There Was Happiness There Was Love

by Monroe Strongback

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A post-cinematic post-apocalypse musical journey. Featuring 11 instrumentals and 1 collaboration between rapper "Captain" Morgan Halperin and Monroe Strongback. A dark view of the future that still holds out hope at the end...

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released May 14, 2017

All music written by Bruce F. Singer except "Your Connection With The Server" which has music by Bruce F. Singer and lyrics by "Captain" Morgan Halperin.
Recorded, produced, and mixed by Bruce F. Singer at Candlewood Lake Studios in CT
Mastered by Jonas Sjölin of Distonart in Sweden

All music ©2017 by Forty Acres and a Mountain Publishing
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Monroe Strongback Danbury, Connecticut

Monroe Strongback sets out to capture the synchronicity of time and space and to do so as fearlessly as possible. Bruce Singer, the creative force behind MS, is constantly pushing his musical vocabulary while staying true to math and post rock roots. These collections are a map of where Monroe Strongback has been but also where it is going. ... more

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Track Name: Ten Days To Go
"They will be dead soon enough. Along with everything else on this planet."
Track Name: Your Connection With The Server (ft. "Captain" Morgan)
I want you to listen very very carefully.
Let the "Captain" speak
The ultimate dystopia is inside your own head
Give me chance to teach

Roam wanderer traveling kilometers
Filling his odometer while grasping on thermometers
Cold hearted journey built for more seeing one
Always been this way since the days he was young
And on and on and on and on

He would always run but he never having fun
Haunted memories of where he turned and shun
Disconnection no protection was his choice
The infection spreading further as the volumes of the voice
Grew increasing louder the vibes and the noise
Reached a peak it's incredible as the crowds rejoiced
On and on and on and on and on and on

'til the break of dawn
Picks it up like Tron
Just a highway he from around St. John
Just excuses for the one he can run keep hiding
'til his bank account withdrawn
'til his bank account withdrawn
'til he overuses funds
Cancel orders Amazon
Yet he still goes at Koran The Bible The Scripture
Unplug the fixture shaking up the world
'til it show up on the Richter
On and on and on

On and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

Straying from the path into stories unseen
Staying on the path leads to similar regimes
So it seems what it mean cause it balance on the beam
Never quite know all the teams but enough to fill the steam

Gassed up from the steam its a dangerous disease
Follow grouping is extreme pushing further for supremes

And on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on
and on and on and on and on
'til the break of dawn

The heavens are out there right in front of eyes
But pollution of the mind is blocking all the skies
Blinded by the sin so you never hear the cries
So content when their heads fill with lies
And addiction to the struggle common thirst for the pain
We're never really happy 'til we're driven to insane
Never cross the line to the actions be deranged
All of this is normal but does it feel strange?

And on and on and on and on and on and on
'til the break of dawn

"We are the Supreme Race!
I'm sorry I can't hear you..."

And on and on and on...

No thinking through the process like Ichabod Crane
Just ants in a run cattle being slain
And on and on and on and on and on
So much to give for so little fame
If you have a big heart how can you fit in the frame
Figure in the frame
How can you fit in the frame?

So much to give for so little fame
If you have a big heart how can you fit in the frame?

And on and on
No thinking through the process Ichabod Crane
Ants in the limelight like cattle being slain
So much to give for so little fame
If you have a big heart how can you fit in the frame?
Track Name: There Was Happiness There Was Love
"It must have been my imagination that makes me realize how desperately alone the Earth is."

"There was Happiness. There was Love!"

"We can only wait and wonder. Wonder how. Wonder when."