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Mandatory Love

by The Autumn Stones



It was an idea unrare
Breathes like solid air
A total flop, a keystone cop
Agents of despair

This little heart, you're set upon
This little heart, it can't beat wrong

Our gilded prologue
Drives a wedge
Fills our ancient cup
This little dove locked up
It cannot be tamed
By mandatory love

It was an idea unsound
Feels like shaky ground
A total bore, a 'less not more'
The undead overground


released May 25, 2018
Recorded January–March 2018
The House of Miracles (Cambridge, Ontario)

Ciaran Megahey: Vocals, Guitar
Dan Dervaitis: Guitar
Marcus Tamm: Bass
Ray Cara: Drums, Percussion
Gary Butler: Saxophone

Written by Ciaran Megahey and Dan Dervaitis

Produced by The Autumn Stones and Andy Magoffin
Engineered and mixed by Andy Magoffin
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering


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