The Invitation

by Zed

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This album was recorded in the winter of 2009 after work and on weekends in our studio. We worked pretty hard on it and ended up taking the final tracks to Juan Urteaga at Trident Studio to mix and master, and he did an amazing job. This album is the result of about 1.5 years worth of writing, rewriting, fighting, drinking, smoking and rocking! enjoy!

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released April 20, 2010

Pete Sattari - Guitar and Vox
Greg Lopez - Guitar
Rich Harris - Drums
Mark Aceves - Bass
Juan Urteaga - Mixing Mastering

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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: Leave Me Alone
You told me a secret
But I couldn’t keep it
Instead I let it all go
I never wanted it
But it came without warning
So Instead I spun out of control

You said you’d give yourself away
To face your pain coming around again
I begged you to leave me alone
I’ll say it again…leave me alone.

Pain it seems to be the only way
You learn to live again
Learn to love again

Pain would never leave you alone
You face it again…on your own.

I feel it come my way…feel it coming around again
I feel like I’m losing control
Of my body and soul
Soul.
He who chose to let himself go
Bring his pain again on his own
He who chose to give himself away
See his pain coming around again.
Track Name: Lunatics And Liars
Lunatics and liars
Who have the desire
To set my world on fire
Watch it burning higher.

Higher!
Apathetic Losers
They are all the choosers
Of whatever fate acquired
They’re fuel for the fire.

Fire!

Realize we’re desensitized to feel our weakness
Those who stand to make a profit will use our sickness
To bend the truth, Spread the Lies
Propagate the wicked
Those who stand to make a profit will use our weakness…

They’ll use our weakness.

Lunatics and liars
Who have the desire
To set my world on fire
Watch it burning higher.

Higher!

Realize we’re desensitized to feel our weakness
Those who stand to make a profit will use our sickness
To bend the truth, Spread the Lies
Propagate the wicked
Those who stand to make a profit will use our weakness…

Use it!
Track Name: Halo
The news was proud at the feeding trough
They’d chased the other pigs away
There’s no one in their way
They can feed on it night and day




Who’s to know ? Who’s to say?
Who would stand in their way?
Them pigs of war, on parade today
Come collect a debt and we will pay

Lay down your ego
Is it enough? Now we’ll never know
Hate around your head, like a halo
You will obey because we said so

So confused, so afraid
What if the pigs come back today?
All I've worked for, all I’ve saved, so easily taken away
You were right
You’re here to save
Protector of a shallow grave.
Pigs and swine you drove away
Will rise again one day.

So confused, so afraid
What if the pigs come back today
All I've worked for all I’ve saved so easily taken away

Lay down your ego
Is it enough? Now we’ll never know
Hate around your head, like a halo
You will obey because we said so
Track Name: A Drug
Give me a choice I can’t refuse
A Drug I have to use
Give me a trigger or a knife
Gave me death, now give me life

Give me a needle for my pain
A rush of blood to the brain
A choice I couldn’t refuse

Hey! Laid so low
Hey! Why won’t you just let me go?

So drawn into your pain
I got you running in my veins
So battered and so bruised

Like a needle for my pain
A rush of blood to my brain
A choice I couldn’t refuse

Hey! Laid so low
Hey! Why won’t you just let me go?
Hey! Killed by your knife so slow
Hey! You got me laid so low
Track Name: Sinner
Hey you sinners
Show me how to die
Hey you liars
Show me how to try

Won’t you come, take may hand
Lead me down to the promised land
With a bottle of whiskey in my hand

Ride on, right on, ride on, Right on!
Face your demons, Ride on!

Hey you mothers
Tell your children now
That there is no promised land
Broken wings, Broken hands
Bottle of whiskey in our hands
It’s now or never…

So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
I bought your lies and tricks
Now let me try
To break my wings
Break my hands
Lead me down to the promised land
Broken bottle in my hand…yeah.


Hey you blind and weary
Can you hear me clearly?
Time has come
Change the plan
Tell yourself time and time again

Now or never.

Ride on, right on, ride on, Right on.
Track Name: How Long
Lost in the blood and mud
Wonder if there’s a god above
Broken down
I’m thinking
how long?
It’s the same thing every day
Despite all what they say
Still stuck in my useless way

How long?
So wrong, for so long

Oh lord how long I say
Out here and fading away
Broken down
I’m breaking again
How long?
It’s the same thing every day
Despite of what you say
Still stuck in this stupid place

How long?
So long, So wrong



So you think you’ve found your great escape
You think you ought to be on your way
But every road brought you back this way
You must have got lost along the way



You keep waiting
It goes on and on
The road out of hell is windy and long
All their advice turned to be so wrong
The hounds of hell are howling all night long.

Hey, it’s so real right away
Hey, fatal all you say
Hey, real right away
Hey, fatal all you say
Track Name: Somebody
Somebody once told me
In order to be somebody
You’ve got to join the crowd
In order to survive

I said hey buddy
I don’t think that you know me
I’ve never followed
And I am still alive

I’ve been here before
Made this mistake before
All the greed and the need
Made me want so much more
Money, Prosperity,
Happiness, Vanity
The cum we swallow in order to survive.





All you people,
Climb the steeple
Call your people
Say that you’re alive
Say we’re liars
Cannon-fodder
Lambs to the slaughter
Working the nine to five
We’re alive…

Gunned down in the street of gaza
Blinded by propaganda
You died in the name of allah
Fast forward to the valleys
Consuming all the candy
That she can buy
More and more,
Tell me what’s in store?
All you people,
Climb the steeple
Call your people
Say that you’re alive
Say we’re liars
Cannon-fodder
Lambs to the slaughter
Working the nine to five

We’re alive…
Track Name: The River
I’ve been swimming these dark shores
Away from the light
I swim these rivers of red
Every night


Get me away from here
Towards the light
Drown in the river of red
Every night

Yeah
I’m drowning
Stuck here
Can’t break free
Deep dark river
Got a hold of me

You said you want to die and float away
Get me out of here today
Let the deep dark river
Come and carry me away.

Yeah.

Well I’ve been swimming these muddy rivers red
Night after night
Oh get me away from here
Towards the light

You said you want to die but you’re afraid
But we all go there eventually
Dip your head in the muddy river red
And set yourself free…

Yeah.