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released October 5, 2012



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Track Name: Chin Up! - Collateral Damage
Collateral Damage

this is war
just keep your head down
and stay in line
they said
speak softly and carry a big stick
but now it's
be silent (keep silent) and speak with your fist


he just wanted to be all that he could be
to mean something to his growing family
sent out of the trenches
and onto the front lines
he can see the enemy every time he closes his eyes

as the days drag on
and the bodies reach the sky
the bombs fall on the guilty and the innocent alike
and he thinks to himself
with his fingers stained with blood

“what have we become?
there’s no such thing as a just war
just the rich profiteering while destroying the poor
fighting holy crusades
in the names of unknown gods
until the innocent dead fill the desert with shallow graves”

the night is on fire
and bombs scream through the air,
the ground explodes beneath his feet
and with tears in his eyes, he cries

“now i'll never see the face of my daughter
my little girl will grow up never knowing her father
how many families have i turned into martyrs
i’ve killed their sons, their wives and their mothers
how many more will have to die
(for) this freedom that is not free
our nation's stained with blood
what have we become?”
Track Name: Chin Up! - Don't Give Up The Ship
Don’t Give Up The Ship

This ship is sinking
But this is not the end of the line
I can’t tell you what the future holds
I can’t tell if it will be all right

Just hang on to the driftwood
There’s help in sight
There’s so much yet to live for
If you make it through the night

Hold on
This is not the end
Move on
This is not the end

This is not a wall
It’s a door
Move through it
This is not the end

This is not a wall
It’s a door
Move through it
This is not the end

This ship is sinking
But there’s land in sight
This ship is sinking
But there’s land in sight

Don’t give up the ship
Don’t give up the ship
Don’t give up the ship
Don’t give up the ship
Track Name: Chin Up! - When Dreams Become Nightmares
When Dreams Become Nightmares

we sunk our roots into the soil
and worked our fingers to the bone
never doubting for a moment
that this place would be our home

for fourty years a blue collar slave
and they took everything, everything he ever gave
he was a husband, a faithful father, provider
(just another faceless piece in the lifeless machine)
he watched his dreams turned to cinders before his eyes
two kids, a house, a loving wife
a life of no regrets
and it all came crashing down around him,
brick by brick

where do you turn when there is nothing left
where do you turn when there all hope is gone
just another victim of this nation of corporate greed

the american dream is a lie
the ones with the biggest and the best , in the end they still all die
the american dream is a lie
the system is crumbling from the inside

refuse, resist
fight with your mind and not with your fists
wash away the years of lies, of guilt, of abject shame
we will stand against tryanny, we must be the change
Track Name: Chin Up! - Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains

this is for my friends
this is for my family
this is more than just music
this is community

we've had each other's backs
through the good times and the bad
and when i finally reach the end
i'll look back and i'll smile
at all the good times that we had

it doesn't matter the color of your skin
it doesn't matter where you're from
it doesn't matter if you're gay or straight
('cause) this is home

you are all my friends
you are all my family

and together
we can move mountains
we can change the world