"This Magnificent Bird Will Rise" as written by and John Dieterich Satomi Matsuzaki....
The trumpet scatters its awful sound
Over the graves of all lands
Summoning all before the throne

Death and mankind shall be stunned
When Nature arises
To give account before the Judge


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"This Magnificent Bird Will Rise" as written by John Dieterich Gregory Lovell Saunier

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    General Commentthe biblical reference is deffinitely true. its a verse from a 14th century hymn Dies Irae which actually says...

    The trumpet, scattering its awful sound
    Across the graves of all lands
    Summons all before the throne.

    Death and nature shall be stunned
    When mankind arises
    To render account before the judge.

    deerhoof just changed it around a little.
    queenhygieneon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI should also note the key thing about this song is not necessarily how the drums and guitar stand alone but their relationship with each other; the spastic, jerkiness of the guitar juxtaposed with the primal, visceral nature of the drumming.
    A_Raging_Bullon August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSince there were literally zero places online to find deerhoof lyrics at the time of this writing, and since deerhoof is my favorite current band, I thought I'd help the world out by putting up some of their songs. (Perhaps I'll add more at some point?) Until then, definitely check them out -- experimental pop/rock/sometimes noise, with a cute little girl from Japan on vocals.
    RoboLuncheonon May 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti second that motion.
    lustburningmadon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti second that motion.
    lustburningmadon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou are fucking awesome.
    Spacecowon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthannk you roboluncheon
    precipitateon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthank you very much roboluncheon <3
    fannyfritteron December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenteither i'm less than three, or i'm being loved. thank you all.
    RoboLuncheonon December 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYOU MISSED A LINE:

    The trumpet scatters its awful sound
    Over the graves of all lands
    *summoning all before the throne*
    Death and mankind shall be stunned
    When Nature arises
    To give account before the Judge

    also, i think this lyric has to do with the demise of existence as we know it, or rather the earth and subsequently, mankind. i think it means that no matter how badly we try to change things, nature will have the final say.
    clarkthe2ndon March 12, 2005   Link

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