Never Ending Struggle

by Union Jack

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released September 14, 2012

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Union Jack Paris, France

Angry, raw and percussive, UxJ have been spreading their punk, rock & roll, hardcore and ska influences since 1997. This singular combination, refined along the years, results in the trio’s unique and original sound. The french combo, avid followers of the DIY, friendship and mutual aid ethics, have already released many records and played extensive amounts of shows all across Europe and Canada. ... more

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Track Name: Needs?
Stand back from our damn mass consumption
The snake’s biting its tail and shows no reaction
We are customers and therefore concerned.
We must think more responsibly

Tons of useless items, overproduction,
food bleached in the dustbins for no reason,
while people die in the streets from starvation,
the system goes on...

Take the stand respond for all your actions,
Wash these blooded hands and stop filling the garbage
We'd better understand before it’s too late
Consume the less we can and we’ll feel better then

Humankind can’t get so blind this will lead us all to destruction
Life is not buy, buy and die try to opt for a different option
Take a breath and feel alive feel alive, feel alive
Don’t need no ads to survive to survive, to survive

Set new rules and engage in action
Find a new balance, another direction
There’s not even time for hesitation
Change must be done with massive conviction
We’ve all got the choice yeah think it twice
or we’ll pay the invoice so become wise

The things that you think you need are superficial
They give you a feeling of joy that’s artificial
Consumption’s encouraged by the many commercials
We should all go for a quick return to the essential

Please beware of this needless production
Choose, don’t suffer, stop alienation
It depends on you and me we can go for sobriety
Or we’d be guilty of what we’ll see it’s our responsibility
Reduce consumption is the only solution
Useful frustration for this overfed nation
Do you disagree? change your opinion
The only way I see this is the final caution
Track Name: Eight letters
Welcome to a world where violence grows, your life doesn't weigh, but the crime does pay.
As you gonna see, nothing is safe, take care of your security
I’ll tell you son the ugly truth, this place’s not fabulous, it’s dangerous
and if you don’t wanna waste your youth, look out for yourself...

…when you hit the city
ain’t no pity,
only brutality,
no one’s gets off scot free
in this J-U-N-G-L-E

Swear that you will always use your mind and avoid these wicked traps
Hey kid, beware and you’ll be fine, this is my advice
Violence spreads like a disease, in the streets and the alleys, all around the seven seas
This world is insane and mean, I hope you know what I mean, look at the deep shit we’re in

Another night, another fight, It’s easy to beat someone when it’s ten on one,
Weak people don’t act alone, they can beat you till death

Violence spreads like a disease, in the streets and the alleys, all around the seven seas
One day, wrong way, you may have a fight, for just a glance
This world is insane and mean, I hope you know what I mean, look at the deep shit we’re in
The worst exists, there’s no limit to violent tales

Hate, fear, pain & violence, stop suffering in silence

Don’t turn the other cheek as Jesus said / or you’ll regret it, dead on the street
Save your honor and find your balls / try to survive, fight for yer life
Break some bones / and shoot the bastards / Smash some jaws / Beat up these cowards
Forget rules / They won’t protect you / Never lose / No other way out
Track Name: Rejection syndrome
Some people create their own shell,
A mental wall that protects them
We mustn’t trust appearances / go find this shelter you can’t see from the outside
Go beyond all differences / enter it to get to know what’s on the inside
Who cares about those who need it most?
Past troubles and doubts weigh on their minds
Some hearts should be just listened to
Give a hand, try to comprehend / No need to judge, just go ahead

We’re like this, you’re like that, our worlds, a long way apart.
Feel dismissed, bleeding heart, don't look back, get a fresh start
Everybody deserves serenity
Everybody must face reality

If they need to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives,
they would be relieved to know (that) they can count on you
Never easy to deal with their own / history
Bad memories always remind them of / their frailty

An insidious kind of social discrimination, a complete absence of friendship and compassion
Look around, they’re always rejected, victims of a lack of understanding

