SIR REG – MODERN DAY DISGRACE (2016)

  • RELEASE DATE:
    2016-06-17

  • 01. End of the Line
    02. Boys of St. Pauli
    03. Drinking Like a Dane
    04. Fake Hero
    05. All Saints’ Day
    06. Interlude
    07. The Wrong Bar
    08. Johnny
    09. Won’t Let You Cry
    10. Breaking Down All Borders
    11. Call it a Day
  • Our latest album Modern Day Disgrace was released in 2016 through Gain/Sony and has been hailed as SIR REG’s best to date by many critics, including Sweden’s Rockbladet web magazine.

Lyrics

01. End of the Line

I’ve been staring inside of my glass for a while
Don’t understand anything
They’re blowing themselves up
Along with some innocent souls
Should keep to themselves what they want to believe
Up to each and their own to decide
Go find an island away from us all on your own
You can do what you want there, do as you will
Let the rest of us people get on with our lives

At the End of the Line
There’s a peace that we’ll find
No war and destruction will mess with us there
At the End of the Line
I’ll be holding your hand
No war and destruction will mess with us there

The pics of the victims show up on the news
Could be my family or yours
Go to a concert expecting some music, not wars
They run for their lives, they’re all covered in blood, to escape from the scene of the crime
How does one this explain to face of a child at bedtime?
You can what say what you want, they were not born to kill
Made into monsters with fear of good will

We’ll wipe the tears from both our eyes
Won’t be living with the fear
In this day and age we shouldn’t have to deal with all this shite
But we’ll make it disappear, yeah it’s near

02. Boys of St. Pauli

Millerntor looks good tonight
The fans are out in force
We’re in this sea of brown and white
We’ll scream until we’re hoarse
And we cheer the team onto the field and psych them up for war
Can you hear, can you hear the bohemian roar

We’re the boys, we’re the boys
We are the Boys of St. Pauli
We’re the boys, we’re the boys,
We are the Boys of St. Pauli
And we hoist the Jolly Roger high
The pride is in our souls
We’re the boys, we are the Boys of St. Pauli

From 1910 to present day the passion’s in our blood
We’ve walked the windy Hamburg streets with the legends of our childhood
And every year there’s a bigger cheer
We’ll be singing with all our might
Here they come, here’s the boys in the brown and the white

You’ll hear our song around the world, our fans are everywhere
Not just a club, it’s is a way of life
It’s a passion that we share
We’ll find a bar off Reeperbahn and we’ll toast you all tonight
We’re St Pauli, and we’ll call on you all to unite

03. Drinking like a Dane

We’re heading to Nyhavn to kick off the session tonight
Hit twenty bars, drink our fill of the Classic until it gets bright
There’s a hole in my head where my brain used to be
There’s a smile on my face where I moan usually
There’s a man at the end of the bar and he’s screaming at me

There’s a merry-go-round inside my head
There’s a very good chance that I’m not dead
There’s a merry-go-round inside my head, pass me by
You got me Drinking like a Dane

Avoiding the tourists, we head to the outskirts of town
A drink with the locals is good on the pocket
We’re lashing them down
There’s a hole in my chest where my heart used to be
There’s the smell in the air of the fish in the sea
There’s a man at the end of the bar and he’s screaming at me

The bar never closes but they kicked me out, said goodnight
Said I’d been talking too much utter bollox, and they’re probably right
There’s a hole in my jocks where my cash used to be
There’s a lad on the train and he’s stinking of wee
There’s a man at the end of the road and he’s screaming at me

04. Fake Hero

I can’t believe my eyes, they’re falling to the floor
Another bloody terrorist has spoiled it for us all
Sitting with my dinner, I long to see the news
Lately things have run amok and left my mind abused
I see another face, I see another place
It’s seems to happen everywhere, a modern day disgrace
We live another day, they die another way
So close your eyes and join your hands and pray

Yeah the world’s fucked up
We’ve really gone insane
Fake Hero, Fake Hero of the day
Yeah the world’s fucked up
Yeah he’s blown away
Fake Hero, Fake Hero of the day

Can’t believe the lies, feeding us with more
A plane falling from the sky, the never-ending war
Thinking of the families waiting for their kin
Now they’ll never see them, victims of a sin
I see another face, I see another place
Seems to happen everywhere, a modern day disgrace
We live another day, they die another way
So close your eyes and join your hands and pray

Will never happen to me, that’s what people think
Tell it to the man who lost his family in a blink
They’re hiding in the shadows, all ready to pounce
Keep your eyes open, they’ll hit you unannounced
I see another face, I see another place
Seems to happen everywhere, a modern day disgrace
We live another day, they die another way
So close your eyes and join your hands and pray

05. All Saints’ Day

Sit and raise an empty glass to all the souls who’ve gone
Their shadows and their ghosts remain, won’t let us all move on
I’m looking at your picture here, why did you go away
I’ll pour whiskey on your grave like I did on All Saints’ Day

