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released September 20, 2014

BARONS is:
Jon Barker – Guitar and Backing Vocals
Corey Cameron – Bass and Vocals
Nick DeAngelo – Drums and Percussion
Zack Furness – Vocals
Mike Rock – Guitar and Backing Vocals

Recorded and mixed by D. James Goodwin at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY
Produced by D. James Goodwin and Barons
Mastered by Garrett Haines at Treelady Studios in Turtle Creek, PA
Words and Music by Barons
Additional Lyrics on ‘Wartime’ by Laura Korey
Cover design and layout by Barons and Dan Rugh at Commonwealth Press

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Track Name: Wartime Lullaby
Occupation paves the way for war machines and apathy
The newsprint smears disguising the lives we should be grieving
These concrete walls aren't victory, the olive trees aren't breathing
Their monuments to tragedy are the mass graves we're digging

Whispered stories through the cyclone fence
Is it poetry or fear?
Another story about the way things went
No subtleties in tears

And we can never hear the bombs drop
behind the barricades and body counts
Gnash our teeth and sign along
as the vultures swarm and carry us away
And we can’t see where the tanks crawl
behind the fire lines and broken walls
Shut our eyes and play along
as the vultures swarm and carry us away

Bullets fall in hails
We never see the bodies drop
as the vultures swarm and carry us away

Can’t speak – we don’t know the language
Can’t breathe – we choke on the anthems
Can’t dream – we’re broken and banned from a place called home

Checkpoints map cartographies of stolen land and refugees
They unstitch the clothes they're wearing to sew the tents they sleep in
They hold the keys their parents saved but the locks and doors are gone
Is it a prison where you sleep at night if you can still see the stars?
Track Name: Uncommon Ground
I don’t hate myself, or my friends
seems we got nothing in common again
I can’t take the blame for mistakes
feels like we’re walking in circles traced
in cadences that always repeat inside the same songs
and it works all right

I don’t trust my guts or my brains
seems they’ve got nothing in common again
And I can’t keep the promises made
feels like I’m talking in circles phrased
in truth and lies my mouth just repeats
and stutters and swallows and chokes inside.
We’ve got nothing in common again
Track Name: Hitman
“The public verdict will then be: the man who dies thus rich, dies disgraced”

You’re not the one pouring out your heart, do you do anything?
If you break them down and you break them up they’ll do anything
It’s gonna get cold again someday
I hope the bridges that you’ve burned will keep you warm
You can’t outrun time or regrets

You’re not the ones drawing out your guns over everything
They frame us up and they beat us down, they’ll try anything
It’s gonna get cold again someday
I hope the bridges that you’ve burned will keep you warm
You can’t outrun time or regrets

We approve of everything you do
We’re with you until the end

“Thus is the problem of rich and poor to be solved”
Track Name: Berkman Needed Target Practice (but had the right idea)
I used to have this fantasy, more like a scheme, to find
a way out of this trap: a strategy, a fuse to light
and watch it all burn down, our jobs and factories and malls…ignite!
And wait and see
Our lives won’t be on hold anymore, the flames will set us free
But it has taken me, and taken us, so long to see it clearly

Now we’re faced with different choices
at the age when looking back in shame is new
Something changed when most of us gave up the feeling and belief in something possible
Everything is possible

I still have this simple dream, it’s so naïve I’m told
A cut & paste design: “a new world inside the shell of the old”
ways we’re forced to live, so don’t forget and don’t forgive…ignite!
And wait and see
Our lives won’t be on hold anymore, love and rage will set us free
It has taken me, and taken us, so long to see this clearly

Faced with the same choices
to escape or become something new
Things can change if we don’t give up the feeling and belief in something possible
Everything is possible

There’s a pale light flickering out on the horizon
You can see it through gaps and holes in broken buildings
There’s a faint drum beating somewhere, somehow
Under your skin, inside your chest
I can feel it when you breathe
You can hear it if you’re listening…to each other

We deserve better than this
Something different, something better, something beautiful
No fences, no borders, no boundaries but our own