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Sung by award-winning Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Dan Israel, whose latest release is "You're Free."


Never really knew you
But I should have known
Everything you made was not your own
You said you were an artist
Underpaid and overdrawn
And no one understands you ’til you’re gone

I still remember
The last words that you said
You said I’m better off dead
That’s what you said
You said I’m better off dead
And I still remember
The last words that you said
You said I’m better off dead

You said it’s all an illusion
Everything’s the same
‘Cuz nothing in this world can ever change
If no one really sees you
No one knows your name
Then no one can ever love you
That’s a shame …

I’m better off dead
You’re better off dead
They’re better off dead
We’re better off dead
Drop dead


from Just Can't Sing: The Midlife Crisis Vanity Album From Some Random Guy in St. Paul, released May 20, 2018
Vocals: Dan Israel
Drums: Paul Loughridge
Guitars & Bass: Marc Conklin
Organ: Kevin Gastonguay


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Marc Conklin

Marc Conklin is a Minnesota-based ghostwriter, screenwriter and songwriter. His newest release is a 5-song concept EP called "Seven Long Days." His first album, "Just Can't Sing," consists of 10 tracks, each performed by a different Twin Cities vocalist. The song "Someday" received airplay on alternative station 89.3 The Current in St. Paul. ... more

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