CITYCIDE

by The Dead Ships

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1.
Company Line 02:40
2.
Spun Yarns 04:10
3.
Big Quiet 03:46
Through the static gammons we could pull you out from whatever swallowed you don't get lost in the sound all the withdrawal white noise we know the symptoms if you get scared on the other side you can come back home If things get too loud and you're over it you can come back to life and return to the big quiet We took the same shift shoveling dirt just to see which one of us could get the other fired first no i still don't know who won i'm stuck digging up ground have to watch it cover you and get lost in the sound If things get too loud and you're over it you can come back to life just like i did and return to the big quiet Wall of noises split up into different voices calling all kids back to when they made their choices when we repeat this or should the other side decide to quit or you're over it can i just come with return to the big quiet
4.
Canyon 04:13
Remember when we pulled off up over Mulholland for a laugh the wild side came easy we couldn't keep our clothes from hitting the dash but when we take the freeway we're guaranteed at least an hour and a half I say we take the canyon even if we never make it back Remember when we forced it and you said you would try anything twice old in and out the back room dive head over heels into this life but that was just the first itch still looking for the scratch they talked about yeah we'll find it in the canyons even if we never make it out The price is worth the parole Twenty to life i'm told Once in the canyons they know No regrets when we're old Remember when we lost it blowing through the guard rails off the tracks yeah the wild side came easy we couldn't keep our clothes from hitting the dash but passed where city lights go we fell into the dark beneath the cracks we lost it in the canyons and we can never get it back The price is worth the parole Twenty to life i'm told Once in the canyons they'll know No regrets till we're old When we were laying on the grass to brag of our insights that the city gets as dark as you will go inside just go tell your roommate that you won't be home tonight The price is worth the parole No regrets till we're old Once in the canyons they know No regrets when we're old
5.
Los Feliz 02:51
6.
Floorboards 03:31
From floorboards to high beams these rooms save lives they tell me come gather around me to exorcise this body The fires set by me pass all ash hyperbole no escape no entry these rooms save lives they tell me I know  you lost the grip that you once handled I see that bombs burn brighter than prayer candles They'll say it takes a will of weapons grade To see that you need to change The ceiling is lifting these rooms explode conviction come gather around me these rooms save lives they tell me I know you lost the grip that you once handled I see  that bombs burn brighter than prayer candles They'll say it takes a will of weapons grade To see that you need to change
7.
Capable 03:58
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9.
CITYCIDE 04:04
chasing golden gates the clouds don't roll they plow you off to tide skyline looks the same Everybody jumps off the city side You would not be caught dead jumping off Bay Bridge to the sea Such a long walk to make your heart stop in Marin County I count up every phone call, went over all you had to say Never got why it's so hard to see the ocean for the bay Paint it everyday And by the years end when the last inch dries Then they start again Everybody commits to city side You would not be caught dead jumping off Bay Bridge to the sea Such a long walk to make your heart stop in Marin County I count up every phone call went over all you had to say Never got why it's so hard to see the ocean for the bay Ocean side Ocean side Walk on the ocean side
10.
Seance 03:00
Your ghost can haunt me whenever you need a break from forever cut one more skeleton key Too many gone than she could count she talked shit on the seance till death took someone she needs cuts another key This skeleton crew is bone weary no one passes through they blocked the way it's keeping us alive today Come back undead when she wants head to all the old haunts paint em red and let her see And when you're wrong make it count they'll talk shit on this seance and when nobody wants to see just come haunt me My skeleton crew all bone weary no more passing through we block the way i guess nobody dies today I promise not to let her go she's locked down in a little hole we won't let go we won't let go
11.
The morning cadavers know by now that they must bury themselves and flee each night's scenes of perfect crimes You disappeared the morning after and I won't tell you where to go there's enough bodies here to go around And when tomorrow's crashes come to pass they won't be left When tomorrow's crashes come to pass they won't be left Your morning after corpse face looks like the blue in hungover skies with sunglass shakes and cumulous eyes The kids appeared the morning after no I don't mind if you run them down There's enough here to go around And when tomorrow's crashes come to pass they won't be left When tomorrow's crashes come to pass they won't be left All around the barrio The roundabouts replace fork-roads I finally get the gallows joke That power dies on the day it's known When tomorrow's crashes come to pass they won't be left When tomorrow's crashes come to pass they won't be left When tomorrow's crashes come to pass they won't be left

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released July 22, 2016

Lyrics/Music by Devlin McCluskey
Performed by The Dead Ships

Produced by Brendan Canning
Mixed by Alex Newport
Engineered by Josh Steube
Mastered by Noah Mintz
Recorded in 2015 @ Studio Wishbone in North Hollywood, CA.
Released with Nevado Music

Cover by Joel Chevalier


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The Dead Ships Los Angeles, California

The Dead Ships became the most talked-about live show in L.A., picked up airplay on KROQ, were hand-picked by Goldenvoice to perform at Coachella 2016 and LA WEEKLY named them the city's best band. Their latest album, CITYCIDE, produced by Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, tackled subjects like fascism's return, fake news, the Soviet resurgence, suicide and the death of American cities. ... more

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