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Big Quiet

from CITYCIDE by The Dead Ships

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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


from CITYCIDE, 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 2014 @ Studio Wishbone in North Hollywood, CA.

Cover by Joel Chevalier
Layout by Richard Chartier
Original Photo by Peter Lennon

© 2015 The Dead Ships, ASCAP


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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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