Anthems For The Disillusioned

by Vienna Psychoanalytic Society

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released June 1, 2011

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Vienna Psychoanalytic Society Kitchener, Ontario

VPS consists of band members Jeff Chard and Chad Kreutzweiser. They formed in 2009 with a desire to merge keyboards and guitars like popular 80's bands such as New Order and Depeche Mode. Their latest release, 'Iconic FIction' is a lush reflection of this endeavor. ... more

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Track Name: Feel The Pressure
Suicide in the richest countries
Homicide in the darkest slums
Body image in the Western nations
Those with everything feel so glum

It’s a decision

Depression in the higher incomes
More sex in the underclass
Drug use due to the boredom
Burnout and panic attacks

It’s a decision

More smiles in developing nations
All frowns in the gated homes
The more zeroes in the bank account
The more I feel alone
The more I feel alone
The more I feel alone
The more I feel alone

It’s a decision

There is no fixed definition
Happiness is a choice my friend
You can choose a new beginning
Or you can choose the end

It’s a decision
Track Name: There's Room For Us All
No weapons, no hate, just respect and debate
No war, no revenge, the means will justify the ends

Three hundred years of exploitation, gonna end with
a brand-new nation. If you used violence we’d
understand, but you always remained a great man

What unites us is greater
What divides us is small
In this world where we’re living
There is room for us all

Resistance passively. then the world is bound to see
Courage, your heart, the revolution’s about to start

They can’t keep you locked away, the whole world
admires your way. The junta can’t stop democracy,
personified by Aung San Suu Kyi

What unites us is greater
What divides us is small
In this world where we’re living
There is room for us all

Different hairstyles, different lifestyles
Different colours, creeds and levels
Different values, different politics
Different things we love and things that make us sick
Things that make us sick

Refuse (to) acquiesce, risk all for truth and justice
Munich, White Rose, integrity is in repose

Hand out pamphlets, risk your life, expose yourself
to Hitler’s knife Sacrifice self for principles,
a martyr for future disciples

What unites us is greater
What divides us is small
In this world where we’re living
There is room for us all

There is room for us all…
Track Name: You Are Sleeping
Can’t believe it, what I’m seeing
Engaged in Western cultural breeding
Slightly detached, it’s overwhelming
But dinner’s ready so I’m forgetting

I tried to warn you but you were sleeping
So it’s back to bourgeoisie leanings

Can’t comprehend it, what I’m seeing
Universal ethnic pleading
Motivated to do something
Yet I’m distracted by all these fun things

I tried to tell you but you were sleeping
So let’s get back to our S.E.S. leanings

My motivation is good
My heart is pure
My soul not corrupted
My intentions interrupted
By the sounds of these places
And the looks on these faces
The distractions around me
The pace of it drowns me

You tried to tell me but I was sleeping
It’s easier to forget than to be defeated
By realizing that there’s not much we can do
We drown our guilt in playlists and half-truths
Track Name: Culture Of Idiocy
We’re only on this planet for a short time
I’m the creator of my own reality
The inarticulate take over - it’s the first sign
That I’m a victim of my own morality

I see you, looking
Why don’t you put your arms around me ?
I feel you, why don’t you
Reach out and just touch me already ?

Culture of idiocy

I don’t care about celebrity hair
Who they sleep with or what they wear
I can’t escape the constant trash barrage
Integrity - a distant mirage

I see you, looking
Why don’t you put your arms around me ?
I need you, why can’t you
Just reach out and save me from this culture of idiocy ?

I see you, looking
Why don’t you put your arms around me ?
I want you, why won’t you
Help me escape from this overwhelming culture of idiocy ?

Why don’t you put your arms around me ?
Why won’t you put your arms around me ?
Why don’t you put your arms around me ?
Why won’t you put your arms around me ?
Track Name: I Am A Proxy
For all the people who can’t speak for themselves
For the ones with nothing at home on the shelves
For the ones who don’t have the capacity
To complete the tasks – I am your proxy

I’m for the underdog
I will speak the truth
I’m with the underdogs
I pledge myself to you

For everyone who wasn’t supposed to succeed
For all the ones with different needs
For the poor, the indigent, the sick and the hurt
Underestimated by all of the world

I’m for the underdog
I will speak the truth
I’m with the underdogs
I pledge myself to you

I pledge myself to you
I pledge myself to you
I pledge myself to you
I pledge myself to you

I’m for the underdog
I will speak the truth
I’m with the underdogs
I pledge myself to you
Track Name: Anything Not To Feel
It hurts too much to leave it alone
My arm yearns for cold steel
My life’s a revolving door of pain
I’ll do anything not to feel

I’ll do anything not to feel
I’ll do anything not to feel

It feels too good to do it again
The sharp blade has appeal
My brain’s an organic mass of shame
I’ll do anything to not feel

