"Philharmonics" as written by and Agnes Obel....
Guess who died, last night
In grey stockings, in all might
It was no loss
The only God of mine

He fell down, just to drown
In a sea of delight
To tame champagne
And creatures of the night

As the water took him over
Filled his lungs inside out
I sold his gold
For flowers and rice

Speaking fire, he would hire
Pawns and peasants just like me
To feed upon the conquered ones
But now we are free


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"Philharmonics" as written by Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel

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    General CommentCould be about revolution, particularly the french revolution comes to mind mostly because its a pretty popular one.

    I was thinking 'no loss' was actually 'no laws,' as in she worships lawlessness. Not sure if the lyrics up there are from the booklet or not.
    l3pson April 02, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationHer master is dead, she doesn't care beyond moving on and selling his possessions. She knows he would have replaced her without a second thought, but now every other servant and slave under his thumb is free. Joyless, genuine relief.
    Scarlettingon October 26, 2013   Link

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