"Twilight at Carbon Lake" as written by and Bradford Cox....
Go to the shore and, pray for the sea.
Go towards the mirror and, pray that you'll see,
Someone else.
Downtown, go downtown.
Go to the waves of grain in the center of the state.
Go away.
Go to a parking lot, sit on the ground, and cry.
You'll never know why.
Start over.
Go to the ocean on a ship.
Wave goodbye to the waves and the frozen shit
that was in your heart.
So long.
Time slows when it goes away.
Go away.
Time Slows.
So long.


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    General CommentNever Stops: "Winter in my heart, it never stops".
    Twilight At Carbon Lake: "Wave goodbye to the waves and frozen shit within your heart".

    Definitely a connection. Twilight At Carbon Lake is Bradford singing to himself. Though I'm not sure what "waves of grain" and "center of the state". Being he's from Georgia, it could be just another place that's important to him that he's listing will help him find peace and warmth: the beach, the ocean, the mirror, a parking lot (his high school's? Remember Wash Off's "in the parking lot of my high school"...), the Georgian grain fields.

    I personally don't hear the last lines in the song... maybe "So long".
    joplinpicassoon November 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat a mindblowing closer.
    cotaon July 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful
    colintroyon October 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentintoxicating, i love it....
    mscatamaranon November 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of Twin Peaks, I just saw the series and the movie recently. Particularly the line "Go towards the mirror and, pray that you'll see, someone else." I know it's Bradford being self-deprecating, but it also reminds me of Bob from Twin Peaks, when he possessed Leland and Leland sees Bob in the mirror. Also, the last few lines, "Time slows when it goes away" could be about the Black Lodge, where time is slowed to non-existent state. Praying is also a theme in the movie, as it saves Ronette from Bob, and in the end Laura's soul is free to go to the White Lodge when see see's her guardian angel. Maybe I am grasping for straws, the middle part doesn't relate to TP at all, but I do sense some similarities, both in the music and the lyrics. Bradford probably is a huge Lynch fan.
    Zero7teenon January 25, 2012   Link

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