Civil Disobedience

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released September 27, 2009

Funk Vigilante is

Ghosty Boy
Matt Bass
Josh Boudreau
Judson Mackay
and Jon Baglo

Produced by Eric Hogg
and Ghosty Boy

Mixed and Mastered by Eric Hogg

Drums Engineered and mixed by Adam Sutherland at Infinite Studios

Artwork and Layout by Evan Pine-Tepoorten
Logo/additional design by Dante
Photography by Justin Baglo

Additional vocals on Smoke & Mirrors and shaker on Holy Land by Eric Hogg

All songs written by Funk Vigilante
All lyrics written by Ghosty Boy

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Track Name: Civil Disobedience
Is everybody ready?

Stand Up.

Forget everything you think you know
Right now
Just let it go...

Get ready to follow me now
on this funky free flow
Cause the banks got the power but their money is fake

These politicians picking my pockets
then they lie to my face
They're selling me wars
Selling me lies
Selling me genocide
In the name of the cross
wrapped up in the flag

They're selling me lie after lie
ain't no use denying it
But this time we ain't buying it

We ain't buying it

People ignorant, apathetic and compliant
And this is how we allow the corruption, the violence
Our silence divides us but united we defy
So who will stand, who will fight, who will testify?

Time to stand up
Not just to stand up

Stand up because it's right

Now maybe you can fool some of the people
at least some of the time
but you can never fool all of the people all of the time

And my mama didn't raise no fool
So I am gonna stand up tall
Yeah, I will testify

Newsman, newsman
Quit lying to me
Talking nothing but constant propaganda on your t.v. screen
You don't scare me
I ain't believing your lies
No I will stand
I will fight
I will testify

Stand up
Not just to stand up
Stand up because it's right

And when we stand up they can't with withstand us
Stand up because it's right

Stand up

We're getting bigger, getting harder the farther we go
We're getting stronger, getting faster the more that we know

Antagonize us and divide us and they take control
They try to buy me with the lies
but I won't sell my soul

You'll never slow me down, no you can't stop us now
Vigilante standing up
Forever
We ain't backing down

Know that this is real
Know that this is right
Know that you can't take a fucking rebel down without a fight

This is the defiance
This is the resistance
This is why I practice civil disobedience

Civil Disobedience
Track Name: Top of the World
Click.
Bang.
Here we go
The Vigilante has arrived
and we start the show

Roll out the red carpet
Cut the red tape
Cause the funk is defined
by the lines we break

The beats are alive
and the vibe is real
So stand up and tell me now
How do you feel?

Sitting on top of the world, yeah we own it
Take a minute just to live in the moment

Boom! I'm up on the front lines
Bringing they soldiers home
It's all we need but you got to believe it now

Bang! I'm up on the front lines
Stop! Hey what's that sound
We can be free you just got to believe it now

Hell yeah, freedom, hell yeah.

Ghosty Boy
I'm a mean machine
I got the funk style like you can't believe
I break the beat down and bring the sweet sound with ease
Bounce like a trampoline
When you hear these rhythms and feel the vibe
My rhymes are toxic like cyanide
I talk sick shit, my wick is lit
to pop like a stick of dynamite

Boom! I'm up on the front lines
Bringing they soldiers home
It's all we need but you got to believe it now

Bang! I'm up on the front lines
Stop! Hey what's that sound
We can be free you just got to believe it now

Hell yeah, freedom, hell yeah.
Track Name: Smoke and Mirrors
Dear mama,
I just wanted to let you know
Mama, I just wanted to say that I miss you,
and I can't wait to get back home

Did they talk about us on the news today?

Did they tell everybody how we are fighting for your freedom?
Mama, this uniform gets so warm in the desert sun
Don't worry mama my machine gun will keep me cool
At least until the storm has begun

With every breath
The truth becomes clearer
Falsified in this depraved theater
Round we and round we go
I can't hear you...

With every step
the lie becomes weaker
falsified in this depraved theatre
round and round we go
I can't hear you

And you play along
You sing that song
March to the drums of war and fear in this

This deception
Communication
is lost in all the smoke and mirrors

Dear mama my blood is drying in these desert sands
I'm not sure
but I think I took a shot

Everything is spinning, I'm getting dizzy it's hard to breathe
The desert sun is getting hot
Don't worry mama my machine gun is getting cool
and I've lost the urge to write

but mama

does it comfort you to know this,
that the box that I come home in

will be dressed in stars and stripes?

