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You were sent to be the end of me. But I'll be the end of you.

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I know you'll never be what you once were to me. You were my symphony; you'll be the death of me. One thing before I go (a fine way to close the show): take in one breath for me … the last one you'll ever breathe again. Take in one breath for me; hold it in if you please. Savor the moment, you see; when it's passed you too will be gone … so long … now I'll say good-bye; now I'll say good-bye to you. Never did believe in silly destiny. But now that I can see, I know that you were sent to me to be the end of me; you’ve done it faithfully. But now you’re going to see what I was meant to be. My destiny is true: I’ll be the end of you. Don't say a prayer for me. Don't say a prayer for me. Save it for yourself. Save it for yourself. You're gone … so long. Now I'll say good-bye. Now I'll say good-bye.

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from Death of the Sun, released November 10, 2009
Written, performed, and produced by John Lathrop.

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The Stan Laurels Austin

Created by earthling Sound Scientist John Lathrop, The Stan Laurels have a big, lush multi-layered sound rooted in the melodic pop sensibilities of the 60s (Beatles/Zombies/Beach Boys). Both vintage & modern, The Laurels feature power-pop, psychedelic & progressive rock, folk, & classical styles. The music is the scientifically engineered combination of everything and nothing you’ve ever heard. ... more

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