Lived Like String - Single

by StaG

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released January 23, 2012

All songs written and performed by Will Walden, Matt McGuire, and Mac Welch

Lived Like String:
Will Walden - Guitar, Vocals, Piano
Matt McGuire - Bass, Production
Mac Welch - Trombone

Mastered by Yale Yng-Wong

"On StaG’s newest single, ‘Lived Like String’, I’m hearing a sunken, Church-like drift suggestive of enormity, hinting at an reserved emptiness which is totally out of reach of the listener. The beat is slow, mechanical and restless but not at the cost of organicity, and a kind of spiritual solitude and richness displaying itself in the follow up to their first full-length album is consistently vast and flowing."

"'Lived Like String', a single that distills all that came before into four minutes of unadulterated pop bliss."



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Track Name: Lived Like String
Frayed, roped in silk
Lying underneath the counterpane
So I'm older in my head
Giving up to words that shift my blame

Loaned, lived like string
Can it ever be that I'm in pain

Fixed, safe and sound
How could I complain about my faults
There are films, wry and smart
Try to give it love and wring some thought

Rich, feel like thieves
Can it ever be that we're just plain