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Life on Land

from IDES by Dessa

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    TRACKLIST
    1. I Already Like You
    2. Terry Gross
    3. Talking Business
    4. LYTP
    5. Rome
    6. Bombs Away
    7. Life On Land
    8. Life On Land (Hope Masike Remix)

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    TRACKLIST
    1. I Already Like You
    2. Terry Gross
    3. Talking Business
    4. LYTP
    5. Rome
    6. Bombs Away
    7. Life On Land
    8. Life On Land (Hope Masike Remix)

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    TRACKLIST
    1. I Already Like You
    2. Terry Gross
    3. Talking Business
    4. LYTP
    5. Rome
    6. Bombs Away
    7. Life On Land
    8. Life On Land (Hope Masike Remix)

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lyrics

VERSE 1
Flip a coin, flip a car
I don’t care where we are
The picture and the sound won’t synch
And some things time can’t fix
I’m built for nights like this
Don’t mean I’m proud of it
And the rose in my teeth
Was a pin so it seems
You pull it and brace to blast
Get ready for the bang and flash
Alright just one last dance
make it fast

Prechorus
I know
How the tide pulls deep
Eyes open
But the mind’s asleep
Flash frozen
In the driver’s seat
Lights and motion
But they’re lost on me.

VERSE 2
There’s a dozen selves inside you
Tryna be the one to run the dials
And some aren’t even on your side
When the hunger comes and finds you,
only code it knows is rote survival
you’ll do the rest in your spare time
Tryna get that universal feeling
in an invite-only private room
guess the ring came off in the glove
Looks like you pawned the silver lining
Around the cloud that follows you
Guess that good old push came to shove

Prechorus
I know
How the tide pulls deep
Eyes open
But the mind’s asleep
Flash frozen
In the driver’s seat
Lights and motion
But they’re lost on me.

HOOK 1
Out in the water
You can’t touch bottom
It pulls you farther
Life on land forgotten

Verse 3
-4 bar instrumental-
The world rolls over
I’m pulled under
Stone cold sober,
But I feel nothing.

Bridge
I’m just a girl
In the body of a boy
In the belly of a whale
You can’t be sure
This far from shore
Which winds prevail

Prechorus
I know
How the tide pulls deep
Eyes open
But the mind’s asleep
Flash frozen
In the driver’s seat
Lights and motion
But they’re lost on me.

HOOK 2 (double)

OUTRO
Flip a coin, flip a car
I don’t care where we are

credits

from IDES, track released March 15, 2021
Lyrics and vocals by Dessa
Produced by Andy Thompson, Lazerbeak, and Dessa
Mixed by Joe Mabbott at The Hideaway
Mastered by Bruce Templeton at Microphonic Mastering
Art by Kai Benson

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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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