by The Bouncing Souls

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"In our almost thirty years as a band we have chosen to make our political statement by how we live our lives. We have made a conscious effort with our music to positively effect the current paradigm, bring people together and hopefully be a part of creating a more kind, respectful and understanding world.

It appears we as a society are potentially on the verge of taking a huge backward step on that journey towards a better world. We have been inspired by this intense moment in our history to create a direct energetic statement through this new song, “Battleground,” which we’ve chosen to release just after Inauguration Day because it marks what is possibly one of the most significant moments in our recent history. We feel its important to use the platform we’re lucky enough to have as artists to do our best to speak up for the basic human rights which seem to be at serious risk.

The song “Battleground” was inspired by recent events at Standing Rock and the ongoing attacks on human rights all over the world. It's a call to everyone to stand up for our collective rights, for kindness and respect for all people and the Earth. A portion of the profits of each download will be donated to an organization created to “educate and empower indigenous people to address and develop strategies for the protection of our environment, our health, and all life forms -the Circle of Life.” We encourage you to purchase the song and make a donation if you can. Thank you."



everywhere every moment in our homes on the street
so much deceit a shadow follows every beat
there’s a dark force it so real it’s attacking how you feel
every minute of our lives we have to fight for humanity
the people of the world are one family
the human heart is broken dark forces are open
battleground is everywhere you see
we’ve survived with the pain of a million lives
now its time to push through to a world we’ve never known
there's a dark force it's so real its attacking how we feel
every minute of our lives we have to fight this insanity
with love from center of our gravity
the human heart is broken dark forces are open
battle ground is inside you and me
love will win this fight love is our true right
love will win this fight love


released January 20, 2017
Written and Performed by The Bouncing Souls
Recorded at Little Eden Studio, Asbury Park NJ
December 2016
Engineered and Mixed by John Seymour
Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering



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