"Holocaust of Giants" as written by and Melora Creager....
When I was nine years old
Way back in Ohio
The hired man was digging up a well
On my father's land
He found a fossil there

It was a massive bone
And since then I've known
That a race of giants lived in the northern hemisphere
Ten thousand years ago they lived right here

It seems incredible
But yet it's the truth
That a fossilized and petrified
Calcified primeval brute

Was turned to stone
But he was not alone
There were hundreds of them walking on the sand toward river
Even giants think they'll always live forever

Ya da da de
Ya da da da da de
Ya da da de
Ya da da da da de
Ya da da de
Ya da da da da de

Where a stream once flowed
Into the Ohio
Everything was turned to stone
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
The bible speaks of this
There were giants in our midst
But they slaughtered one another in a meaningless war
Thank your lucky stars that we don't do that anymore

That gravel-encrusted skull
That was found on a river shoal
Double rows of very sharp teeth
The massive jaw measured twenty-five feet

Well it's turned to stone
There were hundreds of them walking on the sand toward river
Even giants think they'll always live forever

Hey-hey-ay-e-ah
Oh-hey-e-ay-e-aye
Ah-ay-e-ay-ah-oh-a-oh
Hey-hey-ay-e-ah
Oh-hey-e-ay-e-aye
Ah-ay-e-ay-ah-oh-a-oh

The bible speaks of this
There were giants in our midst
But they slaughtered one another in a meaningless war
Thank your lucky stars that we don't do that anymore

That gravel-encrusted skull
That was found on a river shoal
Double rows of very sharp teeth
The massive jaw measured twenty-five feet

Well it's turned to stone
There were hundreds of them walking on the sand toward the river
Even giants think they'll always live forever


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"Holocaust of Giants" as written by Melora Creager

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    General CommentMakes me think of the Cardiff Giant, a famous hoax in 1869. George Hull hired people to sculpt a giant stone figure and buried it on his property. Then he hired some men to dig a well there, who then "discovered" the giant. Of course, this was in New York, not Ohio, but whatever.

    It seems like the songwriter took various myths and stories about giants and melded them into this allegory about "meaningless war" and how, like the giants in the song, people tend to assume that they are indestructible and that things will forever continue to stay the way they are.
    treanton July 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFrom Rasputina's website:

    "Oh my Gosh, this idea is so fun. So, let's say that giants were a true ancient race, that they were mentioned in the Bible and their burial mounds are all over North America. Some giants' giant graveyards are as big as many football fields. Early Ohioan farmers were frequently finding big bones, but then came the big Smithsonian cover-up! According to my sources, it is quite a sinister institution: freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/720497/…
    I thought the story of the giant petrified woman in a waterfall and the multitude of footprints heading for water were quite poignant. I'm interested in the emotional life of fantastical characters –like, for example, how does a clone feel about being a clone? What I like about history is how people remain a lot the same – the same fears and hopes over centuries. I hereby include giants in that shared emotional history: s8int.com/phile/…
    Giants at war: stevequayle.com/Giants/N.Am/… "
    elevatorladyon August 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I think it's about a child mistaking a dinosaur bone for a human giant and just going on this huge fantastical journey through their mind into what could have been. But nonetheless it's a fun song to listen to.
    Invincible500on August 04, 2010   Link
  • -1
    My Interpretation"But they slaughtered one another in a meaningless war
    Thank your lucky stars oh we don't do that anymore"
    I can't help but find that ironic.

    and @invincible500: I never thought about it that way actually. ^^, Thanks for the different point of view.
    TryNotToSmileon December 04, 2010   Link
  • -2
    Lyric CorrectionI'm pretty sure it's "there were giants in our midst" not "There were giants and now amiss."
    First to comment! Woo! This is probably my favorite song on this album. I love Rasputina! <3
    doglover427on June 18, 2010   Link

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