Fires To Find Our Friends

by Lead Shot Hazard

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released August 25, 2019

Tom Crabb - Guitar, vocals
Davey Hazard - Bass, vocals
Zandro Morreale - Drums, vocals
Eve Crabb - Tenor sax, alto sax, baritone sax
Jess Benjamin - Alto sax
Abi Harrison - Trombone

All music and lyrics by Lead Shot Hazard except:
Lyrics on 'When The Daylight Ends' by Luke Aziz & Lead Shot Hazard
Recorded by Jack Ashley at Hackney Road Studios
Mixed by Jack Ashley
Mastered by Turan Audio
Illustrated by Laurence Crow Illustration
Layout by Creeping Debt Records

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Based in London, Lead Shot Hazard is a coming together of third wave kids – fast-paced, horn-driven ska/punk whose aim in life to make audiences bounce, and then hum our songs on the way home. Imagine if Capdown had a baby with Streetlight Manifesto – Lead Shot Hazard makes that a reality. ... more

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Track Name: Jokers, Then Kings & Queens
If I stand alone, do nothing and allow atrocities
If I stand alone, do nothing it is the end for you and me
(That house of cards)
Now I’m looking for a reason to act arbitrarily
But I only have to press the standby switch to my TV
(That house of cards)
If we rile up together and grab as many punks and skins
We’ll discover that eventually maybe one day we might win
(That house of…)

King says to Queen
“We have got to get out,
‘Cause these peasants, these down-trodden rotters, these punks,
Have all begun to shout
About freedom and fairness and liberty,
We have got to unite
‘Cause these things that we have not had thoughts about
Could set us alight”

Stand alone with nothing, don’t accept atrocities
Even if I stand alone I think I can change the way they see
(That house of cards)
If we rile up together, grab as many punks and skins
We’ll discover most miraculously that this day we could win
(That house of…)

King says to Queen
“We have got to get out,
‘Cause these jokers, these rascals, these scoundrels, these punks,
Have all begun to shout
About freedom and fairness and liberty,
We have got to unite
‘Cause these things that we have not had thoughts about
Could set us alight”

We don’t fight if we don’t fight the motions
We don’t fight if we don’t fight the will

We don’t fight, if we don’t fight who will?
Track Name: Chase This Down
We’ve had a lot going on in the background
I think we thought we had a fix and found a new sound
Turn some heads, strike the chords and burn the new valve
(The wait is over and the wait is over)
You know it’s hard getting all of the parts right
We spent a lot of time crushing the nuts tight
Red-eye itch and awkward aches from going all night
(The wait is over and the wait is over)
Our valves and reeds bleed, tearing up the new wave
Knew they could take it, smash it, torch it in their own way
All we ever heard was not to do things our way
(The wait is over and the wait is over)
So load the van high, head out over midnight
Go find those kids we knew when this was still a highlight
Turn some heads, strike the chords and cover Streetlight
(The wait is over and the wait is over and…)

Hey you, you know we’re getting older
Yeah, and I’m sorry I told ya
But we’ve got, gotta start finding ways to
Chase this down before it fades away
And hey you, you know we won’t surrender
Yeah, ‘cause there’s no getting younger
We’ve got, gotta start finding ways to
Chase this down before it fades away

Did you ever think that this could be a safe bet? (Oh no!)
Lesser numbers with a simple change of our frets
No going backwards to start over with a new set
(The wait is over and the wait is over)
So load the van high, head out over midnight
I think those kids we found have never lost their ska rights
Turn some heads, strike the chords and cover Streetlight
(The wait is over and the wait is over and…)

Hey you, you know we’re getting older
Yeah, and I’m sorry I told ya
But we’ve got, gotta start finding ways to
Chase this down before it fades away
And hey you, you know we won’t surrender
Yeah, ‘cause there’s no getting younger
We’ve got, gotta start finding ways to
Chase this down before it fades away

Chase this down!
Chase this down!

Hey you, get up and get over
Come in just a few steps closer
A few more bars until disclosure
(The wait is over and the wait is over)
Don’t ask, just know what I’ve told ya
My truth stands as strong as a boulder
Come on and sign your name as our soldier
(The wait is over and the wait is over, yeah!)