With every step
the lie becomes weaker
falsified in this depraved theatre
round and round we go
I can't hear you

With every breath the truth becomes clearer
Falsified in this depraved theatre
Round and round we go
I can't hear you say....

And you play along
You sing that song
March to the drums of war and fear in this

This deception
Communication
is lost in all the smoke and mirrors
Track Name: Holy Land
Holy Land

Bring they soldiers home
to they mothers and they fathers
to the sisters and they brothers
to they sons and they daughters
to they friends and they lovers

Let's not pretend this is something other
than another rich man's war
Just like every one before

Just like all the reasons why
are always fucking lies
Did you really believe that it would be different this time?

And another mother cries
while another one of my brothers bleed
Don't you know there's no such thing as dying to be free?

No, you didn't for me
Cause when you give your life for war
You always die for some asshole
that ain't worth dying for

Leave them alone
Just come home
Leave this middle eastern holy land

Bring they soldiers home
to they fathers and they mothers
to they brothers and they sons
to they sisters and they daughters
To their lovers and their friends
cause brother, these wars don't ever end
And by the time their done
there will be no liberty left to defend
Cause freedom doesn't come
out of the barrel of a gun
and neither does democracy but guess what?
Slavery does.

Cause it ain't us against them
This is a war waged on us
and everything that we believe
and all the people that we love

And the bigger the lie
the more likely we will believe it
Cause those who don't know history
will be doomed to repeat it

Leave them alone
Just come home
Leave this middle eastern holy land

Just come home

No it ain't worth it soldier
The cost is too high

We don't need to spill anymore of our blood
for your lies

No more
Of our blood
For your lies
Track Name: Revolution
Revolution

Tick tick tick...
the clock is ticking...
...set to detonate...

I'm a fire igniter
I'm a riot inciter
I'm a pyromaniacal prophet with a lighter
and I got the desire to watch an empire fall

fire it up, fire it up

I've been provoked and I've been deprived
I got the blood and the soul of Saturn inside me
Set before sun
Retribution

fire it up fire it up

The elite are out of their minds and out of control
Funk V
Yeah, we attack with the style and the soul
and protect the process or peaceful protest

fire it up fire it up

But when we see the status quo is murder and lies
These elites are out of control and out of they minds
Then it's up to people to set things right

fire it up fire it up

Tick tick tick...
the clock is ticking...

...I think it's gonna be a revolution.

Rebels let me see you put your fists in the sky
Burn it all tonight, we'll set it all alight

I'm a fire igniter
I'm a riot inciter
I got the soul of a poet I got the mind of a fighter
And if there's one thing I know
it's that politicians are liars

Fire it up, fire it up

The lie about war
they lie about peace
they lie about oil in the middle east
they tell lies about hell
and lies about heaven

You really think they told the truth about 9/11?

The world is waking up
to the writing on the wall
one by one

Let the light guide you
Listen to the soul inside you

Because the truth is in the writing on the wall

Did you read it?

It said the clock is ticking

tick tick tick...
...set to detonate...
...I think it's gonna be...

...I think it's gonna be a revolution.

People let me see you put you fists in the sky
Burn it all tonight, we'll light the world on fire
Rebels let me see you with your fists in the sky
Fire it up
Cause a tyrant is gonna die tonight

The time has come

Tyranicide

Yes, the clock is ticking...
Track Name: Riot Police
Megaphone man
Put on my top hat
I step up to the podium

We interrupt this broadcast
to bring you a special report
on the N.W.O.

We gotta beat it, beat it, beat it
Resolve to defeat it
Because they all stand for control

We're going to rise
because we know what real freedom is for
So let's go

Turn it up.

This could be the world
that you read about back in 1984
Big brother,
big brother is watching you
and the police are on patrol

They're gonna beat it, beat it, beat it
Too lost to read it
Because they all stand for control
We got a right/left
Right/Left paradigm
as we march towards the war

Turn it up.

