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by Mare Island

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"Fortuna" was recorded, mixed & mastered by Paul Haile at Greenhouse Recording in Petaluma, California.


Fortune favours the brave
Who mince not their words
And ask for what they want
Rewarded in the settling of the dust

Misfortune, visit the brazen
Who lie to your face
And ask “Will you ever be happy?”
“Never, til I’m dancing on your grave”
A smile on my face
In part cuz I lived to see you die before me

Head dressed in silver, eyes full of gold
You might survive if you brace for the cold
There’s no survival, there’s death for us all
Everyone knows what’s coming

Your eyes are a forest, your hair is aflame
I might survive if I just pray for rain
There’s no surviving the depths of this pain

When you said “I love you”
Just know that I love you more
Hearing you say so erased the floor
And I woke to the beat of my frenzied heart
Now understanding misfortune visits the lot of us
The worst of us

Fortune, favour sh’boy
Some night at your place
I’ll ask “Will you ever be happy?”
“Never til I’m kissing on your face”
We’ll throw wide the gates
Let every horse run wild
And sleep in the settling of the dust

And just when I thought that I
Thought I couldn’t love you more
My love, it grows tenfold
Now that I live to see you lie before me


released May 29, 2020
Derrick Chao - guitar / bass
Sean Leary - guitar
Paul Haile - drums / vocals / cello
Josh Staples - vocals


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