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Melophobix's "EP" is the first released recordings from Melophobix. After the band's formation in November of 2015, and their first show at the Intersection in Grand Rapids in January of 2016, fans have been demanding music from the group. In order to satisfy and enlighten, the band decided to put together a three-track EP that will hopefully whet the appetite of those preparing to divulge in Melophobix's first full-length album that awaits on the near horizon.

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released July 18, 2016

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Ben Zito at Centennial Sound in Grand Rapids, MI.

Album Artwork: Ashley Hoffman www.HoffmanAart.com
Logo Design: Victoria Stenholm www.victoriastenholm.com
Logo Design: Robert Mathews

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Melophobix Grand Rapids, Michigan

Melophobix is a seven-piece Reggae / Rock / Fusion / Funk band based out of Grand Rapids, MI. They formed in November of 2015 and launched their debut EP in summer of 2016.

Current Membership includes:

Adam - Keys
Geoff - Trumpet / Vocals (Geoff joined us after recording this EP)
Matt M - Bass
Matt P - Drums
Nate - Sax
Stefan - Guitar / Vox
Zack - Guitar / Vocals
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Track Name: Victorious (Explicit)
Victorious - Melophobix
A refusal to live life like the kings who died before thee
Oh, how brightly their crowns shine in the stomachs of the hungry
And as steel meets flesh, echoes from cobblestone to calm stream
Victorious statues still rest on the paths that led to peace long ago

I support those who lay their weapons down quietly
'Cuz those who don't care to fight deserve the peace instead of the irony
Turn on the news, although you might not want to see this
Takes a whole lotta blood to get the media to feed it

I understand that even laser guided fucks up
Fly that shit into the ocean not a residential school bus
But I ain't really sure about the message being sent
And what the government really does with every single dollar spent

Little American, open up your eyes
Don't you dare keep them closed for the remainder of your life
Did you see the headlines, sir? No? Must have missed 'em
Like I'm the only one who sees the flaws in the system, yeah

This is a refusal to live life like the kings who died before thee
Oh, how brightly their crowns shine in the stomachs of the hungry
And as steel meets flesh, echoes from cobblestone to calm stream
Victorious statues still rest on the paths that led to peace long ago

Whuddup congressman, thinking that I'll write ya
'Cuz this country's fuel is running low and what we really need is fire
Where did the separation of church and state go?
'Cuz I'll be damned if prayer's the answer to sparking up economic growth

Gentlemen could we remain between the aisle
'Cuz I can't stand up for a man who exercises to defile
Call yourself a patriot, waving your flag high
It's about the size of the heart, not the size of the lion

Trying to find a picture we could place inside the fortress
But the further back we go, just wish it all could be aborted
Wipe the slate clean like none of this had ever happened
But they just shot the somber soldier who spoke up against the captain

Trapped in what happened, hey, when did we approve?
Life's a game of chess, patiently waiting on the next move
Let's go, bro, the clock is frickin' tickin'
They can always use an extra set of hands in the kitchen, yeah

A refusal to live life like the kings who died before thee
Oh, how brightly their crowns shine in the stomachs of the hungry
And as steel meets flesh, echoes from cobblestone to calm stream
Victorious statues still rest on the paths that led to peace, on the paths that led to peace,
On the paths that led to peace.
Track Name: Tortuga (Explicit)
Tortuga - Melophobix

I’ve lost my place cuz we been racing in between the lines
Some call it fortunes others fate but I’ve been keeping time
I lost my patience kept me waiting caged and left outside
So I’ll be damned if I erase those things you said tonight

Pour another one mother fucker, pour another one for me and my friends
Pour another one mother fucker, pour another one for me and my friends

I’ve been trying no denying, that this don’t make sense
So I won’t bore you with a lifetime of my regrets
If it kills me I’ll be willing but I ain’t done yet
Checking you off of the list

I’ve been thinking I’ve been drinking know I’ve made mistakes
But there ain’t much more than my reputation here at stake
Missed my moment left me hopeless like a change of state
But I’ll be dancing at the chance to hear the people say

Pour another one mother fucker, pour another one for me and my friends
Pour another one mother fucker, pour another one for me and my friends

We’ve been trying no denying, that this don’t make sense
So I won’t bore you with a lifetime of my regrets
If it kills me I’ll be willing but I ain’t done yet
Checking you off of the list
Track Name: Whenever You Want
Whenever You Want - Melophobix

You’re the type of girl that every guy would dream of
Open up your locks and show me what you’re made of
Running out of time like candles up on the nightstand
Bedding full of roses whose thorns won’t ever break skin

Still keep spending most of my life, just flipping pages
Constantly re-twisting the plot, until I think it’s straightened
Time is just a man-made thing, but I can’t seem to change it
Entrances are still only one turn from being exits