Hey, and I’m sorry I told ya
But we’ve got, gotta start finding ways to
Chase this down before it fades away
And hey you, you know we won’t surrender
Yeah, ‘cause there’s no getting younger
We’ve got, gotta start finding ways to
Chase this down before it fades away

Hey you, you know we’re getting older
Yeah, and I’m sorry I told ya
But we’ve got, gotta start finding ways to
Chase this down before it fades away
Hey you, you know we won’t surrender
Yeah, ‘cause there’s no getting younger
We’ve got, gotta start finding ways to
Chase this down before it fades away

Before it fades away
Before it fades away
Hey you!
Track Name: Hacky Sack? Let's Have A Rebellion
Keep kicking!
We miss you, Henry Rich!

A sinking feeling that this is failing
What the Hell kind of leader are you?
You said you want in, but now you’re leaving
What the Hell man? I’m so damn confused!

I’ve got these reasons in my life (for strife)
Go ahead and plunge in with your knife (alright)

Now it’s too late and I don’t understand it at all
Where we’re coming from and where the Hell we’re going to end up
I’m such a state, ‘cause it feels like I’m falling apart
I’ve seen a different point of view and I don’t like what I’m witnessing

Procrastination, elimination
Not too hard now to see which to choose
Best to get started while I’m still hearted
Here are the actions I propose to do, hey!

Grab all your torches and send them up bright
Tear up your bedsheets and write words with hight
They’ll keep on coming, they’re bringing the fight
But we’ll stand our ground ’til the morning light

I’ve got these reasons in my life (for strife)
Go ahead and plunge in with your knife (alright)

Now it’s too late and I don’t understand it at all
Where we’re coming from and where the Hell we’re going to end up
I’m such a state, ‘cause it feels like I’m falling apart
I’ve seen a different point of view and I don’t like what I’m witnessing

Whoa, let’s have a Rebellion
Whoa, let’s have a Rebellion
Whoa, let’s have a Rebellion
Whoa

Now that’s a stout lie and I don’t understand it at all
Where we’re coming from and where the Hell we’re going to end up
I’m such a state, ‘cause it feels like I’m falling apart
I’ve seen a different point of view and I don’t like what I’m witnessing
Track Name: Off Beat On
You had a plan and I was the NME
Walked out of these shoes and into catastrophe
Yet still this life’s off-beat goes on and on
It took some time to tear down the picket fence
Spin another record ’til oops, it got into your head
Yet still this life’s off-beat goes on and on

On and on (this beat goes)
On and on (this beat goes)

Pull it down, throw it in and let it drown
Sink this empty vessel ‘cause it only cost a pound
Yet still this life’s off-beat goes on and on (on and on)
I think it’s time, perhaps a nail on the head?
Here’s some loving words about people that we said
Yet still this life’s off-beat goes on and on

On and on (this beat goes)
On and on (this beat goes)
On and on (this beat goes)
On and on (this beat goes)

Have you seen all these people next to me?
Yeah some play in the graveyard and some are counting three
And don’t forget all the other symphonies
Like little broken arrows flying flags for all the ‘zines
And a Redrum moment has
All it needs to be…
Sharp to the point as we tear down the joint
In a manner that swings with ease
Do the dog, meow the cats (meow)
Jump from the tree screaming “rat-a-tat-tat”
Like a fish in custard or a negative horse at play
With guys like this I can do this every day
From the chords where I started to where I stand today
The captain had an accident, the tea had gone astray
The kings stayed new and the barstools flew
And the pissed dicks got away (no way!)

Hey!
This off-beat’s on!
This off-beat’s on!
And this off-beat is…
And this off-beat is…

On and on (this beat goes)
On and on (this beat goes)
On and on (this beat goes)
On and on (this beat goes)
Track Name: Red/Blue/Black
Go on, take a minute, now stop!

Listen up, just sit back
And try to understand, whoa
We don’t always recognise
The way that we’re living, now stop!
No it doesn’t take much
To see through their agendas, whoa
Blatant bias on the page

I say we don’t humour them
(Top red, blood blue, heart black)
I say we don’t jump in line
I say we rise up as one
(Top red, blood blue, heart black)
I say we fight back this time
Go on, take a minute, now stop!

