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Push Comes To Shove

Released: 2022

“Push Comes To Shove” shows a different side of Karvel. Where their last single “Black Thorn” pushed the pedal to the metal, Push hammers their anger and frustration home with a heavy sledgehammer.

The inspiration for the lyrics comes from the powerlessness and anger the younger generation feels after being left with an unstable economy and climate change. They have to pick up the pieces of previous generation who left a trail of destruction in their wake.

Lyrics

Got fed up with the status quo
The one that goes awry, well you know
With the poor showing their hand
Got to make, got to make a last stand
Before it all goes to shit

When push comes to shove
And the lining comes undone
Bandages won’t help the cause
When the source is already lost
When push comes to shove
Then bleak becomes the dawn
Wailing from the wreckage still
From dusk and all night long

You say arcadian, well maybe then
We’d figure out the path to stay within the means
We got and not to fuck about with clout
On our steeds we rode the world
Until machines multiplied our strength
And instead of a beginning, we got the beginning of the end

When push comes to shove
And the lining comes undone
Bandages won’t help the cause
When the source is already lost
When push comes to shove
Then bleak becomes the dawn
Wailing from the wreckage still
From dusk and all night long

Mouth stitched shut, wasted youth
Refuse to take their pills today
Grit their teeth and stake their claim
It’s true

Gone through hell, gated now
Are the ones who hold the truth
Losing their lives speaking their minds
No news

When push comes to shove
And the lining comes undone
Bandages won’t help the cause
If the source is already lost
When push comes to shove
Then bleak becomes the dawn
Wailing from the wreckage still
From dusk and all night long

Credits

Recorded at:
Okapi Recordings
Recording:
Rogier Hemmes (Okapi Recordings)
Mixing:
Laurent Cruchet (Sweetspot Mixing)
Mastering:
Benoît Courribet (Cylens Mastering)
Special thanks:
Jeff Lafitte
Video shot by:
Marije Kuipers
Video shot at:
Weka Marine
Artwork photography by:
David Krooshof