Little Brother Is Watching

by Bumblefoot

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1.
Clots 05:33
And the clots, they never stop They barricade my veins And the clots keep building up They suffocate my brain I built them to destroy myself They're circling the prey I push until I break I feel them start to scrape The core of all I am is chiseling away And every spec of life is gonna rot away in time We turn to mud or turn to stone, it's the grand design A maze of petrified hearts and I'm lost inside We all self-destruct, to love is to deny And that is life. And the clots, they never stop They tear beneath my skin And the clots keep building up They rip new holes again You're here to turn me inside out And then turn me away For all my life I'd choke On clouds of Savior's smoke Until my blackened soul was burning away CHORUS We build our castles and we stomp them back to dust. Like ants, we climb the hill again. Tell me how many times Am I supposed to die Before you lift the cross and let a man rise. CHORUS We are the clots.
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Little Brother has taken control Shoveling dirt in every hole Predators to condemn your soul Watching you & watching me We're all connected but separated Misunderstood and so frustrated A million Armies Of One have invaded Watching you & watching me We live behind glass curtains And act like nothing's wrong Soon you will belong I know you're out there somewhere... We've watched you for so long We wait for you to fall We will expose you all I know you're out there somewhere watching me Little Brother wants to make headlines, be immortalized Everyone's got an electric eye, we're the Digital Spies They've watched you for so long I know you're out there somewhere watching me We the people have taken over We the people are Little Brother Standing by to dethrone each other Watching you & watching me Paranoid, the lens is our weapon Desensitized, in our lust for attention Democratized, by our voyeur obsessions Watching you & watching me Slaves to perfection, don't let them Project you as you are Reveal your every flaw I know you're out there somewhere... CHORUS I know you're out there somewhere... This is the new Totalitarian State 1000 eyes are waiting for you to break Stay in line, don't make a mistake We're watching... We've watched you for so long We wait for you to fall We will expose you all I know you're out there somewhere watching me.
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Argentina 06:44
This is our last goodbye, young hearts will stop, torn souls set free All that we have is now, if this is what you want then come to me My Argentina, my love One final kiss 'til we meet again Now I know what it's like to live two lives and have to choose Sorrow and song, they dance - let them, for all the perfect nights with you My Argentina, my love One final kiss 'til we meet again ***** I never asked for your love You gave it all and now it's gone, oh, it's gone I can't be obligated I never said I was the one, one, the one This is the Winter of our lives We come to play the final scene The curtains close and in the darkness we expose What lies beneath You thought I needed someone To be complete but you were wrong, oh, so wrong I'm nothing more than who I am Don't put it all in my hands I never said that I could save you from yourself But you took the chance ***** And this is how it ends Games of revenge that no one wins. This is how it ends We romanticize our pain And justify our rage We excuse ourselves and remove ourselves From all the wars we wage We call it love. Competition, foolish pride, taking sides We call it love. Stabbing words manipulate. It's how we're taught to use and take. We call it love. When you look back on what you had, not what you lost. Then call it love. But this is how it ends. All things must come to an end. And in our place once we're forgotten A new day will come. And the sun will shine again. But I don't know when.
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Once upon a time a child Grew up too fast, went runnin' wild Now he don't know who to pray to anymore I once thought God was good and kind Then Mother Nature blew my mind And left my broken body on the floor Now I don't know who to pray to anymore But when the world gets real And I start to feel The first thing I do Is turn to you And then pull away Until comes the day Where I just can't live And learn to forgive I've got a song that needs to be sung But I don't know who to play to anymore We bet away what's in our hand And then we're told it was the plan They say all's fair, but someone's keeping score I've seen it all, I've seen the lies False promises for compromise Fought every battle, but still I lost the war Now I don't know who to pray to anymore But when the world gets real And I start to feel The first thing I do Is turn to you And then pull away Until comes the day Where I just can't live And learn to forgive I know I've changed Can't find my way When all is dark Or is it my heart That won't come to the light I'm bad to myself As a show for you to see So maybe you'll agree That you should have been there more for me Got an old guitar that needs to be strung But I don't know who to play to anymore So why should I still believe When everyone's out to deceive And all our dreams get washed back on the shore And fate will prove to be most cruel Yet hope remains for the helpless fool Pawns of selfish right & righteous wrong No I don't know who to pray to anymore I don't know who to pray to anymore
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The dust collecting on the pictures & the memories I shut the door once more and ask what I forgot to bring A stack of mail will soon appear next to the other three And that's what happens when life suddenly becomes the dream I miss my father & the dog I had at seventeen I start to let it go somewhere at 30,0000 feet Take off as who I am and land as who I need to be I'm livin', livin', livin' the dream We rise so high We'll live forever And touch the sky The lights burn bright and they start to sing All together We're livin', livin', livin' the dream We take our bow It's been a pleasure 'Til our next show I close my eyes and I start to breathe In the silence I'm livin', livin', livin' the dream And dreaming of life. Another day another plane another hotel key Another letter from a friend in town that I can't see A paper slides under the door to tell me when to leave Wake up at 10pm and meet downstairs in the lobby We sign some autographs and photographs from the last tour We shake the hands and hug the fans and wish we could do more They chase the van, we wave a kiss and the girls start to scream We're livin', livin', livin' the dream CHORUS Tonight we smile from here and above We shine inside We can last forever if together we love CHORUS I've got to go I won't forget all the love you show Remember how we made Heaven sing All together We're livin', livin', livin' the dream And dreaming of life.
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Cuterebra 05:09
