Mother of Dissension

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Tony Cortez and Carl Valdez , original members of legendary Nardcore band Ill Repute, are teaming up again for the first time in over 20 years, with local icons Randy Miller and Michael 'MoJo" Jones, to form a new band with an "old school punk" sound.

Tony was most recently the lead singer for the punk band "The Loads". He's affectionately known as the "Mayor of Nardcore" and has kept the scene alive with dedication and a punk rock edge. His lyrics are intelligent and reek of emotion.

Carl spent the last 20+ years honing his skills performing in Scottish bagpipe bands, dixieland jazz bands, and concert bands. He also gives back by providing music lessons to kids of all ages.

Randy, extreme lead guitarist, led Nardcore band "Global Warning" and Ventura's hard rock band "Mayors of Garratt". He brings along guitar styles that cut straight through the gut.

MoJo, bassist extraordinaire, fills the room from the bottom, adding decades of experience with swing band Jumpin' Jimes, cowpunk BYO artist Jackass, and local favorites La Vonettes.

Each member brings a unique flavor and creativity that will captivate fans of all eras of punk rock.

This is Mother of Dissension

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released July 3, 2014

all songs written and arranged by Tony Cortez, Randy Miller, Michael Jones, and Carl Valdez

recorded, engineered, and mastered by Mike D. at Oak Street Studios, Ventura, CA

Mother artwork by Steve Cattanach

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Mother of Dissension Oxnard, California

Tony Cortez and Carl Valdez , original members of legendary Nardcore band Ill Repute, are teaming up again for the first time in over 20 years, with local icons Randy Millerj (Global Warning) and Michael 'MoJo" Jones (Jumpin Jimes and Jackass), to form a new band with an "old school punk" sound. ... more

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Track Name: I Want Out
I Want Out

I got no place here tonight
And you know I just don't feel alright
Shadows creeping in and up the walls
They want what I got – And they'll take it all

I Want Out - I Want Out - I Want Out - of this hell
I Want Out - I Want Out - I Want Out – this ain't going to well

I feel my time here's complete
All I learned from you is – how to hate
Look in your eyes and I see no win
Isolated for a will – That's caving in

I Want Out - I Want Out - I Want Out - of this cell
I Want Out - I Want Out - I Want Out – this ain't going to well

-Breakdown
-Lead

If I get in my way tonight
Well I know I will lose this fight
I'm too broken and my will is worn
A useless battle since the - day I was born

And I Want Out - I Want Out - I Want Out - of this hell
I Want Out - I Want Out - I Want Out - of this cell
I Want Out - I Want Out - I Want Out
I can't stand myself
Track Name: Room to Improve
Room To Improve

Intro
Chorus- 4x
You've got room –you've got room
Room to improve

Loren built a life out of things she trusts
Going it alone, doing what I must
The things you learn every step of the way
The worlds a mess and in a moral decay

Easy to point and lay others to blame
But that won't do shit and things still won't change
It starts with you and it starts with me
Take a look inside yourself if you agree
But it isn't always easy to see...

Chorus- 4x

Johnny was a lad, he was quite the rebel
Always breaking rules and he was always in trouble
A life of crime seemed to be his ambition
One day he went to far and now he's in prison

Johnny knew he had to change his ways
Or better yet he should pretend to behave
Everywhere he went his Bible would go
He went before parole and put on his show
The Commission told him here's what we know...

Chorus- 4x
Intro (muted verse)

Well I thought I knew a thing or two
About that thing we all like to do
We had a lot a liquor and we had a lot of fun
But when it was over and we were all done

I was feeling cocky and I had to know
So there's one more thing before I go
I asked and I smiled so modestly
She just stared and said to me
I have to tell you honestly...

Chorus– 4x and 4x fade out
Track Name: Jumped
JUMPED

I didn't know you were so troubled
I didn't know you were so frail
It seemed every time I saw you, you lit up the room
Don't know how I didn't know when were locked in that same jail

Cause your smile - really hid your pain
And no one can make your demons – just go away
Oh I wish I could have caught you 'fore you fell
But the truth is...
I probably would have jumped myself.

