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released April 1, 2010

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Christ vs. Warhol Los Angeles, California

All is not well in Los Angeles: beyond the perfectly manicured lawns and pre-fab buildings, between the corporate media hype and pharmaceutical ads, a sense of unrest grows. Threatening to tip the delicate balance of artifice and apathy off it's axis. It is this climate that birthed Christ vs. Warhol -- art school sedition with guitars instead of guns. ... more

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Track Name: Cross of Lorraine [Album version]
In the caverns of our fathers land we sought refuge, we sought answers
We sought shelter, we sought victory and truth
They came to claim my homeland marching goose-step, thieved and plundered
Trampling freedoms, raising foreign flags upon our squares
Sheltered by a crevice with my rifle gainst my shoulder
There are some causes worth offering a miniscule life

I fought for honor, when they stripped it from me
I fought for valor, clutched defiance, they called me unworthy
Command allegiance
I spit in their faces
Commanding horrors
Their atrocities against mankind, blood on their hands, they crush the cross of lorraine

While my own brothers raise white flags of collaboration
Chastising those who dare to raise a fist of opposition
We struggle for survival against a backdrop of attrition
Withered populations forced to serve their cunning, sly oppressors

Tarnish the earth
Carnage in their wake
For a fiendish vision our humanity at stake.
Track Name: Paper Dolls [Album Version]
Tripping, I'm tripping on the accoutrements
Accoutrements demanded of one in this façade
What do I have to do to get your attention?
Should I wear my lips a radical hue?
Are my heels high enough? Are they stiletto-enough?
Could it be that a hair has fallen out of place?
Would you look at my face? Would you notice me, please? Would you notice me, please?
Alas, the hour is fading…

We are all paper dolls
Dress me up, pose me now
We are paper dolls
Dress me up, pose me now

Controlled by rhetoric, the brainwashed toys
Little girls entice the little boys
We are all paper dolls
Dress me up, pose me now!

Dancing, I gyrate on the dance floor
If I shake my booty hard enough, well then you'll notice me
If I can lure you over, I can win you over
Next there'll be a ring, a wedding cake, a sub-prime mortgage
Check out my reflection, so much is riding on my perfection
Our unborn children will be so very thankful
My heels were high enough and were stiletto-enough
Alas the hour is fading….

We are all paper dolls
Dress me up, pose me now
We are paper dolls
Dress me up, pose me now
If you follow the rules to a T, don't you know
You can join the status quo
We are all paper dolls
Dress me up, pose me now!

"Buy this buy that, this will make you beautiful!"
(But only on the outside as it rots you from within)
"Buy this buy that, this will make you popular!"
(Just ignore the carcinogens that seep in through your skin)
"Buy this buy that, try the newest wonder diet!"
(The FDA says it's OK and there's a name that you can trust)
"Eat this, not that, who cares if it's dangerous?"
(The FDA rates it OK and Oprah says that it's a must)

We are all paper dolls
Dress me up, pose me now
We are all paper dolls
Dress me up, pose me now

And so we sit and feebly spin
In all the costumes you clothe us in
And capsized by a gust of wind
These fickle paper dolls can't win.

And so we sit and feebly spin
In all the costumes you clothe us in
And capsized by a gust of wind
These fickle paper dolls can't win.
Track Name: Transmission [Album Version]
We cling to progress, tear out the abscess
Claw at the walls that shield us from our desires
They’re in the business of crushing unrest
Clutching their billy clubs and cowering behind their tazers
We’re onto their game, we’ve got their number
Refuse to let hope sift through clutching hands
They sell you product, they make you need it
We’re fed collective thoughts through rationed media

On the radio, transmission
Purse your lips against the fear until you can’t speak anymore
On the radio, division
Stay home and nurse your fears until you can’t think anymore

We lurk in corners, just out of your field of vision
Marginalization, alienation keeps us quiet
We’re solitary, but numerous yet
It’s just deception till we dare pull our heads from the sand
We’re onto their game, we’ve got their number
See them marching with a rifle in their hands
Intimidate you, they’ll infiltrate you
Orders to obey broadcast daily far and wide

On the radio, transmission
Spouting half-truths and deception till you can’t think anymore
On the radio!!!

They purchase power, eject reporters
Claim they’re unbiased but they’re rotten to the core
They’re just a shadow, a lifeless husk of
A sacred duty, desecrated they disgust me more and more
They’re out of touch with the general public
They squash our voices with their pundits and their idols
And mesmerized still, we sit immobile
We while the hours away, a morphine drip to kill the pain

On the television spouting lies lies lies
Seizing all our airways, spouting lies lies lies
Capitalistic jargon selling waste to buy
Gorged on meaninglessness? Aren’t you satisfied?

On the radio!
(pause instrumental)

We’ll sell you war! (Boeing-Veritas-Halliburton)
We’ll sell convenience!
We’ll tell you!

They justify it for the good of profit
Below the surface, their hearts are calloused
They spew division while promising vision
Obscure the ones behind the veil making decisions
On the television sprouting lies lies lies
Crafty politicians spouting lies lies lies
Wowing you with blandness, leave you hypnotized
Seizing all our airways spouting lies lies lies
On the radio
On the radio
On the radio!

On the radio, division
Polished rhetorical persuasion till you can’t see anymore
On the radio!!!

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