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Central Intelligence Airlines

by Mostly Harmless

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Intro 00:20
the pilot welcomes you have a nice flight thank you for choosing C.I.Airlines transport service for free no matter where you are Man spricht deutsch at the hotel bar do you need a holiday? do you just wanna get away? do you need a simple break? you can trust the CIA story telling and diving animation for free through your window view over the sea and every weekend the new attraction high voltage caused genital erection bikini girls cocktails and sex is all you need here at CIA we're totally discreed group sex masturbation and pornography if you like bondage aks our hostess named Lyndi
hey you! do you know? you're all looking the same she is indie-barbie and he is emo-ken your style must be correct if you wanna belong to them and of course you've got your lip pierced and there's make-up round your eyes and of course your hair is dyed black fake rebel all your life hey you! do you know? you're all looking the same and so do your profiles and pictures on myspace you got a che guevara shirt with bob marley's brother's face and of course you're hating hip-hop and you gotta get tight tonight and of course you don't know joe strummer fake rebel all your life uniformed rebellion - conformist in disguise uniformed rebellion - fake rebel all your life hey you! do you know? you're all looking the same what you wear is what you are don't you feel ashamed? you wanna be a rebel but you dress yourself up in vain and of course you're really hardcore like bullet for my valentine and of course you don't know black flag fake rebel all your life
yeah I see that you are cool we all suck and you rule I know nothing but you do you're the big man I'm the fool I'm stuck in the middle between down and out your way leads up without doubt you know what life is about and you know I will find out that you are superior - you're better, you're bigger, you're smarter, you're stronger you're superior - you're everything I wanna be but there are quite a few times that I can clearly see that you're not as cool as you seem to be there are quite a few times that I realize that you are just like all those churches with their prophets all those managers seeking profit all those pimps and all those sluts all those perfect people with stylish hair-cuts there are quite a few times that I realize that even a few times can be a whole life there are quite a few times that I can clearly see that you're not as wise as you seem to be you're a stupid fucking know-all like all those hitchhikers without a towel all those nazis spitting at Nick all those policemen disrupting our gigs
it's the best day in your life because you won the casting show you'll get a major label deal that's the one thing you know a new star on pop heaven on top of the charts fans fame and money you're breaking all girls hearts hey pop-idol you're a puppet on a string you're an anti-artist you're a slave of marketing hey pop-idol they're writing all your songs they're fixing your image to keep their share price strong fame left with the fans after few months passed the money's for the label you thought both would last no-one's caring 'bout you and you really don't know why they have a new idol now and you see it's all a lie
one of many in this small ship approaching the end of this death trip the lack of water did nearly drive him mad now the canaries are lying straight ahead he fled from war and poverty we send him back into his misery what we can't see can't be true so we close our eyes I hope that you're sleeping well cause the world dies tonight she came a long way only six years old over from thailand where she was sold they told her mother she would only sell sweets now she sells her body on the indian streets in her eyes is a silent yell this foreign country is a living hell the sun is rising over the wasted land a big machine-gun in his small hands fighting in a war that he never understood for african warlords who stole his childhood his heart is dead his body lives on though it may end the war can not be won
don't need noone to say what's real cause I've got my own eyes to see got my own fashion my own style I hate your models and their smiles don't need no highly esteemed job cause this is not what I dream of and I've got my own attitude I don't need yours this is who I am you won't make me change I don't really give a fuck about the reputation I gain don't care what's in don't care what's out we like our music fast and loud so this is our way to sing we'll never be the next big thing and we just play our highspeed chords instead of pop-songs that just bore we play as fast as we can until knock-out
Nationaler Widerstand auf 1,07 m Wer hat Angst vorm Weißen Riesen? Aufrechter Deutscher, Lilliput schnell wie ein Windhund, hart wie Krupp- stahl und zäh wie Leder Babyspringerstiefel hat nicht jeder Er verlässt sein volles Weißbierglas als echter Deutscher tut man das
We pick the same notes that everyone picks We sing the same words that already have been sung We use the same chords as in our last song We lost all inspiration But you won't even notice Cause our titles are too long No you won't even notice Cause we even use subtiltes There's no bridge, there's no verse Repeat the chorus but without words
