Chinese Ghost City

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released 01 January 2015

Drew Roger Conrad - voice, guitars
Mark Zelen - bass
Scotland Stephenson - drums, vibraphone
Emvy - piano/keys, Mellotron, B-3, Rhodes

Guest musicians courtesy of Magik*Magik Orchestra:
Annie Phillips - conductor
Annie Suda - cello
Natasha Makhijani - violin

All songs written and produced by Conrad/Zelen/Stephenson
Co-produced by Mato von Vogelstein

Orchestral arrangements by Karl Digerness with Drew Roger Conrad
Recorded at Sonora Recorders in Los Angeles (except strings recorded at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco)

Recording Engineer - Richard Barron
Mix Engineer - Pete Min

Mastered at Golden Mastering in Ventura
Mastering Engineer - John Golden
Managed by Alt.Shores, Munich, Germany

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Track Name: Bigger Is Better
I’ll help you forget
If you’ll help me forget –
Let’s buy a bigger television set
Track Name: 51
Oh Jeremiah
No one saw this coming today
But what do you see when
You always look the other way?
What do you see, what do you say?
It was just a little prank
You know how kids can be
Travelling in packs
Making a meal of the weak
Get them on their own
Man, they can’t even speak!

Ooh...

Tuesday will be different
You can almost count the hours
Know what I mean -
Like when the jets hit the towers
What do we need, another tragedy?
It was just a little prank
You know how kids can be
Who raises kids like that?
Can it be they were raised by a tv?

Ooh...

You’re not alone
Not anymore

Now we’re wearing your number
Now we’re wearing your number
Now we’re wearing your number
Now we’re wearing your number
Now we’re wearing your number
Now we’re wearing your number
Track Name: Limousine
Have you spent half your life barely living
Because you wanted so badly to live?
The other half have you spent hardly forgiving
Yourself for hiding yourself away?

And if you ever become great
And your words they serve upon a plate...

Don’t expect any pity from me
I’ve spent mine all on mediocrity
Here comes Misery in its big soft limousine
Surprised it leaves you off where you’ve just been?

And if you ever become great
And your words they serve upon a plate...

Have you spent half your life barely living?
The other half have you spent hardly forgiving?
Track Name: Chinese Ghost City
I’ll take the top flat
If it’s still offered
Won’t ever wait too long
To come down
(I never have)

My favored bars
Have always been unfilled
The best way home
Unstepped and still as stone
(Always has been)

And if I get the chance
I’ll retire to a Chinese ghost city
If I get the chance
I’ll retire to a Chinese ghost city

Sirens never sing
Schoolyards never ring

And if I get the chance
I’ll retire to a Chinese ghost city
If I get the chance
I’ll retire to a Chinese ghost city