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The Church of Stop Shopping is directed by Savitri D
Music Director is Nehemiah Luckett
Earthalujah produced & recorded by Juno Black
Godelstring, New York City 2013

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released May 17, 2013

LYRICS
Bill Talen & Savitri D

MUSIC & ARRANGEMENTS
Mountaintop
e. Katrina Lewis & Laura Newman

Promised Land || River Song || End of The World
Laura Newman & Nehemiah Luckett

Public Space
James Solomon Benn & Rick Ulfik

This Turning World
Nehemiah Luckett

HORN ARRANGEMENTS
Ric Becker

SOLOISTS
Laura Newman, Nehemiah Luckett, Travis Tench

SOPRANOS
Susannah Pryce, Barbara Lee, Chido Tsemunhu, Gusti Bogok, Amber Gray, Laura Newman, Jess Beck, Mica Taliaferro, Lizzie Hurst, Monica Hunken, Kate Brehm, Dragonfly, Catherine Talese

ALTOS
chantel cherisse lucier, Molly Chanoff, Patricia Hornak, Dawn Stewart-Lookkin, Sarah East Johnson, Shilpa Narayan, Lillian Ball, Earline Fisher, Sierra Carrere, Gina Figueroa, Dixie Lee Estes, Francesse Maingrette

TENORS
John Quilty, Travis Tench, David Yap, Takako Pondolfino, Savitri D, Bryce Gill, Erik McGregor, Ian Lassiter, Dragonfly

BASSO
Donald Gallagher, Gaylen Hamilton, Benjamin Cerf, Theodros Tamirat, Pablo Borges, Sylver Pondolfino, Daniel Valdes, Ben Dubin-Thaler

EMERITUS
Choir master -- James Solomon Benn
Diva -- Derrick McGinty

NOT BUYING IT BAND
PIANO -- Nehemiah Luckett
ORGAN -- e. Katrina Lewis
BASS -- Nathan Stevens
DRUMS -- Brendan Burke
TROMBONE -- Ric Becker
TRUMPET -- Jackie Coleman
ALTO SAX -- Greg Ward

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Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir New York, New York

We are a post religious, anti-consumerist church. We hold “services” wherever we can, in concert halls, theaters, churches, community centers, forests, fields, parking lots, mall atriums, and perhaps most importantly, inside stores, as close to the cash register as we can get, within spitting distance of the point of purchase, and BANKS! ... more

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Track Name: The Promised Land
VERSE ONE:
It took a while / To get off our knees
Fundamentalism is a deadly tease
American kids / Get the big lie
You do what we tell you or you're gonna die

CHORUS ONE:
You’re gonna die! [x6]

BRIDGE:
We will survive the promised land
Eternal life is our last stand
Life on earth [is saving us]

VERSE TWO:
Some call it death / Some call it life
Makes us keep on dancing day and night
Older than Christ [Christ!] / Richer than Chase [Chase!]
Planet earth is pulling people back from space

CHORUS TWO:
Back from Space! [x6]

REPEAT BRIDGE

REFRAIN:
Oooooo… [x2]
We will die without the holy man
Draw your line in the bloody sand
We won’t live in occupation
We have made our Declaration
We don't kill to be American
No God Please! We're being human
Noooo… [x2]
Track Name: River Song
VERSES ONE & TWO:
You want to take our river / Tunnel deep under the Hudson
Take our river / Leaking gas in the schoolyard
You want to take our river / Engines dig with their teeth
In the deep dark water / Things we cannot see

CHORUS:
You can’t / You can't
You can’t take my home / You can’t take my place
You, You, You, You
You can’t take my bed / You can’t take my fire
Can’t can’t can’t
Can’t force my love / Can’t take my love
You can’t take my love / Take my love
You can’t take my life

VERSES THREE & FOUR:
You want to take our river / Flowing by in silence
You want to take our neighbor / Burn us with your greed
You want to take our river / Where it meets the sea
But a wave will stop you / Things you cannot see

