Dead to the World

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Is it the same for you dear? Do you dream of farewell speeches all day long? And about how sorry they'll be, when you're finally gone?

Wishful thinking, but past caring. You're a pearl cast before swine, the audience of insolent eyes, it's no surprise brilliance is not rewarded but buried alive.

I'm dead to the world and the world is dead to me. I'm no good at lying so to hell with society. There's things in that pretty little head, if left to me it'd take eternity to be said. A flash in the pan, you never could be, I'm dead to the world, but not you dear hopefully.

Hardly dead. I think you're underestimated considerably so. To rise above a life that was slated so incredibly low.

Wishful thinking, but past caring. Oh you gave them no satisfied smiles, the audience of insolent eyes, it's no surprise brilliance is not rewarded but buried a live.

I'm dead to the world and the world is dead to me. I'm no good at lying so to hell with society. There's things in that pretty little head, if left to me it'd take eternity to be said. A flash in the pan, you never could be, I'm dead to the world, but not you dear hopefully.

Do you see what they've done? By forcing us out they've won.

Oh, but hang on, you're my dream consolation, I'd rather have you than their appreciation, what's yours is mine, I'll take your brilliance and make it sublime, sublime.

I'm dead to the world and the world is dead to me. I'm no good at lying so to hell with society. There's things in that pretty little head, if left to me it'd take eternity to be said. A flash in the pan, you never could be, I'm dead to the world, but not you dear hopefully.

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from Heathcliffian Surly, released September 6, 2010

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Marmaduke Dando London, UK

Marmaduke Dando is the bard of disempire, a crooner of morose ballads and fiery diatribes, often eliciting references to The Bad Seeds, Roxy Music, and Scott Walker.

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