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From the singer-songwriter of Lullaby for the Working Class and Mayday, 'Dead World' is the first of many singles scheduled for release throughout 2013.

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O Vanity! What in the world made me think that anyone needed me as their mouthpiece? I'll stand aside and simply let things be. O Vanity! I can't shut up, not since you left your mark on me. O glory be! Not to the gods but to the silence of a tree. O Bedrock, if you could speak what would you have to say?

"The trees, these wild children, have disrupted my blanket of clay. If they had their way they'd drive their roots deep through me. O Vanity, what makes these trees feel such superiority?"

O dying tree, Rock is mocking your vanity. O dying tree, why do you weep when it's just a loss of leaves? O dying tree will you please believe the same will come of me?

"O glory be!" says that solemn rock "with those two gone is the day that I am free"

O dead world! What in the heaven's made me think that anyone needed me as their mouthpiece? I'll blow on by commanded by the breeze. O Bedrock, your solitude suits you well. O Vanity, meet Bedrock, O the secrets she could tell.

credits

released January 1, 2013
Ted Stevens: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Samples
Dan McCarthy: Piano
James Maakestad: Bass
Joe Mickeliunas: Ebows
Joanne Stevens: Vocals
Ben Brodin: Percussion, Bell Arrangement, Mixing Engineer (ARC studios, Omaha NE)

Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering

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