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released November 4, 2014

Champion Leader, "4st" EP

Recorded and written in The Office from Sept/2014—October/2014
Beaufort, SC

All songs written, executed and recorded
by J. Bozeman/Champion Leader
Cover image: "Bright Week, Fortress and Spectrograph", ©2013

A. Warhol and E. Sedgwick appear courtesy of youtube.com

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Champion Leader Beaufort, South Carolina

Champion Leader is J Bozeman, of Luxury and They Sang As They Slew. He is an Eastern Orthodox priest. He makes music for the sake of his love of combining sounds and words. He lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, where the ocean plays a big part in inspiring his writing. ... more

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Track Name: The Souls of the Nude
The rough embrace of gold skinned hands
the toss of that hair
they wave and prance
It seems so real to the infant mind
Whose body is climbing from the cradle to stand (at last)

Give rest, O Lord
to the Souls of the Nude
Who break
who broke
who simply refuse
to be clothed in the robes that You choose
WIth the Souls of the Nude give rest...

What glorious frames
in the glow of health
the glow of youth
the flames and the fire
And when they hold each other close
with a discerning eye
you can see
what they lack
(inside)

Give rest, O Lord
to the Souls of the Nude
Who break
who broke
who simply refuse
to be clothed in the robes that You choose
WIth the Souls of the Nude give rest...

This empty life
this bland recreation
This toss and this jack and this
weak simulation
It's the golden machine
that wrecks every generation
And with the Souls of the Nude,
We offer our our consideration

Give rest, O Lord
to the Souls of the Nude
Who break
who broke
who simply refuse
to be clothed in the robes that You chose
WIth the Souls of the Nude give rest...
Track Name: Angel Wings: Cue the Strings
All alone again
These feelings are no friends
The whispers of spirits: "JUST GIVE IN TO ME!"

Time to undress again
It's meaningless again
Angel on my shoulder says, "Come unto me!"

A cracked life, bodies so comely
"JUST GIVE IN TO ME!" (No!)
A Nectar drawn from nothing
"Just give it to me!" (Oh!)

Like prayers and sunbeams, my hands slip right through these...
Oh!
A tightrope hung
from your bedroom ceiling,
a dangerous stretch
with no safety net...
Oh!

I'm alone again
darkness is no friend

Evil whispers, can you hear them?

"WON'T YOU GIVE IN TO ME? (No!) GIVE IN TO ME! (No!)

Aching wound , warmth of the Spirit

Come unto me (Oh!) Just give it to me! (Oh!)

Evil whispers, can you hear them?

"WON'T YOU GIVE IN TO ME? (No!) JUST GIVE IN TO ME! (No!)

Aching wound, Holy Spirit!

Come unto me (Oh!) Just give it to me! (Oh!)
Track Name: Fun!
I'm no fun
I'm no fun
William Murray would have nothing to do with me
A Sad Clown who's really sad
A Mad Man who's truly mad
I'm no fun
I'm no fun

I'm no fun
Like Icarus in the sun
His wings melted
and he felt it
Oh!

The magic is gone
when the grey comes along
And the trousers are cutting
a groove in my lungs

I'm no fun
Like Icarus in the sun
His wings melted
and he felt it
Oh!

I'm no fun
like Icarus in the sun
his wings melted
and he felt it
oh, he felt it!
Track Name: What Good Has Rock & Roll Ever Done Me?
In the fall
before the buildings were burning down
we took our pills and our pains
and made our way into the town
those were dance hall days
those were nights on the edge of cool

Music was the best and
music was the worst
it was an electronic hearse
And those days would have been better spent
trying to repent
trying to lay low
or trying to follow

but now…

I hate rock and roll
I hate rock and roll
I hate rock and roll

My brother guessed it all right
but he seems to have avoided this plight
I was a better carpenter
I shouldn't have played guitar
I should have been content

My dear brother guessed it all right
and from what I can see he's avoided this blight
I was a carpenter
I should have never picked up the guitar
I should have been content

but I wasn't

and now…

I hate rock and roll
I hate rock and roll
I hate rock and roll

The damned know it best
sitting on the fires that ever last
but they won't recant
instead they sickly chant
how they need the beat
without rock music some can't sleep

but I'll be fine…

Because I can live without rock and roll

I hate rock and roll...