Clever Girl

by Sharptooth

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Johnn Harbringer Sharptooth just dropped an EXCELLENT record. Honest and full of rage. If you're into hardcore, you probably need this record in your life. Nasty riffs, big guitar and bass sound, seriously great production overall, and the vocals are inhumanly aggressive. It's got all the things I look for in a great punk album. All in all, I highly recommend picking it up! Favorite track: Clever Girl.
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"We're at a really concerning place in politics. Actually, it's downright terrifying. At times like this, it's hard to see any silver lining at all. Thankfully, Baltimore hardcore band, Sharptooth, is here to save the day with their first full length, Clever Girl. If anything is going to be a silver lining in times like these, it's this album. "

--February 13th, 2017 by Kirstie Rouse
of The Odyssey Online
www.theodysseyonline.com/album-review-sharptooths-clever-girl


" Sharptooth does all this unapologetically, taking hardcore into brave and dangerous new territory while never letting up on the ragged from-the-heart maliciousness fans demand from the genre. "

-February 7, 2017 by Jacob DeCoursey
of Shockwave Magazine.
shockwavemagazine.com/sharptooth-clever-girl/


"If you haven't figured it out already, I love this album. Everyone involved in the making this record should be extremely proud, as it cements Sharptooth on the list of bands to look out for. If you don't see them touring alongside Stick to Your Guns or Every Time I Die in the near future, something has gone terribly wrong."

-February 7, 2017 by Tom Kelly
of Elemental fm
www.elemental.fm/editorial/on-sharptooths-clever-girl


"Sharptooth from Baltimore, Maryland have proven from a personal aspect, musical aspect, and an informative aspect, they are members to trust. Lauren, Lance, Keith, and Phil are people who are forthright in the fight for equality on all spectrums. The four of them show zero signs of wiping the blood off their snarling mouths with “Clever Girl” and I hope others will eventually be blood stained alongside them."

-February 21st, 2017 by Oli Pleydle
of Babetalk Publication
babetalk.tv/2017/02/20/music-review-sharptooth-clever-girl/

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released February 11, 2016

Sharptooth, Paul Leavitt, Mike Bridgett

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Sharptooth Baltimore, Maryland

"Clever Girl
Does not forget,
My mouth is dry,
your blood is wet."

Mad-as-fuck co-ed melodic hardcore from Baltimore, MD.

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Track Name: Rude Awakening
1. Rude Awakening

This is the place where I go to emote.
To fill and to spill and to burn and to choke.
Where the feelings that I’m feeling, they all go up in smoke,
And in flames go the words that I couldn’t have spoke.

This is the place where it all comes apart.
Where the walls that I’ve built crumble down at the start
Of the music, ‘cause I use it to pry open my heart.
Force my inside to the outside while I’m calling it art.

This is the place where it comes to a head:
The passion and the hatred, the doubt and the dread.
Where I find that I’m unwinding at the tug of a thread.
And I’m coming undone from inside my head.

I cannot sleep.
I can’t fucking breathe.
I’m strangled by silence,
But here I can scream.

You took someone broken, you made them feel brave.
You took someone lost, you made them feel saved.
‘Cause in a world that tells us that we’re wrong,
You made me feel right, made me feel I belong.

I cannot sleep.
I can’t fucking breathe.
I’m strangled by silence,
But here I can scream.

Because inside me there is a violence
That only screaming could ever silence.
Because inside me there is a violence
That only screaming could ever silence.

This is where I come alive, this is what I need to survive.
This is where I come alive, this is what I need to survive.
I’m finally home.
Track Name: Clever Girl
2. Clever Girl

I’m through with trying to be nice,
I’ve had to say it once or twice
I told you that we needed allies,
That we do not want white knights.
But you can’t get it through your head,
Make everything about you instead.
The fact remains, when you mansplain, it’s got me and mine seeing red.

Sit down. Shut up. We’ve heard enough.
Sit down. Shut up. We’ve heard enough.
Clever girl does not forget.
My mouth is dry, your blood is wet.

So you better run, you better fucking run, fuckboy.

You’ve caged us up for far too long
But now there’s hell to pay.
We’re opening the doors you’ve locked,
These claws will seize the day.
You ran your mouth, the time has come
For you to run and hide
Your only value is the fun I’ll have when I rip out your insides.

