¡CARAJO!

by Donots

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Hailing from the small coal-mining town of Ibbenburen, Germany’s critically acclaimed punk rockers Donots are set to release their brand new album entitled ‘¡CARAJO!,’ via OK!Good Records on Friday, March 4th 2016.

With a history of more than 20 years and their 1,000th show on the horizon in 2016, ¡CARAJO! marks the tenth studio album from Donots. Previously recorded entirely in German and released under the title, Karacho the album received rave reviews throughout Europe where it climbed to the Top 5 on the Album Charts, marking the band’s highest chart position to date.

The OK!Good Records release of ¡CARAJO!, features newly recorded English vocals and consists of sing-a-long punk anthems, uplifting bar brawl tracks, and melancholic wave pop tracks. With their tenth album the energetic five piece has managed to redefine and reinvent their sound while maintaining the characteristic trademarks that have found them thousands of fans around the globe.

¡CARAJO! has been described as the band’s most political record to date. “No Part of It” has become an anti-Nazi anthem throughout Germany during the ongoing refugee crisis. In a recent interview with Luxemburger Wort, lead singer Ingo Donot described how there are many themes spread across the album, “We’ve been working with a campaign group that delivers information and helps victims of Nazi assault. But (on the album) we also talk about friendships and relationships and disappointment and hope, it’s all in there.”

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released March 4, 2016

The Donots are, were and will always be:

Alex Donot - Guitar, Vocal
Eike Donot - Drum
Ingo Donot - Vocal
Guido Donot - Guitar, Vocal
Jan-Dirk Donot - Bass, Vocal

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Track Name: I Will Deny
From here on in I will deny
I’m kissing my future good-bye
Said I will deny
Why don’t you keep living my life?

All of your commandments
And the religions
Nothing but fiction
I fail to comply
From here on in I will deny

I know just what I do not want
I got myself I don’t need much
I’m through with you I’ll turn away
So long

From here on in I will deny
I’m kissing my future good-bye
Said I will deny
Why don’t you keep living your lies?

All the condescending
The sloganeering
The hate, the right wing
I will defy
I don’t buy your lies lies lies lies!

To Hell with the Gods
To Hell with the Devils
To Hell with Hell
To Hell with Heaven

I know just what I do not want
I got myself I don’t need much
I’m through with you I’ll turn away
So long

It’s been this way for much too long
I’ve got to go, won’t play along
I’m through with you, I’ll turn away
So long

From here on in I will deny!
Track Name: No Part of It
Hypocrites dig up the past
They feed the old lies to the masses
A generation drenched in hate
They speak to empty hearts and heads
They call to arms for God and Country
Till bitterness is all the rage

They add insult to injury. Stupidity loves company

The lies and the silence the hate that’s wrapped up in a flag
If this is really all there is I want no part of it

The empty can rattles the most
It’s the same old song and dance
We can’t afford to turn a blind eye
Stand up and fight the ignorance

Cause I believe in equality. I still believe in Equality

Chorus

The pride and the violence the arrogance just makes me sick
This just can’t be all there is I want no part of it

From lies and dead silence to hatred and violence

I want no part of it no part of it

The lies and the silence
The hate that’s wrapped up in a flag
If this is really all there is
All there is, all there is
The pride and the violence
The ignorance just makes me sick
This just can’t be all there is
No part of it
Track Name: All the Weight of the World
Wide awake on the bathroom floor
Haven’t slept for days and the eyes are sore
It hasn’t really been your week,
Not your year and not your life at all
You wear your tie just like a noose
Always dressed to spill and born to lose
Make your way down the stairs headfirst
To feel the weight of the world

You know how to suffer
What it’s like to sink
Always under water
When you breathe you’re choking
You cannot recover
From digging in the dirt
And carry all the weight of all the world

Drag yourself to the liquor store
When it rains on you it always pours
Every day of every week
You’re feeling weak and soaked to the core
No one could ever be as sad as you
Ian Curtis doesn’t even look so blue
I guess it feels just like a curse
But somebody’s gotta drive the hearse

You know how to suffer
What it’s like to sink
Always underwater
When you breathe you’re choking
You cannot recover
I guess you must be cursed
To carry all the weight of all the world
Track Name: Problem What Problem
Got no problems, I ain’t got no plan
My brain has finally left the building
It’s official - I don’t care any longer

Everything I wanna say sounds wrong
All the right words never ever pass my tongue
The only piece of advice I can recall
“Don’t ever take no advice at all!”

Ain’t got no problem
I am the problem

I’m too confused for confusion
And too tired to jump to conclusions
I make a mess of chaos and disarray
And trust me I don’t want it any other way

Ain’t got no problem
I am the problem
I ain’t got no plan
Ain’t got no problem

Got no problems, got no plan
Got no problems, got no plan
(I am chaos, I am disarray
And I don’t want it any other way)
Track Name: You Can Never Be Alright
You spend your lifetime hesitating
You wave at chances passing by
Lost in the waiting room forever
You’ve learned to be a patient boy
You’re the artist in the ambulance
You’re jet black and you’re born against
You run in circles, straight to hell
You got your demons and you live to tell

Meant to fly but doomed to fall
Pick yourself up from the floor
And fail before you try
You can never be alright
Break the keys and lock the door
Run right into every wall
And spend your days at night
You can never be alright

25 to life and waiting
You count the hours passing by
You’re the judge and you’re the jury
And you’re the criminal on trial
A solitary man ruined in a day
At the bottom you’re digging the grave
You don’t belong but don’t turn away
Thank for for playing the way you play

Meant to fly but doomed to fall
Pick yourself up from the floor
And fail before you try
You can never be alright
Break the keys and lock the door
Run right into every way
Blinded by the lights
You can never be alright

You can never be alright
You can never be just fine

(Believe the biggest lie
I am always by your side
Trust me, there are no goodbyes
And you can never be alright)
Track Name: Damage
I always make the same mistake twice
Just to make damn sure
I like to get up on the wrong side
And act all immature

Let me use a wrecking ball
To make the final curtain fall
And tear down each and every wall

I like to run with scissors
I’m shaking hands with the knife
Damage is my business
The pain reminds me I’m alive

I can’t handle my own self
So how could anybody else?
Everything is made to break

Cause Damage
Damage is my business
Damage makes me feel alright
Everything must be destroyed
Damage
Damage is my business
Let me make the sweetest mess
Damage is my business

I always make the same mistake twice
And make the same mistake thrice
Track Name: Faster
I’m leaving everything behind
My old life
Out of sight and out of mind
I’ll redefine all that’s mind
And cast myself against the light

To change my view and change my mind
I’m running off into the night
To watch the world from mountains high
I catch my breath and I’m only running

Faster - Faster - Faster
I keep running faster

All I leave behind was never mine
I’m out of luck and out of time
And out to find a brand new life
To see the sun with my own eyes

And I’ll leave my bags and I’m out the door
All the things I forget I don’t need no more
I’ll watch the world from mountains high
I’m running up that hill and I’m only running

Faster - Faster
Someday I’ll find some rest
Still I keep running Faster
And I’ll save the end for last

Ever faster - Faster
Someday I’ll find some rest
Still I keep running faster
And I’ll save the best for last
Track Name: Head Up High
My teenage angst has final come of age
My fears and doubts are on the same page
Yet I keep saying “I don’t wanna grow up”
They say act your age but I just cannot

Can’t pay the rent for castles in the air
Got the eviction notice but I don’t care
Cause all I need is just a floor to crash
A bottle to sleep and a song by The Clash

I’m always trying not to lose my head
No matter if the hangman wants me dead

I’ll keep my chin up and my head up high
The heart keeps beating in 4/4 time
I’ll keep my chin up and my head up high
The heart beats on
My heart beats on

One day I took a bus straight to boredom
Another bus just took me nowhere fast
Still I keep waiting right here at the station
There’s got to be, so much more than that

I’m always trying not to lose my head
I don’t mind if the hangmen want me dead

I’ll keep my chin up and my head up high
The heart keeps beating in 4/4 time
I’ll keep my chin up and my head up high
The heart beats on
My heart beats on

My heart keeps beating
My head up high
My heart keeps beating
In 4/4 time
Track Name: I'm on My Back
I cannot control my hands and my feet just don’t obey
I’m running from myself but I’m blocking my own way
The devil on my shoulder feeds the monkey on my back
I can’t keep up with my feet, can’t control my shaking hands

Let me out, let me go
I ain’t coming back
Because I’m on my back
Is there a thorn in my side
Or just in my head?
Let me out, let me go
I am on my back back back

I cannot control myself and my feet just wouldn’t wait
My mind is racing fast, I can’t keep up with the pace
I’m hiding from myself and I wish that I was here
I’m scared of my anxiety, I fear my fear of fear

Panic Panic
Track Name: Stray Dog
Always on the outside always looking in
Living like a stray dog but I ain’t complaining
I’m surely not complaining

These are the backstreets that I call my home
I’m sleeping at your doorstep but I’d rather be alone
So what will the answer be: is it the world or is it me?

