I wrote this shortly after 9/11, astounded at the nation we had become administered by fools and full of greed. Apparently I was correct.


I'm waiting for the storm to bring
a cleansing tide to the shores we sing
We sit alone, it was us two
sunlit island with a killer view
My wine, a stain in your carpet
This dime is all that I carry
It's time to batten down hatches
and lock you inside
Criticize, don't learn
Agonize, not figure it out
Let the blood, it's my turn
to turn the knife
Rich blood
Get off your phone while you're driving
You're so impatient
take take take take
You wear a front when you can't fake what you do
Rich blood


from The Vinyl Skyway (self​-​titled), track released November 4, 2004
Written by M.A. Hayes ©2004 Vinyl Skyway Music. All rights reserved. M. Hayes on vocals / rhythm guitar, A. Santospago on lead guitar, cello, Kelly McCann on vocals, Matt Tahaney on bass, Ben Hedlund on drums, JP Powell on Rhodes Piano. Recorded by Bil Bowen at Q Division. Assisted by Matt Tahaney. Mixed by David Minehan at Woolly Mammoth. Mastered by Dave Locke/jP Masters.


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the Vinyl Skyway Boston, Massachusetts

The Vinyl Skyway could be described as the one of the best rock groups you've never heard of. With three independently released studio albums of major label caliber, the group was primarily active in Boston from 2003 to 2012. The group was founded by close friends and songwriters Michael Hayes and Andy Santospago. The two continue collaborating and hope to release a fourth album in 2016. ... more

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