Engage

by The System Drive

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1.
Engage 03:02
Engage - Lyrics - The System Drive - © 2018 Meet the man with the crooked face He doesn’t have any class or grace He doesn’t care about human race He’s leader, unpatriotic and base Ring leader in a world of crime as masses fall behind Drain the swamp just to fill it with slime wanting us to believe this is a better time I’m speaking out of mind Thinking ‘bout a different time I don’t want the world, to fall behind I should just listen to my gut Maybe I should just pack it up, but I feel the rage, and I must engage Gunmen fire off the rounds School children hit the ground Muffled screams are the only sound, which fear and blood help to compound They say where living in a dying time I want to change that state of mind But I believe that’s hard to see, in our current state of reality I’m speaking out of mind Thinking ‘bout a different time I don’t want the world, to fall behind I should just listen to my gut Maybe I should just pack it up, but I feel the rage, and I must engage
2.
Learn How To Fall - Lyrics - The System Drive - © 2018 Every new day is a new experience, when you wake up from the haze Every day we ponder our existence, living up to how it must it appraise If you’re smart, you can learn how to roll with it all On your rise, you must learn how to fall. Every set back is a learning experience Knowledge can spark but fade in coals If you're strong and you use perseverance, you can find a way to reach your goal If you’re smart, you can learn how to roll with it all If you're quick, you should learn how to run with the ball On your, rise you must learn how to fall If you’re smart, you can learn how to roll with it all And if you're quick, you should learn how to run with the ball And if you’re wise, you must know how to make the call On your rise you must learn how to fall
3.
State of the Union - Lyrics - The System Drive - © 2018 Make it easier Make it breezy, care-free Make it everything I want it to be Make it up, make it down Maybe we can turn it all around, and perhaps we can build something concrete It’s the state of mind, in a state of confusion, ah We’ve all gone blind If the consciousness were easy to see, it would provide the things want and need There’d be in’s, there’d be outs, and we could turn the inside out, and take it to a higher degree It’s the state of the caste, in a state of collusion, ah Mistakes of the past State of the union! State of the union! State of the union! State of the union! Face to face! It’s the state of mind, with a fatal conclusion, ah! We’ve all gone blind! State of the union! State of the union! State of the union! State of the union! Face to face!
4.
String Pop 02:58
String Pop - Lyrics - The System Drive - © 2018 Come on, stand up, everybody shake your pants Shake’n it to The System baby, makin’ you wanna dance Everybody is done with work, coming out to see the band The night is young, so let’s have some fun. The System’s in command Put your fears behind you, take yourself a chance We might not see tomorrow so let’s light it up! Let me hear your strings pop The situation’s too hot Sometime the music don’t stop Sometime the music drive me crazy Take me to the movies, take me to a show let’s all join together now, step up to the front row It’s a big ‘ol crazy world, let’s make our time here count! Spend some time to party, there’s no limited amount Just pull yourself together, snap out of your trance There's no time for surrender, so let’s light it up! Let me hear the strings pop The situation’s too hot, baby Sometime the music don’t stop Sometime the music makes me crazy So just put your fears behind you, take yourself a chance We might not see tomorrow so let’s light it up! Let me hear the strings pop The situation’s too hot, baby Sometime the music don’t stop Sometime the music makes me crazy String pop! The situation’s too hot Sometime the music don’t stop Sometime the music drives me crazy String pop! Let me hear your strings pop! Let me hear your strings pop! Strings pop!
5.
Tugboat 02:59
Tugboat - Lyrics - The System Drive - © 2018 Here we go! Tugboat crashing through the trees, I seek the kingpin higher than my stork I kiss the birds, I touch the bees, I think I hear a jingling, pop the cork When that wave came crashing to the ground, it made a pretty dreadful sound Up the fjord and through the trees, compass bearing, lost degrees Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat rolling in the wave, taken by the Arctic Lions Mane Pushing past that primal beast, louder than a raging hurricane I pray the earth my soul to take, as the breaker starts to break Suddenly we’re bottoms up, careful now, don’t tip the cup! Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat, tugboat! As the wave came crashing to the ground, it made a pretty frightful sound Up the fjord and through the trees, compass bearing, lost degrees Tugboat crashing through the trees, I seek the kingpin higher than my stork I kiss the birds, I touch the bees, I think I hear a jingling, pop the cork Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat, tugboat! Tugboat, tugboat!
