by RunningLate

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"Fast, melodic skatepunk in the vain of 90’s and early 00’s bands such as Much The Same, 88 Fingers Louie and the early work of Rise Against. RunningLate’s social critical content is an interesting addition to today’s softened punk rock scene. Edgy, fast and catchy, that’s what these guys are all about!"

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released January 5, 2015

All music and lyrics by RunningLate
Artwork by Niek [niekbosdijk.com]
Recorded and premixed at "Studio Nangko" by Nangko [drums recorded at strikbeats.com]
Mixed and mastered at Double Impact Productions [double-impact-productions.com]

Elmer - Vocals
Sander - Drums
Kees - Guitar and vocals
Alex - Bass
Niek - Guitar and vocals

RunningLate - 'Spectators' EP
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Track Name: The Bar
The bar sunk out of sight
Washed away with the tide
Never to be seen again
Lowest of the low, as deep as we can go, to the bottom of the can

Now we no longer feel the need to walk around on our two feet
See the world through learning eyes
Just give us what we want, we won't ask why or look beyond
We feed on lies

Our culture gets attacked, it gets raped in the ass by American TV
Not by god or fate, not by religious hate, but by scripted reality

All quality is gone, it decided to run, now crap is all we see
My eyes start to bleed as I watch another scene, please kill me
Track Name: Spectators
Diplomatic measures looking for a soft spot in the wall, ready to crawl back avoiding the fall
Keeping scores on shaken hands, pipelines and bombs, while we sit still and wait, counting broken bonds

What to do when you're depending on, the ones that try to stop
We're addicted you know it's wrong
Maybe it's time to give it up

Watch another deal go down while we sit back and wonder why
We claim to take action but we don't even try
With our backs against the wall, but then again what's new?
It's clear to see that we're getting used to this

Like the union to the Russian gas, we are hooked to the ones above
Pulling strings firmly attached
Make sure we get just enough
A little more than just enough

They are the Russians, they are the dictators
We're not the victims, we are the spectators
Track Name: Borders Crossed
Another border crossed
A country torn apart
Missiles, bombs and broken hearts
Separated families
Suit-and-tie decide on other people's lives, do we have to interfere or do we close our eyes?

Close them for the ones, the ones who suffer most
Forced by violence, driven from their homes

Imagine what it's like you lead a simple live
Poor but healthy, getting by with your family by your side
When some else decides it's time to start a fight, and you have never hurt no one but you'd better run and hide

We've never formed a threat to the things you're trying to defend
Don't think they will ever understand
Don't think we will ever understand

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