Zombification Of A Nation

by Jerry Oliver

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1.
The moon makes me cry tonight How do I even notice it’s there? This room makes me feel uptight Does anyone know how to care? About one another? You might be the only one who dares We can all do better Let’s help each other get there The sunrise makes me high today How can I ignore the heat? The open sky shows a way Can anyone help a sister eat? Let’s help one another You might be the only one who dares We can all do better Let’s help each other get there
2.
Soul Hole 03:43
I thought I saw you in the burning sun 
But it was the house and the sky was gone 
I thought I heard you in the evening air
 But it was the roar of what wasn’t there

 There’s a hole in the soul of America
 Where the slaughtered go, where the forgotten lie
 Where the dreamers sleep and I ask why? 

I thought I saw you by the highway sign But you were passing bad checks in the grocery line 
Down on the ground grasping for air
 With a knee on your neck and now you’re not there There’s a hole in the soul of America
 Where the slaughtered go, where the forgotten lie
 Where the dreamers sleep and I ask why? I thought I saw your parents at the border wall
 Where they ripped you away and that’s not all
 Now you’re alone in a nice room they say 
Looks like a cage to me where they put you away

 There’s a hole in the soul of America 
Where the slaughtered go, where the forgotten lie 
Where the dreamers sleep and I ask why? 

I thought I saw you on TV at the city hall
 You were yelling for rights and standing tall 
Now you’re flat on your back with a tube down your throat 
I hope you get well, this ain’t no joke! 

 There’s a hole in the soul of America
 Where the slaughtered go, where the forgotten lie
 Where the dreamers sleep and I ask why?



3.
Dead bone buildings On a Sunday drive Lone souls hiding Trying to stay alive Mystery Killer On an empty street Afternoon thriller From an empty seat Driving alone down the street Dead bone buildings Doo doo doo do... tick tick tick Got to wear mask
4.
Fascist Head 03:11
When the alarm goes off and I get out of bed All I hear is the fascist head When I get up My soul feels dead ‘cause all I hear is the fascist head But now it’s bye bye fascist head Up and out of the bunker boy It’s time to go Bye bye fascist head You have to go now You’re out the door The people have spoke We don’t want you know more! I turn the tv on But keep the sound down ‘cause all that’s on is the fascist head! But now it’s bye bye fascist head Up and out of the bunker boy It’s time to go Bye bye fascist head When the alarm goes off and I get out of bed All I hear is the fascist head When I get up My soul feels dead ‘cause all I hear is the fascist head But now it’s bye bye fascist head Up and out of the bunker boy It’s time to go Bye bye fascist head
5.
Tyranny, tyranny, tyranny under the sun Tyranny, tyranny, tyranny what have we done? Tyranny, tyranny, tyranny people on the run Tyranny, tyranny, tyranny rubber bullets and guns People, people, that’s who we are You call us radical, we carry the scars People, people, mothers in arms You call us far left, our tears spread far Eternal vigilance The price of liberty That’s why we march That’s why we shout We will be heard That’s why we plug it in Either Black Lives Matter Or you better look again Tyranny, tyranny, tyranny under the sun Tyranny, tyranny, tyranny what have we done? Tyranny, tyranny, tyranny people on the run Tyranny, tyranny, tyranny rubber bullets and guns
6.
Zombification of a nation going no where Zombification of a nation's taking us down Cold to the touch No blood in the veins Going nowhere Just eating brains Zombification of a nation going no where Zombification of a nation taking us down Gonna bag me a witch Maybe the Litch Orange man's a son of a bitch Zombie rock Zombie roll Throw me in a deep dark hole Zombie rock Zombie roll You better vote or lose your soul Zombification of a nation's taking us down Zombification of a nation going no where Zombification of a nation's taking us down Zombification of a nation going no where Cold to the touch No blood in the veins Going nowhere Just eating brains Zombification of a nation going nowhere Zombification of a nation going nowhere Zombie rock Zombie roll Throw me in a deep dark hole Zombie rock Zombie roll You better vote or lose your soul Zombification of a nation going no where Zombification of a nation taking us down Zombification of a nation going no where Zombification of a nation taking us down Cold to the touch No blood in the veins Going nowhere Just eating brains
7.
Citizen 7 03:30
Citizen 7 Citizen 7 Citizen 7 Citizen 7 
 - Did you look too close?
 - What are you looking for?
 - Please hold the rose - Just step behind the door
 - Don’t belong here no more...
 - Is this your car?
 - Do you have a face on file?
 - Remember your star!
 - I guess I’ll see you after while
 - left without a smile...
 Citizen 7 
 Citizen 7 Citizen 7 Citizen 7 Citizen 7 
 Citizen 7 

