"Spirit ditch" as written by and Mark Linkous....
I want my records back
And that motorcycle gas tank
That I, spray painted black
The owls have been talking to me
But I'm sworn to secrecy

I woke up in
A burnt out basement
Sleeping with
Metal hands
In a spirit ditch

The moon it will rise with such
Horse laughter
It's dragging pianos to the ocean
If I had a home
You'd know it'd be
In a slide trombone

I woke up in
A burnt out basement
Sleeping with
Metal hands
In a spirit ditch

I woke up in
A burnt out basement
Sleeping with
Metal hands
In a spirit ditch


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"Spirit Ditch" as written by Mark Linkous

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    General CommentI think there are at least 2 references to other works in this.

    "Burned-out basement" - from Neil Young's "After The Gold Rush".

    "The owls have been talking to me" - from "Twin Peaks".

    To me, that somehow sums up Sparklehorse's music: A very stoned Neil Young seen through a David Lynch filter. Nothing makes perfect sense, yet somehow it does, and creeps me out to no end - but I love it.
    beer goodon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazingly beautiful song.
    ajhaanon June 17, 2006   Link

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