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Dead Melodies

by Jon Samuel

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1.
Another Lie 03:10
ANOTHER LIE I WOKE UP THIS MORNING SUN-KISSED BY AUTUMN THAT’S WHAT I CALL MY GIRL AT LEAST INSIDE MY HEAD  SHE’S NOT FOR PET NAMES MY APPLE BLOSSOM  SHE DON’T GIVE LAST LOOKS STEPPING IN AND OUT OF FRAME I CAN’T GET CAUGHT IN ANOTHER LIE I REALLY LIKE HER BUT I DON’T WANT TO LIVE ANOTHER LIFE I GOT OUT OF BED OPENED UP THE BLINDS I SAW A MAN WALKING  INTO THE DRUGSTORE HE HAD NO SHOES WORE BANDAGES ON HIS FEET I MUST CONFESS I’VE NEVER BEEN THERE FOR PEOPLE IN NEED I CAN’T GET CAUGHT IN ANOTHER LIE I’D REALLY LIKE TO HELP BUT I DON’T WANT TO LIVE ANOTHER LIFE I FEEL LIKE AN ALIEN  WALKING AROUND IN MY HOMETOWN NO UPWARD MOVEMENT FOR ANYONE  MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO WILL HARM REDUCTION CARE  BRING PROPERTY VALUES DOWN? PACIFICATION FOR ALL  YOUR PAIN AND SUFFERING  I CAN’T GET CAUGHT IN ANOTHER LIE I’D REALLY LIKE TO CHANGE BUT I DON’T WANT TO LIVE ANOTHER LIFE I’D REALLY LIKE TO HELP NO I CAN’T GET CAUGHT IN ANOTHER LIE I’D LIKE TO MAKE A CHANGE  BUT I DON’T WANT TO LIVE ANOTHER LIFE
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DEAD MELODIES NO ONE CAN EVER REPLACE  WHAT WE’VE NOW GIVEN FOR FREE TAKE THE TIME TO RETRACE  COLLECT AND REWIND THE TAPES REEL THEM IN CASE BY CASE REDACT AND SEND THEM AWAY OUT INTO EMPTY DEEP SPACE CONSIDER IT A COUPE DE GRACE WHO’S LISTENING ANYWAY? TO THE SPACE BETWEEN THE NOTES FOR THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE  LET THE STATIC PREVAIL  ALL AROUND ARE DEAD MELODIES DEAD MELODIES RINGING IN MY HEAD DEAD MELODIES DEAD MELODIES RINGING IN MY HEAD WE’VE COME FACE TO FACE WITH THE DOLDRUMS OF OUR AGE FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE CHASE  AFRAID TO BE OUT OF PLACE RUNNING THE RAT RACE BLACK DEATH AND  DEAD MELODIES DEAD MELODIES RINGING IN MY HEAD DEAD MELODIES DEAD MELODIES RINGING IN MY HEAD
3.
MODERN LOVERS A PUNCH DRUNK LOVE A HOLE IN THE WALL AN INK HEART IN A BATHROOM STALL A STORM CHASER A PURER THRILL A BETA BLOCKER FOR A SLEEPER CELL PLEASE BRING ME BACK BACK TO THE START BEFORE THE WORDS CUT LIKE RAZOR BLADES PLEASE BRING ME BACK BACK INTO YOUR HEART BEFORE WE BURN UP IN THE BEAD WE’VE MADE PERPETUATE YOUR OWN MYTH MODERN LOVERS MODERN LOVERS AUTHENTICATE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH MODERN LOVERS MODERN LOVERS THE BEST WAY TO GO ON SLEEPING IS TO PRETEND WE DON’T EXIST IN A WORLD SO OPPOSED  MODERN LOVERS MODERN LOVERS MOTHER NATURE AND FATHER TIME THEY COULD NOT NURTURE  WE’VE CRACKED THEIR SPINES THEY’RE ANCIENT MYTHS  AND MODERN LIES  IN A PETRI DISH LEADING CLANDESTINE LIVES WE CAN’T LIVE ON A FAULT LINE FOREVER WHILE OUR BOOKEND LIVES HOLD  WHAT WE’VE MADE TOGETHER  WHEN EVERYONE IS A STRANGER WHEN EVERYONE IS STRANGE TRAPPED EMBRYONIC SPEECH DIES  IN OUR BLACKENED LUNGS
4.
