EP ONE

by Video Dead

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Our first EP! A classic selection of our songs over the past 2 years.

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released April 13, 2019

Music and Lyrics by Video Dead
Jon Howland - Vocals
Jay Buettner - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Joe Howland - Bass
Carl Birkholz - Drums
Recorded/mixed/mastered by Robbie Percente

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Video Dead Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We are Video Dead.--a Milwaukee Spooky Post-Punk band. We've been compared to Joy Division and The Doors. Our songs are mainly about death, monsters, and soul-crushing loss. What a bummer.

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Track Name: Mermaid
MERMAID

(2x) Dark blue sea, open your arms for me.
Tossed and I'm torn.
In the abyss finally born.

I met her on a purple night.
The fire moon blazed so bright.
She approached me at the bar.
Took a ride in her seashell-car.

(2x) Dark blue sea, open your arms for me.
Tossed and I'm torn.
In the abyss finally born.

She pushed and pulled me to the floor.
Forgot my life on that sandy shore.
Now I lay for her embrace.
A sweet sea-angel with a shimmering face.

(2x) Dark blue sea, open your arms for me.
Tossed and I'm torn.
In the abyss finally born.
Dark blue sea, open your arms for me.
Track Name: Muck and Mire
MUCK AND MIRE

Through the muck and through the mire,
With a little luck and a strong desire,
Comes an amulet of power and wonder,
You feel his will taking over.

Sprawling chain, across his heart,
Clenched in pain, ancient souls depart,
Return from nothing, where you’ve been,
Surface! And live again!

All time is now! Alive somehow!
I’ll bleed your heart. I’ll rip you apart.
(4x) I’ll sleep when you die!

Enchanted by hate and held by greed,
This is not your fate, they cannot succeed,
You must search you mind deep inside,
The man you were cannot hide.

A link has broken, curse suspended,
Slave to no man, the spell has ended,
Return from nothing, where you’ve been,
Surface! And live again!

All time is now! Alive somehow!
I’ll bleed your heart. I’ll rip you apart.
(10x) I’ll sleep when you die!
Track Name: Prom Night
PROM NIGHT

You look so beautiful standing there.
Hot pink dress and crimped blonde hair.
I’d give you the world but you wouldn’t care.
In different directions we both stare.

The colored lights shine in your eyes.
The disco ball spins out celestial skies.
The DJ plays our electric son.g
My senses sharpen, it won’t be long.

(4x) I see you, I see you there.

(6x) I, I, I feel like a monster tonight

(3x) I'm in the background waiting for you
Track Name: Empty Love
EMPTY LOVE

What a fucking mess you made of me.
Dilated eyes strain to see me.
You just stared when I needed you most.
Every night you became a ghost.

Empty love tore it apart
Hollow signals I try and figure out
You decided our fate
What love could I make?
I needed you always
All your negative ways.
I’ll be fine.
I’ll move on.
I’ll be happy even when you’re gone

What a fucking mess you made of you.
The words are light and they go right through.
I said that I could walk away.
Unless you needed me to stay.

We are strangers for all the years
Grasp the shred as it disappears
Fairytale dreams
Are for children it seems
Tragic heartache
Divided in two
I’ll be fine
I’ll move on…

Empty love
Empty love
Tore it apart
Apart
Put it back together and we’ll figure it out
Empty love
Empty love
Tore it apart
Apart
Put it back together
Let's figure it out.

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