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"Hunted by a Freak" as written by Francis Burns

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    General Comment:no comments on mogwai's grooviest track?

    let's hear some love for Happy Songs.
    atomsplitteron March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:A great track. Go to Mogwai's webpage to see the twisted animated video for the song (man dropping pets off a building...)
    For those who are baffled by the voice singing, it's a vocoder. One of the band members (presumably Stuart) sings into a microphone which is plugged into this device. An instrument is also plugged into it (presumably a guitar judging by the smoothness of the changes) and the notes from the guitar are imposed onto the voice and it comes out sounding like a computer/robot/alien singing. It's a beautiful effect and furthermore leaves the lyrics open to some interesting interpretation.
    I met a guy convinced that, during the chorus bit, it sings: 'Under neon lights, there for the birds'
    I can kind of hear what he's talking about!
    If you can get hold of the Peel session version of this (which opens the Government Commisions album) then do because I prefer it a lot more than the album version.
    mozza_fanon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:great song . Its all I have to say
    ita_xoxoon July 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:A bullet of sunlight pierces the clouds; golden heaven touches ground
    I see that childhood toy that hangs above the crib and spins around
    Except it is suspended from a golden yellow sky
    With paper mache animals and gargoyles hoisted from it
    The golden Porsche makes its way up a Great Plains highway
    Glaring sunlight from its grill
    We never get a glimpse but there is the suspense
    Of being hunted by a freak
    Shep420on August 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:I like this song a lot. The music video did really get me into this more deeply and to be honest it even made me cry a little bit...
    dirhaelon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:What an amazing song. It's really emotional, as the video is too.

    I think it has to do with death. I even thought about this before I saw the video. The killer comes (intro), kills you (climatic parts), and even thinks about his/her decision (ending). So, you are being "hunted" by a "freak."

    Not really sure though.
    nicexdreamon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I am amazed by this song, it's so beautiful. So, I was curious to see the video but now I'm sorry that I did. I love animals and it hurts me to see this kind of thing.
    sonic_leaveson April 09, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Amazing. Enough said.
    SonhoDouradoon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:After watching the video, i think it could possibly be about abortion. The animals represent helpless beings being killed.

    either that or its a little more literal. It could be about the encroachment of humanity on wildlife. We kill them off without really thinking about it.

    love the song tho :)
    Sparelead777on August 18, 2008   Link

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