I Ain't No Brian Wilson (I Was Made For These Times)

by Gentleman Brawlers Afrobeat Project

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This track was written for the Occupy Movement Tribute LP, "Occupy This Album", which won the Independent Music Award, featuring artists such as Yo La Tengo, Crosby & Nash, and Yoko Ono.

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I Ain't No Brian Wilson (I Was Made For These Times)
Artist: Gentleman Brawlers
Album: We Were Made For These Times


If I sneeze, and out blows gold dust
Enjoy the contact high, and sympathetic gold rush
I'm slumming tonight, in this orbit of yours
Consider this before you snub me — am I too rich to ignore?

I'm not allergic to the 21st Century
I'm addicted
Brother we are not free unless the cash all flows to me
Unrestricted - baby, I'm addicted

Please don't groan, Please don't hate
When you see me binge, and luxuriate
My youth is preserved, wrapped in currency
Do I sense in your judgement — a hint of jealousy?

I'm not allergic to the 21st Century
I'm addicted
Sister we are not free unless the cash all flows to me
Unrestricted - baby, I'm addicted.

Things of this world, they do not last
That's why you must buy the new one fast.
And when death comes, I'll be in a diamond shrine
I ain't no Brian Wilson, I was made for these times.

I'm not allergic to the 21st Century
I'm addicted
People we are not free unless the cash all flows to me
Unrestricted - baby, I'm addicted.

"Gentleman Brawlers moves between the lines of strong songwriting, theatrics and sonic experimentation, through the fusion of ambient and psychedelic melodies of guitarists Jim Thomson and Matt Walsh, the Latin funk polyrhythms of bassist Alexis Arkus-Duntov and drummer David Ashkenazy, and vocal combination and singer Becca Fox's moving stage presence."—Joe Marvilli, Queens Tribune

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released September 16, 2014

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GENTLEMAN BRAWLERS EXPLORE AFROPOP'S FRINGES & BOUNDARIES

Brooklyn, NY: Gentleman Brawlers are a band known for intense performances that walk the lines between slick songcraft, theatrical flair, and sonic experimentation. One part harmonically adventurous afro-psyche band and one part classic vocal group, the Brawlers Afrobeat Project pen memorable hooks and sing them in tight 3-part harmony. ... more

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