"Head Carrier" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Head carrier
Head carrier
Hey, Rusty, come hold Luther’s hand
It’s deja-vu, it’s not like I planned
Looks like I’m going where I’ve already been

I’m going down the drain, again

Head carrier
Head carrier
Is this really worth it?
I got a prison cough
A three-headed monster cut Denny’s head right off
You can’t be too chill
You can’t be too zen

I’m going down the drain, again
I’m going down the drain, again
I’m going down the drain, again

Up the hill to have him killed and he still hadn’t died
He talked a while and walked six mile down to riverside

Head carrier
Head carrier
Head carrier
Head carrier
Head carrier
Head carrier
Head carrier
Head carrier


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"Head Carrier" as written by Charles Thompson

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    Song MeaningWhile Black Francis sings songs from a literal standpoint I also think he's been getting much more metaphorical lately. This song is no different. It details the story of St. Denis, a cepholaphore beheaded by pagans who was still able to walk with his head in hand preaching the word.

    I see it as a direct metaphor to the bands current state. They feel especially after the lukewarm reviews of Indie Cindy and the departure of Kim deal that "they are going down the drain again." Yet they are still preaching rock and roll as they go out in style.
    Niradiopumpkinson February 12, 2017   Link

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