Dead On Arrival

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    A beautiful 180g pressing of Not Kings, specially mastered with loads of dynamic range to sound great on vinyl. The sleeve includes liner notes by Juju and Ben, lyrics and chords for all the songs, and a double-sided poster featuring the album art on one side and the Candy Says manifesto on the other.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Not Kings via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    A jelly-red cassette edition of Not Kings to complete your Candy Says tape collection.

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    A professionally duplicated and printed CD of Not Kings, in a simple cardboard sleeve stamped with the cover art.

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lyrics

Reading comics and chewing gum
I pull the streams of smoke down into my lungs
Young face in alcohol flames
I was dead on arrival

I wish I had your voice at the end of the line
I’m a postcard waiting in forgotten time
I shiver on the floor of broken glass
I was dead on arrival

Took off my shirt, kicked off my shoes
I was twisting in a movie that I’d left for you
I said “throw me a cigarette”, I was king of the world
But dead on arrival

I’m blocking out the pain again
Don’t know how to start again
Life on the road holds nothing but lost sleep
When a woman, can be alone
With her weakness or sin
How does she write the sickness out of her heart?

Hooked and sick now we’re dust and done
So I said my goodbyes, good luck and so on
Trembling hands, I must be insane
But I was dead on arrival
I was dead on arrival
I was dead on arrival

I just don’t know, where I come from
I just don’t know, where I can be found
Said it’s plain to see, I’m stuck on you
You don’t remember
You don’t remember
You don’t remember
You don’t remember
I was dead on arrival
I was dead on arrival
I was dead on arrival
I was dead on arrival
I was dead on arrival

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from Not Kings, released May 28, 2014

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Candy Says Oxford, UK

Candy Says is a lo-fi chic pop Oxford collective created by Juju Sophie (Little Fish).

“Possibly the most endearing pop duo to come out of the UK since Slow Club” —The Music Ninja

“Pop music for people who don’t listen to the radio” —GoldFlakePaint

“A perfect example of how great pop music can be when produced by people who are creative, intelligent and passionate about what they do” —Von Pip
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