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lyrics

I was walking down the street, I saw Elvis Presley
He was playing his guitar, he was shaking his hips
He said this is the thing I love most in the world but I
Love it all the same when I do it for tips
I love it all the same when I do it for tips

We talked about the the pros and cons of fortune and fame
Of faking your death and changing your name
He said his one desire after living this way
is to be a better man than he was yesterday
To be a better man than he was yesterday

I was walking down the street, I saw Marlon Brando
He was staring into the distance, looking cool and mean
He said I was brought here to inhabit other people
To tell their stories with my body on the screen
To tell their stories with my body on the screen

We talked about the pros and cons of living forever
In a place where the temporal and timeless come together
He said his one desire after living this way
Is to be a better man than he was yesterday
To be a better a better man than he was yesterday

But as we scream into the darkness
As we project our burning image into the night
As we dance upon this imperfect stage
As we struggle for meaning and try to do what's right

There's just one thing we need to know
As our days go burning by

And that's despite the cover of darkness
And the walls we build around us
We're all bound together by this
Burning desire

I was walking down the street, I didn't see a soul
So I stared into the distance and tried to shake my hips
And I thought deeply about the world all around me
And these were the first words to find my lips
These were the first words to find my lips

I'll never get what I need from fortune or fame
Or living forever, or changing my name
My only desire after living this way
Is to be a better man than I was yesterday
To be a better man than I was yesterday

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from Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando Scream Love and Peace into the Darkness, released September 18, 2016
Matt Cranston: Drums/Percussion/Radiator/Melodic-out-of-tune-acoustic-guitar-hook

Chris Michael: Guitars/Bass/Keys/Vocals

Recorded and Produced by Chris Michael and Matt Cranstoun in two small apartments in Brooklyn, NY.

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Chris Michael is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, bass player and guitar eater.

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