Even little things are good to give / a smile & some warmth to help them feel better
Depression is our century’s disease / so break their fucking shell....break their fucking shell...break their fucking shell

Put yourself out of your misery
Track Name: Vaccines and pills
Financial worries don’t mean much to me It's time to pay for your treatment
You’re weak and poor, your liability don’t bother us with your problems
We may help you if you can pay fees your health will cost you more than your rent
You should bear in mind, there’s nothing for free you’re such a lucrative client

Vaccines and pills, an eternal business, poverty kills more than anything else
No choices left, suffering from sickness, doctors won’t help and they couldn’t care less
Try to raise a child when you got no dough, some just didn’t choose, I’d like you to know
They work hard for what ? They’re treated like rats, with more chance to sink rather than swim

Corporate pharmaceutical industry What do you stand for?
Got no values apart from the money I was waiting for more
Never showing any empathy, (I) thought you'd be my saviour
Causing death through your laboratory It's rotten from the core

Bad Health, bad luck, sad reality, I feel so sick with this misery
Tell me what’s wrong with our society, people are dying coz of their poverty

Vaccines and pills, an eternal business, poverty kills more than anything else
No choices left, suffering from sickness, doctors won’t help and they couldn’t care less
Try to raise a child when you got no dough, some just didn’t choose, I’d like you to know
They work hard for what ? They’re treated like rats, with more chance to sink rather than swim

Things won’t change as long as money rules this world
Things won’t change as long as we don’t change
Track Name: Not here to stay
Time goes by quickly, soon you will be an ancient story, an old memory,
But until your final breath, as long as you’re on this earth, you’d better enjoy your stay,
Take your chance, don’t miss it,
Life is a one way trip, no return and no exit

Reach your aims before you fade away
There’s not any replay, find and draw your way
You can’t rewind, live life to the full, you may
There’s no one here to stay, so enjoy every fuckin'day

Life’s tough this evening, I feel like crying / I'm weeping sometimes
Stop hesitating, follow your feelings / Don't waste your lifetime
Don’t have any regrets
Do not be upset

A new life's starting each day Don’t run away
let your passion show you the way Find it someday
It could all just end up today Maybe today
Use your time, never give it away Not here to stay

It's time for resilience !
Ease the pain by dropping out won’t set you free from your anxiety
Black thoughts, swearing that black is white, will catch you suddenly
Stages make sense, so try your best to jump the fence
Track Name: Everlasting rose
I would have liked to stay longer
To get to know you a little more
It was quite brief, I’ve come and gone / it lasted shorter than I hoped
I fought but lost armageddon / I wasn’t strong enough, I feel numb

How could I do better to avoid this end
without leaving you broken and sad I wonder if
love can last when we’re so far,
You'll have to find a new shoulder to cry on

I wish I could tell you the truth / but it hurts so much and I can’t
We should have enjoyed more of our youth / These past times were always pleasant
Not enough time by your side / Death separated us
Out of the blue, from the inside / sick and nauseous

I feel weaker every second but my memory still strong,
I’m still wondering what happened, some questions never have answers
I did my time, I don’t decide, death is quick when you’re that sick
Here it’s so bleak, I feel so weak, I miss your warmth far from your arms
I know we’re through / too late to regret
It’s time to leave you / not ready yet

How could I do better to avoid this end
without leaving you broken and sad I wonder if
love can last when we’re so far,
Now all we were, will always shine in all these shooting stars

Things were outta control / Now I’m all alone
Six feet deep in this hole / my remains and bones
Why did I sell my soul? / and quit you quickly?
I’m gonna miss you lovely doll
Track Name: Supernova
Music changed my life in a single song; “Lithium”: a shock from the first second
And she brings back my memories, it’s a never ending story
Special tunes have this unique taste that’s so much better than the rest
You’re my best antidote against loneliness, you keep me afloat

Always true and always there, she cares for me when I’m down
In the pain she’s next to me / with her can’t ever feel lonely
All along I knew that this road would be long and beautiful
You and me, we live in complete harmony