Hey honey I dunno who you thinking about tonight
But I would love it if you’d give me just a call sometime
I know you got a man but he aint doing his job right
Let your hair down hottie I can get you off just fine

I know you say he’s smooth, but I bet I’m a little smoother
Know you like his groove, but I bet my beat’s a little groovier
His credit card might pay for all your place’s bills
But he lacks in the department to satisfy all your favorite thrills

If you’re looking for a real man,
to do the things that he can’t
Aint got no ring on your left hand,
So gimme a call and we’ll get it on
----Whenever you want

You brag about him to your friends like he’s the man of the house
But you complain about the fact that he don’t ever go down
He aint no stallion girl, he's more like a mouse
And lasts a couple seconds then he’s cashed and passed out

You wonder why you always flirt with other guys
And dawn those skin tight jeans, flashing luscious lips and brown eyes
Just think of three in the morning homeboy’s snoring in the bed
Hit the shower so you can finish off yourself instead

If you the queen girl, then I’ll play the part of bishop
We can kill the king on his throne or just send him all the pictures
Making me testify verdict guilty no witness
cuz you’re looking so fine in that black bra matching britches

I know you say he’s smooth, but I bet I’m a little smoother
I know you like his groove, but I bet my beat’s a little groovier
His credit card might pay for all your place’s bills
But he lacks in the department to satisfy all your favorite thrills

If you’re looking for a real man,
to do the things that he can’t
Aint got no ring on your left hand,
So gimme a call and we’ll get it on
----Whenever you want
Track Name: Grand Interlude
this track has no lyrics
Track Name: Victorious (Clean)
Victorious - Melophobix
A refusal to live life like the kings who died before thee
Oh, how brightly their crowns shine in the stomachs of the hungry
And as steel meets flesh, echoes from cobblestone to calm stream
Victorious statues still rest on the paths that led to peace long ago

I support those who lay their weapons down quietly
'Cuz those who don't care to fight deserve the peace instead of the irony
Turn on the news, although you might not want to see this
Takes a whole lotta blood to get the media to feed it

I understand that even laser guided screws up
Fly that thing into the ocean not a residential school bus
But I ain't really sure about the message being sent
And what the government really does with every single dollar spent

Little American, open up your eyes
Don't you dare keep them closed for the remainder of your life
Did you see the headlines, sir? No? Must have missed 'em
Like I'm the only one who sees the flaws in the system, yeah

This is a refusal to live life like the kings who died before thee
Oh, how brightly their crowns shine in the stomachs of the hungry
And as steel meets flesh, echoes from cobblestone to calm stream
Victorious statues still rest on the paths that led to peace long ago

Whaddup congressman, thinking that I'll write ya
'Cuz this country's fuel is running low and what we really need is fire
Where did the separation of church and state go?
'Cuz I'll be damned if prayer's the answer to sparking up economic growth

Gentlemen could we remain between the aisle
'Cuz I can't stand up for a man who exercises to defile
Call yourself a patriot, waving your flag high
It's about the size of the heart, not the size of the lion

Trying to find a picture we could place inside the fortress
But the further back we go, just wish it all could be aborted
Wipe the slate clean like none of this had ever happened
But they just shot the somber soldier who spoke up against the captain

Trapped in what happened, hey, when did we approve?
Life's a game of chess, patiently waiting on the next move
Let's go, bro, the clock is frickin' tickin'
They can always use an extra set of hands in the kitchen, yeah

A refusal to live life like the kings who died before thee
Oh, how brightly their crowns shine in the stomachs of the hungry
And as steel meets flesh, echoes from cobblestone to calm stream
Victorious statues still rest on the paths that led to peace, on the paths that led to peace,
On the paths that led to peace.
Track Name: Tortuga (Clean)
Tortuga - Melophobix

I’ve lost my place cuz we been racing in between the lines
Some call it fortunes others fate but I’ve been keeping time
I lost my patience kept me waiting caged and left outside
So I’ll be damned if I erase those things you said tonight

Pour another one pour another one for me and my friends
Pour another one pour another one for me and my friends

I’ve been trying no denying, that this don’t make sense
So I won’t bore you with a lifetime of my regrets
If it kills me I’ll be willing but I ain’t done yet
Checking you off of the list

I’ve been thinking I’ve been drinking know I’ve made mistakes
But there ain’t much more than my reputation here at stake
Missed my moment left me hopeless like a change of state
But I’ll be dancing at the chance to hear the people say

Pour another one pour another one for me and my friends
Pour another one pour another one for me and my friends

We’ve been trying no denying, that this don’t make sense
So I won’t bore you with a lifetime of my regrets
If it kills me I’ll be willing but I ain’t done yet
Checking you off of the list