Modern Discipline

by Flexing

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A track from our upcoming full length. Out on cassette soon via Secret Pennies / Phat 'n' Phunky

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released July 1, 2019

FLEXING IS:

Tyler - Bass
Caitlin - Vocals
Justin - Guitar
Nathan - Drums

Recorded / Mixed / Mastered by: Sina Yz @ Gatefold Studios

Album art by: Indiana Laub

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heavy political postpunk/hardcore from Corvallis, OR

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Track Name: A Dedication
In the struggle we build our strength
With each other we find our way
Track Name: Fine Print
How can you trust what is real when you don’t have any power over the narrative?

In fine print, they strip us of our fight
In fine print, they strip us of our fight
In fine print, they strip us of our fight
They’re testing the limits, they’re moving the lines

What I don’t know is how it got so
Pervasive, evasive, invasive control
I can’t help but feel like I’m out of control

Someone’s losing
Someone’s losing
To forces colluding
Against reality, against you, against me

In fine print, they strip us of our fight
In fine print, they strip us of our fight
In fine print, they strip us of our fight
They’re testing the limits, they’re moving the lines

Something’s moving
Something’s moving
Under the surface
That frightens me despite of the assurances of men

How do you know what is real?
Who benefits from apathy?
Track Name: Psychic Dig
Underwater, I’m drawing lines
Spinning circles and eating time
Push it off, push it aside
Given the circumstances

And while these walls aren’t standing
I’ve got nothing here to lose

I’m stretching and I’m shrinking

Look me in the eye and tell me that it’s not okay and that’s okay and everyone is doing just fine

Dig too deep
Dig to destroy
Absorb the shock and ask for more
Bound by commonalities
Strangers holding gaps between
Track Name: Crypsis
Empty promise, given time
Threatens to become a lie
Taking space, foot in the door
Holding out for something more

Careful not to bite the hand
That beckons to your promised land
From your lips another curse
Echoing another’s words

Yet you just watched while the guillotine dropped

The balance of power feels like loss for some
Did you know?
Track Name: Snakeweed
Did you know this is our future
This is our past
Lived moments distill a theory
In the aftermath

Did you know this is our truth in action
How we experience the world
Ask yourself what you will tolerate
Amplify voices left unheard

Stand up / fall back
Decenter yourself and
Stand up / fall back
Unlearn it and adapt
Stand up / fall back
Decenter yourself and
Stand up / fall back
Unlearn it and adapt
Track Name: The Embrace
All it took was a silent embrace
Of the white legacy of fear, entitlement, and hate
Liberal acceptance never threatened our fate
They hold their breath like the stink will fade away

They say it’s different this time
They say to wait and see
But the war is in the waiting
And the war’s not waiting for me

Divided country
Echo chamber
See the other side
As if rejecting white supremacy is the same as the bile from the right
You say you’re gonna cut your ties
Well so am I

And now we’re watching this hellish decline
You’re rinsing blood from your hands and adjusting your tie
Critical of distrust, shifting blame from your kind
Pretending politics don’t affect who gets to live and who dies

You say it’s different this time
You say to wait and see
But the war is in the waiting
And the war’s not waiting for me

Remaining neutral will never challenge any paradigm
As if resistance to tyranny and oppression
Isn’t worth pulling the thread of our divide
You say you’re trying to heal our country’s wounds
Well so am I
Track Name: Harsh Femme
What do you see when you look at me?
A child’s eyes, hands, and teeth
Expectations caving under the weight of femininity
I keep forgetting small pieces of me
Believing in the lie of our incompetency
Forfeiting my agency
When I know who ate the apple from the tree

Bite your bitter tongue / Keep your hands in your pockets

Questions, questions I never even asked
Answering questions raised in your head
Questions, questions sticking in your jaw
Assuming ignorance, assigning a flaw

What gave you the notion
Who gave you the right
Told from the outset this is not your fight

You see yourself in everything
Less knowledge than ego
And faith in masculinity
But I am tired and don’t want your blessing
I will cut off your helping hand
I am my own savior

Bite your bitter tongue / Keep your hands in your pockets
Track Name: Void
We’ve been taken, it was painful
Given meaning, curves and angles
Blamed biology for the flaws in me
Conscripted service outside the laws and we

Waited here for a purpose
Bated breath, holding curses
“Give them nothing but what they deserve,
Give them only what they deserve”

I’ve got the tools to destroy
I’ve got the means to carry on
But I must wait until you’re cold

My body’s a void
A void
Track Name: A Display of Force
They wear us down until the blood starts flowing
Instituting a campaign of fear
Try to break us but the anger’s growing
Pushing back against the crush it’s clear that

They’re getting ruthless now
Make no excuses
We will be ruthless now
Give back the bruises

They wear us down until the blood starts flowing
Instituting a campaign of fear
Try to break us but the anger’s growing
Pushing back against the crush it’s clear there’s

No peace / no love / no compromise

Relentlessly we’re pushing through the flood
Holding fast against each new attack
Never resting, always thinking
“Who will save us when the water turns black?”
Who will save us when the water’s black?

They’re getting ruthless now
Make no excuses
We will be ruthless now
Give back the bruises

The power of our resistance lies in our resilience and compassion
But compassion doesn’t equal submission and we will not back down
And we will not accept the normalization of brutality

Try not to sink, I know you’re tired
I know you’re tired
‘Cause I am tired

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