Victorious (Explicit)

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Victorious was written and performed by the members of Melophobix. This track was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ben Zito at Centennial Sound in Grand Rapids, MI. July 2016.

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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.

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from EP, released July 18, 2016

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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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