These Are the Happiest Days of Your Life (Maxi​-​Single)

by Holly and the Dead Saints

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Single version of "These Are the Happiest Days of Your Life" from Journey Into Death EP plus three exclusive tracks.

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released November 30, 2019

All songs written and recorded by Holly and the Dead Saints.
Track 1 produced and mixed by Lattney B. and Ross Glass.
Tracks 2-4 produced and mixed by Lattney B. at Centipede.

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Grumpy Bear is the passion project of two guys from a dry river valley in a desert state who were raised on their parents' record collections, '80s pop radio, MTV, and processed food. Grumpy Bear's music is self-recorded, -mixed, and -produced and doesn't fit very well in a specific genre, but indie rock, alt-folk, alternative, new wave, and post-punk are labels that get thrown around a lot. ... more

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Track Name: These Are the Happiest Days of Your Life (Single Version)
Weakness, pain, a desire not to feel
Angst and frustration are the least of your ills
The bathwater, the razor, and the pills
The nighttime, the candles, the choice, and the kill
But you lack the resolve to actually commit
Is the sickness in your heart or in your head?
You won’t rise above it or get out of bed
You’ve only ever had yourself to blame
Lamenting that things always come out the same
Cursing fate hardly gives you any satisfaction
And your refusal to take action doesn’t help
Look up here and give me a smile
It’s been said time and again
You only get a while
Wipe that remorse from your eyes
These are the happiest days of your life

You claim it’s all been wasted breath
Some spend their whole lives wishing they were dead
Call me God but what’s in a name?
You’re the one who cried out and I’m the one who came
I’ll guide you in when it’s time
I’ll be your symbol, your sigil, and your sign
I’ve only one rule to live by:
Embrace your death to appreciate your life

Look up here and give me a smile
It’s been said time and again
You only get a while
Wipe that remorse from your eyes
These are the happiest days of your life
Track Name: The Crossing
Now the light of life
Disappears from your eyes
You’ve drawn your final breath
So begin your journey into death

Entering the land of shadow
Skin, hair, muscle, nails, blood, fat, bones
Vaporize and melt into the clouds
Thundering clear and loud

Everything you have witnessed
Everywhere you have impressed
Everyone you have caressed
Every time you were possessed
Track Name: The Kick
Children
Listen
This is the lesson
Children
I exhort you
This is your salvation
They’ve lied to us
They’ve used us
They’ve cheated us

We were never to inherit the earth
Or get an even share of the spoils
Children
They see us
As nothing

We are the ninety and nine
There is safety and strength in our numbers
It’s time to organize
It’s time to give them the Kick

Make peace with your brothers and sisters
Make peace with your neighbors and peers
Make peace with every color

Hold hands, give hugs, give kisses
Hold tight and become a great wall
Stand firm and hold your heads up high

Children, they’re terrified
They don’t understand you
They’ll do everything in their power to crush you
It’s time to give them the Kick














Go in fighting
Scratching and biting
Give them the Kick
Kick! Kick!
Give it! Give it! Give it! Give it!

Go in fighting
Scratching and biting
Give them the Kick
Kick! Kick!
Give it! Give it! Give it! Give it!

Go in shouting and spitting
Ptooey!
Give them the Kick
Give them the Kick!
Give it! Give it!

Go in fighting
Scratching and biting
Give them the Kick
Kick! Kick!
Give it! Give it! Give it! Give it!
Track Name: I Became a Soldier
I became a Soldier to save my great race
And to preserve freedom, country, and faith
Because when God calls, every man must obey
It’s all black and white—there is no gray!
I became a Weapon, a Human Grenade
Conditioned to kill, redesigned to lay waste
I swore oaths and covenants, new brothers I made
We knew that the Good Lord would light up the way

I’ve never read the Bible, but I believe, just the same
God’s word is Law, God does not make mistakes
Purification requires some Hate
We said when we got home, we’d do the same, State by State
As we marched on, demonstrating our strength
With their own blood, we wrote “U.S. of A.”
But during the massacre, one tiny face
One tiny cry began to reverberate

Upon a green hill now I stand all amazed
That nations and peoples can all be erased
Mankind is a blood oath that I have betrayed
My soul is as empty and dead as my faith
After the carnage, my brothers I’d slain
Now I Bless this last round: May it silence…

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