Western Medicine

by Generalissimo

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The rebel sound of discipline and power! Generalissimo pervert the energy of punk into an articulate expression of radical restraint, evoking shades of Devo, Fear & Killing Joke.


released June 29, 2010

recorded & mixed by Tim Green at Louder Studios, San Francisco CA
mastered by J.J. Golden, Ventura CA
amplification by Cameron McLeod
"Generalissimo" oil on panel triptych by Jane Fisher



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Track Name: Hold True
We stand here
In your door
No relief
Coast ain't clear
Keeping score
Your beliefs

Hold true

Flags unfurl
Master race
Vicious trade
Across the world
Across your face
Vision's plague

Leaving through the chimney
Reason to forgive
We ride into the fray just as we...
Track Name: Pale Mercy
All of this is yours
Like a Christmas premature
Won't you enlist to save our shores
From what it is we're still unsure
Take a look at what we've started
The men are bored, girls are broken-hearted
It's our police state

A holocaust of more
You can guess just what's in store
Of what it is we're still unsure
Won't you enlist to save our shores
Could you leave this life unguarded
Men know fear, the girls discard it
It's our police state

Why bother changing the unchangeable
We're rearranging the attainable
We'll be the drain that pulls the light
Use infrared to rule the night
We're rearranging the attainable
Track Name: Yoked
You're yoked
Borrow your time
The punchline of our joke

You're yoked
Hollow inside
Outside's for what we spoke

You're yoked
Follow in line
Swallow in time or choke

Track Name: Thousand Yard Stare
Oh, Brother, the things you've had to see
Granting the mercy of death
To our long suffering enemies
Unwavering go naked into whirlwinds of history
You await the bugler's blare
You return the Abyss' stare

Strident brother, we've reached the end of color
But aspire not to take our rest in the hallways of the blind
Find our subsistence in the marrow of existence
We emerge in glittering rags and bask
In the apprehensive stares

Violence to foment systems
Crush resistance
Thousand yards to go
Track Name: Winter Along the Sava
Winter along the River Sava
We’re waiting for the morning train
Pavelić is waiting for his present
And the last got all muddy in the rain
The engine comes and the box cars open
Families are pulled out and divided
Hey you and you with the baby blues
Consider this blade of mine an honor
At least your eyeballs will be remembered

The knife
The gun
The cross
Now swear

Ungrateful dogs, you deserve this cold
We offer you warmth
We offer you religion
We burn you in your churches alive
For you refuse to comply
And now you freeze here
Crying without tears
For you haven’t seen water in a week
Hold forth and praise the end of days
As we boil you alive

Don’t cry out to god
‘Cause he’s on our side
Hail Mary as you die
Your line not to revive
Track Name: Able Subordinate
Decisive and clear
With so much to hide
All that we know
Is shared fear and pride
I’ll intervene
Push all to the side
So invest in me
Buy in with the loyalty…

Of an able subordinate
Yearn for nothing more
Than to commit
The irrevocable

It’s plain to the eye
That power ascends
The ruthless survive
But none rise alone
Let’s harness the tide
It’s sweep or be swept
Hold forth with the loyalty…

Of an able subordinate
Yearn for nothing more
Than to commit
The irrevocable
Track Name: Helicopter
The drop that tears apart your day don't care
To know if there's a start promised tomorrow
Angel's eye view preview a peace you'll share
Once you're sent through the veil of fact we borrow

Uplifting gift resolve so swift to sorrow
One slip and leadership left you exposed
Your authorship is stripped and life soon follows
The trip we sponsor but the path you chose

Now you won't mind
Track Name: Unbearable Lightness of Bling
Sometimes I swear to god
Sometimes wouldn't you know
Sucked dry by stupid eyes
High score - three character prize

What we need
More than this
Incendiary kiss

Good times done passed us by
Food lines don't miss the show
Choked thin can't see no end
And we're goddamned in Americastan

And out here on the edge of Ignorant County
A towel for your soul

Which way to Wall Street
My king in clean sheets
Aspirin and backseats
Which way to Wall Street
Track Name: Swarm
Slip your neck into the noose of a uniform
We're chasing evil back to where evil was born
Won't be denied and we'll reduce all those who try
To stop the swarm

We've got plans for you
Tightening the screws
Good as you'll ever be
Your legacy will never be improved

Sustenance parade
Everyone gets laid
Can't live on accolades