Songs You May Have Missed #601

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The Minus 5 with Colin Meloy: “Cemetery Row” (2006)

Scott McCaughey and the Minus 5 summon Colin Meloy to sing the praises of life as a ghost. Given that many of Meloy’s own tunes depict harrowing and macabre scenarios, fans of his band the Decemberists know he’s perfectly cast here. Creepy.

Eyes that never close, hands too numb to hold a glass or a matchstick.
Everybody knows this old house is cold and crowed with halfwits.
Cemetery Row is not such a bad place — don’t you want to go?

Lemonade and gin.
Life is wearing thin by general consensus.
Nothing is a sin.
Fall out of your skin so free and defenseless.
Cemetery Row is not such a bad place — don’t you want to go?
Bars that never close one every corner, Cemetery Row.

Used to be afraid.
Now we love to fade into the procession.
No more the insane
Memory lane runs in the other direction
Cemetery Row is not such a bad place — don’t you want to go?
Bars that never close one every corner, Cemetery Row.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/03/16/songs-you-may-have-missed-361/

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