World Stage Crescendo

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World Stage Crescendo is a collection of songs representing a wide range of human experiences, spanning from social/political turmoil to the devastating brutality of war. Some songs on this album date from the present day to the early 2000's; sadly enough, it's hard to make a distinction between the times they were written, because so little has changed over the last decade. We are still seeing young unarmed people of color being gunned down in the streets by a militarized police force, and women's rights slowly being chipped away; while full equality is still a distant dream, people in the LGBTQIA+ community are fighting for the rights to merely love and exist, and the ever increasing approach to war seems to be just around the corner every time we watch the news or read the paper. It's difficult to see so much of the same pain and suffering time and time again, and even more disheartening to think its prone to continue. It is with our music and with this album that we hope to make a small contribution to the change that is so desperately needed in this world. During these relentlessly hard times, we must stand together, protect those being targeted and oppressed, and fight for the ideals we hold true.
This album is our form of protest, and we hope that it resonates with you and others, helping to fan the flames of resistance.

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released July 23, 2019

Produced by: Travis Crofton
Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by: Travis Crofton at Studio dB120
Assistant Engineer: Jared Gills
Graphic Design / Artwork: Travis Crofton
Additional photos: Tiffany Montoya, Haley Grizzle
Artwork extras: Matt Wolf, Brian Hartz, Jared Gills, Travis Crofton
Package Design: Travis Crofton and Jared Gills

Travis Crofton - Vocals, guitar
Jared Gills - Vocals, guitar
Matt Wolff - Bass (Tracks: 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,10,11,12)
Leea Why - Trumpet (Tracks: 4 (solo),5,9,10,12)
Robert Stevens - Drums
Mark Wason - Bass (Tracks: 4,6)
Trent Jackson-Trombone
Dante Francomano-Tenor/Alto Saxophone
Jessi Dills - Trumpet (Tracks: 1,2,4,8,11)

Gang Vocals: Tiffany Montoya, Leea Why, Matt Wolff, Jared Gills, Travis Crofton

Lyrics by: Jared Gills (Tracks: 2,3,6,9,11) and Travis Crofton (Tracks: 1,4,5,7,8,10)
Music by: Travis Crofton and Jared Gills
Horn arrangements: Travis Crofton (with additional arrangements by Trent Jackson on “Watch Out” / Trent Jackson and Dante Francomano on “Concrete Slabs & Market Chains”)
Produced by: Travis Crofton
Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by: Travis Crofton at Studio dB120
Assistant Engineer: Jared Gills
Graphic Design / Artwork: Travis Crofton
Additional photos: Tiffany Montoya, Haley Grizzle
Artwork extras: Matt Wolff, Brian Hartz, Jared Gills, Travis Crofton
Package Design: Travis Crofton and Jared Gills


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Dissonance & Dissent is a political skacore / punk / ska band from Lafayette, IN. Finding themselves in ever shrinking scene/genre, the group tries to keep the spirit of punk, skacore, and ska alive. With politically charged lyrics, the angst, speed and aggression of punk, the catchiness of ska, and a high level of musical complexity rare in both punk and ska. ... more

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Track Name: Watch Out
Watch Out

Watch out, for the fires
Lit by, people in distress
These lines, they are breaking down
Who put us in this mess
Watch Out, for the bullets
Shot by, we may never know
These lies, they are being told,
sold, this is growing fucking old

Watch Out, for corruption
Shaped by, a system in distress
These sides, are convoluted
One more incident puts them to the test
Watch Out, for the objects
Thrown by, civilians and police
These cries, for the deceased
and peace, never seem to decrease

Chorus:
Watch out, watch out
We shout, they shout
Everybody's running and they're looking for cover
Watch out, watch out
We shout, they shout
The cameras are on which will they cover

Watch out, for the freedoms
Formed by, those who came before
These lives, they all matter
We can't let injustice thrive anymore
Watch out, for the language
Used by, others and the state
These lines, are used to create
hate, a bait, a way to manipulate

Watch out, for your brothers,
Watch out, for you sisters too
Watch out, for everyone
All you have is them and all they have is you
Watch out, for your brothers
Watch out, for your sisters too
Watch out, for everyone
Who will watch out when they come for you

