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7″ Vinyl EP, Three Equals One 1985

PLAYERS:
Nina Llopis : bass, vocals
Julio Rey: guitar, vocals
Robbie Christie: drums

Produced byThe Lead & Mike McNamee
Recorded at Sync Studios, Miami, 1985

Side One
1. It’s Thru You (Llopis)
2. Better Off (Rey)

Side Two
3. Get Out Of My Face (Llopis)
4. Question What Authority? (Rey)

Notes and transcripts by Darrel Mikulcik/Caustic Fallout:

1985 The Lead (s/t

7″ vinyl
Label: Three Equals One Records # 3 0002
4 tracks
TT: 7:30
4x foldout cvr 28×28″, plain sleeve
Dead wax inscription: a: “Born Twice, Die Once” b: “Born Once, Die Twice”
Produced by The Lead & Mike McNamee
Engineered by Mike McNamee
Recorded at Sync Studios, Miami, FL, USA
Mastered at Criteria by Mike Fuller
re-released 1990 on Vertical Take Off Records on tape
re-released 2006 on Retroactive Records # RAR7820 on cd (Hardcore of Jesus, anthology)

01 It’s Thru You (1:40)
02 Better Off (2:03)
03 Get Out of My Face (1:43)
04 Question What Authority (2:04)

01 It’s Thru You (1:40)

I had to make a big decision
Was I gonna listen to what You say
Or go my own way

I’ve always been a reckless dreamer
I never knew where I was going to
But now I know You

And I’m doing things I could never do before
And everywhere I go You open up the door
And You’re like a bright Light shining out of me
Everywhere I go I want them all to see
It’s thru You

I could get a strange reaction
Maybe some people will think I’m crazed
But that’s okay

If they can get up and shout against You
You know that I will do the same
But I’ll exalt Your Name

Lord You’re in everything I say and o
And everything I do I do it unto You
And You’re like a bright Light shining out of me
Everywhere I go I want them all to see
It’s thru You

(Nina Llopis)

02  Better Off (2:03)

Better to have been a baby seal
Thank an unborn living baby human
Baby shoulda beena a seal
Now he’s dead like the 17000000

O Lord have mercy on me
Wondrously You have formed me
You knew us all before we were born
And we holocaust aaway and beat up our sons

Better to have been a soldier
With a gun to fight your killers
That’s all she wrote as the needle comes in
God’s mysterious wonder turns to collagen

But they’re coming back triumphant

(Julio Rey)

03  Get Out Of My Face (1:43)

I’m looking at you
You’re looking at me
You’re wondering why
I say I’m free
I’m under his thumb
Is that what you say
You’ve got to be strange
To follow the Way

All you ever do is cover your ears
I see you living in death and fear
If you knew God He’d open your mind
He’s easy to reach He’s not hard to find

But you always say
Get out of my face

You say it’s not cool
To follow some rule
We’ll see in the end
Who ends up a fool
You won’t be bought
Is what you’re telling me
My battle’s been fought
And that’s why I’m free

All you ever do is cover your ears
I see you living in death and fear
If you knew Jesus He’d open your mind
He’s easy to reach He’s not hard to find

But you always say
Get out of my face

(Nina Llopis)

04 Question What Authority? (2:04)

Hardcore rules here are two
Hate Ronnie Reagan no matter what he do
Question authority I’d really like to know
Who got the authority to make those rules

Question the authority that says question authority
Gonna hafta see for yourself

Left right wing bands, bands without a stand
It is a fad or is it a command
We’re no role models cos as for us
Our Role Model died for us on the Cross

We looked all over and when it was done
The Truth we thought was a lie was the truest One
The Cross Resurrection the Forgiveness of sins
And the Spirit inside adds up to more than a whim

Its the devil’s world so there’s no surprise
Just mention Jesus no comfort inside
Try to hide it by ridiculing Him
Shouldn’t that be telling everybody something

(Julio Rey)