Probing, brazen, blasphemous... and at times even comically absurd, the eleven songs on "godless" encompass a wide variety of musical styles. The CD opens with the sparse & driving WE ARE THE HAUNTED, in which the singer angrily confronts the social prejudice of homophobia. A send-up of modern religion, a chronicle of imperialism's past and a shameless satire on "moral values" follow respectively with the amusing Beatleaque THE MEAT-EATERS' SONG, the medieval, marching THE COURTSHIP OF EUROPA and a nasty, bottle-neck blues called IT'S ONLY LOVE. In the over-the-top rocker CUBES OF LIGHT, a capitalist hack slowly but inevitably goes mad in his own corporate surroundings. In the acoustic ballad IN MY SHOE, hopeless same-sex romantic longings are explored and eventually abandoned. Another ballad - THE GREAT REFUSAL, praises the work of revolutionary political theorist Herbert Marcuse. Even the subtle emptiness lurking beneath contemporary society fails to escape scrutiny in the dark & disturbing PHOTOS OF THE MOON. In addition to singing all the vocals, Robert Urban also plays all of the instruments. That includes acoustic & electric guitars, piano, organ, bass guitar, and assortment of live percussion, penny-whistle, sampled drum-kits & sampled orchestral instruments. One song on "godless" Robert did not write lyrics for is When God Lets My Body Be (by e.e. cummings) - a song Robert originally composed and performed for the centennial celebration of Cummings' birth held at the New York Public Library a few years ago.