Social Pressure

by RENEGADE

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    • Bonus 5-song ‘In the Beginning 1986 demo
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    • New artwork by Steve Cobb
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    • Never before seen photos
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1.
Hobbit 05:39
Hobbit Walking through the woods last nite I saw a little man in fright I said are you from this world Or from far away The little man to me he said: ‘Come my friend and you will see I’ll show you all your dreams Inside your fantasies So I followed him with grace and ease As we raced faster through the trees Until we came upon his home he called his dwelling As I entered in his domain Voices calling deep in my brain Fiendish grin was upon his face Then he touched me paralyzed embrace He reappeared with a box made of gold And a large scroll then said he ‘behold My ancient words will make you think Here take my bottle take a drink’ My head was spinning all around Everything started to slow down As I felt my body rising I opened my eyes to see The little man was smiling As I was walking home that night I thought about my distant plight And realized it was just A journey of my mind
2.
Held Hostage 06:18
Held Hostage Trapped in these walls Howling echoes fill my mind I lay bound and tied- locked up My home I may never find Sitting alone My only friend is myself If the tooth of remorse Would make you realize your sin My family weeps in tears Because back there my life is on hold I know that they’ll never set me free Torn from our civilian lives we’re thrust Into your war Held captive for what purpose Now just a prisoner of your cause In their way of life They think this is right But why can’t they take One who’s responsible For all their pain Instead of innocents like me Now at best I’m a broken soul All but deafened by pain We are your bait for your Meager personal gain Have you given up on me Just to satisfy their greed You can buy me for a fee My god please set me free I’m fighting to live I’m praying they’ll give me my freedom SO I can go back and interrogate All who forced this on me
3.
Yo Ho Ho 05:15
Yo, Ho, Ho Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum We sail the shores of many a sea To claim what is ours Our destiny yea Our ship sits high our sails set bold Cause we are on a quest Quest for gold Cause we are men strong and brave No one will take us as their slave Do or die An Eye for an eye A way that’s simple our morals are none The sea turns red Fell the shock of our man made gun A feeling so strong as white ships Come in sight We take our stands sound our guns An prepare to fight Chorus Do or die: Eye for an eye Do or die: Eye for an eye All Leads by Paul
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5.
Promised Land It seems life’s so empty Just another point in time We answer to our elders Who will pay the price We are soldiers of fortune Soldiers of pain Livin our lives in the fast lane Mass oppression is setting in Try to escape the mortal sin Always trying to find the hand The one that leads me to the promised The promised land Won’t you take me To the promised land We look toward the future We hide away the past We dream the dreams of old men It seems that nothing will ever last Chorus (Repeat Chorus) A lie the truth a secret The reason that we can’t go on The fire melts the ice As we push on and on (Repeat Chorus)
6.
Shrapnel Symphony The story of this man’s been told A thousand times before When searching for some peace between All he could find was war Sitting high above the rest he’d watched As thousands cried Why has this man been chosen to choose The ones to die The story of this boy will be A thousand times again At home a boy but here a man Till death his only end Only a few will survive this Pain and agony But they won’t have to listen To shrapnel symphony To the victors go the spoils Can’t you see it’s killing me It’s killing me And so the story will end by fate Did you learn your lessons or were you too late The captains and generals won’t feel the turmoils By the way what were the spoils
7.
Is Someone Out There Walkin' the streets it’s way past midnight Whistling to yourself are you afraid Pick up the pace as you enter the alleyway What was that- It was just the wind Is someone out there No You can feel him you don’t know Which way to go Is someone out there Is someone out there Shadows dancing across the alleyway His silhouette leaves you no defense And in his hand a glimpse of steel His eyes meet yours entrapping with fear (Chorus) Caught in the middle of a game that’s Life or death The psychopath is calling your name From out of nowhere a shadow with a cause His shot rings out the hunter is dead (Repeat Chorus)
