billie ray martin, waterson - Soul Defender (Second Demo Mix)

from Soul Defender (Unreleased recording) - Music by Waterson by Billie Ray Martin

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Unreleased recording. The Music was created by Waterson, as was the production, programming and arrangement. I wrote melodies and lyrics. The sentiment was on the one hand the loss of moral values in view of the media and society as a whole. It's about how we can look the other way because the and stuff always seems to be happening to someone else, in another country. The other lyrical theme arose when I became aware that gay kids in the United States were killing themselves, so half of the song is about this. Waterson of course, shone, as usual, and the music and progression inspired me to write the toon in an instant.
The vocal style is inspired by Anita Ward..as are the cowbells :)

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We closed the door
On 1984
Now the lies are friends
Holy Soldiers
We lead the line
While greed comes from behind
But the truth is mine
Because I own it

And it's all because
I'm a soul defender
soul defender
soul defender
I'm a soul defender
soul defender

Grief over there
While the thief is over here
So the beat goes on
It's so easy
Kids take their lives
They believe that hate survives
I have to rise
Because I see it

And I will cause
I'm a soul defender
soul defender
soul defender

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from Soul Defender (Unreleased recording) - Music by Waterson, released January 2, 2016
Music, arrangement, production, recording: Waterson
Lyrics, Melodies, Vocals : BRM

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