It’s a sign of our times
Fake news everywhere, whoa
We don’t always recognise
Truth from propaganda, stop!
Enough is enough
They’re playing us for fools, whoa
And we’ve had it with their lies

I say we don’t humour them
(Top red, blood blue, heart black)
I say we don’t jump in line
I say we rise up as one
(Top red, blood blue, heart black)
I say we fight back this time
Go on, take a minute, now stop!

I say we don’t humour them
(Top red, blood blue, heart black)
I say we don’t jump in line
I say we rise up as one
(Top red, blood blue, heart black)
I say we fight back this time

Top red, blood blue, heart black
Top red, blood blue, heart black
Top red, blood blue, heart black
Top red, blood blue, heart black
Top red, blood blue, heart black
Top red, blood blue, heart black
Track Name: When The Daylight Ends
Hold my hand and I’ll walk you through this one
Safe and slow
Be aware of the made men telling
You just where to go
Hear their lies and their backwards meanings
Nothin’ on the radio, there’s nothin’ on the TV
Try to suppress this, I’m getting restless
I’ve got to move, make a change

And I’m thinking there must be some better life
One where I get to hold my head up high, stay in the fight
And I’m hoping there might be some better way
Find a way to keep me going on right through this rain

When the daylight ends
And life weighs heavy on my mind
I still hear the words you sang
Teaching me to do what’s right
Oh with your voice so soft
Fighting tears forming in your eyes
Mamma raised me to stand tall
Daddy never seen me cry

I often think that I’m better off pretending
Nothing’s wrong
Just ignoring all the fear and the loathing
We’ve been doing that all along
Just accepting all their lies and their meanings
Put it on the radio, now put it on the TV
I can’t suppress this, I won’t resist this
I’ve got to move, make a change

I’m thinking there must be some better life
One where I get to hold my head up high, stay in the fight
I’m hoping there might be some better way
Find a way to keep me going on right through this rain

When the daylight ends
And life weighs heavy on my mind
I still hear the words you sang
Teaching me to do what’s right
With your voice so soft
Fighting tears forming in your eyes
Mamma raised me to stand tall
And Daddy never seen me cry

Oh when the daylight ends
And life weighs heavy on my mind
I hear the words you sang
Teaching me to do what’s right
With your voice so soft
Fighting tears forming in your eyes
And Mamma raised me tall
Daddy never seen me cry

Oh when the daylight ends
And life weighs heavy on my mind
I hear the words you sang
Teaching me to do what’s right
With your voice so soft
Fighting tears forming in your eyes
And Mamma raised me tall
Daddy never seen me cry
Track Name: The Best Horse Doesn't Win This Race
So long, farewell
You’ve made it, passed your test
Nothing left to offer me
So I offer all the best
Some say this ship is sinking
Perhaps it ran aground
Keep kicking up above the waves
And one day you’ll be found

Maybe I’ve mistaken this
For a poorly thought-of scheme
And my heart, my soul, my character
Well it wasn’t really me
I got my father’s devilment
And my mother’s foolish pride
You’ll never see me coming
There’s no chance to run and hide

Can’t keep the crowd from forming
Make it in the end
Link your arms in honour, lads
Peak forwards, we’ll defend
Can’t keep the crowd from forming
Make it in the end
Link your arms in honour
We’ll defend

I’ve half a mind to end this
If given Arthur mind
Put your years of wreck and hope
And that anger to one side

But we’ll get them in the paddock
Swipe their papers, find the loot
You better have your wits about
Or it’s our necks in the noose
I’ll save my father’s devilment
And my mother’s foolish pride
I’ll let you know I’m coming
Give you choices, thought and time

Can’t keep the crowd from forming
Make it in the end
Link your arms in honour, lads
Peak forwards, we’ll defend
Can’t keep the crowd from forming
Make it in the end
Link your arms in honour
We’ll defend

All that rage and the Grace keeps coming
All that rage and the Grace keeps
All that rage and the Grace keeps coming
Pull the reigns in, pull the reigns in

Can’t keep the crowd from forming
Make it in the end
Link your arms in honour, lads
Peak forwards, we’ll defend

