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© 2019 The Widows Group
A Massive Capital Release

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released October 4, 2019

All songs written and arranged by The Widows, lyrics by Le Tan.
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 & 11 recorded by Benjamin Etchells at Bush Studios, London. Produced (+additional recording) by Margo Broom at Hermitage Works Studios, London. Mastering by Samuel J. Smith.
Tracks 4, 7, 9 & 10 recorded and produced by Shuta Shinoda at Hackney Road Studios, London. Mastering by Christopher Blake.
Photography by Jonathon Campbell Ratcliffe.
Cover design by Karla Chang.

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Kim Le Tan
vocalist

Francesco Manzi
guitar & bg vocals

Roger Salsas
bass & bg vocals

Joan Gadea
drums & bg vocals

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Track Name: Light Falls
The golden boy, he was a man-child
He liked to think that he, knew it all
But now, he's heading for a fall

And his golden girl, she liked to put it on
And fake it, shake it, fake it all around
But now, she's walking out the door

When the light falls
And then the night crawls
Upon the white walls
When the light falls
Before the dawn

And here we are, it's just the two of us, waking
Now the tragic scene's returning
Rising over the wreckage
Another day

And it's late by the time the search is over
There's nothing much at all
In the afterglow
You and me

When the light falls
And then the night crawls
Upon the white walls
When the light falls
Before the dawn

And then as one, we turn to face the raging sea
Burning flesh, the smell of ecstasy
Between the lines...
Creatures wail...
Before...
Eternity

When the light falls
And then the night crawls
Upon the white walls
When the light falls
Before the dawn
Track Name: Satellite Town
Satellite Town's a bore
Gives ya nothing to live for
Well this satellite town's a stinkin' bore
There is nothing to return for...
So leave

Well I'm gonna get myself right outta here
Take it, to another time and place
Why my son, you're never leaving town
No way that you're getting out...
You'll never leave
(I, I, I cannot breathe...)

Wohh Ohh Satellite Town
Wohh Ohh What a Shite Town
Alright!

He went and got a little book of matches
Doused the fuckin' place in gasoline
Slugged one back, lit it up, threw it down and
Woosh!
Watched it burn, burn, burn...
To the ground

Wohh Ohh Satellite Town
Wohh Ohh What a Shite Town
Wohh Ohh Satellite Town
Wohh Ohh What a Shite Town
Track Name: Brexit Chainstore Massacre
They're digging up the glory of a bygone age
National flagellation on the global stage
So tragi-comic I can't help but troll
The poor deluded souls

You're future is a car-crash down the road
Feel it getting closer as you lose control
You got no money? then you best be told
You better, you better, you better not grow old

And even in the knowledge that the air was filled
With fantasy and horror and the rancid bilge
Of men with nothing but contempt and scorn
For where the likes of you were born

That doesn't mean a thing, in fact it's safe to say
You secretly enjoy it, if you had your way
You'd let them herd you like the cattle you are
Into their abba - un - deux - tois!

Well the future is a train-wreck down the line
Feel it getting closer but you're running outta time
You got no money? then you best be told
You better, you better, you better not grow old

"Well at last, you're rich
Well at last, we're rich
But I'm afraid you'll never be rich
Well at last, we're so rich, rich, rich...

Well at last, we're rich!
But I'm afraid you'll never ever be rich, no!

'cause it flows like water...
Tastes like wine...
Love your masters...
Day after day after after day...
We'll close the borders...
Keep the swine...
Out forever..."

The fascist agenda is underway

For the Brexit Chainstore Massacre...
Analytica...
Well it's a massacre..!

Now you're future is a car-crash down the road
Feel it getting closer as you lose control
You got no money? then you best be told
You better, you better, you better not grow old
Track Name: The Victim
There she goes again, running out on thee
While you’re trying to talk, she never listens

But there’s nothing more, that you could say
To change her mind, it makes no difference

And it’s cold outside, but it’s colder in here...

As she drives away, through the pouring rain
She spies her face, in the rear-view mirror

That Kohl around her eye, make-up of a brutal kind
That marks the pain, of the victim

And it’s cold outside, but it’s colder in here…

Who’s The Victim Now and Who's The Victim?

Tonight there’ll be no cops, for suddenly the penny drops
And “He will pay”, swears the victim

Yes it’s cold outside, but it’s colder in here…
Won’t you listen?

“It’s 3 a.m., the lights are out, she leaves her car
Inserts the key and turns the lock, steps inside
A reek of booze and stale smoke permeates the room
A man asleep, a kitchen knife
The time has come...”

Who’s The Victim Now and Who's The Victim?
Track Name: North Amerika
North Amerika, land of the free
Home of the opportunity to express the unexpressible
They will take you by the hand, lead ya to the promised land
As long as you can pay the score

North Korea, digging a hole into the Earth
Exploding up from the bowels
They will take you for a fool. lead ya to that pool, and
Stick your head under!

But daddy's comin' home
Don't you fear the girls aren't crazy, yet
And falling down below
Where ya got nowhere to run, run, run!

North Amerika, lead by a man who thinks that
He is the master of all and one
They are serious when they say "That's how ya do it",
That's how it's run

North Korea, you stand between the ends of the Earth
And the end of the line
Between ya lies the truth, you can tell it
It will come up from the Earth...

But mommy's comin' home
Don't you fear, the boys aren't crazy, yet
And falling on down below
Where ya got nowhere to run, run, run
Run! Run! Run!

"And where were you supposed to be beside-uh ya mother again?
Like that!
And couldn't ya find another battle like that again?
Again!
And where were you supposed to be inside-uh ya mother again?
Like that!
Again!
Like that!
Again!"
Track Name: Lurch!
Well I saw the way ya looked at me
I saw the way ya looked at me
Lurch!

