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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 is an American rock group led by singer/songwriters Michael Hayes and Andy Santospago, established in 2003. Music critic Jonathan Perry observes that "writing stunning songs that soar and transcend whatever difficult circumstances that inspired them is something this band has always done supremely well." “Long Cool Journey” will be released May of 2018 and is now on pre-order. ... more

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