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We may not have "little monsters", but I think our fanbase would appreciate our aiming this one at them...them and my family. xo


(J. Oloffson/J. Hudson) © 2015 Invincible City Records, LLC.


Such ugly words.
I was born unto them.
From the time I was a little child
Until the day I die
Saddled to me
Holding me down
Their weight like ponderous
Heavy chains
Wrapped around my neck.
With the ones around me
The ones you think
The ones you hope
Are there
Have come
to help you remove their terrible burden
But are really the ones
Who helped place them there
In the first place
Scolding me
Betraying me
Forgetting me
For ever dreaming
And wishing
They would fall away.

And yet
While life
It passed unquietly by
In the midst of its winter
I found within myself
An invincible summer
Took hold of those chains
Those stone cold frozen chains
Released their stranglehold
And lifted them
Up and far
I know not how it happened.
I only know it did.

There is a time in life
When you stop existing
and you start living
When you are given a new chance
and new dreams
When the old is to be forgotten
And the new

There is a time in life…
And that time is NOW.

This is for The Captive
The Heartbroken
The Tormented
The Desperate
The Forgotten
The Weak
The Angry
The Ugly
The Unusual
The Bitter
The Tired
The Misunderstood
The Hungry
The Cold
The Shy

and The Lonely.


from Songs for a Reluctant Planet, released March 5, 2015
Music by Johann Oloffson and Lyrics by Joe Hudson. 2015 Invincible City Records, LLC. Mixed & Produced by JHSF and 21st Century Express.



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A theatrical sound designer and a nightclub DJ for over 11 years, Joe Hudson (producing as JHSF), first created 21st Century Express in 2003, hoping to fuse key elements from both careers, resulting in unique musical twists that defy genre while breaking rules. Striving to create an odyssey for those who crave dramatic expressions in sound, 21stCE always aims to be truly one of a kind. ... more

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