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This song deals with the global war on drugs and it’s inspired by the brilliant series The Wire. The problem is that with the way we try to deal with the grave problems drugs cause to our society we have caused nothing but more troubles. For instance: by criminalizing the people who are addicted instead of offering them the constructive (health) care they need (being addictive is a psychological and physical medical diagnose), we are feeding the prison business. Also, the way we’ve set up our drug laws makes dealing/smuggling/producing drugs a very worthy source of income. If you want to know more about this subject, look up the 2011 report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (GCDP) in which it is clearly stated a lot needs to be changed concerning our drug laws.

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Mistakes were made
Over and over again
A road dead traveled
Desperate for a change

Taken by the ritual
You know its trick too damn well
The substance takes you in
Yeah the substance takes you in
Dying for this ritual
It’s slowly dragging you to hell
If you don´t take it in
If you don’t take it in

Mistakes were made
Over and over again
A road dead traveled
Desperate for a change
And it´s a senseless war
Leading us nowhere
Only money to be made
When you turn them into criminals

Taken by the ritual
You know its trick too damn well
The substance takes you in
Yeah the substance takes you in
Dying for this ritual
It’s slowly dragging you to hell
If you don´t take it in
You’re in over your head!

Deteriorate our beings
Rejoice in the laws set
Neglecting any cause – that’s wrecking us
No learning from the past -take only prisoners

Fuck these mistakes
More roadblocks up ahead
No road untraveled
No false start to start again
(Mistakes were made)
No false start to start again
(Over and over again)
No false start to start again
(A road dead traveled)
No false start to start again.

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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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