Full Throttle (2015)

by Sidewalk

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1.
The sun comes in through the window, pages turn and light a new day. All the sorrow I’m leaving behind me, the daily grind and the slumber of day. The sound is so loud it calls my name, count on it now as I make it sustain. The walls are closing in around me, feel the heat as the fire returns. Full throttle speeding up forward, strike a match and watch it burn! The ashes of doubt, they now fade away. The streets are calling upon me, just before the break of day. Not running around but exploring, I see the sights of a new highway. The sound is so loud it calls my name, count on it now as I make it sustain. The walls are closing in around me, feel the heat as the fire returns. Full throttle speeding up forward, strike a match and watch it burn! The ashes of doubt, they now fade away from my mind. The sun comes in through the window, pages turn and light a new day. Full throttle speeding up forward, strike a match and watch it burn. The walls are closing in around me, feel the heat as the fire returns. Full throttle speeding up forward, strike a match and watch it burn! The ashes of doubt, they now fade away from my mind.
2.
If you wanna try me out just come and get some! I’m not gonna live by the rules you abide. If you wanna try me out just come and get some! Say what you want, your will is denied! All of our lives people tell us what to do, we’re filled with their rules, they don’t have a clue! It’s not what we need, but we let them decide. We’re caged in a world, where fear traps the mind! You still wanna try me out? Just come and get some! I’m not seduced by your negative mind! Your whole life you’ve been running for others, don’t you know, you’re one of a kind! All of our lives people tell us what to do, we’re filled with their rules, they don’t have a clue! It’s not what we need, but we let them decide, we’re caged in a world, where fear traps the mind!
3.
Advanced 03:28
Judge me now, in the blink of an eye. We’ve become objects as we pass on by. Conversation bleeds away from our time. We’re digitalized in an ‘algo-rhyme’. I can still remember when we used to talk, staying up at night outside for a walk. When thinking didn’t bring me peace at all. I used to end up staring at a wall. Wondering why things are and what made them be. Nowadays we’re forced fed all the answers by advanced technology. I used to write some words, to let my feelings roll. Now I find myself diluted of a little piece of soul. I find myself diluted of a little piece of soul. Does it make us better, we never wonder why? Under our thumbs, we fail to try. To think of something more, outside this frame. We’re all so different. We’re all the same. I can still remember when we used to talk, staying up at night outside for a walk. When thinking didn’t bring me peace at all. I used to end up staring at a wall. Wondering why things are and what made them be. Nowadays we’re forced fed all the answers by advanced technology. I used to write some words, to let my feelings roll. Now I find myself diluted of a little piece of soul. I find myself diluted of a little piece of soul.
4.
I read a sign post, the echoes of silent rhymes, the autumn leaves are falling on the ground. Radiating sirens, hearing sirens in my head, I’m breathing on and this time I get out. I made it out, and I’m fighting out the trenches on my own. I made it out, this time. I made it out, and I’m holding all the fights to call my own. I made it out alive. As the winter approaches, and I’m holding up my head, against the dark that I see. Fading all the lights to get more than leaning on a side that we never could define. I made it out, and I’m fighting out the trenches on my own. I made it out, this time. I made it out, and I’m holding all the fights to call my own. I made it out alive. Now I’m running down the trenches and evading all the lies that I’m feeling all this time. I’m facing all of this progression as the fear to come alive, leaving dead in my mind. I made it out, and I’m fighting out the trenches on my own. I made it out, this time. I made it out, and I’m holding all the fights to call my own. I made it out alive.
5.
All The Same 01:37
Over the top and down in the pit. Insane is what we made of it. Can’t place those words in the roles you play. You will deny, whatever I say. Warning signs put up all over my thoughts. Taking control so I’ve had enough! You will deny, whatever I say! You will deny, whatever I say! Whatever I say! The illusion of a fitting piece. Got a grip on me tied me to my knees. Without sight ahead, the future is blind. But i’m back on my guard and won’t be so kind. Warning signs put up all over my thoughts. Taking control so I’ve had enough! I won’t be so kind, I’m back on my guard! I won’t be so kind, I’m back on my guard! I won’t be so kind! To me this is getting old. The same concept, blame me for your fault. I can’t try to put more time into this. If it proves to be, the way that it is. Throw it away, so I can sing you a song. About how you’ll never admit that you’re wrong. The way that it is, if it proves to be: The way that it is, if it proves to be: the way that it is!
