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Cheshire Grin

by Powerslide

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1.
i am numb i'm invisible i am sick sick of you sick of me sick of breathing i am sick of being i am lonely i am fearful i feel helpless i feel wrong i don't know where i am going i don't know where i belong all theses voices in my head now they go on and on and on they keep telling me to end it they go on and on i have no purpose if i slit my wrists today who would even care? my heart and my mind are cloaked in dark clouds i feel like a shadow this place's a cold world void of all belonging void of all remorse every day i wake and the urges grow to look on the bright side the bright side suicide i am lonely i am fearful i feel helpless i feel wrong i don't know where i am going i don't know where i belong all theses voices in my head now they go on and on and on they keep telling me to end it they go on and on all theses voices in my head now they go on and on and on they keep telling me to end it they go on and on
2.
They say The eyes Are the windows Into the soul So When you look Into mine What so you see? Is it a boy? A man? A beast? Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster Within Each of us Resides A beast From the most wretched sinners To the holiest of priests Deep inside Waiting to break free Inside of you inside of me Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster You see the horrors They come And they go I've embraced them As my own For better For worse My blessing My curse Monster Monster Monster Monster Monster Monster Monster Monster Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster Absence of heart turns a man into a monster, a monster
3.
they want all for one and none for all the time has come for the system to fall they want all for one and none for all the time has come for the system to fall they've been screwing us so long we think it's okay brainwashed to think that we don't have a say the buck starts with us and should end with them in jail so let's overthrow the government cause it was built to fail they want all for one and none for all the time has come for the system to fall they want all for one and none for all the time has come for the system to fall shoot to kill is the order and the target is you but they want you to think that there's nothing you can do you listen to the media the propaganda in your head but why don't you listen to the screams of the innocent instead they want all for one and none for all the time has come for the system to fall they want all for one and none for all the time has come for the system to fall we seem to have all forgot the we are one all we care about now is who sits on the throne you treat us all like sheep and like lambs to the slaughter we follow blood red colours the streets while you slumber in silk sheets did our forefathers fight for police brutality? no voice no choice but death
4.
Hollow 03:30
where are you? and why aren't you here? cause lately i've been feeling so alone i'm hollow i'm empty my other half's away from me her face is all i care to see each passing month feels like a year i miss you darling i miss you dear come back to me so i can smile again come calm this storm that seems to never end i miss you and i hate it and i'm tired of being alone melancholy is all that i know i'm hollow hollow i miss you and i hate it and i'm tired of being alone melancholy is all that i know i'm hollow hollow
5.
The Keed 02:51
the moments are fleeting his heart it's not beating he wishes each day would just end up his last he dropped out of school cause he thinks that it's cool so they asked what he does he said skateboards and punk rock i refuse to be what you want me to be i'll go skate i'll go chant don't dare say that i can't fuck the rules fuck the norm fuck the law fuck conform cause life's too inconsistent to have it any other way 19 and reckless the world is his playground he'll smoke a joint perhaps a bong sleep all day and at night he's gone he'll ink his skin bleach his hair go each day without a single care isolation desolation getting by with no motivation i refuse to be what you want me to be i'll go skate i'll go chant don't dare say that i can't fuck the rules fuck the norm fuck the law fuck conform cause life's too inconsistent to have it any other way
6.
turn that shit up turn that shit up turn that shit up hey hey we don't care about your children we don't care about your sleep all we wanna do is jam we don't care about the peace don't give a damn about your sleeping children don't give a damn about your sleeping children don't give a damn about your sleeping children all we wanna do is jam don't give a damn about your sleeping children don't give a damn about your sleeping children don't give a damn about your sleeping children we won't turn the music down
7.
if i see you at the show imma do something stupid if you didn't now you know imma do something stupid if i see you in the streets imma do something stupid i'll have you begging on your knees imma do something stupid i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you imma do something stupid i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you imma do something stupid i don't care that you wronged me imma do something stupid cause you were fucking drunk imma do something stupid gonna knock all your teeth out imma do something stupid so you'd better fucking run imma do something stupid i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you imma do something stupid i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you imma do something stupid so you say i'm a coward imma do something stupid you think that i'm scared imma do something stupid well i'm coming out for blood imma do something stupid so you'd better be prepared imma do something stupid i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you imma do something stupid i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you i'm gonna wreck you imma do something stupid i get knocked down
8.
you can't hurt me I'm already dead fuck you for trying i'll kill you instead BLEGH! slither like the serpents in your heart (heart) watch them take you over slither like the serpents in your soul (soul) as you lose control slither like the serpents in your mind (mind) they've been there all this time slither like the serpents in the night (night) venom in your bite in case of emergency in case of emergency scream in case of emergency in case of emergency scream slither like the serpents in your heart watch them take you over slither like the serpents in your soul as you lose control slither like the serpents in your mind they've been there all this time slither like the serpents in the night (night) venom in your bite in case of emergency in case of emergency scream in case of emergency in case of emergency scream manipulate, corrupt, and deceive spreading hate and disease is how you live the 'lie' in believe, the 'ill' in illusion emotions your play things the death toll your kind brings you wear your heart on your sleeve is what you preach does it even beat?
9.
dearly beloved our time has come our paths have parted go back to the time you were cupid's target did you smile? did you sink? did it tingle up inside? did it melt your heart strings one by one your heart is racing your breath is gone the memories of you and me i'd hoped to bury entirely but now you're here my heart's playing lost and found this uncertainty is haunting me this uncertainty is haunting is it me is it you is it us are we we lost? are we here are we found didn't we burn to the ground? my mind is uneasy my heart is in knots have we found what we were or are we lost? the memories of me and you i seem to hold even though we're through but now you're here my heart's playing lost and found this uncertainty is haunting me this uncertainty is haunting is it me is it you is it us are we we lost? are we here are we found didn't we burn to the ground? my mind is uneasy my heart is in knots have we found what we were or are we lost?
10.
I see you in my sleep I feel you on my skin your smile is unlike anything my eyes have ever seen kings and queens bow down at her beauty kings and queens bow down at her beauty to beat into your heart is all id ever want to do the stars and the moon in the sky they all shine bright just for you kings and queens bow down at her beauty kings and queens bow down at her beauty and i am at a loss of words to say and i swear she takes my breath away kings and queens bow down at her beauty kings and queens bow down at her beauty at her beauty at her beauty at her beauty at her beauty

