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released November 22, 2004

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Speed Of Life New York

Brooklyn Based Speed Of Life Incorporated Progressive - Alternative Rock with Live Drum & Bass. The Band members were John Zay Maschio on Guitar, Vocals & Keys, Taylor Bergren-Chrisman on Bass & Tobias Ralph on Drums. Active from 2001 - 2008.

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Track Name: Break Free
Break Free
(Zay, Tobias, Taylor)

Say It
Great stories from above
Great people push and shove
Great children reach for these fifty stars
We are looking for the test that passes some and fails the rest
In the richest country, they'll give you death
And if you might fall, there'll be nowhere to call

Break Free - Our love will fly home again

Prey upon your child's heart
Your deepest need
You call this living, I call it greed
To lose yourself and your culture to despair
Why don't you get on board it's only fair
Installed is the secret sadness we all share

Break Free - Our love will fly home again

And if you might fall
there'll be nowhere to call
Oh yes - we love you all

Break - Our love will fly home
Free - Our love will fly
Track Name: Longe Range Motion
Long Range Motion
(Zay, Tobias, Taylor)

Long range motion
We are open
Torn on the inside
We are open

See them fall from the sky
Wait up, don't die
Sense the danger, rip in the heart
Torn away, pulse is gone
Send away our hope
Take away our home

Inside my heart someone has attacked my home
Inside my head its a war zone
and I'm drawn to the streets that I love
I need to be with the people - be with

Long range motion
We are open
Torn on the inside
We are open

Blind Faith, straight to war
Surrender to the cause
Falling dreams in the maze
See the lies, whose two-faced
Send away our stories
Take away our myths

Long range motion
We are open
Torn on the inside
We are open
Today
Track Name: Recharge
Recharge
(Zay, Tobias, Taylor)

Don't give your power away
Don't give your power away
One persons words can't erase your name
One situation can't wipe you away
One source of movement
One source of space
Letting the past slip away

Your time
Your life
Recharge inside

Don't give your power away
Don't give your power away
All that you are is taken in vain
the place that you've come to is slipping away
It's a waste to lose you
Your need is real
The time to heal

Your time
Your life
Recharge inside

Hold yourself higher than the closest circling sun
Hold yourself higher than the feeling that your done

Your time
Your life
Recharge inside
Track Name: Fading
Fading
(Zay)

Taken to your eyes, you reach me inside
Taken by surprise, I feel that I should hide
If I gave you my heart and I gave you my soul
Would you come to me, would take me home

So if I'm your Island
won't you breathe into me

Don't you think of leaving me now
I need you by my side
Your fading in and out of my life

Weakened to your knees, you fall down and cry
Welcome to your greed, you reach up for the sky
Just to hear your name
taking so much blame

Your lies reach the cycle, round and round insane
But know your entitled to drown the voice of pain

Don't you think of leaving me now
I need you by my side
Your fading in and out of my life

(bridge)

Don't you think of leaving me now
I need you by my side
Your fading in and out of my life
Never to decide
Cause I'm the one
Who gave you up
and your the one who died
Your fading in and out of my life
Track Name: Peace In The Warzone
Peace in The Warzone
i - Telemetry
ii - Dust Of Life
iii - Fundamental Need
(Zay, Tobias, Taylor)

i> Telemetry
If I don't give you my all
and I stay back to play small
What will you see that makes a difference at all?

And if I feel like it's a waste
and don't give you a little taste
How can we heal from our collective fall?

Can you see them
Can you hear them
singing everywhere
Peace in the warzone
In the warzone
nothing blown away

A holy war is how it looks
hit by God's left hand crooks
All the way from Rome to Pakistan
Hiding from each others pain
Running from our lonely zones
Humanity is ready to unite

Can you see them
Can you hear them
singing everywhere
Peace in the warzone
In the warzone
nothing blown away

ii> Dust of Life: instrumental

iii> Born Again
It feels like we are born again
Down to hell, back to rent
All our tragedies have a brand name
Beneath the lies our leaders feed
Financial loss, heightened greed
Still lives our fundamental need

