Geneviève Castrée died in July. She made deeply searching music as Ô Paon and Woelv, and illustrated comic books with the same emotional intensity. She was also the wife of [url=http://songmeanings.com/artist/view/songs/137438965487/]Mount Eerie[/url]'s Phil Elverum and...
death is real
someone’s there and then they’re not
and it’s not for singing about
it’s not for making into art
when real death enters the house
all poetry is dumb
when I walk in
to the room where you were
and look in to the emptiness instead

all fails
my knees fail
my brain fails
words fail

crusted with tears
catatonic and raw
i go downstairs and outside
and you still get mail

a week after you died
a package with your name on it came
and inside was a gift for our daughter
you had ordered in secret
and collapsed there on the front steps
i wailed

a backpack for when she goes to school
a couple years from now
you were thinking ahead
to a future you must have known deep down would not include you
though you clawed at the cliff you were sliding down
being swallowed into a silence that’s bottomless and real

it’s dumb
and i don’t want to learn anything from this
i love you.


Lyrics submitted by Contaminator, edited by anthonyyyg

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    General CommentWhat to say... Pains to listen to this song.

    I don't know a song where an artist is so explicitly sharing his pain. I almost feel like a voyeur, uncomfortably...

    Also this part:

    "and i don’t want to learn anything from this"

    You're absolutely right Phil, it's your grief, no need to learn anything.

    Tx for sharing, I hope it helps...
    voltianon September 19, 2017   Link

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