Desperation Blues

by Zed

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about

We spent almost 2 years writing these songs, playing them out and honing them until we felt we were ready to lay them down in the studio. We were looking around to find the best studio as well as the best partner to help produce the songs, and we met Tim Narducci when we played a show with his band. He approached us about recording us and when we met and discussed we saw it was a natural fit. He got what we were trying to do right off the bat. So we entered Sonic Room Studios / Audio Voyage Studios in June of 2012 and finished the recording in August. Tim and the rest of us then spent the next month and a half mixing and finding the right sound of the album. Lastly in November and December we got it mastered by Bruce Somers in LA. We're pretty proud of this album and we think you will dig it. Desperation Blues hits the street May 21st, 2013. Pre-order now and get it a week before the rest of the world, in addition to an immediate download of the lead single "Please".

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released 21 May 2013

Produced by TIm Narducci
Recorded at Sonic Room Studios and Audio Voyage Studios Livermore CA between June and August 2012

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Zed San Jose

ZED makes rock the way it should be made. Loud guitars, a shot of whiskey and a middle finger. Taking it cues from the greats like Zeppelin, Sabbath and AC/DC, but combining them with their contemporary musical influences such as Clutch, Rage Against the Machine and Queens of the Stone Age, creating a mixture that is new, yet familiar. ... more

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Track Name: Please
Please

You. You're my milk and honey
But you never give me your money
Pretty soon, I'll have you on your knees
Pretty soon, you'll be begging me please

Please, get on your knees.
Please, please. Start begging me please.

You. My destruction.
I tumble and fall, down on the waves of your ocean
You're the need. You are the notion.
You are the reason for all the commotion.

Please, get on your knees.
Please, please. Start begging me please.
Track Name: Skin And Bones
Skin and Bones

Born free like a buffalo
Spent my whole life running
Never knew which way to go

And I knew right from the get go
Never needed anybody
I do what I what I want to do

Yeah. I was alone
Without a home

Don't you know?
Don't you got it figured out?
Well you know what goes around, comes around?
Round and round

Yeah I know
There ain't no other way
So don’t tell me what to do
Don’t tell me what to say

Yeah. I was alone
Yeah. Without a home
Yeah. We're just skin and bones
Yeah. Born to die alone

And on and on along the way
You'd thought you'd made it home
And lost and found along the way
You know you're on your own
Track Name: Killing Machine
Killing Machine

You always keep clean your killing machine
You're always talking, just say what you mean
Don't say you hate me, it's there in your eyes
You always wear it like a thin disguise.

I said give me something that is real
Despite the way, the way that I feel
You keep on talking. Just say what you mean
You mow me down with your killing machine

There is no way. I'll go today
Open your eyes, It's no surprise

You say you always want me
To play your fool
You say you always need me
To play it cool

You say you always want me to sing
The same old song
You say you always want me to play
To play along
You say you love me, don't know what you mean
You mow me down with your killing machine
Don't say you hate me, it's there in your eyes
You wear it all line a thin disguise
Track Name: Desperation Blues
Desperation Blues

Hey what would you say
If all you love's taken away
Say it ain't so
I plant my seeds but they won't grow

Give them rope and they would hang themselves
They are driven to the throes
Of self deception, self defeat
There's nothing they wouldn't do

Every time I tried to hang myself
You were the one holding the rope
Of self deception, self defeat
There's nothing you wouldn't do

Don't lie to yourself
You wouldn't be yourself
And after all, gotta ask yourself
In this old life
It ain't no mystery
If you ain't got yourself
Who you gonna be?

Everytime I tried to hang myself
You were the one holding the rope
Of self deception, self defeat
There's nothing you wouldn't do
Track Name: Crawl Back To You
So drunk and weary
Feel the burn, sip it away
Right down to the bone
Cuts you up, won't leave you alone

I'm sinking like a stone
you make me feel like I'm right at home
Everything I know
It just fails to compare to you
You're the only thing that's true

My wings you lift me up
When I'm feeling down
Without you there would be no way
Would it be enough, if I could find a way
I would
Crawl right back to you...I'll crawl right back

I'm sinking like a stone
You make me feel like I'm right at home
Everything I know
Doesn't hold a candle up to you
You're the only thing that's true.

My wings you lift me up
When I'm feeling down
Without you there would be no way
Would it be enough, if I could find a way
I would
Crawl right back to you...I'll crawl right back.
Track Name: More
More

When you got a need
How do you feed it?
What you hunger for
How you need it

When your scent's upon the breeze
It brings me to my knees
It makes me beg and plead you please
You're all I ever need

And do you like it?

I think you know
You got my number you're calling me home
And you would not believe
The gift you're about to receive

And even then I need you more
More than I ever have before
I drink you up say give me some more
I say more more more

And do you like it?

Even then I need you more
More than I ever have before
I drink you up say give me some more
I say more more more

And do you like it?
And do you need it?
How do you feed it?
Track Name: Rain
Rain

Got me all alone on the telephone
So that you could say
You didn't like the way life had turned out
Twenty five years ago
When you let go
I know
Fear and all the doubt
Began to overflow

You were young and free
When it began
Woke to find that time has slipped away
Never to return again
How could you have know
You would always be alone
Fear the doubt
Would be your home

Here comes the rain again
The pain again
Weight of the world
Drives you insane again

You say to the world
What have you done to me
So say the world
That nothing is for free
How could you have known
It would turn your heart to stone
Fear the doubt
Would be your home

Here comes the rain
Drives you insane
Weight of your world
Comes down again

Here comes the rain again
The pain again
Weight of the world
Drives you insane again
Track Name: The Empty Quarter - Settle The Score
Settle the Score

Who would follow
You Into tomorrow?
Who would lead the way
Would we follow today
Now that we’ve been led astray

Faith no more
We have heard it, heard it all before
You told us to wait here alone
Under the weight of your stone
We will follow the way, we will not stray
It will be as it was before

Faith no more
We have heard it, heard it all before
There's no way
So why don't you just stay the fuck out of the way

Is it your faith that brought you here?
Did you want it near?
Seeking your faith, despite your fear
Has brought you to despair

Faith no more
We have heard it, heard it all before
There's no way
So why don't you just stay the fuck out of the way
Track Name: The River (2012)
The River

I've been swimming your dark shores
Away from the light
I swim your rivers of red every night
Get me away from here
Towards your light
I drown in your river of red every night

Yeah. Oh Yeah.

I'm drowning, stuck here
Can't break free
Your deep dark river has got a hold me
You say you want to die and float away
But we all go there eventually
Let your deep dark river come and carry me away

I've been swimming your muddy rivers red
night after night
Get me away from here
Towards your light
You say you want do die but you're affraid
But we all go there eventually
Dip your head in the muddy river red
And set yourself free...yeah.