In the hallway down the staircase slowly opening the creaking door Someone comes along and smiles and for a moment all is quite the norm Avoiding all the crowd below the sound of conversations spin And patiently I wait in every corner for someone to come in Dry'd in dust on darkened floors, a gasp resists with every buried breath Watching shadows through the cracks of light that shape and sway with every step So carefully and quietly and with an undetected hand In comes a breeze it sweeps the room and follows with a distant slam Donned in bath kerchief the chambermaids unlock and let the daylight in She spoke of trees, and creeping things and nestled foundlings in the Starlight crib With an unsaving clench a bribe under the cloak is unconcealed And all her secrets now belong forever to whom she revealed We build on wretched ruins thinly veiled below our skin & bones Cowards, sing each other's rhyme and add a verse of all your wicked moans It starts off as a whisper and grows into the deepest battle cry Pressing ears and spying eyes await the beast we're nurturing inside Questions fly and so do I, the hole fills with our harshest stones unturned 'Neath the cardhouse all my kings are buried and the queen won't say a word We plant the tales, they feed on us 'til accusations earn their wings Sold out for sharpened tongues and spit into the air these creeping things
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Higher 06:40
In twenty years what will we say When we look back on yesterday Silence falls and I drift into space This is the time that we will always remember Living for now making it last forever These are the best of days There's nothing in our way You turn it up and play it over again This is the time when all our eyes shine brighter Just you and I and the whole world to fight for We can make it last Smile when we look back Just look inside and feel it over and over again We take you higher and higher and higher You feel it over and over again We take you higher and higher and higher You feel it over and over again This is the life, we live again tomorrow Letting go, the heart will always follow Nothing is far away It's just like yesterday Just look inside and feel it over and over again CHORUS Now twenty years have passed us by And we look back and count the time Burning like the Summer sun When the world was young As I lay staring from the ground And seven trumpets wait to sound Silence calls and I drift from this place
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They let us play with all our toys They let us think that we're big boys They let us make the louder noise, but... Women rule the world They let us think we're superman That we're the only ones who can be strong But we break on command, 'cause Women rule the world I try to act so cool but you know I'm just a fool for you, for you I won't stop til I reach the top just to be there with you, with you And I still trip over my feet And my heart still skips a beat I'm such a lucky guy 'cause after all this time It's like the deeper I go the deeper I fall The deeper I go the deeper I fall They touch so gentle, play so fair Mend our wounds with love and care But they can crush us with a stare, 'cause... Women rule the world We are the fighters, we control We're always right, they let it go Behind that pretty smile they know that... Women rule the world CHORUS We launch 1000 ships into the rocks And from the cliffs they watch Us sink down in our thorny crowns Women rule the world And beggars dressed as Emperors Offering you 7 wonders Promising the deepest thunder Women rule the world We'll tell you you're the perfect girl We'll crawl for miles through the sand To win your hand and be your man Women rule the world CHORUS
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Sleepwalking 04:39
And the broken saints are walking Far far away In their sleep since yesterday Far far away They stopped counting by the last mile Far far away No one asking to be saved And the cold wind keeps on blowing I let it lead me astray Looking for a path to follow In the darkest of our days And I crossed all the lines we had drawn Cut all the ties we had formed Told all the lies to myself While sleepwalking through it all I was knelt before the crossing Far far away When they found me all alone Far far away They said, we need someone who needs answers Far far away And you've been longing to be told All the lost ones they keep calling With their faces to the ground To the band our steps are marching Growing distant from the sound CHORUS I'm far far away From where I think I am I'm far far away From who I really am I'm far far away My eyes closed for so long I'm far far away And what I knew was wrong I'm far far away Some call it lost, some call it free I'm far far away Let go and you'll find what you need Sleepwalking we're free Sleepwalking with me Far far away And we fade into the dawn CHORUS
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Eternity 04:05
'Til we meet again in the morning Starlit skies and you I'm adoring God whispers your name to me each night I wake up tasting your lips on mine If I could I'd make it last for eternity 'Til we say good night I will hold you Close to me and thank Heaven for you Tracing lines through candlebeams Fading light I watch you dream If I could I'd make it last for eternity Let each day fade away Counting hours 'til I see your face Counting minutes til you're with me Each second feels like eternity Let each day pass me by Counting hours 'til I look in your eyes Counting minutes it's all I can do Waiting for each night with you 'Til we rise to laughter & sunshine I will thank the stars that you're all mine You change my life with just one word The sweetest song ever heard If I could I'd make it last for eternity
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Never Again 05:15
I cared too much To keep it all together I'm not a good pretender I never could live a lie I said too much I let it get the best of me Until it took the rest of me I thought it was worth the fight To fight for what's right To right all the wrongs To say it in our songs To know we belong No one understands They don't have the desire Got both hands in the fire And I'd do it again. We give it all we can. All we have is desire Got both hands in the fire. We burn & still say Never say never say never say never again Never say never say never say never again I learned more from one enemy Than from 1000 friends That Heaven takes care Of fools & scoundrels in the end. You learn more from one lie Than from 1000 truths Is all worth dying for you're still not sure But keep on chargin' through CHORUS Ya can't really ever say never but we say it again and again and again again Never say never say never say never again To fight for what's right To right all the wrongs To say it in our songs To know we belong We slowly lose sight Of what made us strong The hardest thing to do Is to let go of your guns CHORUS Ya can't really ever say never but we say it again and again and again again Never say never say never say never again

