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Bad Blood

by Munich Syndrome

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    The soundtrack/curated listening companion to my book, Bad Blood: A Life Without Consequence. Many of the songs were written during the 13-year time span the book documents. Most of these earlier tracks were re-recorded/re-mixed. A dreamy mix of electronica, electronics, and acoustic instruments.

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  • "Bad Blood: A Life without Consequence" chronicles one adoptee's search and journey to discover his birth parents and his roots in the new world of DNA testing, data aggregation, and social media. What began with a simple inquiry to hopefully find his biological roots led one adoptee down a rabbit hole of intrigue, secrets, dark deeds, infidelity, and organized crime.

    Tracing his birth parents' origins from Detroit, Michigan, and on to their subsequent movements to Southern California, northward to Montana, and then on to Washington, and later to Oregon, he uncovered secrets and exposed many of the lies they told along the way. The trail of abuse and damage led to a man who lived a life without consequence.

    A search begun in the early 90's was abandoned but was revived when he caught a TV show on adoption by chance and submitted the information he had to a "Search Angel". This led to the discovery of his birth parents, several half-siblings, infidelities, organized crime, drug use, abuse, and attempted murder.

    Both a how-to and a cautionary tale of navigating the world of complex social media hurdles, sifting through massive quantities of data and dealing with an often unhelpful and obstructive legal system.

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 34 Munich Syndrome releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Birthday Song, MISSING (Nineteen Eighty Something EP), 2 Whom It May Concern (Nineteen Eighty Something Extended Mix), Bump & Grind, Love & Dancing 2008 EP, Love & Dancing 2022 EP, Sensual West End Girls Ambience EP, Atmospherics 2: Chill, and 26 more. , and , .

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Every night, I surrender, to a world of dreams Memories, sounds and colors, nothing's what it seems In a room from another life, a faded affair I hear the music on a radio, that isn't there A different place, another era, memories to reclaim A time, vaguely familiar, new and yet the same Colors faded like an old photograph, echoes of another day Like a slow-motion movie, waiting to replay Waves of unconsciousness, wash over me Leading to an altered state reality Moving forward, touching time Fragments of a dream, moments sublime Every night I surrender, to a world of dreams...
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Pursuit 04:42
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Acquiring satellites, looking from the sky For deeper meaning, the reasons why A blip on the radar, phantoms in the night Some things are hidden, hiding in plain sight Looking for answers only finding questions Secret rumors and indiscreet suggestions Stories hidden and tales told The price of silence, bought and sold Chorus: We - are - watching - you We - know - everything - that - you -do Scouring the data looking for a trace Of the evidence that puts you at the place The scene of the crime, crimes of opportunity No free pass, no immunity Chorus: We - are - watching - you We - know - everything - that - you -do
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Forever walking, always on the run for a karmic debt over what’s has been done A coin was tossed, sometimes a losing bet Necessity will rule, without regret Spur of the moment, bad deeds were done Before the dust can clear, it’s off on the run Too many names on the casualty list Hoping none of them will ever be missed Running from this karmic debt Forgetting to remember, remember to forget Forever walking from this karmic debt Forgetting to remember, remember to forget The ends always justify the means Even if it all falls apart at the seams Cog-ni-tive dissonance, a screen made of smoke Deadly serious like a lethal joke Running from this karmic debt Forgetting to remember, remember to forget Forever walking from this karmic debt Forgetting to remember, remember to forget
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There once was a man who’d look you in the eye As he tells you one hell of a lie An orphan he said, from birth A man of god, not one of this earth A self-made man, as it was told The narrative was bought and sold Doing everything just to fill a hole Where most people have some kind of a soul The sex was always easy, there’s room for more The dirtier the better, he knows what’s in store With showers golden, and room for a drink Please leave the evidence in the sink Drugs kind of sand the edges so smooth When the shit gets real, in the night he’d move When partners falter, they’re tossed to the side Time to find another ride Burning down the memories, so daunting Casting off the ghosts that, come haunting Sometimes it all comes back in a flood But there’s no denying that bad, bad blood His momma didn’t love him, neither did his dad It made him so very hard and sad A coldness that could never melt That’s when he put on his bible belt Poisons in his bloodstream, a sickness of the soul The need for subservience and control Unpleasant memories from the past Need to be torched, not built to last Burning down the memories, so daunting Casting off the ghosts that, come haunting Sometimes it all comes back in a flood But there’s no denying that bad, bad blood
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A chance decision, a coin-toss of the moment A roll of the dice, and a chance The edge of the abyss, a hit without a miss, The perfect circumstance Across lifetimes, time and space Sifting through the history, looking for a trace Against the odds the clock ticking away A sense of urgency, with no delay ———— The first step of a journey of a lifetime Not knowing where it would lead to The reasons or the rhymes, traveling through time That finally led me to you ———— Unanswered questions, lurking in the shadows Would vanish, but never fade away Small reminders, a constant feeling To follow the path and stay… Separate lives, lived undiscovered So many secrets were uncovered Mysteries to explore, and transcend The best conclusion of a journey’s end ———— The first step of the journey of a lifetime Not knowing where it would lead to The reasons or the rhymes, traveling through time That finally led me to you ————
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Most of the time you go with the flow And let life take you where it wants you to go But some times you have to take a stand And grab the lead with a guiding hand I didn’t know who I was or fit in I knew there was a start but never a begin Trying to make sense of a kaleidoscope of lies Having knowledge doesn’t always make you wise Chorus: Through the pain I’ve learned how to live Through the anger I try to forgive To find the thread some things unravel But this is the only path I can travel Sometimes the lessons remain hidden And access to the truth is sometime forbidden But on occasion a clue will emerge And suddenly all pathways do converge Chorus: Through the pain I’ve learned how to live Through the anger I try to forgive To find the thread some things unravel But this is the only path I can travel
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When I was young the suburban myth Was nothing as it seems It’s as if everyone had given up On their hopes and their dreams I lived too long in a black & white world Everything faded and sad A life with no expectations Everyone angry and mad The dreariness of time, like punishment for crime Everything was left unsaid Pretending all was good, doing what we should Facing each day with dread It was an effort just to get through No matter what we said, or tried to do At the end of the day everyone was looking for escape Chorus The (starched) linen curtains couldn’t hide the secrets and lies The TVs turned up loud to muffle the yelling and cries Broken homes and promises happen every day Life in suburbia was a golden cliche Hypocrisy and drinks on the menu everyday’ When the men go off the women did play At the bowling alley flaunting the affairs ignoring all the whispers and unwanted stares Bullies in the schoolyard bullies at church Words and a fist for a target they search Battered and bruised hollow to the core, everyone looking for escape Chorus The (starched) linen curtains couldn’t hide the secrets and lies The TVs turned up loud to muffle the yelling and cries Broken homes and promises happen every day Life in suburbia was a golden cliche
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Goodbye 04:25
I saw a balloon go up into the sky As it vanished, I whispered goodbye To a past, that was never really there Pretense and fantasy, tenuous as air No longer tethered to all of the lies At the finish line, there was no prize No more sadness over what should have been Just a punchline from the comedian Yesterdays are so over, no more backwards glances or pain Say goodbye to the past, and it’s indelible stain Always kidding, now the butt of the joke Finding fire, where there’s smoke No more sadness over what should have been Just a punchline from the comedian Yesterdays are so over, no more backwards glances or pain Say goodbye to the past, and it’s indelible stain

