Abuse Begets Abuse​/​The Affected

by Rifle Diet

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Available on Profane Existence Records as part 4 of the Limited Edition Singles Series.
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released 01 April 2013
All Music and Lyrics by Rifle Diet
Recorded by Zaneta Ogar at IPR Minneapolis
Mixed and Mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording
Cover Art by Hannah Benoche

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Track Name: Abuse Begets Abuse
Why? Why did she stay? Was it for love or for bills to be paid?
Why stay? What did he say? Why stay when your kids are in pain? How did she think it’s just her? It’s hurting her kids, what could they do?
She should have known she could choose, she should have known that she had
Why didn’t she leave him that day? Reject all his sorrys and be on her way
Staying there was just the wrong way, for the rest of their lives they’ll continue to pay
Always coping, walking the edge
Still in that house, inside of my head
Always in fear, walking on shells
Frightened child until I am dead
I cant have a child of my own, abuse and dysfunction is all that I’ve known
I wont have a child of my own, abuse and dysfunction is all that I’ve known
Why did things stay like my past?
Why did I stay while in pain?
How could I let him force me that way?
Was it my choice, had I been trained?
I cant have a child of my own, abuse and dysfunction is all that I’ve known
I wont have a child of my own, abuse and dysfunction is all that I’ve known
Abuse begets abuse, you’re not trapped, it’s your life so choose Abuse begets abuse, don’t let fear change your views
Abuse begets abuse, self-worth is a lot to lose
Abuse begets abuse, with or without a bruise
Abuse begets abuse, your kids cant, so you have to choose
Abuse begets abuse, don’t blame it on the booze
Abuse begets abuse, there is no good excuse
Abuse begets abuse, just stand tall and refuse
Abuse begets abuse, you’re not trapped it’s your life so choose
Track Name: The Affected
I hear they say, “the scene is apolitical”
I hear they say that, “no one gives a shit”
I hear they say that, “that was just the 90s”
I keep on saying that there are people still oppressed
No I wont stand down, I’m not white and I want a place
I wont shut up because I’m queer and I’ll raise a voice
I wont back off, for my women and all they face
No I wont back down
I hear they say, “the scene is apolitical”
I hear they say that, “no one gives a shit”
I hear they say that, “that was just the 90s”
I keep on saying that there are people still oppressed
No I wont stand down, I’m not white and I want a place
I wont shut up because I’m queer and I’ll raise a voice
I wont back off, for my women and all they face
No I wont back down
You want to know why I fight? I’ll tell you why I fight…
You want to know why we fight? We fight because we’re the people this affects
I hear what you’re saying but we’re people not politics
I hear what you’re saying but we’re the people that this affects
I hear what you’re saying but I don’t give a shit