Electric Ahab

by The Dead Ships

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All songs recorded live in 2 takes to 2" tape, 100% Analog

Devlin McCluskey (vocals/guitars) Christopher Spindelilus (drums)
Music by The Dead Ships | Lyrics by Devlin McCluskey

Recorded & Mixed by Donny Newenhouse @ Center of the Mile in San Francisco, CA
Design by Joel-David Chevallier
© 2012 The Dead Ships (ASCAP)

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released 14 February 2012

"The two-man crew's music is a bluesy wrecking ball, ranging from the throaty '50s-style ballad "You Were Young" to the riff assault of "Amaze." The group's no-frills drumming and smoldering guitar tones nod toward the White Stripes and the Black Keys, but their tuneful charisma separates them from the legions of garage-rock imitators." - LA Times

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Track Name: Amaze
Tonights gonna be a maze
Tonights gonna be a maze
The walls have reached the end of the line
and i've got an axe to grind

Tonight is the end of days
Tonight is the end of days
The walls have reached the end of the line
and i've got an axe to grind
Track Name: You Were Young
You were young when you laid your head
in the grass where you now still reside
caught your leg on a beaten path
now you're trapped for the rest of your life

Oh-oh-oh...(refrain)

You were young when you laid your head
in the trap where you now still reside
now your thoughts run around your head
like a tornado trapped in the sky

(Refrain)

Gold sage
Maintain
one finds one way

But you were young when you first saw god
staring down at you from a cross
bowed your head like a good lamb should
where you wait to collect on the cost

(Refrain)

You were young when you made your pact
with the first devil you came across
built yourself on to broken legs
now you wait as the prey for the fox

(Refrain)

Souls say
with age
one finds ones way

but you were young when you laid your head
now wont stop until you're dead
(repeat)

You were young when you realized
lifes a trap for the sand on the beach
all the things that a good man wants
are set just beyond his reach
Track Name: Loveless, Come Lately
I think I might take a ride
down to the coast
away from the headstones waiting back at home
I think I might spend the night
sleep in the sand
and wake when the birds take the feed from my hand

go out smile down your brazen prime
loveless come lately we've no time
count your paces oh faithless mine
loveless come lately we've no time

i think i might take a life
bend out it's breathe
to repay the debts i remiss to receive
i think i might take my time
remember each gasp
the twitch of a hand, each pump of the chest

Go out smile down your brazen prime
loveless come lately we've no time
re-break your bones before they set
loveless come lately we've only regret

Go out smile down your brazen prime
loveless come lately we've no time
count your paces oh faithless mine
loveless come lately we've no time
Track Name: Friends By Default
the streets are cold and lifeless
the sewers are all backed up
everyone's out fucking
somebody else's first love
and I guess that this is me at my most bitter
but someone should've said I take no fault
to point out brutus and judas playing catch there on the outskirts
singing we were just friends by default

and i met peabody at the funeral
for a dually acquainted man
ho-hummed of lies and better times
nodding heads and shaking hands
truth be told I never liked him
truth be told I know he hated me
but for our dual acquaintance on his deathbed
i was best friends by default with old peabody

no i never should've loved you
deep down you despise me
we crossed our swords at the right time
and thusly made a peace
but i guess if this is me at my most honest
you brought a beggars poet out of me
and now that we're ending it's clear
we were best friends by default you and me