Cistemfailure

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Content Warning for the album - in our songs we talk about sexual assault, misogyny, police abuse, animal exploitation, the prison system, and state repression as consequences of living under capitalism and patriarchy. Its important to discuss and open up space for these topics so that we can fight domination and hieriarchies, but this takes a lot of strength when we are surrounded by the reality of this brutal system and sometimes those reminders are too strong and triggering even in the things that we love. so we hope that by giving some content warnings (some songs have a bigger one than others) that everyone can make their own decisions about what to be confronted by.

After some times of playing music on the street together, and writing songs, this album and band was given life.
We feel that we life in a very absurd time, where alot of things are changing. We want to create more of a politcal presence within the punk and radical scene, and create a space for female associated people, queer and trans folk to play music, join campaigns, do direct actions and feel empowered. Patriarchy is alive and kicking, even within our radical movements and we feel that this has to be confronted.

We feel our music should be free to download for everyone, that is why our bandcamp says, name your price. But ofcourse, touring and making cds costs some money sometimes, so if you feel like supporting us in that way (if you can) then thats cool!



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released December 14, 2015

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Cistem Failure

We are a anarchist feminist band, we like seitan and fallafel and dont like patriarchy,

check out our blog
cistemfailure.noblogs.org

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Track Name: The Hunt
if you hunt them, we will hunt you,
human supremacy we are coming for you,
we ll burn your cars,
glue your locks, we got to fight the fascists
the hunters and the cops

the hunt the hunt the hunt is on you,
we know where you live and we know what you do
the hunt the hunt the hunt is on you,
we know where you live and we know what you do

your chasing the innocent, encaging the poor,
enslaving us animals, we can't take no more,
killing exploitation torture and rape
there are so many weapon that we can take,
some petrol a lighter that all that we need,
to light up your life and to show you your greed

the hunt the hunt the hunt is on you,
we know where you live and we know what you do
the hunt the hunt the hunt is on you,
we know where you live and we know what you do

hunt those bastards do what we can,
these are our lives,
these are our plans,
there is nowhere to run nowhere to hide,
it's about time we destroy your pride,

the hunt the hunt the hunt is on you,
we know where you live and we know what you do
the hunt the hunt the hunt is on you,
we know where you live and we know what you do
the hunt the hunt the hunt is on you,
we know where you live and we know what you do
Track Name: You Should Be Terrified
somebody called us out for using transmisogynistic and ableist lyrics in this song, at the start of the 3rd verse. It has been triggering to people and has hurt people who have followed our music, hoping for something better than this. Although it was never my intent to use such offensive and exclusive words, this is the case nonetheless and i am deeply ashamed and sorry. So i want to make an apology to anyone who has been triggered or hurt by these words, to anyone who feels let down by us as your friends or as a band. Privileges are privileges no matter how hard we try to combat hierarchies and learned behaviour, and for someone who tries to do this, i still didnt recognise fully the consequence of these lyrics. At the time i wrote this song out of concentrated anger towards the actions of cis men and didn't consider elaborating on the point i was trying to make

if you are sharing our music, please take the time to remind people of the content and let people decide if they still want to listen. Its our responsbility to educate ourselves on how to practice non-hierarchal and non-oppressive ways of doing things, no one elses. However, i want to encourage people to call us out on shitty things if it happens. thanks to the original poster for doing this

i have marked the shitty verse with ///

Also C/W Rape and sexual abuse

There was a time when i believed that men could have their hold on me
that they could click their fingers and i would be the one to please
that my decisions would be stained with all the things they had to say
i couldnt leave my house my room without them standing in my way
but in the years to come
i"d find out all these ways to smash them down
to free myself of all the bullshit that i had built my life around

but still to this day

i'm terrified of what you can do to me
and this fear consumes me whether im awake or asleep
im aware of the restrictions that you have on my life
and if i defend myself with my fist or my knife
then you are there in the courtroom waiting to see me cry
well i am going to fucking cry!

so this year i found out that pretty much most of my friends
have been raped or abused in the dirty hands of cis men
that everything they knew and trusted crashed all around them
now they"re picking up the peices but they havent quite found them
so now we are trying to support each other
but we dont always know how
because from every angle we are faced with shame and disempowerment
and just when we think we are ready to live our lives again
well you go and do it again
you go and do it again
and still to this day

im terrified of what you can do to me
and this fear consumes me whether im awake or asleep
im aware of the restrictions that you have on my life
and if i defend myself with my fist or my knife
then youre there in the courtroom waiting to see me cry
well i am going to fucking cry!!

