A Rooster For The Masses

A Rooster For The Masses

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
BandAlternativeRock

The world can't wait for a change of heart. Everyone has become soft and complacent. Revolution needs to happen more often. Listen and learn.

Biography

A Rooster for the Masses (AR4TM) formed in Raleigh, NC the fall of 2004 just on the cusp of the reelection of George W. Bush. With the world filled with high political tension and social angst Rooster started writing music. The songs created were hybrid of forms drawing influence from many eras of rock, electro, shoe gaze, reggae, disco, punk and metal. After writing and touring regionally for a year AR4TM went into the studio and recorded "Gallo Rojo" released in 2006.

After 2 years of playing shows, which included providing local support for Hard Fi and New Model Army, recording demos and changes in line-up, fast forward to 2008 on the verge of a regime change and the beginning of a new era. With even more turmoil in our society and in the midst of a collapsing economy AR4TM introduces "Broken Era", songs that reflect our times and our hopes for change.

Lyrics

"National"

Written By: a rooster for the masses

Think about where you are right now.
Things are so peaceful.
Were having the time of our lives
Mothers and Children out walking down clean and safe
streets.
Life is so cheery.
Weve built a better world.
Economy doing so well.
The fields are filled with flowers.
Mothers fathers and children are dying.
Thank them.
The American way.
Our roads are paved with their blood.
Thank them.
The American way.
Straight outta highschool.
I needed something to do.
Recruiter said "Be all you can be"
I got sent over so proud.
I got sent home in a box.
Thanks for all the flowers.
Brothers, Sisters our soldiers are dying.
Thank them.
The american way.
Our (gas) tanks are filled with their blood.
Thank them.
The american way.

"Left Coast"

Written By: a rooster for the masses

somewhere on the left coast
someone crossed the boarder line
pay off the coyote
send the rest to the kids and wife

its not a new philosophy
you do the dirty work
its modern slavery
you do the dirty work

now they're on the east coast
standing in the boss mans line
framing up the next house
minimum wage no over time

its not a new philosophy
you do the dirty work
its modern slavery
you do the dirty work
we are all lazy
you do the dirty work
you'll take my job away from me
and do the dirty work dirty work

(solo)

its not a new philosophy
you do the dirty work
its modern slavery
you do the dirty work
I am so lazy
you do the dirty work
you'll take my job away from me
and do the dirty work dirty work

"Postal"

Written By: a rooster for the masses

declared dead by the postal service march 2005
no notice,no reason,no mail, yet were still alive
yes we fear the postman when we are alone
waiting for the day when we receive a bomb

then he's knock knock knocking on our front door
he says "they can hear you on your phone"
i say"thank you adeiu"

what is going on
in that mind?
we got to get away
from the postman

just leave us alone
just leave us alone
just leave us alone!

we fear the post man when we are alone
he stalks from door to door to door stealing lives
inside the uniform a demon breathesssssss
our home has become a prison when he walks by

what is going on
in that mind
we got to get away
from the postman

leave us alone
leave us alone
leave us alone

Discography

currently writing and demoing for new Full Length to be released early 2010.
"Broken Era" Full Length 2008
"Gallo Rojo" EP 2006

Set List

+-60 minutes of all original material
"A New Apartheid"
"Golden Parachutes"
"Scraps"
"Neda"
"Replicator"
"Chinese Guitars"
"Home Bodies"
"Headwaters"
"End Game"
"Broken Era"
"This Drawing"
"The Finger"
"Darfur"
"Wasted Earth"
"Die by Day"
"Super Store"
"Breathing Machines"
"Doomsday Urge"
"Left Coast"
"Dull Thud"
"Damn Homie"
"Wired Weird"
"Code Red"
"Postal"
"The Wave"
"National"
"Spy in the Sky"
sometimes a cover...
"Holiday in Cambodia" by the Dead Kennedy's
"Gouge Away" by the Pixies