Things Fall Apart (single)

by The General Assembly

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Things Fall Apart, from The General Assembly's upcoming debut album. This is not a single. It is a howl. Released early in response to the 2016 US election result.

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They say it's hard not to lose your head
When all around you are losing theirs
They say it's hard not to lose heart
But you've known if from the start
Things fall apart

Why oh why did America die?
Did they fill her full of un-American lies?
Did they use their hollow hearts to guide her mind?
Why oh why did America die?

Did they find a cancer propping up her spine?
Did she see herself through someone else's eyes?
Why oh why did America die?
Why oh why did America die?

We set to sail upon a broken ship
On a broken sea that wouldn't carry it
To avoid the question and the answer to it
We set to sail upon a broken ship

They say it's hard not to lose your head
When all around you are losing theirs
They say it's hard not to lose heart
But you've known if from the start
Things fall apart

There's no direction home from here
Let the rising tide swallow all your fear
There's no direction home from here
We can't steer by the stars for all the atmosphere
There's no direction home from here
But you've known it from the start
Things fall apart

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released November 9, 2016
Song by M.Wicking
Performed by The General Assembly
Recorded, mixed and produced by D.A.Calf at The Institute recording studio
Mastered by Byron Scullin at Moose Mastering

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The General Assembly VIC, Australia

The General Assembly's music paints an engrossing and unsettling picture. Matt Wicking's songs use poetry and magic-realism, to chart the points where human and non-human nature connect, where the lines blur and dissolve.

While the song-writing draws from the deep well of blues and folk storytelling, sonically it soars. Reverb-drenched guitars, synth and mellotron create swelling soundscapes.
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