6.
Talent Show 02:38
Welcome to my talent show. I’ll show you all the things I know, you’ll tell me that I’m fucked. YOU’RE FUCKED! A whole generation, filled with expectation, flushed down the drain. I’m the puppet on the green screen, a dream filled balloon. Waiting to explode. I’m the death of your fantasy, a pre made destiny, the end of us all. When we started playing we had the chance to be bad. Just picked up our instruments, oh what fun we had. Now we’re expected to be instantly good. Charged with expectations! I’m the puppet on the green screen, a dream filled balloon. Waiting to explode. I’m the death of your fantasy, a pre made destiny, the end of us all. The legends of our past would turn over in their grave. To see these polished pop shows that make us misbehave. Back in the days, the greatest took their lives away. They must have had a vision, a feeling of dismay. I’m the puppet on the green screen, a dream filled balloon. Waiting to explode. I’m the death of your fantasy, a pre made destiny, the end of us all, the end of your soul!
7.
1000 Miles 03:16
Out on my own. It then seemed right. To take the way out of delight. Years have all gone by. Too much time was spent. A thousand miles away from where I want to be. The sky opens up, and washes away. The last drips of rain on my parade. I leave it behind, I follow my own trail. I give it my all, I can not fail! On a darkened night. The light was shining through. Cracks in the ceiling of deja vu. Years have all gone by. Too much time was spent. A thousand miles away from where I want to be. The sky opens up, and washes away. The last drips of rain on my parade. I leave it behind, I follow my own trail. I give it my all, I can not fail! Breaking out of dumb routine. Out of this gutter place. Where I know, where I know, where no light shines through! The sky opens up, and washes away. The last drips of rain on my parade. I leave it behind, I follow my own trail. I give it my all, I can not fail!
8.
What the fuck is wrong with you? Don’t you know that you do this too? The world turns to insanity. This is not the way things have to be. Stupid people turning hard. And you think your so god damn smart. Fire up this fucked up heat. I hope you are the next to bleed. Fuck. You stupid fuck. Fuck. You stupid fuck. I don’t understand what’s wrong. Can’t you see the difference? How can you blame all followers? When extremists do act so strong. You do say to be yourself. But I don’t think you understand who you are and where you stand. If you preach freedom and respect. Fuck. You stupid fuck. Fuck. You stupid fuck. Liberté, Egalité are nowhere without Fraternité. Respect and freedom hand in hand. That’s my way to the promised land. But I can’t stand your racial hate. I don’t believe in gods and faith. People do what they want to. So let them be and let them do. Fuck. You stupid fuck. Fuck. You stupid fuck.
9.
My mind rephrases all the words that came to me. Wondering how this shaped you up to feel identity. Rest was never a place you knew. Surrounded by uncertainty and an ever changing scenery. I never lived that way but imagine that it hurts to never know what to expect. It doesn’t stop here, you’ve come this far Remember it’s your effort, that made you who you are. Even though they will never lend you a hand. Reward will come, and this chaos will then end. Standing at a distance all the cards align. But being in a fight never shows its design. Your search was ended so abrupt so soon, and all the preparation felt to be in vain. I never lived that way but imagine that it hurts to never know what to expect. It doesn’t stop here, you’ve come this far. Remember it’s your effort, that made you who you are. Even though they will never lend you a hand. Reward will come, and this chaos will then end.
10.
It all seems so fixed all the things that we do. There’s so less progression, there’s so few new. It feels like I’m chained down in boring-land. Not allowed to move or to do what I want. Something inside my head has changed. I feel I have to step away to remain. Am I that much more that I comprehend, or are you stuck in a world with no demand? Sometimes I wonder, why you’re never mad. Mad at the world, or done with this shit. I can’t paint a picture with the words in your head. And I can ‘t recall the things that turn you sad. Something inside my head has changed. I feel I have to step away to remain. Am I that much more that I comprehend, or are you stuck in a world with no demand? The more it comes around, the more it aggravates. It doesn’t make much sense, at this point in time. Something inside my head has changed. I feel I have to step away to remain. Am I that much more that I comprehend, or are you stuck in a world with no demand?
