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Paint The Rooms

from The Corporate Body by Drug Life

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On the edge, running backwards to the ledge
We’re resigned to all this timed, redundant song
There they go, wish fulfilment makes it so
It’s enough to make the repetition wrong

Once upon another magical bygone
Were the footsteps of a race that was not won
In spite of myself and my disappearing health
I’m the starter with a misfiring gun

I’m the symptom of a thing said, not heard
When the change suits the mouth, not the words
All the things found and lost that won’t return
On a bullet-point list of what you’ve done

So then
Why paint the rooms of a house you’ve just torn down?
Everything burned
And we kept our backs turned

Two by two, with feet first to the forest
Those who knew better hung back
Just a step or two
If only to get a slightly better view
Of what was to come

Always sick and tired
Of the wired whims that matter
From the soul, out of a hole
From the sickly and the tattered
One last gasp from this past
It’s the fastest I can grasp it
But when they come out of the hum

They won’t take me


from The Corporate Body, released November 4, 2019
Gordon Moakes : Bass/Vox
Joey Cortez : Guitar
Terry Irwin : Drums

Recorded by Ryan Rooney at Big Orange, Austin, TX and at home
Mixed by Kevin Butler at Test Tube Audio, Austin, TX, 2018.



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Drug Life Austin, Texas

Noise/Rock from Austin, Texas.

Formed in Austin in 2013, Drug Life pairs British ex-pat Gordy (Bloc Party, Young Legionnaire) on bass and vocals with native Texans Joey Cortez (Employer, Employer, Pushman) on guitar and Terry Irwin (Markov, Pretty the Quick Black Eyes) on drums.

Expect chaos, heart, crunch and heat.
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