Love Battleground

Love Battleground

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LBG is an indie/pop/rock band with dance-y beats, combining synth effects, electric guitar delays, heavy distortions, and tantalizing vocal harmonies. Our lyrical aesthetic is inspired by astrological prophecies derived from books and everyday controversies.

Biography

The Quartet is known for its controversial lyrics and electrifying stage presence, catapulting them to be one of the most enigmatic, feel-good unsigned bands in Los Angeles, CA. Their musical aesthetic encapsulates the "light and dark" contrast, combining melodic-ambient delays, heavy distortions with danceable beats, and rapid fire drum fills. Coming from two different bands, the duo singer/songwriters, Raymond Alexander (vox/bass/keys) and Nzo Tiano (vox/guitar/keys), decided to join heads and create a constant stream of prolific ideas. With the additional guitar stings of John Devanah (lead guitar) and the exciting back beats of Steve M. (percussions), Love Battleground is continuously fashioning an audio generated work of art.

Lyrics

Hooplah Hollywood

Written By: Alexander/Tiano

You’re under arrest but we’ll let it go so easily
’Cause we don’t know what the punishment’s supposed to be
We captured the culprit
We caught ourselves a killing spree
’Cause we don’t know what the punishment’s supposed to be

We’re taking our time
Gonna stand out in line
Gotta do it for yourself
’Cause nobody standing around here is gonna help

We don’t care what you gonna say
What you wanna gotta do it for yourself
We don’t care what you gonna say
What you wanna gotta do it for yourself
We don’t care what you gonna gotta do it for you
You gotta listen to the lies because they might be true
Don’t care what you gonna say
What you wanna gotta do it for yourself

The blueprint for love looks exactly like a silhouette
It’s etched in the stars so you might as well just go for it
Big news from the future
I see it on the TV screen
And still till this day I find it just a bit hard to believe

[bridge]

[chorus]

That they might stab you in the
Yeah they might stab you in the back
But you keep moving forward
And stay on the attack

’Cause I said you’re under arrest but we’ll let it go so easily
’Cause we don’t know what the punishment’s supposed to be
We captured the culprit
We caught ourselves a killing spree
But we don’t know what the punishment’s supposed to be
The blueprint for love looks exactly like a silhouette
If you think that’s good
Well I guess you ain’t seen nothin’ yet
News from the future I see it on the TV screen
No one’s gonna stop you

[chorus]

Everybody Knows

Written By: Alexander/Tiano

The secrets we hide
Everybody knows
And open our eyes and see the world has changed in so many ways
Misunderstanding
What a surprise
Well I see it from the look in your eyes
More than emotions could set you free

Where demons collide
It never felt so cold
We live in a time when everything that’s left are bullets and holes
Let’s face the facts and kill the stinging bee
Who cares of what you think about me
Learning the cause and effect is the key

Let bygones be bygones
Hell with the blues
Let bygones be bygones
It’s time to hear the punishing blues
Yeah

The choices are made and every day in sight
And every mistake is coming out to get you if you can’t get it right
Let’s face the facts and kill the stinging bee
Well who cares of what you think about me
Learning the cause and effect is the key

I wanted you to talk to me
Never in my life did you hate to disagree
Come down and roll with the punches
Man, you know it’s happenin’
I wanted you to talk to me
Never in my life did you hate to disagree
Come down and roll with the punches
Come down and roll with us

[chorus]

Felix Fangs

Written By: Alexander/Tiano

Don’t you disturb Felix Fangs
Comes out at night with his fellow bootleg gang

But the days that come too fast
The days that come too fast
When you’re running out of luck
Boy, it’s not too bad
But the things that come too fast
The things that come too fast
When you’re running out of luck
Boy, it’s not too bad

’Cause I’m doing it
Too full to do it all again
’Cause I’m doing it
Baby
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
’Cause I’m doing it
Too full to do it all again
’Cause I’m doing it
Baby
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Don’t you disturb Felix Fangs
Comes out at night with a multi-colored headband
Man, comes out at night with a bang, bang, bang, bang, bang

Well the days have come too fast
The days have come too fast
When you’re running out of luck
Boy, it’s not too bad
But the things that come too fast
The things that come too fast
When you’re running out of luck
Boy, it’s not too bad

[chorus]

But the things that come too fast
But the things that come too fast
When you’re running out of luck
Boy, it’s not too bad
But the things that come too fast
But the things that come too fast
When you’re running out of luck
Boy, it’s not too bad

’Cause I’m doing it
Too full to do it all again
Yeah, I’m doing it
Baby
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
’Cause I’m doing it
Too full to do it all again
’Cause I’m doing it
Baby
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Asteriod (Meet Your Maker)

Written By: Alexander/Tiano

Down to the Earth
The distant future’s heading to a turning point
It don’t look good to me
Words from the news
Asteroid collision made a fatal path
To hit Atlantic Sea
So where would you be if it ends when it’s time to say bye to your friends?
Close my eyes and ask myself,
"Did everything I buy to make me happier save my life today?"
And so I ask you…

Look up
Look out
The sky is cloaked with confetti of rocks to destroy the whole city
You started looking for your destiny
Well turn around and what you got is a catastrophe

Well I don’t care for no one but you
It’s hard staying alive if you don’t care for no one but you

Think fast
The blast ignited a fuse that created a wave to submerge the whole city
You started looking for your destiny
Well turn around and what you got is a catastrophe

[chorus]

