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about

Deflate is mostly about bursting big egos so that their owner can see past them again. The end lyrics switch to ‘I want to stick a pin between my eyes’ because I really feel like any of us can get blinded by our own egos, and for me personally, most of my anger gets redirected inward. I’ve seen so many things get fucked up because of individuals - often men - making things all about them and not thinking about how their behaviour affects other people. I’ve also been thinking a lot about the difference between performing doing something and actually doing it, especially now social media dominates so much of our lives. I guess I just feel like its always worth reflecting on our motivations for doing stuff, especially political stuff.


The song grew out of an acoustic song I wrote years ago for my other band Feralus. This was a really strange writing process for Petrol Girls because we began with vocals and drums. I had a really clear idea for how I wanted the vocal rhythm to be and Zock built the drums up around that before the others added guitar and bass. We also reinserted a small melodic section from the original. I updated the lyrics at the recording stage, including a second melodic section that plays on that famous Emma Goldman quote, “If I can’t dance then I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” This was because some guy came up to us whilst we were instigating a solid dance party, blasting Cher or something, after we played this squat in Zurich, and said that he no longer thought we were ‘authentic’ because we were dancing to ‘capitalist music.’

Ren Aldridge

lyrics

I want to stick a pin between your eyes
To deflate all that makes you blind
And your borrowed politics
Really don't mean fucking shit
You'd hijack a movement and all that it means
All that you understand is the scene
None of the beautiful places inbetween
Concealed hierarchies are in place
Who is more visible?
Who's getting space?
Things happen so far from the stage
You its not for you
You not about you
Just words no thought
But the status that you sought
Glass feelings glass cage
You can't embody our rage
You its not for you
You not about you
Cos you borrow politics
You don't really give a shit
You'd hijack this movement and all that it means
All that you understand is the scene
None of the beautiful places inbetween
Concealed hierarchies are in place
Who is more visible? Who's getting space?
It happens so far from the stage
You its not for you
You not about you
If I can't dance then where is my release?
If I can't dance I feel that I can't speak
You its not for you
You not about you
I want to stick a pin between my eyes

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from Talk Of Violence, released November 18, 2016

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