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Stop Pretending

by Deep Sea Diver

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We recorded this song, "Stop Pretending", this week, as we were continuing to stay at home. The song was written using a collaboration exercise that we had given to our fans as an outlet to create and find connection in a time of duress & isolation (we called it the "Stay Home Stems" series) —and it ended up also working for us— this song was written, recorded, mixed and mastered in two days at our house, & this what we have to show for it.

If often write apocalyptic songs as way to enter a new world that juxtaposes despair with hope.. I hope it can bring a little bit of light in a dark season.

Sending all of our love to everyone during this time. We can't wait to be together again.

Jessica, Peter & Deep Sea Diver


Rest while we wait
and lay your head on my shoulder
Let's try to escape
the darkness before it takes over

This life is dangerous
theres no need to build those walls
Our love is dangerous
and we’ve never really had control

Honey I don't pretend to understand
why everything's falling apart

Drive through the night
We’ll watch the sky open up till it’s golden
Fear looms like an ocean
then it's gone in the blink of an eye

This life is dangerous
there's no need to build those walls
Our love is all we have
Who knows where we're heading
I don't know where we're heading

Honey I don't pretend to understand
why everything's falling apart


released April 1, 2020
Engineered & Mixed by Jessica Dobson at home
Drums- Peter Mansen
Noise synth- Elliot Jackson
All other instruments & vocals- Jessica Dobson
Additional harmonies - Natalie Schepman

Photo by Peter Mansen
Graphic Design - Matt Wignall


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Deep Sea Diver Seattle, Washington

Deep Sea Diver is Jessica Dobson Peter & Elliot Jackson.

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