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released March 29, 2019

All songs written and recorded by Johnny McArthur & Eric Moore

Cover photograph by Peter Zachar

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Dreamshell Ottawa, Ontario

Dreamshell is the product of a long-time collaboration between friends Johnny McArthur and Eric Moore. Over the years, the duo’s music has evolved into what is now their searing, lo-fi sound. Their music exists at the intersection of shoegaze and psych rock, with experimentalism always at the forefront. ... more

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Track Name: Dead City
Narrow the gate I swing in the pouring rain
Dash through the street I feel like I'm born again

Put me outside I'll be alright
Everything I need to grow is in the sunlight
If you get scared I'll be right there
Trying to run away alone is a nightmare
We can smoke pot and if we get caught
We'll just turn around and run until our legs stop
This is my fear right here
I don't wanna die here

Sing another song about the time you almost did what you were going to
The years go by and the tears run dry and the world moves on before you
The city is a bed and I'm tucked under the covers
The city is a bed and I'm tucked under the covers

Narrow the path I walk towards the rising sun
Hearts sing and sober shouts greet the daring one

It's a cold day but I'll be ok
No one's ever been allowed to have it both ways
It's a rough go if you don't know
Trying to make it out alone is a no-no
I'm so scared but who the hell cares
Everybody else is only trying to get theirs
This is my fear that I am probably gonna die here

Sing another song about the time you almost did what you were going to
The years go by and the tears run dry and the world moves on before you
The city is a grave and I'm buried six feet under
The city is a grave and I'm buried six feet under
Track Name: This Old Room
I can't see through the windshield, the fog is thick as hell
We're both breathing too fast, slow it down or we might crash
It's too damn hot in this car and it's cold outside
All the snow and ice, this is suicide

This old room that you grew up in
Is a museum that no one comes in
You know mom and dad ain't changing nothing

I can't see through the windshield, it's busted all to hell
My heart's beating too fast, the whole road's covered in glass
We're both upside down and your eyes are closed
Bleeding out your nose while the ice cold wind blows

This old room that you grew up in
Is a museum that no one comes in
You know mom and dad ain't changing nothing

At your house giving hugs
It's all I've got but it's not enough
The coffee mugs at your kitchen table are never empty when I'm here
They will never be the same
It's hard to smile through the pain
Every time they say your name

This old room that you grew up in
Is a museum that no one comes in
You know mom and dad ain't changing nothing
Track Name: Joy Division
Gimme time and I'll be fine
It's clear to me you'll never be mine
I'll try to stand the best I can
But it's hard to cope when you're a broken man

You know how to get that side of me
That I never wanna be anymore
Everything I did was 'cause of you
And all the ways you shape what I do

Gimme time and I'll be fine
It's clear to me you'll never be mine
I'll try to stand the best I can
But it's hard to cope when you're a broken man

Every single night i spent awake
And I'm never gonna take anymore
See you in a dream another day
Or maybe you don't want to anyway

Gimme time and I'll be fine
It's clear to me you'll never be mine
I'll try to stand the best I can
But it's hard to cope when you're a broken man

Gimme time and I'll be fine
It's clear to me you'll never be mine
I'll try to stand the best I can
But it's hard to cope when you're a broken man
Track Name: Nowhere Afternoon
Let's go walk on storm drain paths
Where kids go to fall in love, it never lasts
We'll never leave, buy our house on the same street
Push around our kids in the same park where we used to meet

The paint's chipped off, and it's covered in rust
But I bet if we hung on those bars they'd still hold us up
The sun's gone down and we're still here
When was the last time I was this sincere

Precious days, always spent in the same way
Keep on living the say day, running out the clock instead of running away
You and me used to kiss at the top of the slide after dark in the jungle gym
What do you think of when you lay down to cuddle him?
Do you think about those days and weep?

'Cause I do too, the kids are fast asleep
They ask me where you are and it takes everything to keep
Myself from breaking down, I lie right to their face
Mama had to go and now she's in a better place
Track Name: Wanderer
I am sick and tired of the shape I'm in, I used to be so thin
I'm never going out again, at least until I get paid this month
If I can get it all up front
I've got some kind of attitude, you know I don't do shit I don't have to do
I sleep all day 'till the afternoon, every day is the weekend
I am not a saint
But I know enough not to have to pretend I am one

Never been a better to let a feeling slip away
Never been a better to let a feeling slip away

I am sick and tired of the government, and that's all I have to say about that
And one more thing, if it were up to me then University would be free
I've got some kind of point to prove, put me in that ring I'ma stick and move
If I lose I'm still gonna sing the blues and that's all I'm dropping the gloves for
I am not a champ
But I know enough not to have to cover my bruises

Never been a better to let a feeling slip away
Never been a better to let a feeling slip away
Track Name: Get Happy
It's so hard to be alive, seeing people every night
Conversations all the time, all our lives waiting in line
Yesterday I woke up old, in mind and in my soul
In my back and in my knees, no more after hours please
Is this love of ours a lie?
When did we give up and die like everyone before us did?
We've been down since we were kids
Never happy thanks to Morrissey and Ian Curtis
"New Dawn Fades" still makes me nervous

Let's get happy, let's get happy now
Let's get happy, I'm not happy now
I never felt a thing in the first place
I never felt a thing in the first place
I never felt a thing in the first place
Let's get happy, I'm not happy now

Every morning is a chore, temples pounding to my core
Stomach rotten and abused, feeling cloudy and confused
Why the hell does my body crave the things that leave it
Beat and broken, forehead soaking
I'm hacking darts until I'm choking, please
Is this the time of our lives?
We were never scared to die even when we almost did
We've been down since were kids
Always brooding thanks to Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner
"Shadowplay" still pulls me under

Let's get happy, let's get happy now
Let's get happy, I'm not happy now
I never felt a thing in the first place
I never felt a thing in the first place
I never felt a thing in the first place
Let's get happy, I'm not happy now
Track Name: You Can Cry
Honey's in the bathroom taking off her make up
Running down her cheeks now
Everything is bullshit, I wish I was born rich
In a different time
I wish I was beautiful, you don't think I'm beautiful
You just like the fact that I'm with you
Everything is terrible, totally unbearable
The only thing I have is you

You'll have your day, promise
'Till then I'll stay, promise
You can cry, I wish I could too
But one of us has to stay strong for you

Let me hold your hand love, I can understand love
Yeah I feel the same way
Everything is fucked up, I wish I was somewhat
Where I thought that I would be
I wish I was Iggy Pop, smoking like a chimney top
Dirty as a city cop
Instead of being average, I hate being average
The the only that I don't hate is you

You'll have your day, promise
'Till then I'll stay, promise
You can cry, I wish I could too
But one of us has to stay strong for you
Track Name: Burnout
You turned back
And I froze up
Nervous
I smoke up

If I want to stay, I'll burn out all your love
If I want to stay, I'll burn out all your love
If I want to stay

It's still bad
And I spoke up
And I turned back
And I'm still up

If I want to stay, I'll burn out all your love
If I want to stay, I'll burn out all your love
If I want to stay
Track Name: Jesusshell
Strap all your weight on my shoulders
I'll never keel
You'll do the same when you're older
We'll never heel
And we'll never heal

When I'm all alone I feel alive
If I never leave home I'll never die
Everybody wants that feel and fame
If I never wrote a song I'd feel the same

Wasted moments spent in silence
Never returned
You can't hold it it's unfolding
Nothing is real
Unless it's real

When I go outside I feel alone
If I ever looked alive I'd turn to stone
Everybody says they want the truth
Just as long as I don't need to make no excuse