Fighting Spirit

by Ecowar

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about

Ecowar have been playing since 1998, have released 3 CDs and played across Europe from Ireland to Serbia, Spain to Norway. In 2002 ECOWAR toured Australia recording their "Defending the Land" CD in Darwin.

Core members of ECOWAR - James Brook on guitar & Ernie on drumkit have brought an energetic, bright vibe to the underground music scene with high-powered political punk music reminiscent of CRASS.

Other performers have joined the band along the way including a violinist, acrobats, KATEYE film projections and in Australia keyboards and extra guitar. Audiences can hear classic punk rock, bits of folk and techno elements in their style.

Music to add fuel to the continuing activist revolution. Let's Go!

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released January 1, 2001

James: Guitars Violin Drums Vocals
Ernie: Drums Guitars Vocals

Ecowar Road Crew: Ant, Lye, Astrid, Clyf, Naijara, Markie.
Ecowar Logo Artwork: Andy Gillies.
Cover Artwork: Matteo
Samples & Additional Sounds: Scaven

Work, No Crime, Nuclear, Getting In Their Faces, Heal, Fighting Spirit - Words & Music: James
Apathy - Words: KarenFinley, Shock Treatment, City Lights Books, Music: Mark & Ernie
No Pasaran Traditional Iberic Peninsula Adapted by Ernie
Copy & Reproduce At Will, For Any Person Or Organisation We Don't Like Normal Copyright Applies.

Love & Respect To: EuroDisne, Stefan, The Ex, Blau Aanslag Griet & Ron, Hotel Bosch & Ria, Mike & ADM, ACU In Utrecht, Cafe Swaf in Horn, Ernie's Parents, James' Family, De Toivlucht, Nicholeen, Franz, Edwin, OCC In IT Crew, Sylvia, Tollbar & Martyne, Dejane, Erica & Pater, Retje, Robert, Myf, The Bigots, Philthy Phil, Roisin, James Norman, Post Regiment, Nika Max Susha & Bruno, Marta, Kuba, Mundek & Branjevo Punks, Pilon Club, Mad Max, Kosiek, Honza, Ladronka Crew, Pat, Radek, Arnost, Citizen Fish, Innerterrestials, La Fraction, ELXT90, Eric, Geraldine Hoover, Boitel, Daanuta & Ef, Kopi & Kirsten, Ceicele & Household, Jan Martin, Martin, The Blitz, Drunk, Billy, Schrottbar & Annette, Jos & Veronique, Deborah: Best Vegan Cappacino, Villa Occupata, Luca, Cafe Casino & Juan: La Mejor Escenario, Xevi, Merce El Grau, Erico, Francesc & Jordi, Tomas & Corazon De Sapo, Inaki & Euraisto, Allicia, Oscar & Flitter, Castle Montagna, Kukutza, Etxebellz Group, Paul Andy, Everyone Who Helped Us Out.
Tracks 1-4 Recorded & Mastered By: Valentine Hollander, Boeton Studio, Amsterdam, 11.2000.
Tracks 5-7 Recorded & Mastered By: Xabia & Angel In Tala Studio Productions Bermeo, Eskadi, January 2001. (Thanks To Ian, Gema, Txiko).
No Pasaran Recorded Live At Club Pilon, Torin, Polska. Thanks To Mad Max Sound Systems, Summer Tour 2000.
Entire CD Final Mastering By Xabi & Angel At Tala Studios.

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James Brook

Since 1993 James Brook has toured extensively in Europe and Australia both as a solo artist and as a member of punk group Ecowar.

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Track Name: Work
DON'T LOOK AT THAT, BLOODY CLOCK AGAIN
TRY A TOILET BREAK WANNA SEE THE WEEKEND
AND THE WORDS YOU SAY, ACROSS THE LUNCHROOM NOW
HEY THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN BEER AND PORN AND FOOTBALL
YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, GETTING LOW YOUTH PAY
EXPLOITATION STARTING WHEN YOU'RE ONLY FIFTEEN
AND THE EASTERN WORKER, ONE DOLLAR AN HOUR
YOU THINK THAT'S POSSIBLE? IT'S NOT FAIR

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, THEY HAVE LESS

YOU THINK THE RIGHTS WE WON, FROM THE PAST REMAIN
IT'S NOT TRUE AND PRETTY SOON FORGET YOU EVER HAD THEM
OFFER US CAREERS, WHILE THE PAY IS LATE
PRETTY SOON YOU KNOW GONNA GET THE SACK AGAIN
FEW OF US SPEAK UP YEAH BECAUSE WE'RE SCARED
BUT ONE VOICE I HEAR IT SAYS WHAT WE'VE ALL BEEN THINKING
SO I TURN UP LATE, NO MORE NEGOTIATE
TAKE A LONGER BREAK, I WANNA SEE A STRIKE NOW

