"Two Blue Lights" as written by and Jason Molina....
wo blue lights
one's the blue light of the late night bus
one's the blue light of the moon over us
one's got the diesel fuel on her breath
one's got the damp taste of the earth on it
two blue lights
there's a dead archer in the tower you can't hear it but you can tell
when the bells ring twelve times in hell the bells ring twelve times in this town as well
two blue lights
two blue lights


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    General CommentI stand and listen to this on a hill in this big 'ol town of mine with the moon over the ocean and the wharf lights glowing in dark mist. what a heart breaker.
    I love the line "when the bells ring 12 times..." so simple, but right on (just like always).
    Not sure what the dead archer's all about though.

    Songs: ohia - they make you want to do strange things, like join forumns like this... just gotta tell people about the beauty...
    mr godoton April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...

    Songs: ohia - they make you want to do strange things, like join forumns like this... just gotta tell people about the beauty...
    :)
    notBukowskion December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe day I heard Jason Molina had died I started crying and had to leave my office. I walked down the road to a park and walked through the park into an old closed cemetery. I talked to myself about how much I loved him and his music, how angry I was that he never got the recognition his work deserved, and how sad I was that a life like his had passed that way and (selfishly) that I wouldn’t have the comfort and inspiration of new songs from him to live to.
    As I was crying and walking and talking the town clock (which I can’t usually hear from inside my air-conditioned, insulated office) started chiming and as it was midday chimed 12 times. I was already teary but at that moment I completely lost my shit and sobbed… Like always though underneath the sobs and after the pain, was space and in that space was gratitude and joy for the beauty and light that exists in the world, and for me (though Jason spoke often of its inverse) is illustrated and illuminated most resplendently in the songs of Jason Molina.
    tommyraindogson November 17, 2013   Link

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