after the opera war - vampire deer

March 3, 2013 8:42 AM

track 1 of this year's rpm album - after the opera war - this is based on a dream i had and i'm not sure what it means

the viking witch stood on her mark
and sang her life away
the sky lit up like a paper cup
and midnight swallowed day
steve and the tin man ducked
into a deep deep hole
and after the opera war
the city had no soul

the guard hid in his bunker
and did suduko in the dawn
a calico cloud of flame and smoke
rumbled on and on
ghosts turned into ashes
and ashes turned into dust
steve and the tin man slept
on a bed of rags and rust

and the tv gods and devils
replayed the whole thing
the viking witch trapped on a loop
to sing and sing and sing
the guard blew his cracked whistle
but those two boys wandered more
into love's dying wasteland
after the opera war

posted by pyramid termite (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I really like the instrument that opens the track, that sounds like a melodica or something. The bassy synth provides a creepy, brooding feel -- as does the vocal performance, come to think of it. Not my cup of tea, really, but I was drawn in by the lyrics. They're very interesting.
posted by edlundart at 10:22 PM on March 8, 2013

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