Sit down. Shut up. We’ve heard enough.
Sit down. Shut up. We’ve heard enough.
Clever girl does not forget.
My mouth is dry, your blood is wet.

Dead men tell no tales.
Dead men talk no shit.
Track Name: Give Em' Hell Kid
3. Give 'Em Hell, Kid

It’s in the air, can you feel it?
Cause I feel it too.
You see the panic is rising
Brought on by red and blue.

See, they don’t understand
That there’s no peace without justice.
So take it in your hands;
Strike the match,
And fire it up.
We the people have spoken:
We’ll start a blaze to burn down a system that’s broken.

Cause even with all my privilege,
If I cannot trust
What kind of life does that mean for
All the rest of us?

See, they don’t understand
That there’s no peace without justice.
So take it in your hands;
Strike the match,
And fire it up.
We the people have spoken:
We’ll start a blaze to burn down a system that’s broken.

We’re at a point in time where we must choose.
‘Cause what we stand to gain outweighs what we must lose.
This system already hates us, we’ve heard it all before.
I think it’s time we made them hate us even more.

Burn it to the ground.
Track Name: Fuck You Donald Trump
4. Fuck You, Donald Trump

Hypocrites, no wits, but if the right shoe fits, it fits, and those are facts.
Through their lips they spit their hateful rhetoric and stab you in the back.

Claiming to fight for freedom, all they fight for is greed.
Striving to crush beneath them all those they’ve never freed.

Sickening the way they’ll even treat their own if you happen to be
Not white, or straight, or male, ‘cause god forbid we all should want equality
Money lines the pockets of the corporations that helped buy their seats.
How can someone live condemning other souls to die in poverty?

Claiming to fight for freedom, all they fight for is greed.
Striving to crush beneath them all those they’ve never freed.

Red, red, red, red ties
Black, black, black, black hearts.
Fill you up with lies,
Keep us in the dark.

Red Lies,
Black Hearts,
Red Lies,
Tear the world apart.
Track Name: Can I Get A Hell No
5. Can I Get A "Hell No?"

I’m not remotely flattered by the things you say,
So just in case you were not aware, it makes me feel unsafe.
‘Cause every time you whistle, fear crawls up my spine.
Because when you objectify me, you rob me of what’s mine:

My dignity, my sense of being treated like a human being.
I am not a fucking object.
I am not a fucking object.

Makes no difference what I wear or even how I walk
Don’t ask me for my number I don’t want to fucking talk.

Yes all women have to hear this shit every day.
Yes all women endure words that make us feel afraid.

So while I’m minding my business I do not want to hear your comments.
Because when you tell me that I should smile it really makes me want to vomit.
So many of us living like we’re under attack, so don’t act so surprised now that we’re fighting back.
I am not an object so don’t treat me as such, I don’t think I’m asking too god damned much.

So on behalf of every woman, all across the world;
Five simple words:
I’m not your baby girl.
And I don’t know if you didn’t understand me that first time around,
I’mma tell you one more time:
I’m not your baby girl.
Not your girl.
Why don’t you fuck off?

These boots are made for stomping
That’s just what they’ll do…
If you don’t shut your fucking mouth,
They’re gonna stomp all over you.
Track Name: Jesus Loves You
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Track Name: No Sanctuary
7. No Sanctuary

The words you say, the hate you feel, the lives you stole.
A bigot’s life becomes another’s body toll.
Those words can kill, you hold the blame, ‘cause homophobia creates
An atmosphere that feeds into another person’s hidden hate

Cause every person who holds hate inside their heart:
You are complicit every time the shooting starts.


If you think you can walk the world a blameless man
It doesn’t matter if the gun was in your hand.
So when you speak perhaps you think that you have the power to save,
But all you’ve done is justify the ones who’d see us to our grave.


So when you see all of our bodies on the floor
You can give thanks unto your motherfucking lord.


Every single bigot pastor
Ought to know that they’re to blame
Every heinous word you preach
You ought to know you can’t repay.
I hope you meet your savior
And he won’t let you be saved.
The hate that’s in your heart
Is digging someone else’s grave.

Every single second
That you spend creating hate
Is another lie, another life
That wasn’t yours to take.
So if you think your words are harmless
Tell that to those who are dead.
Every time that you say “faggot”
Is a bullet through my head.

