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Yellow Ribbon

from Thread by Great Apes

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    Following three 7"s, Great Apes' debut full length, THREAD, will be released this fall on Asian Man Records. The lyrical and musical material on Thread was inspired by and pieced together from written conversations and interviews with close friends. The individuals who contributed spun narratives based on their own experiences and expressed their ideologies regarding subject matter they deemed important. Essentially, each song represents a different person.
    Co-released with Side With Us Records.
    1. Seventeen Years
    2. Arms of Catastrophe
    3. Yellow Ribbon
    4. Everything is Everything
    5. The Fine Art of Holtzing
    6. Vial of Life
    7. The Edge of Western World
    8. Withering Heights
    9. San Quentin
    10. Thread

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I can’t support 

one single troop

when the organs splinte
it’s never done in truth

it’s all profiteering - colonial spawn

not a lack of education

or ignorance’s bliss

you sign the line you gotta know…

I’m not naïve enough to think we can do without, but…

until our forces are as small as can be

and until we save more lives than we take

I won’t fly your yellow ribbon stained red

hail to the heroes – harbingers of death and terror

there’s no threat to protect

freedom’s just a word that blindly holds their faith

there’s no threat to protect

I’m not proud of where I’m from

patriotism bleeds supremacy

when we start thinking like global citizens

they’ll be no need for militarism


from Thread, released September 17, 2013


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