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Grade School Games

by Dessa

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With the first lyric of the song, "Love, drugs, sex, pain—those are just grade school games," Dessa distills human experience into a set of elemental themes that we navigate from the playground to the grave.

TOUR DATES
June 1 - Emerge Festival, Las Vegas, NV
June 2 - Black Box, Tijuana, MX
June 3 - Musical Instrument Museum,Phoenix, AZ
June 4 - Meow Wolf, New Mexico, AZ
June 6 - 3ten ACL Live, Austin, TX (*presented by KUTX)
August 29 - University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
August 30 - Levitt Pavilion, Denver, CO
September 1 - Minnesota State Fair, MN
September 2 - Minnesota State Fair, MN

More info at: www.dessawander.com

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released March 1, 2019

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Dessa Minneapolis

Combining wit, tenderness, and poetic sensibility to rare effect, Dessa spins delicate and charged stories and animates them with her expressive alto voice, arresting for its honest, clear simplicity. Transcending the restrictions of genre to reveal an astonishing multi-platform voice. Member of the Doomtree collective. Essayist. Rapper. Amaretto enthusiast. ... more

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Track Name: Grade School Games
Love
Drugs
Sex
Pain
Those are just grade school games,
nothing major
nothing ages
nothing changes
but the names and dates.

Fear
Pride
Faith
Shame
Those are just grade school games,
nothing major
nothing ages
nothing stranger
than the neighbor’s place.

You can’t make me play by all new rules
Some kids barely practice but I do

Love
Drugs
Sex
Pain
Those are just grade school games,
nothing major
no new dangers
the operations
of arcades don’t change.

Blush
Pull
Push
Blame
Those are just grade school games,
nothing major
old behaviors
trade some favors
then give chase, take aim.

You can’t make me play by all new rules
Some kids barely practice but I do

I’m old enough to know how this goes and how it all plays out
The end is always when the ring is empty and we all fall down.

Love
Drugs
Sex
Pain
Those are just grade school games,
nothing major
nothing ages
nothing changes
but the names and dates.

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