CHOKEHOLD Instilled

by Chokehold

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CHOKEHOLD initially formed in 1991 as a straight-edge hardcore band. Over their brief yet prolific existence, the band evolved into one of most outspoken political bands of the 90’s underground scene: tackling topics as veganism, gay rights, sexism, institutionalized racism and police violence years before it became commonplace in the modern hardcore scene.

This is CHOKEHOLD’s classic 1994 EP 'Instilled’ completely restored and re-mastered.

RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF: Culture / Earth Crisis / Raid

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CHOKEHOLD
LOCATION: Hamilton, ON - Canada

Chris Logan (Vocals)
Jeff Beckman (Guitar)
Josh Fletcher (Bass)
Matt Beckman (Drums)
Sandy Robertson (Guitar)

Recorded by: Roman K (Hyland Studios)
Remastered by Brad Boatright (Audiosiege)
Layout by: Dwid Hellion

RELATED BANDS: 78 Days / Haymaker / Left For Dead / Longest War / Pick Your Side / XOur WarX

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released January 1, 2015

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Track Name: Burning Bridges
BURNING BRIDGES

I REACH OUT MY HANDS
TO TRY TO EDUCATE YOU
ON YOUR CRIMES
I’M NOT A FUCKING PREACHER
BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW
YOUR DESTRUCTION
FOR THE DEPLETION
AND THE RAPE OF THIS EARTH
YOU’RE JUST UNAWARE

I CANNOT BLAME YOU
JUST THIS SYSTEM
FOR TEACHING US DESOLATION
THE CORPORATIONS ARE AWARE
WHILE THE AVERAGE PERSON IS NOT
VIOLENCE AGAINST ONE MEAT EATER
IS NOT GOING TO LIBERATE
ONE MILLION ANIMALS

WE MUST TAKE ACTION
AGAINST THOSE WHO RUN THE INDUSTRY
NOT THE ONES WHO LIED
TO TAKE THEM DOWN
WE MUST USE AS MUCH VIOLENCE AS THEY DO

ANIMAL LIBERATION
EARTH LIBERATION
HUMAN LIBERATION
WILL ONLY COME THROUGH EDUCATION
Track Name: Mindset
MINDSET

NOT NATURAL
NOW YOU’RE PLAYING GOD
A HARD ROLE TO PLAY
WHEN YOU CAN’T PROVE IT EXISTS
LAW OF NATURE N
OTHING IS WRITTEN IN STONE

IT’S HARD NOT TO SEE
LOVE HAS NO SEXUAL PREFERENCE
YOUR VIEW OF DEVIANCE
IS MY VIEW OF LOVE

AND I CAN ONLY SAY
YOU’RE THE ONE THAT’S SICK
I’LL NEVER LIVE BY YOUR BULLSHIT VALUES
I WISH YOU’D SEE THE PAIN YOU INFLICT
Track Name: Instilled
INSTILLED

YOU CLOSE MY EYES
TO ANY IDEAS BUT YOUR OWN
YOU KEEP ME DEAF
TO THE SOUND OF REVOLUTION
TIE MY HANDS
FROM ACHIEVING FREEDOM
YOU WANT MY BRAIN
TO ONLY THINK YOUR THOUGHTS

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BREAK THE CYCLE
TALKING DRUNK AND INHALING THEIR LIES
OR ARE YOU ABSTAINING AND STAYING STUPID
EITHER WAY WE’RE STILL LEFT BEHIND

SO TELL ME HOW THEY CAN BE YOUR ACTIONS
WHEN IT’S THEIR IDEALS THAT FILL YOUR HEAD
THESE THOUGHTS ARE INSTILLED UPON US
AND WE’RE TOLD FREEDOM IS BEING LEAD

WHEN IN REALITY FREEDOM WILL ONLY COME
WHEN WE REALIZE WHO THE FUCK IS IN CONTROL
WITHOUT THEIR COOPERATION
THEIR SYSTEM WILL FALL
IT THRIVES OFF THE MISCONCEPTION
WE CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT THEM

WHEN WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS CAPABLE OF THINKING
YET WE’VE BEEN INSTILLED WITH DEPENDENCIES
AND THE MYTH THAT WE CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT LEADERS

HOW CAN THEY BE YOUR ACTIONS
WHEN IT’S THEIR IDEAS THAT FILL YOUR HEAD
Track Name: Anchor
ANCHOR

YOU WON’T BE MY GUIDING LIGHT
IN THIS WORLD GONE MAD
I DON’T NEED FAIRY TALES TO LEAN ON
YOU MANIPULATE THE MIND
THAT STILL HAS TO LEARN
REPLACE THEIR THOUGHTS WITH BULLSHIT
DECEPTION BURNS

YOU PRESENT YOURSELF AS CARING
BUT I CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH
SLAVERY AND MIND CONTROL
IS ALL YOU QUEST FOR

I WON’T FALL

I WON’T FALL INTO YOUR GROUP
IN NEED OF SOMETHING TO HOLD
I’VE GOT MY MIND
AND IT’S THOUGHTS ARE ONLY MINE

I NEED NO RELIGION TO PROVE I EXIST
ONLY ROOM FOR MY MIND TO LEARN
AND TELL ME WHAT’S RIGHT
NOT NO FICTICIOUS MALE BEING
NOT NO SEXIST BOOK OF LIES

I NEVER NEEDED A CRUTCH TO MAKE ME STRONG
OR TO HOLD ONTO MY BELIEFS
I’D NEVER TURN TO SUCH A FUCKING LIE
I’D NEVER BE THAT WEAK
Track Name: Culture Cease
CULTURE CEASE

THIS LAND WAS NOT FOUND
IT WAS STOLEN AND RAPED
IT’S NOT THE LAND OF THE FREE

FREEDOM BRINGS
EXPRESSION AND CULTURE
THE REAL VOICE OF THIS LAND
HAS NOT BEEN HEARD
IT’S BEEN GAGGED
BY UNTHINKING WHITE TRADITION
THEIR BLOOD STAINS THE STREETS
WHERE OUR CITIES STAND
AS WE WATCH THEIR CULTURES DECAY

SO WE GAVE THEM A CHOICE
OF HOW TO LIVE THEIR LIFE
THAT BEING OUR WAY
OR NO WAY AT ALL
YOU’LL BELIEVE OUR RELIGION
LIVE BY OUR TRADITION
AND FORGET EVERYTHING
YOU DID IN THE PAST

LIVE BY OUR LAWS
LIVE BY OUR RULES
AND WE’LL TAKE EVERYTHING
YOU EVER HAD

NOW YOU SCREAM
LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT
WITH YOUR FLAG
SO HIGH AND PROUD
WHICH IS NOTHING MORE
THAN A SYMBOL OF RAPE AND HATE
THE AMERICAN DREAM IS FOR EVERYONE
EXCEPT THE TRUE PEOPLE OF THIS LAND