Preserving the Aristocracy

by HESSIAN BINARY

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Preserving the Aristocracy is a record that gives it to you raw. All of the sounds are as true and unvarnished as we could make them. We think it would be insulting to your intelligence for us to use expensive pitch correction devices and other “polishing” effects. What you hear is exactly what we played and sang; with every flaw and natural nuance of the instruments and voices left right where they happened. We hope that you enjoy our little foray into the “retro-fueled” journey that it turned out to be. You may not identify with all of the subject matter. The important thing is that you allow yourself the opportunity to explore these issues and then, decide for yourself. We leave you now with a popular quote that describes our intent with this record:

“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.”
–Ernst Fischer

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released July 28, 2012

Terry McGee: Drums, Vocals, Keys
Dennis Farrar: Guitars
Chris Day: Bass, Synth
Adam Smith: Organ on No More

Recorded, Mixed, Mastered by Chris Day @ Plan-D Studios

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HESSIAN BINARY West Virginia

It doesn’t matter who we are; what matters is that we have something to say to you. If the message in our music resonates with you, then get involved. Explore some of the issues facing our world from a different perspective. We can make a better world; it’s our privilege, our responsibility. Experience the “revolution of the mind” with us. Thanks for listening.

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Track Name: Drive Me On
You chained me down
You brought me out
I see now there’s no escape
Cuz’ I belong to you now

You love…to lay the whip across my back
A willing victim of your games
You give me all I need to stay between the lines.
You drive me on….on and on.

Your sadistic ways
Appeal to my masochistic tendencies
I love how you punish me
When you make me scream your name

You love…to lay the whip across my back
A willing victim of your games
You give me all I need to stay between the lines.
You drive me on….on and on. Drive me on.

You love…to lay the whip across my back
A willing victim of your games
These chains start to feel like home to me
I was meant to be your slave
You give me all I need to stay between the lines.
You drive me on….on and on.
Track Name: Modes of Control
Dronin’ on with these tired lines feelin’ the cold of a guided life.
Why did I not see it sooner, and engage in resistance?

It’s a reflection, of a system in disorder; a cool deception,
Forming its borders, to control us, like willing slaves
Comin’ on, we resist, and blast away at the hierarchical
Modes of control, to gain our freedom, once and for all

We see the love in each other’s eyes, and we feel the connection
Why did we not get here sooner, and recognize the inflection?

It’s just a symptom, of a system in disorder; a cool deception,
Forming its borders, to control us, like willing slaves
Comin’ on, we resist, and blast away at the hierarchical
Modes of control, to gain our freedom, once and for all

I am, what you are, we are the same
I am what you are, we are, we are, we are, we are the same!

Dronin’ on with these tired lines feelin’ the cold of a tired life.
Why did we not see it sooner, and engage in resistance?
Track Name: Cadmium Blue
Given the time to contemplate..all that I’ve given away

The picture that was just black lines…fades to colors that run and fade

Oooooooh…I gave it away.

This paint-by-numbers life I’ve led…reminds me of what you said.

Just do it because it’s right…you’re reward will be knowin’ you did.

Oooooooo… I gave it away.
Oooooooo… I gave it away.
Oooooooo… I gave it away.
Gave it all away
Track Name: More of the Same
This feeling won’t go away, won’t go away.
Every solution seems like more of the same
They crow about it,
And hope we buy it
And they lie right to our face.
Are we just too dumb to notice?
Or are we insane?

There aint no way to sustain,
Just adding fuel to this runaway train
This system don’t care about us.
It just perpetuates itself.
Nothin’ fallin’ into place.

How long will it take us people
To see that something’s gotta’ change?

Do we wana’ leave the world better than we found it?
Will our children call us heroes, or in…say…ay…ay…ay…ayn.

