the monotony of monogamy

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The Monotony of Monogamy was recorded mainly at Music Lab in Berlin and produced by European punk rock legend Archi Alert, the vocalist of Germany’s Terrorgruppe, and Mathias Wendt who had previously worked with the likes of Sepultura and Einstürzende Neubauten. With over 3 years in the making The Monotony of Monogamy was lauded by many critics as one of the biggest and most exciting DIY Rock n’ Roll projects South Africa has ever seen.

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released January 1, 2010

Homo Pete, the DFG, emo Mawk, the Machine

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HALFPRICE Cape Town, South Africa

Half Price is a Non-Profit Party-Punk band from Cape Town, South Africa. Since their start in 2001 they have over 25 national tours, eight international tours as well as six full length albums and one ‘best of’ album under their belt.

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Track Name: the Road to Nowhere
Sometimes I feel like the records stuck
Another 5 day week, I’m down on my luck
Cos I’m an lonely man, A bottle in my hand,
You will never FUCKIN understand.

Its an addiction with a love hate twist
I hate to be sober but I love to be pissed.
I’m not sure what I like more,
The hangover, or the night before

That’s when I realised, that there’s more to life than me
I’ve been drinking since 1993
That’s when I realised, there’s more to life than me
The road to nowhere since 1993

Sometimes I think it’s the end of the road
My friends are gone and I’m on my own
Cos I’m a desperate man, another one night stand,
You will never FUCKIN understand.

My life revolves around temporary gain
I get drunk to block out the pain
It takes away my memories
Memories carried since ‘93

So, Raise your fist, To show you’re ready to roll
Raise your fist if you’re addicted to alcohol

Stand up - and raise your fist
Track Name: Welcome to The Freak Show
This is our anti-manifesto
Welcome to the freak show.

This is our style of rock and roll
No apologies
Welcome to the freakshow
We don’t need an intro
No apologies

Filthy but intelligent

Our image is obnoxious and un approachable
People won’t like it they want “comfort rock and roll”

A different brand of rock and roll
No-ones heard these words before
A brand new religion
This is not thought control

We got back word from the Label today
Don’t like our music they don’t like what we play
We got back word from the Label today
Don’t like our style they don’t like what we say
We don’t care cause we’re gonna do this our way
Track Name: Sex Drugs Rock and Roll
I still live with my mom
While she works hard all day long
I don’t work 9 – 5
And all I want is…..

My body is a party machine
I’ve been going crazy since I turned 16
I know I was born to be free
A life of sex, drugs and apathy
I stare up at the sun….
Five days blur into one…

workers of the world, you have nothing left to lose
except the shackles through which you are chained,
this song is for everyone,
who ever worked a dead end job
who ever wanted to challenge the status quo…….

Sex, drugs and rock and roll
Track Name: Oh My God
Don’t give a damn what they say
I break the rules every day
Cos this shit aint easy
Today I quit my job
so I can play my guitar
Because I’m lazy.
Life is all we got
You gotta take it or not
Cos this shit aint easy

So raise your fist in the air,
To show that you don’t care
And that you’re ready to riot.
We’ve got nothing to lose
So lets break the rules
We’re gonna start a riot
Life is all we got
You gotta take it or not
Cos this shit aint easy

Take back your life
Take back your rights
This is our fight
Track Name: Pussy Whipped
It all started when Eve made Adam bite the apple from the sacred tree….
He wanted to get laid

WHIPPED
YEAH
You know that you are

PUSSY, pussy whipped
You know that you are, PUSSY WHIPPED
They know what we want.
They know what they’ve got.

Pussy whipped - you know that you are
Pussy whipped - we know what we want
Pussy whipped - you know that you are
Pussy whipped - we know what we want

Why can’t you se the
MONO – monotony
It’s always the same
MONOGAMY
You do what she says,
You’re chained to her leg

Resistance, Resistance, Resistance
Resistance its futile
Resistance its pointless
Resistance They won’t let go

Strippers and whisky

Alright – listen up jocks, cock rockers, skin heads and punks.

At the end of the day,
when all’s said and done,
we’re all pussy whipped.

We’re all pussy whipped.
We’re all pussy whipped.
Track Name: Russian Vodka
Do you want to touch my ding dong?
No, I want to drink RUSSIAN VODKA

RUSSIAN VODKA
RUSSIAN VODKA
RUSSIAN VODKA
RUSSIAN VODKA

That’s all – I need – to live
To live

RUSSIAN VODKA
IRISH WHISKY
GERMAN BEER
AFRICAN PAPSAK

That’s all – I need – to live
To live
To die

Do you want to meet my little friend?
He’s called my ding dong
Track Name: Disorder
You’ve gotta hold on for a little bit longer,
This pain you feel will only make you stronger
I know you just want the pain to end.
Remember that I am your friend

I have disorder in my mind,
I feel the hate from deep inside
I have disorder in my mind
I feel the hate

Do my words fall upon deaf ears?
It seems as if there’s, no-one left who cares
My mind is empty and the feelings gone
I tried to hold back but I couldn’t hold on

Staring up at the sky
Staring up at the sky

You’ve gotta hold on for a little bit longer,
This pain you feel will only make you stronger
That’s what they said – when I gave up
And that’s what they said – when I gave in
Track Name: Breakout
Just 5 more days, Just 4 more days, Just 3 more days…
Day by day I sit inside this cage
Wondering how am I going to escape

When I break out
WHAT THE FUCK WILL I DO
I thought about - This so long now I am confused

I am here for something I did not do
Authorities fabricated the truth
Till I break free from it all

I must be wise in the paths that I choose
For error there is no room
Till I break free from it all

I had a good normal life - But you turned it around
To save face time and money - In the name of the crown
Now I’m going away - For a long long time
But before I get locked up I got something to say
That in no form or front or way was justice served
When my time is up you’ll get what you deserve
When this is all over I’ll make sure you burn
Cos every last motherfucker will know
The truth’s been heard

Break out, Break out you’re still alive
Break out, Break out you’re still alive
Break out, Break out you’re still alive
Break out, Break out YOU’RE STILL ALIVE

Break out, Break out you’re still alive
Break out, break out
You’re still alive
You’re dead inside
Track Name: Swart en Wit
Can you remember? A time not so long ago
It seemed like a different world to me
I can remember. But still not believe
I can remeber – but still not believe
Can you remember the black and white

Dark Black THUNDERCLOUDS - Covered the sky
Dark Black THUNDERCLOUDS – Rained black and white

It’s a fight the world has fought before
But now we have the need to fight it once more
We were divided, segregated, along racial lines
I ask you have things really changed?
Or have they just stayed the same….
We still call each other, the black and white

In my dreams the future it looks bright
No more differences between black and white
I hope tomorrow - when I awake that day will finally dawn
When I grow up to be an old man
I hope I can be proud to be a South African
We’re not different we’re black and white

We bleed - Our blood bleeds red
We bleed - We’re black and white
Track Name: Soccer 2010
SOCCER 2010, Not gonna lose again
SOCCER 2010, No – we’re not gonna lose again
…We’re gonna make some new friends

Hello my name is Thabo Mbeki
I’m the ex president of this fine country
I put a white elephant on a golf course
Green Point Stadium down there on the west coast.

Bafana Bafana you’re the team we support
As I blow my Vuvuzela and I drink a quart
In the shebeen I watch the game on TV cos
Tickets to the stadium are too pricy

German defender – in the heart of Africa – his name is Gunthar
Cape Town, South Africa the city by the sea – friends and family
We watch the soccer games and we play rock and roll
A whole lot of heart and a whole lot of soul
The country will unite for a common cause
No more racism and no more wars

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