////well i know you like to think of the stranger in the alley
of the psycopath with no self control in the movies
i hate to break it to you but it may just be your son
your nice guy of a friend or your sweet loving husband
when our society raises us to take whatever we want
and that cis men are valid humans expected to be more dominant
that our needs only matter when we have a dick to assert them with
and that consent is just a killjoy word to ruin perfect moments with!////


if you dont get permission then that makes you a rapist
if they are drunk asleep your partner or last night they wanted it
there are no excuses and there are no blurred lines
so get the fuck away from me and let me get on with my life
cause it may take months
or it may take years
and there may never come a day where we dont shed our tears
but we are powerful we are beautiful
we are better than you will ever be
you better watch out for your fuckin life
cause you are now the enemy

and so from this day

you should be terrified of what we can do to you
on the streets and in our bedrooms the power no longer lies with you
if youre horny and you tell yourself that you are entitled
well tell your friends to come and visit you in hospital
cause you have to learn somehow these bodies are ours and ours alone
now do you understand when i say no?
Track Name: Tear Apart The Walls
some they get beaten and others locked up
we're fighting for a world thats less fucked up
and if you think different or if you misbehave
they will lock you up they will put you in a cage

so lets burn, burn the prisons down
burn, burn the prisons down
lets tear apart the walls that keep us from each other
lets tear apart the walls that keep us from each other

systematic violence to all that object
getting tied with your hands to your bed
and this is what they call justice
this is what they call fair

so lets burn burn the prisons down
burn burn the prisons down
lets tear apart the walls that keep us from each other
lets tear apart the walls that keep us from each other

and i wish i knew you were safe
but you just never know in the hands of the state

so lets burn burn the prisons down
burn burn the prisons down
lets tear apart the walls that keep us from each other
Track Name: Riots Not Diets
i am the way i am hairy and smelly
i am the way i am hairy and smelly

riots not diets x4

stop policing my body
fuck off! fuck off!
stop policing my body
fuck off! fuck off!
rats dont need lipstick
animal testing is shit
rats dont need lipstick animal testing is shit

riots not diets x4

fuck this hetero-normative patriarchy
Track Name: Stick Together
we say goodbye at the beginning of the night
when the rest of this little town will turn out their bedroom lights
we say goodbye before we hit the road
because the paths we take are not the ones that everybody knows
we say goodbye with this fear in our hearts
of the people who will do their best to tear our worlds apart
we say goodbye not knowing the next time
we will meet and if theres a chance that we will be alive
cause we dont know how far they will go with us this time

so lets tell each other that we love them whenever we can
lets keep each other safe as we possibly can
be careful keep quiet most important of all
dont push the ones you love far enough for them to fall
cause when we fall we cant stick together
and we have to stick together

we have secrets we have treasures we have our plans
but they can never be measured by the ways of consequence
cause we cant be sure how fucked up the state decides to react
so we burn notes encrypt our messages and find it hard to trust
every single person that we are desperate to love
cause those outside our circles are always the enemy to us
and we dont know how far they will go with us this time

i see that you are hurting i see that you've been beaten
i see they cut you deep into your very existence
if you need to take some time
if you need to get away
we can all work together to find somewhere warm and dry to stay
cause this will never be safe
and this will never be easy
and we will need to call our parents to let them know we're still breathing
but if we hold each other near every step of the way
then maybe it'll be better, maybe it will be better

so lets tell each other that we love them whenever we can
lets keep each other safe as we possibly can
be careful keep quiet most important of all
dont push the ones you love far enough for them to fall
cause when we fall we cant stick together
and we have to stick together
Track Name: Boot On Yout Face
i'm not your sugar and im not your honey
i aint that sweet and i dont find it funny

and i'll show you how sweet i can be
with my boot on your face, my boot on your face

cause im no commodity dont objectfy me

societal norms and fucked up pressures
fuck your binary measures

i'll show you how sweet i can be with my boot on your face
my boot on your face

cause im no commodity dont objectify me

starve ourselves in order to be accepted
manipulate our bodies to not be rejected

and i'll show you how sweet i can be
with my boot on your face my boot on your face

cause im not commodity dont objectify me!
Track Name: Belly Of The Beast
the belly the belly of the beast x4

surrounded by products of exploitation
surrounded by the people and their greed
i cant get out i cant get out
theres no escape for me

the belly the belly of the beast x4

the end the end the end is near
with all this destruction there will be nothing left here
the end the end the end if near
no hope no future no fear

the belly the belly of the beast x4

break their windows take what you can
steal what has been stolen from our very hands
destroy the shops destroy the malls
destroy these constructs that consume us all

the belly the belly of the beast
Track Name: Boot On Your Face Jazz
im not your sugar and im not your honey
i aint that sweet and i dont find it funny

and i'll show you how sweet i can be with my boot on your face
my boot on your face