"Over Your Shoulder" as written by and Joseph Donald Mascis Jr.....
Cautiously take cover in the woodland - no mistakes at all.
Some terrain will catch you at your weakest - careful not to fall.
Stay by the fire, sip from your water, lie in position, the winds blowing colder.
All these conditions will keep you from dying as long as you're looking over your shoulder.
Stay aware of echoes in the moonlight careful not to call.
Don't engage in any kind of dreaming, conscious through it all.
If in doubt find space beside a river, careful not to drown.
Stick it out, there's hope on the horizon - keep from going down


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"Over Your Shoulder" as written by Joseph Donald Mascis Jr

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    General Commentno one wrote one word about antimatter yet? sad! anyway... here we go:

    out of the dusts of anathema, antimatter rose...
    and the dust of anathema is enough to provide all that's necessary to give birth to perfect songs...

    this is -in my opinion- the best of antimatter...
    a perfect chorus riff... makes you want to sing...
    i learned to sing and play it on guitar right after hearing it...

    there's also an acoustic version with the male singer only... both recordings are perfect. i can't decide which is better...
    amusiqaon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is basically the only reason why I want to learn how to play guitar. Which I'll do, someday...

    As far as what the song means ... I think it's saying "Don't worry. Things'll work out, eventually. Stay with reality, don't get carried away in fantasies and daydreams."

    The final lines

    Stick it out
    there's hope on the horizon
    keep from going down

    have actually been some consolation to me recently. If I ever get to meet these guys, I'll just have to say "Thank you!"
    Thorsteinnon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful optimistic song by a band often so depressing and pessimistic... all great stuff!
    Existenzleidon November 06, 2007   Link
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    QuestionWas this really written by J Mascis?
    priscila11on June 04, 2016   Link

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