Second Empire / Dance With A Stranger

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Cover photo by Jenny Panic. Design by La Kalsa Graphics

Music by Michael Grace Jr & Kurt Brondo.
Words by Michael Grace Jr

(c) You & Me Kid Against The World, music BMI

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released October 7, 2014

Recorded at Seaside Lounge and The Brondome
Produced, Engineered and mixed by Kurt Brondo, Michael Grace Jr and Hillary Johnson.

Mastered by Hillary Johnson at Earthlight Room.

(c) You & Me Kid Against The World, music BMI

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My Favorite New York, New York

FIRST EMPIRE: 1993-2005. Teenage misfits gather around black mass of water called Lake Ronkonkama. Release 7"s, release 2 LPs. Go to Sweden. Die.

SECOND EMPIRE: 2014-Rise from dead as mechanical angels. Cultural significance yet to be determined.
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Track Name: Second Empire
Too old to die young, to young to die slow.
To Avalon in Rags I go.

Dancing.Dancing.Dancing.
Bathed by the blue beams.
Saved by the NEW DREAMS. I was born again...

You could save our souls, but what of our ghost?
Still frozen in a teenage holocaust.

Dancing. Dancing. Dancing.
Bathed by the blue beams, while I raved in my blue jeans.
I was born again...

Pauvre magicien, baladant tout seul avec ton baladeur
Comment peux-tu danser encore à “Modern Love”?
Comment peux-tu danser encore à tout?
Where do you go when you go?

Tell my friends I'll see them again, a sad Pierrot on the banks of the Seine, In the World That Never Was.
Tell my friends I'll see them again, a sad hello on the banks of the Seine, In the World That Never Was.
I'll be dreaming, dreaming, dreaming...
Track Name: Dance With A Stranger
We swam the oceans of Samsara,
This underside of paradise
Till Dorrian’s red hand cast us down,
These alleys of night like dice
"If the city can’t cure what is wrong with us,
well at least you’ll die like Fitzgerald did"
Selling bad dreams in disco latrines
In the basement of the Pyramid
Cuz there is no pill that to make a falling body still.

The Boy came to sing to empty chairs

But I came to...
Dance with a stranger
To Dance with a stranger
To Dance with a stranger
To Dance with a stranger
When somebody destroys me
When somebody destroys me
When someone destroys me, I want to feel it...

He wore his Burberry mac inside out
on streets wild and dark with squalor
Preached the gospel in a children's hospital
took bets in a pizza parlor
Our lives have been like two ballroom doors
Which open into bare pantries
Where I glimpsed the COMING, endless black void
of a thousand starless centuries.
Cuz there is no pill that to make a falling body still.

The Boy came to sing to empty chairs
But I came to...
Dance with a stranger
To Dance with a stranger
To Dance with a stranger
To Dance with a stranger
When somebody destroys me
When somebody destroys me
When someone destroys me, I want to feel it...

Dredge the black bottom of Mount Sinai bay
Let it spill forth and drown this beach
But they'll be no stars once Atlantis has fallen
And the new wave is forever out of reach.