Haggard Cat - CHALLENGER

Artist: Haggard Cat
Release: CHALLENGER
Release Date: 20/04/2018


1. The Patriot

What is it that you believe?
That she and I were thieves?
What is it you think we owe to you?
What do you feel entitled to?

What is it that you believe?
That she and I were thieves?
Stripping you of all you deserve
It’s our entitlement to serve

What is it that you believe?
That we’re here to deceive?
Would it validate you all the same
If we were to entertain?

And when you’re feeling you’ve got your fill
The wages don’t match the bills
So take it for all it really is
Do you think you would be missed?

Grin and bear it, with a tea-stained smile
Hold your grudges
Bury your pride and service with a smile

2. American Graffiti

Brothers and sisters playing games in the shade
Reduced to eating dirt from the path that we’ve made

Bury you’re head, head in the sand
We’ve got blood on our, blood on our hands

This is not a stand, it’s a declaration of war
Just give me more
To hell with good intentions
And to hell with second thoughts
No I’m not the devil
I’m a motherfucking god!

Darling, carry my soul
Far away from this man-made hole

Rat in a cage, showing my age
Don’t flatter yourself
They’re digging your grave

Bury your head, head in the sand
We’ve got blood on our, blood on our hands

Darling, carry my soul
Far away from this man-made hole

3. Grave Digger

Grave digger!
Yeah!
Grave digger!

This was a mistake
How much more can you take?
I’m just a waste of space
Moved by the thrill of a chase
Yeah I’m just a man

Yeah!
Grave digger!
Yeah!
Grave digger!

My baby’s away and I’m looking for play
I’ll comb my hair, shine my shoes
She gave me the blues but I shook them loose

4. Bad News (Travels Fast)

What have you heard?
I tell you girl it’s not me
I’m too old to change my ways
I’m too old to save my soul
He did not create me to waste my time
Clearing up after…

You don’t scare me
You know bad news travels fast

Are you content?
Or do you want more?
Twist, twist, hold
Don’t wait on me
Because my head’s already long gone and…

You don’t scare m
You know bad news travels fast
You change your mind
I don’t know why you change your mind
So I can’t help it

5. Goldberg

Tell me how it is
You can sell all that you have
Cheapened to these dizzy lows
Lying on your back?
Where’s your crazy, now you’re smiling?

Flesh and bones standing tall
Set yourself up for a fall
I’ve had it, I’ve had it
Been there, done it, seen it

All your heart is pouring out
But they won’t care if you don’t shout
I’ve had it, I’ve had it
Climb the walls to ease their doubts

To flip and change just like that
Where’s that dark side now?
Your mania turned off
Stopped like a clock
It’s so convenient now

6. The Legend

I’ve been lost in a fantasy
Down but never surpassed
Lonesome as the guilt returns
But this soon shall pass

Driven hormonally for just the smallest taste
Blinded by raging testosterone
Reduced by seconds of bliss

Let them say what they will say
He’s not himself today
He’s cruel but unconsciously sounding it out
A tight grasp on dues he has paid
Grudges may be held but for now he stays
Lay in the bed of nails that he’s made

7. Bone Shaker

There’s a sickly taste running through you
And a rusty hook to your style
There’s a nastiness within you
All hidden beneath a smile

Bone shaker
Heartbreaker

You pick and choose all that you lose
You pick and choose these fights
You choose to lose

I’ll take the heartache for bone shaker
Heartbreaker

Don’t you make me think that it’s all me
Don’t you even try to disagree
I can’t quite seem to ever put my finger on it
There’s more behind this
But this time I crawl into the void again
I climb by choice into the void

8. The Felon

Please don’t take this personally
But it’s time we settled a score
For I was burned so long ago
And it left me feeling torn

It haunted me and dragged me down
Kept me under all this time
If I was an honourable man
I’m sure I’d let it lie

But your cold hands have a tendency
To choke the life right out of me

There’s one way, though I know it’s sore
Sever our ties so they can choke no more
Don’t you whisper, not one word can escape from those lips
Feel your conscience slip away underneath my grip

Shake me, take me, not gonna listen, ’til you’re not coming to
Firm but fair and calculated
Man does what man must do

9. Bearfoot

I will watch you waiting for me
See me, meet me, fuck me, hate me

Four bearfoot steps, what do I get?
One less friend and another regret

She says ”what gives?”
She stands, I walk
Tension in the back of mind
She begins to ramble
I begin to ramble
I begin to talk

Four bearfoot steps, what do I get?
One less friend and another regret

10. High Roller

Mistakes are easy to make
And bones so easy to break
I never think of the times I do
The time has come to be honest brutally
Sometimes are many, some are few
So I relapse, stitches stacked in my back
I’m unremarkable
You think I’m unremarkable