/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 CAD  or more

     

about

“Down here it’s just winners and losers and don’t get caught on the wrong side of that line.” - Bruce Springsteen

lyrics

Strong like a mountain, bending like a reed
Got a loathsome burden and a vicious mouth to feed
They can take what they want and when they want they can take a lot
While we hold on for our fucking lives
We kick hard and we cut like knives. Gotta tear it down, turn it all around!

It’s called survival. It’s called survival, baby
Ain’t no denying we’re just surviving, baby
Gotta get us hope, keep us off our knees

Got no fuel to burn, got no air to breathe
Never asked for a decadent life and it ain’t about the means
‘bout the only thing we know is the only thing they fear
We got a terror inside that you know burns up the atmosphere
Gotta tear it down, turn it all around!

It’s called survival. It’s called survival, baby
Ain’t no denying we’re just surviving, baby
Gotta get us hope, keep us off our knees

We’ve got the will, they got the means!
This world will sunder somewhere between!
Masters of plight, ready to fight!
Vendors of greed, time to take heed!
We are the weed you planted as a seed!
We still laugh, we still cheer, we are victorious, we’re still here:

It’s called survival. It’s called survival, baby
Ain’t no denying we’re just surviving, baby
Gotta get us hope, keep us off our knees
Wanna be thriving, not just just surviving...

credits

from Songs In The Key Of Strife, released March 15, 2013
Written by Marek Vermin

tags

license

about

The Martyr Index Calgary, Alberta

The Martyr Index is your favourite fist-in-the-air, banner-flying, ol' dirty pinko rock and roll band, hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Surrounded by the opulence of what could be considered the Bahrain of North America, they are exactly the kind of contradiction that you would expect from a quasi-anarchist discourse feeding off the fruits of unrepentant frontier capitalism. ... more

contact / help

Contact The Martyr Index

Streaming and
Download help