This Damn Civil War EP

by Dan Cross

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1.
THIS DAMN CIVIL WAR The deal has gone down and it’s too late to cry separate ways separate lives we’ve all gone to sea but we’ve not left the shore our tongues have all died and our lips are all sore baby stay close to me cos blood’s going to pour yeah the deal is gone down but we don´t care any more someone bent the truth someone broke the law the house is on fire but there’s no water to pour there’s no way of knowing what this fighting is for they say only the dead ever see the end of war we used to be lovers now we’re not even sure yeah the deal has gone down but we don´t care any more so curse you and me yes and curse history but, baby curse most of all this damn civil war this damn civil war but curse most all this damn civil war
2.
Try For Me 04:34
Try For Me I know you’re trying well can you try harder? I know you’re dying Well can you die faster? I see you flying Well can you fall further? To get my love I know you’re coming Can you come harder? I hear you strumming Baby you’re the master I see you’re flirting But it’s with disaster To get my love I know you’re coming Well can you come harder? I hear you strumming & baby you’re the master I know you’re flirting But it’s with disaster I know you’re trying You fucker Try harder To get my love To get my love To get my love To get my love
3.
Same campaign well something is pretty rotten in the state of Denmark and something dark has travelled into your heart yeah you’re the darling of the left and the hero of the barricade at least you are baby in your own brain but it’s so hard for me to find the right words to explain I had to watch you from the cable car reaching out for the flame and your campaign and my campaign are not the same your campaign and my campaign are not the same campaign well you lost your horse so you did what the other shadow riders do you took the credit and you broke the vow you had no right to I guess I gave it all away before I had to but to carry on I would have had to put myself right in harm’s way and I needed to keep the peace if only to fight one more day in the end I guess we both lost as much as each other anyway and your campaign and my campaign are not the same Well you gave away my clothes to your country boyfriend then you played him all my love songs just to blow him away yeah you came on wet and wild like a junior hurricane but he left you string out down on lovers lane well I hope you find it easy to get back in the saddle again and your campaign and my campaign are not the same now you switch your phone to airplane mode when the truth gets going the rivers rising but you don’t know which way the tide is flowing but I know you can be found down on the beach while the town burns down cos you just can’t go on living here with no leave to remain you’ll find me back on solid ground if you ever need someone to blame yes you’ll find me back on solid ground if you ever need someone to blame cos your campaign and my campaign are not the same your campaign and my campaign are not the same campaign
4.
12 weeks straight well it’s 12 weeks straight since the accident the doctor says it could have been a lot worse the trouble is everything is real again but at least now I’ve beaten the curse but what doesn’t make you stronger can kill you in the fortress of solitude that’s what they say so I’ve got to write down everything I remember to try and understand just how I got here today well maybe baby shallow is the new deep and honey you were just ahead of the curve and as for me i’m in much better shape now baby, than I even deserve well maybe it’s because I always suffered fools gladly that I used to think I was safe from the kind of joint hallucination just when we started to break it was San Francisco in 68 ‘On the beach’ then ‘For the Turnstiles’ It quickly got ‘Bleecker and Mac Dougal’ we only got to play down ‘Live at the Witch Trials’ I never got a chance to go to The Mardi Gras never got a chance to bon temps roulez never got a chance to kiss ‘Miss America’ never even got on an ‘L.A Freeway’ I used to see myself as the new Gary Kasparov but you were scene -stealing all of my moves now it’s only you & I and ‘Deep Blue’ baby that know what really went down in Game Number 2 well I slandered your name all over London and I never once even apologised I just said you were a trick magician and I could never get hypnotised well let’s just say I had selective amnesia we both had to pretend you were sane you had to make believe we were lovers but maybe you were just confused by my name? now I guess I’ll see you on the other side of whatever’s next coming along you’ll still be practising ‘Fur Elise’ and youll still be singing someone else’s song so I’m going straight one day at a time & I don’t even want to see any changes on my permanent record or if a bad debt is still following me cos what doesn’t make you stronger can kill you in the fortress of solitude that’s what they say so I’ve got to write down everything I remember just so I know how I got here today well sha la la la la la & sha la la la lee sha - 12 weeks straight babe no bad debt still following me well sha la la la la la & sha la la la lee sha - 12 weeks straight babe no bad debt still following me

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released February 1, 2020

All songs written, arranged, played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dan cross and Paul Betts at Shop Studios London.
Thanks variously to everyone that has contributed to the making of the songs and all our families for patience and support.

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