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Woolly Mammoth's Mighty Absence

Quickly forgetting was the way I lived my life.
Try telling me your name or try telling me "don't worry".
Everything I knew would quickly wither and die
All echoes would be buried in the sound of living,
The sound of feet slapping sidewalk
That was me - treasure hunting, I would bury what I found
That was me - the gold digger, underground
Quickly forgotten was this forgetful way of life
When I left home, when I lived as if I'd died.
Sitting on a rock and doing nothing, alone for so long
In the dark I found my sight
There you name was, written large in letters bright!
And there my faith was!
"Worry not" declared the night.
In the great void of my life, I could feel the shape of what was missing
Like the way the Woolly Mammoth stands so tall and bold in our minds
I was shaking at the size of my cry
And the true love it described.
I know a new day is dawning now and so ends my holy night.
It's back to the world I go, back to little girls and shows,
and their worldly woes, all unfurling clothes.
Will I carry myself slowly enough to remember?
I sit on a dark rock doing nothing, still just crowded in.
There's the love in flesh and bones


Is it wrong I have such a man-crush on Phil Elverum? Seriously this guy writes the ass out of songs. After recently finding out he's coming to Dallas I've been listening to The Microphones and Mount Eerie and I keep finding new songs and lyrics of his that just blow me away. I can't wait for the show. All of his songs are just so haunting yet beautiful in their own way. I'm never usually so deeply into appreciating music as I am with his stuff, but he's so different. With all his songs, he paints a picture and you can almost see it. He's awesome.

Moral of the story: LISTEN TO THE MICROPHONES and/or MOUNT EERIE

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Jul. 29th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
hey, i'll be sure to check it out, because you have good taste in music. how are you doing?

sorry about the lack of texts, but you'll see a few comments popping up and a new post! woohoo!
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