Battle Flags

2 albums

Battle Flags, the moniker for artist Jack Budd, began as a project in stencil graffiti in an 8x10 room in Richmond, Virginia. The meticulously pieced album Color Engine is its harrowing result. Recorded in his bedroom while attending music school at VCU, it is menage of rhythms stolen from pots, pans, shovels, empty kegs and living room chairs. Budd’s raspy delivery is as much calming as it is haunting. As versatile and mysterious as its author, the album carries the mood of a smoky, latenight tango, lazy naps on a southern porch, or a sobering stroll through a haunted tool shed. And if that weren’t tantalizing enough, the listener is then black-bagged and dragged along to a Caribbean barbeque. Every possible piece of each instrument is utilized, much the way a French chef would appreciate the often overlooked uses of a pork shoulder. It is a beautifully-crafted work by an unbelievably deserving artist hungry to create.

Music

8 songs
Song
Length
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I Put A Spell On You (Screamin Jay Hawkins Cover - Master Rep) Battle Flags
03:34

Lyrics:

I put a spell on you Because you're mine. You better stop The things that you're doin'. I ain't lyin', yeah! I ain't gonna take none of your Foolin' around, I ain't gonna take none of your Puttin' me down, I put a spell on you Because you're mine. I put a spell on you Because you're mine. You better stop The things that you're doin'. I ain't lyin', yeah! I ain't gonna take none of your Foolin' around, I ain't gonna take none of your Puttin' me down, I put a spell on you Because you're mine.
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I Put A Spell On You (Screamin Jay Hawkins Cover - Master Rep)(30)
:30 Cutdown
00:32

Lyrics:

Don’t care what’s on the streets or the relief it gives Cause they always have their hooks in me and they refuse to give Now I’m the only one the sad and lonely one Am I the only one I can’t trust the things I see cause I’m not sure If I’m up or coming down off these drugs or if I’m pure And it’s late and I’m the only one, the sad and lonely one Am I the only one Don’t care what’s on the streets or the relief it gives Cause they always have their hooks in me and they refuse to give Now I’m the only one the sad and lonely one Am I the only one I can’t trust the things I see cause I’m not sure If I’m up or coming down off these drugs or if I’m pure And it’s late and I’m the only one, the sad and lonely one Am I the only one Now I’m the only one the sad and lonely one Am I the only one And it’s late and I’m the only one, the sad and lonely one Am I the only one I can’t shake myself I’m not sure
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Drugs (Trailer Edit)(Instrumental)
Instrumental Trailer Edit
02:06
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Drugs (Trailer Edit)
Trailer Edit
02:06
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Drugs (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:53
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Lost Boys (Alex Winters is my hero)(EXPLICIT LYRICS) Color Engine
03:12

Lyrics:

your shades dont let in the sun well you got no need for it you got no need for it your friends think youve come undone saying hes got a taste for it, hes got a taste for it dime store apothecaries aint got no cure for me and pretty soon itll be dark I hear their coming for me, I hear them coming dont need no advice from you or anybody else cause I dont believe it, I dont believe it if getting fucked up and funs so bad for my health then why do I need it say what you want about my friends and myself but how can I leave it dont know what I want for me or anybody else but Ill know when I see it The fevers over me the fevers over The fevers over me the fevers over the fevers over me and down below when we get to the bridge we all let go into my last goodnight the fevers over into my last goodnight the fevers over what is this thirst I have and can I shake it all those dreams I had and will I make it is this my last goodnight the fevers over is this my last goodnight the fevers over check the mirror for the marks and if I taste it if they aim for the heart then Im wasted if they aim for the heart then Im wasted dont let them aim for heart or else Im wasted Dont need no advice from you or anybody else Cause I dont believe it, I dont believe it if getting fucked up and funs so bad for my health then why do I need it Say what you want about my friends and myself but how can I leave it
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Lost Boys (Alex Winters is my hero)(Instumental)
Instrumental
03:13
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Lost Boys (Alex Winters is my hero)(Instumental)(:60)
:60 Cutdown
00:58
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Don't Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult Cover - Master Rep) Battle Flags
More: Lyrics
04:43

Lyrics:

