Radio Empire

by David Diers

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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 Austin, Texas

David Diers is the ghost of rock n' roll's future, visiting it in its' dreams and making it promise to do better by all of us. He haunts the internet and Austin, TX with his voice and strings.

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Track Name: Pills
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.
Track Name: My Very Short Life
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)
Track Name: Free for All
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
Track Name: America
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.