Christmas time has been and gone, ain’t easy anymore
At times the gin puts me asleep before I hit the floor
I’ll sing another love song, but lovers only stray
I’ll pour whiskey on your grave like I did on All Saints’ Day

When I awoke I hit the pub, I stayed there all day long
Tried to find the answer, but I knew it all along
‘Bout what I’m supposed to do, I need to get a job
Cause no-one pays me anything for drinking in the pub

We’re on the road again
So lock up all your whiskey boys
We’re on the road again
Hide your gin and your French wines
We’re on the road again
We’re coming there to make you pay
We’re on the road again
Drink with me now like we did on All Saints’ Day

Standing in the corner of a filthy smelly pub
Missing you again, I’ll give the ring a rub
It’s been so many years since you left me here alone
I’ll down another whiskey, sure it’s all I’ve ever known

06. INTERLUDE

07. The Wrong Bar

It was Sunday morning with the boys
On the lash the night before
Dragged ourselves up off the beds
We were in the mood for more,
So we downed a pint of gin apiece and headed to the pub
But it didn’t go accordingly to plan

We’re in the Wrong Bar
We’re in the Wrong Bar
Cause we noticed it’s actually a church
Well we came to drink away
Now we’re forced to kneel and pray
And we’re thinking that we’ll surely die of thirst

My eyes so tired from drinking, saw a shamrock, not a cross
And I asked the barman for a beer and enquired about the cost
He looked at me and shook his head and told me to get out
No, it didn’t go accordingly to plan

I crawled back in to try again, the boys they were dismayed
If there’s no-one getting served here, there’ll be no-one getting laid
Now why the barman wore a collar, we didn’t have a clue
No, it didn’t go accordingly to plan

I tried talking to a lady, she said she was a nun,
I said it didn’t bother me, if she was up for a bit of fun
She slapped me right across the face, I was sober once again
No it didn’t go accordingly to plan

08. JOHNNY

So cold, nothing seemed right to him
Done everything he could to fit in
Tired of always living in fear
Yeah Johnny wants to change the world

Running with a gun in his hand
Fighting for the everyman
‘Til he gets through this everlasting shame

A mugging on the bus today
A lonely old man was the prey
Nobody seemed to care
Pretending that he wasn’t there
Johnny reaching for his gun
Doing what he thought should be done
Now the people stop and they stare
Cause Johnny wants to change the world

Running with a gun in his hand
Fighting for the everyman
Hoping you’ll understand why Johnny wants to change the world
Living in the back of a car, seeing things for how they are
Oh yeah, ‘til he gets through this everlasting shame

So, like everything it came to an end
Nobody was there to commend
Still living in a place of no good
Yeah Johnny wants to change the world

09. WON’T LET YOU CRY

She came all alone here
So tired from the journey she made
Left her family behind her
And escaped all the bombs and grenades
Came to a country, hoping to find a new life
Now she sleeps in the station
A bench is her bed for the night
Now she knows things could be worse than they are
Yeah she knows, time it will heal all the scars

Won’t let you Cry
Won’t let you cry for the trouble you’ve seen
Won’t let you Cry
Won’t let you cry for the places you’ve been
And I know that you’re scared, you don’t have to pretend
Everything’ll work out in the end
No I, won’t let you cry

It’s six in the morning
The trains have been running a while
People rush by her
She hears all the groans and the sighs
Now she knows things could be worse than they are
Yeah she knows, time it will heal all the scars

10. BREAKING DOWN ALL BORDERS

There’s no turning back, the damage is done
All standing together, soon the battle is won
And we all want the world to be free
And we’re aiming to bring unity
We’re breaking down borders
And we’re starting with you, them and me

Shout it out, raise a stout
We will sing from the north to the south
That we are breaking down
Breaking Down All Borders

Shout it out far and near
Ah no, we’ll never feel any fear
Cause we are breaking down
Breaking Down All Borders, starting now

We all bleed the same, our hearts know no bounds
And we sing as one, building up from the ground
Yeah we all want the world to be free
It’s the way that it’s just meant to be
We’re breaking down borders
And we’re starting with you, them and me

Strangers all around me, soon they’ll become my friends
It’s a crazy world but we’ll get there in the end

11. CALL IT A DAY

Took twenty years to realize that nothing really happened here
It’s true, yeah it’s true
The pay’s the same for many years, the bills are stacked up to my ears
It’s true, over due
Can’t you see, that we’re nowhere as wealthy as you
Don’t you know, would be nice to escape, yeah I’m through

Call it a Day, see what the others say
Call it a Day, hear how the others pray
Call it a Day, see what the others say
I fear that I’m fading away
I fear that I’m not here to stay
Call it a Day

I look and see your empty lives, the titty bars and grumpy wives
It’s true, yeah it’s true
If I had money like you do, I’d burn it all in front of you
It’s true, make you spew
Can’t you see that we’re nowhere as greedy as you
Don’t you know that you can’t take it with you, you fool

Hold on to all that you need
It’s less that you’d like to believe
Take care of all you hold dear
The greed in your mind disappears