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I stumbled down the darkest path

Then died in U.S. custody

I made my friends around me laugh

Then died in U.S. custody

I kissed my mom when she looked sad

Then died in U.S. custody

I grew an inch since I saw my dad

Then I died in U.S. custody


I closed my eyes and tried to see my home

But this place is the last I’ll ever know


I drew a sky without a cloud

Then died in U.S. custody

I dreamed about a nice warm house

Then I died in U.S. custody

There’s something I can’t figure out

it has to do with history

I tasted blood inside my mouth

Then I died in U.S. custody


I closed my eyes and prayed to see my mom

but this place is the last I ever saw


I’ve got a ghost you'll see her face

She’s out of U.S. custody

I’ve got a ghost you'll hear her voice

She escaped from U.S. custody

I’ve got a ghost, you’ll know her name

So mister just you wait and see

I’ve got a ghost you'll meet her soon

And the rest it ain’t no mystery


From Let's Make a King, released July 9, 2020

Produced by Roy Gurel

Benjamin Adair Murphy - vocals

Roy Gurel – acoustic & electric guitars, bass, piano, kazoo, percussion, vocals

Gilber Gilmore - drums

Allison Langerak – vocals


Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Roy Gurel at Roiki Productions in Brooklyn, NYC

Additional recording done in Mexico City at La Bestia Studios by Juan Victor Belisario Figuera

Backing vocals recorded by Wyatt Tuzo and Allison Langerak in Brooklyn

Music by Benjamin Adair Murphy ASCAP (464341364) Watery Grave Music ASCAP (396517127) and Roy Gurel BMI (520647865)

Lyrics by Benjamin Adair Murphy

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