All our times have come Here, but now they're gone Seasons don't fear the reaper Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain (We can be like they are) Come on baby (Don't fear the reaper) Baby take my hand (Don't fear the reaper) We'll be able to fly (Don't fear the reaper) Baby I'm your man Valentine is done Here but now they're gone Romeo and Juliet Are together in eternity (We can be like they are) 40,000 men and women every day (Don't fear the reaper) 40,000 men and women every day (Don't fear the reaper) Another 40,000 coming every day (Don't fear the reaper) Come on baby (We can be like they are) Baby take my hand (Don't fear the reaper) We'll be able to fly (Don't fear the reaper) Baby I'm your man (Don't fear the reaper) Baby I'm your man La, la la, la la La, la la, la la Romeo and Juliet Are together in eternity (We can be like they are) 40,000 men and women every day (Don't fear the reaper) 40,000 men and women every day (Don't fear the reaper) Another 40,000 coming every day (Don't fear the reaper) Come on baby (We can be like they are) Baby take my hand (Don't fear the reaper) We'll be able to fly (Don't fear the reaper) Baby I'm your man (Don't fear the reaper) Baby I'm your man La, la la, la la La, la la, la la
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Walkin After Midnight (Patsy Cline Cover - Master Rep) Battle Flags
More: Lyrics
03:12

Lyrics:

I go out walking after midnight Out in the moonlight just like we used to do I'm always walking after midnight, After midnight searching for you I walk for miles along the highway Well, that's just my way of saying, I love you I'm always walking, always walking After midnight searching for you See a weeping willow crying on her pillow Maybe she's crying for me And as the skies turn gloomy winds whisper to me I'm lonesome I’m lonesome as I can be I go out walking after midnight Out in the moonlight, just hoping you may be Somewhere walking, somewhere walking After midnight searching for me
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03:03

Lyrics:

Another breath to count the hours All I got to passes into the weekend I can find you underwater, so it pulls and touch your hair in the deep end But til then it’s the doom and the gloom Stuck inside the four walls with no air sea in June If I hold on If you hold on, splash Turn me on Climb the stairs under the heat of the light Sharp lines and soft walks you’ll hopscotch I’ll trace the curves of your body And when our shadows start to stick to the streets I’ll carry you down where it’s quiet and deep If you hold If you hold, splash Unhook your top while I stop To taste your sweat and feel the heat of your body Wash the shades clear away the end of the day moves slowly Under water hold your breath and I’ll pull I’ll stand deep to where it’s quiet with you If I hold on If you hold on Hold on, hold on If I hold on If you hold on, splash
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Splash (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:04
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It's A Start Color Engine
03:51

Lyrics:

If I write and I sing and I come home early and I temper my sickness, my sadness and worry it’s a start its a start its a start from my heart from my heart and if my voice is sincere, all I impart about my dreams, all my work, its my love, its my art it’s a start its a start its a start from my heart from my heart And all those demos I sent my only motivation just to hear my song once on any radio station it’s a start its a start its a start from my heart from my heart So I keep my chin up and I try to stay patient but I’m more closer than far and I’m tired of waiting it’s a start its a start its a start from my heart from my heart show you something I’ll show you something show you something I’ll show you something now. beating out thru speakers it’s desperate to blow step onto stage and just let it all go watch it start it’s my heart it begins in a whisper than leads into one irrepressible engine in a chorus of drums watch it start it’s my heart show you something I’ll show you something show you something I’ll show you something now.
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It's A Start (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:43
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Fortunate One Color Engine
03:41

Lyrics:

Im going to hope hope where youre at is waiting on me in your bedroom window but your never alone these days or at your place so ill just go go and yah I brought this on myself, onto myself the things I say oh oh but dont leave me to myself, please dont leave me to myself while you set the silver and comb your hair out here Im barely nothing to be the fortunate one to leave, to leave tonight come through your curtains bright to be with you tonight shine through your curtains bright all I can be this is all I can be all I can be this is all I can be a song to fill your chest and lift and lift up to your bedroom window and maybe well see tonight, just maybe tonight the things you say oh oh and these thoughts of someone else, of some else you know they grow and you leave me to myself, yah you leave me to myself. while you set the silver and comb your hair out here Im barely nothing to be the fortunate one to leave, to leave tonight come through your curtains bright to be with you tonight shine through your curtains bright
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Fortunate One (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:52