My Cirripedian Friends

July 4, 2010 3:54 AM

This is a song about drowning at sea, denial and adventure.

When you find me, down by the seaside
You won't recognize me,
Under all the barnacles and oysters.

Make up a story,
Of how I fought creatures vicious and wild,
Like sharks and giant squid,
Or how I cut valiantly through,
The belly of a hideous beast.
Somehow made it back to shore,
With my barnacle friends on my back.

Tell them of how,
I swam with a school of sirens,
Luring sailors and fishermen out to sea,
To the consternation of their wives and children,
But we always do,
Bring them back safely.

posted by ianK (1 comment total)

I like how there is a unexpected contrast (at least for me listening) between the subject matter of the lyrics, and the breathy, heartfelt, even a little twee delivery.

Also, the 1-2-3 1-2-3 1-2 1-2 fingerpicked transitions are great. I was left wanting a whole bridge with that underlying rhythm.
posted by umbĂș at 8:25 PM on July 6, 2010

« Older The Conspiratorial Proof   |   flame by vampire deer Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments