Statement Of Principles

by Off To Nowhere

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released April 15, 2013

All instruments and vocals performed by Ricardo Araya.
All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ricardo Araya.

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Off To Nowhere Santiago, Chile

Off To Nowhere is a one-man skatepunk band from Santiago, Chile, created by Ricardo Araya (ex-Bitter) in late 2012.

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Track Name: The Process Of Delusion
What a convenient definition
of democracy they have
when they say you have the chance to choose
but also tell you what you want

Participation is an illusion
that they want you to believe
giving you two equal options
so you can feel that you're in

Voting is the method they use
to make you feel you have a voice
even when parties choose the candidates

They give you the cause
and also the cure
I don't buy it
If you're not blind you gotta see
You must raise your voice
scream it out loud
I don't buy it
If you're not blind you gotta see

They tell you what you wanna hear
a random speech just for the stand
And once they win they never listen
to what the people have to say

They care about the companies
because that's where money is
and social movements are criminalized
so you can never complain

Do we really need a leader
who doesn't know how we live
instead of organized communities?

They give you the cause
and also the cure
I don't buy it
If you're not blind you gotta see
You must raise your voice
scream it out loud
I don't buy it
If you're not blind you gotta see
Track Name: Robots
All our life people tell us
what we're supposed to feel and do
what we want and how to get it

"Study hard, settle down
find a job and a good wife
have some kids,
that's life for grown ups"

But do we all want the same things?
or are we kind of set up?
Maybe we should make
our own rules for our future

We'd better stop
wasting time
trying to be like robots
Uniformed and programmed
'Cause I feel fine
the way I am
following my own plan
And I'm very sure
I'm gonna be alright

"Wear your shirt inside your pants
Tie your tie and comb your hair"
That sounds like my worst nightmare

I don't mean you should hate it too
Maybe that's what you wanna do
All I know is you have to decide

In the end we all are different
from each other
So it seems logic
we all live different lives

We'd better stop
wasting time
trying to be like robots
Uniformed and programmed
'Cause I feel fine
the way I am
following my own plan
And I'm very sure
I'm gonna be alright

Stop
Wasting time
Trying to be like robots
'Cause I feel fine
following my own plan
And I know
I'm gonna be alright
Track Name: Way To Segregation
Education is a right
that many people take for granted
even if they had to get themselves into debt

These ridiculous high prices
encourage segregation
and allow economy to set the quallity

This business-based system
creates a different
type of education
for each social class

It validates the vicious cycle
in which poverty is immersed
denying the tools to improve

Don't believe it if you hear
that this is the way to go
Don't believe it if you're told
that you got the best you could get


The options are presented
as choices you can make
to decide where you
want to go to study

But they are, in fact, who decide
who they want to educate
using salaries as the main filter

So if you're given a free option
it's only for lower class,
people they don't want to hear about

cause' they always tell you
that this is supposed to be hard
and you should be thankful

Don't believe it if you hear
that this is the way to go
Don't believe it if you're told
that you got the best you could get
Track Name: True Will
I never expected to become a business man
When I think of music I think of art and nothing less
My motivation is expressing my inner self
and I cannot think of profits out of it

It always calls my attention
when I see records on a shelf,
just another product in a store
that you can buy or sell

I won't judge if it's right or wrong
but I can't see the point of view
of those who only want to sell
I guess it only...

is who I am,
my true will


It gives me shivers when I hear "music industry"
What a cold-blooded name for it
I wouldn't compare my songs to a soda or a TV
I guess that's why I am not a millionaire

I don't need a compass
to know what my north is
I have learned to know myself
and the power of my will

It's just a feeling that I have
A constant need in my heart
to express myself by means of my guitar

It's who I am,
my true will
Track Name: Watch You Fall
Something seems so goddamn stained
your clouds fill our sky now
I hope that you understand
you ruined all our hopes

Forgiveness is not for you
the unity has broken
tearing all our efforts down
We won't forget!

people with no memory
are condemned to repeat
their history

Every day you spend
on the government
is a constant defeat
for all of us

Watch the people on the streets
they are claiming freedom
they will not live on their knees
you have no support

Every single nation here
is against your regime
We all want stability
for this region

We all have faced this before
we learned through our
pain not to forget

Every day you spend
on the government
is a constant defeat
for us but...


Soon the day will come
when we all watch you fall
Never to come back
the day will come
when together as one
we all rise

Soon the day will come
when we all watch you fall
Never to come back
the day will come
when together as one
we all rise