Electric Ahab

by The Dead Ships

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03:18
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02:45
Tonights gonna be a maze Tonights gonna be a maze The walls have reached the end of the line and i've got an axe to grind Tonight is the end of days Tonight is the end of days The walls have reached the end of the line and i've got an axe to grind
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You were young when you laid your head in the grass where you now still reside caught your leg on a beaten path now you're trapped for the rest of your life Oh-oh-oh...(refrain) You were young when you laid your head in the trap where you now still reside now your thoughts run around your head like a tornado trapped in the sky (Refrain) Gold sage Maintain one finds one way But you were young when you first saw god staring down at you from a cross bowed your head like a good lamb should where you wait to collect on the cost (Refrain) You were young when you made your pact with the first devil you came across built yourself on to broken legs now you wait as the prey for the fox (Refrain) Souls say with age one finds ones way but you were young when you laid your head now wont stop until you're dead (repeat) You were young when you realized lifes a trap for the sand on the beach all the things that a good man wants are set just beyond his reach
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02:32
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I think I might take a ride down to the coast away from the headstones waiting back at home I think I might spend the night sleep in the sand and wake when the birds take the feed from my hand go out smile down your brazen prime loveless come lately we've no time count your paces oh faithless mine loveless come lately we've no time i think i might take a life bend out it's breathe to repay the debts i remiss to receive i think i might take my time remember each gasp the twitch of a hand, each pump of the chest Go out smile down your brazen prime loveless come lately we've no time re-break your bones before they set loveless come lately we've only regret Go out smile down your brazen prime loveless come lately we've no time count your paces oh faithless mine loveless come lately we've no time
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the streets are cold and lifeless the sewers are all backed up everyone's out fucking somebody else's first love and I guess that this is me at my most bitter but someone should've said I take no fault to point out brutus and judas playing catch there on the outskirts singing we were just friends by default and i met peabody at the funeral for a dually acquainted man ho-hummed of lies and better times nodding heads and shaking hands truth be told I never liked him truth be told I know he hated me but for our dual acquaintance on his deathbed i was best friends by default with old peabody no i never should've loved you deep down you despise me we crossed our swords at the right time and thusly made a peace but i guess if this is me at my most honest you brought a beggars poet out of me and now that we're ending it's clear we were best friends by default you and me

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All songs recorded live in 2 takes to 2" tape, 100% Analog

Devlin McCluskey (vocals/guitars) Christopher Spindelilus (drums)
Music by The Dead Ships | Lyrics by Devlin McCluskey

Recorded & Mixed by Donny Newenhouse @ Center of the Mile in San Francisco, CA
Design by Joel-David Chevallier
© 2012 The Dead Ships (ASCAP)

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released February 14, 2012

"The two-man crew's music is a bluesy wrecking ball, ranging from the throaty '50s-style ballad "You Were Young" to the riff assault of "Amaze." The group's no-frills drumming and smoldering guitar tones nod toward the White Stripes and the Black Keys, but their tuneful charisma separates them from the legions of garage-rock imitators." - LA Times

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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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