Kill City: Switchblade Renegades (Digital Companion)

by Go Van Go

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    Get the complete Kill City Saga into your hot little hands. Tactile digital at its finest, for all you die hard CD fans. The renegades artwork is only featured on CD (it's different in the vinyl) so that's something. All Kill City artwork is by Liam Waldie, there's 2 dashing photos of us on the inside taken by Freya Lamont and we'll even ruin it by signin' it for ya. For the ultimate Go Fan Go, you rock our worlds!

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Kill City: Switchblade Renegades is a cohesive collection of visceral rock songs underpinned by lyrical themes dealing with a variety of characters in the dystopian 'Kill City'.

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released August 19, 2016

Go Van Go is:
Troy Henderson: Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Dan Sugars: Drums/Backing Vocals/Percussion, keys and assorted sonics

Composed & Performed by Go Van Go (what did you expect?)
Lyrics by Troy Henderson
Produced & Engineered by Dan Sugars, assisted by Mat Broadley & Brad Kelly
Mixed by Drew Parsons @ The Studios in the City
Mastered by Brian Lucey @ Magic Garden Mastering
Drums and guitar beds recorded to tape at Wavelength. Overdubs and vox recorded in Maleny at the little studio next to Tony’s house.
Art Direction & Visual design by Liam Waldie.
Photo Credit: Freya Lamont

Additional Musicians:
Sean Foran - Keys on Switchblade Renegades and Galactic
Rafe Shola - Bass Guitar on Known Better

Big thanks to all our families, friends and fans. You know who you are. Thanks to Halt for his guitar & Tony for the use of his studio

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Go Van Go distil their favourite elements from rock infused with their own unique slant creating a bombastic framework aimed to entice and excite until your brain threatens to explode.

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Track Name: Switchblade Renegades
Black lungs, poisoned blood, packing alleys and doing it tough
Lost souls struggle for life, emancipated, walking the night
death row, black and cold, trading all they've got for cold
downtown, a murder for art, and the discipline to pull it apart

What you see when you really take a look around, is a city going to fall and destroying it all

Rays break an ominous sku, "today would be a good day to die"
destined to carry on, "it seems all hope is gone"
cracked walls, a city will fall, "the begining of the end of it all"
Act though, lacking the know, "rack it and attack it, and go!"

What you see when you really take a look around, is a city going to fall and destroying it all

Execute a revolution from the underground
another crooked corporation we could do without
wave your hands to fan the flames, then put the fire out
rise above, spread the word, sow the seeds of doubt

Dread and menace on the faces of those looking down
another batch of good advice that they could do without
wave your hands to fan the flames, then put the fire out
they'll take the crown, and spill the blood over the battle ground

Heavy hands raise their weapons to the ready as a child pulls a pin from a hand grenade
backup kids, with their rifles holding steady, detonated the bombs, "you get as good as you gave"
they fought and they won, just as the morning sun pierced through the blackened fog,
and then they congregated as one, broke the arms of their enemies and sent them on their way
Track Name: I'm Lost, but Well Travelled
This town’s a massive black hole
A gaping chasm that’ll steal your soul
Wish it was good to be back
It might be straight but it’s a narrow track

I'm old, i'm shattered,
I'm lost, but well traveled

Every city's the same
You’ll move right in and then you’ll complain
It's either too hot in the sun
or cold and lonely like the only ones

Where is the line that you're coming from
You told me so many times
What was the line that you told me
Something ‘bout borrowed time?

'Cause I'm old, i'm shattered
I'm lost, but well traveled

'Cause I'm old, i'm shattered
I am lost, but well traveled
I'm cold, i'm rattled
I am lost, but well traveled
Track Name: Known Better
I got pulled over leaving Lefty's, man I was done
The god's of alcohol were smiling on a hopeless son
I got rear ended by red neck drunkard in his truck
They apprehended him, that sucka, he was out of luck

Thought I knew it, but I didn’t know, I should have know better
Give myself another year to go and get myself together,
Yeah!

