Forgive the Famous


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Forgive the Famous

No, don’t do it
Don’t give in
Cause it’s so easy to hate
And to love the drama and the shame
When he sings “You’re a ghost”
When he slanders your name

The earth will want us all in a hurry
We won’t have time to heal

So many friends have moved away
Seeking love and better pay
So could we please just go out for awhile?
I want to see people like me at the bar
Sharing broad smiles

The rain will wash out the words that still haunt us
We won’t spare the time
The ground will still want us

He just wants to be famous
He just needs to be famous
He just wants to be famous
Like everybody else now


from The Air on the Set, released February 23, 2015
Performed by RECEIVERS. Written, Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Joseph Donovan at Mountain City. Mastered by Ryan Morey.



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RECEIVERS Montreal, Québec

"It’s a particular feeling, and you know the one. Night sky, smokestacks, street-lights, shouts. Office towers turned into mirror walls, and trees’ leaves gone grey in the dark. Receivers’ music is the dense, noir melancholy of electric guitar and electronics; it’s the lull and lullaby of Marzinotto’s voice. It’s alienation, hope, and back-lit dream..."
-Sean Michaels (2014 Giller Prize Winner)
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