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The Shadow Army

by Destroy Babylon

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Nuh Skin Up 03:37
angry / said you make us angry / angry people / that's who we are / there ain't no more smiles upon our faces / yet there was love in our heart today / but the memory of some bad things will never erase
she lives hatefully i can see it in her eyes she turned the gun on me for the right price
Blackwater 05:16
with the law in your hand / arm yourself with everything under the sun / shoot at will / get paid to kill / the taxpayers hired gun / don't you worry about being a number / these numbers don't count / you don't exist / oh how could we resist / without a need for a draft / join the ranks of the mercenary / it's better than the military / you're free from all accountability / join the ranks of the shadow army / who do they owe their loyalty / who do you owe your loyalty / believe me when i say that my song is really true / we're only in it for the money so what's it worth to you / it's not ronnie or kenny / it's these corporations / who are making a killing / from killing everyone / so don't you worry about / incrimination / cuz what you say won't count / it won't count / immunity / oh how could this be / at least there's no need for a draft
truth and faith don't come easy / they sure don't come for free / if only i could package them and sell it for a fee / wait a sec / i think i'm on to something here / sell piece of mind to those / who've lost their mind / i can believe what i want / great gods and aliens / if it's all unproven ain't it the same / parting seas / oh pardon me / i wrote a book you really outta read / it's reality / the title is my name / but when people start dying / don't look at me / who do you follow
Barriers 06:46
do you believe everything happens for a reason / do you believe everything happens in season / well it doesn't matter now / cuz the time is now / you gotta mash down the mental / barriers / you gotta mash down the physical / barriers / to do what you have done / the odds you've overcome / you're a beacon / and proof that all / these walls will fall / piece by piece / these walls will fall / check the rubble underneath / these walls will fall / but not on me / these walls will fall / and they'll fall on you unless you are the one / to push them to the ground
Dub for Hudson (free) 03:25


"Rooted in dub, hip-hop and post-punk ethos, Destroy Babylon casts and anguished eye on society and never looks back. Five friends from Hudson, NH join forces on "The Shadow Army," and all original songs like "Blackwater," "Shadow Army" and "Nuh Skin Up" and everything from the D.I.Y. booklet, ground-zero graphics and militant stance says we're not gonna take it anymore. Along the way they incorporate some nice roots elements- they've definitely done their homework here- and the entire project comes off solid and sincere."
-Chuck Foster, The Beat


released July 4, 2008

John Beaudette - gits/vox/trumpet/melodica
Marc Beaudette - drums/percussion
Rob Carmichael - gits/vox
Chris Moran - bass/keys

Recorded in March '08 at Grandma's Studio, Astoria NYC
Recorded and mixed by Steve "HB" Perski at Grandma's
Additional engineering by Brian Collins and Icerocks
Track 2 features Calamity Chris (of DXA) and Too Deep on vocals
Tracks 6 & 7 dub mixes by Billy "Prince Polo" Szeflinski

Cover art by Jesse Moore -


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