I was a Jonesin’ and a shakin’, every muscle aches
My nerves erupted and another sleeping giant waked
bbbbbrrrrrrr (not sure how to write this) juk
You know I’ve felt this every day & night since she's gone

Thought I knew it, but I didn’t know, I should have know better
I think I'll give myself another year to get myself together,


Get me outta the hole
I Jammed my money in the pokies and the rest was alcohol
Get it under control boy
I climbed a mountain of white
And then I nearly lost my soul
Going out with a bang
I really need to leave, but then, I kinda like it here
Oh I’m feeling the pang
And if it doesn’t leave me soon, well then, I’ll have to disappear

Wooh!
Thought I knew it but I didn’t know I should have known better
Give myself a couple of years to go and get myself together
Thought I blew it, but I didn’t, though I should have known better
Give myself a couple of years to go and get myself together
Get me together, get me together, get me together
Track Name: Raygun
Wanted fun, she got a gun, she got a raygun
She’s eagle eyed that girl can shoot, shoot
Broken smile, bloodied teeth over the floor tiles
She’ll stitch you up and then she’ll put in the boot

On file, got her standing side profile
Shoot, shoot, she’s still smiling
Let her go, 'cause all you’ve got to show is
A lack of evidence to go prosecute


Another typical insult, that’s been doing you so much harm
Another full frontal assault, it’s the killing that keeps her warm

Understand, she met a man, he was a bad man
She threw his body down the chute, chute
Ridding waste, dumping bodies in haste
Eradicate you while she’s looking so cute


Another typical insult, that’s been doing you so much harm
Another full frontal assault, it’s the killing that keeps her warm
Another typical insult, that be doing you so much harm
Another full frontal assault, another letter, let, let her


The pariah, eyes blazing with a cold fire
She’s breaking out, so don’t you even try to hold her
Gun for hire, easing tensions like a live wire
She’s on a mission, it’s all resolute


Her body is a weapon
(she) Had to kill so many, for a lesson
(she) Won’t leave until it feels like home
'Till the parasites are dead and gone
Hope in the total absence of god
Walking streets with the blood that’ll never wash
(she'll) Keep marching, with her head and her gun
She wont sleep, till she’s dead
Track Name: Galactic
Why don't you let me into your mind?
Your thoughts are playing hard to find
Your soul is stormy weather
Gonna tie yourself down honey get yourself together now
Why won't you let me into your heart?
I came here to make a new start
My life would be much better
I've stated my case but we’ll never be together now

Well if you're lying then I hope that you mean it
'Cause the truth has hurt too many times
You might be blind, but I hope that you'll see it
One day in time


I’ve been watching from afar
Deep cuts, healing into scars
Love that’s interstellar
I’m Gonna fix my ship gonna get myself together
I hope you're coming with me soon
Way past the dark side of the moon
All my ties are severed , yeah I burnt my bridges when I pulled the fucking lever down

Well if you're lying then I hope that you mean it
'Cause the truth has hurt too many times
You might be blind, but I hope that you'll see it
One day in time

Well if you're lying then I hope that you mean it
'Cause the truth has hurt too many times
You might be blind, but I hope that you'll see it
One day in time
Track Name: There Was You
There was you, staring at the ceiling
fighting all the feelings of being ignored
there was you, smiling so sweetly
not dancing discreetly, with all of the boys/bores

gotta get me out of this 'cause my head is swimming
& now you're all upset
help me out of the gutter
'cause it's still before lockout, and i know you've got me now

you made the first contact
now it's too late to go back, (to) like it was before
and i know I shouldn't be thinking, thinking about sleeping with you anymore

gotta get me out of this 'cause my head is swimming
& now you're all upset
help me out of the gutter
'cause it's still before lockout
could you get me out of this place?