Can’t keep the crowd from forming
Make it in the end
Link your arms in honour, lads
Peak forwards, we’ll defend
Can’t keep the crowd from forming
Make it in the end
Link your arms in honour
We’ll defend
Track Name: Rinse, Repeat
I’ve heard this song long before we
Repeated chants of Fugazi
Like life that’s laid out before me
My past can guide me to be free

We are…
We’ve got to say something

And we stay out every night
Just to seem like socialites
Drinking whisky then there’s fights
But we see after all…
This decade’s done so I’m going home

I’d like to think that this matters
And that it makes us all better
Than animals or the fatter
Of gentry men in the manor

We are…
We’ve got to say something

And we stay out every night
Just to seem like socialites
Drinking whisky then there’s fights
But we see after all (after all, after all, after all)
All is said and done
Everything and everyone
It means more to me
Than I thought could be
This decade’s done so I’m going home

‘Cause we came here on a penny
And we’ll leave with less than that
But at least I’ve grown an inch or two
Since I gazed upon your back
Now it’s really good to see you
And I’ve missed you oh, so much
To a dead-end dream unrealised
Because we would not grow up

All is said and done
Everything and everyone
It means more to me
Than I thought could be

We stay out every night
Just to seem like socialites
Drinking whisky then there’s fights
But we see after all (after all, after all, after all)
All is said and done
Everything and everyone
It means more to me
Than I thought could be
This decade’s done so I’m going…
Track Name: Braggin' Rights
I often get the urge to sing a story
About misfortune, poverty, decline
But once in a while I stop and think
Smile like Hell and have a drink
And realise it’s not bad to walk that line

Now when too many few begin to take advantage
And the rest of us are left to wait in line
Well I look around at you and me
We’ll work it out, sing melody
And stand together with reason and rhyme

Rights!
They’re gonna tear ‘em up
Your rights!
They’re gonna burn ‘em down
Our rights!
We’re gonna smoke ‘em out
And then bring them screaming to their knees
Your rights!
They’re gonna tear ‘em up
Your rights!
They’re gonna burn ‘em down
Our rights!
We’re gonna smoke ‘em out
And then bring them screaming to their knees
Your rights!

Now the first time I saw one man strum a six-string
On his own and speaking his own mind
I thought ‘blow me down, he’s covering ground
Takes them on with a mighty sound
Perhaps then this is something I can find’

Now I never thought I’d speak with some conviction
Considering my steep and short decline
But if I hear “It’s me, me, me”
At least it would be plain to see
That this would be a total waste of time

Rights!
They’re gonna tear ‘em up
Your rights!
They’re gonna burn ‘em down
Our rights!
We’re gonna smoke ‘em out
And then bring them screaming to their knees
Your rights!
They’re gonna tear ‘em up
Your rights!
They’re gonna burn ‘em down
Our rights!
We’re gonna smoke ‘em out
And then bring them screaming to their knees
Your rights!

Now I never thought I’d stand here staring at you
No I never thought I’d glare into your eyes
But now you see that devil in me
Sure, this all ends in catastrophe
But at least it’s been an entertaining ride

Rights!
They’re gonna tear ‘em up
Your rights!
They’re gonna burn ‘em down
Our rights!
We’re gonna smoke ‘em out
And then bring them screaming to their knees
Your rights!
They’re gonna tear ‘em up
Your rights!
They’re gonna burn ‘em down
Our rights!
We’re gonna smoke ‘em out
And then bring them screaming to their knees

We’ll bring them screaming to their knees
We’ll bring them screaming to their knees
Your rights!
Track Name: The Self-Obsessed
We’re living in the life of comfort
We’re living in a world of pain
Spreading the word to make a difference
Your words are cheap, it’s still the same

You find it hard to form opinions
It’s so much easier to blame
It may be tough finding a reason
And so we all just play the game

The self-obsessed are always second best
And we know this to be true
So while the world, oh while this world keeps on fighting
We’ll just watch it on our screens
The self-obsessed are always second best

It’s 2 AM, it’s all gone blurry
Just give it up, you cannot save us
But we must fight to lift their spirits
Fight back the dark, but we are fading

You find it hard to draw conclusions
It’s so much easier to shame
It may be tough making decisions, whoa
So we all just play the game

