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Life support’s all shot to shit
And heaven knows how it came to this
Daddy’s there beside the bed
Strokes his beard and shakes his head
He’s smiling but his eyes are wet
And I don’t like to ring the nurse
Maybe it’s just a case of nerves
Lord, I know she’s trying to help
But what she’s got I can’t accept
So in the end she blames herself

And I don’t wanna be alone no more / A junky on the jones no more
You gotta understand, I’m sorry and I’m sad / So darlin’ hold my hand
I think I’d like to stay in bed number four / Here on the emergency ward
A screw through the jaw and a rib through the heart / And that’s how it starts

We dance around before the fight
Ball up our fists and let ‘em fly
Nervous endings sever here
Whole hosts of angels disappear
So shower down the chandeliers

And I don’t wanna be alone no more / A junky on the jones no more
You gotta understand, I’m sorry and I’m sad / So darlin’ hold my hand
I think I’d like to stay in bed number four / Here on the emergency ward
A screw through the jaw and a rib through the heart / And that’s how it starts

My head was up in the clouds
My family is so damn proud
I’m slamming a double down at Mars Bar
I said we should shut it down
Get a cab and head up town
I might have known we’d take all too far, we’d take it all to far, yeah

These are the veins that break in our hearts
When all of us take an unwitting part in our own demise
Passed back through the start

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from The Lion Tree, released October 21, 2016
Written by Daniel Van Corltandt and performed by St. Van Cortlandt & the 101. Engineered and mixed by Daniel Van Cortlandt & Troy Fannin.

Daniel Van Cortlandt - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keys, Electronic Drums / Troy Fannin - Electric Guitar, Backup Vocals / Nils Sorensen - Bass / Chris Crawford - Live Drums

Featuring backup vocals by Natalie Mishell and Jesse Rae Waltz, piano by Cedric Wilson, and hand-claps by Kallie Marie & Enrique Lastra.

Live drums and guitar produced and engineered by Arron Nevezie at The Bunker in Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound.

Produced by Daniel Van Cortlandt, Troy Fannin, Terry Adams, Carey Sakai, Allan McGavin, and Patrick Costello.

St. Van Cortlandt & the 101 (LIVE) is:
Daniel Van Cortlandt - Vocals, Guitar / Marcel Hamel - Vocals, Bass / Troy Fannin - Vocals, Guitar / Dave LeBlanc - Drums

Visit www.stvcmusic.com for more info.

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St. Van Cortlandt & the 101 Brooklyn, New York

St. Van Cortlandt & the 101 was created by singer/songwriter Daniel Van Cortlandt as a vehicle to explore home-made instruments, atypical song structures, and unique lyrical ideas.

As the band's lineup gradually came together, the sound of St. Van Cortlandt & the 101 developed beyond concise songs draped in experimental sound design into more colorful, grandiose, improvisatory rock'n'roll.
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