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Dead Mall

Arcade Fire first heard this track in 2005 and then recorded The Suburbs 5 years later... 


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My baby’s got bug bites on her ankles and her toes

She can’t help scratching when the wind don’t blow

So we go inside where it’s nice and quiet


There’s no Orange Julius or any of that kind of shit

There’s no J.C Penny’s or Gap Kids

Just silence and that is all


I take my baby to the dead mall

And we’ll kiss until the sun goes down

I take my baby to the dead mall

And our kisses go sweetly down


The water fountain’s got nothing but cracks

There’s Help Wanted signs pinned up with thumb tacks

And it’s silent, yeah problem solved


Young girls like licorice and young boys they like gum

When the sun sets on the suburbs my heart beats like a drum

And you know what I mean

Yes I know you do ya’ll


I take my baby to the dead mall

And we kiss until the sun goes down

I take my baby to the dead mall

And our kisses go sweetly down


From Turkey Doolin at the Ya’ll Zig, released July 12, 2019

Vocals and guitar - Benjamin Adair Murphy

Guitars and bass - Yuval Ziegler

Music and lyrics by Benjamin Adair Murphy ASCAP (464341364). Published by Watery Grave Music ASCAP (396517127)

Recorded by Yuval Ziegler

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