The Race to Space

by The Daily Pravda

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From the upcoming album Columbia

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Everyone is a loaded gun
The kids are stupid and cruel
In my short life I’ve learned to hide
I’ve learned the meaning of this factory school

She was bright, elevated and light
All week I peeked hungrily
Then our class attacked and her vanishing act
Began with a slip and scream
Don’t believe what you seen

Sam’s not dead, she drowned
She’s not dead, she drowned
Sam’s not dead, she drowned
She’s not dead

I’ve been born again and buried alive
The race to space is worth it again
I search for Sam in the sky

Back in hell there’s a lie they tell
The new girl transferred away
But my whole school held her down in the pool
The coach watched her slip down the drain
And he’ll do it again

Sam’s not dead, she drowned
She’s not dead, she drowned
Sam’s not dead, she drowned
She’s not dead

I’ve been born again and buried alive
The race to space is worth it again
I search in the sky
I’ve been born again in fire and ice
The race to space is over and won
I search for Sam in the stars

Hey coach you still around?
Now, now… she never drowned
He says yeah I know
I let her go
They don’t return, they’re never found
It’s just kids drowning again

Past the locks below the grates
Runs a path miles deep that the plumbing makes
For the moon-eyed girl with the clever hands
It’s a clean escape to the lunar sands
Through the river motorboating her out to sea
Of Serpent and Serenity
Then the long climb up through the stratosphere
Into orbit, outer space, and away from here

It’s just kids drowning again

credits

released March 4, 2013
Words and music by The Daily Pravda, c) 2009, 2012

Recorded by Dan Gonzales and Mike Quinn. Studios: Q Division and Moontower in Somerville MA, Esthudio in Brighton MA, 1867 in Chelsea MA. Mixed and mastered by Mike Quinn.

Artwork by Shana Bethune.

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The Daily Pravda Boston, Massachusetts

Rock music, post everything. Set in Boston and sometimes the West. Q: Glam without the glitter? A: Seventies without the beards. We play both kinds of music. There's nothing else to do.

Influenced by the New Romantic Post-Punk family tree (Suede, Echo and the Bunnymen, Smiths, Psychedelic Furs), American indie (Pixies, Sunny Day Real Estate), and glam classics like Bowie and Queen.
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