Radio Empire

by David Diers

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Pills 03:01
Pills (Lyrics by David Diers) I’d do anything to get me some cheap thrills Doctor says “that’s easy son, I’m knee deep in pills” I start my hour long rant about my affliction Doctor stops me five minutes in and gives me his prescription Pills, pills, pills, Pills, pills, pills Gimme gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme gimme, gimme Pills, pills, pills, Pills, pills, pills Gimme gimme gimme gimme, gimme Verse 2 Pills to make me you tall, Pills to make you blue Pills to make you smart and spell things out for you Pills to make you sleep, pills to make you talk (And the ones that mother gives you – don’t do anything at all) And the ones that Grace Slick gives you - they don't do anything at alls Chorus Bridge Pill is a four letter word Or haven’t you heard The doctor says I am cured But I am not sure There’s a cure for medicine Verse 3 Gimme the best dope you got I want to feel great Doctor says the only dope I see is standing 5 foot 8 Gimme the best pills you got, my life’s a mess I don’t want to feel anything, not even nothingness.
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My Very Short Life (Lyrics by David Diers) Chorus: Everyone I went to high school with has a rock video Everyone with whom I went to high school has a video, and somewhere to go V1: I want to sell a million cds, I want to have a thousand stds I want to have holes in my arms, shop where all the famous people are I want to have a monkey on my back, I want a crappy song on a soundtrack I want a cheesy expose, I want to be rumored to be gay Chorus: Everyone I went to high school with has a film debut Everyone with whom I went to high school has a film debut and something to do Everyone I went to high school with has a rock video Everyone with whom I went to high school has a video, and somewhere to go V2: I want to be an overdub voice, I want to tell voters they have a choice I want to talk the whole night thru, without saying anything to you I want to drive without stopping, I want to go celebrity wife swapping I want rivers of coke to flow out my nose, I want to guest on tv shows Chorus: Everyone I went to high school with has a record deal Everyone with whom I went to high School has a record deal and mass appeal Everyone I went to high school with has a rock video Everyone with whom I went to high school has a video, and somewhere to go Solo V3: I want to cameo for indie cred, I want a celtic tattoo on my head I want a book deal for my cats, I want to sell perfeum by the vat Chorus: Everyone I went to high school with has a rock video Everyone with whom I went to high school has a video, and somewhere to go (X2) Outro: Give me success, give me success, give me success or kill me Welcome to my very short life (repeat until end)
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Free for All 04:46
Free for All (Lyrics by David Diers) So you don’t like the management, doesn’t mean you get free meal Just because you lack the cash, doesn’t give you the right to steal Me and Karl Marx we are the best of friends, But you can’t have it both ways, so until this system ends Chorus: Free for all, something for nothing Free for all something for nothing Free for all something for nothing Free for all Free for all, until all is free Give me something for my something Computers make it easy, to pay without play What if I could download your eight hour workday You think everything you love is yours to take but tell me why With something you love so much, why you want to bleed it dry   Chorus So big business is exploitive, that isn’t just for musicians True from the grape picker to the computer technician You say down with Brittney spears, to you she’s got it made Your waging guerilla distribution, but she’s not the one who pays This thing will grow and grow, because there’s always more to share Maybe when you finally kill it, maybe someone will care Chorus
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America 06:30
America (Lyrics by David Diers) Open your minds bible belt, open you hearts forget all of this hate Surely a loving God will love us all, whether we are gay or straight America don’t let me down Come on kids let’s clean up America don’t drag us down Come on kids there is something left Turn off the greed corporate kings, how many zeros do you need? Money doesn’t travel well in the after life, and your estates won’t matter if there is nothing left to breathe America. Don’t write me off Come on friends we are growing soft America don’t drag us down Come on kids there’s something going on Bridge Things won’t remain the way they are The can’t return to yesterday The only thing we can be certain of Is things will always and ever change Stop the wars, you fine-suited elects, can’t you tell blood from oil? And if freedom could be bought and sold, you’d drain every last drop from our soil. America don’t sell me out Come on freaks you know what I’m about America don’t drag us down Come on kids there is something left Bridge Outro Things won’t remain the way they are The can’t return to yesterday The only thing we can be certain of Is things will always and ever change America, your golden age is gone You have the power and the things you lusted on You can still be somebody to someone Oh, America find the strength to carry on.

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Tune in, turn on, and become. This is your empire, this is your time. This is rock, this is punk, this is a call to come together. You and us, we are making this happen.

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released November 9, 2016

David Diers: Vocals, Guitar
John Diers: Bass, Vocals
Bryan Woodworth: Drums

Music and Lyrics - David Diers, Beauty Hammer Music ASCAP

Produced by David Diers
Lead Engineer: Dan Childers
Engineer: Chico Jones

Mixed at Arlyn Studios by Dan Childers

Mastered by Jerry Tubb
at Terra Nova Digital Audio, Inc.
Austin, Texas

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David Diers and his band are a love letter scrawled in lipstick on a Stratocaster: "I want to dance, I need to rock".

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