CHOKEHOLD Prison Of Hope (Remastered w/ Bonus Tracks)

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about

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 the definitive edition of CHOKEHOLD’s legendary 1993 debut LP ‘Prison Of Hope’ which also includes the ‘Instilled’ EP from 1994 as bonus tracks. All audio has been completely restored (IE: the missing bass intro on ‘Turn The Page’) 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: Turn The Page
TURN THE PAGE

WHY CAN’T I HAVE PRIDE
IN MY SCENE
PUT DOWN FOR THE CHOICES
I HAVE MADE
WON’T CHANGE MY IDEAS
JUST TO PLEASE YOU
YOU HAVE LOST SIGHT
OF WHAT IT MEANS

I THOUGHT WE WERE IN THIS TOGETHER
UNFAIR JUDGEMENT YOU’VE PASSED ONTO ME
DESTROYING THE CHANCE AT A FRIENDSHIP
THAT NOW WILL NEVER BE

TOO MANY TIMES I’VE SEEN IT
NOW IT’S A CHANCE I MUST TAKE
TURN THE PAGE
OPEN YOUR EYES
Track Name: Depopulation
DEPOPULATION

TOO MANY QUESTIONS
NOT ENOUGH ANSWERS
NO EXPLANATION
FOR THIS SUDDEN DISASTER

I FEEL I KNOW
I’VE BEEN CONDITIONED TO THEIR LIES
THE THOUGHT OF THESE FACTS
HAS PLACED FEAR INTO MY EYES

A DISEASE CREATED
TO ACHIEVE A NEW WORLD ORDER
PREDICTED REQUESTED AND DEPLOYED
THINK
QUESTION

IT’S JUST A THOUGHT BUT THE PROOF IS CLEAR
AIDS WAS CREATED SO WE LIVE IN FEAR
ABSTAIN FROM SEX IN FEAR OF DEATH
KILLING THOSE THEY CLASS MORAL-LESS

THE POPULATION HAS SHRUNK
THE PLAN HAS WORKED
DO YOU WONDER WHY
THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO CONCERN

THEY TARGETED THE BELIEFS
THAT THEY WANT WRECKED
NOW THEY WATCH
THEIR FASCISM TAKE EFFECT
Track Name: Deaf To Reason
DEAF TO REASON

I’M TIRED OF TRYING
TO GET MY POINT ACROSS
NO ONE EVER LISTENS
NO ONE EVER CARES

EVEN IF NOTHING CHANGES
I KNOW DEEP INSIDE
MY THOUGHTS MY HOPES
ARE WHAT KEEP ME SATISFIED

THE BRIGHT SIDE HAS FADED
TO ALMOST TOTAL BLACK
RELYING ON OTHERS
TO DO THE WORK WON’T HELP

BECAUSE TOGETHER
WE ARE STRONG
AND DIVIDED
WE ARE SURE TO FALL

TAKE IN A BIT OF REALITY
AND MAYBE YOU’LL SEE
WE CAN’T GO ON LIKE THIS
OR WE WILL BE GONE

IT’S HARD I KNOW
BUT THE CHANGE HAS TO BE MADE
CAUGHT TRAPPED NO ESCAPE
NEVER WILL I GIVE IN
Track Name: Lies
LIES

ONCE AGAIN YOU EXPECT US
TO BELIEVE YOUR LIES
BUT I REMOVED THE BLINDFOLD
THAT YOU PUT ACROSS MY EYES

I CAN NO LONGER SIT BACK
AND WATCH THIS SYSTEM
DESTROY WHAT’S LEFT OF ME
EVERYTHING THAT SURROUNDS ME IS A LIE

NO MORE THIS IS NOT FREEDOM
WE DON’T EVEN QUESTION IT

THESE ARE YOUR STANDARDS
THESE ARE YOUR IDEALS
THESE ARE YOUR MORALS
BUT THIS IS MY LIFE
I’M TAKING BACK MY FUCKING LIFE

I WON’T LET YOU MAKE A LIVING
OFF MY MISERY
Track Name: More Than Ever
MORE THAN EVER

