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The True Believer (free download)

by Raging FIre

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Inspired by the writings of American philosopher Eric Hoffer, The True Believer is a irreverent commentary on the current state of American culture and politics.


In the garden that society built
the golden flowers were beginning to wilt
despite all the fine fertilizer spilt

Well, well, well!

Well meaning folks with a conscience
all hoisted pens to the crisis
but only sketched out
portraits of nonsense
–alot like this song!

So who? –Will you do the True Believer!?
How do? -How do you do the True Believer!?

It’s fun and easy all you gotta do
Is stop your brain and lose your shoes
now flap your arms and
wave your hands four and two

where’s the music? gotta find the beat
shake your hips -time to move your feet
make some history and then repeat
–now you

Yes you, yes, you
Now you, now you can do the True Believer!
Its cool, everybody do the True Believer!

So looking closely at the scene
Just what does it truly mean?
Stop for a second and pause
just what exactly is the cause?

In this world’s dinner and din
We want to eat
And we want to win
We’re still running from that
original sin

Lost drifters crippled in a daze

Future Shock!
Post Mod!
Orange Fraud!
Info Age!

Three billion snowblind mice
runnin’ in a maze

But at least–

They can do the True Believer!
Its true!
We can always do the True Believer!
Its cool! -everybody do the True Believer!
Me and you

And a dog named Boo

Gotta do the True Believer!


released September 7, 2018
Recorded by the illustrious Mike Purcell at County Q studios, Nashville, Tennessee

Guitar: Joe Blanton
Guitar: Jeff Cease
Drums: Mark Medley
Keyboards: Giles Reaves
Bass: John Reed
Vocals: Melora Zaner

Doctor of Love: Les Colton Shields, Esq.

Song by Mark Medley, Jeff Cease, and Melora Zaner
(c) Pristine Music, BMI

Video and illustrations by Mark Medley


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Raging Fire Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville ’80s alternative rockers deliver their first new album in more than 30 years, reaffirming their status as one of Music City’s most dynamic bands by creating literate punk-powered rock for the here and now.

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