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, WE HAVE LESS

YEAH WELL A LOT OF US HAVE TO DO REALLY STUPID JOBS JUST TO SURVIVE
A LOT OF US ARE REALLY SMART WE END UP SERVING ICE CREAM IN A SHOP OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT IT DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE DUMB THOUGH JUST CAUSE WE DO DUMB JOBS
IT'S ABOUT TIME WE STARTED TO RECOVER THE UNION MOVEMENT
THAT DOESN;T MEAN HAVING A BEAURACRATISED UNION THAT TELLS US WHAT TO DO
WE NEED SOMETHING MORE LIKE THE iww WHERE EVEN IN A SMALL WORK PLACE WE CAN
TAKE CHARGE ... EVEN IF THERE'S ONLY THREE OF US WORKING THERE WE CAN SAY HEY WE'RE
NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS AND START WRITING THEM LETTERS GET ON THE PHONE
THREATEN TO STRIKE, THREATEN TO DESTROY THEIR MACHINERY OR OFFICE OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT IT GETS RESULTS AND HAPPENED IN FRANCE THIS YEAR
TOO MUCH IN THE WORK PLACE WE'RE TALKING BEHIND EACH OTHER'S BACKS
THIS GIVES THE EMPLOYER POWER
WE GOOTA GET THAT FAMILY FEELING HAPPENING AGAIN .. WE'RE THE ONES GETTING DONE OVER
WE GOOTA CONNECT TO THE PEOPLE OVERSEAS TOO ITS A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT
THEY KEEP TELLING US WE'RE WORKING FOR OUR FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE
THE JOBS WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW THAT'RE DESTROYING OUR FUTURE!

OVERTIME OBLIGED, NO SICKNESS PAY
TRAINING IS NOT PAID ON THE CASUAL STATUS
HARD TO HAVE A UNION, WHEN YOU'RE WORKING BLACK
WE CAN STAND OUR GROUND EVEN WHEN WE'RE GETTING CASH

BE FRIENDLY, WE NEED UNITY
FOR OUR HEALTH, FOR OUR COMMUNITY
... BUILD WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY
... UNION RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
GOTTA TAKE THAT FIGHT ALL THE WAY TO OUR SUPERVISOR
ALL THE WAY TO THE BOSS
ALL THE WAY TO HEAD OFFICE, TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE

THEY HAVE LESS, THEY GET LESS, WE GET LESS
Track Name: Fighting Spirit
FIGHTING SPIRIT! FIGHTING SPIRIT! HERE IT COMES AGAIN
YOU GOT IT, SHE GOT IT, HERE IT COMES AGAIN
WE GOT IT, HE GOT IT, HERE IT COMES AGAIN

YOU BEEN DOWN BEFORE FEELING WEAK BUT YOU CAME THROUGH AGAIN
FEELING SICK, ILLNESS YOU CAME THROUGH BEFORE
YOU CAN DO IT YOU'VE DONE IT BEFORE EVEN WHEN YOU WERE FEELING DOWN
YOU FEEL IT COMING, IT'S COMING BACK, HERE IT COMES AGAIN
YEAH THAT FIGHTING SPIRIT! FIGHTING SPIRIT! HERE IT COMES AGAIN
Track Name: Apathy
I LIVE IN A LAND CALLED APATHY
I LIVE IN A STREET CALLED OVERLOOKED
I LIVE IN A STATE CALLED REAL ESTATE
I LIVE IN A LAND CALLED GREED

MY POT OF GOLD IS MY POT OF PISS IN THE MORNING
I'M AFRAID OF CHANGE AND CHOKING
I'M AFRAID OF WHITE MAN
I'M AFRAID OF ALL GOVERNMENTS
I'M AFRAID OF IGNORANT POLITICIANS
I'M AFRAID OF CENSORSHIP
I'M AFRAID OF CENSORSHIP

I DREAMED THE WHOLE WORLD LAUGHED
TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME
I DREAMED THE WHOLE WORLD SAID IT WAS SORRY
TO EACH OTHER AND TO MOTHER EARTH
WHEN EVERYONE LAUGHED IT WAS LIKE A HUGE SNEEZE
NO MORE BAD THOUGHTS
DISEASES WERE SHAKEN OUT OF BODIES
EVERYONE WAS LAUGHING SO HARD
Track Name: No Crime
THERE'S A MAN ON OUR STREETS TONIGHT, STANDING AT THE BAR
I THINK BEFORE HE COMES HERE HE THINKS TWICE, OUR TOWNS DIVIDED
DO THE THINGS DONE TO HIM AS A CHILD, JUSTIFY WHAT HE'S DONE
IT'S GOING UNFINISHED UNPUNISHED, THE BITTERNESS IS LINGERING
NOT MANY WILL FACE THE CRIME THAT HE'S DONE

