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On My Knees

Schooldrivrers

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On My Knees

Schooldrivers

On My Knees

"The rise or fall of youth means the birth or death of a whole nation."

Brewing with the sentiments of young women and men deprived of their human rights, the brand new single On My Knees by Schooldrivers dares telling the story from the perspective of the European South. In a world where freedom is a meaningless and void word for the Lost Generation, this song is a call to rise up. An acceptance of defeat and a call to arms through a Modern Mental Rebellion.

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Song Trivia

During a band’s jam at Recover Studio in Nea Ionia, Nikos started playing the main riff of the song with the band naturally hooking on it and Kay filling in with the verse lyrics. Written during a period of long-standing turmoil caused by the Greek debt crisis, the song lyrics are inspired by the Greek debt crisis and the imposing of a series of unfair laws by the Eurozone.

The Very Foundation

Late 2015, the band started performing a rough version of the song on their gigs sparking the fans' attention and solidifying it as being a song good enough to be recorded.  Hitting the record button with their engineer Nikos Mermigkas, the recordings for drums, guitars and keys were finalized on April 2016 at Final Sound Studio, in Athens, Greece.

From Gigs To A Massive 100K Audience

It was at that point that the band learned about a contest being held in Thessaloniki, the winner of which would receive the opportunity for a full live performance on Zeytinli Rock Festival, one of Turkeys biggest rock festivals. Schooldrivers entered the contest giving a hearty performance at Principal Club Theater with two unreleased tracks On My Knees and This Is War. The band was one of the two bands to win the contest leading to a massive performance in front of a 100K audience in August 2016.

Onwards To Manchester

On October 2016, Kay decided to permanently relocate to Manchester, UK and it was there that the vocals were finalised and recorded by Nikos Pavlou. The pieces were all there at last but one last piece was missing; the producer. Deejay Nic, a long-standing friend of the band came in to fill that missing piece undertaking the production's direction with Miltos Schimatariotis doing the programming, DSP, mixing and mastering at Northside Studio.


Fun Fact: The other band was Deejay Nic The Band, which was once part of the same project (Schooldrivers ft. Deejay Nic).

The song was finally released on June 4th 2017 as an independent release and was warmly received from fans. On July 2017 the band shot a video with Thanos Liberopoulos in Athens, Greece for On My Knees which was published online on XYZ DATE.

Credits

Music by Kay Darens, AJ Anasto, Marpi, Nikos Bonelis
Lyrics by Kay Darens

Executive producing by Deejay Nic at Northside Studios
Programming / DSP / Mixing / Mastering by Miltos Schimatariotis
Recorded by Nikos Mermigkas & Nikos Pavlou. Drums, Guitar, Bass & Keys recorded at Final Sound Studio – Athens Greece. Vocals recorded in Manchester, UK

Drums Performed by Harry Grypaios
Edited by Andreas Stergios
Photography by Lensman Nick
Artwork by Kay Darens

Independent Release

Lyrics

Got me on my knees
I am here just to please
I am a nation dying
I am a family’s appease
I am a freak on a leash
I am a viral disease
I am the skeleton hiding in the closet with your keys

This is our final stand!

Hear me gracious
Listen to me gracious
Hear me gracious
Hear me now…

Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh
I am tired of being a thorn
Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh
I am bringing freedom back home!

 

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Got me on my knees
but it’s you the one besieged
With the power of justice
I will make all hell unleash
I am the pirate of peace
I am the rhyming police
I am humanity with logic
I am the answer to your deeds

Recession strikes back
Our dreams (have) been painted black
I choose a life in evolution
a Modern Mental Institution
I am bringing back the revolution

Where’s solidarity?

Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh
I am tired of being a thorn
Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh
I am bringing freedom back home
Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh

Through life I am rising
Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh
I’m making a stand for my home!

People rising…
People. Rise up!

Down down… Rise up!
Down down… Rise up!
Down down… Rise up!
Down…

Down down get the motherfuckers down
hang them high and put them underground
Down down get the motherfuckers down
Shoot their brains out and spill it all around.

Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh
I am tired of being a thorn
Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh
I am bringing freedom back home
Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh

Through life I am rising
Hey eh – oh – ho – oh – oh
I’m making a stand for my…
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