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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


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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