Category Archives: Releases

antisocialworkers – reciprocity – official video

reciprocity (6:08)

sometime, sometime, sometime
will come a time when
all the things you’ve done
will be accounted for
and in time, in time, in time
you’re gonna find that
all the pain you’ve caused
will come back to you some way

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.”*

who are you?
no-one really knows, do they?
but i know, and i’ve seen what lies ahead

(sometime, sometime, sometime…)

stop. look at me. i know you
i see what the others can’t
you are all that is evil in the world today
no. don’t laugh. listen,
because to my eyes you are transparent, empty, barren, a fraud

externally pure and internally corrupt
law abiding yet morally bankrupt
charitable with your wallet, not your heart
in love only with yourself, your power,
your perceived authority and mastery over others

charmed only by the sound of your own voice,
and captivated by the tales of your own deeds
imbued with polite arrogance and condescending disdain
woven in the words that escape your smiling lips
or in concealed contempt imprisoned
behind the gleaming bars of your whitened teeth

who are you?
no-one really knows, do they?
but i know, and i’ve seen what lies ahead

(sometime, sometime, sometime…)

It is said that “as a cowherd with his staff drives his cows into the stable,
so do Age and Death drive the life of men**
blinded by your own conceit you believe that you drive yourself
but in your intoxication with your own desires and conquests
you fail to observe the sun passing over you,
the earth moving under you,
the time enveloped around you
pulling you toward an inevitable end

what will you find there?
only the rewards rightly due to the one
who never invested in the well being of others
nursed a savings of happy memories
or founded a treasury framed by place and purpose
and fortified by bonds, love, gratitude, legacy

but what awaits you?
i know – i’ve seen what lies ahead

(sometime, sometime, sometime…)

look over your shoulder
do you see them now?
they’ve already begun moving toward you
they noticed you a long time ago

you’ve never met them
and yet you know them well
they are as you are,
and someday they will be what you were

looking as you looked
taking what you took,
becoming what you became
until you are no more

in time, “the wicked man burns by his own deeds, as if burnt by fire”.**
the crowd is already gathering
but how long is the time that remains?
i know – i’ve seen what lies ahead

(sometime, sometime, sometime…)

” There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”***

time’s up.

* The Dhammapada: I. The Twin-Verses
** ibid., X. Punishment
*** ibid., XVIII. Impurity

antisocialworkers – nonentity – official video

because nonentity was written, recorded and a video produced all in one day, a few things were missed. one was a bass part that wasn’t fitting well, so it was scrapped in favour of a pure guitar massacre. in addition, there were a few technical issues with the original one-take recording.

now, a remixed and slightly more polished song comes to you, complete with the same crappy video (well… very slightly altered):

nonentity (4:35)

i have no body
i have no soul
i’m the remainder of a fully-absent whole

i’m without purpose
i’m without form
i am the nothing that ought never have been born

i’m watching – not seeing
i’m using – not needing
i’m hurting – not feeling
i’m breathing – not being

i have no family
i have no love
i am invisible from attention i’m unworthy of

i am irrelevant
a crass mistake
i am a burden, beyond anyone’s desire to take

i’m watching – not seeing
i’m using – not needing
i’m hurting – not feeling
i’m breathing – not being

my mind is rabid
my heart is gaunt
i have no conscience to prevent me from taking what I want

it’s you i blame and hate and damn
because you are the criminal who has made me what i am

i’m watching – not seeing
i’m using – not needing
i’m hurting – not feeling
i’m breathing – not being

antisocialworkers – nonentity – easter pre-release video

so, asw said “done for now”, and decided to leave the recording of nonentity as-is, make a video, and upload it to YouTube.

writing, recording and video production for a song in less than 24 hours? can do.

it’s quite imperfect…  there are some timing issues and it lacks bottom end. might add some bass to the mix and leave this as an alternate version. shiny happy lyrics included below.

happy easter.