Mr. President, got somethin’ on his mind
He wana’ make it better, but somehow he changed his mind
Does it matter who’s elected?
Does it really matter?
They just leave us all behind.
And if it’s guna’ change
We’ll have to change ourselves

Future generations will look back and wonder
How we could have lived with the shame
Do we wana’ leave the world better than we found it?
Will our children call us heroes, or insane?

Future generations will look back and wonder
How we could have lived with the shame
Do we wana’ leave the world better than we found it?
Will our children call us heroes, or insane?
Track Name: No More
All over…the world…people are cryin’ out
We all know…something’s just not right
The TV’s telling me…I should be afraid
They want me to kill…they want me to hate

Here come the politicians…to drive it home
If we don’t go to war…then freedom’s gone
They repeat the mantra…and say it proud
We don’t want the smokin’ gun…to become a mushroom cloud

You can’t make peace..by waging war
Can’t make things better…by killing more

All tyranny needs to survive…good people to stand by
As long as we look away…listen and blindly obey

A decade later…things are still the same
Still finding ways…to sell the charade
War is a racket…based on lies
Profits reckoned in dollar bills…and the losses in lives

You can’t make peace..by waging war
Can’t make things better…by killing more
If we look inside…we see we’re all the same
We claim to love a god by…killing in his name

All tyranny needs to survive…good people to stand by
As long as we look away…listen and blindly obey
This can’t go on….it has to end
No more…no more… no more… no more

All tyranny needs to survive…good people to stand by
As long as we look away…listen and blindly obey
This can’t go on….it has to end
No more…no more… no more… no more
Track Name: Let it go Let it Die
Mr. Politician, can you promise us now
That the world you’ve created can sustain us all

There’s no “left” and no “right” way to win this fight
Nature is a dictator
Evolution on our side; a revolution of the mind
Maybe you should get out of the way

While you’re livin’ like a king, millions are dyin’.
And what we wana’ be aint what you’re supplyin’.

Can’t give us what we want; won’t give us what we need
You’re pyramid is crumbling
The system can’t go on; you know it’s obsolete.
Let’s replace it with somethin’ better

Let it go, let it die
Money don’t hold no truth
A child’s eyes never lie

You seem to love to strut around
And try to make things look better
May have fooled us once or twice
But now we’re pulling together

Start lookin’ at yourself; put the bullshit on a shelf
The system is dyin’.
War is what you sell; you’ve made a living Hell
We’re no longer buyin’.

Let it go, let it die
Money don’t hold no truth
A child’s eyes never lie
It’s time to…to draw a line
Knowin’ that we can’t lose
Unless we never try

Break

Let it go, let it die
Money don’t hold no truth
A child’s eyes never lie
It’s time to…to draw a line
Knowin’ we can’t lose
Unless we never try
Track Name: Retribution
You feel the full weight, it’s crushin’ down
Can’t change it, but you can…make restitution
Take that medicine…take it like a man
The second wrong that made it right was their solution

The bad man marches on down from his cell
The whole world is better now we sent him straight to Hell

There aint no way to steal, what I already gave away
Go on run, and tell them all, just what I said
This dead man’s walkin’ but I aint’ afraid
I know you’ll sleep much better, when you know I’m dead?

I feel the cold steel, around my neck
It’s the last thing, I’ll ever feel again
If I could, I surely would, take it back
Even though your world is what made me who I am

The bad man marches on down from his cell
The whole world is better now we’ve sent him straight to Hell

There aint no way to steal, what I already gave away
Go on run, and tell them all, just what I said
This dead man’s walkin’ but I aint’ afraid
I know sleep much better, when you know I’m dead?

Last talk…last meal…last taste…last feel
Last chance…to say…the way I feel today
For your…own sake…forgive me when I’m dead
Go on…and take…your retribution

There aint no way to steal, what I already gave away
Go on run, and tell them all, just what I said
This dead man’s walkin’ but I aint’ afraid
I know you’ll sleep much better when you know I’m dead?
I’m dead…When you know I’m dead