TO REPEL GHOSTS WOKE UP THIS MORNING  SLOWLY SIFTING THROUGH THE FOG STILL TRYING TO MAKE THE PIECES FIT WITH A DISSONANCE ISOLATING IN MY BRAIN BURNING A PATHWAY FOR THE NAKED EYE IT LAYS IN WAITING WAS I TOO BLIND? IT FORMS A HABIT AND CLOUDS MY MIND EVER SINCE YOU WAVED GOODBYE EVERYTHING I’VE EVER DONE HAS BEEN TO REPEL THE GHOST COFFIN KEYHOLE PUPILS  SPEAKERS FOR THE DEAD SIFTING THROUGH DELIRIUM  LACKING HOSPICE FOR A COLLAPSED LUNG A KNIFE TO PUNCTURE BREATHING HOLES
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Lesser Evils 02:47
LESSER EVILS ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE START THE PARTY LINE HAS VANDALIZED MY HEART DANCE TO THE BEAT OF THE DRUM I’LL PLAY DEAF BLIND AND DUMB A SILVER NEW NOTHING AN EIGHT WORLD WONDER A MODERN LOVER I’VE LOST TO THE LESSER EVILS BUT THEY DON’T DECEIVE ME  MACHINATION LIES I’VE LOST TO THE LESSER EVILS IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE THEM THE CONGREGATION DIES I AM THE SON AND THE HEIR OF A CAUSE WITHOUT A CARE I’LL PLAY DEAF BLIND AND DUMB DANCE TO THE BEAT OF THE DRUM A BIG BLACK HOLE FILLED WITH CONTRACEPTIVES  AND DINOSAUR BONES I’VE LOST TO THE LESSER EVILS BUT THEY DON’T DECEIVE ME  MACHINATION LIES I’VE LOST TO THE LESSER EVILS IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE THEM THE CONGREGATION DIES I’VE LOST TO THE LESSER EVILS IF YOU CAN’T PERCEIVE THEM PLUCK OUT YOUR LYING EYES I’VE LOST TO THE LESSER EVILS I JUST CAN’T CONCEDE TO THEM  I’M NEVER SATISFIED 
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Unloveable 02:42
UNLOVEABLE YOU ARE NOT THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE IN THE DULL HOUSE YOU’VE MADE YOU STRIKE UP A MATCH AND WATCH AS YOUR CREATIONS MELT AWAY YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE EXPLODING BEAUTIFUL YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE IMPLODING SUPERFICIAL YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE  YOU WON’T FIND LOVE SLEEPING IN THE BACKSEAT OF YOUR CAR YOU PAINT PICTURES IN THE WINDOWS WITH YOUR BREATH  LAYING WASTE TO ALL YOUR OLD FRIENDS YOUR FROSTBITTEN SKIN  YOUR LIPS TURN A DEATHLY BLUE AS THE UNIVERSE DIES YOU WONDER IF YOU WERE EVER REALLY YOU YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE EXPLODING BEAUTIFUL YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE IMPLODING SUPERFICIAL YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE A CHAOTIC NARRATIVE YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE YOU’VE JETTISONED  ALL YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOU WERE BORN DEAD  DEAD TO THE WORLD AND YOU CAN’T BE LOVED  THE MACHINATIONS IN YOUR HEAD LIVING IN YOUR HEAD YOU CAN’T BE LOVED  NO YOU CAN’T BE LOVED... YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE EXPLODING BEAUTIFUL YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE IMPLODING SUPERFICIAL YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE A CHAOTIC NARRATIVE YOU’RE UNLOVEABLE YOU’VE JETTISONED  ALL YOU HAVE TO GIVE