6.
No Signal 04:13
No Signal - Lyrics - The System Drive - © 2018 It’s a plan come together, like sun and the weather It’s the tide that ebbs and flows It’s a face on a mountain, it’s a dip in the fountain It’s the way the story goes It’s life on a freeway, no signal, no leeway It’s the road that no one knows It’s loss, it’s survival, in the latest revival A little voice when you’re alone Wake up smell the roses, out the gate before it closes It’s lines of poetry and prose If your not sure this was a good plan, stop, drop and roll man Take nothing with you when you go There’s no such thing as working part time, when you’re trying to make it to the big time, and it’s better if you know There’s cost, there’s denial in the latest revival, it’s the way the story goes Oh, oh, oh, things change Stop! Change the program, this is how things are gonna go man. It’s the way the river flows Try to take it when it’s easy, learn to fly when it’s breezy Try to keep it in control You can spend your money on a big car, if it makes you feel like a rock star, can’t take it with you when you go There's cost, there's denial in the latest revival A little voice when you’re alone Oh, oh, oh, things change
7.
Engage - Lyrics - The System Drive - © 2018 What I'd like is a world where we all belong, no need to prove each other wrong What I'd like is for everyone to get along, by the end of this song What I’d like is instead of trying to build a wall, we could get the problem solved What I’d like is for everyone to know the facts, before turning our backs I don't think this is funny, I don't have the time or the money for that, no The state of the world isn't pretty, I don't got the cash or the kitty for that, no M.Passi Solo What I’d like is if the children were not afraid, just hold onto them tight What I’d like is if the people in control, could just make us feel all right What I’d like is for bands all to all make good money, even when they don’t have a draw, aww What I’d like is if everyone could all smoke pot, without breaking any law I don't think this is funny, I don't have the time or the money for that, no State of the world is a pity, ain't got the cash or the kitty for that, no G. Caira Solo What I'd like is a world where we all belong, no need to prove each other wrong What I'd like is for everyone to prove me wrong, by the end of this song. I don't think this is funny, I don't have the time or the money for that, no State of the world is a pity, ain't got the cash or the kitty for that, no! That’s what I’d like
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The Flow 03:25
The Flow - Lyrics - The System Drive - © 2018 Gonna take a walk down to the river, that’s where I go to let my troubles free Gonna let my cares go in the river Gonna let it take them down the stream, out to the sea Gonna put my boat out on the river Gonna let it sail into my dream Gonna let it take me down the river Gonna let it take me down the stream Out to the sea, baby Out to the sea now, mama Go on down the river with the flow Go on to relax, then let it go Let the river wash my dirty soul Let the mighty river take control, yeah yeah Spending’ all your time trying to get by, might just serve its purpose if you don’t die I wish I had known a little sooner, following the river makes it smoother Go on down the river with the flow Take yourself a breath, then let it go Let the current take you as it goes Let the mighty river take control Go on down the river with the flow Go on to relax and let it go Let the river wash my dirty soul Let the mighty river take control

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Engage is the debut, full-length studio album from the Boston Hard Rock Trio, The System Drive.

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released December 20, 2018

Mario Passi: Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar
Mark Podgurski: Drums
Jaime Llanes: Bass
Gino Caira: Additional Guitar on Learn How To Fall, State of the Union, Tugboat, What I'd Like and The Flow
Carolyn Blake: Piano on What I'd Like

Produced by Dave Westner and The System Drive
at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Waltham, MA. Logo design by Bart Gold.
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The System Drive is the newest hard-hitting, original rock band from suburban Boston, featuring Mario Passi, Jaime Llanes and Mark Podgurski.

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