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Underhand and Overhead

by Sama Dams

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My pal Dave gave me a Korg Volca Sample drum machine in the summer of 2018, and I spent a solid week writing songs with it and having a blast. Here's one of my favorites.

"Save the body, not the space" was one of those lyrics that rung in my ears a lot during 2020.

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If you didn't receive the message
I move to talking face to face
How could the heartbreak be replaced?
Save the body not the space

Since you didn't prepare the passage
A doorway for the pain to chase
It fills the darkness where you stay
Burns out a light to meet your gaze

It isn't hard
It isn't hard
It isn't hard
To say no to a vision
But later on
You sing your song
It isn't wrong
But it has been all but twisted
By telephone
A fiat
With a lifeblood of its own
Underhand and overhead
Underhand and overhead

Does it trouble to read your terror
Been written in a size too small
Or echo through a hollow hall
If anyone remains at all

It isn't hard
It isn't hard
It isn't hard
To say no to a vision
But later on
You sing your song
It isn't wrong
But it has been all but twisted
By telephone
A fiat
With a lifeblood of its own
Underhand and overhead
Underhand and overhead

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released November 20, 2022
Performed by Sam in his basement at the Gladstone house on July 14, 2018

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Lisa Adams
Micah Hummel
Chris Hermsen

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