From the recordings Upping the Ante and Upping the Ante 2013

1st recorded at PTSD Studio, Porto d’Ascoli (Italy)
Mixed and added recording at La Baia dei Porci, Nereto (Italy)
Vocals / 1st guitar / lyrics / musical arrangement / Ed Schmidt
Second guitar / Jon Hicks
Cello / Eugenia Di Bonaventura
Backing vocals / Bella Nugent, Debbie Wright

Lyrics

Be it known to all, it’s not her fault,
how i chose to behave.
Compliancy brings complicity,
freedom means captivity,
and war is peace.
What i did, or failed to do,
what i said, or failed to say,
chose to stay, or chose not to stay.
Simply turn you off
block you out, close my heart and mind
to reason and doubts.
Simply turn you off
block you out, close my heart and mind
to reason and doubts.
Be it known to all, it’s not her fault,
if i chose to react.
Destruction brings reconstruction
propaganda means instruction
and silence is deafening.
What i saw, or failed to see,
what i heard, or failed to hear,
chose to leave,
or chose not to leave.
Simply turn you off
block you out, close my heart and mind
to reason and doubts.
Cannot simply turn you off,
cannot fuck you out,
you’ve closed your heart and your mind
to reason and doubts.
Be it known to all, it’s not her fault.