11.
The Rush 02:26
Rushing by like a whirlwind. Taking all the time I had. All the moments flash like lights past my head. Into the night. A rhythm deploys and settles in. It’s on and off until we re-begin. The count is on, but every time, it than is lost each day moves on. So this is it. A pause moment. From further lanes in which we’ve spent. So many hours filled up with words that I can’t recall the once I’ve heard. A rhythm deploys and settles in. It’s on and off until we re-begin. The count is on, but every time, but than is lost each day moves on. Each day moves on, each day moves on. Each day moves on and on and on.
12.
Good Times 02:03
Where are you now, what have you become? Now and then I wonder where you’ve gone. We shared good times we had it all. I wonder why you disappeared at all. I remember all the times we would suddenly meet again. You’d tell me how you missed the times. Although you were drunk the resemblance was clear and it made me look back, on all the good times that we had. Sometimes I thought we would always be friends. A band of brothers lasting till the end. But it never turned out that way. We weren’t allowed, any more glory days. At the fork in the road, we went our own way. I wish it never had to break. As the times roll on by and I wish you the best it’s one thing left to mend. Even years from now, I still miss my friend. I remember all the times we would suddenly meet again. You’d tell me how you missed the times. Although you were drunk the resemblance was clear and it made me look back, on all the good times that we had.
13.
Stereotype 02:27
Since we were young we fought for a purpose in our lives. From being much alike now you’re stereotyped, you should know: That I still mind! You can become so much more then you are right now, but you’ve got to know how! Contrast is rare to have in a world full of stereotypes like you. Don’t judge me for what you won’t ever do, just because your friends tell you not to. I know you’re gifted to think for yourself, but you throw it all away. Greed and frustration I see in your eyes, I wish you knew, that I still mind! You can become so much more then you are right now, but you’ve got to know how! Contrast is rare to have in a world full of stereotypes like you. Don’t judge me for what you won’t ever do, just because your friends tell you not to.
14.
Freedom of speech, but their will is denied. Satire services to think not to take somebody’s life. An ink black page that destroys it for the rest. A campaign of hate and lies, you’re feeding it at best. As world’s progress you still don’t learn no matter who you kill. Ideals will sustain, and will never serve your will! No one’s ever told you that this world is all we have. So we might as well treat each other with some respect! If all of us were angered and got on the killing spree, Manson would be an amateur, no end would be seen! I don’t think there’ll be redemption for a cold blooded killer. There’s no way to justify these actions that you take. No one here’s entitled to choose we live or die. If you’re so offended, start asking yourself why. As worlds progress you still don’t learn that no matter who you kill. Ideals will sustain, and never serve your will. No one’s ever told you that this world is all we have. So we might as well treat each other with some respect! If all of us were angered and got on the killing spree, Manson would be an amateur, no end would be seen!

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Full Throttle is the debut album of Sidewalk

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released October 1, 2015

All music and lyrics by Sidewalk

Guest vocals on by Oscar Puig from Blowfuse and Bouke Winters

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Martin Kroeze at No Compromise Recordings. Co Producer: Timothy Keppler. Assistant Engineer: Dave Zand Scholten

Artwork by Deny Putman

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Sidewalk Utrecht, Netherlands

Sidewalk is a band for those who love punkrock from the 90’s. They’ll make you wanna sing, dance and party along. Being on the road since 2009, the four-piece has played more than 180 shows spread over ten countries. For fans of: Pennywise, Bad Religion and Swingin’ Utters.

Check out our newest release Here and Now with line up: Gerko - Vocals, Joralf - Guitar, Pieter - Bass/Backings, Jos - Drums
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