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SISTER OUTSIDER HEADPHONES ON  PROTOMARTYR SPLITTING MY EARS DRESSED ALL IN BLACK LIKE AN AFRO PUNK  COULD’VE BEEN THIS FOR YEARS SUMMERTIME CRUSH SUMMERTIME BLUES  GOT NO TIME FOR TEARS  GONNA SIT AT THE BAR  PIXELATE MY SOCIAL FEARS I’M OUT ON MY OWN I WANT TO GO HOME A GIRL WORKS THE DOOR BLESSING ANOTHER DAY ABOVE GROUND ANOTHER TENDING BAR HAS A STORY ABOUT BEING BIT BY THE HOUNDS I HEAR THE ONE THAT I DIG THE MOST BUT I DON’T TURN AROUND SHE COMES AND SITS NEXT TO ME  I HOPE THAT SHE STICKS AROUND ‘CAUSE I’M OUT ON MY OWN DO I WANT TO GO HOME? I’M OUT ON MY OWN I WANT TO GO HOME HAD TO WALK A FRIEND HOME ‘CAUSE SHE WAS AFRAID OF A MAN BOYS KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELVES HOLD YOURSELVES UP TO BE BETTER THAN I THINK OF MY GIRL AND WALTZ#2 AND THE LINE ABOUT IMPOSSIBLE PLANS IF SHE COULD SEE ME TONIGHT I THINK THAT I’D BE HER MAN I DON’T KNOW I’M JUST OUT ON MY OWN DO I WANT TO GO HOME? I’M OUT ON MY OWN I WANT TO GO HOME
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HEEL OF THE WORLD YOU SEE TEN THOUSAND GLOWING EYES NEW CONSTELLATIONS IN THE DESERT SKY DIAMOND SHARP KNIVES ARE FALLING TO KEEP YOU IN FULL RETREAT THE DAY YOU LIED TO SAVE THE WORLD TO KEEP THEM YOUNG AND INNOCENT THE FOUNTAINHEAD’S DRY  THERE’S NOTHING LEFT  TO KEEP THE MONSTERS FROM YOUR BED YOU’RE THE HEEL OF THE WORLD A SLEEPER CELL YOU’RE THE HEEL OF THE WORLD LIVING IN A SHOTGUN SHELL YOU’RE THE HEEL OF THE WORLD AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING  COLLECTING KNIVES FOR THE CUE  VIOLENT SCENES WASH THROUGH YOUR DREAMS CAN YOU HEAR THE VOICES CALLING YOU TO DISINFECT DISAFFECTED YOUTH THE GNAWING BLOOD DRIPPING DAGGER TOOTH A HOLY HUNGER RAVAGING TRUTH WORDS THAT CRUMBLE FROM YOUR MOUTH COME TO CHOKE YOU WHILE YOU SLEEP YOU FED US ALL ON A PACK OF LIES AND WE SWALLOWED YOU LED OUR FLOCK TO A PACK OF WOLVES YEAH WE FOLLOWED THE UPSHOT IS WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOSING
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JOHNNY PANIC JOHNNY PANIC IS HANGING HIS DIAMONDS OUT TO DRY HIS VIVID NIGHTMARES PUNCH HOLES IN A PSYCHOACTIVE SKY HE CRIES AND CURSES DEAD MELODIES TOSSING IN HIS SLEEP HIS LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST WHILE BUTCHERING ELECTRIC COUNTING SHEEP JOHNNY PANIC WANTS TO GET HIS SHIT TOGETHER START A PUNK BAND AND CARRY ON THAT WAY HE SAYS POP MUSIC HAS GONE FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE AND THE HANGMAN’S NOOSE IS IN THE HANDS OF A DJ JOHNNY PANIC  WOAH OH OH WOAH OH OH OH JOHNNY PANIC  WOAH OH OH OH  JOHNNY PANIC’S NEW OUTLOOK IS BLEAK HE BUYS CHEAP DRUGS FROM A STRANGER IN THE STREET THAT ALLEY CAT HE FEARS HAS BEEN CUT TO MUCH STEPPED ON TOO MANY TIMES A BURNT OUT CRUTCH YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO FEEL FOR HIM HE JUST REVELS IN LIVING IN SIN DYED AND DRIED RED WINE LIPS SINGING LOVE SONGS PENNED FOR THE APOCALYPSE JOHNNY PANIC  WOAH OH OH WOAH OH OH OH JOHNNY PANIC  WOAH OH OH OH 

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released February 1, 2019

Written by Jon Samuel
Produced & Recorded by Loel Campbell
MIxed by Tony Doogan
Mastered by Harris Newman

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