I’ll Destroy Everything (Ares’ Song)

Black sheep
That’s what they all call me
Outcast
A god without a heart
I’m hated
No one really loves me
They all seem to snub me
But I don’t feel alone

Cause I believe
That this world is for me
And if you disagree
I’ll destroy everything

Testy
You best not make me angry
My vengeance
Slaughters those that do
do do do
I’m called a coward
By a bunch of haters
Blind to a true crusader
They choose to live a lie

Cause I believe
That this world is for me
And if you disagree
I’ll destroy everything

War
Violence feeds my soul
War
My hatred can’t be controlled
War
The battle has just begun
Can’t you hear the drums?

Cause I believe
That this world is for me
And if you disagree
I’ll destroy everything

I’ll burn it down
I’ll burn it down

“I’ll Destroy Everything (Ares’ Song)”
From God Complex
Words and Music by B.A. Monk Turner
Jacke Karashae: Vocals
Monk Turner: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass, Programming
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA) and CSUSM (Vista, CA)

Life is Better at Home(Hestia’s Song)

You feel safe inside
Lying by a fireplace
Where you can hide
Far away from everything

Out there in the world people can abuse you
Take all that you’ve earned and try to undo you

So rest a while
In a castle made of blankets you feel
Like a child
Close your eyes and fall asleep

It’s a great escape that relieves your sorrow
Isolate yourself to avoid tomorrow
Because you, oh you, you are home

Home
Where you should be
Deep in a slumber
Away in a dream
No one will hurt you
They can’t even try
Life is better at home

When you arise
Reality sets back in and you’re
Paralyzed
Scared to leave the fireside

Out there in the world people can abuse you
Take all that you’ve earned and try to undo you
But you, oh you, you are home

Home
Where you should be
Deep in a slumber
Away in a dream
No one will hurt you
They can’t even try
Life is better at home

“Life is Better at Home(Hestia’s Song)”
From God Complex
Words and Music by B.A. Monk Turner
Chad Bloom: Soprano Sax
Tiffany LaBarbera Palmer: Vocals
Monk Turner: Programming
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA)

Young Lovers for Every Occasion (Aphrodite’s Song)

I’m really not the type
To to be alone on a Friday night
I need
I need constant attention
I’m not looking for the one
One is not enough
I need I need a dozen or more
I’m a libertine, that will not be ignored

I keep lovers for every occasion
To satisfy my every desire
I’ve got them in heavy rotation
So they can do all that I require
Eternal life needs a little distraction
And sometimes I need to feel human
Tonight I’m adding to my collection
Young lovers for every occasion

When you’re out there on your own
You don’t want to feel alone
And I don’t I don’t want to be alone
Some people need their space
They don’t want to suffocate
They push you away when you want to get close
So I keep my distance and spread my love around

I keep lovers for every occasion
To satisfy my every desire
I’ve got them in heavy rotation
So they can do all that I require
Eternal life needs a little distraction
And sometimes I need to feel human
Tonight I’m adding to my collection
Young lovers for every occasion

One for the day
And two for the night
Three to my left
And four to my right

I keep lovers for every occasion
To satisfy my every desire
I’ve got them in heavy rotation
So they can do all that I require
Eternal life needs a little distraction
And sometimes I need to feel human
Tonight I’m adding to my collection
Young lovers for every occasion

I’ve got
Young lovers for every occasion
I’ve got
Young lovers for every occasion

“Young Lovers for Every Occasion (Aphrodite’s Song)”
From God Complex
Words and Music by B.A. Monk Turner
Chad Bloom: Sax
Nicole de Jesus: Vocals
Jonathan Wandag: Background Vocals
Monk Turner: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Shaker, Programming
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA)

Let Me Heal You (Apollo’s Song)

 

If you’ve got aches and pains
broken bones that leave you constrained
If you suffer from a disease
Well come on over and let me give you some relief

Let me heal you
Let me heal you
Let me get my healing hands on you
Let me heal you
Let me heal you
Take a sip of this and you’ll be cured

Dr. Robert, what a phony, I’m the man you need
I’ve got everything you want and yes I take credit card

Science can only do so much
What you need is a healing touch
All of your pains will be released
Well come on over and let me experiment..

I mean
Let me heal you
Let me heal you
Let me get my healing hands on you
Let me heal you
Let me heal you
Take a sip of this and you’ll be cured

Let me heal you
Let me heal you
Let me get my healing hands on you
Let me heal you
Let me heal you
Take a sip of this and you’ll be cured

Dr. Robert, what a phony, I’m the man you need
I’ve got everything you want and yes I take credit card

“Let Me Heal You (Apollo’s Song)”
From God Complex
Words and Music by B.A. Monk Turner
Chad Bloom: Clarinet
Nicole de Jesus: Backing Vocals
Monk Turner: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, SK1, Programming
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA)

Oh Yes You Will!!! (Zeus’ Song)

Ahhhh..

You will call me high and mighty
And you will do what I say
Oh yes you will!!
Oh yes you will!!
Oh yeah you will!!

You will learn to bow before me
And you will let me have my way
Oh yes you will!!
Oh yes you will!!
And you should be afraid of what I can do
Your just a little spec of dust in the palm of my hand

Sometimes people wanna doubt me
Some say I’m not the only one
Oh yes they do
Oh yes they do
They foolishly do

Some want to create a savior
And others worship the sun
Oh yes they do
Oh yes they do
But soon they’ll be afraid of what I can do
When I pour out my wrath upon them those heathens will drown

I am the god of every god, I am Zeus that’s my name
Up in the sky, looking down I keep an eye on my domain
Planet Earth down below, I decide who lives and dies
I spare the ones who genuflect, go out and proselytize

Tell the world

Ahhhh..
I rule everything
Ahhhh..
I rule everything
Ahhhh..
I rule everything
Ahhhh..
I rule everything

“Oh Yes You Will!!! (Zeus’ Song)”
From God Complex
Words and Music by B.A. Monk Turner
Jonathan Wandag: Vocals
Nicole de Jesus: Backing Vocals
Monk Turner: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass , Programming
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA)

Introducing God Complex

God Complex will feature twelve of the Greek Gods of Mount Olympus singing you their greatest hits. This album will be different from past albums in that I will be releasing one song at a time. In addition to this, I will also be releasing a video series that will give a behind the scenes look at the album’s creation.

This is Your Brain on Music

Rockin' my Kraus Labs attire.

Rockin’ my Kraus Labs attire.

Back in 2011, I briefly mentioned a project I was starting on with The Harmony Project and Northwestern University regarding the impact of music instruction on the brain. In addition to coordinating the study, I was also the primary music teacher for almost all of the 40-something kids involved. The scientists measured various brain and speech recognition functions of the students before and after my music classes. At the time I was optimistic that the results could get some press but I didn’t really think it would go beyond the academic and neuroscience community.

Boy was I wrong.

In the last month, I’ve come across articles from The BBC, NPR, Huffington Post, PBS, ABCScience News and many more about the study. It seems like every other day yet another article appears which highlights the findings of the scientists which has been reminiscent of the press flurry back when “It’s Your Birthday” dropped. One of my favorite things I’ve come across is a before and after gif that shows the brain development that took place over the course of the two years. Pretty amazing stuff.

I am forever grateful to the Harmony Project and Kraus Labs for this opportunity. There are so many teachers out there that would love to have this kind of rich data on the impact of their classroom instruction. I feel so lucky to have been selected. More importantly, I hope that this study helps to fund other programs that offer music instruction to those students that wouldn’t otherwise have the ability to afford it.

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