A Drum Set in China

by Ladd Mercer

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A recollection of the situation that took place during a show at Live Bar in Shanghai sometime in 2016


i almost broke a drum set in China
caught up in the moment so it seems

just a simple open mic at the live bar
but crucial to realizing my dreams

Greg is on the bass, Fury on the skins
Killer is the shredder of the axe

we got some covers down for a set list
wish we could still play but that’s my past

I jumped up on the bass drum
Fury didnt care but someone did

the boss of the venue almost pulled the plug
but Greg warned me before that happened

the trooper by iron maiden was what we played
fury was the one who liked that song

during the insane solo killer slayed
is when i turned around and hopped upon

that fated drum set in Shanghai
Fury didn’t care but the owner did

i felt a little tap on my ass a surprise
it was the head of Greg’s damn Warwick

those days have faded into the grey
the memory stays in my brain

so strange to say, but that’s way
the event played


released July 6, 2017



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Indiana native currently living in Thousand Oaks, California

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