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lyrics

Rise up the dead, rise up the dead
Rise up the demons from the depths of your head
Rise up the soldiers with your bellies full of lead
Rise up the dead

Rise up the dead &c.
Rise up the children who were never fully fed
Rise up ye dissidents who died for what you said

Rise up the murderer who’s buried in the shed
Rise up ye suicides and sing with me instead

‘Cause we are storming ‘cross the countryside and tearing down the halls
Speaking to the multitudes and plastering the walls
And when the armies of the living rouse their ranks around my head
They will find me in the valley of the shadow of the dead
Rise up the dead
Rise up the widowers and rise up the unwed
Rise up the prophets and the people you’ve misled

Rise up the jealous lovers murdered in your beds
Rise up to face the living fate from which you fled

Rise up the skeletons come climbing from your graves / Rise up the cannibals and sorcerers and slaves / Rise up the alcoholics, rise up the carnivores / Rise up the senators, rise up the whores / Rise up the constables, rise up the highwaymen / Rise up the soapbox preachers, rise up the born-again / Rise up the working mothers, rise up the secretaries / Rise up the infantryman, rise up the apothecary / Oh rise up Abraham, Oh rise up Cleopatra / Rise up Napoleon, Oh rise up John the Baptist / Oh rise up Lady Macbeth, rise up Socrates / Rise up Emily Dickinson, rise up Mephistopheles

We’re storming ‘cross the countryside &c.

Rise up the dead
Rise up the dead
Rise up and slither in the skin that you have shed
Eyes like the blackest night and lips a bloody red
Rise up the dead

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from Former Lives, released May 19, 2016

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Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals Seattle, Washington

Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals is a six-piece folk-apocalypse band from Seattle, WA, featuring cello, violin, theremin, bucket drumming, and four-part harmonies, not to mention heartfelt songs about love, life, and the end of the world. DL&PI has been bringing their cacophonous blend of indie rock, folk, punk, country, and jazz to the barrooms and bedrooms of the Puget Sound since 2012. ... more

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