Subsidiarity: songs for the Birth of Christ and for Mary, the Mother of God

Fetal Records began in 1980 to publish Baltimore music associated with the DC punk hardcore scene. Bands like Law & Order and Bollocks played with with the likes of Black Flag, Dead Kennedies, Government issue, Minor Threat and Teen Idles. Vinyl included the DC area compilation Fetal Records 5. Subsequent evolved bands include Braver Noise and Paddywack in the 1990s. Subsidiarity/Tony Fazio is a Fetal Records project of various music styles including a blues/rock/punk fusion with the influence of blues guitarist and Berklee School of Music graduate Tony Fazio, members from former bands listed above, and other local musicians. Several new albums and musicians are anticipated in the near future. This includes the long anticipated Charlie Sayles album of Blues fame. 

Also see Subsidiarity and Subsidiarity/Tony Fazio Singles at CDBaby.

Here are three songs that were sent to Top Catholic songs by band member Azar (a physician who says he is a latecomer to songwriting. He used to drum for punk bands).

  


Icon: A Christian acoustic folk spiritual with Blues and Classic influences

Lyrics for Icon:

What did you think when you saw
our God in your arms?
What did you think when you saw
your son on a cross?
Look on us with your eyes, those same eyes
Talk to us with your consoling eyes

What did you think when you saw
our Lord as a baby?
What did you think when you saw
Him hung on a tree?
Look on us with your eyes, those same eyes
Talk to us with your consoling eyes

Music and Lyrics ©2014 by Subsidiarity    


All This Happened On Christmas Day

Lyrics for All This Happened On Christmas Day:

Verse 1
On this day
God got a mother
Wisdom is now as simple as a baby
God's might, a baby's weakness
All this happened on Christmas day

Chorus 1
Sleep, sleep
sleep, don't weep
in the sweetness of your mother's arms
Now we can say, God is one of us

Verse 2
There He lay in a throne of hay
God dressed in clothes
God with ten cold toes
Who could have known
that God lay here
All this happened on Christmas day

Chorus 2
Sleep, sleep
sleep, don't weep
in the sweetness of your mother's arms
Now we can say, God is here to stay

Interlude
Outside a cold wind is blowing
Outside the census is knocking
There are calls for a slaughter
Don't be afraid
He is one of us

  


Snowy Christmas: A bluesy Christmas song featuring Tony Fazio on guitar and Greg Phillips on drums and vocals

Lyrics for Snowy Christmas:

Cold snowy night
with a thought of a dream so right
A homeless dream of a King so sweet
Grace from above like the snow by my feet

So let it snow again, let it snow this Christmas
Let it snow again, let it snow this Christmas

I'll be home again
I'll be home in my dreams
I'll be home with my King
I'll be home this Christmas

Music and Lyrics ©2014 by Subsidiarity