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1.
Bell Tone 00:18
2.
Loser 03:08
Somebody's got to be the loser, Just can't make it every time, Someone remains behind to suffer, It'll all get better over time, Somebody's got to be the loser Just can't make it every time, One is left behind is bound to suffer, This'll all feel better, Give you time, I've seen the blue skies before me, I've seen the love light in your eyes, I've heard the prayers being said about me, I'm moving slowly as time flies by Somebody's got to play the loser, It'll all get better over time, One is left behind is bound to suffer, It'll all get better, Give it time I've heard the prayers said about me Moving slowly as time flies by, I've seen the blue skies above me, I've seen the love light in your eyes, Somebody's got to be the loser, It'll all feel better, give it time, One remains behind is bound to suffer, This too shall pass, given time.
3.
I'm writing love letters to a dead man, I'm writing songs that will be set in stone, I'm writing poems on his tombstone, I'm writing letters to a dead man, I'm writing songs to another ghost, All that we had is now gone, All that we had is lost, All that we had will be buried too, All that we had was not set in stone, I'm writing songs to a dead man, I'm writing songs to everything I lost, I'm writing songs to another ghost, I'm writing songs to his ghost, All this will pass, It's not meant to last, All this will pass like he had to go, All that I loved has been turned to bones, All that I loved is now gone. Last time we met it was so sublime, Looked in my eyes, and he smiled, Said, "This too shall pass, but don't fear the night I'm always here by your side," Last time we met he was so alive, Looked in my eyes and he smiled, Said, "This is the last of so many nights, I have been blessed by your light," Said, "This is the end of so many nights, I'm going in to the light" Last time we met it was so sublime, Looked in my eyes and he smiled, Said, "This too shall pass, but don't fear the night" I'm always here by your side, I'm making love to his ghost, I'm making love to his ghost.
4.
Prey 05:54
Coming to the promise land My little girl in the promise land Coming to the promise land for you You are the prey that I have come for You are the prey that I have come to take I wanna take your soul right now Push it in the fires that burn below You can have all the sun I wanna come inside I wanna take your soul right now Push it in the fires that burn below You are the one that I have prayed for You are the one that I have prayed to come You can have all the sun You can have all the sun inside of me Coming to the promise land Coming to the promise land for you You are the one that I have prayed for You are the one that I have prayed to come for me I wanna take your soul right now Push it in the fires that burn below
5.
Soon I'll be gone and on my way, You can think back to another day, Remember when we thought we had a clue, Now we're just old and so blue, Came so close I even held it's hand, Now it's off to another land, I meant to tell you that I was glad, The most beautiful I ever had, Today we slept and listened to the rain, Felt like you were doing just the same, Remember when we thought we had a clue, Just turns out I have a heart that's blue, I don't mean for it to sound so sad, The only love that I never had, I meant to tell you that I was glad, The most beautiful I ever had, So if you feel that way, You never know how you're gonna pay, And even though you might get through, Its such a shame, 'cause your heart's still blue, So just remember what I say to you, All of my words were so true, Sometimes it might just show through, When you live with a heart that glows blue.
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7.
Deep in the valley I'm lost, Please search for me, Deep in the valley I'm lost, Please search for me, Oh lover have mercy, Have mercy on me, Oh lover have mercy, Can't you see that I'm here all alone, Deep in the ocean I'm lost, Please search for me, Deep in the ocean I am lost, Please search for me, Oh lover have mercy, Have mercy on me, Oh lover have mercy, Can't you see that I'm here all alone, Lover have mercy, Have mercy on me, Oh lover have mercy, Can't you see that I'm here all alone, Deep in the city, Oh please search for me, Deep in the city I am lost, Please search for me, Lover have mercy, Have mercy on me, Oh lover have mercy, Can't you see that I'm here all alone.
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Come take me down, No she didn't care how or when, I'll follow you, Mirage a life, That I saw once long ago, And you were there were there Kneeling down, I might cry, Oh save me from the night, I fell from grace, And in her eyes I felt the cold unclear fear rise, And you were there The sun shone bright, On the skin of her sicken face, We lived there still alone, Kneeling down I might cry, Oh save me from the night, I fell from grace, And in her eyes I felt the cold unclear fear rise, And you were there.
