Friday, November 28, 2014

Dearly Departed by Shakey Graves

Oooooh
Well
You and I both know that the house is haunted
And you and I both know that the ghost is me
You used to catch me in your bed sheets just rattlin your chains
Well back then baby, it didn't seem so strange

[Shakey:] You used to bite, I used to moan
[Esme:] But now I'm mumbling and you choke
[Shakey:] Well I ain't so scary on my own
[Esme:] Tell me honey, what's a dagger without a cloak?

I don't know 'cause
You and I both know that the house is haunted
And you and I both know that the ghost is me
You used to catch me in your bed sheets just rattlin your chains
Well back then baby, it didn't seem so strange

[Shakey:] In the midnight hour you came alive
[Esme:] I was lookin' for my crystal ball
[Shakey:] I was busy tryin' to charm that snake ssss
When the sun came up we had no place to hide
[Shakey:] And you had to tell your friends that my things were fake
[Esme:] I just had to

You and I both know that the house is haunted
And you and I both know that the ghost is me
You used to catch me in your bed sheets just rattlin your chains
Well back then baby, it didn't seem so strange

Even when one is dead and gone
It still takes two to make a house a home
Well I'm as lonesome as the catacombs
I hear you call my name but no one is there
Except a feeling in the air

You and I both know that the house is haunted
Yeah you and I both know that the ghost is you
Used to walk around screaming, all slamming all 'dem doors
Well I'm all grown up now, I don't scare easy no more

Yeah, you and I both know
Oooohh
Yeah, you and I both know
Oooohh
Yeah, you and I both know
Oooohh
Oooohh

I LIKE THE BEARD

4 comments:

Ryan Patterson said...

Well I might not have minded that song if the you tube video didn't show an interview of that douche bag first. And maybe they should've put a bag over that lady's face.

Chris.. where are you getting this cap from. That song is worthy of a campfire gathering where other douche bags with acoustic guitars try and get laid.

Aaron Vattano said...

I am glad these two musicians are at south by Southwest "raggin" as the bearded dude put it. I hope they enjoy their youth while they are able. This song is ultimately meaningless. It is probably doing a good job of entertaining stupid young kids well enough. But based on the dudes interview it's pretty clear that he is not going to last long and I hope that he and his lady friend have a strong back up plan once the music is over.
As for the lyrics of the song, feels like a semi clever theme of trying to relate a sexual relationship to a haunted house. I'm sure when he wrote it he was very excited and thought it was amazing. One day he might see how mundane it actually is. There is a much better haunted house song written by Lee Oskar and still holds up after 30 years called Haunted House. The lyrics are simple but quite brilliant. The chorus and in fact the only lyrics in the whole song are "you remind me of a haunted house I once was in". As a kid who once called a kid a pencil j. A desperate attempt to insult him I'm sure Mr. Madsen can appreciate this brilliant lyric.

Pirate Aggro said...

Interviews inevitably ruin people for me. I admire them until they open their mouths on camera. I avoid interviews like the plague now.

As for Mr. Vattano... well I got nothing...

Aaron Vattano said...

You are lame