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It's really just one guy named John Darnielle. Really low-fi folk oriented acoustic stuff, but the lyrics are fantastic. He plays with geography and personal anecdotes that give the music a really intimate feel. Voice is amazing, and the breadth of available material is pretty varied. Anyone heard him before?

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thanx a lot, Christoffer ;)


I found a live rehearsal of this song:


and, wow, the lyrics are just impressive...


I hope that our few remaining friends

give up on trying to save us.

I hope we come out with a fail-safe plot

to piss off the dumb few that forgave us.


I hope the fences we mended

fall down beneath their own weight.

And I hope we hang on past the last exit,

I hope it's already too late.


And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here

someday burns down.

And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away,

and I never come back to this town again.


In my life, I hope I lie,

and tell everyone you were a good wife.

And I hope you die,

I hope we both die.


I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow;

I hope it bleeds all day long.

Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises;

we're pretty sure they're all wrong.


I hope it stays dark forever,

I hope the worst isn't over.

And I hope you blink before I do,

and I hope I never get sober.


And I hope when you think of me years down the line,

you can't find one good thing to say.

And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out,

you'd stay the hell out of my way.


I am drowning.

There is no sign of land.

You are coming down with me,

hand in unlovable hand.


And I hope you die,

I hope we both die.

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It was something of a joke.


I think it's always cool when a band does a cover of a not so good song, but a not so good artist and turns it into something worthwhile. For instance when most any artist covers a Depeche Mode song, something better than the original results. The exception of course is when Manson did "Personal Jesus" or whatever... because anything he does pretty much automatically blows.

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