This Scorched Earth

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    Second Language's 'Youth Is Not For Pleasure' album recorded in 1985 is released on CD for the first time ever in a Deluxe Limited Edition that contains six bonus tracks only available on this CD.

    The bonus tracks are: Uncertain Terms, I Know You're There, You Pays Your Dues (You Takes Your Chances), Sky Will Open, Passion Paints A Portrait and Words Into Action (early version).

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Toni Zeto: Lead & Backing Vocals
Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard
Jerome Faulkner: Lead & Backing Vocals, Piano, Keyboards
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Keyboard, Backing Vocal
Brian Bielski: Drums

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This Scorched Earth

Fallow lands, barren fields, shallow graves
Morning light, new day dawns in still birth
Silent seas, voiceless breeze, separate waves
Useless sun, pointless moon, this scorched earth

This scorched earth, this scorched earth
One last shot heard round the world
This scorched earth, this scorched earth
Still no victory flag's unfurled

Siren's songs pierce the night in an endless refrain
No star light, no star bright, the sun is burning cold
And hope only held as strong as the weak link in the chain
of command, grains of sand who do as they are told

This scorched earth, this scorched earth
One last shot heard round the world
This scorched earth, this scorched earth
Still no victory flag's unfurled

As we hold the final line in the name of common sense
Open arms, open hearts, the only defense

This scorched earth, this scorched earth
One last shot heard round the world
This scorched earth, this scorched earth
Still no victory flag's unfurled


© Lyrics & Melody: Jessie Jacobson 9/84
Music: Jessie Jacobson-Brian Bielski-Jerome Faulkner-Jarrett Lesko 7/9/84

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from Youth Is Not For Pleasure, released November 19, 2018
Produced by Second Language with Earle Mankey.
Engineered by Earle Mankey.
Mixed by Earle Mankey & Second Language.
Recorded at Shock The Mankey Studios, March-June, 1985.

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Second Language Los Angeles, California

Second Language was a post-punk / alternative rock band who performed and recorded from 1981-1997 releasing an independent EP "Souvenirs" in 1984 & a CD 'WrongSpeak' in 1995. In late 2018, they will begin releasing a series of CD/download albums covering this period. ... more

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