We Are Not A Family Band

by Desiring Dead Flesh

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2 New Songs (plus 8 old songs re-recorded)


released July 8, 2015

Bryan Hampton - Words
Adam Hampton - Drums and words
Ravyn Hampton - Guitar and words

Recorded 6/24/2015


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Desiring Dead Flesh Bay City, Michigan

Desiring Dead Flesh is a fun DIY hardcore punk band from Michigan. Summer 2019 brought about change as they load up the van to live life on the road, seeing the country & playing shows.
Desiring Dead Flesh likes short, fast, energetic old school hardcore punk songs while singing about what “we love and hate” about the scene, family, faith, depression, society, with some humor thrown in.
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Track Name: Trips to the Park
Ravyn: I spent years watching my dad and Adam leaving for shows.
I love the time I spent with my mom but now I'm glad to go
Adam: Hearing the songs all my life made learning to play less hard. Always ready to go when it's time to play a show
Chorus: Trips to the Park include a guitar,
Throwing the ball opens a pit.
Bryan: I'm so proud to share the stage with both my kids.
These are times we'll never forget
All: But we're not the Partridges, we're not a family band.
Our family is our scene.
Track Name: My Mom
Without you I wouldn't be here so I thank you for that
But with all the partners you have it's hard to recognize my dad
Chorus: My Mom Is A Slut 4x
The family is dysfunctional Even though He provided the way
I wanted to know the Father But you controlled visitation days
I was thirsty for living water But mud is what you offered
The church is a whore But she is my mother
Track Name: A Day with Dad
Joy and pride rise in my heart as we go for the long drive,
so excited to share this part of what I enjoy in live.
But at 17 months it is all exciting and new
you love whatever it is I do with you.
Chorus: Oh Oh Ohhh, A Day with Dad x4
I now realize the joy my dad must have had
when he took his boy for a day with dad.
And his pain too as our paths went a part,
be he taught me to pursue what in my heart.
I see you in the car seat fearing the possibility
your choices will lead us down different paths entirely.
Will you leave behind the life I share with you?
Maybe, but for now I'll enjoy my time with you.
Track Name: Pass the Fist
Heard it said a long time ago
Hit on one cheek turn the other
I'd like to say I can live that way
But I must admit I don't wanna get hit
Chorus: Live by the fist, die by the fist
I wish I was a pacifist
I can't say I don't like an eye for an eye
And I won't repay in like kind
You point your finger at me
I might bite it off
Please forgive me when I hurt you
When the tables turn I'll try too
I'll be patient with all of you
I need it too.
Track Name: I'm a Hypocrite
If you knew the war going on inside my head
You too would want me dead
Sometimes it's too painfully obvious
The heart of this man is nothing but evil
Chorus: Be Glad I'm a Hypocrite x4
If I did everything that came into my mind
I'd murder rape and abuse
I know I'm being renewed
Please pray my mind will be soon too
Track Name: Playground
When the bully first came to the playground
He was just a little boy wanting to be by himself
So he started fighting those he thought were weak
So he could have their space to be free
They were no match for his power or deceit
They were quickly pushed aside in defeat
With the weak beaten and scared
He was able to play alone and free
Chorus: The bully and weak need to share the playground
To take control of the whole playground
And enjoy the freedom newly found
When the old bullies came
He had to fight and stand his ground
When he beat the powers that be
His reputation began thrive
If they needed more space
Just push the weak further aside
With the bully in control
Him and his friends had fun
But the weak didn't think it was fair
That the bully wouldn't share
They didn't think it was fair
They were allowed their space
To play the games they made
When they were alone and free
Nine One One
emergency is called
The playground is shocked
The bullies been shot
When push came to shove
Who would have thought
The weak would use
A gun
Track Name: Mohawks and Mullets
I don't know you, you don't know me
The hair all that we see
I hate you, you hate me
Our scenes say that's the way to be
Chorus: Mohawks and Mullets
When I first came to the scene I thought we were free
But now we seem as narrow minded as they use to be
So I cut my Mohawk into a Mullet
To show that I believe in Unity
Track Name: 12 Letters (A Suicide Note)
Twelve letters on your varsity jacket
Best athlete our school ever had
Popular with everyone in the class
Until you hung yourself
Chorus: 12 letters – don't do much good
12 letters – when you give up hope
12 letters – don't do much good
12 letters – when hanging from a rope
At school I heard everyone laugh
When you mocked me and my beliefs
And at your funeral I heard them cry
After you committed suicide
I guess awards and popularity
Don't do much good when
You've given up hope and
find a noose at the end of your rope
12 letters – a suicide note
Track Name: Born That Way
Where do we draw the line
Is anybody responsible for what they do
Can we kill hate rape
Because we were born that way?
Chorus: Born that way – I don't know I don't care
Born that way – still you choose what you do
Children of alcoholic and abusive parents
Are more likely to drink and beat their kids
But when we grow up we make our own choices
Now it's our own mistakes
If we can't control what we screw
Then consenting adults
wouldn't matter
If he rapes your three
year old daughter
I guess he was born that way
Track Name: Hijacked
After I landed
Before I got off
Couldn't believe it
“Don't move
Everybody hands up”
Fear pierced my soul
“God help me
How can this happen
I'm one of your chosen?”
Justice seems lost
Kicked and scared
Looking like a mess
Must be hell itself.
Numbed with fear
Opposition presses
Pain and hurt feelings
Quickly overwhelm me
Reality I was losing
Sight of help – so far
Under his wicked grip
“Vindicate me
When will it end?
X-ray my heart,
You alone are God
– I will follow
through it all

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