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Playing Dead

by Spiral Drive

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"Playing Dead" refers to a state of mind, in which one prefers isolation over participating in a two-faced social life. Contrary to the believe of most people the protagonist is content with this remote way of living. It gives him the opportunity to concentrate on things important to him. To escape external negativity he "plays dead" to the rest of the world.


i don‘t wanna fight no more
or play the social game for score
roll my legs up like deceiving spiders
forever indoor

i don‘t wanna waste my time
or even call this habit mine
of hiding honest thoughts
it seems to be a perfect crime

maybe there‘s one thing i have left
a solution for my distress
talking is silver, silence is gold
a zen like state that is untold

playing dead
playing dead
playing dead
playing dead

every day feels just the same
my vision seems to fade away
after all the weed won‘t isolate
my thoughts from this cold war

i can see the seasons change
makes me feel so fn' strange
maybe staying in a dark cave keeps my
sanity maintained

i know there‘s one thing i have left
a solution for my distress
though pretending is not my thing
i‘ll act dead and come back in spring

playing dead
playing dead
playing dead
playing dead


released October 4, 2020
Spiral Drive - Playing Dead [Official]

Raphael Neikes - Guitars / Vocals / Synths
David Knevels - Bass / Backings
Michael Nowatzky - Drums

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© Spiral Drive, 2020
Produced by Raphael Neikes
Written by Raphael Neikes
Performed by Spiral Drive

Recorded by:
Raphael Neikes/Moonwalker Productions & Manuel Renner/Ueberlaerm & David Knevels

Mixed by:
Raphael Neikes/Moonwalker Productions & David Knevels

Mastered by:
Manuel Renner/Ueberlaerm


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