The World is Hours Away

by EVICTION

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD FEATURES:
    • Reissued special edition
    • 16-tracks fully remastered
    • Includes bonus 'Think tank' EP
    (only available on CD version)
    • 16-page booklet
    • Never before seen photos
    • Complete lyrics
    • Band history essay written by Todd Por6ter
    • Limited to 500 copies worldwide

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1.
Our World 03:54
Our World 03:55 No hopes left in a fallen world broken by democracy Love & Hatred Both ways of life suffer in misery Blind men lead the young to follow into a one way society Where injustice prevails Wars demolish & human race obsolete Poison products Wars creation, why do-We Kill? There's no solution for helping the poor Why do-We Hate ? Homeless cry out for help What's given?-False Hope!! Rich get richer,Poor get poorer Nobody's helping-Who's Blamed?! When will life ever change for us? When will the hatred end? Peace, Love & Unforseen Paradise Why can't the different blend Corruption bleeds a system of agony Our lives destroyed,Our only world Man kills,he hates the chosen ones Who bring the prophets world Our world's destroyed-for human need But who's to blame? Look in the mirror,tell me what you see Our world's destroyed-For You & Me!
2.
Listen 03:31
Listen 03:30 Why America's always torn in two The real men all laugh at you Because you are what you want to be Through blind eyes,they'll never see It's no use-They don't care What I say-Goes through their ears Look at the truth-You may see Deep in my heart-It's really me Chorus: Listen to me Someday you'll see Please listen to me We wanna live free Constitution states that we're all free To do as we want,not as you see Shorter hair,Collar,Tie & Slacks Screw you all,Stay off our backs!!! Chorus: Listen to me Someday you'll see Please listen to me We wanna live free!!!
3.
Drunken State 03:56 Sitting here drowning my sorrows Loathing another worthless tomorrow Thought it would just go away But it's here to haunt me each drunken day Thought it would solve everything Thought it would pass But how long will this drunken state last? Clouded my brain,mess with my head Waste of life,I'd be better off dead Chorus: Look what you fell into Another drunken state Try to pull yourself out of That drunken state It's not hard to get out of Your drunken state Drunken state Thought you were right? But proved you wrong You ignore the facts You're still stoned Searching for truth But all you find are lies The problem is still here,after your head clears Thought it would solve everything Thought it would pass But how long will this drunken state last? Clouded my brain, mess with my head Waste of life,I'd be better off dead Chorus: Look what you fell into Another drunken state Try to pull yourself out of That drunken state It's not hard to get out of Your drunken state Drunken state Thought you were right? But proved you wrong You ignore the facts You're still stoned Searching for the truth But all you find are lies The problem is still here After your head clears
4.
Marching Off to War 04:38 You were called upon to fight for your land Caring for your country by giving a helping hand The fear of dying is nowhere near Fighting for your life is why you are here The power & the glory will strengthen your mind Leaving all the past & memories behind Now you're awaiting the general's command Leading you strong to take a stand Chorus: Marching-Off to war Fighting for freedom is what it's for Marching-Off to war What's this shit you're dying for?! You killed for freedom,tears shed in your eyes Is this the solution? Taking people's lives? All this bloodshed over money & greed
5.
Living in Emptiness 04:44 See the hate you caused yourself The ones you loved put back in hell You lie,you cheat,you steal for trade Mistakes you wish you hadn't made I hate the pain you've dropped within I'm torn apart,I cannot live The synthetic joy of pathetic needs A life crumbled by your filth & greed You've seen the road to which it leads Alone in four walls is all you see Instead you thought all for yourself Without feeling wrong within itself Can't take no more,I lose,You gain In my world I live, I'm scarred by pain When will it stop,your thoughtlessness? Your life is lived in emptiness Chorus: You have lived in emptiness I live alone with my hate Aside from confused dismay Unafraid to lose my pride I clench my fists & cry Betrayed I feel inside A chance you have so you may learn Again a chance you may conform I doubt you'll change your sinful world Again the family's overturned Why not return to the kid I knew? A boyish charm you've not outgrown Instead a devil from within the saint Why not wake up & play it straight? Chorus: You have lived in emptiness
6.
You Decide 04:13
You Decide 04:12 You've been told for so long What's right & what's wrong Think for yourself The decision is all up to you I know I've been there I made my choice I'm here to tell you In my own voice People will come & people will go Only the true will stay The scene could die & you'll know why Now who's left to blame Take a stand,don't let it fall You're the one in charge It's up to you to make it last And help the scene survive You decide-What's right-For you You decide-With your mind I know why/It hasn't changed me I know why-Cause I'm true My decision,I know it's right I hope it will-Help you Quick change is not the answer Your change is to be true Don't listen to the others Just be-Be you
7.
Struggle with Society 03:23 You got no control of it Society will never change for you Victims of the struggle, within our world Voted politicians strike at each other's blinded will When will it get through to them? Hibernation stop right now! Chorus: Leaders cherish Millions perish Struggle with society Lying in pain Cries in vain Struggle with society Broken promises False compromise Struggle with society World lies still Massive kill Struggle with society Struggle with society Press stays quiet Nothing to say Tell me what George did today No one plans a brightened future We all die anyway Who will press the button first? No one knows,Keep death at bay One fine day you wake up dead R.I.P. is all they'll say What are you to do, save your only life? Vote in another killer to throw your life away It won't really matter Society really doesn't care If it was a problem Our troubles would be thrown away!!! Chorus: Leaders cherish Millions perish Struggle with society Lying in pain Cries in vain Struggle with society Broken promises False compromise Struggle with society World lies still Massive kill Struggle with society Chorus Repeats
8.
Behind the Mask 03:32 What am I? A man unjust Who keeps pretending he's someone else Forgotten victim of manhood dreams Ignorant acts that no one needs Embarrassed to be yourself Truth hardly shows without a trace! Of your blinded thoughtlessness Why not bare your true face? He cries-Broken-Victim-Of life's game No one hears his deafening screams Pride breaks the hurt for me it seems I won't be who I really can No one sees or understands He hides behind his mask Down the one way path to obscurity You drown yourself with false identity Adopted feeling without succeed A true inner self is what you need Why hide your face from reality? The mask you wear promotes the fallacy Don't be afraid of what you might be It makes no difference Why can't you see? Hiding behind the mask Hoping that no one can see Hoping that no one will know
9.
Open Your Eyes 03:52 Why can't you see what to believe? Instead you follow a heartless scene Freedom rings from love not hate A country divided, inhuman race A man who fights for his color's sake A war unwon,No one will take Whether black & white,blue or green A man's a man & color's only skin deep We can all love what we want No one can make the choices who Freedom's a will,Not just a way What you make is up to you Chorus: Why can't we all live as one? Racial wars are never won What's the difference between you & me? Open up your eyes & see...That...It's...Nothing Head & skin are alike inside Follow yourself, not other's self pride Be what you are & nothing else And in time, only it will tell Prejudice is just a stupid fad The ignorant children shouldn't have Just go away & take your shit Cause your ignorance feeds their prejudice Chorus: Why can't we all live as one? Racial wars are never won What's the difference between you & me? Open up your eyes & see!?!
10.
American Way 05:13
American Way 05:13 T.V. broadcast it every day Violence is the American way Doesn't it start to make you ill? Watching constant blood spill Stabbing,killing,murder,rape Prime time television,it's all the same Who's killing who & who's screwing who It doesn't matter,you can watch it in the news (Repeat First Verse) Chorus: Violence-The never-ending cycle Violence-The American way Violence-The never-ending cycle Violence-The American way Killing-Stabbed in the back now Violence-The American way Violence-never-ending cycle Violence-The American way T.V. cop shows is the way How we live each & every day Killing each other just for fun Can't stop now,The damage is done You read it in the paper every day No matter how hard you wish It will never fade Violence is here to stay Violence is the American Way!!!

