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1.
03:43
Belligerent Gave my heart to a vegetarian and said eat it before it gets cold. Her manners were quite good she carved it up and then turned up her nose. I'm sitting in front of this photoplay trying to think of something clever, but the stink of desperation clings to my pink sweater. There's worms in my guts and this nausea knows no cure. You push & we'll push back now... You push & we'll push back now... The wool over my eyes has me shit starved and poor. The cotton in my head might cushion all the blows of the hooks and crosses life throws. But muted senses makes a man witless, doves set fire to my skull, burn what's left and pray for rain and hope to wash it clean again. You push & we'll push back now... Giants still roam the earth and they leave impressions ocean size. I wade in the water and do my best just to survive. But the shores a distant dream... and it's become clear to me that my dreams don't mean anything. You push & we'll push back now... You push & we'll push back now...
2.
06:12
KNOWONE. All around is passion, who is willing to fight. I got myself a woman with whom I spend the nights. Love is a kingdom calling for those who hear her song. Do you have the courage to answer, to sacrifice blood and bone? Mountains meant for climbing were all born to sing... Donʼt be misled by superstition, nobody knows a thing! Knowone… The old ones remember a story, about a man who was born to be king. Sacrificed love for life's glory but never learned a thing. So look to your heart for the truth you'll see love standing there perched on a crown of understanding floating in the air. Time gave birth to wisdom and wisdom gave birth to song. If I know one thing, I know nothing... But that nothing is known by knowone.
3.
03:21
MODERN MAN He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you best prepare. Fire Hell & crooked tongue he's a man who walk on all his paws He's got fire shooting form lapels smokin hot cause he is raised in hell! He's a modern man and he don't much care... He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you best prepare. He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you best prepare. ... Look aware boy... Be sharp... You can smell him coming from around the block. ... Look aware boy... Be sharp... You can smell him coming from around the block. He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you best beware. He's a modern man...
4.
04:15
What can I say, she was a virgin image. Christ, Marry crucify me. I can tell by the way that she talked... walked... Hips.... Lips..... Thighs... Eyes... wide open baby ain't no surprise, gonna lay you down slow let me come inside. I wanna praise you, I wanna drink from your cup let the blood runith over and fill me up. Drunk on divinity, can't sober up. I feel a burin inside I wanna self-destruct... Who can you blame for your own self image. Christ buried and raised from the dead. I can tell that your scared in your heart... Mind...Bones...Flesh...guts...Spine... Sweat from the crown of brow it climbs, like worms in the rain I've returned. I wanna praise you, I wanna drink from your cup let the blood runith over and fill me up. Drunk on divinity, can't sober up. I feel a burin inside I wanna self-destruct... All of your thoughts are a mirror image. Self-reflections run through your head. I can tell that your lost in a dark... World...Cold...Dream...Small....Cell Demons tearin at ya like the hounds a hell, gonna sacrifice ya baby less you treat me well.
5.
04:22
LAY WITH ME Come down and lay with me, lay with the devil and I'll set you free... Lay with the devil and I'll set you free... Lay with the devil and I'll set you free... She's standing in-front of me and all she needs is love. She's waiting and wanting me and all she needs is love. I know how hard it can be, when all you need is love... Why... Why... Why... Why... Desire it drives me, it drive me to no end . It drive me to my end, with vicious fiendish results. It weighs on me, it carves my identity, burying me in a heap of emotion. Desire it kills me, it kills me while... while I wait. It kills me in my dreams. It turns when I sleep. it's crooked as a tree and rootless as a sheep. She's standing in-front of me and all she needs is love. She's waiting and wanting me and all she needs is love. I know how hard it can be, when all you need is love... Why... Why... Why... Why... She's standing in-front of me She's standing in-front of me She's standing in-front of me Come down and lay with me, lay with the devil and I'll set you free... Lay with the devil and I'll set you free... Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
6.
Belligerent Gave my heart to a vegetarian and said eat it before it gets cold. Her manners were quite good she carved it up and then turned up her nose. I'm sitting in front of this photoplay trying to think of something clever, but the stink of desperation clings to my pink sweater. There's worms in my guts and this nausea knows no cure. You push & we'll push back now... You push & we'll push back now... The wool over my eyes has me shit starved and poor. The cotton in my head might cushion all the blows of the hooks and crosses life throws. But muted senses makes a man witless, doves set fire to my skull, burn what's left and pray for rain and hope to wash it clean again. You push & we'll push back now... Giants still roam the earth and they leave impressions ocean size. I wade in the water and do my best just to survive. But the shores a distant dream... and it's become clear to me that my dreams don't mean anything. You push & we'll push back now... You push & we'll push back now...
7.
LAY WITH ME Come down and lay with me, lay with the devil and I'll set you free... Lay with the devil and I'll set you free... Lay with the devil and I'll set you free... She's standing in-front of me and all she needs is love. She's waiting and wanting me and all she needs is love. I know how hard it can be, when all you need is love... Why... Why... Why... Why... Desire it drives me, it drive me to no end . It drive me to my end, with vicious fiendish results. It weighs on me, it carves my identity, burying me in a heap of emotion. Desire it kills me, it kills me while... while I wait. It kills me in my dreams. It turns when I sleep. it's crooked as a tree and rootless as a sheep. She's standing in-front of me and all she needs is love. She's waiting and wanting me and all she needs is love. I know how hard it can be, when all you need is love... Why... Why... Why... Why... She's standing in-front of me She's standing in-front of me She's standing in-front of me Come down and lay with me, lay with the devil and I'll set you free... Lay with the devil and I'll set you free... Lay with the devil and I'll set you free...
8.
MODERN MAN He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you best prepare. Fire Hell & crooked tongue he's a man who walk on all his paws He's got fire shooting form lapels smokin hot cause he is raised in hell! He's a modern man and he don't much care... He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you best prepare. He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you best prepare. ... Look aware boy... Be sharp... You can smell him coming from around the block. ... Look aware boy... Be sharp... You can smell him coming from around the block. He's a modern man and he don't much care for your kind so you best beware. He's a modern man...

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Sometimes in order to move forward, we must reach further back.

Gone are the female backing vocals and the melancholic voice of the violin. This recording is now paired down to five men and their instruments. The songs, which have been chosen to record, were written as a series. All with the exception of Lay With Me, which was written earlier and served as the lyrical catalyst to this concept. The central character fights for a balance between narcissism and self worth and establishing a clear line between pleasure and self-destruction.Belligerent is a clear homage to the swing era and it’s predecessors. With out mimicry, it draws on that jubilant energy and widens the genre by suggesting elements of a darker nature. It’s like Count Basie and Bessie Smith in a knife fight.
-Richard Alexander

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released March 31, 2011

Produced By: Boi Holm & ANGERYMAN
Recorded and Engineered by: Boi Holm & HH Praestbro
Recorded @ CHIMNEY TOP ROOF RECORDING STUDIO
Mastered by Thomas Peter Wind @ Masterbox
All Songs written by: REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co.
For SOAPBOX MUSIC
Photo & Artwork: Kajsa Gullberg
Model: Sabrina Ruiz
Make up: Line Fabregat
Special thanks to Ómar Sverrisson for inspiration

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REVEREND SHINE SNAKE OIL Co. Copenhagen, Denmark

Primitive & grounded, folk-tales connect seemingly disparate genres into a single curbstone philosophy “SOAP BOX MUSIC”. Converging African polyrhythms with punk-rock dissonance. Combining swing, rock-steady and rhythm & blues… Sarcastic and sentimental; Agitated and serene, they are a throwback to the Negro spirituals and the American folk tradition. ... more

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