I don't care what you say about her
she's still my black flower, i know she used to be yours
& I know i shouldn't be thinking, thinking about about sleeping with you anymore

gotta get me out of this town
'cause we're on to a winner
but i'm not done yet
help me out of the gutter, 'cause it's still before lockout and I know you still love me

there was you
there was you
only you
Track Name: Always the Same
This is a lesson, don't you be messing around
This is a lesson, don't you be messing with a girl from Kill City

She was a natural born vandal, & her momma said "she's getting much too hard to handle"
But she became a rogue villain the night that she decided she was gonna do some killin'
It was almost too easy, he was just waiting for a taxi.
Meandered up to him & asked him for a cigarette, he handed it over, but she said she wasn't done yet

It's always the same, when you don't know her name
Always insane, when you don't know her name

He's hanging down from the ceiling
His chest is open, he appears to be bleeding
She says, "I knew it boy, you never had feelings"
As she holds his heart in her hand, it's still beaten
"It was almost too easy. I knew you wouldn't recognise me".
In his confusion he still asks her for a cigarette,
She hands it over but he knows she isn't done yet


It's always the same, when you don't know her name
Always insane, when you don't know her name
You're going down, oh boy, look at you now, now you're not looking so pretty
That's what you get, you get for messing around with a girl from Kill City

It's always the same, when you don't know her name
Always insane, when you don't know her name
You're going down, oh boy, look at you now, now you're not looking so pretty
That's what you get, you get for messing around with a girl from Kill City
It's always the same.
Track Name: Juggernaut
Open doors & the hopeful whores looking pretty, just 'red light running'
Junkie sores & their mangled claws in the kitty, no-hoper, no-nothings
We've got a powder keg about to explode, what a sight to see, we're going to hit the town gunning
Take back the power so they'll leave us alone, in our sights you see, we're going to hit the ground running
Another typical oppression of the hope that we hold onto.

Token laws & the border wars of the city. Time to do something.
Lonely ones, holding onto guns, sitting pretty, revolution is coming.
We'll start the fire so we won't feel alone, what we'd like to see, is a city standing for something
A million vagabonds who don't have a home in the ashes, a city starting from nothing
What will you do when we have taken it over?
What will you do when you're under control
Another typical oppression of the hope that we hold on.

A city under control, taken down overnight, latching onto a host
Another symbol of aggression to the hope that we hold on to

A broken pause, many fight the cause, take the city, hey.

We'll start the fire so we won't feel alone, what we'd like to see, is a city standing for something
A million vagabonds who don't have a home in the ashes, a city starting from nothing
What will you do now that we' ve taken it over?
What will you do now when you're under control?
Another symbol of aggression to the hope that we hold on.
Track Name: Skyrocket
So you're carrying on, but it's not the same
On my own, gotta say that i've felt much better
You're not the only one that'll feel this way
I knew the deadest man alive, & he got better

I'm having the thought of ending it all, so you know...
I'm having the thought of ending it all

You'll never get it back, so just walk away
You said you'd write it down, I never got one letter
If you're right, there's nothing left to save
Shoving me from a height but I've got no feather.

I'm having the thought of ending it all, well, ya know...
I'm having the thought of ending it all
I'm having the thought of ending it all, are we over?
I'm having the thought of ending it all

I saw red, I saw a red light, I saw red
I said I'm dead, you said I'm dead right, you say I'm dead?
I saw red, I saw a red light, I saw red
I said I'm dead, you said I'm dead, right? you say I'm dead?
Hold on, wait right (here),
Hold on, wait right
Hold on... Wait... Right
Hold on... Wait... Right...


I'm having the thought of ending it all, well, ya know...
I'm having the thought of ending it all
I'm having the thought of ending it all, are we over?
I'm having the thought of ending it all.
Track Name: One Thousand Exploding Suns
I took a walk into the town on impulse late last night
Soon enough things got real strange
My eyes were blinded by a thousand small exploding suns
Turned the night time into day

I found the five ways, walked inside & found myself alone
Nothing that I could explain

All wise & non-corrupted seeing freedom in the skies
My chest erupted & the colours burst forth from my eyes

My mind is open to the prospect of infinite high
Isolation, won't you stay?

My heart exploded & my mind became a lightning rod
Saw God reflected, saw myself
Try to find the significance, resolution, ignorance, of my...
My body's open & my head is ready for the crown
Our God is virtual, all control is taken over now.