Monday, February 21, 2011

Lyrics of the Day

It's been a long time since the last LotD (2008!), but today I heard "The Mariner's Revenge Song" by the Decemberists for the first time. The narrator quotes his mother's dying words:
"Find him, bind him, tie him to a pole
and break his fingers to splinters
Drag him to a hole until he wakes up naked
Clawing at the ceiling of his grave"
Is that awesome or what? I've had Picaresque for a month now, but the drawback of listening to CDs in the car is that often the trip is shorter than the disc (since I share the car with my wife, I can't just leave the disc in the player). "The Mariner's Revenge" is the penultimate track; I still haven't heard the last one.

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