Dead Beat

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I wrote this song on a yamaha keyboard the day i got my first gun, which was also the day I got my first keyboard. I had just got done being my grandfather's caregiver for some time and I was contemplating on how I wished to go out before I was bedridden. The bass line from the verses was Mike Argol's from a song I used to play with him. i re-purposed the bass line when I assumed that Mike was dead after I dropped him off on I-10 with nothing but a backpack and a half-broke guitar, and then no one had heard from him for a couple months... don't worry he's alive. So thanks for the bass line Mike.


if I end up crippled in bed go on and shoot me in the head no i won't mind i've enjoyed my time i really have and i've long since thought that god's secret plot can't be that bad so just give me a drink before you let the bullet sink that’s all i ask then you can blast me away to outer space without even feeling bad yeah you can blast me away to outer space cause I know who I am thoughts feed thoughts in my mind they're swimming like a sharks in davey jones’ locker no one's 'fraid of the dark we're just afraid of each other yeah we learned it from our mothers and we taught it to our younger brothers no one falls the same way twice but everyone takes gravity's advice at least once in their life I went to the doctor today he told me i'm getting fat he asked me if I wanted some pills so i don't go'n have a heart attack I said no i don't believe in those he rolled his eyes and that was the end of that I went home and I changed my clothes and put on my running shoes cause I figure I'll do what I can I ran around the block and then I stopped and i walked home and threw my shoes in the garbage can some days I want to change but some days I just want to stay the same way I am (chorus)


from The Berserk Demo, released February 12, 2016


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