Ivan the Butcher

by The Arcadian Project

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lyrics

When I was a kid
I had a friend
he called himself Ivan
he lived in my head
he lived with all my hate
and nameless pills
and all the things that I say

they call me Ivan
the star of the show
hang your dreams up kid
hang them up
hang them up
so we'll never know

Ivan the Butcher
the star of the show
hang your dreams up kid
hang them up
hang them up
so we'll never know

I tried to tell mom
but she would not hear
and Ivan took me down
to where
there’s no fear
he said he can sit in the audience
and watch yourself fade
into the ghosts of what
you might have been

they call me the Butcher
I'm the star of the show
hang your dreams up kid
hang them up
hang them up
so they'll never know

they call me the Butcher
I'm the star of the show
hang your dreams up kid
hang them up
hang them up
so they'll never know

So Ivan took me down
to where my parent's buried their hearts
and he showed me the entrance
and said you just need a ticket
where does daddy keep his gun?

Ivan the Butcher
the star of the show
hang your dreams up kid
hang them up kid
hang them up up
so we'll never know

Ivan the Butcher
the star of the show
nail your dreams up kid
nail them up
to the walls
so they’ll never know

credits

released December 3, 2015
All music and lyrics by The Arcadian Project
Cover Art by Maggie Ritten
Recorded by Nightsound Studios

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The Arcadian Project Hillsborough, North Carolina

The Arcadian Project is an award-winning indie/folk/alt rock duo based in Hillsborough, NC. Originally created in high school by life-long friends Zachariah Claypole White and Danlee Gildersleeve. Despite college and other projects, the band has continued to grow, creating high energy live performances and songs that have been recognized on regional and national radio. ... more

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