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in a web of glass, pinned to the edges of vision

Hmn.

I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

mucha mosaic

Hmn.

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i love this show... (by punkr0ck3er)
I haven't gotten across why the Decemberists just are All That.


Red Right Ankle
acoustic guitar & vocals

This is the story of your red right ankle
and how it came to meet your leg
and how the muscle, bone, and sinews tangled
and how the skin was softly shed

and how it whispered "Oh, adhere to me
"for we are bound by symmetry
"and whatever differences our lives may have been
"we together make a limb."
This is the story of your red right ankle.

This is the story of your gypsy uncle
you never knew 'cause he was dead,
and how his face was carved and rift with wrinkles
in the picture in your head

And remember how you found the key
to his hideout in the Pyrenees
but you wanted to keep his secret safe
so you threw the key away.
This is the story of your gypsy uncle.

This is the story of the boys who loved you
Who love you now and loved you then.
Some were sweet, some were cold and snuffed you
some just laid around in bed.

Some had crumbled you straight to your knees
did it cruel, did it tenderly
some had crawled their way into your heart
to rend its ventricles apart.
This is the story of the boys who loved you.
This is the story of your red right ankle.
  • Yes.
  • it's one of the most beautiful love songs i've ever heard.
    • and again: thank you for introducing me to this band.
      • Aw, it wasn't me?

        Sniff.

        Even so, glad I'm not the only one out there who adores them.
        • I have to admit- you said 'dude you need to hear this', and m4dh4tt3r made sure I went to a show of theirs. So I guess it is a co-credit sort of thing. ;)
          • Teamwork!
            • So I'm starting to realize something: they are a pastiche band.
              'Her Majesty The Decemberists' is a rather Beautiful-South-like album; 'Castaways & Cutouts' is very Robyn Hitchcock. And just to really hurt your brain, 'The Tain' is very much Led Zeppelin.

  • And I thought it was just going to be a Nick Cave spoof.
  • this too...
    oh, yeah, this too.
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