about

POWERSLIDE, 3 skater boys from Kenya who got together to play punk rock and skate (in that order). They are so nice you could take them home to your parents (2/3 of them) and could be Kenya's next boy band (wait..they actually play their own instruments). Consistently on the stage in Nairobi they have a built a dedicated fan base over 2 years. They play an infectious millennial punk rock and also veer into Hardcore and Post-punk styles that has got them consistent airplay on XFM, Nairobi’s Rock FM station. In June 2018 they shared the stage with New York Hardcore heroes Stray From the Path at the 2018 version of This is Africa Fest.

Powerslide are a young band totally dedicated to their craft and that sets them apart.This album has been crafted over two years of intensive work, through trying circumstances. Willy handled the recording and arranging whilst interning at the Realm of Mist studio in Tigoni during 2017. Electricity was only available in the hours of darkness which meant that Willy stayed up almost every night bringing these songs to life. Half way through the process the studio had to shut down making recording almost impossible. A smaller studio was established by Obsydian in 2018 and the missing parts were recorded there.

4 singles of the album have been released and 6 more included with the album.

"The Keed" and "Cheshire Grin" have both been remixed as totally new versions.

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released April 4, 2019

Guitar and Vocals: Willy Ojiro
Drums: Timothy 'Qreed' Wafula
Bass and Vocals: Samuel Maguta
Guest Vocals: Daniel Bizzaro wanyeki, Lord Spikeheart

Produced by Harvey Herr and Willy Ojiro
Engineered by Willy Ojiro
Mastered by Harvey Herr

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Powerslide Nairobi, Kenya

We are a punk rock trio made up of Willy Ojiro (vocals/guitar) Timothy 'Qreed' Wafula (drums)
and George Zuko (bass)

making punk for peace

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