We Have The Technology I

by Protest Kids

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This is *Part I* of a multi-part series of digital EPs. When complete, the entire series will be put together as a full length physical release.

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released April 20, 2017

All songs written and performed by John Brownell and Protest Kids.
All songs recorded, mixed and mastered by John in his basement.
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Protest Kids are:
John Brownell: guitar, vocals, computers
Ryan Farley: guitar, vocals
Dan Strachan: drums, vocals
John Fleming: bass
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Amazing artwork by Donna Brownell - brownelldesign.com


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Protest Kids Missoula, montana

Former members of Secret Powers and Oblio Joes.

Origin story here: www.facebook.com/protestkids/posts/1472024756151353

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Track Name: Same Shit Different Planet
They can melt these ics caps
They can dig new valleys
Terraform the whole planet
But they’ll never change me

I can hide but I can’t flee
I don’t have the technology

They can build themselves a palace
Fill it with friends and family
They can start collecting taxes
But they’ll never tax me

I can hide but I can’t see
Any way out of this for me

We were happy to go
We arrived with the third wave
Full of loneliness and hope

But what do you know
Instead of building something better
The first wave took control

Same shit, different planet
Track Name: Vodka Sunrise
When the cupboard’s dry
So am I
So I keep a secret stash from prying eyes

I hope they never see me fall
So I sit or stand close to a wall
Or at least I hope they never catch my lying down

The TV tells me everythings fine
And it’s okay if I don’t make my bed
Looking out my window at the vodka sunset

Hoping I sleep tonight

When the doorbell or phone intrude
On whatever it is that I do
It recalls some time and place that I once knew

But they’re never gonna see my fall
Because I’ll get on my knees and crawl
At least I hope they never catch me hiding from the sound

I think I started too soon
I started too soon
Looking out my window at the vodka moon

Hoping I sleep tonight

Shuffling through fragmented scenes
From yesterday or was it last week?
And does it even matter now?

The time comes to open my eyes
And I realize they are already wide
And it looks like it’ll be another vodka sunrise
Track Name: Your Mind
I was standing in the grocery line
When I noticed that I caught your eye
Now I’m on your mind

Now no matter where you’ll be
You’ll always think of me
I’ll be on your mind

All the time
All the time
I'll be on your mind

You'll be sitting at the desk at your job
Crunching numbers and ignoring Bob
And I'll be on your mind

Or maybe setting the table for dinner
Buttering the bread for your bread winner
And I'll be on your mind

All the time
All the time
I'll be on your mind