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Lyrics/Chords: D | A | Em (add F# to low E)| G | D rise up you lonely wanderers A rise up you hungry people Em (add F#) the hurricane is coming G the land will soon be flooded D the past is dead and over A rise up now and claim your freedom Em (add F#) you are the sleeping giant G A arise arise arise do not beg for your salvation from god or king or master the people hold the power arise and claim your freedom the wealthy enjoy service only at your acquiescence only while you stay in darkness arise arise arise Bm A 'cause in the end G A freedom will be D international while politicos divide us they demand their compensation they should pray we don't refuse them arise and claim your freedom the powerful, the wealthy they are only human beings on earth we all are equal arise arise arise while all of us were sleeping the stockholders got richer at the expense of all our children arise and claim your freedom they are frightened of our numbers and of our inter-dependance and rightfully they should be arise arise arise because in the end freedom will be international do not numb yourself with purchases or vain over-consumption do not isolate your spirit arise and claim your freedom your tv and your radio seek to keep you in your slumbers step out into the sunlight arise arise arise rise up you lonely wanderers rise up you hungry people the hurricane is coming the land will soon be flooded the past is dead and over rise up now and claim your freedom you are the sleeping giant arise arise arise 'cause in the end freedom will be 'cause in the end freedom will be international
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fifth full-length studio effort by "the greatest band in the history of recorded music." Highlights of the release:
13 tracks of over-the-top Ego-goodness featuring Jim, Jesse and Dan, many which have never before been played live.
Co-produced by long-time JBE recording engineer, Ducky Carlisle
Guest appearances by a host of amazing musicians such as Catie Curtis, Mike West, Jennifer Kimball and Dave Crossland

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released September 1, 2008

produced by Ducky Carlisle and Jim’s Big Ego
executive producer: Jason Schneider
recorded & mixed by Ducky Carlisle at ice station zebra (Medford, MA) & room 9 from outer space (South Boston, MA)
additional recording & production by Dan Cantor at Notable Productions (Watertown, MA)
additional recording on “pascagoula pawn & gun” by Mike West at the 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor in pre-katrina New Orleans
mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M-Works (Cambridge, MA)

Jim’s Big Ego is:
Jim Infantino: guitar, vocals & harmonica
Jesse Flack: upright bass & vocals
Dan Cantor: drums, percussion & vocals

Special Guests (in order of appearance):
Josh Kantor: piano, electric piano and/or b3 organ on “international”, “sleepwalker”, “everything must go”, and “i (don’t know how to) party”
Catie Curtis: harmony vocals on “international”
Ducky Carlisle: tambourine, shaker and/or bells on just about everything
Steve Sadler: lap steel on “free (and on our own)”, “sleepwalker”, “just like me” & “background vocals”
Dave Crossland: harmony vocals on “free (and on our own)” & “background vocals”
Sean Staples: mandolin on “free (and on our own)” & “depravity”
Jennifer Kimball: lead & harmony vocals on “everything must go” & “utopia”
Michael Dinallo: electric & high strung guitars on “everything must go” & “utopia” respectively
Phil Broikos: accordion & drunken trombone on “depravity” & “i (don’t know how to) party” respectively
Gina Forsythe: fiddle on “pascagoula pawn & gun”
Mike West: banjo, guitar & vocals on “pascagoula pawn & gun”

Visual Credits:
cover photo by Christine Glade
interior photography by Liz Linder
layout by SLABmedia, LLC

“depravity”, “just like me”, “background vocals”, “sleepwalker” & “i (don’t know how to) party” - words & music by Jim Infantino, Dan Cantor & Jesse Flack
“sleepwalker” - contains lyrical contributions by Ducky Carlisle & Jason Schneider
“bon nuit tree” - words written by Jim Infantino & the campers at Camp Thoreau-in-Vermont, music by Jim Infantino
all other songs by Jim Infantino
* our music is free to share (cc) [by-nc-sa] 2008 Jim’s Big Ego
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