THE GIRLS FOUND OUT SLOWLY THAT EACH WAS NOT ALONE
THE RUMOURS BECOMING CLEAR FACT
ANGRY AND FED UP IN FRUSTRATION THEY MET
AND TOLD EACH OTHER WHAT HE'D DONE
FOR SOME IT WAS YEARS PAST THEY'D MOVED ON
THE LAWYER SO NO EVIDENCE
IT'S YOUR WORD AGAINST HIS, THE JUDGE HE GIVES SHORT SENTENCE
FOR THIS CRIME IT IS A CRIME IT IS A CRIME HE THINKS NO CRIME IN HIS MIND

THOUGH THEY GREW UP KNOWING HIM, ONE OF THE GANG EVERYONE'S FRIEND
THERE'S OTHER KIDS OUT THERE, HEY THIS COUD HAPPEN AGAIN!
THEY KNEW THE LOCAL PRISONS REPUTATION
VIOLENT JAILS DO NOT LEAD TO REHABILITATION
BUT THE BRAVE GIRL WHO RAISES HER VOICE OFTEN FINDS SHE 'S THE VICTIM TWICE
UNSATISFIED THEY LEAVE IT LIE AND ON OUS STREETS HE'S WALKING BY
HE THINKS NO CRIME HE THINKS NO CRIME IN HIS MIND

YOUR NAME IS WRITTEN ON THE LOCAL PARK WALL
THE GIRLS YOU HURT CAN'T FORGET, DON'T WANT TO RECALL
HE SAYS ITS IN THE PAST, CONTINUES TO DENY
BUT ITS NOT NORMAL, SHE WASN'T JUST DRUNK YOU DIDN'T GO JUST A LITTLE TOO FAR
YOU GOTTA TUEN YOURSELF INTO YOURSELF

AND OUT IN ELTHAM IT HAPPENED TO A FRIEND
HER BROTHERS SHE TOLD AND THEY BEAT HIM THILL HE BLED
ONE OF MY MATES TOOK PART IN A COMMUNITY JUDGEMENT
HE CONFESSED WHEN BY HIS VICTIM CONFRONTED
TO THE BACKYARD THEY TOOK HIM AND AFTERWARDS THEY SAID
DON'T YOU TALK TO ANY ONE OF US EVER AGAIN

SOME OF US HAVE YELLED AT YOU
SOME JUST IGNORE
SOME ARE WATCHING YOU LIKE A HAWK

LOYALTY TO A MATE THROUGH THICK AND THIN
A REAL MATE WOULD TALK, HELP YOU TO ADMIT IT
IF YOU COUD CHANGE YOURSELF AT LEAST WE'D SEE NO MORE THREAT
BUT TIME DON'T CURE THIS PROBLEM NEVER FACED

HE THINKS NO CRIME HE THINKS NO CRIME NO CRIME IN HIS MIND
Track Name: Nuclear
WELL I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER WHEN THE BERLIN WALL WENT DOWN
BUT THE NUCLEAR CLUB GROWS BIGGER MISSILES DEPLETED URANIUM
SICKNESS IN IRAQ FROM TACTICAL NUKE DEBRIS
WE NEED A WORLD THAT'S NUCLEAR FREE
COMMUNITY ACTION COME ON!
MUAROA! MARALINGA! EMU JUNCTION!
KAZAHKSTAN! SELLAFIELD! ENOLA GAY!
NOW THE INDUSTRY THEY PLAN TWENTY YEARS AHEAD OF TIME
PUBLIC CONSULTATION IS A SCAM ALREADY CHOSE THE WASTE DUMP SITE
HEY YOU KNOW IT'S JUST LOW LEVEL KILLS FOR TWO THOUSAND CENTURIES
A THIRD THE WORLS URANIUM AUTRALIA SUPPIES
FOR WHAT WE MINE WE TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY
PANGEA! WESTERN MINING! ERA KAKADU!
YELLOW CAKE! RADON GAS 222! WORKERS INHALE!
BUT IT'S OK OK OK OK OK SAID THE MAN FROM THE USA
I'LL PAY I'LL PAY I'LL PAY SAYS THE MAN FROM THE USA ... SURE MAN

JOHN WAYNE HE GOT STOMACH CANCER
MAKING COWBOY FILMS OUT IN THE NEVADA TEST SITE
SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE REACTOR
GOODBYE YOU RIGHT WING ACTOR