Tell me do you understand?
I never wanted to fit in or feel like I don’t belong
I’m always out there on my own this is who and where I am
And there is just no getting in I gotta go at it alone
Cause I’m out there on my own

What good is belief with nothing to believe in?
Why don’t you leave me be?
So I know what I am missing I’m a man with a mission

These are the backstreets that I call my own
Home is where the curb is
I’m not lonely I’m only alone
A lifetime on the other side
It can’t be wrong if it feels right

(And I was young and wrong but it’s not too late for change
I ain’t proud of my mistakes but they’ve got to be made)

Tell me do you understand?
I guess I’ll never quite fit in and I surely don’t belong
I’m always out there on my own this is who and what I am
I’ll never find my way back in like a stray dog all alone
I’m always out there on my own
Track Name: The End of the World Was Yesterday
It’s half past doom, our final night
We’re getting high just like the tide
Soon we’ll all be washed away
The end of the world was yesterday

This party’s only just begun
Let’s dance to the sound of the atom bombs
Laying everything to waste the end of the world was yesterday

So what if our ship sinks? We’re only in it for the drinks
Let’s toast to our decay the end of the world was yesterday

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
And it is safe to say the end of the world was yesterday

No need to pray, take your bow tell me, where is your God now?
Answer the major question first: how could Hell be any worse?

So let’s down another drink and accept that life just stinks
Cause we’re all lost in the fray
The end of the world was yesterday

Chorus

Dazed and confused for so long
Now the end don’t feel so wrong I never felt as good as this
Won’t you give me one last kiss or just hand me a final drink
Somebody please help me sing

Chorus
Track Name: Better Than That
We’re caught up in routines and
We’re only living in between
Right here
We’re never gonna seize the day
We hurry up only to hesitate

We’re talking like machines and
We’re never-weres and could-have-beens
Down here
Everything just stays the same
Till we forget that we forgot our names

We are
Better than that
So much better than that

We’ve learned to sit and suffer
We speak our mind but only stutter
And there’s an end to every start
It starts to end when we give up

We are
Better than that
We can do better than that

We are
Running out of precious time
Victims of our perfect crime
Running out of precious time
Victims of our perfect crime

We are
So much better than that
Better than that
We’re much better than that

We are…
Track Name: No Matter What
Hello, it’s been a while
My dear, how do you do?
After all the time
I almost didn’t recognize you

Do you remember how it was?
We only rubbed each other wrong
And peace was nothing else but
The bitter time between our wars

So many things have changed
And some things never will
But one thing is for certain
It’s great to see you still

And I still like you a lot
I still care no matter what
We’re strangers once again
I thought you and I shared everything
And that’s why I can’t give you up
I still like you a lot

We fought forever and a day
We remained silent in the end
Just like all the dead letters
That we wrote but never sent

Well, it is just as sad as explaining irony
The two of us can only agree to disagree

And I still like you a lot
I still care no matter what
We’re strangers once again
And I can only hope you understand
That I can never give you up
I still like you a lot
Track Name: Camden Station, 1 AM
Camden Station, 1 AM
The long way home just might get longer
Cause tonight you’re Johnny Cash
And I'll pretend to be Joe Strummer

We play our encores on the sidewalk
Out of tune with no directions
At the top of our lungs
Singing our songs with conviction

Let’s miss the last train out

We’ll find our own way home
Find our own way home

Friday night at 1 AM
And the drinks are getting stronger
We’ll be all our favorite bands
Why don’t you stay a little longer?

Let’s head over to the barfly
And get shitfaced on the curb
Let’s practice “London’s Burning”
Before we play the underworld

And let’s miss the last train out

We’ll find our own way home
Find our own way home
We can go at it alone
Hey, we’ll take the long way home