buying and selling guns for each and every occasion no matter if the trading partner is a terrorist or western nation weapons are big business and they're really paying off one trillion dollars - what else can we spend it for? peace is bad - bad for business trading death keeps us alive use your head - why build wells if we can buy guns instead it seems to be a great talent of our civilisation to solve our problems in a fight and not in a conversation so it shouldn't be surprising that we spend our money on guns one trillion dollars - what else can we spend it for? we need eighteen days to spend the same amount on guns that we spend in one year in the fight against aids we could end poverty by now we could end famines by now we can end poverty by now we can end famines by now weapons are big business an they're really paying off one trillion dollars - what else can we spend it for?
Hypocrisy 01:20
you're always telling me you're listening to what I say but my message you don't understand you're always telling me our opinions are the same but you never understand what I want to say you're always telling me that you don't like my enemies but as soon as I'm not there they are your best friends mr. hypocrisy this song is for you though you may not listen I'm singing it for you mr. hypocrisy this is your song it contains a message that you can't get wrong mr. hypocrisy this is what I say mr. hypocrisy get out of my way you're always telling me that you share my point of view but your point is changing every day you're always telling me my actions are ok to you but you try to conceal them when I'm gone you're always telling me that I can always count on you but I know how you really are
the only dream in your whole life was being a rockstar just travelling around the world and playing your guitar but now you're just a member of a fucking cover rock band and in the crowd ist just your wife, your kids and boring friends you like to censor this song but you can't you moron and now you're fucking sad some things you can't tolerate you're giving all your energy for the career of your kids you're gonna be their manager writing their big hits but daddy we must disappoint you so better lock your sons cause Mostly Harmless gonna win all local band contest you can't believe it - you lost again
Last Goodbye 02:43
driving home from their annual holiday their two kids on the backseats both sleeping well they had so much fun at the beach on the sand never thought about their life could ever end don't drink and drive doesn't mean a thing if you own a big car and feel like a king ninety miles per hour full speed ahead not able to realize the car from the left on the day when you will die will you feel that thngs could change will there be any sign that announces you the end when you see your loved ones will you know it's the last time will everything be said an done when you wave your last goodbye a screech of breaks but it's too late it's a pure chance an accident of fate after some weeks everyone will forget with the blood on the street disappear all regrets so suddenly everything is done who will shed a tear when yo're gone nothing is eternal but who cares finally realize that life is not fair
Don't Panic! 01:43
there's no god and white is black the story 'bout Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect even Fat Mike reads this thing Marvin never stops nagging Zaphod with three arms and two heads our hero is called Hotblack this story can even make you wise just follow Douglas Adams' advice Don' Panic! Wowbagger insulting everyone even you the answer to everything is 42 nine multiplied with six dreams of Eccentrica Gallumbits wanna see the galaxy's last days? Max is waiting for you in Milliways in the Heart Of Gold through the galaxy they ride just follow those friendly words on the guide always remember: a towel is the most important thing in space and even mattresses are living-beings
we've been told since our first day at school: "follow the norm an don't break the rules believe every word that your teachers say cause this is the only was to get good grades" the schoolbell's our lives' fucking soundtrack no one will admit but it's freedom we lack our life is way to short to act like a child so our youth is an everyday fight hey better life your life a fucking different way stay a non-conformist until your last day now they're starting to reduce staff costs by giving some third world workers our jobs and we're already to blind to see this world gives a fuck about you and me so take a close look what we have become hamsters in a wheel always on the run realize we all live like fucking robots modern times slaves all going to pot


released April 30, 2010

Christoph Bornstein - guitar & vocals
David Pratzel - drums
Philipp Hoffmann - bass & vocals
Simon Bornstein - vocals

Recorded by Franz Kindermann in three sessions @ Rock-The-Cow-Studios Ascholding, Isardamm Rehearsal Room Geretsried & Koenich Sound Hohenschäftlarn, except 5, 8, 11 & 14 recorded by Florian Rein & Marcus Wimmer @ Bergbeat Bad Tölz
Mixed & Mastered by Franz Kindermann @ Koenich Sound Hohenschäftlarn
Produced by Mostly Harmless & Franz Kindermann
Layout, Design & Photos by Alina von Gottberg
Frontcover-Photo by Laura Redeker


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