Chorus:
Watch out, watch out
We shout, they shout
Everybody's running and they're looking for cover
Watch out, watch out
We shout, they shout
The cameras are on which side will they cover
Track Name: Manhattan City Riots
Manhattan City Riots

Well the...
Bombs were dropped on New Year's Day
Along with this gallant parade
Who knew that the riots would take place
(For what did they believe?)
That we are getting stripped of rights
When men in blue commit homicides
And racism is coming back to seed
(This way's not for me)

Chorus:
Away, away the bars will drop
Striping us of freedom
(which has taken active leave)
Away, away the bombs will drop
Ripping apart the states
It’s time to control!

Well the....
Bombs were dropped on New Year’s Day
Along with this gallant parade
Who knew that the riots would take place
(For what did they believe?)
Through separation and hate crimes
Leading a path to genocide
And racism is coming back to seed
(This way's not for me)

Chorus:
Away, away the bars will drop
Striping us of freedom
(which has taken active leave)
Away, away the bombs will drop
Ripping apart the states
It’s time to control!
Track Name: Salute The Flag
Salute the Flag

Salute the flag with your decency
Although these nations won’t support your family
When economic death and massive debt
Hits the nation of “the free”
From the cops to anchors on the TV news
Corporately owned, politically diffusing
With the latest tactics of a terrorist attack
Which one will you pursue?

Chorus:
Salute the flag, go kill today
Salute the flag, go burn today
Salute the flag, go kill today
Salute, salute your flags of greed!

Salute the flag with remorse you say
A plagued symbol of nationality
When economic death and massive debt
Hits the nation of "the free"
From the man in the box on the corner of the street
To the kids in the factories working for pennies
Rampant globalism for the profit of the few
With flags held high we support what they do!

Chorus:
Salute the flag, go kill today
Salute, the flag, go burn today
Salute the flag, go kill today
Salute, Salute your flags of greed!
Track Name: Oppression Obsession
Oppression Obsession

America’s obsession with minority oppression
Spreads humiliation through a discriminative nation
Basing their decisions on false religions
They demand silence while turning to violence
An establishment of evil which controls all people
It’s like a spreading virus which threatens to destroy us
But no one seems to resist, instead insist
To just stand by and watch humanity die

A lack of tolerance and intelligence
Leads to prejudice and ignorance
With scapegoats for a solution it’s an evil institution
Spreading hatred and claiming their beliefs are sacred
A fear of the unknown has drastically overgrown
To an untamable beast, which refuses to cease
It’s relentless invasion on our very nation
Attacking the free and destroying liberty

Chorus:
Only you can choose what to do, DO!
Whether or not to support the few, FEW!
Take a stand for human rights, RIGHTS!
It’s time to stand up, time to fight LET’S FIGHT!


With closed eyes no one can realize
That a world full of lies and all that it hides
Forces you to conform since the day you were born
And if you fail to the world turns against you
So look at the truth it’s all up to you
Take a stand for lives and for human rights
The war has begun and we’re the ones
Who will come out on top, this monster must be stopped

Chorus:
Only you can choose what to do, DO!
Whether or not to support the few, FEW!
Take a stand for human rights, RIGHTS!
It’s time to stand up, time to fight LET’S FIGHT!
Track Name: A Song For The People
A Song For The People

As soon as they're elected
Delegates are disconnected
And their interests redirected
Leaving voters disrespected
And now it seems so accepted
That corporations are connected
And the greed is injected
Into leaders we've selected

Loyalty, loyalty
To companies, companies
Not to you, not to you
Not to me, not to me
Loyalty, loyalty
To money, To money
Not to you, not to you
Not to me!

Chorus:
For The People,
Who believe in democracy
For the People,
Who fight plutocracy
For the People,
Who've died for our country
For the People,
We will sing

Democratic fabrication
Breeds a vast devastation
Now there is no relation
Or true representation
With political alienation
From the citizens of our nation
Corruption and temptation
All dictation of corporations

Loyalty, loyalty
To companies, companies
Not to you, not to you
Not to me, not to me
Loyalty, loyalty
To money, To money
Not to you, not to you
Not to me!

