I For One

by Grate

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released August 9, 2014



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Grate Gothenburg, Sweden

GRATE was formed in 2001 and "I For One" was released. The music was a mix of noise rock and sludge, but always with a raw metal coating. Though it's Nick Holmquists solo project, he teamed up with Dale Whitaker (drums) and Patrik Akterhall (bass guitar) and released "What You Think" in 2003. GRATE has shared the stage with bands like Abandon, Burst, 4 Track Demons, Kid Commando and many more. ... more

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Track Name: Just you wait
I'm lost
Lost again
Fuck off
My world
Piss off
Just another girl

You're prying
Told you once
Told you twice
I'll get you
So, just you


Don't go
Stay here for a bit
Come back here
Hear me out
Get in
I'll have you know

Turned table
Gross impact
without you
Sweet remarks
What a lark
I'll get you
So, just you

wait (Just you...)
Track Name: Save face, laddie
Up to me to keep your promise
I'll just wait till
your hands are tied
I'm here
As opposed to your lies

Save face

Complacency's not arrived yet
Up one notch at a time
I've won
when done
In tantrum I thrive
Track Name: Full-fledged
I'm biding my time
I'll take action soon enough
You pushed me too far
Ever seen me smile like this?

Blown away
Blown away
Blown away
Won't go alone
Blown away

In a way this is great
You're forcing things to happen
I think it's called hate
Going out the Malayan style

To what extent
are reasons my own?
Should I be relentless?
Right or wrong I'll have my way
Track Name: Botched job
Serve your purpose
Get things done
Good work
No sweat
I think I said my piece
My mind
at ease
Feels like I'm clutching at straws
You destroyed
the cause

If at least you saw good
instead of bad
I didn't spend years on this
To have you waltzing in and
fucking everything up

It's all I need
Just whine and sob
It's all I need
It's no botch job

What the hell are you fighting for?
For you?
For us?
I thought it was us and them
All for one
One for all
You're becoming quite a bore
I'll beat you up myself
It's gone
too far

If you only knew
There are more people than you
I didn't spend years on this
to have you waltz in here and
fuck everything up
Track Name: C U soon
Oh, such a shame
They never even knew your name
Oh, what a waste
The way things are
I'm just amazed

What's taken you will get me too
I'm not immune
What's taken you will get me too
I'll see you soon

No, no one must know
But somehow I think it shows
Well, you have to go
though I wish it wasn't so

Right now,
it's all right
No need to fight
Fuck all
It's not enough
I'll fend them off

Man, I'm lost for words
Could have told them
what you're worth
Fuck, should have been me
But then again it will soon be

What's taken you will get me too
I'm not immune
It's taken you
Now you'll take me too
I'll see you soon
Track Name: Armor piercer
One night out
You complain
Start to argue in the rain
It's not the time
or the place
It never is for disgrace

Not here
Not now

Family meeting
you're obsessed
Everyone but me blessed
My sense of reality
all smashed up
You can't look at yourself

Not here (No, nowhere)
Not now (No, never)
Track Name: They're out there
Fuck Jesus:
Fuck me
Fuck TV:
Fuck, fuck
Out there
They're just lying in wait
Out there

Say your prayers
They're out there

I'm Jesus
I'm me
Fuck Jesus
Fuck me
So what?
Maybe I'll join in
So what?
Track Name: Take me alive
Done something bad
Done something wrong
Please, don't be mad
This wont take long
Set someone free
Could it be me?
For this I strive:
Take me alive

I feel good
I feel fine
I feel better
than I should
One last request
for the dispossessed,
It's all I ask:
Take me alive

I wish it were my fault
The blame would be mine
Point your fingers at me
Anything for attention
Should be coming my way
Something I deserve
If not, I'll fuck you up
I wish I had the nerve

I need to speak
To get it off my chest
I'll spill my guts
instead of yours
One last request
for the dispossessed,
it's all I ask:
Take me alive
Track Name: Shit for daddy
Do the right thing
Follow my lead
Mine to command
Simon says: Bleed

Beat me
Defeat me
Beat me
Please, just try

Wake up
Stay up
No dreams
No hopes

Blame someone for your pain
Blame someone for your fears
Blame someone for your guilt
I stand alone;
I'd better blame myself

Keep the leash tight
Try to divert
Do as I say,
not as I do

Beat me
Defeat me
Beat me up
Just you try

Praise someone for your love
Praise someone for your pride
Praise someone for your joy
I'm all alone;
I'd better praise myself
Track Name: The world a better place
For what do you use kindness?
Is it for you or someone else?
For what do you use vengeance?
To make you feel good or someone else?
Must obey your master
Should not run, should not hide
Must obey your master
The god you keep inside

I used to
hear a lot of screaming
from rage or dread,
but I realized
that no one ever noticed
those voices in my head

I'm waiting, I'm waiting,
I'm waiting, waiting for a change
I'm waiting, I'm waiting to make
this world a better place

Some tell me
they never want to fight again,
then raise their wrists
and they tell me
they've really come to terms
with themselves,
then glance at their wrists

I'm waiting…