Swirl 3

by The Vertigo Swirl

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Brian Andrew Marek and "Manik" Myk Thompson return with their newest and grandest audio cathedral to excess. Sequenced to mimic a classic vinyl double album, Swirl 3 is an epic joyride through psychedelia, progressive rock, Krautrock and all points in between. Dive in.

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released October 1, 2011

engineered and produced by The Vertigo Swirl
mixed and edited by Brian Andrew Marek

overdub engineering and final mix on "The Vertigo Smear" by Drew Aldrich and J.C. Wilson

performed by "Manik" Myk Thompson and Brian Andrew Marek with:

Kate Marek - harmony vocals on 1 & 6, vocals & percussion on 13

Drew Aldrich & J.C. Wilson - additional guitar and keyboards on 7

1, 4, 11 & 12 written by Marek
2 & 10 written by Marek/Thompson
3, 5, 6, 8 & 9 written by Thompson
7 written by Marek/Aldrich/Wilson
13 written by Thompson/Marek

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Brian Andrew Marek St Louis, Missouri

Brian Andrew Marek has been playing and singing his way in and out of a variety of bands (including Angus Tweed, Not Actual Size, Lemonade, Popcorn, Rocket Park, Bargain Basement and The Vertigo Swirl) for over 25 years and has, in recent years, carved out a low-key, low-fidelity niche with his Bargain Basement recording studio and Rubberstamp Records label. ... more

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Track Name: Braying for Revolution
And their braying for revolution
Bop bop bop bop bop
Has me praying for evolution
Bop bop bop bop bop

Talking heads provide the lies,
Marching orders, battle cries
Just more despots in disguise, brother

And their braying for revolution
Bop bop bop bop bop
Has me praying for evolution
Bop bop bop bop bop

Mr. Jones has hit the street
One more pair of marching feet
Scrawling signs and packing heat, mother

And their braying for revolution
Bop bop bop bop bop
Has me praying for evolution
Bop bop bop bop bop

Though the present danger’s clear
We don’t have a thing to fear
They say it can’t happen here, lover

And their braying for revolution
Bop bop bop bop bop
Has me praying for evolution
Bop bop bop bop bop
Track Name: Dreamland
Hope you’re happy in your dreamland
Melted peppermint ice cream land
Hope you’re happy in your dreamland
Like I am in my land

Hope you’re happy in your dreamland
Disappearing in the steam land
Hope you’re happy in your dreamland
Like I am in my land

Really wish I had the words
To describe what just occurred
Can’t remember but a third of it
I was in another place
I had on a different face
Can’t remember but a trace of it

Hope you’re happy in your dreamland
Variations on a theme land
Hope you’re happy in your dreamland
Like I am in my land
Track Name: Never in This Life
I’ve got something to impart to you
I’ve got nothing in my heart for you
And I will never see your face again
Never know this place again
Never in this life

I’ve got something to reveal to you
I’ve got nothing left to feel for you
And I will never call your name again
Never know this shame again
Never in this life

I’ve got something to explain to you
I’ve got nothing left to gain from you
And I will never really care again
Never know you’re there again
Never in this life
Track Name: Rise Above, Rise in Love
wisdom begins when you empathize
wipe the scales from your prying eyes
rise above, rise in love
you'll face the change and you'll change your face
you'll be every rider on this ball in space
rise above, rise in love
rise above, rise in love

all you heal and all that you bruise
you will live a lifetime walking in their shoes
rise above, rise in love
all you praise and all that you curse
the last are first in a different universe
rise above, rise in love
rise above, rise in love

you are the gunman and those that you left dead
you are the sex slave underneath your bed

words of wisdom from the very wise
wipe the scales from your prying eyes
rise above, rise in love
you'll face the change and you'll change your face
you'll be every runner in the human race
rise above, rise in love
rise above, rise in love
Track Name: Eulipion Sunrise
she'll kill your Buddha cool and your Kerouac
she came from nowhere, but she's never going back
her art will leave a bruise, her napalm poems burn
the suburbs of Bohemia are too afraid to learn

she doesn't need a man in black to tell her she's absolved
she lives as if the world has already evolved
trip inside this house, watch the walls dissolve
live as if the world has already evolved
love as if the world has already evolved

she's happy and she's broke, not miserable and poor
in a month of Monday mornings she's a Friday night and score
she's a goddess most immodest and she never needs to primp
she's a hellion in rebellion, she's the imp they cannot pimp

she doesn't need a man in black to tell her she's absolved
she lives as if the world has already evolved
trip inside this house, watch the walls dissolve
live as if the world has already evolved
love as if the world has already evolved

necromancer
cosmic dancer
hate is cancer
love is the answer

an erotic kamikaze on pearl diving day
with estrogen as compass and a bag that's packed to stay
she's come to liberate us from banks and tanks and pants
she'll start the revolution once the world learns to dance

she doesn't need a man in black to tell her she's absolved
she lives as if the world has already evolved
trip inside this house, watch the walls dissolve
live as if the world has already evolved
love as if the world has already evolved
Track Name: I Am Not Here
I've made it clear that I am not here
I just stick it out 'cos it's easier than trying
I cannot cope with so little hope
I just stick around 'cos it's easier than dying
I've made it clear
that I am not here anymore

I've made my case for running in place
history repeats 'cos it's easier than learning
I have been told that I'm growing cold
I may freeze to death 'cos it's easier than burning
I've made it clear
that I am not here anymore

I've made it plain that I am insane
I just keep it hid so I need not admit it
I've had to know how far I can go
I just wear a mask so I won't get committed
I've made it clear
that I am not here anymore
Track Name: Satisfied Rainbows
Satisfied rainbows, they watch over me
Telling me everything’s as it should be
Catching the light and then making it spin
Telling me everything’s as it’s always been

Satisfied rainbows, they hover above
Offering friendship and offering love
I forget sadness and I forget hate
I forget breathing and slowly suffocate

Satisfied rainbows, they neuter my soul
Lick at my skin and then swallow me whole
Give me a god in which I can believe
Satisfied rainbows, I hope they never leave
Track Name: You Mess with One of Us...
You mess with one of us...
You mess with all of us!