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Lock up the door sir / Walk into the room here
What do you see now / Ghost of the people
Used to be laughing / Now we weeping
Open up your eyes now / Ain’t nobody leaving
[A/T/B REPEATS BRIDGE X3]
[SOPRANOS X2]
Honeybee / Dying tree / Oceans rise / Big man Lies
On the TV / So we can see / Apologize / No one tries

Can’t force my love / Can’t take my love
You can’t take my love / Take my love
You can’t take my life

FINAL CHORUS:
We need the things we cannot see
We see the things we cannot be
We know the things we can't understand
We stand in wonder not knowing the plan
Track Name: Mountain Top
VERSE ONE:
Have we been to the mountain top?
Did we do what we could do?
JP Morgan rained down rock
Exploding loans of the Devil came due

VERSE TWO:
Have we been to the mountain top?
The highest ground for our last stand?
The oldest peak is a vacant lot
There’s cancer in the mud in the promised land [X2]

CHORUS:
America (America), America (America)
The graves in the valley keep your dream alive
America (America), America (America)
Your children will climb back to the sky

VERSE THREE:
Have we been to the mountain top?
Inhale deep and see for miles?
We're so amazed we forgot to shop
We’re dreaming again on the mountain top [X2]

BRIDGE:
Coal in the Mountain. What could we do?
Rained down rock. What could we do?
Cancer in the mud. What could we do?
Oldest peak. What could we do?
Ripped up woods. What could we do?

REPEAT CHORUS
Track Name: End of World
VERSES ONE & TWO:
We thought we could raise the alarm
but there were always other fires.
And the children don't know, the children do not know.

We thought we could shout the story
but the silence grew / it grew and grew
And the creatures don't know, the creatures do not know.
Who will tell the creatures?

CHORUS:
It's the end of the world.
It's the end of the world.
Only so many beautiful days on earth!

VERSE THREE:
We thought there might be more magic
but we sold off our most ancient power.
And the spirits don't know, the spirits do not know.
Who will tell the spirits?

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Your trees are gone.
Your fish are dead.
Your sky it moves over no one's head
Oh clouds, lonely clouds, only sand falls down on empty ground. [x2]

FINAL VERSE:
Who will tell the children?
Who will tell the creatures?
Who will tell the spirits?
Only so many beautiful days
Only so many beautiful days
Only so many beautiful days
on earth!

CHORUS [2X]

FINAL CHORUS:
It's the end of the world.
It's the end of the world.
only so many beautiful days…
Track Name: Public Space
CHORUS ONE:
Breaking into public space!
Breaking into public space!
Breaking into public space!
Breaking into public space!

VERSE ONE:
The city waits for us to see
This park, this side walk, and this street
The heart of where we come to be
The citizens who still believe
Speaking freely
Speaking freely
Speaking freely
Speaking freely
Sets us free!

CHORUS TWO:
Standing up in public in space!
Standing up in public in space!
Standing up in public in space!
Standing up in public in space!

VERSE TWO:
The city wants to raise the stakes
Our rights are there within its gates
Let’s go there, not incorporate
Our freedom waits, our freedom waits.
Speaking freely
Speaking freely
Speaking freely
Speaking freely
Sets us free!

BRIDGE:
You’ve got such strong opinions
I’ve got my own orations
We’ve got such strong revisions
We’ve got our own elations

CHORUS THREE:
Shouting out in public space!
Shouting out in public space!
Shouting out in public space!
Shouting out in public space!
Shouting out in public space!
Shouting out in public space!
Shouting out in public space!
Shouting out in public space!

FINAL CHORUS:
Shout it!
Shout it!
Shout it!
Shout it!
Oh, Shout it!
Shout it!
Shout it!
Shout it!
Oh, Shout it!
Track Name: This Turning World
VERSE ONE:
When we’re wondering what to do
Apocalypses come right through
The flames are high, the floods are too
From this world I thought I knew
This natural world that brought me you

CHORUS:
Fires flood tsunamis quake
What a difference apocalypse makes

VERSE TWO:
When we’re wondering where to turn
Apocalypses make us learn
The sky it burns, the blackbirds cry
In this world where I will die
This natural world, we all must die

CHORUS:
Fires flood tsunamis quake
What a difference apocalypse makes
apocalypse makes
apocalypse makes