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Mary Davis (Classic Dance Version)

by The Canarys

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I put so much into our Heartattack EP release early this year, I made myself sick with stress. In my sleepless feverish delirium, while I played those 5 songs on torturous repeat, I realized the EP was missing something. Mary Davis, our flagship track, had a badass bassline that wasn't danceable. No shade to the original release; it's a great version of the song, but why not offer it in another flavor?

Based on a slight change to the rhythm of the bass, we re-recorded every element of the track (almost, can you find what stayed?). We added helpings of Luther Vandross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lizzo, Silk Sonic, Dua Lipa, Morris Day and the Time, and Chic for a modern Disco Funk take on the song

lyrics

I had a dream that Mary Davis hid my heart inside a
Soda can
And then she went and drank it
She kept it well and truthfully I didn't ever want to see it again

Life would be
So much happier with
Just a few more
People to love
And this would be
So much simpler with
Just a few more
People to love

I woke up on one Thursday morning, went outside to find a
Gift at the door
It beat like a drum when
I picked it up and shook it round to try and find what it had hidden in store

I couldn't bear to break the seal, I knew what I would find I
Couldn't return
Love is a stubborn beast
I couldn't break another's heart if I don't know exactly whose I've earned

Life would be
So much happier with
Just a few more
People to love
And this would be
So much simpler with
Just a few more
People to love

From the moment that she left me
I lived my life
Like a zombie and
I would be
So much better with
Just a few more
People to love

I found myself, feeling broken without her
Wondering if I'll ever find another love
Like hers

I had a dream that Mary Davis hid my heart inside a
Soda can
And then she went and drank it
When I woke up I couldn't breathe for all the need I had to see her again

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released November 10, 2023
Recorded and Performed by The Canarys
Behind the Scenes Stuff by A Alexander Hollins

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The Canarys New Orleans, Louisiana

The Canarys are a DIY alt/indie power duo. Alexander Hollins, on guitar and vocals, pairs thoughtful lyrics with heavy emotional guitars, while Marco Saah plays huge drums inspired by hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. The combined sound is fierce and melodic while staying deep in the pocket. It’s Jack White and Queens of the Stone Age mixed with Kendrick Lamar, Lucky Daye, Snail Mail, Lucy Dacus, and Pixies ... more

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