In A Shattered State

by Steve Towson

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1.
Ngombi's not dead (Steve Towson) petrol explodes at 9:15 cars are left helpless stranded on the street and I'm just standing here watching this world the hive watching the machine as it struggles to survive but oh no Ngombi's not dead well men and women look all around trying to find someone to bring on down to their level of contentment at their life's achievements wanting all to feel their bereavement for our souls the trees have all gone long ago how long for survival no one knows but oh no Ngombi's not dead I say oh Ngombi's not dead so breathe on deep while you still can let the gases rise up and fill your head for while you put your faith inside of your tv the whole world it is fucked and so are we
2.
Fifteen minutes of your love (Steve Towson) I say 15 minutes of your love is all that I can have today for the police they are on their way on behalf of their companies for the debtors they come and the debtors they take what the company wants as profit but 25.7% is not business it is piracy on the financial seas for they saw this vessel stricken marooned high on the beach and they came and they plundered it yes they plundered it for all that I was worth leaving nothing at all for me I say 15 minutes of your love is all that I can have today for the police they are on their way on behalf of the company so wrap me deep inside your love for soon tomorrow it will come and I must be somewhere else to repay their ransom demands so I say 15 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes of your love I say 15 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes of your love is all I can have today for the police they are on their way on behalf of the companies as soon as they get out of bed with the companies
3.
When the revolution comes (Steve Towson) when I look out my window I see things are going fast I see my people their faces are getting blurred by their past for too many lies and deciept have stopped our true unity for when the revolution it comes we shall create our freedom I talked to the preacher he said I must bow before God the politicians they believe that we will obey unjust laws for it is we I say who hold the power we are a force to be reckoned with for when the revolution comes we shall create our freedom i say sweet freedom
4.
Without Yesterday (Steve Towson) well I've been watching you all evening sipping at your cup of percollated coffee and I really just don't know if I need you or not I simply can not tell for this indecision is driving me through the torments of hell why can't we be together without the pain of yesterday I want a love a love which can last forever without yesterday so I kick myself back into the comfort of this chair just hoping wishing that you were not here causing the comfort the conflict deep inside of me and I know that I must release if I want to be free why can't we be together without the pain of yesterday I want a love a love which can last forever without yesterday
5.
Who do you believe? (Steve Towson) well they locked me away for the duration of the period while the powers that be marched on in to blow our minds away saying it's ok to prosper off the poor in our society but soon the parasites they will learn that those who fuck with fire they will burn so who do you believe? the government, press or your friends? who do you believe the government. press or friends? you know that I've been searching for a way to try to save this place and there's two things that I've learnt so listen to what I say you've gotta listen to your family, listen to your friends, talk to your family talk to your friends, you've gotta listen to your family, listen to your friends, talk to your family talk to your friends, for what we need is peace not war I say what we need is food not bombs what we need is peace not war what we need is food not bombs so who do you believe? the government, press or your friends? who do you believe? the government, press or friends? well the rich they may fly high high upon their private planes but sooner or later they will land and it ain't safe when it rains so who do you believe? the government, press or your friends? who do you believe? the government, the press, the rich your family, your friends? I say who do you believe? the government, press or your friends? who do you believe? the government, press or friends?
6.
the ogoni 9 01:10
The Ogoni 9 (Steve Towson) how can you lie in your bed at night and say that you're so hard done by when the Ogoni are dying to fill up your petrol tank shell shell Shelter me from the things that you're doing I don't want to know I can't afford to care for the Ogoni 9 for the Ogoni 9 for the Ogoni 9 well I could write a letter pleading to someone for help but what good's it gonna do yeah who's gonna care while you keep on fuellin' the shell
7.
Promised Land (Steve Towson) you've got to get out of your bored rooms and hear what is happening down on the picket line try hearing what we're saying stop dictating to us from the corporate side you better run while time's still vacant cause you won't get no second chance cause unlike to you time is coming up it's coming up and we're going to the promised land going to the promised land going to the promised land going to the promised land I see my brother and father fighting I see my mother she's working her fingers to the bone trying to keep us fighting our brothers and our fathers in another land well you may have won this battle but the war it is not over for while you sit there gloating our people are coming from behind to take the promised land going to the promised land I say no more killing in Palestine I say no more killing in Mayanamar I say all people are welcome I say all people are our people for this is our promised land.
8.
it's breakin 02:33
It's Breakin' (Steve Towson) swimming up from the bottom of the river bed I can see the light shining through so deep it penetrates fillin me with hope and yes you soothe me like the ocean soothes the moon you know you soothe me like the ocean soothes the moon the surface is a breakin and my arms can feel there's air so warm and moist just like your lips the first time I saw you and now it's breakin it is breakin on through you know it is breakin it's breakin on through and you're soothin me while it's breakin it is breakin me while you're soothin soothin me while it's breakin it is breakin me while you're soothin
9.
I want the blues (Steve Towson) I try to sleep with you but I'm so down so blue that every touch is like a thousand knives every look just pierces my eyes oh I'm so tired of laying my love into you so i tell you I want the blues out of me your kissin lips once moistened mine but we no longer touch we've got no time for what we had before no time for our sweet lovin anymore so I tell you I want the blues out of me I want I want I want the blues out of me now I wait for you at the middle of the stairs just hoping you might meet me there but you won't meet me half way you won't meet me at all you don't wanna talk of Rome and its inevitable fall so I tell you I want the blues out of me I want I want I want the blues out of me
10.
You're a fool (kind of weird) (Steve Towson) you're a fool you are a fool you think he loves you him don't love you him just wants you for him too sly him far too fly oh the difference between me and you the difference between you and me all you know is it's all too kinda weird oh I am eyes I am far too eyes for you whisper sweet things in my ear make me feel unsafe, uncomfortable kinda wierd oh the difference between me and you the difference between you and me all you know is it's all too kinda weird well you dangle the carrot in front of my face tempting me luring me all over the place in search of a dream in search of a dream oh the difference between me and you the difference between you and me all you know is it's all too kinda weird

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The debut Steve Towson album. Recorded in one take in Brisbane in 2001

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released February 27, 2014

Steve Towson - guitar and vocals.
Produced by Marek Rygielski
Cover Photo - Aprel Baldey

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