Don't know where I was when I heard the news
But I remember what I felt
Like a ton of bricks and a wave of disbelief
It had to be somebody else

I broke down but I couldn't shed a tear
Somehow jealous that you're gone
But deep inside festered what I fear
If it happened to you it can happen to anyone

Your beautiful smile - really hid your pain
And no one can make your demons – just go away
Oh I wish I could have caught you 'fore you fell
But the truth is...
I probably would have jumped myself

(bridge)
And everyone who stood around and wondered why
Well just ask them - Do you have the guts try
(these lines borrowed from and used by permission from Dani M.)
Before she hit the ground, she never felt more alive
Suicide at 25

They didn't know we were so troubled
They didn't know we were so frail
It's not written on our faces when we walk in the room
The tears of a clown, to which there's no avail

Cause a smile - can really hide the pain
And no one can make these demons – just go away
Oh I wish I could have caught you 'fore you fell
But the truth is...
I probably would havejumped myself.

(outro)
The truth is... yeah the truth is ...
I probably would have jumped myself
The truth is... yeah the truth is ...
I probably would have jumped myself
Track Name: The Dark
The Dark

There was a time when I was broken and confused
I didn't know what I didyesterday and I sure as hell didn't know what I would do
Come tomorrow --- or any othertime
Seemed I was faulty by design

When you hit bottom there'snowhere to go but up
Sometimes that's hard to seewithout a reason to – not – give – up
There almost was no happy endingto this song
But just in time you came along
Cause I – I was in the dark I had lost all my hope – To carry on
I had a gun in my mouth And it was there – Way too many times

But it was just the dark The dark before the dawn
Yeah you have to hold on It's always darkest 'fore the dawn

Now I know it's the thing thatwe hold dear
That makes us who we are and helps get us through thesefears
Every beat of our drums, everymoment we breathe
We take in more then we leave

I know I wouldn't be here if Ididn't get that chance
If you don't really know meyou'd think this was some song and dance
I can stand here doing what I do
And it's all because of you___

But it was just the dark The dark before the dawn
Yeah you have to hold on It's always darkest 'fore the dawn
Track Name: Turn the Page
It's all some messed upgame
Seems every times thesame
Thought this wasdifferent - but it's not

It'll beat you down,wear you out
Play up those fears anddoubts
You know it's takingall you got

I can’t see anotherway
you gotta getaway
no looking back

Now you see it, nowit's gone
long forgot before toolong
Tonight your gonna getyour life on track

Chorus 1 -
It's not running whenyou run away
You long for thosedays gone by
But you can't stayanother day
Cause you've got backyour wings and now you need to fly

Well love can be sosweet
They sing it's all youneed
It makes the world go'round

But not this time, notthis one
What once felt right,now feels done
Never the way they makeit sound

Oh I can’t seeanother way
you have to getaway
no looking back

Now you see it, nowit's gone
long forgot before toolong
Tonight your gonna getyour life on track

Chorus 1

Chorus 2 -
You didn’t want todo it but you know you got to do it
You can take it fromme – I know it isn't easy
And it will ruin yourlife before you realize
You know you have todo it and now’s the time to do it

Lead
Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Track Name: Fear (and the Sheeple)
Fear and the sheeple
It's how they control ignorant people

Lies, misinformation
It keeps you keeping watch at your station

They tell you what you want to fear
It's not misunderstood
When they got you by the hate
It's all for the good
Your not safe and your liberties are going
Listen up, they need you knowing what their showing

There's a war on your religion and they're coming for your guns
If you still got some kind of health, then you better run.

They tell you what you want to fear
It's not misunderstood
Fear mongers and spin doctors
It's all for the good

Whatever happened to what we could believe
Was this always the way and were we just too blind to see
Cause I just want to tear it down and rebuild
Leaving nothing up there on that hill

Lead
Repeat 1st verse and chorus
Track Name: Mr. Mogul
Don't care for anybody but yourself
Gonna take what you think you need
Stepping stones take you to the top
Lookin the mirror and tell me what you see

Cause you're a factory farm for human despair
Dirty hands of blood red greed
Another day, another lost hope
Perpetuate the suicide machine

To you enough
is never enough
is never enough

Using people like they're your property
So set in your ways
Longing for the era of slavery
You say that those were the days

It's all about money – all about profit
Civil liberties to hell
No values for less fortunate lives
Your Jesus taught you well

To you enough
is never enough
is never enough