Population Control

by Amygdala

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THESE SONGS ARE ABOUT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE/ PATRIARCHY/INNER MISOGYNY/COLORISM

We began the writing process for POPULATION CONTROL march 4th, 2016 and went into the studio April 5th, 2016. This was recorded/mastered by Phillip Odom of Bad Wolf recording studio based in Austin, Tx.

This is our first debut album. We are beyond honored to be working with some of the finest, hardest working labels today that have a passion and love for DIY punk.


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LABELS:
EUROPE: React With Protest (germany) Mosh Potatoes DIY (Belgium)

USA: Structures and agony , Middleman records, Ozona records and Citizen of the world recordings.
1st pressing of 500

CASSETTE VERSION
US label: PUDDLEJUMPER DISTRO/Press of 100
EURO LABEL: RUBIYAT RECORDS /Press of 80

ARTWORK: BY Connie sgarbossa

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released May 1, 2016

Up the punks who give a shit.

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5 piece hardcore punk band from San Antonio, Texas. (A) (E)

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Track Name: Rose Buds
How can you grow up?
With any kind of self-worth
Or faith in humans
When the one who abused you is out there roaming free without shame

As a child
Your mind splits in two

People only see one side of you
Al that rage built up inside and it’s still out of control
Hoping to forget but I never will

Why can’t we live?
Without any
FEAR, we grow up being blamed for our abusers actions
Because somehow it is our fault that we are sexually desirable
AS children to these sick fucks

How could someone deflower a rose?
Before it has bloomed?
How could you?
Ill survive in my garden of hate.
Track Name: Punkerxs Del Barrio
Yes you are punk
Yes you are crude
But you don’t have the same problems as I do
It’s easy for you to leave mainstream society
White middle class
You don’t understand how these problems that you claim to hate
Intersect
Standing in the crowd
Watching you play
Vague oppression is offensive when it doesn’t apply to you
Your meritocracy is not my fantasy
Yes you are punk
Yes you are crude
You’ll never have the same problems as I do
Rebel all you want
But I had to relearn my entire life
I need my own space
We need our own space
To be angry, truly angry







APATHETIC PSYCHOANALYST
Why do we have to understand the motives for the rapist?
Why is their mental health more important than the scars they leave us to die with.
Fuck.

It’s innate to know right from wrong
Sex is taught
Rape culture is learned

Survivors are silenced by sympathizers

I will never forget
I will never forgive












THESE MEN ARENT SORRY
Stop making excuses for child abusers
They are not ill X2
This abuse was not sickness
They were not victims themselves
Survivors would never pass their scars X2

Who’s the real victim here?
I’ve never felt justice
I’ve only felt forgotten
Who’s the real victim here?
I’ve never felt justice
I’ve only felt ashamed
When will the outrage begin?

It is not random
It is not a lack of self-control
IT is about control
Control to know that you are hurting a child and you still continue to abuse

It is not random
It is not a lack of self-control
IT is about control
Control to know that you are hurting a child but you still continue to abuse

Still continued to abuse me



WE ARE THE RESISTANCE
We are the resistance to the common mind
If we can’t fight together
There’s nothing to keep us growing
And if we prevent ourselves from growing how can we ever be wise?

Things need to change
People need to change
We need to change
How we think
How we listen
How we talk to one another
You don’t owe or own anyone
Their identity is not yours for the taking
I don’t owe you an explanation
I don’t owe you

INTERLUDE: HEALING IN A WORLD WHERE WE DON’T EXIST
Track Name: Apathetic Psychoanalyst
Why do we have to understand the motives for the rapist?
Why is their mental health more important than the scars they leave us to die with.
Fuck.

It’s innate to know right from wrong
Sex is taught
Rape culture is learned

Survivors are silenced by sympathizers

I will never forget
I will never forgive
Track Name: These men aren't sorry
Stop making excuses for child abusers
They are not ill X2
This abuse was not sickness
They were not victims themselves
Survivors would never pass their scars X2

Who’s the real victim here?
I’ve never felt justice
I’ve only felt forgotten
Who’s the real victim here?
I’ve never felt justice
I’ve only felt ashamed
When will the outrage begin?

It is not random
It is not a lack of self-control
IT is about control
Control to know that you are hurting a child and you still continue to abuse

It is not random
It is not a lack of self-control
IT is about control
Control to know that you are hurting a child but you still continue to abuse

Still continued to abuse me
Track Name: Population Control II
If you weren’t planning to bring a life into existence
Or weren’t in the right mindset to do so
Why have you brought this burden upon everyone?

Bad parents will continue
The cycle that keeps these children
Vulnerable to all the people that are waiting to grab onto their innocence
Now you’ve given them
Do you know what happens?
To these children left out in the open
Because you don’t care
Why have you brought this burden upon everyone?
We all take care of her but you must trust her
She is not lying
Don’t give in to the kindness of strangers
DON’T GIVE IN TO THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
Don’t make the same mistake
The ones done to me

She has already been abused
How could you let this happen?
Now she will grow cold and hard
JUST LIKE ME
Track Name: Abandon All Patriarchy
We are the ultimate stance
This world men have created
Will not last any longer
With their ruling
Their churches and nuclear families
That have brought us down since the dawn of time

We dare to dream
We dare to fight
For the impossible
Never settle for less
Total translation equals survival

Abandon all patriarchy
Outdated systems of oppression must fall

They call us naïve but how else will things get done

Their churches and their nuclear families
They have brought us down since the dawn of time
Track Name: Counteractive Activist
They said you were bad for me
I know you hated me

I know you hated me
But still I caved in
I gave you my heart
And I don’t really understand why you girls hated me
We used to think that the world was against us
Now it’s only you against me

But now it’s only you against me

rant- This battle has raged for years//In darkness, alone in my bed I can’t stop thinking of where it all went wrong//I’m struggling everyday//This constant hate you have for me//Why do you hate me? //There’s nowhere to hide because you know everyone//you took them all away from me


When will the animosity end?
And to think I would dream of dancing with you one last time.

Is the war on woman now among us and not against us?
You’re a slut shamming feminist, check your inner misogyny.