Speaker For The Dead

Album: Gatsby's American Dream And The Volcano (2005)
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  • The title is the name of a chapter in the book Ender's Game by Orson Scott. Another song on the album, "The Giant's Drink" is also named after a title in the book. >>
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  • Jill from Indiana, PaThis band was inspired from the book The Great Gatsby
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