Alone in Babylon

by F-Units

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released November 19, 2010

Produced by Scott Bellina & Max Holland
Mixed by Scott Gilman
Engineered by Anthony Gallo
Recorded at The Cutting Room, Manhattan, NY
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music / DEKO Music

F-Units are:
Scott Bellina - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Max Holland - Lead Guitar
Tom Meehan - Bass
Frank Coleman - Drums

Additional credits:
Drew Blood - Piano
Scott Gilman - Saxophone, Organ, Synth
Juliana Pereira - Violins
Patrick Gary - Trombone, Trumpet
Karen Curious - Vocals

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F-Units New York, New York

F-Units have created their own personal brand of punk-influenced hard rock and get their name from diesel engine locomotives built by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division in the 1940s and 50s — a metaphor for the band’s sound — “hard, fast, loud… fueled by power-pop hooks and raunch-rock riffs slammed together with the heavy driving force of a runaway freight train”. ... more

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Track Name: Out of the Ashes
Salute the fucking bastards just for survival
And pound your bleeding hearts in surround sound
Out of ashes to the masses across the horizon
There ain't no looking back when you're underground
Track Name: Psycho Urgency Rock Addiction
Strike up the ignition screeching halt don't stop
Until we're hanging off the edge of the road
Aggravations altercations fuck you and your complications
Everything's under control I know we know so

Explain to me why I don't need another shot of vanity
Motivation aspiration just keep straight keep straight
In the name of rock n roll

I can barely see the light in your eyes so I cock and reload
Another casualty

Psycho urgency rock addiction
Mass affliction... in my head
Double guitar ammunition
On a mission... we commence

The thunder crunchin bass is punching under my seat
I'm gonna bang my head until it explodes
Concentration desperation with no sign of compensation
Cranking every song we know on the stereo so

Explain to me why I don't need another shot of you and me
Destination degradation just keep straight keep straight
It's all in vein for rock n roll

I can barely see the light in your eyes so I cock and reload
Another casualty

Psycho urgency rock addiction
Mass affliction... in my head
Double guitar ammunition
On a mission... we commence
Track Name: Alone in Babylon
Yeah there's a place we can play with the devil's own
Just left of the sane where the animals
Are gazin' at your body like you was made to please

Hang you up tied bound with no prayer at all
Sweet sweat soakin wet like the Amazon
Snakin up your body girl I could use a drink

I can tell your not listening
So do what you want
I'm easy to please when

You're way gone
Actin like you just don't
Give a fuck do you
Wanna stay home
All alone in Babylon
I need some more abuse
Tonight

There ain't no cheap escape from disillusion
I got a six gun in each hand just to stay alive
You can torture me or grant my absolution
And I ain't gonna break til I'm satisfied

Fangtasia
South of Malaysia
Shoot us with your sexual steel
I might be losin my mind again

So sick and tired I'm achin'
Muskrat drunk runnin a wheel
I ain't talkin bout love
Just do me again

I can tell your not listening
So do what you want
I'm easy to please when

You're way gone
And actin like you just don't
Give a fuck do you
Wanna stay home
All alone in Babylon
I need some more abuse
Tonight
Track Name: Black California
Sunrise hypnotized
Free-basing Kryptonite
I'm flying higher every night

I'm chasing all my demons
Nothings seeming all too real and
No fun California sun I'm
Blacked out and just begun

Whoa oh oh
I'll blow you away
Black California
Whoa oh oh
I'll throw you away
Black California

Fix my inebriation
Chased down with calculation
Got high just climbing for the sun
Neck deep intoxication
Ain't taking no survivors
Just another victim when I tapped the pulse on my worst nightmare

Whoa oh oh
I'll blow you away
Black California
Whoa oh oh
I'll throw you away
Black California

I am invincible on the path of self-destruction

Gone M.I.A.
Track Name: You're Just a Tease
Pacin' like a locomotive (Oh oh oh)
Cocked back and I'm fully loaded (Oh oh oh)
Fat lip with a Kung Fu grip yeah
(Grazie al cazzo)
Tickin bomb with your high heels on
And I can't get you alone so

