The Obituaries (cover of The Menzingers)

by Rawls Royce

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After we finished recording gang vocals for a couple tracks on Anarchy, State, and Fruitopia, we decided to do one more quick song off the floor. Here is an acoustic cover of "The Obituaries" by The Menzingers.

HUGE thanks to Kent, Tristan, Duke, Cam, Tyler, Josh and Steve for all their singing on the EP. We love you guyz <3

Recorded with Eric Altomonte at Castlegrove Studios in London, Ontario. (Also - thank you Josh Heppenstrijidt for dressing up as Mitch for halloween that one year, and posing for a photo that we could use as album art.)

Recorded Summer 2016.

Plz check out The Menzingers: themenzingers.bandcamp.com
Their 2012 release "On The Impossible Past" is one of the best punk rock records in recent memory.

lyrics

Lyrics:

We stumbled and stared at the carnival lights that lit up New York City,
From a rooftop in Brooklyn that was covered in bad graffiti.
And then I let a thousand splinters pierce right through my spoiled liver,
Or whatever that was left of it.

'Cause I've cursed my lonely memory with picture-perfect imagery.
Maybe I'm not dying I'm just living in decaying cities,
But I'm still healthy, I'm still fine,
I've been spending all my time reading the obituaries.

But I will fuck this up,
I fucking know it.
I will fuck this up,
I fucking know it.
I will fuck this up,
I fucking know it.
I will fuck this up,
I fucking know it.

'Cause I am the shadow of the waxwing slain
I felt the false azure from windowpanes
I am just freaking out, yeah I'll be fine.

But I will fuck this up,
I fucking know it.
I will fuck this up,
I fucking know it.
I will fuck this up,
I fucking know it.
I will fuck this up,
I fucking know it.

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released September 5, 2016

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Rawls Royce Toronto, Ontario

Unemployed Grad-School Punk Rock.

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