All along I knew that we would last forever
You and me, we live in complete harmony

I can’t imagine a day without you / You stand by me when I’m feeling blue
I’m stuck in your sound, I take off the ground / You’re the best comfort I’ve ever found
Stay as you are, sweet and intense, haunt my guitar, you are my chance
M.U.S.I.C., my one and only My reason to be, my life’s philosophy

You still bring back my memories, it’s a never ending story
Track Name: First class criminals
Banks are running dry, the money’s all gone, politicians are adamant :
“it’s necessary to spend billions to refill their funds”, they fear the system’s explosion
It might be embarrassing, when half the world is still starving
Banks debts evaporate, markets are corrupted, money’s value is overrated
They’re stronger than the states, they rule the whole planet, their profits and their debts are emptying our pockets
It’s a tragic scheme, their methods are obscene, they sow poverty and then harvest dirty money
A profit-based economy distributes earnings differently
It thrives on poverty, in sparing no country, fuck you if you’re hungry

Cash flow’s getting big, debt’s eliminated, more profits for the rich / There is no justice
No hope for you and me, in this mad economy, there’s no solidarity / This is a standoff
Constant crisis and recession, the reasons for massive starvation / Know your enemy
These malfunctions cause no reaction, the system’s locked and under protection

Government and Establishment are infested with these
First class criminals / White collars and traders
Money controls the way they think, they’re devoid of all feelings
They’re obsessed by benefits / They earn tons more than they can spend
Their greed is only pride / power’s always by their side / without any common sense / we’re all bored with their offence
Life means less than their damn gold / these crooked bastards are cold / Pay their moms they can be sold

Cash flow’s getting big, debt’s eliminated, more profits for the rich / There is no justice
No hope for you and me, in this mad economy, there’s no solidarity / This is a standoff
Constant crisis and recession, the reasons for massive starvation / Fight the right enemy
These malfunctions cause no reaction, the system’s locked and under protection

Money doesn’t grow on trees / Do you think they fuckin’know?/ They don’t cause they have no worries/ Now react, don’t let them go
Enough paid for their mistakes / Their death should be listed on /on / the stock exchange
Track Name: Sweet & sour thrills
These small things always made my day / These pleasant times come to my mind
A smile, a laugh and then I’m feeling great / Happiness ain't hard to find
And I’ll always keep in mind all the lil’ positive signs that life can show you sometimes, every now and then your star will shine
Be upbeat bro, don't covet what you don't own, the void will be filled anyhow.
Consider every detail but allow yourself to fail / try and be curious, but don’t be too zealous
Life is a gift and you should care / happiness comes in many ways / There is nothing you can compare / a precious thing that you should share


Life’s got this little something, I... I don’t expect anything from ...life
Life’s got this little something, I.. I’ve been upset and I wonder
if it’s a real nightmare or a constant pleasure, life’s a bitch when you go from failure to failure
Back to black when you’re caught by your setbacks, feelings are drowned, I am down in the dumps now


As the sky darkened / Everything’s going wrong today / Is fate against me? / Bad things happen to my dismay
My mood depends on things that are not worth the trouble / I woke up on the wrong side of my bed,
full of dread, thinking I would soon be dead, mistreated, defeated, cursed by a nasty godhead
Control your temper when the clouds become darker, the world is not so manichean!


Life’s got this little something, I.... I don’t expect anything from ...life
Life’s got this little something, I... I’ve been upset and I wonder
if it’s a real nightmare or a constant pleasure, life’s a bitch when you go from failure to failure
Back to black when you’re caught by your setbacks, feelings are drowned, I am down in the dumps now

This little something, that means everything, surrounded by feelings of sadness and joy

Try to catch the magic hidden in each moment of life
In every shiver and every laugh, in every kiss and every eyes
It feels like a breath of fresh air/ It’s real and free / Better days are always ahead / Yes believe me
If you look on the bright side of life / I’m sure you’ll see / Don’t miss these wonderful instants / Between you and me