The Great Northern

by The Vatican

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released 15 May 2015


released May 15, 2015

The Vatican:
Mat Wiberg - Vocals
Kris Kromholtz - Guitar
Matt Lincoln - Drums

A God or an Other:
Trent Boyd - Guitar / Vocals
Kyle Valery - Guitar / Vocals
Jon Lervold - Drums / Vocals
Dustin Carroll - Bass

Additional performances:
Katharine Cheevers - Cello
Avery Strobel - Gang Vocals
Neal Jensen - Gang Vocals

The Vatican instrumentals recorded and submixed at Big Name by Jon Lervold. The Vatican vocals, samples, and additional processing recorded and mixed at The Tropical Pain Forest in Lynnwood, WA by Matt Lincoln

A God or an Other recorded and mixed at Big Name Recording Studio in Olympia, WA by Jon Lervold

Mastered by Jon Lervold

All audio recorded April - May 2015



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Track Name: Illustrative Sports
Well, did you ever think, maybe they just wanted it more?
Maybe God wants them to have it, Sport
Maybe God wants them to have it
We're supporting good taste in bad habits
So what if we reach out and grab it, saying "God wants us to have it."
Then we can take and take alike
Track Name: Hen's Pence
Oh yes, please do!
Tell me more about the Gay Agenda
Tell me more about the plight of the white man
Tell me all about the falling sky
Tell me again how we're all gonna die
Track Name: And I
"Just you, and I, together forever, in love" - Lyrics stolen from Twin Peaks
Track Name: Highwayman
The Lord is a Highwayman, give up your first-born son
The sins of tomorrow are paid for in today's blood
But no you can't walk away, you've got a choice to make
No you can't walk away, you've got a debt to pay
Stopped on the road
Blades under throats
Caesar's decree: You must render what’s owed
Ransoms for the rich
Slaves for sacrifice
Not every offering is equal in his eyes, but we all pay a price
So just say the word, and I’ll stop…..
Track Name: Drug of a War
Nose to the grindstone
To manufacture the demand
I’ve seen the lines
Drawn by your horse
Course through blistered sands
Collapsed and withered hands
Rest on your cutting edge of death
Your corpses left, over hung
And strung out
It’s never been much of a challenge to overthrow the minds of the stoned and the under-read
Track Name: House of Bread
Earth’s end, where it began
They set the clock, and we’re just counting down the hours
Waiting for their Man, to come down from the sky
To eat his peace
And die
We end when they begin
Eat your child again

O’ Flaviana