The World That Never Was

by The Secret History

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released March 20, 2010

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The Secret History New York, New York

Post the first empire of My Favorite, songwriter Michael Grace Jr teamed up with vocalist Lisa Ronson to form The Secret History alongside long time guitarist Darren Amadio, bassist Gil Abad and drummer Todd Karasik. Kurt Brondo added his talents both as a keyboardist, and alongside Grace Jr, as a producer. Vocalists Erin Dermody & Jamie Allison appeared on the 1st and 2nd LPs respectively. ... more

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Track Name: How I Saved My Life
Tell the ghost of Emma Clark
I grasp the irony
Of haunting a library at night
When it's too dark to read
Coca-Cola everywhere
But not a drop to drink
I slept in the kitchen sink
But could not pay the water bill

How I saved my life
How I saved my life
By surrendering it to him,
To him,
To her

Tell the ghost of William Floyd
The road to hell is paved
With the souls that he has saved
By taking their music away

How I saved my life
How I saved my life
By surrendering it to him,
To him,
To her


She shook a black tambourine,
In my seasick dreams
A heart like a lighthouse
Took these dark hours away from me

She shook a black tambourine
In my shipwrecked dreams
A heart like an anchor
That sank her down to me
I'll be tied to the mast of a pirate ship
When god's children rejoice
'Cause when I was given the choice
I chose to hear the bad news first

Then I heard a mermaid singing
& that's how I...
I heard a mermaid singing
& that's how I...
That's how I saved my life
That's how I...
That's how I saved my life
That's how I...
I heard a mermaid singing

& that's how I saved my life.