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WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEBODY WHO ONLY HAS 30 DAYS TO LIVE? WHAT COULD YOU SAY? THAT IN THIS LAND OF ILLUSIONS WE ARE JUST TRANSITIONAL CREATURES PEEPING TOMS AT THE KEYHOLE OF ALL ETERNITY THAT THE PAST IS ONLY THE PRESENT CLOAKED BY INVISIBILITY AND THE FUTURE IS A MURMUR OF A MEMORY WE WILL NEVER POSSESS THE GREAT MYSTERY IS NOT THAT WE WERE THROWN DOWN HERE AT RANDOM BETWEEN THE PROFUSION OF MATTER AND THAT OF THE STARS BUT THAT FROM OUR FLESHY PRISON WE HAVE CREATED IMAGES POWERFUL ENOUGH TO DENY OUR NOTHINGNESS WE HAVE FORCED OUR WORDS INTO THE MOUTH OF THE UNIVERSE A GIANT BLACK HOLE TURNED INSIDE OUTTALES FULL OF SOUND AND FURY MADNESS AND LUST SIGNIFYING WHAT? SIGNIFYING WHAT? WE INHABITT AN INSIGNIFICANT PLANET ORBITING A MINOR STAR ... LOST IN A GALAXY TUCKED AWAY IN A FORGOTTEN CORNER OF AN UNFATHOMABLE EXPANSE WE COME SPINNING OUT OF NOTHINGNESS SCATTERING STARS HOPING THAT ONE DAY - ONE DAY OVER THE DISTANT HORIZON LIES AN INCREDIBLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING OF BEING WITHOUT BEING WHERE EVERYTHING FALLS AWAY JUST FALLS AWAY DISSOLVES INTO SUB ATOMIC PARTICLES WHERE SIGHT AND SOUND ARE REPLACED WITH A COMPREHENSION OF MATTER BEYOND HUMAN UNDERSTANDING WE’RE JUST DUST AND SHADOW DEATH IS JUST THE SHADOW DEATH IS JUST THE SHADOW WHAT DO YOU SAY TO SOMEBODY THAT ONLY HAS 30 HOURS TO LIVE? THAT I WON’T FORGET I WON’T FORGET I WON’T FORGET YOU I WON’T FORGET DO YOU REMEMBER - CAN YOU REMEMBER HOW MUCH BEAUTY WE POSSESSED? IT ALMOST FUCKING DESTROYED US WE WANTED IT ALL WE WENT FOR IT BABY THAT’S RIGHT IT DIDN’T MATTER WE WENT FOR IT WE KNEW WHAT THE SCORE WAS IN THE END WE FOUGHT… WE FOUGHT YEAH OK WITH EVERY FIBER IN OUR SOUL WE BATTLED THE BATTLES RAGED THERE WASN’T A FUCKING DAY THAT WE WEREN’T IN BATTLE MODE WE KNEW WHO THE ENEMY WAS - YOU GOT TO KNOW WHO THE ENEMY IS - IN THE END THE ENEMY IS ALWAYS GOING TO WIN IN THE END THE ENEMY IS JUST DEATH ITS FUCKING SELF IT’S JUST BEEN ONE LONG DEATHRIP IT’S ALWAYS BEEN ONE LONG DEATHTRIP AFTER ALL IN THE END THAT’S WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING AGAINST IT’S A BATTLE TO THE BITTER END AGAINST THE KILLING MACHINE AND THEIR MERCHANTS OF DEATH YOU’VE GOT TO FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE YOU’VE GOT TO FIGHT TO CONTROL YOUR DEATH A FIGHT TO THE BITTER END YOU’VE GOT TO FIGHT AGAINST THE SPIRITUALLY BEREFT AND THEIR SOUL KILLING BULLSHIT IT’S IN THE AIR THEY’VE POISONED EVERYTHING THEY’VE POISONED EVERYTHING THEY’VE POISONED THE WATER ALL THE FOOD THEY’VE POISONED YOU THEY’VE POISONED YOU WHAT DO YOU SAY TO SOMEBODY THAT ONLY HAS 30 SECONDS TO LIVE? THAT YOU WIN YOU WILL BE KING FOR YOURS IS THE POWER AND THE GLORY THIS IS YOUR STORY YOU WILL BE WEARING A CROWN OF INVISIBILITY AND NOTHING CAN STOP YOU NOW YOU’RE FREE YOU’RE FREE THIS IS THE MOMENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE YOU CAN JUST RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET NOW BOTH BARRELS BLAZING JUST LAUGHING LIKE A LUNATIC LEAVING EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING ELSE BEHIND IN THE DUST WE’RE JUST DUST AND SHADOW DEATH IS JUST THE SHADOW DEATH IS JUST THE SHADOW DON’T BE AFRAID THERE’S NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF ANYMORE YOU’RE FREE BABY I’M RIGHT HERE I’M RIGHT HERE TAKE MY HAND TAKE MY HAND I WON’T FORGET YOU YOU’RE NOT GOING TO FADE AWAY YOU’RE GOING TO EXPLODE YOU’RE GOING TO TRANSFORM YOU’RE GOING TO BE LIKE A DARK KNIGHT JUST RIDING INTO THE ENDLESS NIGHT DON’T FEAR THE NIGHT DON’T FEAR THE NIGHT EMBRACE IT THE ENDLESS NIGHT THAT DEEP BLACK VELVET CARESS JUST GO… YOU WANT TO GO INTO THE LIGHT BABY GO INTO THE LIGHT GO INTO THE LIGHT YOU JUST GOT TO LET GO YOU’VE GOT TO LET GO YOU’VE GOT TO GO WITH IT BABY I’M RIGHT HERE DON’T FIGHT IT ANYMORE THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO FIGHT YOU WIN YOU WIN YOU WILL BE KING YOU WILL BE KING FOR YOURS IS THE POWER AND THE GLORY AND THIS IS YOUR STORY AND YOU’RE GOING TO BE WEARING A CROWN OF INVISIBILITY WE MANAGED TO FORCE OUR WORDS INTO THE MOUTH OF THE UNIVERSE TALES OF SOUND AND FURY MADNESS AND LUST AND YOU KNOW WHAT IT SIGNIFIED IT MEANT EVERYTHING IT MEANT EVERYTHING TO US YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME DON’T BE AFRAID I’M RIGHT HERE I’M RIGHT HERE WE’RE JUST DUST AND SHADOW DEATH IS JUST THE SHADOW DEATH IS JUST THE SHADOW DEATH IS JUST THE SHADOW THAT FOLLOWS THE BODY WE COME SPINNING OUT OF NOTHINGNESS SCATTERING STARS I WON’T FORGET I WON’T FORGET I WON’T FORGET

