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Justin Lavash Trio - E Train

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    Beautifully recorded and mastered 12" vinyl pressed in black with colour printed outer cover and white paper inner sleeve.Contains 8 songs from the E Train session: Easy Train, Groove Total, Avalanche, Fox and Hounds, Blow out the candle, Brick by Brick, Dirty Money, Harder and Harder. Download of the 11 track E Train sessions available with purchase of this record

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1.
Brick by Brick - (Words and Music: Justin Lavash) Brick by brick those walls keep tumbling down Blow by blow this show rolls into town Hour by hour it's getting closer Can you feel it? Yes sir? No sir? Brick by brick Blow by blow Hour by hour It's coming home Inch by inch can you feel it coming home? It's such a cinch, you got to give that dog a bone So stop your fighting and your lying and your cheating Coz history just stopped repeating Brick by brick Blow by blow Hour by hour It's coming down Man, how those horns did surely blow Blew down those walls of Jericho Now I don't hold with all that slaying But this was the tune that they were playing Brick by brick Blow by blow Week by week Month by month It's coming home Day by day Town by town It's coming home Week by week Blow by blow Day by day Coming home Hour by hour It's coming home
2.
Easy Train 03:51
Easy Train - (Words/Music - Justin Lavash) I wanna ride on the easy train Get a first-class ticket take me out of the rain Sitting in the diner with a glass of champagne You want a window seat? It can be arranged. I wanna ride on the easy train Find me somebody who can take the reins I've got a long limousine; it's a top of the range Start the car - won't you take me home James Here's something for you You can keep the change Find me somebody who can take the reins Won't you get me a doctor who can ease the pain Tell him I'll pay him when my ship comes in I've got to face the music, got to take the blame but first I think I'll have the same again Get me a doctor who can ease the pain Get me a doctor who can ease the pain I've got to go and get it straight with the man It's been a long time coming, been a hell of a shabang Well I wonder if he sees me in the bigger plan Sometimes I wonder if he gives a damn I've got to go and get it straight with the man I've got to go and get it straight with the man
3.
FOX AND HOUNDS Well they always tell you how but they never tell you why Every poet's fighting for a piece of sky but the sky's just full of fluffy white lines looks like we went and chopped the world down to downsize Do you run with the fox - do you hunt with the hounds? Did you ever get the feeling that you're being pushed around? Do you tire of the overtures of the underground? You had your high, well here comes the comedown It's a fast track from the schoolyard to a prisoncell hell but you can bet your bottom dollar that incarceration sells well just like another dose of hate from the Daily Mail Divide and rule - it never fails, never fails Do you run with the fox - do you hunt with the hounds? Do you think you're going to turn the whole ship around? Do you think you got something that the world wants to hear? Are you another lonely prohpet busy crying in his beer?
4.
Avalanche 05:17
Avalanche - (Words and music - justin Lavash) It was getting real bad it was hell for a while They were forcing my hand I was forcing a smile I was running on empty trying to keep with the pack I was saying a prayer they would cut me some slack Sometimes it feels like you're drowning and they give you a wave but when you get to the shore that's when you're going to get saved All that speaking in tongues all those reasons and rhymes did we run out of rope for the lifeline? So hold out your hand with the olive branch hold on to your hats, boys Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche I was feeling so old I was fighting for breath I was counting the days I was looking like death I was pushing the boat out getting out of line Put your hand on your heart Say it ain't justified Sometimes it feels like you're flying Then they chop you a line Sometimes they call it a living but we both know it's dying So I hold out my hand with the olive branch hold on to your hats, boys Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche <break> So I hold out my hand with the olive branch hold on to your hats, boys Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche Here comes the avalanche
5.
Blow out the candle (Words/music - Justin Lavash) Blow out the candle and a sailor dies Turn your head my darling as the gentlemen go by Hang up the horseshoe, upside down Better cross your heart before you drive into town Odds and evens, put a flower on the grave Pay off the priest so a soul can be saved One for sorrow, two for joy The sailor went to sea and now he's looking for the buoy Cover up the clock, roll the blinds right down Keep the music playing till the ship goes down Save up your pennies for the dead man's eyes Cross my palm with silver and I'll tell no lies Me and you sitting on a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G
6.
Dirty Money 04:48
Dirty Money - (Words/Music - Justin Lavash) You can keep your dirty money I don't need your dirty money Where's your dirty money been? What's your dirty money seen? You can keep your dirty loving I don't need your dirty loving Where's your dirty loving been? What's your dirty loving seen? With your dirty, dirty love and your dirty money How we gonna wash the stain clean, buddy? Tell me, which policeman could take the test - put the bluey-white back in this dirty old mess? And here I stand waiting at your door Waiting for you to dish up just a little bit more of your dirty, dirty love - your dirty, dirty money How we gonna wash the stain clean, buddy? Well, the cleanest thing you own is your dirty books but you keep 'em hid away, coz of the dirty looks that all your dirty friends with their dirty little jokes would give you if they knew you knew what they all know - that your Dirty, dirty love and your dirty money ain't never gonna wash the stain clean, buddy Tell me, which politician could take the test - put the bluey-white back in this dirty old mess? And here I stand waiting at your door Waiting for you to dish up just a little bit more of your dirty, dirty love - your dirty, dirty money How we gonna wash the stain clean, buddy? You can keep this lonely chord Take it as a sign of your just reward for being squeaky-clean; it's the new hygiene Come up smelling like a rose dipped in Listerine and sleeping like a log, man, sound as a bell but you're dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty as hell With your dirty, dirty love and your dirty money, etc., etc. You can't keep your dirty money Coz I need your dirty money One thing's been bothering me How we gonna make your dirty money clean? You can't keep your dirty loving Coz I need your dirty loving One thing's been troubling me How we gonna make your dirty loving clean? With your dirty, dirty love and your dirty money, etc., etc.
7.
