Long Live the Vortex

by Destroy Babylon

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Produced by Craig Welsch (10 Ft Ganja Plant, The Aggrolites) and mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Special guests include members of Morphine, John Brown's Body, and the Macrotones. Available on 12" Vinyl, CD and Digital LP.

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released 02 August 2011

Produced by DB & Craig “Dub Fader” Welsch
Engineered and mixed by Dub Fader
Recorded at Kissy Pig, Allston MA
Mixed at Rear Window, Brookline MA
Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Abbey Road, London UK
Woodcut by KTRON
LLTV logo (inside CD digipack) by Triclops Studio

John Beaudette - vocals, rhythm guitar, trumpet, bass
Marc Beaudette - drums, percussion
Rob Carmichael - vocals, lead guitar
Jon Mercer - keyboards
Chris Moran - bass

Andy Bergman - baritone sax
Jason Buhl - tenor sax, flute
Dana Colley - baritone, tenor, alto sax (track 7)
Steve Digregorio - organ, clavinet, keyboards, piano
Scott Flynn - trombone
Casey Gruttadauria - orgran (track 8)
Jamie Lynn Hart - vocals (tracks 1, 8, 9, 10)
Scott Johnson - tabla (track 10)
Tyler Randall - sitar (track 10)
Craig Welsch - percussion

All songs written by Destroy Babylon
© & ℗ 2011 Music ADD (ASCAP)
Rhythm in “Freeze” inspired by Roots Radics / Revolutionaries
Lyrics in “BLAST” inspired by Wyndham Lewis & Jessie Dismorr
“Bad Draw” dedicated to JJD
“Free The King” dedicated to Arnie King (arnoldking.org)

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Track Name: DB Inc.
incorporate me now
buy in, sell out

when the bottom fell out
our empty hands parade
left some of us without
why work, why slave away
when we can all be businesses
big, big businesses

i've got this great idea
it's gonna save us all
one moment, one big idea
tear down the wall
Track Name: Bad Draw
i cannot carry that weight
was it just a bad draw
or was it the battle that you fought
i cannot carry that weight
no more

you were the joker
and now the king of hearts
i was the dealer
i doomed you from the start
the best lessons in life
come at the worst price

i ain't the dealer
i wasn't from the start
Track Name: Echo Chamber
how long can we repeat what's heard
knock off the dust
how long can we eat that dirt
before it eats us

the echo chamber
here i come again

how long can you filter out truth
distort and disgust
how long can we eat those words
before they eat us

if you plant the seed
something's sure to grow
seems the more you have to say
the less we have to show
Track Name: #1 Killer
keep the remedy
away from me
while the number one killer
goes free

keep it away from me

six billion dollar industry
keeping harmless things off the streets
keeping both sides of the fence happy
Track Name: Mr. Money Bags
put em up, your hands to the sky
put em up, your money or your life
forget my face, forget my name
there are no new towns
they're all the same
i've met a million people and a million different places
i hate to pull my gun but i love to see their faces
when i'm leaving

oh my friend, we've come to the end
don't be a hero now and you'll live to fight again
they call me mr. money bags
mean mr. money bags
Track Name: Free The King
he was a young kid gone the wrong way
on his last free day he sent a man to his grave
and the rest in disarray
i don't condone what he did
but listen to his story

twice his teenage life he paid the price
successful rehabilitation
deserves commutation
through barbed wire he did more good
than some men not in chains

i know it ain't easy to see
that he should be free
but what's the point of going on
without a way to right our wrong

we'll free the King!

he was a young kid gone the wrong way
but his life was saved by a wise inmate
who told him son- play it straight
i don't condone what he did
but can't a man change?

i know it ain't easy to see
that he should be free
but what's the point of going on
without a way to right our wrong

we'll free the King!
free the King!
free the King!
Track Name: BLAST
louder than
your restraint
we will be
the turpentine
for your war paint

LONG LIVE THE VORTEX

hide behind silence
echoes in violence
the confusion rolls on and on
we will not stop talking about culture
when the war ends

WE ARE THE WARNING
Track Name: Something Very Wrong
Have you seen me at the window baby?
I've been staring while you dine
you can't blame me for the burning eyes
when I've seen you spitting out your wine
you say you never mistreat me baby
and I guess that suits me fine
say you're just slimmin' down for the season honey
while I'm dying on the vine

Cuz there's something very wrong here
and it's been wrong for such a long long time
can't you hear me at the window baby
can't you see me on the line
cuz there's something very wrong here
and it's been wrong for such a long long time
the way that you mistreat me baby
can't you hear me on the line

I've been starving while you're savoring
like it's barely worth your time
that same lie you whispered in my ear
so sinful and so divine
you say you never mistreat me baby
well just where do you draw the line
between want, waste, and hateful feelin'
while you're holdin' back what's mine
Track Name: Freeze
stop waiting around
stop standing still
you know if you don't
somebody else will

FREEZE
NOBODY MOVE

feet on the ground
carry uphill
you know if you don't
nobody else will
Track Name: Daze of No Future Passed
Those left in this land
high neon violence
a gun for each hand
on auto-pill dispense
oh damaged goods
oh dented cans
low Americans
low Americans

I've got a future in the No Future

Oh Modern man
get ready boys, get real fast
give all your resistance
speed today the distant past
oh remaining good
with able hands
low Americans
low Americans