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Break Free

from Mainstay by Speed Of Life

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This song was inspired by my lack of having health insurance in the “greatest” and “richest” country in the world. I heard so many stories in school growing up of American dominance and we still haven’t gotten it together to take care of our citizens. The message: if you don’t support “the bottom line” mentality of capitalism with income level being the barometer of success regardless of the moral implications, you are worthless in this society. Work the right kind of job, which keeps our economy moving, while you become an indentured servant and we’ll give you visit to the doctor.


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


from Mainstay, 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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