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"There's A Future In Death"
-Lydia Lunch, ordained reverend of the Universal Life Church

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Recorded and produced by David Lackner with the help of Adrian Knight, Dahm Majuri Cipolla, Lydia Lunch, and Ben Lord. Except for "Last Time We Met" ; recorded and produced by Martin Bisi at BC studio. Mastered by Carl Saff. Cover photo by Jasmine Hirst, styled by Micki Pellerano. Design by Tom Henry. Special thanks to Trip Warner, Jasmine Hirst, and Tom Garretson.

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released October 27, 2017

Former no wave pioneer turned spoken word artist Lydia Lunch returns with an astonishing set of funereal ballads, backed by new group Family In Mourning. On Eulogy Lunch reflects on the thin line that separates life from death. The music accompanying these meditations ranges from moodily piped jazz to simply strummed acoustic guitars, but the most harrowing example here is “Dust And Shadow”, which acts as the album’s moving finale. In essence it is Lunch at the bedside of her dying lover, beseeching him to go towards the light that is beckoning him to the other side, where he will be set free from the pain of existence. Despite the anguished subject matter it is a beautifully performed piece, one that ranks alongside Patti Smith’s “Birdland” as a piece of pure vocal art.
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Jazz / Minimalism / Outsider Pop

EST. 2010

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