UNTIE ME
I CAN’T BE HELD BACK ANYMORE
BUILDING UP INSIDE
ALL OUT WAR

SHADE OF RED
ON EVERYTHING I SEE
NO TELLING WHAT COULD HAPPEN
IF YOU FUCK WITH ME

MORE THAN EVER
IT’S BECOMING QUITE CLEAR
THAT MY HATE FOR YOU
IS A FUCKING OBSESSION

I WISH I COULD LOOK THE OTHER WAY
I’VE TRIED SO HARD TO IGNORE YOU
BUT YOU KEEP COMING BACK
THE TIME HAS COME TO ATTACK
Track Name: Deception
DECEPTION

YOU THINK YOU GOT ME
PINNED DOWN
YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME
LIKE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND
YOU THINK I’M WEAK
THAT I WILL FALL INTO YOUR SCAM

SELL YOUR PRODUCT
BY EXPLOITING WOMEN
A SALES CATCH FOR ONLY THE BLIND
TARGETING PEOPLE’S ADDICTION
SELL A PRODUCT
THAT EATS AWAY AT THEIR MIND

I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU THINK
SOME PEOPLE ARE LESS THAN HUMAN
YOU USE THEM TO MAKE A SALE
YOUR SEXIST AND YOUR RACIST
ADVERTISEMENTS ARE BECOMING
VERY STALE

YOU CAN’T GET THROUGH
YOU WON’T GET THROUGH
YOU’LL NEVER GET THROUGH
YOU CAN’T BREAK ME

BILLBOARDS SELL THE LIE
THEIR BOTTOM LINE IS DO OR DIE
DRINK UP AND DON’T FORGET
THAT YOUR ADDICTION
IS THEIR PAYCHECK

GLAMORIZE THE POISON
THAT THEY’RE TRYING TO SELL
MAKE IT SEEM LIKE HEAVEN
BUT IT’S REALLY FUCKING HELL
Track Name: Existence
EXISTENCE

NEVER AGAIN WILL I FALL PREY
TO THE ELEMENTS THAT ENTRAPPED ME
TURNING MY BACK ON THE LIFE
YOU KEEP TRYING TO SELL ME

DON’T TRY TO TELL ME IT WON’T LAST
THE DEDICATION IS UNDYING
THE FIRE BURNS ON IN OUR HEARTS
AND THE FUEL IS NEVER ENDING

THE BELIEFS I HOLD
I WILL NEVER FUCKING HIDE
THE OTHERS WILL FALL
AND TURN TO THE DARK SIDE

YOUR WEAKNESS MAKES ME STRONGER
AND MORE TRUE TO MY WORD
I WILL NEVER BREAK
THE EDGE RUNS IN MY BLOOD
I WILL STAY TRUE

NO NEED FOR A SECOND CHANCE
HOW CAN YOU SELL OUT
TO A FEELING YOU SAID WAS SO STRONG
Track Name: On Fire
ON FIRE

WAVING YOUR FLAG
LIKE I SHOULD KNEEL DOWN AND PRAY
I DON’T GIVE A FUCK
ABOUT YOUR COLOR OR NATIONALITY

YOU PREACH ABOUT POWER
YOU’RE WHITE AND YOU’RE PURE
YOU’RE THE KIND OF IDIIOT
YOUR CONTRY PREFERS

TOO IGNORANT AND BLIND
TO SEE THEIR LIES
THROUGH THEIR CORRUPTION
THE TRUTH THEY HIDE

HONOR THE FLAG
AND THE NATION OF LIARS
WATCH ME SHOW MY HATE
AS I LIGHT IT ON FIRE

TOO BLIND TO SEE
I’M TOO PROUD TO SEE
I’M ON FIRE
Track Name: To Kill A Coward
TO KILL A COWARD

YOUR ACTIONS YOUR HABITS
I CAN’T PUT TO WORDS
YOU’RE JUST A COWARD
ASKING TO GET WHAT YOU DESERVE

I FEEL THE PAIN OF THE MILLIONS
SLAUGHTERED EVERYDAY
FROM YOUR GUN
IS WHERE YOU GET YOUR BRAVERY

YOU THINK YOU’RE FEARLESS
I THINK YOU’RE MURDEROUS
I’M GOING TO PUT AN END
TO YOUR BLOODTHIRSTY GAMES

A BULLET THROUGH YOUR FUCKING HEAD
Track Name: Burning Bridges (Bonus Track)
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 (Bonus Track)
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 (Bonus Track)
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 (Bonus Track)
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 (Bonus Track)
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