not made that strong”*…their steel rots…it’s made to be broken…to be broken
*Lyric taken from Lauren Hill’s “Miseducation of Lauren Hill”