Time Ghost EP

by Aaron J. Shay

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Some say that their homeland is the greatest of all Its cities and fortresses never to fall But history tells us such dreamers tell lies Every empire crumbles, every emperor dies But we here shall never swear our loyalty To a nation nor lineage but humanity And all those who suffer are kin to our cause Come live free of nationalists and their laws We honor no border no flag do we raise We wish no return to greater days No wall shall divide us, of steel nor of stone No king can command us, everyone is their own We honor no border no flag do we raise We wish no return to greater days No wall shall divide us, of steel nor of stone No king can command us, everyone is their own
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Remember your manners when you are the guest of a stranger At home you can be as sloppy and rude as you please Before you take a new friend to bed Don’t forget to ask them If they’ve been tested for sexual transmitted disease Well, that’s what I learned from my grandma That’s what my grandma used to say Though she is gone Her wisdom carries on Whenever I think back on yesterday Never invite a fascist to sit at your table Soon your table will be full of fascists with no room for food If you’re overwhelmed by worries about the end of the world Ring up a friend, it’ll brighten your attitude Well, that’s what I learned from my grandma That’s what my grandma used to say Though she is gone Her wisdom carries on Whenever I think back on yesterday Whenever you go to a protest, plan an escape route Go with friends, and dress for the weather appropriately If it weren’t for politicians, cops, and corporations We’d have a civilized society Well, that’s what I learned from my grandma That’s what my grandma used to say Though she is gone Her wisdom carries on Whenever I think back on yesterday
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I hope that all my friends make it through tonight I hope that we will still be together in the morning light Even if that darkest hour is a knock-down, drag-out fight I hope that all my friends make it through tonight I hope that all my friends make it through today I’ve got time for listening if you’ve got more to say So if you need some company, I would like for you to stay I hope that all my friends make it through today I hope that all my friends keep hanging on That includes every one of you listening to this song Someday I hope you’ll join us singing until the dark is gone I hope that all my friends keep hanging on I hope that all my friends make it through tonight I hope that we will still be together in the morning light Even if that darkest hour is a knock-down, drag-out fight I hope that all my friends make it through tonight

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released March 7, 2020

All songs written by Aaron J. Shay
Performed and arranged by Stefanie Brendler, Mai Li Pittard, and Aaron J. Shay
Artwork by Wonder Wood
Recorded by Morgen Hyde at Digipen Institute
Mixing by Don Gunn
Mastering by Myles Boisen
Special thanks to Lisa Finkral

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Aaron J. Shay Seattle, Washington

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Sci-fi storyteller and banjo balladeer. I believe in the good kind of apocalypse.

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