I’ll do anything not to feel
I’ll do anything not to feel
Cuts on my skin will always heal
And if they don’t that’s even better

It hurts too much to leave it alone
My arm yearns for the steel
This world’s a revolving door of pain
I’ll do anything not to feel

I’ll do anything not to feel
I’ll do anything not to feel
I’ll do anything not to feel
I’ll do anything not to feel
Track Name: The Girl In The Silver Dress
Detached – feels like my normal state
Heavily invested in routine and fate
You made my forget about everything
Made me optimistic of what life could bring

There’s nothing but love, nothing but love
Nothing but love, nothing but love to live for

Alienated from frivolity
Completely resolved to normality
You found me disillusioned and cynical
Connected both the mental and physical

There’s nothing but love, nothing but love
Nothing but love to live for

Girl in the silver dress
You make me forget what I don’t like
Girl, I had made a mess
Of everything until you came in my life

Reattached to the soul inside
Extremely at one with what I used to hide
You made me feel indivisible
My problems became invisible

There’s nothing but love, nothing but love
Nothing but love : I need you
Track Name: Far From Perfect
I try I try I try
To be a decent guy
But this world can be so cruel
The exception to the rule

Far from perfect
Far from perfect
Far from perfect
I never said I was
Far from perfect
Far from perfect
Far from perfect
I never said I was

I mean to always be
A good example but you see
This place can be so hard
Events can tear you apart
I promise you right now
I take a solemn vow
To always do what’s right
To never give up the fight

Far from perfect
Far from perfect
Far from perfect
I never said I was
Far from perfect
Far from perfect
Far from perfect
I never said I was
Track Name: Learn / Forget / Repeat
In eastern Poland the wind blows
Across Field 3 as time goes
On and on, but do you know ?
What went on in Blocks 2 and 4 ?

6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
Time to cry or time to hit ?
6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
Time for us to get with it

In southern Poland the birds soar
The sun shines but you can’t ignore
The human hair behind the window
The innocent souls in limbo

6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
Time to cry or time to hit ?
6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
Time for us to get with it

In your town the bully hits
The misogynist hates, the racist sits
and dreams of the next Tykocin
What will you do to get rid of him ?

6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
6 million, think of it
We’re not so different
6 billion remember it
6 billion remember it
6 billion remember it
Cause we’re not so different
Track Name: Tantrum
Spent a lot of time saying “why me”?
I’ve been to places that kill
Resentment for then ones closest to me
Jealousy’s a bitter pill

Oh shaking-head man what’s your game ?
We don’t even know your name
Think you know everything after twenty seconds
Get your head out of your ass cause reality beckons

This is not the person I am
Wish I was as strong as I feel
Situations get the best of us
This is all so unreal

Oh shaking-head man what’s your game ?
You don’t even know our names
Think you’ve seen everything after fifteen seconds
You are so arrogant, my fist beckons
Track Name: Chip On My Shoulder
Every time I hear it said
I wanna punch somebody in the head
Easy for you to criticize
You don’t see things with my eyes

It’s all a social construction I told ya
That gave me this chip on my shoulder
We’re the product of what we’ve been through
I didn’t think I’d have to explain this to you

Every time I overhear
Ignorance, indifference or fear
It makes me want to scream and shout
“These people don’t know what life’s about!”

It’s all a historical context I told ya
That made for me this chip on my shoulder
You’re the sum of what you’ve been through
Why do I have to explain this to you ?

Skin colour, ability level
Neighbourhood – I can think of several

It’s capitalism status quo
This chip on my shoulder’s got to go
I’m the result of what I’ve seen
A summary of where I’ve been
Track Name: The Tell All Age (Narcissistic Cage)
Profile, newsfeed, next update
Text your feelings, text your face
Check up on your barely friends
The means justifies the ends

Somebody tell me what to believe
I got images selling me what I don’t need
I got people telling me I’m not good enough
Unless I look a certain way or use certain stuff

It’s life in the tell-all age
Stuck inside the narcissistic cage

Video feed, post-it race
Sext your feelings, sext your face
Twitter up your deepest thoughts
Leave out no forget-me-nots

Somebody show me how to perceive
I got machines telling me all that I need
I got affirmation from a tiny face
On a screen with a scene from all over the place

Sign-up, wall, join a group
Invite your acquaintances to the roof
See who David’s been talking to
Read Jen’s private notes to Sue

It’s life in the tell-all age
From the centre of the virtual stage

Somebody show me what to believe
I got images telling me how to perceive
You got people implying you’re not good enough
Unless you act a certain way or buy certain stuff

I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough of that stuff

It’s life in the tell-all age
Our neuroses all over the page