about

Pittsburgh’s EVICTION was formed in late 1986 with, by guitarist Rob Tabachka and drummer Ron Reidell. Writing all original material, influenced both by punk/hardcore and metal to make their own finely blended crossover thrash. The two would then recruit bassist Todd Porter, but would soon find another bassist named George Grant when Porter would take over solely vocal duties. Grant would not last long and the band would bring in another bassist named Bill Turny. EVICTION also added a second guitarist, Wes Harris, to fill out the band’s sound.
With this line-up, the band would enter Automation Studio to record their first demo. called “Struggle with Society” that featured 8-songs. The demo quickly spread throughout the Pittsburg underground gaining quite a buzz and landing the bands many gigs with both locals and national touring acts coming through Steel City.

The band would once again find themselves with bass player issues but after a couple of temporary fill-ins, they would bring in ex-Dream Death bassist Ted Williams. With this line-up, the band returned to Automation Studio to record a second demo titled “Who Will Win?”. The demo would be met with critical success in underground magazines and publications, leading to more great gigs and a small east coast tour with Solitude to support “Who will Win?”.

The band then received good news. Death Records, a subsidiary of Metal Blade, wanted to sign the band. This lead to their 1990 debut record “The World is Hours Away” engineered by Dean J. Becker and produced by Frank Soriano. The record sold over 15,000 copies worldwide. A video for the song “American Way” was produced. But not all was going well. An issue with the label and internal frustrations in the band lead to Porter leaving. Finding this out, Metal Blade dropped the band.
The band would try to continue on and found a new frontman but this would not last long.

In 1992 the band reformed, with Porter back on vocals, Ron Volpe (Half Life) on drums, and guitarist Joe Stevens. Volpe wasn’t working out in the band and was replaced by Andy Taravella on drums. In April of 1993, they recorded their third demo “Think Tank”, featuring 6 songs produced by Bristan. The demo did well, but it was too little too late, Thrash had fallen behind in popularity due to the Grunge explosion. Unfortunately, the end was near. In 1994 EVICTION would play their last show together.

credits

released November 1, 2019

All music by Rob Tabachka, except the intro to American Way by Dom Fusca
Lyrics by:
1,2,5,7,8; Ron Reidell
3,10; Todd Porter
4; Rob Tabachka
6 by Rob Tabachka & Todd Porter
9 by Ron Reidell & Todd Porter

Recorded at Audiomation studios Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in March 1990.
Remastered by Jamie King

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