Big brother
Big brother has come to care
The all-seeing eye
has come to stare
The Illuminati
knows all, controls all and owns all

Everybody protest in the street

Fuck the riot police

Fuck the riot police
Track Name: Worst President Ever
Worst President Ever

Hey yo, is this a free speech zone?

Well let me tell you a little story
about a boy named George
White male, Christian,
American born
And raised in Texas
Blessed with a wealthy home
And he was in this secret club called skull and bones

Now maybe his grades weren't the greatest
and he ruined every business he operated
Cocaine got him in trouble with the law
but that's okay,
his daddy helped get him a job

Diebold riggin the polls and bringin the worst
and don't forget you heard on Fox news first
But what did you expect?
It's an election
It's not some kind of popularity contest

So in come the neo-con administration
With the President hell bent on destroying the nation
and taking the rest of the world down with'em
See, now your going down in history as the

Worst President Ever

I swear to god he's retarded
He can barely speak english
How did this dick ever get to be President to begin with?
Idiot in chief thinkin he's above the law
Did everything short of killing a baby on the White House lawn

And got off scot free
Never faced prosecution
Wiping his ass with the constitution
Replacing propaganda in the place of fact
and who would of thought he'd be a homicidal maniac?

He killed hundreds and thousands
Maybe a million
Innocent civilians
Women and children
Ran up trillions in debt
and let's forget
the WMD's
Did they find them yet?

Or was that just one of dubya's conspiracy theories?
Now Iran has a nuclear program (Oh, really?)
You'll forgive me if I don't believe a word you say
like any detainee from Guantanamo Bay

Dick mixing politics with religion
the Patriot act is an attack on patriotism
You got FEMA, katrina, and I could go on
But dudes done more shit than I can fit in one song

So if you set out to be a traitor and a jerk
and the most miserable failure on the face the earth
and make the place worse the whole time you're in office
then I'm thinking it's safe to say
Mission accomplished

Worst President Ever. Yes he was.
Worst President Ever. Dude you suck.

Let it be said
Let it be known
Let history state and let the record show
he was the Worst President Ever

"Hey Ghosty"
"Yeah"
"Who are you to judge?"

Well thanks for asking
I'm just a good old-fashioned
badass Bush bashing
Red-blooded
Freedom loving
Funk Vigilante
Working hard to put food on my family

Patriotic dissent representing the truth
We gotta know: Is our children learning yet?
They say: Fool me once, shame on...shame on you
You fool me you can't get fooled again

So Obama I'm talking directly to you
Now we can tell when a neocon's dressed in blue
So what are you going to do?
The whole world is watching
Are you gonna step up and just stop this nonsense?

Come on, let's move on and look forward
to the future, a new tommorow
Cause the free people will never ever be defeated
and this may be self-evident but it should be repeated:

I propose a toast to the party
Come on raise those glasses up everybody
and let's drink
Let's drink to a new millineum
The first 9 years?
Nah, I Never heard of 'em

So here's to the end of oil and drug wars
Here's to robbing the rich and giving back to the poor
Here's to an informed public and a responsible press
and here's to thinking a little bit more about who we elect

Here's to anyone who stood up on the front line
Here's to everyone who ever held a protest sign
Here's to all of these heroes
All throughout history
Who fought for what's right in the face of stupidity

Here's to taking the power back from these dicks
Like they did in 1776
Here's to leaving these middle eastern people be
and last but not least

Here's to being free

Everybody in the world get ready to celebrate
Cause we be looking forward to better days
Hey Bush! Guess what?
Time's up, Your term is over
There's never gonna be a fucking new world order

So Dubya give it up
You're passed and played out
Don't let the White House door hit your dumb-ass on the way out

Good riddance
Goodbye
It's 2009
It's your farewell party
But your not invited

Worst President Ever

Let it be said let it be known
Let history state and let the record show
Worst President Ever, so here's your song
and everybody in the entire world can sing along

Fuck you Mr.President

In the court of public opinion the defendant
George W. Bush
has been convicted guilty
of being the worst president in all of recorded history
Consider yourself retro-actively impeached you piece of shit
Traitor

Fuck you

Worst President Ever