State of the Nation

by PitVirus

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The debut EP from PitVirus

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released April 18, 2016

Chris van der Walt, Marc Junius, Thomas Hughes, David Beretta Owens

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PitVirus Johannesburg, South Africa

PitVirus is a hard-rocking four-piece from Johannesburg, South Africa. With political and social commentary and catchy grooves, this is a modern protest band.

Focusing lyrically on real issues facing South Africa and the world in general, songs like Xeno Man, Shed my Load and Firepool emerged.
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Track Name: Xeno Man
Xeno Man, Xeno God, tell me where we go

I know, I know, I know, we have got some ways to go
I know, I know, I know, we all reap the seeds we sow

Dead-beats, blood on the streets, crying Xenophobia
Dear Gods, fight against the odds
Tell me where we go from here

What’ya gonna do (shoot to kill) about it (shoot to kill)
What’ya gonna do (shoot to kill)

Xeno Man, Xeno God, tell me where we go

I know, I know, I know, we have got some ways to go
I know, I know, I know, we all reap the seeds we sow

Goddamn, do you know who I am
Truth of it makes me sick
Deadly threat, we won’t forget
Tell me where we go from here

What’ya gonna do (shoot to kill) about it (shoot to kill)
What’ya gonna do (shoot to kill)
Track Name: Shed My Load
It’s time to take the power back
It’s time to rise against oppression
It’s time to to get back on the track
It’s time to make some new decisions

What gives you the right to kill the light
The darkness grows inside my mind
The darkness grows

When days are dark and friends are few
Carry the spark I hold for you

This system’s way beyond a joke
Reflections of this hole we live in
Another bite on which we choke
Instead of light we’re given darkness!

What gives you the right to kill the light
The darkness grows inside

When days are dark and friends are few
Carry the spark I hold for you

It’s no big mystery how our history got so out of control
Baby, I just shed my load

Another time, another crime, how did we sink so low
Baby I just shed my load

A lack of vision, no revision like we learnt in school
Baby I just shed my load

Won’t take forever, but whatever, I endeavor to be better
I just shed my load
Track Name: Firepool
Dancing ‘round the Firepool
You’re such a dick; you think you’re cool
But we all know that you’re a fucking imbecile
A prick, a tool

Privileged pirates sit secure
And squander all we struggled for
Your ghastly deeds we can’t ignore
While you recline and laugh -
Hey, fuck the poor!
Fuck ‘em!

Get down in the Firepool
Burn in hell in the Firepool

The left, the right, I don’t, you might
You tussle with your demons
You struggle in the night

The up, the down
You’re such a fucking clown

Always in the headlines
Dealing golden handshakes
Riddled with corruption
Rolling with the punch lines
Never mind the school grade
Need another upgrade

Public condemnation
Disregard for legislation
It’s a sore-point of the nation
As the legacy dies in a fire

The legacy dies… in a fire

Dancing ‘round the Firepool
You’re such a dick; you think you’re cool
But we all know that you’re a fucking imbecile
A prick, a tool

Privileged pirates sit secure
And squander all we struggled for
Your ghastly deeds we can’t ignore
While you recline and laugh

The legacy dies…

Get down in the Firepool
Burn in hell in the Firepool
The legacy dies… in a fire
Track Name: Between These Walls
Was it a dream
The burning sweats
The midnight scream
The monsters hiding in-between
This cursed and unholy scene

Is it a curse?
A shock to the crotch, or worse
Betrayal for this empty purse
I can’t decide which sin is worse

OH!
The writing’s on the wall
In front of us all
What lies between these walls

What did you find there
Lurking in the shadows at night
Nothing surprising
Skeletons you’ve known all your life
What did you hide there
Between these walls!

What of these lies
Darkening our gorgeous skies
Burning Holes into our eyes
Lonely now, the river dries

OH!
The writing’s on the wall
In front of us all
Such lies between these walls!

What did you find there
Lurking in the shadows at night
Nothing surprising
Skeletons you’ve known all your life
What did you hide there?
Between these walls!

Fuck all your bullshit
How stupid do you think we are
Fucking ridiculous
How did you take it this far?
What did you hide there?
Between these walls!
Track Name: Ugly Show
Hey Ho
I’m ready to go
Got an invitation to an Ugly Show
I’ve got nine lives
Snake eyes
Don’t know what we’re in for
But expect surprise

So, come on down
We’re heading out of town
We’re gonna take this world
And shake it upside down, yeah
Good lord, it’s a triple-edge sword
It’s a mind-eye location, it’s a trip abroad

So we go to the Ugly Show
Leaving while we’re breathing
Best get into your flow
Can’t say no
Baby here we go
One-way ticket
To the Ugly Show

Yes you, it’s a ticket for two
It’s a chemical reaction
It’s a beautiful view
I suggest that you wear your best
Never mind the baggage
You can burn the rest

So, come on down
We’re heading out of town
We’re gonna take this world
And shake it upside down, yeah
Good news
It’s a far-out cruise
It’s a groovy destination
That you can’t refuse

So we go to the Ugly Show
Leaving while we’re breathing
Best get into your flow
Can’t say no
Baby here we go
One-way ticket
To the Ugly Show

Tell what you’re waiting for
Best you get your party on

There’s Jimi making castles in the sand
While Suzanne holds a flower in her hand
And Biffy’s building pieces up towards the sky
While Pink is in the corner, learning to fly

Jeff's tear hangs in my soul forever...
Jeff's tear and my soul, forever...