There is a place past the blues
I never want to see again
THere is a place past the blues
I never want to see

Black planet
Black freighter
Black sea

Police conversation 1783

I saw God's shadow on this world
I saw God's shadow on this world
I saw God's shadow on this world
I saw God's shadow on this world

I could not love the world entire
There grew a desert in my mind
I took a hammer to it all
Like an insane medieval king

I saw God's shadow on this world
I saw God's shadow on this world
I saw God's shadow on this world
I saw God's shadow on this world

I could not love the world entire
There grew a desert in my mind
I took a hammer to it all
I took a hammer to it all

I saw God's shadow on this world...


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    General CommentThis song fucking rocks, what a great anthem for a man who seems to hang on to life by a single thread. This whole album is just an ode to self-destruction, from the first words of the first song ("There's a paper bag that holds the liquor, just in case I feel the need to puke") to the last words of this one. David Berman went through some hard times before and during the making of this album, I read an interview where he said he was barely making $10,000 a year and couldn't pay his rent or his bills, became addicted to crack (!!!) and booze and went to treatment for it. With the success of this album I think he began to turn his life around, and it's almost too bad because I enjoy the lows of this album as much as the highs of American Water.
    enjoymywaffleson May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti took a hammer to it all...
    thuglifeforevson February 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe build up of the whole "I saw god's shadow on this world." is amazing as hell. On repeat for an hour at least haha.
    PhilipWithOneLon July 13, 2009   Link

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