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    Includes unlimited streaming of Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us (LP/CD) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The message is simple: don’t join the army. If you want to do any good in this world: work for a charity or set something up yourself. The army is nothing but a political instrument and a hoard of people trained to kill. Of course for some young poor kids joining the army looks like an adventure and easy money, but we believe that no profession is worth giving your life for, and certainly should not be about taking lives either.

lyrics

Keep your rifle close –
We’re hitting enemy ground soon
For king and country
Let’s shoot them “Charlie” gone

Run run run run run
But you’ll never get there
My son son son son son
What did you sign up for?

You chose a profession of killing
But are you willing to give everything?

So
Run run run run run
But you’ll never get there
My son son son son son
What did you sign up for?

Fratricide – the fate of our evolution
A paycheck: your soul for a minor contribution
You’d better be your countries’ rejection than be exposed to vivisection
Ending up in statistics of another failed mission

Keep your rifles close
We’re hitting enemy ground soon
For god and country
Start wars to make wars stop!

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from Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us (LP​/​CD), released September 1, 2014

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Sweet Empire Amsterdam, Netherlands

Four friends, sharing a love of independent music, came together in the summer of 2008 to establish their own musical kingdom: Sweet Empire. They started to create songs that are melodic and playful, yet at the same time deadly serious. Bringing to mind bands like Descendents, and Dag Nasty among others. Sweet Empire has a strong on animal rights, the environment, politics, and religion. ... more

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