Dead Nation EP

by How We Survive

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Recorded in Ladysmith B.C. on December 29th, 30th, and January 12th.
This is the sophomore EP by local Victoria kids 'How We Survive'. Since the release of their debut, self-titled EP they have gained somewhat in popularity and were ready to record and release new material. The new songs were beginning to come out heavier, more agressive, and even darker at times. The result was the 'Dead Nation EP', a culmination of songs that deal with personal and public issues, combining melodic instrumentals with aggressive song structures. Enjoy.


released February 5, 2013

Eric White- Guitar & Vocals
Zach Bird- Bass Guitar
Brody Reid- Drums

Recorded in Ladysmith B.C. on December 29th, 30th, and January 12th.
Recorded and mixed by Mike Irwin of 'mirwinindustries'.

All songs by How We Survive. All lyrics by Eric White.



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How We Survive Victoria, British Columbia

How We Survive is a Victoria based band which originated from Chasing Shadows, a rock duo featuring Brody Reid on drums and Eric White on guitar/vox. Once Chasing Shadows had run it's course, Eric and Brody wanted to move onto something a little different. So they created How We Survive with a 3rd band member, Zach Bird on bass. ... more

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Track Name: Worst Case Ontario
This makes me sick. I've seen more than I can stand. There's nothing left. Potential wasted because no one will raise their hand.
I don't want to die wondering what my life could have been. But I don't want to live a life controlled by a dead nation. What's the ugly truth behind the secrets left untold? Maybe we were never meant to know.
We've sealed our fate. We should be able to live free. Blinded by hate, don't close your eyes, just believe in what we could be.
I wish that I could believe that wealth doesn't just come for free. "You just need to open your eyes." And I wish that I could believe that happiness is easy to achieve. You just need to open your eyes, and witness as what's left of your world dies.
Track Name: Bitter Ends
I will not be moulded into the person that you want to see. I will not be someone who has a fake processed personality. So what do you see me turning into if I live vicariously? I will not be sucked in to your manipulated reality.
I want to feel alive again. Fuck all the voices in your head. I never wished that you were dead, but some things are better left unsaid.
You are to blame. You are the reason why i've got nothing good to show. So full of shame. I won't be turned into something I don't even know. I will not change. I'll be the same person I am when all of this ends. But the cycle remains, and it goes over and over again.
You don't deserve to stay alive. You've made me something I despise. I won't go on hating myself, because you'll be alone to rot in hell.
Track Name: Sleepless
All of your actions have caused me to give up my dreams. Sometimes I wonder if you care. My life was over before I had the chance to live. I've got nowhere to go from here.
I hate to say it, but it's over. I only wanted you to understand. This is on your shoulders. Did you think I'd live to see it end?
The lies you fed me were better than knowing the truth, but still I had had nothing left to feel. For something so small, you held your own like you were strong. Too bad that none of it was real.
This is on your shoulders. My heart can't grow colder.