And I don't want what you're selling me
I don't want what you're selling me
Lurch!

And every time I see you near
It makes me sick, makes me queer
Lurch!

So give me Jung and Taoism
Give me Jung and Taoism
Lurch!

And give me peace and kill the dim
Gimme peace and kill the din
Lurch!
Lurch!
Lurch!
Track Name: Less Than Zero
I been down so long
I can't get my head off the ground
And when ya get like that
Well the weight can be profound

Like you're being dragged down into a blackening hole
Like the men who dug up all that wretched coal, yeah
Get back to the animal beat of heart
Here we go again...

And when they're dropping like flies
Well I know that can be hard
But every tragedy brings
A changing of the guard

Like a nebula bearing stars anew
Like a snake that sheds a skin or two, yeah
Get back to the animal beat of heart...

When you're down at less than zero
Patti Smith, she's your fuckin' hero

I been up so long
I can't get my head on the ground
And when ya get like that
Ya know the wait can be profound

Like you're being dragged down into a blackening hole
Like the men who dug up all that wretched coal, yeah
Get back unto the animal beat of heart

When you're down at less than zero
Iggy Stooge, he's your fuckin' hero
Long time, but it would be a start
Here we go again...

"The fine lines that define us
Take away more than they give
Leave you with nothing to show
With shapes ya cannot reckon with
And hopes that remain in tatters
Down there in your essence of
Hopelessness"

When you're down at less than zero
M. E. S., he's your fuckin' hero
Long time, but it would be a start
Here we go again
Track Name: Streets At Night
I was walking down the street one night
Got the feeling something wasn't sitting right
When you're walking, when you're walking, and-uh
When you're talking, when you're talking, and-uh
I was goin' down that street at night...

Then I got to thinkin' of the news
How it turns you inside out and leaves ya confused
That's when you're walking, when you're walking, and-uh
When you're talking to yourself, remember
I was goin' down that street again...

Caught by the light of holy roads
Down to the valley below...

And I saw the way she looked at me
Ya could see it in her eyes she thought I was a freak
That's when you're walking, when you're walking, and-uh
When you're talking to yourself, remember
I was walkin' down that street at night
(Yes I was...)

Caught by the light of holy roads
Down to the valley below
Yeah yeah yeah yeah...

I was walkin' down the street one night
Wheelin' around and thinkin' I was alright
That's when you're walking, when you're walking, and-uh
When you're talking to yourself, remember
I was goin' down that street again... and again...

Caught by the light of holy roads
Down to the valley be...
Caught by the light of holy roads
Down to the valley below...
Caught - By - Light - Of - Holy - Roads!
Track Name: Ballad Of A Wayward Son
This is the ballad of a Wayward Son
No way to tame him now his song is sung
Ten years of excess on the outside
That slow decay on the inside
Behind the breaking of a Wayward Son

Then mother looked for she could not be wrong
Picking through the wreckage of her Wayward Son
She said: “We gave him nothing but a good life
And now he shames us with his drug strife
The awful truth about my Wayward Son...”

You gotta go, go, go and get your head right
And know, know, know that on the inside
Love, love, love will always guide you
Like a shining light, my Wayward Son!

A thousand miles from the endless gear
Step out of the shadow, or the end is near
You gotta! Purge all the leeches from the outside
Confront the demon from within
The absolution of a Wayward Son...

You gotta go, go, go and get your head right
And know, know, know that on the inside
Love, love, love will always guide you
Like a shining light, my Wayward Sons
Track Name: Shifting Sands
The Sun the sea surrounds us
Getting lost
Behind the ever-shifting sands
Of the heart
The Sun the sea surrounds us
There is light
Shining through the afterglow

But you are taking it on and on
And back again
And you are taking it on and on
Until the end

The Sun the sea surrounds us
Getting high
Between the echo chamber sets
Of your mind
The Sun the sea surrounds us
All the while
Can't find the edges of the spaces

But you are taking it on and on
And back again
And you are taking it on and on
Until the end
Oh but you are taking it on and on
And back again
Oh and you are taking it on and on
Until the end...

Oohh you are taking it on
Oohh oohh on and on...
Track Name: P. B. R.
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Gimme what I need
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Now we're gathering speed
Pabst Blue Ribbon
It goes straight to my head
Pabst Blue Ribbon
That's what I said

Fuck that shit!
You take me away
Fuck that shit!
Every night and every day
Fuck that shit!
Who'd ya think you are?
Fuck that shit!
Ah ha ha ha ha

Pabst Blue Ribbon
From the tears of God
Pabst Blue Ribbon
When you're out on the n-n-n-nod
Pabst Blue Ribbon, baby
It's the drink of Kings
Pabst Blue Ribbon
That shit sure gives you wings, but

Fuck that shit!
Ya kick and ya scream
Fuck that shit, man!
Mummy's wettest dream
Fuck that shit!
Who'd ya think you are?
Fuck that shit!
Ah ha ha ha ha...

Well they took me to this room, ya see
And they plied me full of stuff
But I did not know, I could not know
That it was only
Heinekin!!

Well, fuck that shit!
Ya take me away
Fuck that shit, man!
Every night and every day
Fuck that shit!
Climb into my car
Fuck that shit!
Ah ha ha ha ha

Pabst Blue Ribbon, Ladies & Gentlemen
One hundred per cent pure, hicksville, unadulterated, backwater, fuck, shit brew

I drink Pabst Blue Ribbon
He drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon
She drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon
Y'all drink Pabst Blue Ribbon