The poetic wisdom of Dawes' Good Luck with Whatever

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The opening stanzas of the closing track on Good Luck with Whatever, the new album by indie rockers Dawes, conveys a message that could serve as the record's epigraph:

As far as I could tellI was the center of the universeThe favorite stepchild of our Mother EarthAnd every camera's dream‘Til something broke the spellAnd the cold, hard facts I was hiding fromWere at the mercy of a pendulumAnd I was smashed to smithereens

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