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You Are the Substance That I Can't Live Without

by Scott Mannion

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Verse 1
I never promised I would be honest, but I try
I never made out that things would be great and that you’d never cry
But you’re pulling me under, the fire and thunder, in your eyes
You’ve struck me dumb see I am completely, petrified

And it feels like nothing
It feels like nothing
It feels like nothing, but
You are the substance that I can’t live without

Verse 2
I think it’s symbolic all this blood and vomit we’re tied up in
Oh, still we speak those, loving echoes and fantasie
But now I’m enraptured, truly captured by the awful truth
I wanna shoot you up, but it’s just never enough, so I’m through


released March 2, 2018
Words and music by Scott Mannion
Recorded and produced by Scott Mannion and Ryan McPhun

Perfomances By:
Adrián González Cortés: Cello
Clara Bosch - French Horn
Jonathan Bree - Bass
Laura Agustí González - Violin
Ryan McPhun - Drums and percussion
Sergio Sánchez Lacalle - Viola
Scott Mannion - Vocals, guitar, glockenspiel, piano, synths


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Scott Mannion Valencia, Spain

Artist and part-time recluse from New Zealand, co-founder of Lil' Chief Records, one half of dormant duo the Tokey Tones, now living and recording in a small mountain town in Spain.

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