The self-obsessed are always second best
And we know this to be true
So while the world, oh while this world keeps on burning
We’re told to keep calm and carry on
Just sit back down and keep calm and carry on

Said it before and I’ll say it again now, whoa
“This world is coming down”
Said it before and I’ll say it again and I’ll say it again, whoa
“This world is coming down”
I said “This world, this world is coming down”

The self-obsessed are always second best
And we know this to be true
So while the world, oh while this world keeps on fighting
We’ll just watch it on our screens

The self-obsessed are always second best
And we know this to be true
So while the world, oh while this world keeps on burning
We’re told to keep calm and carry on

Keep calm and carry on
Just keep calm and carry on
Keep calm and carry on
Track Name: Move Your Mouth!
It’s not about who you are, just who you know
You’re working hard but you’ll never reach your goals
You change it up but it always stays the same
Complain that you’re lagging but you don’t really have pain
Now at the surface, looks like you’re in the race
But we both know different ‘cause you’re putting on a face
Got to remember, thinking sharp and thinking fast
But the effort we put in comes from our souls and from our hearts

Sat here in a state of patients
We view the whole world inside out
These lives in P300
Stand up and come on, move your mouth!
We need to see this progress
This change had better come about
These lives in P300
Stand up and come on, move your mouth!

Aren’t you in a hurry? Let’s move and get it on
There’s little time to waste, doesn’t matter if you’re wrong
You’re stepping out, I’ll leave you be
But I’m falling to my knees, let me help you please?
A senseless feeling of real-life dread
Not gonna think it through, put a gun against your head
Simple reviews of all the random shit we’ve said
States that you’re not out to prove, we’re better-off dead

Sat here in a state of patients
We view the whole world inside out
These lives in P300
Stand up and come on, move your mouth!
We need to see this progress
This change had better come about
These lives in P300
Stand up and come on, move your mouth!

Do we really need seeds? Hell no!
To aid the small-at-heart and make their jargon grow, what?
And do we wanna say, “Let it go”?
When we really mean to shout from these rooftops
No more spitting, no more spite
No more thinking twice when we’ve turned off all the lights
No more flirting, no more angst
Time once and for all we solved this problem and sank
All the ships with monarchs in their names
All the right-winged birds being let out of their cages
And all the words that we have to take as true
‘Cause without the safety web, no one really has a clue
And if we polled all opinions that we knew
Laid waste through propaganda aimed straight at you
And all the lessons that we’ve learned again as new
If it carries on like this then…

Sat here in a state of patients
We view the whole world inside out
These lives in P300
Stand up and come on, move your mouth!
We need to see this progress
This change had better come about
These lives in P300
Stand up and come on, move your mouth!
Track Name: Between Hell And High Water
Think I know who you are and I know what you say
I think I’ve had it with that and I think that you’ve had your day
Said I think that I know who you are and I know what you say
I think I’ve had it with that, just leave us alone, walk away

So when you’re stuck in the gutters
And bruised down to the bone
No hope from this wreckage
No fault of your own
And we’re never gonna get it all right
Fighting fierce against the trend
Crossed fingers, eyes and hindsight
Light fires to find our friends

We light fires to find our friends
We light fires to find out

I think I know who you are and I hear what you say
I think I’ve had it with that and I think that you’ve had your day (fact!)
We’ll laugh and we’ll cry, getting mud in our eyes, come what may
Until we’ve had it with that, get up and stroll away

So when you’re stuck in the gutters
And bruised down to the bone
No hope from this wreckage
No fault of your own
And we’re never gonna get it all right
Fighting fierce against the trend
Crossed fingers, eyes and hindsight
Light fires to find our friends

Sit with me and we’ll find all the sounds in this world
Sit with me and we’ll find safe grounds for all these boys and girls
Now there’s no time to think, no time to be wasteful
No time to think twice, no time to be hateful
No time, no time for this sorrow…

So when you’re stuck in the gutters
And bruised down to the bone
No hope from this wreckage
No fault of your own
And we’re never gonna get it all right
Fighting fierce against the trend
Between Hell and high water
Light fires to find our friends

We light fires to find our friends
We light fires to find out

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