Phase 1

by Dispatch

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Daniel Mayes
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Daniel Mayes My first encounter with Dispatch and I now start the exploration of their back catalogue. If it's anything like this, then I will be a happy boy. A great mix of intellectual pop/folk/rock. And if "May We All" isn't an anthem for 2020, I don't know what is. Favorite track: May We All.
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1.
May We All 04:10
He went to Hyannis to let go of Alice for the third and final time I asked him if it worked when he got back, he said he didn’t have the time the time to tell me anything or the time to let her go But I guess it wasn’t a good time to press, so I guess I’ll never know, I’ll never know on the way back looking straight ahead, we were hypnotized by the road saw the coins on the dashboard truck and decide that they could float in the air I looked down at the time, and mistook it for the radio I thought about the little choices we made along and the song played on as if it didn’t know May we all be forsaken: Like the soldier trying to leave, the mother trying to sleep May we all be mistaken: about our current state, about the current of hate bleeding on and on and on to sell our soul Asked me why I was crying, said I stubbed my toe, and I wanted to blame the roots of the trees for pushing up the concrete but now I know in the air I looked down at the time, and mistook it for the radio I thought about the little choices we made along and the song played on as if it didn’t know May we all be forsaken: like the black man trying to breathe, or the woman that’s never believed May we all be mistaken: about our current state, about the current of hate Bleeding on and on and on and sell our soul Ask me why I was crying, said I stubbed my toe and I wanted to blame the roots of the trees for pushing up the concrete but now I know May we all be forsaken: Like the soldier trying to leave, the mother trying to sleep May we all be mistaken: about our current state, about the current of hate May we all be forsaken: like the black man trying to breathe, or the woman that’s never believed May we all be mistaken: about our current state, about the current of hate
2.
I saw it for a second but then the light was fading Sister morphine was my lady in waiting Can I help it if I can’t help it now, all the stories I tell myself What can I say to you all, it’s fair to say, no words will do All this time, time is speeding, it’s hard to recognize the life we’re leaving it’s time to trip the light of the evening and go now And in this land there’s shade and shadow, we break bread and consecrate the battle cradle to the grave, sword to the saddle, it’s each other we will miss Oh the happiest moment of my life, was the saddest moment of my life Was in prison when my daddy died They didn’t tell me for fear of suicide Told me when I got outside, I started using as soon as I was alone that night And I died and I went up straight to him He said where you been, my troubled son All this time, time is speeding, hard to recognize the life we’re leaving it’s time to trip the light of the evening and go now And in this land there’s shade and shadow, we break bread and consecrate the battle cradle to the grave, sword to the saddle, it’s each other we will miss Oh the happiest moment of my life, was the saddest moment of my life Oh my love can I just sit and hold your face. We finally made it here but now the light is low. All this time, time is speeding, hard to recognize the life we’re leaving it’s time to trip the light of the evening and go now And in this land there’s shade and shadow, we break bread and consecrate the battle Now I’m feeling kind of faint, I think I need to lay down Oh you almost saved me You almost saved me You almost saved me now You almost saved me now You almost saved me now You almost saved me now All this time we pledge allegiance to the tune of a thousand treasons One nation under something, under water, under mass incarceration In the age of feast and famine can we disrupt the social canon Let our children lead s’we all believe, let us see the forest for the trees
3.
One By One 02:33
Came of age racing round the Georgia hills Grew tall and straight around the backwood stills you could do anything on the court and field, but you preferred getting high on the roof of the motel One by one all the living that we done, how the days they seemed so long and true One by one all the whiskey that got drunk, nothing ever felt as good as you I saw you first from the back of the room We drank together by the light of the moon Built a fire and slept when the ground chooses you and wake up with the morning sun One by one all the living that he done, how the days they seemed so long and true One by one all the whiskey that got drunk, nothing ever felt as good as you But can you give us all a sign, I don’t know how to let go or hold tighter still, remember when you were mine but now it’s all over, no chance to reconsider, I want to call you in from the outside, I want to call you in for dinner but you’re not there, you’re not there, what do I do with the years I have left that don’t belong to you One by one all the living that he done, how the days they seemed so long and true One by one all the whiskey that got drunk, nothing ever felt as good as you Let’s get a jump on this, before it’s too late, can we love each other harder before we all fade away, if there’s any way that we can live without you, it’s to live with all the love that you gave

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released October 23, 2020

Produced by John Dragonetti and Mike Sawitzke
Engineered by Mike Sawitzke
Mixed by Dan Molad except One By One mixed by Mike Sawitzke
Additional engineering by Jimmy Parr and Jeff Kanan
Recorded at Panoramic House and Mount Helena. Additional recording at Parr audio and The Keep Recording Studio
Mastered by Emily Lazar

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