a witch has come from under the ocean
and with a pointed and sharp finger
snatched my baby by the crook of her jaw
and hooked her breath away
and bloated and cut her soft,
dearest skin and face
her hair has gone from black to green
she used to complain when I used
too much water to wash her hair
I can't imagine what it was like for her
to have died swallowing the sea
I want to pause and offer
your lonely grave farewell but it is covered in mud
it is nowhere there is no way
to light an altar for you
everything is too wet
tight around my neck
tie me with this rotten wire
that snaps its quiet snap
I've poured my life into this world and here I am


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    General CommentThis is the most unsettling and upsetting song ever recorded. I don't think a piece of music has ever affected me as much as when I listened to this song for the first time. I can hardly ever to stomach listening through it.
    Coowon June 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the asian tsunami. i thought it was interesting that the other day on tv, some tribesmen and fishermen who live on the coast where this happened described the tsunami waves saying that they looked like a hungry mouth coming to swallow people, and jamie refers to them as a witch, similarly "snatching" people in.
    horse_tameron December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thank Jamie Syewart and Xiu Xiu for contributing to my drive to commit suicide.
    axemrangerson December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe line, "There is no way to light an altar for you--everything is too wet." makes me want to cry.
    ComparedPallidon March 26, 2007   Link

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