Did You Pay Cash For That Panic Attack? (single)

by Royal Chant

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An epic, sprawling, swirling mess. Recorded by James Bentley @ The Fort in Brooklyn, NYC. Mastered by Kevin Blackler @ Blackler Mastering in Brooklyn, NYC.

This track is dedicated to the memory of James Bentley, with whom it was an honour to work with before his untimely passing on Monday, July 22, 2013. RIP.


Standing in the midnight air
our fingers nearly froze
in front of some strange door
that leads somewhere
we’re not allowed to go
and all these loose ends
are getting out of hand
favours for favours, my jaw hurts
c’mon let’s get out of here

It’s almost over
and it don’t come back
rules are rules
and facts are facts

Screaming naked through the streets
amongst the shattered glass
we searched for something beautiful
and lost track
and all these loose ends
are getting wrapped around my neck
we undo our buttons real slow
just to do them up again

sometimes revelations
come thick and fast
taking on the world
with a left and a right and a left
It’s almost over
and I’m certain it’s a trap
it’s almost over
and it don’t come back

We shake our heads like lightning
and make thunder with our feet
it’s our bread and butter
but nobody wants a taste
I said “I don’t believe in anything!”
and your eyes they disagree
all these loose ends
are slipping away from me

Spread out across the sky
beyond all time & reach
making amends with eternity
and an eternal mess of things
it’s almost over
and God Damn! That was fast.
It’s almost over
and it don’t come back


released January 14, 2013
Music & Lyrics by Mark Spence
Performed by Royal Chant (Matt, Mark, & James)



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