Bullet through my
Bullet through my
Bullet through my
Bullet through my head.
Track Name: Left 4 Dead
8. Left 4 Dead

“Hush little baby, don’t say a word
You’re gonna get what you deserve.
If you didn’t get drunk, or wear that dress
Then would I think that no means yes?”

For too long I’ve waged this war.
Victims of violence suffer in silence
But I can’t be silent anymore.
Any more.

You left us for dead when you robbed us of choice.
You blamed us and shamed us from using our voice.
Trapped in a memory that I can’t escape;
Too scared to admit I was raped.

For too long I’ve waged this war.
Victims of violence suffer in silence
But I can’t be silent anymore.
Any fucking more.

Left for dead
Right where I fucking bled.

What part
of “No”
Don’t you
Fucking
Understand?

No,
I told you “No”.
Track Name: Rise
9. Rise

(I can’t be silent anymore)
To tell the world your story you have got to leave your home
To build yourself an army, you can’t do it on your own.
To start a revolution, you’ve got to make a choice.
To force the world to listen, you have got to raise your voice.

We have the chance to take this somewhere
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?
We have the chance to make a difference.
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?

With every single obstacle it’s getting very clear,
We share a common purpose and my rightful place is here.
We’ve fought too hard, for way too long, so I will see this through.
If I have you beside me then there’s nothing we can’t do.

We have the chance to take this somewhere
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?
We have the chance to make a difference.
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?

We will not wait for the sun to rise.
We will not wait for the sun to rise.
We will not wait for the sun to rise.

I will rise
Rise Up

I will not wait for the sun to, I will not wait for the sun
I will not wait for the sun to, I will not wait for the sun.
Track Name: Blood Upon Your Hands
10. Blood Upon Your Hands

Waiting for the sunlight on a night that never ends
Hated by my family, rejected by my friends.
I’m sticking to the shadows and I’m hoping no one sees,
Because the only antidote I know is feeding my disease.

You all wanna talk,
But you don’t have a clue.
‘Cause there’s no way to know
Until,
Until it happens to you.

I’ve heard the way they whisper, say we’re broken, can’t be fixed.
Is that the way you’d talk to someone who is really sick?
Your stigma keeps us hidden, cause you don’t understand.
The bottle was in mine, but there is blood upon your hands.

There’s blood upon your hands,
‘Cause you don’t fucking understand.

So would you spit upon my grave and tell me that I deserved it?
Would you spit upon my grave and tell me my life was worthless?
You fucking spit upon their graves, you say that their lives are worthless.
You fucking spit upon their graves, you say that they all deserved this.

No, no, no,
No, you don’t fucking know.
No, no, no,
No, you don’t fucking know anything.
No, you don’t fucking know anything.
You keep your mouth shut.
Track Name: Pushing Forward
You told me I was meant for something different.
You never made it clear what that would mean.
I know this isn’t quite what you expected.
You got more than you had bargained on with me.

Because
For my whole life I’ve been ashamed
Thought I was broken,
Thought I couldn’t get it right.
Thought everything would work out if I only played the game.

...But I got sick of playing.

And I know that my decisions never fit into your plan,
But I hope that you can listen, and try to understand.
Cause I’ve finally been learning what it means to take that stand.
So this is what that looks like
And this is who I am.

I know I really shouldn’t have to mention
That all you wanted was for me to shine
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
Your goodness held me back from finding mine.

For my whole life I’ve been afraid
But bravery
Isn’t fearlessness at all.
It’s being terrified and pushing forward anyway.

...So I’m pushing forward.

And I know that my decisions never fit into your plan,
But I hope that you can listen, and try to understand.
Because I’ve been on a mission ever since I found my voice,
And this is who I am,
And I have made my choice.

I cease to be what you wanted me to be.
I cease to be what you wanted me to be.
I cease to be what you wanted me to be.
So forget the past, and grab my hand.

This is the place where I go to emote.
To grieve, and to breathe, and to heal and to hope.
Where their stigmas and their standards, they all go up in smoke.
Where I became awake when I was rudely awoke.

This is the place where I am finally free.
The only place where I can say I’m finally me.
It took me twenty-something years to even dream of a purpose
Through my blood and sweat and tears I’m fucking making it worth it.

I cease to be what they wanted me to be
I cease to be what they wanted me to be
I cease to be what they wanted me to be
So forget the past and grab my hand.

I cease to be what they wanted me to be
I cease to be what they wanted me to be
I cease to be what they wanted me to be
So forget the past.
Grab my hand.