Can you see them
Can you hear them
singing everywhere
Peace in the warzone
In the warzone
nothing blown away
Track Name: Disappear
Disappear
(Zay, Taylor, Tobias)

I don't want anyone to take care of me
I don't want anyone to know who I am
Behind my mask I hide my needs
Behind my eyes I am sad

Keep your eyes open
They wash away the pain
Keep your eyes open
No ones pushed you away

Sabotage by disappointing you
I'm scared my needs will start to hurt you
Don't want to lose myself in your imagined demands
If I'm not being the best I cut off my hands

Keep your eyes open
They wash away the pain
Keep your eyes open
No ones pushed you away

Stuck in a place with no intimacy
Afraid to reach out my hand
and all the reasons I am wrong for you
Need to disappear in the sand
Track Name: Look Away
Look Away
(Tobias, Zay, Taylor)

Look away
Everyone wants to fucking look away
Where're you going today?

Sick of running on empty
Sick of having this thorn in my side
Don't you tell me this is just stubborn pride

I've been searching up and down the city street
Quiet horizons where lost souls will meet
Back and forth through loop holes again

Directed to the sprawling malls of our culture
You'll get the mega-mega virus of suburbia
Our cities infested, our children arrested
No wanting to see them, no outlet for freedom
Feed me lies!

Look away
Everyone wants to fucking look away
Where're you going today?

Freaks and prostitution
Lonely old men and contribution
Running toward the paper chase illusion

Pussy addicted human condition
Probing your mind's eye, selling what won't die

Look away
Everyone wants to fucking look away
Where're you going today?

One for the children
One for the mistake we've made
Nothing ever takes me out of this game

It's all or nothing for the story that you need
When you think you've won you've already been beat
Behind the veil, into your eyes
A tear will shed on the door of time

Pussy addicted human condition
Probing your mind's eye, selling what won't die

Look Away - make my day
Look Away
Track Name: Two Soakings
Two Soakings
(Zay, Tactical)

They tell you they love you
Then they hurt you
This is what you believe

So when I come along
and give love to you
You wonder what your going through
--
I'm waiting for nothing
but a promise that you will be
a moment's worth of trying
I'm flat on my face before I'm free

I look at myself, I look at my needs
Together we've made a game to play
of what is right and what is free

Two soakings from the best of us
Two soakings and one of them will be
Two soakings of everything
Two soakings of blood and need

Two soakings
one for the kids
gotta keep it connected
when you know what you did
Track Name: What Will It Take?
What Will it Take?
(Zay, Tobias, Taylor)

This political stance
perpetuates rage
You see a colony with an island to rape

On the battle field
it's a war of games
Taking your time to leave as the children waste away

What is the meaning
when we know the truth
Test your investment, take home the loot
Buy off the rich keep your power there

Yea, we're drowning in your wake
What will it take for you to see our pain?

To the top of Mount Carmello
They've taken back the land
The camp for Justice and Peace shows the world how to take a stand
Cutting fences, faulty arrests

Yea, we're drowning in your wake
What will it take for you to see our pain?

Children calling and the sky is falling
Tears in my heart I will pray
Tear down the walls - let them fall
We have a voice - this is our home

Getting scared in classrooms
as bombs take their tests
We're sick of the children breathing in the air of death
You're in the zoo we're in the engine room

Yea, we're drowning in your wake
What will it take for you to see our pain?

Children calling and the sky is falling
Tears in my heart I will pray
Tear down the walls - let them fall
We have a voice - this is our home
Track Name: Break Free (Extended Remix)
Break Free
(Zay, Tobias, Taylor)

Say It
Great stories from above
Great people push and shove
Great children reach for these fifty stars
We are looking for the test that passes some and fails the rest
In the richest country, they'll give you death
And if you might fall, there'll be nowhere to call

Break Free - Our love will fly home again

Prey upon your child's heart
Your deepest need
You call this living, I call it greed
To lose yourself and your culture to despair
Why don't you get on board it's only fair
Installed is the secret sadness we all share

Break Free - Our love will fly home again

And if you might fall
there'll be nowhere to call
Oh yes - we love you all

Break - Our love will fly home
Free - Our love will fly