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Playlist missing Mars Agro - Losing You and Eartha Kitt - I Love Men

 
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Every Time I Die were a hardcore band from Buffalo, New York. They formed in 1998 and released nine albums before disbanding in 2022. Map Change is the closer from their 2016 release, Low Teens. It's a relentless, gargantuan track that has never failed to overwhelm me and then some whenever I listen to it. I don't think I have another song that goes as hard. The band's vocalist Keith Buckley is absolutely nuts on it. I've always loved the rawness of the gritty music video as well, how it bombards you with such clashing imagery. I hope some of you enjoy this one. It's been on my shortlist to share with you for years.


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Am I the only one that saw the sun burn out?
The locusts keep their rhythm
My watch is broken down
I wake up and take on water
Sink to the peak of despair
What I need is a cigarette
No more prayers

The planets unaligned
We are saints without a shrine

A storm comes and the city's abandoned
The ship is going down with the captain
A storm comes and the city's abandoned
The ship is going down with the captain

I am the man that sank Atlantis
I am the man that sank Atlantis
I am the man that sank Atlantis
The bottom is not the lowest we get
Further down still the dark's absolute
Further down than that, it's only me and you

I assure you that hell is not a myth
We both vacation there
Hell is not a myth
We spend each winter there
No one can prepare

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A storm comes and the city's abandoned
The ship is going down with the captain
A storm comes and the city's abandoned
The ship is going down with the captain

I am the man that sank Atlantis
I am the man that sank Atlantis
I am the man that sank Atlantis
The bottom is not the lowest we get
I thought I knew the best part of the secret
I thought I knew the best part of the secret
I thought I knew the best part of the secret
The truth is the thing we forget

The glory I had witnessed was just a sleight of hand
These hearts cannot be salvaged
These bones cannot withstand
I have either been forgotten or I was never seen
Now I'm in the negative space between

I've weighed down the earth
Through the stars to the pavement
I've weighed down the earth
No use trying to save it
I've weighed down the earth
Through the stars to the pavement
I've weighed down the earth
Not sure I can take it

I've fallen out of frame
A strangled, distant flame

Clenched in the jaws of anguish are only godless men
Chaos is drawn to silence like life is drawn to death
The dusk is so much clearer than the dawn had ever been
I'm a ghost, I'm a ghost and yet

I've weighed down the earth
Through the stars to the pavement
I've weighed down the earth
No use trying to save it



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This edition we're sending the New York artist, Post Malone, with his song, Laugh It Off. It's the closing track from his fifth and latest release, 2023's Austin, a record which sees Malone head in new directions with his sound, mostly leaving behind the rap and trap of his previous work to now more pop and rock leaning compositions.

I was stunned as Laugh It Off started playing on the menu screen of the new WWE 2K24 video game. It's a bit of a weird fit for a game where you're supposed to be getting yourself pumped to open up a can of whoop ass on your opponent, but I had to stop what I was doing to listen to it. It caught me way off guard and left me feeling emotional. I love the way the song builds, how each chorus gives you a little bit more before that eventual explosive finale. The "and if I learned anything at all" hook hits me right in the tum tum. I hope you enjoy your time spent with Mr. Malone.




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When we was lyin' down on the floor
You said I should smile more
I was killin' your vibe
Pretend I didn't hear your voice
But baby, I was takin' notes
Keep that in mind

Hey, you say you hate me
Ha-ha, I laugh it off
Your mind is made and I can't change it
Somehow

Haven't seen the sun in a month
But it's all sunshine, I forgot how to cry
It feels like pain, pain is a world away
Took my cigarettes and flushed them down the drain, ah
Okay, okay, I'm lyin'

Mm, hey, you say you hate me
Ha-ha, I laugh it off
Your mind is made and I can't change it
Somehow, I laugh it off

And if I learned anything at all
Smile

Talk to me, I know it's over
I'll listen like I did before

Hey, you say you hate me
Ha-ha, I laughed it off
When I fuck up like I have lately
Somehow, I laugh it off

And if I learned anything at all
Smile, smile
And if I learned anything at all
Smile, smile
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Sadistik is back! With You is a song taken from the Seattle, Washington rapper's latest release, Oblivion Theater. I was vibing throughout the whole album but as soon as I reached this track, I was like "..yup, this is the one". It's my absolute favourite side of Sadistik when he does these achingly beautiful pieces that are lush and dreamy in such a ghostly way. Coupled with his poetry, it's a guaranteed recipe to make me ascend every time. With You is probably my favourite track he's done since Saints to be honest, and that (tied with Judee Sill's The Kiss) is still my favourite song I've shared here. Close your eyes and float with it.



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I'm with you, you're diamond I'm fish food
No island for my ship to drift to
Two eyelids that I lift when blissful
Kill the act let's feel true the real you
I'm still here, cut skin I'll spill blue
Igloo a dove sits in mildew
True to style I roll Ls with Love Witch
Inhuman child my soul felt too Dunwich
I Lovecrafting these dreams
David Lynch said to fish so it's catch and release
I got, broken feet and a crack in my wings
I walked, over needles to mask all the grief
I heard banshees in the wallpaper screaming my name
Seattle grays still remain but I'm seizing the days
Dollar signs turned people to change
all those moments lost in time like it's tears in the rain

I'm with you, you're ruby I'm tissue
There's beauty when cruelty is in tune
The shore's ours there's more stars to wish to
My four arms are for arms like Vishnu
I'm still here, with fault lines no excuse
Risked youth to quantize some grim views
Lost lives in chalk lines from miscues
Bottom line's I'm always right there with you
My eyes trickle with icicles of dyed liquors
Mind fickle signed sigils shining in bright pixels
The slight ripples grow inside my spine it's seismical
The nine nickel plated might hit you at my vigil
So why sickle all the fruits of my labor?
Changing water to merlot's my immutable nature
Marauder for fool's gold mistook the appearance
Mirages are two fold when you look in the mirror
You can draw a mural on my shed skin
Used to have heroes then I met them
Head spins devils hide possessions
Death grins by my bedside while I'm resting
Do you believe demons can save?
Seattle grays still remain but I'm seizing the days
Dollar signs turned people to change
When I'm a ghost that's lost in time you'll be hearing me say



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It's Indiana rocker Strand of Oaks (Timothy Showalter) with More You, a track taken from his upcoming new album, Miracle Focus. I've always got an eye on this guy. I find his lyrics and themes to be so relatable, often like he's reading my mind (I think everyone has an artist like that).

I love that feeling when you hear a song for a first time and there's no ifs, no buts.. you just know it's gonna be something you share with people here. This was one of those moments for me. I couldn't keep it to myself. The spacey hymm-like More You is just everything I adore in a song. It's so rich and dreamy in an almost spiritual kind of way. I needed the cathartic release that are those lyrics. I love how you can feel the pressure building up and up throughout the song. That release then comes and it feels so wonderful.



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Something
Something more than me
And I need something
More than me
Something beyond words
I can see
And you hold the pressure I
Got to release

And when the years start running
Oh and the pressure builds
And you need release

A little more you
A little less me
Without pressure baby you
Never get released

I need
Something more than me
Something beyond words
I can see
And you hold the pressure I
Got to release

And I spent so many years running
Oh and the pressure keeps building
I just need release

A little more you
A little less me
Without pressure, without pressure
You will never find
Release, release
Release, release
Release..



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