See Filter’s Blood-Soaked Video for Heavy New Song “Thoughts and Prayers”

Back in 2018, Filter main man Richard Patrick revealed that he’d reunited with Brian Liesegang — his collaborator on the 1995 milestone industrial-metal album Short Bus, the source of the blistering smash single “Hey Man Nice Shot.” Together, they announced plans to create a new full-length called ReBus, which would serve as a direct follow-up to the aforementioned LP. The project was to be financed via PledgeMusic, but after the much-publicized collapse of that crowdfunding platform, those plans had to scrapped. Nonetheless, today (June 18th), Filter have resurfaced with a very hard-hitting and very Short Bus-ian new industrial screed about America’s culture of violence, public mourning and more violence, bitingly titled “Thoughts and Prayers.” Old-school fans, don’t miss it: This ain’t no “Take a Picture.” Accompanying the single is a fitting in-your-face and gory music video. Watch and listen — and read the lyrics to “Thoughts and Prayers,” which Patrick posted days before the song’s premiere — below.

“Thoughts and Prayers” lyrics:
the day starts out the same
another day to try and live
took some kids to school today
and I got some blood to give
a young man is a trigger finger
and a sharpened plastic shive
he blocks the exits checks his 15
and stops the will to forgive
just another day in the hate land
just another day in the hate land baby
thoughts and prayers
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i’m bleeding out of open wounds
another day that no one cares
fake ass bitches in the belt way
are beneath me to begin
cause fake ass bitches in the belt way
love to lie, cheat and steel to win
talks a good game but the rules have changed
they took when they needed to give apathy is a bigger trigger
we gotta flip the middle finger to live
just another day in the hate land
just another day in the hate land baby
thoughts and prayers
post and shares
i’m bleeding out of open wounds
another day that no one cares
look whats happening to us now
they got us right where they want us at each others throats