8.
You already had yesterday whatever that was You already had yesterday whatever that was Crows... like disturbed black memories like disturbed black memories Circle about, circle about They rise and fall But never come to rest Your glacial ice From another life Another time If no consequence? If no consequence? Then whose skull? Then whose skull? You already had yesterday whatever that was You already had yesterday whatever that was Now... circles around you circles around you Trying to take your hand, trying to take your hand You rise and fall And you will come to rest Your glacial ice From another life Another time Is trying to pull you down, get you in the ground Stick around we need you now, stick around we need you now Crows... Your glacial ice From another life Another time Your glacial ice From another life Another time
9.
You’re driving me out of my mind...girl
 You’re driving me out of my mind...yeah
 
 Could it be the last time?
 The last time we talked... for real?
 I couldn’t even look in your eyes
 But a long time ago we made the deal
 and when the dream dies...
 
 We rebuild with steel
 Yeah, like cold hard steel
 We find a way to stand still
 Like a monolith, like a monolith, like a monolith
 
 It’s driving me out of my mind...girl
 It’s driving me out of my mind...yeah
 
 They took you away and left me behind 
 All I could do was pace and pace the flooer
 I had to face this wall of mine,
 And tonight was the night I walked through that doo
r and when the wall crumbles down...
 
 We rebuild with steel
 Yeah, like cold hard steel
 We find a way to stand still
 Like a monolith, like a monolith, like a monolith
 
 From the great beyond, from outer space
 A better place, a gift for you...
 a monolith...
 
 I was never who you thought I was
 It’s another planet, another world
 Where I come from
 I left here long ago
 Now I live among the stars
 In a galaxy far away
 until I reappear....
 
 Like a monolith...
 like a monolith
 like a mon. - o - lith
 
 

10.
He was building bombs Behind a fence In an RV... Just a half a mile away It was a 2020 sort of day When your visions 2020 You better look away Things deteriorate fast You better not stay If it’s a 2020 sort of day If you go outside You better wear a mask Stacey was here just two days ago Then the ambulance came and took her away It’s a 2020 sort of day When your visions 2020 You better look away Things deteriorate fast You better not stay If it’s a 2020 sort of day
11.

about

With 2 albums and an ep consisting of a couple years worth of work put on hold by the producer and label and a summer tour freshly canceled late last March, I set to creating a new batch of songs reflecting the mood of the moment and my reaction to it all from the political to the cosmic to the personal. It kept me sane, helped me grow and gave me a reason to keep going. I hope it helps you somehow to. Please enjoy!

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released April 23, 2021

Jerry Oliver - all instruments, found sound and vocals
Jim Reilley - bass on Soul Hole, Fascist Head, Zombification Of A Nation, And Then It All Went Away
The Head - bass drum and cymbal crash on Tyranny, Tyranny

Produced, recorded and performed by Jerry O in Nashville, TN
Mixed and mastered by The Head somewhere down in a holler in Arkansas

all songs by Jerry O
Original album art by Jerpoet

A Home Quarantine Production by Odd Records

(c)(p)2021 Odd Records, Peculiar Music, ASCAP

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Jerry Oliver Nashville, Tennessee

Jerry has been writing, recording and performing original music since 1996. The new upcoming quirky quarantine recorded album, Zombification Of A Nation, will be coming out on April 23rd on Jerry's own Odd records label preempting the two official releases slated for later in 2021 on Lemon Glove Records. ... more

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