(Face it)
What's the use in even tryin'
You're just a tease (so shut up)
(Reject)
Failed to comply and
You're just a tease (so shut up)

Chasin' a movin' target (Oh oh oh)
Come back I'm just gettin' started (Oh oh oh)
I gotta itch like a son of a bitch yeah (Grazie al cazzo)
Tickin bomb with ya high heels on
And I can't get you alone... so

(Face it)
What's the use in even tryin'
You're just a tease (so shut up)
(Reject)
Failed to comply and
You're just a tease (so shut up)

Can't stop the clock on your event horizon
(Grazie al cazzo)
Tickin bomb with ya high heels on
And I can't get you alone

So what's the use in even tryin'
You're just a tease (so shut up)
(Reject)
Failed to comply and
You're just a tease (so shut up)
You can laugh you can bitch and deny that
You're just a tease (so shut up)
You can bet your ass until you die that
You're just a tease (so shut up)
Track Name: Lipstick Traces
One by one they're forming in a straight line
Outsiders gunning for the big time
Shoot em up
Mys-defiant faces
Kickin down doors leaving lipstick traces

Boppin to 'Beat On the Brat' in the meanwhile
Goth girl earnin' stripes in the clothes aisle
Give it up!
What's our motivation?
Nuclear bomb in this alienation

Do you wanna judge me
Without a reason?
Do it for the country
Call it freedom
The lack of motivation's fuelin our energy
The lack of motivation's fuelin our energy
Everyday

Taking the world with material style
While you're waiting for the bus let your mind run wild
I can hear 'em coming from miles and miles

Do you wanna judge me
Without a reason?
Do it for your country
Got no reason
The lack of motivation's fuelin our energy
The lack of motivation's fuelin our energy
The lack of motivation
Without a provocation
Settin our sights on a catastrophe
The lack of motivation's fuelin my energy
Every day
Track Name: Desperation Road
I've been driving so long
I can hardly go on
I decided to tattoo my mind
Serrating the truth
With a vision of you in disguise
Might be the first time I realized
We see the world through different eyes
Yeah I'm comin home to you tonight

Angel
You can take my heart
Cause I ain't gonna leave when
You're tearing me apart

Another state-line rest-stop cigarette caffeination
Racing so fast to get through the pitch black of the night
Slamming my fist to the beat of my deceleration
Down Desperation Road

It's either love or it's war
Yeah I've been there before
Another surprise?
I can't take anymore of your lies
God help because my hearts lost its time
Without the guts to say goodbye

Angel
You can take my heart
Cause I don't really need it
When you're tearing me apart
You don't object to my obsession
And I can't let you go
Just show me the direction
To Desperation Road

Show me the direction
To Desperation Road
Track Name: Mockstar
Crucify the pretender
Knock me down just see how far I rise
Staring down a double-barrel loaded with imperfection
So throw your nose up in quiet protest
Who asked you what I represent?
God save the queen says I must repent

Spotlight down on this has-been scene
Because I’m God's own fuckin mockstar
Getting by on slavin out my soul
Take your one shot baby
Cause it’s do or die
Fightin like hell to get recognized
That I’m not saving rock n roll

Strung out and self-righteous
I been thinkin for myself again
And I think I might just grab your attention
Ain’t hookin for your charity
Just selling my integrity while I’m
86’d again by another pretention

Spotlight down on this has-been scene
Because I’m God's own fuckin mockstar
Getting by on slavin out my soul
Take your one shot baby
Cause it’s do or die
Fightin like hell to get recognized
That I’m not saving rock n roll

I ‘m gonna spit on everyone
Cause I’m the world’s forgotten son
Going out of my way to take you down

Crucify the pretender
Yeah can music save your mortal soul when
You’re just the latest mockstar
And you sure ain’t rock n roll