Well get down
Now did you really wanna meet your maker
There’s only one way to survive
And that’s the will to stay alive in a world that’s gone to its head
Down
Now did you really wanna meet your maker
There’s only one way to survive
And that’s the will to stay alive in a world that’s gone to its head
One way to survive
One way to survive
One way to survive
One way to survive
There’s only one way to survive
One way to survive
One way to survive
One way to survive

Disappearing Girl

Written By: Alexander/Tiano

Hello everybody
Imma play a couple of songs for you tonight
How’s everybody doing out there?
Alright, that’s good
Well in case you don’t know
Allow me to introduce myself

My name is Ray
I play this cabaret
Every Thursday
Feel free to come my way
These girls
They dance
But I don’t even glance
Until the day
I signed my life away

I won’t forget you now
The old ghost of Hollow Town

Disappearing girl you got me again
You got me barking and you got me to beg
You played your games but never threw me a bone
And now you got me standing out in the cold
Disappearing girl you know where it’s at
You make a dog out of the coolest of cats
You had your fun but now I have to admit
You played your games
But baby I think it’s time we called it quits

She’s calm
She’s cool
And she ain’t no ones fool
Black hair
Red dress
She’ll leave you all a mess
She’s cool
She’s calm
She’s got it going on
One taste
One taste
One look
One look
And she will have you hooked

She’s infectious yeah she’s like a disease
She’ll give you butterflies
She’s more than just the birds and the bees, yeah
She’s hard to get and even harder to please
So wear your Sunday’s best
Because she’ll bring you down to your knees

[chorus]
Life’s a stage and you’re the main attraction
You’re only looking for the crowd’s reaction
I should have known
I should have known
I should have known
You’re on the floor and I’m pulling the curtain
As soon as it goes down you’ll be kissin’ and flirtin’
I should have known
I should have known
I should have know-know-know-known

Disappearing girl you got me again
You got me barking and you got me to beg
You played your games but never threw me a bone, no
And now you got me standing out in the cold
Disappearing girl you know where it’s at
You make a dog out of the coolest of cats
You had your fun but now I have to admit
You played your games
But baby I think it’s time we called it quits

Invisible DigiBoy

Written By: Alexander/Tiano

Good morning to the sunlight
It’s hotter than June
You’re burning rubber on a mid-afternoon
The sky is so beneath you
The moon as to the sun
Your money-making business day has begun
The badest to the bone yard is burning a hole
They're taking everything including your soul
Identity’s the password your ever seeing eye
The truth is what you call a beautiful lie

Don’t pray for silence
You can hear the beast
Leading on the digital world
It’s a masterpiece
Money buys devotion
It’s a guarantee
If evil has too many faces to be seen
It’s time for you to meet

Invisible DigiBoy
Invisible DigiBoy
Invisible DigiBoy
Invisible DigiBoy

[chorus]

[verse]

Storm Watcher

Written By: Alexander/Tiano

So if you see yourself
Run away from home
You feel like everybody’s coming to get your soul
And they can take away what you’ve always loved
Come on and listen to what I’m about to tell you

Don’t lose sight with all the lights
You’re going blind
So hang on tight
Put up a fight
You’re doing fine
You win you win
You lose you lose
You give it a try

And I think today I lost a little bit of my soul
But you couldn’t take it up because you needed control
I said "I think today I lost a little bit of my soul"
But I heard that it was waiting at the end of the road

I’ve been waiting way too long
And I’ve been killing myself with these songs
And I don’t know what’s right and what is wrong
So could you help me out a little
Time has gone and years have passed
I always knew your spirit wouldn’t last
We gain momentum when we’re falling fast
We gotta pick it up just a little bit
And now you’re getting scared because you’re all alone
You feel like everybody’s coming to take your soul
Yeah you can sit and pray or you can find a way
Come on and listen to what I’m about to tell you

Don’t lose sight with all the lights
You’re going blind
So hang on tight
Put up a fight
You’re doing fine
You win you win
You lose you lose
You give it a try

The water’s deep
Your legs are weak
You’re gonna drown
You wanna speak but talk is cheap
You’re going down
Your only chance to live is if the water runs dry

[bridge]

[chorus]

I said "Today I think I lost a little bit of my soul"
I said "I think today I lost a little bit of my soul"
I said "Today I think I lost a little bit of my soul"
I said "I think today I lost a little bit of my soul"
I said "Today I think I lost a little bit of my soul"

I said "Today I think I lost a little bit of my soul"
A little bit of my soul
A little bit of my soul
I said "Today I think I lost a little bit of my soul"
A little bit of my soul
A little bit of my soul

[chorus]

Whereabouts Of A Box Cutter

Written By: Alexander/Tiano

I’ve waited far too long to ask you, "Have I given enough"
It seems like every second now we should be taking off
I’ve waited all my life to prove that I could cut through the box
Don’t doubt baby
You could save me

I see the light that you could shine on me
’Cause if you have a choice then travel by fire
Oh, wouldn’t you?

I’ve seen it far too much
It seems that fame is never enough
And everybody has the time to hate instead of love
I’ve waited all my life to prove that I could cut through the box
Don’t doubt
Maybe you could save me

[chorus]

Discography

Love Battleground EP
*radio airplay Indie 103.1FM

Travel By Fire LP
*radio airplay over 100 college radios across U.S.

Set List

Hooplah Hollywood
Invisible DigiBoy
Everybody Knows
Felix Fangs
Asteroids (Meet Your Maker)
Whereabouts of a Box Cutter
Disappearing Girl

30-40 min. set
all original songs