For The People
Who believe in democracy
For the People
Who fight plutocracy
For the People
Who've died for our country
For the People
For democracy


Stop this,madness
Stop this, madness
Our time is running out...

Is economic class division
What our founders envisioned
And is it still our decision
For political excision
Politicians need funds to run
But when it's said & done & they've won
They always have to re-pay someone
And now they are just a hired gun

It's money vs. democracy
Creating a single party
With absolute loyalty
To the ones who lobby
Not to the country, or the free
Not to you, not to me!

For The People
Who believe in democracy
For the People
Who fight plutocracy
For the People
Who've died for our country
For the People
For democracy
For The People
Who believe in democracy
For the People
Who fight plutocracy
For the People
Who've died for our country
For the People
We will Sing!
Track Name: Concrete Slabs and Market Chains
Concrete Slabs and Market Chains
I woke up in a room, in a place I’ve never been
Under the watchful eyes of suited ladies and gentlemen
Perversions in their minds, I’ve just drawn upon the sand
In a conquest of a memory I began

Blurry eyed and hesitant in lands I’ve known before
Cross fire intellectuals spew their toxins readying for war
Down the street a newly elected president has the floor
In uptown they’re readying with their bombs

Concrete slabs & market chains are all that’s left in this town
Foreclosed strip malls, they paint the walls as mom & pops crumble to the ground
Value meal dinners, and super sizing lunch
Wealth before nutrition is how we run

I’ve walked these streets too many times I don’t know what to do
Homelessness is on the rise and they just want to legalize drug use
Are our priorities in question, are we even thinking straight?
Are we still in search of change, or just the escape?

Woke up in a room in a place I’ve never been
Under the watchful eyes of suited ladies and gentlemen
Perversions in their minds, I’ve just drawn upon the sands
In conquest of a memory I began
Track Name: Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire

It took years to construct what you see
You won't tear it down before going through me
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!
This is our home, this is our life
We won't let you take it without a fight
Hey, Hey, Hey!

Your scam is in a transparent disguise
Soon we will expose all of your lies
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!
How much is too much to pay for popularity
Because now you're up against the whole city
Hey, Hey, Hey!

Chorus:
The scene is our gasoline
And we are the match
Make the wrong decision
And it's sure to be your last
You're playing with fire
So don’t press your luck
Continue with your careless ways
and the whole city's bound to go up

Your policies make you a hypocrite
Applying laws only where you see fit
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!
But your method won't last for long
Soon you and it will be gone
Hey, Hey, Hey!

You've finally met your match
This fight will be your last
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!
Because the unity in our scene
Will bring you to your knees
Hey, Hey, Hey!



Chorus:
The scene is our gasoline
And we are the match
Make the wrong decision
And it's sure to be your last
You're playing with fire
So don’t press your luck
Continue with your careless ways
And the whole city's bound to go up!

Unite and Fight!

Chorus:
The scene is our gasoline
And we are the match
Make the wrong decision
And it's sure to be your last
You're playing with fire
So don’t press your luck
Continue with your careless ways
And the whole city's bound to go up!
Track Name: True Red White and Blue
The True Red, White, and Blue

The Red is the blood of innocent people, slaughtered by our armies
The White symbolizes the purity, which this country isn't and will never be
The Blue is for justice, which many never got and most will never see
The Stripes for thirteen colonies, who'd be ashamed of what's become of this country

Chorus:
It's the true red, white, and blue
A symbol of our country and all it's been through
It's the true red, white, and blue
Centuries of corruption woven in will take centuries more to undo

The States of fifty in this country, who really aren't that free
The Stars for heaven, which like peace, will probably never reach
The Box represents how closed-minded society is in reality
The Bars of color, are like the bars of power which imprison you and me

Chorus:
It's the true red, white, and blue
A symbol of our country and all it's been through
It's the true red, white, and blue
Centuries of corruption woven in will take centuries more to undo

The Flag is not longer the symbol it was first created to be
The Flag is now a fashion in America's trendy society
The Flag is a grim reminder of our devastating history
The Flag represents a country still far from being the land of the free