Spotlight down on this has-been scene
Because I’m God's own fuckin mockstar
Getting by on slavin out my soul
Take your one shot baby
Cause it’s do or die
Fightin like hell to get recognized
That I’m not saving rock n roll
Track Name: When It Snows in April
The night mist falls and stings my face
As the winter takes it’s time
Reflections stream down Broadway’s glaze
You're frozen through my state of mind
The clouds surround above me
Ain’t no heaven only scars among the
Masquerade between me and you

Our worlds collide now we’re lost in space
Pretending that we’re still the same
As you watch me while I sleep and
You wonder what I’m feeling now
I’m just scared of losin you

When it snows in April
When the spring steps aside
If there’s a chance can we still
Hold on for one more night?

There’s a storm approachin’
Headed straight between our lies
Cause when it snows in April
I’m cold as New York inside

Try to forget what you can’t control
Forced to reject your heart and soul
Am I dreamin? Can I scream? And...
I don’t care if I am breathin
Cause it’s more than I can do

When it snows in April
When the spring steps aside
If there’s a chance can we still
Hold on for one more night?
Another storms approachin’
Headed straight between the lies
Cause when it snows in April
I’m cold as New York inside
So cold inside

Am I dreamin?
Track Name: So Incognito
Shakin off the pink-down militia
KGB surprise
Rippin up an autographed picture
Smudge it up lies

But I can tell you bitch it’s one thing
At the risk of being used
You lookin so sweet but taste so vicious
And I’m feelin more ambitious

So incognito
But you know it's a fact that
You can’t hide from everyone
I got a stone cold feelin' that
You’re more than just whacked
And you’re so damn evil
You look so incognito
You can’t even find yourself

Stolen glances bounce off the mirror
As you bat your eyes
I take my chance but can’t get near you
Then you realize

That I might be a slow one
But in no time I can see
You’re so fucked up under that swagger
Take off your cloak n dagger

So incognito
But you know it's a fact that
You can’t hide from everyone
I got a stone cold feelin' that
You’re more than just whacked
And you’re so damn evil
You look so incognito
You can’t even find yourself

You’re like a freak of nature
Just running from your past
Full of fear and hatred
While you shake your ass
No time for conversation
Girl, how you move so fast?

It’s so damn evil
You look so incognito
You can’t even find yourself

Can't even find yourself
Track Name: Come What Maybe
Souls entwined out of nowhere
Do you realize?
I can feel your heartbeats warming up
Through the silence in your eyes

Girl I want you to notice
By the time I get through the chorus
That this one’s about you
There’s nothing to doubt yeah
Pretending like it’s some mystery

Maybe I’m going crazy
Cause I maybe wanting you
And I know you’re crazy too
Come what maybe

I could stay at home every weekend
Yeah I could waste my nights alone
And there’s somewhere else I’d rather be
But I don’t know where you’ve gone

Cause girl I’d die to get closer
Hey that’s one way to find closure
So throw me a lifeline
I’ve waited my lifetime
To taste the air that you breathe

About a month ago I was broken
Now there’s something pure inside
Suddenly I found my truth
Under the New York City sky

Maybe I’m going crazy
Cause I maybe wanting you
And I know you’re crazy too
Maybe girl will you save me?
Cause I maybe wanting to
Spend the next life or two

With you maybe
Track Name: Rebel Songs
We're the distracted nation
Blowin off the foundation
To the righteous left
Surrender's just not tactical
We are the disputed
We are Sub-American

Insult without incident
Marchin on to your doorstep
And my teacher says that I can run for president
But we are all just losers
So send me off to war

Countin on rebel songs to destroy We're losing touch
One for all and all for one
Countin on rebel songs fill the void
Is it too much?
Revolution just for fun

Chasing down my delusions
With pinpoint execution
So I raise my can and drink to Sub-America
Warriors for the weekend
Wasted brats out of nowhere

Countin on rebel songs to destroy We're losing touch
One for all and all for one
Countin on rebel songs fill the void
Is it too much?
Revolution just for fun

whoa oh oh