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The World's First Zombie Break-Up Song?


Mr. Hakujin
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I think this might've been posted on here before, but this is a topic worthy of it's own Hondonian analysis. So this album called High Violet by a band called The National popped up on a lot of Best of 2010 lists, so I DL'd and checked it out. It's OK stuff, but near the end of this album I came across this gem:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEE0OGJUE-4

 

Now Ill be damned if I know what the verses are really about, but I think the second refrain pretty much gives this one the title of "World's First Zombie Break-Up Song."

 

I think the kids are in trouble

Do not know what all the troubles are for

Give them ice for their fevers

You're the only thing I ever want anymore

Live on coffee and flowers

Try not to worry what the weather will be

I figured out what we're missing

I tell you miserable things after you are asleep

 

Now we'll leave the silver city 'cause all the silver girls

Gave us black dreams

Leave the silver city 'cause all the silver girls

Everything means everything

 

It's a Hollywood summer

You never believe the shitty thoughts I think

Meet our friends out for dinner

When I said what I said I didn't mean anything

We belong in a movie

Try to hold it together 'til our friends are gone

We should swim in a fountain

Do not want to disappoint anyone

 

Now we'll leave the silver city 'cause all the silver girls

Gave us black dreams

Leave the silver city to all the silver girls

Everything means everything

 

I was afraid, I'd eat your brains

I was afraid, I'd eat your brains

'Cause I'm evil

'Cause I'm evil

 

I'm a confident liar

Had my head in the oven so you'd know where I'll be

I'll try to be more romantic

I want to believe in everything you believe

I was less than amazing

Do not know what all the troubles are for

Fall asleep in your branches

You're the only thing I ever want anymore

 

Now we'll leave the silver city 'cause all the silver girls

Gave us black dreams

Leave the silver city to all the silver girls

Everything means everything

 

I was afraid, I'd eat your brains

I was afraid, I'd eat your brains

'Cause I'm evil

'Cause I'm evil

'Cause I'm evil

 

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Sadly, the official video is sans zombies (at least literally; you could say the agent is a zombie metaphorically). However, it features John Slattery, aka the coolest guy on MAD MEN, as the aforementioned agent and pink POTUS panties. Worth a butchers...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg5geyUlU4Y

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