Rock Bottom in Shanghai

by ttypes

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It is possible, but not recommended, to smoke weed like it's opium.

A song about all the heartbreak and nostalgia I've survived. A song about remaining absurdly optimistic in the face of ruin, something we all must strive to do from time to time.


Rock bottom in Shanghai
Smokin weed like it's opium
Far away from your affectionate ways
Thinkin bout my better fed days

Rock bottom in Shanghai
And I'm dreaming that I'm home again
Far away and in a desperate haze
Thinkin bout the shape we made

The light trembles
Through the window
Saw your face in
Random shadow

And I wanted to say
You were the one that I thought wouldn't get away

So it's now
Rock bottom every time
The thought of you burns through my mind
Rock bottom every when
When I think about what it was like back then
Oh no

I still love you
Like old fools do
I would take you back tomorrow


released December 27, 2021
Vocals and keyboards recorded and performed by Tim K aka ttypes at his home studio in MI

Drums, guitars, bass, and percussion recorded and performed by Chris Kennedy at his home studio in AZ

Additional guitar writing/editing Tim K aka ttypes

Mixed and Arranged by Tim K aka ttypes with assistance from Biiko
Produced by Tim K with assistance from Zach Schnitta
Executive Produced by Zach Schnitta

Mastered by Matt Murman
Artwork by Andrea Guerrero


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ttypes is a midwest composer and anyone he's collaborating with. ttypes is native to Grand Rapids, Michigan. ttypes is multi-genre and is inspired by personal experience, myth, morality, science, fiction, non-fiction, and dreams.

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