DSM​-​III

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Recorded, mixed and mastered on 5th July 2015 by Mike at Complete Sound Studio, Leamington Spa

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released July 6, 2015

All songs by Dispute Settlement Mechanism except "Dive", originally by Nirvana.

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Dispute Settlement Mechanism Royal Leamington Spa, UK

Dispute Settlement Mechanism are a three-piece noise/punk band from Leamington Spa.

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Track Name: Insignificant Polonium
Scientists from Switzerland
Say that the French have missed a trick
The old man might have been poisoned
That winter in '04
We're not sure he was a good man
But that's really not the point
If a leader can't have justice
Then who can?

Insignificant Polonium
The truth lies in the bone I am
Not much impressed
With your findings

Insignificant Polonium
With radon in the bone I am
Not too convinced by
Soil samples

Arafat is yesterday's news
We'll conduct our study far away
Grave much too balmy for our
Instruments
Nuclear scientists all too absent
I feel this study lacks some rigour
It’s almost as if they didn’t
Want to find a thing

Insignificant Polonium
This whole thing is baloney and
It’s as if there’s some
Vested interests

Insignificant Polonium
The truth lies in the bone I am
Not much impressed
With your findings
Track Name: Power's Out
Power cut on the vegetable aisle
The pair of us share a wry smile
And wait for return of light
The darkened store a subdued sight
Lights flicker scouring bright then fade
A hope that's dashed so soon

No shopping now for consumers
Not just without light to festoon us
The tills aren't operating, see
Without electricity
Customers no longer free to buy
Bananas return to the shelf

Technologically sanitised norm
To which procedure must conform
Goods staff and shoppers are all here
But the system must cohere
Correct procedure just to steer this shop
requires charge to function
Track Name: Leamington Landslide
The British Transport Police have been notified and officers are en route
Information stern red
Reassurance in green

The British Transport Police have been notified and officers are en route
No one really cares
Together apart

Irrelevant text in blaring red
Scrolling just above your head
Train of thought derailed
Communication failed

Irrelevant text in blaring red
Scrolling just above your head
Train of thought derailed
Communication failed

There has been a landslide between Leamington Spa and Banbury
Twenty thousand tonnes of Earth
Rail replacement bus

There has been a landslide between Leamington Spa and Banbury
Celebrity industrialism
After century falls

Irrelevant text in blaring red
Scrolling just above your head
Train of thought derailed
Communication failed

Irrelevant text in blaring red
Scrolling just above your head
Train of thought derailed
Communication failed
Track Name: Human Warren
Someone tried to reinvent the lecture theatre here
A vision of the future without plug sockets
Cold War throwback, modernist blocks
Impersonal warmth of building visible

Inside the human warren
Concrete labyrinth like stone
I see passageways and levels open closed
Inside the human warren
Captured memories of stone
Imagined history of caves, imagined future

To me this place holds a promise from the past
Utopian vision of the techno-primitive
Natural light filtered from huge glass windows
Ugly architecture made friendly and gentle

Inside the human warren
Concrete labyrinth like stone
I see passageways and levels open closed
Inside the human warren
Captured memories of stone
Imagined history of caves, imagined future

To my friend from Bulgaria the visage differs
A socialist building of practical function
As histories divide our view is riven
She sees the ghost of oppressive memory

Inside the human warren
Concrete labyrinth of stone
I see passageways and levels open closed

Inside the human warren
Concrete labyrinth like stone
I see passageways and levels open closed
Inside the human warren
Captured memories of stone
Imagined history of caves, imagined future

Inside the human warren
Captured memories of stone
I see passageways and levels open closed open closed
Inside the human warren
Concrete labyrinth like stone
Imagined history of caves, imagined future
Track Name: I Am A Commodity
We silence the weak
Yeah it's banter we seek
We don't really mean it
Just funny if you don't fit
Like our Facebook page
We don't act our age
Near a thousand likes
So get your friends to like us

I'm in this band and
It's for sale
I made a logo
It's for sale
I am alternative
That's for sale
This shit can't fail
This shit can't

I'm in this band and
It's for sale
I made a logo
It's for sale
I am alternative
That's for sale
This shit can't fail
This shit can't

This year is exciting
New merch so enticing
Please buy our products
'cos that's the onus
Of our group, yeah
Well there's music to be fair
You can buy that too
It's on itunes

I'm in this band and
It's for sale
I made a logo
It's for sale
I am alternative
That's for sale
This shit can't fail
This shit can't

I'm in this band and
It's for sale
I made a logo
It's for sale
I am alternative
That's for sale
This shit can't fail
This shit can't
Track Name: Letter To The 50s
We've got equality for women and the gays
As long as you can pay your way
We've got racial harmony (for the middle classes)
So long as you don't talk about racism

So welcome to the 21st Century
Many delights for you and me
Introverted technology
Got to buy one get one free

The Chinese have landed a rover on the moon
Maybe they'll send another one soon
NASA can't afford to keep their ships in the sky
But they'll have a man on Mars by and by

We've all got the Internet but
Where the fuck's my flying car
Back To The Future throwbacks yeah
Fake flying skateboards for advertising

So welcome to the 21st Century
Many delights for you and me
Introverted technology
Got to buy one get one free
Got to buy one get one free
Got to buy one get one free

We're so advanced here in the future
Track Name: Acceptable
It's acceptable to be trans
to be black
to be gay
to be a Muslim, maybe
Acceptable to be disabled
to be asian
to be a woman
to be anyone
So long as you're rich and in the
right place
right time
Long as you're rich and in the
right place
right time

I went to destroy the evidence
At least I tried my very best
Booted foot came crunching down
To smash the camera screen
As my colleagues gassed and tasered
I felt powerful at ease
There would be no scrutiny
From the self-satisfied

As results rolled in I felt quiet
hope turn to relief then joy
A new era is dawning
In which hard work is rewarded
Brave new world where all get by
Blind to difference am I
Workfare for the scroungers
Poverty sorts weak from strong

It's acceptable to be trans
to be black
to be gay
to be a Muslim, maybe
Acceptable to be disabled
to be asian
to be a woman
to be anyone
So long as you're rich and in the
right place
right time
Long as you're rich and in the
right place
right time
right place
right time
right place
right time