Harder and Harder (Words and Music - Justin Lavash) It's getting harder - harder and harder It's getting harder - harder and harder Everybody wants a piece of the pie Everybody wants to take that ride Everybody's got a game to play But that game ain't going anywhere Can you feel it getting hard again? Can you feel it going round that bend? Can you feel it getting hard, my friend? It's getting harder - harder and harder It's getting harder - harder and harder Just when we thought we'd won our liberty some fundamentalist Christian starts putting on the squeeze Just when we thought we'd got rid of the man the same old shit hits the same old fan Can you feel it getting hard again? Can you feel it going round that bend? Can you feel it getting hard, my friend? Well, here comes the priest with the hard amen. It's getting harder - harder and harder It's getting harder - harder and harder
8.
Groove Tot*l 2021 Itʼs not enough to be liked I feel the need to impress I c*nʼt le*ve you to this whole divisiveness And who c*n s*y if Iʼll m*ke old bones? Itʼs not wh*t Iʼve *cquired but wh*t Iʼve overcome A cynic might s*y weʼre close to the end Every d*y I get *nother so-c*lled friend to unfriend M*king it up *s we go *long Everybody trying the “right thing” wrong Thereʼs no rele*se, Tripping over misery Bluer th*n * chunk of l*pis l*zuli Collective memory – Ple*ding suprem*cy C*tch yourself in the mirror Of * sick, sickening society * sieve it seems Cʼmon, Cʼmon, Cʼmon, Cʼmon Itʼs the Groove Tot1lx2 By the se*t of my p*nts. By the skin of my teeth Trying to formul*te * pl*n some kind of str*tegy Burning my bridges, deep in my cups I swe*r you couldnʼt m*ke this stuff up A cynic might s*y th*t itʼs getting re*l close Mercury rising intr*muros A cynic might feel itʼs st*rting to bite Conspir*tori*lly he*ding *lt-right FB sucking up my CPU Meet me in the refuge of the music to Drown out the loudest voice in the room Who s*ys heʼll get me off the hook Soon theyʼll be burning books - *nd crosses too
9.
Lock me Down 03:23
Lock Me Down (Music: Justin Lavash/DJTelly Savalas,Words: Justin Lavash) You’ve gone and locked me down Rock bottom that's where I currently reside Hitting the bottle, trying to find a place to hide So much danger I don’t want to go outside And I can’t explain what’s going on Man, All I know is that They wanna lock me down Oh yeah, ain’t messing around They wanna lock me down Ah man, they say it’s going around They wanna lock me down Yeah man and they ain’t messing around They wanna lock me down Oh yeah they say it’s comin’ around - comin’ round Yeeeaah, full throttle, that was the speed I used to drive I was unstoppable But I couldn’t see the rising tide Grief and heartache That was something for the losing guy But with no one to love and with nowhere to go I think I see the other side They wanna lock me down Oh man and they ain’t messing around They wanna lock me down Yeah - they say it’s going around Lock me down Yeah man and they ain’t messing around They wanna lock me down Yeah man, I think it’s going around - goin’ round You’ve gone and locked me down And I c'nʼt go out 'nd I donʼt w'nn' stick 'round, no Yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh, yeh - getting tired of the s'me old town They w'nn' lock me down, ye'h Donʼt you know... They w'nn' lock me down Ye'h m'n, they 'inʼt messing 'round They w'nn' lock me down Trying to m'ke ' living but I c'nʼt go out They w'nn' lock me down And I c'nʼt get out of my old home town They w'nn' lock me down Hey m'n they s'y itʼs going ‘round -going ‘round
10.
Slide 04:42
Slide (Words/music - Justin Lavash) Hey you with the hollow eyes Don't I know your name? Do you remember mine? Won't you slide with me? I remember when we were kids I still remember all the slides we slid inside of me Slide with me Hey sweetheart take my hand I think we got ourselves a brand new plan Won't you slide with me? Slide down streets of ice and snow Somewhere there's a houseband playing low Abide with me Slide with me Slide with me Hey you in the Old Square Mile Has the penny dropped? Is it hard to smile? Won't you slide with me? Slide to the slums There's a place for you Coz everybody there is sliding too Ride with me Slide with me Hey there you with your backs to the wall If we slide together will the whole thing fall? Won't you slide with me? Coz I've been walking 'round with my head in a noose but I'm an old-fashioned fool What's your excuse? Come on and slide with me Slide with me
11.
Animal 04:28
Animal (words/music: Justin Lavash) Cat my dog who’s got a foot inside the door Setting himself up as a defender of the poor Taking all the credit for the Second World War Looking for a little bit of vigilante law a Vox populii or just a media whore Or just a criminal? Or just an animal? Here comes Billy and he’s talking real tough He’s gonna hit ‘em hard, ain’t no-one calling his bluff He’s here to tell us all about enough is too much He’s every disenchanted fucker’s favourite bit of rough Is he a vegetable or a mineral? Oh no, he’s an animal Desperate times require desperate measures Line up your liberals to be tarred and feathered Birds of prey, we gotta pray together Batten down the hatches ‘coz we’re in for hard weather With the memory of an elephant, he don’t forget And he’s been educating himself on the internet He’s gonna sweep it up Yes, meet the “New Broom” The last white elephant standing in the room And if you don’t like it, well I hope you like the food I hope ya, I hope ya, I hope ya like the food In hospital Coz that’s where you’re going, pal It’s dog-eat-dog, so save your crocodile tears He’s really quite the gent when the red mist clears And all those intellectuals just think it’s white noise But what do they know about boys will be boys, will be boys, will be boys will be boys? It’s genital Now, some might say we descend from chimpanzees But Billy’s a gorilla who’d put Darwin on his knees And he gets a little loose but what ya gonna do? We’re all exhibits in the human zoo And they say that the animals went in two by two But on Billy’s little boat, you know, there ain’t a lot of room. No it’s minimal, almost biblical Desperate time require desperate measures Line up your liberals to be tarred and feathered Birds of prey, we gotta pray together Batten down the hatches ‘coz we’re in for hard weather He’s gonna clean it up, oh man, you bet He’s a diss-content provider on the internet Hey now Honey, do you think that’s cool? Hey now Hippy, do you think I’m being cruel? Well if you don’t like it, I hope you like the food I hope ya, I hope ya, I hope ya like the food In hospital Coz that’s where you’re going, pal Man, the way she’s looking got me down on all fours I’m panting like a dog I think I might be sprouting horns They say that possession is nine-tenths of the law Who cares what the other one tenth is for? It’s fantastical, almost fascistical It’s hypocritical and almost pitiful It’s diabolical but it’s profitable and it’s like you were an animal And everyone will tell ya that we’re being pushed to the brink But ain’t no one who’ll fess up that their shit might stink You can dress yourself in armour, but there’ll always be a chink You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink It's tyrannical, bombastical and cyclical yet cynical, lamentable, regrettable, unfathomable, but very fashionable and man, yeah, we're all animals

