The Mountain Goats - In Memory of Satan
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there’ll be times in your life where at first you think ‘well, this is going to last forever and i’ll be miserable for the next sixty years and then i’ll die.’ and then it becomes clear to you that it’s a little worse than that - that it’s gonna last about a year and two months. so you have an idea of the slog you have to make, it’s not like - if you say ‘this is going to happen for the rest of my life’  then it’s very melodramatic, and who even knows what that feels like, so it’s really not real. but a year and two months is a real span of time that you can reckon, right, and if you have to endure for a year and two months, that’s a pretty hard thing to face. and you come to confront demons and you say to the demons, ‘could we come to some sort of agreement where you will take care of me and i will worship you and at the end of this period we will shake hands like gentlemen and part ways?’ other people will advise you not to say this to your demons. i cannot stand with these people. sometimes you must deal with demons. this is called ‘in memory of satan’.

— john darnielle, london, october 2013
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There’s gonna come a day when you feel better
You’ll rise up free and easy on that day
And float from branch to brand
Lighter than the air
But when that day is coming who can say? Who can say?

Our mother has been absent
Ever since we founded Rome
But there’s gonna be a party when the wolf comes home 

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i will walk down to the end with you
if you will come all the way down with me

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guy in a skeleton costume
comes up to the guy in a superman suit
runs through him with a broadsword

what will i do when i don’t have you
to hold onto in the dark? 

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