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The 16-track album of dreamy electronica mixed with acoustic instruments is cinematic, atmospheric, dreamy, mysterious and an aural companion to the book, Bad Blood - A Life Without Consequence.
Track listing:

1- Bad Blood (Intro)
2-Out of the Blue *
3-Android Dreams (New Vox) ✯
4-Fragment (of a dream) (quiet) (Dreamstate mix) ❢
5-Secrets and Lies
6-Pursuit
7-Watching You (Surveillance Mix) ✠
8-Forever Walking
9-Bad Blood (the Ballad of a Bad Man)
10-Lonely Highway (Acoustica) ✶
11-Between Nothingness and Eternity (Dreamstate mix) ✢
12-Journey of a Lifetime (Electro Pop 2 Radio edit) ✪
13-The Only Path (Electro Pop 2 Full Album version) ✪
14- Bad Blood (Outro)
15- Suburbia (Acoustic)✧
16-Goodbye

All songs written, performed and produced by David B. Roundsley published by Syndrome Sounds/ASCAP (except * written by Alan Parsons, Ian Bairnson, Stuart Elliott)

✯ Original Version from Robotika VIP & Robotika Expanded editions
❢ Original Version from Sensual Ambience
✠ Original Version from Electronic Ecstasy
✶ Original Version from GRAY/SCALE
✢ Original Version from Electro Pop
✪ From Electro Pop 2 – Deluxe Edition
✧ Original Version from Electro Pop 2 – Deluxe Edition

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released January 1, 2021

All songs written, performed and produced by David B. Roundsley (except * written by Alan Parsons, Ian Bairnson, Stuart Elliott)

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Founded in the mid 80’s, Munich Syndrome is David B. Roundsley. Post-punk, synth pop, new wave, with a bit of downtempo, ambient, and a pinch of glam! Styles range from dance, EDM, synthwave, to chill ambient and a bit of new wave rock. Munich Syndrome was, and is, David B. Roundsley! ... more

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