Chorus:
It's the true red, white, and blue
A symbol of our country and all it's been through
It's the true red, white, and blue
Centuries of corruption woven in will take centuries more to undo
Track Name: Recruit
Recruit

See me on the side of the street
I don't need your help with anything
You don't know me, you don't own me
I don't owe you shit
Come with pamphlets, come with fliers
Come with everything

Chorus:
But can't you see that we're..
Falling apart at the seams
Your people dying in a..
Current nosebleed
Hit too many fucking times..
Pull the shades
What's really going on inside there..
Can't you see
That this pointless war is..
Killing Me!

You're an ignorant asshole
What have you really done in there
You're fighting terror, caused by error
Claiming them in defeat
If you're really fighting terror
What was done for Darfur

Chorus:
But can't you see that we're..
Falling apart at the seams
Your people dying..
Current nosebleed
Hit too many fucking times..
Pull the shades
What's really going on inside there..
Can't you see
That this pointless war..
Is Killing Me!
Track Name: A War For One
A War For One

The desire for one man's death
result in hundreds, even thousands more
While the intention is revenge
the final action is war
Just because one man has power
is his life greater than any other?
Why do we fight at all
we are all humans, we are all brothers

While the leaders of a country feud,
it's the soldiers who must sacrifice
The president just makes decisions
while the troops pay with their lives
Soldier meet face to face
and either choose to kill or choose to die
They don't hate each other personally
but they take each other's lives

It's a war for one, Solution
It's a war for one, Ambition
It's a war for one, Expectation
It's a war for one, Decision

Greed, corruption, and hate divide us
until only rivalry exist
And century after century it seems
the obvious message is missed

Killing, fighting, and war
are not the recipe for a revolution
They only result in mass death
and a temporary solution


Agreement and compromise
no longer even seem to exist
And peace is dead as we
settle our fights with our fists

Leaders claim they are men
yet they fight like little children
And they feel no shame or guilt
sacrificing lives so they can win

It's a war for one, Solution
It's a war for one, Ambition
It's a war for one, Expectation
It's a war for one, Decision





Whether you're pulling the trigger
or marching troops to their death
You are still contributing
to the world's giant mess

You have the ability to drop your gun
and to make the fire cease
We all have the power to reject war
and accept peace

You can choose to be a pacifist
or you can choose to be a leader’s tool
And whether or not to march to your death
like a fool

Killing is murder and war is slaughter
The world's hate is just evils fodder

It's a war for one, Solution
It's a war for one, Ambition
It's a war for one, Expectation
It's a war for one, Decision
It’s a war for one!
Track Name: Soldier
Soldier

I’m a soldier who’s been fighting here free
I’m a soldier who’s been fighting here greed
I’m a soldier who’s been forgotten overseas
I’m a soldier and you don’t give a fuck about me

American people forget about war
But I’m the one who’s stuck living with it
And half the population doesn’t give a fuck
Cuz’ now I’m illiterate and my job’s been given up

Chorus 1:
Get the fuck out of this home
That’s right leave the brilliant, Red, white, and blue
The stars have fallen to the ground
And the flames are burning north to go
GO!

People in the bar are sipping life away
But I’m the one stuck with this, this fucking memory
Of carrying a rifle in my hand
And the strain of a 600 pound pack

Chorus 2:
Get the fuck out of this home
That’s right get away, I've got to get away
The stars have fallen to the ground
And the flame is burning north to go

I’m a soldier on the front lines dying, dying for your free
I’m a soldier on the front lines dying, dying for your greed
I’m a soldier on the front lines dying, dying overseas
I’m a soldier on the front lines and you don’t give a fuck about me

When I come home and look at the veteran’s parks
It shows that our nation doesn’t give a fuck
We’ve been butchered and fed to the dogs
And I will never fight for you

Chorus 3:
Get the fuck out of this home
That’s right leave the brilliant Red, white, and blue
The stars have fallen to the ground
And the flames burning north to go

Get the fuck out of this home
That’s right leave the brilliant Red,White, and Blue
These stars have fallen to the ground
As these flames are burning me.

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