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Eleven classic Lavash songs recorded with an exceptional trio, featuring Roman Lomtadze on drums and Robert Vašíček on Hammond organ.

David J from Bauhaus writes:

"Justin Lavash is a searingly powerful performer. All raw nerve, sinew, and soulful fire!
His flinty poetic lyrics are full of insight and biting wit. His is the unflinching eye that watches the controlling hypocrites amidst the roiling cauldron of hell on Earth and reports back to the proletariat in order to wake them from their opiated dream. His guitar playing harkens back to the first wave of hallowed bluesmen as he passionately thrashes the instrument, deconstructing the twelve bar form until it is transformed into something stark and other.
Now backed by a highly accomplished band, his music has evolved once again. Prepare to be slayed!"

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released November 11, 2022

Words/Music: Justin Lavash (except Lock me Down)
Drums: Roman Lomtadze
Keys: Robert Vašíček
Guitar/Vocals: Justin Lavash
Album artwork: Robert Vašíček, Martin Palka
Tracking: Derek Saxenmeyer, Karel Stulo, Roman Lomtadze
Mixed by Derek Saxenmeyer at ENEM Recording
Mastered by Tim Debney at Fluid Mastering
Recorded at Studio Faust Records
Produced by Robert Vašíček

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Justin Lavash Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic

Justin Lavash (born London 1968) has been based in Prague for 18 years and during that time has established himself as a must-see act on the Czech music scene and abroad. His music crosses borders - somewhere between blues, folk and jazz. His phenomenal guitar playing has left many audiences wondering how so much polyphony can be made by one man on one instrument. ... more

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