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  1. Dead for Years

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Mark Westin: Guitars, Weissenborn, lead and background vocals
Will Bryant: Keyboards, mandolin and background vocals
Lee Falco: Drums, percussion and background vocals
Brandon Morrison: Bass and background vocals

Produced by Mark Westin with Brandon, Lee and Will
Recorded and mixed by Brandon Morrison at The Building, Marlboro, NY
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, Cornwall, NY
Written by Mark Westin
Published by Spinach World Music/BMI (c) 2023

Lyrics

I was snoring in bed when the telephone rang
The clock on the nightstand said quarter past two
At the end of the line the detective’s voice said
‘We ID’d the body, concluded for sure that the corpse is you’

I wasn’t surprised, it wasn’t even the worst of my fears
The fact of the matter is I been dead for years

Let me tell you the tale how this whole mess began
Crept up on me slowly and hid in my shoe
Worked its way up my leg, made a stop in my pants
Hung a left to my heart and then shot to my brain out my skull clean through

I didn’t feel pain, you know I didn’t feel much for awhile
I just started to notice it got a bit harder to get the bartender to smile

I been dead, I been dead for years
You’d never know it but I been dead for years

Kept my clothes and my hair in best possible shape
As I started decaying and falling apart
As for whiskey and joe well they just went right through
But I brushed my last tooth and made sure that my ribs didn’t puncture my heart

Went out on some dates, but we couldn’t quite seem to mesh
I guess those girls didn’t dig the smell of rotting flesh

I been dead, I been dead for years
You’d never know it but I been dead for years

I know what you’re saying, it’s hard to believe
You think you really know somebody then you find you’ve been deceived
It wasn’t on purpose, I swear that it’s true
You see you’ll do the same when it happens to you

I been dead, I been dead for years
You’d never know it but I been dead for years