8.
Social Pressure If you want to know what I think of this place It puts me to shame how I live in disgrace Two kinds of people from heaven or hell Slave will react at the sound of a bell Whether the pauper the rich man the bold Each has a story that’s got to be told Opening my book blank pages you’ll find All of my feelings stay trapped in my mind Sign the Contract that leads You to flourish and fame Lies- Too many lies drive me insane Don’t know where I’m going But I’ll get there fast Don’t know what to do But I’ll make it last Just as we’re born we start to die This is the humor the reason I cry You’re living in high society race As we walk by and you laugh in our face But your race dies your race dies fast Then our race starts kickin some ass Life is too short for material things He lives and laughs at all the sadness he brings Repeat 1st verse All lyrics by Randy, Except * By Paul and Randy All music written by renegade Meat and potatoes- Randy and Paul Special Sauce- Rick and Brad
9.
Killer Eyes 05:15
Killer Eyes My dream is reality Too much for me to see If only it could be a lie These nightmares in my head Would soon turn real you said And if you really meant it Could I escape your (Chorus) Killer eyes Look away from me Look away from me Now they torture me Watching out Killer eyes Looking out Killer lies You kill innocent men But time and time again Oh will it ever end Your revenge You take your blood for free And now you’re taking me I’m going to break free from your chains (Repeat Chorus)
10.
All Talk Since I met you My head has been in a spin Life is a game and you always win Leisure and lust Is what you have thirsted for? Now that you’ve cast your spell There is nothing more (Chorus) First you cry Then you say nothing’s wrong (Nothing’s wrong) Then you lie And you say I come on to strong All talk, no action You’re playin’ foolish games With my mind All talk No satisfaction True love you couldn’t find Last night we hit the sheets It was kind of fun Then you called his name I guess I’m not the only one You come on strong over the phone But when we’re face to face I’ve gotten wiser now I’m gonna end this deadly race (Repeat Chorus x2)
11.
Promised Land It seems life’s so empty Just another point in time We answer to our elders Who will pay the price? We are soldiers of fortune Soldiers of pain Livin’ our lives in the fast lane Mass oppression is setting in Trying to escape the mortal sin (Chorus) Always trying to find the hand The one that leads me To the promised; promise land Won’t you take me Take me to the Promised Land We look towards the future We hideaway the past We dream the dreams of old men It seems that nothing ever lasts (Repeat Chorus x2) A lie, the truth, a secret The reasons why e can’t go on The fire melts the ice As we push on, and on, and on (Repeat Chorus)
12.
Renegade 03:40
Renegade Just when you thought it was safe to come out You turn your back in the light Stay in darkness wasn’t your fought But now we have to fly It ain’t easy, but nothing is good The rules were meant to be broken And that’s what we do because (Chorus) We’re Renegade We’re Renegade We’ve got it made We’re here to stay Renegade We stay on the run, never stoppin’ For nothin’, knowin’ Until our dream is won We’ll keep on fighting For what we believe It ain’t easy, but nothing is good It never was The rules were meant to be broken And that’s what we do because (Repeat Chorus)

about

Formed in Waukesha, Wisconsin back in 1985 by guitarist Paul Finley, vocalist Randy Diderrich, bassist Rick Diderrich, and drummer Brad Hazelton. In 1988 the band would see their debut ‘Social Pressure’ released by Edge Entertainment. It would be the band’s only album under the RENEGADE moniker before changing their name to Mas Optica along with their musical direction heading more into a progressive alternative metal area.

credits

released September 24, 2018

RENEGADE is:

Rick Diderrich Bass
Brad Hazelton Drums
Paul Finley Guitars
Randy Diderrich Vocals, Guitars

Tracks 1-8
‘Social Pressure’ originally released 1988
Recorded at Opus Recording Studio, Gurnee, Il.
Produced by Eric ‘Griffy’ Grief & RENEGADE
Engineered by Al Pangelinan
Mixed by E. Grief & A. Pangelinan
Arranged by RENEGADE

Tracks 9-13
Demo 1986 produced by Steve Conway
One 5 Productions & Renegade

2018 reissue :
Executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Re-mastering provided by Jamie King at The Basement Studio, Winston Salem, NC
Cover art by Steve Cobb
Design by Chris Ferguson

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