The World That Never Was

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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: Love Theme (From The World That Never Was)
I was your girl in the world that never was
In a town where you never lived.
I listened to your band, just like everybody does.
You touched me under the iron bridge.

But left me on the moors
My body bound by chords
Whistling your melodies
To keep me company
In the world that never was

As warm as blood
As soft as tears
Some kids are in the video
& some kids disappear
From the world that never was

I was your whore in the war that never was.
Did you bury me?
Like an empty time capsule in tattered tartan pajamas?
Do you consider this poetry?

Because I do, or I don't
Because I will, or I won't
But I just can't see how
I will ever grow up now
In the world that never was

As warm as blood
As soft as tears
Some kids are in the video
& some kids disappear
From the world that never was

& the stars shine brighter & brighter
The stars shine brighter & brighter
The stars shine brighter & brighter
Until they go out.

& the stars shine brighter & brighter
The stars shine brighter & brighter
The stars shine brighter & brighter
Until they go out.

& the darkness around you
The darkness surrounds you
The darkness has found you all over again.

I put out, gave it up
In the world that never was
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.

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