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Bumblefoot's "Little Brother Is Watching" album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of epic, modern rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bumblefoot at his own studio, and includes a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York. The album peaked at #4 on Amazon's Rock charts globally. The album is available in retail on CD and vinyl through David Ellefson's (Megadeth bassist) EMP Record Label.

"Little Brother Is Watching" [MUSIC VIDEO]
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"Don't Know Who to Pray to Anymore" [MUSIC VIDEO]
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released February 24, 2015

All songs written & produced by Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal
Published by: Neanderthal Noise Inc (ASCAP)

Backing vocals - Jennifer Thal, Dennis & Jennifer Leeflang, Rocco Monterosso, Frankie Italiano, Ange Dunleavy, Chip Rainone, Brimstone, Eddie 'Luscious' Castillo, Arash Zandieh, Katie Ballou, Daniel Whyte, John Grayson, Joe Luisi, Ilya Mirman, Brian Larkin, Megan E. Larkin, Joe & Jo Fish, Walter Cardenas, Edward De Jesus, Cathy Vasquez, Jimmy Fos, Chegui Lopez, Jerry Vasilatos, Nick & Susan Hart, Anna Nowak, Melissa Strenko, Matthew Wang, Doug Rausch, Justyna Wozniak, Dean Holtermann, Rick Rispoli, Michael & Nancy Brocking, Sal 'Catastrophy' LaRosa, Sam Angiuli, Christina Coulter, Mark Wellington, Randy Willcox, Sharmila Tredger, Joe Taylor, Steve Sands, Ken Pierce, Jeff Fralick, John R Walker, Joe DeVivo, Hugo Poloka, Jason Scerri, Jenny Bartashnik, Dmitriy Markus, Bobby Berenguer, Jess DeBellis, Adam Edgemont, Tony Bojorquez, Adam Pietrykowski, Shaul Shtock, Mike Ficalora, Devin S. Zarkowsky, Kenny Malandro, Uzay Topuz, Annastacia Wollmering, Stephen J. MacLean, Michael Gibson, Joe DiNero, Lynn Aloia, Joel Sosa, Sam Miller, Alex Repetti, James Hall, Joseph Brancato, James "Jimbo" Job, Israel & Geraldine Bien, Jaf & Karen Mahmud, Stan Efraimov, Joesph Schiftan, Zuleyca "Zulie" Alvarez, Kevin Woods, Matthew Howell, Ryan Laffey, Samuel Silha
Drums - Dennis Leeflang

Guitars, vocals, all else - Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal

Artwork by Dan Verkys / GardenOfBadThings.com

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Bumblefoot New Brunswick, New Jersey

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and world-renowned guitar virtuoso, with over 25 years of releasing music, playing international festivals and headlining tours, and gracing magazine covers as a solo artist.

Bumblefoot is a member of the bands ASIA and SONS OF APOLLO, and former member of Art Of Anarchy (2011 – 2017) and Guns N' Roses (2006 – 2014).
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