PEOPLE OF THE WORLD HATE NUKES
PROTEST STOPPED THE GERMAN TRANSPORT TRAINS
THE ONLY THING TO DO IS TO STORE THAT WASTE
KEEP IT THERE FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS
NEW ZEALAND THEY ARE TOUGH
GOT NUCLEAR SHIPS TOTALLY BANNED
WE NEED A WORLD THATS NUCLEAR FREE
COMMUNITY ACTION! COME ON!
3 MILE ISLAND! TOIKAMURA! RADIATION IONISE!
HIROSHIMA! NAGASAKI! MARSHAL ISLANDS! CHERNOBOOOOM!
NO WASTE NO WASTE NO WASTE NO WASTE KEEP IT OFF THE LAND
NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO MORE SHIPS IN OUR PORTS
NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO WAY NO MORE POISON AND NO MORE WARS
BUT ITS OK OK OK OK OK SAID THE MAN FROM THE USA ... SURE MAN
Track Name: Getting in Their Faces
SCREAMED NO! UPON THE STREETS
NO MORE CAPITALIST SCHEMES
SEATLLE L.A. MELBOURNE PRAGUE
PUTTING ON OUR HOODS PAINTING OUR BANNERS
FAMINE ZONE STARVES AND SCREAMS
WAKING UP THE ELITE COUNTRIES
NO WORLD BANK NO IMF TOO
WE NEED A FAIRER WORLD COME ON LET'S GO

GETTING IN THEIR FACES GETTING IN THEIR FACES

NOW WITH ROCKS IN HAND
PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING BACK
FEEL A LOT SAFER WHEN ITS THE POLICE WHO ARE UNDER ATTACK
MEDIA YOU'RE THE ENEMY
THROW THAT TEAR GAS BACK
DON'T RUN IN PANIC STOP! STOP!
CHOOSE A RICH TARGET WE CAN SMASH

GETTING IN THEIR FACES GETTING IN THEIR FACES

CHIAPA ZAPATISTAS TIMOR FREEDOM FIGHTERS
PEOPLE OF ESKADI NATIVE LAND RIGHTS
STUDENTS INDONESIA AIM IN AMERICA
LIVERPOOL DOCKERS AUSTRALIAN FORESTS
MUMIA ABDUL AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
WE WANT INDEPENDENCE GOT CORPORATE CONTROL
WARSAW GHETTO RISING MOVE AND WACO KILLING
DRILLING THE OI TALKING CLIMATE CONTROL
WHEN THEY WANT TO HURT YOU WHAT YOU GONNA DO
WE NEED TO FIGHT NOW ITS NOT A STUPID PROVING GROUND
PROSECUTING WAR CRIMES BOMBING CIVILIANS
TELL US WE'RE VIOLENT CALLING US VIOLENT

NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE! FUCK THE POLICE!
Track Name: Heal
GOOD TIME AND HAPPINESS FOR ALL OF US
WE'VE HAD SOME BAD TIMES DON'T CHA KNOW
JUST FOR HALF AN HOUR GOTTA LET IT GO
THE ONES WHO HURT ARE NOT HERE NOW
PART OF HEALING IT MEANS MOVING ON
DUMP THAT ANGER C'MON LETS HAVE SOME FUN

NOT GONNA LOVE MY ENEMY
IN THE CHANCE FOR CHANGE I DO BELIEVE
REVENGE JUST MAKES THE VIOLENCE SPREAD
CHOOSE THE PLACE AND THE WAY TO REACT
SOMETIMES KEEPING YOUR COOL IS BEST
C'MON MATE GOOD TIMES FOR ALL OF US

BEING SO TOUGH SO HARD SO STRONG
TILL THE LOVE WE TRY TO PROTECT WELL IT IS GONE
HIDING YOUR HURT WON'T MAKE IT GO AWAY
GOTTA GET THAT OUT IN A GOOD WAY
OR TO THE BITTERNESS WE'LL BE TIED
TO THAT SHIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
SOUTH AFRICA,AUSTRALIA, TIMOR, BOUGANVILLE,
CHINA, INDONESIA, TIBET, SERBIA, AFRICA, IRELAND,
ERITREA, PALESTINE ... THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAL

GOOD TIMES AND HAPPINESS FOR ALL OF US
FEEL SUN RISING AGAIN
WATER HEPLS THE HEALING
RE BUILD YOUR HUMAN BEING
FRIENDS DON'T MIND THE CRYING
RICH PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED TO FEEL
THEY ALSO HAVE GOTTA HEAL
THE WHOLE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAL