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I Prevail just dropped an updated version of the Trauma track “DOA” featuring rap phenom Joyner Lucas. The Detroit rock unit started teasing the new video last week. 

The “DOA” video is incredibly powerful depicting drug abuse, homelessness, violence, death and a myriad of other issues plaguing the nation. The video includes a moving statement: “We can choose to flourish or die, But whatever we choose, We will do it together.”

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I Prevail dropped their sophomore effort Trauma back in March of 2019. Since then, they’ve been rolling with momentum. I Prevail was nominated for two Grammy Awards being “Best Rock Album” for Trauma and for “Best Metal Performance” for the single “Bow Down.” 

Another Trauma single “Hurricane” was the first by I Prevail to land at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Rock Chart. 

Now, over a year since the release of Trauma, I Prevail have shared a stirring new video for “DOA.” 

They began teasing it almost a week ago with a blurred out image showing who was to feature. A few teasers later, including one showing some behind the scenes photos and we’ve arrived. 

 

I Prevail dropped the video today (May 28). The updated “DOA” features a new verse contributed by Joyner Lucas.

It features some very disturbing images that may be triggering to some viewers. Please watch at your own discretion. 

 

“DOA” Lyrics

On our knees we pray
As we waste away
And we dig our grave
Dead on arrival

I close my eyes and contemplate on why I chose to be great
I find myself trying to escape where I’m supposed to be safe (Yeah)
Maybe I should pray like I’m supposed to be saved
Sometimes I feel like getting even, but I chose to behave
I’m mentally locked in a prison and I need bail
But the internet will kill me quicker than the streets will (Facts)
And if that shit doesn’t kill me then the police will
Or maybe the refills, or the eat pills, or the lean will
I wish I was more flourished
I wish I had more courage (Yeah)

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I feel like there’s more purpose
And maybe it’s all worth it
I wanna keep on learning
But I couldn’t be more nervous
When I keep looking for answers
And I gotta keep on searching, the table keep on turning
Trying to call up to Jesus but the phone keep on ringing
And I think I need more service the calls seem more urgent
And all I see is more murders
As soldiers keep on serving
And I wonder if it’s all worth it, I wonder

On our knees we pray
As we waste away
And we dig our grave
Dead on arrival
In this mess we made
Fill our lungs with hate
Just to numb the pain
Dead on arrival
Dead on arrival
Dead on arrival

I can’t breathe
Got my head on the guillotine
Slipknot around my neck, come and take a seat
Watch ’em bury me down til I’m six feet deep in the underground
Dead is the land of the free
Don’t give, just take every time you need
Don’t give, just take though it’s killing me
Don’t give, just take every time you need
Don’t give, just take

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On our knees we pray
As we waste away
And we dig our grave
Dead on arrival
In this mess we made
Fill our lungs with hate
Just to numb the pain
Dead on arrival
Dead on arrival
Dead on arrival
I can’t breathe

Am I not worth saving?
Am I not worth saving?
On our knees we pray
As we waste away
And we dig our grave
Dead on arrival
In this mess we made
Fill our lungs with hate
Just to numb the pain
Dead on arrival

Yeah
Dead on arrival
Dead on arrival
Dead, dead, dead, dead
Dead, dead, dead, dead

I Prevail are joining Ice Nine Kills, Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punchon tour later this fall. Tickets are available here. A full list of dates is below.

 Dates: 

09/28 Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
09/30 Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
10/02 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10/04 Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater
10/05 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/08 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
10/09 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
10/11 Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
10/14 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/16 Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/18 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome

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10/20 San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
10/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
10/23 Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/25 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/27 Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
10/28 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
10/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
11/01 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
11/02 Worchester, MA @ DCU Center
11/05 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
11/06 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Arena
11/08 Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
11/09 Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center

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